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by Nick Nolte William Morrow (January 23, 2018)

The legendary icon tells his story—a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, as intense and hypnotic as the man himself.

In a career spanning five decades, Nick Nolte has endured the rites of Hollywood...

Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

by Joshua Glick University of California Press (January 19, 2018)

Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977 explores how documentarians working between the election of John F. Kennedy and the Bicentennial created conflicting visions of the...

Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

by Haidee Wasson & Lee Grieveson University of California Press (January 18, 2018)

The vast, and vastly influential, American military machine has been aided and abetted by cinema since the earliest days of the medium. The U.S. military realized very quickly that film could be used in myriad...

The New Psychedelic Revolution

by James Oroc Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (January 16, 2018)

A bold exploration of modern psychedelic culture, its history, and future

• Examines 3 modern psy-culture architects: chemist Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, mycologist-philosopher Terence McKenna, and visionary...

So You Want to Sing Light Opera

by Linda Lister & Keith Jameson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

So You Want to Sing Light Opera is a concise handbook for performers, teachers, and directors who want to learn more about the delightful genre of light opera, including Viennese operetta, English comic opera,...

Promiscuous Media

by Hikari Hori Cornell University Press (January 15, 2018)

In Promiscuous Media, Hikari Hori makes a compelling case that the visual culture of Showa-era Japan articulated urgent issues of modernity rather than serving as a simple expression of nationalism. Hori makes...

Wonder Woman: Ambassador of Truth

by Signe Bergstrom Harper Design (January 02, 2018)

A gorgeous, authorized celebration of one of the most popular and enduring Super Heroes of all time—Wonder Woman—that chronicles the life and times of this pop-culture phenomenon and image of women’s strength...

Performing Bodies

by Catherine Ramsey-Portolano Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 29, 2017)

Performing Bodies: Female Illness in Italian Literature and Cinema (1860-1920) explores the variations in the portrayal of female illness in Italian fin de siècle literature and early cinema. Catherine Ramsey-Portolano...

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

by Karina Aveyard, Albert Moran & Errol Vieth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 26, 2017)

Filmmakers have honed their skills and many have achieved critical and popular success at home and abroad, as have actors and other crew. American filmmakers and companies have found it cheaper to make films...

Love, Janis

by Laura Joplin Dey Street Books (December 26, 2017)

A revealing and intimate biography about Janis Joplin, the Queen of Classic Rock, written by her younger sister.

Janis Joplin blazed across the sixties music scene, electrifying audiences with her staggering...

French Vocal Literature

by Georgine Resick Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

French Vocal Literature: Repertoire in Context introduces singers to the history and performance concerns of a vast body of French songs from the twelfth century to the present, focusing on works for solo voice...

Jazz in the 1970s

by Bill Shoemaker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2017)

Breaking through pervasive misconceptions, Jazz in the 1970s explores a pivotal decade in jazz history. Many consider the 1970s to be the fusion decade, but Bill Shoemaker pushes back against this stereotype...

Experiencing Chopin

by Christine Lee Gengaro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2017)

Experiencing Chopin: A Listener’s Companion, Christine Lee Gengaro surveys Chopin’s position as a composer at a time when the piano stood at the center of musical and social life. Throughout, she shines...

A Spectrum of Voices

by Elizabeth L. Blades Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2017)

A Spectrum of Voices there have been significant advances in voice studies. Prominent members of the new generation of voice teachers join their voices with now-canonized teachings. Asking questions about technology,...

Reflections on Liszt

by Alan Walker Cornell University Press (December 15, 2017)

"No one knows more about Franz Liszt than Alan Walker."—Malcolm Bowie, Times Literary Supplement

In a series of lively essays that tell us much not only about the phenomenon that was Franz Liszt but also about...

Van Gogh among the Philosophers

by David P. Nichols, Stephen A. Erickson, Rebecca Longtin Hansen & Galen A. Johnson et al. Lexington Books (December 06, 2017)

This volume brings Continental philosophical interpretations of Van Gogh into dialogue with one another to explore how for Van Gogh, art places human beings in their world, and yet in other ways displaces them,...

Why Comics?

by Hillary Chute Harper (December 05, 2017)

Filled with beautiful full-color art, dynamic storytelling, and insightful analysis, Hillary Chute’s Why Comics? reveals what makes one of the most critically acclaimed and popular art forms unique and so appealing,...

Commemorating Gallipoli through Music

by John Morgan O'Connell Lexington Books (December 01, 2017)

This monograph examines the relationship between music and memory as it relates to the Gallipoli Campaign (1915-6). Drawing upon a wide variety of sources in many languages, it explores the multiple ways in...

A Taste of Broadway

by Jennifer Packard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 01, 2017)

Beyond being just fuel for the body, food carries symbolic importance used to define individuals, situations, and places, making it an ideal communication tool. In musical theater, food can be used as a shortcut...

Wildlife Photography

by Jack Ballard Falcon Guides (December 01, 2017)

Viewing wildlife in action is always a pleasure–capturing that action with your camera is one of the most rewarding and challenging ways to become even closer to Nature. Birders, hikers, national-park visitors,...

Modern Quilts

by Modern Quilt Guild Stash Books (December 01, 2017)

Admire large, color photographs of the best modern quilting has to offer—more than 200 quilts curated by the Modern Quilt Guild. From the Amish and Gee’s Bend to the first use of the word "modern” in quilting,...

The Aesthetics of Violence

by Robert Appelbaum Rowman & Littlefield International (November 30, 2017)

Violence at an aesthetic remove from the spectator or reader has been a key element of narrative and visual arts since Greek antiquity. Here Robert Appelbaum explores the nature of mimesis, aggression, the affects...

The Guiding Purpose Strategy

by Markus Krämer Clink Street Publishing (November 30, 2017)

Purpose is the Know-Why. And in today’s day and age, Know-Why is the new know-how. But understanding, articulating and knowing your Purpose is more than just possessing knowledge. It represents the intellectual...

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Going To The Theatre (But Were Too Sloshed To Ask, Dear)

by West End Producer Nick Hern Books (November 30, 2017)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the West End…

West End Producer, the masked man of Theatreland and author of the definitive guide to acting*, returns with the ultimate guide to the theatregoing...

A Small Town Love Story: Colonial Beach, Virgina

by Sherryl Woods HQ Digital (November 28, 2017)

The text in this ebook is fixed to preserve the layout of the book and it is not possible to enlarge the font size. It may be unsuitable for eink readers and mobile phones and we recommend you download a sample...

Beyond Free Speech and Propaganda

by Jay Douglas Steinmetz Lexington Books (November 24, 2017)

In Beyond Free Speech and Propaganda: The Political Development of Hollywood, 1907–1927, Jay Douglas Steinmetz provides an original and detailed account of the political developments that shaped the American...

Cinema and the Wealth of Nations

by Lee Grieveson University of California Press (November 24, 2017)

Cinema and the Wealth of Nations explores how media in the form principally of cinema was used by elite institutions such as states, corporations, and investment banks in the interwar years to establish and...

Francisco Goya

by 50MINUTES.Com (November 22, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Francisco Goya in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Francisco Goya is one of the most...

Andreas Werckmeister’s Musicalische Paradoxal-Discourse

by Dietrich Bartel Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

Andreas Werckmeister (1645 – 1706), a late seventeenth-century German Lutheran organist, composer, and music theorist, is the last great advocate and defender of the Great Tradition in music, with its assumptions...

Historical Dictionary of American Theater

by James Fisher & Felicia Hardison Londré Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2017)

This book covers the history of theater as well as the literature of America from 1880-1930. The years covered by this volume features the rise of the popular stage in America from the years following the end...

Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema

by Peter Hutchings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2017)

Horror is one of the most enduring and controversial of all cinematic genres. Horror films range from subtle and poetic to graphic and gory, but what links them together is their ability to frighten, disturb,...

Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window

by Steven Levenson Grand Central Publishing (November 21, 2017)

Winner of 6 Tony Awards!

The official behind-the-scenes book of the new hit musical.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan...

Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love Affair

by Daisy Goodwin & Sara Sheridan St. Martin's Press (November 21, 2017)

The official companion to the second season of the PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria by award-winning creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin.

Airing in the Downton Abbey slot on PBS/Masterpiece last January, Victoria...

Uncommon People

by David Hepworth Henry Holt and Co. (November 21, 2017)

Named one of the best music books of 2017 by The Wall Street Journal

An elegy to the age of the Rock Star, featuring Chuck Berry, Elvis, Madonna, Bowie, Prince, and more, uncommon people whose lives were transformed...

David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

by David D. Busch Rocky Nook (November 20, 2017)

David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D Guide to Digital SLR Photography is your complete all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the versatile Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D. An ultra-compact 24-megapixel...

Sacred Art

by Henry Glassie & Pravina Shukla Indiana University Press (November 20, 2017)

Sacred art flourishes today in northeastern Brazil, where European and African religious traditions have intersected for centuries. Professional artists create images of both the Catholic saints and the African...

Can I Help You, Madam?

by Ethyle Campbell V&A Publishing (November 16, 2017)

The working life of a women in retail in the 1930s was tough, but not beyond the no-nonsense Ethyle Campbell. Quite unlike any other book about the rag trade in the ?30s, this semi-autobiographical account of...

The Flash Book

by Scott Kelby Rocky Nook (November 15, 2017)

Scott Kelby, the world’s #1 best-selling photography technique books author, is here with a new concept in photography and flash books—one that’s designed from the ground up to get you straight to whatever...

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions

by Duane Tudahl & Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2017)

Featuring groundbreaking, never-before-heard stories, Duane Tudahl pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet.

His journey...

Future Noir Revised & Updated Edition

by Paul M. Sammon Dey Street Books (November 14, 2017)

The ultimate guide to Ridley Scott’s transformative sci-fi classic Blade Runner

Ridley Scott’s 2007 “Final Cut” confirmed the international film cognoscenti’s judgment: Blade Runner, based on Philip...

Handbags: A Love Story

by Monica Botkier Harper Design (November 14, 2017)

In this sumptuous full-color compendium, award-winning designer Monica Botkier celebrates seventy of the most coveted bags of the past seventy-five years, from Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent,...

The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

by Stephanie J. Smith The University of North Carolina Press (November 14, 2017)

Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political...

On Power

by Mr. Gene Simmons Dey Street Books (November 14, 2017)




Gene Simmons, KISS front-man, multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, and master of self-invention, shares his...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia

by Nancy Holder & Lisa Clancy Harper Design (November 14, 2017)

A comprehensive, authorized compendium of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, published in celebration of the revered show’s twentieth anniversary.

From its debut in 1997, Buffy the Vampire Slayer became a...

From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing

by Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos & Kirsten Day UCL Press (November 13, 2017)

Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by global economic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regional movement phenomena. Adopting...

Theory and Practice in Eighteenth-Century Dance

by Tilden Russell University of Delaware Press (November 10, 2017)

This book is about the intersection of two evolving dance-historical realms—theory and practice—during the first two decades of the eighteenth century. France was the source of works on notation, choreography,...

American Colonial Women and Their Art

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 10, 2017)

Less celebrated than their male counterparts, women have been vital contributors to the arts. Works by women of the colonial era represent treasured accomplishments of American culture and still impress us today,...

Television Series of the 1980s

by Vincent Terrace Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 10, 2017)

Television screens in the 1980s reflected some of the most memorable programs of all time. In that decade, such critically acclaimed shows as Cheers, The Golden Girls, Hill Street Blues, Newhart, and St. Elsewhere...

Miriam Hopkins

by Allan R. Ellenberger The University Press of Kentucky (November 09, 2017)

Miriam Hopkins (1902--1972) first captured moviegoers' attention in daring precode films such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Story of Temple Drake (1933), and Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932)....


by Mickey Kolis, Sarah Olson & Benjamin H. Kolis Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 08, 2017)

Inquiry is becoming more and more an area of interest in education. This book attempts to explain why music inquiry makes sense, what pieces are required to do music inquiry effectively (the knowledge, skills...