Is Language a Music? presents broadly ranging explorations of musical reference that address how and why language cannot be the only measure of meanings. Music, the author insists, is pervaded by significations, but often their erasure is as pertinent to artistry as their construction. This volume's 15 essays in musical semiotics are grouped into sections that treat issues in structural description, present alternative views of theoretical foundations, consider the elaboration of gestural references to form musical discourse, explore some stylistic issues in 20th-century music, and examine the resistance to reference which is esteemed in the tradition of absolute music. Musical Meaning and Interpretation—Robert S. Hatten, editor
Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the history of bodily beautification; the physicality of socially or culturally determined choices of beautification; the interplay of gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ethnicity within and on the body; and the aesthetic meaning of the concept of beauty in an increasingly globalized world.
"More than other local histories of campus activism during this period, Dissent in the Heartland introduces national themes and events, and successfully places Indiana University into that context. The research in primary sources, including FBI files, along with numerous interviews, is superior, and the writing is lucid and at times provocative." —Terry H. Anderson, author of The Sixties This grassroots view of student activism in the 1960s chronicles the years of protest at one Midwestern university. Located in a region of farmland, conservative politics, and traditional family values, Indiana University was home to antiwar protestors, civil rights activists, members of the counterculture...
The Indiana University Hoosiers may have missed anothr NCAA title in 1993, but it was a banner year nonetheless: Big Ten champs, a 31-4 record (their 17-1 in the conference was the best in the Big Ten in 17 years), and an outstanding line-up, including the Big Ten's all-time scoring leader and college basketball's Player of the Year, Calbert Cheaney. The stroy unfolds here, game by game, brimming with exciting photos -- by the award-winning sports writer who has covered the last 27 Indiana basketball teams. A Banner Year at Indiana captures the spirit of the 1993 team's well-loved players and, of course, Bob Knight -- the coach who led them all in this, another banner year.
As any dog lover can attest, canines are more than just pets; they are members of our family and an integral part of our lives. We include them in holiday celebrations, spoil them on their birthdays, and even dress them up to root for our favorite teams. In Campus Canines: The Dogs of Indiana University, current students, alumni, and fans share photos and stories of the retrievers, hounds, terriers, and mutts that share their campus, homes, and hearts. This fun and playful collection includes more than 200 photographs showcasing canines across campus, images from their point of view at popular locations like Dunn Meadow, the Indiana Memorial Union, or Showalter Fountain, and canines from across the globe in their IU gear. The perfect gift for any IU or dog lover, Campus Canines: The Dogs of Indiana University shows that school spirit can also be shown on four legs.
The rich holdings of African, Pacific, and Pre-Columbian art in the Indiana University Art Museum constitute one of the finest collections of its kind in the United States. This catalog reproduces and describes in detail more than 160 selected examples of the traditional arts of these diverse cultures. Three of the world's leading specialists have contributed substantial essays on the stylistic, cultural, and historical characteristics of artistic production in each of these ares: Michael D. Coe surveys the arts of Mexico, Central America, and Peru; Douglas Newton introduces the arts of New Guinea, the Melanesian islands, and the Polynesian triangle, and Roy Sieber provides an overview of the range of materials, inventiveness of forms, and variety of uses of traditional African works of art.