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A History of the Internet and the Digital Future
A History of the Internet and the Digital Future

This book explores the trends that are shaping the businesses, politics, and media of the digital future. 

A great adjustment in human affairs is underway. Political, commercial and cultural life is changing from the centralized, hierarchical and standardized structures of the industrial age to something radically different:...

The Riddle of the Image: The Secret Science of Medieval Art
The Riddle of the Image: The Secret Science of Medieval Art
From monumental church mosaics to fresco wall-paintings, the medieval period produced some of the most impressive art in history. But how, in a world without the array of technology and access to materials that we now have, did artists produce such incredible works, often on an unbelievably large scale? In The Riddle of the...
Van Halen: Exuberant California, Zen Rock'n'roll (Reverb)
Van Halen: Exuberant California, Zen Rock'n'roll (Reverb)

Van Halen are known for classic songs like “Runnin’ with the Devil,” "Panama,” and “Jump,” but also for the drama surrounding the exits of its former members. While many have attempted to discover the secrets of Van Halen through an analysis of their musical role models, John Scanlan looks at...

Heroes: David Bowie and Berlin (Reverb)
Heroes: David Bowie and Berlin (Reverb)
In 1976, David Bowie left Los Angeles and the success of his celebrated albums Diamond Dogs and Young Americans for Europe. The rocker settled in Berlin, where he would make his “Berlin Trilogy”―the albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger, which are now considered some of the most critically...
Remixology: Tracing the Dub Diaspora (Reverb)
Remixology: Tracing the Dub Diaspora (Reverb)

Dub is the avant-garde verso of reggae, created by manipulating and reshaping recordings using studio strategies and techniques. While dub was one of the first forms of popular music to turn the idea of song inside out, it is far from being fully explored. Tracing the evolution of dub, Remixology travels from Kingston, Jamaica, across...

Posters: A Global History
Posters: A Global History
From band posters stapled to telephone poles to the advertisements hanging at bus shelters to the inspirational prints that adorn office walls, posters surround us everywhere―but do we know how they began? Telling the story of this ephemeral art form, Elizabeth E. Guffey reexamines the poster’s roots in the nineteenth century and...
Outsider Art: From the Margins to the Marketplace
Outsider Art: From the Margins to the Marketplace

The term outsider art has been used to describe work produced exterior to the mainstream of modern art by certain self-taught visionaries, spiritualists, eccentrics, recluses, psychiatric patients, criminals, and others beyond the perceived margins of society. Yet the idea of such a raw, untaught creativity remains a...

Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words and Noise
Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words and Noise
Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words and Noise is the first book to examine the films of Jim Jarmusch from a sound-oriented perspective. The three essential acoustic elements that structure a film— music, words and noise—propel this book’s fascinating journey through his work. Exploring the director’s extensive back...
Neil Young: American Traveller (Reverb)
Neil Young: American Traveller (Reverb)
When Neil Young left Canada in 1966 to move to California, it was the beginning of an extraordinary musical journal that would leave song after song resonating across the landscapes of North America. From “Ohio” to “Albuquerque,” Young’s fascination with America’s many places profoundly influenced his...
Nick Drake: Dreaming England (Reverb)
Nick Drake: Dreaming England (Reverb)

 Since his death in 1974 at the age of twenty-six, singer-songwriter Nick Drake has gained a huge international audience and come to be thought of as the epitome of English romanticism. But while his small body of work has evoked poetic comparisons with Blake and Keats, closer inspection of Drake’s music reveals many global and...

The Beatles in Hamburg (Reverb)
The Beatles in Hamburg (Reverb)

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are four of the most famous names in the history of music. In the 1960s, the Beatles became the bestselling pop band in the world, inspiring legions of fans and developing into popular music icons. Fifty years later, their recordings are still in demand. But none of this happened...

Easy Riders, Rolling Stones: On the Road in America, from Delta Blues to 70s Rock (Reverb)
Easy Riders, Rolling Stones: On the Road in America, from Delta Blues to 70s Rock (Reverb)
Easy Riders, Rolling Stones delves into the history of twentieth century American popular music to explore the emergence of 60s “road music.” This music—which includes styles like blues and R&B——­­took shape at pivotal moments in history and was made by artists and performers who were, in...
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