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A Hard Walk through Solitude Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781960521033
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2024
Illustrations: 84 illustrations, including 27 graphite drawings and 55 color photographs by the author
Description:
The volcanoes on the Alaska Peninsula and the fifty-seven volcanoes that project into the Aleutian Islands form the northern rim of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Many are in Alaska’s national parks, monuments, and preserves. They continue to erupt, creating new Earth surfaces, and the deposits of lava, pumice, and ash ejected by these volcanoes create primeval ground: a true wilderness where few people on Earth other than volcanologists have traversed.
Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Good and Bad Government Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781915401137
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2024
Imprint: Ad Ilissvm
Illustrations: 100
Description:
This book sheds new light on one of the most important artworks of the early Italian Renaissance, Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s fresco cycle of Good and Bad Government in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena. By connecting the images with the Hymn to Justice inscribed on the walls and highlighting Ambrogio’s ingenuity and personal approach to the subject the volume presents a fresh reading of its rich artistic message. In 1338 Ambrogio Lorenzetti painted three huge frescoes, known today as Good and Bad Government, on the walls of the Sala dei Nove, the Room of the Nine, in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, where the city’s nine executive magistrates presided over the destiny of this famous commune.
Landscapes of Hope Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781960521040
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2024
Illustrations: 84 illustrations, including 73 color photographs by the author and 11 color maps
Description:
At a time when division, polarization, and antagonisms pervade the United States, here is hope for the future. Landscapes of Hope shows how people from all walks of life and backgrounds can come together, talk and work out details, compromise, and do something special for generations to come: safeguarding 900,000 acres of spectacular wild country in Utah.Perched on the western edge of the Colorado Plateau, the Greater San Rafael Swell spans 8,000 square miles in south-central Utah and showcases a rich tapestry of landscapes.

Live Simply, Share Generously

Forty Years of Peter McVerry Trust
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781800970700
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2024
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
‘Working with homeless people has totally changed me, turned me inside out and upside down. They’ve challenged my values, they’ve changed the way I see Irish society, they’ve changed the way I see God, they’ve done everything for me.’ - Fr Peter McVerryPublished to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Peter McVerry Trust, this book tells the story of the people behind it.
Italian Renaissance Drawings from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781913645779
Pub Date: 12 Oct 2024
Illustrations: 200
Description:
This stunning catalogue of 15th and 16thcentury Italian drawings from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will showcase highlights from this outstanding but still relatively little known part of the collection. It includes internationally significant sheets by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Pontormo, Pisanello, Giorgione and Tintoretto, as well as an important group of early Venetian drawings and a large number of workshop studies by Fra Bartolommeo. Published to accompany exhibitions at the Fondation Custodia, Paris, and The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, this volume will mark the conclusion of a five year cataloguing project at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, funded by the Getty Foundation.
Affrilachia Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781985900929
Pub Date: 08 Oct 2024
Series: Appalachian Futures: Black, Native, and Queer Voices
Illustrations: 1 map, 11 b&w illustrations, 112 color illustrations
Description:
"Affrilachia," a term first coined in 1991 by Kentucky poet Frank X Walker, refers to the cultural contributions of African Americans who live in Appalachia, a largely mountainous region stretching over thirteen states from Mississippi to New York. Although Black Americans have greatly influenced the popular culture landscape in this region, their stories, trials, and triumphs are often undocumented because Appalachia is perceived as wholly white.In this stunning visual history, photographer and curator Chris Aluka Berry gives voice to the broad spectrum of African Americans who have lived in the Appalachian region over the centuries.

Carriacou String Band Serenade

Performing Identity in the Eastern Caribbean
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780819501486
Pub Date: 08 Oct 2024
Series: Music/Culture
Illustrations: 24 b&w photos, 14 figures
Description:
An Eastern Caribbean music festival as a window on social change/>/>Every year, on a weekend before Christmas, the small Caribbean island of Carriacou, Grenada, holds its annual Parang Festival, featuring concerts, performances of local quadrille dance, Hosannah band (a cappella singing) competitions, and the climactic string band competition. Born in the years leading up to Grenada's 1979 Socialist Revolution, the Parang Festival today offers a vehicle for Carriacouans to articulate and assert a progressive understanding of local cultural identity as well as a regional, pan-Caribbean belonging. Rebecca S.

The In-Between in Javanese Performing Arts

History and Myth, Interculturalism and Interreligiosity

The In-Between in Javanese Performing Arts

History and Myth, Interculturalism and Interreligiosity
Format: 
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780819501257
Pub Date: 01 Oct 2024
Series: Music/Culture
Illustrations: 14 b&w photos, 5 b&w line drawings, 4 b&w tables
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780819501264
Pub Date: 01 Oct 2024
Series: Music/Culture
Illustrations: 14 b&w photos, 5 b&w line drawings, 4 b&w tables
Description:
The role of performing art in one of the world's most diverse and complex societies/>/>This book is the first comprehensive overview of Javanese performing arts from their origins to their dynamic present. Renowned scholar and musician Sumarsam draws from a lifetime of immersion in both wayang and gamelan to guide readers through the concept of the "in-between," revealing how the interplay of dualisms—myth and history, sacred and secular, personal and cultural—forms the bedrock of Javanese performance. Rigorously researched historical case studies reveal the intricate relationship between histories and mythologies in Java.
Herry Perry Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781915670175
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
Herry Perry (1897-1962) is an important, but neglected, artist of the 1920s-50s. The book brings together all aspects of her art for the first time. She studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts (now Central Saint Martins) from 1924-7 and was taught wood engraving there by Noel Rooke.
Monet and London Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781913645731
Pub Date: 27 Sep 2024
Imprint: Courtauld
Illustrations: 80
Description:
This beautiful volume accompanies a major exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery that will reunite for the first time in 120 years an extraordinary group of Claude Monet’s Impressionist paintings of London. The exhibition will realise the artist’s unfulfilled ambition of showing the group on the banks of the Thames, just a stone’s throw away from where many of them were created.Claude Monet (1840–1926) is world renowned as the leading figure of French Impressionism, the movement that changed the course of modern art.
Glenn Ligon: All Over The Place Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781913645700
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 100 illustrations
Description:
American artist Glenn Ligon (b. 1960) is best known for his landmark text-based paintings, which draw on the influential writings and speeches of twentieth-century historical and cultural figures including James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston and Gertrude Stein. This catalogue accompanies a major exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in which Ligon’s art will be displayed in dialogue with objects from the Fitzwilliam and Trinity College collections selected by the artist himself.
Storm in My Heart Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781068664502
Pub Date: 17 Sep 2024
Imprint: Liffey Press
Description:
For more than six decades John Faulkner has been at the heart of British and Irish music-making, as a singer, songwriter, composer, musician, producer and film-maker. Storm in My Heart is John’s highly personal account of his life in music, from his childhood in wartime London, through his years in the English folk explosion and on to life in Ireland as a significant player in the traditional music scene. In a lifetime’s journey John falls under the influence of Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger, marries tempestuous singer Dolores Keane, and moves to County Galway where he brings his words and music to the world.
Andrea Morales Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781913645724
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 65
Description:
This vibrant catalogue showcases a decade’s work by Memphis-based Peruvian-American photographer Andrea Morales (b. 1984), whose camera sympatheticallydelves into community life and activism in the American South. It accompanies herfirst major exhibition at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, represents the firstscholarly publication on her work, and the first major museum exhibition dedicatedto movement journalism.
IRTH Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781913645632
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 200
Description:
This catalogue invites readers to dive deeper into the captivating dialogue between materiality and imagination, as envisioned by IRTH إرث at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Prepared for the Biennale Architettura 2023, for which the theme was ‘The Laboratory of the Future’, the catalogue of IRTH إرث immerses visitors into the profound interplay between material and immaterial. It chronicles the National Pavilion of Saudi Arabia’s multi-faceted contribution to the discussion, in which the essence of earth as a material becomes a canvas for envisioning tomorrow’s architectural legacies.
The Long Ride Home Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781960521026
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 133 photographs (99 color and 4 black-and-white)
Description:
The Long Ride Home: Black Cowboys in America is the first book to tell the story of the Black cowboy experience in contemporary America. Although Black cowboys have been a fixture on the American landscape and frontier since the nineteenth century, few people are aware of their enduring contributions to the history of the West and how their unique culture continues to thrive today in urban as well as rural areas all over the country.The book features Ron Tarver’s beautiful, compelling, and often surprising contemporary images of African-American cowboys that not only convey the Black cowboy’s way of life and its rich heritage, but also affirm a thriving culture of Black-owned ranches and rodeo operations, parades, inner-city cowboys, retired cowhands, and Black cowgirls of all ages, too.
Romi Behrens Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781915670168
Pub Date: 14 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Illustrations: 80 colour
Description:
The painter, Romi Behrens, lived in West Cornwall for nearly seventy years, voraciously painting the subjects around her every day. Her artistic career was as long as it was broad and spanned many genres, including still life, portraiture and landscape painting. This is the first monograph to pay homage to the extent of her career, providing a selected but characteristically-diverse range of visual and written material from the artist’s oeuvre and archives, starting with Romi's earliest paintings of her family, friends and the streets of Penzance and extending to religious themes done later in her life.