Spring 2001 Book List
Edited by Laurele Riippa. Compiled by Lynn Andriani, Dena Croog, Robert Dahlin, Charles Hix, Julia Moberg, Karole Riippa and Bella Stander. -- 1/22/01
Art &Architecture | Photography | Performing Arts &Film | P try
Art and Science (Apr., $45) by Eliane Strosberg looks at the impact that the interaction of art and science has on our world.
Manet: The Still Life Paintings (Mar., $39.95) by George Mauner focuses on the Impressionist master's still lifes. Ad/promo.
William Blake: Chambers of the Imagination (Mar., $75) by Robyn Hamlyn and Michael Phillips surveys Blake's prolific output of prints, illuminated books, drawings and paintings; accompanies an exhibition at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art in March. Ad/promo.
Popcorn Palaces: The Art Deco Movie Theatre Paintings of Davis Cone (May, $29.95) by Michael D. Kinerk and Dennis W. Wilhelm preserves memories of a bygone era.
Mother O'Mine: A Mother's Treasury (Apr., $29.95), illus. by Mary Engelbreit, includes classic and contemporary quotes and beloved songs and lullabies. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture (May, $34.95) by Carol Strickland traces architectural history from the Stone Age to the Space Age. 30,000 first printing. Advertising.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS' CLUB
Great Opera Houses (Apr., $25) by Andras Kaldor showcases the artist's paintings of major opera houses around the world.
In the Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall (May; $35, paper $22.50), words and walls by Daniel Snow, photos by Peter Mauss, reveals the beauty of creating structures with found stones and gravity.
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM (dist. by Woodstocker Books/Arthur Schwartz &Co.)
TwentiethCentury Sculpture in the Ashmolean (Apr.; $35, paper $22.50) by Katherine Eustace looks at the collection in the Museum of Oxford University.
Stained Glass (Mar., $29.95) by Pere Valldeperez. A world-renowned artist tells how to make and repair stained glass artworks.
BIRKHÄUSER (dist. by Princeton Architectural Press)
Changes in Scenery: Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Europe (Mar., $70) by Thies Schröder portrays leading figures and major concepts.
Bits and Spaces: CAAD for Physical, Virtual and Hybrid Architecture at ETH Zurich (Mar., $49.95), edited by Maia Engeli, presents 33 new projects demonstrating the growing significance of CAAD for today's architects; includes CD-ROM.
Odds &Ends (May, $34.95) by Robert Crumb compiles previously uncollected works by the influential underground artist.
BOULDER HOUSE PUBLISHERS
Minding a Sacred Place (Apr., $60) by Sunnie Empie features Boulder House, a building nestled amongst petroglyphs and Precambrian boulders in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
English Medieval Castles (Mar., $29.95) by R. Allen Brown traces the buildings' construction and evolution from military to domestic use.
Hatch Show Print:The History of a Great American Poster Shop (May, $35) by Jim Sherraden, Elek Horvath and Paul Kingsbury chronicles the long life, legends and large cast of characters of the iconic print shop.
The Great American Paperback: An Illustrated Tribute to Legends of the Book (May, $75) by Richard A. Lupoff features more than 600 paperback covers and collectors' price guide information.
CONRAN OCTOPUS (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
New Hotel (July, $60) by David Stevens examines the challenges that face modern hotel designers.
Eroticism in Pompeii (Aug., $24.95) by Antonio Varone combines excerpts from ancient authors with images of erotic sculptures and fresc s discovered at the site.
Women and Beauty in Pompeii (Aug., $24.95) by Antonio d'Ambrosio studies depictions of divine and earthly women in Pompeiian art.
Howard Terpning: Spirit of the Plains People (Apr., $85) by Don Hedgpeth, Western historian, illuminates the Plains Indians' way of life.
Shakespeare with Sketchbook (May, $19.95) by Renwick St. James, artwork by James C. Christensen. Characters from the Bard's plays frolic through this lively pictorial.
HATJE/CANTZ (dist. by D.A.P.)Franz Marc: Horses (Mar., $45) presents a full range of Marc's iconic imagery of horses.
Legends, Sorcerers, and Enchanted Lizards: Door Locks of the Bamana of Mali (Aug.; $45, paper $24.95) by Pascal James Imperato surveys the Bamana people's lock designs as well as their philosophical and spiritual beliefs.
HUDSON HILLS PRESS
Roy Lichtenstein: Interiors (Apr., $45) by Robert Fitzpatrick, Dorothy Lichtenstein, et al., brings together the Interiors series of paintings, prints and sculpture undertaken during the last decade of the artist's life.
Fairfield Porter: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels (June, $100) by Joan Ludman, with essays by William C. Agee, Rackstraw Downes and John T. Spike, documents every known painting by the artist.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Armenian Folk Arts, Culture, and Identity (June, $49.95), edited by Levon Abrahamian and Nancy Sweezy, explores the artistic heritage of Armenia.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Grand Central Terminal: Railroads, Engineering, and Architecture in New York (Apr., $26.50) by Kurt C. Schlichting traces the history of the Manhattan landmark and its impact on Midtown development.
LARS MÃ LLER PUBLISHERS (dist. by Princeton Architectural Press)Benzin: The Book on Young Swiss Graphic Designers (May, $55), edited by Michel Fries and Thomas Bruggisser, gathers a new generation of talent based on traditional concepts combined with artistic freedom.
Classic American Railroad Terminals (May, $34.95) by Scott Rutherford surveys structures from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Rubens and His Age: Treasures from the Hermitage Museum Russia (May, $60) by Christine G ttler presents paintings, drawings and decorative objets from Antwerp.
Mississippi Museum of Art (dist. by the Univ. of Washington Press)
Andrew Wyeth: Close Friends (Apr., $50) brings together Wyeth's paintings and works on paper depicting his African-American friends and neighbors in Chadds Ford, Pa.
Clean New World: Culture, Politics, and Graphic Design (Mar., $27.95) by Maud Levin explores design's power from a social and visual perspective.
Surrealist Painters and P ts: An Anthology (May, $49.95), edited by Mary Ann Caws, offers a composite picture of the Surrealists' convictions, styles and spirit.
Roman Gardens: Villas of the City (May, $65) by Marcello Fagiolo, photos by Roberto Schezen, documents the lavish urban retreats of 16th- and 17th-century cardinals and nobility.
Vitruvius on Architecture (June, $45) by Thomas Gordon Smith presents a new translation of the ancient Roman's treatise along with finely detailed illustrations.
Casablanca: Sketches from an Urban Adventure (Aug., $65) by Jean-Louis Cohen and Monique Eleb traces the development of the once-forgotten port into a teeming metropolis.
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (dist. by Abrams)
Mies van der Rohe in Berlin (June, $70), edited by Terence Riley and Barry Bergdoll. Critics and architectural historians reassess Mies's early years; accompanies an exhibition at the MoMA, New York City.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Painting the Century: 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900“2000 (Mar., $50) by Robin Gibson. The National Portrait Gallery in London presents a century's overview of portraiture, arranged chronologically.
The Michael Kaluta Art Book (May, $29.95) by Michael Kaluta is a compendium of illustrations by the comic book artist.
O'BRIEN PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Stone Buildings (Apr., $27.95) by Pat McAfee is a history and guide to restoring and preserving old stone buildings.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Vermeer's Camera: Uncovering the Truth Behind the Masterpieces (May, $24.95) by Philip Steadman. This intellectual detective story supports the view that Vermeer used the camera obscura.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth (Apr., $60), edited by Susan Walker, explores how Cleopatra was depicted in the iconography of her day.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
Zero: Hans Schleger--A Life in Design (Mar., $50) by Pat Schleger compiles a comprehensive survey of the modern graphic designer's work.
Usonia, New York: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright (Aug., $40) by Roland Reisley with John Timpane is the first full account of the design and construction of the still-thriving cooperative utopian community near Pleasantville, N.Y.
Munch: In His Own Words (Apr., $65) by Poul Erik TÃ¸jner. Published for the first time in English, this collection of writings and images offers an intimate view of the tormented Norwegian artist.
Rembrandt's Women (July, $75) by Julia Lloyd Williams. Sketches and paintings provide insight into the women in the artist's life.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science (June, $65) by Raymond L. Lee Jr. and Alistair B. Fraser studies the rainbow's place from art to science.
From how to cut paper to where did I put the scissors (June, $39.95) by Alan Fletcher is a scrapbook of ideas and images compiled by the renowned designer and pentagram founder.
Advertising Today (June, $69.95) by Warren Berger examines international advertising from the late 1960s to the present.
American Gargoyles: Spirits in Stone (June, $22.50) by Darlene Trew Crist, photos by Robert Llewellyn, features unique stories and dramatic photos of gargoyles that peer down from American buildings.
Wright for Wright (May, $50) by Hugh Howard. Panoramic photographs of buildings and complexes illustrate the architect's organic philosophy.
Light Screens: The Complete Leaded Glass Windows of Frank Lloyd Wright (May, $150) and Light Screens: The Leaded Glass Windows of Frank Lloyd Wright (May, $39.95) by Julie Sloan are, respectively, a complete catalogue and a study of the architect's highly sought-after stained glass screens; accompanies a traveling exhibition.
Catalog Design: The Art of Creating Desire (Mar., $40) by Dianna Edwards, designed by Robert Valentine, showcases the best and most innovative catalogue design.
Provocative Graphics: The Power of the Unexpected in Graphic Design (June, $45) by Laurel Harper examines sexy, bold and daring graphic design.
Biedermeier: Art and Culture in Central Europe, 1815“1848 (May, $65) looks at the wealth of artistic production that was inspired by Beidermeier's style during the first half of the 19th century.
Luis Barragan: The Quiet Revolution (May, $140), edited by Federica Zanco and Emilia Terragni, contains previously unpublished material about the contemporary Mexican architect.
SPRINGER VIENNA (dist. by Princeton Architectural Press)
Buildings and Projects (June, $44.50) by Volker Giencke spotlights the architect's playful and passionate works.
The Art of Chesley Bonestell (May, $49.95) by Ron Miller and Frederick C. Durant III is a retrospective of the life and work of the science fiction/fantasy artist.
TEXAS A&M UNIV. PRESS
Santa Barraza, Artist of the Borderlands (Apr., $40) by Santa C. Barraza, edited by Maria Herrera-Sobek, examines the life and work of the Tejana artist.
Howard Hodgkin (Apr., $50) by Andrew Graham-Dixon is a revised and expanded edition of a monograph on the contemporary British painter.
New Art in the '60s and '70s: Redefining Reality (May, $50) by Anne Rorimer surveys an era of pioneering art that foreshadows many of the themes of today.
O'Keeffe's O'Keeffes: The Artist's Collection (May, $40) by Barbara Buhler Lynes and Russell Bowman presents Georgia O'Keeffe's personal collection.
Jim Thompson: The House on the Klong (Mar., $35) by William Warren and Jean-Michel Beurdeley, photos by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, takes a photographic and narrative journey through one man's extraordinary life and home.
Tropical Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines (Apr., $45) by Elizabeth Reyes, photos by Andrew Chester Ong, features some of the most beautiful homes in Asia.
Karim Rashid: I Want to Change the World (June; $100 deluxe edition, paper with flaps $45) by Karim Rashid is the first book to showcase the complete work of the award-winning industrial designer.
Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude (Aug., $45) by Arnold Skolnick includes more than 20 previously unpublished painted sketches from the recently deceased artist's archives.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
Leonardo, The Last Supper (Apr., $95) by Pinin Brambilla Barcilon and Pietro C. Marani, trans. by Harlow Tighe, chronicles the recently completed restoration of the world-famous painting.
Rock of Ages, Sands of Time (June, $45) by Warren Allmon, paintings by Barbara Page, represents 544 million years of life on earth in painted bas-relief panels.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
The Plains Indian Photographs of Edward S. Curtis (Mar., $50). Essays by leading scholars place the collected 91 photographs of traditional Great Plains peoples within critical, cultural and historical contexts.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
Northern Haida Carvers (July, $45) by Robin K. Wright traces the making of impressive totem poles among the Haida people of the Queen Charlotte Islands and Alaska from earliest days to the present.
Daybook of Saints: A Celebration of Saints Throughout the Year (Mar., $TBA) by Terry Matz features 365 days of saints.
Monet's Garden in Art (Apr., $TBA) by Debra N. Mancoff explores Monet's beloved garden in Giverny and some of his most famous paintings that it inspired.
WAYNE STATE UNIV. PRESS
Angels in the Architecture: A Photographic Elegy to an American Asylum (June, $34.95) by Heidi Johnson offers an intimate journey through 115 years of history inside a 19th-century asylum.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Beyond the Easel: Decorative Painting by Bonnard, Vuillard, Denis, and Roussel, 1890“1930 (Apr., $65) by Gloria Groom reproduces 85 decorative works that expanded the role of painting as part of the modern experience; accompanies an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Andy Warhol: Series and Singles (July, $50) by Ernst Beyeler et al., surveys Warhol's entire creative output.
Chinese Opera (Mar., $85) by Jessica Tan Gudnason, Gong Li and Robin Magowan features actors who perform in the fabled Peking and Cantonese operas.
How to Photograph Children: Lisa Jane's Secrets for Capturing Childhood's Magic Moments (Mar., $27.50) by Lisa Jane and Rick Staudt.
Hollywood Moms (May, $29.95), photos by Joyce Ostin, collects portraits of female performers, directors and producers posing with their mothers or their daughters. Ad/promo. First serial to In Style.
Thank Heaven for Little Girls (May, $17.95) by Sister Carol Anne Nawracaj and Monica Rich Kosann celebrates girlhood in pictures and words. 30,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Dear Mom: Thank You for Everything (Apr., $9.95) by Bradley Trevor Greive pairs animal photos with thankful sayings to mothers. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
La France de Profile (Apr., $45), photos by Paul Strand, captures the essence of rural life in post-World War II France.
John Rawlings: 30 Years in Vogue (Apr., $60) by Kohle Yohannan delivers a tribute to the mid-century fashion photographer.
Sheila Metzner: Form &Fashion (Apr., $60), text by Ralph Lauren and M. Raven Metzner, presents the photographer's fashion work and erotic nudes. Advertising.
Robert Mapplethorpe: Autoportrait (May, $55) features the late artist's self-portrait Polaroids. Advertising.
Teddy Bears (March, $34.95) by Marc Hoberman assembles portraits of teddy bears in their natural habitats.
The Illuminating Mind in American Photography: Steiglitz, Strand, Weston, Adams (July, $99) by David P. Peeler examines the ideas, images and lives of four major 20th-century American photographers.
CAMERAPIX (dist. by Interlink)
Journey Through Jordan (Apr., $50) by Mohamed Amin, Duncan Willets and Sam Kiley reveals the beauty and history of Jordan.
CASSELL (dist. by Sterling)
African Visions (Apr., $45) by Mirella Ricciardi chronicles a life spent in Africa from the 1920s to the present.
COLLINS (dist. by Dufour Editions)
Kerry in Pictures (Mar., $32.95) by Michael Diggin offers more than 100 color photos of the southern Irish county.
COUNCIL OAK BOOKS
Strongman: Vintage Photos of a Masculine Icon (May, $24.95), edited by Robert Mainardi, collects portraits and snapshots of famous amateur weightlifters.
COURT WAYNE PRESS
American Icons (Mar., $40) by Steve Gottlieb features photos of all things American, from the Miss America pageant to Times Square on New Year's Eve.
Seasons of Maine (May, $30), photos by William Hubbell, captures the Maine coast throughout the year.
Animal Portraits (Mar., $75) by Walter Schels presents photographs that delve into the animals' personalities.
Women (Mar., $65) by Claudio Allessandri. Female body language is expressed in photos full of eroticism, charisma and joy.
Exploring the Unknown: Historic Diaries of Bradford Washburn's Alaska/Yukon Expeditions (May; $27.95, paper $19.95) by Bradford Washburn contains unpublished diaries and large-format photos by the mountaineer/photographer. Ad/promo.
FRAENKEL GALLERY (dist. by D.A.P.)
Robert Adams: California (Mar., $45) gathers the photographer's iconic images of the Golden State. Advertising.
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER
Monterey Peninsula, A Cypress Shore (June, $35), photos by Gary Geiger, text by Thom Akeman, captures the romance of the oceanside locale.
Ghost Towns of the West (June, $39.95), photos by Tom Till, text by Teresa Jordan, explores the mysterious essence that draws us to abandoned settlements.
African Journey (Mar., $60), photos by Pete Turner, features images taken during a 1959 journey from Capetown to Cairo. Author publicity.
Snips &Snails and Sugar &Spice (Mar., $14.99 each) by Chrys Howard reveal the essence of boy- and girlhood. 30,000 each first printing. Advertising.
The City (Mar., $35) by Swavo Zulawinski collects photographs containing untold New York stories.
Maine: The Seasons (Apr., $35), photos by Terrell S. Lester, with essays by Ann Beattie, Richard Ford, Richard Russo and Elizabeth Strout limns the physical beauty of the state in all its variations.
Sun Prints (Apr., $29.95) by Linda McCartney, introduction by Paul McCartney, features images made early in the photographer's career using the 19th-century technique of sun printing.
Alive (June, $65) by Mario Testino, foreword by Gwyneth Paltrow, is a visual diary of the peripatetic fashion photographer's world.
Ansel Adams at 100 (Aug., $150) by Ansel Adams and John Szarkowski presents 110 tritone plates in a linen-bound slipcase; accompanies a traveling exhibition to open at the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, in August.
Harley-Davidson Evolution Motorcycles (Mar., $34.95) by Greg Field chronicles the history of the "Evo" engine introduced in 1984.
Jeep (May, $34.95) by Jim Allen profiles the evolution of the sturdy vehicle.
Graham Nash Photographs (Apr., $60) highlights the musician's pioneering work in the field of digital imaging.
Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography After the Revolution (Apr., $39.95) by Tim B. Wride explores the social, political and cultural concerns that have fueled photographic expression in postrevolutionary Cuba.
Karl Blossfeldt: Working Collages (Mar., $55), edited by Ann and JÃ¼rgen Wilde, examines newly discovered photographic collages by the early 20th-century photographer.
Restoring Gotham: The Preservation of Monumental New York (July, $50), photos by James Rudnick, text by Thomas Mellins, documents the restoration of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the New York Public Library and Grand Central Station.
Family: A Celebration of Humanity (May, $50), prologue by James McBride. Photographers from around the globe record the essence of our most profound relationships. 75,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo.
LARS MÜLLER (dist. by Princeton Architectural Press)
Gold (May, $35) by Peter Tillessen. Photographs depict the puzzling daily life in a big city.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK (dist. by Abrams)
Andreas Gursky (Mar., $65) by Peter Galassi presents a retrospective of the contemporary German photographer; accompanies an exhibition at the MoMA, N.Y.C.
Fruits (June, $39.95) by Shoich Aoki looks at the outrageous street fashions of Japanese teenagers.
Crosstown (May, $60), photos by Helen Levitt, depicts life on New York city streets from the 1930s to the '80s. Advertising.
Ex Libris (Apr., $40) by Ralph Gibson offers images of the world's rarest texts. Advertising.
Passes: Deception, Seduction, Illusion and Truth (May, $65) by Ricardo B. Sanchez explores bullfighting in Spain.
Monks of Dust: The Holy Men of Mount Athos (May, $40) by Xavier Zimbardo presents recently discovered photographs of Greece's Eastern Orthodox monastery taken between 1915 and 1920.
Baby Philosophers (Mar., $12.95) by Sydnie Michele pairs baby portraits with quotations from famous artists, philosophers and other great thinkers.
ST. ANN'S PRESS (dist. by D.A.P.)
James Fee (Mar., $75) gathers b &w images of the decline of the America that the photographer knew as a young man. Ad/promo.
7L (dist. by D.A.P.)
Beauty Flash (May, $29.95), photos by Stephane Marais. The first title for Karl Lagerfeld's new imprint compiles headshots of top models sporting Marais's makeup creations. Ad/promo.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
The Artist Portrait Series: Images of Contemporary African American Artists (May, $30) by Fern Logan documents the emergence of black artists into the mainstream.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
Stones of the Sur: P try by Robinson Jeffers, Photographs by Morley Baer (May, $60), selected and introduced by James Karman, pairs images of Big Sur with p ms by the photographer's close friend.
The Burden of Time: Photographs from the Highlands of Chiapas (June, $39.50) by Marcey Jacobson reproduces 75 photos of the residents of a Mexican village.
STEWART, TABORI &CHANG
Beach Beauties: Postcards and Photographs, 1890- 1940 (June, $14.95) by Beth Dunlop gathers vintage pictures of American female bathers.
We've Come This Far: A Photographic Journal of the Abyssinian Baptist Church (June, $27.50) by Robert L. Gore Jr., foreword by Jesse Jackson, introduction by Calvin O. Butts III, showcases the historic Harlem church.
SYRACUSE UNIV. PRESS
Under the Spell of Arabia (Mar., $39.95), photos by Mathias Oppersdoff, captures the Arabian peninsula as it was in the early 1970s.
Rankin Nudes (June, $40) illustrates the photographer's belief that beauty comes in many sizes, shapes, ages and forms.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
People's Lives: A Photographic Celebration of the Human Spirit (May, $29.95) by Bill Wright captures what is best in people from around the world.
Lighthouses of Europe (Apr., $45) by Daniel Charles takes a photographic tour, and includes their history and topographical maps of their locations.
Along the Appalachian Trail (Apr., $39.95) by Earl Shaffer contains photographs along with an ode to the trail by a man who hiked it in 1948 and 50 years later at the age of 79.
The America Series: Massachusetts and New Orleans (Apr., $14.95 each) show the people and places that make each region special.
Performing Arts &Film
Movie Mutts: Hollywood G s to the Dogs (Mar., $19.95) by Stephen M. Silverman with Coco provides a historic look at dogs in the movies. Advertising.
Buster Keaton Remembered (Apr., $45) by Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance. Keaton's wife and a film historian provide a personal account of the American icon. Advertising.
Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles: A Muppet Sketchbook (May, $24.95) by Alison Inches collects Henson's early drawings. Advertising.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS
We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The True, Tough Story of Women in Rock (Apr., $25) by Gerri Hirshey gathers firsthand interviews with female rockers.
Miles Beyond: The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis (May, $24.95) by Paul Tingen features more than 50 interviews with professional colleagues.
Hollywood Urban Legends (Apr., $18.99) by Richard R per compiles not-to-be believed tales about those who bring us movies and television shows.
Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words (Apr., $24.95), edited by George Barris, celebrates Marilyn Monr 's 75th birthday on June 1, 2001.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Class Act: The Life of Choreographer Cholly Atkins (Aug., $24.95) by Cholly Atkins and Jacqui Malone explores the jazz and tap master who taught Motown how to move.
Gielgud: A Theatrical Life, 1904-2000 (Apr., $35) by Jonathan Croall is based on conversations with 100 friends and colleagues who worked with the talented actor.
A New History of Jazz (July, $35) by Alyn Shipton includes all the great jazz names with an emphasis on musicians of the last 30 years.
IVAN R. DEE
Days and Nights at the Second City: A Memoir and Handbook of Review Theatre (May, $22.50) by Bernard Sahlins g s behind the scenes with the founder of the comedy institution. Author tour.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Songs of the Unsung: The Musical and Social Journey of Horace Tapscott (Mar., $27.95) by Horace Tapscott, edited by Steven L. Isoardi, follows the life of the jazz pianist and pioneer of the Black Arts movement in L.A.
FARRAR, STRAUS &GIROUX
Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez FariÃ±a, and Richard FariÃ±a (June, $25) by David Hajdu recalls the four musicians' rise from coffeehouse appearances to pop stars.
The Empire and the Wolf: The Lives and Films of Akita Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune (June, $30) by Stuart Galbraith IV is an in-depth look at the life and work of these two luminaries of the cinema.
The Faber Book of Opera (June, $28) by Tom Sutcliffe explores composers from G the and Rousseau to Verdi and Stravinsky.
FORDHAM UNIV. PRESS
Hand-Held Visions: Uses of Community Media (July, $45) by Dee Dee Halleck chronicles the history and struggle of alternative independent media.
Miranda Rites: My Life as the Mysterious Hollywood Sweet Talker (June, $25) by Miranda with Jim Henderson investigates the telephone-talking legend and her list of prominent men. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
This Must Be the Place: The Adventures of Talking Heads in the Twentieth Century (Apr., $25) by David Bowman is an up-close and personal look at the critically acclaimed rock group. 35,000 first printing. Advertising.
You Can't Do That on Broadway!: Presenting A Raisin in the Sun and Other Theatrical Improbabilities: A Memoir (June, $25) by Philip Rose. Broadway producer Rose remembers the struggles and the successes.
Mark Morris's L'Allegro, il Pensoroso, ed il Moderato: A Celebration (Mar., $50), edited by Jeffrey Escoffier and Matthew Lore, celebrates a dance masterwork.
Politics, Prudery and Perversions: The Censoring of the English Stage 1901-1968 (May, $21.95) by Nicholas de Jongh uncovers the secret legacy of Lord Chamberlain's office.
Look Back in Pleasure: Noöl Coward Reconsidered (June, $29.95) by J l Kaplan and Sheila Stowell analyzes the work and life of Noöl Coward.
Living with Music: Ralph Ellison's Jazz Writings (May, $19.95), edited by Robert O'Meally. The celebrated author turns to his other passion--music.
MTV Uncensored (Aug., $34.95) compiles anecdotes, never-before-told stories and behind-the-scenes revelations by the stars, producers, production assistants and interns. 100,000 first printing.
Dance with Demons: The Life of Jerome Robbins (May, $32.95) by Greg Lawrence chronicles the celebrated choreographer's achievements as well as his struggles with personal demons. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Dirt: Confessions of an Unrepentant Rock Band (May, $24.95) by Motley CrÃ¼e--Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars with Neil Strauss--spotlights a decade of over-the-top sex, drug use and rock and roll. 50,000 first printing.
Trust No One (June, $29.95) by Dave Navarro with Neil Strauss. The former guitarist for Jane's Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers shares a year in his life in the Hollywood hills. 40,000 first printing.
Women Who Run the Show (June, $25.95) by Mollie Gregory delivers candid conversations with women in film and television about the cost of their success. 30,000 first printing.Advertising.
The Complete War of the Worlds (Apr., $45, includes 2 audio CDs) brings together the H.G. Wells novella and the Orson Welles audio of the infamous broadcast.
John Gielgud: An Actor's Life (Apr., $18.95) by Gyles Brandreth memorializes one of the 20th century's greatest performers.
The Prime Time Closet (June, $25) by Stephen Tropiano analyzes sexuality on television via comedy and drama series, made-for-TV movies, mini-series and specials.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
American Opera (June, $34.95) by Elise K. Kirk provides an overview of American opera and its use of elements such as jazz and popular song.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
A Beckett Canon (June, $59.50) by Ruby Cohn examines the p try, short stories, novels, plays, radio pieces, teleplays and reviews that Beckett wrote over a 60 year period.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Making Faces, Playing God: The Identity and the Art of Transformational Makeup (Aug., $50) by Thomas Morawetz studies how transformational makeup for performing also satisfies a desire to inhabit other bodies or experience other lives.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
It's Only A Movie!: Films and Critics in American Culture (May, $27.50) by Raymond J. Haberski Jr. traces the role of films in American culture from the nickelodeon to the blockbuster.
Television Histories: Shaping Collective Memory in the Media Age (May, $29.95), edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Peter C. Rollins, looks at television's influence on our culture.
Engulfed: The Death of Paramount Pictures and the Birth of Corporate Hollywood (Aug., $27.50) by Bernard F. Dick portrays the new Paramount as a paradigm of today's Hollywood.
Rock 'Til You Drop: Swaukin' About My Generation (June, $25) by John Strausbaugh scrutinizes the faded stars of late 1960s and early '70s rock 'n' roll.
What'd I Say: The Atlantic Story (Mar., $75) by Ahmet Ertegun et al. collects contributions from hundreds of Atlantic artists including the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Jewel.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Fast-Talking Dames (May, $27.95) by Maria DiBattista spotlights the grandest dames of the1930s and '40s, including Katharine Hepburn, Irene Dunne, Rosalind Russell and others.
Clotheslines: A Collection of P try and Art (Apr., $20) by Stan Tymorek. Fifty p ms paired with paintings and photographs offer an amusing perspective on what we wear.
A Companion to Twentieth-Century P try (July, $124.95) by Neil Roberts traces p try's development in English-speaking countries.
A. Poulin Jr.: Selected P ms (July; $25, paper $15), edited by Michael Waters, represents the last words from one of p try's most important voices.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
The Extraordinary Tide: New P try by American Women (Mar.; $49.50, paper $24.95) by Susan Aizenberg and Erin Belieu synthesizes an era of p try by American women.
COPPER CANYON PRESS
The Mercy Seat: Collected and New P ms 1967-2000 (May, $30) by Norman Dubie. The Tibetan Buddhist and former director of the Iowa Writers Workshop offers his first volume in over a decade.
DOmHAn BOOKS (dist. by Ingram)
The Collected Works of Albert Russo: Volume 4--The Prisons of Love (Apr.; $19.95, paper $13.95) showcases all of Russo's award-winning p try, in both English and French.
The Seven Ages (Apr., $23) by Louise GlÃ¼ck offers glimpses of an unrecoverable past, from childhood to the moments we experience each day that pass by unrecorded. Advertising. Author publicity.
Memoir of the Hawk (June, $23) by James Tate presents a new collection of p try by the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning p t. Advertising. Author publicity.
Sonnets: From Dante to the Present (Apr., $12.50), edited by John Hollander, proves how intense feeling, insight and experience can be concentrated into a mere 14 lines.
FARRAR, STRAUS &GIROUX
Electric Light (Apr., $22) by Seamus Heaney is about origins and oracles--the places where things start.
P ms: 1968-1998 (Apr., $40) by Paul Muldoon gathers the p t's eight volumes.
The Collected P ms (Aug.; $50, paper, $20) by Federico GarcÃa Lorca explores the otherness of nature, the demons of personal identity and artistic creation, sex, childhood and death.
Conamara Blues (Apr., $20) by John O'Donohue presents a new collection of p try by the author of Anam Cara.35,000 first printing. 5-city author tour.
Song of the World Becoming: New and Collected P ms, 1981-2001 (Apr., $29.95) by Pattiann Rogers highlights the career of a writer who has been called the p t laureate of the natural world.
Blackbird Singing: The P ms and Lyrics of Paul McCartney (Apr., $22.95), edited by Adrian Mitchell, contains familiar lyrics as well as unpublished p ms.
Hot and Cold (Mar., $24.95) by Richard Hell is the only book to contain the p try, stories, drawings and photographs by one of the original New York punks. $10,000 ad/promo.
Songs of Wall Street (Apr., $14.95) by Michael Silverstein parodies, with financial themes, p ms by Dickinson, Shakespeare, Browning, Frost, Blake and more.
The Mystery of Meteors (Apr., $20.95) by Eleanor Lerman collects 25 years of writings by the inaugural winner of the Juniper Prize. Advertising. Author tour.
SOUVENIR PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Warning: When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple (May, $7.95) by Jenny Joseph. The classic p m is available for the first time in a single volume.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
"The Metamorphoses" of Ovid (June, $39.95), trans. by Michael Simpson, is an accessible translation of Ovid's classic work.
WESLEYAN UNIV. PRESS
Pleasure Dome: New and Collected P ms (Mar., $35) by Yusef Komunyakaa includes early uncollected as well as new p ms by the Pulitzer Prize-winning p t.
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Launch the 2001 Spring Book List Index
Volume 247 Issue 4 01/22/2001