The Birth and Death Of the Cool By Ted Gioia [SIGNED]
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The Birth and Death Of the Cool By Ted Gioia  [SIGNED]
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Speck Press, Golden Colorado, 2009, stated Advance Uncorrected Proof, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED by the author at the title page. An interesting cultural history of the concept of "cool' in which the author argues that as a style, once predominent in modern culture, it has lost its allure and in fact may be losing its meaning entirely for a generation seeking a new cultural "tone". Gioia is an award winning jazz and blues historian, author of a number of books including the definitive history, West Coast Jazz, and Work Songs and Healing Songs, companion volumes in which he examines the curative powers ascribed to music over its history and the history of work songs from prehistoric times to the present. In original wraps, touch of rubbing to front panel, else about fine, tight, clean, unmarked. Uncommon signed copy, few prepublication uncorrected proof copies are printed. J1506

The Birth and Death Of the Cool By Ted Gioia  [SIGNED]
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The Birth and Death Of the Cool By Ted Gioia  [SIGNED]
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The Birth and Death Of the Cool By Ted Gioia  [SIGNED]
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