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Off-the-Shelf: Fabric Painting
All the information you need to create your own painted fabrics, presented in a guidebook handsomely illustrated in full color. It contains 30 step-by-step recipes for success, and covers 15 painting techniques. The author-artist, who began painting fabric that she had woven herself, and later discovered quilting, “makes the art of fabric-painting very accessible to everyone, regardless of their level of experience.” More ...
The Party, After You Left
The latest collection of cartoons by the veteran illustrator for The New Yorker. Highly distinctive, as always, and filled with typical whimsy and wry wit, they provoke knowing nods of head as well as chuckles in their reflections on life’s everyday absurdities. More ...
Léonide Massine and the 20th Century Ballet
Associate Professor in Dance Leslie Norton is the author of Léonide Massine and the 20th Century Ballet. This work provides a biography of Massine and a detailed analysis of his major ballets, including those for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and American Ballet Theatre. More ...
Screenwriting for a Global Market: Selling Your Scripts from Hollywood to Hong Kong
A collection of informally written essays, including “personal takes on worldwide screenwriting,” the Hollywood influence and specific examples of projects. The author is an experienced screenwriter who is the Jeanne H. Smith Professor of Film and Video Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Appended to his own informative advice are contributing essays by an international group of writers and filmmakers. More ...
Democratization and the Jews: Munich, 1945-1965
In Democratization and the Jews, Kauders deals with the ways in which the West Germans in Munich reacted to the Holocaust. He explores the changing viewpoints and the ways in which the people of Munich distanced themselves from the Nazi regime. Kauders describes these techniques as changing drastically over twenty years. Although they first used Weimar antisemitic images, by the late 1950’s many people – especially Social Democrats and church-members – people had begun to repudiate anti-Semitism and “the language of liberalism merged with the spirit of democracy.” More ...
Sidney Poitier : Man, Actor, Icon
Aram Goudsouzian, visiting assistant professor of history, is the author of Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon. In the first full biography of actor Sidney Poitier, Goudsouzian analyzes the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his 2002 Oscar for lifetime achievement. More ...
Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life
Magicians aren’t supposed to explain how they do their tricks, but in Sometimes the Magic Works, Brooks obliges. He covers such topics as the importance of daydreaming to the necessity of writing an outline, from the fine art of showing instead of merely telling to creating believable characters who make readers care what happens to them. More ...
Mediation and the Communication Matrix
Professor of Rhetoric and Communication Catherine Kaha's book, Mediation and the Communication Matrix, explores how media on the screen "reconfigures private and public experience in ways that are fundamentally different than print culture." Kaha focuses on perception, and claims that "one’s knowledge of the world is grounded in perception; that one’s perception contributes in significant ways to an understanding of the social world; that communication technologies are altering our sense of sight, touch, and movement; and finally, that altering the human sensorium will have consequences for our shared understanding of the social world." More ...
House of Holy Fools: A Family Portrait in Six Cracked Parts
House of Holy Fools concerns the grace and genius of the author's late, great parents and sister - music critic Louis Biancolli, violinist Jeanne Mitchell Biancolli and aspiring pianist Lucy - who all died within 26 months of each other in 1992 and 1994. Written with humor and hope, it is a memoir of music, madness, miracles, faith and the insistent tug of life in the face of grief and death. More ...
The Making of a Student-Athlete: Succeeding in the College Selection, Application, and Athletic Recruiting Process
Ray Lauenstein and his co-author, David Galehouse, have written extensively and been for a number of years consultants on the college athletic recruiting process. This book constitutes a detailed and comprehensive guide for prospective college student-athletes and their coaches and parents, encompassing everything from college selection and scholarship and financial aid availability to applications, admissions, recruiting rules and college athletic life. In all, an impressive compendium, packed with information splendidly organized and lucidly presented. More ...
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