2010 University Press Books

 

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700-799 The Arts


700-759 Fine Arts

760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography        
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports        
   

700-759 Fine Arts


700

Groendahl, Mia

Gaza Graffiti: Messages of Love and Politics

156 pp., 9 1/2” x 8 1/4”, 150 color photos, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2009

The American University in Cairo Press

A photographic exploration of Gaza’s writing on the wall, Graffiti began in Gaza in 1987, during the first Intifada, when there was no Palestinian television or radio in the Gaza Strip, and no newspapers; the messages that spread along the walls became an important means of communication. Documenting the writings on the walls of Gaza over a period of seven years, Swedish photojournalist Mia Groendahl lays before us the many roles that they perform, the colorful and surprising range of their artistic expression, and their reflection of the changing political situation.

ISBN 9789774163210 (p.)

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700.1

Kinderman, William and Joseph E. Jones (Editors)

Genetic Criticism and the Creative Process: Essays from Music, Literature, and Theater

229 pp., 6” x 9”, 15 b&w & 50 line illustrations, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2009

The University of Rochester Press

The term “genetic criticism” or “critique génétique” relates not to the field of genetics, but to the genesis of works of art, as studied in a broad and inclusive context. The essays in this volume explore aspects of genetic criticism in an interdisciplinary context, emphasizing music, literature, and theater. A common thread pertains to the essential continuity between a work and its genesis. This volume brings together essays from leading scholars on subjects ranging from biblical scholarship to Samuel Beckett, and from Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony to very recent musical compositions.

LC 2009037102, ISBN 9781580463171 (c.)

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704.036

Jackson, Carlos Francisco

Chicana and Chicano Art: ProtestArte

225 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 43 b&w photos, index, $17.95 paper, CIP included

March 2009

The University of Arizona Press

This is the first book solely dedicated to the history, development, and present-day flowering of Chicana and Chicano visual arts. It offers readers an opportunity to understand and appreciate Chicana/o art from its beginnings in the 1960s, its relationship to the Chicana/o Movement and its leading artists, themes, current directions, and cultural impacts.

LC 2008031518, ISBN 9780816526475 (p.)

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704.942

Lerner, Loren (Editor)

Depicting Canada’s Children: Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada

468 pp., 7 3/4” x 9 1/4”, 133 color and b&w illustrations, index, $95.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

The essays in this critical analysis of the visual representation of Canadian children from the seventeenth century to the present discuss understandings of children and childhood derived from depictions across a wide range of media and contexts. The authors take into account the role of image-making in everyday life. They provide a close study of the evolution of the figure of the child and shed light on the defining role children have played in Canadian history. Of interest to scholars in art history, Canadian history, visual culture, Canadian studies, and the history of children.

C2008906593X, ISBN 9781554580507 (c.)

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704.949

Ausoni, Alberto

Music in Art

384 pp., 5 1/4” x 7 3/4”, 400 color illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2009

Getty Publications

This abundantly illustrated, full-color volume provides an overview of the topic of music, musical instruments, and musical performance throughout the centuries, as depicted in Western works of art ranging from ancient sculpture to Renaissance paintings to modern art. It features sections devoted to individual instruments and sections focused on more general concepts, such as musical symbols and allegories and the instruments used in religious contexts. A fascinating musical, historical, and art-historical narrative accompanies the full-color works by artists including Anthony van Dyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Gustav Klimt, Francisco Goya, Marc Chagall, Man Ray, and the Antimedes Painter.

LC 2008046660, ISBN 9780892369652 (p.)

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709.2

Rooney, Kathleen

Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object

198 pp., 6” x 9”, $22.50 cloth, CIP included

February 2009

The University of Arkansas Press

A lively meditation on the profession of nude modeling—that “spine-tingling combination of power and vulnerability, submission and dominance”—as it has been practiced in history and as it is practiced today.

LC 2008036620, ISBN 9781557288912 (c.)

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712.092

Hockaday, Joan

Greenscapes: Olmsted’s Pacific Northwest

196 pp., 9” x 10 1/2”, photographs, maps, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

April 2009

Washington State University Press

Landscape architect John Charles Olmsted had a famous mentor—Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New York’s Central Park. In the early twentieth century, the meticulous, visionary protégé brought his renowned stepfather’s pastoral aesthetic to premier parks throughout the Pacific Northwest—green retreats that still refresh urban souls in Portland, Seattle, and Spokane.

LC 2009001773, ISBN 9780874222982 (p.)

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720.92

Marty, Myron A.

Communities of Frank Lloyd Wright: Taliesin and Beyond

316 pp., 8” x 10”, 75 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2009

Northern Illinois University Press

Despite the numerous studies of Frank Lloyd Wright’s life and architecture, little has been published about him in relation to the communities that dominated his life. Marty’s groundbreaking work is neither a biography of Wright nor a study of his architecture; rather, it is the story of his life in communities, particularly the Taliesin Fellowship. “An essential book on the thought and action of Frank Lloyd Wright through his relationship to communities.”—Eric Lloyd Wright, grandson, architect, and former apprentice

LC 2008054054, ISBN 9780875803968 (c.)

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741.594

Di Liddo, Annalisa

Alan Moore: Comics as Performance, Fiction as Scalpel

192 pp., 6” x 9”, 40 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index, $50.00 cloth, $22.00 paper, CIP included

April 2009

University Press of Mississippi

In Alan Moore: Comics as Performance, Fiction as Scalpel, Annalisa Di Liddo argues that Moore employs the comics form to dissect the literary canon, the tradition of comics, contemporary society, and our understanding of history. The book considers Moore’s narrative strategies and pinpoints the main thematic threads in his works: the subversion of genre and pulp fiction, the interrogation of superhero tropes, the manipulation of space and time, the uses of magic and mythology, the instability of gender and ethnic identity, and the accumulation of imagery to create satire that comments on politics and art history.

LC 2008038646, ISBN 9781604732122 (c.), ISBN 9781604732139 (p.)

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741.595

Power, Natsu Onoda

God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga

208 pp., 6” x 9”, 53 b&w illustrations, folmmography, bibliography, index, $50.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

June 2009

University Press of Mississippi

God of Comics chronicles Tezuka’s life and works, placing his creations both in the cultural climate and in the history of Japanese comics. The book emphasizes Tezuka’s use of intertextuality. His works are filled with quotations from other texts and cultural products, such as film, theater, opera, and literature. Often, these quoted texts and images bring with them a world of meanings, enriching the narrative. God of Comics includes close analysis of Tezuka’s lesser-known works, many of which have never been translated into English. It offers one of the first in-depth studies of Tezuka’s oeuvre to be published in English.

LC 2008046691, ISBN 9781604732207 (c.), ISBN 9781604732214 (p.)

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741.597

Jean-Paul Gabilliet (Translated by Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen)

Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books

432 pp., 6” x 9”, 14 line illustrations, introduction, index, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2009

University Press of Mississippi

Of Comics and Men documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. The book intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of production, distribution, and audience reception, making it one of the few interdisciplinary studies of the art form. A thorough introduction by translators and comics scholars Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen brings the book up to date with explorations of the latest innovations, particularly the graphic novel. Analyzing examples from a variety of genres, this book provides a thorough landmark overview of American comic books that sheds new light on this versatile art form.

LC 2009025381, ISBN 9781604732672 (c.)

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741.949

Slive, Seymour

Rembrandt Drawings

260 pp., 8” x 10”, 197 color and 46 b&w illustrations, index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

Getty Publications

Although the extensive literature on Rembrandt could fill a small library, there has been no up-to-date survey of his extraordinary achievement as a draftsman. Renowned Rembrandt scholar Seymour Slive fills this void with his scrutiny of some 150 drawings culled from a corpus of about 800 by the master. The drawings, reproduced in color, are accompanied by etchings and paintings by Rembrandt and others, including Leonardo and Raphael. Slive further discusses possible doubtful attributions, which account for the considerable reduction from earlier times in the number of drawings now ascribed to the master.

LC 2009008727, ISBN 9780892369768 (c.)

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748.209

Cobb, Benjamin and Susan Linn

Kids Design Glass

132 pp., 12” x 10”, 80 color illustrations, DVD, 24-page booklet, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

University of Washington Press

What began as a temporary educational program at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, has developed into a delightful collection of art. This book showcases glass works designed by young Museum visitors, whose imaginative drawings are transformed into three-dimensional glass sculptures in the Museum’s Hot Shop. The book includes a Foreword by Dale Chihuly; 52 works of art, with full-color photos of both the finished object and the original drawing; a comic-style booklet entitled “Pip! The Baby Monster and How He Was Made at the Museum of Glass,” and a DVD.

LC 2009021116, ISBN 9780295989372 (c.)

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750.3

Doherty, Tiarna and Anne T. Woollett

Looking at Paintings: A Guide to Technical Terms: Revised Edition

100 pp., 6 1/4” x 9 1/4”, 71 color and 7 b&w illustrations, $18.95 paper, CIP included

November 2009

Getty Publications

What is tempera? What is foreshortening? What is fresco? These terms—and more than 100 others—are explained and illustrated in this handy guide. First published in 1992, Looking at Paintings—now thoroughly revised and expanded—presents concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most often countered by museumgoers. This new edition pays special attention to the processes and methods of paintings conservation and definitions of materials and techniques—such as color field and collage—that did not appear in the earlier volume.

LC 2008051139, ISBN 9780892369720 (p.)

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759.060

Cooper, Harry

The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works

164 pp., 9” x 11 1/8”, 169 color images, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

National Gallery of Art

Ten themes—Scrape, Concentricity, Line, Gesture, Art on Art, Drip, Stripe to Zip, Figure or Ground, Monochrome, and Picture the Frame—provide a framework for considering postwar American art through the brilliant stable of Meyerhoff artists that includes Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and many others.

LC 2009018946, ISBN 9781848220508 (c.)

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759.11

Ferguson, Bruce W., et al.

Will Gorlitz: nowhere if not here

120 pp., 8 1/2” x 10”, 36 page color section, $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2009

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Will Gorlitz: nowhere if not here examines the art, background, and theoretical concerns of contemporary Canadian artist Will Gorlitz. Appreciated especially for his painting and drawing, Gorlitz produces imaginative and highly visual artwork that is further distinguished by its fundamentally restructured and critically extended approach to representational painting. With differing emphases from several contributing writers, this book identifies the contexts, methodologies, and motivations that comprise the artist’s practice over the past 25 years.

C20089077342, ISBN 9781554580491 (p.)

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759.13

Chana, Leonard F., Susan Lobo, and Barbara Chana

The Sweet Smell of Home: The Life and Art of Leonard F. Chana

137 pp., 8 1/2” x 10”, 26 color illustrations, 60 b&w illustrations, $40.00 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

August 2009

The University of Arizona Press

A self-taught artist in several mediums, Leonard Chana captured the essence of the Tohono O’odham people. The Sweet Smell of Home is an autobiographical work, written in Chana’s own voice that unfolds through oral history interviews with anthropologist Susan Lobo. Chana imparts the story of his upbringing and starting down the path toward a career as an artist. Balancing humor with a keen eye for cultural detail, he tells us about life both on and off the reservation. Eighty six pieces of art—26 in color—grace the text, and Chana explains both the impetus for and the evolution of each piece.

LC 2008047133, ISBN 9780816528189 (c.), ISBN 9780816528196 (p.)

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760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography


760

Takamoto, Iwao with Michael Mallory (Foreword by Willie Ito)

Iwao Takamoto: My Life with a Thousand Characters

240 pp., 6” x 9” , 16 color and 38 b&w Illustrations, index, $50.00 cloth, $22.00 paper, CIP included

March 2009

University Press of Mississippi

Iwao Takamoto: My Life with a Thousand Characters is the story of this legendary American artist, told in his own words. The book chronicles his career, first with the Walt Disney Studios, where he worked directly with the famous “Nine Old Men,” and later for Hanna-Barbera, where he was a key artistic force. Packed with memorable stories of working in the trenches of two of Hollywood’s most notable animation studios and filled with photographs and artwork, much of which has never before been published, this book is essential for any fan of animation and twentieth-century popular culture.

LC 2008031746, ISBN 9781604731934 (c.), ISBN 9781604731941 (p.)

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770.14

Baldwin, Gordon and Martin Jürgens

Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms: Revised Edition

104 pp., 6 1/4” x 9 1/4”, 61 color and 23 b&w illustrations, $18.95 paper, CIP included

November 2009

Getty Publications

From its origins at the end of the 1830s, photography has never ceased to evolve both aesthetically and technologically. The past decade has given rise to the new age of digital photography, so Looking at Photographs, first published in 1991, has been revised and updated to define and illustrate terms from the earliest processes to this new technology. At once a rich and informative glossary and a history of the medium, this fully illustrated guide will be invaluable to all those wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of the art of photography.

LC 2008046566, ISBN 9780892369713 (p.)

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770.92

Sampsell-Willmann, Kate (Foreword by Alan Trachtenberg)

Lewis Hine as Social Critic

368 pp., 6” x 9”, 54 b&w illustrations, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

University Press of Mississippi

This is the first full-length examination of Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940), the intellectual and aesthetic father of social documentary photography. Kate Sampsell-Willmann assesses Hine’s output through the lens of his photographs, his political and philosophical ideologies, and his social and aesthetic commitments to the dignity of labor and workers. This intellectual history, heavily illustrated with Hine’s photography, compares his career and concerns with other prominent photographers of the day. Through detailed analysis of how Hine’s images and texts intersected with concepts of urban history and social democracy, this volume reestablishes the artist’s intellectual preeminence in the development of American photography as socially conscious art.

LC 2009010843, ISBN 9781604733686 (c.)

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771.4

Kennel, Sarah, Diane Waggoner, and Alice Carver-Kubik

In the Darkroom: An Illustrated Guide to Photographic Processes before the Digital Age

104 pp., 6 1/4” x 9 1/2”, 61 color illustrations, 28 diagrams, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2009

National Gallery of Art

Written for an audience of students, museumgoers, and amateurs and professionals alike, this guide serves as a compilation of essential information about the predominant negative, positive, photomechanical, and photographic processes in use since 1839. Entries include concise technical descriptions of the processes and their common uses, museum-quality illustrations (some at high magnification to show print characteristics), and diagrams indicating the basic structure of the print or negative. The guide also includes a time line with the major dates of use for each process, an extensive glossary, and an index of variant names.

LC 2009019630, ISBN 9780500288702 (p.)

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779.092

McHaney, Pearl Amelia (With contributions by Sandra S. Phillips and Deborah Willis)

Eudora Welty as Photographer

96 pp., 8” x 8”, 43 b&w illustrations, introduction, chronology, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2009

University Press of Mississippi

These forty-three photographs, taken in the 1930s and 1940s with three different cameras, illustrate both the formal and narrative skills of framing the world as only a great short story writer could. They show Welty ardently pursuing an audience and honing her technique as she worked behind the lens. Paramount in Eudora Welty as Photographer are the photographs. Only nine have been published previously. The accompanying essays describe Welty’s developing aesthetic and her representations of the world as illustrated by the photographs. Among the photographs are prints exhibited in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1934; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1935; and in New York City in 1936 and 1937.

LC 2008040334, ISBN 9781604732320 (c.)

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780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports


780.71

Blanchard, Bonnie (With Cynthia Blanchard Acree)

Making Music and Having a Blast!

472 pp., 7” x 10”, 32 b&w illustrations, 81 musical exx., $65.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2009

Indiana University Press

Including lessons on music theory and history as well as a guide to finding additional print and online materials, this useful and fascinating book offers students a set of tools to help them stay engaged, even during the challenging times in their musical development.

LC 2009009970, ISBN 9780253353795 (c.), ISBN 9780253221353 (p.)

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780.92

Seldes, Barry

Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician

290 pp., 6” x 9”, 19 b&w photos, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2009

University of California Press

“Seldes has a gift for literary counterpoint, balancing political, social, and musical story lines....This is a biography with a political focus, but it’s a full biography....Almost two decades after Bernstein’s death, this is the first in-depth look at the man with his politics. It was worth the wait.”—Boston Globe. “A masterpiece....The book’s greatest value, however, lies not simply in shedding new and more nuanced light on the story of ‘Our Lenny’, but in its consistent demonstration—in accordance with Bernstein’s own ideas—that any attempt to separate the musical sphere from the moral and political comes at an unconscionably high price.”—The Economist

LC 2008040829, ISBN 9780520257641 (c.)

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780.92

Lawrence, Tim

Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-1992

448 pp., 6” x 9”, 85 illustrations, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

October 2009

Duke University Press

This is the first biography of Arthur Russell, one of the most important but least known contributors to New York’s downtown music scene during the 1970s and 1980s. With the exception of a few dance recordings, including “Is It All Over My Face?” and “Go Bang! #5,” Russell’s pioneering music was largely forgotten until 2004, when the posthumous release of two albums brought new attention to the artist. Based on more than seventy interviews, Hold On to Your Dreams provides vital new information about this singular, eccentric musician and his role in the boundary-breaking downtown music scene.

LC 2009029298, ISBN 9780822344667 (c.), ISBN 9780822344858 (p.)

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780.92

Kahan, Sylvia

Music’s Modern Muse: A Life of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac

547 pp., 6” x 9”, 29 b&w illustrations, $49.95 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

July 2009

The University of Rochester Press

A biography of Winnaretta Singer-Polignac, heiress to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune, who befriended and subsidized some of the most important musical and literary artists of the 20th Century, including Stravinsky, Proust, Ravel, Cocteau, and Colette.

LC 2003007785, ISBN 9781580461337 (c.), ISBN 9781580463331 (p.)

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780.92

Zank, Stephen

Irony and Sound: The Music of Maurice Ravel

434 pp., 6” x 9”, 12 b&w illustrations, $85.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

The University of Rochester Press

Boléro, Gaspard de la nuit, Daphnis et Chloé—Stephen Zank here illuminates these and other works of Ravel through several fascinations: dynamic intensification, counterpoint, orchestration, exotic influences on Western music, and an interest in multisensorial perception. Connecting all these fascinations, Zank argues, is irony. His book offers an appreciation of Ravel’s musical irony that is grounded in the vocabularies and criticism of the time and in two early attempts at writing up a “Ravel Aesthetic” by intimates of the composer.

LC 2009028391, ISBN 9781580461894 (c.)

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780.92

Kahan, Sylvia

In Search of New Scales: Prince Edmond de Polignac, Octatonic Explorer

389 pp., 6” x 9”, 16 b&w illustrations, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

The University of Rochester Press

In 1879, a determined amateur composer, Edmond de Polignac, devised a new way of creating melodies and harmonies. This new scale—the octatonic—became a central element in the music of such composers as Stravinsky, and Ravel. Sylvia Kahan, author of Music’s Modern Muse: A Life of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac, here publishes the Prince’s treatise for the first time—in both the original French and a scrupulous English translation—and comments extensively on what it, and his little-known compositions, reveal about musical thought in late nineteenth-century Paris. Kahan’s study will become a permanent point of reference for all future studies of post-Romantic and twentieth-century composition.

LC 2009020124, ISBN 9781580463058 (c.)

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780.92

Varga, Bálint András (Editor)

György Kurtág: Three Interviews and Ligeti Homages

166 pp., 6” x 9”, 15 b&w and 20 line illustrations, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

The University of Rochester Press

This unique set of interviews with Kurtág, alone or with his wife, gives a fascinating insight into the composer’s personality, which is marked by shyness but also an unquenchable thirst for impressions of every kind (artistic, natural and human). The two speak with disarming openness about their lives—the background against which Kurtág’s recent masterpieces were written. The analysis of certain of Kurtág’s works, especially of concertante (2003, for violin, viola, and orchestra), shows the way that his mind works: no system, no dogma, no formulae—rather, basic human emotions expressed through means that speak directly to the listener’s innermost feelings.

LC 2009028393, ISBN 9781580463287 (c.)

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780.92

Walton, Chris

Othmar Schoeck: Life and Works

464 pp., 6” x 9”, 19 b&w & 37 line illustrations, $70.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

The University of Rochester Press

The late-Romantic Swiss composer Othmar Schoeck has in recent years enjoyed a surge of interest. Recordings of his works now feature such names as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Lucia Popp and Ian Bostridge. Walton charts the turbulent course of Schoeck’s life and career with care and candour, tracing Schoeck’s relationships to musicians such as Max Reger, Ferruccio Busoni, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Paul Hindemith, and Igor Stravinsky, and writers Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, and James Joyce. New light is also shed on Schoeck’s uneasy relationship with Nazi Germany. In this, the first extended study of Schoeck in English, Walton places the man and the artist squarely in the context of his time.

LC 2009025847, ISBN 9781580463003 (c.)

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780.92

Ertan, Deniz

Dane Rudhyar: His Music, Thought, and Art

275 pp., 6” x 9”, 16 color, 2 b&w & 14 line illustrations, $80.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2009

The University of Rochester Press

The first full-length study of Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985), who was a unique figure in twentieth-century American culture: a composer, thinker, painter, poet, novelist, and expert on astrology. Rudhyar’s musical compositions—such as the remarkable Three Paeans for piano—were often described during his lifetime as ultramodern and deeply philosophical. His sometimes startling paintings and his brilliantly articulate prose writings on a variety of subjects reached outward to pre-Renaissance and non-Western traditions. Novelist Henry Miller commented that Rudhyar’s “sight is always focused on...the source from which all flows.” Dane Rudhyar is enriched with numerous color illustrations of Rudhyar’s paintings and with examples drawn from his music and writings.

LC 2008038318, ISBN 9781580462877 (c.)

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780.92

Rothfarb, Lee A.

August Halm: A Critical and Creative Life in Music

293 pp., 6” x 9”, 22 b&w and 26 line illustrations, $85.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

The University of Rochester Press

August Halm: A Critical and Creative Life in Music explores Halm’s notion of musical logic and his proposal that the evolution of compositional technique had, by his day, culminated in three successive musical “cultures” epitomized in Bach (fugue), Beethoven (sonata), and Bruckner (symphony). It also examines, for the first time anywhere, Halm’s own fascinating compositions and closes with an assessment of Halm’s significance for present-day studies of the relationship between music and such broader concerns as narrative and semiotics. Lee Rothfarb’s book will interest not only music theorists and musicologists but also composers and classroom and private music teachers.

LC 2009031876, ISBN 9781580463294 (c.)

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780.922

Grass, Randall

Great Spirits: Portraits of Life-Changing World Music Artists

240 pp., 6” x 9”, 8 b&w illustrations, discography, index, $50.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

July 2009

University Press of Mississippi

Great Spirits: Portraits of Life-Changing World Music Artists presents personal encounters with some of the most interesting and important musical artists of the past fifty years—Bob Marley, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nina Simone, Sun Ra, Augustus Pablo, the Neville Brothers, Yabby You, and Nadia Gamal. Based on the author’s meetings and interviews with these giants, the pieces reveal the unique essence of each musician as a person, as an artist, and as a force for social change. Spanning the realms of jazz, blues, reggae, gospel, African, and Middle Eastern music, these artists epitomize musical creation at its highest level.

LC2008053000, ISBN 9781604732399 (c.), ISBN 9781604732405 (p.)

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781

Baker, James M., David W. Beach, and Jonathan W. Bernard (Editors)

Music Theory in Concept and Practice

536 pp., 6” x 9”, $130.00 cloth, $60.00 paper, CIP included

September 2009

The University of Rochester Press

The nineteen essays fall within three principal areas of study that have remained at the heart of the discipline: historical research, which includes efforts to trace the development of theoretical ideas and their philosophical bases; the theory and analysis of common-practice tonality and its associated repertoire (including chromatic and ‘transitional’ music); and the theory and analysis of post-tonal music.

LC 96053956, ISBN 9781878822796 (c.), ISBN 9781580462259 (p.)

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781.094

McQuere, Gordon D. (Editor)

Russian Theoretical Thought in Music

408 pp., 6” x 9”, 4 b&w and 166 line illustrations, $45.00 paper, CIP included

February 2009

The University of Rochester Press

Since its original publication in 1983, Russian Theoretical Thought in Music has become the standard English-language source of information about music theory as it developed in Russia. Because of the distance of culture and language, music theory developed there largely independent of the traditions of Western Europe. Over the decades of Soviet rule, those traditions flourished and were refined even further into a fascinating world of ideas. Exploring this world offers the reader new ways of conceptualizing music and new insights into music created in Russia.

LC 83009097, ISBN 9781580463195 (p.)

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781.1

Albright, Daniel

Music Speaks: On the Language of Opera, Dance, and Song

218 pp., 6” x 9”, 15 b&w and 72 line illustrations, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

The University of Rochester Press

A collection of essays on music and on dance, probing the problems of articulating the meaning(s) of music; the larger question of how music and language interact; how text-setting highlights certain areas of meter, theme, or ironic undertone, and leaves others in darkness; how a musical composition can behave as a critique of a previous composition; and how one might rehabilitate certain underappreciated or much-scorned figures, by revealing how the very terms of invective used against them can be seen, from another angle, as an indication of what is exciting in their work. Albright shows how music history interacts with intellectual history.

LC 2009033160, ISBN 9781580463249 (c.)

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PLA: G


781.556

Heisler, Wayne

The Ballet Collaborations of Richard Strauss

345 pp., 6” x 9”, 23 b&w and 25 line illustrations, $85.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

The University of Rochester Press

Richard Strauss contributed music to several ballets during his career, collaborating with prominent dance artists of his time. In The Ballet Collaborations of Richard Strauss, Wayne Heisler considers Strauss’s ballet scores alongside story, mise-en-scène, and choreography, revealing Strauss’s shift from a parodic conception of classical dance in the years leading up to World War I to a belated obsession with Romantic-era ballet in its aftermath. A richly interdisciplinary study that promises to nuance the popular, critical, and academic reception of this ever-popular composer.

LC 2009013799, ISBN 9781580463218 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


781.64

Rivera, Raquel Z., Wayne Marshall, and Deborah Pacini Hernandez (Editors)

Reggaeton

392 pp., 6” x 9”, 36 illustrations, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2009

Duke University Press

A hybrid of reggae and rap, reggaeton is a music with Spanish-language lyrics and Caribbean aesthetics that has taken Latin America, the United States, and the world by storm. Superstars garner international attention, while aspiring performers use digital technologies to create and circulate their own tracks. Reggaeton brings together critical assessments of this wildly popular genre. Journalists, scholars, and artists delve into reggaeton’s local roots and its transnational dissemination; they parse the genre’s aesthetics; and they explore the debates about race, nation, gender, and sexuality generated by the music and its associated cultural practices, from dance to fashion.

LC 2008048053, ISBN 9780822343608 (c.), ISBN 9780822343837 (p.)

PLA: O


781.640

Abbott, Lynn and Doug Seroff

Out of Sight: The Rise of African American Popular Music, 1889-1895

528 pp., 8” x 10”, 168 b&w illustrations, introduction, 4 appendices, index, $40.00 paper, CIP included

March 2009

University Press of Mississippi

A landmark study, based on thousands of music-related references mined by the authors from a variety of contemporaneous sources, especially African American community newspapers, Out of Sight examines musical personalities, issues, and events in context. Drawing on hard-to-access archival sources and song collections, the book is of crucial importance for understanding the roots of ragtime, blues, jazz, and gospel. Essential for comprehending the evolution and dissemination of African American popular music from 1900 to the present, Out of Sight paints a rich picture of musical variety, personalities, issues, and changes during the period that shaped American popular music and culture for the next hundred years.

LC 2002007819, ISBN 9781604732443 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


781.650

Davenport, Lisa E.

Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

208 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliography, index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2009

University Press of Mississippi

Lisa E. Davenport tells the story of America’s program of jazz diplomacy practiced in the Soviet Union and other regions of the world from 1954 to 1968. This book shows how, when coping with foreign questions about desegregation, the dispute over the Berlin Wall, the Cuban missile crisis, Vietnam, and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, jazz players and their handlers wrestled with the inequalities of race and the emergence of class conflict while promoting America in a global context. Jazz Diplomacy argues that this musical method of winning hearts and minds often transcended economic and strategic priorities.

LC 2009005135, ISBN 9781604732689 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


781.650

O’Neal, Hank

The Ghosts of Harlem: Sessions with Jazz Legends

502 pp., 9” x 12”, 475 b&w photos, index, includes music CD, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2009

Vanderbilt University Press

“Unlike any other book on jazz, Hank O’Neal’s The Ghosts of Harlem brings back alive—in interviews and photographs—the very life rhythms of a time in Harlem that continues to deeply resonate in this international language.”—Nat Hentoff. This lush, oversize volume brings alive Harlem’s dearly departed jazz scene—in the words, images, and music (on CD) of 42 of the original musicians who haunted its clubs, studios, and jams.

LC 2008022128, ISBN 9780826516275 (c.)

AASL: O/MS

PLA: O


781.652

Carney, Court

Cuttin’ Up: How Early Jazz Got America’s Ear

232 pp., 6” x 9”, 2 photographs, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

University Press of Kansas

“This book is a fascinating study of jazz in its earliest forms and how the music, contemporary culture, and society were intertwined. The information presented in Carney’s book asks new questions and reinforces the need for a more holistic approach to the study of early jazz than has so far been the case....This book is an invaluable source of information.”—Southwest Journal of Cultures. “Cuttin’ Up will take its place alongside the growing list of works that shed much-needed light on the development of jazz in America—as well as America itself—in the early twentieth century.”—David Ake, author of Jazz Cultures

LC 2009024290, ISBN 9780700616756 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


781.714

Knouse, Nola Reed (Editor)

The Music of the Moravian Church in America

372 pp., 6” x 9”, 14 b&w & 52 line illustrations, $60.00 cloth, $39.95 paper, CIP included

November 2009

The University of Rochester Press

The Moravians, or Bohemian Brethren, early Protestants who settled in Pennsylvania and North Carolina in the eighteenth century, brought a musical repertoire that included hymns, sacred vocal works accompanied by chamber orchestra, and instrumental music by the best-known European composers of the day. The book’s chapters examine sacred and secular works, both for instruments—including piano solo—and for voices. The Music of the Moravian Church demonstrates the varied roles that music played in one of America’s most distinctive ethno-cultural populations, and presents many distinctive pieces that performers and audiences continue to find rewarding.

LC 2007024810, ISBN 9781580462600 (c.), ISBN 9781580463522 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


782.108

Koegel, John

Music in German Immigrant Theater: New York City, 1840-1940 [With CD (Audio)]

593 pp., 6” x 9”, 90 b&w & 14 line illustrations, $80.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2009

The University of Rochester Press

Nineteenth-century New York was, after Berlin and Vienna, the third largest German-populated city in the world. Music in German Immigrant Theater: New York City, 1840-1940, tells, for the first time, the engrossing story of the many German-language musical plays and light operas through which these immigrants reminisced about their ancestral homeland and came to terms with the American metropolis. Music in German Immigrant Theater is enriched by copious photographs, sheet-music title pages, and musical examples, as well as numerous sets of song lyrics—some uproarious, others touching—in German and in English translation. The accompanying CD includes recordings of many of the songs discussed in the book.

LC 2009006777, ISBN 9781580462150 (c.)

AASL: RS/P

PLA: G


782.109

Katz, Derek

Janácek Beyond the Borders

175 pp., 6” x 9”, 57 line illustrations, $80.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2009

The University of Rochester Press

This interpretive and critical study of Janácek’s major operas questions prevailing views of the composer’s relationship to the Czech language and to Slavic culture and demonstrates that the operas are deeply indebted to various existing operatic traditions outside of the Czech-speaking realm. Derek Katz discusses the implications for Janácek’s operas, of the composer’s notorious “speech-melody” theories and of his fascination with Russia. He also points out revealing and persuasive parallels to certain major operas in non-Czech traditions that demonstrate how the composer developed a practical operatic aesthetic through emulation and creative adaptation. Katz goes beyond the normal evidentiary record (letters, sketches, and published writings) and allows Janácek’s works to speak for themselves.

LC 2009036620, ISBN 9781580463096 (c.)

AASL: RS/P

PLA: G


782.421

Paredez, Deborah

Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory

288 pp., 6” x 9”, 40 illustrations, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

July 2009

Duke University Press

An outpouring of memorial tributes and public expressions of grief followed the death of the Tejana recording artist Selena Quintanilla Pérez in 1995. The Latina superstar was remembered and mourned in documentaries, magazines, websites, monuments, biographies, murals, look-alike contests, musicals, drag shows, and more. Paredez explores the significance and broader meanings of this posthumous celebration of Selena, which she labels “Selenidad.” She considers the performer’s career and emergence as an icon within the political and cultural transformations in the United States during the 1990s.

LC 2009004161, ISBN 9780822344896 (c.), ISBN 9780822345022 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


785.719

Jones, Evan (Editor)

Intimate Voices: The Twentieth-Century String Quartet: Volume 1: Debussy to Villa-Lobos

326 pp., 6” x 9”, 17 b&w and 135 line illustrations, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2009

The University of Rochester Press

Modern composers as diverse as Béla Bartók, Maurice Ravel, Benjamin Britten, and John Cage have confided some of their most personal and intense thoughts to the medium of the string quartet. Intimate Voices, organized in rough chronological order, offers the observations and intuitions of twenty leading authorities on quartets by twenty-one composers from eleven countries. Its two volumes—available separately or together—comprise an indispensable guide to amateur and professional chamber musicians, scholars, students, and anyone seeking a deeper acquaintance with the great achievements of twentieth-century music. Edited by Evan Jones, Ph.D., D.M.A., associate professor of music theory, Florida State University College of Music.

LC 2009036737, ISBN 9781580462297 (c.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


785.719

Jones, Evan (Editor)

Intimate Voices: The Twentieth-Century String Quartet: Volume 2: Shostakovich to the Avant-Garde

368 pp., 6” x 9”, 18 b&w and 124 line illustrations, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2009

The University of Rochester Press

LC 2009036737, ISBN 9781580463225 (c.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


785.719

Jones, Evan (Editor)

Intimate Voices, Volume 1 & 2: The Twentieth-Century String Quartet

v. 1: 328 pp., v. 2: 368 pp., 6” x 9”, v. 1: 17 b&w and 135 line illustrations, v.2: 18 b&w and 124 line illustrations, $100.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2009

The University of Rochester Press

LC 2009036737, ISBN 9781580463409 (c.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


787.5

LaFaro-Fernandez, Helene

Jade Visions: The Life and Music of Scott LaFaro

352 pp., 6” x 9”, 25 b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2009

University of North Texas Press

Jade Visions is the first biography of one of the twentieth century’s most influential jazz musicians, bassist Scott LaFaro. Best known for his landmark recordings with Bill Evans, LaFaro played bass a mere seven years before his life and career were tragically cut short by an automobile accident when he was only 25 years old. Told by his sister with the assistance of well-known jazz experts including Gene Lees, this book uniquely combines family history with insight into LaFaro’s music. “A very complete portrait.”—Bill Milkowski, author of Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius

LC 2009016468, ISBN 9781574412734 (c.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


791.430

Vieira, Mark A.

Irving Thalberg: Boy Wonder to Producer Prince

525 pp., 6” x 9”, 36 b&w photos, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

University of California Press

“Using previously untapped sources...Vieira has written the definitive biography of Thalberg. Highly recommended to those looking for a well-researched work on the foundation of the studio system and the people who made Hollywood.”—Library Journal. “An engaging new biography...Vieira’s biography offers an unusually animated and revealing tour of Hollywood...His detailed accounts of the personalities and the productions are replete with wonderful anecdotes.”—Bookforum. “The most thorough and empathetic biography ever written about this legendary figure...This is the definitive volume about a towering figure in the history of Hollywood.”—Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy

LC 2009011534, ISBN 9780520260481 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O, S


791.436

McGillis, Roderick

He Was Some Kind of a Man: Masculinities in the B Western

222 pp., 6” x 9”, $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2009

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

“This sharp and fabulously entertaining study of B westerns and the American cowboy also has a lot to say about popular culture, children’s literature, the gun fetish, white privilege, camp, heteronormativity, and nationalism....A major work of scholarship and great fun as well. His heroes have always been cowboys, admits McGillis, and lucky for us. McGillis provides an incisive and entertaining analysis of American cowboy culture by way of B westerns from the 1930s to the mid-50s. A significant work of scholarship, of interest to anyone working in American cultural and literary studies.”—Kenneth Kidd, University of Florida

C20089077423, ISBN 9781554580590 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


791.437

Hess, Earl J. and Pratibha A. Dabholkar

Singin’ in the Rain: The Making of an American Masterpiece

346 pp., 6” x 9”, 16 photographs, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2009

University Press of Kansas

The first comprehensive history of one of the greatest, most famous, and most “American” of all American films. Compulsively readable, richly biographical, and full of anecdotes, it places the film firmly within its era and recreates the experience of making a cinematic masterpiece. “A great movie deserves a great book, and that’s what readers get in this meticulous, behind-the-scenes look at the movie the American Film Institute calls the “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time.” It’s all here, the relationships, the decisions, the intricacies of how scenes were shot and how dances were choreographed.”—Booklist. This is the definitive study of this classic American musical. Highly recommended.”—Choice

LC 2008054898, ISBN 9780700616565 (c.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


791.450

Brode, Douglas

Shooting Stars of the Small Screen: Encyclopedia of TV Western Actors, 1946-present

384 pp., 6” x 9”, 65 b&w photos, index, $39.95 paper, CIP included

October 2009

University of Texas Press

A sourcebook for fans as well as scholars, this is the first encyclopedia that covers every star and many prominent character actors in TV Westerns from the late 1940s until today.

LC 2008053319, ISBN 9780292718494 (p.)

AASL: O/MS

PLA: G


791.450

Edgerton, Gary

The Columbia History of American Television

512 pp., 7” x 10”, 75 illustrations, index, $50.00 cloth, $27.50 paper, CIP included

March 2009

Columbia University Press

Richly researched and engaging, The Columbia History of American Television tracks the growth of TV into a convergent technology, a global industry, a social catalyst, a viable art form, and a complex and dynamic reflection of the American mind and character. Renowned media historian Gary R. Edgerton follows the technological progress and increasing cultural relevance of television from its prehistory (before 1947) to the Network Era (1948-1975) and the Cable Era (1976-1994). In conclusion, Edgerton takes a discerning look at our current Digital Era and the new forms of instantaneous communication that continue to change America’s social, political, and economic landscape.

LC 2007012701, ISBN 9780231121644 (c.), ISBN 9780231121651 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


791.457

Polan, Dana

The Sopranos

232 pp., 5 7/8” x 8 1/2”, 29 illustrations, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

January 2009

Duke University Press

“In its original run on HBO, The Sopranos mattered, and it matters still,” Dana Polan asserts early in this analysis of the hit show, in which he sets out to clarify the impact and importance of the series in both its cultural and media-industry contexts. A renowned film and TV scholar, Polan combines a close and extended reading of the show itself—and of select episodes and scenes—with broader attention to the social landscape with which it is in dialogue.

LC 2008048039, ISBN 9780822343929 (c.), ISBN 9780822344100 (p.)

PLA: G


796.083

Hyman, Mark

Until It Hurts: America’s Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids

160 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, bibliographical references, $23.95 cloth, $15.00 paper, CIP included

April 2009

Beacon Press

A provocative look at the damaging effects of the ultra-competitive culture of youth sports, what drives it, and what we can do. “Mark Hyman’s Until It Hurts is a hair-raising look at everything that is wrong with youth sports today. More than just a splendid job of reporting and writing, it is a work of true public service. Every parent and every coach who has ever been involved in youth sports and cares about kids has an obligation to read it.”—Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights and Three Nights in August

LC 2008037133, ISBN 9780807021187 (c.), ISBN 9780807021194 (p.)

AASL: O

PLA: G


796.323

Rains, Rob

James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball

216 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, 1 figure, 10 halftones, $27.50 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

Temple University Press

The first definitive biography of basketball’s inventor, James Naismith reveals how Naismith invented basketball in part to find an indoor activity to occupy students in the winter months. When he realized that the key to his game was that men could not run with the ball, and that throwing and jumping would eliminate the roughness of force, he was on to something. And while Naismith thought that other sports provided better exercise, he was pleased to create a game that “anyone could play.”

LC 2009020102, ISBN 9781439901335 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


796.332

Lyons, Robert

On Any Given Sunday: A Life of Bert Bell

352 pp., 6” x 9”, 20 halftones, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2009

Temple University Press

Bert Bell, a native of Philadelphia, has been called the most powerful executive figure in the history of professional football. He was responsible for helping to transform the game from a circus sideshow into what has become the most popular spectator sport in America. In the first biography of this important sports figure, historian Robert Lyons recounts the remarkable story of how de Benneville “Bert” Bell rejected the gentility of a high society lifestyle in favor of the tougher gridiron and rose to become the founder of the Philadelphia Eagles and Commissioner of the National Football League.

LC 2009020966, ISBN 9781592137312 (c.)

PLA: O


796.6

Mapes, Jeff

Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities

288 pp., 6” x 9”, b&w photos, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2009

Oregon State University Press

A grassroots movement is carving out a niche for bicycles on city streets. Seasoned journalist and longtime bike commuter Jeff Mapes traces the growth of bicycle advocacy; examines the environmental, safety, and health aspects of cycling; and explores the growing bike culture that is changing the look and feel of cities, suburbs, and small towns across North America. “...great ammunition for those of us who would like to see American cities become more bike-friendly...”—David Byrne, The New York Times Book Review. “Pedaling Revolution is easily the best book-length examination of cycling culture and its connection to big-picture issues...”—The Oregonian

LC 2008042772, ISBN 9780870714191 (p.)

PLA: O


796.83

Hauser, Thomas

An Unforgiving Sport: An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing

350 pp., 6” x 9”, $22.50 paper

CIP included

October 2009

The University of Arkansas Press

Thomas Hauser has become “must reading” in the boxing community, and his latest book demonstrates why. An Unforgiving Sport brings together Hauser’s 2008 articles from secondsout.com and espn.com, in which he exposes the inner workings of HBO Sports, goes behind the scenes at boxing’s biggest fights, revisits historical figures like John L. Sullivan, and offers revealing portraits of Don King, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Ricky Hatton, Bernard Hopkins, and a host of others.

LC 2009018537, ISBN 9781557289100 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: O


796.830

Stratton, W. K. and Anissa Zamarron

Boxing Shadows

195 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 24 b&w photos in section, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

University of Texas Press

This biography chronicles Anissa “The Assassin” Zamarron’s victory over mental illness to become a two-time world champion in women’s boxing.

LC 2009015033, ISBN 9780292721296 (c.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


799.297

Boglioli, Marc

A Matter of Life and Death: Hunting in Contemporary Vermont

176 pp., 6” x 9”, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2009

University of Massachusetts Press

A Matter of Life and Death goes well beyond the subject of hunting to document the persistence of rural traditions in the midst of a gentrifying countryside. I think the book will be used in environmental studies courses, courses in wildlife management, as well as in courses that more and more schools are offering in what is coming to be called ‘rural studies.’”—Jan E. Dizard, author of Going Wild: Hunting, Animal Rights, and the Contested Meaning of Nature

LC 2009028838, ISBN 9781558497153 (c.), ISBN 9781558497160 (p.)

PLA: RG


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