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Books Related to Athenæum Events Winter 2010

Below are listed some books relevant to the topics presented in our winter events. We have not included the books featured at the event—as everyone can easily find those. This is only a small sampling of suggestions; please feel free to browse the areas on the shelves where these books are to discover more.

 Gallery Talk: Sidney Berger, Decorated Papers

  • Vollkommne Papierfärber.  The Accomplished Paper Colorer: A Facsimile Reproduction and Translation into English of the Earliest Extant German Treatise.  Translated and Introduced by Richard J. Wolfe.  New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, c2008.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • c.1 Temporarily Shelved at New Book Shelves
    • Call Number: Z271.3.M37 V6 2008
  • Wolfe, Richard J. Marbled paper:  Its History, Techniques, and Patterns: with Special Reference to the Relationship of Marbling to Bookbinding in Europe and the Western world. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c1990.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: Lg Z271 .W638 1990

Film: Flying Down to Rio (1933)

  • Astaire, Fred.  Steps in Time. New York: Harper, 1959.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: 65 .As81
  • Giles, Sarah.  Fred Astaire: His Friends Talk.  New York: Doubleday, 1988.
    • Location: Library of Congress Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: + CT275.A846 G56
  • Jacobs, Lewis.  The Rise of the American Film; a Critical History.  New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939.
    • Location: Cutter Classification: 
    • Call Number:  T7C .J1
  • Mueller, John E.  Astaire dancing: the musical films.  New York : Knopf, 1985
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + GV1779 .M84 1985

Noon Concert Series: The Book of Waiting Featuring Piano Works of Mozart, Berg, and Aaron Jackson

  • Berg, Alban.  Alban Berg, Letters to his Wife. Edited, translated and annotated by Bernard Grun.  New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1971.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: VL5 .B452
  • Braunbehrens, Volkmar.  Mozart in Vienna, 1781-1791.  Translated by Timothy Bell.  New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1989
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  ML410.M9 B7813 1989
  • Grover, David S.  The Piano: Its Story from Zither to Grand.  New York: Scribner’s, 1978.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  ML650 .G75 1978
  • Harris, Robert.  What to Listen for In Mozart.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  ML410.M9 H17 1992
  • Redlich, Hans Ferdinand.  Alban Berg, the Man and his Music.  London, J. Calder [1957]
    • Location: Library of Congress Cutter Classification
    • Call Number:  5L .B452 .r
  • Reich, Willi.  The Life and Work of Alban Berg.  Translated by Cornelius Cardew.  London: Thames and Hudson, 1965.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: 5L .B452 .re

Exhibition:  An Artist + A Poet:  George Nama and Charles Simic

  • Simic, Charles.  A Fly in the Soup:  Memoirs.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c2000.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  CT275.S5545 A3 2000
  • Simic, Charles.  Unending Blues:  Poems.  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1986.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  PS3569.I4725 U55 1986.

Lecture: Culture Club:  The Curious History of the Boston Athenaeum

  • America’s Membership Libraries.  Edited by Richard Wendorf.  Preface by Nicholas Barker.  New Castle, DE:  Oak Knoll Press, 2007.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  + Z675.S8 A44 2007
  • Change and Continuity: A Pictorial History of the Boston Athenæum. Being selections from an Exhibition Held in December, 1976.  Boston:  Boston Athenaeum, 1976.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  + Z733.B742 B6
  • Slautterback, Catherina.  Designing the Boston Athenaeum:  10 ½ at 150.  Boston, Mass.:  Boston Athenaeum, 1999.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + Z733.B742 S55 1999x

Film:  The Little Princess (1939)

  • Burnett, Frances Hodson.  A Little Princess.  Illustrated by Tasha Tudor.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott, 1963.
    • Location: Children’s Library
    • Call Number: PZ7.B934 Lg 1963
  • Churchill, Winston, S.  London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.  London:  W.W. Norton, 1989.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: DT1916 .C48 1989
  • Honey, John Raymond de Symons.  Tom Brown’s Universe: The Development of the Victorian Public School.  London:  Millington, 1977.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  LA631.7 .H65

Film:  Valley of the Dolls (1967)

  • Burnham, John C.  Bad Habits: Drinking, Smoking, Taking Drugs, Gambling, Sexual Misbehavior, and Swearing in American History.  New York:  New York University Press, 1993.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: HN57 .B87 1993
  • De Groot, Gerard, J.  The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly DecadeCambridge Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2008. 
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: D1053 .D4 2008

Civic Discourse Series: Joy and Justice:  A Challenge to the Young to Serve the Children of the Poor

  • Kaestle, Karl F.  Education and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts.  Cambridge; New York:  Cambridge University Press, 1980.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: LA304 .K24
  • Literacy as a Civil Right: Reclaiming Social Justice in Literacy Teaching and Learning.  Edited by Stuart Greene.  New York:  Peter Lang, 2008.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: LC151 .L4813 2008
  • Prendergast, Catherine.  Literacy and Racial Justice: The Politics of Learning After Brown v. Board of Education.  Carbondale:  Southern Illinois University Press,
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: LC2731 .P72 2003

Lecture: Curtis Roosevelt, Too Close to the Sun:  Growing Up in the Shadow of my Grandparents, Franklin and Eleanor

  • Fenster, Julie M.  FDR’s Shadow: Louis Howe, the Force that Shaped Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Temporarily Shelved at New Book Shelves
    • Call Number: CT275.H68443 F46 2009
  • Parrish, Thomas.  To Keep the British Isles Afloat: FDR’s Men in Churchill’s London, 1941.   New York:  Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2009.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Temporarily Shelved at New Book Shelves
    • Call Number: D753 .P27 2009
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor.  A Volume of Friendship: The Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt and Isabella Greenway, 1904-1953.  Edited by Kristie Miller and Robert H. McGinnis.  Preface by Blanche Wiesen Cook.  Tucson:  Arizona Historical Society, 2009. 
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Temporarily Shelved at New Book Shelves
    • Call Number:  CT275.R666 A4 2009

Coffee Connection:  Mary Warnement:  Scruples at the Boston Athenaeum

  • Beisel, Nicola Kay.  Imperiled Innocents: Anthony Comstock and Family Reproduction in Victorian America. Princeton, N.J.:  Princeton University Press, 1997.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  HN90.M6 B45 1997
  • Boyer, Paul S.  Purity in Print; the Vice-Society movement and Book Censorship in America.  New York:  Scribner, 1968. 
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: :XQC .B695
  • Censorship:  500 Years of Conflict.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1984.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: Lg Z657 .C4 1984
  • Wartzman, Rick.  Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.  New York:  Public Affairs, 2008.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PS3537.T3234 G895 2008.

Lecture: Charles Simic

See Charles Simic Exhibition above.

Poetry at Noon:  Robert Farnsworth

  • Dobyns, Stephen.  Best Words, Best Order: Essays on Poetry. New York:  St. Martin’s Press, 1996.
    • Location: Library of Congress Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: PN1031 .D58 1996
  • Essential Pleasures: A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud.  Edited by Robert Pinsky.  New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
    • Location: Library of Congress Cutter Classification
    • Temporarily Shelved at New Book Shelves
    • Call Number: PN6101 .E87 2009
  • Frost, Robert.  Collected Poems of Robert Frost.  New York: H. Holt and Company, 1930.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: VEP .F928
  • Yeats, William Butler.  The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats.  London:  Macmillan, 1971.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number:  VEP .Y3 .1971

Noon Concert Series: Juventas Jam:  New concert music drawing on influences from folk to funk

  • American Roots Music.  Edited by Robert Santelli, Holly George-Warren, and Jim Brown; foreword by Bonnie Raitt.  New York:  H.N. Abrams, 2001.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: Lg ML3551 .A54 2001
  • Drew Daniel.  20 Jazz Funk Greats.  New York:  Continuum, 2008.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:
  • Savran, David.  Highbrow/lowdown: Theater, Jazz, and the Making of the New Middle Class.  Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, 2009.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Temporarily Shelved at New Book Shelves.
    • Call Number: ML3917.U6 S28 2009

Lecture: Robert Grant Irving, The Last Great Country Seat:  Viceroy’s House, Imperial Delhi

  • Clive Bayley, Lady Emily and Sir Thomas Metcalfe.  The Golden Calm: An English Lady’s Life in Moghul Delhi: Reminiscences. New York:  Viking Press, 1980. 
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: DS485.D3 G64 1980
  • Brown, Jane.  Lutyens and the Edwardians:  An English Architect and His Clients.  London; New York:  Viking, 1996.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + NA997.L8 B73 1996
  • Irving, Robert Grant.  Indian summer: Lutyens, Baker, and Imperial Delhi. New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1981. 
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + NA997.L8 I7
      • Stamp, Gavin.  Edwin Lutyens: Country Houses : From the Archives of Country Life. New York: Monacelli Press, 2001.
        • Location: Library of Congress Classification
        • Call Number: Lg NA997.L8 S82 2001

Lecture: Robert Sackville-West, The Private Life of a Public Place:  400 Years of the Sackvilles at Knole

  • Bridgman, John.  An Historical and Topographical Sketch of Knole, in Kent; with a Brief Genealogy of the Sackville Family.  London:  W. Lindsell, 1821. 
    • Location: Library of Congress Cutter Classification
    • Call Number:  5E .9YSa98
  • Gadd, David.  The Loving Friends:  A Portrait of Bloomsbury.  London:  Hogarth Press, 1974. 
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number:  XVEW .G116
  • Cannadine, David.  Aspects of Aristocracy: Grandeur and Decline in Modern Britain. New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1994.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: HT653.G7 C357 1994
  • Sackville-West, Victoria.  Knole and the Sackvilles.  London:  Heinemann, 1934. 
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number:  5E +9YSa1 +2