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Secret Life of Puppets
ISBN: PB: 9780674012448, Harvard University Press, November 2003
368 pp., 14.4x22.5 cm, 15 halftones
In one of those rare books that allows us to see the world not as we've never seen it before, but as we see it daily without knowing, Victoria Nelson illuminates the deep but hidden attraction the supernatural still holds for a secular mainstream cul...
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£21,95
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Harvard Dictionary of Music Fourth Edition
ISBN: HB: 9780674011632, Harvard University Press, November 2003
1008 pp., 25.2x18.9 cm, 222 line illus., 250 music examples
This classic reference work, the best one-volume music dictionary available, has been brought completely up to date in this new edition. Combining authoritative scholarship and lucid, lively prose, the Fourth Edition of "The Harvard Dictionary of Mus...
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£39,95
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Storytelling in Film and Television
ISBN: PB: 9780674010871, Harvard University Press, June 2003
192 pp., 15.6x23.4 cm, 4 halftones, 5 tables
Derided as simple, dismissed as inferior to film, famously characterized as a vast wasteland, television nonetheless exerts an undeniable, apparently inescapable power in our culture. The secret of television's success may well lie in the remarkable...
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£23,95
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Motives for Allusion Context and Content in Nineteenth-Century Music
ISBN: HB: 9780674010376, Harvard University Press, June 2003
248 pp., 24.2x16.5 cm, 177 musical examples, 12 tables
When a critic pointed out to Brahms that the finale theme in his First Symphony was remarkably similar to the Ode to Joy theme in Beethoven's Ninth, he is said to have replied: "Yes indeed, and what's really remarkable is that every jackass notices t...
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£54,95
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Platonic Theology, Volume 3: Books IX-XI I Tatti Renaissance Library 7
ISBN: HB: 9780674010659, Harvard University Press, June 2003
384 pp., 21x14 cm
"Platonic Theology" is a visionary work and the philosophical masterpiece of Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus who was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. His Platonic evangelizing was eminent...
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£19,95
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Biographical Writings I Tatti Renaissance Library 9
ISBN: HB: 9780674011342, Harvard University Press, June 2003
352 pp., 21x14 cm
The Renaissance recovery of ancient biographical writers such as Plutarch, Suetonius, and Jerome led to a wave of imitations by Renaissance authors from Petrarch to Machiavelli. The orator, diplomat, and statesman Giannozzo Manetti (1396-1459), an ex...
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£19,95
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Momus I Tatti Renaissance Library 8
ISBN: HB: 9780674007543, Harvard University Press, June 2003
448 pp., 21x14 cm
"Momus" is the most ambitious literary creation of Leon Battista Alberti, the famous humanist-scientist-artist and "universal man" of the Italian Renaissance. In this dark comedy, written around 1450, Alberti charts the lively fortunes of his anti-he...
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£19,95
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Arnold Schoenberg's Journey
ISBN: PB: 9780674011014, Harvard University Press, May 2003
368 pp., 20.8x14.1 cm, 22 halftones, 2 line illus., 124 musical examples
Proposing that Arnold Schoenberg has been more discussed than heard, more tolerated than loved, Allen Shawn puts aside ultimate judgments about Schoenberg's place in music history to explore the composer's fascinating world in a series of linked essa...
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£22,95
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Famous Women
ISBN: PB: 9780674011304, Harvard University Press, April 2003
320 pp., 21x14 cm
The first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women, "Famous Women" affords a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when medieval attitudes toward women were beginning to give way to more modern views of their...
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£14,95
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Greek Epic Fragments: From the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries BC Loeb Classical Library 497
ISBN: HB: 9780674996052, Harvard University Press, March 2003
328 pp., 16x10.8 cm
Greek epics of the archaic period include poems that narrate a particular heroic episode or series of episodes and poems that recount the long-term history of families or peoples. They are an important source of mythological record. Here is a new tex...
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£18,95
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