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Adolescents and their Music If It's Too Loud, You're Too Old

Adolescents and their Music: If It's Too Loud, You're Too Old

1st Edition

Edited By Jonathon S. Epstein
November 02, 2017

In this lively examination of youth and their relationship to music, first published in 1994, contributors cover issues ranging from the place of music in urban subculture and what music tells us about adolescent views on love and sex, to the political status of youth and youth culture....

Art Into Pop

Art Into Pop

1st Edition

By Simon Frith, Howard Horne
November 02, 2017

This book, first published in 1987, tells the intriguing and culturally complex story of the art school influence on postwar British popular music. Following Romantic attitudes from life class to recording studio, it focuses on two key moments – the early 1960s, when art students like John Lennon ...

Cross-Overs Art Into Pop/Pop Into Art

Cross-Overs: Art Into Pop/Pop Into Art

1st Edition

By John A. Walker
November 02, 2017

This book, first published in 1987, was the first major survey of the links between the visual arts and pop music over the last thirty years. It brings to light the ideas, styles and people who have influenced both the look of pop and the shape of art. It examines how pop uses art movements like ...

Jazz & Blues

Jazz & Blues

1st Edition

By Graham Vulliamy
November 02, 2017

This book, first published in 1982, shows that jazz and blues are music forms that are about individualism, experiment, expression and feeling. From their origin in the work songs and spirituals of America’s southern slaves, through to their adaptation to the urban adaptation to the urban ...

Lost in Music Culture, Style and the Musical Event

Lost in Music: Culture, Style and the Musical Event

1st Edition

Edited By Avron Levine White
November 02, 2017

This collection of essays, first published in 1987, provides a sociological treatment of many musical forms – rock, jazz, classical – with special emphasis on the perspective of the practising musician. Among the topics covered are the legal structures governing musical production and the question ...

Popular Music A Reference Guide

Popular Music: A Reference Guide

1st Edition

By Roman Iwaschkin
November 02, 2017

This is a comprehensive guide to popular music literature, first published in 1986. Its main focus is on American and British works, but it includes significant works from other countries, making it truly international in scope....

Popular Music A Teacher's Guide

Popular Music: A Teacher's Guide

1st Edition

By Graham Vulliamy
November 02, 2017

The approach of this book, first published in 1982, is multi-disciplinary. Popular music, it is argued, is not only a musical but also a social phenomenon; the criteria needed to assess it are different from those used in the appreciation of ‘classical’ music. The first section of this guide is ...

Rock 'n' Roll

Rock 'n' Roll

1st Edition

By Dave Rogers
November 02, 2017

When rock ‘n’ roll began its ascendancy in the 1950s the older generation saw it as dangerous, renegade, threatening the moral stability of a nation. Young people saw it as freedom, and most importantly, as their music. The teenage revolution was here, This book, first published in 1982, traces the...

Rocking Around the Clock Music Television, Postmodernism, and Consumer Culture

Rocking Around the Clock: Music Television, Postmodernism, and Consumer Culture

1st Edition

By E. Ann Kaplan
November 02, 2017

The first non-stop rock video channel was launched in the US in 1981. As a unique popular culture form, MTV warrants attention, and in this, the first study of the medium, originally published in 1987, Ann Kaplan examines the cultural context of MTV and its relationship to the history of rock music...

Tin Pan Alley

Tin Pan Alley

1st Edition

By John Shepherd
November 02, 2017

In Tin Pan Alley we see the beginnings of the pop world as we now know it: commercial, constantly capturing, exploiting or even occasionally creating a public mood. The Alleymen were workers as much as artists. This book, first published in 1982, explores how the change occurred, the ways in ...

Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

1st Edition

By Various
April 04, 2016

This set reissues a host of previously out-of-print books that focus on the phenomenon of popular music in all its many guises. From the early days of professional songwriting, to the innovations of jazz and blues then the cultural revolution of rock 'n' roll, this set forms an essential reference ...

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