Ewa Ledóchowicz - Książki według tematyki
Epistrophies Jazz and the Literary Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9780674055438, Harvard University Press, June 2017
320 pp., 15.6x23.4 cm, 22 halftones
In 1941 Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke copyrighted "Epistrophy", one of the best-known compositions of the bebop era. The song's title refers to a literary device – the repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses – that is echoe...
HB: £27,95
Beethoven's Symphonies Nine Approaches to Art and Ideas
ISBN: HB: 9780226453880, University of Chicago Press, May 2017
192 pp., 14x21.6 cm, 18 halftones
In the years spanning from 1800 to 1824, Ludwig van Beethoven completed nine symphonies, now considered among the greatest masterpieces of Western music. Yet despite the fact that this time period, located in the wake of the Enlightenment and at the...
HB: £19,50
Poetry of Pop
ISBN: HB: 9780300165029, Yale University Press, April 2017
424 pp., 15.6x23.5 cm, 13 black&white illus.
A trailblazing exploration of the poetic power of popular songs, from Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles to Beyonce and beyond. Encompassing a century of recorded music, this pathbreaking book reveals the poetic artistry of popular songs. Pop songs are mu...
HB: £20,00
Cornell '77 The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall
ISBN: HB: 9781501704321, Cornell University Press, April 2017
200 pp., 14x20.9 cm, 38 black&white illus.
On May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall, on the Cornell University campus, in front of 8,500 eager fans, the Grateful Dead played a show so significant that the Library of Congress inducted it into the National Recording Registry. The band had just released "...
HB: £17,95
Tokyo Boogie-Woogie Japan's Pop Era and Its Discontents
ISBN: HB: 9780674971691, Harvard University Press, April 2017
288 pp., 14x21 cm, 9 halftones
In this first English-language history of the origins and impact of the Japanese pop music industry, Hiromu Nagahara connects the rise of mass entertainment, epitomized by ryukoka ("popular songs"), with Japan's transformation into a middle-class soc...
HB: £27,95
Blackface Nation Race, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music, 1812-1925
ISBN: PB: 9780226451640, ISBN: HB: 9780226451503, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
384 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm, 16 halftones
As the United States transitioned from a rural nation to an urbanized, industrial giant between the War of 1812 and the early twentieth century, ordinary people struggled over the question of what it meant to be American. As Brian Roberts shows in "B...
PB: £22,50
HB: £67,50
Guitar Makers The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America
ISBN: PB: 9780226478678, ISBN: HB: 9780226095387, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
400 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 42 halftones, 3 line drawings
It whispers, it sings, it rocks, and it howls. It expresses the voice of the folk – the open road, freedom, protest and rebellion, youth and love. It is the acoustic guitar. And over the last five decades it has become a quintessential American icon....
PB: £15,00
HB: £26,50
Music in the World Selected Essays
ISBN: PB: 9780226442396, ISBN: HB: 9780226442259, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
240 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm, 13 halftones, 4 tables
In music studies, Timothy D. Taylor is known for his insightful essays on music, globalization, and capitalism. "Music in the World" is a collection of some of Taylor's most recent writings – essays concerned with questions about music in capitalist...
PB: £26,50
HB: £79,00
Vaudeville Melodies Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929
ISBN: PB: 9780226448695, ISBN: HB: 9780226448558, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
208 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm
If you enjoy popular music and culture today, you have vaudeville to thank. From the 1870s until the 1920s, vaudeville was the dominant context for popular entertainment in the United States, laying the groundwork for the music industry we know today...
PB: £19,00
HB: £62,00
Curious and Modern Inventions Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy
ISBN: HB: 9780226319445, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
320 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 4 colour plates, 17 halftones, 72 line drawings, 4 tables
Early seventeenth-century Italy saw a revolution in instrumental music. Large, varied, and experimental, the new instrumental repertoire was crucial for the Western tradition – but until now, the impulses that gave rise to it had yet to be fully expl...
HB: £41,50