Back Arts & Photography | July Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Arts & Photography  
The Belly Art Project: Moms Supporting Moms

Sara Blakely · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

The Belly Art Project is a celebration of one of humanity's greatest gifts: motherhood! Created by Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx and the Sara Blakely Foundation, this beautiful, happy book features photographs of over 100 women who came together and used unlikely canvases - their...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Love for Sale: Pop Music in America

David Hajdu · Farrar
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A personal, idiosyncratic history of popular music that also may well be definitive, from the revered music criticDavid Hajdu begins Love for Sale, his personal history of recorded pop music, in an unexpected place--not with nostalgic reminiscences of the 45s of his youth but with the sheet-music...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Nineteenth-Century Home

Lucinda Hawksley · W W Norton
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The shocking story of a deadly trend in Victorian wallpaper design, illustrated by beautiful and previously unseen arsenic-riddled designs from the British National ArchivesIn Germany, in 1814, Wilhelm Sattler created an extremely toxic arsenic and verdigris compound pigment, Schweinfurt...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Lyrics: Since 1962

Bob Dylan · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 961
Format: Print book

A beautiful, comprehensive volume of Dylan's lyrics, from the beginning of his career through the present day - with the songwriter's edits to dozens of songs, appearing here for the first time.Bob Dylan is one of the most important songwriters of our time, responsible for modern classics...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Piano and Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies

Consumer Dummies · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

The go-to reference for aspiring pianists and keyboard players Piano Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies makes it easier and more fun than ever to make music! If you dont know how to read music, this book explains in friendly, uncomplicated language all the basics of music theory, and applies...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963

Ed Ward · Flatiron Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

Ed Ward covers the first half of the social history of rock & roll in this definitive book. Beginning in the 1920s when blues, country, and black popular music played over the air waves and the first independent record labels were born, this first volume of a two-part series finishes...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Beethoven's Skull: Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of Classical Music and Beyond

Tim Rayborn · W W Norton
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Beethoven's Skull is an unusual and often humorous survey of the many strange happenings in the history of Western classical music. Proving that good music and shocking tabloid-style stories make excellent bedfellows, it presents tales of revenge, murder, curious accidents, and strange...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Musicals in Film: A Guide to the Genre

Thomas S. Hischak · Greenwood
Pages: 449
Format: Hardcover

This comprehensive guide covers movie musicals from their introduction with the 1927 film The Jazz Singer through 2015 releases. In all, it describes 125 movies, opening up the world of this popular form of entertainment to preteens, teens, and adults alike. An introduction explains the advent...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop

Marc Myers · Grove Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Every great song has a story that needs to be told. In Anatomy of a Song, based on the ongoing Wall Street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through forty-five transformative songs and oral-history interviews with the artists who created...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Vogue Colors A to Z: A Fashion Coloring Book

Valerie Steiker · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

In this first-ever coloring book from American Vogue, you are invited into a world of fashion fantasy. Twenty-six archival magazine covers from 1912 to 1932, by ten celebrated illustrators living here and abroad, take you back to a more playful and whimsical moment of boas, bows, hats and headpieces,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific

David Bianculli · Doubleday
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

Television shows have now eclipsed films as the premier form of visual narrative art of our time. This new book by one of our finest critics explains - historically, in depth, and with interviews with the celebrated creators themselves - how the art of must-see/binge-watch television evolved....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg · Museum Of Modern Art
Pages: 392
Format: Print book

The early 1950s, when Robert Rauschenberg launched his career, was the heyday of the heroic gestural painting of Abstract Expressionism. Rauschenberg challenged this tradition, inventing new intermedia forms of art making that shaped the decades to come. Published in conjunction with the inaugural...
Read More check catalog
 
 
North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

Mark Speltz · J. Paul Getty Museum
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

The history of the civil rights movement is commonly illustrated with well-known photographs from Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma - leaving the visual story of the movement outside the South remaining to be told. In North of Dixie, historian Mark Speltz shines a light past the most iconic...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York

Justin Davidson · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

From New York magazine's architecture critic, a walking and reading guide to New York City - a historical, cultural, architectural, and personal approach to seven neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, including six essays that help us understand the evolution of the city...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Lincoln's White House: The People's House in Wartime

James B Conroy · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

Lincoln's White House is the first book devoted to capturing the look, feel, and smell of the executive mansion from Lincoln's inauguration in 1861 to his assassination in 1865. James Conroy brings to life the people who knew it, from servants to cabinet secretaries. We see the constant...
Read More check catalog