Songs of Sonderling

Jonathan L. Friedmann

Songs of Sonderling is the story of Jacob Sonderling's unique contributions to Jewish liturgical music. Rabbi Sonderling was many things: a descendant of Chassidic rebbes, a rationalist, a Reform rabbi, a Zionist, an army chaplain, a celebrated orator, an artistic soul. From his early career at the Hamburg Temple and German Army service in World War I, to his wandering years in the Eastern United States and founding of the Society for Jewish Culture–Fairfax Temple in Los Angeles, Sonderling cultivated a unique aesthetic vision of Judaism, a "five-sense appeal."Jonathan L. Friedmann and John F. Guest document and analyze Sonderling's experience and expression of Judaism through music. Rabbi Sonderling's vision yielded liturgical commissions from exiled Viennese Jewish composers who arrived in Los Angeles in the 1930s and 1940s. Through these musical settings, activities at the Fairfax Temple, and involvement with the Los Angeles campus of the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, Sonderling made an indelible mark on the city's Jewish community and the wider musical world.Songs of Sonderling focuses on the commissions Sonderling made from 1938 to 1945: Ernst Toch's Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, Arnold Schoenberg's Kol Nidre, Erich Wolfgang Korngold's A Passover Psalm and Prayer, and Eric Zeisl's Requiem Ebraico. Through musical analyses and an examination of Sonderling's career in Los Angeles, Friedmann and Guest contribute to the study of Jewish liturgical music, to Jewish history in the American West, to Jewish identity in the twentieth century, and to Jewish diaspora writ large.

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781682830796
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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The Other 1980s

Brannon Costello

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780807171332
  • Publication Date: Jun 2021
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Staging Lives in Latin American Theater

Paola Hernández

Staging Lives in Latin American Theater: Bodies, Objects, Archives examines twenty-first-century documentary theater in Latin America, demonstrating how material objects and archives—photographs, videos, and documents such as witness reports, legal briefs, and letters—come to life onstage.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780810143364
  • Publication Date: Apr 2021
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The Art of Birds

Jim Miller

In photographs that surprise with their eye-catching composition and amaze with their detail, Jim Miller captures the beauty of birds as most people never see them, encouraging viewers to marvel at the elegant combination of form and function in bird species.

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  • ISBN: 9780813066769
  • Publication Date: Apr 2021
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Crossing Borders

Max Baca

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780826362513
  • Publication Date: May 2021
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History and Modern Media

John Mraz

A giant in the field of history in modern media reflects on Mexican photography and his career as its student.

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  • ISBN: 9780826501455
  • Publication Date: Apr 2021
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To Embody the Marvellous

Esther Fernández

Puppetry and object manipulation as means to embody the marvelous in the religious and secular contexts of early modern Spain

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  • ISBN: 9780826501806
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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After Happily Ever After

Maria San Filippo

Explores romantic comedy's revitalizing response to shifting sexual and social mores of the past decade.

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  • ISBN: 9780814346747
  • Publication Date: May 2021
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The Glory Road

Anita Faye Garner

Stories and songs from a childhood spent in a vanished world of revivals and road shows

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  • ISBN: 9780817320911
  • Publication Date: Apr 2021
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Zheng Chongbin

Abby Chen

  • Imprint: Asian Art Museum
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780939117901
  • Publication Date: Apr 2021
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Patterned Splendour

Lesley S. Pullen

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  • ISBN: 9789814881845
  • Publication Date: Apr 2021
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The Cinema of Rithy Panh

Leslie Barnes

The essays in this groundbreaking collection examine how celebrated Cambodian director Rithy Panh counters the abstraction of mass violence with a  cinema anchored in the body, the physical trace, the direct testimony, and the living landscape. They explore his unique aesthetic sensibility, examining the dynamic and sensuous images through which he suggests that “everything has a soul.”

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  • ISBN: 9781978809796
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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From Memory to History

Jim Cullen

Covering a range of beloved television series from M*A*S*H to Mad Men, this book explores how historical sitcoms and dramas have depicted earlier parts of the twentieth century, while still reflecting the concerns of their own era—including the Vietnam War, civil rights movements, changing gender roles, and technological advancements.

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781978813823
  • Publication Date: Apr 2021
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Shades of Springsteen

John Massaro

In this unique blend of memoir and musical analysis, John Massaro focuses on five of Springsteen’s main themes: love, masculinity, sports, politics, and the power of music. He draws exciting connections between the Jersey rocker’s lyrics, his own life stories, and historical, literary, and musical figures ranging from James Joyce to Lin-Manuel Miranda.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781978816169
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Apocalypse Cinema

Stephen Prince

Covering such films as Metropolis, Dr. Strangelove, Contagion, and Avengers: Endgame, this book provides a lively overview of apocalypse cinema, including alien invasion movies, nuclear annihilation stories, and films where nature itself threatens humanity through climate change or deadly diseases.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781978819849
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Japan and American Children's Books

Sybille Jagusch

Sybille A. Jagusch traces depictions of Japan from their first appearances in early European children’s books to their emergence in those published in the United States. A journey through the fits and starts of cultural awakening, this carefully curated sampler showcases the talent of more than a century of children’s book writers and illustrators, many of whose work has languished without recognition until now.  

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  • ISBN: 9781978822627
  • Publication Date: Jun 2021
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On Media, On Technology, On Life - Interviews with Innovators

Arthur Clay

This book features thirteen artist-researchers whose artworks reconfigure the relationships between living bodies, microorganisms, tools, techniques, and institutions to ask new questions of life itself. hTese interviews explore what it means to spearhead innovative new partnerships able to create work that takes on a life of its own.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9788770225953
  • Publication Date: May 2021
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The World at Play: Performance from the Audience's Perspective

Cason Warinner Murphy

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781792472961
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Exploring the Recorder AND Music Theory

Edward Wolfe

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781792485053
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Research Anthology on Environmental and Societal Well-Being Considerations in Buildings and Architecture

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781799890324
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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