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Blau, Dick 1943-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 53 publications in 2 languages and 2,380 library holdings
Genres: Music  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Photobooks  Experimental films  Short films  Catalogs 
Roles: Photographer, Author
Classifications: GV1796.P55, 781.62914970495
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dick Blau
Polka heartland : why the Midwest loves to polka by Richard March( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Polka Heartland" captures the beat that pulses in the heart of Midwestern culture--the polka--and offers up the fascinating history of how "oompah-pah" came to be the sound of middle America. From the crowded dance tent at Pulaski Polka Days to an off-the-grid Mexican polka dance in small-town Wisconsin, "Polka Heartland" explores the people, places, and history behind the Midwest's favorite music. From polka's surprising origin story as a cutting-edge European fad to an exploration of the modern-day polka scene, author Rick March and photographer Dick Blau take readers on a joyful romp through this beloved, unique, and richly storied genre. "Polka Heartland" describes the artists, venues, instruments, and music-makers who have been pivotal to polka's popularity across the Midwest and offers six full-color photo galleries to immerse readers in today's vibrant polka scene
Elephant house by Dick Blau( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the history of the Asian elephant display at the Oregon Zoo from the 1950s to the present. An introduction by historian Nigel Rothfels explores changes in elephant husbandry since the 1870s"--
Bright Balkan morning : Romani lives & the power of music in Greek Macedonia by Charles Keil( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD contains: Market Day in Jumaya -- Afternoon at Mahala Café -- At home in Mahala -- At church, Sunday, December 31 -- Pre-New Year's parties in Serres -- Parties for the new year in Sohos -- Taverna party at Nikisiani -- The road home
Living with his camera by Jane Gallop( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book represents a collaboration of writer Jane Gallup and photographer Dick Blau. Gallup's writing about the effect of Blau's photography on her private and family life is presented alongside Blau's photographs
Skyros Carnival by Dick Blau( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polka happiness by Charles Keil( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The polka scene is more than music and dance. It is a year-round carnival that is improvised anew every weekend: a secular ritual full of high jinks and theater, hilarity and tears, that draws its power from sources deep in both Polish and American experience. After tracing the history of polka's spread throughout the world and the emergence of its distinct styles in the United States, the authors focus on Polish-American polkas in Buffalo and Chicago, comparing them with Slovenian-American polka in Milwaukee. Interviews with musicians and fans, old-timers and young enthusiasts, illustrate how polka culture has resisted the melting pot for more than a century
The body as ground of being in four novels of Herman Melville by Dick Blau( )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aviary : selected paintings by Ken Wood( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polka heartland : why the Midwest loves to polka by Rick March( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecelia Condit videoworks( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist uses music, live action, tabloid television and other images to explore femininity and violence against women within the context of fairy tales in contemporary suburban American settings. Beneath the skin is the story of a girl's nightmare contrasted with a horrific television news story. In Possibly in Michigan, a man stalks a woman through a shopping mall and follows her home, where she gets her revenge. An older woman confronts her mortality in Not a jealous bone. Oh, Rapunzel is a documentary on the life of the artist's mother
Bells & winter festivals of Greek Macedonia( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thicker than water : my family in photographs by Dick Blau( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lambert Strether: the technique of perception by Dick Blau( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Works by the following photographers are included in the collection: Tom Arndt, David Avison, Dick Blau, Jay Boersma, Patty Carroll, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Kathleen Collins, Kerry Coppin, Susan Crocker, David Dapogny, Lloyd DeGrane, Meg Gerken, Ron Gordon, Peter Hales, Tom Harney, Tom Hocker, Jim Iska, Angela Kelly, John Kimmich, Jay King, Rhondal McKinney, Stephen Marc, James Newberry, Antonio Perez, Tom Petrillo, Russell B. Phillips, Melissa Ann Pinney, Marc PoKempner, Bob Thall, Jay Wolke, and Richard Younker
Videoworks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

POSSIBLY IN MICHIGAN: "Possibly In Michigan is an operatic fairytale about cannibalism in Middle America. A masked man stalks a woman through a shopping mall and follows her home. In the end, their roles are reversed when the heroine deposits a mysterious Hefty bag at the curb. Like Condit's other video narratives, Possibly In Michigan shows bizarre events disrupting mundane lives. Combining the commonplace with the macabre, humor with the absurd, she constructs a world of divided reality. "Putting on femininity with a visual and narrative vengeance; Condit's disconcerting irony and sweetly gruesome stories also 'put-on' and undo societal prescriptions and taboos regarding women's options to subjugation by violence or the gaze, letting us see and hear what often remains hidden, behaving with impropriety."--Site Web de l'éditeur
Bright Balkan Morning Romani lives and the power music in Greek Macedonia by Charles Keil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hamlet act( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Docu-drama style (Hamlet as a video camera-person)"--Canyon cinema catalogue
Changing Chicago project photographs by Dick Blau by Dick Blau( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photographs show people and performers at events featuring Chicago-style polka music. Most are action shots of bands and dancers at various Chicago area dance halls and other venues hosting polka festivals and clubs. The Cinderella Ball, Cicero American League, Fan Club, Glendora House, Hall of Fame, and Polish Highlanders are included. Other images are religious scenes, urban landscapes including both commercial and residential areas, and exhibition prints of a wedding
In madness--there is order( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A music video in a genre titled "synthesizer theater". The narrative of the video is constructed on a mythical meeting of two ghosts in an insane asylum in Paris. The great German-language poet Paul Celan, survivor of the Holocaust, "meets" the French poet--and the most influential visionary figure of modern theater--Antonin Artaud, who was himself a survivor of lunatic assylums. The synthesizers play spoken "ghost choir" constructed from Arlaud's nonsense language and composer's voice. The music and images take the text one step further and pulverize it in an explosion of mad, uncontainable anguish
Bright Balkan morning : Romani lives & the power of music in Greek Macedonia by Dick Blau( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Miscellaneous languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Blau, Richard Miles 1943-...

Dick Blau Amerikaans fotograaf

Dick Blau photographer, filmmaker, professor

Dick Blau US-amerikanischer Fotograf und Professor

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