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Canines in Cervantes and Velázquez: An Animal Studies Reading of Early Modern Spain

by John Beusterien

To date, no scholarly history of early modern Spanish dogs has been published. Aside from carrying out this task, this book evaluates the representation of dogs in the work of the artist Diego Velázquez and...


Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyond

by Vassiliki Rapti

This study reconsiders Surrealist theatre specifically from the perspective of ludics-a poetics of play and games-an ideal approach to the Surrealists, whose games blur the boundaries between the 'playful' and...


Dynastic Marriages 1612/1615: A Celebration of the Habsburg and Bourbon Unions

by Margaret M. McGowan

The union of the two royal houses - the Habsburgs and the Bourbons - in the early seventeenth century illustrates the extent to which marriage was a tool of government in Renaissance Europe, and festivals a...


Life in Bronze: Lawrence M. Ludtke, Sculptor

by Amy L. Bacon, H. Ross Perot & James R. Reynolds

A disciple of Classical sculpture in a time of pervasive abstract modernism, Lawrence M. Ludtke (1929–2007) of Houston imbued his creations with a sense of movement and realism through his attention to detail,...


The Senses in Religious Communities, 1600-1800: Early Modern 'Convents of Pleasure'

by Nicky Hallett

Offering a comprehensive analysis of newly-uncovered manuscripts from two English convents near Antwerp, this study gives unprecedented insight into the role of the senses in enclosed religious communities during...


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”...


Balzac, Grandville, and the Rise of Book Illustration

by Keri Yousif

How the rise of book illustration affected the historic hegemony of the word is the topic of Keri Yousif's study of the complex relationship between the novelist Honoré de Balzac and the illustrator J. J. Grandville....


Roman Catholic Saints and Early Victorian Literature: Conservatism, Liberalism, and the Emergence of Secular Culture

by Devon Fisher

Offering readings of nineteenth-century travel narratives, works by Tractarians, the early writings of Charles Kingsley and the poetry of Alfred Tennyson, Fisher examines representations of Roman Catholic saints...


Downton Abbey (Songbook): Original Music from the Television Series

by John Lunn

(Piano Solo Songbook). 17 original pieces from the hit television series arranged for piano solo: Damaged * Deception * Did I Make the Most of Loving You * Downton Abbey the Suite * A Drive * Emancipation *...


Led Zeppelin: The Oral History of the World's Greatest Rock Band

by Barney Hoskyns

The definitive oral history of the iconic, bestselling rock band Led Zeppelin

With Robert Plant on lead vocal and Jimmy Page on guitar, Led Zeppelin is one of the most iconic, legendary, and influential rock...


Leonardo's Lost Princess: One Man's Quest to Authenticate an Unknown Portrait by Leonardo Da Vinci

by Peter Silverman & Catherine Whitney

How an oddly attributed $19,000 picture proved to be a $100 million work by Leonardo da Vinci-a true art-world detective story

In late 2010, art collector Peter Silverman revealed that a "German, early 19th century"...


Love Him Madly: An Intimate Memoir of Jim Morrison

by Judy Huddleston & Pamela Des Barres

Chronicling a young woman’s four-year relationship with the lead singer of the Doors, this intensely intimate memoir provides a direct and unprecedented view of the late-1960s Los Angeles subculture. When...


On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value

by Alessandra Raengo

An investigation of race and the ontology of the visual


Dancing on Water: A Life in Ballet, from the Kirov to the ABT

Crossroads: How the Blues Shaped Rock 'n' Roll (and Rock Saved the Blues)

by John Milward

The blues revival rescued the creators of America’s most influential music from dusty obscurity, put them onstage in front of a vast new audience, and created rock ’n’ roll


American Architecture and Urbanism

by Vincent Scully

A classic book authored by the foremost architectural historian in America, this fully illustrated history of American architecture and city planning is based on Vincent Scully's conviction that architecture...


Reverberating Song in Shakespeare and Milton: Language, Memory, and Musical Representation

by Erin Minear

Offering a new perspective on two major authors, Minear explores Shakespeare's and Milton's fascination with the idea of language infiltrated by music and reproducing not so much the formal or sonic properties...


Reading, Writing, and Errant Subjects in Inquisitorial Spain

by Ryan Prendergast

Reading, Writing, and Errant Subjects in Inquisitorial Spain explores the conception and production of early modern Spanish literary texts in the context of the inquisitorial socio-cultural environment of the...


What Makes It Great: Short Masterpieces, Great Composers

by Rob Kapilow

A fresh guide to classical music from the acclaimed creator of NPR's "What Makes It Great"™

Rob Kapilow has been helping audiences hear more in great music for two decades with his What Makes It Great? series...


Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder

by Mark Ribowsky

The first definitive biography of music legend Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder's achievements as a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer are extraordinary. During a career that has spanned almost...