33 1/3 series
Now publishing 10 per year, this is the acclaimed series of short books about popular music, focusing on individual albums by artists ranging from James Brown to Celine Dion and from J Dilla to Neutral Milk Hotel. Each album covered in the series occupies a very specific place in music history, so each book-length treatment is different. Beloved by fans, musicians and scholars alike. Edelweiss collection here.
Object Lessons series
A series of concise, collectable, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Each book starts from a specific inspiration: an historical event, a literary passage, a personal narrative, a technological innovation-and goes on to explore the object of the title, gleaning a singular lesson or multiple lessons along the way. Written with lucidity and brevity by writers, artists, scholars, journalists, and more. Edelweiss collection here.
BFI Film Classics series
The BFI Film Classics series introduces, interprets and celebrates landmarks of world cinema. Each volume offers an argument for the film's 'classic' status, together with discussion of its production and reception history, its place within a genre or national cinema, an account of its technical and aesthetic importance, and in many cases, the author's personal response to the film. Edelweiss collection here.
And of course, the total Bloomsbury Academic backlist contains so much more. We're very excited to re-introduce this esteemed publisher to you!