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Theatrical Space: A Guide for Directors and Designers

by William Faricy Condee

Condee has interviewed hundreds of prominent American and British directors, designers, and actors, and provides photographs and groundplans of major American theatres. Each chapter tackles a different set of...


Silk and Bamboo Music in Shanghai: The Jiangnan Sizhu Instrumental Ensemble Tradition

by J Lawrence Witzleben

"Of all the world's major musical cultures, that of China may well be the least thoroughly understood and most often misunderstood by Western scholars and music lovers,"writes J. Lawrence Witzleben. Witzleben...


Scottish National Dress and Tartan

by Stuart Reid

Tartan is an enormously popular pattern in modern fashion and Scottish National Dress is recognised around the world. This book reveals the origin and development of tartans and Scottish national costume. Beginning...


Great Pianists on Piano Playing: Godowsky, Hofmann, Lhevinne, Paderewski and 24 Other Legendary Performers

by James Francis Cooke

Great pianists discuss technique, musical development, virtuoso artistry, much more. Rachmaninoff's "Essentials of Artistic Playing," Busoni's "Important Details in Piano Study," etc. Includes 2 introductory...


Counterpoint: The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century

by Knud Jeppesen

First paperback edition of classic introductory text features history of contrapuntal theory, technical features, "species" exercises in 2-, 3- and 4-part counterpoint; canon, motet, Mass, more. Includes many...


Five Graphic Music Analyses

by Heinrich Schenker

Five analytical sketches by a great theorist offer highly developed examples of an influential method of musical structural analysis: a J. S. Bach chorale and prelude, a section of a Haydn sonata, and two Chopin...


The Illustrations from the Works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels

by J. B. Saunders & Charles O'Malley

Definitive edition features 96 of the best plates from the great anatomist's Renaissance treasures. Reproduced from a rare edition, with a discussion of the illustrations, biographical sketch of Vesalius, annotations,...


The Beatles' Abbey Road Medley: Extended Forms in Popular Music

by Thomas MacFarlane

This book presents an analysis of the medley of songs from the Beatles' Abbey Road in order to understand and explain the emergent musical form, and to clarify the relationships between music recording and music...


The Baroque Double Bass Violone

by Alfred Planyavsky & James Barket

The most exhaustive study of the double bass violone accessible to English-speaking musical enthusiasts. This book includes lists of terminology, the most comprehensive bibliography to date, and 48 illustrations...


Bartók's Mikrokosmos: Genesis, Pedagogy, and Style

by Benjamin Suchoff

Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos is a collection of 153 pieces for piano designed by the composer as a series graded according to difficulty. The pieces were written between 1926 and 1939, and have become by far...


Mingus Speaks

by John F. Goodman & Sy Johnson

Charles Mingus is among jazz's greatest composers and perhaps its most talented bass player. He was blunt and outspoken about the place of jazz in music history and American culture, about which performers were...


Branding and Product Design: An Integrated Perspective

by Monika Hestad

Branding and design are moving closer together. Despite the strong link between famous brands and the products sold under their name, there is still a gap in understanding the relationship between product design...


Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots

by Jeff Carlson

Now that you’ve bought the amazing Canon EOS M, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the EOS M to take great pictures. With Canon EOS M: From Snapshots...


The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s

by Mitchell Morris

How can we account for the persistent appeal of glossy commercial pop music? Why do certain performers have such emotional power, even though their music is considered vulgar or second rate? In The Persistence...


Twentieth Century-Fox: The Zanuck-Skouras Years, 1935-1965

by Peter Lev

When the Fox Film Corporation merged with Twentieth Century Pictures in 1935, the company posed little threat to industry juggernauts such as Paramount and MGM. In the years that followed however, guided by...


Analyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music, 1940-2000

by D. J. Hoek

This new volume incorporates all entries from the previous editions by Arthur Wenk, expanding to cover writings drawn from periodicals, theses, dissertations, books, and Festschriften from 1940 to 2000. Over...


Adaptation Studies and Learning: New Frontiers

by Laurence Raw & Tony Gurr

In Adaptation Studies and Learning: New Frontiers, Laurence Raw and Tony Gurr seek to redefine the ways in which adaptation is taught and learned. Comprised of essays, reflections, and “learning conversations”...


Prologues and Epilogues of Restoration Theater: Gender and Comedy, Performance and Print

by Diana Solomon

The book covers the years 1660-1714 in London, and studies how issues related to politics, marriage, the treatment of women, and performance are presented in prologues and epilogues. The primary theme is the...


Rogues, Romance, and Exoticism in French Cinema of the 1930s

by Colleen Kennedy-Karpat

Empire alone cannot contain the range of the exoticist imaginary in French fiction cinema of the 1930s. Rogues, Romance, and Exoticism in French Cinema of the 1930s proposes a critical framework for exoticist...


Old Red: Pioneering Medical Education in Texas

by Heather Green Wooten

Tucked away in a corner of the University of Texas Medical Branch campus stands a majestic relic of an era long past. Constructed of red pressed brick, sandstone, and ruddy Texas granite, the Ashbel Smith Building,...