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Energy and Climate in the Urban Built Environment

by M. Santamouris

Both the number and percentage of people living in urban areas is growing rapidly. Up to half of the world's population is expected to be living in a city by the end of the century and there are over 170 cities...


David Muench's National Parks: Native Ceremony and Myth on the Northwest Coast

by Ruth Rudner & David Muesnch

David Muench's stunning landscape photography depicts the wonders of America's most precious national resources in this updated bestseller.


I, Lucifer

by Gabriele Mastropaolo

He is unapologetic and smug. He has a sense of humor, and vindictive. He does not seek complacency nor pity. He has changed his mortal remains. He has been transformed: in his youth was a boer goat, in old age,...


The Hallelujah Effect: Philosophical Reflections on Music, Performance Practice, and Technology

by Babette Babich

This book studies the working efficacy of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah in the context of today's network culture. Especially as recorded on YouTube, k.d. lang's interpretation(s) of Cohen's Hallelujah, embody...


And We're All Brothers: Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary North America

by Abigail Wood

The last quarter of the twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first saw a steady stream of new songbook publications and recordings in Yiddish - newly composed songs, well-known singers performing...


Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916): A Musical Life

by Jennifer L. Oates

As the first comprehensive study of MacCunn's life, this book illustrates how social and cultural situations, as well as personal relationships, influenced his career. Having risen to fame in the late 1880s...


Argentine Serialised Radio Drama in the Infamous Decade, 1930-1943: Transmitting Nationhood

by Lauren Rea

In her study of key serialized radio dramas broadcast from 1930 to 1943, Rea analyses the work of leading exponents of the genre against the wider backdrop of nation-building, intellectual movements and popular...


Tragic Coleridge

by Chris Murray

Murray contends that cycles of catastrophe and catharsis are everywhere in the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who viewed the hardships of his lifetime, like the catastrophes of Greek tragedy, as stages in...


Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums

by George Plasketes

These essays bring together the stories of 23 debut albums over a nearly fifty year span, ranging from Buddy Holly and the Crickets in 1957 to The Go! Team in 2004. In addition to biographical background and...


Music and Familiarity: Listening, Musicology and Performance

by Elaine King & Helen M. Prior

Familiarity underpins our engagement with music. In Music and Familiarity, King and Prior bring together 13 essays that highlight theoretical and empirical considerations about familiarity from three perspectives:...


Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Dynamic Patterns in Texts and Images

by Giselle de Nie & Thomas F.X. Noble

These six essays seek to uncover the dynamic patterns in verbal and pictorial images and to evaluate their potentialities and limitations. Thematically ordered, the essays begin with material images and move...


Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: A Re-assessment

by Philip C. Logan

During a short career between 1939 and 1950, Humphrey Jennings produced a number of outstanding films documenting everyday life in Britain. In this new book, Philip Logan offers a thorough reassessment of Jennings's...


Commemorating the Polish Renaissance Child: Funeral Monuments and their European Context

by Jeannie Labno

Through an exploration of the unique Polish tradition of child commemoration, this book raises issues beyond the monuments themselves, about Polish social life and family structuring in the early modern period,...


The Museums of Contemporary Art: Notion and Development

by J. Pedro Lorente

Where, how, by whom and for what were the first museums of contemporary art created? These are the key questions addressed by Pedro Lorente in this new and expanded edition of his groundbreaking 1998 study,...


Selling Science in the Age of Newton: Advertising and the Commoditization of Knowledge

by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

At the time of Isaac Newton's rising popularity following the publication of his Principia (1687), this examination of how London newspaper advertisements (1687 to 1727) enticed consumers to purchase science...


The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes

by Steven Nadler

In the Louvre museum hangs a portrait that is considered the iconic image of René Descartes, the great seventeenth-century French philosopher. And the painter of the work? The Dutch master Frans Hals--or so...


The Wagner Compendium: A Guide To Wagner's Life and Music

by Barry Millington

The unrivaled single-volume survey of Wagner's life and work Edited by one of the leading Wagner scholars of modern times, and with contributions from seventeen experts from around the world, The Wagner Compendium...


The Books that Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss

by Richard Shone & John-Paul Stonard

An exemplary survey that reassesses the impact of the most important books to have shaped art history through the twentieth century Written by some of today’s leading art historians and curators, this new...


Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung: A Companion

by Barry Millington & Stewart Spencer

"Scrupulous . . . planned and executed with quite unusual care." —Opera There has long been a need for a modern English translation of Wagner's Ring—a version that is reliable and readable yet at the same...


Nikon D5200 Digital Field Guide

by J. Dennis Thomas

Everything you need to know in order to take amazing photos with your Nikon D5200

As one of Nikon's most advanced cameras offered in the entry-level line of dSLRs, the Nikon D5200 boasts a smarter system for...