Recent Acquisitions

Art books


500 teapots: contemporary explorations of a timeless design


Art of communication: Anri Sala, Yang Ah Ham, Philippe Parreno, Jorge Pardo


Caio Fonseca


Howardena Pindell: what remains to be seen


José Luis Cuevas, Gift of Tasende Gallery


Tracey Emin: borrowed light


California captured: mid-century modern architecture: Marvin Rand, Emily Bills


Gil Cuatrecasas: the Torino collection (1970-1976): an undiscovered treasure, Pedro Cuatrecasas


Yoga: the art of transformation, Debra Diamond, Gift of Nora Sargent


Dan Friedman--radical modernism, Dan Friedman


Robin & Lucienne Day: pioneers of modern design, Lesley Jackson, Gift of Alison Neeley


Gabriele Münter, 1877-1962: painting to the point, Isabelle Jansen


La rumorosa rock art along the border, Don Liponi


The third mind: American artists contemplate Asia, 1860-1989, Alexandra Munroe, Gift of Carol Hinrichs


Black out: silhouettes then and now, Asma Naeem


Hergé, son of Tintin, Benoît Peeters


Painting California: seascapes and beach towns: paintings of the California Art Club, Jean Stern


Hitchcock, François Truffaut, Gift of Dottie Bybee


Van Gogh and music: a symphony in blue and yellow, Natascha Veldhurst


Artists' books


Atlas botánico mínimo de la Santa María la Ribera, Gift of InSite/Casa Gallina


Notations, John Cage


Common threads. Vol. XCII, Candace Hicks


Uppercase font catalog: Athenaeum Rotunda Press, Sibyl Rubottom


White verbs, Veronika Schäpers


Music books


Sing for your life: a story of race, music, and family, Daniel Bergner, Gift of Francey Kyte


Louis Armstrong, master of modernism, Thomas Brothers


The evolution of Mann: Herbie Mann & the flute in jazz, Cary Ginell


At the jazz band ball: sixty years on the jazz scene, Nat Hentoff, Gift of Karin Camp


Chopin's piano: in search of the instrument that transformed music, Paul Kildea


Why you love music: from Mozart to Metallica--the emotional power of beautiful sounds, John Powell


Reference books


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Special Collection


One, some, many: 3 shows, Carsten Höller


Young People


The noisy paint box: the colors and sounds of Kandinsky's abstract art, Barb Rosenstock




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Music Scores


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Compact discs


Ahmad Jamal/Gary Burton in concert, Gift of Lee McCracken


Introducing the world of American Jewish music


Virtuoso Victoriana


Le postillon de Lonjumeau, Adolphe Adam


Die toten Augen, Eugen d'Albert


Etudes opp. 12 and 76; Le preux; Le chemin de fer, Charles-Valentin Alkan


Oboenkonzerte & Sonaten, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Gift of Harry Crosby


Cantatas 54, 82, 170, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gift of Harry Crosby


Köthener Trauermusik, BWV 244a, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gift of Harry Crosby


Piano quintets no. 1 & 2, Franz Berwald


Requiem; String sonatas, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber


Body and shadow, Brian Blade


Stop the world, I want to get off, Leslie Bricusse


Albert Herring, Benjamin Britten


Requiem; Psalm 114; Psalm 112, Anton Bruckner


Out of this world, Donald Byrd, Gift of Lee McCracken


On solid ground, Larry Carlton, Gift of Lee McCracken


Le roi Arthus, Ernest Chausson


I've known rivers, Billy Childs, Gift of Lee McCracken


Women of valor: an oratorio for soprano, mezzo-soprano, narrator and orchestra, Andrea Clearfield


L'elisir d'amore, Gaetano Donizetti


Dimitrij, Antonín Dvořák


Three stories: solo piano, Eldar


Imperial march, op. 32; Symphony no. 1 in A flat, op. 55, Edward Elgar


Fiesta, Victor Feldman, Gift of Lee McCracken


Four piano sonatas, John Field


Barefoot on the beach, Michael Franks, Gift of Lee McCracken


Lute suites of J.S. Bach, Paul Galbraith


Raymonda, op. 57: music from the ballet, acts I & II, Alexander Glazunov


Idle moments, Grant Green, Gift of Lee McCracken


Piano concerto; Suite for violin, piano and small orchestra, Lou Harrison


Columbus suite; Irish rhapsody, Victor Herbert


Concerto for cello and orchestra (1940); Theme and variations "The four temperaments", Paul Hindemith


Imani Winds, Imani Winds


Between two worlds, Erich Wolfgang Korngold


Der Ring des Polykrates, Erich Wolfgang Korngold


The bridge game: based on J.S. Bach's "The well-tempered clavier" book I, John Lewis


Bach, Liszt, Beethoven, Schumann, Steven Lin


Brigadoon, Frederick Loewe


Fresh aire VI, Mannheim Steamroller


Cello concertos, Antonio Meneses


The Wigmore Hall recital, Antonio Meneses


Circuit rider, Ron Miles


I am a man, Ron Miles


Quiver, Ron Miles


Solo, Richard Yongjae O'Neill


Ivan the terrible: concert scenario, Sergey Prokofiev


Piano sonatas I, Sergey Prokofiev


Suor Angelica, Giacomo Puccini


Sinfonia drammatica, Ottorino Respighi


Old places old faces, Joe Sample, Gift of Lee McCracken


Tauromagia, Manolo Sanlúcar


Birdland, Masanori Sasaji, Gift of Lee McCracken


Piano sonatas D958 & D959; Impromptu D899 no. 3, Franz Schubert


Requiem; Requiem für Mignon, Robert Schumann


Hand jive, John Scofield


Live at Montreux, Marlena Shaw, Gift of Marty Padilla


Peaches and cream: dances and marches, John Philip Sousa


Simplicius, Johann Strauss II


Arabella, Richard Strauss


Song of the nightingale; The firebird, Igor Stravinsky


Ivanhoe, Arthur Sullivan


Hamlet, Ambroise Thomas


Job: a masque for dancing; The wasps (overture), Ralph Vaughan Williams


The tides of time, Roland Vazquez, Gift of Lee McCracken


Traveling miles, Cassandra Wilson


R.S.V.P.: rare songs, very personal, Nancy Wilson, Gift of Lee McCracken



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The bitter tea of General Yen, Frank Capra


Fantômas: the complete saga, Louis Feuillade


The jazz loft, according to W. Eugene Smith, Sara Fishko


The lady vanishes, Alfred Hitchcock


L'auberge espagnole, Cédric Klapisch


The last of the Mohicans, Michael Mann


La nuit du carrefour, Jean Renoir


Mysteries of Lisbon, Raúl Ruiz


Robin Hood, Ridley Scott


Finding Nemo, Andrew Stanton


Brokeback Mountain, Charles Wuorinen