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The Magic Nut: A Prologue to The Nutcracker

[Longhorn Review] The Magic Nut: A Prologue to The Nutcracker

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, Nutcracker — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:44 am

By: Mihail Chemiakin

Beautiful renderings of Chemiakin’s costumes and scenery for the ballet which
premiered at Mariinsky Ballet in 2005.

Reviewer: Beth

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Yvonne Ranier: radical juxtapositions 1961-2002

[Longhorn Review] Yvonne Ranier: radical juxtapositions 1961-2002

Material Type: All, books — Tags: dance, falstaffpicks, Ranier — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:39 am

By: Sachs, Sid

About the dancer and the filmmaker.  A nice accompaniment to the Yvonne Rainer
Collection series (DVD 4691- DVD 4697 Fine Arts Library)

Reviewer: Beth

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Sondheim

[Longhorn Review] Sondheim

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, Sondheim — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:36 am

By: Martin Gottfried

Sondheim biography and the stories of eighteen Sondheim hit productions. 
Includes lots of color photos, snippets of the librettos, and production
history.

Reviewer: Beth

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John Currin

[Longhorn Review] John Currin

Material Type: All, books — Tags: Currin, falstaffpicks, painting — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:33 am

By: Kara Vander Weg

John Currin is one of the most skilled -- and witty -- painters working today. 
He uses paint like an old master, yet always keeps the current context evident.  He
is straightforward without being too academic, and never loses his sense of humor.
This monograph is substantial (382 pages), retrospective, and recent – exactly the
kind of book we wish to have in our library about every contemporary artist.

Reviewer: Holly

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Restaging the Sixties: Radical theaters and their legacies

[Longhorn Review] Restaging the Sixties: Radical theaters and their legacies

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, theatre — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:30 am

By: James M. Harding & Cindy Rosenthal

This book explores eight theaters (The Living Theatre, The Open Theatre, At the
Foot of the Mountain, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, El Teatro Campesino, The Free
Southern Theater, The Performance Group, and Bread and Puppet Theater) that were
significant in that period. The first section on each theater is a historical
overview talking about the people who started the theater, what they were trying to
do, and a description of how it evolved over time, and in most cases how the theater
eventually went away. The second section discusses the contributions made by that
theater to the overall subject of political theater. Finally an essay goes over the
legacy of those contributions over the time since the sixties (and seventies). UT’s
own Dr. Charlotte Canning writes this essay about At the Foot of the
Mountain.

Reviewer: Beth

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Beyond exoticism : western music and the world.

[Longhorn Review] Beyond exoticism : western music and the world.

Material Type: All, books — Tags: exoticism, falstaffpicks — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:27 am

By: Taylor, Timothy Dean

This book considers how western cultures’ understandings of racial, ethnic, and
cultural differences have been incorporated into music from early operas to
contemporary television advertisements, arguing that the commonly used term
“exoticism” glosses over such differences in many studies of western music.

Reviewer: David

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Bulletin of the International String Figure Association

[Longhorn Review] Bulletin of the International String Figure Association

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: falstaffpicks, string art — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:25 am

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FAL has several issues.

There's also this (website) with links to other publications on the subject of world string art.

Reviewer: Ellen

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Wire Magazine

[Longhorn Review] Wire Magazine

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: falstaffpicks, Music — Posted on April 30, 2007, 11:47 am

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A great place to find new music, especially if Spin, NME, and Rolling Stone
aren't producing any worthwhile results for you.  This British publication is always
full of clearly written and interesting reviews of new (and old) music in most
genres.

Reviewer: Tommy

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What do pictures want? : the lives and loves of images

[Longhorn Review] What do pictures want? : the lives and loves of images

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on April 1, 2007, 9:41 am

By: Mitchell, W. J. Thomas

My favorite book in the library at the moment

Reviewer: Longhorn reviewer

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Phaidon Design Classics

[Longhorn Review] Phaidon Design Classics

Material Type: All, books — Tags: design, falstaffpicks — Posted on April 1, 2007, 9:38 am

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I can spend hours looking at this set to find new things to look for on EBAY.
Modern furniture, freaky looking electronics, as well as just classic designs. It is
all in here.

Reviewer: Boris

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