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Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire: The Archaeology and Architecture of a Cathedral, Monastery and Parish Church

by Warwick Rodwell

Dorchester-on-Thames and its abbey have been subjects of antiquarian interest for more than 450 years, and during that time much has been written about them. They are, however, still far from being comprehensively...


Athenian Potters and Painters Volume II

by John H. Oakley, Olga Palagia & Francis Oakley

This volume presents the proceedings of the second Athenian Potters and Painters conference, which was held at the American School of Classical Studies, Athens 2007. Together with the 1994 conference (Volume...


Structure, Image, Ornament: Architectural Sculpture in the Greek World

by Ralf Von den Hoff & Peter Schultz

This volume presents the proceedings of a conference hosted by the American School of Classical Studies, Athens and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Athens in 2004. There are additional contributions...


Textile Production and Consumption in the Ancient Near East: Archaeology, Epigraphy, Iconography

by Marie-Louise Nosch, Henriette Koefoed & Eva Andersson Strand

In the past, textile production was a key part of all ancient societies. The Ancient Near East stands out in this respect with the overwhelming amount of documentation both in terms of raw materials, line of...


The Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone: History, Archaeology and Conservation

by Warwick Rodwell

Constructed in 1297−1300 for King Edward I, the Coronation Chair ranks amongst the most remarkable and precious treasures to have survived from the Middle Ages. It incorporated in its seat a block of sandstone,...


Digital Archetypes: Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia

by Sambit Datta & David Beynon

This unique book presents a broad multi-disciplinary examination of early temple architecture in Asia, written by two experts in digital reconstruction and the history and theory of Asian architecture.

The authors...


Marlowe's Ovid: The Elegies in the Marlowe Canon

by M. L. Stapleton

The first book of its kind, Marlowe’s Ovid explores and analyzes in depth the relationship between the Elegies-Marlowe’s translation of Ovid’s Amores-and Marlowe’s own dramatic and poetic works. Stapleton...


Atmospheres: Aesthetics of Emotional Spaces

by Tonino Griffero

Originally published in Italian in 2010, this book is the first to address the theory of atmospheres in a thorough and systematic way. It examines the role of atmospheres in daily life, and defines their main...


Countercultures and Popular Music

by Sheila Whiteley & Jedediah Sklower

‘Counterculture’ emerged as a term in the late 1960s and has been re-deployed in more recent decades in relation to other forms of cultural and socio-political phenomena. This volume provides an essential...


Rapper, Writer, Pop-Cultural Player: Ice-T and the Politics of Black Cultural Production

by Josephine Metcalf & Will Turner

This collection of essays critically engages with factors relating to black urban life and cultural representation in the post-civil rights era, using Ice-T and his myriad roles as musician, actor, writer, celebrity,...


Recto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook

by Angela Bartram, Nader El-Bizri & Douglas Gittens

Bringing together a broad range of contributors including art, architecture, and design academic theorists and historians, in addition to practicing artists, architects, and designers, this volume explores the...


Music, Sound and Sensation: A Modern Exposition

by Fritz Winckel

Psychoacoustics, loudness, influences of hall, electroacoustic structure, similar topics. Non-technical. 111 figures.


The Piano Works of Claude Debussy

by E. Robert Schmitz

Part biography, part criticism, and part analysis, this fascinating study of one of music's greatest geniuses is above all an authoritative commentary on the entire corpus of Debussy's work for solo piano. Includes...


New York in the Sixties

by Klaus Lehnartz & Allan R. Talbot

Compelling photographs offer a vivid and varied tableau of daily life: shoppers, subways, Central Park, Coney Island, dozens of other revealing views of the city. 159 photographs by Lehnartz.


Horns, Strings, and Harmony

by Arthur H. Benade

Engaging, accessible introduction to structure and sound-making capacities of piano, violin, trumpet, bugle, oboe, flute, saxophone, many other instruments. Also, how to build your own trumpet, flute, clarinet....


Piano Tuning: A Simple and Accurate Method for Amateurs

by J. Cree Fischer

Simple, professional method presents 17 lessons for using basic tools to adjust a few notes or an entire piano. Includes fixes for sticky keys, bottoms, capstans, hammer stems, and more.


Dada & Surrealism for Beginners

by Elsa Bethanis, Peter Bethanis & Joe Lee

What kind of artists put a mustache on the Mona Lisa? Enter a urinal in an art competition? Declare their own independent republic? Hijack a ship?

Dadas!

And what happens in such a movement? With Dada, many of...


Body Type 2: More Typographic Tattoos

by Ina Saltz

From Rimbaud to the Rolling Stones, from declarations of love and belief systems to self-empowerment and homage, the choice of a typographical tattoo provides insight into the human condition.  The sequel to...


Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh

by Ina Saltz & Wendi Koontz

Body Type is an eye-opening look into the amazingly creative ways that tattoo artists are utilizing typography. Whereas the majority of tattoo art uses images to convey messages, here the message actually is...


History of Public School Music - In the United States

by Edward Bailey Birge

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...