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  • Opera at the Bandstandby George W. Martin

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 97.99

    In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now , George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in making contemporary opera popular. He also chronicles how in part they lost their audience in the second half of the twentieth century by abandoning operatic repertory. more...

  • Hearing the Motetby Dolores Pesce

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 82.99 US$ 74.69

    "This collection of essays by leading scholars explores sacred vocal polyphony from the 12th through the late 16th centuries. The emphasis is less on broad stylistic or historical trends than on the insights offered by particular compositions and on the tools of critical interpretation. For instance, Margaret Bent considers the ways in which informed... more...

  • Syntagma Musicum IIIby Michael Praetorius; Jeffery T. Kite-Powell

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 144.99 US$ 130.49

    Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) was one of the most versatile, wide-ranging, and prolific German composers of the seventeenth century. Also important as a theorist, his Syntagma Musicum, penned around 1619, was originally planned in four parts. He completed only three, with the first discussing the place of music in the church, while Volume II focused... more...

  • Grunge Is Deadby Greg Prato

    ECW Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    Grunge Is Dead weaves together the definitive story of the Seattle music scene through a series of interviews with the people who were there. Taking the form of an "oral" history, this books contains over 130 interviews, along with essential background information from acclaimed music writer Greg Prato. The early ?90s grunge movement may... more...

  • Have Not Been the Same (rev)by Michael Barclay; Ian A. D. Jack; Jason Schneider

    ECW Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    ?Published in autumn 2001, Have Not Been the Same became the first book to comprehensively document the rise of Canadian underground rock between the years 1985 and 1995. It was a tumultuous decade that saw the arrival of Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan, Sloan, Barenaked Ladies, Daniel Lanois, and many others who made an indelible mark... more...

  • Treat Me Like Dirtby Liz Worth

    ECW Press 2011; US$ 13.95

    Treat Me Like Dirt captures the personalities that drove the original Toronto punk scene. This is the first book to document the histories of the Diodes, Viletones, and Teenage Head, along with other bands (B-Girls, Curse, Demics, Dishes, Forgotten Rebels, Johnny & the G-Rays, the Mods, the Poles, Simply Saucer, the Ugly and more) and fans that brought... more...

  • Building (in) the Futureby Phillip Bernstein; Peggy Deamer

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    There is no denying the transformational role of the computer in the evolution of contemporary architectural practice. But does this techno-determinist account tell the whole story? Are humans becoming irrelevant to the overall development of the built environment? Bulding (in) the Future  confronts these important questions by examining the fundamental... more...

  • Ethics for Architectsby Thomas Fisher

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    In this new Architecture Brief,  Ethics for Architects , Thomas Fisher presents fifty case studies representing a broad range of ethical dilemmas facing today's architects, from questions regarding which clients to work for, to the moral imperatives of reclaiming building materials for construction instead of sending them to landfills. This timely... more...

  • Constructing a New Agendaby A. Krista Sykes; K. Michael Hays

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 35.99

    This follow-up to Kate Nesbitt's best-selling anthology Theorizing a New Agenda collects twenty-eight essays that address architecture theory from the mid-1990s, where Nesbitt left off, through the present. Kristin Sykes offers an overview of the myriad approaches and attitudes adopted by architects and architectural theorists during this era. Multiple... more...

  • Architecture From the Outside Inby Robert Gutman; Dana Cuff; John Wriedt

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Architecture and sociology have been fickle friends over the past half century: in the 1960s, architects relied on sociological data for design solutions and sociologists were courted by the most prestigious design schools to lecture and teach. Twenty years later, at the height of postmodernism, it was passe to be concerned with the sociological aspects... more...