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  • Jazz Culturesby David Ake

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 26.95

    From its beginning, jazz has presented a contradictory social world: jazz musicians have worked diligently to erase old boundaries, but they have just as resolutely constructed new ones. David Ake's vibrant and original book considers the diverse musics and related identities that jazz communities have shaped over the course of the twentieth century,... more...

  • The Potentials of Spacesby Alison Oddey; Christine A. White

    Intellect Books Ltd 2006; US$ 32.00

    The book interrogates notions of distance, interval, time and space explorations in scenography and performance which are concerned to encompass the creative, historical, performing, interdisciplinary, writing, architectural, and senses of presence in space. Space becomes practice; scenography becomes performance; memory and biography as the written... more...

  • Documentary Film: A Very Short Introductionby Patricia Aufderheide

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 7.99

    Beginning with an overview of the central issues of documentary filmmaking--its definitions and purposes, its forms and founders--Aufderheide focuses on several of its key subgenres, including public affairs films, government propaganda (particularly the works produced during World War II), historical documentaries, and nature films. Her thematic approach... more...

  • The Filmmaker's Eyeby Gustavo Mercado

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them. Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart,... more...

  • Introduction to Documentary, Second Editionby Bill Nichols

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    This new edition of Bill Nichols?s bestselling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the distinguishing qualities of documentary and teaches the... more...

  • Cultura y cine: Hispanoamérica hoyby Mary McVey Gill; Teresa Méndez-Faith

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 24.95

    Cultura y cine is a Spanish-language, Hispanic-American culture textbook using contemporary Spanish-language feature films and authentic cultural texts. Includes vocabulary, historical and cultural notes, and discussion questions. more...

  • Directing the Documentaryby Michael Rabiger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Directing the Documentary, Sixth Edition is the definitive book on the form, offering time-tested principles to help you master the craft. Ideal for documentary courses as well as aspiring and established documentary filmmakers, this book has it all, with in-depth lessons and insider perspectives on every aspect of preproduction, production, and... more...

  • The Columbia Companion to American History on Filmby Peter C. Rollins

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 37.99

    American history has always been an irresistible source of inspiration for filmmakers, and today, for good or ill, most Americans'sense of the past likely comes more from Hollywood than from the works of historians. In important films such as The Birth of a Nation (1915), Roots (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Saving Private Ryan (1998), how much... more...

  • George Burnsby Lawrence J. Epstein

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Having entered the world in 1896 as a poverty-stricken child named Nathan Birnbaum, George Burns rose from New York's Lower East Side to the uppermost heights of celebrity in the entertainment industry. His storied romance with Gracie Allen led to their success in vaudeville, films, radio and television as one of the greatest comedy teams in history.... more...

  • Masterworks of the Orchestral Repertoireby Donald N. Ferguson

    University of Minnesota Press 1954; US$ 90.00

    The fullest enjoyment of an orchestral performance or a record concert comes with a background of knowledge about the music itself. This handbook is designed to help music lovers get the ultimate pleasure from their listening by providing them with that b more...