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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


701.850

Finlay, Victoria

The Brilliant History of Color in Art

128 pp., 9" x 10 1/4",166 color illustrations, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2014

Getty Publications

Critically acclaimed writer and popular journalist Victoria Finlay takes readers across the globe and over the centuries on an unforgettable tour through the brilliant history of color in art. Written for newcomers to the subject and aspiring young artists alike, Finlay's quest to uncover the origins and science of color will beguile readers of all ages with its warm and conversational style.

LC 2014019235, ISBN 9781606064290 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


709.470

Blakesley, Rosalind P. and Margaret Samu (Editors)

From Realism to the Silver Age: New Studies in Russian Artistic Culture

230 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 48 color illustrations, $40.00 paper, CIP included

June 2014

Northern Illinois University Press

This volume of 13 essays presents rigorous new research by western and Russian scholars on Russian art of the 19th and early-20th centuries. More than three decades after the publication of Elizabeth Valkenier's pioneering monograph, Russian Realist Art, this impressive collection showcases the latest methodology and subjects of inquiry, expanding the parameters of what has become an area of enormous intellectual and popular appeal.

LC 2013041731, ISBN 9780875807034 (p.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


712.097

Williams, Ron

Landscape Architecture in Canada

672 pp., 8 1/2" x 10 1/8", 354 images-full colour throughout, $65.00 cloth (CAD), CIP included

May 2014

McGill-Queen's University Press

The largest and most pervasive of human artifacts, landscapes are both cultural expressions and environments that shape our actions. Playgrounds, cemeteries, memorials, historic sites, public squares, gardens, industrial rehabilitation sites, wild national parks, and manicured urban parks provide the settings for work, recreation, commerce, memorialization, and mourning and shape the experience and meaning of these activities in Canada. In the first critical history of designed landscapes in our country, Ron Williams approaches landscape architecture as a social art that creates places for people to use and as an environmental art through which practitioners act as stewards of the natural world.

ISBN 9780773542068 (c.)

AASL: RG/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


720.1

Abel, Chris

The extended self: Architecture, memes and minds

416 pp., 6" x 9", GBP £80.00 cloth, GBP £25.00 paper

November 2014

Manchester University Press

In his wide-ranging study of architecture and cultural evolution, Chris Abel argues that, despite progress in sustainable development and design, resistance to changing personal and social identities shaped by a technology-based and energy-hungry culture is impeding efforts to avert drastic climate change. The book traces the roots of that culture to the coevolution of Homo sapiens and technology, from the first use of tools as artificial extensions to the human body, to the motorized cities spreading around the world, whose uncontrolled effects are changing the planet itself.

ISBN 9780719096112 (c.), ISBN 9780719096129 (p.)

AASL: G/HS


720.92

Klinkowitz, Jerome

Frank Lloyd Wright and His Manner of Thought

216 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 paper, $21.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

The University of Wisconsin Press

An iconic figure in American culture, Frank Lloyd Wright is famous throughout the world. Although his achievements in architecture are stunning, it is his importance in cultural history, Jerome Klinkowitz contends, that makes Wright the object of such avid and continuing interest. Klinkowitz presents a critical biography driven by the architect's own work and intellectual growth, focusing on the evolution of Wright's thinking and writings from his first public addresses in 1894 to his last essay in 1959.

LC 2014009150, ISBN 9780299301446 (p.), ISBN 9780299301439 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


725.730

MacWilliams, Bryon

With Light Steam: A Personal Journey through the Russian Baths

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 31 illustrations, $24.95 paper, $24.00 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Northern Illinois University Press

In With Light Steam, American writer Bryon MacWilliams provides an inside look at Russia's steam bath culture. It is the only book in English devoted to the banya and the only volume in any language to present Russia through the lens of its bath culture, the most Russian thing there is.

LC 2014016274, ISBN 9780875807089 (p.), ISBN 9781609091651 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


726.509

Grubiak, Margaret M.

White Elephants on Campus: The Decline of the University Chapel in America, 1920-1960

184 pp., 6" x 9", 27 halftones, $28.00 paper, CIP included

March 2014

University of Notre Dame Press

"When I first saw the gothic chapel at Princeton University many years ago, I was quite taken aback. It was large, beautiful inside and out with a spectacular stained glass window over the altar, and seemed surprisingly Catholic for a university that I had always taken to be professionally secular, neutral and mainly disinterested in religious matters. Margaret Grubiak's book offers a great deal of enlightenment on the unusual circumstances and controversies over chapel construction and gives intriguing thoughts on the reasons for their decline. When finished with the book, I actually wished for an extension of it into current times to see what has since been the fate of the "white elephants.'"—America

LC 2013044484, ISBN 9780268029876 (p.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


741.597

Hoberek, Andrew

Considering Watchmen: Poetics, Property, Politics

238 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Rutgers University Press

In this groundbreaking new study, Andrew Hoberek examines Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's landmark comic book series Watchmen from a variety of angles: as an artistic achievement, as a political statement, and as a self-conscious piece of intellectual property. He not only provides a historical context for appreciating how innovative Watchmen was in the 1980s, but also demonstrates the continued influence it has exerted on both comics and literature as a whole.

LC 2013046599, ISBN 9780813563329 (c.), ISBN 9780813563312 (p.), ISBN 9780813572963 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


751.730

Golden, Jane and David Updike (Editors)

Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30

208 pp., 10" x 8", 157 color illustrations, $35.00 paper, CIP included

January 2014

Temple University Press

The Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia began in 1984 as a summer youth program with modest support from city government. Under the guidance of Jane Golden, however, it gradually grew into one of the largest and most successful public art organizations in the country, garnering support from local corporations, foundations, and individuals to extend the reach and effectiveness of its innovative programs. This book traces the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program's history and evolution, and what the Program can teach other cities about public art.

LC 2014001815, ISBN 9781439911310 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


759.13

Anderson, Nancy K. and Charles Brock

Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In

212 pp., 10" x 11", 150 color reproductions, $55.00 cloth, $35.00 paper, CIP included

May 2014

National Gallery of Art

One of Wyeth's most important paintings, Wind from the Sea (1947), is also the artist's first full realization of the window as a recurring subject in his art. Wyeth returned to windows repeatedly in his six-decade career, producing more than 300 works that explore both the formal and conceptual richness of the subject. Spare and elegant, these non-figurative paintings prompt the authors to consider Wyeth's statement that he was, in fact, an "abstract" painter, and in doing so they offer an entirely new approach to his work. "[This book] offers penetrating insights into Wyeth's motivations and secrets."—American Arts Quarterly

LC 2013050252, ISBN 9781938922190 (c.), ISBN 9780894683879 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


759.13

Dumm, Thomas

My Father's House: On Will Barnet's Paintings

144 pp., 6" x 8", 10 color illustrations, $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

Duke University Press

Political philosopher Thomas Dumm's wide-ranging reflections on a series of paintings by the American artist Will Barnet (1911-2012) depicting the artist's family members and childhood home.

LC 2014005690, ISBN 9780822355465 (c.), ISBN 9780822377283 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


759.13

Meryman, Richard

Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait

128 pp., 10" x 7", 101 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

National Gallery of Art

Richard Meryman began an enduring friendship with Andrew Wyeth while working at Life magazine in 1964. Across four decades, he recorded some 400 hours of conversations with Wyeth, his family, friends, and neighbors. This book offers a taste of those recordings, organized into five monologues on key themes in Wyeth's work. Wyeth speaks vividly of people and places that triggered memories and emotions expressed powerfully in his art. He shares personal experiences and talks about artists who inspired him. This fascinating book reproduces many works of art discussed here by Wyeth as well as previously unpublished photographs of his studio.

LC 2013027022, ISBN 9781938922183 (c.)

AASL: O, S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


759.13

Szafran, Yvonne, et al.

Jackson Pollock's Mural: The Transitional Moment

124 pp., 10" x 9", 78 color and 13 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2014

Getty Publications

This volume examines the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock's large-scale 1943 painting, Mural, and presents conservation findings made at the Getty Center in Los Angeles along with art-historical research.

LC 2013042007, ISBN 9781606063231 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


759.164

Duty, Michael W. (Editor)

Deep in the Art of Texas: A Century of Paintings and Drawings

120 pp., 10" x 10", 71 color illustrations, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2014

TCU Press

J. P. Bryan, whose monumental collection of Texas art is the source of this traveling exhibition, determined that he would collect only those artists who had actually participated in the settlement of Texas....Thus, as editor Michael Duty observes, Deep in the Art of Texas constitutes not just a tour of Texas artists, but a virtual tour of the romantic history and vast geography of the state itself. The lively essays here—by Bryan, Duty, and Tyler, the former director of the Amon Carter Museum—do more than illuminate the works themselves: they shed light on the creators and collectors of Texas art from the nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth.

LC 2014011859, ISBN 9780875655628 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


759.2

Brown, David Blayney, Amy Concannon, and Sam Smiles (Editors)

J.M.W. Turner:Painting Set Free

224 pp., 9 1/4" x 11 5/8", 130 color illustrations, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2014

Getty Publications

In this elegantly conceived volume, leading experts on Turner consider these contrasting views of the artist in a groundbreaking exploration of his paintings.

LC 2014942013, ISBN 9781606064276 (c.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: O


759.4

Lloyd, Christopher

Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels

320 pp., 6" x 9", 238 color illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2014

Getty Publications

Following a broadly chronological approach, this volume discusses the artist's various subject areas, from the images of dancers—which form over half of Degas's total oeuvre—to nudes, laundresses, milliners, and the less well-known racehorse and landscape drawings. "This book contributes an accessible, richly illustrated introduction to the subject."—Library Journal

LC 2013954077, ISBN 9781606063279 (c.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


759.4

Sauerlä nder, Willibald

(Translated by David Dollenmayer)

Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil

80 pp., 5 7/8" x 8 3/4", 30 color and 8 b&w illustrations, 1 map, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2014

Getty Publications

Manet Paints Monet focuses on an auspicious moment in the history of art. In the summer of 1874, É douard Manet (1832-1883) and Claude Monet (1840-1926), two outstanding painters of the nascent Impressionist movement, spent their holidays together in Argenteuil on the Seine River. Their growing friendship is expressed in their artwork, culminating in Manet's marvelous portrait of Monet painting on a boat.

LC 2014022754, ISBN 9781606064283 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: G


759.949

Grant, Patrick

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh: A Critical Study

225 pp., 10" x 5", $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

Athabasca University Press

Vincent van Gogh was a prodigious writer of letters—more than eight hundred of them. His letters have long been admired for their exceptional literary quality, and art historians have sometimes drawn on some of the letters in their analysis of the paintings. And yet, to date, no one has undertaken a critical assessment of this remarkable body of writing—not as a footnote to the paintings but as a highly sophisticated literary achievement in its own right. Patrick Grant's long-awaited study provides such an assessment and, as such, redresses a significant omission in the field of van Gogh studies.

LC 2014432157, ISBN 9781927356746 (p.), ISBN 9781927356760 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: G

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760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography


770.92

High Museum of Art with Brett Abbott

Wynn Bullock: Revelations

208 pp., 11" x 11", 133 duotones, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2014

University of Texas Press

With a collection of images that spans Wynn Bullock's entire oeuvre—some published here for the first time—this volume offers the most comprehensive assessment in nearly forty years of the extraordinary career of one of the leading photographers of the mid-twentieth century.

LC 2013044420, ISBN 9780292757776 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: S

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780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports


780

Wilson, Lee

Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway

224 pp., 6" x 9", 20 b&w photographs, $24.95 cloth, $12.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

University Press of Florida

In this uplifting memoir, Lee Wilson describes how she grand jeté d from the stifling suburbia of the 1950s, a world of rigid gender roles, to the only domain where women and men were equally paid and equally respected—in grand, historic dance theaters and under the bright lights of the Broadway stage.

LC 2014937649, ISBN 9780813060088 (c.), ISBN 9780813047706 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


780.904

Grubbs, David

Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording

248 pp., 6" x 9", 19 photographs, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, $23.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

Duke University Press

John Cage's disdain for records was legendary. It was shared by other experimental and avant-garde musicians in the 1960s. Scholar and longtime musician David Grubbs explores the present-day musical landscape, as listeners encounter experimental music through the recorded artifacts of composers and musicians who largely disavowed recordings.

LC 2013041395, ISBN 9780822355762 (c.), ISBN 9780822355908 (p.), ISBN 9780822377108 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


781.542

Audissino, Emilio

John Williams's Film Music: Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Return of the Classical Hollywood Music Style

346 pp., 6" x 9", 12 b&w photographs, 10 b&w illustrations, $29.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

The University of Wisconsin Press

An in-depth examination of how the legendary film composer (Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark) restored the classical Hollywood music style and became a pivotal figure in the history of film music. "A much-needed work that captures the spirit and thinking of John Williams. Audissino is to be applauded for taking on such a large musical figure and for presenting him in the most wide-ranging manner. One gets the impression that he has tracked down every significant fact on Mr. Williams."—Vincent LoBrutto, author of Sound-On-Film

LC 2013033116, ISBN 9780299297343 (p.), ISBN 9780299297336 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


786.216

Wirt, John

Huey "Piano" Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues

312 pp., 6" x 9", 9 halftones, $25.95 paper, $25.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

Louisiana State University Press

Huey "Piano" Smith's musical legacy stands alongside that of fellow New Orleans legends like Dr. John, Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe, and Allen Toussaint....The first biography of the artist...follows the musician's extraordinary life from his Depression-era childhood to his teen years as a pianist for blues star Guitar Slim to his mainstream success in the 1950s and "60s. Drawing from extensive interviews and court records, author and journalist John Wirt also provides new insights on Smith's professional disappointments and financial struggles in the 1980s and "90s as he battled over royalties from his most successful and profitable work....Wirt details Smith's significant impact on rock and roll history and underscores...the longevity of his music.

LC 2013041751, ISBN 9780807152959 (p.), ISBN 9780807152973 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


788.921

Berger, Edward

Softly, with Feeling: Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music

400 pp., 6" x 9", 35 halftones, 1 table, $35.00 cloth, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

Temple University Press

Trumpeter Joe Wilder is distinguished for his achievements in both the jazz and classical worlds. He performed with Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, and Count Basie. Yet Wilder is also known as a pioneer who broke down racial barriers, the first African American to hold a principal chair in a Broadway show orchestra. This book tells Wilder's remarkable story from his youth in working-class Philadelphia and his apprenticeship in the big bands, to his experience as one of the first 1,000 black Marines during World War II, and his achievements in the worlds of jazz, classical, and popular music.

LC 2013043283, ISBN 9781439911273 (c.), ISBN 9781439911297 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


791.430

Aldama, Frederick Luis

The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez

192 pp., 6" x 9", 31 b&w illustrations, $55.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

University of Texas Press

With insightful analysis of films ranging from El Mariachi to Spy Kids 4 and Machete Kills, as well as a lively interview in which the filmmaker discusses his career, here is the first scholarly overview of the work of Robert Rodriguez, the most successful U.S. Latino filmmaker today.

LC 2014007099, ISBN 9780292761216 (c.), ISBN 9780292761247 (p.), ISBN 9780292761230 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


791.430

Melnick, Ross

American Showman: Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry

576 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", 27 b&w photographs, $37.50 cloth, $28.00 paper, $27.99 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

Columbia University Press

The first book devoted to Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel's multifaceted career, American Showman examines his role as the key purveyor of a new film exhibition aesthetic that appropriated legitimate theater, opera, ballet, and classical music to attract multi-class audiences. Roxy scored motion pictures, produced enormous stage shows, managed many of New York's most important movie houses, directed and/or edited propaganda films for the American war effort, exhibited foreign, documentary, independent, and avant-garde motion pictures, and expanded the conception of mainstream, commercial cinema. He was also one of the chief creators of the radio variety program, pioneering radio broadcasting, promotions, and tours.

LC 2011050324, ISBN 9780231159043 (c.), ISBN 9780231159050 (p.), ISBN 9780231504256 (e.)

AASL: S/HS


791.436

McLean, Adrienne L. (Editor)

Cinematic Canines: Dogs and Their Work in the Fiction Film

264 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 56 photographs, $90.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

Rutgers University Press

Dogs have been part of motion pictures since the movies began. They have been featured onscreen in various capacities, from any number of "man's best friends" (Rin Tin Tin, Asta, Toto, Lassie, Benji, Uggie, and many, many more) to the psychotic Cujo. The contributors to Cinematic Canines take a close look at Hollywood films and beyond in order to show that the popularity of dogs on the screen cannot be separated from their increasing presence in our lives over the past century.

LC 2013027193, ISBN 9780813563565 (c.), ISBN 9780813563558 (p.), ISBN 9780813571850 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


791.436

Osterweil, Ara

Flesh Cinema: The Corporeal Turn in American Avant-Garde Film

304 pp., 6" x 9", 45 b&w illustrations, GBP £65.00 cloth, GBP £18.99 paper, CIP included

August 2014

Manchester University Press

Flesh Cinema: The Corporeal Turn in American Avant-Garde Film explores the groundbreaking representation of the body in experimental films of the 1960s and 1970s. Focusing on sexually explicit films by Andy Warhol, Barbara Rubin, Stan Brakhage, Carolee Schneemann, Yoko Ono and Paul Sharits, this book demonstrates how experimental cinema not only transformed American visual culture, but also the lives of those who created it. By situating these films in relation to the civil rights and sexual liberation movements, Flesh Cinema investigates how social politics continue to inform their meaning.

LC 2014430992, ISBN 9780719088803 (c.), ISBN 9780719091919 (p.)

AASL: S/P


791.456

Lotz, Amanda D.

Cable Guys: Television and Masculinities in the 21st Century

251 pp., 6" x 9", 5 halftones, 2 figures, $85.00 cloth, $26.00 paper, $20.40 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

New York University Press

From the meth-dealing but devoted family man Walter White of AMC's Breaking Bad, to the part-time basketball coach, part-time gigolo Ray Drecker of HBO's Hung, depictions of male characters perplexed by societal expectations of men and anxious about changing American masculinity have become standard across the television landscape. Engaging with a wide variety of shows, including The League, Dexter, and Nip/Tuck, among many others, Amanda D. Lotz identifies the gradual incorporation of second-wave feminism into prevailing gender norms as the catalyst for the contested masculinities on display in contemporary cable dramas.

LC 2013042414, ISBN 9781479800742 (c.), ISBN 9781479800483 (p.), ISBN 9781479800582 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


791.457

Ricci, Franco

The Sopranos:Born Under a Bad Sign

336 pp., 6" x 9", $70.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

University of Toronto Press

In The Sopranos, Franco Ricci examines the groundbreaking HBO series and its impact as a cultural phenomenon. This is a richly rewarding book for anyone interested in the popular television drama, both as entertainment and social commentary. "By the time I had reached the final page of this erudite, accessible, and well-written investigation into the small screen's finest contribution to the mob genre, I was ready to break out my Sopranos boxed set and start binge-watching the primary text again."—David Lavery, editor of Reading The Sopranos and The Essential Sopranos Reader

LC 2014430997, ISBN 9781442647640 (c.), ISBN 9781442615717 (p.), ISBN 9781442668829 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


791.457

Williams, Linda

On The Wire

280 pp., 5" x 8", 60 color illustrations, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, $23.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

Duke University Press

In this sophisticated examination of the HBO serial drama that aired from 2002 until 2008, Linda Williams, a leading film scholar and authority on the interplay between film, melodrama, and issues of race, suggests what exactly it is that makes The Wire so good. She argues that its narrative power derives from its genre, popular melodrama.

LC 2014000762, ISBN 9780822357063 (c.), ISBN 9780822357179 (p.), ISBN 9780822376446 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


792.023

Eichenbaum, Rose (Editor)

The Director Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen

308 pp., 7" x 10", 36 illustrations, $30.00 cloth, $23.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Wesleyan University Press

Rose Eichenbaum sits down with thirty-five modern day storytellers—directors of theater, film, and television as they speak with revealing clarity about the entertainment industry, the role and life of the director, and how theatrical and cinematic storytelling impacts our culture and our lives. The interviews are brimming with honesty and insight. An inspirational, informative, and entertaining resource for anyone interested in creativity, art making, and artistic collaboration. Includes personal portraits of each director, taken by the photographer author.

LC 2014013665, ISBN 9780819572899 (c.), ISBN 9780819574947 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


792.023

James, Florence Bean with Jean Freeman

Fists Upon a Star: A Memoir of Love, Theatre, and Escape from McCarthyism

410 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2013

University of Regina Press

Fists Upon a Star is the hard-hitting memoir of Florence James, a pioneering American theatre director, whose devastating experience with McCarthyism led her to flee to Canada. The memoir is as epic as America itself. Born in 1892 in the frontier society of Idaho, she was the first to put Jimmy Cagney on stage, and along with her husband, Burton, founded the Negro Repertory Theater and the nationally recognized Seattle Repertory Playhouse. The memoir beautifully illustrates the evolution in her personal life and the development of professional theater during the Great Depression, World War II, and the McCarthy period.

LC 2013487999, ISBN 9780889772601 (p.), ISBN 9780889773196 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


792.097

White, Timothy R.

Blue-Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theater

288 pp., 6" x 9", 23 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, $45.00 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

University of Pennsylvania Press

A rich history of American theater, Timothy White's Blue-Collar Broadway tells the story of the people who created costumes, shoes, scenery, lights, and props. From the 1880s to the 1990s, White explores the shifting centers of theatrical craft and their impact on the nation and the iconic New York City district of Times Square.

LC 2014028291, ISBN 9780812246629 (c.), ISBN 9780812290417 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


792.608

Hoffman, Warren

The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical

264 pp., 6" x 9", 17 photographs, $85.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2014

Rutgers University Press

The Great White Way reveals the racial politics, content, and subtexts that have haunted musicals for almost one hundred years from Show Boat (1927) to The Scottsboro Boys (2011). It investigates the thematic content of the Broadway musical and considers how musicals work on a structural level, allowing them to simultaneously present and hide their racial agendas. New archival research will have theater fans and scholars forever rethinking how they view this popular American entertainment.

LC 2013013412, ISBN 9780813563350 (c.), ISBN 9780813563343 (p.), ISBN 9780813571300 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


796

Robinson, Zac (Editor)

Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933

420 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w photographs, 3 maps, notes, bibliography, index, $34.95 paper, $27.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

The University of Alberta Press

Conrad Kain is a titan amongst climbers in Canada and is well-known in mountaineering circles all over the world. His letters to Amelie Malek—a life-long friend—offer a candid view into the deepest thoughts of the Austrian mountain guide, and are a perfect complement to his autobiography, Where the Clouds Can Go. The 144 letters provide a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to Canada in the early part of the twentieth century. Kain's letters are ordered chronologically with annotations, keeping the sections in English untouched, while those in German have been carefully translated.

ISBN 9781772120042 (p.), ISBN 9781772120165 (e.)

AASL: RG/P

RUSA/CODES: G


796.323

Maraniss, Andrew

Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South

472 pp., 7" x 10", 38 b&w photographs, $35.00 cloth, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

December 2014

Vanderbilt University Press

This fast-paced, richly detailed biography tells the story of Perry Wallace, who desegregated athletic competition in the heart of Dixie during the turbulent late 1960s as the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference. Wallace, now a professor of law at American University in Washington, D.C., made history while playing at Vanderbilt University in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, demonstrating courage in the face of overt racism and hostility, including during away games at schools in the Deep South. "The combination of sports and sociopolitical history will appeal to both basketball fans and students of civil rights."—Booklist

LC 2014015257, ISBN 9780826520234 (c.), ISBN 9780826520258 (e.)

AASL: G, R/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


796.330

Dorsey, David A.

Fourth Down in Dunbar

208 pp., 6" x 9", 16 b&w photographs, $24.95 cloth, $12.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

University Press of Florida

For the young men of Dunbar...avoiding the path that leads to easy money as a drug dealer often means choosing complete devotion to football and dreams of NFL stardom. While such dreams remain out of reach for most...NFL idols Deion Sanders, Jevon Kearse, and Earnest Graham, have achieved massive success. Fourth Down in Dunbar is the story of how one community, plagued by drugs and violence, where many children are fatherless, gave rise to so many stellar youth athletes. Using Sanders as the centerpiece of the story, David Dorsey explores Dunbar's history to show how the same drug culture that ruined so many promising futures also served as motivation for football success.

LC 2014937646, ISBN 9780813060194 (c.), ISBN 9780813047744 (e.)

AASL: R/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


796.334

Nadel, Joshua H.

Fú tbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America

292 pp., 6" x 9", 41 b&w photographs, $24.95 cloth, $12.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

University Press of Florida

With inspiring personal stories and a sweeping historical backdrop, Fú tbol! shows that soccer continues to be tied to regional identity throughout Central and South America today. People live for it—and sometimes kill for it. It is a source of hope and a reason for suicide. It is a way out of poverty for a select few and an intangible escape for millions more. As soccer gains greater worldwide attention today, this book serves as an indispensable guide for understanding soccer's especially vital importance in Latin America.

LC 2013038964, ISBN 9780813049380 (c.), ISBN 9780813047546 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


796.357

Houts, Michelle

Kammie on First:Baseball's Dottie Kamenshek

148 pp., 7" x 10", 61 b&w photographs, $28.95 cloth, $14.95 paper, $11.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Ohio University Press

Former sandlot baseball player Dottie Kamenshek became a national star at seventeen. World War II and the ensuing draft of young men had depleted the ranks of professional baseball players. In 1943, Chicago Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley established a women's league to fill ballparks while the country was at war. Kamenshek played first base for the Rockford Peaches for ten years, becoming a seven-time All-Star. Fame came again when Geena Davis portrayed a player based on Kamenshek in A League of Their Own. Dottie's story will entertain and inspire young readers. It is the first book in a new series.

LC 2014029645, ISBN 9780821421338 (c.),ISBN 9780821421307 (p.),ISBN 9780821445112 (e.)

AASL: O, G/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: G


796.357

Kashatus, William C.

Jackie and Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky Relationship and the Breaking of Baseball's Color Line

248 pp., 6" x 9", 23 photographs, 1 map, $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

University of Nebraska Press

As star players for the 1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers, and prior to that as the first black players to be candidates to break professional baseball's color barrier, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella would seem to be natural allies. But the two men were divided by a rivalry going far beyond the personality differences and petty jealousies of competitive teammates. Behind the bitterness were deep and differing beliefs about the fight for civil rights. "Enhancing our understanding of attitudes toward integration and race relations at a pivotal stage of American history through this story of baseball, this book is highly recommended as social and sports history."—Library Journal starred review

LC 2013033133, ISBN 9780803246331 (c.), ISBN 9780803254473 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


796.357

Klein, Alan

Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice

200 pp., 6" x 9", $89.50 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

Temple University Press

In his incisive and engaging book, Dominican Baseball, Alan Klein examines the history of MLB's presence and influence in the Dominican Republic, the development of the booming industry and academies, and the dependence on Dominican player developers, known as buscones. He also addresses issues of identity fraud and the use of performance-enhancing drugs as hopefuls seek to play professionally.

LC 2013032930, ISBN 9781439910870 (c.), ISBN 9781439910887 (p.), ISBN 9781439910894 (e.)

AASL: O, S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


796.357

Roessner, Amber

Inventing Baseball Heroes: Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and the Sporting Press in America

248 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 14 halftones, $39.95 cloth, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

Louisiana State University Press

In Inventing Baseball Heroes...Amber Roessner examines "herocrafting" in sports journalism through an incisive analysis of the work surrounding two of baseball's most enduring personalities....While other scholars have demonstrated that the mythmakers of the Golden Age of Sports Writing...manufactured heroes out of baseball players for the mainstream media, Roessner probes further, with a penetrating look at how sportswriters compromised emerging professional standards of journalism as they crafted heroic tales that sought to teach American boys how to be successful players in the game of life....[This book] will be of interest to scholars of American history, sports history, cultural studies, and communication. Its interdisciplinary approach provides a broad understanding of the role sports journalists played in the production of American heroes.

LC 2013041468, ISBN 9780807156117 (c.), ISBN 9780807156131 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


797.109

Frick-Ruppert, Jennifer

Waterways: Sailing the Southeastern Coast

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $19.95 cloth, $12.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

University Press of Florida

Combining her insights from ecology and sailing, the author invites readers into estuary and open-ocean environments, displaying the marvels of the natural world seen from the decks of a sailboat.

LC 2013047853, ISBN 9780813049946 (c.), ISBN 9780813047638 (e.)

AASL: O, G, RG, RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


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