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Unbuttoning America
A Biography of "Peyton Place"
Ardis Cameron
In this lively account of the writing, publication, and legacy of the 1956 bestselling novel, “Peyton Place,” Ardis Cameron tells how the story of a patricide in a small New England village became a cultural phenomenon.



Swedish Design
An Ethnography
Keith M. Murphy
This book examines the special relationship between politics and design in Sweden, revealing in particular the cultural meanings this relationship holds for Swedish society.



The Familiar Made Strange
American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn
In this volume, twelve distinguished historians offer original readings of American icons and artifacts that model new interpretive, transnational approaches to studying American history.



Allan Sekula
Ship of Fools/The Dockers' Museum
Ship of Fools/The Dockers' Museum is the project on which the North American artist and writer Allan Sekula worked during the last three years of his life.



Our Lady of the Rock
Vision and Pilgrimage in the Mojave Desert
Lisa Bitel
In text and photographs, this book explores the monthly religious visions of Maria Paula Acuña at Our Lady of the Rock in California's Mojave Desert.



What Is a Cadence?
Theoretical and Analytical Perspectives on Cadences in the Classical Repertoire
The concept of closure is crucial to understanding music from the "classical" style. This volume focuses on the primary means of achieving closure in tonal music: the cadence.



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