2011 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


700-759 Fine Arts


700

Hung, Wu (Editor)

Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents

464 pp., 6” x 9”, 129 illustrations-including 50 in color, $40.00 paper

October 2010

Duke University Press

Despite the liveliness and creativity of avant-garde Chinese art in the post-Mao era and its prominence in the world of international contemporary art, until now there has been no systematic introduction to this important work in any Western language. Moreover, most of the relevant primary documents have existed only in Chinese, scattered in hard-to-find publications. Contemporary Chinese Art remedies this situation by bringing together carefully selected primary texts in English translation. Arranged in chronological order, the texts guide readers through the development of avant-garde Chinese art from 1976 until 2006.

LC 2010928884, ISBN 9780822349433 (p.)

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700.899

Widener, Daniel

Black Arts West: Culture and Struggle in Postwar Los Angeles

384 pp., 6” x 9”, 48 illustrations, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2010

Duke University Press

From postwar efforts to end discrimination in the motion-picture industry, recording studios, and musicians’ unions, through the development of community-based arts organizations, to the creation of searing films critiquing conditions in the black working class neighborhoods of a city touting its multiculturalism—Black Arts West documents the social and political significance of African American arts activity in Los Angeles between the Second World War and the riots of 1992.

LC 2009043379, ISBN 9780822346678 (c.), ISBN 9780822346791 (p.)

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704.949

Bordin, Giorgio and Laura Polo D’Ambrosio

Medicine in Art

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

October 2010

Getty Publications

This abundantly illustrated volume offers an exploration of the depictions of illness and healing in Western artworks that range from Egyptian wall carvings to medieval manuscripts, and from paintings and sculpture by the great masters of the Renaissance such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to twentieth-century artists such as Matisse and Magritte. This volume, the seventeenth in the popular Guide to Imagery series, offers analyses by both an art historian and a practicing physician who comment, respectively, on the cultural context in which specific artworks were created and the level of technical knowledge available at that time.

LC 2010013857, ISBN 9781606060445 (p.)

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709.2

Barkan, Leonard

Michelangelo: A Life on Paper

384 pp., 8” x 10”, 165 color illustrations, 40 halftones, 3 line illustrations, $49.50 cloth, CIP included

December 2010

Princeton University Press

“For sheer joy of reading, reach for Michelangelo: A Life on Paper, by Leonard Barkan. The writer is a professor of comparative literature at Princeton, and his view of the artist usually regarded as superhuman, a Sistine-style colossus, is through the intimate, sometimes all-too-human medium of his words—private letters, poems, notes to self—as well as drawings. Personable in tone, astute in observation, Mr. Barkan’s book is that rare thing, a historical study as absorbing as a novel.”—The New York Times

LC 2010007723, ISBN 9780691147666 (c.)

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709.2

Wolfe, Gregory

Sacred Passion: The Art of William Schickel, Second Edition

240 pp., 9” x 12”, photos, index, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2010

University of Notre Dame Press

“A chronicle of the artistic career of Schickel (1919-2009), a 1944 graduate of Notre Dame whose Living Water sculpture graces the ND grotto. His work as a painter, sculptor, architectural and furniture designer, and stained-glass artist was informed by his devotion to God. This edition offers new chapters on the artist’s recent contributions to the built environment in several communities and his recent paintings, as well as additional color images.”—Notre Dame Magazine. The book contains over 250 color images.

LC 2009037659, ISBN 9780268044176 (c.)

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709.72

Glusker, Susannah Joel (Editor)

Avant-Garde Art and Artists in Mexico: Anita Brenner’s Journals of the Roaring Twenties

901 pp., 9” x 10”, 597 b&w and color illustrations, index, $125.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2010

University of Texas Press

With more than six hundred images by photographers and artists including Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Diego Rivera, Jos<0x00E9> Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jean Charlot, Agust<0x00ED>n Jim<0x00E9>nez, Agust<0x00ED>n Casasola, Rufino Tamayo, Jos<0x00E9> Guadalupe Posada, and Lola <0x00C1>lvarez Bravo, this journal by the author of Idols Behind Altars and The Wind That Swept Mexico constitutes a spectacular visual and verbal portrait of the “Mexican Renaissance” of the 1920s.

LC 2010015800, ISBN 9780292721845 (c.)

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720.92

Hibbard, Don J., Glenn E. Mason, and Karen J. Weitze

Hart Wood: Architectural Regionalism in Hawaii

296 pp., 8 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 200 duotones, index, $24.99 cloth, CIP included

May 2010

University of Hawai’i Press

This lavishly illustrated book traces the life and work of Hart Wood (1880-1957), from his beginnings...to his arrival in Hawaii in 1919 as a partner of C. W. Dickey and eventual solo career in the Islands. An outspoken leader in the development of a Hawaiian style of architecture, Wood incorporated local building traditions and materials in many of his projects and was the first in Hawaii to blend Eastern and Western architectural forms in a conscious manner. Enchanted by Hawaii’s vivid beauty and its benevolent climate, exotic flora, and cosmopolitan culture, Wood sought to capture the aura of the Islands in his architectural designs.

LC 2009026865, ISBN 9780824832360 (c.)

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724.7

Kamin, Blair

Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age

304 pp., 6” x 9”, 70 halftones, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2010

The University of Chicago Press

For nearly twenty years now, Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune has explored how architecture captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions....Terror and Wonder gathers the best of Kamin’s writings from the past decade along with new reflections on an era framed by the destruction of the World Trade Center and the opening of the world’s tallest skyscraper. Assessing ordinary commercial structures as well as head-turning designs by some of the world’s leading architects, Kamin paints a sweeping but finely textured portrait of a tumultuous age torn between the conflicting mandates of architectural spectacle and sustainability.

LC 2010007665, ISBN 9780226423111 (c.)

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725.210

Cooper, Emmanuel

Ten Thousand Years of Pottery, Fourth Edition

360 pp., 8 1/2” x 11”, 315 color illustrations, index, $69.95 cloth, $39.95 paper, CIP included

November 2010

University of Pennsylvania Press

The finest history of pottery available, this book offers an inspirational journey through one of the oldest and most widespread of human activities. This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive account begins with the earliest civilizations of the Near East and Middle East and follows the production of pottery chronologically around the globe....The final chapters analyze the development of ceramics as a medium of personal expression by artists and studio potters during the twentieth century. This is the fourth edition of a work that has been deemed a classic since its first publication in 1972 and, for this new edition, has been completely revised, expanded, and redesigned, with new illustrations throughout.

ISBN 9780812235548 (c.), ISBN 9780812221404 (p.)

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725.210

Hardwick, M. Jeffrey

Mall Maker: Victor Gruen, Architect of an American Dream

288 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 47 illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2010

University of Pennsylvania Press

The shopping mall is both the most visible and the most contentious symbol of American prosperity....most people would be surprised to learn that they are the brainchild of a single person, architect Victor Gruen. An immigrant from Austria who fled the Nazis in 1938, Gruen based his idea for the mall on an idealized America: the dream of concentrated shops that would benefit the businessperson as well as the consumer and that would foster a sense of shared community. In Mall Maker, the first biography of this visionary spirit, M. Jeffrey Hardwick relates Gruen’s successes and failures. “An insightful account...in lucid prose.”—New York Times

LC 2003060192, ISBN 9780812221107 (p.)

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730.92

Culkin, Kate

Harriet Hosmer: A Cultural Biography

256 pp., 6” x 9”, 30 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

November 2010

University of Massachusetts Press

“In this fluid and lucid biography, historian Culkin aims to establish Hosmer as ‘a woman whose biography opens a window into her time.’...This will be of great interest to art historians of the period and scholars of 19th-century American women’s history.”—Publishers Weekly

LC 2010037297, ISBN 9781558498389 (c.), ISBN 9781558498396 (p.)

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738.1

Mathieson, John

Techniques Using Slips

144 pp., 7 1/2” x 9 1/2”, 174 color illustrations, index, $28.95 paper, CIP included

April 2010

University of Pennsylvania Press

Techniques Using Slips gives step-by-step lessons on working with slips alone or with glaze using a range of firing methods. Slip, a form of liquid clay, has been used since ancient times to add color and texture to ceramics. Beginning with a brief history of decorative slips over the millennia, expert potter James Mathieson and forty of the world’s best ceramic artists guide readers through basic slip formulation, application methods, and firing techniques.

LC 2010293104, ISBN 9780812221176 (p.)

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738.1

Rhode, Dan

Introducing Pottery: The Complete Guide

160 pp., 8 1/2” x 11”, 200 color illustrations, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2010

University of Pennsylvania Press

In Introducing Pottery international potter and teacher Dan Rhode shares more than twenty years of experience. His comprehensive overview of the methods, techniques, equipment, and theory allows novice and more advanced clay artists to solve problems as they develop and to keep improving. The book begins with a brief history of world ceramics and a practical discussion of the fundamentals of clay chemistry and composition....Readers learn the differences between firing techniques, and how to use them in a variety of kilns. Each method is illustrated with full color photographs of professional ceramicists at work in their studios. Easy-to-read tables and charts also complement the clearly written instructions.

ISBN 9780812221411 (p.)

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738.8

O’Rorke, Margaret

Clay, Light, and Water

128 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 120 color photographs, index, $28.95 paper, CIP included

February 2010

University of Pennsylvania Press

In this full-color guide, Margaret O’Rorke provides step-by-step instructions for each stage of the creation of ceramic sculptures, lighting fixtures, and fountains, including throwing, shaping, firing, and wiring. She addresses the importance of such factors as the source of clay and the space the finished piece will inhabit. Because building ceramic light holders and fountains involves electricity and moving water, O’Rorke pays special attention to safety precautions. She also gives advice on collaborating with electricians and other professionals. Detailed instructions are paired with vivid photographs. This inspirational handbook also includes discussions between O’Rorke and other leading potters and sculptors from Kentucky to Helsinki.

LC 2010278279, ISBN 9780812220995 (p.)

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741.9

Brooks, Julian

Master Drawings Close-Up

124 pp., 9 1/2” x 9 1/2”, 90 color and 5 b&w illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2010

Getty Publications

Through forty-five spectacular works of art, each shown in full and with an enlarged detail, the book simulates the experience of looking at a drawing through a magnifying glass: we can see the techniques and materials used and get close to the artist’s creativity. The drawings encompass a wide variety of media and techniques and the accompanying short texts highlight particular aspects of each work; italicized technical terms are explained in an accessible and informative glossary at the back. Works by some of the greatest masters of the craft—Leonardo da Vinci, D<0x00FC>rer, Raphael, Rembrandt, Ingres, Goya, Seurat, and Van Gogh—are included.

LC 2009033492, ISBN 9781606060193 (p.)

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741.945

Clayton, Martin and Ron Philo

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man

160 pp., 8 1/2” x 12 1/4”, 88 color illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2010

Getty Publications

Leonardo da Vinci spent over twenty-five years investigating the workings of the human body. While his paintings were widely known in his day, only a few friends and associates had any intimation of the extent of his medical research. Leonardo’s “Anatomical Manuscript A,” created over the winter of 1510-11, is the only group of such drawings in which he approached complete coverage of the human form, and it represents his finest work in this area. This fascinating book presents a complete discussion of all the drawings in Manuscript A and transcribes Leonardo’s notes, questions, and memoranda.

LC 2009038489, ISBN 9781606060209 (c.)

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745.6

Li, Wendan

Chinese Writing and Calligraphy

280 pp., 7” x 10”, 132 illustrations, index, $25.00 paper, CIP included

May 2010

University of Hawai’i Press

Suitable for college and high school students and those learning on their own, this fully illustrated coursebook provides comprehensive instruction in the history and practical techniques of Chinese calligraphy. No previous knowledge of the language is required to follow the text or complete the lessons. The work covers three major areas: 1) descriptions of Chinese characters and their components, including stroke types, layout patterns, and indications of sound and meaning; 2) basic brush techniques; and 3) the social, cultural, historical, and philosophical underpinnings of Chinese calligraphy—all of which are crucial to understanding and appreciating this art form.

LC 2009047054, ISBN 9780824833640 (p.)

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760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography


770.92

Reesman, Jeanne Campbell, Sara S. Hodson, and Philip Adam

Jack London, Photographer

288 pp., 10” x 11”, 230 duotones, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2010

University of Georgia Press

Photography was a significant part of London’s artistry, revealed for the first time in this volume, which selects the most compelling images from more than twelve thousand photographs taken by London during his lifetime. Sections feature London’s travels in the South Pacific and London’s East End as well as photojournalism assignments covering the Russo-Japanese War, the San Francisco earthquake and the Mexican Revolution. “London was a prescient, timely genius; his work helped define the photojournalistic form, a new idea, now seen as the window into contemporary life. The book’s visual bounty seems endless.”—Library Journal

LC 2010005973, ISBN 9780820329673 (c.)

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779.092

Flukinger, Roy

The Gernsheim Collection

360 pp., 10” x 13”, 195 color and b&w illustrations, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2010

University of Texas Press

This selection of masterpieces from the Gernsheim Collection, one of the world’s most important collections of photography, effectively constitutes a visual history of photography from the earliest-known photograph to images of the mid-twentieth century.

LC 2010010144, ISBN 9780292723368 (c.)

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780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports


781.650

Weston, Randy and Willard Jenkins

African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston

352 pp., 6” x 9”, 51 illustrations, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2010

Duke University Press

The pianist, composer, and bandleader Randy Weston is one of the world’s most influential jazz musicians and a remarkable storyteller whose career has spanned five continents and more than six decades. Packed with fascinating anecdotes, African Rhythms is Weston’s life story, as told by him to the music journalist Willard Jenkins. It encompasses Weston’s childhood in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood—where his parents and other members of their generation imbued him with pride in his African heritage—and his introduction to jazz and early years as a musician in the artistic ferment of mid-twentieth-century New York.

LC 2010017148, ISBN 9780822347842 (c.)

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781.71

Basile, Salvatore

Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

288 pp., 6” x 9”, 36 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2010

Fordham University Press

Since its inception more than 125 years ago, the Cathedral Choir has been considered the gold standard of liturgical music—an example of artistic excellence. Yet behind this stately facade lies an intriguing mix of New York history, star secrets, and high-level office politics that has made the choir a source of prime musical entertainment and fodder for tabloids across the nation. In this unique and engaging book, readers are treated to a treasure trove of vibrant characters, from world-renown opera stars to the thousands of volunteer singers who brought their own hopes and dreams to the fabled choir.

LC 2009054040, ISBN 9780823231874 (c.)

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782.421

Runowicz, John Michael

Forever Doo-Wop: Race, Nostalgia, and Vocal Harmony

224 pp., 6” x 9”, 8 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2010

University of Massachusetts Press

“A pioneering work—the first full-length analytical scholarly book on the entire range of doo-wop history.”—Jeffrey Melnick

LC 2010027200, ISBN 9781558498235 (c.), ISBN 9781558498242 (p.)

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782.421

Silverman, Jonathan

Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture

288 pp., 6” x 9”, 24 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

October 2010

University of Massachusetts Press

A revealing cultural biography of a self-made American icon.

LC 2010014697, ISBN 9781558498266 (c.), ISBN 9781558498273 (p.)

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786.209

Berkman, Franya J.

Monument Eternal: The Music of Alice Coltrane

160 pp., 6” x 9”, 9 illustrations, bibliography, index, $75.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

September 2010

Wesleyan University Press

Alice Coltrane was a composer, improviser, guru, and widow of John Coltrane. Over the course of her musical life, she synthesized a wide range of musical genres including gospel, rhythm-and-blues, bebop, free jazz, Indian devotional song, and Western art music. Her experiences ranged from playing for African-American congregations in Detroit, to ecstatic and avant-garde improvisations she performed on the bandstand with her husband John Coltrane, religious pilgrimages to India, and becoming a swami and directing an alternative spiritual community in Southern California. Monument Eternal illuminates Coltrane’s music and reveals the exceptional fluidity of American religious practices in the second half of the twentieth century.

LC 2010016656, ISBN 9780819569240 (c.), ISBN 9780819569257 (p.)

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786.209

Leroux, Georges

(Translated by Donald Winkler)

Partita for Glenn Gould: An Inquiry into the Nature of Genius

256 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 1 photo, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2010

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Partita for Glenn Gould is an eloquent tribute to the artist that illuminates his versatile genius, his thinking, and our reasons for loving his art. In a work inspired by Gould’s cherished interpretation of Bach’s Partitas, Georges Leroux associates each of the seven musical movements with a theme: the shape of a life, the paradoxes of genius, the relationship to the body, the role of writing and reading, solitude and the urge to communicate, the connections between both aesthetics and biography, and biography and spirituality. The result is a clear and insightful portrait of a life that was simultaneously minimalist and rich, withdrawn and eager to communicate.

ISBN 9780773538108 (c.)

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788.716

Heath, Jimmy and Joseph McLaren

I Walked with Giants: The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath

344 pp., 6” x 9”, 35 halftones, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2010

Temple University Press

In this autobiography, the legendary jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath recalls his early years in Philadelphia and the musical apprenticeship that led to a career that extends to the present day. The Heath family provided a nurturing atmosphere for musicians, with the result that the three Heath brothers—Percy, Albert (aka “Tootie”) and Jimmy together and separately earned renown in jazz, and their South Philadelphia home became a haven for musicians who came to town to play in one of the city’s many clubs. Foreword by Bill Cosby.

LC 2009020108, ISBN 9781439901984 (c.)

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790.13

Bado-Fralick, Nikki and Rebecca Sachs Norris

Toying with God: The World of Religious Games and Dolls

210 pp., 6” x 9”, 16 b&w images, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2010

Baylor University Press

Maybe you have seen the board games. Christianity has Vatican: The Board Game; Journeys of Paul, Armor of God and Divinity...Islam and Judaism have Race to the Kabah, Mecca to Medina, Exodus, and Kosherland. Buddhism has Karma Chakra and BuddhaWheel. And then there are the dolls—plush and plastic talking Bible dolls, Christian action figures, and talking Muslim dolls that teach Arabic. Written with verve and a healthy dollop of humor, Toying with God examines the sometimes zany world of religious games and dolls, from pre-history to today. Packed with examples that propel the narrative...this is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of popular culture and spirituality.

LC 2009027659, ISBN 9781602581814 (p.)

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791.430

Austin-Smith, Brenda and George Melnyk (Editors)

The Gendered Screen: Canadian Women Filmmakers

282 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $32.95 paper, CIP included

May 2010

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Updates the subject of Canadian women in filmmaking with discussions of important filmmakers such as Deepa Mehta, Anne Wheeler, Mina Shum, Lynne Stopkewich, L<0x00E9>a Pool, and Patricia Rozema. Also introduces critical studies of newer filmmakers such as Andrea Dorfman and Sylvia Hamilton and new media video artists. Contributors emphasize a diverse feminist study of film that is open, inclusive, and self-critical. Issues of hybridity and transnationality as well as race and sexual orientation challenge older forms of discourse on national cinema. Essays address the transnational filmmaker, the queer filmmaker, the feminist filmmaker, the documentarist, and the video artist.

ISBN 9781554581795 (p.)

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791.436

Cowan, Douglas E.

Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and Television

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

August 2010

Baylor University Press

As Cowan argues, science fiction is the genre of possibility and hope, a principal canvas on which writers, artists, and filmmakers have sketched their visions of this transcendent potential for generations. In Sacred Space, he leads readers in a compelling exploration of how this transcendence is manifested in science-fiction cinema and television of today. Drawing on the most popular examples—Star Wars, Star Trek...Cowan reveals the multivalent religious ideas present in this media. Cowan insightfully shows how these films and shows express and reinforce culturally constructed conceptions of transcendent hope, and along the way provides a provocative reflection on what this ultimately says about our culture’s worldviews, hopes, and fears.

LC 2009039507, ISBN 9781602582385 (p.)

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791.437

Ebert, Roger

The Great Movies III

432 pp., 6” x 9”, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2010

The University of Chicago Press

The Great Movies III is Ebert’s third collection of essays on the cr<0x00E8>me de la cr<0x00E8>me of the silver screen, each one a model of critical appreciation and a blend of love and analysis that will send readers back to the films with a fresh set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm—or maybe even lead to a first-time viewing. From The Godfather: Part II to Groundhog Day, from The Last Picture Show to Last Tango in Paris, the hundred pieces gathered here display a welcome balance between the familiar and the esoteric, spanning Hollywood blockbusters and hidden gems, independent works and foreign language films alike.

LC 2010009016, ISBN 9780226182087 (c.)

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792.802

Albright, Ann Cooper

Modern Gestures: Abraham Walkowitz Draws Isadora Duncan Dancing

100 pp., 8” x 7”, 100 color illustrations, bibliography, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2010

Wesleyan University Press

Showcases the work of two great American modernists—painter Abraham Walkowitz and dancer Isadora Duncan. Born in the same year (1878), both artists influenced the development of modern art in the early twentieth century by blending figurative gesture with abstraction. Walkowitz and Duncan met in 1906 in Paris. Deeply impressed by Duncan, Walkowitz drew thousands of images of her dancing throughout his life. Because his renderings were produced quickly, they carry an element of improvisational vitality that matches the dynamic energy of her presence on stage. Includes an introductory essay and over fifty watercolors, many of which have never before been published.

LC 2010016180, ISBN 9780819570772 (c.)

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792.809

Siegel, Marcia B.

Mirrors and Scrims: The Life and Afterlife of Ballet

416 pp., 6” x 9 1/4”, 27 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index, $85.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

May 2010

Wesleyan University Press

In this stunning collection of over one hundred reviews and essays, dance critic Marcia B. Siegel grapples with the floating identity of ballet, as well as particular ballets, and with the expanding environment of spectacle in which ballet competes for an audience. Drawn from a wide variety of published sources, these writings concentrate on canonical works of ballet and how the performances of these works have been changing in significant ways. Through her readable and provocative writings, Siegel offers critical insight into performances of the past twenty-five years to give us a new understanding of ballet in performance.

LC 2009036031, ISBN 9780819568755 (c.), ISBN 9780819569264 (p.)

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796.09

Wiggins, David K. and R. Pierre Rodgers (Editors)

Rivals: Legendary Matchups That Made Sports History

491 pp., 6” x 9”, 21 photographs, index, $75.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2010

The University of Arkansas Press

The sixteen original essays in this collection cover influential and famous rivalries from a variety of sports, including track and field, golf, boxing, basketball, tennis, ice skating, baseball, football, soccer, and more. The essays are diverse, but together they illustrate what is common to any rivalry: equally matched opponents that often have decidedly different backgrounds, styles, and personalities.

LC 2009053650, ISBN 9781557289209 (c.), ISBN 9781557289216 (p.)

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796.0922

Walter, John and Malina Iida (Editors)

Better than the Best: Black Athletes Speak, 1920-2007

288 pp., 6” x 9”, 13 illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2010

University of Washington Press

In these engaging and forthright interviews, thirteen African American athletes talk about how they endured through pain, loneliness, and feelings of rejection to become champions. In sports as diverse as football and fencing, wrestling and track and field, these men and women triumphed over the odds to become better than the best. Their legacy is in their accomplishments and in their determination to continue contributing to the societal transformation their efforts helped make possible.

LC 2010031726, ISBN 9780295990538 (p.)

PLA: G


796.323

Goudsouzian, Aram

King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution

448 pp., 6” x 9”, 27 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2010

University of California Press

“All students of the game will feast on King of the Court.”—Library Journal. “Not only is King of the Court one of the most impressive and important sports biographies to come along in many a season, easily in the same class as Maraniss’s When Pride Still Mattered and Haygood’s Sweet Thunder, it is also one of the truly incisive books on the intersection of race, civil rights, and popular culture....a biography befitting Russell’s stature.”—Gerald Early, author of One Nation Under a Groove. “Best book I’ve read on basketball in 40 years.”—Bill McSweeny, co-author, with Bill Russell, of Go Up for Glory

LC 2009031100, ISBN 9780520258877 (c.)

AASL: G, S/HS

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796.334

Dubois, Laurent

Soccer Empire: The World Cup and The Future of France

352 pp., 6” x 9”, 29 b&w photographs, $27.50 cloth, CIP included

June 2010

University of California Press

“An intriguing tale of soccer within the matrix of France’s history of colonialism, taking into account race and the powerful social forces in France and the international community.”—Library Journal. “Drills down to uncover the relationship among politics, race and the legacy of empire.”—New York Times. “The best, most important contribution to soccer scholarship to date....A timely and wonderful book.”—Choice. “Soccer Empire has a heart that beats louder than most, and is all the better for it.”—Times Literary Supplement. “Mines the history of French soccer for fascinating theories and riveting stories....essential reading.”—Franklin Foer, author of How Soccer Explains the World

LC 2009042962, ISBN 9780520259287 (c.)

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796.334

Wilson, Steve

The Boys from Little Mexico: A Season Chasing the American Dream

225 pp., 6” x 9”, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2010

Beacon Press

The all-Hispanic boys’ soccer team from Woodburn High has made the playoffs for nineteen straight years. As they prepare to make it twenty, the boys are determined that this will be the season they beat the wealthy suburban schools around them and finally win the Oregon state championship. Their spirited drive gives a rare sense of hope and unity to a blue-collar farming community that has been transformed by waves of immigrants over recent decades, a town locals call “Little Mexico.”....Now, in a gutsy quest for their first state championship, one thing will become clear: Los Perros play the beautiful game with heart, pride, and their lives on the line.

LC 2009042841, ISBN 9780807021675 (c.)

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796.357

Craft, Jerry

Our White Boy

272 pp., 6” x 9”, 20 b&w photos, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2010

Texas Tech University Press

In 1959, Jerry Craft had no more enticing options than to stay home and help on the family ranch—so the offer to play for a semipro baseball club he’d never heard of came as a welcome surprise. But Craft was in for a surprise when he reported for tryout and discovered he’d been recruited for the West Texas Colored League. At home and on the road in segregated Texas, Craft saw discrimination firsthand and from every side. Yet out of his two seasons with the Stars comes an unlikely story of respect, character, humor, and ultimately friendship as the teammates pulled together to succeed in a game they loved.

LC 2009046591, ISBN 9780896726741 (c.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


796.357

Dobrow, Marty

Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Six Minor Leaguers in Search of the Baseball Dream

368 pp., 6” x 9 1/4”, 49 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2010

University of Massachusetts Press

“The best account of the life of minor league baseball players I have read. The reader feels the despair of each player’s struggles and the joys of their eventual successes, however brief they may be.”—Jerome Mileur

LC 2010027868, ISBN 9781558498426 (c.), ISBN 9781558498433 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


796.54

Hatley, George B.

Horse Camping [Revised Edition]

136 pp., 8 1/2” x 11”, photographs, $24.95 paper, CIP included

January 2010

Washington State University Press

George Hatley, a cattle rancher and trail guide, indulged his adventurous spirit and passion for horses by leading numerous camping trips amid the Northwest’s magnificent mountains and canyons. In this re-release of his classic, common-sense manual, he reveals observations and experiences from years as an outfitter, sharing both successes and failures. He covers advance preparation, horse hauling, packing, setting out on the trail, establishing a camp site, and life around the fire pit. This new edition has been skillfully updated by Juli Thorson, Editor at Large and Associate Publisher of Horse & Rider magazine.

LC 2009045891, ISBN 9780874223033 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS


796.64

Honeywell, Alice and Bobbi Montgomery

Across America by Bicycle: Alice and Bobbi’s Summer on Wheels

300 pp., 6” x 9”, 23 b&w photos, 6 maps, $21.95 paper, CIP included

October 2010

The University of Wisconsin Press

Biking from Oregon to Maine is no small feat, especially for two women in their fifties who carry everything they need for three months, powered only by the strength of their legs and a desire for adventure. “A heartfelt account of crossing America on two wheels from a pair of gutsy women. Alice and Bobbi prove it’s never too late to put a dream into high gear, to let the road reveal a country and the true meaning of friendship.”—Joe Kurmaskie, author of Metal Cowboy, Momentum Is Your Friend, and Mud, Sweat, and Gears.

LC 2010011532, ISBN 9780299248840 (p.)

PLA: G


796.83

Hauser, Thomas

Boxing Is...: Reflections on the Sweet Science

335 pp., 6” x 9”, $22.50 paper, CIP included

November 2010

The University of Arkansas Press

Thomas Hauser has become “must reading” in the boxing community, and his latest book demonstrates why. Boxing Is... brings together all of Hauser’s 2009 articles.

LC 2010015354, ISBN 9781557289421 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: O


796.830

Pacheco, Ferdie

Tales from the 5th Street Gym: Ali, the Dundees, and Miami’s Golden Age of Boxing

272 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 87 b&w photos, 8 line art, 8 color photos, index, $27.50 cloth, CIP included

March 2010

University Press of Florida

In its forty-year existence, the 5th Street Gym housed the training grounds for three of the greatest fighters the sport has ever known—Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Sugar Ray Leonard—and became the locus for fourteen world champions. This engaging chronicle recalls the rise, heyday, and fall of the “sweet science” at Miami Beach. “By the last page, it is easy to understand why the wrecking ball that went through the gym in 1993 also went through the hearts of Ferdie Pacheco and his boxing brethren.”—The New York Times Book Review

LC 2009037997, ISBN 9780813034362 (c.)

PLA: G


799.246

Parman, Mark

A Grouse Hunter’s Almanac: The Other Kind of Hunting

244 pp., 5 1/2” x 7 1/4”, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2010

The University of Wisconsin Press

Like that earlier grouse hunter Aldo Leopold, Mark Parman takes to the woods when the aspens are smoky gold. Here, in an evocative almanac that chronicles the early season of the grouse hunt through its end in the snows of January, Parman follows his dog through changing trees and foliage, thrills to the sudden flush of beating wings, and holds a bird in hand, thankful for the meal it will provide. Distilling twenty seasons of grouse hunting, he writes of old dogs and gun lust, cover and clear cutting, climate change, companions male and female, wildlife art, and stumps.

LC 2010012963, ISBN 9780299249205 (c.)

PLA: S


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