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Hollywood Incoherent: Narration in Seventies Cinema

by Todd Berliner

In the 1970s, Hollywood experienced a creative surge, opening a new era in American cinema with films that challenged traditional modes of storytelling. Inspired by European and Asian art cinema as well as Hollywood's...


Yaxchilan: The Design of a Maya Ceremonial City

by Carolyn E. Tate

As archaeologists peel away the jungle covering that has both obscured and preserved the ancient Maya cities of Mexico and Central America, other scholars have only a limited time to study and understand the...


Glasnost-Soviet Cinema Responds

by Nicholas Galichenko & Robert Allington

With the coming of glasnost to the Soviet Union, filmmakers began to explore previously forbidden themes, and distributors released films that were suppressed by pre-glasnost-era censors. Soviet cinema underwent...


Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1986-2011

by Karoline Patterson Bresenhan & Nancy O'Bryant Puentes

From frontier times in the Republic of Texas until today, Texans have been making gorgeous quilts. Karoline Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes documented the first 150 years of the state's rich heritage...


Medieval Instrumental Dances

by Timothy J. McGee

In Europe the tradition of secular dance has continued unbroken until the present. In the late Middle Ages it was an important and frequent event-for the nobility a gracious way to entertain guests, for the...


Singing Jeremiah: Music and Meaning in Holy Week

by Robert L. Kendrick

A defining moment in Catholic life in early modern Europe, Holy Week brought together the faithful to commemorate the passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this study of ritual and music,...


Data Protection for Photographers: A Guide to Storing and Protecting Your Valuable Digital Assets

by Patrick H. Corrigan

All photographers, both amateur and professional, are faced with the important issues of data protection and storage. Without knowledge of the options, tools, and procedures for safe and effective image protection...


An August Bank Holiday Lark

by Deborah McAndrew

Tomorrow morning, you and Frank Armitage are getting wed. In my opinion, marriage is blind optimism at any time, but especially in wartime. It's an act of faith.

Taking its title from a line in Philip Larkin�s...


The Nativity Goes Wrong

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields

The Christian Humanitarian Reading Initiative for Spiritual Theatre (or C.H.R.I.S.T. for short) are putting on a production of The Nativity Story. It's opening night and nothing is going to plan. Despite a collapsing...


Advertising Menswear: Masculinity and Fashion in the British Media Since 1945

by Paul Jobling

In what was a golden age of British advertising, the notion of the 'peacock male' was a strong theme in fashion promotion, reflecting a new affluence and the emergence of stylish youth cultures. Based on a detailed...


Genre: A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen

by Andrew Tidmarsh

What makes tragedy tragic? What makes comedy comic? What does Much Ado About Nothing have in common with When Harry Met Sally? Seneca with Desperate Housewives? Goldoni with Frasier?

In Genre: A Guide to Writing...


Looking for Carrascolendas: From a Child's World to Award-Winning Television

by Aida Barrera

If your childhood friends were Agapito, the bombastic, bilingual lion; Campamocha, the fix-it man; Caracoles, the restaurant owner; Uncle Andy, the shoe seller; Berta and Dyana, the life-size dolls; and Señorita...


Cinema of Solitude: A Critical Study of Mexican Film, 1967-1983

by Charles Ramírez Berg

La crisis, a period of political and economic turmoil in Mexico that began in the late 1960s, spawned a new era in Mexican cinema. Known as el Nuevo Cine (the New Cinema), these films presented alienated characters...


Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico

by Edward R. Burian & Ricardo Legoretta

Since the mid 1970s, there has been an extraordinary renewal of interest in early modern architecture, both as a way of gaining insight into contemporary architectural culture and as a reaction to neoconservative...


Cinema and Social Change in Latin America: Conversations with Filmmakers

by Julianne Burton

Since the late 1960s, films from Latin America have won widening audiences in North America and Europe. Until now, no single book has offered an introduction to the diverse personalities and practices that make...


Jerry Bywaters: A Life in Art

by Francine Carraro & Ron Tyler

As an artist, art critic, museum director, and art educator, Jerry Bywaters reshaped the Texas art world and attracted national recognition for Texas artists. This first full-scale biography explores his life...


Turn-of-the-Century Photographs from San Diego, Texas

by Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm & Sara R. Massey

Situated in the South Texas borderlands some fifty miles west of Corpus Christi, San Diego was a thriving town already a hundred years old at the turn of the twentieth century. With a population that was 90...


National Identity in Indian Popular Cinema, 1947-1987

by Sumita S. Chakravarty

Although Indian popular cinema has a long history and is familiar to audiences around the world, it has rarely been systematically studied. This book offers the first detailed account of the popular film as...


Leavin' a Testimony: Portraits from Rural Texas

by Patsy Cravens, John Boles & Bob Patten

First settled by Stephen F. Austin's colonists in the early nineteenth century, Colorado County has deep roots in Texas history. Mainly rural and agrarian until late in the twentieth century, Colorado County...


Gender and Society in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema

by David William Foster

"Gender is an absolute ground zero for most human societies," writes David William Foster, "an absolute horizon of social subjectivity." In this book, he examines gender issues in thirteen Brazilian films made...