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Music Around the World: Songs for a Global Classroom

by John Smith II

Music Around the World contains more than 30 lessons, with reproducible worksheets and ready-to-use movement activities. The movement activities are set to world music and include dancing, singing, drumming,...


Rainbow Jews: Jewish and Gay Identity in the Performing Arts

by Jonathan C. Friedman

Rainbow Jews looks at the intersection of gay and Jewish identity in American and Israeli film and theater from the 1960s to the present. Through a close reading of the texts of numerous American and Israeli...


Screening Difference: How Hollywood's Blockbuster Films Imagine Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

by Van Jaap Ginneken

Did you know that Pocahontas probably never fell in love with John Smith, as film versions pretend? That the myth of the sexually eager Hula girls is based on misunderstandings by early explorers? Screening...


Cloth and Human Experience

by Annette B. Weiner & Jane Schneider

Cloth and Human Experience explores a wide variety of cultures and eras, discussing production and trade, economics, and symbolic and spiritual associations.


Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations

by David K Langford & Lorie Woodward Cantu

In 1885, San Antonio architect Alfred Giles began buying the land that would become Hillingdon Ranch, eventually accumulating 13,000 acres near the town of Comfort in Kendall County. As the property passed to...


Reconstructing Woody: Art, Love, and Life in the Films of Woody Allen

by Mary P. Nichols

In this pathbreaking new book, Mary P. Nichols challenges this, arguing that Allen's work, from Play It Again, Sam to Deconstructing Harry, is actually an attempt to explore and reconcile the tension between...


Rakugo: Performing Comedy and Cultural Heritage in Contemporary Tokyo

by Lorie Brau

Rakugo introduces the storytelling genre of Edo-style rakugo as performed around the turn of the twenty-first century, focusing on the performers' image, training, and techniques and the art's contexts and audiences....


We Have Impact

by Brian Boigon

We Have Impact is a collection of short essays on design and society. The book was conceived as an exercise in both thinking and framing design into a poetic system of language and verse. The contents and its...


Canon EOS 6D: The Guide to Understanding and Using Your Camera

by James Johnson

The Canon EOS 6D is the latest of Canon's full-frame DSLR cameras. Its impressive array of advanced capabilities allows the photographer more influence over the final image.

This book's exploration of the EOS...


Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts: An Interlinear Translation with Reference Guide to Biblical Quotations and Allusions

by Melvin P. Unger

Identifies scriptural references for the wording, imagery, and themes in Bach's work that his listeners would have known, but which may be a mystery to modern musicians.


Sagrado: A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland

by Spencer R. Herrera, Levi Romero & Robert Kaiser

Sagrado is neither a search for identity nor a quest for a homeland but an affirmation of an ever-evolving cultural landscape. Embedded at the heart of this remarkable book, in which prose, photographs, and...


Ernst Krenek and the Politics of Musical Style

by Peter Tregear

Focusing on Krenek’s compositional path from the eclectic musical language of Jonny spielt auf to the austere twelve-tone technique of Karl V, Tregear provides an historical and critical context to this most...


Performing Femininity: Rewriting Gender Identity

by Lesa Lockford

Humorous yet touching, Performing Femininity challenges traditional and feminist perspectives on gender. As 'a woman whose brand of feminism is suspect,' Lesa Lockford places herself in the most shameful, the...


The Actor's Book of Monologues for Women

by Various

More than 200 selections from the prose and verse of Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, Isadora Duncan, Anais Nin, Christini Rosetti, Sappho, and others....


Public Art: Thinking Museums Differently

by Hilde Hein

By considering the museum itself as art, rather than as a receptacle, Hein's Public Art: Thinking Museums Differently argues for an improved understanding of the role museums play in shaping public discourse....


Punk Record Labels and the Struggle for Autonomy: The Emergence of DIY

by Alan O'Connor

Unlike studies that consider punk as subculture and style, this innovative book maps the field of punk-rock labels. Using the ideas of Pierre Bourdieu, it describes the social life of the field and the struggles...


The Best of Universal

by Tony Thomas

The fascinating story of Universal Studios from its beginning in 1912 to the present day.


Movement, Manifesto, Melee: The Modernist Group, 1910-1914

by Milton A. Cohen

Providing a historical taxonomy of the early modernist art groups in Europe and America, Milton Cohen demonstrates how these groups were largely responsible for the artistic innovation and nearly all the avant-garde...


The Epic in Film: From Myth to Blockbuster

by Constantine Santas

Constantine Santas encourages us to wonder why critics have routinely dismissed the epic film. In The Epic in Film, Santas argues that 'blockbuster' and 'artistic' are not mutually exclusive terms and that epic...


Inexorable Modernity: Japan's Grappling with Modernity in the Arts

by Hiroshi Nara

The book represents a compilation of case studies about Japanese intellectuals' relationships to modernity in three majors arenas of art (art and aesthetics, theater, and literature) beginning in the 1850s to...