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Subcultural Sounds Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 139
ISBN: 9780819562616
Pub Date: 01 Apr 1993
Illustrations: 1 Table.
Description:
The study of subcultural musics, what Mark Slobin calls "small musics in big systems," is characterized by a tremendously expanding search for cultural identity within multiethnic societies that are increasingly caught up in global cultural flow. Subcultural Sounds is the first critical attempt to explore the dynamics of this process in Europe and America, the heartland of music production and bellwether for global culture. By combining interpretation with concrete analysis, Slobin works toward a comparative approach for understanding the "micromusics" of Euro-America.
The Voice of the Frontier Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9780813118017
Pub Date: 28 Mar 1993
Description:
From 1826 to 1829, John Bradford, founder of Kentucky's first newspaper, the Kentucky Gazette, reprinted in its pages sixty-six excerpts that he considered important documents on the settlement of the West. Now for the first time all of Bradford's Notes on Kentucky -- the primary historical source for Kentucky's early years -- are made available in a single volume, edited by the state's most distinguished historian.The Kentucky Gazette was established in 1787 to support Kentucky's separation from Virginia and the formation of a new state.
Singing The Glory Down Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780813117577
Pub Date: 12 Sep 1991
Illustrations: illus
Description:
In Singing the Glory Down, William Lynwood Montell contributes to a fuller understanding of twentieth-century American culture by examining the complex relationships between gospel music and the culture of the nineteen-county study area in which this music has flourished for a hundred years. He has recorded the memories and feelings of those who were young while the movement gathered steam and who remember it at its high point, and stories about those who have passed over that river about which they loved to sing.In the early 1900s, a singing school or gospel convention was a major social event that enticed people to walk for miles to learn to sing or to hear someone who already had.
Terpsichore in Sneakers Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9780819561602
Pub Date: 01 Jun 1987
Illustrations: 13 illus. 4 figs.
Description:
Drawing on the postmodern perspective and concerns that informed her groundbreaking Terpischore in Sneakers, Sally Bane's Writing Dancing documents the background and development 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.

Vision and the Visual Arts in Galdos

A Study of the Novels and Newspaper Articles
Format: Hardback
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9780905205304
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1986
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
Illustrations: x + 242 pages.
Description:
Throughout his life the major Spanish novelist Benito Perez Galdós (1843-1920) took a keen interest in the visual arts. Parts I and II of this book discuss Galdós's art journalism and his artistic contributions to the illustrated edition of the historical novels. But the main focus (part III) is on references to the visual arts and pictorial landscapes, particularly in the serie contemporánea, the contemporary social novels.
Calderón Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780813114408
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1982
Description:
Although Pedro Calderón de la Barca was one of the greatest and most prolific playwrights of Spain's Golden Age, most of his nonallegorical comedias -- 118 in all -- have remained unknown. Robert ter Horst presents here the first full-length study of these works, a sustained, meditative analysis dealing with more than 80 plays, conveying a sense of the whole of Calderón's secular theater.To approach so vast a body of literature, Mr.
The Guardian Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 832
ISBN: 9780813114224
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1982
Description:
In 1713, soon after publication of the Spectator had come to an end, its place on breakfast tables of Queen Anne's London was taken by the Guardian. Richard Steele, continuing in the new paper the blend of learning, wit, and moral instruction that had proved so attractive in the Tatler and Spectator, was the editor and principal writer; in the 175 numbers of the Guardian he included 53 essays by Joseph Addison, as well as contributions by Alexander Pope, George Berkeley, and several others, some of whom doubtless transmitted their papers through the famous lion's head letterbox that Addison had erected in Button's coffeehouse. "These papers," as John C.
The World's Eye Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780813113876
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1982
Description:
Greek vases and Peruvian bottles, Chinese bronzes and African masks, Tel Brak idols and Egyptian tomb paintings -- artifacts ancient and modern reveal man's universal fascination with the eye and his awe before its mysterious powers. In this wide-ranging and richly illustrated essay Albert M. Potts considers the special properties the human mind has ascribed to the eye over the millenia and seeks out its peculiar significance as symbol.
Cinema Calendrier Du Coeur Abstrait Maisons Bois Par Arp Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780911487008
Pub Date: 30 Sep 1982
Next Week, Swan Lake Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780819561107
Pub Date: 01 Sep 1982
Illustrations: 40 b&w illus. 7 figs.
Description:
An important book of essays on "dance and ideas about dance"
The Autonomous Image Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780813114064
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1981
Description:
Blowup, says Armando Prats, is one of the necessary movies. It is a "living expression of the transition into the new narrative domains" in terms of man's "new vision of himself as a narrative creature in a world whose very essense is cinematic narration." Prats' work on the new humanism inherent in postwar filmmaking is a rewarding work with implications for the fields of esthetics and axiology as well as film criticism.
The Modern Dance Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780819560032
Illustrations: 24 illus.
Description:
CONTRIBUTORS: Jose Limon, Anna Sokolow, Erick Hawkins, Donald McKayle, Alwin Nikolas, Pauline Koner, Paul Taylor.