Rare Performing Arts
2001 Filming the Future
2001 Filming the Future
Paperback      ISBN: 1854107062

Slow cooking is the culinary equivalent of stopping to smell the roses. During the week most of us opt for a quick and easy meal, but the weekend should be celebrated and enjoyed with a complete change of pace. This introduction to a new movement in the kitchen guides the way. It includes a mixture of traditional and modern recipes, chosen to reflect the pure enjoyment of cooking without time constraints. An original photograph illustrates each recipe, while photographs of the antique kitchenalia seek to further evoke the mood of an aroma-filled kitchen.

The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Art of Fantastic Beasts
The Crimes of Grindelwald
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062853155

The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, curated by concept artist Dermot Power, and filled with unique insights from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves about the filmmaking journey, takes you on a thrilling journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob in the Wizarding World.

Beautifully designed, and bursting with hundreds of dazzling production paintings and concept sketches, intricate card models of the sets, storyboards, and matte paintings, and sumptuously printed with "magical effects" and enhanced with unique removables, this finely crafted book--officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products--presents a visual feast for readers, and a truly immersive experience for fans of Fantastic Beasts.

August Wilson Century Cycle
August Wilson Century Cycle
Hardcover      ISBN: 155936307x

Series introduction by John Lahr with individual volumes introduced by Laurence Fishburne, Tony Kushner, Romulus Linney, Marion McClinton, Toni Morrison, Suzan-Lori Parks, Phylicia Rashad, Ishmael Reed, and Frank Rich.

No one except perhaps Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams has aimed so high and achieved so much in the American theater. --John Lahr, The New Yorker

Heroic is not a word one uses often without embarrassment to describe a writer or playwright, but the diligence and ferocity of effort behind the creation of his body of work is really an epic story. . . . For all the magic in his plays, he was writing in the grand tradition of Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, the politically engaged, direct, social realist drama. He was reclaiming ground for the theater that most people thought had been abandoned.--Tony Kushner

August Wilson's Century Cycle is one of the most ambitious dramatic projects ever undertaken. (The New York Times) With it, Wilson dramatizes the African American experience and heritage in the twentieth century, with a play for each decade, almost all set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, where he grew up. Wilson's extraordinary lifework--completed just before his death in October 2005--is presented here for the first time in its entirety.

Art is beholden to the kiln in which the artist was fired. Before I am anything, a man or a playwright, I am an African American. . . . The cycle of plays that I have been writing since 1979 is my attempt to represent that culture on stage in all its richness and fullness and to demonstrate its ability to sustain us in all areas of human life and endeavor and through profound moments of our history in which the larger society has thought less of us than we have thought of ourselves.

The characters in the plays still place their faith in America's willingness to live up to the meaning of her creed. It is this belief in America's honor that allows them to pursue the American Dream even as it remains elusive. . . . They shout, they argue, they wrestle with love, honor, duty, betrayal; they have loud voices and big hearts; they demand justice, they love, they laugh, they cry, they murder, and they embrace life with zest and vigor. . . . In all the plays, the characters remain pointed towards the future, their pockets lined with fresh hope and an abiding faith in their own abilities and their own heroics.--August Wilson

Titles included in the set:

Gem of the Ocean

Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

The Piano Lesson

Seven Guitars

Fences

Two Trains Running

Jitney

King Hedley II

Radio Golf

The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire, Transcribed From Private Manuscripts, Rare Broadsides, And Scarce Publications; with Notes and a Glossary
The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire, Transcribed From Private Manuscripts, Rare Broadsides, And Scarce Publications; with Notes and a Glossary
Leather      SKU: 1199545392

16mo, 319 pgs. Full bound leather with raised bands and gilt title on spine. Handsome marbled endpapers, block edges are gilt. Binding is solid, pages are clean throughout. Some foxing does appear on first couple blank leaves. Leather shows rubbing on corners, spine and along the hinges. Rear board has 2 spots where leather is scraped and peeled up a bit. Otherwise a very nice copy.

The Beatles - All These Years - Extended Special Edition: Volume One: Tune in
The Beatles - All These Years - Extended Special Edition: Volume One
Tune in
Hardcover      ISBN: 1408704781

This extended special edition of Mark Lewisohn's magisterial book Tune In is a true collector's item, featuring hundreds of thousands of words of extra material, as well as many extra photographs. It is the complete, uncut and definitive biography of the Beatles' early years, from their family backgrounds through to the moment they're on the cusp of their immense breakthrough at the end of 1962.

Designed, printed and bound in Great Britain, this high-quality edition consists of two beautifully produced individual hardbacks printed on New Langely Antique Wove woodfree paper, with red-and-white head and tail bands and red ribbon marker. The two books will sit within a specially designed box and lid featuring soft touch and varnish finishes. The whole product comes shrinkwrapped for extra protection.

Mark Lewisohn's biography is the first true and accurate account of the Beatles, a contextual history built upon impeccable research and written with energy, style, objectivity and insight. This extended special edition is for anyone who wishes to own the complete story in all its stunning and extraordinary detail. This is genuinely, and without question, the lasting word from the world-acknowledged authority.

Black Images
Black Images
Hardcover      SKU: 1199548936

"8vo, 351 pages. Signed and dated by author on first free endpaper. Clean throughout, solid binding. Only light shelfwear. DJ is clean with some shelfwear, rubbing to edges and small tears, light dust soil. A very nice copy of this signed 1st.

Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order
Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order
Hardcover      ISBN: 081083071x

This second edition of Laster's Catalog combines in one volume the listings from the first catalog with the voluminous material that has appeared since 1973, more than doubling the number of citations. It is designed as an aid for the church musician and/or pastor seeking to plan unified worship services. It will also be of use to those church musicians who follow the Liturgical Calendar and plan music appropriate to the appointed lessons, as well as a source for non-church choir directors who would like to locate choral settings based on a particular passage from Scripture. Entries are arranged from Genesis through Revelation. Each main entry citation provides the biblical reference (book, chapter, and verse), as well as a reference to additional passages from Scripture used in the anthem. The composer, arranger, or editor and the title are listed as they appear on the octavo. Information on voicing, solos, and instrumental accompaniment is noted; the name of the publisher, the most recent date of publication and the octavo number appear at the end of each citation, where information on instrumental parts, other versions of the same title, and collections where the work might appear are also listed. Composer and title indexes round off the work.

Chants Et Chansons Populaires De La France (3 Volumes)
Chants Et Chansons Populaires De La France (3 Volumes)
Leather      SKU: 1199263788

A three-volume set. Set is full bound in tan calf with stunning, intricate gilt tooling on spine, gilt dentelles and fillets on boards, green and red morocco title labels on spine with five raised bands, and gilt edge of text block. Pastedowns are ornately illustrated in gold, black and green. All the volumes are full of beautiful detailed engravings throughout text. Pages are extraordinarily clean and bright with a light scattering of foxing in volume 1, and mostly only to endpapers in 2 and 3. Very faint scuffing to leather on all the books, very close to pristine. This is a truly exquisite set.

Chants Et Chansons Populaires De La France (volumes 1 and 3)
Chants Et Chansons Populaires De La France (volumes 1 and 3)
Leather      SKU: 1199398594

Two volumes only, numbers 1 and 3. Volumes are quarter-bound in brown calf with marbled paper. Black morocco title labels with gilt titling and fillets. Text block has deckled edges. Books are solid though there is foxing throughout interior pages.

Chris Verene
Chris Verene
Hardcover      ISBN: 0944092756

For the past thirteen years, young American artist Chris Verene has carefully documented the strange and yet oddly familiar world of his family and friends. Verene's lush color images reveal freakishly beautiful stories of simple daily joys and troubling family secrets. Curators, critics, and museums from Atlanta to New York and Europe are exhibiting and discussing his moving portrayal of family, love, youth, and aging.

The geography of Chris Verene's color photography is primarily social, though the landscape is always a presence. Whether he is following his relatives around the dilapidated environs of Galesburg, Illinois, or locked in a suburban bedroom with five members of his "Camera Club" photographing a half-dressed woman draped over a bed, Chris Verene innerves us with a vision of daily life at once bizarre and banal. His high-key colors and composition occupy a terrain somewhere between William Eggleston and Nan Goldin. This is the artist's first book.