New From IU Press: October Releases

October Releases

Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo: Master Drawings from the Anthony J. Moravec Collection
Adelheid M. Gealt with contributions by George Knox

This scholarly work documents a collection of drawings donated to the Eskenazi Museum of Art, including a dozen drawings from Domenico Tiepolo's renowned New Testament series. Gealt and Knox are well known experts on the father/son Tiepolo artistic pairing and this book aims to serve as a reference for understanding the Tiepolos' work as draftsmen.

Humble Theory: Folklore's Grasp On Social Life
Dorothy Noyes

In Humble Theory, Noyes offers a look at how folklore has influenced the world throughout past and present. This book contains fifteen essays chronicling the theory of folklore and folklore research and how both serve as useful perspectives on social life in the modern Western world.

But What If There's No Chimney?
Emily Weisner Thompson and Mandy Hussey
Illustrated by Kate Lampe

"Miracles and wonders move in their own, mysterious way in this delightful story," says international best-selling author Alona Frankel of this new children's book from IU Press. In this new Christmas story, Five-year-old Ben is shocked to find that his new house has no chimney. How will Santa get inside to deliver gifts? As Christmas approaches, Ben looks for answers and even writes a letter to Santa Claus, Indiana.

Introduction to Philosophy – Thinking and Poetizing
Martin Heidegger
Translated by Phillip Jacques Braunstein

Introduction to Philosophy details Heidegger's final lecture course given at the University of Freiburg in 1944 before he was drafted into the German army. Translated into English for the first time, this lecture explores the relationship between philosophy and poetry, touching on themes of home and homelessness, the age of technology, and globalization.

A Song to Save the Salish Sea: Musical Performance as Environmental Activism
Mark Pedelty

The Pacific Northwest has long attracted anyone with any kind of outdoor interest: loggers, commercial fishermen, and land developers have all competed for space with private citizens for space in the forests and mountains of Cascadia. In this book, Mark Pedelty explores the eco-musical community of the region in order to understand how environmentalist music can create a more sustainable conception of place.

One Day in May
Edited by Indiana University Press

"Other peoples' lives are never not fascinating, even the routine, mundane moments," wrote Will Higgins in the Indianapolis Star of One Day in May, and he's certainly right. On May 20, 2016, Hoosiers helped IU Press document the nature of Indiana and its people. From farmyards to city streets and state parks to suburbs, One Day in May documents the rich and diverse culture of Indiana. Through the pictures published in this book, Hoosiers preserve the wealth of their experiences and the strength of their love for their families, communities, and heritage.

Descended from Hercules: Biopolitics and the Muscled Male Body on Screen
Robert Rushing

From "sword and sandal" films to modern superhero epic, male protagonists in film tend to have very similar body types, and they almost always include big muscles and six-pack abs. Author Robert A. Rushing traces the development of these epic heroes from the silent film era through the modern day in a work described as "a pleasure to read, cover to cover."

Electric Interurbans and the American People
H. Roger Grant

Before Uber, taxis, or light rail transportation, electric interurban railroads helped commuters make their ways around town. During an era of American history when most roads lacked pavement, these electric vehicles proved to be essential to economic growth. H. Roger Grant explores the rise and fall of this fleeting form of transportation arose in the early 20th century, only to disappear almost entirely just 30 years later.

 Oliver Mtukudzi: Living Tuku Music in Zimbabwe
Jennifer W. Kyker

In this biography, Jennifer W. Kyker looks at the life and art of Zimbabwean guitarist, vocalist, and composer Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi. Kyker breaks down everything from Mtukudzi's encounters with Rhodesian soldiers to his distinctive performance style to his lyrics and the environment in which they were created in this portrait of one of Africa's most recognized performers.

Quilts of Southwest China
Edited by Marsha MacDowell and Lijun Zhang

For more than 3,000 years, homemakers and artisans in southwest China have created bed coverings and other household items from small pieces of fabric patched together, forming artistic yet functional textiles. Accompanying an exhibition of the same name at Michigan State University Museum, Quilts of Southwest China focuses on this cultural touchstone through colorful illustrations and side-by-side English and Chinese text.