2012 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


700.92

Donovan, Molly

Warhol: Headlines

224 pp., 9 1/2" x 12", 224 color illustrations, $60.00 cloth, $40.00 paper, CIP included

September 2011

National Gallery of Art/Prestel Publishing

Headline-making in every sense, the myriad works of art in which Andy Warhol used or referenced tabloids throughout his career are explored in this book as a coherent body for the first time. Obsessed with contemporary culture, Warhol celebrated the sensational as well as the mundane in every facet of society. His headline works, which were realized in a range of formats—from two-dimensional to time-based media such as film, video, and television—chart in real time the great shift in the technological means employed to deliver the news from the 1950s until the artist's death in 1987....[T]his unique and powerful volume demonstrates the rich intersection of mainstream media and fine art.

LC 2011013695, ISBN 9783791351605 (c.), ISBN 9780894683732 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: S


704.949

Guttmann, Allen

Sports and American Art from Benjamin West to Andy Warhol

336 pp., 8" x 8 3/4", 45 b&w illustrations, 51 color plates, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2011

University of Massachusetts Press

A richly illustrated exploration of the depiction of sports in American art since the eighteenth century. "I have been waiting for years for a book like this. While others have written about art and sport, this is the most expansive treatment of the topic to date—a masterful synthesis by an erudite scholar who has managed to bridge the gap between two tremendously important cultural institutions and practices."—Daniel A. Nathan, author of Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal

LC 2011006672, ISBN 9781558498747 (c.)

AASL: O/P

PLR: G


712.09

Vercelloni, Matteo and Virgilio Vecelloni

Inventing the Garden

240 pp., 9 1/2" x 11 3/4", 250 color and 80 b&w illustrations, $74.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2011

Getty Publications

The authors trace the evolution of the Western garden from the first plots cultivated for pleasure in the Middle East to today's diverse green spaces that challenge traditional ideas about what constitutes a garden. They examine the changing attitude toward nature—as something to be dominated or embraced, ordered or allowed to range freely, exploited or conserved.

LC 2010010538, ISBN 9781606060476 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: G


712.609

Higgins, Adrian

(Photographs by Rob Cardillo)

Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden

192 pp., 10" x 7", 92 color and 2 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

Chanticleer, a forty-eight-acre garden on Philadelphia's historic Main Line, is many things simultaneously: a lush display of verdant intensity and variety, an irreverent and informal setting for inventive plant combinations, a homage to the native trees and horticultural heritage of the mid-Atlantic, a testament to one man's devotion to his family's estate and legacy, and a good spot for a stroll and picnic amid the blooms. In Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden, Adrian Higgins and photographer Rob Cardillo chronicle the garden's many charms over the course of two growing cycles.

LC 2010039356, ISBN 9780812242744 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: RG


720.92

Halprin, Lawrence

A Life Spent Changing Places

280 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 102 color and 93 b&w illustrations, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

Featuring more than ninety black-and-white and one hundred color reproductions of photographs, plans, and sketchbooks, A Life Spent Changing Places is Halprin's own account of how a young boy who listened to the fireside chats of FDR on the radio became the man who designed the memorial to that president in the nation's capital. It is a book about the invention and reinvention of an extraordinary man over the span of decades and how he helped to reframe the world around him.

LC 2010053546, ISBN 9780812242638 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: RG


720.92

Henning, Randolph C.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin: Illustrated by Vintage Postcards

123 pp., 8" x 8", 53 postcards, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

The Wisconsin-born Frank Lloyd Wright...is recognized worldwide as an iconic architectural genius. In 1911 he designed Taliesin to use as his personal residence, architectural studio, and working farm. A century later Randolph C. Henning has assembled a splendid collection of rare vintage postcards, some never before published, that provides a revealing and visually unique journey through Wright's work at Taliesin. Included are intimate images of Taliesin at various stages and views of the building just after the tragic 1914 fire. The postcards also depict nearby buildings designed by Wright....Henning provides useful explanations that highlight relevant details and accompany each image. Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin documents and celebrates Wright's 100-year-old masterpiece.

LC 2010046466, ISBN 9780299282844 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLR: G


720.973

Lounsbury, Carl R.

Essays in Early American Architectural History: A View from the Chesapeake

288 pp., 7" x 10", 205 illustrations, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2011

The University of Virginia Press

The essays in this collection represent...the type of research that has reshaped our understanding of early American architecture over the past thirty years....Lounsbury, three-time winner of the prestigious Abbott Lowell Cummings Award offered by the Vernacular Architecture Forum, traces the manner in which domestic, ecclesiastical, and public architecture illuminate the dynamics and aspirations of early American society....In wide-ranging essays and in more detailed case studies, Lounsbury looks at a number of recurring issues, including English precedents for particular building types, the elusive meaning of regionalism as an organizational principle, the influence of Protestant theology on church design, and the precariousness of interpreting architectural history based solely on standing structures.

LC 2011003345, ISBN 9780813931104 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: RS


720.974

McMurry, Sally and Nancy Van Dolsen (Editors)

Architecture and Landscape of the Pennsylvania Germans, 1720-1920

272 pp., 7" x 10", 120 illustrations, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

In Architecture and Landscape of the Pennsylvania Germans, 1720-1920, eight essays by leading scholars and preservation professionals not only describe important architectural sites but also offer original interpretive insights that will help advance understanding of Pennsylvania German culture and history. Pennsylvania Germans' lives are traced through their houses, barns, outbuildings, commercial buildings, churches, and landscapes. The essays bring to bear years of field observation as well as engagement with current scholarly perspectives on issues such as the nature of "ethnicity," the social construction of landscape, and recent historiography about the Pennsylvania Germans. Dozens of original measured drawings...document important works of Pennsylvania German architecture.

LC 2010022113, ISBN 9780812242782 (c.)

PLR: RS


738.136

Olsen, Frederick L.

The Kiln Book

Fourth Edition

288 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 270 color and 310 b&w illustrations, $45.00 paper, CIP included

October 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

The Kiln Book is the definitive guide to pottery kiln construction. Since this breakthrough book was first published more than thirty years ago, it has shown generations of ceramicists how to build safe, economical, and fully functional kilns that meet their specific creative needs. The revised fourth edition continues to cover all aspects of kiln construction through step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams, with new information on alternative fuels and the latest designs.

LC 2012359135, ISBN 9780812221862 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: G


738.372

Carnegy, Daphne

Maiolica

128 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 100 color illustrations, $27.50 paper, CIP included

April 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

This practical, concise guide covers the essential steps of creating maiolica ware, from clay selection to glaze firing. In a down-to-earth tone, celebrated potter and educator, Daphne Carnegy explains how to choose the right clay body, compose glazes, and use glaze application techniques....Whether called maiolica or majolica, vivid tin-glazed ceramics have delighted pottery lovers for centuries with a depth and luminosity that cannot be achieved using other decorative techniques. This unique ceramic process offers endless possibilities for functional pieces as well as more sculptural works. Ceramicists who wish to begin exploring this historic and increasingly popular coloring method will find everything they need to know in Maiolica.

LC 2010680997, ISBN 9780812221657 (p.)

PLR: G


745.097

Stillinger, Elizabeth

A Kind of Archeology: Collecting Folk Art in America, 1876-1976

464 pp., 9" x 10", 223 color and 139 b&w illustrations, index, bibliog., $65.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2011

University of Massachusetts Press

This beautifully illustrated book explores the world of American folk art collectors—people who saw the beauty and value of the folk-art portraits, weathervanes, and carvings that mainstream America had hitherto relegated to attics, barns, and dust bins. Although pioneer collectors sought out and preserved objects that are today regarded as icons, little has been known of their motivations, aesthetics, or display techniques. The earliest folk art collectors were a bohemian crowd made up of women, artists, immigrants, and outsiders. They were drawn to folk art not by its prestige value but by its artistic, instructive, and ethnological significance.

LC 2011003381, ISBN 9781558497443 (c.)

PLR: O


759.13

Boylan, Alexis L. (Editor)

Thomas Kinkade: The Artist in the Mall

320 pp., 6" x 9", 35 illustrations, $94.95 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

February 2011

Duke University Press

Often featuring lighthouses, bridges, or quaint country homes, Thomas Kinkade's soft-focus landscapes have permeated American visual culture during the past twenty years. The contributors to this volume bring art history, visual culture, and cultural studies perspectives to bear as they seek to understand Kinkade's significance for both art and his audiences.

LC 2010035881, ISBN 9780822348399 (c.), ISBN 9780822348528 (p.)

PLR: S


759.13

Kalil, Susie

Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary—Paintings and Works on Paper

232 pp., 10" x 11", 61 color plates, 13 b&w drawings, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2011

Texas A&M University Press

Alexandre Hogue, a renowned artist whose career spanned from the 1920s to his death in 1994, inherited the view of an America that imagined itself as filled with limitless potential for improvement, that considered high art and great ideas accessible to ordinary working people, and that saw no reason for an intellectual chasm between a learned elite and the masses. He always viewed himself as a radical....Houston-based curator and critic Susie Kalil grew close to Hogue from 1986 to 1994....In Alexandre Hogue she reveals Hogue as he presented himself and his work to her.

LC 2010015551, ISBN 9781603442145 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: RS


759.13

Masi, Antonio and Joan Marans Dim

New York's Golden Age of Bridges

132 pp., 12" x 9", 56 color illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

Fordham University Press

In New York's Golden Age of Bridges, artist Antonio Masi's paintings and Joan Marans Dim's text encourage the understanding and appreciation of the art and history of the city's nine "Golden-Age" bridges, explore the connections they've fostered, and reveal their impact on the city, nation, and world.

LC 2011015521, ISBN 9780823240654 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: RG


759.13

Whyte, Mary

Working South

128 pp., 10" x 11 1/2", 55 color and 6 b&w illustrations, $49.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

The University of South Carolina Press

In Working South, renowned watercolorist Mary Whyte captures in exquisite detail the essence of vanishing blue-collar professions from across ten states in the American South with sensitivity and reverence for her subjects. From the textile mill worker and tobacco farmer to the sponge diver and elevator operator, Whyte has sought out some of the last remnants of rural and industrial workforces declining or altogether lost through changes in our economy, environment, technology, and fashion. She shows us a shoeshine man, a hat maker, an oysterman, a shrimper, a ferryman, a funeral band, and others to document that these workers existed and in a bygone era were once ubiquitous across the region.

LC 2010025224, ISBN 9781570039669 (c.), ISBN 9781570039676 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: RS


759.949

Slive, Seymour

Jacob van Ruisdael: Windmills and Water Mills

128 pp., 8 1/2" x 8 1/2", 48 color and 21 b&w illustrations, $22.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2011

Getty Publications

Windmills were ubiquitous in seventeenth-century Holland and they remain the best-known symbol of the Dutch landscape....Water mills, in contrast, were scarce in the new Dutch Republic, found mainly in the eastern provinces, particularly near the border with Germany....His most celebrated painting, Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede at the Rijksmuseum, and the J. Paul Getty Museum's Two Undershot Water Mills with an Open Sluice are the centerpieces of this overview of the artist's depictions of windmills and water mills....This book examines their role in Holland and introduces readers to the pleasure of studying Ruisdael's images of them.

LC 2010037004, ISBN 9781606060551 (c.)

PLR: S


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760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography


778.73

Hall, David

Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest

160 pp., 11" x 10 1/2", 150 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

University of Washington Press

World renowned underwater photographer David Hall takes us below the surface of the Pacific Coast waters, home to the most diverse and spectacular marine life of any temperate or cold-water ecosystem on the planet. From the tiny, candy-stripe shrimp, giant Pacific octopus, ghost-like hooded nudibranchs, and migrating sockeye salmon to the world's largest sea lions, Hall's stunning photographs and lively text reveal many fascinating species interrelationships and rarely observed animal behaviors. An innovative approach to over/underwater photography places marine life in familiar context with hauntingly beautiful images that will surprise experienced divers and delight the rest.

LC 2011010287, ISBN 9780295991160 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLR: RS


779.997

Warren, Beth Gates

Artful Lives: Edward Weston, Margrethe Mather, and the Bohemians of Los Angeles

392 pp., 7" x 10", 87 b&w illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

Getty Publications

This captivating biography reveals the previously untold love story of Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather. Both were photographic artists at the center of the bohemian cultural scene in Los Angeles during the 1910s and 1920s, yet Weston would become a major Modernist photographer while Mather, who Weston ultimately expunged from his journals, would fall into obscurity. The book reveals how they and their entourage sought out the limelight as the Hollywood film industry came of age.

LC 2010051328, ISBN 9781606060704 (c.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: S


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780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports


780.92

Broyles, Michael

Beethoven in America

432 pp., 6" x 9", 61 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

Indiana University Press

A pop-cultural tour of Beethoven's America. Beethoven permeates American culture. His image appears on countless busts and coffee mugs; his music is heard in movie scores, TV soundtracks, [and] commercials...he is Schroeder's god in Peanuts and Chuck Berry's freaked-out parent in "Roll over Beethoven." In this book, Michael Broyles seeks to understand the composer as he exists in the American imagination and explores how Beethoven became a cultural icon. He considers portrayals of Beethoven in American film and theater...as well as references to Beethoven and his music in disco, country, rock, and rap. In the end, he shows that to examine Beethoven on American soil is to examine America itself.

LC 2011018050, ISBN 9780253357045 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: G


781.64

Eddy, Chuck

Rock and Roll Always Forgets: A Quarter Century of Music Criticism

352 pp., 6" x 9", 32 illustrations, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2011

Duke University Press

Chuck Eddy is one of the most entertaining, idiosyncratic, influential, and prolific music critics of the past three decades. Rock and Roll Always Forgets features the best, most provocative pieces, which have appeared in a range of publications including the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Creem, Spin, and Vibe.

LC 2010054504 , ISBN 9780822349969 (c.), ISBN 9780822350101 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: G


781.650

Herzig, Monika

David Baker: A Legacy in Music

448 pp., 6" x 9", 45 b&w illustrations, 44 music examples, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

Indiana University Press

From studio to stage with one of the world's best-loved jazz musicians. A Living Jazz Legend, musician and composer David Baker has made a distinctive mark on the world of music in his nearly 60-year career—as player (chiefly on trombone and cello), composer, and educator. In this richly illustrated volume, Monika Herzig explores Baker's artistic legacy, from his days as a jazz musician in Indianapolis to his long-term gig as Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Jazz Studies department at Indiana University....Featuring enlightening interviews with Baker and a CD of unreleased recordings and Baker compositions, this book brings a jazz legend into clear view.

LC 2011023574, ISBN 9780253356574 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: G


781.653

Jacobsen, Thomas W.

Traditional New Orleans Jazz: Conversations with the Men Who Make the Music

264 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 19 halftones, index, $22.50 paper, CIP included

March 2011

Louisiana State University Press

About a century after its beginnings, traditional jazz remains the definitive music of New Orleans and an international hallmark of the city. Producing a long list of jazz legends from Lionel Ferbos...to Grammy winner Irvin Mayfield, the musical heritage...lives on through each player's passion. In Traditional New Orleans Jazz, veteran jazz journalist Thomas Jacobsen discusses that legacy with Ferbos, Mayfield, and a who's who of the present-day scene's "trad jazz" players. Through intimate conversations with jazz veterans and up-and-coming talent, Jacobsen elicits honest, witty, and sometimes comedic discussions that reveal a strong mutual devotion to do one thing—compose and play music inspired by the Crescent City's earliest jazz musicians.

LC 2010029105, ISBN 9780807137796 (p.)

PLR: S


781.660

Austen, Jake (Editor)

Flying Saucers Rock <0x2018>n' Roll: Conversations with Unjustly Obscure Rock <0x2018>n' Soul Eccentrics

320 pp., 6" x 9", 74 illustrations, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2011

Duke University Press

For nearly twenty years, the much-beloved music magazine Roctober has featured work by some of the best underground cartoonists, exhaustive examinations of made-up genres such as "robot rock," and an ongoing exploration of everything Sammy Davis Jr. ever sang, said, or did. But the heart of the magazine has always been the lengthy conversations with overlooked or forgotten artists. Flying Saucers Rock <0x2018>n' Roll gathers the most compelling of these interviews.

LC 2011006305, ISBN 9780822348375 (c.), ISBN 9780822348498 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: S


781.660

Wallach, Jeremy, Harris M. Berger, and Paul D. Greene (Editors)

Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music around the World

392 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illustrations, $94.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

December 2011

Duke University Press

In Metal Rules the Globe, ethnographers and some of the foremost authorities in the burgeoning field of metal studies analyze the dramatic expansion of heavy metal music and culture. They take readers inside metal scenes in Brazil, Canada, China, Easter Island, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, and the United States, describing how the sounds of heavy metal and the meanings that metalheads attribute to them vary across cultures.

LC 2011027661, ISBN 9780822347163 (c.), ISBN 9780822347330 (p.)

AASL: G/P


782.421

Muller, Carol Ann and Sathima Bea Benjamin

Musical Echoes: South African Women Thinking in Jazz

384 pp., 6" x 9", 32 illustrations, $94.95 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

Duke University Press

Musical Echoes tells the life story of the South African jazz vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin. Born in Cape Town in the 1930s, Benjamin came to know American jazz and popular music through the radio, movies, records, and live stage and dance band performances. Musical Echoes, which includes a CD, reflects twenty years of archival research and conversation between Benjamin and South African musicologist Carol Ann Muller.

LC 2011021957, ISBN 9780822348917 (c.), ISBN 9780822349143 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: S


782.421

Robertson, David

W.C. Handy: The Life and Times of the Man Who Made the Blues

304 pp., 5 3/4" x 9", $19.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

The University of Alabama Press

Charts W.C. Handy's rise from a rural Alabama childhood in the last decades of the nineteenth century to his emergence as one of the most celebrated songwriters of the twentieth century.

LC 2011024296, ISBN 9780817356965 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: S


791.430

Daniel, Douglass K.

Tough as Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks

260 pp., 7" x 9 1/2", 22 b&w photographs, $26.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

Called "God's angry man" for his unyielding demands in pursuit of personal and artistic freedom, Oscar-winning filmmaker Richard Brooks brought us some of the mid-twentieth century's most iconic films, including Blackboard Jungle, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Elmer Gantry, In Cold Blood, and Looking for Mr. Goodbar. "The important thing," he once remarked, "is to write your story, to make it believable, to make it live." His own life story has never been fully chronicled, until now.

LC 2010038902, ISBN 9780299251246 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: O, G


791.430

Ford, Peter

Glenn Ford: A Life

358 pp., 6" x 9", 28 b&w photographs, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

[C]hronicles the volatile life, relationships, and career of the renowned actor....It follows Ford's career in diverse media...and shows how Ford shifted effortlessly between genres, playing major roles in dramas, noir, westerns, and romances. This biography by...Ford's son, Peter...offers an intimate view of a star's private and public life. Included are exclusive interviews with family, friends, and professional associates, and snippets from the Ford family collection of diaries, letters, audiotapes, unpublished interviews, and rare candid photos. This biography tells a cautionary tale of...Ford's relentless infidelities and long, slow fade-out, but it also embraces his talent-driven career. The result is an authentic Hollywood story that isn't afraid to reveal the truth.

LC 2010038907, ISBN 9780299281540 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: G


791.430

Naficy, Hamid

A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 1: The Artisanal Era, 1897<0x2013>1941

456 pp., 6" x 9", 74 illustrations, $99.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

Duke University Press

Hamid Naficy is one of the world's leading authorities on Iranian film, and A Social History of Iranian Cinema is his magnum opus. Volume 1 depicts and analyzes the early years of Iranian cinema.

LC 2011010869, ISBN 9780822347545 (c.), ISBN 9780822347750 (p.)

PLR: S


791.430

Naficy, Hamid

A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 2: The Industrializing Years, 1941<0x2013>1978

560 pp., 6" x 9", 83 photographs, $99.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

Duke University Press

Hamid Naficy is one of the world's leading authorities on Iranian film, and A Social History of Iranian Cinema is his magnum opus. Volume 2 spans the period of Mohammad Reza Shah's rule, from 1941 until 1978. During this time, Iranian cinema flourished and became industrialized. At its height, the industry produced more than ninety films each year.

LC 2011010869, ISBN 9780822347552 (c.), ISBN 9780822347743 (p.)

PLR: S


791.430

Schiavi, Michael

Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo

366 pp., 7" x 9 1/2", 25 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

Celluloid Activist is the biography of gay-rights giant Vito Russo, the man who wrote The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies, commonly regarded as the foundational text of gay and lesbian film studies and one of the first to be widely read.

LC 2010044627, ISBN 9780299282301 (c.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: G


791.436

Renga, Dana (Editor)

Mafia Movies: A Reader

400 pp., 6" x 9", 22 illustrations, $85.00 cloth, $37.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

University of Toronto Press

Mafia Movies encourages mafia aficionados to explore the rich variety of classics and rarities within the genre with provocative analyses of over forty films. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive exploration of the myth of the mafia onscreen, identifying key features and connections to styles such as film noir, thrillers, and even westerns. Mafia Movies also questions whether there are uniquely American or Italian ways of depicting the mafia, exploring how filmmakers from both countries have approached the subject in divergent ways.

LC 2011456631, ISBN 9780802099693 (c.), ISBN 9780802096654 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: S


791.436

Tasker, Yvonne

Soldiers' Stories: Military Women in Cinema and Television since World War II

328 pp., 6" x 9", 51 illustrations, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2011

Duke University Press

Films and television shows including M*A*S*H, G.I. Jane, and JAG have grappled with the notion that military women are contradictory figures, unable to be both effective soldiers and appropriately feminine. In Soldiers' Stories, Yvonne Tasker traces this perceived paradox across genres including musicals, screwball comedies, and action thrillers.

LC 2010049743, ISBN 9780822348351 (c.), ISBN 9780822348474 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: S


792.028

Eichenbaum, Rose and Aron Hirt-Manheimer (Editors)

The Actor Within: Intimate Conversations with Great Actors

256 pp., 7" x 10", 35 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2011

Wesleyan University Press

Rose Eichenbaum delves into the lives of thirty-five celebrated actors through intimate conversations and photographic portraits. She captures the essential character of her subjects while shining a light on the art that defines them. These stars raise the curtain on what it means to live the actor's life—the challenge of mastering their craft, the drama of big breaks and career woes, and above all, having the courage to bare their souls before theater audiences or the camera. This collection serves as an important inspirational resource for anyone interested in making art and provides how to advice for aspiring actors.

LC 2011012328, ISBN 9780819569523 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLR: G


792.702

White, Richard D.

Will Rogers: A Political Life

380 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 59 b&w images, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2011

Texas Tech University Press

He was the top male box office attraction at the movies, one of the most widely read newspaper columnists in America, a radio commentator with an audience of more than 60 million, and a globetrotting speaker who filled lecture halls across the land. But how did humorist Will Rogers also become one of the most powerful political figures of his day? From just before World War I...Rogers provided a refreshing yet sobering appraisal of current events and public policy....In this groundbreaking biography Richard D. White argues that the nation's most popular entertainer was not only an incisive political commentator but also a significant influence upon national leaders and their decisions.

LC 2010044608, ISBN 9780896726765 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: O


792.8

de Mille, Agnes

(Edited by Mindy Aloff)

Leaps in the Dark: Art and the World

320 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $34.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2011

University Press of Florida

Agnes George de Mille...was one of the most popular choreographers of American theater and film in the twentieth century. She was also one of the greatest writers on dance in English, alongside Edwin Denby, Arlene Croce, and Alastair Macaulay. De Mille published eleven books, a review of the London premi<0x00E8>re of Balanchine's Prodigal Son, and a monograph ("Russian Journals"). Sadly, of these, only her biography of Martha Graham remains in print. Leaps in the Dark is a dazzling collection that reintroduces de Mille's astounding written legacy to a new generation of dance enthusiasts....Aloff's brief introductions provide just enough context to allow de Mille's brilliant portraits to shine all the brighter.

LC 2010042342, ISBN 9780813035703 (c.)

PLR: G


792.802

Lewin, Ya<0x00EB>l Tamar and Janet Collins

Night's Dancer: The Life of Janet Collins

336 pp., 7" x 10", 16 color and 47 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index, $37.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

Wesleyan University Press

A biography of Janet Collins, who was the first African-American prima ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera. Night's Dancer chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman, who became a concert dance soloist as well as a black trailblazer in the world of classical ballet. Collins endured an era in which racial bias prevailed. Nonetheless, her performances transformed the way black ballet dancers were viewed. Drawing on research and interviews with Collins and her family, friends, and colleagues to explore Collins's development as a dancer, choreographer, and painter, Lewin gives a profoundly moving portrait of an artist of indomitable spirit.

LC 2011019300, ISBN 9780819571144 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: G


792.95

Flachmann, Michael

Shakespeare in Performance: Inside the Creative Process

336 pp., 7" x 9", 36 b&w photographs, $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2011

The University of Utah Press

Forty years of experience teaching Shakespeare at California State University, Bakersfield with summers spent working with professional Shakespeare companies has given Flachmann unprecedented insider access to the way plays are created and performed. In this collection, he brings the plays to life, discussing their meanings and sharing the challenges of performing them for a modern audience. Written in language that will engage scholars, directors, theatre-goers, and everyone who loves reading and watching the Bard's plays, Shakespeare in Performance takes the reader inside design conversations, rehearsal halls, and actor discussions for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the mysteries of professional theatre.

LC 2010050748, ISBN 9781607811282 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: S


793.85

Diaconis, Persi and Ron Graham

(With a foreword by Martin Gardner)

Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks

264 pp., 8 1/2" x 9 1/2", 14 halftones, 133 color and 56 line illustrations, 10 tables, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

Princeton University Press

"Finally a book that celebrates the math involved in magic. This is quite simply the most brilliant book ever written on this mind-blowing, highly secretive field."—David Blaine, illusionist. "Well known and highly respected in the mathematical community, Diaconis and Graham have produced a work that completely lives up to expectations. It contains descriptions of magic tricks as viewed by an audience, the mathematics that make them possible, and clear explanations to help you—with a little practice—amaze your friends."—Library Journal. Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks—and the profound mathematical ideas behind them.

LC 2011014755, ISBN 9780691151649 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


793.932

Bogost, Ian

How to Do Things With Videogames

192 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $57.00 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

University of Minnesota Press

In recent years, computer games have moved to the center of popular culture. Ian Bogost, a leading scholar of videogames and an award-winning game designer, explores the many ways computer games are used today in a series of short, inviting, and provocative essays, arguing that together they make the medium broader, richer, and more relevant to a wider audience.

LC 2011023625, ISBN 9780816676460 (c.), ISBN 9780816676477 (p.)

AASL: O/MS, HS, P


796.334

Wangerin, David

Distant Corners: American Soccer's History of Missed Opportunities and Lost Causes

264 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2011

Temple University Press

Despite its struggle for popular acceptance, soccer in the United States has a rich history. David Wangerin profiles Tom Cahill, the almost-forgotten "father of American soccer," and writes passionately about the 1979 North American Soccer League season, the high-water mark of the game in the twentieth century. Additionally, Wangerin describes the fluctuating American appetite for soccer over the years. He chronicles the game at college and professional levels and describes the city of St. Louis's unique historic attachment to the sport.

LC 2010045075, ISBN 9781439906309 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: O, G


796.357

Ruck, Rob

Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game

288 pp., 6" x 9", 12 b&w photographs, $25.95 cloth, $16.00 paper, CIP included

March 2011

Beacon Press

After peaking at 27 percent of all major leaguers in 1975, African Americans now make up less than one-tenth....The number of Latin Americans, by contrast, has exploded to over a quarter of all major leaguers....Award-winning historian Rob Ruck not only explains the catalyst for this sea change; he also breaks down the consequences that cut across society....By looking at this history from the vantage point of black America and the Caribbean, a more complex story comes into focus, one largely missing from traditional narratives of baseball's history. Raceball unveils a fresh and stunning truth: baseball has never been stronger as a business, never weaker as a game.

LC 2010037079, ISBN 9780807048054 (c.), ISBN 9780807048078 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: G


796.509

Strickland, Ron

Pathfinder: Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America

245 pp., 6" x 9", map, line drawings, index, bibliography, glossary, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2011

Oregon State University Press

In the early 1970s, Ron Strickland—a young, novice hiker with an audacious idea—launched a campaign to link Glacier National Park and the Pacific Ocean via a new, 1,200-mile footpath across three national parks and seven national forests. He lobbied landowners, raised money, and dug dirt until, in 2009, Congress added the Pacific Northwest Trail to the National Trails System. "This book couldn't come at a better time. As Ron Strickland shows, a life lived outdoors is an immensely rich experience—and an antidote to the travails of recession, politics, and the daily grind."—Backpacker

LC 2010053102, ISBN 9780870716034 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: RG


796.6

Iula, Jeff and Bill Ignizio

How I Saw It: My Photographic Memory of the Soap Box Derby

125 pp., 11" x 8 1/2", $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2011

The University of Akron Press

Jeff Iula grew up around the Soap Box Derby. His memories of the race events over the past forty years are a treasure trove of the history of the gravity race, but also other aspects of the Derby Downs race that are rarely covered. Aided by writer Bill Ignizio, Iula has delved into his collection of Derby memorabilia to identify the most compelling images of cars and contestants, programs and tickets, and celebrities and ceremonies. This collection is unique and informative. A must for Soap Box Derby fans.

LC 2011929626, ISBN 9781935603078 (p.)

AASL: G/MS, HS, P

PLR: G


796.912

Adams, Mary Louise

Artistic Impressions: Figure Skating, Masculinity, and the Limits of Sport

294 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illustrations, $60.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

February 2011

University of Toronto Press

In contemporary North America, figure skating ranks among the most "feminine" of sports and few boys take it up for fear of being labelled effeminate or gay. Yet figure skating was once an exclusively male pastime—women did not skate in significant numbers until the late 1800s, at least a century after the founding of the first skating club. It was only in the 1930s that figure skating began to acquire its feminine image. Artistic Impressions is the first history to trace figure skating's striking transformation from gentlemen's art to "girls" sport.

LC 2011378908, ISBN 9781442643185 (c.), ISBN 9781442611719 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: S


799.276

Hainds, Mark J.

Year of the Pig

272 pp., 6" x 9", 15 illustrations, $16.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

The University of Alabama Press

A personal account of one avid hunter's pursuit of wild pigs in eleven American states. Hainds tied his mission to the Chinese calendar's Year of the Pig in 2007 and journeyed through longleaf forests, cypress swamps, and wiliwili forests in search of his prey.

LC 2011002969, ISBN 9780817356705 (p.)

AASL: RG/MS, HS

PLR: S


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