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  • What to Listen For in Operaby Charles R. Beck

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Covering famous operas from 14 Italian, French and German composers, this handbook is designed to help listeners understand and appreciate the special skills required to sing famous operatic songs. The book includes a plot synopsis of each opera with information about each song, which are introduced in their dramatic settings along with the vocal requirements... more...

  • K-Popby John Lie

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    K-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea seeks at once to describe and explain the emergence of export-oriented South Korean popular music and to make sense of larger South Korean economic and cultural transformations. John Lie provides not only a history of South Korean popular music?the premodern background,... more...

  • Tribal Televisionby Dustin Tahmahkera

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    Tribal Television: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms more...

  • Popular Music Mattersby Lee Marshall; Dave Laing

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Frith’s achievements, but they are not merely ‘about Frith’. Rather, they are important interventions by leading scholars in the field, including... more...

  • Architecture in an Age of Uncertaintyby Benjamin Flowers

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    After two decades which saw the construction industry flourish, has come a sudden period of instability, where architecture firms have been jettisoning employees at an unprecedented rate as building projects dry up. This edited volume brings together scholars, critics, and architects to discuss the present state of uncertainty in the practice and discipline... more...

  • Rawby Solveig Bĝe; Hege Charlotte Faber; Brit Strandhagen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Nature inheres in many aesthetic forms of expression. In architecture, however, nature emerges with a particular power and clarity, which makes architecture a raw kind of art. Thus, by using the concept of ‘raw’ as a focal point, this book provides new approaches to architecture in a broad sense, as well as other aesthetic and artistic practices,... more...

  • Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopicby Márta Minier; Maddalena Pennacchia

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Beginning with the premise that the biopic is a form of adaptation and an example of intermediality, this collection examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the concurrent issues of celebrity, fidelity and authenticity that accompany this genre. Offering case studies of film biographies of literary icons, royals and other famous individuals,... more...

  • Writing and Selling Drama Screenplaysby Lucy V. Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    It may be drama features that win the most awards and kudos from critics, but in the current marketplace you're unlikely to sell a drama screenplay in the way you would a genre script. Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will consider questions such as: What is 'emotional... more...

  • Sport im Taktby Yves Cloos

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 37.90

    Musik im Sport motiviert. Nicht umsonst läuft in den Fitnessstudios dieser Welt aktivierende Musik in Dauerschleife, was diese besondere Kombination auch in den Fokus der Sport- und Musikwissenschaft rückt. Yves Cloos gibt einen fundierten Überblick über die aktuelle Studienlage. Dabei bündelt er seine Aufmerksamkeit auf Musik im Sport mit älteren... more...

  • Dame Maggie Scottby Michelle Potter; Graeme Murphy

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 49.99

    Foreword by Graeme Murphy.  It is impossible to tell the story of dance in Australia without focusing on Dame Margaret Scott. The fiftieth anniversary of The Australian Ballet School is a fitting time to launch her biography - she was the first Director of the School and a dancer and teacher of immense vision and intellect. Maggie Scott was born... more...