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Best Sellers: Music and Art, January 24, 2013

February 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
Lester, Toby
Free Press: Simon & Schuster
2012. ISBN 9781439189238. $26.99

2) Michelangelo. Vol. 1: The Achievement of Fame, 1475–1534
Hirst, Michael
Yale University Press
2012. ISBN 9780300118612. $40

3) Chamber Music: An Essential History
Radice, Mark A.
University of Michigan Press
2012. ISBN 9780472071654. $90

4) A House Divided: American Art Since 1955
Wagner, Anne Middleton
University of California Press
2012. ISBN 9780520268470. $70

5) Interpreting the Images of Greek Myths: An Introduction
Junker, Klaus
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9780521895828. $95

6) The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination
MacCarthy, Fiona
Harvard University Press
2012. ISBN 9780674065796. $35

7) Graphic Design: A New History
Eskilson, Stephen J.
Yale University Press
2012. ISBN 9780300172607. $65

8) The Drum: A History
Dean, Matt
2012. ISBN 9780810881709. $45

9) Irving Berlin’s American Musical Theater
Magee, Jeffrey
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780195398267. $35

10) Anglo-Saxon Art
Webster, Leslie
Cornell University
2012. ISBN 9780801477669. $29.95

11) The Ellington Century
Schiff, David
University of California Press
2012. ISBN 9780520245877. $34.95

12) The Music Between Us: Is Music a Universal Language?
Higgins, Kathleen Marie
University of Chicago Press
2012. ISBN 9780226333281. $40

13) The Early Renaissance and Vernacular Culture
Dempsey, Charles
Harvard University Press
2012. ISBN 9780674049529. $39.95

14) Opera
Cannon, Robert
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9780521763028. $95

15) Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788–1791
Wolff, Christoph
W.W. Norton
2012. ISBN 9780393050707. $27.95

16) Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars
Paglia, Camille
2012. ISBN 9780375424601. $30

17) Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music
McClary, Susan
University of California Press
2012. ISBN 9780520247345. $60

18) Blackness in Opera
André, Naomi
University of Illinois Press
2012. ISBN 9780252036781. $35

19) Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music
Lena, Jennifer C.
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691150765. $35

20) Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music
Caps, John
University of Illinois Press
2012. ISBN 9780252036736. $29.95

Bette-Lee Fox About Bette-Lee Fox

Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Now in her 45th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"