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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


704.942

Wosk, Julie

My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves

240 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 60 b&w and 12 color photographs, $90.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2015

Rutgers University Press

Taking us on a fascinating tour across a wide variety of media, from sci-fi films to underwear ads, My Fair Ladies introduces us to a bevy of lifelike, manmade women, from automatons to artificial intelligence robots. Julie Wosk considers how this figure of the "perfect woman" has come to embody not only fantasies, but also fears about gender and technology. In addition, she examines how female artists have subverted these images of the artificial woman that loom so large over real women's lives.

LC 2014035923, ISBN 9780813563381 (c.), ISBN 9780813563374 (p.), ISBN 9780813575209 (e.)

AASL: S/P


704.949

Apel, Dora

Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline

184 pp., 6" x 9", 36 photographs, $80.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2015

Rutgers University Press

Detroit is the epicenter of an explosive growth in images of urban decay. In Beautiful Terrible Ruins, art historian Dora Apel explores a wide array of these images of ruin, ranging from photography, advertising, and television, to documentaries, video games, and zombie and disaster films. The author shows how, through the aesthetic distancing of representation, the beauty and fascination of these images helps us to cope with the overarching anxieties of our time.

LC 2014040073, ISBN 9780813574073 (c.), ISBN 9780813574066 (p.), ISBN 9780813574080 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


720.947

Brumfield, William Craft

Architecture at the End of the Earth: Photographing the Russian North

256 pp., 9" x 12", 195 color photographs, $39.95 cloth, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2015

Duke University Press

Featuring nearly two hundred full color photographs by William Craft Brumfield, this book documents the architecture of centuries-old wooden and brick churches, cathedrals and homes in the region surrounding the White Sea, which is known as the Russian North.

LC 2014046255, ISBN 9780822359067 (c.), ISBN 9780822375432 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


741.597

Beaty, Bart

Twelve-Cent Archie

232 pp., 6" x 9", 50 illustrations, $90.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

Rutgers University Press

For over seventy-five years, Archie and the gang at Riverdale High have been America's most iconic teenagers. Yet they have been relatively ignored by scholars—until now. Twelve-Cent Archie is both the first academic study of these comics and an innovative creative work in its own right. In a hundred short chapters, renowned comics scholar Bart Beaty takes us on a witty, eclectic tour of the Archie universe, addressing everything from the history of the American teenager to the mystery of Jughead's hat.

LC 2014017498, ISBN 9780813563855 (c.), ISBN 9780813563848 (p.), ISBN 9780813575667 (e.)

AASL: G/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: G


741.597

Berlatsky, Noah

Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948

264 pp., 6" x 9", 32 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

January 2015

Rutgers University Press

William Marston was an unusual man—a psychologist, a soft-porn pulp novelist, more than a bit of a carny, and the (self-declared) inventor of the lie detector. He was also the creator of Wonder Woman, the comic where he expressed two of his greatest passions: feminism and women in bondage. Noah Berlatsky takes us on a wild ride through the Wonder Woman comics of the 1940s, showing how Marston and illustrator Harry Peter came together to create a fictional universe that celebrated female empowerment and queer sexualities.

LC 2014014279, ISBN 9780813564197 (c.), ISBN 9780813564180 (p.), ISBN 9780813575742 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


741.597

Gateward, Frances and John Jennings (Editors)

The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art

356 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 59 illustrations, $90.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2015

Rutgers University Press

The Blacker the Ink is the first collection to explore not only the diverse range of black characters in comics, but also the multitude of ways that black artists, writers, and publishers have made a mark on the industry. The book's fifteen original essays take us on a journey that includes familiar milestones like Luke Cage and The Boondocks, while spanning everything from African American newspaper comics of the 1930s to Francophone graphic novels of the 2000s.

LC 2014035926, ISBN 9780813572345 (c.), ISBN 9780813572338 (p.), ISBN 9780813572352 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


741.674

Garrett, Danny

Weird Yet Strange: Notes from an Austin Music Artist

200 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 60 illustrations, $29.95 paper, $15.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

TCU Press

Weird Yet Strange is a collection of the music art created by Danny Garrett from the 70s and 80s in Austin, Texas, including artwork for Armadillo World Headquarters, Antone's, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and many more. Describing the evolution of the Austin music poster, Garrett richly and poignantly details the history of the music, musicians, and venues that brought the surprising harmony of "the Austin sound" to a country otherwise polarized by cultural, social, and political perspectives.

LC 2015023152, ISBN 9780875656168 (p.), ISBN 9780875656502 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


750

Balken, Debra Bricker

Edna Andrade

176 pp., 10" x 12 1/4", 170 color illustrations, $49.95 cloth

June 2015

University of Pennsylvania Press

The first book-length study of the aesthetic influences, creative development, and enduring legacy of this dynamic twentieth-century American artist, tracing her career from her early surrealist landscapes, through decades of the geometric patterns of Op Art to her late-life studies of the Atlantic coastline.

ISBN 9780812247398 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


759.13

Bernier, Celeste-Marie

Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin

552 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 35 halftones, 32 color illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2015

Temple University Press

For self-made artist and World War I soldier Horace Pippin—who served in the 369th African American infantry—war provided a formative experience that defined his life and work. His transformation of combat service into canvases and autobiographies whose emotive power, psychological depth, and haunting realism showed his view of the world revealed his prowess as a painter and writer. In Suffering and Sunset, Celeste-Marie Bernier painstakingly traces Pippin's life story of art as a life story of war....[This book] illustrates Pippin's status as a groundbreaking African American painter who not only suffered from but also staged many artful resistances to racism in a white-dominated art world.

LC 2014049806, ISBN 9781439912737 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


759.13

Langer, Cassandra

Romaine Brooks: A Life

302 pp., 6" x 9", 29 b&w illustrations, $26.95 cloth, $15.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

The University of Wisconsin Press

The artistic achievements of Romaine Brooks (1874-1970), both as a major expatriate American painter and as a formative innovator in the decorative arts, have long been overshadowed by her fifty-year relationship with writer Natalie Barney and a reputation as a fiercely independent, aloof heiress who associated with fascists in the 1930s. Langer provides a richer, deeper portrait of Brooks's aesthetics and experimentation as an artist.

LC 2015008825, ISBN 9780299298609 (c.), ISBN 9780299298630 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


759.5

Brooks, Julian

(With Denise Allen and Xavier F. Salomon)

Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action

264 pp., 9 1/2" x 11 3/4", 123 color and 9 b&w illustrations, $59.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2015

Getty Publications

The great Renaissance artist Andrea del Sarto rivals Leonardo da Vinci as one of history's most accomplished draftsmen. This fresh consideration of del Sarto's work sheds new light on his creative process and dazzling inventiveness.

LC 2014041392, ISBN 9781606064382 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G

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760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography


770.899

Reed, Eli

(Introduction by Paul Theroux)

Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home

352 pp., 13" x 10 1/2", 261 duotone photos, $85.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2015

University of Texas Press

Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home presents the first career retrospective of Reed's work. Consisting of over 250 images that span the full range of his subjects and his evolution as a photographer, the images are a visual summation of the human condition. They include examples of Reed's early work; a selection of images of people from NY to California that constitutes a brilliant collective portrait of the social, cultural, and economic experiences of Americans in our time; images of life and conflict in Africa, the Middle East, Haiti, Central America, England, Spain, South America, and China; portraits of women and Hollywood actors; and self-portraits.

LC 2014026621, ISBN 9780292748576 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P


770.92

Davis, Ren and Helen Davis

Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service

280 pp., 10" x 9", 207 duotones, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2015

University of Georgia Press

George Alexander Grant is an unknown elder in the field of American landscape photography. Just as they did the work of his contemporaries Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eliot Porter, and others, millions of people viewed Grant's photographs; unlike those contemporaries, few even knew Grant's name. Landscapes for the People shares his story through his remarkable images and a compelling biography profiling patience, perseverance, dedication, and an unsurpassed love of the natural and historic places that Americans chose to preserve.

LC 2014045423, ISBN 9780820348414 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: G


770.92

Wilson, William H.

Developing the Pacific Northwest: The Life and Work of Asahel Curtis

376 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, map, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2015

Washington State University Press

Although Asahel Curtis earned his living as a commercial photographer, his major focus was outside the camera lens. He had an enduring passion for Mount Rainier, climbing its spectacular heights on multiple occasions. He was a Yakima Valley farm owner, a dedicated member of Washington's good roads movement, and a founder of the Seattle Mountaineers Club. The first full-length biography of this premier photographer/booster/mountaineer, Developing the Pacific Northwest examines his work, his family and business relationships, his involvement with eastern Washington irrigation and cooperative marketing, and his beliefs about resource development.

LC 2015011459, ISBN 9780874223316 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS, P


770.952

Maddox, Amanda

Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows

192 pp., 9 1/2" x 10", 140 color illustrations, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2015

Getty Publications

Ishiuchi Miyako is a major figure in the world of photography and in particular her native Japan. A recent recipient of the prestigious Hasselblad Award, her impressive oeuvre has quietly influenced generations of photographers born in the post-war era. This rich and captivating exploration of her career will reaffirm her rightful place in the pantheon of contemporary art.

LC 2015002207, ISBN 9781606064559 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

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780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports


780

Beckles, Hilary McD. and Heather D. Russell (Editors)

Rihanna: Barbados World-Gurl in Global Popular Culture

220 pp., 6" x 9", $32.00 paper, $24.99 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

University of the West Indies Press

Rihanna: Barbados World-Gurl in Global Popular Culture decisively seeks to de-centre the dominance of the Euro-American scrutiny, focusing instead on the considerations of the Caribbean artist and her creations from a Caribbean perspective. Using the concept of diasporic citizenship as a theoretical frame, the authors intervene in current questions of national and transnational circuits of exchange as they pertain to the commoditization and movement of culture, knowledge, values and identity.

LC 2015521682, ISBN 9789766405021 (p.), ISBN 9789766405243 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


780.899

Barzel, Tamar

New York Noise: Radical Jewish Music and the Downtown Scene

328 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w illustrations, 11 music examples, 1 table, 8 video, 14 audio, $75.00 cloth, $28.00 paper, $27.99 ebook, CIP included

January 2015

Indiana University Press

Though relatively fleeting in rock history, the "Radical Jewish Culture (RJC) moment" forged a new vision of Jewish identity in the contemporary world, one that sought to restore the bond between past and present, to interrogate the limits of racial and gender categories, and to display the tensions between secularism and observance, traditional values and contemporary concerns.

LC 2014027035, ISBN 9780253015501 (c.), ISBN 9780253015570 (p.), ISBN 9780253015648 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


780.904

Corbett, John

Microgroove: Forays into Other Music

496 pp., 6" x 9", 60 illustrations, $99.95 cloth, $28.95 paper, $28.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

Duke University Press

Microgroove continues John Corbett's exploration of diverse musics, with essays, interviews, and musician profiles that focus on jazz, improvised music, contemporary classical, rock, folk, blues, post-punk, and cartoon music, as well as painting, design, dance, and poetry....Above all, Corbett...insists on the need to pay close attention to "other" music and celebrates its ability to open up pathways to new ideas, fresh modes of expression, and unforeseen ways of knowing.

LC 2015003795, ISBN 9780822359005 (c.), ISBN 9780822358701 (p.), ISBN 9780822375531 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


781.630

Eyre, Banning

Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe

416 pp., 6" x 9", 62 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

Duke University Press

In Lion Songs, Banning Eyre tells the story of Zimbabwean singer, composer and bandleader Thomas Mapfumo who, like Fela Kuti and Bob Marley, represents his country's anti-colonial struggle and cultural identity. Eyre narrates Mapfumo's life in the context of Zimbabwe's pre- and post-revolutionary history.

LC 2014042426, ISBN 9780822359081 (c.), ISBN 9780822375425 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


782.420

Anderson, Michael Alan

(Foreword by Daniel Stowe)

The Singing Irish: A History of the Notre Dame Glee Club

240 pp., 11" x 10", nearly three hundred images, $35.00 cloth, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

University of Notre Dame Press

In The Singing Irish, Michael Alan Anderson brings to life the rich history and traditions of the Notre Dame Glee Club. Filled with nearly three hundred images, the stunning large-format book examines the early history of the ensemble before 1915, its robust membership, rehearsal and concert customs, and the contributions of its conductors through the decades. Anderson interviewed dozens of Glee Club alumni going back to the early 1940s to narrate the vibrant story of the group, while assembling a wealth of documents that detail the activities undertaken—and impressions made—by this extraordinary musical ensemble.

LC 2015017668, ISBN 9780268020453 (c.), ISBN 9780268074852 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG, S


782.421

Bonnette, Lakeyta M.

Pulse of the People: Political Rap Music and Black Politics

232 pp., 6" x 9", 2 illustrations, $49.95 cloth, $49.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

University of Pennsylvania Press

Examining the history of rap music, particularly the subgenre of political rap, and coupling public opinion research with lyrical analysis, Lakeyta M. Bonnette illustrates the ways rap music serves as a vehicle for the expression and advancement of political thought in urban Black communities.

LC 2014040779, ISBN 9780812246841 (c.), ISBN 9780812291131 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


782.421

Braddock, Bobby

Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville's Music Row

392 pp., 7" x 10", 74 b&w illustrations, $35.00 cloth, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

Vanderbilt University Press/Country Music Foundation Press

"He Stopped Loving Her Today"; "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"; "Golden Ring"; "I Wanna Talk About Me"; "People Are Crazy": these songs and numerous other chart-topping hits sprang from the mind of songwriter Bobby Braddock, who recounts five decades of writing songs for legendary country music performers in Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville's Music Row. "A gifted songwriter's intensely personal inside story on the fast track in Nashville, where almost a century of music has generated a wealth of legends, myths, and heartbreakingly true stories. Bobby Braddock has been there for fully half of it—making him its most articulate and unabashed eyewitness to date."—John Egerton, award-winning Southern author.

LC 2015000677, ISBN 9780826520821 (c.), ISBN 9780826520845 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


782.421

Hersh, Kristin

Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt

200 pp., 4 3/4" x 7", 10 b&w illustrations, $22.95 cloth, $22.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

University of Texas Press

Close friends Kristin Hersh and Vic Chesnutt toured for nearly a decade, bonding over a love of songwriting and mutual struggles with mental health. In Don't Suck, Don't Die, she describes many seemingly small moments they shared, their free-ranging conversations, and his tragic death. More memoir than biography, the book plumbs the sources of Chesnutt's pain and creativity more deeply than any conventional account of his life and recordings ever could. Chesnutt was difficult to understand and frequently difficult to be with, but, as Hersh reveals him, he was also wickedly funny and painfully perceptive.

LC 2015009516, ISBN 9780292759473 (c.), ISBN 9781477308745 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


784.209

Brusilow, Anshel and Robin Underdahl

Shoot the Conductor: Too Close to Monteux, Szell, and Ormandy

336 pp., 6" x 9", 50 b&w photographs, notes, index, $29.95 cloth, $23.96 ebook, CIP included

July 2015

University of North Texas Press

Brusilow started playing violin at age five. He studied with Pierre Monteux. Under George Szell, Brusilow was associate concertmaster at the Cleveland Orchestra until Eugene Ormandy made him concertmaster in Philadelphia. But he was unsatisfied with the violin. He wanted to conduct. The price was high: his side conducting ruined his father-son relationship with Ormandy. Brusilow created and conducted his own Philadelphia Chamber Symphony. Next he took on the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Co-written with Robin Underdahl, his memoir is a fascinating view of American classical music and an inspiring story of a working-class immigrant making good in a tough arena.

LC 2015011488, ISBN 9781574416138 (c.), ISBN 9781574416299 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


791.430

Solecki, Sam

A Truffaut Notebook

356 pp., 6" x 9", 12 photographs, $29.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook

October 2015

McGill-Queen's University Press

A Truffaut Notebook is a lively and eclectic introduction to the life and work of a major cinematic figure. In entries as brief as a page, as well as in full-length essays, it examines topics such as Truffaut's mentors, the autobiographical nature of his films, his place in the film tradition, his film criticism, his reputation, his relationships with other directors, and the formal and thematic coherence of his body of work.

ISBN 9780773546240 (c.), ISBN 9780773597990 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


791.430

Stanfield, Peter

The Cool and the Crazy: Pop Fifties Cinema

236 pp., 6" x 9", 31 photographs, $90.00 cloth, $28.95 paper, $28.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

Rutgers University Press

In the 1950s, Hollywood made a variety of sensational movies meant to capitalize upon current events, moral panics, and popular fads. The Cool and the Crazy examines seven of the decade's key film cycles, including short-lived trends like boxing and juvenile delinquency movies, as well as uniquely '50s takes on established genres like the Western. Delivering sharp critical insights in jazzy, accessible prose, Peter Stanfield offers an appreciation of cinema as a "pop" medium, unabashedly derivative, faddish, and ephemeral.

LC 2014021732, ISBN 9780813572994 (c.), ISBN 9780813572987 (p.), ISBN 9780813573007 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


791.436

Brode, Douglas

Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents: The 100 Greatest Science-Fiction Films

440 pp., 6" x 9", 133 b&w photographs, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

University of Texas Press

With revelations for even the most avid fans, here are the one hundred greatest sci-fi films of all time, from today's blockbusters such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity to forgotten classics and overlooked gems.

LC 2014032144, ISBN 9780292739192 (c.), ISBN 9781477302477 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


791.436

Dixon, Wheeler Winston

Black and White Cinema: A Short History

240 pp., 6" x 9", 41 photographs, $90.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Rutgers University Press

Black and White Cinema is the first study to consider black-and-white film as an art form in its own right, providing a comprehensive and global overview of the era when it flourished, from the 1900s to the 1960s. Including over forty stills that give us a unique glimpse behind the scenes, Wheeler Winston Dixon introduces us to the masters of this art, including directors, set designers, and award-winning cinematographers like James Wong Howe, Freddie Francis, and Sven Nykvist.

LC 2014049332, ISBN 9780813572420 (c.), ISBN 9780813572413 (p.), ISBN 9780813572437 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


796

Mandelaro, Jim

Outside the Game: A Collection of Inspirational Sports Stories

228 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illustrations, $17.95 paper, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

RIT Press

A collection of inspirational sports stories describing the triumphs and tragedies of well-known athletes including Cal Ripken, Jr., Abby Wambach, Jenn Suhr and sports photographer Howard Bingham as well as less-prominent personalities each of whom is involved with sports. The narratives go beyond the wins and losses of the game to illuminate the perseverance of the human spirit over challenging life situations. Jim Nantz, Emmy Award-winning CBS Sports broadcaster writes: "These stories by Jim Mandelaro will inform and inspire you. They are about courage, perseverance and strength, and help us understand what 'winning' really means."

LC 2015006933, ISBN 9781939125156 (p.), ISBN 9781939125163 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


796.01

Alpert, Rebecca T.

Religion and Sports: An Introduction and Case Studies

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $90.00 cloth, $28.00 paper, $27.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

Columbia University Press

Like religion, playing and watching sports is a deeply meaningful, celebratory ritual enjoyed by millions across the world. The first scholarly work designed for use in both religion and sports courses, this collection develops and then applies a theoretically grounded approach to studying sports engagement globally and its relationship to modern-day issues of violence, difference, social protest, and belonging. "This worthy book should be adopted by a number of sport and religion courses and should be required reading for sports officials. Excellent bibliography, notes, and index."—Choice

LC 2014039573, ISBN 9780231165709 (c.), ISBN 9780231165716 (p.), ISBN 9780231539326 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


796.332

Baty, R. Gaines

(Foreword by Raymond Berry)

Champion of the Barrio: The Legacy of Coach Buryl Baty

288 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 40 b&w photographs, index, $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

Texas A&M University Press

Buryl Baty (1924-1954) was a winning athlete, coach, builder of men, and an early pioneer against bigotry. In 1950, Baty became head football coach at Bowie High School in El Paso and quickly inspired his athletes, all Mexican Americans from the Segundo Barrio, with his winning ways and his personal stand against the era's extreme, deep-seeded bigotry—to which they were subjected. "Champion of the Barrio is more than a biography; it is also the firsthand memories of author R. Gaines Baty, Buryl Baty's son, and the testimonies of nearly one hundred individuals who knew Baty during his life. Highly recommended..."—Midwest Book Review

LC 2014042775, ISBN 9781623492663 (c.), ISBN 9781623492670 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


796.815

Allen, Barry

Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts

272 pp., 6" x 9", $30.00 cloth, $29.99 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

Columbia University Press

Striking Beauty explains the relationship between Asian martial arts and the Chinese philosophical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, in addition to Sunzi's Art of War. It connects martial arts practice to the Western concepts of mind-body dualism and materialism, sports aesthetics, and the ethics of violence. The work ameliorates Western philosophy's hostility toward the body, emphasizing the pleasure of watching and engaging in martial arts, along with their beauty and the ethical problem of their violence.

LC 2014049265, ISBN 9780231172721 (c.), ISBN 9780231539340 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


797.122

Diebel, Lynne

(Illustrated by Robert Diebel)

Crossing the Driftless: A Canoe Trip through a Midwestern Landscape

248 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 15 maps, 9 b&w photographs, $19.95 paper, $14.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

The University of Wisconsin Press

Crossing the Driftless is both a traveler's tale of a 359-mile canoe trip and an exploration of the dramatic environment of the Upper Midwest's Driftless region, following the streams of geologic and human history.

LC 2014030800, ISBN 9780299302948 (p.), ISBN 9780299302931 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


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