Art and appetite : American painting, culture, and cuisine / edited by Judith A. Barter ; with essays by Judith A. Barter, Annelise K. Madsen, Sarah Kelly Oehler, and Ellen E. Roberts.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Art and appetite : American painting, culture, and cuisine / edited by Judith A. Barter ; with essays by Judith A. Barter, Annelise K. Madsen, Sarah Kelly Oehler, and Ellen E. Roberts.
Call Number: ND1460.F64 A66 2013
Description: " Food has always been an important source of knowledge about culture and society. Art and Appetite takes a fascinating new look at depictions of food in American art, demonstrating that the artists' representations of edibles offer thoughtful reflection on the cultural, political, economic, and social moments in which they were created. Using food as an emblem, artists were able to both celebrate and critique their society, expressing ideas relating to politics, race, class, gender, and commerce. Focusing on the late 18th century through the Pop artists of the 20th century, this lively publication investigates the many meanings and interpretations of eating in America. Richly illustrated, Art and Appetite features still life and trompe l'oeil painting, sculpture, and other works by such celebrated artists as William Merritt Chase, John Singleton Copley, Elizabeth Paxton, Norman Bel Geddes, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Alice Neel, Wayne Thiebaud, Roy Lichtenstein, and many more. Essays by leading experts address topics including the horticultural and botanical underpinnings of still-life paintings, the history of alcohol consumption in the United States, Thanksgiving, and food in the world of Pop art. In addition to the images and essays, this book includes a selection of 18th- and 19th-century recipes for all-American dishes including molasses cake, stewed terrapin, rice blancmange, and roast calf's head. "--

Death, American style : a cultural history of dying in America / Lawrence R. Samuel.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Death, American style : a cultural history of dying in America / Lawrence R. Samuel.
Author: Samuel, Lawrence R.
Call Number: HQ1073.5.U6 S26 2013

Scarcity : why having too little means so much / Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Scarcity : why having too little means so much / Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir.
Author: Mullainathan, Sendhil.
Call Number: HB801 .M83 2013
Description: An examination of how scarcity--and our flawed responses to it--shapes our lives, our society, and our culture.

The luminaries : a novel / Eleanor Catton.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The luminaries : a novel / Eleanor Catton.
Author: Catton, Eleanor, 1985-
Call Number: PR9639.4.C39 L86 2013
Description: This novel is a murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 a weary Englishman, Walter Moody, lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way. Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.

Spitting blood : the history of tuberculosis / Helen Bynum.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Spitting blood : the history of tuberculosis / Helen Bynum.
Author: Bynum, Helen.
Call Number: RC311 .B98 2012

Ireland / main contributors, Lisa Gerard-Sharp and Tim Perry.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Ireland / main contributors, Lisa Gerard-Sharp and Tim Perry.
Author: Gerard-Sharp, Lisa,
Call Number: DA980 .I52 2014
Description: Describes the architecture, culture, and history of Ireland; explores the highlights of each region of the country; and recommends hotels, restaurants, shops, sights, and scenic routes.

What was contemporary art? / Richard Meyer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: What was contemporary art? / Richard Meyer.
Author: Meyer, Richard, 1966-
Call Number: N6490 .M483 2013
Description: A generous selection of images, many in color -- from works of fine art to museum brochures and magazine covers -- support and extend Meyer's narrative. These works were contemporary to their own moment. Now, in Meyer's account, they become contemporary to ours as well."

Copyright Week: Taking Copyright Back (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Library News - January 13, 2014 - 4:05pm
The Electronic Frontier Foundation celebrates copyright with Copyright Week.
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The death and life of Malcolm X / Peter Goldman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The death and life of Malcolm X / Peter Goldman.
Author: Goldman, Peter Louis, 1933-
Call Number: BP223.Z8 L5735 2013

Osteoporosis / Ronald C. Hamdy, E. Michael Lewiecki.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Osteoporosis / Ronald C. Hamdy, E. Michael Lewiecki.
Author: Hamdy, R. C.
Call Number: RC931.O73 H34 2013

Ain't scared of your jail : arrest, imprisonment, and the civil rights movement / Zoe A. Colley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Ain't scared of your jail : arrest, imprisonment, and the civil rights movement / Zoe A. Colley.
Author: Colley, Zoe A.
Call Number: E185.615 .C6434 2013
Description: "Beyond Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letters from the Birmingham Jail, " there has been little discussion on the incarceration experiences of civil rights activists. In her debut book, Zoe Colley does what no historian has done before by following civil rights activists inside the southern jails and prisons to explore their treatment and the different responses that civil rights organizations had to mass arrest and imprisonment. Colley focuses on the shift in philosophical and strategic responses of civil rights protestors from seeing jail as something to be avoided to seeing it as a way to further the cause. Imprisonment became a way to expose the evils of segregation, and highlighted to the rest of American society the injustice of southern racism. By drawing together the narratives of many individuals and organizations, Colley paints a clearer picture of how the incarceration of civil rights activists helped shape the course of the movement. She places imprisonment at the forefront of civil rights history and shows how these new attitudes toward arrest continue to impact contemporary society and shape strategies for civil disobedience." -- Publisher's website.

Music in Turkey : experiencing music, expressing culture / Eliot Bates.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Music in Turkey : experiencing music, expressing culture / Eliot Bates.
Author: Bates, Eliot.
Call Number: ML345.T8 B37 2011
Description: Music in contemporary Turkey is inextricably linked to the history of the Republic of Turkey and the complex histories of the Ottoman Empire and numerous other empires that preceded it. It is also an ideal avenue for introducing one of the most vibrant multicultural areas in the Middle East. Turkey is home to a rich variety of highly localized musical traditions--comprised of regional repertoires, instruments, performance practices, and dances--bound together by a strong sense of national identity. The first brief, stand-alone volume to explore the musical and cultural traditions of this region, Music in Turkey places the diverse sounds of the country (and the Middle East at large) in their social contexts. Author Eliot Bates employs four themes in his survey of Turkish music: the role of music in forming a national consciousness about local and regional cultures; how changes in musical meaning pertain to changes in contemporary Turkish society; the process of arrangement, where technology is creatively used to revitalize and modernize traditional music; and how today's Anatolian musical instrument performance and construction are linked to local, regional, and national identities. The author draws on his extensive regional fieldwork, offering accounts of local performances, interviews with key performers, and vivid illustrations. -- Back cover.

A history of the modern Middle East / William L. Cleveland, late of Simon Fraser University, Martin Bunton, University of Victoria.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: A history of the modern Middle East / William L. Cleveland, late of Simon Fraser University, Martin Bunton, University of Victoria.
Author: Cleveland, William L.
Call Number: DS62.4 .C53 2013
Description: Overview: This comprehensive work provides a penetrating analysis of modern Middle Eastern history, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the impact of US foreign policies. After introducing the reader to the region's history from the origins of Islam in the seventh century, A History of the Modern Middle East focuses on the past two centuries of profound and often dramatic change. Although built around a framework of political history, the book also carefully integrates social, cultural, and economic developments into a single, expertly crafted account. In updating this fifth edition of the late William Cleveland's popular introductory text, Martin Bunton provides a thorough account of the major transformative developments over the past four years, including a new chapter on the tumultuous Arab uprisings and the participation of Islamist parties in a new political order in the Middle East. This comprehensive work provides an analysis of the last two centuries of Middle Eastern history, from the rise of the Safavids and Ottomans to the recent Gulf War. Explains the deep historical currents flowing beneath today's headlines--essential reading for anyone seeking a better understanding of today's turbulent world. Photos. Maps.

Health IT jumpstart : the best first step toward an IT career in health information technology / by Patrick Wilson, Scott McEvoy.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Health IT jumpstart : the best first step toward an IT career in health information technology / by Patrick Wilson, Scott McEvoy.
Author: Wilson, Patrick.
Call Number: R858 .W55 2012

Archaeology : a very short introduction / Paul Bahn ; with illustrations by Bill Tidy.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Archaeology : a very short introduction / Paul Bahn ; with illustrations by Bill Tidy.
Author: Bahn, Paul G.
Call Number: CC165 .B27 2012

Europe and the Islamic world : a history / John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens ; translated by Jane Marie Todd with a foreword by John L. Esposito.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Europe and the Islamic world : a history / John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens ; translated by Jane Marie Todd with a foreword by John L. Esposito.
Author: Tolan, John Victor, 1959-
Call Number: DS63.2.E8 L3813 2013
Description: "Europe and the Islamic World sheds much-needed light on the shared roots of Islamic and Western cultures and on the richness of their inextricably intertwined histories, refuting once and for all the misguided notion of a "clash of civilizations" between the Muslim world and Europe. In this landmark book, three eminent historians bring to life the complex and tumultuous relations between Genoans and Tunisians, Alexandrians and the people of Constantinople, Catalans and Maghrebis--the myriad groups and individuals whose stories reflect the common cultural, intellectual, and religious heritage of Europe and Islam. Since the seventh century, when the armies of Constantinople and Medina fought for control of Syria and Palestine, there has been ongoing contact between the Muslim world and the West. This sweeping history vividly recounts the wars and the crusades, the alliances and diplomacy, commerce and the slave trade, technology transfers, and the intellectual and artistic exchanges. Here readers are given an unparalleled introduction to key periods and events, including the Muslim conquests, the collapse of the Byzantine Empire, the commercial revolution of the medieval Mediterranean, the intellectual and cultural achievements of Muslim Spain, the crusades and Spanish reconquest, the rise of the Ottomans and their conquest of a third of Europe, European colonization and decolonization, and the challenges and promise of this entwined legacy today. As provocative as it is groundbreaking, this book describes this shared history in all its richness and diversity, revealing how ongoing encounters between Europe and Islam have profoundly shaped both." --Publisher description.

Flourishing : a frank conversation about sustainability / John R. Ehrenfeld and Andrew J. Hoffman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 10, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Flourishing : a frank conversation about sustainability / John R. Ehrenfeld and Andrew J. Hoffman.
Author: Ehrenfeld, John,
Call Number: HC79.E5 .E36465 2013

January Book Display

Library News - January 1, 2014 - 12:46pm
Martin Luther King Jr's 85th Birth Anniversary. See the full post by visiting our library blog.
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The best and worst media errors and corrections in 2013

Library News - December 19, 2013 - 2:24pm
The best and worst media errors and corrections in 2013, via the Poynter Institute.
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