Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Michelangelo: a life in six masterpieces

By Unger, Miles

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 700

Call Number: 709.2 UNG

The life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces. Among the immortals- Leonardo, Rembrandt, Picasso -Michelangelo stands alone as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture. He was not only the greatest artist in an age of giants, but a man who reinvented the practice of art itself. Throughout his long career he clashed with patrons by insisting that he had no master but his own demanding muse and promoting the novel idea that it was the artist, rather than the lord who paid for it, who was creative force behind the work.

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The lost cellos of Lev Aronson

By Brent, Frances Padorr

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 700

Call Number: 780.2 BRE

"A lyrical, epic chronicle of the life and fate of Lev Aronson, the world-renowned cellist, Holocaust survivor, and teacher, whose prized Amati cello was confiscated in Riga in 1941."--dust jacket.

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Nurtured by love: translated from the original Japanese text

By Suzuki, Shin'ichi

Publishing Date: [2012]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 780.7 SUZ

Now in a new translation, this book is legendary pedagogue Shin'ichi Suzuki's exploration of the concepts of his Talent Education philosophy through a personal narrative of discovery and experiences. Taken from the original Japanese directly into English, this new work provides fascinating insight into the mind of the master. Both the original Nurtured by Love and Nurtured by Love Revised Edition are a must for any teacher, player, or devotee of Dr. Suzuki's teachings, and promise to inspire new generations.

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Mozart: [a life]

By Johnson, Paul

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 700

Call Number: 780.92 JOH

"In addition to his many insights into Mozart's music [in this concise biography], Johnson also challenges the many myths that have followed Mozart, including those about the composer's health, wealth, religion, and relationships"--Amazon.com.

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What to listen for in music

By Copland, Aaron

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 700

Call Number: 781.17 COP

Featuring an introduction by William Schuman, as well as a foreword and epilogue by Alan Rich, an indispensable guide from one of America's foremost composers teaches readers how to develop a deeper sense of musical appreciation and contains chapters on contemporary music and film music, recommended recordings for each chapter, and more. Reissue. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Wagnerism: art and politics in the shadow of music

By Ross, Alex

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: 700

Call Number: 782.1092 ROS

"A large-canvas narrative history, charting the impact of the cultural titan Wagner on art and politics. Ross will show how various artists-composers, novelists, poets, filmmakers-wrestled with the legacy of Wagner in the twentieth century"--

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This isn't happening: Radiohead's Kid A and the beginning of the 21st century

By Hyden, Steven

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: 700

Call Number: 782.4216 HYD

"Acclaimed rock critic Steven Hyden digs deep into the songs, history, legacy, and mystique of Radiohead's groundbreaking, controversial, epoch-defining album, Kid A, outlining the album's pervasive influence and impact on culture, in time for its 20th anniversary. Deploying a mix of criticism, journalism, and personal memoir, Hyden skillfully revisits this enigmatic, alluring LP and investigates the many ways in which Kid A shaped and foreshadowed our world."--

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In my father's shadow: a daughter remembers Orson Welles

By Feder, Chris Welles

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.4302 FED

A moving and insightful look at life in the shadow of a legendary figure Orson Welles and an immensely entertaining story of growing up as his daughter in the unreal reality of Hollywood, enhanced by Welles Feder's collection of many never-before-seen family photographs.

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Somebody: the reckless life and remarkable career of Marlon Brando

By Kanfer, Stefan

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.4302 KAN

In an insightful portrait of an iconic artist, the author of The Eighth Sin interweaves Marlon Brando's tumultuous personal life with his remarkable acting career as he documents the actor's troubled childhood, stage and film work, self-destructive nature, often contradictory attitude toward his craft, and the tragedies that marked his final years.

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Ascent: the spiritual and physical quest of Willi Unsoeld

By Leamer, Laurence

Publishing Date: c1982

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.5 LEA

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Every day was special: a fly fisher's lifelong passion

By Tapply, William G

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 700

Call Number: 799.12 TAP

Thirty true fly-fishing tales by novelist and outdoor writer William G. Tapply.

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