This bibliography is an attempt at providing a complete database of published material on the Alexander Technique such as books, journals, booklets, videos, journals, audio books and DVDs. Excluded are society newsletters and individual articles in newspapers, journals, etc., for which www.statarchives.org.uk is recommended. It is hoped that it can function as a resource for Alexander teachers and pupils.
As of October 2016 the bibliography contains 788 items. This excludes reprints and revised editions (78 - of which 36 are reprints and revised editions of Alexander's books).
|books and booklets (English only)||426|
|foreign language titles||151|
To qualify for inclusion an item must have been mass produced and been offered for sale to the public. Each edition is only listed once. Reprints, or the same book repackaged under a different title or cover are not listed separately; nor is the existence of a differenct cover version (e.g. hardback) listed; nor the simultaneous publication - if in same language - in another country. Of course it is difficult sometimes to gauge what constitutes a new book rather than a new edition. The exception is the special listing of all editions of Alexander’s own books.
E-books such as Kindle are still being catalogued - there are many more than four.
A second year (or more years) in parenthesis indicates the year(s) of new and later edition(s).
All images are from my own scans. (668 so far.) As no images have been copied from the internet the existence of an image indicates that the book information has been obtained from a physical book in my own hands (mostly my own collection but sometimes from friends' collection). It is not always that shops like amazon matches the image with description correctly. (On amazon an image can be matched with the wrong ISBN and the reviews may refer to a different edition altogether.) Still I have to rely on the internet for books I have no access to, and so the lack of an image means the information is not verified.
Sometimes a one-line description is provided, as are a 'Mouritz description': these are both subjective reviews of Mouritz staff.
Other reviews (with two exceptions) have been published in Alexander Technique newsletters. Such reviews provides a degree of impartiality.
‘Related subjects’ is an arbitary selection of material referring to the Alexander Technique or of interest to teachers of the Technique. It is normally included here if the author is a practising Alexander teacher and contains information on the Technique or the title has been reviewed in an Alexander newsletter/journal.
As items go in and out of print fairly swiftly, current print status is only a guide. Publisher's website is listed where known. Where items are out of print please check links for a variety of alternative sources.
This bibliography is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.
This website is homemade and the coding is homespun so apologies for not being able to make the search facility as smart as it could be in more capable hands.
To support the expansion and upkeeping of the bibliography any donation is greatly appreciated.
I am grateful for the generous feedback and the supply of publication information, jpegs of covers and for the permissions to reproduce the book reviews from many teachers worldwide. Please email me of any errors or omissions. Thank you.
Jean M. O. Fischer