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Schubert's Lieder and the Philosophy of Early German Romanticism

by Lisa Feurzeig

This study of Franz Schubert's settings of poetry by Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis introduces the fascinating world of early German Romanticism in the 1790s, when an energetic group of bold young thinkers radically...


Thinking about Thinking: Metacognition for Music Learning

by Carol Benton

Thinking about Thinking: Metacognition for Music Learning provides music educators with information, inspiration, and practical suggestions for teaching music. Written for music educators in multiple content...


Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music

by Scott McCarrey & Lesley A. Wright

Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music offers a range of approaches central to the performance of French piano music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors include scholars...


Taarab Music in Zanzibar in the Twentieth Century: A Story of 'Old is Gold' and Flying Spirits

by Janet Topp Fargion

The musical genre of taarab is played for entertainment at weddings and other festive occasions all along the Swahili Coast in East Africa. Taarab contains all the features of a typical 'Indian Ocean' music,...


Cityscapes in History: Creating the Urban Experience

by Katrina Gulliver & Heléna Tóth

Cityscapes in History: Creating the Urban Experience explores the ways in which scholars from a variety of disciplines – history, history of art, geography and architecture – think about and study the urban...


A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture

by William Chambers

Beautiful reproduction of a 1791 classic describes the qualifications and duties of an architect. The 55 superb plates depict ornate compartments for coved ceilings; pedestals for columns; arches; balusters;...


Blake's Water-Colours for the Poems of Thomas Gray: With Complete Texts

by William Blake

116 watercolors illustrate 13 best-loved poems by Thomas Gray, including "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" and "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat." First inexpensive full-color reproduction, with complete...


Nationalist African Cinema: Legacy and Transformations

by Sada Niang

Nationalist African Cinema: Legacy and Transformations reexamines African cinema of the nationalist era within the context of contemporary major Euro-American film trends. It argues that the aesthetic diversification...


New Tunisian Cinema: Allegories of Resistance

by Robert Lang

Tunisian cinema is often described as the most daring of all Arab cinemas, a model of equipoise between “East” and “West” and the defender of a fierce, sovereign style. Even during the repressive regime...


Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell: Dreamland

by Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell

This stunning book is packed with outstanding examples of the recent artwork of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, two of the biggest names in the world of fantasy art. Featuring muscle-bound heroes, fierce dragons,...


Everything I Ever Needed to Know About _____* I Learned from Monty Python

by Brian Cogan, Ph.D. & Jeff Massey, Ph.D.

A comprehensive and hilarious guide to understanding the many Monty Python jokes and allusions

Throughout their five seasons on British television (and well into the troop's movie sequels and assorted solo projects),...


The Art of Getting Over

by Stephen Powers

What started as simple street movement, a way to assert individuality and pride, has blossomed into much more: Graffiti is everywhere. From Sprite commercials to The Source magazine to Soho art galleries, the...


Art in the Asia-Pacific: Intimate Publics

by Larissa Hjorth, Natalie King & Mami Kataoka

As social, locative, and mobile media render the intimate public and the public intimate, this volume interrogates how this phenomenon impacts art practice and politics. Contributors bring together the worlds...


Japanese Cinema: Texts and Contexts

by Alastair Phillips & Julian Stringer

Japanese Cinema includes twenty-four chapters on key films of Japanese cinema, from the silent era to the present day, providing a comprehensive introduction to Japanese cinema history and Japanese culture...


Terrence Malick

by Lloyd Michaels

A critical analysis of an exceptional American director


Wong Kar-wai

by Peter Brunette

Exploring Wong Kar-wai's groundbreaking use of sound and visual technique to create a new form of cinema


Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor

by Donald Dewey

This is the first biography of Lee J. Cobb, the actor who originated the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. This biography follows the actor from his roots in Brooklyn, New York to...


Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents: The Public Sculpture of El Tajín

by Rex Koontz

El Tajín, an ancient Mesoamerican capital in Veracruz, Mexico, has long been admired for its stunning pyramids and ballcourts decorated with extensive sculptural programs. Yet the city's singularity as the...


Coming Attractions: Reading American Movie Trailers

by Lisa Kernan

Movie trailers-those previews of coming attractions before the start of a feature film-are routinely praised and reviled by moviegoers and film critics alike: "They give away too much of the movie." "They're...


Ernie Kovacs & Early TV Comedy: Nothing in Moderation

by Andrew Horton

Among the pioneers of television, Ernie Kovacs was one of the most original and imaginative comedians. His zany, irreverent, and surprising humor not only entertained audiences throughout the 1950s and early...