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Tommy at 50
This updated and expanded edition of Tommy at Fifty is the definitive illustrated companion to the album that made the Who one of the greatest and most influent...
This updated and expanded edition of Tommy at Fifty is the definitive illustrated companion to the album that made the Who one of the greatest and most influential bands of the rock era. Written by two leading experts on, and close associates of, the group—journalist and author Chris Charlesworth and original album cover designer Mike McInnerney—it considers the album from four distinct angles, examining the mood of its creation, the origins of its music, the look of the artwork and its subsequent film adaptation, and its enduring legacy. With a foreword by Pete Townshend and cover art created exclusively for this book by McInnerney, Tommy at Fifty offers an unparalleled window into the Who’s finest hour. With the exception perhaps of My Generation, Tommy remains the work with which the Who are most closely associated. It’s the album that turned Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon into millionaire superstars, and, like its Messiah figure title character, it casts a long shadow over both their subsequent work together and the canon of 20th‐century rock music.
Dimensions: 228 x 228 mm
Publication Date: 01-11-2023
DUE > 30th Apr 2024
Hellzapoppin'! : The Art of Flying Nun
Published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Hellzapoppin’! brings together original artwork an...
Published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Hellzapoppin’! brings together original artwork and design, film, record covers, posters and photography from the label’s early years. From rare collectible records and vintage posters to original artworks and paste-up designs, this book explores the art and artists behind some of New Zealand’s favourite bands. Entertaining essays from Peter Vangioni, Kath Webster, Russell Brown and Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd will be interspersed with brief interview-style contributions from some of the people responsible for creating the art of the label. Heavily illustrated, it will feature original artwork for the records and posters, photography from the archives, and rarely seen vinyl releases and posters. The Flying Nun aesthetic was foundational to a generation of impressionable young creators and agitators. By talking to the people responsible, this book will burst a few enduring myths, and maybe start some new ones.
Dimensions: 270 x 330 mm
Publication Date: 16-08-2021
Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a...
Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a musician who stands out from the crowd. Between her record-shattering award-winning music and her uncompromising and unapologetic attitude, it's no surprise that her fanbase continues to grow by millions month after month. She is that rare combination of wildly popular and highly respected for her prodigious talent, a once in a generation superstar. Now in this stunning visual narrative journey through her life, she is ready to share more with her devoted audience for the first time, including hundreds of never-before-seen photos. This gorgeous book will capture the essence of Billie inside and out, offering readers glimpses into her childhood, her life on tour, and more. A must-have for any fan. Recommended for ages 14 and over.
Dimensions: 198 x 236 mm
Publication Date: 11-05-2021
Ennio Morricone - Master of the Soundtrack
The first major work dedicated entirely to the discography of the maestro Ennio Morricone. Unique in its genre, Ennio Morricone: Master of the Soundtrack origin...
The first major work dedicated entirely to the discography of the maestro Ennio Morricone. Unique in its genre, Ennio Morricone: Master of the Soundtrack originates from the idea of the collector, author, and cinema expert Maurizio Baroni. Baroni draws on his own archive to give life to a rich selection highlighting over fifty years of a prestigious career, largely unseen before, which includes handwritten scores by the maestro himself, the original album and single cover sleeves from his soundtracks, and much more. This book is a definite homage to this great Italian composer of film soundtracks, probably the most famous in the world. Texts included by: Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Liliana Cavani, Lisa Gastoni, Franco Nero, Quentin Tarantino, and many more.
Dimensions: 226 x 310 mm
Publication Date: 01-07-2020
The Blues : A Visual History
Charting the history of the blues from its rural roots in the American South, and focusing on the key musicians and singers who brought it recognition worldwide...
Charting the history of the blues from its rural roots in the American South, and focusing on the key musicians and singers who brought it recognition worldwide, The Blues: A Visual History is a unique and fully illustrated account of the development of the blues. This deceptively simple, 12-bar musical form has become the common denominator that has driven the popular music of the last hundred years. As John Lee Hooker put it: "The music we play . . . that music is the roots. Rock music, everything else, is like a branch on the same tree. It all comes from the Blues."
Dimensions: 254 x 279 mm
Publication Date: 28-07-2020
Portrait of an Artist : Conversations With Trailblazing Creative Women
From legendary visual artists Yoko Ono and Tracey Emin, to groundbreaking musicians like Annie Lennox and Debbie Harry, to fashion giants such as Miuccia Prada ...
From legendary visual artists Yoko Ono and Tracey Emin, to groundbreaking musicians like Annie Lennox and Debbie Harry, to fashion giants such as Miuccia Prada and Diane von Furstenberg, this collection of original interviews and Polaroid photographs of almost 30 trailblazing women spans creative industries, nationalities and generations to bring together a never-before- published collection of leading voices. Featuring an astounding range of names including FKA Twigs, Isabelle Huppert and Rei Kawakubo, this book creates both a portrait of each individual woman and - collectively - a powerful portrait of the impact of women on the creative industries. Each creative is interviewed and photographed by the Mexican artist Hugo Huerta Marin. Cate Blanchett reflects on the differences between acting on stage and in film; Marina Abramovic discusses her most radical piece of performance art; Carrie Mae Weems discusses the relationship between race and photography -these and other conversations are further brought to life by Huerta Marin's candid, intimate Polaroid images. Inspiring and revealing, this collection of interviews and photographs gives readers an unparalleled connection with some of the most fascinating women working in the arts today.
Dimensions: 155 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 07-09-2021
Chanson : A Tribute to France's Most Romantic and Poetic Musical Tradition
Virtually no other musical discipline is as closely linked with the culture and essence of a country as the chanson with France. With roots in the Middle Ages a...
Virtually no other musical discipline is as closely linked with the culture and essence of a country as the chanson with France. With roots in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, this secular, lyric-driven form of song has been reborn throughout French history-and continues to influence today's pop artists. Featuring the work of such celebrated photographers as Robert Doisneau, this fascinating history of the chanson profiles some of its most beloved artists, their music, and the cultural moments they represent. Readers will learn about Aristide Bruant-the red scarf-wearing subject of one of Lautrec's most recognizable posters. It recounts the lives of Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, and their contemporaries as it peeks inside the Folies Bergere and the Moulin Rouge. It introduces readers to the "Piaf Generation," which produced the likes of Yves Montand and Georges Moustaki. And it explores the bohemian enclaves of postwar France, when revolutionary artists remade the chanson in their own melancholy image. In addition, this volume shows how classic songs of the all American song book, such as "My Way," or "September Morning" have their roots in the chanson tradition. Whether you're a fan of 1920s torch songs or prefer the electronica of ZAZ, you'll learn how the chanson is important to just about every French musical tradition-and why this genre is the perfect expression of the country's history and culture.
Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm
Publication Date: 05-10-2021
Clap On The 2 and 4
Magic happens when we all clap together. Clap on the 2 and 4 encourages parents and children to create that magic together. Across all styles of music, some peo...
Magic happens when we all clap together. Clap on the 2 and 4 encourages parents and children to create that magic together. Across all styles of music, some people clap on one beat while others clap on another, but we should all be clapping on the second and fourth. If we can come together on something so small, maybe we can come together on some bigger things as well. Children will learn the basics of clapping and be encouraged to try clapping on different beats. But, when it's time to hit the dance floor, it's important to always clap on the 2 and the 4.
Dimensions: 152 x 152 mm
Publication Date: 30-11-2021
Super Fan-tastic Taylor Swift Coloring & Activity Book
Taylor Swift is a superstar, a global sensation, and the greatest singer-songwriter of her generation! There's no better way for Swifties to celebrate all Taylo...
Taylor Swift is a superstar, a global sensation, and the greatest singer-songwriter of her generation! There's no better way for Swifties to celebrate all Taylor's amazing achievements and her dynamic personality than with the SUPER FAN-tastic Taylor Swift Coloring & Activity Book! The perfect gift for a Swiftie of any age - kids, teens, or adults - inside this unofficial Taylor Swift celebration, you'll unleash your creativity, test your Swift knowledge, and solve fun quizzes, games, and puzzles that range from easy to challenging and are all dedicated to the unstoppable force that is Taylor Swift! 33 high-quality line art designs capture T-Swizzle's facial expressions and personality, and each page is accompanied by a fun fact about the musician so iconic she's known simply as: The Music Industry. Learn fascinating trivia about her career, revisit songs from her early performances, and learn details of her early years, her songwriting and music style evolution, and her iconic fashion looks. You'll also find incredible full color photographs of Swift throughout the years, 7 fun-filled activity pages, 3 test-your-knowledge quizzes, and an answer key in the back of the book.
Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm
Publication Date: 23-01-2024
DUE > 30th Apr 2024
Kids Guide to Playing the Piano and Keyboard
Enter the world of music by not only hearing the difference in musical tones and chords, but also seeing the difference! Children learn best when they can lear...
Enter the world of music by not only hearing the difference in musical tones and chords, but also seeing the difference! Children learn best when they can learn through multi-sensory means. By using hearing, seeing, and kinesthetic methods, Emily Arrow has created this easy and fun book for children to use as an introduction to learn how to play the piano! This book is a simple and much needed piano method for beginning musicians ages 6 and older. Emily's process, which follows the Orff Schulwerk method, is very approachable as she walks young musicians through seven lessons learning musical notes and chords on a keyboard through a color dot method. She uses colorful stickers to represent the notes, flashcards to learn the rainbow chords, and video/audio links for students to access for further help. Students will learn how to play 30 fun songs, including The Colorful Musical Alphabet, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, and more! Kids' Guide to Playing the Piano and Keyboard also introduces young minds to important musical vocabulary, fun facts, and the history of the piano, as well as providing a practice chart. Online video and audio access of Emily teaching is included so kids can hear what the piece should sound like. Emily Arrow graduated from Berklee College of Music and is certified in Orff Schulwerk approach to music education. She has been teaching piano for over 15 years. A very popular YouTube influencer, she has over 30,000 subscribers to her YouTube Channel and her videos have been viewed over 2 million times. She is also the author of Kids' Guide to Learning the Ukulele and Kids' Ukulele Songbook, both from Happy Fox Books. If your child needs an easy and fun guide to learning the piano, Kids' Guide to Playing the Piano and Keyboard is the book for you!
Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm
Publication Date: 21-11-2023
DUE > 29th Feb 2024