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Selected new books and other items purchased by the Library

This list displays selected new books and other items added to the Library's collection during the past month.  The list is updated once per week on Monday morning.

You are welcome to suggest additions to the Library's collection.  Suggest a Title for Purchase or contact your librarian.


If your department is not listed, no new items were added in your department's area during the last month.

A critical companion to Tim Burton

Acting exercises for non-traditional staging : Michael Chekhov reimagined

Aesthetics of the familiar : everyday life and world-making

A new history of modern architecture : art nouveau, the beaux-arts, expressionism, modernism, constructivism, art deco, classicism, brutalism, postmodernism, neo-rationalism, high tech, deconstructivism, digital futures

Apocalyptic chic : visions of the Apocalypse and post-Apocalypse in literature and visual arts

A queerly joyful noise : choral musicking for social justice

Art and China after 1989 : theater of the world

A theory of minimalism

Becoming AFI : 50 years inside the American Film Institute

Bioaesthetics : making sense of life in science and the arts

By the pen and what they write : writing in Islamic art and culture

Character, scene, and story : new tools from The dramatic writer's companion

Club 57 : film, performance, and art in the East Village 1978-1983

Contemporary musical film

Cosmic shift : Russian contemporary art writing

Creating worlds : how to make immersive theatre

Dancing in the English style. Consumption, Americanisation, and national identity in Britain, 1918-50

Decolonizing nature : contemporary art and the politics of ecology

Deep refrains : music, philosophy, and the ineffable

Delirious : art at the limits of reason, 1950-1980

Designed for hi-fi living : the vinyl LP in midcentury America

Devising theatre with Stan's Cafe

Directing with the Michael Chekhov technique : a workbook with video for directors, teachers and actors

Disobedient theatre : alternative ways to inspire, animate and play