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Punk Reader Research Transmissions from the Local and the Global
ISBN: PB: 9781789381290, Intellect, October 2019
328 pp., 24.7x17.1 cm, 55 halftones
Forty years after its inception, punk has gone global. The founding scenes in the United Kingdom and United States now have counterparts all around the world. Most, if not all, cities on the planet now have some variation of punk existing in their re...
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£25,00
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Biographic: The Beatles Great Lives in Graphic Form
ISBN: HB: 9781781453698, GMC Group, Ammonite Press, October 2019
96 pp., 21x14.8 cm, colour illus.
The Biographics series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey eac...
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£9,99
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Night Music Essays on Music 1928-1962
ISBN: PB: 9780857427090, Seagull Books, September 2019
328 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
Although Theodor W. Adorno is best known for his association with the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, he began his career as a composer and successful music critic. "Night Music" presents the first complete English translations of two collection...
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£12,99
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Biographic: Marley Great Lives in Graphic Form
ISBN: HB: 9781781453728, GMC Group, Ammonite Press, September 2019
96 pp., 21x14.8 cm, colour illus.
The Biographics series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey eac...
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£9,99
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Sex, Death, and Minuets Anna Magdalena Bach and Her Musical Notebooks
ISBN: HB: 9780226617701, University of Chicago Press, July 2019
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 29 halftones, 35 line drawings, 2 tables
At one time a star in her own right as a singer, Anna Magdalena (1701-1760) would go on to become, through her marriage to the older Johann Sebastian Bach, history's most famous musical wife and mother. The two musical notebooks belonging to her cont...
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£34,00
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Creolized Aurality Guadeloupean Gwoka and Postcolonial Politics
ISBN: PB: 9780226631776, ISBN: HB: 9780226631639, University of Chicago Press, June 2019
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones, 7 line drawings
In the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, the complex interplay between anticolonial resistance and accommodation resounds in its music. Guadeloupean gwoka music – a secular, drum-based tradition – captures the entangled histories of French colonization...
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£23,00
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£68,00
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Five Years Ahead of My Time Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9781789140651, Reaktion Books, May 2019
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 illus.
"Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present" tells of an explosive musical phenomenon whose continuing influence on popular culture is dramatic and deep. The tale begins in 1950s America, when classic rock 'n' roll was rea...
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£9,95
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Stories of Tonality in the Age of Francois-Joseph Fetis
ISBN: HB: 9780226626925, University of Chicago Press, May 2019
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 76 halftones
"Stories of Tonality in the Age of Francois-Joseph Fetis" explores the concept of musical tonality through the writings of the Belgian musicologist Francois-Joseph Fetis (1784-1867), who was singularly responsible for theorizing and popularizing the...
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£42,00
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Nightingales in Berlin Searching for the Perfect Sound
ISBN: HB: 9780226467184, University of Chicago Press, May 2019
184 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 14 colour plates, 14 halftones, 1 line drawing
A celebrated figure in myth, song, and story, the nightingale has captivated the imagination for millennia, its complex song evoking a prism of human emotions – from melancholy to joy, from the fear of death to the immortality of art. But have you ev...
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£20,00
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Play It Loud Instruments of Rock & Roll
ISBN: HB: 9781588396662, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 2019
236 pp., 26.7x22.9 cm, 127 colour illus., 51 black&white illus.
Play It Loud celebrates the musical instruments that gave rock and roll its signature sound – from Louis Jordan's alto saxophone and John Lennon's Rickenbacker to the drum set owned by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Lady Gaga's keytar, and beyond. Seven en...
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£35,00
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