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Compositional Choices and Meaning in the Vocal Music of J. S. Bach

by Reginald L. Sanders, Mark A. Peters, Robert L. Marshall & Eric Chafe et al.

Compositional Choices and Meaning in the Vocal Music of J. S. Bach collects seventeen essays by leading Bach scholars. The authors each address in some way such questions of meaning in J. S. Bach’s vocal compositions—including...


Peggy to her Playwrights

by Colin Chambers & Peggy Ramsay

Peggy Ramsay (1908-1991) was the foremost play agent of her time. Her list of clients shows her to have been at the centre of British playwriting for several generations from the late 1950s on.

To her remarkable...


The Essential James Garner

by Stephen H. Ryan & Paul J. Ryan

Since his television debut in the mid-1950s, James Garner entertained millions of fans on screens both big and small. From supporting roles in memorable films like Sayonara and The Notebook to leading roles...


My American Dream

by Angela Martin

In her debut book, My American Dream, southern photographer, Angela Martin, shares a selection of her provocative photographs of abandoned places in the American mid-South. She also candidly relates her personal...


Life Drawing on the iPad

by Julian Vilarrubi

Artists have always looked for new ways of making images and today's technology offers a whole range of exciting possibilities. This practical book shows you how an Apple iPad and stylus can transform the way...


Transcendental Style in Film

by Paul Schrader

With a new introduction, acclaimed director Paul Schrader revisits and updates his study and contemplation of slow cinema of the past fifty years. This seminal text analyzes the film style of three great directors—Yasujiro...


Curtain, Gong, Steam

by Gundula Kreuzer

In this innovative book, Gundula Kreuzer argues for the foundational role of technologies in the conception, production, and study of nineteenth-century opera. She shows how composers increasingly envisioned...


Street Photography

by Margaret Brown

Street Photography provides expert advice on the best types of cameras and lenses for street photos, with handy shooting tips on all aspects of the genre and website links to the world’s best street photography....


Polar Bears In The Wild

by Joe McDonald

Polar bears are the largest of all of the earth’s land predators. In this evocative book, you’ll learn about the bears’ daily habits—from eating, to playing, to sleeping, to socializing, and mating....


Owls In The Wild

by Rob Palmer

Photographer Rob Palmer has a passion for birds of prey and has traveled the world in pursuit of images that capture their amazing beauty and behaviors as the go about their lives in their natural environment....


Organized Time

by Jason Yust

Organized Time is the first attempt to unite theories of harmony, rhythm and meter, and form under a common idea of structured time. Building off of recent advances in music theory in essential subfields-rhythmic...


Fantasies of Improvisation

by Dana Gooley

The first history of keyboard improvisation in European music in the postclassical and romantic periods, Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music documents practices of improvisation...


The Sound of a Superpower

by Emily Abrams Ansari

Classical composers seeking to create an American sound enjoyed unprecedented success during the 1930s and 1940s. Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Howard Hanson and others brought national and international attention...


The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos

by Marc Silber

The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos—Natural Lighting & Composition recipes for improving your photography, right now!

Picture perfect secrets: There’s a common misconception that composition and lighting...


The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles

by Françoise Hardy & Jon E. Graham

  • First English translation of French chanteuse and cultural icon Françoise Hardy's compelling autobiography
  • Hardy has a devoted worldwide fanbase
  • Hardy pioneered 1960's Yé Yé Girls — a music phenomenon that...

  • The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films

    by Salvador Jimenez Murguia & Alex Pinar

    Under the Franco regime (1939-1976), films produced in Spain were of poor quality, promoted the regime’s agenda, or were heavily censored. After the dictator’s death, the Spanish film industry transitioned...


    Baseball Americana

    by Harry Katz, Frank Ceresi & Phil Michel

    Foreword by George F. Will

    With a new Preface by Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress

    A lavishly illustrated history of America's game, from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress.

    “One of the...


    Art of the Ordinary

    by Richard Deming

    Cutting across literature, film, art, and philosophy, Art of the Ordinary is a trailblazing, cross-disciplinary engagement with the ordinary and the everyday. Because, writes Richard Deming, the ordinary is...


    Things to do in Amsterdam

    by Marko Kassenaar & Liesbeth Heenk

    Your all-in-one Guide to Amsterdam Museums: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House & Hermitage Amsterdam

    If you go to Amsterdam (Holland) and want to pay a visit to its world-famous museums, then this...


    Creating the Revolutionary Artist

    by Mark Rabideau & Tayloe Harding

    As traditional music career paths become increasingly scarce, 21st-century musicians must reach out to new and diverse audiences to ensure career success and sustainability. Many universities and conservatories...