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  • Modern Dance Techniques and Teachingby Gertrude Shurr; Rachael Dunaven Yocom

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 11.95

    Modern Dance Techniques and Teaching is truly one of a kind: it is the only book to be published documenting Martha Graham's movement philosophy, as recorded by two of Graham's original followers. The purpose of the book, according to its authors, is "to analyze, illustrate and organize for teaching purposes some of the vocabulary (techniques) of... more...

  • Music: A Very Short Introductionby Nicholas Cook

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This stimulating very short introduction to music invites us to really think about music. Drawing on a number of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook prompts us to call on our own personal musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of the performer and the listener, about music... more...

  • Theatreby Stephen Archer; Cynthia M. Gendrich; Woodrow B. Hood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 67.99

    Theatre: Its Art and Craft is an introductory theatre text focusing on theatre practitioners and their processes. Using an accessible tone and a focused exploration of how theatre artists work, the book covers playwrights; directors, actors; designers of sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, and new technology; as well as the varying roles of scholars,... more...

  • How to Rapby Paul Edwards; Kool G Rap

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    Examining the dynamics of hip-hop from every region and in every formmainstream and underground, current and classicthis compelling how-to discusses everything from content and flow to rhythm and delivery in relation to the art and craft of rap. Compiled from the most extensive research on rapping to date, this first-of-its-kind guide delivers countless... more...

  • Philosophy Through Filmby Mary M. Litch

    Taylor & Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    Some of the world's best-loved films can be used as springboards for examining enduring philosophical questions. This title provides guidance in how to watch films with an eye for their philosophical content, helping students become familiar with key topics in all of the major areas in Western philosophy. more...

  • The Semantics of Chinese Musicby Adrian Tien

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Music is a widely enjoyed human experience. It is, therefore, natural that we have wanted to describe, document, analyse and, somehow, grasp it in language. This book surveys a representative selection of musical concepts in Chinese language, i.e. words that describe, or refer to, aspects of Chinese music. Important as these musical concepts are in... more...

  • The History of Jazzby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    On its initial release, The History of Jazz was heralded as a classic: it was honored as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times . Now Gioia brings the story up-to-date, drawing on his latest research and covering the full spectrum of the music's past, present,... more...

  • How Music Worksby David Byrne

    McSweeney's 2012; US$ 15.99

    How Music Works is David Byrne?s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to... more...

  • Summer of the Seventeenth Dollby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Every summer Roo and Barney have come down from their work in the Queensland canefields to the Carlton house they share with Olive and Nancy for an annual celebration of love and laughter. But this year Nancy has deserted the house to get married, and Pearl has taken her place... Ray Lawler’s brawny canecutters, and their long-standing seasonal... more...

  • Guitar Theory For Dummiesby Desi Serna

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Serious about jamming, understanding, and creating guitar-driven music? Easy. With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction... more...