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RECENT GENERAL INTEREST HIGHLIGHTS
General Interest
1
Long strands of lace lichen, Ramalina menziesii, growing on
the branches of a fruit tree, possibly a species of Prunus, in
California’s Napa Valley. From A Field Guide to California
Lichens, page 35. Photograph by Stephen Sharnoff.
1 General Interest
How are teenagers’ lives different today?
The most visible difference is, of course, technology.
Many of today’s youth have access to tools that allow them
to connect to people and information in unprecedented
ways. Yet this is not actually the most salient difference
between now and the past. Teens today are also more
heavily constrained in their mobility, more regulated
in terms of their time and activities, and under more
pressure than those from previous generations. This
means that they have fewer opportunities to socialize
in unstructured, face-to-face settings. Technology often
serves as a relief valve, allowing teens to hang out with
friends when getting together isn’t otherwise possible.
What most surprised you from your interviews of teens?
Given the plethora of concerns about social media, I
expected to see problems everywhere. I was most
surprised to fnd that most teens had a perfectly healthy
relationship with technology and that many of the
struggles they faced were age-old issues made more
visible through social media. I found that the newness of
technology distracted many well-intended adults from
helping young people with the challenges they do face.
What topics dominate society’s conversations about
youth? How would you change the focus?
Most conversations that focus on teens’ use of social
media—and their lives more generally—center on the
risks youth face. While it’s important to protect youth
from dangers, a society based on fear-mongering is not
healthy. Let’s instead talk about how we can help youth
be passionate, engaged, constructive members of society
rather than how we can protect them from statistically
anomalous dangers. Let’s understand those teens who are
truly at risk; these teens often have the least support.
w
w
w
.
d
a
n
a
h
.
o
r
g
A conversation
with danah boyd
It’s Complicated
The Social Lives of Networked Teens
danah boyd
An essential read, written by a leading expert,
for anyone who wants to understand young
people’s use of social media
What is new about how teenagers communicate through
services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do
social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this
eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert
danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regard-
ing teens’ use of social media. She explores tropes
about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying.
Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people
when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’
ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged
citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite
an environment of rampant fear-mongering, boyd fnds
that teens often fnd ways to engage and to develop a
sense of identity.
Boyd’s conclusions are essential reading not only for
parents, teachers, and others who work with teens but
also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging
technologies on society, culture, and commerce in
years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more
than a decade of original feldwork interviewing
teenagers across the United States, boyd concludes reas-
suringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she
acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a net-
worked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically
mediated world, life is bound to be complicated.
DANAh BOYD is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research,
Research Assistant Professor at New York University, and Fellow at
harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. her
research focuses on how youth integrate technology into their every-
day practices and other interactions between technology and society.
She lives in New York City.
“In explaining the networked realm
of teens, boyd has the insights of a
sociologist, the eye of a reporter, and
the savvy of a technologist. For parents
puzzled about what their kids are
doing online, this is an indispensable
book.”—Walter Isaacson, CEO of the
Aspen Institute, author of Steve Jobs
February Internet Culture/Social Science
Cloth 978-0-300-16631-6 $25.00
Also available as an eBook.
296 pp. 5
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“danah boyd is one of the smartest people thinking about how teenagers use the Internet—a
topic of enormous importance to parents, me included. her book is smart, sophisticated,
and imbued throughout with a rare and wonderful sensitivity to the real, lived experiences
of teenagers. Read it to understand what they’re doing online, and why—you’ll come away
enlightened!”—Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying
and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy
2 General Interest
How are teenagers’ lives different today?
The most visible difference is, of course, technology.
Many of today’s youth have access to tools that allow them
to connect to people and information in unprecedented
ways. Yet this is not actually the most salient difference
between now and the past. Teens today are also more
heavily constrained in their mobility, more regulated
in terms of their time and activities, and under more
pressure than those from previous generations. This
means that they have fewer opportunities to socialize
in unstructured, face-to-face settings. Technology often
serves as a relief valve, allowing teens to hang out with
friends when getting together isn’t otherwise possible.
What most surprised you from your interviews of teens?
Given the plethora of concerns about social media, I
expected to see problems everywhere. I was most
surprised to fnd that most teens had a perfectly healthy
relationship with technology and that many of the
struggles they faced were age-old issues made more
visible through social media. I found that the newness of
technology distracted many well-intended adults from
helping young people with the challenges they do face.
What topics dominate society’s conversations about
youth? How would you change the focus?
Most conversations that focus on teens’ use of social
media—and their lives more generally—center on the
risks youth face. While it’s important to protect youth
from dangers, a society based on fear-mongering is not
healthy. Let’s instead talk about how we can help youth
be passionate, engaged, constructive members of society
rather than how we can protect them from statistically
anomalous dangers. Let’s understand those teens who are
truly at risk; these teens often have the least support.
w
w
w
.
d
a
n
a
h
.
o
r
g
A conversation
with danah boyd
It’s Complicated
The Social Lives of Networked Teens
danah boyd
An essential read, written by a leading expert,
for anyone who wants to understand young
people’s use of social media
What is new about how teenagers communicate through
services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do
social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this
eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert
danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regard-
ing teens’ use of social media. She explores tropes
about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying.
Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people
when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’
ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged
citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite
an environment of rampant fear-mongering, boyd fnds
that teens often fnd ways to engage and to develop a
sense of identity.
Boyd’s conclusions are essential reading not only for
parents, teachers, and others who work with teens but
also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging
technologies on society, culture, and commerce in
years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more
than a decade of original feldwork interviewing
teenagers across the United States, boyd concludes reas-
suringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she
acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a net-
worked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically
mediated world, life is bound to be complicated.
DANAh BOYD is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research,
Research Assistant Professor at New York University, and Fellow at
harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. her
research focuses on how youth integrate technology into their every-
day practices and other interactions between technology and society.
She lives in New York City.
“In explaining the networked realm
of teens, boyd has the insights of a
sociologist, the eye of a reporter, and
the savvy of a technologist. For parents
puzzled about what their kids are
doing online, this is an indispensable
book.”—Walter Isaacson, CEO of the
Aspen Institute, author of Steve Jobs
February Internet Culture/Social Science
Cloth 978-0-300-16631-6 $25.00
Also available as an eBook.
296 pp. 5
1
⁄2 x 8
1
⁄4 World
3 General Interest
Imagining Black America
Michael Wayne
A fascinating and challenging inquiry into black
identity and its shifting meaning throughout
U.S. history
Scientifc research has now established that race should
be understood as a social construct, not a true biologi-
cal division of humanity. In Imagining Black America,
Michael Wayne explores the construction and recon-
struction of black America from the arrival of the frst
Africans in Jamestown in 1619 to Barack Obama’s
reelection. Races have to be imagined into existence
and constantly reimagined as circumstances change,
Wayne argues, and as a consequence the boundaries of
black America have historically been contested terrain.
he discusses the emergence in the nineteenth cen-
tury—and the erosion, during the past two decades—of
the notorious “one-drop rule.” he shows how signif-
cant periods of social transformation—emancipation,
the Great Migration, the rise of the urban ghetto, and
the Civil Rights Movement—raised major questions for
black Americans about the defning characteristics of
their racial community. And he explores how factors
such as class, age, and gender have infuenced percep-
tions of what it means to be black.
Wayne also considers how slavery and its legacy have
defned freedom in the United States. Black Americans,
he argues, because of their deep commitment to the
promise of freedom and the ideals articulated by the
Founding Fathers, became and remain quintessential
Americans—the “incarnation of America,” in the words
of the civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph.
MIChAEL WAYNE is professor emeritus, history Department, and
fellow, University College, University of Toronto. This is his third
book of historical scholarship. he lives in Toronto.
February History/African American History
Cloth 978-0-300-19781-5 $30.00
Also available as an eBook.
336 pp. 6
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4 General Interest
Austerity
The Great Failure
Florian Schui
In times of economic crisis austerity becomes a
rallying cry, but what does history tell us about
its chances for success?
Austerity is at the center of political debates today. Its
defenders praise it as a panacea that will prepare the
ground for future growth and stability. Critics insist it
will precipitate a vicious cycle of economic decline, pos-
sibly leading to political collapse. But the notion that
abstinence from consumption brings benefts to states,
societies, or individuals is hardly new. This book puts
the debates of our own day in perspective by exploring
the long history of austerity—a popular idea that lives
on despite a track record of dismal failure.
Florian Schui shows that arguments in favor of auster-
ity were—and are today—mainly based on moral and
political considerations, rather than on economic anal-
ysis. Unexpectedly, it is the critics of austerity who have
framed their arguments in the language of economics.
Schui fnds that austerity has failed intellectually and
in economic terms every time it has been attempted. he
examines thinkers who have infuenced our ideas about
abstinence from Aristotle through such modern eco-
nomic thinkers as Smith, Marx, Veblen, Weber, hayek,
and Keynes, as well as the motives behind specifc
twentieth-century austerity efforts. The persistence of
the concept cannot be explained from an economic
perspective, Schui concludes, but only from the persua-
sive appeal of the moral and political ideas linked to it.
FLORIAN SChUI has held positions at the University of Cambridge
and at Royal holloway, University of London, and will work at the
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, beginning in 2014.
March Economics
Cloth 978-0-300-20393-6 $26.00
Also available as an eBook.
224 pp. 6
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5 General Interest
Culture and the Death of God
Terry Eagleton
New observations on the persistence of God in
modern times and why “authentic” atheism is
so very hard to come by
how to live in a supposedly faithless world threatened
by religious fundamentalism? Terry Eagleton, formi-
dable thinker and renowned cultural critic, investigates
in this thought-provoking book the contradictions, dif-
fculties, and signifcance of the modern search for a
replacement for God. Engaging with a phenomenally
wide range of ideas, issues, and thinkers from the
Enlightenment to today, Eagleton discusses the state
of religion before and after 9/11, the ironies surround-
ing Western capitalism’s part in spawning not only
secularism but also fundamentalism, and the unsat-
isfactory surrogates for the Almighty invented in the
post-Enlightenment era.
The author refects on the unique capacities of religion,
the possibilities of culture and art as modern paths to
salvation, the so-called war on terror’s impact on athe-
ism, and a host of other topics of concern to those who
envision a future in which just and compassionate com-
munities thrive. Lucid, stylish, and entertaining in his
usual manner, Eagleton presents a brilliant survey of
modern thought that also serves as a timely, urgently
needed intervention into our perilous political present.
TERRY EAGLETON is Distinguished Professor of Literature,
University of Lancaster, and Excellence in English Distinguished
Visiting Professor, University of Notre Dame. he is the author of
more than 40 books on literary theory, postmodernism, politics, ide-
ology, and religion, among them his best-selling Literary Theory: An
Introduction and his recent book How to Read Literature. he lives in
Northern Ireland, UK.
Also by Terry Eagleton:
Why Marx Was Right
Paper 978-0-300-18153-1 $16.00
Reason, Faith, and Revolution
Refections on the God Debate
Paper 978-0-300-16453-4 $17.50
On Evil
Paper 978-0-300-17125-9 $16.00
The Event of Literature
Paper 978-0-300-19413-5 $17.00
How to Read Literature
See page 90
March Religion/Theology
Cloth 978-0-300-20399-8 $26.00
Also available as an eBook.
264 pp. 5
1
⁄2 x 8
1
⁄4 World
Praise for the writings of
Terry Eagleton…
On Reason, Faith, and Revolution:
“Better than any previous book of its kind.”—James Wood, 
New Yorker
“A gloriously rumbustious counter-blast to Dawkinsite  atheism. . . .
It is easy to see why a lot of people will not be happy with this 
book. Much of what it says is too true.”—Independent
On on evil:
“Jaunty and entertaining. . . . Eagleton’s argument is subtle,
intricate, provocative and limpidly expressed. . . . A valuable
contribution to a debate as old as Adam and Eve and as contem-
porary as 9/11 and Abu Ghraib.”—John Banville, Irish Times
“On Evil belongs to the genre of religious psychology, where
Eagleton brilliantly relates the ultimate concerns of the theo-
logian with the penultimate concerns of the psychoanalyst. . . .
here, Aquinas meets Freud—enriching our refections on the
nature and manifestations of evil.”—Christianity Today
On Why MaRx Was Right:
“Eagleton is a compelling writer and raconteur. . . . he’s a witty,
insightful thinker with a penchant for glib asides and wry dashes
of humor. It’s probably the only book that makes references to
Tiger Woods and Mel Gibson along with Charles Fourier and
Michel Foucault.”—PopMatters
“Refreshing and challenging. . . . [A] most compelling
read.”—Michael O’Sullivan, The Tablet (Books of the Year)
“Polemically charged and enjoyable.”—Guardian
On the event oF liteRatuRe:
“Written with his characteristic wit, verve and insight, The Event
of Literature marks a new chapter in the developing thought of
our pre-eminent literary theorist.”—London Review of Books
6 General Interest
Culture and the Death of God
Terry Eagleton
New observations on the persistence of God in
modern times and why “authentic” atheism is
so very hard to come by
how to live in a supposedly faithless world threatened
by religious fundamentalism? Terry Eagleton, formi-
dable thinker and renowned cultural critic, investigates
in this thought-provoking book the contradictions, dif-
fculties, and signifcance of the modern search for a
replacement for God. Engaging with a phenomenally
wide range of ideas, issues, and thinkers from the
Enlightenment to today, Eagleton discusses the state
of religion before and after 9/11, the ironies surround-
ing Western capitalism’s part in spawning not only
secularism but also fundamentalism, and the unsat-
isfactory surrogates for the Almighty invented in the
post-Enlightenment era.
The author refects on the unique capacities of religion,
the possibilities of culture and art as modern paths to
salvation, the so-called war on terror’s impact on athe-
ism, and a host of other topics of concern to those who
envision a future in which just and compassionate com-
munities thrive. Lucid, stylish, and entertaining in his
usual manner, Eagleton presents a brilliant survey of
modern thought that also serves as a timely, urgently
needed intervention into our perilous political present.
TERRY EAGLETON is Distinguished Professor of Literature,
University of Lancaster, and Excellence in English Distinguished
Visiting Professor, University of Notre Dame. he is the author of
more than 40 books on literary theory, postmodernism, politics, ide-
ology, and religion, among them his best-selling Literary Theory: An
Introduction and his recent book How to Read Literature. he lives in
Northern Ireland, UK.
Also by Terry Eagleton:
Why Marx Was Right
Paper 978-0-300-18153-1 $16.00
Reason, Faith, and Revolution
Refections on the God Debate
Paper 978-0-300-16453-4 $17.50
On Evil
Paper 978-0-300-17125-9 $16.00
The Event of Literature
Paper 978-0-300-19413-5 $17.00
How to Read Literature
See page 90
March Religion/Theology
Cloth 978-0-300-20399-8 $26.00
Also available as an eBook.
264 pp. 5
1
⁄2 x 8
1
⁄4 World
Praise for the writings of
Terry Eagleton…
On Reason, Faith, and Revolution:
“Better than any previous book of its kind.”—James Wood, 
New Yorker
“A gloriously rumbustious counter-blast to Dawkinsite  atheism. . . .
It is easy to see why a lot of people will not be happy with this 
book. Much of what it says is too true.”—Independent
On on evil:
“Jaunty and entertaining. . . . Eagleton’s argument is subtle,
intricate, provocative and limpidly expressed. . . . A valuable
contribution to a debate as old as Adam and Eve and as contem-
porary as 9/11 and Abu Ghraib.”—John Banville, Irish Times
“On Evil belongs to the genre of religious psychology, where
Eagleton brilliantly relates the ultimate concerns of the theo-
logian with the penultimate concerns of the psychoanalyst. . . .
here, Aquinas meets Freud—enriching our refections on the
nature and manifestations of evil.”—Christianity Today
On Why MaRx Was Right:
“Eagleton is a compelling writer and raconteur. . . . he’s a witty,
insightful thinker with a penchant for glib asides and wry dashes
of humor. It’s probably the only book that makes references to
Tiger Woods and Mel Gibson along with Charles Fourier and
Michel Foucault.”—PopMatters
“Refreshing and challenging. . . . [A] most compelling
read.”—Michael O’Sullivan, The Tablet (Books of the Year)
“Polemically charged and enjoyable.”—Guardian
On the event oF liteRatuRe:
“Written with his characteristic wit, verve and insight, The Event
of Literature marks a new chapter in the developing thought of
our pre-eminent literary theorist.”—London Review of Books
7 General Interest
Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies
The Story of Invisible Ink from herodotus to al-Qaeda
Kristie Macrakis
The frst history of invisible ink revealed
through thrilling stories about scoundrels
and heroes and their ingenious methods for
concealing messages.
Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies is a book about conceal-
ing and revealing secret communications. It is the frst
history of invisible writing, uncovered through stories
about scoundrels and heroes. Spies were imprisoned or
murdered, adultery unmasked, and battles lost because
of faulty or intercepted secret communications. Yet,
successfully hidden writing helped save lives, win bat-
tles, and ensure privacy; occasionally it even changed
the course of history.
Kristie Macrakis combines a storyteller’s sense of drama
with a historian’s respect for evidence in this page-
turning history of intrigue and espionage, love and
war, magic and secrecy. From the piazzas of ancient
Rome to the spy capitals of the Cold War, Macrakis’s
global history reveals the drama and importance of
invisible ink. From Ovid’s advice to use milk for illicit
love notes, to John Gerard’s dramatic escape from the
tower of London aided by orange juice ink messages, to
al- Qaeda’s hidden instructions in pornographic movies,
this book presents spellbinding stories of secret mes-
saging that chart its evolution in sophistication and its
impact on history. An appendix includes fun kitchen
chemistry recipes for readers to try out at home.
KRISTIE MACRAKIS is professor of history, technology, and society
at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a historian of science
as well as espionage and the author of numerous books and arti-
cles, including Seduced by Secrets. She lives in Atlanta, GA.
March History
Cloth 978-0-300-17925-5 $27.50
Also available as an eBook.
392 pp. 5
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8 General Interest
Jack the Ripper
The Forgotten Victims
Paul Begg, with John Bennett
Experts agree that Jack the Ripper murdered
fve London women, but how many others did
he slaughter in Britain or across the seas?
The number of women murdered and mutilated by
Jack the Ripper is impossible to know, although most
researchers now agree on fve individuals. These fve
canonical cases have been examined at length in
Ripper literature, but other contemporary murders and
attacks bearing strong resemblance to the gruesome
Ripper slayings have received scant attention. These
unsolved cases are the focus of this intriguing book.
The volume devotes separate chapters to a dozen
female victims who were attacked during the years of
Jack the Ripper’s murder spree. Their terrible stories—
a few survived to bear witness, but most died of their
wounds—illuminate key aspects of the Ripper case and
the period: the gangs of London’s Whitechapel district,
Victorian prostitutes, the public panic inspired by the
crimes and fueled by journalists, medical practices of
the day, police procedures and competency, and the
probable existence of other serial killers. The book also
considers crimes initially attributed to Jack the Ripper
in other parts of Britain and the world, notably New
York, Jamaica, and Nicaragua. In a fnal chapter, the
drive to fnd the identity of the Ripper is examined,
looking at contemporary and later suspects as well as
several important theories, revealing the lengths to
which some have gone to claim success in identifying
Jack the Ripper.
PAUL BEGG is a world authority on Jack the Ripper and the author
of several books about him, including Jack the Ripper: The Defnitive
History. he is co-author with John Bennett of Jack the Ripper: CSI
Whitechapel. he lives in Kent, UK. JOhN BENNETT has written
widely on Jack the Ripper and is leader of the most highly regarded
tour of Whitechapel. he lives in London.
March History/True Crime
Cloth 978-0-300-11720-2 $35.00
Also available as an eBook.
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9 General Interest
Can there be anything libertarian about paternalism?
Isn’t “libertarian paternalism” a contradiction in terms?
Libertarian paternalism is no contradiction. All over
the world, people are recognizing that we can adopt
approaches that preserve freedom of choice, but that
also steer people in helpful directions. Consider a GPS:
you can ignore it if you want, but it gives you a route
that is often pretty sensible.
So, too, a restaurant might highlight healthful meals
and put them in a special part of the menu. If so, it is
engaging in libertarian paternalism. An employer might
automatically enroll you in a savings plan or a health
care plan—but allow you to opt out. That’s a form of
libertarian paternalism. The government might give
people certain warnings, designed to reduce the risks
associated with smoking or texting while driving. If
the goal is to steer people in directions that will make
their lives longer, then the government is engaged in
libertarian paternalism.
There’s no contradiction in combining freedom of
choice with a little steering. And because it’s a form of
“choice architecture,” impossible to avoid, steering is
pretty much inevitable.
Should people be allowed to make mistakes? Are there
times when they shouldn’t?
Sure, people should be allowed to make mistakes. We
learn from what we do, even if our decisions don’t
turn out so well. If our choices don’t affect anyone
else, freedom of choice is a good place to start. But it
isn’t a good place to end. If people really are making
catastrophic decisions, and if the benefts of preventing
the catastrophe clearly outweigh the costs, we might be
able to overcome the presumption in favor of freedom
of choice.
A conversation
with Cass R.
Sunstein
Why Nudge?
The Politics of Libertarian Paternalism
Cass R. Sunstein
The bestselling author of Simpler and co-author
of Nudge offers a powerful, provocative, and
convincing argument for protecting people
from their own mistakes
Based on a series of pathbreaking lectures given at Yale
University in 2012, this powerful, thought-provoking
work by national best-selling author Cass R. Sunstein
combines legal theory with behavioral economics to
make a fresh argument about the legitimate scope of
government, bearing on obesity, smoking, distracted
driving, health care, food safety, and other highly vola-
tile, high-profle public issues. Behavioral economists
have established that people often make decisions that
run counter to their best interests—producing what
Sunstein describes as “behavioral market failures.”
Sometimes we disregard the long term; sometimes we
are unrealistically optimistic; sometimes we do not
see what is in front of us. With this evidence in mind,
Sunstein argues for a new form of paternalism, one that
protects people against serious errors but also recog-
nizes the risk of government overreaching and usually
preserves freedom of choice.
Against those who reject paternalism of any kind,
Sunstein shows that “choice architecture”—govern-
ment-imposed structures that affect our choices—is
inevitable, and hence that a form of paternalism cannot
be avoided. he urges that there are profoundly moral
reasons to ensure that choice architecture is helpful
rather than harmful—and that it makes people’s lives
better and longer.
CASS R. SUNSTEIN, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at
harvard Law School, is the author of several books, including the
national best seller Simpler: The Future of Government and, with coau-
thor Richard h. Thaler, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health,
Wealth, and Happiness. he lives in Cambridge, MA.
“Engaging and insightful. . . . Common
sense at its best.”—Benjamin M. Friedman,
New York Times Book Review on Nudge

The Storrs Lectures Series
Also by Cass R. Sunstein (with Richard h.
Thaler):
Nudge
Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and
Happiness
Cloth 978-0-300-12223-7 $30.00 sc
March Law/Behavioral Economics/Politics
Cloth 978-0-300-19786-0 $25.00
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Can there be anything libertarian about paternalism?
Isn’t “libertarian paternalism” a contradiction in terms?
Libertarian paternalism is no contradiction. All over
the world, people are recognizing that we can adopt
approaches that preserve freedom of choice, but that
also steer people in helpful directions. Consider a GPS:
you can ignore it if you want, but it gives you a route
that is often pretty sensible.
So, too, a restaurant might highlight healthful meals
and put them in a special part of the menu. If so, it is
engaging in libertarian paternalism. An employer might
automatically enroll you in a savings plan or a health
care plan—but allow you to opt out. That’s a form of
libertarian paternalism. The government might give
people certain warnings, designed to reduce the risks
associated with smoking or texting while driving. If
the goal is to steer people in directions that will make
their lives longer, then the government is engaged in
libertarian paternalism.
There’s no contradiction in combining freedom of
choice with a little steering. And because it’s a form of
“choice architecture,” impossible to avoid, steering is
pretty much inevitable.
Should people be allowed to make mistakes? Are there
times when they shouldn’t?
Sure, people should be allowed to make mistakes. We
learn from what we do, even if our decisions don’t
turn out so well. If our choices don’t affect anyone
else, freedom of choice is a good place to start. But it
isn’t a good place to end. If people really are making
catastrophic decisions, and if the benefts of preventing
the catastrophe clearly outweigh the costs, we might be
able to overcome the presumption in favor of freedom
of choice.
A conversation
with Cass R.
Sunstein
Why Nudge?
The Politics of Libertarian Paternalism
Cass R. Sunstein
The bestselling author of Simpler and co-author
of Nudge offers a powerful, provocative, and
convincing argument for protecting people
from their own mistakes
Based on a series of pathbreaking lectures given at Yale
University in 2012, this powerful, thought-provoking
work by national best-selling author Cass R. Sunstein
combines legal theory with behavioral economics to
make a fresh argument about the legitimate scope of
government, bearing on obesity, smoking, distracted
driving, health care, food safety, and other highly vola-
tile, high-profle public issues. Behavioral economists
have established that people often make decisions that
run counter to their best interests—producing what
Sunstein describes as “behavioral market failures.”
Sometimes we disregard the long term; sometimes we
are unrealistically optimistic; sometimes we do not
see what is in front of us. With this evidence in mind,
Sunstein argues for a new form of paternalism, one that
protects people against serious errors but also recog-
nizes the risk of government overreaching and usually
preserves freedom of choice.
Against those who reject paternalism of any kind,
Sunstein shows that “choice architecture”—govern-
ment-imposed structures that affect our choices—is
inevitable, and hence that a form of paternalism cannot
be avoided. he urges that there are profoundly moral
reasons to ensure that choice architecture is helpful
rather than harmful—and that it makes people’s lives
better and longer.
CASS R. SUNSTEIN, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at
harvard Law School, is the author of several books, including the
national best seller Simpler: The Future of Government and, with coau-
thor Richard h. Thaler, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health,
Wealth, and Happiness. he lives in Cambridge, MA.
“Engaging and insightful. . . . Common
sense at its best.”—Benjamin M. Friedman,
New York Times Book Review on Nudge

The Storrs Lectures Series
Also by Cass R. Sunstein (with Richard h.
Thaler):
Nudge
Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and
Happiness
Cloth 978-0-300-12223-7 $30.00 sc
March Law/Behavioral Economics/Politics
Cloth 978-0-300-19786-0 $25.00
Also available as an eBook.
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The Invention of News
how the World Came to Know About Itself
Andrew Pettegree
The extraordinary history of news and its
dissemination, from medieval pilgrim tales to
the birth of the newspaper
Long before the invention of printing, let alone the
availability of a daily newspaper, people desired to be
informed. In the pre-industrial era news was gathered
and shared through conversation and gossip, civic cer-
emony, celebration, sermons, and proclamations. The
age of print brought pamphlets, edicts, ballads, journals,
and the frst news-sheets, expanding the news com-
munity from local to worldwide. This groundbreaking
book tracks the history of news in ten countries over the
course of four centuries. It evaluates the unexpected
variety of ways in which information was transmitted in
the premodern world as well as the impact of expand-
ing news media on contemporary events and the lives
of an ever-more-informed public.
Andrew Pettegree investigates who controlled the
news and who reported it; the use of news as a tool of
political protest and religious reform; issues of privacy
and titillation; the persistent need for news to be cur-
rent and journalists trustworthy; and people’s changed
sense of themselves as they experienced newly opened
windows on the world. By the close of the eighteenth
century, Pettegree concludes, transmission of news had
become so effcient and widespread that European citi-
zens—now aware of wars, revolutions, crime, disasters,
scandals, and other events—were poised to emerge as
actors in the great events unfolding around them.
ANDREW PETTEGREE is professor of modern history, University
of St. Andrews, and founding director of the St. Andrews Reformation
Studies Institute. he now runs the Universal Short Title Catalogue, a
free, searchable database of all books published before 1601. he lives
in Fife, Scotland.
“[Pettegree] offers a radically new
understanding of printing in the
years of its birth and youth.”—Robert
Pinsky, New York Times Book Review
on The Book in the Renaissance
Also by Andrew Pettegree:
The Book in the Renaissance
Paper 978-0-300-17821-0 $27.50
March History/Books about Books
Cloth 978-0-300-17908-8 $35.00
Also available as an eBook.
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Poilu
The World War I Notebooks of Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914–1918
Louis Barthas
Translated by Edward M. Strauss
The harrowing frst-person account of a French
foot soldier who survived four years in the
trenches of the First World War
Along with millions of other Frenchmen, Louis Barthas,
a thirty-fve-year-old barrelmaker from a small wine-
growing town, was conscripted to fght the Germans
in the opening days of World War I. Corporal Barthas
spent the next four years in near-ceaseless combat,
wherever the French army fought its fercest battles:
Artois, Flanders, Champagne, Verdun, the Somme, the
Argonne. Barthas’ riveting wartime narrative, frst pub-
lished in France in 1978, presents the vivid, immediate
experiences of a frontline soldier.
This excellent new translation brings Barthas’ wartime
writings to English-language readers for the frst time.
his notebooks and letters represent the quintessen-
tial memoir of a “poilu,” or “hairy one,” as the untidy,
unshaven French infantryman of the fghting trenches
was familiarly known. Upon Barthas’ return home in
1919, he painstakingly transcribed his day-to-day writ-
ings into nineteen notebooks, preserving not only his
own story but also the larger story of the unnumbered
soldiers who never returned. Recounting bloody bat-
tles and endless exhaustion, the deaths of comrades,
the infuriating incompetence and tyranny of his own
offcers, Barthas also describes spontaneous acts of
camaraderie between French poilus and their German
foes in trenches just a few paces apart. An eloquent
witness and keen observer, Barthas takes his readers
directly into the heart of the Great War.
EDWARD M. STRAUSS is a fund-raising director in higher educa-
tion and former publisher of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military
History. he lives in New York City.
“This book shows clearly and viscerally
what were the origins of French soldiers’
pacifsm, which carried on throughout the
interwar years, and wound up informing
our current human rights regime too. . . .
Barthas’s voice is unlike any other I know
in the vast literature on the First World
War. The translation is excellent; the
grittiness of the text is captured beautifully,
and so is the humanity of the man who
wrote it.”—Jay Winter, Yale University
March History/Memoir
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Whistler
A Life for Art’s Sake
Daniel E. Sutherland
A major new biography of James McNeill
Whistler, one of most complex, intriguing, and
important of America’s artists
The frst biography in more than twenty years of James
McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) is also the frst to make
extensive use of the artist’s private correspondence to
tell the story of his life and work. This engaging per-
sonal history dispels the popular notion of Whistler as
merely a combative, eccentric, and unrelenting public-
ity seeker, a man as renowned for his public feuds with
Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin as for the iconic portrait
of his mother. The Whistler revealed in these pages is
an intense, introspective, and complex man, plagued
by self-doubt and haunted by an endless pursuit of per-
fection in his painting and drawing.
In his beautifully illustrated and deeply human por-
trayal of the artist, Daniel E. Sutherland shows why
Whistler was perhaps the most infuential artist of his
generation, and certainly a pivotal fgure in the cultural
history of the nineteenth century. Whistler comes alive
through his own magnifcent work and words, includ-
ing the provocative manifestos that explained his bold
artistic vision, sparked controversy in his own time, and
resonate to this day.
DANIEL E. SUThERLAND is Distinguished Professor of history,
University of Arkansas. The recipient of more than ffty awards, hon-
ors, and grants, he is best known for his acclaimed series of books
chronicling nineteenth-century America.
March Biography/Art History
Cloth 978-0-300-20346-2 $40.00
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Radiant Truths
Essential Dispatches, Reports, Confessions, and
Other Essays on American Belief
Edited by Jeff Sharlet
A startling and immensely pleasurable
collection of American writings on belief, from
the Civil War to Occupy Wall Street
Beginning with Walt Whitman singing hymns at a
wounded soldier’s bedside during the Civil War, this
surprising and vivid anthology ranges straight through
to the twenty-frst century to end with Francine
Prose crying tears of complicated joy at the sight of
Whitman’s words in Zuccotti Park during the brief days
of the Occupy movement. The frst anthology of its
kind, Radiant Truths gathers an exquisite selection of
writings by both well-known and forgotten American
authors and thinkers, each engaged in the challenges of
writing about religion, of documenting “things unseen.”
Their contributions to the genre of literary journal-
ism—the telling of factual stories using the techniques
of fction and poetry—make this volume one of the
most exciting anthologies of creative nonfction to have
emerged in years.
Jeff Sharlet presents an evocative selection of writings
that illuminate the evolution of the American genre
of documentary prose. Each entry may be savored
separately, but together the works enrich one another,
engaging in an implicit and continuing conversation
that reaches across time and generations.
Including works by:
Walt Whitman • Henry David Thoreau • Mark Twain
• Meridel Le Sueur • Zora Neale Hurston • Mary
McCarthy • James Baldwin • Norman Mailer • Ellen
Willis • Anne Fadiman • John Jeremiah Sullivan •
Francine Prose • Garry Wills • and many others
JEFF ShARLET is Mellon Assistant Professor of English at
Dartmouth College and best-selling author of The Family, C Street,
and Sweet Heaven When I Die. he is founder of TheRevealer.org,
cofounder of KillingTheBuddha.com, and a frequent commentator
on religion and politics in American life. he lives in Norwich, VT.
“Sharlet . . . has emerged as a master
investigative stylist and one of the
shrewdest commentators on religion’s
underexplored realms.”—Michael
Washburn, Washington Post
April Essays/Literature/Spirituality
Cloth 978-0-300-16921-8 $30.00
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The Ten Commandments
A Short history of an Ancient Text
Michael Coogan
The complex and surprising history of one of
the world’s most famous texts
In this lively and provocative book, Michael Coogan
guides readers into the ancient past to examine the
iconic Ten Commandments, also known as the
Decalogue. how, among all the laws reportedly given
on Mount Sinai, did the Ten Commandments become
the Ten Commandments? When did that happen?
There are several versions of the Decalogue in the Old
Testament, so how have different groups determined
which is the most authoritative? Why were different
versions created?
Coogan discusses the meanings the Ten Commandments
had for audiences in biblical times and observes that
the form of the ten proscriptions and prohibitions was
not fxed—as one would expect since they were pur-
ported to have come directly from God—nor were the
Commandments always strictly observed. In later times
as well, Jews and especially Christians ignored and
even rejected some of the prohibitions, although the
New Testament clearly acknowledges the special status
of the Ten Commandments. Today it is plain that some
of the values enshrined in the Decalogue are no lon-
ger defensible, such as the ownership of slaves and the
labeling of women as men’s property. Yet in line with
biblical precedents, the author concludes that while a
literal observance of the Ten Commandments is mis-
guided, some of their underlying ideals remain valid in
a modern context.
MIChAEL COOGAN  is director of publications for the harvard
Semitic Museum, lecturer on Old Testament/hebrew Bible at
harvard Divinity School, and editor of The New Oxford Annotated
Bible. he lives in Concord, MA.
“Devastating. . . . [Coogan] knows the
Bible inside out.”—Globe and Mail
on God and Sex: What the Bible Really
Says, also by Michael Coogan
April Religion/Religious History
Cloth 978-0-300-17871-5 $25.00
Also available as an eBook.
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Michael Coogan on the
Ten Commandments:
The Ten Commandments have become a focal point
in the culture wars that divide society. held to be
a concise summary of what God wants everyone to
do—and mostly not to do—they have been displayed
in public spaces to remind all of their supposedly
unchangeable message.
But if the Ten Commandments were given directly by
God, then why does the Bible have different versions of
these supposedly divinely given rules? Why do modern
displays abridge and alter them? Why have both Jews
and Christians throughout history sometimes ignored
and even disobeyed them? Are all of the values these
ancient and historically conditioned laws express still
valid today?
As a biblical scholar I have been both amused and
troubled by how the Ten Commandments have
been wrenched from their original context and made
into a kind of graven image, not to be examined or
challenged. In this book I trace the history of the Ten
Commandments from Moses to Cecil B. DeMille
and the United States Supreme Court. I do so without
presuppositions or dogmatic constraints, paying
close attention to what they actually say. Contrary
to many pastors and politicians who view the Ten
Commandments as a timeless code, I conclude that
some of the specifc prohibitions and some of the
values underlying them are no longer appropriate or
acceptable in a modern, pluralistic society. Others,
however, enshrine more universal ideals, that should be
honored, although not by public display.
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The Ten Commandments
A Short history of an Ancient Text
Michael Coogan
The complex and surprising history of one of
the world’s most famous texts
In this lively and provocative book, Michael Coogan
guides readers into the ancient past to examine the
iconic Ten Commandments, also known as the
Decalogue. how, among all the laws reportedly given
on Mount Sinai, did the Ten Commandments become
the Ten Commandments? When did that happen?
There are several versions of the Decalogue in the Old
Testament, so how have different groups determined
which is the most authoritative? Why were different
versions created?
Coogan discusses the meanings the Ten Commandments
had for audiences in biblical times and observes that
the form of the ten proscriptions and prohibitions was
not fxed—as one would expect since they were pur-
ported to have come directly from God—nor were the
Commandments always strictly observed. In later times
as well, Jews and especially Christians ignored and
even rejected some of the prohibitions, although the
New Testament clearly acknowledges the special status
of the Ten Commandments. Today it is plain that some
of the values enshrined in the Decalogue are no lon-
ger defensible, such as the ownership of slaves and the
labeling of women as men’s property. Yet in line with
biblical precedents, the author concludes that while a
literal observance of the Ten Commandments is mis-
guided, some of their underlying ideals remain valid in
a modern context.
MIChAEL COOGAN  is director of publications for the harvard
Semitic Museum, lecturer on Old Testament/hebrew Bible at
harvard Divinity School, and editor of The New Oxford Annotated
Bible. he lives in Concord, MA.
“Devastating. . . . [Coogan] knows the
Bible inside out.”—Globe and Mail
on God and Sex: What the Bible Really
Says, also by Michael Coogan
April Religion/Religious History
Cloth 978-0-300-17871-5 $25.00
Also available as an eBook.
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Michael Coogan on the
Ten Commandments:
The Ten Commandments have become a focal point
in the culture wars that divide society. held to be
a concise summary of what God wants everyone to
do—and mostly not to do—they have been displayed
in public spaces to remind all of their supposedly
unchangeable message.
But if the Ten Commandments were given directly by
God, then why does the Bible have different versions of
these supposedly divinely given rules? Why do modern
displays abridge and alter them? Why have both Jews
and Christians throughout history sometimes ignored
and even disobeyed them? Are all of the values these
ancient and historically conditioned laws express still
valid today?
As a biblical scholar I have been both amused and
troubled by how the Ten Commandments have
been wrenched from their original context and made
into a kind of graven image, not to be examined or
challenged. In this book I trace the history of the Ten
Commandments from Moses to Cecil B. DeMille
and the United States Supreme Court. I do so without
presuppositions or dogmatic constraints, paying
close attention to what they actually say. Contrary
to many pastors and politicians who view the Ten
Commandments as a timeless code, I conclude that
some of the specifc prohibitions and some of the
values underlying them are no longer appropriate or
acceptable in a modern, pluralistic society. Others,
however, enshrine more universal ideals, that should be
honored, although not by public display.
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Why did you decide to write this book?
Scholarship on the Bible and on the history of Jews and
Christians in antiquity have changed our understanding
of the past signifcantly. Yet I have found that my
students, both in university and adult education classes,
are largely unaware of these new developments. I
wanted to open up a vibrant and complex world to this
larger audience.
Did you encounter any surprises in your research?
Yes! I have been studying this material for most of my
adult life, but nevertheless I constantly fnd myself
revising my own understanding. After I added up these
revisions, they led me to a larger picture that I did not
expect. For example, understanding biblical law as
largely academic exercises, or Paul as a largely typical
upper-class intellectual Jew from Jerusalem, very much
changed the way that I now approach the history of
the period.
Did studying the Bible in a rigorous, historical way
change your relationship with it?
To my mind, placing scripture within its larger
historical context adds to, rather than detracts from, its
value. The Bible is a remarkable book and remains
important for me and my family.
What were the greatest challenges in your research?
Writing a history like this is a bit like putting together
a jigsaw puzzle that is missing 90 percent of its pieces
as well as the puzzle box lid showing the picture. In
other words, I wanted to write a clean, accessible
narrative, but I also had to approach the task with
great humility. I hope that the result is a book that will
start conversations.
A conversation
with Michael L.
Satlow
how the Bible Became holy
Michael L. Satlow
In this startling reinterpretation of biblical
history, a leading scholar shows how the Bible
became the sacred text it is today
In this sweeping narrative, Michael Satlow tells the fas-
cinating story of how an ancient collection of obscure
Israelite writings became the founding texts of both
Judaism and Christianity, considered holy by followers
of each faith. Drawing on cutting-edge historical and
archeological research, he traces the story of how, when,
and why Jews and Christians gradually granted author-
ity to texts that had long lay dormant in a dusty temple
archive. The Bible, Satlow maintains, was not the con-
secrated book it is now until quite late in its history.
he describes how elite scribes in the eighth and sev-
enth centuries b.c.e. began the process that led to the
creation of several of our biblical texts. It was not until
these were translated into Greek in Egypt in the sec-
ond century b.c.e., however, that some Jews began to
see them as culturally authoritative, comparable to
homer’s works in contemporary Greek society. Then,
in the frst century b.c.e. in Israel, political machina-
tions resulted in the Sadducees assigning legal power
to the writings. We see how the world Jesus was born
into was largely biblically illiterate and how he knew
very little about the texts upon which his apostles would
base his spiritual leadership.
Synthesizing an enormous body of scholarly work,
Satlow’s groundbreaking study offers provocative new
assertions about commonly accepted interpretations of
biblical history as well as a unique window into how
two of the world’s great faiths came into being.
MIChAEL L. SATLOW is currently Professor of Religious Studies
and Judaic Studies at Brown University. he has been awarded fellow-
ships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the John
Simon Guggenheim Foundation. he lives in Providence, RI.
“How the Bible Became Holy is a lucid,
learned and elegant guide to the history
and ideas that gave us our holy books and
changed the world.”—Rabbi David Wolpe,
Sinai Temple, author of Why Faith Matters
April Religion/Religious History
Cloth 978-0-300-17191-4 $35.00
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Why did you decide to write this book?
Scholarship on the Bible and on the history of Jews and
Christians in antiquity have changed our understanding
of the past signifcantly. Yet I have found that my
students, both in university and adult education classes,
are largely unaware of these new developments. I
wanted to open up a vibrant and complex world to this
larger audience.
Did you encounter any surprises in your research?
Yes! I have been studying this material for most of my
adult life, but nevertheless I constantly fnd myself
revising my own understanding. After I added up these
revisions, they led me to a larger picture that I did not
expect. For example, understanding biblical law as
largely academic exercises, or Paul as a largely typical
upper-class intellectual Jew from Jerusalem, very much
changed the way that I now approach the history of
the period.
Did studying the Bible in a rigorous, historical way
change your relationship with it?
To my mind, placing scripture within its larger
historical context adds to, rather than detracts from, its
value. The Bible is a remarkable book and remains
important for me and my family.
What were the greatest challenges in your research?
Writing a history like this is a bit like putting together
a jigsaw puzzle that is missing 90 percent of its pieces
as well as the puzzle box lid showing the picture. In
other words, I wanted to write a clean, accessible
narrative, but I also had to approach the task with
great humility. I hope that the result is a book that will
start conversations.
A conversation
with Michael L.
Satlow
how the Bible Became holy
Michael L. Satlow
In this startling reinterpretation of biblical
history, a leading scholar shows how the Bible
became the sacred text it is today
In this sweeping narrative, Michael Satlow tells the fas-
cinating story of how an ancient collection of obscure
Israelite writings became the founding texts of both
Judaism and Christianity, considered holy by followers
of each faith. Drawing on cutting-edge historical and
archeological research, he traces the story of how, when,
and why Jews and Christians gradually granted author-
ity to texts that had long lay dormant in a dusty temple
archive. The Bible, Satlow maintains, was not the con-
secrated book it is now until quite late in its history.
he describes how elite scribes in the eighth and sev-
enth centuries b.c.e. began the process that led to the
creation of several of our biblical texts. It was not until
these were translated into Greek in Egypt in the sec-
ond century b.c.e., however, that some Jews began to
see them as culturally authoritative, comparable to
homer’s works in contemporary Greek society. Then,
in the frst century b.c.e. in Israel, political machina-
tions resulted in the Sadducees assigning legal power
to the writings. We see how the world Jesus was born
into was largely biblically illiterate and how he knew
very little about the texts upon which his apostles would
base his spiritual leadership.
Synthesizing an enormous body of scholarly work,
Satlow’s groundbreaking study offers provocative new
assertions about commonly accepted interpretations of
biblical history as well as a unique window into how
two of the world’s great faiths came into being.
MIChAEL L. SATLOW is currently Professor of Religious Studies
and Judaic Studies at Brown University. he has been awarded fellow-
ships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the John
Simon Guggenheim Foundation. he lives in Providence, RI.
“How the Bible Became Holy is a lucid,
learned and elegant guide to the history
and ideas that gave us our holy books and
changed the world.”—Rabbi David Wolpe,
Sinai Temple, author of Why Faith Matters
April Religion/Religious History
Cloth 978-0-300-17191-4 $35.00
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp. 6
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Madness and Memory
The Discovery of Prions—A New Biological Principle of Disease
Stanley B. Prusiner, M.D.
A Nobel Prize–winner’s frst-person account
of a revolutionary scientifc discovery that
is now helping to unravel the mysteries of
brain diseases
In 1997, Stanley B. Prusiner received a Nobel Prize,
the world’s most prestigious award for  achievement in
physiology or medicine. That he was the sole recipient
of the award for the year was entirely appropriate, for his
struggle to identify the agent responsible for ravaging
the brains of animals suffering from scrapie and mad
cow disease, and of humans with Creutzfeldt-Jakob dis-
ease, had been waged largely alone and in some cases
in the face of strenuous disagreement.
In this book, Prusiner tells the remarkable story of his
discovery of prions—infectious proteins that replicate
and cause disease but surprisingly contain no genetic
material—and reveals how superb and meticulous
science is actually practiced using talented teams of
researchers who persevere. he recounts the frustrations
and rewards of years of research and offers fascinating
portraits of his peers as they raced to discover the causes
of fatal brain diseases. Prusiner’s hypothesis, once con-
sidered heresy, now stands as accepted science and the
basis for developing diagnoses and eventual cures. he
closes with a meditation on the legacy of his discovery:
What will it take to cure Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou
Gehrig’s and other devastating diseases of the brain?
STANLEY PRUSINER, M.D., is director of the Institute for
Neurodegenerative Diseases and professor of neurology at the
University of California, San Francisco. The recipient of an array of
scientifc honors, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or
Medicine in 1997. he lives in San Francisco.
“A wonderful account of the multiple
obstacles confronted by Stanley
Prusiner as he transformed an
unconventional hypothesis into one
of the greatest discoveries of modern
science.”—Robert J. Alpern, M.D.,
Yale University School of Medicine
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Exit Berlin
how One Family Saved Itself from Nazi Germany
Charlotte Bonelli
Translated by Natascha Bodemann
The agonizing correspondence between Jewish
family members ensnared in the Nazi grip and
their American relatives
Just a week after the Kristallnacht terror in 1938, young
Luzie hatch, a German Jew, fed Berlin to resettle in
New York. her rescuer was an American-born cousin
and industrialist, Arnold hatch. Arnold spoke no
German, so Luzie quickly became translator, inter-
mediary, and advocate for family left behind. Soon an
unending stream of desperate requests from German
relatives made their way to Arnold’s desk.
Luzie hatch had faithfully preserved her letters both to
and from far-fung relatives during the World War II era
as well as copies of letters written on their behalf. This
extraordinary collection, now housed at the American
Jewish Committee Archives, serves as the framework for
Exit Berlin. Charlotte R. Bonelli offers a vantage point
rich with historical context, from biographical informa-
tion about the correspondents to background on U.S.
immigration laws, conditions at the Vichy internment
camps, refuge in Shanghai, and many other topics, thus
transforming the letters into a riveting narrative.
Arnold’s letters reveal an unfamiliar side of holocaust
history. his are the responses of an “average” American
Jew, struggling to keep his own business afoat while
also assisting dozens of relatives trapped abroad—most
of whom he had never met and whose deathly situation
he could not fully comprehend. This book contributes
importantly to historical understanding while also
uncovering the dramatic story of one besieged family
confronting unimaginable evil.
ChARLOTTE R. BONELLI is Director of the Archives of the
American Jewish Committee, where the Luzie hatch letter collection
is preserved. She lives in New York City.
April History/Memoir
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A World Without Jews
The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide
Alon Confno
A groundbreaking reexamination of the
Holocaust and of how Germans understood
their genocidal project
Why exactly did the Nazis burn the hebrew Bible
everywhere in Germany on November 9, 1938? The
perplexing event has not been adequately accounted
for by historians in their large-scale assessments of how
and why the holocaust occurred. In this gripping new
analysis, Alon Confno draws on an array of archives
across three continents to propose a penetrating new
assessment of one of the central moral problems of
the twentieth century. To a surprising extent, Confno
demonstrates, the mass murder of Jews during the war
years was powerfully anticipated in the culture of the
prewar years.
The author shifts his focus away from the debates
over what the Germans did or did not know about the
holocaust and explores instead how Germans came to
conceive of the idea of a Germany without Jews. he
traces the stories the Nazis told themselves—where they
came from and where they were heading—and how
those stories led to the conclusion that Jews must be
eradicated in order for the new Nazi civilization to arise.
The creation of this new empire required that Jews and
Judaism be erased from Christian history, and this was
the inspiration—and justifcation—for Kristallnacht. As
Germans imagined a future world without Jews, per-
secution and extermination became imaginable, and
even justifable.
ALON CONFINO is professor in the Department of history at the
University of Virginia and at Ben Gurion University, Israel. A leading
scholar of German memory and national culture, he is the author of
three previous books. he lives in Charlottesville, VA.
“A very original and persuasive account of
the holocaust. With style, imagination,
and confdence, Confno has offered
a telling critique of the reading of the
Nazis as racial ideologues and shown
how Nazi persecution was embedded in
Christian imagery and memory.”—Mark
Roseman, Indiana University
April History/Jewish Studies
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An excerpt from A World Without Jews:
A history of the holocaust must include the history
of emotions and imagination of Germans during the
Third Reich, for the fundamental reason that the
persecution and extermination was built on fantasy.
In persecuting and exterminating the Jews, Germans
waged a war against an imaginary enemy that had no
belligerent intentions toward Germany and possessed
no army, state, or government.
The essential motivations for this war were not practical,
for Germans and Jews did not have a confict over
territory, land, resources, borders, or political power
that often characterizes cases of ethnic cleansing and
genocide in the modern world. In the mind of the
Nazis, this was a war about identity. Nothing about
Nazi anti-Semitism was driven by a desire to provide
a truthful account of reality. Yet it was nonetheless
believed by many Germans and therefore was for them
real and truthful.
A key to understanding this world of anti-Semitic
fantasies is no longer to account for what
happened—the administrative process of extermination,
the racial ideological indoctrination by the regime, and
the brutalizing war—because we now have suffciently
good accounts of these historical realities. Rather, a key
is to account for what the Nazis thought was happening,
for how they imagined their world. What was this
fantasy created by Nazis and other Germans during the
Third Reich, and the story that went along with it, that
made the persecution and extermination of the Jews
justifable, conceivable, and imaginable?
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A World Without Jews
The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide
Alon Confno
A groundbreaking reexamination of the
Holocaust and of how Germans understood
their genocidal project
Why exactly did the Nazis burn the hebrew Bible
everywhere in Germany on November 9, 1938? The
perplexing event has not been adequately accounted
for by historians in their large-scale assessments of how
and why the holocaust occurred. In this gripping new
analysis, Alon Confno draws on an array of archives
across three continents to propose a penetrating new
assessment of one of the central moral problems of
the twentieth century. To a surprising extent, Confno
demonstrates, the mass murder of Jews during the war
years was powerfully anticipated in the culture of the
prewar years.
The author shifts his focus away from the debates
over what the Germans did or did not know about the
holocaust and explores instead how Germans came to
conceive of the idea of a Germany without Jews. he
traces the stories the Nazis told themselves—where they
came from and where they were heading—and how
those stories led to the conclusion that Jews must be
eradicated in order for the new Nazi civilization to arise.
The creation of this new empire required that Jews and
Judaism be erased from Christian history, and this was
the inspiration—and justifcation—for Kristallnacht. As
Germans imagined a future world without Jews, per-
secution and extermination became imaginable, and
even justifable.
ALON CONFINO is professor in the Department of history at the
University of Virginia and at Ben Gurion University, Israel. A leading
scholar of German memory and national culture, he is the author of
three previous books. he lives in Charlottesville, VA.
“A very original and persuasive account of
the holocaust. With style, imagination,
and confdence, Confno has offered
a telling critique of the reading of the
Nazis as racial ideologues and shown
how Nazi persecution was embedded in
Christian imagery and memory.”—Mark
Roseman, Indiana University
April History/Jewish Studies
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An excerpt from A World Without Jews:
A history of the holocaust must include the history
of emotions and imagination of Germans during the
Third Reich, for the fundamental reason that the
persecution and extermination was built on fantasy.
In persecuting and exterminating the Jews, Germans
waged a war against an imaginary enemy that had no
belligerent intentions toward Germany and possessed
no army, state, or government.
The essential motivations for this war were not practical,
for Germans and Jews did not have a confict over
territory, land, resources, borders, or political power
that often characterizes cases of ethnic cleansing and
genocide in the modern world. In the mind of the
Nazis, this was a war about identity. Nothing about
Nazi anti-Semitism was driven by a desire to provide
a truthful account of reality. Yet it was nonetheless
believed by many Germans and therefore was for them
real and truthful.
A key to understanding this world of anti-Semitic
fantasies is no longer to account for what
happened—the administrative process of extermination,
the racial ideological indoctrination by the regime, and
the brutalizing war—because we now have suffciently
good accounts of these historical realities. Rather, a key
is to account for what the Nazis thought was happening,
for how they imagined their world. What was this
fantasy created by Nazis and other Germans during the
Third Reich, and the story that went along with it, that
made the persecution and extermination of the Jews
justifable, conceivable, and imaginable?
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Louisa Catherine
The Other Mrs. Adams
Margery M. heffron
Edited by David L. Michelmore
The frst biography of John Quincy Adams’
talented and spirited wife, the only frst lady
born outside the United States
Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife and political
partner of John Quincy Adams, became one of the
most widely known women in America when her hus-
band assumed offce as sixth president in 1825. Shrewd,
intellectual, and articulate, she was close to the center
of American power over many decades, and extensive
archives reveal her as an unparalleled observer of the
politics, personalities, and issues of her day. Louisa left
behind a trove of journals, essays, letters, and other
writings, yet no biographer has mined these riches until
now. Margery heffron brings Louisa out of the shadows
at last to offer the frst full and nuanced portrait of an
extraordinary frst lady.
The book begins with Louisa’s early life in London and
Nantes, France, then details her excruciatingly awkward
courtship and engagement to John Quincy, her famous
diplomatic success in tsarist Russia, her life as a mother,
years abroad as the wife of a distinguished diplomat,
and fnally the Washington, D.C., era when, as a leg-
endary hostess, she made no small contribution to her
husband’s successful bid for the White house. Louisa’s
sharp insights as a tireless recorder provide a fresh view
of early American democratic society, presidential poli-
tics and elections, and indeed every important political
and social issue of her time.
The late MARGERY hEFFRON was an independent writer and
scholar. her interest in Louisa Catherine Adams began in an encoun-
ter with an “arresting” portrait of Louisa at the Adams National
historical Park in the 1970s: “her level, appraising glance challenged
me to pay her respect.” This book is heffron’s answer to that challenge.
“Richly detailed, evocative and wonderfully
intimate, Louisa Catherine is historical
biography at its best. The portraits of
John Quincy Adams and Louisa—her
upbringing, his ‘entrapment,’ their
courtship, the marriage, and beyond—
seem to come straight out of a Jane
Austen novel. Painted on a broad canvas,
from Philadelphia to St. Petersburg,
this narrative will linger in the mind
long after reading.”—Nigel hamilton,
University of Massachusetts Boston
April Biography
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Emperor of Liberty
Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy
Francis D. Cogliano
A dramatic reevaluation of Thomas Jefferson’s
thinking on foreign policy and his record as
a statesman
This book, the frst in decades to closely examine
Thomas Jefferson’s foreign policy, offers a compelling
reinterpretation of his attitudes and accomplishments
as a statesman during America’s early nationhood.
Beginning with Jefferson’s disastrous stint as wartime
governor of Virginia during the American Revolution,
and proceeding to his later experiences as a diplomat
in France, Secretary of State, and U.S. Vice President,
historian Francis Cogliano considers how these var-
ied assignments shaped Jefferson’s thinking about
international relations. The author then addresses
Jefferson’s two terms as President—his goals, the means
he employed to achieve them, and his fnal record as
a statesman.
Cogliano documents the evolution of Jefferson’s atti-
tudes toward the use of force and the disposition of
state power. he argues that Jefferson, although idealis-
tic in the ends he sought to achieve, was pragmatic in
the means he employed. Contrary to received wisdom,
Jefferson was comfortable using deadly force when he
deemed it necessary and was consistent in his foreign
policy ends—prioritizing defense of the American
republic above all else. his failures as a statesman
were, more often than not, the result of circumstances
beyond his control, notably the weakness of the fedg-
ling American republic in a world of warring empires.
FRANCIS D. COGLIANO is professor of American history and
Dean International for North America, University of Edinburgh.
he is author of Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy and editor
of Companion to Thomas Jefferson. he lives in Edinburgh, UK.
“Incomparably the best study of Jeffersonian
statecraft, offering fresh perspectives on
Jefferson’s approach to foreign policy
and his attitudes toward presidential
power and republican government. . . .
It will be the standard study in its
feld.”—Peter Onuf, University of Virginia
April History
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25 General Interest
The Double-Crested Cormorant
Plight of a Feathered Pariah
Linda R. Wires
With Original Illustrations by Barry Kent MacKay
The tragic history of the cormorant’s relations
with humans and the implications for today’s
wildlife management policy
The double-crested cormorant, found only in North
America, is an iridescent black waterbird superbly
adapted to catch fsh. It belongs to a family of birds
vilifed since biblical times and persecuted around the
world. Thus it was perhaps to be expected that the frst
European settlers in North America quickly deemed the
double-crested cormorant a competitor for fshing stock
and undertook a relentless drive to destroy the birds.
This enormously important book explores the roots of
human-cormorant conficts, dispels myths about the
birds, and offers the frst comprehensive assessment of
the policies that have been developed to manage the
double-crested cormorant in the twenty-frst century.
Conservation biologist Linda Wires provides a unique
synthesis of the cultural, historical, scientifc, and polit-
ical elements of the cormorant’s story. She discusses the
amazing late-twentieth-century population recovery,
aided by protection policies and environment conser-
vation, but also the subsequent U.S. federal policies
under which hundreds of thousands of the birds have
been killed. In a critique of the science, management,
and ethics underlying the double-crested cormorant’s
treatment today, Wires exposes “management” as a
euphemism for persecution and shows that the current
strategies of aggressive predator control are outdated
and unsupported by science.
LINDA R. WIRES is Research Fellow, Department of Fisheries,
Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota. She
lives in Minneapolis.
“I think this [will] be an important
book and [will] make a signifcant
contribution to the several felds that it
covers.”—Ian Nisbet, author of Tern
April Nature/Ornithology
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Eruv
Eryn Green
Foreword by Carl Phillips
Winner of the 2013 Yale Series of Younger
Poets prize
Eryn Green’s Eruv is the latest winner of the old-
est annual literary award in the United States, which
originated in 1919 to showcase the works of exceptional
American poets under the age of forty. Green joins an
esteemed roster of past winners that includes Adrienne
Rich, John Ashbery, W. S. Merwin, and Robert hass,
and as Carl Phillips, competition judge and chancel-
lor of the American Academy of Poets, points out, this
collection “reminds us how essential wilderness is to
poetry—a wilderness in terms of how form and lan-
guage both reinvent and get reinvented.”
Taking its title from the hebrew word for a ritual enclo-
sure that opens from private into public spaces, Eruv
includes poems of love, sadness, and pathos while cel-
ebrating the power of ritual and untamed landscapes.
Just as a larger home can be fashioned out of commu-
nally shared alleyways and courtyards, with passages
enabling movement from one world to another, Green’s
poems provide a similar doorway into a deeper under-
standing of ourselves.
ERYN GREEN recently received his Ph.D. in creative writing from
the University of Denver and holds an MFA from the University of
Utah. his work has appeared in Jubilat,  Colorado Review, Painted
Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere. he lives in Denver, CO.
I am standing on the freeway
and cars move by like drunk panthers
I am loved again
like there was future again—
—from “Sounds (Second Walk)”

Yale Series of Younger Poets
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Becoming Freud
The Making of Psychoanalysis
Adam Phillips
From one of the world’s foremost authorities
on Sigmund Freud comes a strikingly original
biography of the father of psychoanalysis
Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud—Freud
up until the age of ffty—that incorporates all of Freud’s
many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud
invented a psychological treatment that involved the
telling and revising of life stories, but he was himself
skeptical of the writing of such stories. In this biography,
Adam Phillips, whom the New Yorker calls “Britain’s
foremost psychoanalytical writer,” emphasizes the
largely and inevitably undocumented story of Freud’s
earliest years as the oldest—and favored—son of Jewish
immigrants from Eastern Europe and suggests that the
psychoanalysis Freud invented was, among many other
things, a psychology of the immigrant—increasingly, of
course, everybody’s status in the modern world.
Psychoanalysis was also Freud’s way of coming to
terms with the fate of the Jews in Europe in the late
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. So as well as
incorporating the writings of Freud and his contempo-
raries, Becoming Freud also uses the work of historians
of the Jews in Europe in this signifcant period in their
lives, a period of unprecedented political freedom and
mounting persecution. Phillips concludes by speculat-
ing what psychoanalysis might have become if Freud
had died in 1906, before the emergence of a psychoana-
lytic movement over which he had to preside.
ADAM PhILLIPS is former Principal Child Psychotherapist at
Charing Cross hospital, London, and is now a psychoanalyst in pri-
vate practice. Since 2003 he has been the general editor of the new
Penguin Modern Classics translations of Sigmund Freud.

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Praise for Adam Phillips
“Adam Phillips is one of the richest and most rewarding essayists
of our time.”—Los Angeles Times
“Phillips has made psychoanalytic thought livelier and more
poetic than ever.” —New York Times
“The curious thing about reading Phillips is that he makes
you feel smart and above the daily grind at the same time as
he reassures you that you are not alone in your primal anxiet-
ies about whether you are lovable or nuts or, perhaps, merely
boring.”—New York Times Magazine
“Adam Phillips writes with far-sighted equanimity. . . . he’s a
little like an Oliver Sacks of psychoanalysis, both affable and
unalarmed.”—Boston Sunday Globe
“[Phillips is] one of the fnest prose stylists at work in the lan-
guage, an Emerson of our time.”—John Banville
“Phillips’s authority as a writer comes in no small part from his
own experience as a highly regarded therapist.”—Boston Globe
“[Phillips is] adept at making the complex
comprehensible.”—Independent
“In Phillips’ hands, nothing is as ordinary as it appears to be.
Each essay is a kind of mystery tour; you never know where you
are going to end up.”—Times Literary Supplement
“[Phillips has] punched lovely skylights into the gloomy
Freudian edifce and in general done much to rehabilitate
the psychoanalytic enterprise by honoring the idiosyncrasy of
human experience and by wielding method lightly, playfully,
humanely.”—Esquire
28 General Interest
Becoming Freud
The Making of Psychoanalysis
Adam Phillips
From one of the world’s foremost authorities
on Sigmund Freud comes a strikingly original
biography of the father of psychoanalysis
Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud—Freud
up until the age of ffty—that incorporates all of Freud’s
many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud
invented a psychological treatment that involved the
telling and revising of life stories, but he was himself
skeptical of the writing of such stories. In this biography,
Adam Phillips, whom the New Yorker calls “Britain’s
foremost psychoanalytical writer,” emphasizes the
largely and inevitably undocumented story of Freud’s
earliest years as the oldest—and favored—son of Jewish
immigrants from Eastern Europe and suggests that the
psychoanalysis Freud invented was, among many other
things, a psychology of the immigrant—increasingly, of
course, everybody’s status in the modern world.
Psychoanalysis was also Freud’s way of coming to
terms with the fate of the Jews in Europe in the late
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. So as well as
incorporating the writings of Freud and his contempo-
raries, Becoming Freud also uses the work of historians
of the Jews in Europe in this signifcant period in their
lives, a period of unprecedented political freedom and
mounting persecution. Phillips concludes by speculat-
ing what psychoanalysis might have become if Freud
had died in 1906, before the emergence of a psychoana-
lytic movement over which he had to preside.
ADAM PhILLIPS is former Principal Child Psychotherapist at
Charing Cross hospital, London, and is now a psychoanalyst in pri-
vate practice. Since 2003 he has been the general editor of the new
Penguin Modern Classics translations of Sigmund Freud.

Jewish Lives
May Biography/Jewish Studies
Cloth 978-0-300-15866-3 $25.00
Also available as an eBook.
224 pp. 5
3
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Praise for Adam Phillips
“Adam Phillips is one of the richest and most rewarding essayists
of our time.”—Los Angeles Times
“Phillips has made psychoanalytic thought livelier and more
poetic than ever.” —New York Times
“The curious thing about reading Phillips is that he makes
you feel smart and above the daily grind at the same time as
he reassures you that you are not alone in your primal anxiet-
ies about whether you are lovable or nuts or, perhaps, merely
boring.”—New York Times Magazine
“Adam Phillips writes with far-sighted equanimity. . . . he’s a
little like an Oliver Sacks of psychoanalysis, both affable and
unalarmed.”—Boston Sunday Globe
“[Phillips is] one of the fnest prose stylists at work in the lan-
guage, an Emerson of our time.”—John Banville
“Phillips’s authority as a writer comes in no small part from his
own experience as a highly regarded therapist.”—Boston Globe
“[Phillips is] adept at making the complex
comprehensible.”—Independent
“In Phillips’ hands, nothing is as ordinary as it appears to be.
Each essay is a kind of mystery tour; you never know where you
are going to end up.”—Times Literary Supplement
“[Phillips has] punched lovely skylights into the gloomy
Freudian edifce and in general done much to rehabilitate
the psychoanalytic enterprise by honoring the idiosyncrasy of
human experience and by wielding method lightly, playfully,
humanely.”—Esquire
29 General Interest
Jabotinsky
hillel halkin
An insightful new biography of the most
controversial and perhaps most dedicated of all
Zionist political fgures
Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880–1940) was a man of huge
paradoxes and contradictions and is one of the most
misunderstood Zionist political leaders—a frst-rate
novelist, a celebrated Russian journalist, and founder
of the branch of Zionism now headed by Benjamin
Netanyahu. This biography, the frst in English in
more than two decades, undertakes to answer central
questions about Jabotinsky as a man, a political thinker,
and a leader. hillel halkin sets aside the stereotypes
Jabotinsky has been reduced to, and reveals the public
fgure and private man who inspired both deep devo-
tion and furious protest.
halkin explores Jabotinsky’s great writing talent, rela-
tionship with his hometown, Odessa, and the personal
sacrifces he made as leader in the 1920s and 1930s of
the Revisionist Party, the main right-wing force of the
Zionist movement. halkin also addresses Jabotinsky’s
position, unique among the great fgures of Zionist
history, as both a territorial maximalist and a passion-
ate believer in democracy. The author inquires why
Jabotinsky was often accused of fascist tendencies even
though he abhorred authoritarian and totalitarian poli-
tics, and how he could argue fervently in favor of free
enterprise while also supporting an extensive welfare
state. Few fgures in twentieth-century Jewish life were
quite so admired and loathed, and halkin’s splendid,
subtle book explores him with empathy and lucidity.
hILLEL hALKIN is a writer, critic, and translator. he is the author
of Across the Sabbath River and Yehuda Halevi, both of which won
the National Jewish Book Award. his most recent book is Melisande!
What Are Dreams? he lives in Israel.

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Brazil
The Troubled Rise of a Global Power
Michael Reid
A knowledgeable appreciation of a complex,
vital South American giant, destined to be one
of the world’s premier economic powers
Experts believe that Brazil, the world’s ffth largest
country and its seventh largest economy, will be one
of the most important global powers by the year 2030.
Yet far more attention has been paid to the other rising
behemoths Russia, India, and China. Often ignored
and underappreciated, Brazil, according to renowned,
award-winning journalist Michael Reid, has fnally
begun to live up to its potential, but faces important
challenges before it becomes a nation of substantial
global signifcance.
After decades of military rule, the fourth most popu-
lous democracy enjoyed effective reformist leadership
that tamed infation, opened the country up to trade,
and addressed poverty and other social issues, enabling
Brazil to become more of an essential participant in
global affairs. But as it prepares to host the 2014  soc-
cer World Cup and 2016 Olympics, Brazil has been
rocked by mass protest. This insightful volume consid-
ers the nation’s still abundant problems—an ineffcient
state, widespread corruption, dysfunctional politics,
and violent crime in its cities—alongside its achieve-
ments to provide a fully rounded portrait of a vibrant
country about to take a commanding position on the
world stage.
MIChAEL REID is The Economist’s Latin American columnist and
the author of Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America’s
Soul. he lived in Brazil from 1996 to 1999 and has been a frequent
visitor since.
“A brilliantly researched and annotated
work of scholarship.”—Carolyn
Curiel, New York Times Book
Review, on Forgotten Continent
Also by Michael Reid:
Forgotten Continent
The Battle for Latin America’s Soul
Paper 978-0-300-15120-6 $24.00
May Current Events/Economics/Globalization
Cloth 978-0-300-16560-9 $32.50
Also available as an eBook.
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Beyond the University
Why Liberal Education Matters
Michael S. Roth
An eloquent defense of liberal education, seen
against the backdrop of its contested history
in America
Contentious debates over the benefts—or draw-
backs—of a liberal education are as old as America itself.
From Benjamin Franklin to the Internet pundits, critics
of higher education have attacked its irrelevance and
elitism—often calling for more vocational instruction.
Thomas Jefferson, by contrast, believed that nurtur-
ing a student’s capacity for lifelong learning was useful
for science and commerce while also being essential
for democracy. In this provocative contribution to
the disputes, university president Michael S. Roth
focuses on important moments and seminal thinkers
in America’s long-running argument over vocational vs.
liberal education.
Conficting streams of thought fow through American
intellectual history: W. E. B. Du Bois’s humanistic
principles of pedagogy for newly emancipated slaves
developed in opposition to Booker T. Washington’s
educational utilitarianism, for example. Jane Addams’s
emphasis on the cultivation of empathy and John
Dewey’s calls for education as civic engagement were
rejected as impractical by those who aimed to train stu-
dents for particular economic tasks. Roth explores these
arguments (and more), considers the state of higher
education today, and concludes with a stirring plea for
the kind of education that has, since the founding of
the nation, cultivated individual freedom, promulgated
civic virtue, and instilled hope for the future.
MIChAEL S. ROTh is president of Wesleyan University and the
author of fve books of intellectual history, most recently  Memory,
Trauma and History. A professor in history and the humanities, he
teaches at Wesleyan and reaches many thousands more through his
open online Coursera course, The Modern and the Post-Modern.
“A seamless integration of some very
old-fashioned and very progressive values.
Graceful, light, and serious, colloquial
yet simultaneously high-minded. Roth
strikes exactly the right tone.”—Anthony T.
Kronman, author of Education’s End:
Why Our Colleges and Universities Have
Given Up on the Meaning of Life
May Education/Current Events
Cloth 978-0-300-17551-6 $25.00
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The Literary Churchill
Writer, Reader, Actor
Jonathan Rose
A transformative portrait of Churchill, whose
love of history, theater, and reading was
inextricably linked to his life as a statesman
This strikingly original book introduces a Winston
Churchill we have not known before. Award-winning
author Jonathan Rose explores in tandem Churchill’s
careers as statesman and author, revealing the pro-
found infuence of literature and theater on Churchill’s
personal, carefully composed grand story and on the
decisions he made throughout his political life.
Rose provides in this expansive literary biography an
analysis of Churchill’s writings and their reception (he
won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and was
a best-selling author), and a chronicle of his dealings
with publishers, editors, literary agents, and censors.
The book also identifes an array of authors who shaped
Churchill’s own writings and politics: George Bernard
Shaw, h. G. Wells, Margaret Mitchell, George Orwell,
Oscar Wilde, and many more. Rose investigates the
effect of Churchill’s passion for theater on his approach
to reportage, memoirs, and historical works. Perhaps
most remarkably, Rose reveals the unmistakable infu-
ence of Churchill’s reading on every important episode
of his public life, including his championship of social
reform, plans for the Gallipoli invasion, command dur-
ing the Blitz, crusade for Zionism, and efforts to prevent
a nuclear arms race. In a fascinating conclusion, Rose
traces the signifcance of Churchill’s writings to later
generations of politicians, among them President John
F. Kennedy as he struggled to extricate the U.S. from
the Cuban Missile Crisis.
JONAThAN ROSE is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of history,
Drew University. he was founding president of the Society for the
history of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing and is co-editor of the
journal Book History. he lives in Morristown, NJ.
“A superb book. . . . I found the
experience of immersion in it to be
lastingly moving—like reading the
poetry of John Clare, say, or Thomas
Gray.”—Christopher hitchens, Times
(London) on The Intellectual Life
of the British Working Classes
Also by Jonathan Rose:
The Intellectual Life of the British Working
Classes
Second Edition
Paper 978-0-300-15365-1 $38.00 sc
May Biography/Books about Books/History
Cloth 978-0-300-20407-0 $35.00
Also available as an eBook.
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Voyaging in Strange Seas
The Great Revolution in Science
David Knight
An ambitious, landmark history of the Scientifc
Revolution, from the age of Columbus to the
age of Cook
In 1492 Columbus set out across the Atlantic; in 1776
American colonists declared their independence.
Between these two events old authorities col-
lapsed—Luther’s Reformation divided churches, and
various discoveries revealed the ignorance of the ancient
Greeks and Romans. A new, empirical worldview had
arrived, focusing now on observation, experiment, and
mathematical reasoning.
This engaging book takes us along on the great voyage
of discovery that ushered in the modern age. David
Knight, a distinguished historian of science, locates the
Scientifc Revolution in the great era of global oceanic
voyages, which became both a spur to and a metaphor
for scientifc discovery. he introduces the well-known
heroes of the story (Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus) as well
as lesser-recognized offcers of scientifc societies, print-
ers and booksellers who turned scientifc discovery into
public knowledge, and editors who invented the scien-
tifc journal. Knight looks at a striking array of topics,
from better maps to more accurate clocks, from a boom
in printing to medical advancements. he portrays sci-
ence and religion as engaged with each other rather
than in constant confict; in fact, science was often
perceived as a way to uncover and celebrate God’s mys-
teries and laws. Populated with interesting characters,
enriched with fascinating anecdotes, and built upon an
acute understanding of the era, this book tells a story as
thrilling as any in human history.
DAVID KNIGhT is Emeritus Professor of history & Philosophy of
Science, Durham University, and former editor of the British Journal
for the History of Science. he lives in Durham, UK.
May History/Science
Cloth 978-0-300-17379-6 $35.00
Also available as an eBook.
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A Field Guide to California Lichens
Stephen Sharnoff
With a Foreword by Peter h. Raven
The defnitive guide to California’s diverse array
of lichen fora, with color photographs and
descriptions of over 500 species
Lichens are among the most colorful and abundant
organisms in the world. They provide food and nesting
material for a wide variety of wildlife, contribute nutri-
ents to the soil, and are indicators of both undisturbed
ecosystems and clean air. They lend color and pattern
to trees, shrubs, and rocks, yet most people know little
about them. This richly illustrated, authoritative guide
to the lichens of California draws new attention to these
striking and ecologically important organisms, which
are symbionts—representing a  relationship between a
fungus and alga—and highlights their beauty, diversity,
and value as a natural resource.
Lichens are especially abundant and varied in
California, where climates range from temperate
rainforests to arid deserts. A Field Guide to California
Lichens features stunning new photographs of some
500 lichen species by award-winning nature photog-
rapher Stephen Sharnoff. Up-to-date descriptions
accompany each illustration. Among the special contri-
butions of the guide are its coverage of most common
macrolichens in California and its inclusion of many
of the crust-forming species. For land management
professionals and scientists involved with ecosystem
studies, for birders, hikers, and all others curious about
the natural world around them, this book will be a wel-
come feld companion.
STEPhEN ShARNOFF is research associate at the Missouri
Botanical Garden and the University and Jepson herbaria, University
of California, Berkeley. A renowned nature photographer best known
for his contributions to the defnitive reference Lichens of North
America, he is currently at work on a guidebook to the wildfowers of
the Sierra Nevada. he lives in Berkeley, CA.
“Finally. . . a guidebook covering
the fantastic California lichens with
beautiful, full-color photographs!
Steve Sharnoff’s book will fnd a place
in the backpacks of all lichen-lovers
on the West Coast.”—Irwin Brodo,
coauthor of Lichens of North America
Also by Stephen Sharnoff (with Irwin M.
Brodo):
Lichens of North America
Cloth 978-0-300-08249-4 $135.00 tx
May Nature
PB-Flexibound 978-0-300-19500-2 $32.50
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The Uncanny Era
Conversations between Vaclav havel and Adam Michnik
Edited, translated, and with an introduction by Elzbieta Matynia
The frst publication in book form of the
historic postrevolution conversations between
activist playwright and Czech president Vaclav
Havel and Polish journalist Adam Michnik
Czech playwright and dissident Vaclav havel frst
encountered Polish historian and dissident Adam
Michnik in 1978 at a clandestine meeting on a mountain-
top along the Polish-Czechoslovak border. This initial
meeting of two extraordinary thinkers who “plotted”
democracy, and designed an effective peaceful strategy
for dismantling authoritarian regimes in Central and
Eastern Europe, resulted in a lifelong friendship and an
extraordinary set of bold conversations conducted over
the next two postrevolutionary decades.
havel, president of Czechoslovakia and later the Czech
Republic, and Michnik, editor-in-chief of the largest
daily newspaper in the region, provide rare insights into
the post-1989 challenges to building new democratic
institutions and new habits in the context of an increas-
ingly unsettling political culture. With both dismay and
humor, their fascinating exchanges wrestle with the
essential question of postrevolutionary life: how does
one preserve the revolution’s ideals in the real world?
At once historically immediate and politically univer-
sal, the havel-Michnik conversations have never before
been collected in a single volume in any language.
ADAM MIChNIK is editor-in-chief of the Warsaw daily newspaper
Gazeta Wyborcza. Writer and dramatist VACLAV hAVEL (1936–
2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the frst president
of the Czech Republic. ELZBIETA MATYNIA is professor of sociol-
ogy at the New School for Social Research in New York City and at the
University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw, Poland.
May History/Politics
Cloth 978-0-300-20403-2 $25.00
Also available as an eBook.
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The Trouble with history
Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution
Adam Michnik
Edited by Irena Grudzinska Gross; Translated by Elzbieta Matynia, Agnieszka Marczyk, and
Roman Czarny; Foreword by James Davison hunter and John M. Owen IV
A brilliant meditation on politics, morality, and
history from one of the most courageous and
controversial authors of our age
Renowned Eastern European author Adam Michnik
was jailed for more than six years by the communist
regime in Poland for his dissident activities. he was an
outspoken voice for democracy in the world divided by
the Iron Curtain and has remained so to the present
day. In this thoughtful and provocative work, the man
the Financial Times named “one of the 20 most infu-
ential journalists in the world” strips fundamentalism
of its religious component and examines it purely as a
secular political phenomenon.
Comparing modern-day Poland with postrevolution-
ary France, Michnik offers a stinging critique of the
ideological “virus of fundamentalism” often shared by
emerging democracies: the belief that, by using tech-
niques of intimidating public opinion, a state governed
by “sinless individuals” armed with a doctrine of the
only correct means of organizing human relations
can build a world without sin. Michnik employs deep
historical analysis and keen political observation in
his insightful fve-point philosophical meditation on
morality in public life, ingeniously expounding on his-
tory, religion, moral thought, and the present political
climate in his native country and throughout Europe.
ADAM MIChNIK is editor-in-chief of the Warsaw daily newspa-
per Gazeta Wyborcza. he is a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy
human Rights Award, the Imre Nagy Award, and the Goethe Prize,
among many other honors. his previous books include Letters from
Prison, Letters from Freedom, and In Search of Lost Meaning: The
New Eastern Europe. IRENA GRUDZINSKA GROSS teaches East
European literature at Princeton University. her most recent books
are Golden Harvest with Jan T. Gross and Czeslaw Milosz and Joseph
Brodsky: Fellowship of Poets.

Politics and Culture
May History/Politics
Cloth 978-0-300-18597-3 $25.00
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The O’Neill
The Transformation of Modern American Theater
Jeffrey Sweet
Forewords by Michael Douglas and Meryl Streep
A lavishly illustrated celebration of the ffty-
year history of the most infuential theatrical
organization in America, the O’Neill
Theater Center
“At the O’Neill, we were all engaged with full-hearted
passion in sometimes the silliest of exercises, and all in
service of fnding that wiggly, elusive creature, a new
play.”—Meryl Streep
“I would not be who or where I am today without the
O’Neill.”—Michael Douglas
As the old ways of the commercial theater were dying
and American playwriting was in crisis, the Eugene
O’Neill Theater Center arose as a midwife to new
plays and musicals, introducing some of the most
exciting talents of our time (including August Wilson,
Wendy Wasserstein, and Christopher Durang) and
developing works that went on to win Pulitzer Prizes
and Tony Awards. Along the way, it collaborated with
then-unknown performers (like Meryl Streep, Michael
Douglas, Courtney Vance, and Angela Bassett)
and inspired Robert Redford in his creation of the
Sundance Institute. This is the story of a theatrical labo-
ratory, a place that transformed American theater, flm,
and television.
JEFFREY SWEET is an award-winning playwright and theater histo-
rian whose previous books include Something Wonderful Right Away,
a history of the famed Second City improvisational theater. he serves
on the Council of the Dramatists Guild and is one of the most active
participants in the Chicago theater renaissance.
May Theater/Theater History
Cloth 978-0-300-19557-6 $60.00 sc
Also available as an eBook.
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38 General Interest
The Great War for Peace
William Mulligan
A new look at the legacy of WWI, a war
fought for peace yet followed by a century of
devastating violence
“The war to end all wars” rings out a bitter mockery
of the First World War, often viewed as the seminal
catastrophe of the twentieth century, the crucible from
which Soviet, Fascist, and Nazi dictatorships emerged.
Today’s conventional wisdom is that the Great War
attuned the world to large-scale slaughter, that post-war
efforts directed by the Treaty at Versailles were botched,
that unbridled new nationalisms made the Second
World War inevitable.
This provocative book refutes such interpretations,
arguing instead that the frst two decades of the
twentieth century—and the First World War in particu-
lar—played an essential part in the construction of a
peaceful new order on a global scale. historian William
Mulligan takes an entirely fresh look at the aspirations
of statesmen, soldiers, intellectuals, and civilians who
participated in the war and at the new ideas about peace
that were forged. While the hope for ultimate peace
may have legitimized and even intensifed the vio-
lence of the war, it also broadened conventional ideas
about international politics and led to the emergence
of such institutions as the League of Nations and the
International Labour Organization. The experience of
the First World War reinforced humanitarian concerns
in political life and focused attention on building a
better and more peaceful world order, Mulligan shows.
Such issues resonate still in the political and diplomatic
debates of today.
WILLIAM MULLIGAN is lecturer in modern history, University
College Dublin. he lives in Dublin, Ireland.
May History
Cloth 978-0-300-17377-2 $35.00
Also available as an eBook.
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Do the conditions that caused the fnancial crisis persist?
Could this happen again?
Unfortunately, yes. In 2009 Federal Reserve chairman
Ben Bernanke defended the multi-trillion-dollar
bailouts, explaining that “it wasn’t to help the big frms
that we intervened. . . . When the elephant falls down,
all the grass gets crushed as well.” Today, the elephants
are larger than ever, and the grass is still crushed. The
top banks are bigger, and they still borrow excessively
in the short-term and overnight markets, leaving
them vulnerable to runs. But let’s be clear. For most
Americans, it’s not a question of when the next crisis
will hit, but when this one will end.
Why another book about the fnancial crisis? What’s
new here?
I wrote Other People’s Houses because I wanted to
tell the story of the crisis from the perspective of
homeowners. Many books about the crisis speak
in broad concepts, or they dramatize the crisis
exclusively from the vantage point of bank executives
and high-level government offcials. homeowners
who are included can appear randomly selected, like
stock characters. Other People’s Houses takes a fresh
approach. The central narrative thread is the Nobelman
v. American Savings Bank decision, a Supreme Court
case that still prevents families from saving their homes
through bankruptcy. My book uncovers the back stories
of the associated homeowners, bankers, and regulators
and traces them forward from the savings and loan
debacle, through the toxic-mortgage-backed fnancial
crisis, to the JPMorgan Chase $6 billion London
Whale trading losses.
I
l
a
n
a

P
a
n
i
c
h
-
L
i
n
s
m
a
n
A conversation
with Jennifer Taub
Other People’s houses
how Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic
Bankers Made home Mortgages a Thrilling Business
Jennifer Taub
The clearest explanation yet of how the
fnancial crisis of 2008 developed and why it
could happen again
In the wake of the fnancial meltdown in 2008, many
claimed that it had been inevitable, that no one saw it
coming, and that subprime borrowers were to blame.
This accessible, thoroughly researched book is Jennifer
Taub’s response to such unfounded claims. Drawing
on wide-ranging experience as a corporate lawyer,
investment frm counsel, and scholar of business law
and fnancial market regulation, Taub chronicles how
government offcials helped bankers infate the toxic-
mortgage-backed housing bubble, then after the bubble
burst ignored the plight of millions of homeowners sud-
denly facing foreclosure.
Focusing new light on the similarities between the
savings and loan debacle of the 1980s and the fnan-
cial crisis in 2008, Taub reveals that in both cases the
same reckless banks, operating under different names,
received government bailouts, while the same lax regu-
lators overlooked fraud and abuse. Furthermore, in
2013 the situation is essentially unchanged. The author
asserts that the 2008 crisis was not just similar to the
S&L scandal, it was a severe relapse of the same under-
lying disease. And despite modest regulatory reforms,
the disease remains uncured: top banks remain too big
to manage, too big to regulate, and too big to fail.
JENNIFER TAUB is an associate professor at Vermont Law School,
where she teaches courses on contracts, corporations, securities regu-
lation, and white-collar crime. Formerly she was an associate general
counsel at Fidelity Investments. She frequently speaks and writes
about the fnancial crisis of 2008. She lives in Northampton, MA.
“By unearthing the personal stories of
homeowners, bankers, and regulators,
Jennifer Taub shows that our recent
fnancial crisis was no accident—it resulted
from decades of government policies
that bailed out banks and their wealthy
executives while turning a blind eye to
ordinary people.”—James Kwak, co-author
of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover
and the Next Financial Meltdown and
co-founder, The Baseline Scenario
May Business/Economics/Law
Cloth 978-0-300-16898-3 $30.00
Also available as an eBook.
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Do the conditions that caused the fnancial crisis persist?
Could this happen again?
Unfortunately, yes. In 2009 Federal Reserve chairman
Ben Bernanke defended the multi-trillion-dollar
bailouts, explaining that “it wasn’t to help the big frms
that we intervened. . . . When the elephant falls down,
all the grass gets crushed as well.” Today, the elephants
are larger than ever, and the grass is still crushed. The
top banks are bigger, and they still borrow excessively
in the short-term and overnight markets, leaving
them vulnerable to runs. But let’s be clear. For most
Americans, it’s not a question of when the next crisis
will hit, but when this one will end.
Why another book about the fnancial crisis? What’s
new here?
I wrote Other People’s Houses because I wanted to
tell the story of the crisis from the perspective of
homeowners. Many books about the crisis speak
in broad concepts, or they dramatize the crisis
exclusively from the vantage point of bank executives
and high-level government offcials. homeowners
who are included can appear randomly selected, like
stock characters. Other People’s Houses takes a fresh
approach. The central narrative thread is the Nobelman
v. American Savings Bank decision, a Supreme Court
case that still prevents families from saving their homes
through bankruptcy. My book uncovers the back stories
of the associated homeowners, bankers, and regulators
and traces them forward from the savings and loan
debacle, through the toxic-mortgage-backed fnancial
crisis, to the JPMorgan Chase $6 billion London
Whale trading losses.
I
l
a
n
a

P
a
n
i
c
h
-
L
i
n
s
m
a
n
A conversation
with Jennifer Taub
Other People’s houses
how Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic
Bankers Made home Mortgages a Thrilling Business
Jennifer Taub
The clearest explanation yet of how the
fnancial crisis of 2008 developed and why it
could happen again
In the wake of the fnancial meltdown in 2008, many
claimed that it had been inevitable, that no one saw it
coming, and that subprime borrowers were to blame.
This accessible, thoroughly researched book is Jennifer
Taub’s response to such unfounded claims. Drawing
on wide-ranging experience as a corporate lawyer,
investment frm counsel, and scholar of business law
and fnancial market regulation, Taub chronicles how
government offcials helped bankers infate the toxic-
mortgage-backed housing bubble, then after the bubble
burst ignored the plight of millions of homeowners sud-
denly facing foreclosure.
Focusing new light on the similarities between the
savings and loan debacle of the 1980s and the fnan-
cial crisis in 2008, Taub reveals that in both cases the
same reckless banks, operating under different names,
received government bailouts, while the same lax regu-
lators overlooked fraud and abuse. Furthermore, in
2013 the situation is essentially unchanged. The author
asserts that the 2008 crisis was not just similar to the
S&L scandal, it was a severe relapse of the same under-
lying disease. And despite modest regulatory reforms,
the disease remains uncured: top banks remain too big
to manage, too big to regulate, and too big to fail.
JENNIFER TAUB is an associate professor at Vermont Law School,
where she teaches courses on contracts, corporations, securities regu-
lation, and white-collar crime. Formerly she was an associate general
counsel at Fidelity Investments. She frequently speaks and writes
about the fnancial crisis of 2008. She lives in Northampton, MA.
“By unearthing the personal stories of
homeowners, bankers, and regulators,
Jennifer Taub shows that our recent
fnancial crisis was no accident—it resulted
from decades of government policies
that bailed out banks and their wealthy
executives while turning a blind eye to
ordinary people.”—James Kwak, co-author
of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover
and the Next Financial Meltdown and
co-founder, The Baseline Scenario
May Business/Economics/Law
Cloth 978-0-300-16898-3 $30.00
Also available as an eBook.
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hans Christian Andersen
European Witness
Paul Binding
A new account of the brilliant and prolifc
Danish writer whose works captivated readers
across Europe
Rarely does an American or European child grow up
without an introduction to hans Christian Andersen’s
“The Ugly Duckling,” “The Princess and the Pea,” or
“Thumbelina.” Andersen began publishing his fairy
tales in 1835, and they brought him almost immediate
acclaim among Danish and German readers, followed
quickly by the French, Swedes, Swiss, Norwegians,
British, and Americans. Ultimately he wrote more than
150 tales. And yet, Paul Binding contends in this inci-
sive book, Andersen cannot be confned to the category
of writings for children. his work stands at the very
heart of mainstream European literature.
The author considers the entire scope of Andersen’s
prose, from his juvenilia to his very last story. he shows
that Andersen’s numerous novels, travelogues, autobi-
ographies, and even his fairy tales (notably addressed
not to children but to adults) earned a vast audience
because they distilled the satisfactions, tensions, hopes,
and fears of Europeans as their continent emerged
from the Napoleonic Wars. The book sheds new light
on Andersen as an intellectual, his rise to international
stardom, and his connections with other eminent
European writers. It also pays tribute to Andersen’s
enlightened values—values that ensure the continuing
appeal of his works.
PAUL BINDING is a leading British literary critic and novelist and
a renowned expert in Scandinavian literature. Among his books are
studies of Ibsen, Lorca, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Eudora Welty.
he lives in Shropshire, UK.
June Biography
Cloth 978-0-300-16923-2 $40.00
Also available as an eBook.
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Wildcat Currency
how the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy
Edward Castronova
An intriguing look at the exploding phenomenon
of unregulated private currencies and how they
will change our economy forever
Private currencies have always existed, from notes
printed by individual banks to the S&h Green Stamps
that consumers once redeemed for household items.
Today’s economy has seen an explosion of new forms of
monetary exchange not created by the federal govern-
ment. Credit card companies offer points that can be
traded in for a variety of goods and services, from air-
line miles to online store credit. Online game creators
have devised new mediums of electronic exchange that
turn virtual money into real money. Meanwhile, real
money is increasingly going digital, where it competes
with private currencies like Bitcoin. The virtual and
the real economic worlds are intermingling more than
ever before, raising the possibility that this new money
might eventually replace the government-run system of
dollars, euros, and yen.
Edward Castronova is the leading researcher in this
feld, a founder of scholarly online game studies and
an expert on the economies of virtual worlds. In this
dynamic and essential work, he explores the current
phenomenon of virtual currencies and what it will
mean legally, politically, and economically in the
future. In doing so, he provides a fascinating, often sur-
prising discourse on the meaning of money itself—what
it is, what we think it is, and how we relate to it on an
emotional level.
EDWARD CASTRONOVA is professor of telecommunications and
cognitive science at Indiana University. his previous publications
include Synthetic Worlds and Exodus to the Virtual World. he lives
in Bloomington, IN.
“This is one of the most accessible books
on economics that I have read. . . .
Wildcat Currency is a brilliant, fresh,
and accessible look not just at one of
the fastest-growing online trends, but
at one of humanity’s most enduring
institutions: what we mean when we say
‘money.’”—Joshua Fairfeld, Professor of
Law, Washington and Lee School of Law
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hard Times
The Devastating Toll of the Economic Slump
Tom Clark with Anthony heath
An analysis of the enduring social costs of the
post-2008 economic crisis
2008 was a watershed year for global fnance. The bank-
ing system was eventually pulled back from the brink,
but the world was saddled with the worst slump since
the 1930s Depression, and millions were left unem-
ployed. While numerous books have addressed the
fnancial crisis, very little has been written about its
social consequences.
Journalist Tom Clark draws on the research of a trans-
atlantic team led by Professors Anthony heath and
Robert D. Putnam to determine the great recession’s
toll on individuals, families, and community bonds
in the United States and the United Kingdom. The
ubiquitous metaphor of the crisis has been an all-
encompassing “fnancial storm,” but Clark argues that
the data tracks the narrow path of a tornado—destroy-
ing some neighborhoods while leaving others largely
untouched. In our vastly unequal societies, dispropor-
tionate suffering is being meted out to the poor—and
the book’s new analysis suggests that the scars left by
unemployment and poverty will linger long after the
economy recovers.
Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have shown
more interest in exploiting the divisions of opinion
ushered in by the slump than in grappling with these
problems. But this hard-hitting analysis provides a
wake-up call that all should heed.
TOM CLARK writes daily editorials on politics, economics, and
social affairs for The Guardian in London. ANThONY hEATh is
professor of sociology, University of Manchester, and emeritus profes-
sor at the University of Oxford. In 2013, he was honored with a CBE
in the Queen’s Birthday honours List.
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44 General Interest
Making Make-Believe Real
Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time
Garry Wills
A penetrating study of the images, symbols,
pageants, and creative performances ambitious
Elizabethans used to secure political power
Shakespeare’s plays abound with kings and leaders
who crave a public stage and seize every opportunity
to make their lives a performance: Antony, Cleopatra,
Richard  III, Othello, and many others. Such self-
dramatizing characters appear in the work of other
playwrights of the era as well, Marlowe’s Edward  II
and Tamburlaine among them. But Elizabethan play-
wrights were not alone in realizing that a sense of
theater was essential to the exercise of power. Real rul-
ers knew it, too, and none better than Queen Elizabeth.
In this fascinating study of political stagecraft in the
Elizabethan era, Garry Wills explores a period of vast
cultural and political change during which the power
of make-believe to make power real was not just a the-
ory but an essential truth.
Wills examines English culture as Catholic Christianity’s
rituals were being overturned and a Protestant queen
took the throne. New iconographies of power were
necessary for the new Renaissance liturgy to displace
the medieval church-state. The author illuminates
the extensive imaginative constructions that went into
Elizabeth’s reign and the explosion of great Tudor and
Stuart drama that provided the imaginative power to
support her long and successful rule.
GARRY WILLS, Emeritus Professor of history at Northwestern
University, is an author, journalist, and historian. Among his nearly
forty books are the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lincoln at Gettysburg:
The Words That Remade America, and Inventing America: Jefferson’s
Declaration of Independence, a National Book Critics Circle Award
winner. he lives in Chicago, IL.
“As entertainingly readable as it is broadly
informative.”—John Simon, New York
Times Book Review on Rome and Rhetoric
Also by Garry Wills:
Rome and Rhetoric
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
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The Taliban Revival
Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier
hassan Abbas
The true story of the Taliban’s remarkable
resurgence in Pakistan and war-torn
Afghanistan more than a decade after the U.S.
military’s post-9/11 incursion
In autumn 2001, U.S. and NATO troops were deployed
to Afghanistan to unseat the Taliban rulers, repressive
Islamic fundamentalists who had lent active support
to Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda jihadists. The NATO
forces defeated and dismantled the Taliban govern-
ment, scattering its remnants across the country. But
despite a more than decade-long attempt to eradicate
them, the Taliban endured—regrouping and reestab-
lishing themselves as a signifcant insurgent movement.
Gradually they have regained control of large portions
of Afghanistan even as U.S. troops are preparing to
depart from the region.
In his authoritative and highly readable account,
author hassan Abbas examines how the Taliban not
only survived but adapted to their situation in order to
regain power and political advantage. Abbas traces the
roots of religious extremism in the area and analyzes
the Taliban’s support base within Pakistan’s Federally
Administered Tribal Areas. In addition, he explores the
roles that Western policies and military decision mak-
ing—not to mention corruption and incompetence in
Kabul—have played in enabling the Taliban’s return
to power.
hASSAN ABBAS is Professor and Director of South and Central Asia
Program at National Defense University’s College of International
Security Affairs in Washington, D.C. he is also a Senior Advisor at
the Asia Society. Previously, he served as the Distinguished Quaid-i-
Azam Chair Professor at Columbia University and a Senior Advisor at
the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy
School of Government, harvard University.
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Severina
Rodrigo Rey Rosa
Translated by Chris Andrews
A new translation of the Guatemalan author
whom Roberto Bolaño called “the most
rigorous writer of my generation, the most
transparent . . . the most luminous of all.”
“Right from the start I picked her for a thief, although
that day she didn’t take anything. . . . I knew she’d be
back,” the narrator/bookseller of Severina recalls in
this novel’s opening pages. Imagine a dark-haired book
thief as alluring as she is dangerous. Imagine the mes-
merized bookseller secretly tracking the volumes she
steals, hoping for insight into her character, her motives,
her love life. In Rodrigo Rey Rosa’s hands, this tale of
obsessive love is told with almost breathless precision
and economy. The bookstore owner is soon entangled
in Severina’s mystery: seductive and peripatetic, of
uncertain nationality, she steals books to actually read
them and to share with her purported grandfather,
Señor Blanco.
In this unsettling exploration of the alienating and
simultaneously liberating power of love, the booksell-
er’s monotonous existence is rocked by the enigmatic
Severina. As in a dream, the disoriented man fnds that
the thin border between rational and irrational is no
longer reliable. Severina confrms Rey Rosa’s privileged
place in contemporary world literature.
RODRIGO REY ROSA is author of many works of fction, including
Dust on Her Tongue, The Beggar’s Knife, and The Pelcari Project, all
translated into English by the late Paul Bowles. he lives in Guatemala.
ChRIS ANDREWS teaches at the University of Western Sydney and
is a prize-winning poet. he has translated the works of numerous
Latin American authors, among them Roberto Bolaño and César Aira.

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Winter Mythologies and Abbots
Pierre Michon
Translated by Ann Jefferson
Michon’s exquisite short narratives transport us
to the heart of the Middle Ages as witnesses to
the double-edged power of belief
This welcome volume brings to English-language read-
ers two beautifully crafted works by the internationally
acclaimed French author Pierre Michon. Populated
by distant and little-known fgures—Irish and French
monks, saints, and scientists in Winter Mythologies;
Benedictine monks in the Gévaudin region of France
in Abbots—the tales frequently draw on obscure histo-
ries and other literary sources.
Michon brings his characters to life in spare, evocative
prose. Each, in his or her own way, exemplifes a power
of belief that brings about an achievement—or catas-
trophe—in the real world: monasteries are built upon
impossibly muddy wastes, monks acquire the power
of speech, lives are taken, books are written, saints are
created on the fimsiest of evidence. Michon’s explora-
tion in ancient archives has led him to the discovery
of such often deluded fgures and their deeds, and his
own exceptional powers bestow upon them a renewed
life on the written page. This in turn is an example of
the power of belief, which for Michon is what makes
literature itself possible. Winter Mythologies and Abbots
are meant to be read slowly, to be savored, to be mined
for the secrets Michon has to tell.
PIERRE MIChON is an author of high acclaim in France and
Europe. he was winner of the Prix France Culture in 1984 for his
frst book, Small Lives, and of the 1996 Prix de la Ville de Paris for his
body of work. he lives in France. ANN JEFFERSON teaches French
at Oxford University. She has translated works by Gérard Macé and
Pascal Quignard.

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Trans-Atlantyk
An Alternate Translation
Witold Gombrowicz
Translated by Danuta Borchardt
A brilliant, semiautobiographical satirical
novel from one of the foremost fgures in
twentieth-century Polish literature, now in
a new English translation
Considered by many to be among the greatest writ-
ers of the past hundred years, Polish novelist Witold
Gombrowicz explores the modern predicament of
exile and displacement in a disintegrating world in
his acclaimed classic Trans-Atlantyk. Gombrowicz’s
most personal novel—and arguably his most iconoclas-
tic—Trans-Atlantyk is written in the style of a gaweda,
a tale told by the freside in a language that originated
in the seventeenth century. It recounts the often farci-
cal adventures of a penniless young writer stranded in
Argentina when the Nazis invade his homeland, and
his subsequent “adoption” by the Polish embassy staff
and émigré community.
Based loosely on Gombrowicz’s own experiences as
an expatriate, Trans-Atlantyk is steeped in humor and
sharply pointed satire, interlaced with dark visions of
war and its horrors, that entreats the individual and soci-
ety in general to rise above the suffocating constraints
of nationalistic, sexual, and patriotic mores. The novel’s
themes are universal and its execution ingenious—a
masterwork of twentieth-century literary art from an
author whom John Updike called “one of the profound-
est of the late moderns.”
WITOLD GOMBROWICZ (1904–1969) is the author of four novels,
several plays, and one major nonfction work. he was the recipient
of the prestigious International Editors’ Award in 1967. DANUTA
BORChARDT is an award-winning translator.
“having this book in my hands, I felt a joy
at the thought that strong personalities,
like that of Gombrowicz, sooner or later
fnd recognition thanks to the sheer
intensity of their existence.”—Czeslaw
Milosz, New York Times

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Diary
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Walpurgis Night, or the Steps of the Commander
Venedikt Erofeev
Translated by Marian Schwartz
The frst major English translation of a
masterful seriocomic theatrical work by one of
the most prominent writers of the Soviet epoch
Walpurgis Night, by acclaimed Russian writer Venedikt
Erofeev, is considered a classic in the playwright’s home-
land. Erofeev’s dark and funny fve-act satire of Soviet
repression has been called the comic high-water mark
of the Brezhnev era. Walpurgis Night dramatizes the
outrageous trials of Lev Isakovich Gurevich, an alco-
holic half-Jewish dissident poet confned by the state
to a hospital for the insane. In “Ward 3”—a microcosm
of repressive Soviet society—Gurevich deploys his bril-
liant wit and ingenuity to bedevil his jailers, defend his
fellow inmates, protest his incarceration, and generally
create mayhem, which ultimately leads to a tragedy of
Shakespearean proportions.
VENEDIKT EROFEEV (1938–1990) was prominent in the Russian
postmodernism movement and a major literary fgure in Soviet under-
ground culture. his prose poem, Moscow to the End of the Line, has
been translated into numerous languages. MARIAN SChWARTZ is
a prizewinning translator of Russian fction, history, biography, criti-
cism, and fne art.

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The Last Lover
Can Xue
Translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
From the sensational Chinese author who has
been called “a new world master,” a Kafkaesque
novel set in a fctional Western nation
In Can Xue’s extraordinary book, we encounter a full
assemblage of husbands, wives, and lovers. Entwined
in complicated, often tortuous relationships, these
characters step into each other’s fantasies, carrying on
conversations that are “forever guessing games.” Their
journeys reveal the deepest realms of human desire,
fgured in Xue’s vision of snakes and wasps, crows,
cats, mice, earthquakes, and landslides. In dive bars
and twisted city streets, on deserts and snowcapped
mountains, the author creates an extreme world
where every character “is driving death away with a
singular performance.”
Who is the last lover? The novel is bursting with vividly
drawn characters. Among them are Joe, sales man-
ager of a clothing company in an unnamed Western
country, and his wife, Maria, who conducts mystical
experiments with the household’s cats and rosebushes.
Joe’s customer Reagan is having an affair with Ida, a
worker at his rubber plantation, while clothing-store
owner Vincent runs away from his wife in pursuit of a
woman in black who disappears over and over again. By
the novel’s end, we have accompanied these characters
on a long march, a naive, helpless, and forsaken search
for love, because there are just some things that can’t be
stopped—or helped.
CAN XUE, pseudonym of Deng Xiaohua, is the author of many nov-
els, volumes of literary criticism, and short works of fction. Formerly
a tailor, she began writing fction in 1983. The Last Lover is her sec-
ond novel to appear in English. She lives in Beijing. ANNELISE
FINEGAN WASMOEN, an editor and literary translator, is pursuing
a Ph.D. in comparative literature at Washington University, St. Louis.
“If China has one possibility of a Nobel
laureate it is Can Xue.”—Susan Sontag

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The Brazen
Plagiarist
Selected Poems
Kiki Dimoula
Translated by Cecile
Inglessis Margellos
and Rika Lesser

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This frst English translation of a wide selection of poems from
across Kiki Dimoula’s oeuvre brings together some of her most
beguiling, arresting, and moving work.
“[Dimoula’s] poetry—spare, profound, unsentimental, effort-
lessly transforming the quotidian into the metaphysical, drawing
on the powerful themes of time, fate and destiny, yet making
them entirely her own—has earned her a near-cult following in
Greece.”—Rachel Donadio, New York Times
KIKI DIMOULA is a full member of the Academy of Athens, one of three
women ever to be inducted. CECILE INGLESSIS MARGELLOS is a
translator from French, English, and ancient Greek, a scholar, and a liter-
ary critic. RIKA LESSER, twice the recipient of translation prizes from
the Swedish Academy, is the author of four books of poems and seven
books of poetry in translation.
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La Vida Doble
A Novel
Arturo Fontaine
Translated by
Megan McDowell

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Set in the darkest years of the Pinochet dictatorship, Fontaine’s
best-selling novel explores the dilemma of a leftist militant con-
fronted with impossible choices. The book is a tale of violence,
lofty ideals, and moral ambiguity.
“La Vida Doble delves into moral dilemmas and betrayal. No
one better represents contemporary Chilean narrative than
Arturo Fontaine.”—Carlos Fuentes, “Babelia,” El País (Madrid)
“Chilean author and poet Fontaine’s searing examination of
the consequences suffered by those who conspired against the
Pinochet regime raises timeless questions about the morality of
torture.”—Publishers Weekly
ARTURO FONTAINE  is professor of philosophy at the Universidad de
Chile. he is the author of four volumes of poetry and three novels, and he
regularly publishes essays on cultural topics. MEGAN McDOWELL is a
translator specializing in Chilean and Latin American literature.
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The Corpse
Washer
Sinan Antoon
Translated from the
Arabic by the author

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Acclaimed in the Arab world for its veracity, this heartbreaking
novel confronts Iraq’s horrifying recent history through the story
of one young man’s struggle to celebrate life even in the midst
of death.
“This is the Iraqi novel par excellence. . . . Washing the dead is a
diffcult profession, but it puts us face to face with all of Iraq’s trau-
mas. This is the best novel about the Iraqi tragedy.”—al-Hayat
(London)
SINAN ANTOON is a poet, novelist, and translator. he is associate pro-
fessor at the Gallatin School, New York University, and cofounder and
coeditor of the cultural page of Jadaliyya. The Corpse Washer is his second
novel. he lives in New York City.
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“Stunning. . . . Cole chooses
poems that seem to hover between
mysticism and earthliness . . . [and]
virtuosically shows that the poetry
[of Kabbalah] continues to retain its
more earthly function.”—Haaretz

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The Poetry of Kabbalah
Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition
Translated and Annotated by Peter Cole
Co-edited and with an Afterword by Aminadav Dykman
Acclaimed translator Peter Cole presents the frst English-language col-
lection of poems from the Kabbalistic tradition, spanning more than
1,500 years of Jewish mystical tradition.
“This is ambitious poetry. It combines liturgical solemnity with outra-
geous fights of metaphor, and Cole’s versions match the originals step for
step.”—Robyn Creswell, Paris Review Staff Picks
“A veritable banquet of poetry that gives resonant voice to the depths of reli-
gious longing and passionate devotion. . . . With its combination of poetic
beauty, learned commentary and short introductory essays, The Poetry of
Kabbalah offers the reader a substantial survey of Jewish mystical history
and thought through the channel of richly textured lyric voices.”—Eitan
Fishbane, The Forward
PETER COLE is the author of three books of poetry and the translator of more than
a dozen volumes from hebrew and Arabic. his many honors include a Guggenheim
Fellowship, the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, and the PEN Translation
Award for Poetry. In 2007 he was named a MacArthur Fellow. AMINADAV
DYKMAN teaches comparative literature at the hebrew University, Jerusalem.
“As intelligent and audacious
a meditation on art, fate and
mortality as anyone could hope
to read.”—Los Angeles Times

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The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico
García Lorca Ascends to hell
Carlos Rojas
Translated by Edith Grossman
A masterpiece by one of the most extraordinary writers of the twentieth
century, this novel explores the identity and destiny of beloved Spanish
poet García Lorca, who fnds himself in hell watching his entire life
replayed—but not as it happened.
“Mr. Rojas includes a number of shrewd homages to his subject, from
echoes of poems to the kind of story-within-a-story structures that Lorca
used in his dramas. But more important, this moving tribute cuts to the
heart of the dichotomy of the poet’s troubled immortality.”—Sam Sacks,
Wall Street Journal
“The richness of Rojas’s writing isn’t random creativity; it’s rooted in a
deep and insightful knowledge of his subject, making the book excep-
tional.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
A novelist, an art historian, and since the age of ffty a creator of visual works of
art, CARLOS ROJAS is Charles howard Candler Professor of Spanish Emeritus
at Emory University. he has received numerous important Spanish literary prizes,
including the Premio Nadal. EDITh GROSSMAN is a renowned translator of works
by major Latin American and Peninsular writers.
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hemlock
A Forest Giant on the Edge
Edited by David R. Foster
Written by Anthony D’Amato, Benjamin Baiser, Aaron M. Ellison, David Foster,
David Orwig, Wyatt Oswald, Audrey Barker Plotkin, and Jonathan Thompson;
Stephen Long, Consulting Editor
An appreciation of the beautiful, iconic, and
endangered Eastern Hemlock and what it
means to nature and society
The Eastern hemlock, massive and majestic, has played
a unique role in structuring northeastern forest environ-
ments, from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and through the
Appalachian Mountains to North Carolina, Tennessee,
and Alabama. A “foundation species” infuencing all
the species in the ecosystem surrounding it, this iconic
North American tree has long inspired poets and artists
as well as naturalists and scientists.
Five thousand years ago, the hemlock collapsed as a
result of abrupt global climate change. Now this iconic
tree faces extinction once again because of an inva-
sive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Drawing from
a century of studies at harvard University’s harvard
Forest, one of the most well-regarded long-term ecolog-
ical research programs in North America, the authors
explore what hemlock’s modern decline can tell us
about the challenges facing nature and society in an
era of habitat changes and fragmentation, as well as
global change.
DAVID R. FOSTER, AUDREY BARKER PLOTKIN, ANThONY
D’AMATO, BENJAMIN BAISER, AARON M. ELLISON, DAVID
ORWIG, WYATT OSWALD, and JONAThAN ThOMPSON
are scientifc collaborators and colleagues at harvard University’s
harvard Forest.
“[This volume] is a [synthesis] of scientifc
literature into an enjoyable reading for
those not trained in the scientifc method
and technical writing.”—Katherine
Elliott, Center for Forest Watershed
Science, USDA Forest Service
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Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics
R. Shankar
Professor R. Shankar, a well-known physicist and contagiously enthusias-
tic educator, was among the frst to offer a course through the innovative
Open Yale Course program. his popular online video lectures on intro-
ductory physics have been viewed over a million times. In this concise and
self-contained book based on his online Yale course, Shankar explains
the fundamental concepts of physics from Galileo’s and Newton’s dis-
coveries to the twentieth-century’s revolutionary ideas on relativity and
quantum mechanics.
The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and reinforces
fundamentals, ensuring a solid foundation in the principles and methods
of physics. It provides an ideal introduction for college-level students of
physics, chemistry, and engineering, for motivated AP Physics students,
and for general readers interested in advances in the sciences.
R. ShANKAR is John Randolph huffman Professor of Physics, Yale University.
his popular Open Yale Course “Introduction to Physics” has a major following in
the United States, India, Australia, China, and elsewhere. he is the 2009 winner
of the American Physical Society’s Lilienfeld Prize and the author of two previous
textbooks, Principles of Quantum Mechanics and Basic Training in Mathematics: A
Fitness Program for Science Students. he lives in New haven, CT.
“[Askins’s] ability to bring together
perspectives on a single ecosystem
from three continents is unique
and important. The reader leaves
with a rich appreciation of the
similarities and differences between
deciduous forests of North America,
Asia, and Europe.”—John Marzluff,
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Saving the World’s Deciduous Forests
Ecological Perspectives from East Asia, North America,
and Europe
Robert A. Askins
Deciduous forests have been remarkably resilient throughout their history,
recovering from major shifts in climate and surviving periods of massive
deforestation. But today the world’s great forests confront more ominous
threats than ever before. This visionary book is the frst to examine for-
ests consisting of oaks, maples, hickories, beeches, chestnuts, birches and
ecologically similar animals and plants on three continents—East Asia,
Europe, and North America—to reveal their common origin back in time,
the ecological patterns they share, and the approaches to conservation
that have been attempted on their behalf.
Although these forests face common problems, threats due to human
activities vary. Different land use and agricultural practices on the three
continents, as well as different attitudes about what is worth preserving,
have led to strikingly different approaches to forest conservation. Robert
Askins explores the strengths and weaknesses of conservation efforts
across the continents and concludes that the ideal strategy for the future
will blend the best ideas from each.
ROBERT A. ASKINS is Katherine Blunt Professor of Ecology, Connecticut College.
he lives in Ledyard, CT.
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“how did such a valuable crop thrive
on land so poor? Why did the earth
melt from under the fortunes of
planters? Drew Swanson gives answers
in a history of bright leaf that is also
about the fate of a southern region,
a plant and its environment, and
the rise of the cigarette.”—Steven
Stoll, author of Larding the Lean
Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth
Century America

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A Golden Weed
Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South
Drew A. Swanson
Drew A. Swanson has written an “environmental” history about a crop
of great historical and economic signifcance: American tobacco. A pre-
ferred agricultural product for much of the South, the tobacco plant
would ultimately degrade the land that nurtured it, but as the author pro-
vocatively argues, the choice of crop initially made perfect agrarian as
well as fnancial sense for southern planters.
Swanson, who brings to his narrative the experience of having grown up
on a working Virginia tobacco farm, explores how one attempt at agri-
cultural permanence went seriously awry. he weaves together social,
agricultural, and cultural history of the Piedmont region and illustrates
how ideas about race and landscape management became entangled
under slavery and afterward. Challenging long-held perceptions, this
innovative study examines not only the material relationships that con-
nected crop, land, and people but also the justifcations that encouraged
tobacco farming in the region.
DREW A. SWANSON is assistant professor of history at Wright State University in
Fairborn, Ohio, where he teaches environmental history.
Also by Margaret Willes:
Reading Matters
Five Centuries of Discovering Books
Paper 978-0-300-16404-6 $24.00 sc
The Making of the English Gardener
Plants, Books and Inspiration, 1560–1660
Paper 978-0-300-19726-6 $30.00 tx
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The Gardens of the British Working Class
Margaret Willes
This magnifcently illustrated people’s history celebrates the extraordinary
feats of cultivation by the working class in Britain, even if the land they
toiled, planted, and loved was not their own. Spanning more than four
centuries, from the earliest records of the laboring classes in the coun-
try to today, Margaret Willes’s research unearths lush gardens nurtured
outside rough workers’ cottages and horticultural miracles performed in
blackened yards, and reveals the ingenious, sometimes devious, meth-
ods employed by determined, obsessive, and eccentric workers to make
their drab surroundings bloom. She also explores the stories of the great
philanthropic industrialists who provided gardens for their workforces,
the fashionable rich stealing the gardening ideas of the poor, alehouse
syndicates and ferce rivalries between vegetable growers, fower-fanciers
cultivating exotic blooms on their city windowsills, and the rich lore
handed down from gardener to gardener through generations. This is a
sumptuous record of the myriad ways in which the popular cultivation
of plants, vegetables, and fowers has played—and continues to play—an
integral role in everyday British life.
MARGARET WILLES is an enthusiastic gardener and the former publisher at the
National Trust. her previous books include The Making of the English Gardener:
Plants, Books, and Inspiration, 1560–1660.
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A Changing Wind
Commerce and Confict in Civil War Atlanta
Wendy hamand Venet
A compelling exploration of what real life was
like for residents of Civil War–era Atlanta
In 1845, Atlanta was the last stop at the end of a railroad
line, the home of just twelve families and three general
stores. By the 1860s, it was a thriving Confederate city,
second only to Richmond in importance. A Changing
Wind is the frst history to explore the experiences of
Atlanta’s civilians during the young city’s rapid growth,
the devastation of the Civil War, and the Reconstruction
era when Atlanta emerged as a “New South” city.
A Changing Wind vividly brings to life the stories of
Atlanta’s diverse citizens—white and black, free and
enslaved, well-to-do and everyday people. A rich and
compelling account of residents’ changing loyalties to
the Union and the Confederacy, the book highlights
the unequal economic and social impacts of the war,
General Sherman’s siege, and the stunning rebirth of
the city in postwar years. The fnal chapter of the book
focuses on Atlanta’s historical memory of the Civil War
and how racial divisions have led to separate commem-
orations of the war’s meaning.
WENDY hAMAND VENET is professor, Department of history,
Georgia State University. She is editor of Sam Richards’s Civil War
Diary. She lives in Decatur, GA.
“Wendy hamand Venet seeks to fll a
signifcant void in the literature about
slave cities during the Civil War with this
new, ambitious study of Civil War Atlanta.
A riveting work, Venet’s study draws
from rich primary sources and features a
wonderful diversity of voices.”—William
Link, University of Florida
May History
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Emerson’s Protégés
Mentoring and Marketing Transcendentalism’s Future
David Dowling
In the late 1830s, Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet, lec-
turer, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement, publicly called for
a radical nationwide vocational reinvention, and an idealistic group of
collegians eagerly responded. Assuming the role of mentor, editor, and
promoter, Emerson freely offered them his time, fnancial support, and
anti-materialistic counsel, and profoundly shaped the careers of his young
acolytes—including henry David Thoreau, renowned journalist and
women’s rights advocate Margaret Fuller, and lesser-known literary fg-
ures such as Samuel Ward and reckless romantic poets Jones Very, Ellery
Channing, and Charles Newcomb.
Author David Dowling’s history of the professional and personal
relationships between Emerson and his protégés—a remarkable collabo-
ration that alternately proved fruitful and destructive, tension-flled and
liberating—is a fascinating true story of altruism, ego, infuence, petti-
ness, genius, and the bold attempt to reshape the literary market of the
mid-nineteenth century.
DAVID DOWLING is assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s School of
Journalism and Mass Communication and author of several books, most recently
Literary Partnerships and the Marketplace: Writers and Mentors in Nineteenth-
Century America. he lives in Iowa City.
Also by Alexander Welsh:
Dickens Redressed
The Art of Bleak House and Hard Times
Cloth 978-0-300-08203-6 $57.00 tx
What Is Honor?
A Question of Moral Imperatives
Cloth 978-0-300-12564-1 $38.00 tx
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The humanist Comedy
Alexander Welsh
For about three thousand years comedy has applied a welcome humanist
perspective to the world’s religious beliefs and practices. From the ancient
Greek comedies of Aristophanes, the famous poem by Lucretius, and
dialogues of Cicero to early modern and Enlightenment essays and philo-
sophical texts, together with the inherent skepticism about life after death
in tragicomedies by Plautus, Shakespeare, Molière, and nineteenth-cen-
tury novels by such as Dickens and hugo, the literary critic and historian
Alexander Welsh analyzes the prevalence of openness of mind and reliev-
ing good humor in Western thought. The Humanist Comedy concludes
with close examination of a postmodern novel by the Nobel Prize winner
José Saramago.
ALEXANDER WELSh is Emily Sanford Professor Emeritus of English Literature
at Yale University.  his many publications include The City of Dickens, Refections
on the Hero as Quixote, and Hamlet in His Modern Guises. he lives in Bethany, CT.
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Tainted Glory in handel’s Messiah
The Unsettling history of the World’s Most Beloved Choral Work
Michael Marissen
An eye-opening reexamination of Handel’s
beloved religious oratorio
Every Easter, audiences across the globe thrill to per-
formances of handel’s “hallelujah Chorus,” but they
would probably be appalled to learn the full extent of
the oratorio’s anti-Judaic message. In this pioneering
study, respected musicologist Michael Marissen exam-
ines handel’s masterwork and uncovers a disturbing
message of anti-Judaism buried within its joyous cel-
ebration of the divinity of the Christ.
Discovering previously unidentifed historical source
materials enabled the author to investigate the cir-
cumstances that led to the creation of the Messiah and
expose the hateful sentiments masked by magnifcent
musical artistry—including the famed “hallelujah
Chorus,” which rejoices in the “dashing to pieces” of
God’s enemies, among them the “people of Israel.”
Marissen’s fascinating, provocative work offers musical
scholars and general readers alike an unsettling new
appreciation of one of the world’s best-loved and most
widely performed works of religious music.
MIChAEL MARISSEN is the Daniel Underhill Professor of Music
at Swarthmore College. his publications include Lutheranism, Anti-
Judaism, and Bach’s St. John Passion and articles in Musical Quarterly,
Harvard Theological Review, and the New York Times.
“With superb mastery over the sources,
both Christian and Jewish, Michael
Marissen’s arresting argument  indicates
that even the most beloved and apparently
ecumenical art works might rest on deep
religious bigotry. Boldly rebutting his
contenders, Marissen’s lucidly articulated
humanistic message instructs us that
exposing the vexing components of our
cherished pantheons would contribute to
further understanding of the complexity
of culture and the moral responsibility of
its inheritors.”—Ruth haCohen, Artur
Rubinstein  Professor of Musicology,
The hebrew University of Jerusalem
April Music/Music History
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Franz Schubert
The Complete Songs
Graham Johnson







“ The indefatigable Graham Johnson
[is] the one-man powerhouse behind a
remarkable fowering of accompanied
performance and recording over the past four
decades.”—Michael Church, Independent
This three-volume boxed set is the defnitive work on Franz
Schubert’s vocal music with piano. A richly illustrated ency-
clopedia, these substantial volumes contain more than seven
hundred song commentaries with parallel text and transla-
tions (by Richard Wigmore), detailed annotations on the songs’
poetic sources, and biographies of one hundred and twenty
poets, as well as general articles on accompaniment, tonal-
ity, transcriptions, singers, and more. Compiled by Graham
Johnson—celebrated accompanist, author, and the frst pianist
ever to record all of Schubert’s songs and part-songs—this sump-
tuous work is a must for performers, scholars, and all lovers of
Schubert lieder.
GRAhAM JOhNSON is Senior Professor of Accompaniment at the
Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, and plays for recitals
around the world.
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“Paul Tankard illuminates not only
neglected corners of Boswell’s
interests and career, but the wider
journalistic culture of late eighteenth-
century Britain, bringing to new
attention the topics, habits, and
reading practices of its lively world
of print media.”—Gordon Turnbull
PAUL TANKARD is Senior Lecturer
in English at the University of Otago,
New Zealand.
March Essays
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Facts and Inventions
Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell
Edited by Paul Tankard
James Boswell (1740–1795), best known as the biographer of Samuel
Johnson, was also a lawyer, journalist, diarist, and an insightful chronicler
of a pivotal epoch in Western history. This fascinating collection, edited
by Paul Tankard, presents a generous and varied selection of Boswell’s
journalistic writings, most of which have not been published since the
eighteenth century. It offers a new angle on the history of journalism, an
idiosyncratic view of literature, politics, and public life in late eighteenth-
century Britain, and an original perspective on a complex and engaging
literary personality.
“During my years of teaching
graduate-level Russian and Soviet
theatre history, how I would have
loved to have had the insights, the
clarity of presentation of complex
issues, and the often-breathtaking
documents provided here! This
will be a body of work to consult
over and over again in future. . . . A
herculean achievement.”—Felicia
hardison Londré, University
of Missouri–Kansas City
LAURENCE SENELICK is Fletcher
Professor of Drama at Tufts University and
a world-renowned scholar of Russian theater.
SERGEI OSTROVSKY was a dramaturge
of the Tabakov Theater-Studio in Moscow
and a much-published critic in the Russian
theatrical press.
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The Soviet Theater
A Documentary history
Edited by Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky
In this monumental work, Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky offer
a panoramic history of Soviet theater from the Bolshevik Revolution
to the eventual collapse of the USSR. Making use of more than eighty
years’ worth of archival documentation, the authors celebrate in words
and pictures a vital, living art form that remained innovative and excit-
ing, growing, adapting, and fourishing despite harsh, often illogical
pressures inficted upon its creators by a totalitarian government. It is the
frst comprehensive analysis of the subject ever to be published in the
English language.
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“Casper is a true humanist and one
of the most learned of post–World
War II presidents of major universities.
he brings his penetrating intellect
and breadth of knowledge to this
deep and rigorous community
on fundamental issues in higher
education.”—Richard Levin,
President Emeritus, Yale University
February Education
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The Winds of Freedom
Addressing Challenges to the University
Gerhard Casper
As president of Stanford University, Gerhard Casper established a
reputation as a tireless, forward-thinking advocate for higher educa-
tion. his speeches, renowned for their intelligence, humanity, wit,
and courage, confront head-on the most pressing concerns facing our
nation’s universities.
From affrmative action and multiculturalism to free speech, politics,
public service, and government regulation, Casper addresses the contro-
versial issues currently debated on college campuses and in our highest
courts. With insight and candor, each chapter explores the context of
these challenges to higher education and provides Casper’s stirring ora-
tions delivered in response. In addressing these vital concerns, Casper
outlines the freedoms that a university must encourage and defend in the
ongoing pursuit of knowledge.
GERhARD CASPER was president of Stanford University from 1992 to 2000.
Currently he is a senior fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International
Studies. he lives in Atherton, CA.
Winner of the 2012 Samuel
and Ronnie heyman Prize for
Outstanding Scholarly Publication

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The Buddha in the Machine
Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West
R. John Williams
The famous 1893 Chicago World’s Fair celebrated the dawn of corporate
capitalism and a new Machine Age with an exhibit of the world’s larg-
est engine. Yet the noise was so great, visitors ran out of the Machinery
hall to retreat to the peace and quiet of the Japanese pavilion’s Buddhist
temples and lotus ponds. Thus began over a century of the West’s turn
toward an Asian aesthetic as an antidote to modern technology.
From the turn-of-the-century Columbian Exhibition to the latest Zen-
inspired designs of Apple, Inc., R. John Williams charts the history of
our embrace of Eastern ideals of beauty to counter our fear of the rise of
modern technological systems. In a dazzling work of synthesis, Williams
examines Asian infuences on book design and department store market-
ing, the commercial fction of Jack London, the poetic technique of Ezra
Pound, the popularity of Charlie Chan movies, the architecture of Frank
Lloyd Wright, and the design of the latest high-tech gadgets. Williams
demonstrates how, rather than retreating from modernity, writers, artists,
and inventors turned to traditional Eastern technê as a therapeutic means
of living with—but never abandoning—Western technology.
R. JOhN WILLIAMS is assistant professor of English at Yale University, teaching
courses in literature, flm, and media studies.
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Wilfred Owen
Guy Cuthbertson
One of Britain’s best-known and most loved poets, Wilfred Owen
(1893–1918) was killed at age 25 on one of the last days of the First World
War, having acted heroically as soldier and offcer despite his famous
misgivings about the war’s rationale and conduct. he left behind a body
of poetry that sensitively captured the pity, rage, valor, and futility of
the confict.
In this new biography Guy Cuthbertson provides a fresh account of
Owen’s life and formative infuences: the lower-middle-class child-
hood that he tried to escape; the places he lived in, from Birkenhead to
Bordeaux; his class anxieties and his religious doubts; his sexuality and
friendships; his close relationship with his mother and his childlike per-
sonality. Cuthbertson chronicles a great poet’s growth to poetic maturity,
illuminates the social strata of the extraordinary Edwardian era, and adds
rich context to how Owen’s enduring verse can be understood.
GUY CUThBERTSON is lecturer in English literature at Liverpool hope University
and an expert on the First World War poets. he lives in Liverpool.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre
for Studies in British Art
Also by Beth Fowkes Tobin:
Superintending the Poor
Charitable Ladies and Paternal Landlords
in British Fiction, 1770–1860
Cloth 978-0-300-05559-7 $35.00
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The Duchess’s Shells
Natural history Collecting in the Age of
Cook’s Voyages
Beth Fowkes Tobin
Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, the 2nd Duchess of Portland (1715–1785),
was one of the wealthiest women in eighteenth-century Britain. She col-
lected fne and decorative arts (the Portland Vase was her most famous
acquisition), but her great love was natural history, and shells in particular.
Over the course of twenty years, she amassed the largest shell collection
of her time, which was sold after her death in a spectacular auction.
Beth Fowkes Tobin illuminates the interlocking issues surrounding the
global circulation of natural resources, the commodifcation of nature,
and the construction of scientifc value through the lens of one woman’s
marvelous collection. This unique study tells the story of the collection’s
formation and dispersal—about the sailors and naturalists who ferried
rare specimens across oceans and the dealers’ shops and connoisseurs’
cabinets on the other side of the world. Exquisitely illustrated, this book
brings to life Enlightenment natural history and its cultures of collecting,
scientifc expeditions, and vibrant visual culture.
BETh FOWKES TOBIN is a professor of English and women’s studies at the
University of Georgia.
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“A very carefully researched and very
well presented history of one of early
America’s most important—and
long-demolished—buildings. The
story is deeply compelling, supported
by abundant documentary
evidence, and largely untouched
in modern scholarship.”—Louis P.
Nelson, University of Virginia
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Robert Morris’s Folly
The Architectural and Financial Failures of an
American Founder
Ryan K. Smith
In 1798 Robert Morris—“fnancier of the American Revolution,” con-
fdant of George Washington,  former U.S. senator—plunged from the
peaks of wealth and prestige into debtors’ prison and public contempt.
how could one of the richest men in the United States, one of only two
Founders who signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of
Confederation, and the Constitution, suffer such a downfall?
This book examines for the frst time the fabulously extravagant
Philadelphia townhouse Robert Morris built and its role in bringing about
his ruin. Part biography, part architectural history, the book recounts
Morris’s wild successes as a merchant, his recklessness as a land speculator,
and his unrestrained passion in building his palatial, doomed mansion,
once hailed as the grandest and most expensive private building in the
United States but later known as “Morris’s Folly.” Setting Morris’s tale in
the context of the nation’s founding, this volume refocuses attention on
an essential yet nearly forgotten American fgure while also illuminating
the origins of America’s ongoing, ambivalent attitudes toward the super-
wealthy and their sensational excesses.
RYAN K. SMITh is associate professor of history, Virginia Commonwealth
University. he lives in Richmond, VA.
“Lakomäki’s book is distinctive in
its consistently Shawnee-centered
focus, its linking of diaspora and
nationhood, and its attention to
what was going on within Shawnee
society. An excellent piece of work, it
should become essential reading for
historians of Native America.”—Colin
Calloway, Dartmouth College

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Gathering Together
The Shawnee People through Diaspora and
Nationhood, 1600–1870
Sami Lakomäki
Weaving Indian and Euro-American histories together in this ground-
breaking book, Sami Lakomäki places the Shawnee people, and Native
peoples in general, frmly at the center of American history. The book cov-
ers nearly three centuries, from the years leading up to the Shawnees’ frst
European contacts to the post–Civil War era, and demonstrates vividly
how the interactions between Natives and newcomers transformed the
political realities and ideas of both groups.
Examining Shawnee society and politics in new depth, and introducing
not only charismatic warriors like Blue Jacket and Tecumseh but also
other leaders and thinkers, Lakomäki explores the Shawnee people’s
debates and strategies for coping with colonial invasion. The author
refutes the deep-seated notion that only European colonists created new
nations in America, showing that the Shawnees, too, were engaged in
nation building. With a sharpened focus on the creativity and power
of Native political thought, Lakomäki provides an array of insights into
Indian as well as American history.
SAMI LAKOMäKI is a university lecturer at the University of Oulu. he lives in
Oulu, Finland.
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“Writing with the candor and
generosity of a true host, James
heffernan delivers a literary feast
drawn from three millennia of
Western literature. Entertaining
as well as enlightening, this book
affrms the virtues of hospitality
while reminding us of its
risks.”—Julia Reinhard Lupton,
author of Thinking with Shakespeare:
Essays on Politics and Life
JAMES A. W. hEFFERNAN is Professor
of English Emeritus at Dartmouth College
and  founding editor of Review 19,  an online
review of books on nineteenth-century
English and American literature.
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hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature
James A. W. heffernan
In works of Western literature ranging from homer’s Odyssey to Albee’s
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? the giving and taking of hospitality  is
sometimes pleasurable, but more often perilous. heffernan traces this
leitmotiv through the history of our greatest writings, including Christ’s
Last Supper, Macbeth’s murder of his royal guest, and Camus’s short story
on French colonialism in Arab Algeria. By means of such examples and
many more, this book considers what literary hosts, hostesses, and guests
do to as well as for each other. In doing so, it shows how often treachery
rends the fabric of trust that hospitality weaves.
LAWRENCE MANLEY is William  R.
Kenan Jr. Professor of English at Yale
University. SALLY-BETh MacLEAN is
director of research and general editor of
the Records of Early English Drama as
well as professor emeritus at the University
of Toronto.
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Lord Strange’s Men and Their Plays
Lawrence Manley and Sally-Beth MacLean
In this major contribution to theater history and cultural studies, authors
Lawrence Manley and Sally-Beth MacLean paint a lively portrait of Lord
Strange’s Men, a daring company of players that dominated the London
stage for a brief period in the late Elizabethan era. During their short the-
atrical reign, Lord Strange’s Men helped to defne the dramaturgy of the
era, performing the works of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe,
Thomas Kyd, and others in a distinctive and spectacular style, exploring
innovative new modes of impersonation while intentionally courting
political and religious controversy.
JAN KIELY is associate professor of Chinese
studies and associate director of the Centre
for China Studies at the Chinese University
of hong Kong. he lives in hong Kong.
May History
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The Compelling Ideal
Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901–1956
Jan Kiely
In this groundbreaking volume, based on extensive research in Chinese
archives and libraries, Jan Kiely explores the pre-Communist origins of
the process of systematic thought reform or reformation (ganhua) that
evolved into a key component of Mao Zedong’s revolutionary restructur-
ing of Chinese society. Focusing on ganhua as it was employed in China’s
prison system, Kiely’s thought-provoking work brings the history of this
critical phenomenon to life through the stories of individuals who con-
ceptualized, implemented, and experienced it, and he details how these
techniques were subsequently adapted for broader social and political use.
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April History
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Siberia
A history of the People
Janet M. hartley
Larger in area than the United States and Europe combined, Siberia
is a land of extremes, not merely in terms of climate and expanse, but
in the many kinds of lives its population has led over the course of four
centuries. Janet M. hartley explores the history of this vast Russian waste-
land—whose very name is a common euphemism for remote bleakness
and exile—through the lives of the people who settled there, either will-
ingly, desperately, or as prisoners condemned to exile or forced labor in
mines or the gulag.
From the Cossack adventurers’ frst incursions into “Sibir” in the late six-
teenth century to the exiled criminals and political prisoners of the Soviet
era to present-day impoverished Russians and entrepreneurs seeking
opportunities in the oil-rich north, hartley’s comprehensive history offers
a vibrant, profoundly human account of Siberia’s development. One of the
world’s most inhospitable regions is humanized through personal narra-
tives and colorful case studies as ordinary—and extraordinary—everyday
life in “the nothingness” is presented in rich and fascinating detail.
JANET M. hARTLEY is professor of international history at the London School of
Economics and Political Science.
“This manuscript is a major
achievement. It compares two
complex countries in great detail.
The author analyzes in detail the
strategies, tactics, and failures of
the two ‘Great Leaps.’”—Thomas P.
Bernstein, Columbia University

Yale Agrarian Studies Series
June History
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Famine Politics in Maoist China and the
Soviet Union
Felix Wemheuer
During the twentieth century, 80 percent of all famine victims worldwide
died in China and the Soviet Union. In this rigorous and thoughtful study,
Felix Wemheuer analyzes the historical and political roots of these social-
ist-era famines, in which overambitious industrial programs endorsed
by Stalin and Mao Zedong created greater disasters than those suffered
under prerevolutionary regimes.
Focusing on famine as a political tool, Wemheuer systematically exposes
how conficts about food among peasants, urban populations, and the
socialist state resulted in the starvation death of millions. A major contri-
bution to Chinese and Soviet history, this provocative analysis examines
the long-term effects of the great famines on the relationship between
the state and its citizens and argues that the lessons governments learned
from the catastrophes enabled them to overcome famine in their later
decades of rule.
FELIX WEMhEUER is assistant professor at the Institute for East Asian Studies
at the University of Vienna. he has published three books on twentieth-century
Chinese political history and numerous journal articles.
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The Yale-hoover Series on
Stalin, Stalinism, and the
Cold War
ALAN BARENBERG is assistant professor of
history at Texas Tech University. he lives in
Lubbock, TX.
July History/Soviet History/Economics
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Gulag Town, Company Town
Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta
Alan Barenberg
This insightful volume offers a radical reassessment of the infamous
“Gulag Archipelago” by exploring the history of Vorkuta, an arctic coal-
mining outpost originally established in the 1930s as a prison camp
complex. Author Alan Barenberg’s eye-opening study reveals Vorkuta as
an active urban center with a substantial nonprisoner population where
the borders separating camp and city were contested and permeable,
enabling prisoners to establish social connections that would eventually
aid them in their transitions to civilian life. With this book, Barenberg
makes an important historical contribution to our understanding of
forced labor in the Soviet Union and its enduring legacy.
EDINA BE
´
CIREVI
´
C is a member of the
faculty of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and
Security Studies at the University of Sarajevo
and a cofounder of the Center for Justice and
Reconciliation in Bosnia and herzegovina.
She lives in Sarajevo.
July History
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Genocide on the Drina River
Edina Be´ cirevi´ c
In this scholarly yet intensely personal history, author Edina Be´ cirevi´ c
explores the widespread ethnic cleansing that occurred in Bosnia and
herzegovina from 1992 through 1995, war crimes and crimes against
humanity committed by Serbs against Bosnian Muslims that fully meet
the criteria for genocide established after World War II by the Genocide
Convention of 1948. An in-depth study of the devastating and dehuman-
izing effects of genocide on individual destinies and the mechanisms of
its denial in Bosnia and herzegovina, Be´ cirevi´ c’s essential history contex-
tualizes the East Bosnian program of atrocities with respect to broader
scholarly debates about the nature of genocide.
Also by Ian Shapiro:
Democratic Justice
Cloth 978-0-300-07825-1 $52.00 tx
The Moral Foundations of Politics
Paper 978-0-300-18545-4 $18.00
IAN ShAPIRO is Sterling Professor of
Political Science at Yale University and
the author of Moral Foundations of Politics,
Democratic Justice, and titles in the
Rethinking the Western Tradition Series.
JOSEPh LAMPERT is assistant professor
of political science in the hatfeld School of
Government at Portland State University.
April History/International Affairs/Political Science
Paper 978-0-300-18043-5 $20.00 tx
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Charter of the United Nations
Together with Scholarly Commentaries and
Essential historical Documents
Edited and with an introduction by Ian Shapiro and Joseph Lampert
This volume contains the full text of the United Nations Charter and the
Statute of the International Court of Justice, as well as related historical
documents. They are accompanied by ten original essays on the Charter
and its legacy by distinguished scholars and former high-level UN off-
cials. The commentaries illuminate the early and ongoing roles of the
United Nations in responding to international crises, debates about the
UN’s architecture and its reform, and its role in global governance, cli-
mate change, peacekeeping, and development. A concise and accessible
introduction to the UN for students, this collection also offers important
new scholarship that will be of interest to experts.
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“These cables reveal in a detailed way,
hitherto impossible, the mechanisms
by which national communist parties
were controlled by, and acted on
behalf of, Soviet state interests. The
analytical and interpretive potential
of this book is fully realized.”—David
Shearer, University of Delaware

Annals of Communism Series
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Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933–1943
Fridrikh I. Firsov, harvey Klehr, and
John Earl haynes
Drawing on secret and therefore candid coded telegraphs exchanged
between Communist Party leaders around the world and their overseers
at the Communist International (Comintern) headquarters in Moscow,
this book uncovers key aspects of the history of the Comintern and its
signifcant role in the Stalinist ruling system during the years 1933 to 1943.
New information on aspects of the People’s Front in France, civil wars in
Spain and China, World War II, and the extent of the Comintern’s coop-
eration with Soviet intelligence is brought to light through these archival
records, never examined before.
FRIDRIKh I. FIRSOV is formerly department manager of the Russian Center for the
Preservation and Study of Documents of Most Recent history. hARVEY KLEhR is
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Politics and history, Emory University. JOhN EARL
hAYNES was Modern Political historian, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress,
for twenty-fve years.
May History
Cloth 978-0-300-18031-2 $40.00 sc
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Zulu Warriors
The Battle for the South African Frontier
John Laband
Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the British embarked on a
concerted series of campaigns in South Africa. Within three years they
waged fve wars against African states with the intent of destroying their
military might and political independence and unifying southern Africa
under imperial control. This is the frst work to tell the story of this cluster
of conficts as a single whole and to narrate the experiences of the militar-
ily outmatched African societies.
Deftly fusing the widely differing European and African perspectives on
events, John Laband details the fateful decisions of individual leaders and
generals and explores why many Africans chose to join the British and
colonial forces. The Xhosa, Zulu, and other African military cultures
are brought to vivid life, showing how varying notions of warrior honor
and manliness infuenced the outcomes for African fghting men and
their societies.
JOhN LABAND is professor, Department of history, Wilfrid Laurier University,
Waterloo, Ontario, and the author or editor of many books on Africa.
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“Kamen’s work remains the most
accessible, comprehensive, and
substantively argued English-
language introduction to the Spanish
Inquisition.”—Kimberly Lynn,
Western Washington University
hENRY KAMEN is a fellow of the Royal
historical Society and a world authority on
Spanish history. he lives in Greensboro, GA,
and Barcelona, Spain.
May History
Paper 978-0-300-18051-0 $25.00 tx
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The Spanish Inquisition
A historical Revision, Fourth Edition
henry Kamen
In this completely updated edition of henry Kamen’s classic survey of
the Spanish Inquisition,  the author  incorporates the latest research in
multiple languages to offer a new—and thought-provoking—view of this
fascinating period. Kamen sets the notorious Christian tribunal into the
broader context of Islamic and Jewish culture in the Mediterranean, reas-
sesses its consequences for Jewish culture, measures its impact on Spain’s
intellectual life, and frmly rebuts a variety of myths and exaggerations
that have distorted understandings of the Inquisition. he concludes with
disturbing refections on the impact of state security organizations in our
own time.
Also by Evelyn Lord:
The Hellfre Clubs
Sex, Satanism and Secret Societies
Paper 978-0-300-16402-2 $26.00 tx
EVELYN LORD is Emeritus Fellow,
Wolfson College, Cambridge. her previ-
ous books include The Hellfre Clubs and
The Knights Templar in Britain. She lives in
Cambridge, UK.
April History
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The Great Plague
A People’s history
Evelyn Lord
In this intimate history of the extraordinary Black Plague pandemic
that swept through the British Isles in 1665, Evelyn Lord focuses on the
plague’s effects on smaller towns, where every death was a singular blow
affecting the entire community. Lord’s fascinating reconstruction of life
during plague times presents the personal experiences of a wide range of
individuals, from historical notables Samuel Pepys and Isaac Newton to
common folk who tilled the land and ran the shops. She brings this dark
era to vivid life through stories of loss and survival from those who grieved,
those who fed, and those who hid to await their fate.

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CAVAN W. CONCANNON is currently
visiting assistant professor of religion at
Duke University.
May Religion/Religious History
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“When You Were Gentiles”
Specters of Ethnicity in Roman Corinth and
Paul’s Corinthian Correspondence
Cavan W. Concannon
Cavan W. Concannon makes a signifcant contribution to Pauline studies
by imagining the responses of the Corinthians to Paul’s letters. Based on
surviving written materials and archaeological research, this book offers
a textured portrait of the ancient Corinthians with whom Paul conversed,
argued, debated, and partnered, focusing on issues of ethnicity, civic iden-
tity, politics, and empire. In doing so, the author provides readers a unique
opportunity to assess anew, and imagine possibilities beyond, Paul’s com-
plicated legacy in shaping Western notions of race, ethnicity, and religion.
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“A well-written and thoroughly
researched study of a most important
subject.”—Richard Bradley, author of
The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland
Also by Ronald hutton:
Blood and Mistletoe
The History of the Druids in Britain
Paper 978-0-300-17085-6 $32.00 sc
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Pagan Britain
Ronald hutton
Britain’s pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites,
enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both
enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-frst century. In this
ambitious and thoroughly up-to-date book, Ronald hutton reveals the
long development, rapid suppression, and enduring cultural signifcance
of paganism, from the Paleolithic Era to the coming of Christianity. he
draws on an array of recently discovered evidence and shows how new
fndings have radically transformed understandings of belief and ritual in
Britain before the arrival of organized religion.
Setting forth a chronological narrative, hutton along the way makes side
visits to explore specifc locations of ancient pagan activity. he includes
the well-known sacred sites—Stonehenge, Avebury, Seahenge, Maiden
Castle, Anglesey—as well as more obscure locations across the mainland
and coastal islands. In tireless pursuit of the elusive “why” of pagan behav-
ior, hutton astonishes with the breadth of his understanding of Britain’s
deep past and inspires with the originality of his insights.
RONALD hUTTON is professor of history, University of Bristol, and a leading
authority on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism. he lives in Bristol, UK.
“Mouline is a remarkable scholar
of the Muslim world, an erudite
Arabist, a well-read scholar of
Islamic literature, and a sound
social scientist. This book has
a wide potential readership in
English, due to its breakthrough
character.”—Gilles Kepel
July Religion/Politics
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The Clerics of Islam
Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia
Nabil Mouline
Translated by Ethan S. Rundell
Followers of Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab, often considered to be
Islam’s Martin Luther, shaped the political and religious identity of the
Saudi state while also enabling the signifcant worldwide expansion of
Salafst Islam. Studies of the movement he inspired, however, have often
been limited by scholars’ insuffcient access to key sources within Saudi
Arabia. Nabil Mouline was granted rare interviews and admittance to
important Saudi archives in preparation for this groundbreaking book,
the frst in-depth study of the Wahhabi religious movement from its
founding to the modern day. Gleaning information from both written
and oral sources and employing a multidisciplinary approach that com-
bines history, sociology, and Islamic studies, Mouline presents a new
reading of this movement that transcends the usual resort to polemics.
NABIL MOULINE  is an associate scientist at the French National Centre for
Scientifc Research (CNRS) and a Fellow at Stanford University. EThAN S.
RUNDELL is the translator of numerous books, including Debordering Korea:
Material and Immaterial Legacies of the Sunshine Era (2013) and Investigating
Srebrenica: Institutions, Facts, Responsibilities (2012).
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“This marvelous book—an instant
classic—excites, inspires, provokes,
and (when provocation does not
suit) gently coaxes the reader into
accepting its claims. Albright
has obviously mulled over the
relationships among the literary,
visual, and musical arts for many years,
yet the result of his meditation is
surprisingly fresh.”—Simon Morrison

The Anthony hecht Lectures
in the humanities Series
March Literary Studies/Performing Arts
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Panaesthetics
On the Unity and Diversity of the Arts
Daniel Albright
While comparative literature is a well-recognized feld of study, the notion
of comparative arts remains unfamiliar to many. In this fascinating book,
Daniel Albright addresses the fundamental question of comparative arts:
Are there many different arts, or is there one art which takes different
forms? he considers various artistic media, especially literature, music,
and painting, to discover which aspects of each medium are unique and
which can be “translated” from one to another. Can a poem turn into a
symphony, or a symphony into a painting?
Albright explores how different media interact, as in a drama, when speech,
stage decor, and music are co-present, or in a musical composition that
employs the collage method of the visual arts. Tracing arguments and
questions about the relations among the arts from Aristotle’s Poetics to the
present day, he illuminates the understudied discipline of comparative
arts and urges new attention to its riches.
DANIEL ALBRIGhT is Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature,
English, and Music at harvard University. he is the author of sixteen previous books.
he lives in Cambridge, MA.
June Religion/Psychology
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Sensational Religion
Sensory Cultures in Material Practice
Edited by Sally M. Promey
The result of a collaborative, multiyear project, this groundbreaking book
explores the interpretive worlds that inform religious practice and derive
from sensory phenomena.
Under the rubric of “making sense,” the studies assembled here ask, how
have people used and valued sensory data? how have they shaped their
material and immaterial worlds to encourage or discourage certain kinds
or patterns of sensory experience? how have they framed the sensual
capacities of images and objects to license a range of behaviors, includ-
ing iconoclasm, censorship, and accusations of blasphemy or sacrilege?
Exposing the dematerialization of religion embedded in secularization
theory, editor Sally Promey proposes a fundamental reorientation in
understanding the personal, social, political, and cultural work accom-
plished in religion’s sensory and material practice. Sensational Religion
refocuses scholarly attention on the robust material entanglements often
discounted by modernity’s metaphysic and on their inextricable connec-
tions to human bodies, behaviors, affects, and beliefs.
SALLY M. PROMEY is professor of American studies and professor of religion and
visual culture at Yale University, where she is also founding director of the Initiative
for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion (mavcor.yale.edu) and dep-
uty director of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.
72 Scholarly and Academic Titles

The Spirit of ...
July Religion
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Previously announced
The Spirit of Mary
Sarah Jane Boss
Said to be “next to Christ, yet closest to us,” the Virgin Mary has been and
remains a major fgure in world religion. Mary, who carried the Word of
God in her very body, is a potent symbol for Christians: by conforming
their souls to her likeness, they invite Christ to live within them spiritu-
ally. As such, Mary’s spirit has pervaded, and partly constituted, the spirit
of Christianity itself.
Contextualizing a selection of writings that illustrate Mary’s role
in the Christian tradition, Sarah Jane Boss—a leading authority on
Mary—shows how the Marian cult, doctrines, and devotion have devel-
oped over the centuries, from widely differing cultural backgrounds and
from both Eastern and Western churches. Together with Boss’s enlight-
ening and incisive introductions to the texts, this book is a colorful and
engaging introduction to the meaning of Mary.
SARAh JANE BOSS is director of the Centre for Marian Studies at the University of
Roehampton, where she is senior lecturer in theology and religious studies. She lives
in Ceredigion, midwest Wales.

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Christ Child
Cultural Memories of a Young Jesus
Stephen J. Davis
Little is known about the early childhood of Jesus Christ. But in the
decades after his death, stories began circulating about his origins. One
collection of such tales was the so-called Infancy Gospel of Thomas,
known in antiquity as the Paidika, or “Childhood Deeds” of Jesus. In it,
Jesus not only performs miracles while at play (such as turning clay birds
into live sparrows) but also gets enmeshed in a series of interpersonal con-
ficts and curses to death children and teachers who rub him the wrong
way. how would early readers have made sense of this young Jesus?
In this highly innovative book, Stephen Davis draws on current theories
about how human communities construe the past to answer this ques-
tion. he then shows how the fgure of a young Jesus was later picked up
and exploited in the context of medieval Jewish-Christian and Christian-
Muslim encounters. Challenging many scholarly assumptions, Davis
adds a crucial dimension to the story of how Christian history was created.
STEPhEN J. DAVIS is professor of religious studies, executive director of the Yale
Monastic Archaeology Project, and master of Pierson College at Yale University.
73 Scholarly and Academic Titles

The henry L. Stimson
Lectures Series
July Political Thought
Cloth 978-0-300-17991-0 $35.00 sc
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Breaking Democracy’s Spell
John Dunn
In this timely and important work, eminent political theorist John Dunn
argues that democracy is not synonymous with good government. The
author explores the labyrinthine reality behind the basic concept of
democracy, demonstrating how the political system that people in the
West generally view as straightforward and obvious is, in fact, deeply
unclear and, in many cases, dysfunctional. Consisting of four thought-
provoking lectures, Dunn’s book sketches the path by which democracy
became the only form of government with moral legitimacy, analyzes
the contradictions and pitfalls of modern American democracy, and
challenges the academic world to take responsibility for giving the world
a more coherent understanding of this widely misrepresented political
institution. Suggesting that the supposedly ideal marriage of liberal eco-
nomics with liberal democracy can neither ensure its continuance nor
even address the problems of contemporary life, this courageous analysis
attempts to show how we came to be so gripped by democracy’s spell and
why we must now learn to break it.
JOhN DUNN is emeritus professor of political theory at King’s College, Cambridge,
and one of the founders of the “Cambridge school” of political thought.
“This beautifully written history is
enormously important to the current
debate about the state’s ability
to protect children. Shulman’s
compelling story of the constitutional
parent brings new light to the
issues, and new support for child
rights.”—Elizabeth Bartholet, harvard
Law School, and author, Family
Bonds and Nobody’s Children
July Law
Cloth 978-0-300-19189-9 $40.00 sc
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The Constitutional Parent
Rights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of
the Child
Jeffrey Shulman
In this bold and timely work, law professor Jeffrey Shulman argues that
the United States Constitution does not protect a fundamental right
to parent. Based on a rigorous reconsideration of the historical record,
Shulman challenges the notion, held by academics and the general pub-
lic alike, that parental rights have a long-standing legal pedigree. What
is deeply rooted in our legal tradition and social conscience, Shulman
demonstrates, is the idea that the state entrusts parents with custody of
the child, and it does so only as long as parents meet their fduciary duty
to serve the developmental needs of the child.
Shulman’s illuminating account of American legal history is of more than
academic interest. If once again we treat parenting as a delegated respon-
sibility—as a sacred trust, not a sacred right—we will not all reach the
same legal prescriptions, but we might be more willing to consider how
time-honored principles of family law can effectively accommodate the
evolving interests of parent, child, and state.
JEFFREY ShULMAN teaches constitutional family law and legal writing at
Georgetown Law. he lives in Frederick, MD.
74 Scholarly and Academic Titles
“[Marsh’s] latest book, Europe’s
Deadlock, makes a hard-hitting case
against ‘muddled thinking, lack of
imagination and straightforward
incompetence on the part of
the politicians and technocrats
charged with policing the
single currency’.”—Ferdinando
Giugliano, Financial Times
Also by David Marsh:
The Euro
The Battle for the New Global Currency
Paper 978-0-300-17674-2 $20.00 sc
August 2013 Economics/Political Science Paper 978-0-300-20120-8 $15.00 sc
Also available as an eBook. 144 pp. 5 x 7
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Recently published
Europe’s Deadlock
how the Euro Crisis Could Be Solved — And Why It
Won’t happen
David Marsh
This short, fercely argued book explains how fve years of continuous cri-
sis management not only have failed to resolve the Eurozone’s problems
but have actually made things worse. While austerity-wracked nations
descend into misery and resentment, creditor countries fear that they will
be forced to subsidize their weaker brethren indefnitely. Constructive
dialogue has collapsed as European decisionmaking descends into terri-
fed paralysis, and the potential paths out of the impasse are blocked by
indecision and incompetence at the top.
As voters in Greece and Italy rebel against externally imposed hard-
ship, and the sums needed to bail out failed economies reach ever more
staggering proportions, the contradictions at the heart of the European
project are becoming more and more obvious. Marsh warns that the cur-
rent succession of complex technical fxes cannot sustain the Eurozone
on life support indefnitely. Radical solutions are on offer, but without
leaders who are strong and principled enough to push them through,
Europe risks a depressing future of permanent decline.
DAVID MARSh is chairman and cofounder of the Offcial Monetary and Financial
Institutions Forum.
June Current Events/Sociology
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Japan
The Paradox of harmony
Keiko hirata and Mark Warschauer
Following a crushing defeat in World War II, Japan rose like a phoenix
from the literal ashes to become a model of modernity and success, for
decades Asia’s premier economic giant. Yet it remains a nation hobbled by
rigid gender roles, protectionist policies, and a defensive, infexible corpo-
rate system that has helped bring about political and economic stagnation.
The unique social cohesion that enabled Japan to cope with adversity and
develop swiftly has also encouraged isolationism, given rise to an arrogant
and infexible bureaucracy, and prevented the country from addressing
diffcult issues. Its culture of hard work—in fact, overwork—is legendary,
but a declining population and restrictions on opportunity threaten the
nation’s future.
Keiko hirata and Mark Warschauer have combined thoroughly researched
deep analysis with engaging anecdotal material in this enlightening por-
trait of modern-day Japan, creating an honest and accessible critique that
addresses issues from the economy and politics to immigration, educa-
tion, and the increasing alienation of Japanese youth.
KEIKO hIRATA is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science,
California State University. MARK WARSChAUER is professor of education and
informatics and associate dean of the School of Education at the University of
California, Irvine.
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The Papers of Benjamin
Franklin
ELLEN R. COhN is a senior research
scholar in the Department of history at
Yale University.
June Editions
Cloth 978-0-300-20374-5 $115.00 tx
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The Papers of Benjamin Franklin
Volume 41: September 16, 1783, through February 29, 1784
Ellen R. Cohn, Editor, et al.
After the signing of the defnitive peace treaty on September 3, 1783,
Franklin’s offcial duties as minister plenipotentiary diminished. Great
Britain refused to negotiate a commercial agreement, and Congress failed
to act on the draft treaties of commerce with Denmark and Portugal that
Franklin had sent them the previous summer. In the six months after the
peace was settled, Franklin’s sole diplomatic achievement was a draft con-
sular convention with France. With his welcome leisure time, however,
Franklin eagerly followed scientifc developments (witnessing the frst
balloon ascensions in Paris), advised the French government on schemes
for civic improvement, and wrote three of his most remarkable pieces
about what it meant to be American.

Yale French Studies Series
E. S. BURT teaches French and English lit-
erature at the University of California, Irvine.
ELISSA MARDER is professor of French and
comparative literature at Emory University.
KEVIN NEWMARK teaches literature and
literary theory at Boston College.
June Language
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Yale French Studies, Volume 125
Time for Baudelaire
Edited by E. S. Burt, Elissa Marder, and Kevin Newmark
Time for Baudelaire suggests it’s time that Yale French Studies devote
an issue to the poet who more than any other inaugurated the unfn-
ished epoch of modernity. It also urges that we take or make time for
thinking about the specifc ways in which poetry—and perhaps poetry
alone—allows a historical concept like modernity to become accessible in
the frst place. Finally, it asks what time means when it comes to reading
the relation between Baudelaire’s writings and the moment, the event,
the era—and our capacity to experience them together or in isolation
from one another.

Yale University Publications
in Anthropology
RODERICK J. McINTOSh is professor of
anthropology at Yale University. SUSAN
KEECh McINTOSh is the herbert S. Autry
Professor of Anthropology at Rice University.
hAMADY BOCOUM is director of cultural
heritage in the Ministry of Culture, Senegal.
May Archaeology
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The Search for Takrur
Archaeological Excavations and Reconnaissance
along the Middle Senegal Valley
Edited by Roderick J. McIntosh, Susan Keech
McIntosh, and hamady Bocoum
A summary of archaeological discoveries in the middle Senegal River
valley, this authoritative volume presents new data on iron production,
population settlement, and environmental change on the site of the
ancient West African empire of Takrur, the frst kingdom south of the
Sahara mentioned by medieval Arab chroniclers. This authoritative
volume should prove of great value to students of archaeology, anthropol-
ogy, and African history, as well as to climatologists, geomorphologists,
and ecologists.
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“An extremely important book.
Bronner provides us with a multi-
faceted and innovative theory of
prejudice. But he also offers an
astute analysis of the exclusionary
practices that cavort under the cover
of populism in America today. his
book is a clarion call for renewed
commitment to the progressive and
cosmopolitan values that inform a
just society.”—Dale Irvin, President,
New York Theological Seminary
July Political Science/History
Cloth 978-0-300-16251-6 $40.00 sc
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The Bigot
Why Prejudice Persists
Stephen Eric Bronner
Stephen Eric Bronner is a prolifc author, activist, and one of America’s
leading political thinkers. his new book presents bigotry as a systematic,
all-encompassing mindset that has a special affnity for right-wing move-
ments. In what will surely prove a seminal study, Bronner explores its
appeal, the self-image it justifes, the interests it serves, and its complex
connection with modernity. he reveals how prejudice shapes the con-
spiratorial and paranoid worldview of the true believer, the elitist, and the
chauvinist. In the process, it becomes apparent how the bigot hides behind
mainstream conservative labels in order to support policies designed to
disadvantage the targets of his contempt. Examining bigotry in its various
dimensions—anthropological, historical, psychological, sociological, and
political—Professor Bronner illustrates how the bigot’s intense hatred of
“the other” is a direct reaction to social progress, liberal values, secularism,
and an increasingly complex and diverse world. A sobering look at the
bigot in the twenty-frst century, this volume is essential for making sense
of the dangers facing democracy now and in the future.
STEPhEN ERIC BRONNER is Professor of Political Science, Comparative
Literature, and German Studies at Rutgers University, where he is also Director of
Global Relations at the Center for the Study of Genocide and human Rights.
June Geography/History
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Atlas of the Ethno-Political history of
the Caucasus
Arthur Tsutsiev
Translated by Nora Seligman Favorov
The Atlas of the Ethno-Political History of the Caucasus is a magnifcent
collection of ffty-six original maps with commentaries that detail the
ethnic, religious, and linguistic makeup of the Caucasus—the region
located between the Black and Caspian Seas that contains Europe’s high-
est mountain—from the eighteenth century to the present. The highly
detailed maps and text untangle the exceptionally complicated history
of this area, poised between Europe and Asia, which has been marked
by ethnic conficts and changing political borders. The Atlas illuminates
the conficting historical visions of homelands and borders, and provides
a comprehensive reference tool for scholars, geographers, and historians.
ARThUR TSUTSIEV is the senior researcher at the Center for Social Studies at the
Vladikavkaz Institute of Management. he lives in Vladikavkaz, Russia.
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“This book is unique in pulling
together case studies on emerging
lifestyles that balance production and
consumption with the environment,
support economic systems that
foster human well-being, and
invigorate local communities. It
will inspire students to rethink the
possibilities of future economic
systems.”—Eleanor Sterling,
Director, Center for Biodiversity
and Conservation, American
Museum of Natural history
July Sociology/Economics Paper 978-0-300-19232-2 $25.00 tx
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Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest
for Plentitude
Case Studies of the New Economy
Edited by Juliet B. Schor and Craig J. Thompson
Many of today’s most troubling environmental and economic issues have
come to seem insoluble: carbon emissions, overshoot, inequality, jobless-
ness, and a dysfunctional food system. Can we change direction, move
away from business as usual, and achieve a more sustainable, empower-
ing, and humane economy? Through a fascinating array of illuminating
case studies, this hope-flled book affrms that we can.
In locations across the United States and around the globe, local par-
ticipants are forging their own versions of small-scale, low-footprint,
high-satisfaction lifestyles and communities. From raw-milk consumers
and members of alternative agricultural initiatives to time bankers, arti-
san producers in the Aude region of France, and bicycle mechanics on
the South Side of Chicago, individuals and small groups are exploring
the practice of plenitude. Their efforts demonstrate how social and eco-
nomic transformation happens and suggest new paths toward larger-scale
change and a richer quality of life for all.
JULIET B. SChOR is professor of sociology, Boston College, and the author of
True Wealth (originally published as Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth).
She lives in Newton, MA. CRAIG J. ThOMPSON is Gilbert and helen Churchill
Professor of Marketing, School of Business, University of Wisconsin–Madison. he
lives in Madison, WI.
“Greenberg is quite remarkable,
and at his best truly brilliant, in
evoking the poetic ‘feel’ of Goethe’s
original. I do not believe that any
other version of Faust has attempted
anything quite like it.”—Cyrus
hamlin, Yale University (on the
earlier edition of Part One)
July Literature
Paper 978-0-300-18969-8 $25.00 tx
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Faust
A Tragedy, Parts One and Two, Fully Revised
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Translated by Martin Greenberg
A classic of world literature, Goethe’s Faust is a philosophical and poetic
drama full of satire, irony, humor, and tragedy. Martin Greenberg re-cre-
ates not only the text’s varied meter and rhyme but also its diverse tones
and styles—dramatic and lyrical, refective and farcical, pathetic and
coarse, colloquial and soaring. his rendition of Faust is the frst faithful,
readable, and elegantly written translation of Goethe’s masterpiece avail-
able in English. At last, the Greenberg Faust is available in a single volume,
together with a thoroughly updated translation, preface, and notes.
“Greenberg has accomplished a magnifcent literary feat. he has taken a
great German work, until now all but inaccessible to English readers, and
made it into a sparkling English poem, full of verve and wit. Greenberg’s
translation lives; it is done in a modern idiom but with respect for the orig-
inal text; I found it a joy to read.”—Irving howe (on the earlier edition)
JOhANN WOLFGANG VON GOEThE (1749–1832) was a German poet, novel-
ist, playwright, and politician. Poet and translator MARTIN GREENBERG is best
known for his translations of Goethe and von Kleist. he won a citation in 1989 from
the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the 1989 harold Morton
Landon Verse Translation Award from the American Academy of Poets.
78 Yale Course Books
“William Davies King’s critical
edition is a welcome addition to
the study of a seminal American
playwright.”—Donald Margulies
March Drama
Paper 978-0-300-18641-3 $19.95 tx
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Long Day’s Journey into Night
Critical Edition
Eugene O’Neill
Edited by William Davies King
Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play Long Day’s Journey into Night is
regarded as his masterpiece and a classic of American drama. With this
new edition, at last it has the critical edition that it deserves. William
Davies King provides students and theater artists with an invaluable guide
to the text, including an essay on historical and critical perspectives;
glosses of literary allusions and quotations; notes on the performance his-
tory; an annotated bibliography; and illustrations.
“This is a worthy new edition, one that I’m sure will appeal to many students
and teachers. William Davies King provides a thoughtful introduction to
Long Day’s Journey into Night—equally sensitive to the most particular
and most encompassing of the play’s materials.”—Marc Robinson
EUGENE O’NEILL (1888–1953) won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama four times and
was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936. WILLIAM DAVIES KING is
professor of theater at the University of California at Santa Barbara and is the editor
of The Eugene O’Neill Review.
“One of those rare works that
combines exemplary scholarship
and readability.”—Washington Post
Book World (on an earlier edition)
January History/Environmental Studies
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Wilderness and the American Mind
Fifth Edition
Roderick Frazier Nash
Foreword by Char Miller
Roderick Nash’s classic study of changing attitudes toward wilderness
during American history, as well as the origins of the environmental and
conservation movements, has received wide acclaim since its initial pub-
lication in 1967. The Los Angeles Times listed it among the one hundred
most infuential books published in the last quarter century, Outside
Magazine included it in a survey of “books that changed our world,” and
it has been called the “Book of Genesis for environmentalists.”
For the ffth edition, Nash has written a new preface and epilogue that
brings Wilderness and the American Mind into dialogue with contem-
porary debates about wilderness. Char Miller’s foreword provides a
twenty-frst-century perspective on how the environmental movement
has changed, including the ways in which contemporary scholars are
re imagining the dynamic relationship between the natural world and the
built environment.
RODERICK FRAZIER NASh  is professor emeritus of history and environmental
studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. he is regarded as one of the
founders of environmental history in the United States. ChAR MILLER is the W. M.
Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College.
79 Yale Course Books

Rethinking the Western
Tradition
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT (1759–1797)
was a British writer, philosopher, and advo-
cate of women’s rights. EILEEN hUNT
BOTTING is associate professor of political
science at the University of Notre Dame.
June Women’s Studies/Political Science
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Mary Wollstonecraft
Edited by Eileen hunt Botting
With Essays by Ruth Abbey, Eileen hunt Botting,
Norma Clarke, Madeline Cronin, and Virginia Sapiro
Mary Wollstonecraft’s visionary treatise, originally published in 1792, was
the frst book to present women’s rights as an issue of universal human
rights. Ideal for coursework and classroom study, this comprehensive edi-
tion of Wollstonecraft’s heartfelt feminist argument includes illuminating
essays by leading scholars that highlight the author’s signifcant contribu-
tions to modern political philosophy, making a powerful case for her as
one of the most substantive political thinkers of the Enlightenment era.
No other scholarly work to date has examined as closely both the ideologi-
cal moorings and the enduring legacy of Wollstonecraft’s groundbreaking
and courageous discourse.
“The translators have improved upon
their excellent, earlier translation:
nuances have been made clearer
and the style brought closer to
heidegger’s own style. Eminently
readable, this translation should stand
the test of time.”—Dennis J. Schmidt,
Pennsylvania State University
MARTIN hEIDEGGER (1889–1976) was
one of the most important philosophers of
the twentieth century. GREGORY FRIED is
professor of philosophy at Suffolk University.
RIChARD POLT is professor of philosophy
at Xavier University, Cincinnati.
June Philosophy Paper 978-0-300-18612-3 $20.00 tx
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Introduction to Metaphysics
Second Edition
Martin heidegger
Revised and Expanded Translation by Gregory Fried and Richard Polt
This new edition of one of heidegger’s most important works features a
revised and expanded translators’ introduction and an updated transla-
tion, as well as the frst English versions of heidegger’s draft of a portion
of the text and of his later critique of his own lectures. Other new features
include an afterword by Petra Jaeger, editor of the German text.
“This revised edition of the translation of heidegger’s 1935 lectures, with
its inclusion of helpful new materials, superbly augments the excellent
translation provided in the frst edition. The result is a richly reward-
ing volume, to be recommended to every student of heidegger’s works,
whether a novice or a long-time reader.”—Daniel Dahlstrom, Boston
University
LEONARD ThOMPSON was Charles J.
Stillé Professor of history Emeritus at Yale
University. LYNN BERAT is an internation-
ally renowned expert on southern African
law and legal history who worked closely with
Thompson on previous editions of A History
of South Africa.
January History
Paper 978-0-300-18935-3 $20.00 tx
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A history of South Africa, Fourth Edition
Leonard Thompson, Edited and Updated by Lynn Berat
A magisterial history of South Africa, from the earliest known human
inhabitation of the region to the present. Lynn Berat updates this classic
text with a new chapter chronicling the frst presidential term of Mbeki
and ending with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africa’s ruling
African National Congress in January 2012.
“A history that is both accurate and authentic, written in a delightful liter-
ary style.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“Should become the standard general text for South African history. . . .
Recommended for college classes and anyone interested in obtaining a
historical framework in which to place events occurring in South Africa
today.”—Roger B. Beck, History: Reviews of New Books
80 Yale Course Books
Also available:
French in Action
A Beginning Course in Language and
Culture, Third Edition: Workbook, Part 2
Paper 9780-0-300-17613-1 $46.00 tx
August Language
Cloth 978-0-300-17611-7 $70.00 tx
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French in Action
A Beginning Course in Language and Culture:
The Capretz Method, Third Edition, Part 2
Pierre J. Capretz and Barry Lydgate
With Béatrice Abetti and Marie-Odile Germain
Since it was frst published, French in Action: A Beginning Course in
Language and Culture—The Capretz Method has been widely recognized
in the feld as a model for video-based foreign-language instructional
materials. The third edition has been revised by Pierre Capretz and Barry
Lydgate and includes new, contemporary illustrations throughout and
more relevant information for today’s students in the Documents sec-
tions of each lesson. A completely new feature is a journal by the popular
character Marie-Laure, who observes and humorously comments on
the political, cultural, and technological changes in the world between
1985 and today. The new edition also incorporates more content about
the entire Francophone world. In use by hundreds of colleges, universi-
ties, and high schools, French in Action remains a powerful educational
resource, and the third edition updates the course for a new generation of
learners. Part 2 of the textbook and workbook guides students through the
intermediate level of French language acquisition.
PIERRE CAPRETZ is the creator of French in Action and a pioneer in video-based
foreign-language instruction. he taught French at Yale University from 1956 to
2003 and was director of the Yale Language Laboratory from 1963 to 2000. BARRY
LYDGATE is professor of French at Wellesley College.
DERRIN PINTO is an associate professor
of Spanish at the University of St. Thomas
in St. Paul, MN. CARLOS DE PABLOS-
ORTEGA is associate professor in Spanish
and Audiovisual Translation at the University
of East Anglia in Norwich, U.K.
June Language
Paper 978-0-300-19109-7 $65.00 tx
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Seamos pragmáticos
Introducción a la pragmática española
Derrin Pinto and Carlos de Pablos-Ortega
Seamos pragmáticos flls a void in the growing feld of Spanish pragmatics.
As more courses at the undergraduate level are being added to university
Spanish programs, this practical text is specifcally tailored for advanced
undergraduate and graduate students with little or no background in lin-
guistics. It is also the frst of its kind in the U.S. written entirely in Spanish.
This innovative book will be accompanied by an ancillary Web site with
additional exercises for students.
81 Foreign Language Teaching
Roman
Architecture
Diana E. E. Kleiner
Published as a companion volume to the forthcoming
Roman Architecture Coursera course (January 2014), Roman
Architecture is a visual introduction to the great buildings and
engineering marvels of Rome and its empire. Featuring over
250 images, the eBook tells the story of individual monuments,
buildings, and sites in Rome, Pompeii, and Central Italy, as well
as North Italy, Sicily, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Turkey,
Croatia, Jordan, Lebanon, and North Africa. Suitable for both
students and travelers, Roman Architecture is a fascinating intro-
duction to some of history’s most compelling architecture.
DIANA E. E. KLEINER is the Dunham Professor of history of Art and
Classics at Yale University. She is the Founding Director of Open Yale
Courses and the author of numerous books on Roman art and architecture.
January Architecture/Ancient History
eBook only Available through Amazon and iBooks
275 pp. 250 color + b/w illus.
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The Great Agnostic
Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought
Susan Jacoby
A biography that restores America’s foremost
nineteenth-century champion of reason and
secularism to our still contested twenty-frst-
century public square
In this thought-provoking biography, the author of
Freethinkers demonstrates why Robert Ingersoll’s argu-
ments matter today more than ever.
“Jacoby makes the case that Americans are dearly
indebted to Ingersoll, and would be well-served to
revisit his life and writings at a time when religious
thought continues to be a divisive force in American
civic life. . . . In this important volume, Jacoby illumi-
nates a mind worth celebrating and the story of a life
well lived.”—Daily Beast
“Jacoby’s goal of elucidating the life and work of Robert
Ingersoll is admirably accomplished. She offers a host
of well-chosen quotations from his work, and she deftly
displays the effect he had on others.”—New York Times
Book Review
“Jacoby writes with wit and vigor, affectionately res-
urrecting a man whose life and work are due for
reconsideration.”—Boston Globe
“Jacoby writes for a readership of freethinkers, but
believers who stumble upon the book will fnd it hard
to deny that, irreligion aside, Ingersoll was a thoroughly
admirable fgure.”—Kirkus Reviews
SUSAN JACOBY is the author of numerous books, including
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism,The Age of American
Unreason, Alger Hiss and the Battle for History, and The Last Men on
Top, a recently published eBook. She lives in New York City.
“A must-read book.”—Bill Moyers,
from“Moyers & Co” interview
Also by Susan Jacoby:
Alger Hiss and the Battle for History
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February Biography/History
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Jews and Words
Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger
A celebrated novelist and an acclaimed
historian of ideas, father and daughter, unravel
the chain of words at the core of Jewish life,
history, and culture
Prizewinning novelist Amos Oz and historian Fania
Oz-Salzberger blend storytelling, humor, and scholar-
ship in this entertaining father-daughter conversation
about the essential role of words and books throughout
Jewish history.
“Captivating, troubling and exhilarating—all three
of these adjectives apply with equal force to  Jews and
Words, an important and invigorating contemplation
of the shared experiences and values that have always
defned the Jewish people.”—Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish
Journal
“A charmingly funny book—not just humorous but
sometimes downright hilarious. The essence of it is that
the natural condition of the Jewish people—and the
source of their resilience—is being in argument with
the world, with one another and, to be sure, with God
himself. But you cannot get the taste of this book, let
alone its essence, without reading it.”—Martin Peretz,
Wall Street Journal
“Filled with chutzpah, wisdom, humor, and common
sense.  .  .  . The authors have added  meaningfully and
joyfully to the continuum they celebrate. Readers will
come away from this entrancing meditation needing to
add comments of their own.”—Jewish Book World
AMOS OZ is the internationally renowned author of more than
twenty works of fction and numerous essays on politics, literature,
and peace. he is also professor of literature at Ben-Gurion University
in Be’er Sheva. FANIA OZ-SALZBERGER is a writer and history pro-
fessor in the Faculty of Law at the University of haifa.
“Exhibiting eye-popping feats of literary
scholarship and stunning swoops into
the minds of writers, readers, and
rabbis, the authors clearly relish the
richness of their topic. . . . This is a
book to read, think about, and discuss
because, as the ending notes, ‘every time
we read a text, we author it in our own
image.’”—Booklist, Starred Review
February History/Judaica
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“A calm but chilling state-of-play on
the information age in the United
States.”—David Carr, New York Times
February Current Events/Business
Paper 978-0-300-20570-1 $22.00
Cloth 978-0-300-15313-2 F ‘12 Also available as an eBook.
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Captive Audience
The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the
New Gilded Age
Susan Crawford
This important book explores how monopolies in the telecommunica-
tions industry have left Americans paying much more but getting much
less when it comes to high-speed Internet access and the effect this has on
America’s standing in the global economy.
“Important and provocative.”—Sam Gustin, Time.com
“Remarkable. . . . An analysis that is essential if we are ever going to forge
communications policies that serve all Americans.”—Micheal  J. Copps,
Former FCC Chairman, The Nation
“With an appealing blend of earnestness and feistiness, Crawford is set on
turning the sorry state of broadband and wireless services in the United
States into the biggest populist outrage since Elizabeth Warren went after
banks.”—John B. Judis, New Republic
SUSAN CRAWFORD is a visiting professor at harvard Law School and a fellow at
the Roosevelt Institute. She lives in New York City.
“An engaging and complex
examination of the development
of the human brain
throughout its evolutionary
history.”—Publishers Weekly
March Science/Biology
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The Brain
Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs
Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall
Illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
This delightfully accessible book reconstructs the long and untidy evolu-
tionary history of the human brain, drawing on fascinating new fndings
in neuroscience, paleontology, and other felds.
“Two of evolutionary science’s great brains have put theirs together to
extract the history of this amazing organ. The Brain will stimulate yours
as it takes you on an incredible, and most readable, journey.”—Jeffrey T.
Laitman, Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine
“This intriguing book takes us on a fascinating tour of brain evolution and
probes the dimensions of the human mind that distinguish us from all
other mammals. If you want a readable primer that explores how humans
can ‘think about thinking,’ this engaging volume is for you.”—Donald
Johanson, coauthor of Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind
ROB DESALLE is curator, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American
Museum of Natural history, where he has curated several special exhibitions, includ-
ing Brain: The Inside Story. IAN TATTERSALL is curator emeritus, Division of
Anthropology, American Museum of Natural history, and with DeSalle co-curated
the Hall of Human Origins at AMNh. The authors live in New York City.
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The Terror Courts
Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay
Jess Bravin
The frst inside account of America’s
continuing legal experiment at Guantanamo
Bay—a permanent, offshore justice system
designed to assure convictions by denying
constitutional rights
In this riveting book, a journalist who has covered
the  Guantanamo Bay prison camp since its inception
reports on the legal, political, and moral issues that
have stood in the way of justice. The deplorable story
is a chapter in the War on Terror that has never been
fully told before.
“A welcome addition to the history of national secu-
rity legal policy dilemmas in the Bush era.”—Charlie
Savage, New York Times
“Essential. . . . The Terror Courts may read like a thriller
at times, but really it’s something else: a bona fde
American tragedy.”—Jason Farago, NPR Books
“Tells the story of the evolution of Guantanamo’s legal
universe in captivating detail, and provides the reader
with a clear picture of just how we arrived at this bizarre
moment in our history.”—John Knefel, Rolling Stone
“Excellent. . . . You should read this book now.”—Andrew
Cohen, The Atlantic
“Bravin brings cohesion and drama to the story, which
is a genuine public service.”—Jane Mayer, Democracy
“A damning, brave book by an author who is legitimately
outraged by what he uncovered.”—Kirkus Reviews
JESS BRAVIN, Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street
Journal, has covered the Guantanamo military commissions since
2001. The author of Squeaky: The Life and Times of Lynette Fromme,
he is based in Washington, D.C.
“A book that pulls no punches. It names
names. And in so doing, it is a gutsy,
fnely wrought narrative that explains
how a small group of Bush-era political
appointees managed to develop a
parallel justice system designed to
ensure a specifc outcome.”—Dina
Temple-Rastin, The Washington Post
March Current Events/History/Law
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Cloth 978-0-300-18920-9 F ‘12
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Chasing Monarchs
Migrating with the Butterfies of Passage
Robert Michael Pyle
With a Foreword by Lincoln P. Brower
Pyle’s classic account of discovery along the
migration trail of monarch butterfies is part
natural history, part road trip adventure
Although no one had ever followed North American
monarch butterfies on their annual southward jour-
ney to Mexico and California, in the 1990s there were
well-accepted assumptions about the nature and form
of the migration. But to Robert Michael Pyle, a natural-
ist with long experience in monarch conservation, the
received wisdom about the butterfies’ long journey just
didn’t make sense. In the autumn of 1996 he set out
to uncover the facts, to pursue the tide of “cinnamon
sailors” on their long, mysterious fight.
Chasing Monarchs chronicles Pyle’s 9,000-mile jour-
ney to discover frsthand the secrets of the monarchs’
annual migration. Part road trip, part outdoor adventure,
and part natural history study, Pyle’s book overturns
old theories and provides insights both large and small
regarding monarch butterfies, their biology, and their
spectacular migratory travels. Since the book’s frst pub-
lication, its controversial conclusions have been fully
confrmed, and monarchs are better understood than
ever before. The Afterword for this volume includes
not only  updated information on the myriad threats
to monarch butterfies, but also various efforts under
way to ensure the future of the world’s most amazing
butterfy migration.
ROBERT MIChAEL PYLE is an award-winning author of eigh-
teen books, including Wintergreen, for which he received the John
Burroughs Medal. he is founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate
Conservation and has worked in every state and many countries as a
butterfy ecologist, writer, speaker, and teacher. he lives along a tribu-
tary of the Lower Columbia River in southwest Washington.
“In his new book, Chasing Monarchs,
the naturalist Robert Michael Pyle
chronicles his efforts to follow the
monarchs on their winter migration by
tracking them on the ground in a battered
old honda Civic. . . . The author’s
evident passion for and understanding
of butterfies invest his narrative with
energy and interest.”—New York Times
Also by Robert Michael Pyle:
Mariposa Road
The First Butterfy Big Year
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“Barilla is a fne stylist—his writing is
thoughtful, colorful, and sometimes
wittily self-deprecating—who helps us
to better understand the unfamiliar
natural world near our homes and
to realize how many habitats coexist
on Earth.”—Publishers Weekly
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My Backyard Jungle
The Adventures of an Urban Wildlife Lover Who
Turned his Yard into habitat and Learned to Live
with It
James Barilla
Building on the experience of creating a wildlife habitat in his own urban
backyard, James Barilla visits various cities where bears, monkeys,  and
other creatures reside, and along the way discovers how people and ani-
mals might coexist in our increasingly urban world.
“Barilla’s ultimate message is both simple and powerful: To work
toward coexistence means setting aside all notions of species-ism and
cultivating an open, ecologically aware mind. Intelligent and quietly pro-
vocative.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Barilla’s gripping and provocative dispatches confrm that in our time,
human and wildlife coexistence—a formula for awe, danger, and contro-
versy—is a complex process of trial and error.”—Donna Seaman, Booklist
JAMES BARILLA is associate professor in the MFA program of the University of
South Carolina, where he teaches creative nonfction and environmental writing. he
lives in Columbia, SC.
“Sensuously lush and thought-
provoking chronicles. . . . This is
a beautiful and incisive affrmation
of how ‘full engagement with
the natural world enriches the
human experience.’”—Donna
Seaman, Booklist, starred review
April Nature/Science
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The Incidental Steward
Refections on Citizen Science
Akiko Busch
Illustrated by Debby Cotter Kaspari
In this beautifully written book, a thoughtful citizen scientist recounts
her excursions in the natural world and offers insights into the unex-
pected rewards of becoming a steward of place.
“In recounting her experience, Busch shares her considerations on nature
and how individuals can use their observations to add data to scientifc
studies; her work is both informative and inspirational.”—Publishers
Weekly
“The Incidental Steward is a journey into the space where science, com-
munity, policy, and stewardship overlap. Busch’s integrity as a writer and
poetic language make it a journey well taken.”—Cheryl Daigle, Orion
AKIKO BUSCh is well known for her writings on design, culture, and the natural
world. DEBBY COTTER KASPARI is an artist, illustrator, and designer whose work
has been featured in national exhibitions, shows, and books.
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“[A] minor masterpiece which is
everything good, popular history ought
to be. . . . The most comprehensive
single-volume history of the popes
in print.”—John Adamson, Sunday
Telegraph (on the previous edition)
April Religion/History
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Saints and Sinners
A history of the Popes; Fourth Edition
Eamon Duffy
This engrossing book encompasses the extraordinary history of the
papacy, from its beginnings to the present day. This new edition cov-
ers the unprecedented resignation of Benedict XVI and the election of
Francis I, the frst Argentinian pope.
Praise for the earlier editions:
“Duffy enlivens the long march through church history with anecdotes
that bring the different pontiffs to life. . . . Saints and Sinners is a remark-
able achievement.”—Piers Paul Read, The Times (London)
“A distinguished text .  .  . offering plenty of historical facts and sobering,
valuable judgments.”—henry Chadwick, New York Times Book Review
“Will fascinate anyone wishing to better understand the history of
the Catholic Church and the forces that have shaped the role of the
papacy.”—Gloria J. Tysl, Christian Century
EAMON DUFFY, professor of the history of Christianity and fellow of Magdalene
College, Cambridge, is also the author of The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional
Religion in England, 1400–1580 and The Voices of Morebath, both published by Yale
University Press.
“This is Eagleton at his most
charming and an excellent guide
for literature students early in their
education or those seeking a refresher
course.”—Publishers Weekly
Also by Terry Eagleton:
Culture and the Death of God
See pages 6–7
April Literary Studies/Literary Criticism
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how to Read Literature
Terry Eagleton
In this delightfully entertaining guide, an eminent critic explains with
abundant examples everything you need to know to read literary works
with deeper insight, better understanding, and much more enjoyment.
“Part of the fun of the book is the way in which Eagleton prompts, provokes
and at times infuriates. . . . An ideal introductory guide to critical analysis,
and a thoroughly enjoyable reminder of Eagleton’s own skill and subtlety
as a reader.”—Felicity James, Times Higher Education Supplement
“This book is seriously good fun. . . . Like freworks over Sydney harbour,
it fzzles and explodes with ideas. You don’t have to be either teacher or
beginner to relish it: Eagleton is so full of enthusiasm that you just need
to be able to read.”—Sue Gaisford, Tablet
“A lively and engaging primer on basic strategies for appreciating literature,
a kind of English 101 in a book.”—Michael Lindgren, Washington Post
TERRY EAGLETON is Distinguished Professor of Literature, University of Lancaster,
UK, and Excellence in English Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Notre
Dame. One of the most infuential literary critics in the English-speaking world, he
is the author of more than 40 books on literary theory, postmodernism, politics, ideol-
ogy, and religion, among them his best-selling Literary Theory: An Introduction. he
lives in Northern Ireland, UK.
90 Paperback Reprints—General Interest
“Danto is an elegant and erudite
writer, and his sentences go down
smoothly.”—Deborah Solomon,
New York Times Book Review
Also by Arthur C. Danto:
Andy Warhol
Paper 978-0-300-16908-9 $18.00
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What Art Is
Arthur C. Danto
A lively meditation on the nature of art by one of America’s most cel-
ebrated art critics.
“Danto was and remains the high priest of pluralism, and arch-critic of the
view that art has a distinctive essence.”—A. C. Grayling, Financial Times
“This miraculously economical book summarizes many decades of refec-
tion and provides an ideal entry into the philosophical system of the most
important American-born writer who has discussed visual art.”—David
Carrier, author of Proust/Warhol: Analytical Philosophy of Art
“Danto’s writing is elegant and his insights acute.”—Publishers Weekly
“The brilliant, eminently entertaining philosopher-critic Arthur C. Danto
lays bare an oft-pondered question in What Art Is.”—Interior Design
ARThUR C. DANTO is Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Columbia
University and former art critic for The Nation.
“Well-written, thoughtful and highly
convincing. . . . [King’s] clear-
eyed assessment of the problems
ahead makes the book essential
reading.”—The Economist
Also by Stephen D. King:
Losing Control
The Emerging Threats to Western Prosperity
Paper 978-0-300-17087-0 $22.00
April Current Events/Economics
Paper 978-0-300-20523-7 $20.00
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When the Money Runs Out
The End of Western Affuence
Stephen D. King
An eminent economist warns that Western nations’ economic expecta-
tions for the future are way out of sync with the realities of economic
stagnation, and stringent steps will be required to avoid massive political
and economic upheaval.
“King writes with an authoritative and erudite voice, making him an excel-
lent guide through the convolutions of the fnancial crisis.”—Iain Morris,
The Observer
“King argues . . . that the future is not what it used to be. We have made
promises to ourselves we cannot afford to keep. [This] argument is impor-
tant.”—Martin Wolf, Financial Times
“It is alarmingly diffcult to disagree with Stephen King. All one can say,
perhaps, is that one of the great errors of human nature—strongly dis-
played before the credit crunch—is the belief that a prevailing trend will
continue indefnitely. The crunch is surely a reminder that what goes up
must come down.’”—Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
STEPhEN D. KING is Group Chief Economist and Global head of Economics and
Asset Allocation research at hSBC. he lives in London.
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“Philip Shishkin’s journalistic account
of modern Central Asia is . . .
an accessible introduction. . . .
Sharp and entertaining. . . .
[The stories] are vigorous and
bold.”—Wall Street Journal
June Current Events/History
Paper 978-0-300-20591-6 $20.00
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Restless Valley
Revolution, Murder, and Intrigue in the heart of
Central Asia
Philip Shishkin
An award-winning reporter’s vivid account of Central Asia’s recent history,
its role as a staging ground for U.S. military actions in Afghanistan, and its
struggles against violence, corruption, and the heroin industry
“The weird, the strange, the corrupt, and the grand are all evident in
Philip Shishkin’s Restless Valley.  .  .  . he relentlessly pursues and then
tells the stories of the most corrupt and powerful and also the most sin-
cere and admirable characters who inhabit these mountains.”—Ahmed
Rashid, New York Review of Books
“Skillfully weaving together many competing accounts of what happened,
[Shishkin] provides the most coherent explanation of the forces behind
the revolution and those who were responsible for the acts of ethnic vio-
lence committed in its wake.”—Joshua Foust, Foreign Policy
“Shishkin’s book reads like a novel but is the stuff of hard-won journal-
ism. Central Asia fnally gets the treatment it damn well deserves.”—Gary
Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan
PhILIP ShIShKIN was an award-winning staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
A fellow at the Asia Society, he is now a freelance writer based in Beijing.
“Timothy Beardson is a brilliant
entrepreneur and investment strategist
and his observations about China
are sobering—and a must-read for
the well-informed.”—Steve Forbes
July Current Events/Asian Studies/Public Policy
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Stumbling Giant
The Threats to China’s Future
Timothy Beardson
Countering the widespread assumption that China is poised to surpass
the United States and rise to global supremacy, this book delineates the
daunting array of challenges to China’s progress, from an aging popula-
tion to a predominantly low-tech economy to inadequate policy responses.
“A thoughtful reconsideration of China’s actual place in the new world
order, based on reality rather than fanciful speculation.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A subtle, searching look at China which replaces the hoopla with a sober,
trenchant, and long overdue analysis of the Middle Kingdom’s myriad
political and economic problems. Timothy Beardson is a seasoned
observer, who knows how to unearth the long-term trends behind the
breathless headlines.”—Josef Joffe, publisher-editor of Die Zeit
“A fascinating, well-rounded book.  .  .  . Although this book is primarily
aimed at Western readers, it offers much sound advice for China’s leader-
ship and intellectual elite.”—Lanxin Xiang, Survival
TIMOThY BEARDSON founded and ran Crosby Financial holdings, at the time
the largest independent investment bank in the Far East. he is a permanent resident
of hong Kong.
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1940
FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, hitler—the Election amid the Storm
Susan Dunn
The spellbinding story of the Roosevelt-
Willkie election season, when bitterly
divided Americans debated the fate of the
nation and the world
The 1940 election between FDR and Wendell Willkie
took place against the explosive backdrop of the fero-
cious Nazi onslaught in Europe. This gripping account
explores the deep divisions in the United States, the
pull of isolationism, Lindbergh’s calls for surrender to
hitler, and the two courageous, farsighted candidates
who would ultimately work together as a team.
“Dunn superbly depicts the 1940 election between
Roosevelt, who was seeking an unprecedented third
term, and his internationalist Republican opponent,
Wendell Willkie.”—Jacob heilbrunn, New York Times
Book Review (cover review)
“A richly detailed Making of the President–style look
back at the 1940 race.”—Marc Wortman, Daily Beast
“A sympathetic, entertaining portrayal of two presi-
dential opponents and ultimate colleagues.”—Kirkus
Reviews
“Susan Dunn’s gripping book shows us that the further
we get from 1940, the more obvious it is that this moment
was a turning point for Western civilization.”—Michael
Beschloss, author of Presidential Courage
“A fast-paced, serious book about the events surround-
ing the pivotal 1940 election.  .  .  . I could hardly put
the book down.”—James T. Patterson, author of Grand
Expectations: The United States, 1945–1974.
SUSAN DUNN is the Third Century Professor of humanities at
Williams College. She is the author of a dozen books, including
The Three Roosevelts, cowritten with James MacGregor Burns, and
Roosevelt’s Purge, winner of the henry Adams Prize and a fnal-
ist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history. She lives in
Williamstown, MA.
“A brilliant portrait of an America in
transition. . . . Captivating. . . . Few
years turn out to be as perilous as
1940, or as portentous.”—David M.
Shribman, Wall Street Journal
June History
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“Kellert challenges our ‘adversarial’
approach to nature with an
exploration of eight ways in which
we derive meaning from it, from
attraction to exploitation. . . .
This is a nuanced analysis
punctuated with insightful
personal narratives.”—Nature
Also by Stephen R. Kellert:
Ecology, Economics, Ethics
The Broken Circle
Paper 978-0-300-05751-5 $20.00 tx
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Paper 978-0-300-20579-4 $22.00 sc
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Birthright
People and Nature in the Modern World
Stephen R. Kellert
A pioneer in the study of humanity’s relationship with nature offers an
eloquent exploration of the inherent human need to connect with the
natural world and how this connection contributes to our physical and
mental health, productivity, and well-being.
“An exploration of the specifc ways in which a connection with the natu-
ral world affects the well-being of humankind. . . . Kellert isn’t advocating
for a Luddite existence, but he argues convincingly for an increased
understanding of our place as part of nature rather than just conquerors
of it.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Kellert successfully portrays his spiritual unity with the plants, animals,
and elements that embrace and refresh him.”—Publishers Weekly
“No one has learned more about the intricate relations of the human to
nature, as expressed in our architecture, our relation to animals, and the
shaping of aesthetics than Stephen Kellert.”—E. O. Wilson, Professor of
Biology Emeritus, harvard University
STEPhEN R. KELLERT is Tweedy Ordway Professor Emeritus and senior research
scholar, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University.
“Geza Vermes is the unchallenged
doyen of scholarship in the
English-speaking world on the
Jewish literature of the age of Jesus,
especially the Dead Sea Scrolls.
This is a beautiful and magisterial
book.”—Rowan Williams, former
Archbishop of Canterbury, Guardian
April Religious History Paper 978-0-300-20595-4 $22.00 sc
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Christian Beginnings
From Nazareth to Nicaea
Geza Vermes
Geza Vermes tells the captivating story of how a man came to be hailed
as the Son consubstantial with God, and of how a revolutionary, anti-
conformist Jewish subsect became the offcial state religion of the
Roman Empire.
“The subject is not exactly Christian Church, which makes an appearance
effectively only half way through the text; it is Jesus—what he was, what
he said he was, and what Christians said about him after his crucifxion.
For anyone puzzling over such questions, this is an exciting and challeng-
ing port of call.”—Diarmaid MacCulloch, The Times
“A major contribution to our understanding of the historical Jesus.”—Karen
Armstrong, Financial Times
“Geza Vermes’s brilliant new study of Christian origins, at once a summa-
tion and a culmination of his several earlier works on the Jewish milieu
in which Jesus lived and moved, .  .  . is both highly readable and very
persuasive.”—Eric Ormsby
“A magnum opus of early Christian history and one of the year’s most sig-
nifcant titles.”—Bookseller
GEZA VERMES was one of the world’s greatest experts on early Christianity and
the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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Friend of
the Court
On the Front Lines
with the First
Amendment
Floyd Abrams
From the Pentagon Papers to Citizens United, Floyd Abrams
has litigated the most controversial free-speech and free-press
cases of our time. This inspiring and controversial collection of
his writings addresses every key First Amendment issue of the
past four decades.
“Vigorous, principled defenses of freedom of expression from a
long career in the legal trenches.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Abrams’ writings are as thoughtful as one would expect from
a free speech philosopher, and as well-written as one would
expect from a journalist.”—Nadine Strossen, former president,
American Civil Liberties Union
FLOYD ABRAMS, a partner in the law frm of Cahill, Gordon & Reinde,
has taught at Columbia School of Journalism, Yale Law School, and
Columbia Law School. June History/Law
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Eslanda
The Large and
Unconventional Life
of Mrs. Paul Robeson
Barbara Ransby
This compelling biography tells Essie Robeson’s own story for
the frst time—from her unconventional marriage, to her infu-
ence on her husband’s early career, to her tireless efforts against
racism and injustice around the globe.
“This long overdue biography of a bold scholar-activist emerging
from the shadow of her famous husband is a gift.  .  .  . Ransby
has a history of rescuing historically overlooked black female
leaders; . . . this new work is a major contribution to her glorious
reclamation project.”—Joan Steinau Lester, Ms. Magazine
“A well-researched, informative, readable  biography.”—Kirkus
Reviews
BARBARA RANSBY is professor in the departments of African American
Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and history, and director of the
Gender and Women’s Studies Program, University of Illinois, Chicago. February Biography/History
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The Gateway
Arch
A Biography
Tracy Campbell

Icons of
America
This book is the frst to explore the colorful history of the spec-
tacular Gateway Arch of St. Louis and the controversial tactics
of its creators. Beloved as a symbol of American democracy,
the monument can also be seen as a vivid example of failed
urban planning.
“Full of drama and intrigue, The Gateway Arch colorfully traces
how the architectural symbol of America’s opening to the west
in St. Louis came into being—a process marked by political con-
tention, the personal pathology of a great architect, and a city’s
search for identity.”—William  h. Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin
Professor of history, Duke University
TRACY CAMPBELL is professor of history and codirector of the Wendell
Ford Public Policy Research Center at the University of Kentucky.
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Arcadian
America
The Death and Life
of an Environmental
Tradition
Aaron Sachs

New Directions
in Narrative
history
The garden cemetery, a popular but largely forgotten tradition
of the pre–Civil War era, has much to teach us about the history
of America’s communal landscapes and today’s environmental
ideas, says the author of this thought-provoking book.
“Ambitious.  .  .  . Sachs’s ruminative, associative style makes for
interesting takes on dozens of writers, artists, and landscape
architects.”—Nicholas Lemann, New Yorker
“Sachs’s accessible and engaging style in Arcadian America
retains scholarly credibility while drawing people into the
discussion through emotional traction. More scholarly work
should be written this way.”—Marissa Weiss, Science
AARON SAChS is associate professor of history and American studies,
Cornell University.
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American Zion
The Old Testament
as a Political Text
from the Revolution
to the Civil War
Eran Shalev
This original book examines the widespread notion in America’s
early decades that the United States was a new Israel, an idea
that powerfully infuenced nationalism, politics, and culture.
“Erudite . . . [and] convincing.”—Jordan Michael Smith, Daily
Beast
“This well-researched, creatively argued, historiographically
well-informed, and genuinely insightful book is an impressive
piece of work and should have a broad appeal.”—Mark Noll,
University of Notre Dame
“Eran Shalev demonstrates unforgettably that when Americans
referred to themselves as the ‘new Israel,’ they were not speaking
metaphorically.”—Eric Nelson, harvard University
ERAN ShALEV is a senior lecturer in the history Department at haifa
University, Israel.
March History/Religious History
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Jefferson’s
Shadow
The Story of
his Science
Keith Thomson
Much has been written about Thomas Jefferson, but this book
is the frst to focus on his passion for science, the infuence of
science on his vision for America, his scientifc experiments and
inventions, and his lasting contributions to paleontology, geog-
raphy, climatology, archaeology, and more.
“Architect, philosopher, critic of slavery, slave-owner; the con-
tradictions of American ‘founding father’ Thomas Jefferson are
well known. That he was a scientist is not. Natural historian
Keith Thomson redresses the balance in this fnely wrought
biography.”—Nature
“A refreshing, wise, far-ranging inquiry.”—Peter  M. Gianotti,
Newsday
KEITh ThOMSON is executive offcer at the American Philosophical
Society and professor emeritus of natural history at the University
of Oxford.
April History of Science/Biography
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American
Lynching
Ashraf h. A. Rushdy
In this meticulously researched and accessibly written inter-
pretive history, Rushdy shows how lynching in America has
endured, evolved, and changed, from its origins in colonial-era
Virginia to the present.
“In this sobering account, Rushdy makes clear that the cul-
tural values that authorize racial violence are woven into the
very essence of what it means to be American. This book helps
us make sense of our past as well as our present.”—Jonathan
holloway, Yale University
“A triumphant work on the problematic history of one of America’s
longest and most troubling traditions.”—Kirkus Reviews

Nominated for the 2013 hurston/Wright Foundation
Legacy Award for nonfction.
AShRAF h. A. RUShDY is chair and professor of African American stud-
ies at Wesleyan University.
February History
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Mrs. Mattingly’s
Miracle
The Prince, the
Widow, and the
Cure That Shocked
Washington City
Nancy Lusignan
Schultz
The miraculous cure of a Washington, D.C., widow’s ravaging
cancer in 1824, purportedly through the intervention of a char-
ismatic German prince, ignited political, social, and religious
controversy. This gripping book captures the drama of the mir-
acle and its repercussions.
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NANCY LUSIGNAN SChULTZ is professor of English, Salem State
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The Making
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World War
Ian F. W. Beckett
In this original and spellbinding reinterpretation of the Great
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political, and cultural events—some nearly forgotten—whose
legacies continue to shape our world today.
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shaped during the pivotal years of 1914–18. It is a book about
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twentieth century.”—Sir Michael howard
IAN F. W. BECKETT is Visiting Professor of history at the University
of Kent.
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Alexander to
Constantine
Archaeology of
the Land of the
Bible, Volume III
Eric M. Meyers and
Mark A. Chancey

The Anchor
Yale Bible
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Library
Drawing on the most recent, groundbreaking archaeological
research, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the
history of ancient Palestine in this richly illustrated and expertly
integrated book.
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ERIC M. MEYERS, three-time president of the American Schools of
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Studies and Archaeology, Duke University. MARK A. ChANCEY is pro-
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Thomas Aquinas
A Portrait
Denys Turner
highly visible as a public teacher, preacher, and theologian,
Thomas Aquinas nevertheless has remained nearly invisible as
man and saint. In this short, compelling portrait, Denys Turner
clears away the haze of time and brings Thomas vividly to life
for contemporary readers.
“A marvellous introduction to the thought of the most daring and
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volume introduction to St Thomas.”—Eamon Duffy, The Tablet
“One of the fnest analyses of the great man’s work, Turner’s
account is rich, provocative and sophisticated, a work of both
passion and serious scholarship. It is a triumph.”—Jonathan
Wright, Catholic Herald
DENYS TURNER is horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of historical Theology,
Yale University. he is the author of Julian of Norwich, Theologian.
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The Conversion
of Scandinavia
Vikings, Merchants,
and Missionaries
in the Remaking of
Northern Europe
Anders Winroth
Through a painstaking analysis and historical reconstruction of
archeological and literary sources, Anders Winroth presents a
radically new interpretation of the conversion of Scandinavia
from paganism to Christianity in the early Middle Ages.
“Winroth .  .  . provides much material to ponder as well as a
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survey of the material will provide guidance for anyone inter-
ested in the topic and period.”—Benjamin hudson, Journal of
Medieval Religious Cultures

Winner of the 2013 Gustav Ranis International Book Prize
awarded by the MacMillan Center at Yale University
ANDERS WINROTh, the Forst Family Professor of history at Yale, is the
author of The Making of Gratian’s “Decretum,” for which he was awarded a
MacArthur Fellowship in 2003.
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The Genius
Elijah of Vilna
and the Making of
Modern Judaism
Eliyahu Stern
Through the story of the “Vilna Gaon,” perhaps the best-known
and most understudied fgure in modern Jewish history, Eliyahu
Stern presents a new model for understanding modern Jewish
history and the place of traditionalism and religious radicalism
in modern Western life and thought.
“A profoundly erudite and sometimes scintillating look at a piv-
otal rabbi.”—Publishers Weekly
“Important and ambitious. . . . A pioneering work.”—Tablet
“Stern .  .  . has masterfully reappraised the Vilna Gaon.”—The
Forward

Winner of Yale’s 2012 Samuel and Ronnie heyman Prize
for Outstanding Scholarly Publication
ELIYAhU STERN is assistant professor of modern Jewish intellectual
and cultural history at Yale University.
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Metaphors for
Environmental
Sustainability
Redefning Our
Relationship
with Nature
Brendon Larson
Scientists often formulate and explain concepts with metaphors,
but an ill-considered metaphor can reinforce social attitudes
that clash with sound science-based sustainability policies. This
book calls for more conscious framing of metaphors for environ-
mental science and offers practical advice on doing so.
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essential read for practicing scientists, editors and reviewers,
students and teachers, policy-makers and funders, and the
informed public.”—Science

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Christine L. Oravec Research Award in Environmental
Communication
BRENDON LARSON is associate professor, Department of Environment
and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo.
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The Dawn of the
Age of Climate
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Clive hamilton
Controlling the earth’s climate system sounds like science
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CLIVE hAMILTON is Vice-Chancellor’s Chair and professor of public
ethics, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt
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Riddle of the
Feathered
Dragons
hidden Birds
of China
Alan Feduccia
Spectacular fossil discoveries in China have provided new clues
to bird and dinosaur evolution, but the evidence has led to wild,
unfounded speculation, says Alan Feduccia. he offers scientif-
cally sound theories of the origins of birds and avian fight.
“[Feduccia is] the perfect person to write a serious inquiry of
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present-day birds. . . . highly recommended.”—Library Journal
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Innovation
Economics
The Race for
Global Advantage
Robert D. Atkinson
and Stephen J. Ezell
This book delivers a critical wake-up call: the United States
has fallen behind other nations in innovation-based economic
growth. The authors explain why and offer original ideas for
regaining America’s competitive edge.
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omy.”—Steve Lohr, New York Times
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Fragile Empire
how Russia Fell In
and Out of Love with
Vladimir Putin
Ben Judah
A journalist’s lively, inside account of Russian President Putin’s
leadership, his achievements and failures, and the crisis he faces
amid rising corruption, government dysfunction, and growing
citizen unrest.
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that the political order created by Vladimir Putin is stagnat-
ing—undermined by corruption and a failure to modernise
economically.”—Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
“Judah is an intrepid reporter and classy political scien-
tist.”—Luke harding, The Guardian
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offce.”—Ian Critchley, Sunday Times
BEN JUDAh is currently a visiting fellow at the European Stability
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Economist, Prospect, Standpoint, and Foreign Policy.
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Democracy
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The Revolt of the
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Worldwide Decline
of Representative
Government
Joshua Kurlantzick

Council
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This thought-provoking book addresses a set of new and disturb-
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middle-class support of democracy has waned, and autocracies
are on the rise.
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markets and polities.”—Kirkus Reviews
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The Tragedy
of William
Jennings Bryan
Constitutional Law
and the Politics
of Backlash
Gerard N. Magliocca
Populist William Jennings Bryan failed three times to win the
White house. This book explores the powerful backlash that he
inspired during the 1890s, the resulting transformation of con-
stitutional law, and the lessons for those who advocate sweeping
change in our own divisive times.
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political issues involved.”—Library Journal
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pivotal period in American law. . . . highly recommended for
those interested in the political contests of the 1890s and in the
evolution of American constitutional law.”—James  L. hunt,
Journal of American History
GERARD N. MAGLIOCCA is Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law,
Indiana University Robert h. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis.
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A Mere Machine
The Supreme Court,
Congress, and
American Democracy
Anna harvey
In this groundbreaking book, Anna harvey challenges the
assumptions that America’s Supreme Court is independent
from the elected branches of government and that independent
courts are most effective at protecting rights.
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democracies is especially interesting.”—Mark Tushnet, harvard
Law School
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American system of checks and balances.”—Jeffrey  A. Segal,
Stony Brook University
ANNA hARVEY is associate professor of political science at New
York University.
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Caravaggio’s Pitiful Relics, Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-26
Carl Andre, Raymond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-15
Carrying Coca, Sharratt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-42
Casper, The Winds of Freedom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Castronova, Wildcat Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Centeno, Metropolitan Museum Studies in Art, Science,
and Technology, Volume 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-47
Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art, The, Hermary . . . . . . . . A-38
Changing Wind, A, Venet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Charles James, Koda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18–A-19
Charter of the United Nations, Shapiro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Chasing Monarchs, Pyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Chin, The Funk & Wag from A to Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-50
Chou, Silent Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-43
Christ Child, Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Christian Beginnings, Vermes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Christiansen, Piero della Francesca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-32
Christopher Williams, Witkovsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-3
Clark, Hard Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Clerics of Islam, The, Mouline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Cogliano, Emperor of Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cole, The Poetry of Kabbalah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Comer, Whitney Biennial 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Comics Art, Gravett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Compelling Ideal, The, Kiely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Concannon, “When You Were Gentiles” . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Confno, A World Without Jews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Constitutional Parent, The, Shulman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Converging Lines, Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-10
Conversion of Scandinavia, The, Winroth . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Coogan, The Ten Commandments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16–17
Cooke, Gustave Moreau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-44
Cornwall, Beacham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-52
Corpse Washer, The, Antoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Cox, Anthony Friedkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-24
Crawford, Captive Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Culture and the Death of God, Eagleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7
Cuthbertson, Wilfred Owen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Cy Twombly’s Things, Nesin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-34
Danto, What Art Is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-11, 91
Davis, Christ Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
DeLue, Manet to Modigliani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-41
Democracy in Retreat, Kurlantzick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
DeSalle, The Brain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Dimoula, The Brazen Plagiarist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Double-Crested Cormorant, The, Wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Dowling, Emerson’s Protégés . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Draper, The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux . . . . . . . . .A-9
Duchess’s Shells, The, Tobin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Duffy, Saints and Sinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Dunn, 1940 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Dunn, Breaking Democracy’s Spell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Eagleton, Culture and the Death of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7
Eagleton, How to Read Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Earthmasters, Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Elegance in the Age of Crisis, Mears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-12
Elliott, René Lalique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-14
Emerson’s Protégés, Dowling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Emperor of Liberty, Cogliano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Erofeev, Walpurgis Night, or the Steps of the Commander . . 50
Erotic Doll, The, Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-28
Eruv, Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Eslanda, Ransby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Europe’s Deadlock, Marsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Exit Berlin, Bonelli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Facts and Inventions, Boswell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
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Fairman, Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower . . . . . . . . . . . .A-49
Family in the Picture, 1958–2013, Friedlander . . . . . . . . . .A-6
Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union,
Wemheuer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Faust, Goethe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Feduccia, Riddle of the Feathered Dragons . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Fernández Aparicio, Miró . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-4
Fernie, Romanesque Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-45
Field Guide to California Lichens, A, Sharnoff . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Firsov, Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933–1943 . . . . . . 69
Fontaine, La Vida Doble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Foster, Hemlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Fragile Empire, Judah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Franklin, The Papers of Benjamin Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Franz Schubert, Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
French in Action, Capretz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Friedlander, Family in the Picture, 1958–2013 . . . . . . . . . .A-6
Friedlander, Playing for the Beneft of the Band . . . . . . . . .A-6
Friend of the Court, Abrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Fundamentals of Physics, Shankar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Funk & Wag from A to Z, The, Chin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-50
Gardens of the British Working Class, The, Willes . . . . . . . . 58
Gateway Arch, The, Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Gathering Together, Lakomäki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Genius, The, Stern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Genocide on the Drina River, Be´ cirevi´ c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Giles, Italian Master Drawings from the
Princeton University Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-29
Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical City, Merjian . . .A-34
Goethe, Faust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Golden Weed, A, Swanson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Goldring, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester,
and the World of Elizabethan Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-46
Gombrowicz, Trans-Atlantyk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Gravett, Comics Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Great Agnostic, The, Jacoby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Great Plague, The, Lord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Great War for Peace, The, Mulligan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Green, Eruv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Gulag Town, Company Town, Barenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Gustave Moreau, Cooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-44
Guy, Lost Kingdoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-40
Halkin, Jabotinsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Hamilton, Earthmasters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Hans Christian Andersen, Binding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Hard Times, Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Hartley, Siberia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Harvey, A Mere Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Harwood, Space, Hope, and Brutalism . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-45
Heffernan, Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature . . 66
Heffron, Louisa Catherine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Hemlock, Foster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Hermary, The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art . . . . . . . . A-38
Hirata, Japan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
History of South Africa, Fourth Edition, A, Thompson . . . . . . 80
Hoffmann, Other Primary Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-31
Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature, Heffernan . . 66
Houston, The Life Within . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-29
How the Bible Became Holy, Satlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18–19
How to Read Literature, Eagleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
How to Read Oceanic Art, Kjellgren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-48
Huizi, Untangling the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-54
Humanist Comedy, The, Welsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Hutton, Pagan Britain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Imagining Black America, Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Impressions of a Lost World, Bertholet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-37
In the Shadow of Velázquez, Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-43
Incidental Steward, The, Busch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico García Lorca
Ascends to Hell, The, Rojas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Innovation Economics, Atkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Intimate Collaborations, Obler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-36
Introduction to Metaphysics, Heidegger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Inventing American Still Life, 1800–1960, Mitchell . . . . . . . A-20
Invention of News, The, Pettegree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
It’s Complicated, boyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
Italian Master Drawings from the
Princeton University Art Museum, Giles . . . . . . . . . . . . A-29
Jabotinsky, Halkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Jack the Ripper, Begg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Jacoby, The Great Agnostic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
James Ensor, Canning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-49
Japan, Hirata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Jeff Koons, Rothkopf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-21
Jefferson’s Shadow, Thomson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Jews and Words, Oz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
John Sloan, Lobel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-35
Johnson, Franz Schubert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Josef Koudelka, Witkovsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-22
Judah, Fragile Empire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Kamen, The Spanish Inquisition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Kandinsky, Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-25
Kellert, Birthright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Kiely, The Compelling Ideal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
King, When the Money Runs Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Kjellgren, How to Read Oceanic Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-48
Kleeblatt, Mel Bochner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-16
Kleiner, Roman Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Knight, Voyaging in Strange Seas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Koda, Charles James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18–A-19
Kurlantzick, Democracy in Retreat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
La Vida Doble, Fontaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Laband, Zulu Warriors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Lakomäki, Gathering Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Landscapes of London, McKellar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-27
Larson, Metaphors for Environmental Sustainability . . . . . . . 99
Last Lover, The, Xue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Lee Bontecou, White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-13
Life Within, The, Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-29
Lincoln, Brilliant Discourse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-37
Literary Churchill, The, Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Lobel, John Sloan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-35
Long Day’s Journey into Night, O’Neill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Lord Strange’s Men and Their Plays, Manley . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Lord, The Great Plague . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Lost Kingdoms, Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-40
Louisa Catherine, Heffron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Macrakis, Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Madness and Memory, Prusiner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Magliocca, The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan . . . . . . 101
Making Make-Believe Real, Wills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Making of the First World War, The, Beckett . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Manet to Modigliani, DeLue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-41
Manley, Lord Strange’s Men and Their Plays . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Marisol, Pacini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-5
Marissen, Tainted Glory in Handel’s Messiah . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Marschner, Queen Caroline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-35
Marsh, Europe’s Deadlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Matynia, The Uncanny Era . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
McIntosh, The Search for Takrur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
McKellar, Landscapes of London . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-27
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Mears, Elegance in the Age of Crisis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-12
Mel Bochner, Kleeblatt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-16
Mengoni, Berlinde de Bruyckere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-53
Mere Machine, A, Harvey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Merjian, Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical City . . .A-34
Metaphors for Environmental Sustainability, Larson . . . . . . . . 99
Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide, The, Campbell . . . . . . A-38
Metropolitan Museum Studies in Art, Science,
and Technology, Volume 2, Centeno . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-47
Meyers, Alexander to Constantine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Michael Snow, Vlas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-28
Michnik, The Trouble with History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Michon, Winter Mythologies and Abbots . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Miró, Fernández Aparicio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-4
Mitchell, Inventing American Still Life, 1800–1960 . . . . . . A-20
Mouline, The Clerics of Islam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle, Schultz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Mulligan, The Great War for Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
My Backyard Jungle, Barilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Nash, Wilderness and the American Mind . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886–1904, The, Block . . . . . . A-11
Nesin, Cy Twombly’s Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-34
O’Neill, Long Day’s Journey into Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
O’Neill, The, Sweet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Obler, Intimate Collaborations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-36
Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower, Fairman . . . . . . . . . . . .A-49
Ogata, Swedish Wooden Toys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-53
Olson, Caravaggio’s Pitiful Relics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-26
Origins of Classical Architecture, Wilson Jones . . . . . . . . . A-27
Other People’s Houses, Taub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40–41
Other Primary Structures, Hoffmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-31
Oz, Jews and Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Pacini, Marisol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-5
Pagan Britain, Hutton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Panaesthetics, Albright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Papers of Benjamin Franklin, The, Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, The, Draper . . . . . . . . .A-9
Pettegree, The Invention of News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Phillips, Becoming Freud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28–29
Piero della Francesca, Christiansen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-32
Pinto, Seamos pragmáticos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Playing for the Beneft of the Band, Friedlander . . . . . . . . . .A-6
Poetry of Kabbalah, The, Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Poilu, Barthas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Postle, Richard Wilson and the Transformation of
European Landscape Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-42
Preaching, Building, and Burying, Bruzelius . . . . . . . . . . . A-51
Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies, Macrakis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Promey, Sensational Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Prusiner, Madness and Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Pyle, Chasing Monarchs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Queen Caroline, Marschner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-35
Radiant Truths, Sharlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Ransby, Eslanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Ravaged, Tollebeek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-46
Raymond, Carl Andre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-15
Reid, Brazil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Religious Poverty, Visual Riches, Cannon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-26
Remaking Tradition, Shimatani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-33
Rembrandt’s Themes, Verdi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-51
René Lalique, Elliott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-14
Restless Valley, Shishkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Rey Rosa, Severina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Richard Estes’ Realism, Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-17
Richard Wilson and the Transformation of
European Landscape Painting, Postle . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-42
Riddle of the Feathered Dragons, Feduccia . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the
World of Elizabethan Art, Goldring . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-46
Robert Morris’s Folly, Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Roberts, Converging Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-10
Roberts, Kandinsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-25
Rohan, The Architecture of Paul Rudolph . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-23
Rojas, The Ingenious Gentleman and
Poet Federico García Lorca Ascends to Hell . . . . . . . . . 53
Roman Architecture, Kleiner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Romanesque Architecture, Fernie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-45
Rose, The Literary Churchill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Roth, Beyond the University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Rothkopf, Jeff Koons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-21
Rushdy, American Lynching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Sachs, Arcadian America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Saints and Sinners, Duffy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Salomon, Veronese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-32
Satlow, How the Bible Became Holy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18–19
Saving the World’s Deciduous Forests, Askins . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Schor, Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plentitude . . . 78
Schui, Austerity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Schultz, Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Seamos pragmáticos, Pinto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Search for Takrur, The, McIntosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Sears, Worldly Gurus and Spiritual Kings . . . . . . . . . . . .A-47
Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933–1943, Firsov . . . . . . 69
Senelick, The Soviet Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Sensational Religion, Promey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Severina, Rey Rosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, The, Canby . . . . . . . . . . . . A-39
Shalev, American Zion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Shankar, Fundamentals of Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Shapiro, Charter of the United Nations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Sharlet, Radiant Truths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Sharnoff, A Field Guide to California Lichens . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Sharratt, Carrying Coca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-42
Shimatani, Remaking Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-33
Shishkin, Restless Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Shulman, The Constitutional Parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Siberia, Hartley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Silent Poetry, Chou . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-43
Sims, Richard Estes’ Realism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-17
Sixteenth Century Netherlandish Paintings,
with French Paintings Before 1600, The, Campbell . . . .A-54
Smith, Robert Morris’s Folly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Smith, The Erotic Doll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-28
Soviet Theater, The, Senelick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Space, Hope, and Brutalism, Harwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-45
Spanish Inquisition, The, Kamen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Spirit of Mary, The, Boss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Stern, The Genius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Strauss, Beyond Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-31
Stumbling Giant, Beardson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Sunstein, Why Nudge? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plentitude, Schor . . . . 78
Sutherland, Whistler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Swanson, A Golden Weed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Swedish Wooden Toys, Ogata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-53
Sweet, The O’Neill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Tainted Glory in Handel’s Messiah, Marissen . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Taliban Revival, The, Abbas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Taub, Other People’s Houses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40–41
Taylor, After Constructivism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-36
Ten Commandments, The, Coogan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16–17
Terror Courts, The, Bravin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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Thomas Aquinas, Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Thompson, A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition . . . . . . 80
Thomson, Jefferson’s Shadow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Tobin, The Duchess’s Shells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Tollebeek, Ravaged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-46
Tony Oursler / Vox Vernacular, Busine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-30
Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan, The, Magliocca . . . . . . 101
Trans-Atlantyk, Gombrowicz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Trouble with History, The, Michnik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Tsutsiev, Atlas of the Ethno-Political History of the Caucasus . . 77
Turner, Thomas Aquinas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Uncanny Era, The, Matynia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Unfamiliar Streets, Bussard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-30
Untangling the Web, Huizi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-54
Venet, A Changing Wind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Verdi, Rembrandt’s Themes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-51
Vermes, Christian Beginnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Veronese, Salomon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-32
Vindication of the Rights of Woman, A, Wollstonecraft . . . . . 80
Vlas, Michael Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-28
Voyaging in Strange Seas, Knight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Walker, Aberdeenshire: North and Moray . . . . . . . . . . . . A-52
Walpurgis Night, or the Steps of the Commander, Erofeev . . 50
Warm Flesh, Cold Marble, Bindman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-44
Watts, Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-50
Wayne, Imagining Black America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Welsh, The Humanist Comedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Wemheuer, Famine Politics in Maoist China
and the Soviet Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
What Art Is, Danto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-11, 91
When the Money Runs Out, King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
“When You Were Gentiles”, Concannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Whistler, Sutherland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
White, Lee Bontecou . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-13
Whitney Biennial 2014, Comer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Why Nudge?, Sunstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Wildcat Currency, Castronova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Wilderness and the American Mind, Nash . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Wilfred Owen, Cuthbertson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Willes, The Gardens of the British Working Class . . . . . . . . 58
Williams, The Buddha in the Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Wills, Making Make-Believe Real . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Wilson Jones, Origins of Classical Architecture . . . . . . . . . A-27
Winds of Freedom, The, Casper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Winroth, The Conversion of Scandinavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Winter Mythologies and Abbots, Michon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Wires, The Double-Crested Cormorant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Witkovsky, Christopher Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-3
Witkovsky, Josef Koudelka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-22
Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman . . . . . 80
Woo, Art of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910 . . . . . . . . . . .A-8
World Without Jews, A, Confno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Worldly Gurus and Spiritual Kings, Sears . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-47
Xue, The Last Lover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Yale French Studies, Volume 125, Burt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Zulu Warriors, Laband . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
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Cover illustration:
Marisol, Mi Mama Y Yo, 1968
Steel and aluminum
73 x 56 x 56 inches (185.42 x 142.24 x 142.24 cm)
Collection of the artist
© Marisol/VAGA and Marlborough Gallery, New York,
Photo: Bill McLemore Photograph
A-1 Art and Architecture
Comics Art
Paul Gravett
A fascinating overview of the history and
infuence of comics, ranging from the late
19th century to present-day graphic novels and
the Internet
The narrative possibilities of comics art and the acces-
sibility of the form have made it one of the more
innovative contemporary genres. Self-publishing and
the Internet have given rise to new, autobiographical
forms and an increasing number of authors draw from
outside the mainstream, whether sexually, ethnically,
or politically.
In this richly illustrated and accessible survey, acclaimed
author Paul Gravett considers the vast output of comics
culture from the late 19th century to today, including
syndicated comics, graphic novels, and contemporary
art and illustration. From foundational masterpieces
such as Rodolphe Topffer’s and Wilhelm Busch’s
albums, George McManus’s Art Deco “Bringing Up
Father,” and Alex Raymond’s “Flash Gordon” to the
later retro stylings of Robert Crumb, Gravett considers
lines of infuence from around the world and examines
how comics have shifted from supporting the status
quo to becoming the voice of alternative subcultures.
Gravett traces the major themes taking place in con-
temporary comics, noting the rise of publications that
function as questioning, transgressive outlets for out-
sider stories and ideas, and includes the ways that folk
art traditions are reinvigorating the form.
PAUL GRAVETT is a London-based freelance writer and curator
who has worked in comics publishing and promotion since 1981. he
was the founder of Escape Magazine and director of The Cartoon Art
Trust, UK. he is the author of numerous books, including Graphic
Novels: Everything You Need to Know and Manga: 60 Years of
Japanese Comics.
February Cartooning/Cartoon History
Paper over Board 978-0-300-20401-8 $35.00
144 pp. 8 x 10
1
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North America only
A-2 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Christopher Williams
The Production Line of happiness
Matthew S. Witkovsky, Roxana Marcoci, and Mark Godfrey
A handsome volume charting the thirty-year
career of a widely celebrated, American-born
conceptual artist
Chronologically examining the nature of his art within
the context of mass media and photojournalism, this
handsome volume charts the thirty-year career of the
artist and photographer Christopher Williams (b. 1956).
Featuring 100 color illustrations, the book also includes
a trio of essays by authors Mark Godfrey, Roxana
Marcoci, and Matthew S. Witkovsky that demon-
strate how Williams, with high craft and a critical eye,
deliberately engages yet reinterprets the conventions
of photojournalism, picture archives, and commercial
imagery through uncanny mimicry. Committed to the
history of photography as a medium of art and intel-
lectual inquiry, Williams’s current series tackles the
interplay of photography and cinema, upending viewer
expectations and the role of spectacle.
MATThEW S. WITKOVSKY is the Richard and Ellen Sandor
Chair and Curator, department of photography, at the Art Institute
of Chicago. ROXANA MARCOCI is curator in the department of
photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  MARK
GODFREY is curator at the Tate Modern in London.
Christopher Williams (American, b. 1956). Cutaway
model Switar 25mm f .4 AR. Glass, wood and
brass. Photography by the Douglas M. Parker Studio,
Glendale, California, November 17, 2007–November
30, 2007, 2008. Chromogenic print; image:
50.8 x 61 cm; mat: 55.9 x 45.7 cm. © Christopher
Williams. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner,
New York/London.
Exhibition Schedule:
The Art Institute of Chicago
01/25/14–05/18/14
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
08/02/14–11/02/14
Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
February Art/Photography
PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-20390-5 $45.00
184 pp. 8
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A-3 ARt INstItute OF ChICAgO Art and Architecture—General Interest
Miró
The Experience of Seeing
Late Works, 1963–1981
Carmen Fernández Aparicio, Charles Palermo, and Pere Portabella
A compelling new look at the late works by one
of art history’s most renowned and inventive
modern artists
This groundbreaking publication offers a reassessment
of renowned modernist Joan Miró’s late-career works,
created between 1963 and 1981. This body of work,
almost entirely unknown in the United States, show-
cases Miró’s exceptional ingenuity as both a painter
and sculptor.
Miró: The Experience of Seeing includes color illustra-
tions of nearly 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures
that show the breadth and contrast of this body of
work—from bold, colorful canvases with expressive
gestures to the most minimal calligraphic markings on
white felds. his sculptures made of found objects are a
revelation. Comparisons between paintings and sculp-
tures highlight startling connections between shapes
and symbols that Miró used in each medium. These
mature works represent the culmination of the art-
ist’s development of an innovative and personal visual
language. Engaging texts, including a contribution
by noted Spanish flmmaker Pere Portabella, explain
Miró’s role as a political fgure and his quest to speak
about the most intangible subjects through the materi-
ality of objects and the painted gesture. This important
new examination of Miró’s later work allows for a richer,
deeper understanding of this signifcant modern artist’s
distinguished career.
CARMEN FERNáNDEZ APARICIO is chief curator of sculpture,
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofa, Madrid. ChARLES
PALERMO is Alumni Memorial Term Distinguished Professor
of Art and Art history, The College of William and Mary. PERE
PORTABELLA is a Spanish flm director, producer, and politician.
Exhibition Schedule:
Seattle Art Museum
02/13/14–05/25/14
Published in association with the Seattle
Art Museum
February Art
Paper over Board 978-0-300-20479-7 $35.00 sc
104 pp. 9 x 11 75 color illus. World
A-4 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Marisol
Sculptures and Works on Paper, 1955–1998
Marina Pacini
With essays by Bill Anthes, Dore Ashton, Deborah Cullen, and Douglas Dreishpoon
A highly-anticipated volume that elucidates
Marisol’s artistic evolution and reestablishes her
as a major fgure in postwar American art
The Paris-born, Venezuelan artist Marisol (b.  1930)
burst onto the 1960s New York art scene with large
fgural sculptures in a wild amalgam of mixed media.
Often satirical, Marisol’s art is inspired by sources as
diverse as Pre-Columbian art, folk art, Cubism, and
Surrealism. For the past several decades, however,
Marisol has shunned the spotlight and her artwork has
been overlooked as a result.
Accompanying the frst retrospective of Marisol’s
work in more than a decade, this long-awaited and
beautifully illustrated volume offers a much-needed
corrective, reestablishing her role as a major fgure in
postwar American art. Essays by leading scholars of
Latin American and 20th-century art explore all facets
of her work including her infuences, the theme of fam-
ily, American politics and pop culture, Native American
rights and poverty, her role as a female artist, and her
relationship to Latin America and Latin American art.
MARINA PACINI is chief curator of American, modern, and con-
temporary art at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN.
BILL ANThES is associate professor of art history at Pitzer College,
Claremont, CA. DORE AShTON is professor of art history at the
Cooper Union, New York, and senior critic at the Yale School of Art.
DEBORAh CULLEN is director and chief curator of the Miriam
and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, New York.
DOUGLAS DREIShPOON is chief curator at the Albright-Knox Art
Gallery, Buffalo, New York.
Exhibition Schedule:
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
06/14/14–09/07/14
Published in association with the Memphis
Brooks Museum of Art
March Art
Paper over Board 978-0-300-20379-0 $50.00
200 pp. 9 x 11 184 color illus. World
A-5 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Distributed for the Yale University
Art Gallery
March Photography
Paper over Board 978-0-300-20440-7 $60.00
207 pp. 11 x 9 
5
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Playing for the Beneft of the Band
New Orleans Music Culture
Lee Friedlander
Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) frst visited the birthplace of jazz in 1957, and
immediately set about photographing the aging pioneers of the art form.
his love of the music and the people of New Orleans drew him back to
the city, and the relationships he formed over time gave him intimate
access to a scene that forged one of America’s most original artistic tradi-
tions. A revised and expanded edition of his 1992 monograph The Jazz
People of New Orleans, Playing for the Beneft of the Band features over
200 photographs taken by Friedlander between 1957 and 1982, many of
which are published here for the frst time. Storied fgures such as Duke
Ellington and Mahalia Jackson have been captured by Friedlander’s dis-
arming lens, and Sweet Emma Barrett, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Johnny
St. Cyr, and other luminaries are seen in their homes and the back rooms
in which they gathered to play. Also included are photographs of the city’s
second-line parades, whose jubilant dancing has long been a defning
aspect of New Orleans jazz culture.
LEE FRIEDLANDER is a photographer based in Rockland County, New York.
Distributed for the Yale University Art
Gallery and Fondation A Stichting
March Photography
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Family in the Picture, 1958–2013
Lee Friedlander
Designed and conceived to complement In the Picture, his 2011 volume of
self-portraits, Lee Friedlander’s Family in the Picture is the family album of
one of the most restless and inventive fgures in the history of photography.
The sequence of over 350 pictures begins with images of Friedlander’s
wife, Maria, at the beginning of their marriage, and interweaves major
life events such as births, weddings, and funerals with moments that are
less outwardly momentous yet equally moving. Although some of the
pictures are well known, the majority of images have only recently been
unearthed from Friedlander’s personal archive. This compendium of pic-
tures, spanning over a half-century, chronicles the photographer’s family
with arresting frankness, poignancy, and a moral: that life goes on.
LEE FRIEDLANDER is a photographer based in Rockland County, New York.
A-6 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Whitney Biennial 2014
Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner
A striking accompaniment to the 2014 biennial
exhibition, which presents the perspectives of
three innovative guest curators
The Whitney Biennial, the Museum’s signature exhibi-
tion, has charted some of the most exciting new work in
contemporary art since it was frst introduced in 1932.
Three guest curators—Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms,
and Michelle Grabner—offer diverse views of con-
temporary art today. Whitney Biennial 2014 serves as a
record of this historic exhibition, featuring the work of
almost 100 artists working in a variety of media, includ-
ing painting, sculpture, photography, flm, dance, and
performance. Divided into three distinct sections
presenting each curator’s unique perspective, this
superb resource features specially commissioned texts
alongside curatorial essays and unique visual content
prepared by the Biennial participants.
STUART COMER is chief curator of the department of media
and performance art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
City. ANThONY ELMS is associate curator at the Institute of
Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and editor of WhiteWalls, an
independent publisher of artists’ books and projects. MIChELLE
GRABNER is professor and chair of the department of painting and
drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and operates
two exhibition spaces, The Suburban and The Poor Farm.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Exhibition Schedule:
Whitney Museum of American Art
03/07/14–05/25/14
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American Art
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352 pp. 7
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World
A-7 WhItNey MuseuM OF AMeRICAN ARt Art and Architecture—General Interest
Art of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910
Treasures from Korea
Edited by hyunsoo Woo
With essays by Insoo Cho, hongkyung Kim, Woollim Kim, So-hyun Kwon, Dongsoo Moon,
Unsok Song, and hyunsoo Woo and a chronology by Rose Lee
A richly illustrated survey of the vast infuence
of Korea’s longest-ruling Confucian dynasty,
featuring some 200 masterworks from
major collections
Art of the Joseon Dynasty is the frst major publication
outside of Korea to survey the artistic production of
the world’s longest-ruling Confucian dynasty, which
reigned on the Korean peninsula from 1392 to 1910.
The Joseon dynasty left a substantial legacy for modern
Korea, infuencing contemporary etiquette, cultural
norms, and societal attitudes. Beautifully illustrated
with color images of some 200 masterworks from major
Korean public and private collections, this important
volume offers readers a detailed look at the fascinating
art of the Joseon, from the exquisitely crafted pieces
used by the court to scholarly implements, ritual items,
and Buddhist arts. A variety of mediums, including
prints, paintings, calligraphy, books, ceramics, sculp-
tures, metal works, and costumes and textiles, are
organized around fve key themes: the king and his
court, Joseon society, ancestral rites, Buddhism in a
Confucian society, and Joseon in modern times.
hYUNSOO WOO is The Maxine and howard Lewis Associate
Curator of Korean Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Portrait of Yi Uihyeon (from Commemorative Album of
King Yeongjo’s Entry into the Club of Elders), 1744–45.
Album leaves; colors on silk. 17
1
⁄8 × 12 1
1
⁄16 inches
(43.5 × 32.2 cm). National Museum of Korea, Seoul
Exhibition Schedule:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
03/02/14–05/26/14
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
06/29/14–09/21/14
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
10/19/14–01/11/15
Published in association with the Philadelphia
Museum of Art
March Art/Asian Studies
Paper over Board 978-0-300-20412-4 $65.00
400 pp. 10 x 12 250 color + 30 b/w illus.
World
A-8 Art and Architecture—General Interest PhIlAdelPhIA MuseuM OF ARt
The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
James David Draper and Edouard Papet
With Elena Carrara, Isabelle Gaëtan, Nadège horner, Laure de Margerie, Jean-Claude Poinsignon,
and Philip Ward-Jackson
A defnitive look at the genius of master sculptor
Carpeaux, featuring beautiful photography and
a wealth of new material
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827 –1875) was an extraor-
dinarily gifted sculptor—the greatest in 19th-century
France before Rodin—and embodied the emotion-
ally charged artistic climate of his era. The passionate
Carpeaux comes alive in this handsome new publica-
tion. Carpeaux’s wrenching representations of human
forms, shown in beautiful color details and illustrations,
echo his turbulent personal life, fraught with episodes
of violence and fatal illness.
The book covers the entire span of Carpeaux’s career,
and includes the masterpiece Ugolino and His Sons,
newly discovered drawings, and a number of rarely
seen or studied works. Previously unpublished letters
between Carpeaux and his family and friends, a wealth
of archival material, and the most detailed chronology
of the artist’s life ever published make this book the
defnitive resource on the artist and his creations.
JAMES DAVID DRAPER is the henry R. Kravis Curator in
the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. EDOUARD PAPET is chief cura-
tor of sculpture at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
Exhibition Schedule:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
03/10/14–05/26/14
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
06/23/14–09/30/14
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/
Distributed by Yale University Press
March Art History
Cloth 978-0-300-20431-5 $65.00
400 pp. 9
1
⁄2 x 11 275 color + 75 b/w illus.
World
A-9 the MetROPOlItAN MuseuM OF ARt Art and Architecture—General Interest
Converging Lines
Eva hesse and Sol LeWitt
Edited by Veronica Roberts
With essays by Lucy R. Lippard, Veronica Roberts, and Kirsten Swenson
A fascinating glimpse into the friendship of two
acclaimed artists, which reveals the great extent
to which they infuenced each other’s work
and lives
Eva hesse and Sol LeWitt formed a close friendship
between the late 1950s and hesse’s death in 1970.
Converging Lines celebrates this friendship and offers
an illuminating look at their close-knit New York circle.
Whereas previous scholarship has examined LeWitt’s
impact on hesse, this is the frst publication to dem-
onstrate that the artists infuenced each other’s art and
lives in reciprocal and profound ways.
Richly documented, this book includes reproductions of
40 postcards LeWitt wrote to hesse during his interna-
tional travels, along with a poignant fve-page letter that
he sent hesse, attesting to his belief in her talent. Also
included are a previously unpublished interview from
2001 with LeWitt about his relationship with hesse; an
illustrated chronology that draws on correspondence,
interviews, and primary documents from the time; and
a personal recollection by Lucy R. Lippard, a distin-
guished American art writer and critic who was a close
friend of both artists. Shedding new light on the careers
and personal lives of hesse and LeWitt, this publica-
tion explores the deep connections between two of the
20th century’s most important artists.
VERONICA ROBERTS is curator of modern and contemporary art
at the Blanton Museum of Art. LUCY R. LIPPARD is a writer, cura-
tor, and activist who was a close friend of Eva hesse and Sol LeWitt.
KIRSTEN SWENSON is assistant professor of art history at the
University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Exhibition Schedule:
Montclair Art Museum
09/22/13–01/14/14
Blanton Museum of Art
02/23/14–05/18/14
Published in association with the Blanton
Museum of Art
March Art
Cloth 978-0-300-20482-7 $35.00
148 pp. 9
1
⁄4 x 10 100 color + 20 b/w illus.
World
A-10 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Exhibition Schedule:
ING Belgium
02/19/14–05/18/14
Indianapolis Museum of Art
06/15/14–09/07/14
Published in association with the
Indianapolis Museum of Art
March Art History
Cloth 978-0-300-19084-7 $65.00
260 pp. 9
1
⁄2 x 11
1
⁄2 105 color + 3 b/w illus. World
The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886–1904
Edited by Jane Block and Ellen Wardwell Lee
Neo-Impressionism, the style pioneered by Georges Seurat (1859–1891),
has long been associated with exquisite landscapes and intriguing scenes
of urban leisure. Yet the movement’s use of dotted brushwork and color
theory also produced arresting portraits of unusual beauty and percep-
tion. The Neo-Impressionist Portrait is the frst book to examine the
astonishing portraits produced by the most important fgures of Neo-
Impressionism, including Seurat himself, henri-Edmond Cross, Georges
Lemmen, Maximilien Luce, Paul Signac, henry van de Velde, Vincent
van Gogh, and Théo van Rysselberghe. Essays by esteemed scholar Jane
Block detail the emergence of portraiture as a genre within the Neo-
Impressionist movement, frst in France and then in Belgium, as well as
the continuing artistic dialogues between the regions. More than one
hundred color illustrations, biographies of seventeen Neo-Impressionist
artists, and a catalogue of sixty paintings make up this authoritative book
on a key chapter of the Post-Impressionist era.
JANE BLOCK is Turyn Professor and head of the Ricker Library of Architecture and
Art at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ELLEN WARDWELL LEE
is Wood-Pulliam Senior Curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
“Danto is an elegant and erudite
writer, and his sentences go down
smoothly.”—Deborah Solomon,
New York Times Book Review
April Art
Paper 978-0-300-20571-8 $15.00
Cloth 978-0-300-17487-8 S ‘13 $24.00
Also available as an eBook.
192 pp. 5 x 7
3
⁄4 World
What Art Is
Arthur C. Danto
A lively meditation on the nature of art by one of America’s most cel-
ebrated art critics.
“Danto was and remains the high priest of pluralism, and arch-critic of
the view that art has a distinctive essence.”—A. C. Grayling, Financial
Times
“This miraculously economical book summarizes many decades of refec-
tion and provides an ideal entry into the philosophical system of the most
important American-born writer who has discussed visual art.”—David
Carrier, author of Proust/Warhol: Analytical Philosophy of Art
“Danto’s writing is elegant and his insights acute.”—Publishers Weekly
“The brilliant, eminently entertaining philosopher-critic Arthur C. Danto
lays bare an oft-pondered question in What Art Is.”—Interior Design
ARThUR C. DANTO is Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Columbia
University and former art critic for The Nation.
A-11 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Elegance in the Age of Crisis
Fashions of the 1930s
Edited by Patricia Mears and G. Bruce Boyer
A brilliant look at how modernizing technical
and stylistic changes of the 1930s gave rise to
international trends in fashion
Despite the dire fnancial environment of the 1930s,
this decade gave rise to great technical and aesthetic
innovations in fashion. This handsomely illustrated
book is the frst to analyze important developments in
both men’s and women’s fashions of that time. Select
experts contribute texts that delve into the economic,
political, and cultural infuences that shaped these
emergent styles. They also explore how industrial capa-
bilities, such as the production of new textiles, allowed
couturiers to drape fabric in ways not previously pos-
sible, and how revolutionary dressmaking and tailoring
techniques gave form to truly modern clothing.
Advancements in menswear tailoring in London and
Naples paralleled breakthroughs in couture draping
in Paris, New York, and even Shanghai. hollywood
also played a role in defning and popularizing this
glamorous style. The international trend toward softer,
minimally ornamented, and elegantly proportioned
clothing differed markedly from the more restrictive
attire of the preceding Edwardian era. By contrast, the
fashions of the 1930s were made for movement, high-
lighting the natural and classically idealized body. The
revival of classicism and other artistic infuences were
crucial to the creation of this clean, minimal, and mod-
ern new look.
PATRICIA MEARS is deputy director of the Museum at the Fashion
Institute of Technology, New York. G. BRUCE BOYER is a leading
menswear writer and historian.
Exhibition Schedule:
The Museum at FIT
02/06/14–04/19/14
Published in association with The Fashion
Institute of Technology, New York
April Fashion
Cloth 978-0-300-20420-9 $55.00
208 pp. 9
1
⁄2 x 12
1
⁄2 120 color illus. World
A-12 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Lee Bontecou
Drawn Worlds
Michelle White
With contributions by Dore Ashton and Joan Banach
The frst survey of more than ffty years of
drawing by a legendary sculptor and
draftswoman
Lee Bontecou (b. 1931) established a signifcant reputa-
tion in the 1960s with pioneering sculptures and reliefs
made of raw and expressionistic materials. her art is
simultaneously organic and mechanical, and infused
with biological, geological, and technological motifs.
These same qualities also animate a less-known but
compelling body of work: her drawings. Ranging from
her early soot on paper works created using powder
from a welding torch to recent drawings in pencil and
colored pencil that evoke cosmoses and microcosmic
worlds, this stunning book is the frst retrospective
survey of Bontecou’s consistently innovative draw-
ings. More than sixty full-color plates, populated by
imagery ranging from black voids to mechanomorphs
to hybrid descendants of teeth, plants, and fsh, are
complemented by original essays from leading schol-
ars who explore themes such as the drawings’ historical
contexts, Bontecou’s use of the iconography of the void,
and the eco-apocalyptic themes of an artist who came
of age in the roiling political atmosphere of the 1960s.
MIChELLE WhITE is curator at The Menil Collection,
houston.  DORE AShTON is an art critic and art historian. JOAN
BANACh is a practicing artist.
Exhibition Schedule:
The Menil Collection, Houston
01/31/14–05/11/14
Princeton University Art Museum
06/28/14–09/21/14
Distributed for The Menil Collection
April Art
Paper over Board 978-0-300-20413-1 $50.00
120 pp. 9
3
⁄8 x 11 82 color + 9 b/w illus. World
A-13 the MeNIl COlleCtION Art and Architecture—General Interest
René Lalique
Enchanted by Glass
Kelley Jo Elliott
With a foreword by Karol Wight and contributions by Elizabeth Everton and Tina Oldknow
A visually stunning and informative survey of
Lalique’s glasswork that includes hundreds of
exquisite pieces and related archival material
René Lalique, a master artist and designer of early 20th-
century France, initially achieved fame for his jewelry
creations that were widely admired and collected. he
began experimenting with glass in the 1890s, and was
so captivated by the material that he spent the rest of
his career working with it exclusively. The glass objects
that he designed, such as vases, ashtrays, tableware,
and other household accessories, are now considered
iconic representations of the Art Nouveau and Art
Deco movements.
This publication traces Lalique’s distinguished career,
including his early experimentation with glass in jewelry-
making; his production of innovative perfume bottles,
some of the frst pieces he made entirely of glass; and the
peak of his glassmaking career at the 1925 International
Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in
Paris. hundreds of color photographs—including many
dramatic, full-page images—spotlight individual pieces
of glass and original wax and plaster models selected
from the extensive collection of The Corning Museum
of Glass. The book also draws on the Museum’s wealth
of archival material on Lalique, including design draw-
ings and photographs. This strikingly beautiful and
informative volume is a testament to the singular allure
of his enchanting glass.
KELLEY JO ELLIOTT is curatorial assistant, modern glass, KAROL
WIGhT is executive director and curator of ancient and Islamic glass,
and TINA OLDKNOW is curator of modern glass, all at The Corning
Museum of Glass. ELIZABETh EVERTON is visiting faculty in the
department of history at Concordia University, St. Paul.
Top: Box with Cover and Scarab Clasp, Épines
(Thorns), designed 1911. Mold-pressed glass, acid-
etched; silver-plated brass hinges and clasp. The
Corning Museum of Glass, 73.3.41. Bottom: Vase,
Martins-pêcheurs sur fond de roseaux (Kingfshers on
a background of reeds), dated 1930. Mold-blown
glass using a cire perdue (lost wax) mold. The Corning
Museum of Glass, 2011.3.188, gift of Elaine and
Stanford Steppa
Exhibition Schedule:
Corning Museum of Glass
05/17/14–01/04/15
Published in association with The Corning
Museum of Glass
May Decorative Arts
Cloth 978-0-300-20511-4 $65.00
384 pp. 10 x 10 400 color illus. World
A-14 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Previously announced
Carl Andre
Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010
Yasmil Raymond and Philippe Vergne
Edited by Michelle Piranio and Jeremy Sigler
A major retrospective catalogue on the career of
minimalist sculptor and poet Carl Andre
Carl Andre (b. 1935) redefned the parameters of abstract
sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s. he was a highly infu-
ential voice in the American minimalist movement,
recognized for his ordered linear and grid formats. In
the early 1960s, Andre’s creative focus shifted to writing
poetry when he took a job as a freight brakeman and
conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad. his poems
echoed and extended the themes in his sculptural work,
and his experience with the railroad signifcantly infu-
enced his choice of materials in later years.
In this stunning catalogue, which accompanies the
frst retrospective of Andre’s work since 1970, the art-
ist’s legacy is examined in eleven essays by international
scholars. The book presents a broad range of sculp-
ture made over the past ffty years, including Andre’s
emblematic foor and corner pieces, highlighting his
radical use of standardized units of industrial material
such as timber planks, concrete blocks, and metal plates.
A vast selection of Andre’s previously unpublished con-
crete poems, together with letters, postcards, ephemera,
and documentation of important installations, further
complements our understanding of an essential fgure
in the history of contemporary art.
YASMIL RAYMOND is curator at Dia Art Foundation. PhILIPPE
VERGNE is director of Dia Art Foundation.
Exhibition Schedule:
Dia: Beacon
05/04/14–03/02/15
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina
Sofa, Madrid
05/07/15–10/15/15
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
11/21/15–03/13/16
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für
Gegenwart, Berlin
05/08/16–09/25/16
Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris
October 2016–January 2017
Published in association with
Dia Art Foundation
May Art
Cloth 978-0-300-19171-4 $65.00
400 pp. 8
1
⁄2 x 11 48 color + 352 b/w illus.
World
A-15 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Mel Bochner
Strong Language
Norman L. Kleeblatt
With a text by Mel Bochner
An engaging exploration of the use of language
in a complex and colorful series of paintings
Mel Bochner (b. 1940) is celebrated as a key Conceptual
artist of the 1960s. Less well-known are his paintings
made after that period: complex works based on an
exploration of language, often crowded with typogra-
phy in lush, contrasting hues that both embrace and
challenge the painterly tradition.
Mel Bochner: Strong Language focuses on this impor-
tant body of work, in which Bochner investigates the
lines between text and image. Ranging from bold
admonishments and witty emoticons to provocative
foods of words, these works demonstrate conceptual
seriousness, as well as delight in the playful potential
of language. Norman L. Kleeblatt discusses the evolu-
tion of Bochner’s art from his early word experiments
through his return to painting, while Bochner offers
a personal perspective. Both Kleeblatt and Bochner
address the question of Jewishness in Bochner’s work,
particularly the ways in which the Jewish intellectual
tradition embraces language as a visual expressive form.
NORMAN L. KLEEBLATT is the Susan and Elihu Rose Chief
Curator at the Jewish Museum. MEL BOChNER is a New
York-based artist.
Exhibition Schedule:
The Jewish Museum, New York
05/02/14–09/07/14
Published in association with the Jewish
Museum, New York
May Art
Cloth 978-0-300-19734-1 $45.00
144 pp. 9
1
⁄2 x 11 101 color + 11 b/w illus.
World
A-16 Art and Architecture—General Interest the JeWIsh MuseuM
Richard Estes’ Realism
A Retrospective
Patterson Sims
With Jessica May and helen Ferrulli
A rich compendium of Estes’ virtuosic
photorealist paintings, which capture light
and refections in brilliant detail
Richard Estes (b.  1932) is one of the most celebrated
adopters of photorealism; his paintings are character-
ized by painstaking detail that mimics the clarity and
accuracy of photographs. Estes’ most famous canvases
from the 1970s depict New York’s urban landscape,
and his manner of painting refections in a multitude
of metal and glass surfaces displays astounding techni-
cal skill. In his subsequent career, Estes has continued
to demonstrate his superlative ability to show complex
plays of light and shadow in Maine seascapes, views of
Venetian lagoons, and nighttime street scenes.
Accompanying Estes’ frst solo exhibition of paint-
ings in the United States in over two decades, Richard
Estes’ Realism surveys ffty years of his work and places
him within the historical narrative of realist painting.
The authors explore the ongoing modernist dialogue
between camera and canvas, and discuss the situation
of Estes’ work at the crossroads of painting and photog-
raphy. Over ffty full-page plates showcase the amazing
precision of Estes’ paintings, and a thorough chronol-
ogy and bibliography provide an enlightening account
of his life. This handsome book offers a lavish presenta-
tion of Estes’ spellbinding body of work that attests to
his enduring artistic impact.
PATTERSON SIMS is president of the board of Independent
Curators International. JESSICA MAY is curator of contemporary
and modern art at the Portland Museum of Art. hELEN FERRULLI
is an independent art historian based in New York.
Exhibition Schedule:
Portland Museum of Art
05/22/14–09/07/14
Smithsonian American Art Museum
10/31/14–02/08/15
Distributed for the Portland Museum of Art and
the Smithsonian American Art Museum
July Art
PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-20512-1 $40.00
192 pp. 11
1
⁄2 x 9 
1
⁄4 88 color + b/w illus. World
A-17 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Charles James Ball Gowns,
1948; Photograph by
Cecil Beaton, Beaton/
Vogue/Condé Nast
Archive. © Condé Nast
Above: Charles James, 1952.
Courtesy of The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, Photograph by
Michael A. Vaccaro / LOOK
Magazine Photograph Collection,
Library of Congress, Prints &
Photographs Division, Look Job
52-1129 Frame-18
Right: Charles James, “Swan” ball
gown, 1953. Black silk chiffon,
pink synthetic satin, and black,
pink, rose, and light grey nylon
tulle. Brooklyn Museum Costume
Collection at The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, 2009.300.849
Charles James
Beyond Fashion
harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder
With a preface by Ralph Rucci and contributions by Sarah Scaturro and Glenn Petersen
“His work went beyond fashion and was a fne
art.”—a Charles James patron
Charles James, often considered to be America’s frst
couturier, was renowned in the 1940s and 1950s as a mas-
ter at sculpting fabric for the female form and creating
fashions that defned mid-century glamour. Although
James had no formal training as a dressmaker, he cre-
ated strikingly original and complex designs, including
intricate ball gowns worn by members of high society
in New York and Europe. This lavishly illustrated book
offers a comprehensive study of James’ life and work,
highlighting his virtuosity and inventiveness as well as
his infuence on subsequent fashion designers.
Featuring exciting new photography of the spectacu-
lar evening dresses James produced between 1947 and
1955, this publication includes enlightening details of
these intricate creations alongside vintage photographs
and rarely seen archival items, such as patterns, mus-
lins, dress forms, and sketches. A detailed and illustrated
chronology of James’ life describes his magnetic per-
sonality, his unorthodox design processes, his colorful
supporters—such as Salvador Dalí, Elsa Schiaparelli,
Christian Dior, and Cristobal Balenciaga—and profles
of a number of his famous clients, such as Gypsy Rose
Lee. With fair and style echoing that of its subject,
Charles James brings to life one of the most fascinating
and creative fgures in American fashion.
hAROLD KODA is curator in charge and JAN GLIER REEDER is
consulting curator, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, both at
The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Charles James, Ball gown, 1949–50. Red silk velvet
and satin, and white cotton organdy. Brooklyn
Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, 2009.300.2786
Exhibition Schedule:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
05/08/14–08/10/14
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/
Distributed by Yale University Press
June Fashion
Cloth 978-0-300-20436-0 $50.00
256 pp. 10 x 13 300 color + 50 b/w illus.
World
A-18 Art and Architecture—General Interest the MetROPOlItAN MuseuM OF ARt
Charles James Ball Gowns,
1948; Photograph by
Cecil Beaton, Beaton/
Vogue/Condé Nast
Archive. © Condé Nast
Above: Charles James, 1952.
Courtesy of The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, Photograph by
Michael A. Vaccaro / LOOK
Magazine Photograph Collection,
Library of Congress, Prints &
Photographs Division, Look Job
52-1129 Frame-18
Right: Charles James, “Swan” ball
gown, 1953. Black silk chiffon,
pink synthetic satin, and black,
pink, rose, and light grey nylon
tulle. Brooklyn Museum Costume
Collection at The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, 2009.300.849
Charles James
Beyond Fashion
harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder
With a preface by Ralph Rucci and contributions by Sarah Scaturro and Glenn Petersen
“His work went beyond fashion and was a fne
art.”—a Charles James patron
Charles James, often considered to be America’s frst
couturier, was renowned in the 1940s and 1950s as a mas-
ter at sculpting fabric for the female form and creating
fashions that defned mid-century glamour. Although
James had no formal training as a dressmaker, he cre-
ated strikingly original and complex designs, including
intricate ball gowns worn by members of high society
in New York and Europe. This lavishly illustrated book
offers a comprehensive study of James’ life and work,
highlighting his virtuosity and inventiveness as well as
his infuence on subsequent fashion designers.
Featuring exciting new photography of the spectacu-
lar evening dresses James produced between 1947 and
1955, this publication includes enlightening details of
these intricate creations alongside vintage photographs
and rarely seen archival items, such as patterns, mus-
lins, dress forms, and sketches. A detailed and illustrated
chronology of James’ life describes his magnetic per-
sonality, his unorthodox design processes, his colorful
supporters—such as Salvador Dalí, Elsa Schiaparelli,
Christian Dior, and Cristobal Balenciaga—and profles
of a number of his famous clients, such as Gypsy Rose
Lee. With fair and style echoing that of its subject,
Charles James brings to life one of the most fascinating
and creative fgures in American fashion.
hAROLD KODA is curator in charge and JAN GLIER REEDER is
consulting curator, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, both at
The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Charles James, Ball gown, 1949–50. Red silk velvet
and satin, and white cotton organdy. Brooklyn
Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, 2009.300.2786
Exhibition Schedule:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
05/08/14–08/10/14
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/
Distributed by Yale University Press
June Fashion
Cloth 978-0-300-20436-0 $50.00
256 pp. 10 x 13 300 color + 50 b/w illus.
World
A-19 the MetROPOlItAN MuseuM OF ARt Art and Architecture—General Interest
Inventing American Still Life, 1800–1960
Edited by Mark D. Mitchell
With essays by Bill Brown, Mark D. Mitchell, Katie A. Pfohl, and Carol Troyen
A defnitive new study of 19th- and 20th-century
American still life, offering a fresh assessment
of the place and importance of the genre in
American culture
Inventing American Still Life, 1800–1960, offers a fresh
look at the myriad ways that American artists of the
19th and 20th centuries—both familiar names and
recently rediscovered artists—approached the subject
of still-life painting. A stunning array of works, some
never before published, are beautifully illustrated in
more than 250 color images. Four thematic essays
address the connections between still life and other
aspects of American culture, including literature
and philosophy; the intersection of still-life painting,
natural-history illustration, and commercial photog-
raphy; the Philadelphia region’s defning impact and
lasting infuence on American still life; and the recep-
tion of still life by American critics and art historians
from its earliest days to the present. Among the works
featured are Raphaelle Peale’s celebrated Blackberries
(c. 1813), Severin Roesen’s majestic Flower Still Life
with Bird’s Nest (1853), William Michael harnett’s
landmark trompe l’oeil painting After the Hunt (1885),
and Charles Sheeler’s modern masterpiece Rolling
Power (1939).
MARK D. MITChELL is associate curator of American art,
Philadelphia Museum of Art. BILL BROWN is Karla Scherer
Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture, University of
Chicago. KATIE A. PFOhL is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department
of history of Art and Architecture, harvard University. CAROL
TROYEN is Kristin and Roger Servison Curator Emerita of American
Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
William Michael Harnett (American, 1848–1892),
The Old Violin, 1886. Oil on canvas, 38 x 23
5
⁄8
inches (96.5 x 60 cm). National Gallery of Art,
Washington, D.C.
Exhibition Schedule:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
07/01/14–09/09/14
Published in association with the Philadelphia
Museum of Art
July Art
Paper over Board 978-0-300-20411-7 $65.00
350 pp. 10 x 12 250 color + 10 b/w illus.
World
A-20 Art and Architecture—General Interest PhIlAdelPhIA MuseuM OF ARt
Jeff Koons
Scott Rothkopf
With contributions by Antonio Damasio, Jeffrey Deitch, Isabelle Graw, Achim hochdörfer,
Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, Pamela M. Lee, Alexander Nagel, and James Surowiecki
A fresh and engaging look at the controversial
work of Jeff Koons, with insightful analyses and
illustrations of all of his iconic pieces alongside
preparatory works and historical photographs
Examining the breadth and depth of thirty-fve years of
work by Jeff Koons (b. 1955), one of the most infuential
and controversial artists of the 20th century, this highly
anticipated volume features all of his most famous
pieces. In an engaging overview essay, Scott Rothkopf
carefully examines the evolution of Koons’ work and
his development over the past thirty-fve years, offering
a fresh scholarly perspective on the artist’s multi-fac-
eted career. In addition, short essays by a wide range
of interdisciplinary contributors—from academics to
novelists—probe provocative topics such as celebrity
and media, markets and money, and technology and
fabrication. Also included are preparatory sketches and
plans for sculptures and paintings as well as installation
photographs that shed light on Koons’ artistic process
and trace the development of his work throughout his
landmark career.
Koons has risen to international fame making art that
reimagines and recontextualizes images and objects
from popular culture such as vacuum cleaners, basket-
balls, and balloon animals. Created with painstaking
attention to detail by a team of fabricators, these objects
raise questions about taste and popular culture, and
position Koons as one of the most lauded and criticized
artists working today.
SCOTT ROThKOPF is curator and associate director of programs at
the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
Jeff Koons, New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue;
New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; Double-
decker, 1981–87. Vacuum cleaners, plexiglass, and
fuorescent lights, 116 × 41 × 28 in. (294.6 × 104.1
× 71.1 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New
York; purchase with funds from The Sondra and
Charles Gilman Jr. Foundation, Inc., and the Painting
and Sculpture Committee 89.30a–v. © Jeff Koons
Exhibition Schedule:
Whitney Museum of American Art
06/26/14–late September 2014
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A-21 WhItNey MuseuM OF AMeRICAN ARt Art and Architecture—General Interest
Josef Koudelka
Edited by Matthew S. Witkovsky
With contributions by Stuart Alexander, Amanda Maddox, Gilles A. Tiberghien, and
Matthew S. Witkovsky
A retrospective catalog featuring vintage prints
as well as recent, unpublished work by an
internationally acclaimed photographer
This retrospective catalog features vintage prints as
well as recent, unpublished work by internationally
acclaimed photographer Josef Koudelka (b.  1938). A
leading member of the photo agency Magnum, co-
founded by his close friend henri Cartier-Bresson,
Koudelka has been a legend since the publication of
his unforgettable eyewitness photographs taken during
the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet-led troops
in 1968. In addition to Invasion and Exiles, Koudelka’s
most ambitious project,  Gypsies, is featured with the
complete set of twenty-two prints frst exhibited in 1967.
Koudelka’s impressive imagery is accompanied here by
fve essays that provide a thorough understanding of
and appreciation for this outstanding artist, willfully
independent and reclusive despite his renown.
MATThEW S. WITKOVSKY is the Richard and Ellen Sandor
Chair and Curator, department of photography, at the Art Institute of
Chicago. AMANDA MADDOX is associate curator of photographs at
the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. STUART ALEXANDER
is a vice president at Christie’s in New York and an independent
scholar and curator. GILLES A. TIBERGhIEN is a professor of aes-
thetics at the University of Paris.
Josef Koudelka (Czech, b. 1938). Strážnice,
Czechoslovakia, 1965. Gelatin silver print;
38.2 x 57.4 cm. Courtesy Josef Koudelka, Magnum
Photos Paris, and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York.
Exhibition Schedule:
The Art Institute of Chicago
06/07/14–09/07/14
The J. Paul Getty Museum
11/11/14–03/29/15
Fundación Mapfre, Madrid
September–November 2015
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A-22 Art and Architecture—General Interest ARt INstItute OF ChICAgO
The Architecture of Paul Rudolph
Timothy M. Rohan
The frst major study of one of the most
important architects of the postwar era
Equally admired and maligned for his remarkable
Brutalist buildings, Paul Rudolph (1918–1997) shaped
both late modernist architecture and a generation of archi-
tects while chairing Yale’s department of architecture from
1958 to 1965. Based on extensive archival research and
unpublished materials, The Architecture of Paul Rudolph
is the frst in-depth study of the architect, neglected since
his postwar zenith.
Author Timothy M. Rohan unearths the ideas that
informed Rudolph’s architecture, from his Florida
beach houses of the 1940s to his concrete buildings of
the 1960s to his lesser-known East Asian skyscrapers
of the 1990s. Situating Rudolph within the architec-
tural discourse of his day, Rohan shows how Rudolph
countered the perceived monotony of mid-century
modernism with a dramatically expressive architecture
for postwar America, exemplifed by his Yale Art and
Architecture Building of 1963, famously clad in cor-
rugated concrete. The fascinating story of Rudolph’s
spectacular rise and fall considerably deepens long-
standing conceptions about postwar architecture:
Rudolph emerges as a pivotal fgure who anticipated
new directions for architecture, ranging from postmod-
ernism to sustainability.
TIMOThY M. ROhAN is associate professor of art history at the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
July Architecture
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A-23 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Anthony Friedkin
The Gay Essay
Julian Cox
With a contribution by Nayland Blake and poetry by Eileen Myles
An unprecedented look at a moving photographic
series that chronicles the gay communities
of Los Angeles and San Francisco from 1969
to 1972
For more than forty years, American photographer
Anthony Friedkin (b.  1949), creating full-frame black-
and-white images, has documented people, cities, and
landscapes primarily in his home state of California.
During the culturally tumultuous years of 1969 and
1970, Friedkin made a series of photographs that
together offer an eloquent and expressive visual chron-
icle of the gay communities of Los Angeles and San
Francisco at the time. This is the frst book to explore
the series, titled The Gay Essay, in depth, within the
broader historical context that gave rise to it.
1969 witnessed the Stonewall riots in New York City
and was a turning point in the history of community
building and organized political activism among
homosexuals in the United States.  The Gay Essay
provides a singular, intimate record of this crucial
moment. Friedkin’s portraits, taken in streets, hotels,
bars, and dancehalls, demonstrate a sensitivity and an
understanding that has imbued the photographs with
an enduring resonance. This handsome book features
seventy-fve full-page plates and is accompanied by
engaging essays and a poem by Eileen Myles.
JULIAN COX is the founding curator of photography and chief
administrative curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
NAYLAND BLAKE is an artist, writer, and educator, and is chair
of the ICP-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies at
the International Center of Photography, New York. EILEEN
MYLES  is a New York-based poet, whose recent books include
Snowfake/ different streets and Inferno.
Anthony Friedkin, Gene Harlow, Drag Queen Ball,
Long Beach, 1971. Gelatin silver print. 14 x 11 in.
(35.6 x 27.9 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco,
Anonymous gift, 2011.58.2
Exhibition Schedule:
de Young, San Francisco
06/07/14–10/05/14
International Center of Photography, New York
TBA
Published in association with the Fine Arts
Museums of San Francisco
July Photography
Paper over Board 978-0-300-20637-1 $45.00
144 pp. 11 x 11
3
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A-24 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Kandinsky
A Retrospective
Essays by Angela Lampe and Brady Roberts
With contributions by Anna hiddleston
A survey of over 100 works spanning
Kandinsky’s full career, from his formative
period in Munich to his fnal years in Paris
This spectacular fve-decade survey of paintings, draw-
ings, and prints by Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944)
features over 100 works drawn primarily from the out-
standing collections of the Centre Pompidou and the
Milwaukee Art Museum. The comprehensive cata-
logue traces the artist’s development from his formative
period in Munich and his co-founding of the Blue
Rider group and pivotal turn towards abstraction, to
his return to Russia during the war, to his prolifc work
at the Weimar Bauhaus and fnal years in Paris. New
scholarship illuminates murals Kandinsky designed in
1922, contextualizing this project at the transition from
his Russian period to his time at the Bauhaus, where he
taught mural painting and plunged fully into abstrac-
tion. Close examination of the works of art, Kandinsky’s
rich body of theoretical texts, and their pedagogical
signifcance provides the foundation for essays on the
celebrated artist’s promotion of abstraction and on the
reception of his work in the 21st century; today his artis-
tic and theoretical output continues to inspire students,
scholars, and artists. Short texts on key works of art and
timelines generously enhanced by archival photographs
augment the catalogue.
ANGELA LAMPE is curator of modern art at the Centre Pompidou,
Paris. BRADY ROBERTS is chief curator at the Milwaukee Art
Museum. ANNA hIDDLESTON is assistant curator of modern art
at the Centre Pompidou.
Exhibition Schedule:
Milwaukee Art Museum
06/02/14–09/01/14
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville
09/26/14–01/04/15
Distributed for the Milwaukee Art Museum
July Art
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A-25 Art and Architecture—General Interest
February Art History
Cloth 978-0-300-18765-6 $85.00 tx
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Religious Poverty, Visual Riches
Art in the Dominican Churches of Central Italy in the
Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
Joanna Cannon
The Dominican friars of late-medieval Italy were committed to a life of
poverty, yet their churches contained many visual riches, as this ground-
breaking study reveals. Works by supreme practitioners—Cimabue,
Duccio, Giotto, and Simone Martini—are examined here in a wider
Dominican context. The contents of major foundations—Siena, Pisa,
Perugia, and Santa Maria Novella in Florence—are studied alongside
less well-known centers. For the frst time, these frescoes and panel paint-
ings are brought together with illuminated choir books, carved crucifxes,
goldsmith’s work, tombs, and stained glass. At the heart of the book is the
Dominicans’ evolving relationship with the laity, expressed at frst by the
partitioning of their churches, and subsequently by the sharing of space,
and the production and use of art. Joanna Cannon’s magisterial study is
informed by extensive new research, using chronicles, legislation, liturgy,
sermons, and other sources to explore the place of art in the lives of the
friars and the urban laity of Central Italy.
JOANNA CANNON is reader in the history of art at the Courtauld Institute of Art,
University of London.
April Art History
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Caravaggio’s Pitiful Relics
Todd P. Olson
The renowned Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
(1571–1610) established his career in Catholic Rome, making paintings
that placed particular importance on sacred relics and the glorifcation of
martyred saints. Beginning with his early works, Caravaggio was intensely
engaged with the physical world. he not only interrogated appearances
but also experimented with the paint’s material nature. Caravaggio’s
Pitiful Relics explores how the artist’s commitment to materiality served
and ultimately challenged the Counter Reformation church’s interests. In
his frst ecclesiastical commission, Caravaggio offered an unconventional
representation of martyrdom that collapsed the borders between art, con-
temporary religious persecution, iconoclasm, and relics in early Christian
catacombs. Yet his art controversially and eventually led to a criminal trial.
After he had fed from Rome in disgrace, his major altarpiece depicting
the death of the Virgin Mary, portraying her mortality rather than her
sanctity, was removed. Caravaggio’s materiality came into confict with
changing notions of the sacred; thereafter, the sacred object became a
secular work of art, marking the displacement of the relic.
TODD P. OLSON is associate professor, history of art, at the University of California,
Berkeley.
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Published for the Paul Mellon Centre
for Studies in British Art
February Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Cloth 978-0-300-10913-9 $85.00 tx
256 pp. 9
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Landscapes of London
The City, the Country, and the Suburbs, 1660–1840
Elizabeth McKellar
The idea of a “Greater London” emerged in the 18th century with the
expansion of the city’s suburbs. In Landscapes of London, Elizabeth
McKellar traces this growth back to the 17th century, when domestic
retreats were established in outlying areas. This transitional zone was
occupied and shaped by the urban middle class as much as by the elite
who built villas there. McKellar provides the frst major interdisciplinary
cultural history of this area, analyzing it in relation to key architectural
and planning debates and to concepts of national, social, and gender iden-
tities. She draws on a wide range of source materials, including prints,
paintings, maps, poetry, songs, newspapers, guidebooks, and other popu-
lar literature, as well as buildings and landscapes. The author suggests
that these suburban landscapes—the frst in the world—were a new envi-
ronment, but one in which the vernacular, the rustic, and the historic
played a substantial part. This fascinating investigation shows London as
the forerunner of the complex, multifaceted modern cities of today.
ELIZABETh McKELLAR is senior lecturer and staff tutor in the history of art,
Open University.
February Architecture/History
Cloth 978-0-300-18276-7 $65.00 sc
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Origins of Classical Architecture
Temples, Orders, and Gifts to the Gods in
Ancient Greece
Mark Wilson Jones
The Greek architectural orders—Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian—lie at the
heart of the classical traditions of building, and yet satisfying accounts for
their origins have proved elusive. In contrast with conventional theories
that would see the orders originating over the course of a long evolution,
this book stresses the suddenness of the phenomenon and its dependence
on historical context, human agency, and artistic inspiration. Casting new
light on a subject that has preoccupied architects since the Renaissance,
Mark Wilson Jones shows how construction, infuence, appearance, and
meaning found expression in complex and multifaceted designs. New
emphasis is placed on the relationship between the orders and the tem-
ples of worship that they were created to adorn. Temples were exquisitely
made offerings to the divinity, and they also contained valuable offerings.
In revealing affnities between certain offerings and the orders, the author
explains how these gave architectural expression to sensibilities of intense
social and religious signifcance.
MARK WILSON JONES is an architect, architectural historian, and scholar of
archeology in the department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University
of Bath.
A-27 Art and Architecture—Scholarly
February Art History
Cloth 978-0-300-15202-9 $50.00 sc
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The Erotic Doll
A Modern Fetish
Marquard Smith
Since the 19th century, dolls have served as toys but also as objects of
obsession, love, and lust. That century witnessed the emergence of the
term “heterosexual” and of modern concepts of fetishism, perversity, and
animism. Their convergence, and the demands of a growing consumer
society resulted in a proliferation of waxworks, shop-window dummies,
and customized love dolls, which also began to appear in art. Oskar
Kokoschka commissioned a life-sized doll of his former lover Alma
Mahler; hans Bellmer crafted poupées; and Marcel Duchamp fabricated
a nude fgure in his environmental tableau Etant donnés. The Erotic
Doll is the frst book to explore men’s complex relationships with such
inanimate forms from historical, theoretical, and phenomenological per-
spectives. Challenging our commonsense grasp of the relations between
persons and things, Marquard Smith examines these erotically charged
human fgures by interweaving art history, visual culture, gender, and
sexuality studies with the medical humanities, offering startling insights
into heterosexual masculinity and its discontents.
MARQUARD SMITh is research leader and head of doctoral studies in the School
of humanities, The Royal College of Art, London, and editor-in-chief of the Journal
of Visual Culture.
Michael Snow (Canadian, born
1929), Midnight Blue, 1973–74.
Color photograph, wood, acrylic,
wax, 28 
11
⁄16 x 26 x 4
7
⁄8 inches
(73 x 66 x 12.5 cm). Centre Georges
Pompidou, Paris
Exhibition Schedule:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
02/01/14–04/27/14
Published in association with the
Philadelphia Museum of Art
February Photography/Art
PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-19641-2 $20.00 sc
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Michael Snow
Photo-Centric
Edited by Adelina Vlas
With essays by Adelina Vlas and Michael Snow
Canadian flmmaker and artist Michael Snow (b.  1929) is known as a
pioneer of conceptualist and multimedia practice. his seminal flm
Wavelength (1967), described as a “45-minute zoom,” investigates the
relationship between time and space, a subject the artist has explored
throughout his career in a variety of mediums. Although considered one
of the most important experimental flmmakers of his generation, Snow is
less known in the United States for his visual art, including photography.
Michael Snow: Photo-Centric focuses on a selection of the artist’s pho-
tographic work from 1962 to the present. The book considers Snow’s
interest in late modernism’s self-refexivity and, specifcally, his explora-
tion of how the mechanics of photography affect perception, cognition,
and consciousness. Essays by Adelina Vlas and the artist himself consider
the importance of Snow’s photographic work within his larger practice, its
connection with and continuation of modernist ideas, and its experimen-
tal quality within the history of the medium.
ADELINA VLAS is assistant curator for modern and contemporary art at the
Philadelphia Museum of Art. MIChAEL SNOW is a flmmaker, musician, visual
artist, composer, writer, and sculptor.
A-28 Art and Architecture—Scholarly
“houston strives for deep under-
standings of Maya thought that allow
us to see large-scale truths often
overlooked. his unusual approach to
materiality in ancient Maya culture
will be pioneering.”—Andrea Stone,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
March Art History/Anthropology/Archaeology
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208 pp. 8 x 10 43 color + 72 b/w illus. World
The Life Within
Classic Maya and the Matter of Permanence
Stephen houston
For the Classic Maya, who fourished in and around the Yucatán penin-
sula in the frst millennium AD, artistic materials were endowed with an
internal life. Far from being inert substances, jade, fint, obsidian, and
wood held a vital essence, agency, and even personality. To work with
these materials was to coax their life into full expression and to engage in
witty play. Writing, too, could shift from hieroglyphic signs into vibrant
glyphs that sprouted torsos, hands, and feet. Appearing to sing, grapple,
and feed, they effectively blurred the distinction between text and image.
In the frst full study of the nature of Maya materials and animism,
renowned Mayanist scholar Stephen houston provides startling insights
into a Pre-Columbian worldview that dramatically contrasts with west-
ern perspectives. Illustrated with more than one hundred photographs,
images, and drawings, this beautifully written book reveals the Maya
quest for transcendence in the face of inevitable death and decay.
STEPhEN hOUSTON is Dupee Family Professor of Social Science and Professor
of Anthropology and Archaeology at Brown University. he was the recipient of a
MacArthur Fellowship in 2008.
Vittore Carpaccio (Italian, 1460/66–
1525/26), Two Standing Women, One
in Mamluk Dress, 1495–1516. Princeton
University Art Museum, gift of Frank
Jewett Mather Jr. (x1944-274). Photo:
Bruce M. White
Exhibition Schedule:
Princeton University Art Museum
01/25/14–05/11/14
Distributed for the Princeton University
Art Museum
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Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton
University Art Museum
Laura M. Giles, Lia Markey, and Claire Van Cleave
This richly illustrated volume offers a new look at the exceptional col-
lection of Italian drawings at the Princeton University Art Museum. An
introductory essay by Laura M. Giles chronicles the history and sig-
nifcance of the collection, and nearly one hundred of the collection’s
masterworks are treated with essay-length entries and full-page images.
The frst scholarly examination of the collection since Felton Gibbons’s
comprehensive publication of 1977, the catalogue includes an appendix
of more than 150 drawings that have entered the collection since—many
previously unpublished, and all fully documented with short entries.
highlights include works by celebrated masters, including Carpaccio and
Modigliani, from the early Renaissance through the early Modern peri-
ods, with an emphasis on the collection’s renowned holdings of works by
Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and the two Tiepolos.
LAURA M. GILES is the heather and Paul G. haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of
Prints and Drawings at the Princeton University Art Museum. LIA MARKEY is a lec-
turer in the department of art and archaeology at Princeton University, specializing
in Italian Renaissance art. CLAIRE VAN CLEAVE is the author of Master Drawings
of the Italian Renaissance (2007).
A-29 Art and Architecture—Scholarly
“No one who reads Bussard’s
argument will think of street
photography in quite the
same way again.”—Robin
Kelsey, harvard University
March Photography
Cloth 978-0-300-19226-1 $65.00 sc
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Unfamiliar Streets
The Photographs of Richard Avedon, Charles Moore,
Martha Rosler, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Katherine A. Bussard
City scenes have been chronicled in photographs since the early 1800s,
but street photography as traditionally defned has captured a relatively
narrow feld of these images. Revolutionizing the history of street pho-
tography, Unfamiliar Streets explores the work of Richard Avedon
(1923–2004), Charles Moore (1931–2010), Martha Rosler (b.  1943), and
Philip-Lorca diCorcia (b. 1951), American photographers whose careers
in fashion, photojournalism, conceptual art, and contemporary art are
not usually associated with the genre. The lively and engaging text, a
timely response to a growing interest in urban photography, challenges
the traditional understanding of street photography and makes original
and important connections between urban culture and the visual arts,
constructing a new historical model for understanding street photography.
Gorgeously illustrated with more than one hundred images, this book
provides an interpretation of a compelling genre that is as fresh as its con-
sideration of the city streets themselves, sites of commerce, dispossession,
desire, demonstration, power, and spectacle.
KAThERINE A. BUSSARD is Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at the
Princeton University Art Museum.
Exhibition Schedule:
Musée des Arts Contemporains au
Grand-Hornu, Belgium
11/17/13–02/23/14
Distributed for Mercatorfonds
February Art
Paper over Board 978-0-300-20448-3 $65.00 tx
256 pp. 8
3
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World, except for The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg
Tony Oursler / Vox Vernacular
Laurent Busine, Denis Gielen, and Tony Oursler
American artist Tony Oursler (b. 1957) gathers inspiration from the way
people’s desires are extended through interaction with mass media, spe-
cifcally cinema, television, and the internet, and creates fascinating video
installations that combine words with projections of grotesque and sub-
lime images. Tony Oursler / Vox Vernacular compiles ffty transcripts of
Oursler’s videos, offering an entirely new way to apprehend the nuances
of his work. The selection of pieces featured in this publication date from
between 1977 and 2013, spanning nearly the entirety of Oursler’s practice.
Adding valuable context are scholarly essays explaining Oursler’s creative
process and full-color illustrations of his videos.
Among other revelations, these transcripts show that Oursler is not merely
a video artist, but a writer as well. The vernacular language that Oursler
employs is written to be spoken by “electronic entities” and carries a sort
of musical cadence that makes his text surprisingly lyrical. This compre-
hensive anthology uncovers the poetry in Oursler’s work and captures the
unique nature of his artistic voice.
LAURENT BUSINE is director and DENIS GIELEN is assistant director, both at
the Musée des Arts Contemporains au Grand-hornu, Belgium. TONY OURSLER
is a video artist.
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Exhibition Schedule:
The Jewish Museum, New York
03/14/14–08/03/14
Distributed for the Jewish Museum,
New York
March Art
2-Volume Paperback Set with Slipcase 978-0-300-19733-4 $35.00 sc
116 pp. 8
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Other Primary Structures
Jens hoffmann
The landmark Jewish Museum exhibition Primary Structures offered
the frst presentation of Minimalist sculptures in the United States, in
1966. The accompanying catalogue became a key resource on artists
such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, and Sol LeWitt, who
were virtually unknown at the time. Other Primary Structures is a long-
overdue reintroduction of this classic, out-of-print text. This two-volume
set includes a replica of the original catalogue, plus a new companion
volume that offers a global survey of early Minimalist sculpture during
the 1960s and 1970s, featuring important sculptors from Asia, Africa,
Latin America, and Eastern Europe, and complementing the earlier
catalogue’s focus on American and British artists. Beautifully designed,
this publication comes enclosed in a clear jacket that pays homage to the
original catalogue’s iconic cover. Other Primary Structures is invaluable
for the study of modern art history and provides an authoritative survey of
Minimalist sculpture in the 1960s.
JENS hOFFMANN is deputy director for exhibitions and public programs at the
Jewish Museum.
Stephen De Staebler, Standing Figure
with Segmented Knee, 1983. Bronze,
93
1
⁄2 x 12
3
⁄4 x 21
1
⁄2 inches
(237.5 x 32.4 x 54.6 cm). The Museum
of Fine Arts, Houston, the Leatrice S. and
Melvin B. Eagle Collection, museum
purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law
Accessions Endowment Fund, 2010.2048.
© Estate of Stephen De Staebler
Exhibition Schedule:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
02/23/14–05/26/14
The Mint Museum of Craft + Design
09/06/14–02/22/15
Distributed for the Museum of Fine
Arts, Houston
March Decorative Arts
Paper 978-0-300-20410-0 $30.00 tx
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Beyond Craft
Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and
Melvin B. Eagle Collection
Cindi Strauss
With contributions by Janet Koplos and Susie J. Silbert
Since the 1960s, Leatrice and Melvin Eagle have acquired decorative
arts of the highest quality, beginning with contemporary ceramics and
then expanding to works in other mediums produced from the 1940s to
the present. Although primarily American in scope, their collection also
encompasses signifcant pieces by acclaimed international artists. This
book presents, for the frst time, key highlights from the Eagle collection,
which was acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, houston, in 2010. At
the core of the collection are stunning examples of ceramics by ground-
breaking California-based artists, such as Robert Arneson, Ralph Bacerra,
Viola Frey, David Gilhooly, Ron Nagle, Ken Price, Adrian Saxe, and Peter
Voulkos. Also included is furniture by Wendell Castle and Sam Maloof;
textile and fber art by Olga de Amaral, John Garrett, John McQueen,
and Cynthia Schira; and jewelry and metalwork by William harper,
Albert Paley, Earl Pardon, and Joyce J. Scott. This catalogue features
works by about 40 key artists and an illustrated checklist of about 170
objects in the collection.
CINDI STRAUSS is assistant director, programming, and curator of modern and
contemporary decorative arts and design, the Museum of Fine Arts, houston.
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Exhibition Schedule:
The National Gallery, London
03/19/14–06/15/14
Published by National Gallery
Company/Distributed by Yale
University Press
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Veronese
Xavier F. Salomon
Paolo Veronese (1528–1588) was one of the great Venetian artists of the
Renaissance, whose works were admired for their rich colors and mas-
tery of theatrical narrative. his paintings ranged from decorative fresco
schemes and portraits to allegorical, biblical, and historical subjects, pro-
duced for an aristocratic international audience.
This defnitive reappraisal of the artist also provides a fascinating account
of painting and patronage in 16th-century Venice. Xavier F. Salomon
traces Veronese’s career from its beginnings in Verona, where he devel-
oped an art shaped by the rediscovery of antiquity, to Venice, where he
established a successful workshop. Salomon’s discussion of Veronese’s
entire output, including his monumental banquet scenes, illuminates
the original function of every work, many of them designed for specifc
locations. Generous illustrations, including numerous details, reveal
the distinctive tactile qualities of Veronese’s technique and the beauty
of his palette, whether rendering rich textiles, precious metals or female
complexions. This splendid book makes a signifcant contribution to
scholarship in the feld of 16th-century Venetian painting.
XAVIER F. SALOMON is curator of southern Baroque paintings at The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York.
Piero della Francesca, Saint Jerome and a
Donor, c. 1450. Tempera on wood. Gallerie
dell’Accademia, Venice
Exhibition Schedule:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
01/13/14–03/30/14
Published by The Metropolitan
Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale
University Press
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Piero della Francesca
Personal Encounters
Keith Christiansen
With contributions by Anna Pizzati and Cecilia Frosinini
This book tells the story of Italian Renaissance master Piero della
Francesca (1411/13–1492) by focusing on four paintings he created over
the span of his career. It also provides the frst study of his small-scale
devotional paintings, including the exquisite Saint Jerome and a Donor.
One of today’s most prominent scholars narrates the painting’s mysterious
history and uncovers new insights gleaned during its recent study and
restoration. The authors explore the relationship between this painting
and other works made by Piero for private devotion, including one of his
last and most striking paintings, the magnifcent Madonna di Senigallia.
New research describes the complex relationships between Piero and his
patrons and other contemporaries. This book brims with revelatory details
about Piero’s work that will intrigue both casual readers and devoted fans
of the artist, and will form a gateway to a larger analysis of Piero’s overall
body of work.
KEITh ChRISTIANSEN is the John Pope-hennessy Chairman of the Department
of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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The Bundi Wall-Paintings in Rajasthan
Rediscovered Treasures
Milo C. Beach
With photographs by hilde Lauwaert
The royal fort at Bundi, an isolated town in the Indian state of Rajasthan,
is home to elaborately decorated palaces that are among India’s most beau-
tiful buildings. That several of the palaces have been closed to visitors
until recently has kept their painted walls hidden from public view, but it
has also helped their preservation. This unprecedented volume celebrates
the survival of the wall-paintings at Bundi by presenting a stunning pho-
tographic survey of these long-hidden treasures, most published here for
the frst time, and including both abundant details and many small-scale
scenes that are not visible without magnifcation. The paintings depict
daily life at the Bundi court from the early 17th to the late 19th centuries,
as well as scenes from traditional literary and religious texts. The illustra-
tions together reveal the rich cultural inter-relationships that gave these
paintings their unique power and importance. The only substantial pub-
lication devoted specifcally to wall-paintings in the Bundi royal palaces,
this richly illustrated book pays long-overdue tribute to some of India’s
greatest painted rooms.
MILO C. BEACh is former director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer
Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. hILDE LAUWAERT is a photographer.
Exhibition Schedule:
The Cleveland Museum of Art
02/16/14–05/11/14
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of Art
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Remaking Tradition
Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum
Essays by hiroyuki Shimatani and
Masato Matsushima
With forewords by David Franklin and Masami Zeniya
This catalogue presents over ffty works in different media—most notably
sculpture, painting, and ceramics—assembled together for the frst time
to convey the impressive variety of Japanese art from the late 19th and
early 20th centuries. These works, all masterpieces from the collection of
the Tokyo National Museum, introduce the museum’s astounding hold-
ings of modern Japanese art to an American audience and help illustrate
where modern works ft within the rich history of Japanese visual tradi-
tion. Engaging essays by noted scholars explore the diverse sources of
infuence for Japanese artists around the turn of the 20th century, such
as Western oil painting, Buddhist portraiture, European porcelain, tra-
ditional Japanese landscape and fgure imagery, and Chinese painting.
This publication offers a compelling and innovative conception of mod-
ern Japanese art, framing artists as creators of traditions for the modern
age who maintained a sense of continuity with the past while also inte-
grating wide-ranging cultural inspirations.
MASAMI ZENIYA is executive director, hIROYUKI ShIMATANI is vice execu-
tive director, and MASATO MATSUShIMA is curator, all at the Tokyo National
Museum. DAVID FRANKLIN is Sarah S. and Alexander M. Cutler Director at the
Cleveland Museum of Art.
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Giorgio de Chirico and the
Metaphysical City
Ara h. Merjian
For the artist Giorgio de Chirico (1888–1978), a founder of the
Metaphysical art movement, the year 1914 marked a momentous and
pivotal time in his aesthetic production. he completed most of his well-
known paintings of metaphysical cityscapes that year, just before the
advent of World War I, while living in Paris. These paintings emerged
within the context of the city’s avant-garde circles, and they ultimately
redirected the course of modernist painting. Ara h. Merjian’s fascinating
text considers the artist’s representation of architectural space in relation
to his sustained engagement with the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche
and addresses why the painter’s “Nietzschean method” takes architecture
as its means and metaphor, a physical premise for metaphysical rev-
elation. This remarkable book is the frst signifcant academic study of
Metaphysical painting to be published in English. It not only sheds light
on a key fgure in the history of 20th-century aesthetics but also contrib-
utes to an understanding of Nietzsche’s impact on modernism.
ARA h. MERJIAN is assistant professor of Italian studies and art history at New
York University.
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Cy Twombly’s Things
Kate Nesin
Cy Twombly (1928–2011) is widely acknowledged as one of the postwar
period’s most infuential American artists, yet his sculptures are little
known. From 1946 onward, he made hundreds of rarely exhibited found-
object assemblages, often painted or plastered over with diverse coatings
of white. Across decades, Twombly thus developed a singular, strikingly
consistent body of work, despite the shifting status of sculpture during
his lifetime.
In this revelatory monograph, Kate Nesin frst establishes, then evaluates
the artist’s long engagement with the historical and contemporary limits
of sculpture, both as medium and as word. While others have described
Twombly’s three-dimensional works as timeless, transcendent, and poetic,
Nesin complicates our sense of their so-called poetry, focusing on the pro-
saic, conspicuously material operations of these sculptural “things,” and
emphasizing the inherent diffculties as well as possibilities of the lan-
guage used to characterize them. Through close readings of individual
works and in-depth analyses of certain guiding concerns, such as surface,
naming, gaps, and repetitions, she illuminates Twombly’s remarkable
sculptural practice.
KATE NESIN is associate curator of contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago.
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“John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration is
a model of theoretical sophistication,
graceful writing, depth of research,
and brilliant analysis.”—Jennifer L.
Roberts, harvard University
April Art History
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John Sloan
Drawing on Illustration
Michael Lobel
The American realist artist John Sloan (1871–1951) is best known for his
portrayals of daily life in early 20th-century New York and as a member
of The Eight and the Ashcan School, alongside peers like Robert henri,
Everett Shinn, and George Luks. Sloan’s artistic approach was shaped
by his experience as a commercial illustrator, a type of work that inau-
gurated his professional career—at newspapers like the Philadelphia
Press and later for mass-market magazines—and which he pursued
even after he turned his focus to painting. In John Sloan: Drawing on
Illustration, Michael Lobel explores the impact of Sloan’s illustrating on
his wider output, including his paintings, his drawings for the radical
journal The Masses, and his response to the watershed 1913 Armory Show.
Illuminating the interaction between art and popular culture, this book
provides an important new framework for understanding the modern
genre of illustration, and in so doing touches on major 20th-century cur-
rents, including the rise and expansion of the mass media and the visual
legacy of European modernism.
MIChAEL LOBEL is associate professor of art history at Purchase College, State
University of New York.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre
for Studies in British Art
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Queen Caroline
Cultural Politics at the Early Eighteenth-Century
Court
Joanna Marschner
As the wife of King George II, Caroline of Ansbach became queen of
England in 1727. Known for her intelligence and strong character, Queen
Caroline wielded considerable political power until her death in 1737.
She was enthusiastic and energetic in her cultural patronage, engaging
in projects that touched on the arts, architecture, gardens, literature, sci-
ence, and natural philosophy. This meticulously researched volume will
survey Caroline’s signifcant contributions to the arts and culture and the
ways in which she used her patronage to strengthen the royal family’s con-
nections between the recently installed house of hanover and English
society. She established an extensive library at St. James’s Palace, and her
renowned salons attracted many of the great thinkers of the day; Voltaire
wrote of her, “I must say that despite all her titles and crowns, this princess
was born to encourage the arts and the well-being of mankind.”
JOANNA MARSChNER is senior curator at historic Royal Palaces.
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After Constructivism
Brandon Taylor
When Constructivism emerged shortly after the Russian Revolution,
its central principles concerned structure and effciency in the work
of art and the nature and properties of materials. In a series of eight
essays, Brandon Taylor examines the origins of these principles and
their extraordinary consequences for the rest of modern art. Even before
Constructivism, structure was a vital ingredient in Cubist art. After it,
ideas about faktura or the “madeness” of an art object—and about its
rational organization—became stock-in-trade for De Stijl in holland
and Art Concret in France and bore decisively on other currents such
as Surrealism and abstract art. After 1945, artistic movements including
Systems, Kinetic and Minimal Art were all touched by the long reach of
Constructivist ideals. Recent art has proved no exception. Taylor shows
that casual attitudes to materials, even the collapse of Constructivist ide-
als, have helped form the artistic tenor of our times.
BRANDON TAYLOR is professor emeritus, history of art, Southampton University,
and tutor in history and theory of art at the Ruskin School of Fine Art, University
of Oxford.
“Minutely observed and sweeping
in its scale, this is an important,
even audacious book.”—Kimberly
Smith, Southwestern University
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Intimate Collaborations
Kandinsky and Münter, Arp and Taeuber
Bibiana K. Obler
This compelling examination of the work and lives of Expressionist art-
ists Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter and Dadaists hans Arp
and Sophie Taeuber illuminates the roles of gender and the applied arts
in abstraction’s early days. Both artist couples, like Expressionism and
Dada more generally, strived to transcend the fragmented individual-
ism promoted by capitalism. Through abstraction and by unsettling the
boundaries between the decorative and fne arts, they negotiated tensions
between their philosophical aspirations and the commercial material-
ity of their production. Both pairs were feminist—the women ambitious
and the men supportive of their work—but theirs was a feminism that
embraced differences between the sexes. This innovative look at the per-
sonal relationships of two infuential artist couples shows how everyday
life—mundane concerns intermingled and continuous with spiritual and
intellectual endeavors—infuenced the development of abstraction.
BIBIANA K. OBLER is assistant professor of art history at George Washington
University, Washington, D.C.
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Also by Evelyn Lincoln:
The Invention of the Italian Renaissance
Printmaker
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Cloth 978-0-300-20419-3 $65.00 tx
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Brilliant Discourse
Pictures and Readers in Early Modern Rome
Evelyn Lincoln
Sixteenth-century Roman presses turned out hundreds of technical trea-
tises and learned discourses written in the vernacular. Covering topics
as diverse as the cultivation of silkworms, the lives of the saints, and the
order of the cosmos, they made esoteric knowledge accessible to a broad
spectrum of readers. Many of these books were illustrated with beautiful
etchings, engravings, or woodcuts, and some were written in the form of
theatrical and engaging dialogues. For writers, publishers, printers, and
artists, bringing such books into the world changed the lives of those
involved in their production. The process of publication, a risky business
in itself, forged lively social networks centered on making and reading
these treatises.
Brilliant Discourse follows the story of the Roman illustrated book from
the printed page back out to the Renaissance streets, piazzas, palaces,
convents, and bookshops where these expensive publications, carefully
shepherded through the press, acted in the real world to create lively com-
munities of readers and viewers.
EVELYN LINCOLN is professor of the history of art and architecture and Italian
studies at Brown University.
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World, except for The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg
Impressions of a Lost World
A Century of Chinese Photography, 1860–1950
Ferdinand M. Bertholet and Lambert van der Aalsvoort
With an introduction by Régine Thiriez
The fourishing of photography as a medium in the mid-19th century
coincided with a rise in curiosity about China on the part of the Western
world. As the number of foreigners living and traveling in China increased,
early photographs of China were taken by and for an international audi-
ence. Impressions of a Lost World assembles 250 fascinating images of
China in the second half of the 19th century and frst half of the 20th,
captured by the Western camera lens. The photographs portray the gritty
side of the country as well as stunning views of palaces, temples, harbors,
and gardens. This juxtaposition of the sordid and the serene provides a
multidimensional picture of China’s physical and social landscape before
Mao Zedong’s ascent to power changed the country forever. The pho-
tographs, many published here for the frst time, are both beautiful and
moving, and together offer a new understanding of a social and cultural
history associated with a time of signifcant historical change.
FERDINAND M. BERThOLET is an artist, author, and collector. LAMBERT
VAN DER AALSVOORT is an historian, author, and collector. RéGINE ThIRIEZ
is a researcher in 19th-century photography in China.
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“Teachers of any grade level could
use the guide as an introduction to
art of the whole world from the last
6,000 years. . . . I found lots of things
I wanted to see in the fesh, either
again or for the frst time.”—Ken
Johnson, New York Times
Published by The Metropolitan
Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale
University Press
May
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Now available as an eBook
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide
Introduction by Thomas P. Campbell
This critically acclaimed guide to The  Metropolitan Museum of Art’s
encyclopedic holdings—published in paperback in 2012—is now avail-
able for the frst time as an electronic publication. The guide provides the
ideal introduction to almost 600 essential masterpieces from one of the
world’s most popular and beloved art collections. It features a compelling
and accessible design, beautiful color reproductions and zoom features,
and up-to-date descriptions written by the Museum’s own experts.
More than a simple souvenir book, The  Metropolitan Museum of Art
Guide  is a comprehensive view of art history spanning fve millennia
and the entire globe, beginning with the Ancient World and ending in
contemporary times. It includes media as varied as painting, photography,
costume, sculpture, decorative arts, musical instruments, arms and armor,
works on paper, and many more. Presenting works ranging from the
ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur to Canova’s Perseus with the Head of
Medusa to Sargent’s Madame X, this is an indispensable volume for lovers
of art and art history, and for anyone who has ever dreamed of lingering
over the most iconic works in The Metropolitan’s unparalleled collection.
ThOMAS P. CAMPBELL is director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Over-lifesize bearded head with a decorated
helmet, late 6th or early 5th century b.c.; The
Cesnola Collection, The Metropolitan
Museum of Art (74.51.2848)
Published by The Metropolitan
Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale
University Press
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The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art
Stone Sculpture
Antoine hermary and Joan R. Mertens
During the last few decades, Cypriot art and archaeology have
gained a prominent place in the study of Mediterranean culture. The
Cesnola Collection, which was acquired between 1874 and 1876 by
The  Metropolitan Museum of Art, is the most important of its kind in
the world, and includes 635 stone sculptures, each of which is meticu-
lously catalogued in this lavishly illustrated publication. This is the frst
catalogue of the entire collection, with numerous previously unpublished
works. Exceptional examples of Cypriot stone sculpture, including votive
fgures of men, women, children, and animals, sculptures of gods and
mythological fgures, and elaborate funerary monuments, are represented
and described. Several masterworks are of exceptional quality and detail
that are unique in the world. This comprehensive study and publication
represents a signifcant contribution to the study and understanding of
Cypriot art and archaeology.
[This volume is available as a print-on-demand edition.]
ANTOINE hERMARY is a professor of archaeology and Greek civilization at the
Aix-Marseille University, director of the Center for Cypriot Studies at the Maison
René-Ginouvès, Nanterre, and director of the French School in Athens’ excavation
at Amanthus (Cyprus). JOAN R. MERTENS is curator, Department of Greek and
Roman Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A-38 Art and Architecture—Scholarly the MetROPOlItAN MuseuM OF ARt
The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp
The Persian Book of Kings
Sheila R. Canby
A smaller, more accessible version of
the 2011 sold-out deluxe edition, with
beautiful illustrations and informative
supplementary texts
The Shahnama, an epic poem from the 10th century
that chronicles Iran’s mythical history before the found-
ing of Islam, has been immortalized in numerous
illustrated copies. The illuminated pages of the 16th-
century Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, known as the
most beautiful edition ever created, are reproduced in
this new publication, which succeeds The Metropolitan
Museum’s celebrated out-of-print deluxe facsimile edi-
tion of 2011. This new volume combines the vibrant,
high-quality reproductions of the deluxe edition with
enlightening information and a smaller, more accessible
format. The fascinating text introduces the Shahnama
to readers and describes the material world depicted in
the intricate paintings. It also includes a brief descrip-
tion of the stories depicted in the illustrations and an
illustrated “Who’s Who” to help readers identify major
characters in the epic. These features provide readers a
deeper engagement with this captivating masterpiece.
ShEILA R. CANBY is the Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge of
the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/
Distributed by Yale University Press
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A-39 the MetROPOlItAN MuseuM OF ARt Art and Architecture—Scholarly
Lost Kingdoms
hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia
John Guy
A fresh and exciting exploration of Southeast
Asian history from the 5th to 9th century, seen
through the lens of the region’s sculpture
Numerous hindu and Buddhist kingdoms fourished in
Southeast Asia from the 5th to the 9th century, yet until
recently few concrete details were known about them.
Lost Kingdoms reveals newly discovered architectural
and sculptural relics from this region, which provide
key insights into the formerly mysterious kingdoms.
The frst publication to use sculpture as a lens to explore
this period of Southeast Asian history, Lost Kingdoms
offers a signifcant contribution and a fresh approach to
the study of cultures in Cambodia, Thailand, Burma,
and other countries.
Comprehensive texts written by prominent scholars
introduce more than 160 objects, many of which have
never before traveled outside their home countries.
Gorgeous photography shot on location highlights
each artwork, and maps and a glossary of place names
elucidate their geographical context. A watershed study
of Southeast Asia’s artistic and cultural legacy, Lost
Kingdoms is an essential resource on a fascinating and
enduring subject.
JOhN GUY is Florence and herbert Irving Curator of South and
Southeast Asian Art, Department of Asian Art, The  Metropolitan
Museum of Art.
Exhibition Schedule:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 2014–July 2014
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/
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A-40 Art and Architecture—Scholarly the MetROPOlItAN MuseuM OF ARt
Manet to Modigliani
Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection
Essay by Rachael Z. DeLue
A beautiful presentation of ffty masterworks
of late 19th- to mid-20th-century avant-garde
European art from one of America’s most
distinguished private collections
Manet to Modigliani showcases ffty masterworks of
late 19th- to mid-20th-century avant-garde European
art from the henry and Rose Pearlman Collection, one
of the most distinguished private collections of mod-
ern art in the United States. Among the iconic images
represented are Paul Cézanne’s Mont Sainte-Victoire
(ca.  1902), Vincent van Gogh’s Tarascon Stagecoach
(1888), and Amedeo Modigliani’s portrait of Jean
Cocteau (1916–17), as well as an outstanding suite of
sixteen watercolors by Cézanne. The volume opens
with henry Pearlman’s “Reminiscences of a Collector,”
a fascinating frst-person narrative, newly annotated
to identify key individuals and dates mentioned in
the text. An essay by art historian Rachael Z. DeLue
places Pearlman in the context of mid-20th-century
American collecting, and a detailed chronology illu-
minates Pearlman’s collecting practices in relation to
noteworthy events in the art world. A series of ffteen
brief essays by leading scholars focuses on each of the
represented artists and their works, richly illustrated
with sumptuous color plates, select details, and numer-
ous comparative images.
RAChAEL Z. DeLUE is associate professor in the department of art
and archaeology at Princeton University.
Paul Cézanne (French 1839–1906), Mont Sainte-
Victoire, ca. 1902. The Henry and Rose Pearlman
Foundation, on long-term loan to the Princeton
University Art Museum. Photo: Bruce M. White
Exhibition Schedule:
Ashmolean Museum of Art and
Archaeology, Oxford
03/13/14–06/22/14
Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence
07/11/14–10/05/14
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
10/25/14–01/11/15
Vancouver Art Gallery
02/07/15–05/18/15
Princeton University Art Museum
09/12/15–01/03/16
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A-41 PRINCetON uNIveRsIty ARt MuseuM Art and Architecture—Scholarly
Exhibition Schedule:
Yale Center for British Art
03/06/14–06/01/14
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
07/05/14–10/29/14
Published in association with the
Yale Center for British Art
May Art History
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Richard Wilson and the Transformation of
European Landscape Painting
Edited by Martin Postle and Robin Simon
Long known as the father of British landscape painting, Richard Wilson
(1713–1782) was in fact at the heart of a profound conceptual shift in
European landscape art. This magnifcently illustrated volume not only
situates Wilson’s art at the beginning of a native tradition that would lead
to John Constable and J. M. W. Turner, but compellingly argues that
in Rome during the 1750s Wilson was part of an international group of
artists who reshaped the art of Europe. Rooted in the work of great sev-
enteenth-century masters such as Claude Lorrain but responding to the
early stirrings of neoclassicism, Wilson forged a highly original landscape
vision that through the example of his own works and the tutelage of his
pupils in Rome and later in London would establish itself throughout
northern Europe.
MARTIN POSTLE is assistant director of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in
British Art.  ROBIN SIMON is visiting professor of English, University College
London, and editor of The British Art Journal.
Exhibition Schedule:
Bard Graduate Center
03/27/14–08/03/14
Distributed for the
Bard Graduate Center
May Anthropology/Latin American Studies
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Carrying Coca
Nicola Sharratt
Textile production and consumption has played a central role in the
economy of the Andes region of South America since the Inca Empire
(a.d. 1400–1532). This book traces 1500 years of textile arts in the Andes,
with a focus on chuspas, small bags originally designed to hold coca
leaves; colorful and functional, chuspas are both aesthetically pleasing
and technically sophisticated pieces of art. In an area noted for extreme
weather, textiles produced from the wool of llamas, vicuñas, alpacas, and
other indigenous animals were essential in protecting people from the
cold and wind at high altitudes in the Andes. Often stunningly beautiful,
these textiles were also demanded as tribute by the state, and offered as
valuable gifts. Beyond their functional and aesthetic value, textiles have
long played important ritual and social roles in Andean communities.
Fully illustrated, this book offers an important introduction to the rich
history and key roles of these textiles.
NICOLA ShARRATT is a postdoctoral fellow at the Field Museum, Chicago, spe-
cializing in South American anthropology.
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of Art
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Silent Poetry
Chinese Paintings from the Cleveland Museum of Art
Ju-hsi Chou
With Anita Chung
This handsome volume offers a fresh, comprehensive look at the
Cleveland Museum of Art’s world-renowned collection of Chinese paint-
ings. With in-depth study of more than 100 selected works and more than
400 color illustrations, Silent Poetry refects the growth, both in size and
in scope, of the Cleveland Museum’s holdings of Chinese art over the past
thirty years. Renowned scholars Ju-hsi Chou and Anita Chung, who have
overseen the museum’s Chinese art collection for almost two decades,
contribute new scholarship gleaned through investigative methods,
conventional and innovative, including the examination of works using
digital technology as a supplement to traditional analyses of style, text,
context, and artistic technique. This book is an authoritative reference
for students, scholars, and collectors; it represents the most up-to-date
research on this marvelous collection of paintings and encourages new
directions in the study of Chinese art.
JU-hSI ChOU is curator emeritus of Chinese art at the Cleveland Museum of
Art and professor emeritus of art history at both Arizona State University and the
University of hong Kong. ANITA ChUNG is curator of Chinese art at the Cleveland
Museum of Art.
Also by Jonathan Brown:
Painting in Spain, 1500–1700
Paper 978-0-300-06474-2 $40.00 tx
June Art History/Biography
Cloth 978-0-300-20396-7 $45.00 sc
208 pp. 6
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In the Shadow of Velázquez
A Life in Art history
Jonathan Brown
In this lucid, witty book, the eminent art historian Jonathan Brown exam-
ines links between his personal life and his study of hispanic art of the
Golden Age. his adventures are offered as a model for understanding how
art history is shaped by life experiences, and he describes the infuence
of his parents, Jean and Leonard Brown, noted collectors of documenta-
tion of 20th-century avant-garde movements.his turn to research on the
Golden Age of Spanish art was motivated by a year in Madrid, 1958–59.
Art history in Spain was modeled on the policies of the Franco regime,
and Brown sought to fnd different ways to interpret Spanish painting.
his approach is demonstrated by fresh insight into painters, including
Velázquez. A new interpretation of Las Meninas is proposed and the per-
ils of attribution are examined. Later in his career, Brown began to study
the transformation of Spanish art in the Americas.
The book originated as a series of six lectures delivered at the Museo
Nacional del Prado in 2012.
JONAThAN BROWN is the Carroll and Miton Petrie Professor of Fine Arts,
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
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Also by David Bindman:
The History of British Art
Volumes 1, 2, and 3
Cloth boxed set
978-0-300-14304-1 $150.00 sc
Roubiliac and the Eighteenth-Century
Monument
Sculpture as Theatre
Cloth 978-0-300-06333-2 $80.00 tx
June Art History
Cloth 978-0-300-19789-1 $55.00 tx
192 pp. 6 x 9 30 color + 30 b/w illus. World
Warm Flesh, Cold Marble
Canova, Thorvaldsen, and Their Critics
David Bindman
This brilliant book focuses on the aesthetic concerns of the two most
important sculptors of the early 19th century, the great Italian sculp-
tor Antonio Canova (1757–1822) and his illustrious Danish rival Bertel
Thorvaldsen (1770–1844). Rather than comparing their artistic output,
the distinguished art historian David Bindman addresses the possible
impact of Kantian aesthetics on their work. Both artists had elevated
reputations, and their sculptures attracted interest from philosophically
minded critics. Despite the sculptors’ own apparent disdain for theory,
Bindman argues that they were in dialogue with and greatly infuenced
by philosophical and critical debates, and made many decisions in creat-
ing their sculptures specifcally in response to those debates. Warm Flesh,
Cold Marble considers such intriguing topics as the aesthetic autonomy
of works of art, the gender of the subject, the effcacy of marble as an
imitative medium, the question of color and texture in relation to ideas
and practices of antiquity, and the relationship between the whiteness of
marble and ideas of race.
DAVID BINDMAN is Emeritus Durning-Lawrence Professor of the history of Art,
University College London, and visiting professor, history of art, harvard University.
June Art History
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Gustave Moreau
history Painting, Spirituality, and Symbolism
Peter Cooke
The acclaimed French painter Gustave Moreau (1826–1898) strove
to renew history painting by creating epic art in a nonacademic man-
ner. In this thought-provoking book, Peter Cooke explains how Moreau
essentially created pictorial Symbolism through his novel approach to the
genre of history painting. In the process, the author closely examines the
artist through some of his major paintings, his ideology and aesthetic, and,
for the frst time, in relation to other artists of his time and of the previous
generations. The narrative follows Moreau’s career from his Neoclassical
and academic training through his conversion to Romanticism, his stud-
ies in Italy, his experiences as an exhibitor at the Paris Salon, and his
subsequent years as a professor at the école des Beaux-Arts and as the
founder of his own museum. By drawing on unpublished manuscripts
from the Musée Gustave Moreau in Paris, Cooke presents fresh insights
into how Moreau’s art refects his spiritualist, Catholic ideology, as well as
his controversial effect on the art world of his time.
PETER COOKE is a senior lecturer in French studies at the University of Manchester.
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The Yale University Press
Pelican history of Art Series
May Architecture
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Romanesque Architecture
Eric Fernie
In a new addition to the Pelican history of Art series, leading architectural
historian Eric Fernie presents a fascinating survey of Romanesque archi-
tecture and the political systems that gave rise to the style. It is known
for its thick walls, round arches, piers, groin vaults, large towers, and
decorative arcading, as well as the measured articulation of volumes and
surfaces. Romanesque architecture was the frst distinctive style to domi-
nate western and central Europe. The book explores the gestation of the
style in the ninth and tenth centuries and its survival up to the fourteenth
century. Notable structures include Speyer Cathedral, Sant’Ambrogio
in Milan, the abbeys of Cluny, and Vézelay, the Church of the holy
Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and Durham Cathedral, as well as the castles of
Loches and Dover. A superb teaching tool, close to 400 illustrations pack
this seminal text describing the design, function, and iconography of key
church, monastic and secular buildings of a formative era.
ERIC FERNIE was director of the Courtauld Institute of Art between 1995 and 2003
and president of the Society of Antiquaries of London from 2004 until 2007.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre
for Studies in British Art
Also by Elain harwood:
Nottingham
Pevsner City Guide
Paper 978-0-300-12666-2 $40.00 tx
June Architecture
Cloth 978-0-300-20446-9 $85.00 tx
512 pp. 9
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Space, hope, and Brutalism
English Architecture, 1945–1975
Elain harwood
This is the frst major book to study English architecture between 1945
and 1975 in its entirety. Challenging previous scholarship on the subject
and uncovering vast amounts of new material at the boundaries between
architectural and social history, Elain harwood structures the book
around building types to reveal why the architecture takes the form it
does. Buildings of all budgets and styles are examined, from major uni-
versities to the modest café. The book is illustrated with stunning new
photography that reveals the logic, aspirations, and beauty of hundreds of
buildings throughout England, at the point where many are disappearing
or are being mutilated.
Space, Hope, and Brutalism offers a convincing and lively overview of a
subject and period that fascinates younger scholars and appeals to those
who were witnesses to this history.
ELAIN hARWOOD is Senior Architectural Investigator at English heritage and is
a Trustee of the Twentieth Century Society.
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Published for the Paul Mellon Centre
for Studies in British Art
Also by Elizabeth Goldring:
James Boswell’s Life of Johnson
An Edition of the Original Manuscript,
Volume 2: 1766–1776
Cloth 978-0-300-07969-2 $100.00 tx
June Art History/History
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304 pp. 7
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Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the
World of Elizabethan Art
Painting and Patronage at the Court of Elizabeth I
Elizabeth Goldring
This book is the frst comprehensive survey of aristocratic art collecting
and patronage in Elizabethan England, as seen through the activities of
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (ca. 1532–1588). One of the most fasci-
nating and controversial people of his day, Leicester was also the most
important patron of painters at the Elizabethan court. he amassed a
substantial art collection, including commissioned works by Nicholas
hilliard, Paolo Veronese, and Federico Zuccaro; helped foster the birth
of an English vernacular discourse on the visual arts; and was an early
exponent, in England, of the Italian Renaissance view of the painter as
the practitioner of a liberal art and, thus, ft company for the educated and
well-born. Although Leicester’s picture collection and personal papers
were widely dispersed after his death, this volume’s pioneering research
reconstructs his lost world and, with it, a turning point in the history of
British art. Some of the paintings featured here are little-known images
from private collections, never before reproduced in color.
ELIZABETh GOLDRING is an associate fellow at the Centre for the Study of the
Renaissance, University of Warwick.
Leuven University library, after the fre of
1914; University Archives, KU Leuven, photo:
Bruno Vandermeulen
Exhibition Schedule:
M-Museum, Leuven
03/19/14–09/01/14
Distributed for Mercatorfonds
June Art History
Paper over Board 978-0-300-20447-6 $80.00 tx
352 pp. 10 x 12 230 color illus.
World, except for The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg
Ravaged
Art and heritage in Times of Confict
Edited by Jo Tollebeek and Eline van Assche
The year 2014 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the assassina-
tion of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and the beginning of the
confict that would become known as World War I. In addition to the
devastating loss of human life, the Great War was also responsible for the
destruction of historic buildings and monuments, the theft of precious
artworks, and the burning of untold numbers of books. Ravaged uses this
anniversary as a poignant gateway to a greater discussion of the effect of
war on artistic heritage. Beginning with the Trojan War and weaving a
compelling cross-cultural narrative that ends in the 21st-century Middle
East, this affecting publication explores how cultural treasures often
became silent victims of armed confict. Illustrations highlight over two
hundred artworks and relics, which are often featured alongside comple-
mentary written refections from contemporary artists. This thoughtful
book is a graceful homage to centuries of lost artistic treasures.
JO TOLLEBEEK is professor of cultural history at KU Leuven, and an internation-
ally recognized author and specialist on cultural history. ELINE VAN ASSChE is
researcher and associate curator at the M-Museum, Leuven.
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“An excellent, original, and valuable
work of scholarship at the cutting
edge of its feld. Worldly Gurus and
Spiritual Kings will make an immense
and worthy contribution to the
study of Indian architecture in the
pre-modern period.”—Richard h.
Davis, Bard College
June Architecture
Cloth 978-0-300-19844-7 $75.00 tx
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Worldly Gurus and Spiritual Kings
Architecture and Asceticism in Medieval India
Tamara I. Sears
This pioneering book is the frst full-length study of the matha, or hindu
monastery, which developed in India at the turn of the frst millennium.
Rendered monumentally in stone, the matha represented more than
just an architectural innovation: it signaled the institutionalization of
asceticism into a formalized monastic practice, as well as the emergence
of the guru as an infuential public fgure. With entirely new primary
research, Tamara I. Sears examines the architectural and archaeologi-
cal histories of six little-known monasteries in Central India and reveals
the relationships between political power, religion, and the production
of sacred space. This important work of scholarship features scrupulous
original measured drawings, providing a vast amount of new material and
a much-needed contribution to the felds of Asian art, religious studies,
and cultural history. In introducing new categories of architecture, this
book illuminates the potential of buildings to reconfgure not only social
and ritual relationships but also the fundamental ontology of the world.
TAMARA I. SEARS is assistant professor of South Asian art and architectural history
at Yale University.
“Lion Helmet” (Sallet in the Shape of
a Lion’s Head) (Italian, 1475–80) and
X-ray radiograph
Published by The Metropolitan
Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale
University Press
June Art Conservation
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256 pp. 9 x 10
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Metropolitan Museum Studies in Art,
Science, and Technology, Volume 2
Edited by Silvia A. Centeno, Nora Kennedy, Marijn
Manuels, Deborah Schorsch, Richard E. Stone,
Zhixin Jason Sun, and Mark T. Wypyski
This second volume of Studies in Art, Science, and Technology unites
studies by scientists, curators, and conservators, all of which are pub-
lished here for the frst time. Essays and technical notes address a variety
of themes, such as connections between technology and aesthetics, aging
processes of artworks, attribution and dating issues, and conservation the-
ory. Specifc examples from throughout art history add context and help
promote deeper understanding. A wide range of objects are discussed in
the texts, including medieval sculptures, Baroque musical instruments,
Egyptian stone works, photographs, enamels, and paintings. The refned
analyses of these works will prove relevant and enlightening to an interdis-
ciplinary professional audience.
SILVIA A. CENTENO is research scientist, Department of Scientifc Research,
NORA KENNEDY is Sherman Fairchild Conservator of Photographs, Department
of Photographs, MARIJN MANUELS and DEBORAh SChORSCh are conser-
vators, The Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation, RIChARD E.
STONE is conservator emeritus, Objects Conservation, ZhIXIN JASON SUN is
curator, Department of Asian Art, and MARK T. WYPYSKI is research scientist,
Department of Scientifc Research, all at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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how to Read Oceanic Art
Eric Kjellgren
An engaging explanation of Oceanic art and
an important gateway to wider appreciation of
Oceanic heritage and visual culture
Art from Oceania, the region encompassing the islands
of the central and south Pacifc, spans hundreds of dis-
tinct artistic processes, formats, and mediums. Many
people’s exposure to Oceanic art comes through its
infuence on the work of European artists, and there-
fore Oceanic works themselves often remain diffcult
for Western viewers to interpret and comprehend. How
to Read Oceanic Art, the third book in a series of guides
to understanding different artistic genres, helps eluci-
date this subject through explanation of specifc objects.
The book analyzes the most illustrative Oceanic pieces
from The  Metropolitan Museum’s collection—includ-
ing lively painted masks, powerful fgurines, and
intricately carved wooden poles—which together rep-
resent the extraordinary diversity of artistic traditions
in the region. Attractive photography and clear, engag-
ing texts explain how and why various works were made
as well as how they were used. This publication is an
invaluable resource for art historical study, and also an
important gateway to wider appreciation of Oceanic
heritage and visual culture.
ERIC KJELLGREN is Evelyn A. J. hall and John A. Friede Associate
Curator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Mask (Kavat), Baining people; bamboo, barkcloth,
paint; The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/
Distributed by Yale University Press
June Art History
PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-20429-2 $24.95 sc
176 pp. 8 x 10
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A-48 Art and Architecture—Scholarly the MetROPOlItAN MuseuM OF ARt
James Ensor (Belgian, 1860–1949). The
Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1887. Colored
pencils and scraping, with graphite, charcoal,
pastel, and watercolor, selectively fxed, with
cut and pasted elements, on 51 sheets of
ivory wove paper, discolored to tan, formerly
laid down on canvas; 179.5 x 154.7 cm.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Regenstein
Endowment and the Louise B. and Frank H.
Woods Purchase Fund (2006.87).
Exhibition Schedule:
The J. Paul Getty Museum
06/10/14–08/31/14
The Art Institute of Chicago
11/23/14–01/25/15
Distributed for the Art Institute
of Chicago
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James Ensor
The Temptation of Saint Anthony
Susan M. Canning and Kimberly J. Nichols
With an introduction by herwig Todts
This engaging volume describes the creation and restoration of the
extraordinary large-scale drawing The Temptation of Saint Anthony—a
work by late 19th-century Belgian artist James Ensor (1860–1949) that is
composed of ffty-one sheets of paper collaged into a hallucinatory social
critique and artist’s manifesto. Each sheet of the nearly six-foot-high work
is reproduced at actual size, revealing Ensor’s remarkable technique
and fertile imagination. here, Saint Anthony is surrounded not with
nature—as customary—but with the moral decay of society. Replete with
tiny scenes depicting both sexual temptation and spiritual piety, Ensor
splices potent imagery from travelogues, popular science, and technol-
ogy magazines into a Symbolist masterpiece. Susan M. Canning and
Kimberly J. Nichols recount the fascinating tale that led to the work’s
restoration and frst public showing in more than sixty years.
SUSAN M. CANNING is professor of art history at The College of New Rochelle
in New York. KIMBERLY J. NIChOLS is associate paper conservator in the depart-
ment of prints and drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. hERWIG TODTS is
conservator of modern art at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
Exhibition Schedule:
Yale Center for British Art
05/15/14–08/10/14
Published in association with the
Yale Center for British Art
June Art History/Natural History
Cloth 978-0-300-20424-7 $70.00 sc
224 pp. 8
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Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower
Artists’ Books and the Natural World
Elisabeth Fairman
highlighting an enduring interest in natural history from the 16th cen-
tury to the present, this gorgeous book explores depictions of the natural
world, from centuries-old manuscripts to contemporary artists’ books.
It examines the scientifc pursuits in the 18th and 19th centuries that
resulted in the collecting and cataloguing of the natural world. It also
investigates the aesthetically oriented activities of self-taught naturalists
in the 19th century, who gathered fowers, ferns, seaweed, feathers, and
other naturalia into albums. Examples of 20th- and 21st-century artists’
books, including those of Eileen hogan, Mandy Bonnell, and Tracey
Bush, broaden the vision of the natural world to incorporate its interac-
tion with consumer culture and with modern technologies. Featuring
dazzling illustrations, the book itself is designed to evoke a feldwork note-
book, and features a collection pocket and ribbon markers.
ELISABETh FAIRMAN is senior curator of rare books and manuscripts at the Yale
Center for British Art.
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May Art
Cloth 978-0-300-20450-6 $85.00 sc
328 pp. 16
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The Funk & Wag from A to Z
Mel Chin
This striking, oversized book, designed to evoke encyclopedias, is a highly
creative amalgam of collage with a political bent and poetry. From 2011
to 2012, American artist Mel Chin (b. 1951) extracted all of the images
from a twenty-fve-volume set of Funk & Wagnall’s Universal Standard
Encyclopedia (ca. 1953–56) and began visually re-editing. Thousands of
images rendered by photomechanical reproduction that served a populist,
mid-century encyclopedia are reconfgured with 21st-century hindsight
and idiosyncratic connections that convey social and artistic commentar-
ies. Surrealism, humor, sarcasm, politics, history, and beauty permeate
these sometimes raucous, often confounding, but consistently stunning
images. Over 500 black-and-white collages are accompanied by twenty-
fve poems, one per encyclopedia volume, commissioned by Chin and
author Nick Flynn specifcally for this publication. Writers range from
the well-known to the surprising. The Funk & Wag from A to Z offers
mischievous fun with pointed commentary and hilarity.
MEL ChIN is an artist who has been practicing for more than thirty years and mak-
ing work that is wide-ranging, cross-cultural, and multidisciplinary, touching on
politics, identity, ecology, surrealism, poetry, and science.
Exhibition Schedule:
Yale Center for British Art
06/26/14–09/14/14
The Huntington Library
11/09/14–02/23/15
Published in association with the
Yale Center for British Art
June Photography
Cloth 978-0-300-20149-9 $75.00 sc
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Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro
Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland
Jennifer A. Watts and Scott Wilcox
Bruce Davidson (b.  1933) and Paul Caponigro (b.  1932) are two of the
greatest American photographers of their generation. Working in differ-
ent traditions, and exhibiting fundamentally distinct approaches, they
are both brilliant observers whose art inspires and provokes. This book,
the frst to pair the two, examines the work they produced during visits
to Britain and Ireland in the 1960s and 1970s. The gritty sensibility that
made Bruce Davidson’s series Brooklyn Gang such a sensation was unmis-
takable as he trained his camera on the gamut of British society, travelling
from London to Scotland and later to the mining region of Wales. Paul
Caponigro, steeped in a formalist black-and-white landscape tradition,
made expressive portraits of prehistoric stone circles, dolmens, and
ancient Irish churches in the landscape. Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro
brings the work of these artists together into a dramatic visual dialogue.
JENNIFER A. WATTS is curator of photographs at the huntington Library. SCOTT
WILCOX is chief curator of art collections and senior curator of prints and drawings
at the Yale Center for British Art.
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June Art History
Cloth 978-0-300-20153-6 $45.00 sc
224 pp. 6
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Rembrandt’s Themes
Life into Art
Richard Verdi
Rembrandt van Rjin (1606–1669) was among the few celebrated old mas-
ters who enjoyed considerable freedom in his choice of subject matter.
Living and working in the Protestant Netherlands, he painted largely for
private patrons and the open market, selecting his own subjects in the
hope of fnding buyers. Although he depicted biblical, historical, and
mythological themes in emulation of the great artists of the past, his sub-
jects often focus on fundamental human experiences and emotions that
transcend their literary sources. Even when working within the confnes
of specifc commissions, Rembrandt managed to imbue his paintings
with deeper, personal meanings. These works reveal the artist’s profound
humanity and at times refect the circumstances of his life. This illuminat-
ing study explores some of the central themes of Rembrandt’s paintings,
drawings, and etchings: grand—love, sin, repentance and forgiveness,
adultery, fatherhood, and the confict between the generations—as well
as mundane and idiosyncratic. It demonstrates how Rembrandt’s subjects
can offer new revelations about this complex artist.
RIChARD VERDI is former professor of fne art and director of Barber Institute of
Fine Arts, University of Birmingham.
June Art History/Architecture
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Preaching, Building, and Burying
Friars in the Medieval City
Caroline Bruzelius
Friars transformed the relationship of the church to laymen by taking
religion outside to public and domestic spaces. Mendicant commitment
to apostolic poverty bound friars to donors in an exchange of donations
in return for intercessory prayers and burial: association with friars
was believed to reduce the suffering of purgatory. Mendicant convents
became urban cemeteries, warehouses flled with family tombs, fags,
shields, and private altars.
As mendicants became progressively institutionalized and sought legiti-
macy, friars adopted the architectural structures of monasticism: chapter
houses, cloisters, dormitories, and refectories. They also created piaz-
zas for preaching and burying outside their churches. Construction
depended on assembling adequate funding from communes, confrater-
nities, and private individuals; it was also sometimes supported by the
expropriation of property from heretics. Because of irregular funding,
construction was episodic, with substantial changes in scale and design.
Choir screens served as temporary west façades while funds were raised
for completion. This is the frst book to analyze the friars’ infuence on
the growth and transformation of medieval buildings and urban spaces.
CAROLINE BRUZELIUS is the A. M. Cogan Professor of history of Art at
Duke University.
A-51 Art and Architecture—Scholarly

Pevsner Architectural
Guides
July Architecture
Cloth 978-0-300-12668-6 $85.00 tx
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Cornwall
Peter Beacham and Nikolaus Pevsner
Cornwall was the frst volume in the Buildings of England series, pub-
lished in 1951. This extensively revised edition brings much new research
to bear on the history of the county’s buildings, beginning with its rich
prehistoric remains and early Christian structures and monuments
including numerous Celtic crosses and holy wells. The high towers of
the village churches, manor houses such as Cotehele, and the distinc-
tive white-walled cottages in the villages and fshing towns contribute to
Cornwall’s unique, picturesque landscape. Cornwall is home to major
country houses, including the spectacular castle of St Michael’s Mount,
as well as the greatest English cathedral of the Victorian age at Truro.
The architectural legacy of industry is also of considerable importance,
from the net houses of the fshing industry to the tapering engine-house
chimneys of the tin mines.
PETER BEAChAM is an Anglican priest who was until recently heritage protec-
tion director for English heritage. he is a member of the Architectural Panel of the
National Trust. he contributed to the Devon volume of The Buildings of England.

Pevsner Architectural
Guides
June Architecture
Cloth 978-0-300-20428-5 $85.00 tx
800 pp. 4
3
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1
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Aberdeenshire: North and Moray
David W. Walker and Matthew Woodworth
This volume is the frst of two to illuminate the buildings of the north-
east of Scotland. It covers not only Aberdeenshire’s historic districts of
Formartine, Buchan, and Banff but also the whole of Moray. Picturesque
former fshing villages cling to the rugged coastline, while the inland
rivers support some of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland.
Also included are examples of the fnest medieval ecclesiastical architec-
ture, notably the ruins of Elgin Cathedral, major country houses such as
Brodie Castle and Duff house, as well as the churches and public build-
ings of the numerous planned settlements, villages and major towns.
DAVID W. WALKER worked for the Architectural heritage Society of Scotland and
the Royal Commission of the Ancient & historical Monuments of Scotland before
moving to the University of Aberdeen in 2008. MATThEW WOODWORTh spe-
cializes in medieval architecture and is preparing a monograph on Beverly Minster.
he is the frst American author to write for the Pevsner series.
A-52 Art and Architecture—Scholarly
Exhibition Schedule:
Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs
06/18/14–01/11/15
Bard Graduate Center
March 2015
Stockholm
Summer 2015
Published in association with the
Bard Graduate Center
July Collectibles
Cloth 978-0-300-20075-1 $65.00 sc
352 pp. 9 x 12 360 color + 50 b/w illus. World
Swedish Wooden Toys
Edited by Amy F. Ogata and Susan Weber
Combining the best of Scandinavian design with a plentiful indigenous
supply of trees, the Swedish toy industry has long produced vast quan-
tities of colorful, quality wooden items. This superbly illustrated book,
including specially commissioned photography, looks at over 100 years
of Swedish toys, from historic heirlooms to the latest in design and edu-
cational value. Featuring everything from rattles, full-size rocking horses,
dollhouses, and building blocks to skis, sleds, and tabletop games with
intricate moving pieces, Swedish Wooden Toys will also address the chal-
lenges involved in maintaining what is essentially craft manufacturing in
an era of mass-production. Special attention is given to educational toys
and their social value, as well as to individual manufacturing companies
with famous names such as Brio and Lundby.
AMY F. OGATA is professor of 19th- and 20th-century architectural and design his-
tory, Bard Graduate Center, New York. SUSAN WEBER is founder and director of
the Bard Graduate Center, New York, and Iris horowitz Professor in the history of
the Decorative Arts.
J.L., 2005. Wax, epoxy, wood,
metal. 113 x 110 x 55 cm. 
© Mirjam Devriendt
Exhibition Schedule:
The Municipal Museum
February 2014
Distributed for Mercatorfonds
August Art
Cloth over Board 978-0-300-20445-2 $95.00 tx
300 pp. 8
1
⁄2 x 11
3
⁄4 250 color + b/w illus
World, except for The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg
Berlinde de Bruyckere
Edited by Angela Mengoni
With Murat Alat and Gary Carrion-Murayari
Belgian artist Berlinde de Bruyckere (b.  1964) is a star of the contem-
porary art world whose innovative practice focuses on sculpture. This
publication, the frst-ever monograph on de Bruyckere, offers a defni-
tive and comprehensive look at the scope of her work over more than
twenty years. The book includes de Bruyckere’s frst sculptures from the
1990s, mainly meditations on the human body in wax and wool, as well
as her later sculptures with horses that earned her international acclaim.
De Bruyckere’s works, showcased in over two hundred rich illustrations,
are rife with astonishing contradictions—they are simultaneously invit-
ing and discomforting, embodied and abstract. A deep meditation on the
universal issues of bodily fragility and pain, her work also conveys a rich
cultural memory in visual form, as shown by one of the standout wax
pieces in the monograph, her monumental Kreupelhout—Cripplewood
made for the Belgian pavilion at the Venice Biennale 55th International
Art Exhibition, which exudes the vulnerability of the fallen, the human-
ity of a pietà. This book is an essential resource on an artist whose works
are a provocative and infuential addition to the contemporary art canon.
ANGELA MENGONI is a researcher at the Università IUAV, Venice. MURAT
ALAT is project manager at ARTER Space for Art in Istanbul. GARY CARRION-
MURAYARI is curator at the New Museum, New York.
A-53 Art and Architecture—Scholarly

National Gallery
Catalogues
Published by National Gallery
Company/Distributed by Yale
University Press
July Art History/Art Conservation
HC—Set with Slipcase 978-1-85709-370-4 $150.00 tx
900 pp. 8
1
⁄2 x 11
3
⁄4 700 color + 175 b/w illus. World
The Sixteenth Century Netherlandish
Paintings, with French Paintings Before 1600
Lorne Campbell
The National Gallery, London possesses an important collection of paint-
ings by 16th-century Netherlandish artists, including Joachim Beuckelaer,
hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Jean Gossart, and Quinten
Massys. They are grouped here with a small number of French paintings,
some by artists who came from the Low Countries (Corneille de Lyon,
probably Jean hey, and perhaps the Master of Saint Giles).
Lorne Campbell’s catalogue is a model of scholarship; he examined all
the pictures with conservators and rigorously researched their histories,
subjects, and styles. New discoveries about artists’ techniques and prac-
tices have led to many reattributions, and the rescue from anonymity of
over twenty paintings. The identities of several patrons are established
or suggested, while an introductory essay explains how contemporaries
regarded these paintings. Generously illustrated, with many details and
technical photographs, and beautifully produced, this comprehensive
catalogue is essential reading for scholars, while also introducing general
readers to a vital part of the Gallery’s collection.
LORNE CAMPBELL was George Beaumont Senior Research Curator at the
National Gallery, London, until 2011.
Distributed for the Museum of Fine Arts,
Houston, and Fundación Gego
December Art
Cloth 978-0-300-16613-2 $50.00 sc
304 pp. 10 x 10
1
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Recently published/previously announced
Untangling the Web
Gego’s Reticulárea, An Anthology of Critical Response
Organized by María Elena huizi and Ester Crespín
Edited by Mari Carmen Ramírez and Melina Kervandjian
Gego (1912–1994) pioneered a new direction in art with her innova-
tive sculptures of the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Germany as Gertrud
Goldschmidt, she fed the Nazi regime and moved to Caracas, Venezuela,
where she absorbed modernist trends but ultimately forged her own artis-
tic path. Exploring the concept of the line, space, and time, she linked
pieces of metal to create weblike geometric forms, which she called “draw-
ings in space.” These experiments culminated in Reticulárea, a massive
netlike sculptural installation frst presented at the Museo de Bellas Artes,
Caracas, in 1969. This groundbreaking work had major repercussions in
the art world and marked a turning point in Gego’s career. Centered on
the various iterations of this work and its artistic impact, this anthology
brings together images as well as documentary materials and primary
texts in English and Spanish by artists, writers, and Gego.
MARíA ELENA hUIZI is a poet, essayist, and art writer in Caracas, Venezuela.
ESTER CRESPíN is a scholar and curator involved with the Fundación Gego in
Caracas. MARI CARMEN RAMíREZ is the Wortham Curator of Latin American
Art and the director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the
Museum of Fine Arts, houston. MELINA KERVANDJIAN is an art historian
and editor.
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