Celebrate National Arts Advocacy Day

Happy National Arts Advocacy Day, everyone! All over the nation today, individuals are celebrating the importance of every category of art–whether fine, visual, performing, or another artistic medium. To take part in this celebration, we’ve discounted some of our recent art books on our website. Simply visit www.upf.com/AAD15 and apply code AAD15 at checkout to take advantage of the sale.

Here’s a closer look at just a few of the titles you’ll find:

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Africa in Florida by Amanda Carlson and Robin Poynor

NEW IN PAPERBACK

One of the pleasures of this book—and what would make it an ideal supplementary text for a graduate seminar—is the discovery of illuminating narratives in what might appear to be trivial topics.
H-Net Reviews 

Advances a needed dialogue between scholars of the African Diaspora and those who are engaged in cultivating these connections by remembering the relationship of African people to the state’s history and reimagining the inter-relationship between Africans and Floridians.
American Studies

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Calling Me Home by Bob KealingNEW IN PAPERBACK

Named one of the best books of 2013
by Uprooted Music Revue, Engine 145, and Uncut

Kealing’s detailed biography will appeal to rock fans looking to read more about a formative time in music history through the story of one of its most pivotal figures.
—Library Journal

Draws on never-before-available writings and new interviews with Parson’s family and friends.
—Publishers Weekly

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Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

NEW IN PAPERBACK

A wonderful tool for teachers looking for in-depth profiles of historic jazz figures or a sampling of the second half of the 20th century’s jazz ideologies for a dance history course.
Dance Teacher

A must-read for all dancers as the invaluable historical references and in-depth coverage of the different jazz forms cannot be found in such detail in any other book on the market today.
Debra McWaters, author of Musical Theatre Training

Artfully weaves history and professional perspectives to reveal the boundaries of the jazz dance world.
Susan A. Lee, Northwestern University

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NEW IN PAPERBACK

An in-depth look at the difference between “Islamic art” and “Arab art” and well as the inherent similarities. The book offers further examinations into Arab creativity, modernity and tradition, Arab Cultures, nationalism, the influence of Western art, globalization, and Orientalism, among other topics. This book should help encourage further investigations of this new and interesting art. Recommended.
Choice

An important achievement that should lead to further questions about modern art in the Arab world. A work of great interest that raises the bar for future studies of modern art and of cultural history in the Arab world.
—Middle East Journal

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NEW IN PAPERBACK

Presents a well-rounded cast of respected teachers….By allowing contradictions to exist amongst the various viewpoints, Speer lets readers decide which methods work best for their teaching practices.
—Dance Teacher 

Provides marvelous insights into the careers and teaching philosophies of 18 respected dance professionals….Essential.
—Choice

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The sale ends soon, so visit the discount page now to take a closer look.

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