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Music, Structure, Thought: Selected Essays

Among the most original and provocative musicological writers of his generation, James Hepokoski has elaborated new paradigms of inquiry for both music history and music theory. Advocating fundamental shifts of methodological reorientation within the quest for potential musical meanings, his work spans both disciplines and offers substantial challenges for each. At its core is the conviction that a close study of musical genres, proc...

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Rethinking J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue

The enigmatic character of The Art of Fugue became apparent as early as in its first edition, printed more than a year after the composer’s death. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who published both the first and the second editions, raised several unsolved questions regarding this opus. Anatoly P Milka presents a consistent and coherent solution tothe unresolved questions about the history, structure and appearance of J.S. Bach’s The Art ...

Happy! Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison, Darick Robertson
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Happy! Deluxe Edition

This is an interesting first time collaboration between Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson. Morrison is certainly better known, though I view his work as quite mixed (the good: All Star Superman, Arkham Asylum; the bad: Batman RIP, X-Men). Robertson is massively important because of his work on Transmetropolitan with Warren Ellis and The Boys with Garth Ennis (it seems like he is trying to complete his collection of Dark Britons to ...

Reorienting Ozu: A Master and His Influence
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Reorienting Ozu: A Master and His Influence

"There will never be a definitive book on Ozu Yasujiro, and this impressive collection proves it. That's because the director's work is so wondrously complex-so baffling with cinematic riches-that the powerful analyses of these writers are revelatory while never giving the sense that anyone has had the last word. On the contrary, I expect this project to mark a new era in the endless study of Ozu." --Markus Nornes, Professor of Asian...

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The Work of Music Theory: Selected Essays

Lucy Green is Professor of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London UK. Her research interests are in the sociology of music education, specializing in meaning, ideology, gender, popular music, inclusion, equality, informal learning, and new pedagogies. She has lectured and presented keynotes in countries around the world, and serves on the Editorial Boards of twelve journals, including Music Education Rese...

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From Celluloid to Cyberspace

A scholarly and engaging survey and analysis of the dynamics of America's media arts... From Celluloid to Cyberspace is a fascinating, informative, and confidently recommended study of how the American silver screen continues to evolve and influence American popular culture. Midwest Book Review/The Bookwatch

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Composition, Chromaticism and the Developmental Process

'At a time when transformations and networks have given us high expectations of new theories of tonal harmony, this book raises the stakes by deriving its results from prolific excavations of composers' actual practices. It leads us through four centuries of Western art music arguing passionately that the interplay of symmetry and polarity has been at the heart of the story of the major-minor system. It is a fascinating study for all...

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Quilting Art

Each quilter describes how they accomplished their art piece. A wonderful book to inspire and motivate quilt artists into trying the various techniques described. I especially enjoyed the one on using various shades of netting to achieve different shades of skin tones.

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Street Logos by Tristan Manco

Subverted signs, spontaneous drawings, powerful monolithic symbols, and curious characters represent a worldwide outdoor gallery of free contemporary art. Graffiti art is constantly changing. Fresh coats of paint and newly pasted posters appear overnight in cities across the world. New artists, new ideas, and new tactics displace faded images in a perpetual process of renewal and metamorphosis. From Los Angeles to Barcelona, Stockhol...

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Carlo Scarpa

Carlo Scarpa was a virtuoso of light, a master of detail, a connoisseur of materials. In his lifetime he was often dismissed as "merely" an artist who also wanted to build. Today, however, it is clear that his own brand of Modernism made him one of the 20th- century architectural greats. Carlo Scarpa fue un virtuoso de la luz, un maestro de detalle, un conocedor de los materiales. En su vida fue a menudo desestimada como "simplemente...