MUSIC: HISTORY, SURVEYS & THEORY

PUBLISHER
Skira

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 448 pgs / 50 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2020 p. 133   

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ISBN 9788857243597 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $63.00

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Last Days of the Opera

Edited by Christian Kircher, Gert Korentschnig, Denise Wendel-Poray.

A major anthology on opera in an age of global instability, with testimonies from leading figures in the field

In his epic drama The Last Days of Mankind, written in 1922, the Viennese critic and satirist Karl Kraus ridiculed the interconnected ills of modernity that he saw as fueling the war machine: nationalism, capitalism, unbridled technological change and advancing militarism.

The text bears chilling parallels to our world in 2020. The aim of this anthology, named after Kraus, and which comprises some 100 essays, is to consider the relevance of opera in today’s dystopian world, and to look to possible developments in the genre in the foreseeable future.

The writers include opera professionals—singers, directors and conductors—as well as philosophers, artists, film directors and actors. The book also features works by artists such as the renowned stage designer Richard Peduzzi.


Last Days of the Opera

STATUS: Forthcoming | 10/27/2020

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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS

Poësy Matters & Other Matters

POëSY MATTERS & OTHER MATTERS

Edited with introduction by Lawrence Kumpf. Text by Catherine Christer Hennix. Commentary by Henry Flynt.

BLANK FORMS EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781733723503
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95

Pub Date: 11/5/2019
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Black Case Volume I & II

BLACK CASE VOLUME I & II

Introduction by Brent Hayes Edwards. Preface by Thulani Davis. Text by Joseph Jarman

BLANK FORMS EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781733723534
USD $20.00
| CAN $28

Pub Date: 11/5/2019
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Autumn's Sun

AUTUMN'S SUN

Introduction by Lawrence Kumpf. Text by Loren Connors and Suzanne Langille.

BLANK FORMS EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781733723527
USD $20.00
| CAN $28

Pub Date: 9/17/2019
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Blank Forms: Aspirations of Madness

BLANK FORMS: ASPIRATIONS OF MADNESS

BLANK FORMS EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781733723541
USD $20.00
| CAN $28

Pub Date: 3/17/2020
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Bad Bonn Song Book

BAD BONN SONG BOOK

EDITION PATRICK FREY

ISBN: 9783905929980
USD $70.00
| CAN $100

Pub Date: 3/22/2016
Active | In stock


Die Not hat ein Ende

DIE NOT HAT EIN ENDE

Edited by Lurker Grand.

EDITION PATRICK FREY

ISBN: 9783905929775
USD $65.00
| CAN $82

Pub Date: 7/1/2015
Active | In stock


The Magic Circle

THE MAGIC CIRCLE

By Jan Tumlir.

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677434
USD $20.00
| CAN $29.95

Pub Date: 5/20/2015
Active | In stock


Can You Hear Me?

CAN YOU HEAR ME?

By Francesco Spampinato.

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677366
USD $20.00
| CAN $29.95

Pub Date: 5/20/2015
Active | In stock


From Xenakis's UPIC to Graphic Notation Today

FROM XENAKIS'S UPIC TO GRAPHIC NOTATION TODAY

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775747417
USD $55.00
| CAN $77

Pub Date: 6/16/2020
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Cuba: Music and Revolution

CUBA: MUSIC AND REVOLUTION

Edited by Gilles Peterson, Stuart Baker.

SOUL JAZZ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781916359802
USD $39.95
| CAN $55.95

Pub Date: 10/27/2020
Forthcoming


Electronic: From Kraftwerk to the Chemical Brothers

ELECTRONIC: FROM KRAFTWERK TO THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS

THE DESIGN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9781872005492
USD $30.00
| CAN $42

Pub Date: 7/14/2020
Active | In stock


Last Days of the Opera

LAST DAYS OF THE OPERA

Edited by Christian Kircher, Gert Korentschnig, Denise Wendel-Poray.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857243597
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 10/27/2020
Forthcoming



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