Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe
Why have all human cultures - today and throughout history - made music? Why does music excite such rich emotion? And how do we make sense of musical sound? This...
Sandy Nairne; Peter Mather
500 Portraits presents a unique selection of some of the most exciting contemporary portraits selected for the National Portrait Gallery's annual competition. The BP Portrait Award is the world's leading...
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The tale of Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci, 18th century castrato, celebrity, and heart-throb, and his elopement and love affair with his teenage pupil Doroethea Maunsell, a story that opens up...
The international bestseller which has helped millions recover their creativity reissued in a beautiful new edition.
In a voice that is uniquely and intimately his own, with the disarming honesty that has always been his trademark, Keith Richards brings us the essential life story of our...
Of more than a thousand books published about Bob Dylan this is the one that has been written with the Dylan's active cooperation.
The definitive biography of Elvis and an excellent slice of social history.
Daniel J. Levitin
Explains how humans experience music and unravels the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, this work reveals the role of...
The first volume in a series of memoirs by an influential musician and songwriter.
John Peel; Sheila Ravenscroft;...
Through his musical taste which defined a culture and his wildly popular Radio 4 show, "Home Truths", John Peel reached out to an audience that was as diverse as his...
Daniel J. Levitin
The World in Six Songs will change the way you listen to music for ever.
Suitable for both students and professionals, this title offers insights into the business, process, and art of writing music for film and TV.
The epic story behind the composer of some of the best-known popular songs.
Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's pop icon. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's...
Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe