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The essays in The Living Dance: An Anthology of Essays on Movement and Culture explore the history of both eastern and western forms of dance, and emphasize important trends in contemporary theatrical and social performance. Each of the dances discussed brings into focus the vitality and richness of the cultures that produced them.
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Author(s): Robert A. Jordan
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The Way I See It is not a conventional cinema book. It is written in a casual, direct style. Each essay is short and easy to read, either before or after viewing a particular film. Dozens of films are discussed, including many that are sure to be on your screening list.
Author(s): Sorrel Doris Hays
Touching Sound Living Lullabies provides a refreshingly new and unique approach to understanding and valuing music. Author Sorrel Doris Hays begins with a simple song, the lullaby, as the initial focus, in a variety of cultural contexts from North and South America, Africa, China, Turkey and Europe, with substantive essays on the history and evolving nature of lull music and the science of psychoacoustics.
Understanding Visual Art Forms in Our World is specifically designed for the novice seeking an introduction to the visual arts, as well as current art-related issues. This text provides an opportunity for all to understand, enjoy and experience art. Art theory and history are presented in a straightforward and accessible manner. Well-known works of art from around the world and across time are organized thematically. Appendices include tips for writing about art, as well as directions for composing formal analyses and research papers.
Author(s): T Hasan Johnson
You Must Learn! A Primer in the Study of Hip-Hop Culture:
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