Thursday, January 23, 2014

Spring 2014 Preview

This spring and summer, UT Press will publish very important works in photography, foodnatural history, film and media studies, middle eastern studies, and Latin American studies, including a translation and analysis of the only surviving document from the first months of the Spanish conquest of the Americas in 1519. 

We have several back in print titles including the so-called "Übermensch of Independentsville" John Pierson's Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes, the second edition of the award-winning America: Icons and Ingenuity from Dan Winters, Don Carleton's Red Scare, Bill Minutaglio's story of the Texas City explosion of 1947, Stephen Harrigan's critically acclaimed debut novel Aransas and his second novel Jacob's Well.

Below is a preview of our spring books, with links to interviews and videos.

Browse our full catalog here.

Wynn Bullock: Revelations

High Museum of Art with Brett Abbott
With contributions by Barbara Bullock-Wilson and Maria L. Kelly

With a collection of images that spans Wynn Bullock’s entire oeuvre–some published here for the first time–this volume offers the most comprehensive assessment in nearly forty years of the extraordinary career of one of the leading photographers of the mid-twentieth century.

Atlanta's High Museum of Art will have a Wynn Bullock exhibition on display this summer. Read more here: >>

Man and Beast: Photographs from Mexico and India

By Mary Ellen Mark

This remarkably engaging, occasionally unsettling photo essay by the internationally acclaimed photographer of Seen Behind the Scene, Exposure, Falkland Road, and Ward 81 presents powerful images, most never before published, that probe the humanity of animals and the lurking beast within humans.

Among Unknown Tribes: Rediscovering the Photographs of Explorer Carl Lumhotz
By Bill Broyles

Ann Christine Eek, Phyllis La Farge, Richard Laugharn, Eugenia Macías Guzmán

Featuring high-quality reproductions of images newly scanned from the original negatives and printed uncropped, this book presents the most complete and beautifully produced catalogue of photographs of the Tarahumara, Huichol, Cora, Tepehuan, Southern Pima, and Tohono O’odham tribes of Mexico and southwest Arizona.

[ Cookbooks ]

Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition

By David Sterling

With over 275 authentic, easy-to-follow recipes, lively stories of their origins, and luscious illustrations, here is the definitive work on the foods of Yucatán, one of the world’s great regional cuisines.

[ Poetry ]

One Hundred Love Sonnets: Cien sonetos de amor

By Pablo Neruda, Translated by Stephen Tapscott

Beautifully redesigned as a gift edition, this bilingual Spanish-English volume, which has sold nearly 250,000 copies, presents the joyfully erotic love poetry of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda.

American Christianity: The Continuing Revolution

By Stephen Cox

This lively, provocative book argues that American Christianity can best be understood as a faith always undergoing radical and unpredictable change as believers seek new ways of connecting with God.

Lake/Flato Houses: Embracing the Landscape

Lake|Flato Houses

This lavishly illustrated book presents an extensive selection of landmark homes built since 1999 by the San Antonio firm Lake|Flato Architects, an award-winning leader in sustainable architecture that merges with the landscape.

Surf Texas

By Kenny Braun

Evocative and nostalgic, this extended photo essay presents an insider’s portrait of the surf culture of Texas, one of the top six surfing states in America, as well as the singular and sometimes unexpected beauty of the Texas coast.

Midcentury Modern Art in Texas

By Katie Edwards

Extensively illustrated with works that have not been previously published, Midcentury Modernism in Texas gives Texas artists their due place in American art during this vital and canon-defining period, while also valuing the quality of Texan-ness that subtly undergirds much of their production.

Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics

By Linda Mizejewski

Focusing on star writer/performer comedians—Kathy Griffin, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Margaret Cho, Wanda Sykes, and Ellen DeGeneres—Pretty/Funny demonstrates that women’s comedy has become a prime site of feminism in the twenty-first century.

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