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Arts & Architecture
Paper Bullets Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780813119298
Pub Date: 02 Nov 1995
Illustrations: illus
The calculated use of media by those in power is a phenomenon dating back at least to the seventeenth century, as Harold Weber demonstrates in this illuminating study of the relation of print culture to kingship under England's Charles II. Seventeenth-century London witnessed an enormous expansion of the print trade, and with this expansion came a revolutionary change in the relation between political authority -- especially the monarchy -- and the printed word.Weber argues that Charles' reign was characterized by a particularly fluid relationship between print and power.
Staging a Revolution: The Art of Persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781873968277
Pub Date: 01 Sep 1995
A visual survey of the public myths and collective symbols used in the making of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the subsequent war with Iraq. The book traces a remarkable period of history in which the power of words and images successfully challenged the military might of an established state, setting forth an avalanche of public sentiment that led to revolution.
Mike Barry and the Kentucky Irish American Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780813118987
Pub Date: 14 Jul 1995
Illustrations: illus
The Kentucky Irish American began life in 1898 as one of many ethnic newspapers in America, but by its final years it attracted an avid national audience of many ethnicities. From 1925, the KIA was owned and edited by the Barry family of Louisville: by John J. Barry to 1950, and by his son Michael to its demise in 1968.
Media And Revolution Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780813118994
Pub Date: 23 Feb 1995
Illustrations: illus
As television screens across America showed Chinese students blocking government tanks in Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and missiles searching their targets in Baghdad, the connection between media and revolution seemed more significant than ever. In this book, thirteen prominent scholars examine the role of the communication media in revolutionary crises -- from the Puritan Revolution of the 1640s to the upheaval in the former Czechoslovakia.Their central question: Do the media in fact have a real influence on the unfolding of revolutionary crises?

A Survey of Music in Peru

Format: Paperback
Pages: 54
ISBN: 9780861590711
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1994
Series: British Museum Press Occasional Paper
Visitors to Lima today may wonder what has happened to the native music of Peru. While the music of Brazil and Chile have spread across to other countries, Peru has been left behind. A notable exception to this statement is the immense popularity of the lambada .
The Woodcuts of Harlan Hubbard Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780813118796
Pub Date: 09 Nov 1994
Illustrations: prints, color plates
Hubbard was a gifted writer, but during his lifetime he was better known as an artist. He painted in both oil and watercolor, but over the years he also cut and printed approximately 170 woodcuts. It was in this medium that his potential as an artist was most full realized.
Music In Lexington Before 1840 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9780912839059
Pub Date: 12 May 1994
" The product of original research in newspapers, manuscripts, and secondary sources, Carden's history of music in early Lexington describes an unexplored aspect of the city's cultural heritage."
Visual Culture Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 461
ISBN: 9780819562678
Pub Date: 01 May 1994
Illustrations: 124 illus.
"We can no longer see, much less teach, transhistorical truths, timeless works of art, and unchanging critical criteria without a highly developed sense of irony about the grand narratives of the past," declare the editors, who also coedited Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation (1990). The field of art history is not unique in finding itself challenged and enlarged by cultural debates over issues of class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and gender. Visual Culture assembles some of the foremost scholars of cultural studies and art history to explore new critical approaches to a history of representation seen as something different from a history of art.
Black Noise Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780819562753
Pub Date: 29 Apr 1994
Illustrations: 10 illus. 4 figs. Map.
From its beginnings in hip hop culture, the dense rhythms and aggressive lyrics of rap music have made it a provocative fixture on the American cultural landscape. In Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Tricia Rose, described by the New York Times as a "hip hop theorist," takes a comprehensive look at the lyrics, music, cultures, themes, and styles of this highly rhythmic, rhymed storytelling and grapples with the most salient issues and debates that surround it.Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History at New York University, Tricia Rose sorts through rap's multiple voices by exploring its underlying urban cultural politics, particularly the influential New York City rap scene, and discusses rap as a unique musical form in which traditional African-based oral traditions fuse with cutting-edge music technologies.
Gustave Doré's London Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780872331075
Pub Date: 11 Apr 1994
Illustrations: 53
Gustave Dorês unforgettable images of Victorian London portray in stark contrast the affluent world of monumental buildings, horse racing, and scoiety balls against the teeming populace of city streets and the raw poverty of slums, homelessness, and hopelessness. To reinforce Dore's powerful engravings, Coolidge draws skillfully upon the written observations of contemporary European visitors such as Taine, Heine, Gautier and Dostoyevsky.
Dissonant Identities Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780819562760
Pub Date: 01 Apr 1994
Illustrations: 9 illus. Map.
Music of the bars and clubs of Austin, Texas has long been recognized as defining one of a dozen or more musical "scenes" across the country. In Dissonant Identities, Barry Shank, himself a musician who played and lived in the Texas capital, studies the history of its popular music, its cultural and economic context, and also the broader ramifications of that music as a signifying practice capable of transforming identities.While his focus is primarily on progressive country and rock, Shank also writes about traditional country, blues, rock, disco, ethnic, and folk musics.
Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernism Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9780819562685
Pub Date: 28 Mar 1994
Illustrations: 20 illus. 20 figs.
Drawing of the postmodern perspective and concerns that informed her groundbreaking Terpsichore in Sneakers, Sally Banes's Writing Dancing documents the background and developments of avant-garde and popular dance, analyzing individual artists, performances, and entire dance movements. With a sure grasp of shifting cultural dynamics, Banes shows how postmodern dance is integrally connected to other oppositional, often marginalized strands of dance culture, and considers how certain kinds of dance move from the margins to the mainstream.Banes begins by considering the act of dance criticism itself, exploring its modes, methods, and underlying assumptions, and examining the work of other critics.
Upside Your Head! Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780819562876
Pub Date: 19 Nov 1993
Illustrations: 78 illus. Fig.
Legendary jazzman Johnny Otis has spent a lifetime at the center of L.A.'s black music scene as a composer, performer, producer, d.
The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780813118598
Pub Date: 29 Sep 1993
" William Walker's Southern Harmony, first published in 1835, was the most popular tune book of the nineteenth century, containing 335 sacred songs, dominated by the folk hymns of oral tradition and written in the old four-shape notation that was for generations the foundation of musical teaching in rural America. Born in 1809 in South Carolina, William Walker grew up near Spartanburg and early became devoted to the Welsh Baptist Church of his ancestors and to the musical heritage that church had brought to early America. Walker became a singing master, and Southern Harmony was compiled for his students in hundreds of singing schools all over North and South Carolina and Georgia and in eastern Tennessee.
Kentucky Quilts and Their Makers Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780813100968
Pub Date: 27 Sep 1993
Illustrations: color illus
Kentucky's contribution to the perennially popular American craft of quiltmaking is a rich and varied one. Mary Clarke examines here the state of the craft in Kentucky and finds it as lively today as it was 150 years ago.Like a fingerprint, every Kentucky quilt differs from all others in some respects, whether it is an original creation or a variation of one of the traditional patterns long popular in the United States.
My Music Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780819562647
Pub Date: 01 May 1993
My Music is a first-hand exploration of the diverse roles music plays in people's lives. "What is music about for you?" asked members of the Music in Daily Life Project of some 150 people, and the responses they received -- from the profound to the mundane, from the deeply-felt to the flippant -- reflect highly individualistic relationships to and with music.