May 14, 2013
New Arrivals · Popular Culture
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
April 15, 2013
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2013.
x, 241 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Collaborative networks, personal futures -- Characters and worlds as creative platforms -- Early directions in postwar anime -- When anime robots became real -- What makes a studio cutting edge : the value of the gutter -- Dark energy : what overseas fans reveal about the copyright wars -- Love revolution : Otaku fans in Japan -- Future anime: collaborative creativity and cultural action.
April 11, 2013
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972-
New York : Scribner, 2013.
What you say about his company is what you say about society -- Another thing that interests me about the eagles is that I [am contractually obligated to] hate them -- Villians who are not villian -- Easier than typing -- Human clay -- Without a gun theycan't get none -- Arrested for smoking -- Electric funeral -- "I am perplexed" [this is why, this is why, this is why they hate you] -- Crime and punishment (or lack thereof) -- Hitler is in the book -- The problem of overrated ideas.
April 11, 2013
London ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
xxxviii, 686 p. : ill., photographs ; 25 cm.
pt. 1 Expansions : There are no visual media / W.J.T. Mitchell -- The (in)human spatial condition : a visual essay -- Mapping non-conformity : post-bubble urban strategies / Teddy Cruz -- X-reality : interview with the virtual cannibal / Beth Coleman -- On software, or the persistence of visual knowledge / Wendy Hui Kyong Chun -- Notes on the photographic image / Jacques RanciÃ¨re -- Queer faces : photography and subcultural lives / Jack Halberstam -- Currents of worldmaking in contemporary art / Terry Smith -- Sublimated with mineral fury : prelim notes on sounding pandemonium Asia / Sarat Maharaj -- The sea and the land : biopower and visuality from slavery to Katrina / Nicholas Mirzoeff -- pt. 2 Globalization, war and visual economy : (a) War and violence : The archaeology of violence : the king's head / Zainab Bahrani -- On the actuarial gaze : from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib / Allen Feldman -- American military imaginaries and Iraqi cities / Derek Gregory -- Zeroing in : overhead imagery, infrastructure ruins, and datalands in Afghanistan and Iraq / Lisa Parks -- What Greg Roberts saw : visuality, intelligibility, and sovereignty : 36,000km over the equator / Trevor Paglen -- Media and martyrdom / Faisal Devji -- Live true life or die trying / Naeem Mohaiemen -- (b) Attention and visualizing economy : Kino-I, Kino-world : notes on the cinematic mode of production / Jonathan L. Beller -- On virtuosity / Paolo Virno -- Faking globalization / Ackbar Abbas -- Creativity and the problem of free labor / Andrew Ross -- It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism / Mark Fisher -- Do it yourself geo-politics / Brian Holmes -- pt. 3 The body, coloniality and visuality : (a) Bodies and minds : Optics / RenÃ© Descartes -- Blindness and visual culture : an eye witness account / Georgina Kleege -- Reduplicative desires / Carol Mavor -- The persistence of vision / Donna Haraway -- The body and/in representation / Amelia Jones -- Forever modern : Mami Wata visual culture and history in Africa / Henry John Drewal -- (b) Histories and memories : The mobilized and virtual gaze in modernity : flÃ¢neur/flÃ¢neuse -- Tourism and "sacred ground" : the space of ground zero / Marita Sturken -- Maps, mother/goddesses, and martyrdom in modern India / Sumathi Ramaswamy -- Museums in late democracies / Dipesh Chakrabarty -- The fact of blackness / Frantz Fanon -- The case of blackness / Fred Moten -- (c) (Post/de/neo)colonial visualities : Orientalism and the exhibitionary order / Timothy Mitchell -- from The colonial harem / Malek Alloula -- Vodun art, social history and the slave trade / Suzanne Preston Blier -- Between cult and culture : Bamiyan, Islamic iconoclasm and the museum / Finbarr Barry Flood -- The postcolonial constellation : contemporary art in a state of permanent transition / Okwui Enwezor -- Urban warfare : walking through walls / Eyal Weizman -- pt. 4 Media and mediations : U.S. operating systems at midcentury : the intertwining of race and unix / Tara McPherson -- Rethinking the digital age / Faye Ginsburg -- The unworkable interface / Alexander R. Galloway -- On the superiority of the analog / Brian Massumi -- Digital racial formations and networked images of the body / Lisa Nakamura -- Imagination, multimodality and embodied interaction : a discussion of sound and movement in two cases of laboratory and clinical magnetic resonance imaging / Lisa Cartwright, Morana Alac.
March 6, 2013
256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
My dinosaur life -- Dragons of the prime -- The secret of dinosaur success -- Big Bang theory -- The dinosaurs, they are a-changin' -- Jurassic thunder -- Dinosaur society -- Dinosaur feathers -- Hadrosaur harmonics and Tyrannosaur tastes -- In the bones -- Dinosaurs undone -- My beloved "brontosaurus".
"Paleontology meets pop culture in a young author's journey into the lives of dinosaurs"-- Provided by publisher.
February 27, 2013
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
xxviii, 395 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
"From one of our leading film historians and interpreters: a brilliantly researched, irresistibly witty, delightfully illustrated examination of "the marriage movie": what it is (or isn't) and what it has to tell us about the movies--and ourselves. As long as there have been feature movies there have been marriage movies, and yet Hollywood has always been cautious about how to label them--perhaps because unlike any other genre of film, the marriage movie resonates directly with the experience of almost every adult coming to see it. Here is "happily ever after"--except when things aren't happy, and when "ever after" is abruptly terminated by divorce, tragedy. or even murder. With her large-hearted understanding of how movies--and audiences--work, Basinger traces the many ways Hollywood has tussled with this tricky subject, explicating the relationships of countless marriages from Blondie and Dagwood to the heartrending couple in the Iranian A Separation, from Coach and his wife in Friday Night Lights to Tracy and Hepburn to Laurel and Hardy (a marriage if ever there was one). A treasure trove of insight and sympathy, illustrated with scores of wonderfully telling movies stills, posters, and ads"-- Provided by publisher.
February 14, 2013
178 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Art or artifact? -- Grateful Dead's undying poster legacy / Steven Heller -- It's all in the line / Peter Coyote -- Art at the edge of magic / Mickey Hart -- Japan/Paris/San Francisco -- The explosion -- The big five -- Evolution of an art. Wes Wilson ; Stanley Mouse & Alton Kelley ; Victor Moscoso ; Rick Griffin ; The Human Be In ; A snapshot in time / Greil Marcus ; The joint show ; Mari Tepper ; Lee Conklin ; Aoxomoxoa ; David Singer ; Bonnie MacLean ; Randy Tuten ; Gunther Kieser ; Gary Grimshaw ; Peter Max ; Robert Rauschenberg ; Mark Arminski -- In closing.
"The Art of the Dead showcases the vibrant, charismatic poster art that emerged from the streets of San Francisco in 1964 and 1966. It traces the cultural, political, and historical influences of posters as art back to Japanese wood blocks through Bell Ãpoque, on to the Beatniks, the Free Speech Movement, and the Acid Tests. Featuring interviews and profiles of the key artists, including Rick Griffin, Stanley "Mouse" Miller, Alton Kelley, Wes Wilson, and Victor Moscoso. The book uses Grateful Dead as the vehicle to tell the story of poster art as The Dead were the band that ultimately proved to be the most substantive and engaged partner for the artists and hence featured the best art of any rock 'n' roll band ever. The book will follow a chronological evolution of the art from the band's origination in 1965 through Jerry Garcia's death in 1995. The book is in four-color throughout, featuring iconic and rare images as well as extensive "process" material, including sketches, original art, blue lines, film, and printing plates that show how the art was created. It will also include essays by Greil Marcus, Peter Coyote, and Victoria Binder, as well as essays on the elements of the printing process from the original art to the final poster. Ultimately, the Art of the Dead makes the case that poster art is truly an original form of American fine art"-- Provided by publisher.
January 2, 2013
New York : Abrams, 2012.
311,  p. : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
December 13, 2012
Zinsser, William Knowlton.
Philadelphia : Paul Dry Books, 2012.
xiv, 175 p. ; 21 cm.
Culture and the arts -- Craft of writing -- Tech age -- Faraway places -- Language -- Reverberations.
December 11, 2012
New York : Rizzoli, c2012.
248 p. : chiefly col. ill., ports. ; 31 cm.
In bloom : a conversation with Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z -- Jocks and nerds : a conversation with Chad Hugo and Shae Haley -- The well-tempered clavier : a conversation with Pharrel Williams, Hans Zimmer and Ian Luna -- The live show -- N.E.R.D. -- A Bathing Ape -- Hearts and minds : a conversation with Pharrell Williams, Nigo and Toby Feltwell -- Billionaire Boys Club/Icecream -- To infinity, and beyond : a conversation with Pharrell Williams and Buzz Aldrin -- From the Moon to the Earth : the Billionare Boys Club/Icecream stores / by Masamichi Katayama -- Louis Vuitton -- Moncler -- Keihl's -- Kaws -- Tokyo rising -- Friendswithyou -- Perspective chair -- Tank chair -- The simple things / by Pharrell Williams and Takashi Murakami -- Inside out -- Dirty jobs : a conversation with Pharrell Williams and Ambra Medda -- Mink and ermine : a conversation with Pharrell Williams and Kanye West -- Third culture kid : Zaha Hadid, interviewed by Pharrell Williams -- The slender thread : Anna Wintour, interviewed by Pharrell Williams.
"Redefining cool for a new generation, Pharrell Williams is a creative force, using music, fashion, and design to express his distinctive style. Originating at the crossroads of art, design, popular culture, and street savvy, Pharrell Williams's output is unique. By playing off different disciplines -- namely music, fashion, street art, and design -- and using each as an element in the other, Pharrell has redefined the role of the contemporary recording artist, blazing a trail for other musicians and prominent cultural figures. Illustrated with lavish photography, this book also explores his musical career in depth, charting his many projects from his production team The Neptunes, to the band N.E.R.D., and his collaborations with friends Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and other hip-hop royalty.This unprecedented volume documents Pharrell's prolific body of work and his contribution to contemporary culture. In his own unique graphic language, he details his extensive creative pursuits, including clothing lines, jewelry, and accessories designs for Louis Vuitton, furniture and other product design, limited-edition toys, graphic designs, skate graphics, and collaborations with Moncler, Marc Jacobs, the artist KAWS, and with architects Zaha Hadid and Masamichi Katayama/Wonderwall"--Publisher's website.
December 11, 2012
O'Hagan, Andrew, 1968-
Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
353 p. ; 21 cm.
"First published as The Atlantic Ocean: Essays on Britain and America in 2008 by Faber and Faber Limited"--T.p. verso.
The American dream of Lee Harvey Oswald -- The killing of James Bulger -- England's flowers -- Saint Marilyn -- On the end of British farming -- Funerals and a wedding -- The Glasgow sludge boat -- On Lad magazines -- After Hurricane Katrina -- England and the Beatles -- On begging -- Brothers -- Many Andies -- Racing against reality -- Guilt: a memoir -- Good fibs -- Diary -- E.M. Forster: the story of affection -- Styron's choice.
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