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  • Vincent Canizaro

    Architectural Regionalism


    In this rapidly globalizing world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of regionalism. But despite its omnipresence in contemporary practice and theory, architectural regionalism remains a fluid concept, its historical development and current influence largely undocumented. This comprehensive reader brings together over 40 key essays illustrating the full range of ideas embodied by the term. Authored by important critics, historians, and architects such as Ken...

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  • Simon Reynolds

    Bring The Noise


    From Morrissey and Nick Cave to The Streets and Kanye West, this is the book that explores the links between hip-hop and rock. Reynolds has focused on two strands: white alternative rock and black street music. He's identified the strange dance of white bohemian rock and black culture, how they come together at various points and then go their own way. Through interviews he has carried out as a top music journalist for the last twenty years Reynolds is here able to tell a story of musical riv...

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  • Jeff Chang

    Can't Stop Won't Stop


    Hip-hop is now a global multi-billion pound industry. It has spawned superstars all across the world. There have been tie-in clothing lines, TV stations, film companies, cosmetics lines. It even has its own sports, its own art style, its own dialect. It is an all-encompassing lifestyle. But where did hip-hop culture begin? Who created it? How did hip-hop become such a phenomenon? Jeff Chang, an American journalist, has written the most comprehensive book on hip-hop to date. He introduces the ...

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  • múm

    Finally We Are No One CD


    The group created the album while working in a lighthouse, recording it subsequently in a studio. The lighthouse proved influential in the creation of the songs, as reflected in the lyrics.1 Sleep/Swim2 Green Grass of Tunnel3 We Have a Map of the Piano4 Don't Be Afraid, You Have Just Got Your Eyes Closed5 Behind Two Hills,,,,a Swimmingpool6 K/Half Noise7 Now There's That Fear Again8 Faraway Swimmingpool9 I Can't Feel My Hand Any More, It's Alright, Sleep Still10 Finally We Are No One11 The La...

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mozart: Letters


    translated by Lady Wallace Mozart's remarkable life was well and richly documented in letters: his own and those concerning him written by others. This volume brings together a fascinating selection, giving us a detailed portrait of the composer's life and times. Here are letters to and from Mozart's domineering father, Leopold, the earliest of which, addressed to a friend, describes the six-year-old Mozart's accomplishments. There is also a letter sent to the Royal Society in London from one...

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  • Andy Warhol

    The Philosophy Of Andy Warhol


    Andy Warhol - American painter, filmmaker, publisher, actor and major figure in the Pop Art movement - was in many ways a reluctant celebrity. Here, in his autobiography, he spills his secrets and muses about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success, New York and America and its place in the world. But it is his reflections on himself, his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, the explosion of his career in the Sixties and his life among celebrities - from working with Elizabeth T...

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