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Kino-Eye: The Writings of Dziga Vertov
Kino-Eye: The Writings of Dziga Vertov
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mpn: b&w photographs throughout, ean: 9780520056305, isbn: 0520056302,

Dziga Vertov was one of the greatest innovators of Soviet cinema. The radical complexity of his work—in both sound and silent forms—has given it a central place within contemporary theoretical inquiry. Vertov's writings, collected here, range fro...


Cinema and the Wealth of Nations: Media, Capital, and the Liberal World System
Cinema and the Wealth of Nations: Media, Capital, and the Liberal World System
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ean: 9780520291690, isbn: 0520291697,

Cinema and the Wealth of Nations explores how media, principally in the form of cinema, was used during the interwar years by elite institutions to establish and sustain forms of liberal political economy beneficial to their interests. It examines th...


American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn
American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn
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ean: 9780520275621, isbn: 0520275624,

American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary is a critical history of American filmmakers crucial to the development of ethnographic film and personal documentary. The Boston and Cambridge area is notable for nurturing these approaches to docu...


Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977
Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977
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ean: 9780520293717, isbn: 0520293711,

Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977 explores how documentarians working between the election of John F. Kennedy and the Bicentennial created conflicting visions of the recent and more distant American past. Draw...


I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Rumor in African-American Culture
I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Rumor in African-American Culture
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ean: 9780520081857, isbn: 0520081854,

This book divides into two basic parts. In Chapters 1 and 2 I discuss historical examples of "rumor" discourse and suggest whey many blacks have--for good reason--channeled beliefs about race relations into familiar formulae, ones developed as early ...


Ronnie Gilbert: A Radical Life in Song
Ronnie Gilbert: A Radical Life in Song
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mpn: 25 b/w, ean: 9780520253087, isbn: 0520253086,

Ronnie Gilbert had a long and colorful career as a singer, actor, playwright, therapist, and independent woman. Her lifelong work for political and social change was central to her role as a performer. Raised in Depression-era New York City by leftis...


The World History of Animation
The World History of Animation
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780520261129, isbn: 0520261127,

Lavishly illustrated and encyclopedic in scope, The World History of Animation tells the genre’s 100-year-old story around the globe, featuring key players in Europe, North America, and Asia. From its earliest days, animation has developed multiple...


Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School
Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School
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ean: 9780520271487, isbn: 0520271483,

High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new l...


Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up (Sather Classical Lectures)
Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up (Sather Classical Lectures)
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mpn: 12 b/w illus., ean: 9780520287587, isbn: 0520287584,

What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to fear―a world of wit, irony, and knowing ...


Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy
Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy
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The king of radio comedy from the Great Depression through the early 1950s, Jack Benny was one of the most influential entertainers in twentieth-century America. A master of comic timing and an innovative producer, Benny, with his radio writers, deve...


Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
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ean: 9780520232082, isbn: 0520232089,

With her usual combination of erudition, innovation, and spirited prose, Susan McClary reexamines the concept of musical convention in this fast-moving and refreshingly accessible book. Exploring the ways that shared musical practices transmit social...


The American Musical Landscape: The Business of Musicianship from Billings to Gershwin, Updated With a New Preface (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
The American Musical Landscape: The Business of Musicianship from Billings to Gershwin, Updated With a New Preface (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
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ean: 9780520224827, isbn: 0520224825,

In this refreshingly direct and engaging historical treatment of American music and musicology, Richard Crawford argues for the recognition of the distinct and vital character of American music. What is that character? How has musical life been suppo...


Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer
Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer
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mpn: 49444053, ean: 9780520296817, isbn: 0520296818,

With a new introduction, acclaimed director and screenwriter Paul Schrader revisits and updates his contemplation of slow cinema over the past fifty years. Unlike the style of psychological realism, which dominates film, the transcendental style expr...


Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity
Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity
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ean: 9780520250918, isbn: 0520250915,

In this erudite and elegantly composed argument, Karol Berger uses the works of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two groundbreaking claims: first, that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of...


Four More Screenplays by Preston Sturges
Four More Screenplays by Preston Sturges
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ean: 9780520203655, isbn: 0520203658,

Includes The Palm Beach Story, Triumph over Pain/The Great Moment, The Miracle at Morgan's Creek, and Unfaithfully Yours.Humorous, sophisticated, and superbly crafted, the cinema of Preston Sturges maintains an enduring presence in the small canon o...


Aesthetic Technologies of Modernity, Subjectivity, and Nature: Opera, Orchestra, Phonograph, Film
Aesthetic Technologies of Modernity, Subjectivity, and Nature: Opera, Orchestra, Phonograph, Film
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mpn: 81 color, 61 b/w, 19 music examples, 4 t, ean: 9780520287372, isbn: 0520287371,

Virginia Woolf famously claimed that, around December 1910, human character changed. Aesthetic Technologies addresses how music (especially opera), the phonograph, and film served as cultural agents facilitating the many extraordinary social, artisti...


Theory of Harmony (California Library Reprint Series)
Theory of Harmony (California Library Reprint Series)
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ean: 9780520049444, isbn: 0520049446,

A new critical foreword by Walter Frisch, H. Harold Gumm/Harry and Albert von Tilzer Professor of Music at Columbia University, expands this centennial edition. Frisch puts Schoenberg's masterpiece into historical and ideological context, delineating...


Six Hidden Views of Japanese Music (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
Six Hidden Views of Japanese Music (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
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ean: 9780520050457, isbn: 0520050452,

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee....


The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg, 1893-1908
The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg, 1893-1908
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ean: 9780520212183, isbn: 0520212185,

Here is the first full-scale account of Schoenberg's early tonal works, a rich repertory that music historians have tended to neglect or view as transitional to a mature atonal style.Between 1893 and 1908, Schoenberg created many genuine masterworks ...


Mozart and His Operas
Mozart and His Operas
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780520228986, isbn: 0520228987,

David Cairns—winner of the Whitbread Biography Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction—has spent his life immersed in Mozart’s music, both as a performer and as a listener. This intimate biography sheds new and important light on the c...



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