December 18, 2013
Cornish Community Books for the Holidays
: Courtesy of the authors.
Looking for that special holiday gift? What about a book or two written by Cornish community members?
It’s not too late. You’ve been putting off shopping, and now you’ll have to spend more to have gifts delivered fast from your Internet shop — or stoop to the nearly unthinkable, actually going out to a bricks-and-mortar establishment. Not optimal, but it can be done. But what to buy? What about a book? It ships well, it wraps easily, it’s a compact package. Now there is only to choose which book to buy. Why not go with something close to home? It turns out members of the Cornish community have written, drawn, or are the subject of books available now.
Long-time Cornish faculty member and current jazz history instructor Paul deBarros has recently released a new book, a major biography of Marian McPartland, the late pianist and jazz radio host : Shall We Play That One Together? The book is published by St. Martin’s Press, a division of Macmillan Publishers.
Retired Cornish faculty member Julian Priester plays a major part in a new book on jazz great Herbie Hancock, You’ll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band, published by the University of Chicago Press.
Recently featured on these pages was the latest book by Cornish’s own president, Nancy J. Uscher, Ph.D. The book, by Dr. Uscher, Your Own Way in Music: A Career and Resource Guide is a must for any young musician planning a career, and the holiday season is a good time to be thinking this over. Published by St. Martins Griffin, division of Macmillan.
Also representing Cornish’s administration is a book by Dean of the College Jenifer K. Ward. Reworking the German Past: Adaptations in Film, the Arts, and Popular Culture Susan G. Figge and Jenifer K. Ward, editors, Camden House.
While in a mood for a serious read on history and culture for a long winter’s night, Lauren Basson, associate professor in Cornish’s department of humanities and sciences, has a book out on the University of North Carolina Press, White Enough to Be American? Race Mixing, Indigenous People, and the Boundaries of State and Nation.
Marbles — Mania, Depression, Michaelangelo, + Me is the latest graphic book by Elen Forney. The book, a funny, sad, amazing memoir, has received rave reviews for the design department faculty member. The book is published by Gotham Books, a division of Penguin.
Last and most certainly not least, Tony White, noted 2D animator and recent addition to Cornish’s design faculty, is the author of a stand-by on the subject, Animation from Pencils to Pixels: Classical Techniques for the Digital Animator, one of several books by White published by the Taylor and Francis Group.
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