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NEW TITLES AND FORTHCOMING TITLES 
This is a list of the new books that Crescent Moon is publishing between 2007 and 2008.
 


Harry Potter

The Books, The Films, The Cultural Phenomenon

by Jeremy Mark Robinson

A new critical study of Harry Potter, the Harry Potter cultural phenomenon, the Harry Potter books, the Harry Potter films and the Harry Potter franchise.
This new critical analysis explores the Harry Potter cultural phenomenon, the most remarkable event publishing of the past ten, twenty, thirty or more years. Since 1997, J.K. Rowling's books have sold nearly 200 million copies, selling more than Stephen King, John Grisham and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Bibliography, notes, illustrations   142pp  ISBN 1-86171-058-5  £15.99 / $25.00

Provisional publication date: Dec, 2012

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J.R.R. Tolkien

by Jeremy Mark Robinson

A new critical study of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of Middle-earth and author of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and other books.
This new book draws on contemporary cultural theory and analysis and offers a sceptical but sympathetic and illuminating account of the Tolkien phenomenon. This book is designed to appeal to the general reader (and viewer) of Tolkien: it is written in a clear, jargon-free and easily-accessible style.

Bibliography, notes, illustrations   812pp      ISBN 1-86171-057-7      £30.00 / 60.00

AVAILABLE

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Maurice Sendak and the Art of Children’s Book Illustration: Special Edition
 

by L.M. Poole

This new, special edition has a new introduction, a new bibliography and more illustrations.

Bibliography, notes, illustrations  152pp  ISBN 1-86171-061-5  £19.99 / $32.00

forthcoming

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Maurice Sendak in Close-Up

by L.M. Poole

Just about the best children’s book author and illustrator of recent times, if not the most significant, Maurice Sendak ranks alongside Dr Seuss (Theodore Geisel) as one of America’s biggest talents in the world of children’s picture books. Now he’s having the Hollywood blockbuster treatment, with the release of Where the Wild Are, it’s a good time to reappraise the art of this astonishingly inventive book artist.

Art in Close-up Series   Bibliography, notes, illustrations   132pp  ISBN 1-86171-076-3  £19.99 / $32.00

forthcoming

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The Art of Andy Goldsworthy:
The Complete Works: Special Edition
 

by William Malpas

An up-to-date appraisal of the contemporary British sculptor, Andy Goldsworthy, who makes 'land' or 'earth' art.
A new, special edition, including a new introduction, new bibiliography and many new illustrations

Sculptors Series  Notes, b/w  illustrations & bibliography. 355pp  New, special 2nd edition  ISBN 1-86171-059-3  £35.00 / $52.50

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Richard Long: The Art of Walking the Landscape: Special Edition
 

by William Malpas

A new, first edition.
Richard Long walks. This is the central fact of his art. His work is founded on the art of walking, and on walking as art. His walks become 'artwalks', artwalks which become artworks. For Richard Long, (art)walking is (art)working. As he walks he works. He makes art-walk-works. Art-walking and artworking become interchangeable.

Notes, bibliography, illustrations  New, first editon  422pp     ISBN 1-86171-080-1  £75.00 / $112.50

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Land Art
A Complete Guide
 
 

by William Malpas

This new, special edition includes a new introduction, a new bibiliography and many new illustrations.
Featuring all the major land artists of the past 30 years, such as Robert Smithson, Christo, Robert Morris, Walter de Maria, David Nash, Richard Long, Alice Aycock, Mary Miss, Nancy Holt and Carl Andre. A study of tunnels, walks, stones, pools, furrows, ladders, cones, stars, hills, water and steam.

Sculptors Series  Illustrations, bibliography, notes  320pp  New, first edition  ISBN 1-86171-062-3  £35.00 / $52.50

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Installation Art in Close-Up

by Laura Garrard

A huge array of contemporary artists are studied and illustrated in this new book on installation and environmental art.

Art in Close-Up Series   Bibliography, notes, illustrations     110pp   ISBN 1-86171-053-4    £19.99 / $32.50

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The Art of Kurt Jackson: Painting-Sea-Sky-Light-Land-Cornwall

by Jeremy Mark Robinson

This is the first major critical study of the art of Cornish painter Kurt Jackson. Jackson's landscapes have been exhibited widely, and are becoming more popular.

Bibliography, notes, illustrations   165pp   ISBN 1-86171-078-X    £19.99 / $32.50

AVAILABLE
 


Sex in Art: Pornography and Pleasure in the History of Art and Design: Special Edition
 

by Cassidy Hughes

A comprehensive and detailed survey of erotic art from ancient times to the modern era.This new, special edition contains many new illustrations (some of which are rare), a new introduction and bibliography.

Bibliography, index, illustrations  New, special edition  224pp  ISBN 1-86171-067-4  £29.99 / $45.00

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Frank Stella in Close-Up
 

by James Pearson

An in-depth exploration of the American abstract painter. Born in 1936, Stella went on to become among America’s premier contemporary artists. Unlike many 20th century artists, Stella has always worked in abstraction. His art is irrepressible, daring, hugely enjoyable, and refreshingly angst-free.

Art in Close-up Series   Bibliography, notes, illustrations   122pp  ISBN 1-86171-075-5  £19.99 / $32.00

forthcoming

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Frank Stella: American Abstract Artist: Special Edition

by James Pearson

A new, special edition, with a new introduction and bibliography, and many more illustrations.

Painters Series   New, special 3rd edition  Illustrations, bibliography, notes  92pp  ISBN 1-86171-073-9    £9.99 / $14.50

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Mark Rothko in Close-Up

by Julia Davis

This new book surveys all of the work of the celebrated American painter Mark Rothko up close.
Taking in every period of Rothko’s artistic career, from the early post-Surrealist figurative works, the ‘multiform’, cloud-like paintings of the Forties and Fifties, to the mature works: the big commissions and murals series and the ‘Rothko Chapels’ in Houston, Harvard and the Tate Gallery, London. Finally, to the late grey, brown and black works of the Sixties.

Art in Close-up Series   Bibliography, notes, illustrations   119pp  ISBN 1-86171-074-7  £19.99 / $32.00

forthcoming

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Mark Rothko: Painting Transcendence: Special Edition

by Julia Davis

Mark Rothko, the American Abstract Expressionist painter, is one of the most widely celebrated of all 20th century artists. His paintings are huge and haunting, marked by themes of tragedy and transcendence.
A new, special edition, with a new introduction and bibliography, and many more illustrations.

Painters Series   New, special 3rd edition  Illustrations, bibliography, notes  88pp  ISBN 1-86171-072-0    £9.99 / $14.50

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The Erotic Object in Close-Up:
Sexuality in Sculpture From Prehistory to the Present Day

by Susan Quinnell

Sculpture’s sensual impact is explored in this new critical study, which ranges over the history of sculpture from prehistoric times to contemporary art.

Art in Close-up Series   Bibliography, notes, illustrations   112pp  ISBN 1-86171-077-1  £19.99 / $32.00
 

now available

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The Erotic Object
Sexuality in Sculpture From Prehistory to the Present: Special Edition
 

by Susan Quinnell

A new special edition, with many new ilustrations, a new introduction and bibliography.

Illustrations, bibliography, notes  164pp  New, special edition  ISBN 1-86171-069-0  £19.99 / $32.00
 

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Sexing Hardy:
Feminism and Gender Studies in the Work of Thomas Hardy
(new edition)

by Margaret Elvy

This new edition includes a new introduction and a new bibliography.

Extensive bibliography and notes  188pp  ISBN 1-86171-065-8  £15.99 / $25.00
 

now available

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Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva:
The Jouissance of French Feminist Philosophy
(new edition)

by Kelly Ives

This new edition includes a new introduction and a new bibliography.
As writers, philosophers, speakers and feminists, Julia Kristeva, Hélène Cixous and Luce Irigaray are among the most provocative, subtle and illuminating voices in contemporary culture.

Full bibliography and notes  148pp  ISBN 1-86171-064-X  £15.99 / $25.00

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Media Hell: Global Media Warning
(new edition)

by Oliver Whitehorne

A new edition, including a new bibliography and introduction.

Bibliography, index, illustrations   165pp  ISBN 1-86171-068-2  £21.99 / $34.50

forthcoming

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Lawrence Durrell:
Between Love and Death, East and West, Sex and Metaphysics
(new edition)

by Jeremy Mark Robinson

A new edition, with a new introduction and up-to-date bibliography.
A critical survey of the novelist who died in 1990. The author studies in detail all of Durrell's work; The Avignon Quintet, the Tunc and Nunquam novels, the travel books, the letters, the poetry, and The Alexandria Quartet.Still critically neglected, this study offers a much-needed new appraisal of Durrell.

Bibliography, notes  135pp  ISBN 1-86171-066-6  £15.99 / $25.00

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Sex-Magic-Poetry-Cornwall: A Flood of Poems
(new edition)

by Peter Redgrove. Edited with an essay by Jeremy Mark Robinson

A marvellous collection of poems by one of Britain's best but underrated poets, Peter Redgrove. This book brings together some of Redgrove's wildest and most passionate works, creating a 'flood' of poetry. A new edition, including a new introduction, new preface and new bibliography.

British Poets Series   75pp  3rd edition, ISBN 1-86171-070-4  £10.99 / $17.00
 

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In the Dim Void: Samuel Beckett's Late Trilogy: Company, Ill Seen, Ill Said and Worstward Ho
(new edition)

by Gregory Johns

A new edition, including a new introduction and a new bibliography.
This book discusses the luminous beauty and dense, rigorous poetry of Beckett's late works, Company, Ill Seen, Ill Said and Worstward Ho.

Bibliography, notes. 88pp  ISBN 1-86171-071-2      £7.99 / $12.50
 

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Dance the Orange: Selected Poems

translated by Michael Hamburger and edited by Jeremy Mark Robinson

This new collection includes poems taken from the time of the great German poet's New Poems through the Duino Elegies to the last pieces.

European Writers Series  Notes & bibliography. 88pp  ISBN 1-86171-031-3    £7.99 / $12.50

published in 2011

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Hölderlin's Songs of Light

Selected Poems

by Friedrich Hölderlin

translated by Michael Hamburger and edited  by Jeremy Mark Robinson

The German Romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) is one of the very greatest poets of any era. This selection features many of his best odes, poems and hymns, from the whole span of his career.

European Writers Series  Notes & bibliography. 88pp  ISBN 1-86171-027-5    £7.99 / $12.50

published in 2011

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Colourfield Painting

Minimal, Cool, Hard Edge, Serial and Post-Painterly Abstract Art of the Sixties to the Present

by Stuart Morris

A new study of Sixties post-painterly abstraction, also known as colourfield, ABC, Process, systematic, minimal or 'hard edge' painting. Featuring Louis, Stella, Newman, Rothko, Noland, Frankenthaler, Kelly, Marden, Ryman, Richter, Martin, Mangold, Reinhardt, Klein, Diebenkorn and many others.

Painters Series  Notes, illustrations & bibliography. 136pp  ISBN 1-86171-026-7  £14.99 / $23.50
 

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Minimal Art and Artists in the 1960s and After

by Laura Garrard

All the main practitioners and theoreticians of the still-influential 1960s Minimal art are studied here: Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Carl Andre, Frank Stella, Robert Ryman, Robert Smithson, Brice Marden, Dan Flavin, Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, and many land artists

Painters Series  Notes, b/w and colour illustrations & bibliography. 260pp  ISBN 1-86171-025-9  £35.00 / $52.50
 

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