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McCain Reads


The Ground Floor at McCain Library houses our music and art book collection. This week’s book recommendations all come from Ground Floor titles. Check out the list below to learn more about each book!

Music in the Post-9/11 World by Jonathan Ritter & J. Martin Daughtry analyzes the political, social, and economic impact 9/11 had on music produced post-9/11 around the world.

Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists by Liz Rideal offers a rare look at the self-portraits of 40 different artists and analyzes how each woman confronts the role of subject and creator.

Basquiat shares a glimpse into the life and works of the famous Brooklyn artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Although Basiquiat had a short life, his works continue to live on. Basquiat answers the questions of why his work remains relevant and how we can measure his achievements through the longevity of his influence.

The Medieval Flower Book by Celia Fisher provides detailed paintings and descriptions of common medieval flowers. She observes each plant’s healing properties, where they bloomed, and other uses of the flowers in medieval society.

European Art of the Fourteenth Century by Sandra Baragli provides detailed photos and explanations behind common structures, architecture, sculptures, and paintings that dominated in the fourteenth century. Baragli divides her exploration by key words to know when looking at art, common themes in each country, and the leading artists the fourteenth century.

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