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Author(s): Jeremy Smith, Jay Keister
Music Appreciation: Histories and Cultures is an introductory text that covers even-handedly and engagingly the subject of music from across the spectrum of the Popular, World, and Western Classical traditions. The authors began this project after realizing that even though one (Keister) is an ethnomusicologist, and the other (Smith) is a musicologist, they share a personal and professional relationship with music of the Popular tradition, as both performed music of
Author(s): Robert Smith
Theatre: Its Nature, Its Variety, Its Development is laid out in a nontraditional format for introductory theatre courses. The nature of theatre is difficult enough to understand without imposing a 2,500 year barrier to that process. Accordingly, this text starts with an understanding of the nature of theatre in our own time. After students have a solid understanding of the nature of theatre and significant awareness of the variety of theatre, then they will be better equipped to begin studying theatre in its historical context.
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): David Stuart, Ryan Sheeler
Ecclesiastes said it well: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” From Bakersfield to Beale Street traces the origins and evolution of American rock ‘n’ roll between 1940 and 1987 by examining the intersection of styles and regional influences. The blues, traditional country, and gospel music are the progenitors of rock ‘n’ roll; evolving forms are shaped by distinctive influences in the South, the East and West Coasts, and the Midwest.
Author(s): Jon Michael Fox, Ronni Lea Fox
Exploring the Nature of Creativity provides an introduction to creativity for the curious, the uninitiated, the students of beginning classes, and all other interested persons beginning their inquiry into the field of creativity research. Conversational knowledge is not easily gleaned from formal research writing and academic formats—this text simplifies and condenses the research available in the field so that the average freshman student will feel comfortable in exploring it further.
Author(s): Jesse Miller, Mark Zimmerman
The Aspects of Contemporary Photographic Lighting explores and explains how to work with lighting in photography in an effective way. Lighting has proven to be difficult for most beginners. Offering advice from personal experience, the author covers the many different aspects of lighting in photography, and how to successfully work with lighting. Recognizing that lighting is artistry, the publication looks at techniques with a creative and innovative eye.
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Author(s): Richard N Kahn
Fundamentals of Music: A Modern Approach is the perfect introductory music workbook for high school and college students
Fundamentals of Music: A Modern Approach delivers a fresh, comprehensive and comprehensible approach to music fundamentals by featuring fourteen detailed chapters, innovative tools, activities, worksheets, index and glossary.
Author(s): Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein
Can we envision U.S. democratic politics in ways that both respect and transcend difference lines? In our response we draw from our own experiences and our own politics-regardless of whether clearly defined.
For many, visual imagery, especially film, has been a significant contributor to the socialization of the self and a tool for understanding our world and our politics.