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Solie, Ruth A.
Just as the preoccupations of any given cultural moment make their way into the language of music, the experience of music makes its way into other arenas of life. To unearth these overlapping meanings and vocabularies from the Victorian era, Ruth A. Solie examines sources as disparate as journalism, novels, etiquette manuals, religious tracts, and teenagers' diaries for the muffled, even subterranean, conversations that reveal so much about what music meant to the Victorians. Her essays, giving voice to 'what goes without saying' on the subject - that cultural information so present and pervasive as to go unsaid - fill in some of the most intriguing blanks in our understanding of music's history. This much-anticipated collection, bringing together new and hard-to-find pieces by an acclaimed musicologist, mines the abundant casual texts of the period to show how Victorian-era people - English and others - experienced music and what they understood to be its power and its purposes. Solie's essays start from topics as varied as Beethoven criticism, "Macmillan's Magazine", George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda", opera tropes in literature, and the Victorian myth of the girl at the piano. They evoke common themes - including the moral force that was attached to music in the public mind and the strongly gendered nature of musical practice and sensibility - and in turn suggest the complex links between the history of music and the history of ideas. 223pp. N.B. Small amount of pencil underlining.
University of California Press, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0520238451
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Inventory #28671
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Edited By Muir, Professor J. R.
300pp.
CIBA Laboratories, 1974, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN:
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Inventory #21206
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Bertens, Hans
At last! Everything you ever wanted to know about postmodernism but were afraid to ask. Hans Bertens' Postmodernism is the first introductory overview of postmodernism to succeed in providing a witty and accessible guide for the bemused student. In clear and straightforward but always elegant prose, Bertens sets out the interdisciplinary aspects, the critical debates and the key theorists of postmodernism. He also explains, in thoughtful and illuminating language, the relationship between postmodernism and poststructuralism, and that between modernism and postmodernism. An enjoyable and indispensible text for today's student. 284pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Slight nick to top of spine.
Routledge, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415060125
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Inventory #25995
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Edited By Cazullo,C.L. Etc.
256pp.N.B. Base of spine slightly marked.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0746200943
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Inventory #15454
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Hope, Charles; Fletcher, Jennifer; Dunkerton, Jill; Falomir, Miguel; Bradley, Amanda
Written by some of the world's most renown Titian scholars, this beautifully illustrated book includes authoritative essays on Titian's life and times, portraits, replicas and techniques, providing the background for a detailed examination of over forty of Titian's most famous paintings. N.B. Edges of front cover slightly faded. 192pp.
National Gallery Company, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Paperback Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 1857099036
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Inventory #23502
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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