Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall 2014 Preview

This fall and winter, UT Press will publish very important works in photographyfood, film and media studiesarchitectureLatin American Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies, including two new translations of provocative Lebanese texts by Rashid Al-Daif: Who's Afraid of Meryl Streep? and What Makes a Man?

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Not only do we have a memoir from a former Miss America, we're also publishing the first comprehensive examination of the Mr. America Contest by an acclaimed sports historian. Also this fall, a Cuban exile ponders the meaning of Mayberry, a veteran reporter for National Geographic and Newsweek provides a how-to handbook for aspiring journalists, and distinguished screenwriter and producer Bill Wittliff tells an engrossing tale of a Texas Huck Finn.
Below is a preview of our fall books, with videos and other goodies. Browse our full catalog here.

By Steve Wilson

More than 600 rarely seen items from the David O. Selznick archive—including on-set photographs, storyboards, correspondence and fan mail, production records, audition footage, restored costumes, and Selznick’s infamous memos—offer fans and film historians alike a must-have behind-the-camera view of the production of this classic movie on its seventy-fifth anniversary.

By Frederick Luis Aldama

With insightful analysis of films ranging from El Mariachi to Spy Kids 4 and Machete Kills, as well as a lively interview in which the filmmaker discusses his career, here is the first scholarly overview of the work of Robert Rodriguez, the most successful U.S. Latino filmmaker today.

By Kate Shindle

Kate Shindle weaves an engrossing memoir of her year as Miss America 1998 with a fascinating, insightful history of the pageant to reveal why confident, ambitious young women still compete in a beauty contest that struggles to remain culturally relevant.

“Kate Shindle’s sharply observed, smart, and heartbreaking take on Miss America will be embraced by pageant super fans and should be required reading for everyone who’s thought about what it takes to be America’s ideal.”
— Jennifer Weiner, author of Good in BedIn Her Shoes, and All Fall Down

By Judith Smith

Spotlighting a vibrant episode in the evolution of African American culture and consciousness in America, this book illuminates how multitalented performer Harry Belafonte became a civil rights icon, internationalist, and proponent of black pride and power.

“I thought I knew Harry Belafonte pretty well, but Judith Smith’s book has given me deeper insights into him. A wonderful portrait of Belafonte and his times.”
—Robert DeCormier, musical director for Harry Belafonte, 1957–1961
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By Aaron Siskind, Introduction by Gilles Mora

The first true retrospective of a towering figure in American photography and the only book on Aaron Siskind currently in print, this volume features important, rarely published work and an authoritative text by noted photo historian Gilles Mora.

Also forthcoming in photography, Beyond the Forest by Loli Kantor.

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By Stephen Shames

Bronx Boys captures the violence, resilience, and hope of young men growing up in what was one of the toughest and most dangerous neighborhoods in the United States.

“As a body of work, Bronx Boys compares favorably with Bruce Davidson’s photographically sophisticated 1970 book East 100th Street and Helen Levitt’s work in the 1940s, especially her marvelous 1948 film In the Street.”

—John Loengard, photographer and former photo editor for LIFE magazine and one of American Photo magazine’s “100 Most Important People in Photography”

By John T. Davis

Spotlighting three legends of American music—Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock, The Flatlanders recounts the band’s epic forty-year journey from a living room in Lubbock, Texas, to the release of their extraordinary long-lost demo, The Odessa Tapes.

Texas on the Table
People, Places, and Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State

By Terry Thompson-Anderson
Photos by Sandy Wilson

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One of Texas’s leading cookbook authors presents 150 recipes that showcase the state’s bounty of locally grown meats and produce, artisanal cheeses, and award-winning wines, along with fascinating stories of the people who are enriching the flavors of Texas.

“Terry Thompson Anderson is clearly passionate about Texas terroir, and this enthusiasm is contagious in her beautiful new book Texas on the Table. On my next road trip, I can’t wait to visit some of the small farms, wineries, and other food producers she showcases. But, in the meantime, I look forward to cooking her well-crafted recipes whenever I’m craving that special taste of home.”

—Lisa Fain, author of The Homesick Texan's Family Table

By Jim Peyton

Presenting some two hundred authentic recipes (with nutritional analysis) ranging from traditional tacos and enchiladas to alta cocina Mexicana, this cookbook shows you how to make Mexican food that is highly nutritious and low calorie, easy to prepare, and completely delicious.

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By Bill Wittliff

Set in wild and woolly Texas and Mexico in the 1880s, this engrossing tale of a boy’s search for his missing Momma is as full of colorful characters, folk wit and wisdom, and unexpected turns of events as the great American quest novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Award-winning illustrator Jack Unruh brings Wittliff's scenes to life:

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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Edited by Carolyn Kastner, with essays by Carolyn Kastner, Alicia Inez Guzmán, Khristaan D. Villela, and Janet Catherine Berlo. Foreword by Adriana Williams

This catalogue of an exhibition at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum broadens our understanding of twentieth-century modernism by exploring the prolific Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias’s substantial contributions to a cosmopolitan sensibility in modernist art.

Photographs by Michael O'Brien. With stories by Elizabeth O'Brien

With twenty-three new portraits, including John Graves, Rickard Linklater, Joel Osteen, and Cat Osterman, as well as updated profiles of all of the subjects, here is the face of Texas captured in the faces of noteworthy Texans by one of America’s premier portrait photographers.
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Jack Allen's Kitchen
Celebrating the Tastes of Texas
By Jack Gilmore and Jessica Dupuy

Acclaimed Texas chef Jack Gilmore, owner of the popular Austin-area Jack Allen’s Kitchen restaurants, presents over 150 delicious recipes that feature fresh, seasonal Texas ingredients, accompanied by profiles of the local farmers who supply them.

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