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Books by F.M. Alexander


The Books of F.M. Alexander - IRDEAT, 1998
    All four of F.M.'s books in one 704-page hardback volume

The Use of the Self - Gollancz 1986
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L'Usage de Soi - Contradanse, Librairie de la Danse, 1996

Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual - Gollancz, 1987
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The Universal Constant in Living - Centerline Press, 1987
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Man's Supreme Inheritance - Mouritz, 1996
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Articles and Lectures - Mouritz, 1995 
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Authorized Summaries of F. M. Alexander's Four Books - STAT Books, 1992 
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Introductory Books on The Alexander Technique


Freedom to Change (originally Body Awareness in Action), by Frank P. Jones - STAT Books, 1997
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The Resurrection of the Body, The Essential Writings of F. M. Alexander by Edward Maisel - Dell, 1980
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The Alexander Technique by Edward Maisel - Thames & Hudson, 1990 (European version of above book)
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Body Learning by Michael Gelb - Henry Holt and Company 1995
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Le Corps Conjugue (French version of Body Learning) by Michael Gelb - Edition A.S.G., 1988

Principles of the Alexander Principle by Jeremy Chance - HarperCollins, UK, 1998 (ISBN 0-7225-3705-0)
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The Alexander Principle by Dr. W. Barlow - Gollancz, 1973
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F. Matthias Alexander: The Man and his Work by Lulie Westfeldt - Centerline Press, 1987
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Alexander Technique by Glynn MacDonald - Hodder & Stoughton, 1994
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Alexander Technique by Chris Stevens - Optima (MacDonald), 1987
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Fitness Without Stress by Robert Rickover - Metamorphosis Press, 1988
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The Alexander Technique by Leibowitz, Connington - Harper & Row, 1990
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The Alexander Technique, Joy in the Life of Your Body by Judith Stransky - Beaufort, 1981
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The Art of Changing by Glen Park - Ashgrove Press, 1989
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Pregnancy and Birth the Alexander Way by Ilana Machover - Robinson, 1993
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The Alexander Technique for Pregnancy by B. Forsstrom & M. Hampson - Gollancz, 1995 
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Lose Weight and Look Younger - The Alexander Technique Way - by Harry Gorst and Jørgen Haahr.

Golf Myths & Misunderstandings - Play Better Golf the Alexander Technique Way by Neil Holman, PGA Golf Professional & Jorgen Haahr. Published by Gorst Enterprises.

Your Guide to the Alexander Technique by John Gray - Gollancz, 1990
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The Alexander Technique, Natural Poise for Health by Richard Brennan - Element, 1991
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Body Know-How by Jonathan Drake - Thorsons, 1991
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Working Without Pain: Eliminate Repetitive Strain Injuries with Alexander Technique - by Sherry Berjeron-Oliver and Bruce Oliver

The Alexander Technique in Daily Life by Jim Scarano - Bridge to Peace Publications, 1998

The Alexander Technique and How it can help you by Liz Hodgkinson - Judy Piatkus Ltd., 1988
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The Alexander Technique by Sarah Barker - Bantam Books, 1978
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The Undivided Self: Alexander Technique and the Control of Stress by Theodore Dimon, Jr. - North Atlantic Books, 1999
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Mind and Muscle: an owner's handbook by Elizabeth Langford, Leuven (Belgium), Garant, 2nd print 2001, ISBN 90-5350-883-X

Denken en Bewegen: een handboek voor coördinatie en evenwicht, by Elizabeth Langford, Leuven (Belgium), Garant, 2001, ISBN 90-441-1162-0

La Pensée et le Muscle: manuel de l'usager, by Elizabeth Langford, Anvers (Belgium), Garant, 2002, ISBN 90-441-1286-4

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Only Connect: Reflections on Teaching the Alexander Technique, by Elizabeth Langford, Leuven (Belgium), Alexandertechniek Centrum vzw, 2004, ISBN 90-808491-1-1

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Books Exploring more on The Alexander Technique


The Philosopher's Stone - Diaries of Lessons with F. Matthias Alexander - Mouritz, 1998 
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Curiosity Recaptured: Exploring Ways We Think and Move - Mornum Time Press, 1996
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Thinking Aloud by Walter Carrington - Mornum Time Press, 1994
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The Act of Living by Walter Carrington, Jerry Sontag, ed. - Mornum Time Press, 1999

Explaining the Alexander Technique by Walter Carrington - Sheildrake Press, 1991

Walter Carrington on the Alexander Technique, ed. by Sean Carey - Sheildrake Press, 1987
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Foundations of Well-Being & The Work of Professor Magnus by Walter Carrington - STAT Books, 1994

Looking At Ourselves (Articles, Lectures, Columns 1984-1996) by David Gorman - LearningMethods, 1995
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Die Alexander-Methode: Bedeutung, Folgen und Abstellung der Haltungsschäden by Felix Riemkasten - Karl Haug Verlag, 1976

Marjorie Barstow, Her Teaching and Training - edited by Barbara Conable - Andover Press

The Alexander Technique (As I See It) by Patrick MacDonald - Rahula Books, 1989
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The Binkley Diaries (Lessons with F. M. Alexander) by Goddard Binkley - STAT Books, 1993

The Scientific and Humanistic Contributions of Frank Pierce Jones on the Alexander Technique by Thompson, Brown - Centerline, 1988
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More Talk of Alexander ed. by Dr. W. Barlow - Gollancz, 1978

Up From Down Under - The Australian Origins of F. M. Alexander by Rosslyn McLeod - R. McLeod, 1995

The First 43 Years of the Life of F. Matthias Alexander, Vol I and II by Jeroen Staring - J. Staring, 1995

The Alexander Technique and Autobiographical Writing by Joan Diamond - Willow Tree Books, 1994, STAT Books

The Congress Papers I, 1988 (Brighton Congress) - Direction, 1993
The Congress Papers II, 1991 (Engleberg Congress) - Direction, 1992
The Congress Papers III, 1994 (Sydney Congress) - Direction, 1995
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The F.M. Alexander Technique: Medical & Physiological Aspects ed. by Chris Stevens - ISAT, 1987

John Dewey & F. M. Alexander, Issues I to IV - AmSAT Books, 1994

From Stage-Fright to Seat-Height by Julia Priest - Priest Publications, 1993 An Annotated Bibliography on the Alexander Technique and Music

Horsemanship and the the Alexander Experience by Daniel Pevsner - The Camelon Press, 1980

Beginning from the Beginning: The Growth of Understanding and Skill - ATCW, 1996 Joan and Alexander Murray on the evolution of the Dart Procedures

Interview with John Nicholls by Sean Carey - Centerline Press, 1989 
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Out of Print or Hard-to-Find Books on the Technique


Knowing How To Stop, a collection of essays by Huxley, F.P. Jones, W. Barlow, etc.- Chaterson, 1946

Choice of Habit (or Practical Movement Control) by Jack Fenton - Macdonald & Evans, 1973
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F.M. Alexander & the Creative Advance of the Individual by G.C. Bowden - L.N. Fowler & Co, 1965

Inside Yourself by Louise Morgan - Hutchinson 1954

Stand Straight Without Strain by Marie B. Byles - L. N. Fowler & Co., 1978
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A New Way of Life: An Introduction to the Work of F. Matthias Alexander by Michael March (= Arthur F. Busch) - Chaterson, 1942


 

Periodicals on the Alexander Technique


Direction Journal 1 or 2 issues/year - Fincot Productions, Sydney
Find out more about DIRECTION Journal and how to subscribe Read an on-line article by Jeremy Chance, editor of DIRECTION.

The Alexander Journal annual, 15 issues so far - STAT Books, London

The Alexander Review 10 issues, no longer publishing, back issues available - Centerline Press, CA


 

Study Guides and Manuals on the Technique


How to Learn the Alexander Technique, A Manual for Students by Barbara Conable - Andover Press, 1992
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What a Piece of Work, Study Guide to Alexander's Writings by Catherine Ketterick - Self-published, 1991

Reader’s Guide to the Alexander Technique by Phyllis Sanfilippo - Centerline Press, 1987
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Alexander Technique as Alexander Defined It, compiled by Jørgen Haahr - ATRA, Devon

The Alexander Technique Workbook by Richard Brennan - Element 1992
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The Basic Principles Workbook by Don Weed - Self-published

What You Think is What You Get by Don Weed - Self-published


 

Dissertations and Theses on the Alexander Technique


Implications for Education in the Work of F. M. Alexander by Ann Mathews available from IRDEAT, 74 MacDougal Street, New York, NY, 10012, USA
Tel: +1 212-473-3247 for $10 plus $5 S&H.

F.M. Alexander and John Dewey: A Forgotten Influence by Frank McCormick - AmSAT Books, 1992

The Alexander Technique and Singing by Pamela Payne Lewis (e-mail to: Pamela Payne Lewis)

The Alexander Technique and Music by Joe Armstrong

On the Development of Habit (and early neuromotor patterns) by Gitte Fjordbo, 1992


 

Audio Tapes on the Alexander Technique


audio tapes The Use of the Self by F.M. Alexander (book-on-tape) - Big Sur Tapes

audio tapes The Alexander Technique Self-Help Tape by Richard Brennan - self published


 

Video Tapes on the Alexander Technique


F. M. Alexander (video of 16mm film of Alexander w/ commentary) 40 mins - Walter Carrington

A Way of Being (1 hour video) - Channel 4 Productions

Posture & Pain, edited version of "A Way of Being" 40 mins - CMI Productions

Portrait of Marjorie Barstow 50 mins - Nebraska Educational TV

Marjorie Barstow in Australia - DIRECTION

In Such a Way: The Head Leads and the Body Follows: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique - Rafaele Joudry

The Alexander Technique with Jim Scarano - Bridge to Peace Publications, 1998 (25 min.)

From Stress to Freedom 50 mins - A. Kingsley, F. Strasser

Walter Carrington on the Alexander Technique 3 hours - Walter Carrington

Patrick Macdonald on the Alexander Technique 45 mins - Image Makers

Intro to the Alexander Technique, A Workshop w/ Don Burton   50 mins - Direct Image Productions

The Alexander Technique Today (Carrington, Scott, Walker, etc)  95 mins - Image Makers

Impressions of the 5th International Congress in Israel 90 mins - Shmuel Nelken

Freeing the Caged Bird - Developing Well-Coordinated, Injury-free Piano Technique - Barbara Lister-Sink, Glenna Batson.

Walter Carrington 1985/6 Vol I and II - Jørgen Haahr - ATRA, Devon
P. J. Macdonald (teaching in Belgium) - Jørgen Haahr - ATRA, Devon

The Primary Control Explained Visually - Jørgen Haahr - ATRA, Devon


 

Related Books


Back Trouble by Deborah Caplan - Triad, 1987
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The Body Moveable by David Gorman - Ampersand Press, 1995 (4th edition)
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The Voice Book by Michael McCallion - Faber and Faber, 1989 
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The Use of the Voice by Rob MacDonald - MacDonald Media Ltd., 1997

Proprioception, Posture and Emotion edited. by Dr. David Garlick - CPME, Univ. of NSW, 1982

The Lost Sixth Sense (booklet, 47 pages) by Dr. David Garlick, 1991 (e-mail to: David Garlick)

The Pianist's Talent - An approach to piano playing based on the principles of F.M. Alexander and Raymond Thiberge - by Harold Taylor - Kahn & Averill, 1994 
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The Art of Golf - a guide to playing through self awareness - by Peter Lightbrown & Cecilia Croaker - A. B. C. Books



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