2014 University Press Books

 

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700-799 The Arts


700-759 Fine Arts

         
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports        
   

700-759 Fine Arts


701.03

Finkelpearl, Tom

What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation

416 pp., 6" x 9", 91 illustrations, $99.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

January 2013

Duke University Press

In What We Made, Tom Finkelpearl examines the activist, participatory, coauthored aesthetic experiences being created in contemporary art. He suggests social cooperation as a meaningful way to think about this work and provides a framework for understanding its emergence and acceptance. In a series of fifteen conversations, artists comment on their experiences working cooperatively, joined at times by colleagues from related fields, including social policy, architecture, art history, urban planning, and new media.

LC 2012033852, ISBN 9780822352846 (c.), ISBN 9780822352891 (p.)

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704.039

Townsend-Gault, Charlotte, Jennifer Kramer, and Ki-ke-in (Editors)

Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas

1120 pp., 6" x 9", 82 illustrations (19 in colour), $195.00 cloth (CAD), $75.00 paper (CAD), CIP included

August 2013

University of British Columbia Press

The Northwest Coast of North America has long been recognized as one of the world's canonical art zones. This volume records and scrutinizes the history of how and why this has come about. A work of critical historiography, it makes accessible for the first time in one place a broad selection of the 250 years of writing on Northwest Coast art. The contributors—leading scholars, writers, and artists—provide perspectives on the diverse intellectual traditions that have influenced, stimulated, and clashed with each other. In unsettling the conventions that have shaped the idea of Northwest Coast Native art, this book joins the lively, often heated, and now global, debates about what constitutes Native art and who should decide.

ISBN 9780774820493 (c.), ISBN 9780774820509 (p.)

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709.011

Lewis-Williams, J. D.

San Rock Art

158 pp., 4 1/4" x 7", 11 b&w drawings, 6 b&w photographs, 1 map, $14.95 paper, CIP included

February 2013

Ohio University Press

San rock paintings, scattered over the range of southern Africa, are considered by many scholars to be the earliest examples of representational art. There are about 15,000 known rock art sites, created over the course of thousands of years until the nineteenth century, with many more still awaiting discovery. Starting with the iconic Linton panel in Capetown's Iziko-South African Museum, the author examines the artistic and cultural significance of rock art and how it reveals the way San image-makers conceived their world. He details the European encounter with rock art and their contentious interaction with the contemporary San people.

LC 2013001099, ISBN 9780821420454 (p.)

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709.2

Gerhard, Jane F.

The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago and the Power of Popular Feminism, 1970-2007

360 pp., 6" x 9", 14 b&w photographs, $69.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2013

University of Georgia Press

Judy Chicago's monumental art installation The Dinner Party was an immediate sensation when it debuted in 1979, and today it is considered the most popular work of art to emerge from the second-wave feminist movement. Jane F. Gerhard examines the piece's popularity to understand how ideas about feminism migrated from activist and intellectual circles into the American mainstream in the last three decades of the twentieth century.

LC 2012043503, ISBN 9780820336756 (c.), ISBN 9780820344577 (p.)

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711.409

Heller, Gregory L.

Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia

320 pp., 6" x 9", 25 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

Ed Bacon is the first biography of the innovative and controversial urban planner who transformed Philadelphia in the mid-twentieth century.

LC 2012037695, ISBN 9780812244908 (c.)

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720.92

Charney, Melvin

(Edited by Louis Martin)

On Architecture: Melvin Charney, a Critical Anthology

456 pp., 8 1/4" x 10", 350 b&w and colour illustrations, $49.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

October 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

An indispensable and richly illustrated collection of essays by Melvin Charney, with interpretations by established scholars.

ISBN 9780773541825 (p.)

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720.979

de Wit, Wim and Christopher James Alexander (Editors)

Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990

320 pp., 10 1/2" x 9 3/4", 112 color and 98 b&w illustrations, 4 line drawings, $59.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

Getty Publications

From 1940 to 1990, Los Angeles rapidly evolved into one of the most populous and influential industrial, economic, and creative capitals in the world. During this era, the region was transformed into a laboratory for cutting-edge architecture. Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990 examines these experiments and their impact on modern design, reframes the perceptions of Los Angeles's dynamic built environment, and amplifies the exploration of the city's vibrant architectural legacy.

LC 2012036941, ISBN 9781606061282 (c.)

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725.372

Starr, Markham

Barns of Connecticut

180 pp., 10" x 8", 140 illustrations (104 in color), $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Wesleyan University Press

Featuring more than 100 stunning color photographs along with helpful diagrams and historic photos, Barns of Connecticut captures both the iconic and the unique, including historic and noteworthy barns. The book discusses the importance of barns to Connecticut agriculture across our state and up to the present day. It offers a lovely introduction to the architectural, functional, and agricultural roles that barns played in early Connecticut. These enduring structures display the optimism, ingenuity, hard work, and practicality of the people who tend land and livestock throughout the state.

LC 2013012738, ISBN 9780819574039 (c.)

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738.127

Forrest, Miranda

Natural Glazes: Collecting and Making

112 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 3/4", 140 color illustrations, $29.95 paper

March 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

Hand-mixed glazes from local ingredients produce unique ceramics that reflect the nearby environment. This colorful and concise book guides artists through natural glaze discovery and blending. With just a basic understanding of science and the local landscape, ceramics artists can create amazing effects.

ISBN 9780812222623 (p.)

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738.382

Oakley, John H.

The Greek Vase: Art of the Storyteller

114 pp., 10" x 10 1/2", 130 color illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Getty Publications

This richly illustrated volume offers a fascinating introduction to ancient Greek vases for the general reader. It presents vases not merely as beautiful vessels to hold water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning....Based on the rich collections of the British Museum and the J. Paul Getty Museum, the exquisite details of the works offer the reader the opportunity for an intimate interaction with the graphic beauty and narrative power of ancient vases often not available in a gallery setting.

LC 2013005879, ISBN 9781606061473 (c.)

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741.597

Phillips, Nickie D. and Staci Strobl

Comic Book Crime: Truth, Justice, and the American Way

295 pp., 6" x 9", 4 tables, 34 b&w illustrations, $75.00 cloth, $24.00 paper, CIP included

July 2013

New York University Press

Superman, Batman, Daredevil, and Wonder Woman are iconic cultural figures that embody values of order, fairness, justice, and retribution. Comic Book Crime digs deep into these and other celebrated characters, providing a comprehensive understanding of crime and justice in contemporary American comic books.

LC 2012050855, ISBN 9780814767870 (c.), ISBN 9780814767887 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


741.609

Rainey, Sue

Creating a World on Paper: Harry Fenn's Career in Art

408 pp., 8" x 10", 58 color and 150 b&w illustrations, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2013

University of Massachusetts Press

Harry Fenn was one of the most skilled and successful illustrators in the United States in the latter half of the nineteenth century....Fenn's work fostered pride in America's scenic landscapes and urban centers, informed a curious public about foreign lands, and promoted appreciation of printed pictures as artworks for a growing middle class....This handsomely designed volume documents Fenn's prolific career from the 1860s until his death in 1911. Sue Rainey also recounts his adventurous sketching trips in the western United States, Europe, and the Middle East, which enhanced his reputation for depicting far-flung places at a time when the nation was taking a more prominent role on the world stage.

LC 2012043583, ISBN 9781558499799 (c.)

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746.920

Goldman, Kay

Dressing Modern Maternity: The Frankfurt Sisters of Dallas and the Page Boy Label

272 pp., 8" x 8", 78 b&w and 26 color photographs, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

Texas Tech University Press

In 1930s Dallas, two sisters launched a daring new enterprise, Page Boy Maternity Clothing. When a third sister joined the team, their combined engineering, business, and PR genius made Page Boy the foremost maternity-clothing manufacturer in the United States. Dressing entertainment icons such as Elizabeth Taylor and Florence Henderson, Page Boy broke ground in every direction. Illuminating the Page Boy story are Goldman's insights into the history of maternity clothing in the U.S., American women in business prior to the 1930s, Jewish involvement in garment manufacturing in Dallas, and ultimately the decisions that would lead to Page Boy's demise.

LC 2013004971, ISBN 9780896727991 (c.)

AASL: RG, RS/HS

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759.13

Cuthbert, John

Virginia B. Evans: An All-Around Artist

196 pp., 9" x 12", 141 images, $39.99 cloth, CIP included

May 2013

West Virginia University Libraries/West Virginia University Press

Virginia B. Evans (1894-1983) was an important figure in the field of art in the Upper Ohio Valley during the mid-twentieth century....Evans was a talented impressionist and abstract expressionist painter, a skillful designer of art deco glass, and a teacher. Virginia B. Evans tells the story of this often overlooked, yet remarkable artist. Educated, willful, strongly opinionated, and independent, she enjoyed considerable acclaim in the Ohio Valley region of West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and beyond....Through an analysis of primary resources including correspondence, memoirs, newspaper articles, photographs, and other documents, Virginia B. Evans elucidates the compelling life and work of a versatile artist.

LC 2013008218, ISBN 9780975292525 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: RS


759.4

Danchev, Alex (Editor and Translator)

The Letters of Paul Cézanne

400 pp., 6 5/8" x 9 1/4", 12 color and 65 b&w illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Getty Publications

This new translation of Cézanne's letters includes more than twenty that were previously unpublished and reproduces the sketches and caricatures with which Cézanne occasionally illustrated his words. The letters shed light on some of the key artistic relationships of the modern period....The translation is richly annotated with explanatory notes, and, for the first time, the letters are cross-referenced to the current catalogue raisonné. Numerous inaccuracies and archaisms in the previous English edition of the letters are corrected, and many intriguing passages that were unaccountably omitted have been restored. The result is a publishing landmark that ably conveys Cézanne's intricacy of expression.

LC 2013010343, ISBN 9781606061602 (c.)

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RUSA/CODES: O


759.4

Matisse, Henri

(Interview by Pierre Courthion)

(Translated by Chris Miller)

(Edited by Serge Guilbaut)

Chatting with Henri Matisse: The Lost 1941 Interview

369 pp., 6" x 9", 23 color and 28 b&w illustrations, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2013

Getty Publications

In 1941 the Swiss art critic Pierre Courthion interviewed Henri Matisse while the artist was in bed recovering from a serious operation. It was an extensive interview, seen at the time as a vital assessment of Matisse's career and set to be published by Albert Skira's then newly established Swiss press. After months of complicated discussions between Courthion and Matisse, and just weeks before the book was to come out—the artist even had approved the cover design—Matisse suddenly refused its publication....This rich conversation...is published for the first time in this volume....The book includes unpublished correspondence and other original documents related to Courthion's interview and abounds with details about avant-garde life, tactics, and artistic creativity in the first half of the twentieth century.

LC 2012042494, ISBN 9781606061299 (c.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


759.5

Burda-Stengel, Felix

Andrea Pozzo and Video Art

179 pp., 12 1/4" x 8 1/2", 95 color and b&w images, index, bibliography, $70.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2013

Saint Joseph's University Press

This is the first book in English on the Jesuit lay brother and baroque artist Andrea Pozzo (1642-1709), thus providing a singular opportunity to introduce and/or make better known the most famous early modern painter and architect of the Society of Jesus. Adding to the book's appeal to an American audience is the author's focus on Pozzo's illusionist perspective art not only in its own right, but also in relation to contemporary American video artists Bill Viola, Bruce Nauman, and Gary Hill. "Andrea Pozzo and Video Art by Felix Burda-Stengel is a beautifully illustrated, 179 page compendium analytically showcasing the life and work of this Baroque master of the arts....very highly recommended...."—Library Bookwatch

LC 2013005224, ISBN 9780916101787 (c.)

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780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports


780

Cox, John Harrington (Editor)

Folk-Songs of the South: Collected Under the Auspices of the West Virginia Folk-Lore Society

600 pp., 8 1/2" x 6 1/5", $29.99 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

West Virginia University Press

A collection of ballads and folk songs from West Virginia. First published in 1925, this resource includes narrative and lyric songs that were transmitted orally, as well as popular songs from print sources. With a new introduction by Alan Jabbour, this reprint renews the importance of this text as a piece of scholarship, revealing Cox's understanding of the workings of tradition across time and place and his influence upon folk-song research.

LC 25004180, ISBN 9781938228681 (c.)

AASL: S, RG/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


782.421

Eskew, Glenn T.

Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World

408 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 47 b&w photographs, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2013

University of Georgia Press

An exhaustive biography of John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer, one of America's greatest songwriters who wrote for Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald from the 1930s to the 1960s. [A] winner of Academy Awards for several of his songs including "Moon River," Mercer was a jazz stylist rather than a Tin Pan Alley lyricist, and the interpenetration of jazz and popular song that he created expressed elements of his southern heritage that made his work distinctive.

LC 2013003506, ISBN 9780820333304 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: G


791.092

Lehman, Eric D.

Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P. T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity

280 pp., 6" x 9", 30 illustrations, bibliography, index, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Wesleyan University Press

When P. T. Barnum met twenty-five-inch-tall Charles Stratton at a Bridgeport, Connecticut hotel in 1843, one of the most important partnerships in entertainment history was born. With Barnum's promotional skills and the miniature Stratton's comedic talents, they charmed a Who's Who of the 19th century. Adored worldwide as "General Tom Thumb," Stratton played to sold-out shows for almost forty years. From his days as a precocious child star to his tragic early death, Becoming Tom Thumb tells the full story of this iconic figure for the first time. The book draws on newly available primary sources and interviews.

LC 2013015056, ISBN 9780819573315 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

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791.43

Ortner, Sherry B.

Not Hollywood: Independent Film at the Twilight of the American Dream

352 pp., 6" x 9", 3 tables, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2013

Duke University Press

The pioneering anthropologist Sherry B. Ortner combines her trademark ethnographic expertise with critical film interpretation to explore the independent film scene in New York and Los Angeles since the late 1980s. Not Hollywood is both a study of the lived experience of that scene and a critical examination of America as seen through the lenses of independent filmmakers. Based on interviews with scores of directors and producers, Ortner reveals the culture and practices of indie filmmaking, including the conviction of those involved that their films, unlike Hollywood movies, are "telling the truth" about American life.

LC 2012044750, ISBN 9780822354109 (c.), ISBN 9780822354260 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


791.430

Doherty, Thomas

Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939

448 pp., 6" x 9", 72 halftones, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

Columbia University Press

"With a rich blend of art and politics, Doherty brings to light the story of how Hollywood handled Nazism during Hitler's reign. Recommended."—Library Journal (starred review). "Meticulously researched and vigorously written, this comprehensive account of Hollywood, Hitler, and all points in between is both a scholarly tour de force and a riveting page-turner. Marshalling his finely-tuned expertise in American studies, film studies, and twentieth-century history, Thomas Doherty unfolds an epic chronicle of dueling ideologies, complicated celebrity politics, and the unstable boundaries between art, entertainment, and propaganda as World War II drew near. This is cultural analysis at its fascinating best."—David Sterritt, chairman, National Society of Film Critics.

LC 2012046863, ISBN 9780231163927 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G, S


791.430

Marich, Robert

Marketing to Moviegoers: A Handbook of Strategies and Tactics

Third Edition

432 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 30 illustrations, $34.95 paper, CIP included

January 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

In the third edition of his comprehensive guidebook, Marketing to Moviegoers, veteran film and TV journalist Robert Marich plumbs the depths of the methods used by studios to market their films to consumers. Updates to the third edition include a chapter on marketing movies using digital media; an insightful discussion of the use of music in film trailers; new and expanded materials on marketing targeted toward affinity groups and awards; fresh analysis of booking contracts between theaters and distributors; a brief history of indie film marketing; and explorations of the overlooked potential of the drive-in theater and the revival of third-party-financed movie campaigns....A highly navigable handbook that breaks down a complicated process into manageable strategies in an easy-to-read style, Marketing to Moviegoers is a must for all professionals and students in today's rapidly evolving film industry.

LC 2012018745, ISBN 9780809331963 (p.)

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791.430

Sabine, Maureen

Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

352 pp., 6" x 9", 19 b&w illustrations, $85.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, CIP included

August 2013

Fordham University Press

"Veiled Desires is a provocative, fascinating, and occasionally lyrical study of the narratives and imagery of Catholic women religious on the big screen. The book is impressively ambitious in scope, bringing together social theory, psychoanalysis, Catholic history, and media studies to interpret forty years of film."—Amy L. Koehlinger, Florida State University

LC 2012050170, ISBN 9780823251650 (c.), ISBN 9780823251667 (p.)

AASL: S/P

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791.430

Smith, Dean, with Mike Cox

(Foreword by James Garner)

Cowboy Stuntman: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen

264 pp., 6" x 9", 64 b&w photographs, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

Texas Tech University Press

Dean Smith has taken falls from galloping horses, engaged in fistfights with Kirk Douglas and George C. Scott, donned [a] red wig and white tights to double Maureen O'Hara, and taught Goldie Hawn how to talk like a Texan. Cowboy Stuntman chronicles the life and achievements of this colorful Texan and Olympic gold medal winner who spent a half century as a Hollywood stuntman and actor, appearing in ten John Wayne movies and doubling for a long list of actors as diverse as Robert Culp, Michael Landon, Steve Martin, Strother Martin, Robert Redford, and Roy Rogers.

LC 2013003747, ISBN 9780896727892 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


791.430

Steffen, James

The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov

326 pp., 6" x 9", 43 b&w illustrations, 1 table, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

Sergei Parajanov (1924-90) flouted the rules of both filmmaking and society in the Soviet Union and paid a heavy personal price. An ethnic Armenian in the multicultural atmosphere of Tbilisi, Georgia, he was one of the most innovative directors of postwar Soviet cinema....The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov is the first English-language book on the director's films and the most comprehensive study of his work.

LC 2013010422, ISBN 9780299296544 (p.)

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791.433

Condry, Ian

The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan's Media Success Story

256 pp., 6" x 9", 32 illustrations, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

January 2013

Duke University Press

In The Soul of Anime, Ian Condry explores the emergence of anime, Japanese animated film and television, as a global cultural phenomenon. Drawing on ethnographic research, including interviews with artists at some of Tokyo's leading animation studios, Condry discusses how anime's fictional characters and worlds become platforms for collaborative creativity. He argues that the global success of Japanese animation has grown out of a collective social energy that operates across industries—including those that produce film, television, manga (comic books), and toys and other licensed merchandise—and connects fans to the creators of anime.

LC 2012033721, ISBN 9780822353805 (c.), ISBN 9780822353942 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G


791.436

Longfellow, Brenda, Scott MacKenzie, and Thomas Waugh (Editors)

The Perils of Pedagogy: The Works of John Greyson

584 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", 98 b&w photographs, $105.00 cloth (CAD), $39.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

May 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

The first book to examine the works of controversial film and video-maker, queer activist, and agent provocateur, John Greyson.

ISBN 9780773541436 (c.), ISBN 9780773541443 (p.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


791.436

Rich, B. Ruby

New Queer Cinema: The Director's Cut

360 pp., 6" x 9", 23 illustrations, $94.95 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

March 2013

Duke University Press

B. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative, made possible by the debut of the camcorder, and driven initially by outrage over the unchecked spread of AIDS. The genre has grown to include an entire generation of queer artists, filmmakers, and activists. This volume presents her new thoughts on the topic, as well as bringing together the best of her writing on the NQC.

LC 2012048672, ISBN 9780822354116 (c.), ISBN 9780822354284 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


791.437

Acevedo-Muñoz, Ernesto R.

West Side Story as Cinema: The Making and Impact of an American Masterpiece

232 pp., 6" x 9", 31 photographs (7 in color), $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

University Press of Kansas

The only book-length study to document the history, meanings, impact, and place of West Side Story in American film history and film studies. "This is the definitive and most comprehensive book about the film West Side Story. It is filled with fascinating information and thought-provoking commentary, including a Hispanic sensibility that looks at the movie with a fresh point of view. An outstanding work of movie scholarship."—Thomas Hischak, author of The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

LC 2013018936, ISBN 9780700619214 (c.)

AASL: G, S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


791.457

Goodlad, Lauren M.E., Lilya Kaganovsky, and Robert A. Rushing (Editors)

Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s

432 pp., 6" x 9", 97 illustrations, $99.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

February 2013

Duke University Press

Since the show's debut in 2007, Mad Men has invited viewers to immerse themselves in the lush period settings, ruthless Madison Avenue advertising culture, and arresting characters at the center of its 1960s fictional world. Mad Men, Mad World is a comprehensive analysis of this groundbreaking TV series. Scholars from across the humanities consider the AMC drama from a fascinating array of perspectives, including fashion, history, architecture, civil rights, feminism, consumerism, art, cinema, and the serial format, as well as through theoretical frames such as critical race theory, gender, queer theory, global studies, and psychoanalysis.

LC 2012033726, ISBN 9780822354024 (c.), ISBN 9780822354185 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G


791.457

Thompson, Ethan and Jason Mittell (Editors)

How to Watch Television

405 pp., 7" x 10", 62 halftones, $79.00 cloth, $29.00 paper, CIP included

September 2013

New York University Press

How to Watch Television brings together forty original essays from today's leading scholars on television culture, writing about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a particular television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. The essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis—suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate.

LC 2013010676, ISBN 9780814745311 (c.), ISBN 9780814763988 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


791.530

Hayter-Menzies, Grant

Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton

268 pp., 6" x 9", 37 b&w photographs, $29.95 cloth (CAD), CIP included

October 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

The remarkable career of Pauline Benton. The American woman who became the world's first female master of Chinese shadow theatre.

ISBN 9780773542013 (c.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: O


792.8

Kronenberg, Jennifer Carlynn

So, You Want to Be a Ballet Dancer?

Second Edition

184 pp., 5" x 7", 43 b&w photographs, QR codes, $14.95 paper, CIP included

April 2013

University Press of Florida

Jennifer Kronenberg's inspiring how-to guide offers a wide range of pointers for success, starting with the basics: selecting a school, auditioning, sewing your pointe shoes' ribbons, and choosing what to wear. She also covers topics not usually taught in dance classes: backstage etiquette, emotional well-being, handling criticism, and eating for optimal energy. Best of all, this edition features QR codes that can be scanned with a smartphone, taking you to a companion website full of bonus videos. Watch Kronenberg demonstrate how to arrange your hair for the stage, properly prepare pointe shoes, and apply stage makeup. You'll get the head start you need to prepare for the highly competitive, often unforgiving, ultimately rewarding world of ballet.

LC 2013007076, ISBN 9780813044804 (p.)

AASL: G, S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


792.8

Wilson, Vanina

The French School of Classical Ballet: The First Year of Training

376 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 139 illustrations, $39.95 paper, CIP included

August 2013

University Press of Florida

One of the most commonly taught systems of classical ballet instruction is that of the French school. This thirty-three-week training manual parallels the presentation of basic steps, positions, and alignment that first-year, pre-professional students are taught. Critical elements of placement and alignment are fully described with proper French terminology, and more than one hundred photographs illustrate key positions.

LC 2013015096, ISBN 9780813044514 (p.)

AASL: G, S/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: G


793.740

Gardner, Martin

Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner

288 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 54 halftones, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Princeton University Press

"Informative, original, unexpected, and always charmingly written with his uniquely subtle sense of fun, this final autobiographical work of Martin Gardner, Undiluted Hocus-Pocus, sums up his own life and opinions, in the way that has become so familiar and inspirational to us from his well-known writings on puzzles, mathematics, philosophy, and the oddities of the world."—Roger Penrose, author of Cycles of Time. "Readers who only know Gardner for his math and science writing will be surprised at his focus on religion, and this autobiography demonstrates his passion to explain and understand the world around him."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2013016324, ISBN 9780691159911 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P


796.021

Alamar, Benjamin C.

Sports Analytics: A Guide For Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

152 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 28 figures, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2013

Columbia University Press

There isn't a better representative of this emerging field to show diverse organizations how to implement analytics into their decision-making strategies. Alamar provides a clear, easily digestible survey of the practice and a detailed understanding of analytics' vast possibilities. He explains how to evaluate different programs and put them to use. Using concrete examples from professional sports teams and case studies demonstrating the use and value of analytics in the field, Alamar designs a roadmap for managers, general managers, and other professionals as they build their own programs and teach their approach to others.

LC 2012047188, ISBN 9780231162920 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: G


796.097

D'Orso, Mike

Pumping Granite: And Other Portraits of People at Play

304 pp., 6" x 9", $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2013

Texas Tech University Press

From rock climbing to rodeo, sumo wrestling to slow-pitch softball, boomerangs to bowling, this collection of articles by one of America's leading journalists probes the recreational lives of people of all ages. From arctic Alaska to an island in the Bahamas, these pieces crawl into the more remote nooks and crannies of our culture, showing what our sporting passions and obsessions say about us as individuals and as a society. Funky, fascinating, heroic, and compassionate, Pumping Granite is a one-of-a-kind book about men, women, and children and the unusual games they play.

LC 94013973, ISBN 9780896727786 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


796.323

Roos, Mike

One Small Town, One Crazy Coach

324 pp., 6" x 9", 8 b&w illustrations, $26.00 paper, CIP included

September 2013

Indiana University Press

This book shoots deep inside a colorful cast of characters providing a compelling account of a 1962 high school basketball team's inner struggles and wide-ranging emotions throughout the season.

LC 2013011318, ISBN 9780253010285 (p.)

AASL: G, RG/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


796.332

Barr, Michael

(Foreword by Lew Freedman)

Remembering Bulldog Turner: Unsung Monster of the Midway

240 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w photographs, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2013

Texas Tech University Press

Clyde "Bulldog" Turner rose from the West Texas plains to become an early lynchpin of the Chicago Bears and the NFL and one of the greatest linemen of the pre-television era. Fame, however, did not stick to Bulldog Turner because the positions he played rarely made headlines. Despite his talents, Bulldog never made much money playing football, and what he did earn slipped through his fingers like sand. When he retired, his iconic nickname faded from memory. Remembering Bulldog Turner brings an NFL great into the limelight he never enjoyed as a football player.

LC 2013022606, ISBN 9780896728271 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


796.332

Robinson, Edward J.

(Foreword by Ray Didinger)

Wil the Thrill: The Untold Story of Wilbert Montgomery

128 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w photographs, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2013

Texas Tech University Press

When Wilbert Montgomery earned his Super Bowl XLVII ring as running-backs coach for the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, he was no stranger to glory. In Philadelphia and elsewhere his legacy still looms large. But perhaps even more enduring should be the story of how this shy but courageous athlete broke down barriers throughout his life. Escaping an oppressive environment in Mississippi in the early 1970s, he became one of the first African Americans to play for what was then Abilene Christian College. Wil the Thrill illuminates the complex interplay of race relations, sports, and religion.

LC 2013022780, ISBN 9780896728479 (c.)

AASL: G, HS/P

RUSA/CODES: G


796.332

Smith, Dean Bartoli

Never Easy, Never Pretty: A Fan, A City, A Championship Season

224 pp., 6" x 9", 12 halftones, $24.50 cloth, CIP included

August 2013

Temple University Press

Never Easy, Never Pretty highlights the Ravens' electrifying 2012 season and celebrates a team, a city, and its emotional landscape during an unlikely run to a Super Bowl victory. The author recounts the season from start to glorious finish while interweaving Baltimore's professional football history, telling his own story of growing up with the Colts, then gradually transferring adult loyalties to the new team in town, the Ravens. For each game, a diverse array of quotes, interviews, and commentary from players, broadcasters, and executives are featured.

LC 2013033869, ISBN 9781439911068 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


796.357

Craft, Jerry and Kathleen Sullivan

Pitching for the Stars: My Seasons Across the Color Line

136 pp., 6" x 8", 17 b&w photographs, index, $18.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2013

Texas Tech University Press

In 1959, Texas Tech senior Jerry Craft was planning to stay home on the family ranch when Carl Sedberry, a semipro baseball manager, asked him to try out for his club. Craft had never heard of the Wichita Falls/Graham Stars, but they needed a pitcher as much as he needed a chance. Craft was in for a big surprise, however, when he realized that Mr. Sedberry was recruiting him for the West Texas Colored League. As they made history, Craft and his teammates would learn much about sports and life—and share experiences that would change them forever.

LC 2013004974, ISBN 9780896727878 (c.)

AASL: G/EM, MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: G


796.357

Mileur, Jerome M.

The Stars Are Back: The St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox, and Player Unrest in 1946

328 pp., 6" x 9", 37 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

In 1946, as the aftershocks of World War II still trembled across the globe, America returned to its favorite pastime: baseball. In The Stars Are Back, Jerome M. Mileur offers a fascinating account of this storied season and of the backstage battle that would forever transform the game of professional baseball. Mileur begins with one of the most famous clashes in major league history: the neck-and-neck race to the National League pennant between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers. As these two iconic teams engaged in a bitter struggle leading to the first-ever playoff to determine the winner of the National League pennant, the Boston Red Sox blazed a trail to the top of the American League to face the Cardinals in the World's Series, as it was then called.

LC 2013005376, ISBN 9780809332717 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


796.930

Frank, William D.

Everyone to Skis!: Skiing in Russia and the Rise of Soviet Biathlon

424 pp., 6" x 9", 13 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Northern Illinois University Press

Currently the most popular winter spectator sport in Europe, biathlon looms large in the history of global athletics, and in the event's early narrative the Soviet Union was its most important player. William D. Frank, a former nationally-ranked competitor and a scholar of Russian history, is in a unique position to tell this story. His highly readable book is the first in-depth look at how the Soviet government interpreted the sport of skiing as a cultural, ideological, and political tool throughout the course of seven decades. For scholars and general readers alike, Everyone To Skis! represents a fascinating perspective on the Soviet Union through the history of a sport closely tied to the homeland.

LC 2013020988, ISBN 9780875804767 (c.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


798.850

Thayer, Gwyneth Anne

Going to the Dogs: Greyhound Racing, Animal Activism, and American Popular Culture

304 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 36 photographs, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2013

University Press of Kansas

The first cultural history of greyhound racing in America, this book charts the sport's meteoric rise and equally meteoric decline against the backdrop of changes in American culture during the twentieth century. "Remarkably objective and impeccably researched, [Thayer] traces the transformation of the greyhound from rural hunting dog to working class racing dog to an icon of the animal rescue movement. This is cultural history at its best."—Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight about Animals

LC 2012050036, ISBN 9780700619139 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


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