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            The Music Advantage: How Music Helps Your Child's Brain
             

            The Music Advantage: How Music Helps Your Child's Brain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Collins, Anita

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Can learning music help our children learn to read and write? Can playing in an orchestra develop social skills? What is the effect of music on children's brains? In this major new book Dr Anita Collins explains how learning music can bring about huge benefits for children. Dr Co...llins explains the ground-breaking research which shows how playing an instrument can improve language abilities, social skills, concentration, impulse control, emotional development, working memory and planning and strategy skills. Throughout the book Dr Collins provides real-life stories together with practical strategies to show the difference music learning can make to the lives of children from birth to the teenage years. 'Dr Collins' exuberance and infectious enthusiasm shine through as she persuasively argues for the importance of music in every child's education' - Professor Alan Harvey, author of Music, Evolution and the Harmony of Souls
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            ISBN 9781760875886
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Art of Tango
             

            The Art of Tango (Hardback)

            By Varassi Pega, Barbara

            • RRP: $271.00
            • $271.00
            • Pub Date
              25 Oct 20

            The Art of Tango offers a systematic exploration of the performance, arrangement and composition of the universally popular tango. The author discusses traditional practices, the De Caro school and the pioneering oeuvre of four celebrated innovators: Pugliese, Salgan, Piazzolla a...nd Beytelmann. With an in-depth focus on both reception and practice, the volume and its companion website featuring supplementary audio-visual materials analyse, decode, compare and discuss literature, scores and recordings to provide a deeper understanding of tango's artistic concepts, characteristics and techniques. River Plate tango is explored through the lens of artistic research, combining the study of oral traditions and written sources. In addition to a detailed examination of the various approaches to tango by the musicians featured in this book, three compositions by the author embodying creative applications of the research findings are discussed. The volume offers numerous tools for developing skills in practice, inspiring new musical output and the continuation of research endeavours in the field. Illustrating the many possibilities of this musical language that has captivated musicians and audiences worldwide, this book is a valuable resource for everyone with an interest in tango, whether they be composers, performers, arrangers, teachers, music lovers or scholars in the field of popular music studies.
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            ISBN 9781138392069
            Released NZ 25 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Style and Function in Roman Decoration: Living with Objects and Interiors
             

            Style and Function in Roman Decoration: Living with Objects and Interiors (Paperback)

            By Swift, Ellen

            • RRP: $86.99
            • $86.99
            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            This important book puts forward a new interpretation of Roman decorative art, focusing on the function of decoration in the social context. It examines the three principal areas of social display and conspicuous consumption in the Roman world: social space, entertainment, and dr...ess, and discusses the significance of the decoration of objects and interiors within these contexts, drawing examples from both Rome and its environs, and the Western provinces, from the early Imperial period to Late Antiquity. Focusing on specific examples, including mosaics and other interior decor, silver plate, glass and pottery vessels, and jewellery and other dress accessories, Swift demonstrates the importance of decoration in creating and maintaining social networks and identities and fostering appropriate social behaviour, and its role in perpetuating social convention and social norms. It is argued that our understanding of stylistic change and the relationship between this and the wider social context in the art of the Roman period is greatly enhanced by an initial focus on the particular social relationships fostered by decorated objects and spaces. The book demonstrates that an examination of so-called 'minor art' is fundamental in any understanding of the relationship between art and its social context, and aims to reinvigorate debate on the value of decoration and ornament in the Roman period and beyond.
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            ISBN 9780367888060
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Global Brooklyn: Designing Food Experiences in World Cities
             

            Global Brooklyn: Designing Food Experiences in World Cities (Hardback)

            Edited by Parasecoli, Professor Fabio; Halawa, Mateusz

            • RRP: $143.00
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            • Pub Date
              14 Jan 21

            What do the food cultures of Cape Town, Mumbai, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro and Tel Aviv have in common? Despite their geographical distance, in each major city the same aesthetic of kombucha, rough wooden tables, home-roasted coffee and bespoke rough-hewn furnishings can be found... in all of them, as part of a new aesthetic sweeping the globe. The aesthetic may be home-grown and rustic but it is all carefully designed and masterfully instagrammed to create a new transnational aesthetic regime of urban consumption. This is the Global Brooklyn , inspired by the New York borough and influenced by many networked locations around the globe, where consumers participate in the global circulation of visual styles, flavors, practices, and values. This book sets out this phenomenon across different world cities, and argues for a stronger appreciation of design and materialities in shaping food cultures. Through analysis of the global mobility of high-end aesthetical, consumerist, and production practices, how they materialize and are situated within a variety of local contexts, the contributors look at the connections between food and eating habits and design in order to give a clearer sense of the positive and negative consequences of the meeting of cultures through globalisation.
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            ISBN 9781350144477
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society
             

            La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society (Hardback)

            By Garcia Lopez, Saul; Gomez-Pena, Guillermo; Edited by Martinez-Cruz, Paloma

            • RRP: $259.00
            • $259.00
            • Pub Date
              6 Dec 20

            La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society marks a transformation from its sister book, Exercises for Rebel Artists, into a pedagogical matrix suited for use as a performance handbook and conceptual tool for artists, activists, theorists, pedago...gues and trans-disciplinary border crossers of all stripes. Featuring a newly reworked outline of La Pocha Nostra's overall pedagogy, and how it has evolved in the time of Trump, cartel violence and the politics of social media, this new handbook presents deeper explanations of the interdisciplinary pedagogical practices developed by the group that has been labelled the most influential Latino/a performance troupe of the past ten years. Co-written by Guillermo Gomez-Pena in collaboration with La Pocha Nostra's artistic co-director Saul Garcia-Lopez, this highly anticipated follow-up volume raises crucial questions in the new neo-nationalist era. Based on field experience from ten years of touring, the authors blend original methods with updated and revised exercises, providing new material for teachers, universities, radical artists, curators, producers and students.
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            ISBN 9780367338206
            Released NZ 6 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Century Urban Design: A History of Shifting Manifestoes, Paradigms, Generic Solutions, and Specific Designs
             

            The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Century Urban Design: A History of Shifting Manifestoes, Paradigms, Generic Solutions, and Specific Designs (Hardback)

            By Lang, Jon

            • RRP: $447.00
            • $447.00
            • Pub Date
              6 Dec 20

            The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Century Urban Design is a fully illustrated descriptive and explanatory history of the development of urban design ideas and paradigms of the past 150 years. The ideas and projects, hypothetical and built, range in scale... from the city to the urban block level. The focus is on where the generic ideas originated, the projects that were designed following their precepts, the functions they address and/or afford, and what we can learn from them. The morphology of a city-its built environment-evolves unselfconsciously as private and governmental investors self-consciously erect buildings and infrastructure in a pragmatic, piecemeal manner to meet their own ends. Philosophers, novelists, architects, and social scientists have produced myriad ideas about the nature of the built environment that they consider to be superior to those forms resulting from a laissez-faire attitude to urban development. Rationalist theorists dream of ideal futures based on assumptions about what is good; Empiricists draw inspirations from what they perceive to be working well in existing situations. Both groups have presented their advocacies in manifestoes, and, often, in the form of generic solutions or illustrative designs. This book traces the history of these ideas and will become a standard reference for scholars and students interested in the history of urban spaces, including architects, planners, urban historians, urban geographers, and urban morphologists.
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            ISBN 9780367860509
            Released NZ 6 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Companions
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            Devices
             

            Devices (Hardback)

            By Lim, cj

            • RRP: $341.00
            • $341.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Sep 20

            Embedding memories into landscape. Measuring moisture, pressure and wind speed within a bedroom. Drawing power with a potato. These are but a few of the preoccupations described within this book. 'Devices' is a manual celebrating the invention of architectural and spatial machine...s. Nostalgic, metaphorical, analytical or even the down-right daft, each of the illustrated pieces demonstrates the potential for spatial occupation, leading to new territories in architectural design. A detailed analysis of each device and a 'recipe' for its construction is provided, including working drawings, assembly diagrams, materials and component descriptions. The reader will not only gain an insight into the technical makeup of the devices, but will have all the information at their fingertips to design and construct ground-breaking innovations of their own. With over 40 devices, this book will inspire architects, designers, engineers and artists alike.
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            ISBN 9781138473423
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Modern Art for a Modern China: The Intellectual Debate in China, 1900-1930
             

            Modern Art for a Modern China: The Intellectual Debate in China, 1900-1930 (Hardback)

            By Wang, Yiyan

            • RRP: $271.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            How did art reform fit into the many initiatives for social and cultural change that contributed to the New Cultural Movement that transformed the Chinese cultural landscape during the Republican period? 'Modern art for a modern China' was the catch-cry of Chinese intellectuals, ...many of whom were artists, critics, writers, poets and educators. Wang describes how these groups discussed and implanted changes in China's conception and practice of art. She demonstrates how art reform fit into the many initiatives for social and cultural change that contributed to the New Cultural Movement that transformed the Chinese cultural landscape during the Republican period. In doing so, she analyses two key areas in the intellectual history of Republican China: China's art reform in the early decades of the 20th century; and the connection and intersection between colonialism, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, including their direct impact on the development of art and art practice in China. Modern Art for a Modern China is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of China's twentieth century intellectual history and art history.
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            ISBN 9780367312718
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Contemporary China Series
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            Creating Comics: A Writer's and Illustrator's Guide and Anthology
              

            Creating Comics: A Writer's and Illustrator's Guide and Anthology (Hardback)

            By Gavaler, Dr Chris; Beavers, Leigh Ann

            • RRP: $347.50
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            • Pub Date
              28 Jan 21

            For the creative writer comic and graphic storytelling forms can offer unique opportunities for expression - but unique challenges, too. Creating Comics: A Writer's Guide and Anthology brings together in one volume an authoritative guide to writing comics with an anthology of com...ic book pages demonstrating the art, craft, conventions and possibilities of graphic forms. Creating Comics: A Writer's Guide and Anthology covers: * Key elements of comic forms - panels, frames, gutters, and pages * The image - visual storytelling and world-building * The relationship between image and text * Narrators and narrative * The theory and practice of creating comics - with practical drawing exercises throughout Fully integrated with the main guide, the anthology section includes work by creators such as: Alison Bechdel, Leela Corman, Julie Doucet, William Hogarth and many others.
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            ISBN 9781350092822
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Bloomsbury Writers' Guides and Anthologies
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            Regulating Coastal Zones: International Perspectives on Land-Management Instruments
             

            Regulating Coastal Zones: International Perspectives on Land-Management Instruments (Paperback)

            Edited by Alterman, Rachelle; Pellach, Cygal

            • RRP: $93.99
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            • Pub Date
              11 Dec 20

            Regulating Coastal Zones addresses the knowledge gap concerning the legal and regulatory challenges of managing land in coastal zones across a broad range of political and socio-economic contexts. In recent years, coastal zone management has gained increasing attention from envir...onmentalists, land use planners, and decision makers across a broad spectrum of fields. Development pressures along coasts such as high-end tourism projects, luxury housing, ports, energy generation, military outposts, heavy industry and large-scale enterprise compete with landscape preservation and threaten local history and culture. Leading experts present fifteen case studies among advanced-economy countries, selected to represent three groups of legal contexts: signatories to the 2008 Mediterranean ICZM Protocol, parties to the 2002 EU Recommendation on Integrated Coastal Zone Management, and the USA and Australia. This book is the first to address the legal-regulatory aspects of coastal land management from a systematic cross-national comparative perspective. By including both successful and less-effective strategies, it aims to inform professionals, graduate students, policy makers, and NGOs of the legal and socio-political challenges as well as the better practices from which others could learn.
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            ISBN 9781138361560
            Released NZ 11 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Urban Planning and Environment
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