E-books: Arts

  • Stalin's Ocean-going Fleet: Soviet book cover

    Stalin's Ocean-going Fleet: Soviet

    1st Edition

    By Jurgen Rohwer

    In this work, two senior naval historians analyze the discussions held in leading Soviet political, military, and naval circles concerning naval strategy and the decisions taken for warship-building programmes. They describe the reconstitution of the fleet under difficult conditions from the end of…

    eBook – 2017-07-05

  • Art and the City: Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape book cover

    Art and the City

    Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jason Luger, Julie Ren

    Artistic practices have long been disturbing the relationships between art and space. They have challenged the boundaries of performer/spectator, of public/private, introduced intervention and installation, ephemerality and performance, and constantly sought out new modes of distressing…

    eBook – 2017-05-18
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Thomas Adès: Asyla book cover

    Thomas Adès: Asyla

    1st Edition

    By Edward Venn

    Thomas Adès (b. 1971) is an established international figure, both as composer and performer, with popular and critical acclaim and admiration from around the world. Edward Venn examines in depth one of Adès’s most significant works so far, his orchestral Asyla (1997). Its blend of virtuosic…

    eBook – 2017-05-12
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • Gaspar Cassadó: Cellist, Composer and Transcriber book cover

    Gaspar Cassadó

    Cellist, Composer and Transcriber, 1st Edition

    By Gabrielle Kaufman

    Barcelonian Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966) was one of the greatest cello virtuosi of the twentieth century and a notable composer and arranger, leaving a vast and heterogeneous legacy. In this book, Gabrielle Kaufman provides the first full-length scholarly work dedicated to Cassadó, containing the…

    eBook – 2016-12-08

  • Perspectives on German Popular Music book cover

    Perspectives on German Popular Music

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Ahlers, Christoph Jacke

    In this book, native popular musicologists focus on their own popular music cultures from Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the first time: from subcultural to mainstream phenomena; from the 1950s to contemporary acts. Starting with an introduction and two chapters on the histories of German…

    eBook – 2016-11-25
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise book cover

    Urban Music and Entrepreneurship

    Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise, 1st Edition

    By Joy White

    Youth unemployment in the UK remains around the one million mark, with many young people from impoverished backgrounds becoming and remaining NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). However, the NEET categorisation covertly disguises and obscures the significance of the diverse range of…

    eBook – 2016-11-03
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Everyday Music Listening: Absorption, Dissociation and Trancing book cover

    Everyday Music Listening

    Absorption, Dissociation and Trancing, 1st Edition

    By Ruth Herbert

    In what ways does listening to music shape everyday perception? Is music particularly effective in promoting shifts in consciousness? Is there any difference perceptually between contemplating one's surroundings and experiencing a work of art? Everyday Music Listening is the first book to focus in…

    eBook – 2016-04-15

  • We are the Champions: The Politics of Sports and Popular Music book cover

    We are the Champions: The Politics of Sports and Popular Music

    1st Edition

    By Ken McLeod

    Sports and popular music are synergistic agents in the construction of identity and community. They are often interconnected through common cross-marketing tactics and through influence on each other's performative strategies and stylistic content. Typically only studied as separate entities,…

    eBook – 2016-02-11
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

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