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Downton Abbey and Philosophy: Thinking in That Manor
Adam Barkman & Robert Arp, eds.
Publisher: Open Court.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812699036.  Daedalus Item Code: 69021
 
We all know we love Downton Abbey—but why? How has this enactment of a vanished world of decorum and propriety become so enthralling for millions of viewers in the 21st century? In this ... (Read More)
 
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Faber Pocket Guide: Britten
John Bridcut. James Naughtie, foreword.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571237760.  Daedalus Item Code: 50905
 
Benjamin Britten was one of the great composers of the 20th century, producing a feast of music from an early age and first achieving international fame in 1945 with his opera Peter Grimes. ... (Read More)
 
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Faber Pocket Guide: Handel
Edward Blakeman. Felicity Lott, foreword.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571238316.  Daedalus Item Code: 50906
 
Haydn called him "the master of us all," while Berlioz summed him up as "a great barrel of pork and beer"—and Beethoven proclaimed "Handel is the greatest composer who ever lived.... I would bare my ... (Read More)
 
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Favorite Movies of the 90s: Two-Volume Set
Jürgen Müller, ed.
Publisher: Taschen.   Format: 2 vols..
ISBN: 9783836532631.  Daedalus Item Code: 50157
 
The film industry experienced something of a golden age in the 1990s, producing a plethora of engaging, artistic films in practically every genre. This slipcased, two-volume set profiles 144 of the ... (Read More)
 
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Fidelio in Full Score
Ludwig van Beethoven.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486466170.  Daedalus Item Code: 10021
 
Beethoven's Fidelio—his only opera—is the tale of the heroic Leonore, who poses as a guard to rescue her husband from political prison, and it has been an audience favorite for nearly two ... (Read More)
 
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Film and Video Art
Stuart Comer, ed.
Publisher: Tate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781854376077.  Daedalus Item Code: 60128
 
Over the past four decades, film and video have played an increasingly important role in contemporary art. This book traces the history of artists' involvement with the moving image, from the ... (Read More)
 
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First Guitar Tutor: Learn to Be a Real Guitar Hero
Terry Burrows.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847325655.  Daedalus Item Code: 41595
 
For the beginning guitarist, this colorfully illustrated book covers the basics from how to choose your first electric or acoustic guitar to practicing the best finger positions for right- and ... (Read More)
 
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George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Olivia Harrison. Martin Scorsese, foreword. Paul Theroux, intro.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781419702204.  Daedalus Item Code: 51000
 
Even if you already have your favorite Beatle, this beautifully produced book—a companion to the documentary Martin Scorsese directed for HBO—might change your mind about George, the "quiet" one, who ... (Read More)
 
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The Guest List: How Manhattan Defined American Sophistication—from the Algonquin Round Table to Truman Capote's Ball
Ethan Mordden.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312540241.  Daedalus Item Code: 61240
 
From the 1920s to the early 1960s, Manhattan was America's beacon of sophistication, from the theaters of Broadway to the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel and tables at the Stork Club. Alexander ... (Read More)
 
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Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell
Michael Gray.
Publisher: Chicago Review.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781556529757.  Daedalus Item Code: 61746
 
(Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography) By the time he died in 1959, Blind Willie McTell was almost forgotten; his days of playing on street corners for spare ... (Read More)
 
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Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand
William J. Mann.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544104464.  Daedalus Item Code: 43547
 
In 1960, Barbra Streisand was just a 17-year-old Brooklyn kid with plenty of talent but no connections and certainly no money; her mother brought her soup to make sure she stayed fed as she took ... (Read More)
 
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The Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of an Artist and His Age
Al Hirschfeld. David Leopold, text & ed.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101874974.  Daedalus Item Code: 59623
 
In an extraordinary 82-year career, Al Hirschfeld redefined the standards of caricature as a portrait medium and vividly captured the mood and energy of some of our greatest Broadway and Hollywood ... (Read More)
 
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