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Elizabeth and Hazel
The Shadow of a Great Rock
Explorers of the Nile
Remedy and Reaction
A Little History of Philosophy
A Little History of the World: Illustrated Edition
Rome and Rhetoric
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books
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A Play in One Act Eugene O’Neill
Introduction by Edward Albee
A thrilling archival discovery and literary event—the publication, after ninety years, of a sharply autobiographical one-act play by the father of modern American theater
Shortly after the debut of Exorcism in 1920, Eugene O’Neill suddenly canceled production and ordered all extant copies of the drama destroyed. For over ninety years, it was believed that the play was irrevocably lost, until a researcher made a stunning find: the typescript, complete with O’Neill’s handwritten edits, had been retained by O’Neill’s second wife, Agnes, and sent to the writer Philip Yourdan as a gift. The discovery and publication of Exorcism, a relatively early play in the O’Neill corpus, furthers our knowledge of O’Neill’s dramatic development and reveals a pivotal point in the career of this great American playwright. Revolving around a suicide attempt, Exorcism draws on a dark incident in O’Neill’s own life. This defining event led to his first serious attempts to write. Exorcism displays early examples of O’Neill’s unparalleled skills of capturing deeply personal human drama, and it explores major themes—mourning and melancholia, addiction and sobriety, tensions between fathers and sons—that would permeate his later work. According to Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library curator Louise Bernard, who acquired the play from a New York bookseller, “Exorcism might be read as a preparatory sketch that resonates powerfully with Long Day’s Journey into Night, one that brings the O’Neill family drama full circle in ways at once intimate and grandly conceived.”
EUGENE O’NEILL (1888–1953), considered by many to be America’s greatest playwright, was a four-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936.
February Drama Cloth 978-0-300-18131-9 $18.00 96 pp. 5 x 7 General Interest 3
This volume includes the full text of the play, followed by a facsimile of the author’s typescript, showing amendments and revisions in his own hand.
Also by EugEnE o’nEill: Long Day’s Journey into Night Paper 978-0-300-09305-6 $12.95 The Iceman Cometh Paper 978-0-300-11743-1 $12.95 A Moon for the Misbegotten Paper 978-0-300-11815-5 $12.95
sEriAlizEd in The New Yorker.
A Portrait in Black and White Emily Bernard
Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance
A groundbreaking inquiry into the life of the audacious Carl Van Vechten, and his singular and singularly controversial contributions to the Harlem Renaissance
Carl Van Vechten was a white man with a passion for blackness who played a crucial role in helping the Harlem Renaissance, a black movement, come to understand itself. Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance is grounded in the dramas occasioned by the Harlem Renaissance, as it is called today, or New Negro Renaissance, as it was called in the 1920s, when it first came into being. Emily Bernard focuses on writing—the black and white of things—the articles, fiction, essays, and letters that Carl Van Vechten wrote to black people and about black culture, and the writing of the black people who wrote to and about him. Above all, she is interested in the interpersonal exchanges that inspired the writing, which are ultimately far more significant than the public records would suggest. “Emily Bernard moves to the front of This book is a partial biography of a once controversial the line of scholars who have re-cast the figure. It is not a comprehensive history of an entire life, Harlem Renaissance and opened up questions about the complexity of crossbut rather a chronicle of one of his lives, his black life, racial desire and obsession as it plays which began in his boyhood and thrived until his death. out on the cultural front. An intrepid The narrative at the core of Carl Van Vechten and the scholar, Bernard dives right into the waters Harlem Renaissance is not an attempt to answer the of racial misunderstanding, political question of whether Van Vechten was good or bad for incorrectness, and the unfettered love black people, or whether or not he hurt or helped black that drove Van Vechten’s career. This is creative expression during the Harlem Renaissance. As a passionate, dead-serious exploration Bernard writes, the book instead “enlarges that ques- of and meditation on nothing less than tion into something much richer and more nuanced: a negrophilia and its cultural yield. This tale about the messy realities of race, and the compli- book is a gem, and it will be influential for many years to come.”—Elizabeth cated tangle of black and white.”
Alexander, author of The Black Interior
EMILY BERNARD is associate professor, English Department and ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Program, University of Vermont. Her books include Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in Burlington, VT.
February Biography/History Cloth 978-0-300-12199-5 $30.00 Also available as an eBook. 368 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 41 b/w illus. World
The Achievement of Fame, 1475–1534 Michael Hirst
From the leading authority on Michelangelo, a major new biography of the artist many consider the most influential in history
This remarkable book is the first of two volumes in what will be the definitive modern biography of Michelangelo. An illuminating study of Michelangelo’s extraordinary career, it follows the artist from his apprenticeship in Ghirlandaio’s workshop to his final move to Rome in 1534, when, at the age of 59, he left behind his native Florence, never to return. During these years he created such outstanding works as the marble Pietà, the giant marble David, commissioned for the cathedral in Florence, the Sistine Ceiling frescoes, and the new sacristy and library for the Medici family at San Lorenzo. He began the monumental tomb for Pope Julius II in Rome, and he became one of the most sought-after artists of the early sixteenth century. Written by the leading Michelangelo scholar, this prodigiously informative account benefits from recent archival discoveries and restorations, and is enriched by material from the long-awaited editions of the artist’s correspondence and artistic contracts. The wealth of new information enables new light to be shed on the genesis of Michelangelo’s works in sculpture, painting, and architecture, and on his complex psychological relations with his family, friends, and powerful patrons.
MICHAEL HIRST is Professor Emeritus in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Also by MichAEl hirst: Michelangelo and His Drawings Paper 978-0-300-04796-7 $29.00 sc
February Biography/Art Cloth 978-0-300-11861-2 $40.00 416 pp. 6 x 9 1⁄4 70 b/w illus. World General Interest 5
Q: Why this book?
A: In Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States, I showed how the absence of serious diplomacy had brought the U.S., Israel, and Iran to the brink of war. With Obama, an attempt at diplomacy was made—but it failed. The new book looks at what actually happened in that diplomacy and why it fell short. The answer will surprise a lot of people.
Q: What is the most pressing issue the U.S. faces with Iran?
A: The headlines tend to be about the nuclear issue, but that is the symptom rather than the root of the problem. The real problem is the dysfunctional relationship between the U.S. and Iran—and the fact that it is playing out in a volatile region that won’t achieve stability until Washington and Tehran find a way to get along.
A conversation with Trita Parsi
Q: How did you conduct the research for your book?
A: The topic is very current, so I relied primarily on classified government documents and interviews with top officials from every state involved in Obama’s outreach to Iran—from Israel to Saudi Arabia, the E.U., Russia, Turkey, Brazil, and, of course, the U.S. and Iran.
Q: How can Obama succeed with Iran?
A: It all comes down to political will and maneuverability—both in Tehran and in Washington. It is only when we fully realize the cost of failure that we will muster the will and patience to overcome the obstacles on the road to peace.
Praise for Trita Parsi’s Treacherous Alliance:
“[A] wonderfully informative account of the triangular relationship among the US, Iran, and Israel.”—Peter Galbraith, New York Review of Books “A penetrating, provocative, and very timely study that deciphers how U.S. policy in the Middle East has been manipulated both by Iran and by Israel even as relations between these two oscillated between secret collusion and overt collision.”—The Honorable Zbigniew Brzezinski, former US National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter
A Single Roll of the Dice
Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran Trita Parsi
The first objective assessment of the high-stakes diplomatic sparring between Washington and Tehran during President Obama’s first term
Have the diplomatic efforts of the Obama administration toward Iran failed? Was the Bush administration’s emphasis on military intervention, refusal to negotiate, and pursuit of regime change a better approach? How can the United States best address the ongoing turmoil in Tehran? This book provides a definitive and comprehensive analysis of the Obama administration’s early diplomatic outreach to Iran and discusses the best way to move toward more positive relations between the two discordant states. Trita Parsi, a Middle East foreign policy expert with extensive Capitol Hill and United Nations experience, interviewed 70 high-ranking officials from the U.S., Iran, Europe, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Brazil—including the top American and Iranian negotiators—for this book. Parsi uncovers the previously “With the eye of a Washington insider, unknown story of American and Iranian negotiations Trita Parsi assembles all the pieces of during Obama’s early years as president, the calcula- this complex puzzle in an original and tions behind the two nations’ dealings, and the real persuasive way. I am aware of no one who reasons for their current stalemate. Contrary to pre- has subjected the Obama administration’s policy on Iran to this kind of sustained vailing opinion, Parsi contends that diplomacy has not scrutiny.”—Gary Sick, Columbia School been fully tried. For various reasons, Obama’s diplo- of International and Public Affairs macy ended up being a single roll of the dice. It had to Also by tritA PArsi: work either immediately—or not at all. Persistence and Treacherous Alliance perseverance are keys to any negotiation. Neither Iran The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States nor the U.S. had them in 2009.
Paper 978-0-300-14311-9 $17.00
TRITA PARSI is president of the National Iranian American Council and a former Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In 2010 he received the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, and he is frequently consulted by Western and Asian governments on foreign policy matters. He lives in McLean, VA.
February Current Events/International Affairs Cloth 978-0-300-16936-2 $27.50 Also available as an eBook. 304 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World General Interest 7
A History of Fiction in 294 Lives John Sutherland
In the spirit of Dr. Johnson’s Lives of the Poets, acclaimed critic and scholar John Sutherland tours the history of fiction in English
No previous author has attempted a book such as this: a complete history of novels written in the English language, from the genre’s seventeenth-century origins to the present day. In the spirit of Dr. Johnson’s Lives of the Poets, acclaimed critic and scholar John Sutherland selects 294 writers whose works illustrate the best of every kind of fiction—from gothic, penny dreadful, and pornography to fantasy, romance, and high literature. Each author was chosen, Professor Sutherland explains, because his or her books are well worth reading and are likely to remain so for at least another century. Sutherland presents these authors in chronological order, in each case deftly combining a lively and informative biographical sketch with an opinionated assessment of the writer’s work. Taken together, these novelists provide both a history of the novel and a guide to its rich variety. Always entertaining, and sometimes shocking, Sutherland considers writers as diverse as Daniel Defoe, Henry James, James Joyce, Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Michael Crichton, Jeffrey Archer, and Jacqueline Susann. Written for all lovers of fiction, Lives of the Novelists succeeds both as introduction and re-introduction, as Sutherland presents favorite and familiar novelists in new ways and transforms the less favored and less familiar through his relentlessly fascinating readings.
JOHN SUTHERLAND is Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London and a former long-time faculty member at the California Institute of Technology. He is author of over 20 books, editor of 30 more, and a regular columnist and critic on radio and television. He lives in London.
Lives of the Novelists
March Books about Books/Literary Studies/ Biography Cloth 978-0-300-17947-7 $50.00 Also available as an eBook. 832 pp. 6 3⁄4 x 9 3⁄4 For sale in the United States, its territories and dependencies, Canada, and Mexico.
The Message and the Book
Sacred Texts of the World’s Religions
A magisterial single-volume guide to the great faiths of the world through their most important writings
Grand in its sweep, this survey of the sacred writings of the major religions of the world offers a thoughtful introduction to the ideas and beliefs upon which great faiths are built. Under the expert guidance of John Bowker, a religious scholar and author of international stature, readers explore the key texts of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi, Confucian, Daoist, and Shinto traditions. The author discusses some 400 books, among them such wellknown sacred texts as the Bible and the Quran, but also spiritual writings by theologians, philosophers, poets, and others. Bowker provides clear and illuminating commentary on each text, describing the content and core tenets of the work and quoting pertinent passages. He also sets the writings in religious and historical contexts, showing how they have influenced—and in many cases continue to influence—artistic, musical, literary, and political traditions. The Message and the Book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the meaning and the deep significance of primary religious texts of civilizations around the globe.
JOHN BOWKER is a former fellow of Corpus Christi College and Trinity College, Cambridge, and of Gresham College, London. A highly respected writer on world religions, he is the author and editor of more than 30 books, including the New York Times best-seller God: A Brief History; World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored and Explained; and The Sacred Neuron: The Extraordinary New Discoveries Linking Science and Religion. He lives in the UK.
March Religion Cloth 978-0-300-17929-3 $30.00 Also available as an eBook. 416 pp. 6 3⁄4 x 9 1⁄4 37 color illus. For sale in North America only. General Interest 9
The Crisis in the Profession and the Way Back Jerome Kagan
A leading psychologist takes a hard look at his profession today and argues for important changes in practices and attitudes
This book is the product of years of thought and a profound concern for the state of contemporary psychology. Jerome Kagan, a theorist and leading researcher, examines popular practices and assumptions held by many psychologists. He uncovers a variety of problems that, troublingly, are largely ignored by investigators and clinicians. Yet solutions are available, Kagan maintains, and his reasoned suggestions point the way to a better understanding of the mind and mental illness. Kagan identifies four problems in contemporary psychology: the indifference to the setting in which observations are gathered, including the age, class, and cultural background of participants and the procedure that provides the evidence (he questions, for example, the assumption that similar verbal reports of well-being reflect similar psychological states); the habit of basing inferences on single measures rather than patterns of measures (even though every action, reply, or biological response can result from more than one set of conditions); the defining of mental illnesses by symptoms independent of their origin; and the treatment of mental disorders with drugs and forms of psychotherapy that are nonspecific to the diagnosed illness. The author’s candid discussion will inspire the debate that is needed in a discipline seeking to fulfill its promises.
JEROME KAGAN is Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Harvard University, where he was co-director of the Mind/Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative. He is the author of nearly 400 papers and numerous books. He lives in Belmont, MA.
Also by JEroME KAgAn: What Is Emotion? History, Measures, and Meanings Paper 978-0-300-14309-6 $17.00 An Argument for Mind Paper 978-0-300-12603-7 $17.00
March Psychology Cloth 978-0-300-17868-5 $32.00 320 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World 10 General Interest
Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs
Illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall
What evolutionary process could have resulted in the unique and amazing human brain? New research by neuroscientists, paleontologists, and others reveals startling answers.
After several million years of jostling for ecological space, only one survivor from a host of hominid species remains standing: us. Human beings are extraordinary creatures, and it is the unprecedented human brain that makes them so. In this delightfully accessible book, the authors present the first full, step-by-step account of the evolution of the brain and nervous system. Tapping the very latest findings in evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and molecular biology, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall explain how the cognitive gulf that separates us from all other living creatures could have occurred. They discuss the development and uniqueness of human consciousness, how human and nonhuman brains work, the roles of different nerve cells, the importance of memory and language in brain functions, and much more. Our brains, they conclude, are the product of a lengthy and supremely untidy history—an evolutionary process of many zigs and zags—that has accidentally resulted in a splendidly eccentric and creative product.
ROB DESALLE is Curator, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, where he has curated several special exhibitions, including 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.
April Science/Biology Cloth 978-0-300-17522-6 $29.95 Also available as an eBook. 320 pp. 7 x 9 68 b/w illus. World General Interest 11
• Open to new ideas from far-flung sources, Thomas Jefferson incorporated gardening traditions from England, France, Spain and the Mediterranean, West Africa, and Creole culture. • With boundless enthusiasm, Jefferson sought seeds and distributed them. He received them from the Lewis and Clark expedition, from neighbors and friends across America, and from an international community of plantsmen. • Jefferson experimented with over 330 varieties and some 99 species of vegetables. • With some of his neighbors, Jefferson enjoyed a tradition of competing to raise spring peas; whoever harvested the first spring pea hosted a community dinner that included a feast on the winning pea crop. • Unique among Virginia gardeners of his day, Jefferson introduced a roster of unfamiliar species now taken for granted, including tomatoes, okra, eggplant, lima beans, peanuts, and peppers. • Anticipating healthy living advice that would be extolled two centuries later, Jefferson wrote, “I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that . . . as a condiment for the vegetables which constitute my principal diet.” • Jefferson documented nearly six decades of horticultural triumphs and failures in his Garden Book, a diary he maintained from 1766 to 1824. This rich record made possible the most accurate early American garden restoration ever undertaken.
Interesting Facts & Stats from “A Rich Spot of Earth”
“A Rich Spot of Earth”
Peter J. Hatch
Foreword by Alice Waters
Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello
A gorgeous volume showcasing Jefferson’s amazing vegetable garden, its uniquely American characteristics, and its legacy
Were Thomas Jefferson to walk the grounds of Monticello today, he would no doubt feel fully at home in the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden where the very vegetables and herbs he favored are thriving. Extensively and painstakingly restored under Peter J. Hatch’s brilliant direction, Jefferson’s unique vegetable garden now boasts the same medley of plants he enthusiastically cultivated in the early nineteenth century. “Peter Hatch’s vibrant and enthusiastic The garden is a living expression of Jefferson’s genius passion for preserving Thomas and his distinctly American attitudes. Its impact on the Jefferson’s farming legacy at Monticello culinary, garden, and landscape history of the United reminds us all of the time-tested continuity and historical root of this States continues to the present day. Graced with nearly 200 full-color illustrations, “A Rich Spot of Earth” is the first book devoted to all aspects of the Monticello vegetable garden. Hatch guides us from the asparagus and artichokes first planted in 1770 through the horticultural experiments of Jefferson’s retirement years (1809–1826). The author explores topics ranging from labor in the garden, garden pests of the time, and seed saving practices to contemporary African American gardens. He also discusses Jefferson’s favorite vegetables and the hundreds of varieties he grew, the half-Virginian half-French cuisine he developed, and the gardening traditions he adapted from many other countries.
As Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello since 1977, PETER J. HATCH has been responsible for the maintenance, interpretation, and restoration of its 2,400-acre landscape. He has written several previous books on Jefferson’s gardens and is an advisor for First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House kitchen garden. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.
April Gardening/History Cloth 978-0-300-17114-3 $35.00 Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 10 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄2 201 color illus.
kind of agriculture.”—Alice Waters, from the Foreword
A co-publication with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello
Jihadists in South Asia Dilip Hiro
An important new history of the relentless growth of South Asia’s jihadist violence, and a careful analysis of how it can be countered
This hard-hitting and timely book explores the roots of militant Islam in South Asia and how it has grown to become a source of profound global alarm. By meticulously tracking the rise of the jihadist movement from its initial violence in Afghanistan in 1980 to the present day, Dilip Hiro challenges conventional narratives of the roles of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Soviet Union, the United States, and India. He warns that the Line of Control in Kashmir, where jihadists seek to incite war between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India, is today the most dangerous border in the world. Drawing on evidence from a wide variety of sources including newly released Kremlin archives and classified U.S. Embassy documents published by WikiLeaks, the author compiles the first complete and accurate history of Islamist terrorism in South Asia. He chronicles historic links between Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India and their varying degrees of destabilization at the hands of the jihadists. He also sheds unprecedented light on the close military and intelligence links that have developed between India and Israel. Finally, he outlines the ambitions of Pakistani, Afghan, and Al Qaeda jihadists to establish an “apocalyptic realm” covering South, Central, and Western Asia. Compact, comprehensive, and fast paced, this book lays bare the causes of today’s escalating terrorist threat, sets the historical record straight, and offers fresh strategies for defeating jihadist extremism.
DILIP HIRO is the author of more than 30 books, including The Longest War: The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict and Inside Central Asia, listed by the Financial Times as one of the best history books of 2009. He lives in London.
April Current Events/Mideast Studies Cloth 978-0-300-17378-9 $30.00 Also available as an eBook. 320 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 8 pp. b/w illus. Not for sale in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, or Nepal
Islamism and Islam
A distinguished scholar of international politics clarifies what is widely misunderstood in the West: Islam and Islamism are not two words for the same thing
Despite the intense media focus on Muslims and their religion since the tragedy of 9/11, few Western scholars or policymakers today have a clear idea of the distinctions between Islam and the politically based fundamentalist movement known as Islamism. In this important and illuminating book, Bassam Tibi, a senior scholar of Islamic politics, provides a corrective to this dangerous gap in our understanding. He explores the true nature of contemporary Islamism and the essential ways in which it differs from the religious faith of Islam. Drawing on research in twenty Islamic countries over three decades, Tibi describes Islamism as a political ideology based on a reinvented version of Islamic law. In separate chapters devoted to the major features of Islamism, he discusses the Islamist vision of state order, “Islamism and Islam is an excellent the centrality of antisemitism in Islamist ideology, scholarly study of the tensions between Islamism’s incompatibility with democracy, the rein- Islamism and modern secular democracy by a renowned scholar. Bassam Tibi’s vention of jihadism as terrorism, the invented tradition Islam is our hope for the world.”—Paul of shari’a law as constitutional order, and the Islamists’ Cliteur, author of The Secular Outlook confusion of the concepts of authenticity and cultural purity. Tibi’s concluding chapter applies elements of Hannah Arendt’s theory to identify Islamism as a totalitarian ideology.
BASSAM TIBI is the Koret Foundation Senior Fellow at Stanford University, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, University of Göttingen, and former A. D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University. He is the author of three dozen previous books, including most recently Islam’s Predicament with Modernity. He lives in Göttingen, Germany.
April Current Events/Religion/Politics Cloth 978-0-300-15998-1 $30.00 Also available as an eBook. 368 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World General Interest 15
YA L E C O U R S E S
The Open Yale Courses Series is designed to bring the depth and breadth of a Yale University education to a wide variety of readers. Based on Yale’s Open Yale Courses program (http:/ /oyc.yale.edu), these books bring outstanding lectures by Yale faculty to the curious reader, whether student or adult. Covering a wide variety of topics across disciplines in the social sciences, physical sciences, and humanities, Open Yale Courses books offer accessible introductions at affordable prices. The production of Open Yale Courses for the Internet was made possible by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
New Testament History and Literature
Dale B. Martin
In this engaging introduction to the New Testament, Professor Dale B. Martin presents a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements. Focusing mainly on the New Testament, he also considers nonbiblical Christian writings of the era. Martin begins by making a powerful case for the study of the New Testament. He next sets the Greco-Roman world in historical context and explains the place of Judaism within it. In the discussion of each New Testament book that follows, the author addresses theological themes, then emphasizes the significance of the writings as ancient literature and as sources for historical study. Throughout the volume, Martin introduces various early Christian groups and highlights the surprising variations among their versions of Christianity.
DALE B. MARTIN is Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies and chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Yale University. His previous books include The Corinthian Body and Slavery as Salvation: The Metaphor of Slavery in Pauline Christianity, both published by Yale University Press. He lives in New Haven, CT.
Also by dAlE b. MArtin: The Corinthian Body Paper 978-0-300-08172-5
April Religion Paper 978-0-300-18085-5 $18.00 Also available as an eBook. 416 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 12 b/w illus. World 16 General Interest THE OPEN YALE COURSES SERIES
YA L E C O U R S E S
Theory of Literature
Paul H. Fry
Bringing his perennially popular course to the page, Yale University Professor Paul H. Fry offers in this welcome book a guided tour of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. At the core of the book’s discussion is a series of underlying questions: What is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose? Fry engages with the major themes and strands in twentieth-century literary theory, among them hermeneutics, modes of formalism, semiotics and Structuralism, deconstruction, psychoanalytic approaches, Marxist and historicist approaches, theories of social identity, Neo-pragmatism and theory. By incorporating philosophical and social perspectives to connect these many trends, the author offers readers a coherent overall context for a deeper and richer reading of literature.
PAUL H. FRY is William Lampson Professor of English, Yale University. Among his previous books is Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are, published by Yale University Press. He lives in New Haven, CT.
Also by PAul h. Fry: Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are Cloth 978-0-300-12648-8 $55.00 tx
April Literary Studies Paper 978-0-300-18083-1 $18.00 Also available as an eBook. 416 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 10 b/w illus.
There is one thing we can be sure of: we are all going to die. But once we accept that fact, the questions begin. In this thought-provoking book, philosophy professor Shelly Kagan examines the myriad questions that arise when we confront the meaning of mortality. Do we have reason to believe in the existence of immortal souls? Should we accept an account according to which people are just material objects, nothing more? Can we make sense of the idea of surviving the death of one’s body? If I won’t exist after I die, can death truly be bad for me? Would immortality be desirable? Is fear of death appropriate? Is suicide ever justified? How should I live in the face of death? Written in an informal and conversational style, this stimulating and provocative book challenges many widely held views about death, as it invites the reader to take a fresh look at one of the central features of the human condition—the fact that we will die.
SHELLY KAGAN is Clark Professor of Philosophy, Yale University. He is the author of Normative Ethics and The Limits of Morality. He lives in Hamden, CT.
April Philosophy/Psychology Paper 978-0-300-18084-8 $18.00 Also available as an eBook. 416 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 35 b/w illus. THE OPEN YALE COURSES SERIES General Interest 17
A Visitor’s Guide to the Ancient Olympics
An essential book for the 21st-century citizen who seeks a lively guided tour of the ancient Greek Olympics
What was it like to attend the Olympics in 388 b.c.? Would the experience resemble Olympic festivals as we celebrate them today? This remarkable book transports us back to the heyday of the city-state and classical Greek civilization. It invites us to enter this distant, alien, but still familiar culture and discover what the Greeks did and didn’t do during five thrilling days in August 2,400 years ago. In the Olympic Stadium there were no stands, no shade—and no women allowed. Visitors sat on a grassy bank in the searing heat of midsummer to watch naked athletes compete in footraces, the pentathlon, horse and chariot races, and three combat sports—wrestling, boxing, and pankration, everyone’s favorite competition, with virtually no rules and considerable blood and pain. This colorfully illustrated volume offers a complete tour of the Olympic site exactly as athletes and spectators found it. The book evokes the sights, sounds, and smells of the crowded encampment; introduces the various attendees (from champions and charlatans to aristocrats and prostitutes); and explains the numerous exotic religious rituals. Uniquely detailed and precise, this guide offers readers an unparalleled opportunity to travel in time, back to the excitement of ancient Olympia.
NEIL FAULKNER is research fellow at the University of Bristol, fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and codirector of several field projects. A freelance archaeologist and historian, his previous books include Apocalypse: The Great Jewish Revolt against Rome and Rome: Empire of the Eagles. He lives in Herts, UK.
April History PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-15907-3 $28.00 Also available as an eBook. 272 pp. 6 x 9 40 b/w + 8 pp. color illus. World 18 General Interest
The Event of Literature
A renowned literary theorist reconsiders previous stances and offers his latest thinking on the nature of literature and literary study
In this characteristically concise, witty, and lucid book, Terry Eagleton turns his attention to the questions we should ask about literature, but rarely do. What is literature? Can we even speak of “literature” at all? What do different literary theories tell us about what texts mean and do? In throwing new light on these and other questions he has raised in previous best-sellers, Eagleton offers a new theory of what we mean by literature. He also shows what it is that a great many different literary theories have in common. In a highly unusual combination of critical theory and analytic philosophy, the author sees all literary work, from novels to poems, as a strategy to contain a reality that seeks to thwart that containment, and in doing so throws up new problems that the work tries to resolve. The “event” of literature, Eagleton argues, consists in this continual transformative encounter, unique and endlessly repeatable. Freewheeling through centuries of critical ideas, he sheds light on the place of literature in our culture, and in doing so reaffirms the value and validity of literary thought today.
TERRY EAGLETON is Distinguished Professor of English Literature, University of Lancaster, UK. He is the author of more than 40 books, spanning the fields of literary theory, postmodernism, politics, ideology, and religion, including the seminal Literary Theory: An Introduction.
Also by tErry EAglEton: On Evil Paper 978-0-300-17125-9 $16.00 Reason, Faith, and Revolution Reflections on the God Debate Paper 978-0-300-16453-4 $16.00 Why Marx Was Right See page 95
April Literary Studies/Literary Criticism Cloth 978-0-300-17881-4 $26.00 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World General Interest 19
The Battle for the Arab Spring
Lin Noueihed and Alex Warren
Revolution, Counter-Revolution and the Making of a New Era
The story of the revolutionary zeal that swept the Arab nations in 2011 and an assessment of what the uprisings have achieved to date
Sparked by the protest of a single vegetable seller in Tunisia, the flame of revolutionary passion swept across the Arab world in what has come to be called the Arab Spring of 2011. Millions took to the streets in revolt: the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya fell, other regimes remain embattled, and no corner of the region has escaped unchanged. In this informed and accessible book, Lin Noueihed and Alex Warren explain the economic and political roots of the Arab Spring, assess what has been accomplished so far, and consider the many stumbling blocks that confront the Arab nations as they try to shape their futures. Through research, interviews, and a wealth of firsthand experience, the authors explain the unique set of obstacles that endanger stability in each country. They analyze the challenges many Arab nations face in building democratic institutions, finding consensus on political Islam, overcoming tribal divides, and satisfying an insatiable demand for jobs. In an era of change and uncertainty, this insightful guide provides the first clear glimpse of the post-revolutionary future the Arab Spring set in motion.
LIN NOUEIHED is a Reuters editor based in London. She has reported from the Middle East for twelve years, covering politics, economics, and conflict. ALEX WARREN is director and cofounder of the consultancy firm Frontier Middle East and Africa. He has worked in and written widely on the Arab world.
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The Value of Species
Edward L. McCord
We humans value a great variety of plant and animal species for their usefulness to us. But what is the value—if any—of a species that offers no practical use?
In the face of accelerating extinctions across the globe, what ought we to do? Amid this sea of losses, what is our responsibility? How do we assess the value of nonhuman species? In this clear-spoken, passionate book, naturalist and philosopher Edward L. McCord explores urgent questions about the destruction of species and provides a new framework for appreciating and defending every form of life. The book draws insights from philosophy, ethics, law, and biology to arrive at a new way of thinking about the value of each species on earth. With meticulous reasoning, McCord demonstrates that the inherent value of species to humanity is intellectual: individual species are phenomena of such intellectual moment—so inter“This pithy little book fills an important esting in their own right—that they rise above other niche in motivating further discourse values and merit enduring human embrace. The toward understanding human agency over author discusses the threats other species confront the environment.”—Oswald Schmitz, and delineates the challenges involved in creating any Oastler Professor, Yale University School kind of public instrument to protect species. No other of Forestry and Environmental Studies scholar has advocated on behalf of biodiversity with such eloquence and passion, and none provides greater inspiration to defend nonhuman forms of life.
EDWARD L. McCORD is director of programming and special projects, University Honors College, University of Pittsburgh. He also is director of the university’s Yellowstone Field Course and the Allen L. Cook Spring Creek Preserve near Laramie, Wyoming. He lives in Pittsburgh.
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Announcing the newest winner of the oldest annual literary prize in the United States
Eduardo C. Corral is the 2011 recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets award, joining such distinguished previous winners as Adrienne Rich, W. S. Merwin, and John Ashbery. Corral is the first Latino poet to win the competition. Seamlessly braiding English and Spanish, Corral’s poems hurtle across literary and linguistic borders toward a lyricism that slows down experience. He employs a range of forms and phrasing, bringing the vivid particulars of his experiences as a Chicano and gay man to the page. Although Corral’s topics are decidedly sobering, contest judge Carl Phillips observes, “one of the more surprising possibilities offered in these poems is joy.” From “Self-Portrait with Tumbling and Lasso” I’m a cowboy riding bareback My soul is whirling above my head like a lasso. My right hand a pistol. My left automatic. I’m knocking on every door. I’m coming on strong . . .
EDUARDO C. CORRAL’s poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry, as well as other journals and anthologies. He received a Discovery/The Nation award and was selected for residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. He lives in southern Arizona. CARL PHILLIPS is the award-winning author of eleven books of poetry, including Speak Low, which was a National Book Award finalist. He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. This is his first year as judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets.
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“Portnoy’s Complaint” and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness Bernard Avishai
A spirited biography of Philip Roth’s notorious novel, from the outrage it sparked to its impact on Roth to its legacy some forty years later
The publication of Portnoy’s Complaint in 1969 provoked instant, powerful reactions. It blasted Philip Roth into international fame, subjected him to unrelenting personal scrutiny and conjecture, and shocked legions of readers—some delighted, others appalled. Portnoy and other main characters became instant archetypes, and Roth himself became a touchstone for conflicting attitudes toward sexual liberation, Jewish power, political correctness, Freudian language, and bourgeois disgust. What about this book inspired Richard Lacayo of Time to describe it as “a literary instance of shock and awe,” and the Modern Library to list it among the 100 best English-language novels of the twentieth century? Bernard Avishai offers a witty exploration of Roth’s satiric masterpiece, based on the prolific novelist’s own writings, teaching notes, and personal interviews. In addition to discussing the book’s timing, rhetorical gambit, and sheer virtuousity, Avishai includes a chapter on the Jewish community’s outrage over the book and how Roth survived it, and another on the author’s scorching treatment of psychoanalysis. Avishai shows that Roth’s irreverent novel left us questioning who, or what, was the object of the satire. Hilariously, it proved the serious ways we construct fictions about ourselves and others.
BERNARD AVISHAI is adjunct professor of business at Hebrew University and author of three books, most recently, The Hebrew Republic, and dozens of articles for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Harper’s, Harvard Business Review, and other publications. He divides his time between Jerusalem and Wilmot, NH.
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The Margellos World Republic of Letters brings to the English-speaking world works of literary importance from all parts of the globe. The series publishes new translations of writings of cultural and artistic significance that have been overlooked by translators and publishers, canonical works of literature and philosophy in need of new translation, and writings by important contemporary authors that have not yet been translated into English. This season, Yale University Press celebrates the Margellos World Republic of Letters translation series with the publication of new titles by Romanian novelist and essayist Norman Manea and Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan, as well as a collection of Kabbalistic poetry edited and translated by Peter Cole. New editions of well-known works by Manea and Witold Gombrowicz also will be published. In addition, many of the earlier works in the series will appear this season for the first time in attractive and affordable paperback editions. For more information on the series, visit www.WorldRepublicOfLetters.org (forthcoming)
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The Poetry of Kabbalah
Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition
Co-edited and with an afterword by Aminadav Dykman
Translated and Annotated by Peter Cole
The first ever English-language collection of poetry from the Kabbalistic tradition, masterfully translated by MacArthur-winning poet Peter Cole
This groundbreaking collection presents for the first time in English a substantial body of poetry that emerges directly from the sublime and often startling world of Jewish mysticism. Taking up Gershom Scholem’s call to plumb the “tremendous poetic potential” concealed in the Kabbalistic tradition, Peter Cole provides dazzling renderings of work composed on three continents over a period of some fifteen hundred years. In addition to the translations and the texts in their original languages, Cole supplies a lively and insightful introduction, along with accessible commentaries to the poems. Aminadav Dykman adds an elegant afterword that places the work in the context of world literature. As a whole, the collection brings readers into the fascinating force field of Kabbalistic verse, where “The Poetry of Kabbalah is the crown the building blocks of both language and existence of Peter Cole’s sublime achievement as a poet-translator. Kabbalah is the itself are unveiled. Excerpts from The Poetry of Kabbalah have been featured in the Paris Review, Poetry, and Conjunctions. “Studded with insight, and written with great verve, this book will become a classic.”—Lawrence Fine, author of Physician of the Soul, Healer of the Cosmos
PETER COLE is the author of three books of poetry and the translator of more than a dozen volumes from Hebrew and Arabic, including The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950–1492. 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. He divides his time between Jerusalem and New Haven. AMINADAV DYKMAN teaches comparative literature at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He has published numerous translations of French, Russian, English, Greek, Latin, and Italian poetry into Hebrew.
alternate center of Judaic spiritual culture, not so much esoteric as superbly metaphoric. As poet and as imaginative exegete, Cole illuminates Kabbalah in the mode of Gershom Scholem and Moshe Idel.”—Harold Bloom
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The Fifth Impossibility
Essays on Exile and Language
Deported to a concentration camp from 1941 until the end of the war, Norman Manea again left his native Romania in 1986 to escape the Ceausescu regime. He now lives in New York. In this selection of essays, he explores the language and psyche of the exiled writer. Among pieces on the cultural-political landscape of Eastern Europe and on the North America of today, there are astute critiques of fellow Romanian and American writers. Manea answers essential questions on censorship and on linguistic roots. He unravels the relationship of the mother tongue to the difficulties of translation. Above all, he describes what homelessness means for the writer. These essays—many translated here for the first time—are passionate, lucid, and enriching, conveying a profound perspective on our troubled society.
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The Black Envelope
Norman Manea Translated by Patrick Camiller
A splendid, violent spring suddenly grips Bucharest in the 1980s after a brutal winter. Tolea, an eccentric middle-aged intellectual who has been dismissed from his job as a high school teacher on “moral grounds,” is investigating his father’s death forty years after the fact, and is drawn into a web of suspicion and black humor. “Reading ‘The Black Envelope,’ one might think of the poisonous ‘black milk’ of Celan’s ‘Death Fugue’ or the claustrophobic air of mounting terror in Mr. Appelfeld’s ‘Badenheim 1939.’ . . . Mr. Manea offers striking images and insights into the recent experience of Eastern Europe.”—New York Times Book Review
PATRICK CAMILLER has translated many works, including Dumitru Tsepeneag’s Vain Art of the Fugue, The Necessary Marriage, and Hotel Europa.
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Norman Manea Translated by Linda Coverdale
In cool, precise prose, and with an unerring sense of the absurd, the four novellas of Compulsory Happiness create a picture of everyday life in a grotesque police state, expressing terror and hope, fear and solidarity, the humorous triviality of the ordinary, and the painful search for an ideal. “Norman Manea’s four novellas, written during the later Ceausescu years, offer a comparable contrast to other Eastern European dissident writing. Instead of the energetic irony, the ebullient absurdism, the sharp-eyed wit, we find a dreamy disconnection, a voice that shock has lowered, an air of sweetness driven mad.”—Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times “Mr. Manea’s voice is radically new, and we are blessedly awakened and alerted by the demand his fiction makes on our understanding.”—Lore Segal, New York Times Book Review
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An award-winning translator, LINDA COVERDALE has translated many classic works of modern French literature into English.
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Translated by Oana Sânziana Marian
Now available for the first time in English, Manea’s acclaimed novel of émigrés in America, free yet imprisoned by the past
Norman Manea, Romania’s most famous contemporary author, twice has survived the grip of totalitarian regimes. No stranger to exile, he mines its complexities and disorientations in this extraordinarily compelling novel, The Lair. Exile in the motherland and away from it is the shared plight of his protagonists. Nowhere at home, they move through their lives in a continuous, ever-elusive quest for national and individual identity. Manea’s characters seek a place and a voice in America, only to discover that the shackles of their native totalitarian and nationalist ideologies are impossible to break. Manea’s themes and narrative approach are intricate: his style fluctuates in correspondence with the instability of his characters’ lives, his story is encased within an elaborate network of allusions and paradoxes. Yet in the midst of the novel’s overriding disorientation, the author establishes intersections and uncovers the universal. Through the predicaments of his perpetual outsiders, he offers a poignant assessment of the conflicts of the individual in the age of globalization. He writes with unmatched intensity and a unique sensitivity to the human tragicomedy.
NORMAN MANEA is Francis Flourny Professor of European Culture and writer-in-residence at Bard College. A novelist and essayist, he first published in Communist Romania in the 1960s, producing a string of socially critical works that led to his expulsion in 1986. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages, and he has received many important cultural and literary prizes, including the MacArthur Fellowship (U.S.), the Nonino Prize (Italy), and the Légion d’honneur (France). The author lives in New York City. OANA SÂNZIANA MARIAN is a poet, translator, photographer, and filmmaker.
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Translated by Danuta Borchardt; Foreword by Susan Sontag
In this bitterly funny novel a writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to reduce him to childishness. Originally published in Poland in 1937, Ferdydurke was deemed scandalous and subversive by Nazis, Stalinists, and the Polish Communist regime in turn and was officially banned in Poland for decades. It has nonetheless remained one of the most influential works of twentieth-century European literature.
“Ferdydurke, among its centrifugal charms, includes some of the truest and funniest literary satire in print.”—John Updike “A wonderfully subversive, self-absorbed, hilarious book. Think Kafka translated by Groucho Marx, with commentaries.”—Kirkus Reviews Winner of the 2001 National Translation Award given by the American Literary Translators Association
DANUTA BORCHARDT has translated several works by Witold Gombrowicz. She is also a writer of short stories, which are regularly published on the website Exquisite Corpse.
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“Extravagant, brilliant, disturbing, brave, funny—wonderful. . . . Long live its sublime mockery.”—Susan Sontag, from the foreword
A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes
Translated by Benjamin Ivry
In a small literary gem full of sardonic wit, brilliant insights, and provocative criticism Witold Gombrowicz discusses Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Heidegger in six “one-hour” essays—and addresses Marxism in a “fifteen-minute” piece.
“Who hasn’t wished for a painless way to find out what the big shots of philosophy—Hegel and Kant, Nietzsche and Sartre—thought of the human condition? It has never been easy reading such formidable thinkers, and most explainers and textbooks either get it wrong or massacre the language. So imagine my pleasure in opening Witold Gombrowicz’s Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes, an exceptional effort at summarizing concepts in bold, declarative sentences. . . . [This book] is like the course in philosophy you wish you had taken.”—David Lehman, Bloomberg News
BENJAMIN IVRY is an American writer on the arts, broadcaster, and translator.
“Brilliantly, savagely funny. . . . Gombrowicz is that rare writer in whom the weight of a powerful intellect is leavened by both linguistic daring and an infectious sense of whimsy.”—Benjamin Paloff, The Nation
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Translated by Lillian Vallee
A single-volume edition of Diary, Gombrowicz’s acclaimed masterpiece, now with previously unpublished pages restored
Just before the outbreak of World War II, young Witold Gombrowicz left his home in Poland and set sail for South America. In 1953, still living as an expatriate in Argentina, he began his Diary with one of literature’s most memorable openings: “Monday Me. Tuesday Me. Wednesday Me. Thursday Me.” Gombrowicz’s Diary grew to become a vast collection of essays, short notes, polemics, and confessions on myriad subjects ranging from political events to literature to the certainty of death. Not a traditional journal, Diary is instead the commentary of a brilliant and restless mind. Widely regarded as a masterpiece, this brilliant work compelled Gombrowicz’s attention for a decade and a half until he penned his final entry in France, shortly before his death in 1969. Long out of print in English, Diary is now presented in a convenient single volume featuring a new preface by Rita Gombrowicz, the author’s widow and literary executor. This edition also includes ten previously unpublished pages from the 1969 portion of the diary.
WITOLD GOMBROWICZ (1904–1969) was a Polish-born writer of novels, short stories, and plays. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages. LILLIAN VALLEE, an instructor at Modesto Junior College, is an award-winning translator of literature from the Polish.
“Ferdydurke is certainly a spontaneous work, but the Diary is even more so, and . . . even more rewarding.”—John Bayley, New York Review of Books
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And Other Poems Ghassan Zaqtan
Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me
Translated by Fady Joudah
A stirring collection of recent work by a leading poet of the Arab world, superbly translated for English-language readers
In this inspired translation of Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, Ghassan Zaqtan’s tenth and most recent poetry collection, along with selected earlier poems, Fady Joudah brings to English-language readers the best work by one of the most important and original Palestinian poets of our time. With these poems Zaqtan enters new terrain, illuminating the vision of what Arabic poetry in general and Palestinian poetry in particular are capable of. Departing from the lush aesthetics of such celebrated predecessors as Mahmoud Darwish and Adonis, Zaqtan’s daily, delicate narrative, whirling catalogues, and at times austere aesthetics represent a new trajectory, a significant leap for young Arabic poets today. In his preface to the volume, Joudah analyzes and explores the poet’s body of work. “Ghassan Zaqtan’s poems, in their constant unfolding,” Joudah writes, “invite us to enter them, exit them, map and unmap them, code and decode them, fill them up and empty them, with the living and nonliving, the animate and inanimate, toward a true freedom.”
Palestinian poet GHASSAN ZAQTAN is the author of ten collections of poetry. He is also a novelist, editor, and filmmaker. He was born in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem, and has lived in Jordan, Beirut, Damascus, and Tunis. He returned to Palestine in 1994 and now lives in Ramallah. FADY JOUDAH is a practicing physician of internal medicine and an award-winning poet and translator. Among his translations are two poetry collections by Mahmoud Darwish, If I Were Another and The Butterfly’s Burden. He lives in Houston, TX.
Also by FAdy JoudAh: The Earth in the Attic Paper 978-0-300-13431-5 $16.00
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Translated by David Bellos
Romain Gary writing as Émile Ajar
One of the twentieth century’s most ingenious literary works, imaginatively translated from the French by Man Booker Prizewinner David Bellos
“Pun packed, exhaustingly energetic and a lot of fun.”—Josh Lacey, Guardian “A fascinating, semi-autobiographical, novel-like work . . . superbly translated by David Bellos.”—Wall Street Journal “[A] fascinating novel that is both the wild story of (and by) a mentally unhinged artist . . . a linguistic tour de force.”—M. A. Orthofer, Complete-Review “Hocus Bogus was written as a hoax, but it’s a genuine masterpiece. Hilarious, poignant, and utterly absurd, this book is like nothing you’ve read before. The brilliant translation by David Bellos captures the wordplay of this madman’s memoir with an astounding skill.”—Maurice Samuels, Yale University Runner-Up for the 2011 PEN Translation Prize
ROMAIN GARY (1914–1980), a French novelist, film director, World War II aviator, and diplomat, was the author of more than thirty novels, essays, and recollections. DAVID BELLOS is professor of French and comparative literature and director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University.
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“To read Hocus Bogus in Bellos’s superb translation is to marvel at its dizzyingly distorted syntax (‘I don’t speak Danish, but not well enough’), constant wit (‘reptiles are always first in the firing line when it comes to hate speech’) and sheer energy.”—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
Translated by Vlada Stojiljkovic; Edited by Ellen Elias-Bursac
The first English translation of Marinkovic’s Modernist masterpiece of wartime fiction. “One of the most outstanding Croatian novels of the postwar period.”—Valentina Zanca, Words Without Borders “Among the most highly regarded novels of postwar Croatian literature.”—M. Kasper, Choice “This novel will be enthusiastically received by readers who can follow Marinkovic’s wide range of cultural, historical and literary references, and it will be recognized as one of the great twentieth-century European novels. Vlada Stojiljkovic’s translation, improved by Ellen Elias-Bursac’s editing, strikes me as excellent.”—Dr. Zoran Milutinovic, University College London
RANKO MARINKOVIC (1913–2001) was a Croatian writer of plays and novels. VLADA STOJILJKOVIC wrote eleven books for children and adults, several of which he illustrated; translated Orwell, Swift, Golding, and Lear; and was an illustrator and painter. ELLEN ELIAS-BURSAC has been translating Croatian, Serbian, and Bosnian authors into English for more than twenty years.
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“Marinkovic splices scenes of dream and reality into a kaleidoscopic short history of the world, whose pessimism is tempered by dark humor.”—The New Yorker
Fernando de Rojas
Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden; Edited and with
an Introduction by Roberto González Echevarría
A timeless story of love, morality, and tragedy, Fernando de Rojas’s novel Celestina is second only to Don Quixote in its importance in Spanishlanguage literature. This classic tale is presented here in a brilliant translation by award-winning translator Margaret Sayers Peden. “A new English version of Celestina—a surprisingly modern Spanish masterpiece of the Renaissance—by an accomplished American translator. What a treat for readers!” —Edith Grossman, translator of Don Quixote “This edition of Roja’s Celestina wins, to use baseball parlance, the triple crown. . . . A fresh, vibrant translation.”—Choice Winner of the 2010 Lewis Galantiere Award, sponsored by the American Translators Association.
FERNANDO DE ROJAS (1475–1541) was born in Toledo, Spain. He worked as a lawyer and served as mayor of Talavera for some time. Celestina is his only published work. MARGARET SAYERS PEDEN is professor emerita of Spanish at the University of Missouri and the translator of major works by Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, and others. ROBERTO GONZÁLEZ ECHEVARRÍA is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature, Yale University.
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“The new translation by Margaret Sayers Peden serves up the freshness and naughtiness of the text while inviting a new generation of readers into the rich melodrama of a book that, although it is a classic, draws readers in not ‘because it is good for them,’ but rather because it is fun.”—Monica Szurmuk, PRI’s “The World”
Translated by Norman R. Shapiro
The selected poems of one of the most important nineteenth-century French writers, masterfully translated
“Gautier’s distinctively graceful and elegant poetry is overdue for discovery by English-speaking readers. This virtuosic collection does both justice to his verse and a great service to those unable to appreciate it fully in the original French.”—Alain Toumayan, University of Notre Dame “A key work in the French lyric canon. . . . We are indebted to Norman Shapiro, who is nothing less than the dean of contemporary American translators engaged with French poetry. . . . [His] scholarship is impeccable, his mastery of all facets of the original text is complete, accurate, and precise, and his application of English poetics is not only exemplary in every respect, but above all, vital and vivifying.”—David Lee Rubin, University of Virginia
THÉOPHILE GAUTIER (1811–1872) was one of the key poets of the French nineteenth century. NORMAN R. SHAPIRO is professor of Romance languages and literatures at Wesleyan University and an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
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“Following Gautier’s instructions in his famous poem, ‘Art,’ Norman Shapiro has sculpted, chiseled, and filed these ingenious translations in the resistant stone of the English language. One of the key poets of the French nineteenth century, revered by Baudelaire and T.S. Eliot, Gautier can now initiate a new generation of readers in English into the mysteries of the poetic art.”—Rosanna Warren, Boston University
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Translated by Khaled Mattawa This volume serves as the first comprehensive survey of Adonis’s work, allowing English readers to admire the arc of a remarkable literary career through the labors of the poet’s own handpicked translator, Khaled Mattawa. “Poems of remarkable intellectual and emotional power.”—Lawrence Joseph, Commonweal “There is no doubt this selection will prove to be the standard by which all translations, readings, and studies of Adonis’s poetry in English will be judged. The sweeping canopy of his life’s achievement is astonishing in Khaled Mattawa’s vision. Mattawa’s lyrical rendition of Adonis’s intensely musical Arabic is unparalleled by any available translation, old or recent, of Adonis’s work in English.”—Fady Joudah, translator of If I Were Another: Poems by Mahmoud Darwish Selected as a finalist for the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize sponsored by the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry Adonis was the winner of the 2011 Goethe Prize, given by the city of Frankfurt
“Poetry for [Adonis] is not merely a genre or an art form but a way of thinking, something almost like Khaled Mattawa was the winner of the 2010 Academy mystical revelation.”—Charles Fellowship, given by the Academy of American Poets, McGrath, New York Times
and of the 2011 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for this volume.
ADONIS (born Ali Ahmad Said Esber) is an award-winning Syrian poet and essayist who led the modernist movement in Arabic poetry in the second half of the twentieth century. He has written more than twenty books in his native Arabic, including the pioneering work An Introduction to Arab Poetics. He lives in Paris. KHALED MATTAWA is assistant professor of language and literature at the University of Michigan and the author of the poetry volumes Ismaila Eclipse and Zodiac of Echoes.
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The Selected Poems of Umberto Saba Umberto Saba
Translated by George Hochfield and Leonard Nathan; Introduction, Notes, and Commentary by George Hochfield
Umberto Saba’s reputation in Italy and Europe has steadily grown since his death in 1957. Until now, however, English-language readers have had access to only a few examples of this poet’s work. This bilingual volume at last brings an extensive and exquisitely translated collection of Saba’s poems to English-speaking readers.
“Saba’s achievement overflows the boundaries of any single poem, and now with this new translation . . . English-speaking readers can at last begin to take the measure of, and perhaps to learn from, this deeply haunting poet.”—Rosanna Warren, New Republic “Handsomely produced. . . . Clearly a labor of love.”—Susan Stewart, The Nation Finalist for the 2010 Lewis Galantière Award, sponsored by the American Translators Association.
UMBERTO SABA (1883–1957) is widely considered to be one of the most important Italian poets of the twentieth century. GEORGE HOCHFIELD is professor of English, emeritus, State University of New York at Buffalo. LEONARD NATHAN has published many volumes of poetry, as well as numerous translations, prose works, and articles on poetry.
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“An invaluable resource for Englishspeaking scholars and lovers of modern Italian poetry, one that will certainly make its way into hundreds of libraries, and become a main point of reference for professors and students who will address the fundamental importance of Saba’s poetry for many years to come.”—Philip Balma, Translation Review
Mozart’s Third Brain
Translation, Preface, and Notes by Rika Lesser; Foreword by Rosanna Warren
In Mozart’s Third Brain poet Göran Sonnevi attempts “a commentary on everything”—politics, current events, mathematics, love, ethics, music, philosophy, nature. Through the impeccable skill of award-winning translator Rika Lesser, Sonnevi’s long-form poem comes to life in English with the full force of its loose, fractured, and radiating intensity. “Göran Sonnevi tries in this book something that’s impossible and breathtaking: a poetic synthesis wherein our knowledge and emotions should merge. . . . A synthesis is not possible but what we’re given here is a wonderful meditation on the world of pain and beauty, of politics and music, nature and human relationships. A fantastic poem and fantastically translated by Rika Lesser!”—Adam Zagajewski Finalist for the 2010 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.
Winner of the 2006 Nordic Council’s Literature Prize, Swedish writer GÖRAN SONNEVI is one of the most important poets working today. RIKA LESSER is the author of four books of poems and six books of poetry in translation. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
“This ambitious, sprawling book-length poem from one of Sweden’s leading lights aspires to consider almost everything. . . . Sonnevi’s sentences sound admirably idiomatic in Lesser’s rendering.”—Publishers Weekly
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Five Spice Street
Translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping
Can Xue’s Five Spice Street stands out as one of the most astonishing novels written in any language over the last twenty years. The first of Xue’s fulllength works to be translated into English, this compelling book explores a secret that takes on a life of its own as neighbors speculate, argue, indulge their fantasies, and reveal their deepest anxieties. “Can Xue’s novel approach to writing fiction in Five Spice Street offers the reader a delightful puzzle whose pieces constantly change shape and shatter into ever smaller fragments.”—John Madera, Bookslut “The inhabitants of Five Spice Street gossip, spy and seduce one another in this lovely surrealist romp. . . . The translators do a marvelous job of preserving the prose’s lyricism, which enhances the surreal scenes that seem to be the stuff of everyday life on Five Spice Street. Xue’s stridently weird and vainglorious characters are quite a bizarre retinue, and the air of paranoia and mystery is perfectly captured.”—Publishers Weekly
CAN XUE is the pseudonym of Deng Xiaohua, author of many novels and short works of fiction in Chinese. She lives in Beijing. KAREN GERNANT is professor emerita of Chinese history at Southern Oregon University. CHEN ZEPING is professor of Chinese at Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China.
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“[Xue] blends surrealism à la Dali with a hefty dose of existential angst. Prickly and provocative, Five Spice Street poses penetrating questions about the search for identity and the definition of self.”—Booklist
Translated by G. J. Racz; With an Introduction by Roberto González Echevarría
Lope de Vega “singlehandedly created the Spanish national theater,” writes Roberto González Echevarría in his introduction to this new translation of Fuenteovejuna, considered by many to be one of the most important Spanish Golden Age plays. G. J. Racz’s compelling translation—the first English translation in analogical meter and rhyme—and Roberto González Echevarría’s rich framework bring this timeless Golden Age drama alive for a new generation of readers and performers.
LOPE DE VEGA (1562–1635) wrote more than seven hundred plays and thousands of poems, and is widely considered the most important playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. G. J. RACZ is associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Long Island University–Brooklyn and the translator of major works by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Benito Pérez Galdós, and Eduardo Chirinos. ROBERTO GONZÁLEZ ECHEVARRÍA is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale.
Lope de Vega
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Q: Why did you write this book?
A: I think about politics all the time when I read, and I’ve been reading the Bible all my life. So why should this book be different from any other book? There is a politics in the Bible, and sometimes an anti-politics, and the stories and arguments are gripping. They cry out for our engagement.
Q: What did you find most surprising in the Bible?
A: The many voices, the radical pluralism of the Bible, which is really an anthology, a book of books. The last editors would never have called themselves pluralists or articulated a doctrine of pluralism, but they were remarkably inclusive. They brought together radically contradictory views, without seeking to harmonize the contradictions.
A conversation with Michael Walzer
Q: So, is there a biblical political doctrine, a single teaching, a lesson to be learned?
A: No. Biblical fundamentalists will have a hard time finding the foundations. There is a biblical doctrine about religion and one about justice, but there is radical disagreement among the Bible’s authors about politics. Some are actively hostile: when God is king, what need is there for human politics?
Praise for Michael Walzer’s Arguing about War:
“Walzer has moved the concerns over just war from the periphery of political theory to the very center of our democratic dilemma.”—Garry Wills, New York Review of Books
Praise for Michael Walzer’s On Toleration:
“The genius of Walzer’s little book . . . is how realistic it is about the contradictions confronting those who would create an open society.”—E. J. Dionne, Jr., Washington Post
In God’s Shadow
Politics in the Hebrew Bible
One of our most distinguished political theorists deliberates on the politics of the Bible and arrives at unexpected conclusions
In this eagerly awaited book, political theorist Michael Walzer reports his findings after decades of thinking about the politics of the Hebrew Bible. Attentive to nuance while engagingly straightforward, Walzer examines the laws, the histories, the prophecies, and the wisdom of the ancient biblical writers and discusses their views on such central political questions as justice, hierarchy, war, the authority of kings and priests, and the experience of exile. Because there are many biblical writers with differing views, pluralism is a central feature of biblical politics. Yet pluralism, Walzer observes, is never explicitly defended in the Bible; indeed, it couldn’t be defended since God’s word had to be as singular as God himself. Yet different political regimes are described in the biblical texts, and there are conflicting political arguments—and also a recurrent anti-political argument: if you have faith in God, you have no need for strong institutions, prudent leaders, or reformist policies. At the same time, however, in the books of law and prophecy, the people of Israel are called upon to overcome oppression and “let justice well up like water, righteousness like an unfailing stream.”
MICHAEL WALZER is professor (emeritus) of social science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. He is the author of twenty-seven books and more than three hundred articles on political theory and moral philosophy, and he has served as coeditor of the journal Dissent for some fifty years. He lives in Princeton.
Also by MichAEl WAlzEr: On Toleration Paper 978-0-300-07600-4 $16.00 sc Arguing About War Paper 978-0-300-10978-8 $18.00 Politics and Passion Toward a More Egalitarian Liberalism Paper 978-0-300-11536-9 $16.00 sc
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The New Industrial Revolution
Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production
The world is on the cusp of a manufacturing revolution, with open opportunities for those who understand what is driving the change
The rapid emergence of China and India as prime locations for low-cost manufacturing has led some analysts to conclude that manufacturers in the “old economies”—the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan—are being edged out of a profitable future. But if countries that historically have been at the forefront of events in manufacturing can adapt adroitly, opportunities are by no means over, says the author of this timely book. Peter Marsh explores 250 years in the history of manufacturing, then examines the characteristics of the industrial revolution that is taking place right now. The driving forces that influence what types of goods are made and who makes them are little understood, Marsh observes. He discusses the key changes in what is happening in manufacturing today, including advances in technology, a greater focus on tailor-made goods aimed at specific individuals and industry users, participation of many more countries in world manufacturing, and the growing importance of sustainable forms of production. With broad historical sweep and dozens of engaging examples, Marsh explains these changes and their import both for consumers making purchase choices and for manufacturers assessing how to participate successfully in the new industrial era.
PETER MARSH is a journalist who reports on developments in manufacturing-related industries for the Financial Times. He received the U.K. Business Journalist of the Year Award in the manufacturing category in 2002. He lives in London.
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A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists and Engineers Felice C. Frankel and Angela H. DePace
Design by Sagmeister Inc.
For researchers in all disciplines, an essential guide to communicating scientific findings and concepts through graphics
Any scientist or engineer who communicates research results will immediately recognize this practical handbook as an indispensable tool. The guide sets out clear strategies and offers abundant examples to assist researchers—even those with no previous design training—with creating effective visual graphics for use in multiple contexts, including journal submissions, grant proposals, conference posters, or presentations. Visual communicator Felice Frankel and systems biologist Angela DePace, along with experts in various fields, demonstrate how small changes can vastly improve the “In this technoscientific century, with success of a graphic image. They dissect individual knowledge doubling every decade, graphics, show why some work while others don’t, and researchers and designers alike need suggest specific improvements. The book includes to ramp up their presentation of the analyses of graphics that have appeared in such jour- material they describe. This beautifully nals as Science, Nature, Annual Reviews, Cell, PNAS, illustrated book shows how.”—Edward and the New England Journal of Medicine, as well as an O. Wilson, University Research Professor insightful personal conversation with designer Stefan Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Sagmeister and narratives by prominent researchers Entomology, Harvard University and animators.
FELICE C. FRANKEL is a research scientist in the Center for Materials Science and Engineering at MIT and the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her work in visual communication. Among her previous books is Envisioning Science: The Design and Craft of the Science Image. ANGELA H. DEPACE is an assistant professor in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, where her lab studies the mechanism and evolution of gene regulation. They both live in Boston. STEFAN SAGMEISTER, a leading graphic designer and typographer, has a design firm in New York City.
May Graphic Design/Science/Reference Flexibound with lenticular image 978-0-300-17644-5 $35.00 Also available as an eBook. 160 pp. 7 7⁄8 x 9 1⁄8 125 color illus. World General Interest 39
The Art of Robert Frost
A wonderfully accessible guide to the transcendent poetry of one of America’s favorite poets
Widely revered during his lifetime, Robert Frost continues to enchant readers today, nearly a century after the publication of his first volume of poems, A Boy’s Will. This book presents a splendid selection of sixty-five poems from across Frost’s writing career, beginning in the 1890s and ending with “Directive” from the 1940s. Tim Kendall offers a detailed account of each poem, enabling readers to follow the journey which Frost himself recognized in all great poetry: “It begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” In addition to close readings of the poems, The Art of Robert Frost traces the development of Frost’s writing career and relevant aspects of his life. The book also assesses the particular nature of the poet’s style, how it changes over time, and how it relates to the works of contemporary poets and movements, including Modernism. The first book on Frost to combine selected poems with a critical study, this appealing volume will be welcome on the shelves of scholars, students, and all other readers who love fine poetry.
TIM KENDALL is professor of English literature and Head of English, University of Exeter. He was founding editor of Thumbscrew, an international poetry magazine, and is the author of several books, including Sylvia Plath: A Critical Study. He lives in Devon, UK.
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The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs
Compiled by Charles Clay Doyle, Wolfgang Mieder, and Fred R. Shapiro
This extensive collection of proverbs, all coined after 1900, reflects the experiences and perplexities of the modern world
“You can’t unring a bell.” “It takes a village to raise a child.” “Life is just a bowl of cherries.” We sometimes think of proverbs as expressions of ancient wisdom, but in fact new proverbs are constantly arising. This unique volume is devoted exclusively to English-language proverbs that originated in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The most complete and accurate such collection ever compiled, The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs presents more than 1,400 individual proverbs gathered and researched with the help of electronic full-text databases not previously used for such a project. Entries are organized alphabetically by key words, with information about the earliest datable appearance, origin, history, and meaning of each proverb. Mundane or sublime, serious or jocular, these memorable sayings represent virtually every aspect of the modern experience. Readers will find the book almost impossible to put down once opened; every page offers further proof of the immense vitality of proverbs and their colorful contributions to the oral traditions of today.
CHARLES CLAY DOYLE is associate professor of English and linguistics, University of Georgia, and past president of the Western States Folklore Society. He lives in Athens, GA. WOLFGANG MIEDER is professor of German and folklore, University of Vermont. He is the author or editor of numerous books on proverbs and the founding editor of Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship. He lives in Burlington, VT. FRED R. SHAPIRO is associate librarian and lecturer in legal research at Yale Law School. He is author or editor of several previous books, including the The Yale Book of Quotations. He lives in New Haven, CT.
Also by FrEd r. shAPiro: The Yale Book of Quotations Cloth 978-0-300-10798-2 $55.00 Lawtalk The Unknown Stories Behind Familiar Legal Expressions Cloth 978-0-300-17246-1 $45.00
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Liberty and Tolerance in an Age of Religious Conflict
Edited by Kelly James Clark
Fifteen prominent thinkers turn to the sacred writings of their different theological traditions to defend religious tolerance
Scarcely any country in today’s world can claim to be free of intolerance. Israel and Palestine, Northern Ireland, Sudan, the Balkans, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and the Caucasus are just some of the areas of intractable conflict apparently inspired or exacerbated by religious differences. Can devoted Jews, Christians, or Muslims remain true to their own fundamental beliefs and practices, yet also find paths toward liberty, tolerance, and respect for those of other faiths? In this vitally important book, fifteen influential practitioners of the Abrahamic religions address religious liberty and tolerance from the perspectives of their own faith traditions. Former president Jimmy Carter, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Indonesia’s first democratically elected president, Abdurrahman Wahid, and the other writers draw on their personal experiences and on the sacred writings that are central in their own religious lives. Rather than relying on “pure reason,” as secularists might prefer, the contributors celebrate religious traditions and find within them a way toward mutual peace, uncompromised liberty, and principled tolerance. Offering a counterbalance to incendiary religious leaders who cite Holy Writ to justify intolerance and violence, the contributors reveal how tolerance and respect for believers in other faiths stand at the core of the Abrahamic traditions.
KELLY JAMES CLARK is professor of philosophy, Calvin College, and program director of Values and Virtues in Contemporary China. He is author or editor of more than a dozen books, including The Story of Ethics and Return to Reason. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI.
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The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann Edited by Irene Goldman-Price
A rich trove of letters from Edith Wharton to her governess, written over the course of their long and affectionate friendship
An exciting archive came to auction in 2009: the papers and personal effects of Anna Catherine Bahlmann (1849–1916), a governess and companion to several prominent American families. Among the collection were one hundred thirty-five letters from her most famous pupil, Edith Newbold Jones, later the great American novelist Edith Wharton. Remarkably, until now, just three letters from Wharton’s childhood and early adulthood were thought to survive. Bahlmann, who would become Wharton’s literary secretary and confidant, emerges in the letters as a seminal influence, closely guiding her precocious young student’s readings, translations, and personal writing. Taken together, these letters, written over the course of fortytwo years, provide a deeply affecting portrait of mutual loyalty and influence between two women from differ- “Making these previously unknown letters ent social classes. available would in itself be a valuable This correspondence reveals Wharton’s maturing sen- service, but Goldman-Price has gone far sibility and vocation, and includes details of her life beyond that in her general introduction, introductions to each letter, and notes. that will challenge long-held assumptions about her The letters in this book will change the formative years. Wharton scholar Irene Goldman-Price way in which we read Wharton’s early life provides a rich introduction to My Dear Governess that and intellectual development.”—Donna restores Bahlmann to her central place in Wharton’s life. Campbell, Washington State University
IRENE GOLDMAN-PRICE has taught literature and women’s studies at Ball State University and Penn State University. She serves on the editorial board of the Edith Wharton Review and has consulted and taught at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s house museum in Massachusetts. In 2010–2011 she was a visiting fellow at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, where the Wharton letters are held.
My Dear Governess
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The Birth of Religious Freedom in America Michael I. Meyerson
Rejecting the extreme arguments of today’s debates, the author examines what the framers of the Constitution actually said about religious freedom
The debate over the framers’ concept of freedom of religion has become heated and divisive. This scrupulously researched book sets aside the half-truths, omissions, and partisan arguments, and instead focuses on the actual writings and actions of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and others. Legal scholar Michael I. Meyerson investigates how the framers of the Constitution envisioned religious freedom and how they intended it to operate in the new republic. Endowed by Our Creator shows that the framers understood that the American government should not acknowledge religion in a way that favors any particular creed or denomination. Nevertheless, the framers believed that religion could instill virtue and help to unify a diverse nation. They created a spiri- “A painstaking, insightful study that to me is tual public vocabulary, one that could communicate thoroughly persuasive.”—Ralph Ketcham, to all—including agnostics and atheists—that they author of James Madison: A Biography were valued members of the political community. Through their writings and their decisions, the framers affirmed that respect for religious differences is a fundamental American value. Now it is for us, Meyerson concludes, to determine whether religion will be used to alienate and divide or to inspire and unify our religiously diverse nation.
MICHAEL I. MEYERSON is Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Law and Piper & Marbury Faculty Fellow, University of Baltimore School of Law. He is the author of Liberty’s Blueprint, a history of the writing of the Federalist Papers. He lives in Ellicott City, MD.
Endowed by Our Creator
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The Statue of Liberty
A Transatlantic Story Edward Berenson
A stirring new history of Lady Liberty, from its creation in France to its renewed significance in the post-9/11 years
A universally recognized icon, the Statue of Liberty is perhaps the most beloved of all American symbols. Yet no one living in 1885, when the crated monument arrived in New York Harbor, could have foreseen the central place the Statue of Liberty would come to occupy in the American imagination. With the particular insights of a cultural historian and scholar of French history, Edward Berenson tells the little-known stories of the statue’s improbable beginnings, transatlantic connections, and the changing meanings it has held for each successive American generation. Berenson begins with the French intellectuals who decided for their own domestic political reasons to pay monumental tribute to American liberty. Without any official backing, they designed the statue, announced the gift, and determined where it should go. The ini- “A truly superb book. The book unfolds tial American response, not surprisingly, was less than like a play—the ups and downs of the enthusiastic, and the project had to overcome countless Statue of Liberty project, the difficulties difficulties before the statue was at last unveiled to the in raising money, in constructing it, in publicizing it, in maintaining it, and in public in New York Harbor in 1886. The trials of its celebrating it. A delight to read.”—Gary inception and construction, however, are only half of Nash, author of The Liberty Bell the story. Berenson shows that the statue’s symbolically indistinct, neoclassical form has allowed Americans to ◆◆ icons oF A MEricA Icons of America is a series of short interpret its meaning in diverse ways: as representing works written by leading scholars, critics, the emancipation of the slaves, Tocqueville’s idea of and writers, each of whom tells a new orderly liberty, opportunity for “huddled masses,” and, and innovative story about American in the years since 9/11, the freedom and resilience of history and culture through the lens of New York City and the United States in the face of terror.
EDWARD BERENSON is professor of history, director of the Institute of French Studies, and director of the Center for International Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, New York University. His previous books include Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa. He lives in Irvington, NY.
a single iconic individual, event, object, or cultural phenomenon. The editor of the series is Mark Crispin Miller.
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Abused City Thomas Friedrich
How Berlin captivated Hitler’s imagination, and how he sought to redesign the city to align with his obsessions and ambitions
From his first visit to Berlin in 1916, Hitler was preoccupied and fascinated by Germany’s great capital city. In this vivid and entirely new account of Hitler’s relationship with Berlin, Thomas Friedrich explores how Hitler identified with the city, how his political aspirations were reflected in architectural aspirations for the capital, and how Berlin surprisingly influenced the development of Hitler’s political ideas. A leading expert on the twentieth-century history of Berlin, Friedrich employs new and little-known German sources to track Hitler’s attitudes and plans for the city. Even while he despised both the cosmopolitan culture of the Weimar Republic and the profound Jewish influence on the city, Hitler was drawn to the grandiosity of its architecture and its imperial spirit. He dreamed of transforming Berlin into a capital that would reflect his autocracy, and he used the city for such varied purposes as testing his anti-Semitic policies and demonstrating the might of the Third Reich. Illuminating Berlin’s burdened years under Nazi subjection, Friedrich offers new understandings of Hitler and his politics, architectural views, and artistic opinions.
The late THOMAS FRIEDRICH grew up in Berlin and spent his adult life there. He was a museum curator and for many years was project leader for history at the Museum Education Service in Berlin.
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A mesmerizing account of the chaotic life and brilliant work of a playwright whose influence is undiminished 100 years after his death
Novelist, satirist, poet, photographer, painter, alchemist, and hellraiser—August Strindberg was all these, and yet he is principally known, in Arthur Miller’s words, as “the mad inventor of modern theater” who led playwriting out of the polite drawing room into the snakepit of psychological warfare. This biography, supported by extensive new research, describes the eventful and complicated life of one of the great literary figures in world literature. Sue Prideaux organizes Strindberg’s story into a gripping and highly readable narrative that both illuminates his work and restores humor and humanity to a man often shrugged off as too difficult. Best known for his play Miss Julie, Strindberg wrote sixty other plays, three books of poetry, eighteen novels, and nine autobiographies. Even more than most, Strindberg is a writer whose life sheds invaluable light on his work. Prideaux explores Strindberg’s many art-life connections, revealing for the first time the originals who inspired the characters of Miss Julie and her servant Jean, the bizarre circumstances in which the play was written, and the real suicide that inspired the shattering ending of the play. Recounting the playwright’s journey through the “real” world as well as the world of belief and ideas, Prideaux marks the centenary of Strindberg’s death in 1912 with a biography worthy of the man who laid the foundation for Western drama through the twentieth century and even into the twenty-first.
SUE PRIDEAUX is a writer living in Sussex, UK. Her book Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in biography and is available from Yale University Press.
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Q: How did you come to write this book?
A: I became interested in just how different men and women’s reading has often been. Men have worried since ancient times about what women read but the reverse has hardly ever been the case.
Q: What were the most striking stories uncovered in the course of your research?
A: It’s been fascinating tracing women’s responses to misogynist writings that they then re-wrote—across the centuries and different cultures. And I was astonished by so-called medical works in the nineteenth century recommending that unstable women should be prevented from reading novels. One eminent physician recommended books on beekeeping!
A conversation with Belinda Jack
Q: Is the story essentially one of slow improvement?
A: In some ways, but not altogether. I was struck by just how similar attitudes to women’s reading were in late-eighteenthand early-nineteenth-century Europe and in Ancient Rome. In both contexts women were encouraged to read only insofar as it provided them with a moral training, or helped them to be good mother-educators. The other parallel was that literate women reflected their husband’s social status.
Q: Were you ever discouraged from reading or denied access to certain books?
A: Both my parents were keen readers but my father didn’t think I should read stories in which people died—which ruled out a good deal! They used to call me either a “bookworm” or a “great reader.” Even when quite young I saw how very different those descriptions were.
Praise for Belinda Jack’s George Sand:
“[Jack’s] approach is psychological but with a light touch. . . . Thorough without being pedantic. . . . A pleasure to read.” —Library Journal “Focused and engaging.”—New York Times Book Review
The Woman Reader
How have women read differently from men through the ages? In all manner of ways, this book asserts.
This lively story has never been told before: the complete history of women’s reading and the ceaseless controversies it has inspired. Belinda Jack’s groundbreaking volume travels from the Cro-Magnon cave to the digital bookstores of our time, exploring what and how women of widely differing cultures have read through the ages. Jack traces a history marked by persistent efforts to prevent women from gaining literacy or reading what they wished. She also recounts the counter-efforts of those who have battled for girls’ access to books and education. The book introduces frustrated female readers of many eras—Babylonian princesses who called for women’s voices to be heard, rebellious nuns who wanted to share their writings with others, confidantes who challenged Reformation theologians’ writings, nineteenth-century New England mill girls who risked their jobs to smuggle novels into the workplace, and women volunteers Praise for Belinda Jack’s who taught literacy to women and children on convict Beatrice’s Spell ships bound for Australia. “Jack’s style is inviting, highly Today, new distinctions between male and female read- poised and never out of ers have emerged, and Jack explores such contemporary proportion.”—Publisher’s Weekly topics as burgeoning women’s reading groups, differences in men and women’s reading tastes, censorship of women’s on-line reading in countries like Iran, the continuing struggle for girls’ literacy in many poorer places, and the impact of women readers in their new status as significant movers in the world of reading.
BELINDA JACK is Tutorial Fellow in French, Christ Church, University of Oxford. She is the author of George Sand: A Woman’s Life Writ Large and Beatrice’s Spell. She lives in Oxford, UK.
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An up-to-date portrait of Mexico since 2000, with new insights into the nation’s problematic democracy and violent drug wars
In 2000, Mexico’s long invincible Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) lost the presidential election to Vicente Fox of the National Action Party (PAN). The ensuing changeover—after 71 years of PRI dominance—was hailed as the beginning of a new era of hope for Mexico. Yet the promises of the PAN victory were not consolidated. In this vivid account of Mexico’s recent history, a journalist with extensive reporting experience investigates the nation’s young democracy, its shortcomings and achievements, and why the PRI is favored to retake the presidency in 2012. Jo Tuckman reports on the murky, terrifying world of Mexico’s drug wars, the counterproductive government strategy, and the impact of U.S. policies. She describes the reluctance and inability of politicians to seriously tackle rampant corruption, environmental degradation, pervasive poverty, and acute inequality. To make matters worse, the influence of non-elected interest groups has grown and public trust in almost all institutions—including the Catholic church—is fading. The pressure valve once presented by emigration is also closing. Even so, there are positive signs: the critical media cannot be easily controlled, and small but determined citizen groups notch up significant, if partial, victories for accountability. While Mexico faces complex challenges that can often seem insurmountable, Tuckman concludes, the unflagging vitality and imagination of many in Mexico inspire hope for a better future.
JO TUCKMAN is a Mexico-based foreign correspondent who reports for The Guardian, among many other publications on both sides of the Atlantic. She lives in Mexico City.
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The Rise and Fall of Qaddafi Alison Pargeter
The entire story of Qaddafi’s corrupt and repressive regime, the details of its downfall, and what Libya’s future may hold in store
For a reader unfamiliar with the history of Libya, Muammar Qaddafi might be mistaken for a character in fiction. His eccentric leadership as the nation’s “Brother Leader,” his repressive regime, sponsorship of terrorist violence, unique vision of the state, and relentless hold on power all seem implausibly extreme. This riveting book documents the extraordinary reality of Qaddafi’s rise and 42-year reign. It also explores the tenacious popular uprising that finally defeated him and the possibilities for Libya as the future unfolds. Alison Pargeter, an author with deep understanding of Libya’s history and people, explains what led up to Qaddafi’s bloodless coup in 1969 and how he proceeded to translate his highly personalized vision into political, economic, and social policy. She discusses his tight-knit networks, the crises he overcame—including sanctions after the Lockerbie bombing in 1988—as well as his astounding maneuverings in the early 2000s to restore tattered relations with the West. Pargeter provides a thoroughly fascinating analysis of the 2011 revolt and uncovers the full details of Qaddafi’s downfall. She concludes by introducing the new power brokers in post-Qaddafi Libya as well as the variety of knotty challenges that now confront them.
ALISON PARGETER is an analyst and writer specializing in North Africa and the Middle East. She has held academic positions at the University of Cambridge and Kings College, London, and is a senior associate at Menas Associates, an international research consultancy. She is the author of The New Frontiers of Jihad: Radical Islam in Europe and The Muslim Brotherhood: The Burden of Tradition.
June Current Events/History Cloth 978-0-300-13932-7 $30.00 304 pp. 6 x 9 20 b/w illus. World General Interest 51
A Religious History of Latin America
A brilliant capstone work that analyzes the entire history of Latin America’s reception of Christianity
This extraordinary book encompasses the time period from the first Christian evangelists’ arrival in Latin America to the dictators of the late twentieth century. With unsurpassed knowledge of Latin American history, John Lynch sets out to explore the reception of Christianity by native peoples and how it influenced their social and religious lives as the centuries passed. As attentive to modern times as to the colonial period, Lynch also explores the extent to which Indian religion and ancestral ways survived within the new Christian culture. The book follows the development of religious culture over time by focusing on peak periods of change: the response of religion to the Enlightenment, the emergence of the Church from the wars of independence, the Romanization of Latin American religion as the papacy overtook the Spanish crown in effective control of the Church, the growing challenge of liberalism and the secular state, and in the twentieth century, military dictators’ assaults on human rights. Throughout the narrative, Lynch develops a number of special themes and topics. Among these are the Spanish struggle for justice for Indians, the Church’s position on slavery, the concept of popular religion as distinct from official religion, and the development of liberation theology.
JOHN LYNCH is Emeritus Professor of Latin American History and former director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. He is the author of more than a dozen books on Latin American topics. He lives in London.
Also by John lynch: Simón Bolívar A Life Paper 978-0-300-12604-4 $20.00 San Martin Argentine Soldier, American Hero Cloth 978-0-300-12643-3 $35.00 sc
June Latin American Studies/Religion Cloth 978-0-300-16680-4 $35.00 Also available as an eBook. 384 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 16 pp. b/w illus. World 52 General Interest
The Creative Artist’s Legal Guide
Bill Seiter and Ellen Seiter
Copyright, Trademark and Contracts in Film and Digital Media Production
The essential guide to intellectual property law for all media producers—students and teachers, amateurs and professionals
In today’s complex media environment, aspiring filmmakers and new media artists are as vulnerable as swimmers in shark-infested waters. This user-friendly guide supplies creative artists with the essential legal concepts needed to swim safely with lawyers, agents, executives, and other experts in intellectual property and business law. How do I copyright my screenplay? How can I clear rights for my film project? What can I do to avoid legal trouble when I produce my mockumentary? How do I ascertain whether a vintage novel is in the public domain? Is the trademark I’ve invented for my production company available? What about copyright and trademark rights overseas? If I upload my film to YouTube, do I give up any rights? Bill Seiter and Ellen Seiter answer these questions and countless others while also demystifying the fundamental principles of intellectual property. Clear and thorough, this plain-spoken and practical guide is essential for anyone seeking to navigate the rapidly changing media environment of today.
ELLEN SEITER is professor and Stephen K. Nenno Endowed Chair in Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. She is also a filmmaker, media artist, and widely published critic. BILL SEITER is managing attorney, Seiter & Co. of Santa Monica. He is an expert on intellectual property law topics. The authors live in Santa Monica, CA.
June Law/Reference Paper 978-0-300-16119-9 $20.00 Also available as an eBook. 350 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 14 b/w illus. World General Interest 53
The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint André Vauchez
Translated by Michael Cusato
Francis of Assisi
The most insightful and authoritative biography of Francis of Assisi in decades, by a preeminent scholar of medieval saints and sainthood
In this towering work, André Vauchez draws on the vast body of scholarship on Francis of Assisi, emphasizing in particular the important research of the last 30 years. He creates a complete and engaging portrait of the saint, then explores how the memory of Francis was shaped by contemporaries who recollected him in their writings. Vauchez completes the book by setting “Poverello” in the context of his time, bringing to light what was new, surprising, and even astonishing in the life and vision of this man. The first part of the book is a fascinating reconstruction of Francis’s life and work. The second and third parts deal with the myriad texts—hagiographies, chronicles, sermons, personal testimonies, etc.—of writers who recorded aspects of Francis’s life and movement as they remembered them, and used those remembrances to construct a portrait of Francis relevant to their concerns. In the final part of the book, Vauchez explores those aspects of Francis’s life, personality, and spiritual vision that were unique to him, including his experience of God, his approach to nature, his understanding and use of Scripture, and his impact on culture as well as culture’s impact on him.
ANDRÉ VAUCHEZ is professor emeritus, University of Paris X, and a leading expert on religious movements, saints, and the dynamics of the Middle Ages. He lives in France. MICHAEL CUSATO, O.F.M., is former director of the Franciscan Institute and currently teaches at the Dominican House of Studies. He lives in Washington, D.C.
June Biography Cloth 978-0-300-17894-4 $32.50 320 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World 54 General Interest
Israel’s Controversial Hero Mordechai Bar-On
A vivid portrait of one of the most powerful leaders in Israel’s first decades of statehood
Instantly recognizable with his iconic eye patch, Moshe Dayan (1915–1981) was one of Israel’s most charismatic—and controversial—personalities. As a youth he earned the reputation of a fearless warrior, and in later years as a leading military tactician, admired by peers and enemies alike. As chief of staff during the 1956 Sinai Campaign and as minister of defense during the 1967 Six Day War, Dayan led the Israel Defense Forces to stunning military victories. But in the aftermath of the bungled 1973 Yom Kippur War, he shared the blame for operational mistakes and retired from the government. He later proved himself a principled and talented diplomat, playing an integral role in peace negotiations with Egypt. In this memorable biography, Mordechai Bar-On, Dayan’s IDF bureau chief, offers an intimate view of Dayan’s private life, public career, and political controversies, set against an original analysis of Israel’s political environment from pre-Mandate Palestine through the early 1980s. Drawing on a wealth of Israeli archives, accounts by Dayan and members of his circle, and firsthand experiences, Bar-On reveals Dayan as a man unwavering in his devotion to Zionism and the Land of Israel. Moshe Dayan makes a unique contribution to the history of Israel and the complexities of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
MORDECHAI BAR-ON is senior research fellow, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem. He served in the Israel Defense Forces as General Moshe Dayan’s bureau chief during the Sinai Campaign, and in 1984 was elected to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. He lives in Jerusalem.
JEWish livEs Jewish Lives is a major series of interpretive biography that explores the breadth and complexity of Jewish experience from antiquity through the present.
June Biography/Jewish Studies Cloth 978-0-300-14941-8 $25.00 Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World General Interest 55
Eighteen-Day Running Mate
Joshua M. Glasser
McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis
The riveting story of a doomed presidential ticket and the truth behind this singular election-year drama
No skeletons were rattling in his closet, Thomas Eagleton assured George McGovern’s political director. But only eighteen days later—after a series of damaging public revelations and feverish behind-the-scenes maneuverings—McGovern rescinded his endorsement of his Democratic vice-presidential running mate, and Eagleton withdrew from the ticket. This fascinating book is the first to uncover the full story behind Eagleton’s rise and precipitous fall as a national candidate. Within days of Eagleton’s nomination, a pair of anonymous phone calls brought to light his history of hospitalizations for “nervous exhaustion and depression” and past treatment with electroshock therapy. The revelation rattled the campaign and placed McGovern’s organization under intense public and media scrutiny. Joshua M. Glasser investigates a campaign in disarray and explores the perspectives of the campaign’s key players, how decisions were made and who made them, how cultural attitudes toward mental illness informed the crisis, and how Eagleton’s and McGovern’s personal ambitions shaped the course of events. Drawing on personal interviews with McGovern, campaign manager Gary Hart, political director Frank Mankiewicz, and dozens of other participants inside and outside the McGovern and Eagleton camps—as well as extensive unpublished campaign records—Glasser captures the political and human drama of Eagleton’s brief candidacy. Glasser also offers sharp insights into the America of 1972—mired in war and anxious about the economy, a time with striking similarities to our own.
JOSHUA M. GLASSER is a researcher for Bloomberg Television in New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, Eagleton’s alma mater. He lives in the Bronx, NY.
July History/Politics Cloth 978-0-300-17629-2 $26.00 Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
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The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War R. M. Douglas
More than 12 million German-speaking civilians in Europe were driven from their homes in the wake of WWII, yet barely anyone noticed or remembers
Immediately after the Second World War, the victorious Allies authorized and helped to carry out the forced relocation of German speakers from their homes across central and southern Europe to Germany. The numbers were almost unimaginable—between 12,000,000 and 14,000,000 civilians, most of them women and children—and the losses horrifying—at least 500,000 people, and perhaps many more, died while detained in former concentration camps, while locked in trains en route, or after arriving in Germany exhausted, malnourished, and homeless. This book is the first in any language to tell the full story of this immense man-made catastrophe. Based mainly on archival records of the countries that carried out the forced migrations and of the international humanitarian organizations that tried but failed to prevent the disastrous results, Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War is an authoritative and objective account. It examines an aspect of European history that few have wished to confront, exploring how the expulsions were conceived, planned, and executed and how their legacy reverberates throughout central Europe today. The book is an important study of the largest recorded episode of what we now call “ethnic cleansing,” and it may also be the most significant untold story of the Second World War.
R. M. DOUGLAS is associate professor of history, Colgate University. He is the author of four previous books, including most recently Architects of the Resurrection: Ailtiri na hAiséirghe and the Fascist “New Order” in Ireland. He lives in Hamilton, NY.
Orderly and Humane
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Stalin Digital Archive
The Stalin Digital Archive provides unprecedented access to historically significant content and robust online capabilities for research and teaching
The result of years of collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Yale University Press, the Stalin Digital Archive (SDA) provides access to materials from Stalin’s personal archive and monographs on the history of Soviet and international communism. In addition, it seeks to advance research and teaching through new ways for scholars and students to interact with this content and to collaborate. The SDA collections include a wealth of material:
“It is probably not an exaggeration to say that study of these documents will enrich, • RGASPI documents from Stalin’s personal papers will eventu- if not revolutionize, our understanding of ally number over 400,000 pages. Highlights include: foreign the Soviet Union.”—J. Arch Getty, policy before and during World War II; communications dur- professor of history, UCLA
ing the Great Purges; information on relations with Western intellectuals and leaders; and marginal notes on the books from Stalin’s library.
• The Annals of Communism series contains 25 volumes of documents from Russian state and party archives concerning the history of Soviet and international communism, with scholarly commentary and annotation, selected and edited by teams of Western and Russian editors. From advanced search and browse functionality to personalized workspaces, the Stalin Digital Archive uses technology to enhance the process and impact of scholarship. The SDA allows users to compare documents, save searches and documents, and define tags. Users can also engage in discussions and share annotations and tags with others.
The Stalin Digital Archive will soon be available for purchase or subscription. To learn more, visit www. stalindigitalarchive.com.
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Life in Cosmopolitan London Judith R. Walkowitz
London’s Soho district underwent a spectacular transformation between the late Victorian era and the end of the Second World War: its fin-de-siècle buildings and dark streets infamous for sex, crime, political disloyalty, and ethnic diversity became a center of culinary and cultural tourism servicing patrons of nearby shops and theaters. Indulgences for the privileged and the upwardly mobile edged a dangerous, transgressive space imagined to be “outside” the nation. Treating Soho as exceptional, but also representative of London’s urban transformation, Judith Walkowitz shows how the area’s foreignness and porousness were key to the explosion of culture and development of modernity in the first half of the twentieth century. She draws on a vast and unusual range of sources to stitch together a rich patchwork quilt of vivid stories and unforgettable characters, revealing how Soho became a showcase for a new cosmopolitan identity.
JUDITH R. WALKOWITZ is professor of history at Johns Hopkins University and the author of City of Dreadful Delight. She lives in New York.
June History/Cultural Studies/Urban Studies Cloth 978-0-300-15194-7 $40.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 400 pp. 6 x 9 37 b/w integrated & 8 pp. col illus.
The Irish Aristocracy in the Seventeenth Century Jane Ohlmeyer
This groundbreaking book provides the first comprehensive study of the remaking of Ireland’s aristocracy during the seventeenth century. It is a study of the Irish peerage and its role in the establishment of English control over Ireland. Jane Ohlmeyer’s research in the archives of the era yields a major new understanding of early Irish and British elite, and it offers fresh perspectives on the experiences of the Irish, English, and Scottish lords in wider British and continental contexts. The book examines the resident peerage as an aggregate of 91 families, not simply 311 individuals, and demonstrates how a reconstituted peerage of mixed faith and ethnicity assimilated the established Catholic aristocracy. Tracking the impact of colonization, civil war, and other significant factors on the fortunes of the peerage in Ireland, Ohlmeyer arrives at a fresh assessment of the key accomplishment of the new Irish elite: making Ireland English.
JANE OHLMEYER is Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History and Vice-Provost for Global Relations, Trinity College, Dublin. She is the author of Civil War and Restoration in the Three Stuart Kingdoms and Ireland from Independence to Occupation. She lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Making Ireland English
June History Cloth 978-0-300-11834-6 $65.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 480 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 24 b/w illus. 60 Scholarly and Academic Titles
A Revolutionary Life Peter McPhee
An intimate new portrait of one of history’s most controversial figures: heroic revolutionary or the first terrorist?
For some historians and biographers, Maximilien Robespierre (1758–94) was a great revolutionary martyr who succeeded in leading the French Republic to safety in the face of overwhelming military odds. For many others, he was the first modern dictator, a fanatic who instigated the murderous Reign of Terror in 1793–94. This masterful biography combines new research into Robespierre’s dramatic life with a deep understanding of society and the politics of the French Revolution to arrive at a fresh understanding of the man, his passions, and his tragic shortcomings. Peter McPhee gives special attention to Robespierre’s formative years and the development of an iron will in a frail boy conceived outside wedlock and on the margins of polite provincial society. Exploring how these experiences formed the young lawyer who arrived in “Peter McPhee seeks to get under the Versailles in 1789, the author discovers not the cold, skin and into the mind of Robespierre, obsessive Robespierre of legend, but a man of passion juxtaposing personal and political factors with close but platonic friendships with women. Soon in a gripping narrative. Robespierre emerges less as the man who ruined the immersed in revolutionary conflict, he suffered increasRevolution than as a man the Revolution ingly lengthy periods of nervous collapse correlating ruined—by the time of his death in 1794 with moments of political crisis, yet Robespierre was he was an ailing exhausted husk very tragically unable to step away from the crushing bur- different from the bright-eyed, committed dens of leadership. Did his ruthless, uncompromising and courageous politician of 1789. exercise of power reflect a descent into madness in his McPhee’s interpretation will surprise and final year of life? McPhee reevaluates the ideology and intrigue in equal measure.”—Colin Jones reality of “the Terror,” what Robespierre intended, and whether it represented an abandonment or a reversal of his early liberalism and sense of justice.
PETER McPHEE is a professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne, where he was the university’s first provost. He has published widely on the history of modern France, including most recently Living the French Revolution, 1789–1799. He lives in Abbottsford, Australia.
February Biography/History Cloth 978-0-300-11811-7 $40.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 32 b/w illus. World Scholarly and Academic Titles 61
Witness to History
The Life of John Wheeler-Bennett Victoria Schofield
Historian Sir John Wheeler-Bennett (1902–1975) was one of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary political observers. Through an ability to make important connections, he became an authority on Germany in the interwar years and was acquainted with all the German hierarchy, including Hitler and Hindenburg. He was one of the last people to interview Trotsky, writing an important analysis of the Brest-Litovsk Treaty between Germany and the Soviet Union in 1917. As King George VI’s official biographer, he met and interviewed the major leaders of the postwar period, including Churchill, Coolidge, Truman, and members of the British Royal Family. A teacher at the universities of New York, Virginia, and Arizona, he also briefly supervised young Jack Kennedy’s master’s thesis at Harvard. This first biography of Wheeler-Bennett will fascinate anyone interested in the great political figures of world history during the twentieth century.
VICTORIA SCHOFIELD is an author and journalist specializing in military and Asian history. She is the author of Wavell: Soldier and Statesman, Afghan Frontier: Feuding and Fighting in Central Asia, and Kashmir in Conflict.
May Biography Cloth 978-0-300-17901-9 $50.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 336 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 16 b/w illus. World
The Aspiring Self in France from the Old Regime to the New Kathleen Kete
Examining the lives and works of three iconic personalities —Germaine de Staël, Stendhal, and Georges Cuvier—Kathleen Kete creates a groundbreaking cultural history of ambition in post-Revolutionary France. While in the old regime the traditionalist view of ambition prevailed—that is, ambition as morally wrong unless subsumed into a corporate whole—the new regime was marked by a rising tide of competitive individualism. Greater opportunities for personal advancement, however, were shadowed by lingering doubts about the moral value of ambition. Kete identifies three strategies used to overcome the ethical “burden” of ambition: romantic genius (Staël), secular vocation (Stendhal), and postmythic destiny (Cuvier). In each case, success would seem to be driven by forces outside one’s control. She concludes by examining the still relevant (and still unresolved) conundrum of the relationship of individual desires to community needs, which she identifies as a defining characteristic of the modern world.
KATHLEEN KETE, Borden W. Painter, Jr., Associate Professor of European History at Trinity College, is the author of The Beast in the Boudoir: Petkeeping in NineteenthCentury Paris. She lives in West Hartford, CT.
May History Cloth 978-0-300-17482-3 $38.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 1 b/w illus. World 62 Scholarly and Academic Titles
Making Way for Genius
“A fascinating, elegant and thoughtprovoking book that makes a significant contribution to modern European cultural history.”—David Bell, Princeton University
Reality’s Dark Dream Thomas Dormandy
Is opium a vile curse on society, a blessed medicine from God, or possibly both? This fresh history offers surprising new insights.
Opium and its derivatives morphine and heroin have destroyed, corrupted, and killed individuals, families, communities, and even whole nations. And yet, for most of its long history, opium has also been humanity’s most effective means of alleviating physical and mental pain. This extraordinary book encompasses the entire history of the world’s most fascinating drug, from the first evidence of poppy cultivation by stone-age man to the present-day opium trade in Afghanistan. Dr. Thomas Dormandy tells the story with verve and insight, uncovering the strange power of opiates to motivate major conflicts yet also inspire great art and medical breakthroughs, to trigger the rise of global criminal networks yet also revolutionize attitudes toward well-being. Opium: Reality’s Dark Dream traverses the globe and the centuries, exploring opium’s role in colonialism, the Chinese Opium Wars, laudanum-inspired sublime Romantic poetry, American “Yellow Peril” fears, the rise of the Mafia and the black market, 1960s counterculture, and more. Dr. Dormandy also recounts exotic or sad stories of individual addiction. Throughout the book the author emphasizes opium’s complex, valuable relationship with developments in medicine, health, and disease, highlighting the perplexing dual nature of the drug as both the cause and relief of great suffering in widely diverse civilizations.
THOMAS DORMANDY is a retired consultant pathologist, Whittington Hospital, University of London, and Brunel University, London. He is the author of several books, including the prize-winning The White Death: A History of Tuberculosis. He lives in London.
May History/History of Medicine Cloth 978-0-300-17532-5 $40.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 16 pp. b/w illus. World Scholarly and Academic Titles 63
Also by thoMAs dorMAndy: The Worst of Evils The Fight Against Pain Cloth 978-0-300-11322-8 $39.00 sc
The Great Famine in China, 1958–1962
A Documentary History Zhou Xun
Beginning soon after the implementation of the policies of the Great Leap Forward of 1958–1961, when the drive to collectivize and industrialize undermined the livelihoods of the vast majority of peasant workers, China’s Great Famine was the worst famine in human history. In addition to claiming more than 45 million lives, it also led to the destruction of agriculture, industry, trade, and every aspect of human life, leaving large parts of the Chinese countryside scarred forever by human-created environmental disasters. Drawing on previously closed archives that have since been made inaccessible again, Zhou Xun offers readers, for the first time in English, access to the most vital archival documentation of the famine. For some time to come this documentary history may be the only publication available that contains the most crucial primary documents concerning the fate of the Chinese peasantry between 1958 and 1962. It covers everything from collectivization and survival strategies, including cannibalism, to selective killing and mass murder.
ZHOU XUN is research assistant professor of history at the University of Hong Kong. She lives in Hong Kong and in the United Kingdom.
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The Late Medieval English Church
Vitality and Vulnerability Before the Break with Rome G.W. Bernard
The later medieval English church is invariably viewed through the lens of the Reformation that transformed it. But in this bold and provocative book historian George Bernard examines it on its own terms, revealing a church with vibrant faith and great energy, but also with weaknesses that reforming bishops worked to overcome. Bernard emphasizes royal control over the church. He examines the challenges facing bishops and clergy, and assesses the depth of lay knowledge and understanding of the teachings of the church, highlighting the practice of pilgrimage. He reconsiders anti-clerical sentiment and the extent and significance of heresy. He shows that the Reformation was not inevitable: the late medieval church was much too full of vitality. But Bernard also argues that alongside that vitality, and often closely linked to it, were vulnerabilities that made the break with Rome and the dissolution of the monasteries possible. The result is a thought-provoking study of a church and society in transformation.
GEORGE BERNARD is professor of early modern history at the University of Southampton and a vice-president of the Royal Historical Society. He lives in Southampton, England.
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June History/Religious History Cloth 978-0-300-17997-2 $45.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 304 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 12 b/w illus. World 64 Scholarly and Academic Titles
Huw J. Davies
The Making of a Military Genius
A provocative reappraisal of Wellington’s military career, his victory at Waterloo, and the source of his genius as a general
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, lives on in popular memory as the “Invincible General,” loved by his men, admired by his peers, formidable to his opponents. This incisive book revises such a portrait, offering an accurate—and controversial—new analysis of Wellington’s remarkable military career. Unlike his nemesis Napoleon, Wellington was by no means a man of innate military talent, Huw J. Davies argues. Instead, the key to Wellington’s military success was an exceptionally keen understanding of the relationship between politics and war. Drawing on extensive primary research, Davies discusses Wellington’s military apprenticeship in India, where he learned through mistakes as well as successes how to plan campaigns, organize and use intelligence, and negotiate with allies. In India Wellington encountered the constant political machinations of indigenous powers, and it was there that he apprenticed in the crucial skill of balancing conflicting political priorities. In later campaigns and battles, including the Peninsular War and Waterloo, Wellington’s genius for strategy, operations, and tactics emerged. For his success in the art of war, he came to rely on his art as a politician and tactician. This strikingly original book shows how Wellington made even unlikely victories possible—with a well-honed political brilliance that underpinned all of his military achievements.
HUW J. DAVIES is lecturer in defense studies, King’s College, London, and the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Defence Academy, UK. He lives in Berkshire, UK.
June Military History/Biography Cloth 978-0-300-16417-6 $38.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 336 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 16 pp. b/w illus. + 12 maps World Scholarly and Academic Titles 65
The Feathery Tribe
Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds Daniel Lewis
For many years, ornithology was the province of the wealthy gentleman hunter who shot, stuffed, and preserved his specimens, and of the museum that collected simply to document natural history, not to analyze it. Even as evolutionary theory began to make its mark on the study of birds, it remained a science heavily populated by amateurs. Daniel Lewis here explores the professionalization of ornithology through one of its key figures: Robert Ridgway, the Smithsonian Institution’s first curator of birds and one of North America’s most important natural scientists. Exploring a world in which the divisions of status, rigor, and publication between amateurs and professionals were far more blurred than the worlds that appear in most histories of science, Lewis offers a vivid introduction to Ridgway and shows how his work had a larger international context that influenced the evolution of American ornithology.
DANIEL LEWIS is the Chief Curator of Manuscripts and Dibner Senior Curator of the History of Science and Technology at The Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. He lives in San Marino.
“The roots of all American bird enthusiasts trace squarely back to Robert Ridgway, and Lewis’s account of Ridgway and the emergence of a modern ornithology in North America resonates and fascinates.”—Kimball L. Garrett, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
April Ornithology/Natural History/Biography Cloth 978-0-300-17552-3 $45.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 20 b/w illlus. World
The Good, the True, and the Beautiful
A Neuronal Approach Jean-Pierre Changeux
Translated and Revised by Laurence Garey
In this fascinating and bold discussion, a renowned neurobiologist serves as guide to the most complex physical object in the living world: the human brain. Taking into account the newest brain research—morphological, physiological, chemical, genetic—and placing these findings in the context of psychology, philosophy, art, and literature, Changeux ventures into the unexplored territories where these diverse disciplines intersect. Changeux’s book draws on Plato’s notion that the Good, the True, and the Beautiful are celestial essences or ideas, independent but so intertwined as to be inseparable. Placing these essences within the characteristic features of the human brain’s neuronal organization, the author addresses unsolved questions in neuroscience today. With imagination and deep insight, Changeux illuminates the evolution of the brain and deciphers what new developments in neuroscience may portend for the future of humanity.
JEAN-PIERRE CHANGEUX held the Chair of Cellular Communication at the Collège de France for thirty years, and is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and a foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He lives in Paris. LAURENCE GAREY is a neuroscientist and noted translator of books on neuroscience from French and German to English. He lives in Perroy, Switzerland.
May Science Cloth 978-0-300-16139-7 $35.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 49 b/w illus. World 66 Scholarly and Academic Titles
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The Bride and the Dowry
Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War
The untold story of Israel’s diplomatic maneuvering in the wake of the Six Day War, which frustrated a possible peace settlement
Israel’s victory in the June 1967 Six Day War provided a unique opportunity for resolving the decades-old Arab-Zionist conflict. Having seized the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights, Israel for the first time in its history had something concrete to offer its Arab neighbors: it could trade land for peace. Why? Avi Raz places Israel’s conduct under an uncompromising lens. He meticulously examines the critical two years following the June war and substantially revises our understanding of how and why Israeli-Arab secret contacts came to naught. Mining newly declassified records in Israeli, American, British, and UN archives, as well as private papers of individual participants, Raz dispels the myth of overall Arab intransigence and arrives at new and unexpected conclusions. In short, he concludes that Israel’s postwar diplomacy was deliberately ineffective because its leaders preferred land over peace with its neighbors. The book throws a great deal of light not only on the post-1967 period but also on the problems and pitfalls of peacemaking in the Middle East today.
AVI RAZ is associate member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, and research fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, specializing in the Arab-Israeli conflict. He was formerly a journalist at a leading Israeli daily, where his assignments abroad included bureau chief in New York and Moscow. He lives in Oxford, UK.
June History/Mideast Studies Cloth 978-0-300-17194-5 $38.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 448 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World Scholarly and Academic Titles 67
A History of Gender, Power, and Desire Julie Berebitsky
In this engaging book—the first to historicize our understanding of sexual harassment in the workplace—Julie Berebitsky explores how Americans’ attitudes toward sexuality and gender in the office have changed from the 1860s, when women first took jobs as clerks in the U.S. Treasury office, to the present. Berebitsky recounts the actual experiences of female and male office workers; draws on archival sources ranging from the records of investigators looking for waste in government offices during World War II to the personal papers of Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown and Ms. magazine founder Gloria Steinem; and explores how popular sources—including cartoons, advertisements, advice guides, and a wide array of fictional accounts—have represented wanted and unwelcome romantic and sexual advances. By giving sex in the office a history, she provides valuable insights into the nature and meaning of sexual harassment today.
JULIE BEREBITSKY is professor of history and director of the Women’s Studies Program at Sewanee: The University of the South. The author of Like Our Very Own: Adoption and the Changing Culture of Motherhood, she lives in Sewanee, TN.
Sex and the Office
“Sex and the Office brings critical new historical insight to the sexual culture of the white-collar office. A rich, important read.”—Jennifer Scanlon, author of Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown
sociEty And thE sExEs in thE ModErn World
March History/Women’s Studies Cloth 978-0-300-11899-5 $38.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 360 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 20 b/w illus. World
The Social Museum of Harvard University, 1903–1931 Edited by Deborah Martin Kao and Michelle Lamunière
Instituting Reform examines the history, motive, and meaning of Harvard’s distinctive Social Museum, established in 1903 by Francis Greenwood Peabody (1847–1936) to “collect the social experience of the world as material for university teaching.” The more than 5,000 photographs and graphic illustrations that survive, including works by Lewis Hine and Frances Benjamin Johnston, are now held by the Harvard Art Museums.
The book’s five essays probe the Social Museum’s collection, using it as a case study to explore the early institutional uses of photographs as social documents, the systematization of exhibition display by reform organizations, and the role such institutions played in the formation of the modern research university. The museum promoted the study of philanthropic, social, and industrial progress through the inductive method of observation common in the sciences. As the authors demonstrate, however, the social “truths” made evident were strongly influenced by prevailing values and tensions of the Progressive Era.
DEBORAH MARTIN KAO is Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Division Head of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Chief Curator, Harvard Art Museums, and MICHELLE LAMUNIÈRE is John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Assistant Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums.
March Sociology/Art Cloth 978-0-300-17106-8 $55.00 sc 288 pp. 9 x 12 211 color illus. 68 Scholarly and Academic Titles
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The End of the Chinese Dream
Why Chinese People Fear the Future Gerard Lemos
A path-breaking study of ordinary Chinese people and how they perceive their lives and opportunities in modern China
Glossy television images of happy, industrious, and increasingly prosperous workers show a bright view of life in twenty-first-century China. But behind the officially approved story is a different reality. Preparing this book Gerard Lemos asked hundreds of Chinese men and women living in Chongqing, an industrial mega-city, about their wishes and fears. The lives they describe expose the myth of China’s harmonious society. Hundreds of millions of everyday people in China are beleaguered by immense social and health problems as well as personal, family, and financial anxieties—while they watch their communities and traditions being destroyed. Lemos investigates a China beyond the foreigners’ beaten track. This is a revealing account of the thoughts and feelings of Chinese people regarding all facets of their lives, from education to health care, unemployment to old age, politics to wealth. Taken together, the stories of these men and women bring to light a broken society, one whose people are frustrated, angry, sad, and often fearful about the circumstances of their lives. The author considers the implications of these findings and analyzes how China’s community and social problems threaten the ambitious nation’s hopes for a prosperous and cohesive future. Lemos explains why protests will continue and a divided and self-serving leadership will not make people’s dreams come true.
GERARD LEMOS is a social policy expert and frequent advisor to governments, businesses, and charities. He was acting chairman of the British Council and was a visiting professor at Chongqing Technical University between 2006 and 2010. He lives in London.
May Current Events/Sociology Cloth 978-0-300-16924-9 $38.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 16 b/w illus. World Scholarly and Academic Titles 69
The Life of the Virgin
Maximus the Confessor Translated, with an Introduction and Notes, by Stephen J. Shoemaker
Long overlooked by scholars, this seventh-century Life of the Virgin, attributed to Maximus the Confessor, is the earliest complete Marian biography. Originally written in Greek and now surviving only in Old Georgian, it is now translated for the first time into English. It is a work that holds profound significance for understanding the history of late ancient and medieval Christianity, providing a rich source for understanding the history of Christian piety. This Life is especially remarkable for its representation of Mary’s prominent involvement in her son’s ministry and her leadership of the early Christian community. In particular, it reveals highly developed devotion to Mary’s compassionate suffering at the Crucifixion, anticipating by several centuries an influential medieval style of devotion known as “affective piety” whose origins generally have been confined to the Western High Middle Ages.
STEPHEN J. SHOEMAKER is associate professor of religious studies at the University of Oregon. He lives in Springfield, OR.
May Religion/Religious History/Theology Cloth 978-0-300-17504-2 $35.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 192 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
Ancient Christian Martyrdom
Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions Candida R. Moss
The importance of martyrdom for the spread of Christianity in the first centuries of the Common Era is a question of enduring interest. In this innovative new study, Candida Moss offers a radically new history of martyrdom in the first and second centuries that challenges traditional understandings of the spread of Christianity and rethinks the nature of Christian martyrdom itself. Martyrdom, Moss shows, was not a single idea, theology, or practice: there were diverse perspectives and understandings of what it meant to die for Christ. Beginning with an overview of ancient Greek, Roman, and Jewish ideas about death, Moss demonstrates that there were many cultural contexts within which early Christian views of martyrdom were very much at home. She then shows how distinctive and diverging theologies of martyrdom emerged in different ancient congregations. In the process she reexamines the authenticity of early Christian stories about martyrs and calls into question the dominant scholarly narrative about the spread of martyrdom in the ancient world.
CANDIDA R. MOSS is assistant professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame.
thE A nchor yAlE biblE r EFErEncE librAry
June Religion/Religious History Cloth 978-0-300-15465-8 $40.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 304 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World 70 Scholarly and Academic Titles
David Scott Kastan and Kathryn James
“To be or not to be.” “My kingdom for a horse.” “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day.” How is it that Shakespeare is so well remembered? In this richly illustrated book, David Scott Kastan and Kathryn James explore Yale University’s extraordinary collection of works by or relating to William Shakespeare. They chart the winding course by which the playwright has been remembered, often in unexpected ways, for some four centuries. Many of the rare items illustrated and discussed in the book have never before been publicly displayed. The authors examine such treasures as the earliest known manuscript of Macbeth, a sixteenth-century reader’s notes on Shakespeare, and a proof copy of Walt Whitman’s “ShakespeareBacon’s Cipher,” to show how various, idiosyncratic acts of memory over hundreds of years have given us the texts, and even the person, we remember as “Shakespeare.”
DAVID SCOTT KASTAN is George M. Bodman Professor of English, Department of English Language & Literature, Yale University. He is also general editor of The Arden Shakespeare, and series editor of the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare. KATHRYN JAMES is Curator of Early Modern Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Library, Yale University.
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Beinecke Library 02/01/12–06/04/12
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March Literary Studies Paper 978-0-300-18039-8 $25.00 sc 80 pp. 9 x 10 3⁄4 72 color illus. World
Delmira Agustini, Sexual Seduction, and Vampiric Conquest
Cathy L. Jrade
Delmira Agustini (1886–1914) has been acclaimed as one of the foremost modernistas and the first major woman poet of twentieth-century Spanish America. Critics and the reading public alike were immediately taken by the originality and power of her verse, especially her daring eroticism, her inventive appropriation of vampirism, and her morbid embrace of death and pain. No work until now, however, has shown how her poetry reflects a search for an alternative, feminized discourse, a discourse that engages in an imaginative dialogue with Rubén Darío’s recourse to literary paternity and undertakes an audacious rewriting of social, sexual, and poetic conventions. In the first major exploration of Agustini’s life and work, Cathy L. Jrade examines her energizing appropriation and reinvention of modernista verse and the dynamics of her breakthrough poetics, a poetics that became a model for later women writers.
CATHY L. JRADE is Chancellor’s Professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Vanderbilt University. She lives in Nashville, TN.
M AJor FigurEs in sPAnish And l Atin A MEricAn litErAturE And thE A rts
June Literary Studies/Biography Cloth 978-0-300-16774-0 $45.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 10 b/w illus. World Scholarly and Academic Titles 71
From Goods to a Good Life
Intellectual Property and Global Justice Madhavi Sunder
Most scholarship on intellectual property considers this law from the standpoint of law and economics. Under this conventional wisdom, intellectual property is simply a tool for promoting innovative products, from iPods to R2D2. In this highly original book Madhavi Sunder calls for a richer understanding of intellectual property law’s effects on social and cultural life. Intellectual property does more than incentivize the production of more goods. This law fundamentally affects the ability of citizens to live a good life. Intellectual property law governs the abilities of human beings to make and share culture, and to profit from this enterprise in a global Knowledge economy. This book turns to social and cultural theory to more fully explore the deep connections between cultural production and human freedom.
MADHAVI SUNDER is professor of law at the University of California-Davis School of Law. She lives in Davis, CA.
June Law Cloth 978-0-300-14671-4 $35.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 13 b/w illus. World
This welcome volume encompasses the entire history of the bassoon, from its origins five centuries ago to its place in twenty-first-century music. James Kopp draws on new archival research and many years of experience playing the instrument to provide an up-to-date and lively portrait of today’s bassoon and its intriguing predecessors. He discusses the bassoon’s makers, its players, its repertory, and its audiences, all in unprecedented detail. The bassoon was invented in Italy in response to the need for a bass-register double-reed woodwind suitable for marching. The author examines the acoustical consequences of various design changes to the instrument through later centuries. He also offers new coverage of the bassoon’s social history, including its roles in the military and the church and its global use during the European Colonial period. Separate historical chapters devoted to contrabassoons and smaller bassoons complete the volume.
JAMES KOPP is a professional bassoonist and a well-known maker of reeds for modern, contra, and early bassoons. He is a senior editor of the forthcoming Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition. He lives in Hoboken, NJ.
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Published in association with the William Waterhouse Archive
May Music Cloth 978-0-300-11829-2 $40.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 3⁄4 x 9 5⁄8 68 b/w illus.; 15 music examples 72 Scholarly and Academic Titles
When Waging Wars Is More Important Than Winning Them David Keen
There are currently between twenty and thirty civil wars worldwide, while at a global level the Cold War has been succeeded by a “war on drugs” and a “war on terror” that continues to rage a decade after 9/11. Why is this, when we know how destructive war is in both human and economic terms? Why do the efforts of aid organizations and international diplomats founder so often? In this important book David Keen investigates why conflicts are so prevalent and so intractable, even when one side has much greater military resources. Could it be that endemic disorder and a “state of emergency” are more useful than bringing conflict to a close? Keen asks who benefits from wars—whether economically, politically, or psychologically—and argues that in order to bring them successfully to an end we need to understand the complex vested interests on all sides.
DAVID KEEN, professor of complex emergencies at the London School of Economics, is the author of Endless War?, The Benefits of Famine, and Complex Emergencies. He lives in Oxford, UK.
July Military History/Current Events Cloth 978-0-300-16274-5 $45.00 sc Also available as an eBook. 304 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
Roads to the Temple
Truth, Memory, Ideas, and Ideals in the Making of the Russian Revolution, 1987–1991 Leon Aron
Leon Aron considers the “mystery of the Soviet collapse” and finds answers in the intellectual and moral self-scrutiny of glasnost that brought about a profound shift in values. Reviewing the entire output of the key glasnost outlets in 1987–1991, he elucidates and documents key themes in this national soul-searching and the “ultimate” questions that sparked moral awakening of a great nation: “Who are we? How do we live honorably? What is a dignified relationship between man and state? How do we atone for the moral breakdown of Stalinism?” Contributing both to the theory of revolutions and history of ideas, Aron presents a thorough and original narrative about new ideas’ dissemination through the various media of the former Soviet Union. Aron shows how, reaching every corner of the nation, these ideas destroyed the moral foundation of the Soviet state, de-legitimized it and made its collapse inevitable.
LEON ARON is Director of Russian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He is the author of Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life and Russia’s Revolution: Essays, 1989–2006.
“This is an outstanding work. No such extraordinary work on the ideas of perestroika and glasnost will be written.”—Anders Åslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
June History Cloth 978-0-300-11844-5 $55.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 448 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World Scholarly and Academic Titles 73
The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969–1973 Craig Daigle
In the first book-length analysis of the origins of the October 1973 ArabIsraeli War, Craig Daigle draws on documents only recently made available to show how the war resulted not only from tension and competing interest between Arabs and Israelis, but also from policies adopted in both Washington and Moscow. Between 1969 and 1973, the Middle East in general and the Arab-Israeli conflict in particular emerged as a crucial Cold War battleground where the limits of détente appeared in sharp relief. By prioritizing Cold War détente rather than genuine stability in the Middle East, Daigle shows, the United States and the Soviet Union fueled regional instability that ultimately undermined the prospects of a lasting peace agreement. Daigle further argues that as détente increased tensions between Arabs and Israelis, these tensions in turn negatively affected U.S.–Soviet relations.
CRAIG DAIGLE is assistant professor of history at the City College of New York.
Limits of Detente
“A must-read book for everyone interested in SovietAmerican relations in the Middle East.”—Douglas Little, Clark University
July History/International Affairs Cloth 978-0-300-16713-9 $55.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 384 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 35 b/w illus. World
The Unity of Christ
Continuity and Conflict in Patristic Tradition Christopher A. Beeley
No period of history was more formative for the development of Christianity than the patristic age, when church leaders, monks, and laity established the standard features of Christianity as we know it today. Combining historical and theological analysis, Christopher Beeley presents a detailed and far-reaching account of how key theologians and church councils understood the most central element of their faith, the identity and significance of Jesus Christ. Focusing particularly on the question of how Christ can be both human and divine and reassessing both officially orthodox and heretical figures, Beeley traces how an authoritative theological tradition was constructed. His book holds major implications for contemporary theology, church history, and ecumenical discussions, and it is bound to revolutionize the way in which patristic tradition is understood.
CHRISTOPHER A. BEELEY is Walter H. Gray Associate Professor of Anglican Studies and Patristics at Yale Divinity School. He is the author of Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: In Your Light We Shall See Light, which won the 2010 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. Beeley lives in New Haven, CT.
June Religion Cloth 978-0-300-17862-3 $50.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 416 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World 74 Scholarly and Academic Titles
The Composition of the Pentateuch
Renewing the Documentary Hypothesis
thE A nchor yAlE biblE r EFErEncE librAry
Joel S. Baden
For well over two centuries the question of the composition of the Pentateuch has been among the most central and hotly debated issues in the field of biblical studies. In this book, Joel Baden presents a fresh and comprehensive argument for the Documentary Hypothesis. Critically engaging both older and more recent scholarship, he fundamentally revises and reorients the classical model of the formation of the Pentateuch. Interweaving historical and methodological chapters with detailed textual case studies, Baden provides a critical introduction to the history of Pentateuchal scholarship, discussions on the most pressing issues in the current debate, and a practical model for the study of the biblical text.
April Religion Cloth 978-0-300-15263-0 $65.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 384 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
JOEL S. BADEN is assistant professor of Old Testament at Yale Divinity School. He lives in New Haven, CT.
The Book of Numbers: A Critique of Genesis
In this work Calum Carmichael—a legal scholar who applies a literary approach to the study of the Bible—shows how each law and each narrative in Numbers, the least researched book in the Pentateuch, responds to problems arising in narrative incidents in Genesis. The book continues Carmichael’s process of demonstrating how every law in the Pentateuch is a response to a problem arising in a biblical narrative, not to an inferred societal situation.
Also by cAluM cArMichAEl: Sex and Religion in the Bible Cloth 978-0-300-15377-4 $50.00 sc
CALUM CARMICHAEL, professor of comparative literature and adjunct professor of law at Cornell University, is the author of Sex and Religion in the Bible. He lives in Ithaca, NY.
June Religion Cloth 978-0-300-17918-7 $55.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
From the Abode of Islam to the Turkish Vatan
The Making of National Homeland in Turkey
How does a people move from tribal and religiously based understandings of society to a concept of the modern nation-state? This book examines the complex and pivotal case of Turkey. Tracing the shifting valences of vatan (Arabic for “birthplace” or “homeland”) from the Ottoman period—when it signified a certain territorial integrity and imperial ideology—through its acquisition of religious undertones and its evolution alongside the concept of millet (nation), Behlül Özkan engages readers in the fascinating ontology of Turkey’s protean imagining of its nationhood and the construction of a modern national-territorial consciousness.
“An ambitious and important history that will appeal to readers interested in the history and politics of Turkey as well as the former Ottoman lands”—Carl Dahlman, author of Bosnia Remade: Ethnic Cleansing and Its Reversal
BEHLÜL ÖZKAN teaches in the department of political science and international relations at Marmara University in Istanbul. He also works for Al Jazeera Network. He earned his doctoral degree from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
June History/Mideast Studies Paper 978-0-300-17201-0 $35.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 27 b/w illus. World Scholarly and Academic Titles 75
The Arch Conjuror of England
Outlandish alchemist and magician, political intelligencer, apocalyptic prophet, and converser with angels, John Dee (1527–1609) was one of the most colorful and controversial figures of the Tudor world. In this fascinating book—the first full-length biography of Dee based on primary historical sources—Glyn Parry explores Dee’s vast array of political, magical, and scientific writings and finds that they cast significant new light on policy struggles in the Elizabethan court, conservative attacks on magic, and Europe’s religious wars. John Dee was more than just a fringe magus, Parry shows: he was a major figure of the Reformation and Renaissance.
“Parry’s intimate knowledge of 16th-century civic and ecclesiastical institutions allows him to paint a vivid picture of the shifting sands on which a figure like Dee had to operate. This account puts new material on the table and adds considerably to our understanding of both Dee and the worlds within which he operated (spiritual and temporal).”—William H. Sherman, author of John Dee: The Politics of Reading and Writing in the Renaissance
GLYN PARRY is a senior lecturer in history, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He lives in New Zealand.
April Biography Cloth 978-0-300-11719-6 $55.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 384 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 14 b/w illus. World
The Mortgage of the Past
Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050–1300)
Francis Oakley continues his magisterial three-part history of the emergence of Western political thought during the Middle Ages with this second volume in the series. Here, Oakley explores kingship from the tenth century to the beginning of the fourteenth, showing how, under the stresses of religious and cultural development, kingship became an inceasingly secular institution. “A masterpiece and the central part of a trilogy that will be a true masterwork.”—Jeffrey Burton Russell, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Fresh and insightful readings of many texts.”—Marcia Colish, Frederick B. Artz Professor of History emerita, Oberlin College
thE EMErgEncE oF WEstErn PoliticAl thought in thE l Atin MiddlE AgEs
FRANCIS OAKLEY is President Emeritus and Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of the History of Ideas at Williams College.
April History/Political Thought Cloth 978-0-300-17633-9 $55.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 336 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
The Milton Encyclopedia
Edited by Thomas N. Corns
The Milton Encyclopedia offers easy and immediate access to a wealth of information about Milton. It will serve as a general and comprehensive reference tool for general readers, students, and scholars alike, enhancing the experience of reading Milton. Articles cover each poem and prose work by Milton; the life of Milton and the members of his family; all events and all contemporary and historical figures mentioned significantly in his writings; every book of the Bible in its relation to Milton’s own work; printers, booksellers, and publishing history; the critical and editorial traditions; illustrators; and those whose own writing was shaped by Milton’s influence.
THOMAS N. CORNS is Professor and Head of School of English at Bangor University (UK).
May Reference/Literary Studies Cloth 978-0-300-09444-2 $150.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 432 pp. 7 x 10 52 b/w illus. World 76 Scholarly and Academic Titles
The Economics of the Communist Party
Eugenia Belova and Valery Lazarev
The flow of money to national, regional, and local Soviet communist party organizations, the manner in which money was collected, and how their financial discipline was enforced all yield deep insights into the party’s role in the Soviet institutional design. Funding Loyalty examines the Soviet communist party’s financial operations and its budget from the 1930s through 1960s, providing a fresh look at the evolution of the party and its role in the Soviet economy and society as a whole.
thE yAlE-hoovEr sEriEs on stAlin, stAlinisM, And thE cold WAr
EUGENIA BELOVA is Senior Content Developer, Economics, Cengage Learning. VALERY LAZAREV is Senior Research Scientist, Empirical Education.
May History/Economics Paper 978-0-300-16436-7 $35.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 21 b/w illus. World
The Leningrad Blockade, 1941–1944
A New Documentary History from the Soviet Archives
A nnAls oF coMMunisM sEriEs
Richard Bidlack and Nikita Lomagin Translations by Marian Schwartz
Based largely on formerly top-secret Soviet archival documents (including 66 reproduced documents and 70 illustrations), this book portrays the inner workings of the communist party and secret police during Germany’s horrific 1941–44 siege of Leningrad, during which close to one million citizens perished. It shows how the city’s inhabitants responded to the extraordinary demands placed upon them, encompassing both the activities of the political, security, and military elite as well as the actions and attitudes of ordinary Leningraders.
RICHARD BIDLACK is professor of history at Washington and Lee University. NIKITA LOMAGIN is professor of world economy at St. Petersburg State University.
June History Cloth 978-0-300-11029-6 $75.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 544 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 74 b/w illus. + 5 maps
The Kipper und Wipper Inflation, 1619–23
An Economic History with Contemporary German Broadsheets
yAlE sEriEs in EconoMic And FinAnciAl history
Martha White Paas With Broadsheet Descriptions by John Roger Paas and Translations by George C. Schoolfield
This book is an economic analysis of the Kipper und Wipper inflation of 1619–23, the most serious German inflation before the hyperinflation following World War I, with a particular focus on how it affected people’s lives and behavior. The volume features full-page reproductions of rare contemporary broadsheets—early forerunners of the modern newspaper—with striking illustrations and engaging texts. Published here in their entirety and for the first time in superb English translation, they are a unique window on society at the time and give a voice to the people who were actually devastated by the inflation.
June History/Economics Cloth 978-0-300-14676-9 $85.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 160 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 27 b/w illus. World
MARTHA WHITE PAAS is Wadsworth A. Williams Professor of Economics and JOHN ROGER PAAS is professor of German at Carleton College. GEORGE C. SCHOOLFIELD is professor emeritus of Scandinavian and Germanic languages and literatures at Yale University.
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Against War and Empire
Geneva, Britain, and France in the Eighteenth Century
As Britain and France became more powerful during the eighteenth century, small states such as Geneva could no longer stand militarily against these commercial monarchies. Furthermore, many Genevans felt that they were being drawn into a corrupt commercial world dominated by amoral aristocrats dedicated to the unprincipled pursuit of wealth. In this book Richard Whatmore presents an intellectual history of republicans who strove to ensure Geneva’s survival as an independent state. Whatmore shows how the Genevan republicans grappled with the ideas of Rousseau, Voltaire, Bentham, and others in seeking to make modern Europe safe for small states, by vanquishing the threats presented by war and by empire.
July History Cloth 978-0-300-17557-8 $65.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 448 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
thE lEWis WAlPolE sEriEs in EightEEnth-cEntury culturE And history
RICHARD WHATMORE is professor of intellectual history and the history of political thought at the University of Sussex.
Reclaiming the Petition Clause
Seditious Libel, “Offensive” Protest, and the Right to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances
Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr.
Since the 2004 presidential campaign, when the Bush presidential advance team prevented anyone who seemed unsympathetic to their candidate from attending his ostensibly public appearances, it has become commonplace for law enforcement officers and political event sponsors to classify ordinary expressions of dissent as security threats and to try to keep officeholders as far removed from possible protest as they can. Thus without formally limiting free speech the government places arbitrary restrictions on how, when, and where such speech may occur.
“Ronald Krotoszynski has successfully reclaimed the Petition Clause, an often-overlooked provision that is, as he ably demonstrates, critical to public contention and democratic self-governance.”—Timothy Zick, author of Speech Out of Doors: Preserving First Amendment Liberties in Public Places
RONALD J. KROTOSZYNSKI, JR., is John S. Stone Chair and Professor of Law at University of Alabama Law School in Tuscaloosa.
April Law Cloth 978-0-300-14987-6 $65.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
The Vulnerability Thesis
Interest Group Influence and Institutional Design
Where politics is dominated by two large parties, as in the United States, politicians should be relatively immune to the influence of small groups. Yet narrow interest groups often win private benefits against majority preferences and at great public expense. Why? The “vulnerability thesis” is that the electoral system is largely to blame, making politicians in two-party systems more vulnerable to interest group demands than politicians in multiparty systems. Political scientist Lorelei Moosbrugger ranks democracies on a continuum of political vulnerability and tests the thesis by examining agrochemical policy in Austria, Britain, Germany, Sweden, and the European Union.
March Political Science Paper 978-0-300-16679-8 Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World 78
“Highly original and well designed.”—Bingham Powell, author of Elections as Instruments of Democracy: Majoritarian and Proportional Visions
LORELEI MOOSBRUGGER is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Creating the Administrative Constitution
The Lost One Hundred Years of American Administrative Law
Jerry L. Mashaw
This groundbreaking book is the first to look at administration and administrative law in the earliest days of the American republic. Jerry Mashaw demonstrates that from the very beginning Congress delegated vast discretion to administrative officials and armed them with extrajudicial adjudicatory, rulemaking, and enforcement authority. The legislative and administrative practices of the U.S. Constitution’s first century created an administrative constitution hardly hinted at in its formal text. This book, in the author’s words, will “demonstrate that there has been no precipitous fall from a historical position of separation-of-powers grace to a position of compromise; there is not a new administrative constitution whose legitimacy should be understood as not only contestable but deeply problematic.”
June Law/History Paper 978-0-300-18002-2 S’ 12 $45.00 sc Cloth 978-0-300-17230-0 $75.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 448 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4
“Professor Mashaw has for many years been generally regarded as the premier scholar in the administrative law field. This manuscript is the capstone of a distinguished career.” —Professor Robert L. Rabin, A. Calder Mackay Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
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JERRY L. MASHAW is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
“Partly Laws Common to All Mankind”
Foreign Law in American Courts
Should judges in United States courts be permitted to cite foreign laws in their rulings? In this book Jeremy Waldron explores some ideas in jurisprudence and legal theory that could underlie the Supreme Court’s occasional recourse to foreign law, especially in constitutional cases. He argues that every society is governed not only by its own laws but partly also by laws common to all mankind (ius gentium). But he takes the unique step of arguing that this common law is not natural law but a grounded consensus among all nations. The idea of such a consensus will become increasingly important in jurisprudence and public affairs as the world becomes more globalized.
May Law Cloth 978-0-300-14865-7 $65.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 384 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
“Waldron is a clear and entertaining writer, and even for someone like myself—a non-lawyer—this book was a pleasure to read.”—Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University
JEREMY WALDRON is University Professor and Professor of Law at New York University. He is also Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at the University of Oxford.
Politics, Health, and Health Care
Theodore R. Marmor and Rudolf Klein
Two towering figures in the field of health care policy analysis, Theodore R. Marmor and Rudolf Klein, reflect on a lifetime of thought in this wideranging collection of essays published in the wake of President Obama’s health care reform. Presented as a kind of dialogue between the two, the book offers their recent writings on the future of Medicare; universal health insurance; conflicts of interest among physicians, regulators, and patients; and many other topics.
Also by thEodorE r. MArMor: Understanding Health Care Reform Paper 978-0-300-05879-6 $32.00 tx Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care Paper 978-0-300-14983-8 $55.00 tx
THEODORE R. MARMOR is professor emeritus of public policy, management, and political science at Yale University. RUDOLF KLEIN is professor of social policy emeritus at the University of Bath.
June Political Science/Health/Current Events Cloth 978-0-300-11087-6 $95.00 tx 544 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World Scholarly and Academic Titles 79
The New Continentalism
Energy and Twenty-First-Century Eurasian Geopolitics
Kent E. Calder
In this groundbreaking book Kent E. Calder argues that a new transnational configuration is emerging in Asia, driven by economic growth, rising energy demand, and the erosion of longstanding geopolitical divisions. What Calder calls the New Silk Road—with a strengthening multi-faceted relationship between East Asia and the Middle East at its core—could eventually emerge as one of the world’s most important multilateral configurations. Straddling the border between comparative politics and international relations theory, this important book will stimulate debate and discussion in both fields.
“Kent Calder has succeeded in painting a dramatic picture of new geopolitical forces in a way that is thoughtful and interesting for laymen and scholars alike.”—Jeffrey E. Garten, Juan Trippe Professor of International Trade and Finance, Yale School of Management
KENT E. CALDER is Edwin O. Reischauer Professor and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. The author of Pacific Alliance: Reviving U.S.–Japan Relations, Calder lives in Princeton, NJ.
April International Affairs/Economics/Politics Paper 978-0-300-17102-0 $35.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 416 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 53 b/w illus. World
International Trade and Labor Standards in History
It has become commonplace to think that globalization has produced a race to the bottom in terms of labor standards and quality of life: the cheaper the labor and the lower the benefits afforded workers, the more competitively a country can participate on the global stage. But in this book the distinguished economic historian Michael Huberman demonstrates that globalization has in fact been very good for workers’ quality of life, and that improved labor conditions have promoted globalization.
“Michael Huberman’s splendid book is bound to become a classic reference in the field, and is a superb example of how a skilled economic historian can use the past to illuminate the both present and future.”—Kevin O’Rourke, Professor of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin
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MICHAEL HUBERMAN is professor of history at the University of Montreal.
May History/Economics Cloth 978-0-300-15870-0 $65.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 15 b/w illus. World
Ending Wars Well
Order, Justice, and Conciliation in Contemporary Post-Conflict
Eric D. Patterson
Though scholars of political science and moral philosophy have long analyzed the justifications for and against waging war as well as the ethics of warfare itself, the problem of ending wars has received less attention. In the first book to apply just war theory to this phase of conflict, Eric Patterson presents a three-part view of justice in end-of-war settings involving order, justice, and reconciliation. Patterson’s case studies range from successful applications of jus post bellum, such as the U.S. Civil War or Kosovo, to challenges such as present-day Iraq.
“This work is a major contribution to clear thinking and analysis of the problem of successful termination of military conflicts.”—Martin L. Cook, Professor and Admiral James Bond Stockdale Chair of Professional Military Ethics at the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership (United States Naval War College)
ERIC D. PATTERSON is associate director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and visiting assistant professor in the department of government at Georgetown University. He lives in Alexandria, VA.
May Mideast Studies/Current Events Cloth 978-0-300-17113-6 $55.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 192 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 1 b/w illus. World 80 Scholarly and Academic Titles
The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vols 11–13
Debates in Parliament
thE yAlE Edition oF thE WorKs oF sAMuEl Johnson
Text Edited by O M Brack, Jr.
Samuel Johnson Edited by Thomas Kaminski and Benjamin Beard Hoover;
From July 1741 to March 1744, Samuel Johnson composed speeches based on the actual debates in Parliament for publication in the Gentleman’s Magazine. Because it was then illegal to print any account of parliamentary activities, the magazine published Johnson’s contributions as the rather thinly disguised “Debates in the Senate of Magna Lilliputia.” These three volumes present Johnson’s entire debate project with accompanying critical notes and, for the first time, retain his original Lilliputian terminology.
THOMAS KAMINSKI is professor of English, Loyola University. BENJAMIN BEARD HOOVER is Professor Emeritus of Brandeis University. O M BRACK, JR., is editor of Volume 17 of The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson.
November Literature/Reference Cloth 978-0-300-12517-7 $350.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 5 5⁄8 x 8 3⁄4 5 b/w illus. World
The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child
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Edited by Robert A. King, M.D., Samuel Abrams, M.D., A. Scott Dowling, M.D., and Paul M. Brinich, Ph.D.
The latest volume in the esteemed series features sections on discontinuities and continuities in development, highlighting transformational and nonlinear processes; clinical contributions on developing emotional resilience in children and parents, the role of interpretation in child analysis, and conjoint treatment models with children with attachment disturbances; developmental perspectives on conscience development in young children and the assessment of older adults; and psychoanalytic perspectives on artistic creativity, as illustrated in the treatment of a young artist and the work of Oskar Kokoschka. A final section, “Imagining the Unimaginable,” includes psychoanalytic reflections on September 11th and the controversial question of death’s psychic representability.
April Psychology Cloth 978-0-300-16544-9 $65.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 x 9
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An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers
Communication and Culture, Fourth Edition Robert O. Chase and Clarisa B. Medina de Chase
Designed for students with little or no formal background in Spanish, this textbook provides the necessary language and vocabulary to facilitate better communication between health care providers and the growing Spanishspeaking community in the United States. This classroom text uses readings, exercises, and interactive activities to integrate Spanish medical vocabulary, grammar, and colloquial terms that nurses, doctors, dentists, and medical technicians need most. Rich cultural notes explain Hispanic customs and communication styles. NEW TO THIS EDITION: • a full-color design • an expanded Web site with downloadable artwork, exercise props, and more activities • an updated lexicon that includes vocabulary related to new medications and current-event topics such as cholera • more exercises in the target language
ROBERT O. CHASE is a forensic social worker at the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He teaches Spanish at the Yale University Center for Language Studies, Tunxis Community College, and local hospitals. CLARISA B. MEDINA DE CHASE is a rehabilitation therapist for Spanish-speaking patients and families at Connecticut Valley Hospital.
August Language/Health Paper 978-0-300-18059-6 $75.00 tx 416 pp. 7 x 10 185 color + 1 b/w illus.
Chinese Language and Culture Character Writing Workbook 2
John S. Montanaro and Rongzhen Li
This Character Writing Workbook, which accompanies Student Book 2 of the Encounters program, is designed to help students learn the Chinese characters found in each unit of the Student Book. The Character Writing Workbook not only provides opportunities for writing practice but also supplies considerable information about each character, such as correct stroke order, pronunciation and tone, and related words, phrases, and sentences. Also included are the radical (or “meaning key”), phonetic clues, and the evolution of the character from its ancient form, all of which provide valuable memory aids. Where applicable, both traditional and simplified forms of the character are presented so that students may choose to learn one or the other, or both, depending on their preference.
March Language Paper 978-0-300-16171-7 270 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 World 82 $29.99tx
JOHN S. MONTANARO taught Chinese language at Yale University for more than thirty years and is the former managing editor of Far Eastern Publications. RONGZHEN LI is senior lector in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University.
Foreign Language Texts
A Beginning Course in Language and Culture: The Capretz Method, Third Edition, Part 1 Pierre J. Capretz, with Béatrice Abetti, Marie Odile-Germain, and Barry Lydgate
French in Action is a model for videobased language instruction, and the new edition updates the text and workbook for today’s students.
Since it was first published, French in Action: A Beginning Course in Language and Culture—The Capretz Method has been widely recognized in the field 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 sections 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, universities, and high schools, French in Action remains a powerful educational resource, and the third edition updates the course for a new generation of learners.
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.
French in Action
May Language Cloth 978-0-300-17610-0 $70.00 tx 416 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 609 color + 501 b/w illus. World Foreign Language Texts 83
The Writings of Abraham Lincoln
Edited by Steven B. Smith
Abraham Lincoln never wrote a book: his ideas are contained in speeches, letters, and various occasional writings. By bringing these works together into a single anthology, this book shows that Lincoln deserves to be counted among the great political philosophers. In addition to many examples of Lincoln’s writings, this volume includes four interpretive essays that will provide an intellectual feast for any reader exploring his complex legacy. Danilo Petranovich looks at Lincoln’s conception of the Union and its radically new focus on purging the nation of the problem of slavery. Ralph Lerner reconsiders Lincoln’s relation to the American framers and in particular his effort to put the Declaration of Independence on a new foundation. Benjamin Kleinerman examines Lincoln’s always controversial views on the scope of executive power during war. And Steven Smith considers the place of religion in Lincoln’s political thought through a close reading of his Second Inaugural Address.
STEVEN B. SMITH is Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science and Master of Branford College at Yale University. He lives in New Haven.
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April History/Political Thought Paper 978-0-300-18123-4 $18.00 sc Cloth 978-0-300-16510-4 S’ 12 $55.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 384 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World
The Communist Manifesto
Edited by Jeffrey C. Isaac
Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
Marx and Engels’s Communist Manifesto has become one of the world’s most influential political tracts since its original 1848 publication. Part of the Rethinking the Western Tradition series, this edition of the Manifesto features an extensive introduction by Jeffrey C. Isaac, and essays by Vladimir Tismaneanu, Steven Lukes, Saskia Sassen, and Stephen Eric Bronner, each well known for their writing on questions central to the Manifesto and the history of Marxism. These essays address the Manifesto’s historical background, its impact on the development of twentieth-century Communism, its strengths and weaknesses as a form of ethical critique, and its relevance in the post-1989, post-Cold War world. This edition also includes much ancillary material, including the many Prefaces published in the lifetimes of Marx and Engels, and Engels’s “Principles of Communism.”
JEFFREY C. ISAAC is James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy and Public Life at Indiana University, and Editor in Chief of the journal Perspectives on Politics. He lives in Bloomington, IN.
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May Economics/History/Political Science Paper 978-0-300-12302-9 $12.00 tx Cloth 978-0-300-12301-2 S’ 12 $55.00 tx Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World 84 Yale Course Books
A New History, second edition Stephen J. Eskilson
Now in its second edition, this innovative look at the history of graphic design explores its evolution from the 19th century to the present day. Author Stephen J. Eskilson demonstrates how a new era began for design arts under the influence of Victorian reformers, tracing the emergence of modernist design styles in the early 20th century, and examining the wartime politicization of regional styles. Richly contextualized chapters chronicle the history of the Bauhaus and the rise of the International Style in the 1950s and ‘60s, and the postmodern movement of the 1970s and ‘80s. The book’s final chapter looks at current trends in graphic design, with in-depth discussions of grunge, comic book, and graffiti aesthetics; historicism and appropriation; and the influence of technology, web design, and motion graphics. The second edition features over 80 new images, revised text throughout, a new chapter on 19th-century design, and expanded sections on critical topics including the Swiss Style, Postmodernism, and contemporary design.
STEPHEN J. ESKILSON is associate professor of art at Eastern Illinois University. He is coauthor of Frames of Reference: Art History and the World and publishes frequently on contemporary art and design.
February Graphic Design Cloth 978-0-300-17260-7 $65.00 sc 464 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄2 480 color + 81 b/w illus.
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The Computer and the Brain
With a foreword by Ray Kurzweil
In this classic work, one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century explores the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain. John von Neumann, whose many contributions to science, mathematics, and engineering include the basic organizational framework at the heart of today’s computers, concludes that the brain operates both digitally and analogically, but also has its own peculiar statistical language. In his foreword to this new edition, Ray Kurzweil, a futurist famous in part for his own reflections on the relationship between technology and consciousness, places von Neumann’s work in a historical context and shows how it remains relevant today.
At the time of his death in February 1957, JOHN VON NEUMANN, renowned for his theory of games and his work at the Electronic Computer Project at the Institute for Advanced Study, was serving as a member of the Atomic Energy Commission. RAY KURZWEIL is an inventor, author, and futurist who has written five books including The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.
John von Neumann
“This innocent-looking little book lies at the eye of a hurricane. It represents a locus of clarity and calm at the center of a vast vortex of powerful arguments and competing research programs.”—Paul and Patricia Churchland, on the earlier editon
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April Psychology/Computers Paper 978-0-300-18111-1 $15.00 160 pp. 5 x 7 3⁄4 World Yale Course Books 85
The Philosopher as Historian Nicholas Phillipson
A giant of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, David Hume was one of the most important philosophers ever to write in English. He was also a brilliant historian. In this book—a new and revised edition of his 1989 classic—Nicholas Phillipson shows how Hume freed history from religion and politics. As a philosopher, Hume sought a way of seeing the world and pursuing happiness independently of a belief in God. His groundbreaking approach applied the same outlook to Britain’s history, showing how the past was shaped solely through human choices and actions. In this analysis of Hume’s life and works, from his university days in Edinburgh to the rapturous reception of his History of England, Nicholas Phillipson reveals the gradual process by which one of the greatest Western philosophers turned himself into one of the greatest historians of Britain. In doing so, he shows us how revolutionary Hume was, and why his ideas still matter today.
NICHOLAS PHILLIPSON is Honorary Research Fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh, where he has taught since 1965. He is the author of Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life.
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Also by nicholAs PhilliPson: Adam Smith An Enlightened Life Paper 978-0-300-17767-1 $23.00
March Biography Paper 978-0-300-18166-1 $16.00 192 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 For sale in the U.S. only
The Hollywood Sign
Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon Leo Braudy
The first history of the Hollywood Sign—international symbol of American celebrity and glamour—by a master interpreter of popular culture
“Braudy offers a stimulating exploration of Hollywood’s significance in Western culture.”—Edward White, Times Literary Supplement “Braudy weaves an entertaining tale of the Hollywood sign’s various lives and incarnations”—T. Rees Shapiro, Washington Post “This is a magically brief book, written with wit and elegance, on the whole history of Los Angeles and the movies.”—David Thomson, New Republic “A short, lively book . . . artfully distilled.”—Paul Brownfield, Los Angeles Times
LEO BRAUDY is among America’s leading cultural historians and film critics. He currently is University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles.
“Deliciously quirky and intelligent . . . In his irresistible take on the famous sign, Braudy spins a larger metaphor for the culture and history of California itself.”—Joy Horowitz, Los Angeles Review of Books
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January History/Cultural History Paper 978-0-300-18145-6 $15.00 Cloth 978-0-300-15660-7 S’ 11 Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 17 b/w illus. World 88 Paperback Reprints—General Interest
How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right Mary C. Gentile
How can you effectively stand up for your values when pressured by your boss, customers, or shareholders to do the opposite? Drawing on actual business experiences as well as social science research, educator and consultant Mary C. Gentile gives business leaders, managers, and students the tools not just to recognize what is right, but also to ensure that the right things happen. “Giving Voice to Values heralds a revolution in ethics education. Gentile . . . wants to help you practice what to do when you know something is unethical. It’s like a self-defense class for your soul.”—Dan and Chip Heath, authors of Switch and Made to Stick “Gentile presents a strong—and sorely needed—case for improving corporate culture.”—Publishers Weekly “The most significant contribution to business ethics I have experienced in my professional career! It is destined to shape the behavior of future generations in ways that should make us all much prouder of business as an entity and management as a career.”—Leonard A. “A wonderful guide to help us enter an era of responsibility and of leadership Schlesinger, President, Babson College “A fascinating tool to help us to be as ethical as we strive to be. The ideas in the book are clever, original, thoughtful and important.”—Max H. Bazerman, Straus Professor, Harvard Business School Winner of the 2011 Gold Medal for Axiom Business Book Awards in the Business Ethics category, given by Jenkins Group & IndependentPublisher.com
MARY C. GENTILE, Ph.D., is director of the Giving Voice to Values curriculum and senior research scholar at Babson College. Her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, strategy+business, BizEd, CFO Magazine, and Risk Management, and she has written several books on ethics and diversity.
February Business Paper 978-0-300-18156-2 $18.00 Cloth 978-0-300-16118-2 F’ 10 Also available as an eBook. 320 pp. 5 x 7 3⁄4 World Paperback Reprints—General Interest 89
Giving Voice to Values
based on values.”—Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute
A Lively History Peter Toohey
In the first book to argue for the benefits of boredom, Peter Toohey proves that one of our most maligned emotions is, in fact, a necessary and constructive part of the human experience. “Mr. Toohey presents his case with verve.”—Elizabeth Lowry, Wall Street Journal “Few writers on boredom can match Peter Toohey when it comes to finding pleasure, excitement and even a perverse kind of glee in his subject.”—Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Daily Telegraph “Readers who are willing to meander from science to literature to art and other realms will find themselves engaged.”—Nina C. Ayoub, Chronicle Review “There are plenty of fine things here to keep a receptive mind alert.”—Alain de Botton, Times
PETER TOOHEY is a professor in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Calgary. His previous books include Melancholy, Love and Time: Boundaries of the Self in Ancient Literature. He lives in Calgary, Canada.
“As for his engaging new book, Toohey needn’t worry: Boredom, with its wise insights, is never boring.”—Carmela Ciuraru, Boston Globe
February Psychology/History Paper 978-0-300-18184-5 $16.00 Cloth 978-0-300-14110-8 S’ 11 Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 26 b/w illus. World
The Untold Story of America’s Road to Empire through Indian Territory Paul VanDevelder
This book demolishes myths about America’s westward expansion and uncovers a shocking historical pattern of governmental deception and malfeasance in treaties signed—and just as often breached—with Native Americans. “[A] refreshingly new intellectual and legalistic approach to the complex relations between European Americans and Native Americans. . . . This superlative work deserves close attention. . . . Highly recommended.” —M. L. Tate, Choice “[A] riveting, often chilling account of how a young, land-hungry nation . . . invent[ed] the laws and policies that enabled it to push aside a people who . . . held legal ownership of millions of square miles of ancestral land.”—Marc Covert, The Oregonian Winner of the 2011 Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction, sponsored by the Oregon Book Awards
PAUL VANDEVELDER is a journalist and author. His book Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial That Forged a Nation was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
February History/American Indian Studies Paper 978-0-300-18185-2 $18.00 Cloth 978-0-300-12563-4 S’ 09 Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 14 b/w illus. World 90 Paperback Reprints—General Interest
Savages and Scoundrels
“In this extremely well-written history, Paul VanDevelder . . . weaves events big and small into a tapestry of dispossession. The haunting story stays with you well after you have turned the last page.”—Greg Grandin, author of Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City
A Family History of African Americans in NineteenthCentury New York City Carla L. Peterson
Black Gotham is a fascinating look at a little-known segment of American history: African-American elites in New York City in the nineteenth century, told through Carla Peterson’s intriguing account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her ancestors. “Dr. Peterson took a hard, uphill journey to give greater life to the ‘scraps’ she had about her family in nineteenth-century New York City and returned with a vital gift for all of us. It is a gift that not only offers a portrait of her family in that city but a larger, fairly unknown view of a pre-Harlem integrated society where many blacks were prosperous, enlightened, and thriving. Her book is a precious addition to the paucity of information we have about what blacks have done to make New York City and, indeed, America itself.”—Edward P. Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World
CARLA L. PETERSON is professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of “Doers of the Word”: African-American Women Speakers and Writers in the North, 1830–1880.
January History Paper 978-0-300-18174-6 $20.00 Cloth 978-0-300-16255-4 S’ 11 Also available as an eBook. 446 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 35 b/w illus. + 2 maps
“Carla Peterson travels the well known streets of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn to uncover the rich and hidden history of New York’s black elite in the nineteenth century. That the book arose from her research into her own family history reminds us that in all of our families lies the story of this country.”—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University
Edited by Anne Applebaum
A unique anthology of Gulag memoirs, edited and annotated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum “[Gulag Voices] will inform a generation fortunate enough to be living in different times.”—Mary Dejevsky, The Independent “Applebaum . . . is the ideal editor, providing introductions to each account, as well as a general explanation of the Gulag system. Her selection, each depicting a different aspect of Gulag life, leaves an unforgettable impression.”—Anthony Beevor, The Mail on Sunday “A marvellous collection of memoirs, stories and reminiscences written by surviving Gulag inmates ranging from the 1920s, when Lenin opened camps in the first days after the Revolution, to the late 1970s, a time when most Westerners, as well as Russians, presumed that such places no longer existed.”—Victor Sebestyen, The Spectator
ANNE APPLEBAUM is Director of Political Studies at the Legatum Institute. Her book Gulag: A History won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction as well as numerous other awards. She lives in Warsaw, Poland.
March History Paper 978-0-300-17783-1 $18.00 Cloth 978-0-300-15320-0 F’ 10 Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World
“The power of Gulag Voices is not only to remind us of the horrors of the Soviet Union’s corrective labour institutions and to honour those who were incarcerated there. It is also to illuminate the human consequences that ensue when any state’s legal system fails to recognise the human rights of prisoners.”—Wendy Slater, Times Literary Supplement
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Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets Wendy Lesser
This new biography of Shostakovich views him through the intimate music of his string quartets, weaving together interviews with the composer’s friends, family, and colleagues, as well as conversations with present-day musicians who have played the quartets. “Riveting.”—Laurence Vittes, Huffington Post “This book is a paean to Shostakovich’s quartets and their significance. In her listening, Lesser . . . is literate, sensitive, and imaginative.”—Edward Rothstein, New York Times Book Review “An essential companion for anyone planning to hear [the quartets].”—Ed Vuillamy, Guardian “We need to find new approaches in order to bring music into the mainstream of general culture, where it belongs. Music for Silenced Voices helps to show that this can be done, and done well.”—Jessica Duchen, Standpoint
WENDY LESSER, the editor of The Threepenny Review, is the author of seven previous nonfiction books and one novel. She divides her year between Berkeley and New York.
Music for Silenced Voices
“Music for Silenced Voices is a sensitive and enlightening meditation. . . . Lesser, in other words, is giving Shostakovich back to his listeners.”—Paul Mitchinson, Washington Post
March Performing Arts/Music/Biography Paper 978-0-300-18159-3 $18.00 Cloth 978-0-300-16933-1 S’ 11 Also available as an eBook. 368 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 1 b/w illus. World
Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean Philip Mansel
In Levant, distinguished historian Philip Mansel explores the rich and diverse history of three great port cities of the eastern Mediterranean—Smyrna, Alexandria, and Beirut. Before they succumbed to the forces of nationalism in the twentieth century, they were powerful, wealthy, and cosmopolitan. Mansel is interested in discovering the “elixir of co-existence” that enabled Muslims, Christians, and Jews to live and worship as neighbors in mixed yet harmonious societies at the crossroads of East and West. “This book is a labour of love and finely tuned scholarship, ornamented with such telling social detail and intimate knowledge of the urban and social landscapes that it brings 300 years of history to entertaining life.”—Barnaby Rogerson, Times Literary Supplement “[A] highly enjoyable and intricately-worked account of three great Mediterranean ports.”—The Economist
PHILIP MANSEL is a historian of France and the Ottoman Empire. His publications include histories of Constantinople and nineteenth-century Paris, as well as biographies of Louis XVIII and the Prince de Ligne.
“I could scarcely put down this magnificent book, with its galloping narrative, its worldly analysis, sparkling anecdotes and its unforgettable cast of the decadent, the cosmopolitan, and the cruel.”—Simon Sebag Montefiore, Financial Times
Also by PhiliP MAnsEl: Dressed to Rule Royal and Court Costume from Louis XIV to Elizabeth II Cloth 978-0-300-10697-8 $45.00 sc
March History Paper 978-0-300-18171-5 $20.00 Cloth 978-0-300-17264-5 S’ 11 Also available as an eBook. 470 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 33 b/w in two 8-page inserts For sale in North America only 92 Paperback Reprints—General Interest
The Anatomy of Influence
Literature as a Way of Life Harold Bloom
Our most revered critic returns to his signature theme
For more than half a century, Harold Bloom has shared his profound knowledge of the written word with students and readers. In this, his most comprehensive and accessible study of influence, Bloom leads us through the labyrinthine paths that link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years. The result is “a critical self-portrait,” a sustained meditation on a life lived with and through the great works of the Western canon. Featuring extended analyses of Bloom’s most cherished poets—Shakespeare, Whitman, and Crane—as well as inspired appreciations of Emerson, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Ashbery, and others, The Anatomy of Influence adapts Bloom’s classic work The Anxiety of Influence to show us what great literature is, how it comes to be, and why it matters. “If Bloom is right—and I believe he is—that ‘literary criticism . . . ought to consist in acts of appreciation,’ he has “Bloom . . . has many arresting things fulfilled that mandate once again in The Anatomy of to say and says them, often, with Influence .”—Robert Pogue Harrison, New York Review exquisite precision. He is, by any reckoning, one of the most stimulating of Books “[A] treasure-trove of a book. . . . This volume is a testimony to Bloom’s assertion that he is still ‘hopelessly passionate about the poets I loved best.’”—John Montague, Irish Times “Bloom thinks in the sweep of millennia, of intellectual patterns that unfold over centuries, of a vast and intricate labyrinth of interconnections between artists from Plato to Pater.”—Michael Lindgren, Washington Post
HAROLD BLOOM is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. He lives in New Haven, CT.
literary presences of the last halfcentury—and one of the most protean, a singular breed of scholar-teachercritic-prose poet-pamphleteer.”—Sam Tanenhaus, New York Times Book Review
Also by hArold blooM: The Shadow of a Great Rock A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible Cloth 978-0-300-16683-5 $28.00 Poetry and Repression Revisionism from Blake to Stevens Paper 978-0-300-02604-7 $32.00 tx Fallen Angels Cloth 978-0-300-12348-7 $16.00
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The Long Vigil Jerome Charyn
This riveting study of Joe DiMaggio offers a sympathetic look at his life beyond the baseball field, a reversal of how the legendary sports icon has been portrayed in recent years. “Jerome Charyn applies his considerable skills as a novelist to exploring the gnawing mysteries surrounding a man who ‘was brutal in his devotion to the game.’”—Sam Roberts, New York Times “As elegant and breathtaking as the Great DiMaggio drifting under a high fly, this wonderful book is also a clear-eyed account of the god-like, hard-working, shy idiot-savant of center field whose wondrous gifts and hurt heart are no longer so mysterious.”—Robert Lipsyte, author of An Accidental Sportswriter
JEROME CHARYN is the author of The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson and The Seventh Babe, a novel about a white third baseman on the Red Sox who also played in the Negro Leagues.
“This is the first book any DiMaggio fan should read.”—Allen Barra, San Francisco Chronicle
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Alexis de Tocqueville
Letters from America
Edited, Translated, and with an Introduction by Frederick Brown
This book presents for the first time the complete translated correspondence of Tocqueville on his first journey to America in 1831. These remarkable letters contain the seeds of his later masterful account of American democracy. “[Letters from America] provide[s] significant insights—above all, into [Tocqueville’s] mental habit of ‘making comparisons.’ . . . But beyond their value in understanding Democracy in America, the letters are often simply delightful.”—Daniel E. Ritchie, Books & Culture “Curiously, this is the first publication en bloc, in either French or English, of Alexis de Tocqueville’s delightful letters from America in 1831–2. . . . Frederick Brown is to be congratulated on bringing them all together, and for publishing, with them, the American letters of Gustave de Beaumont.”—Hugh Brogan, Times Literary Supplement Winner of the 2011 Translation Prize given by the French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation
FREDERICK BROWN is professor emeritus, State University of New York at Stony Brook. His previous books include Zola: A Life; Flaubert: A Biography; and The Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus. He lives in New York City.
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“It’s no surprise that the letters are jam-packed with insightful observations. What is surprising is how alive they are even today. This is living history, not embalmed. A collection that combines both charm and historical relevance.”—Library Journal (starred review)
Why Marx Was Right
In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism—that it leads to political tyranny, that it reduces everything to the economic, that it is a form of historical determinism, and so on—he demonstrates in each case what a woeful travesty of Marx’s own thought these assumptions are. “[An] excellent book.”—Owen Hatherley, Guardian “A short, witty, and highly accessible jaunt through Marx’s thought in preparation for the second coming.”—Frank Barry, Irish Times “A lively defense. . . . Eagleton offers a richer, more complex and nuanced picture of the father of modern socialism. . . . Throughout, the author is witty, entertaining, and incisive.”—Publishers Weekly
TERRY EAGLETON is currently Distinguished Professor of English Literature at the University of Lancaster, England, and Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He lives in Dublin.
“Reading a book by Terry Eagleton is like watching fireworks. . . . The list of Marxism’s shortcomings is common coinage, and Eagleton offers convincing counterarguments.”—Dennis O’Brien, Christian Century
Also by tErry EAglEton: The Event of Literature See page 19
April Philosophy/Economics/History Paper 978-0-300-18153-1 $16.00 Cloth 978-0-300-16943-0 S’ 11 Also available as an eBook. 272 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World
Translated by Marilyn Hacker
The first English language edition of Hédi Kaddour’s poetry, beautifully translated by National Book Award winner Marilyn Hacker “Hacker has done for Hédi Kaddour what John and Bogdana Carpenter and Michael Hoffman have done respectively for the poetry of Zbigniew Herbert and Durs Grünbein, introducing to an English speaking readership a major poet of his language, brilliantly bringing his poetry into our language, creating through her translations work of undeniable achievement, force, and importance.”—Lawrence Joseph, author of Into It “The fluency and idiomatic precision of Hacker’s translations is remarkable. . . . We don’t completely grasp Kaddour’s poems in one reading. They slowly reveal their scope and intention as we return to them. And the overall result is of course a portrait of the poet himself: his keen intelligence, his sensory alertness, his humor, his irony, his verbal exuberance, and his uninsistent passion.”—Alfred Corn
HÉDI KADDOUR is the author of five books of poems, two novels, and a book of nonfiction. MARILYN HACKER is an award-winning poet, translator, and critic.
“Thoroughly delightful, Kaddour’s poetics offer readers proof of the transcendent qualities of literature.”—Library Journal
April Poetry Paper 978-0-300-17775-6 $18.00 Cloth 978-0-300-14958-6 S’ 10 Also available as an eBook. 192 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World Paperback Reprints—General Interest 95
The Future of History
For more than sixty years, John Lukacs has been writing, teaching, and reading about the past. In this inspired volume, he turns his attention to the future. Lukacs reflects on his discipline, eloquently arguing that the writing and teaching of history are literary rather than scientific, comprising knowledge that is neither wholly objective nor subjective. History at its best, he contends, is personal and participatory. “Practicing historians and . . . history buffs will want to read this book.”—David Keymer, Library Journal “The Future of History deserves a wide audience. Its eloquent advocacy reminds readers of the nature and priorities of the best historical writing, even as it elucidates the undeniable perils of the present decline.”—Stanley G. Payne, Historically Speaking “I consider John Lukacs one of the outstanding historians of the generation and, indeed, of our time.”—Jacques Barzun
JOHN LUKACS is the author of some thirty books of history, including the acclaimed Five Days in London and, most recently, The Legacy of the Second World War.
“In the dark world here depicted, we see Lukacs’s own bright form, in his irresistibly human prose.”—Timothy Snyder, Historically Speaking
Also by John luKAcs: Five Days in London, May 1940 Cloth 978-0-300-08030-8 $22.00 tx Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian. Paper 978-0-300-10302-1 $15.00 sc At the End of an Age Paper 978-0-300-10161-4 $26.00 tx
April History Paper 978-0-300-18169-2 $16.00 Cloth 978-0-300-16956-0 S’ 11 Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 5 x 7 3⁄4 World
Literary scholar and music critic David Yaffe offers an appreciative yet incisive look at the different facets of Bob Dylan’s life, half-century career, and cultural impact. “[Yaffe] knows his stuff.”—New York Times Book Review “Fun, funny, learned as hell as well as plain smart, and subjective in the best possible sense.”—Guy Crucianelli, PopMatters “The best writing on Dylan yet (that’s not by Dylan).”—Mark Edmundson, University of Virginia “Steeped but not drowned in cultural studies, Yaffe offers fresh and sometimes prickly insight about Bob Dylan’s art. Yaffe reads closely and listens hard, and his book will have you saying, ‘aha!’ again and again.”—Sean Wilentz, author of Bob Dylan in America
DAVID YAFFE is assistant professor of English at Syracuse University and the author of Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing. He is a music critic for the Nation and has written articles for the Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan, the New York Times, Bookforum, New York Magazine, Slate, The New Republic, The Village Voice, and other publications.
“Writing with deep respect and affection for his subject, David Yaffe gives us an exhilarating tour of Bob Dylan’s astonishing career. This book sings.”—Brian Morton, author of Starting Out in the Evening
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The New Universe and the Human Future
How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World Nancy Ellen Abrams and Joel R. Primack
Two cutting-edge thinkers combine their abilities to present a new picture of the universe with critical relevance for our time.
“When science reveals to us an opportunity for profound hope-a potential bond among all humans-we must grasp it and celebrate it. The New Universe and the Human Future shows us how the strange and newly discovered nature of our universe can empower us to meet the gravest challenges of our time.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace “I found my eyes opened, along with my mind.”—Deepak Chopra “This book is in every sense of the word, a prophetic book. Its message ranks right up there with those of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Joel. Like the prophets, it is at times poetic, demanding, grounded, soaring, empowering, and always awe-inspiring.”—Matthew Fox, Tikkun
NANCY ELLEN ABRAMS is an attorney, philosopher of science, and lecturer. JOEL R. PRIMACK is Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy. Both are at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
“Abrams and Primack argue for an interpretation of contemporary cosmology suggestive of human significance in a universe filled with meaning. They do so for a general audience, with elegant prose, provocative images, and stunning online animations.”—William Grassie, Metanexus Institute
May Science/Cosmology Paper 978-0-300-18124-1 $20.00 Cloth 978-0-300-16508-1 S’ 11 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 7 x 9 72 color illus. World
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A Quiet Revolution
The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America Leila Ahmed
This probing study of the veil’s recent return—from one of the world’s foremost authorities on Muslim women—reaches surprising conclusions about contemporary Islam’s place in the West today.
“Leila Ahmed takes a subject that arouses great emotion, shows how the resurgence of veiling has come about, and explains with great clarity what it means. Ahmed’s learned and engaging argument should make all readers examine their prejudices. An important book, it should be required reading for journalists, educationalists, politicians and religious leaders.”—Karen Armstrong, author of A History of God “The portrait of post 9/11 Muslim America that Ahmed offers up in her book is strikingly hopeful, full of individuals, trends, and stories that make her case for this new era’s promise.”—Time
LEILA AHMED is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Women and Gender in Islam and A Border Passage: From Cairo to America—A Woman’s Journey. She lives in Cambridge, MA.
“Ms. Ahmed gives us a fascinating portrait of the Muslim Brotherhood, especially of its ‘unsung mother,’ Zainab al-Ghazali.”—Mira Sethi, Wall Street Journal
Also by lEilA AhMEd: Women and Gender in Islam Historical Roots of a Modern Debate Paper 978-0-300-05583-2 $23.00 sc
May History/Current Events Paper 978-0-300-18143-2 $22.00 sc Cloth 978-0-300-17095-5 S’ 11 Also available as an eBook. 360 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World Paperback Reprints—General Interest 97
Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating
Leslie Brunetta and Catherine L. Craig
Leslie Brunetta and Catherine L. Craig tell the intriguing story of how spiders evolved over 400 million years to add new silks and new uses for silk to their survival “toolkit.” In the telling, they describe the trials and triumphs of spiders as they use silk to negotiate an ever-changing environment, and show how natural selection acts at the genetic level and as individuals struggle for survival. “This is a fascinating and readable account of one of the great, overlooked mysteries of life.”—Simon Barnes, Times (London)
LESLIE BRUNETTA is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Technology Review, and the Sewanee Review; on NPR; and elsewhere. CATHERINE L. CRAIG is an internationally recognized evolutionary biologist, arachnologist, and authority on silk.
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A Literary Life
Lev Loseff Translated by Jane Ann Miller
An intimate, penetrating study of Joseph Brodsky’s life and work, written by his lifelong friend, the eminent Russian literary scholar Lev Loseff. “The best single literary biography of the writer yet to have appeared in any language.”—Times Literary Supplement “This is a book which will remain the canonical work for years to come.”—Jane Taubman, Amherst College
LEV LOSEFF was professor of Russian and chair of the Russian language and literature department at Dartmouth College. He published eight collections of verse and fiction in Russian, as well as numerous works of criticism. JANE ANN MILLER is a Russian-English interpreter and translator. Her previous translations include works by Joseph Brodsky, Yuz Aleshkovsky, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, and Yegor Gaidar.
February Biography Paper 978-0-300-18160-9 $22.00 sc Cloth 978-0-300-14119-1 F’ 10 Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
The Pacific in the Age of Empire
An incisive, evocative history of the lived experience of empire in the Oceanic world, revealing the survival as well as the exploitation of indigenous cultures. “Thomas’s description of the journey into the imperial world of the Pacific is made inclusive and companionable with lovely asides. . . . A comprehensive but gripping book.”—Katrina Schlunke, Times Higher Education “Islanders is not only a fine work of scholarship but also a lucid and engrossing read.”—Rod Edmond, BBC History Magazine Joint winner of the 2010 Wolfson History Prize
NICHOLAS THOMAS is director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and professor of historical anthropology, at Cambridge University, and has traveled widely in the Pacific. Among his books is Discoveries: The Voyages of Captain Cook.
February History/Anthropology Paper 978-0-300-18056-5 $22.00 sc Cloth 978-0-300-12438-5 F’ 10 Also available as an eBook. 356 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 50 b/w illus. World 98
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An Exploration of Everyday Transcendence
A renowned British public intellectual illustrates how our unique ability to point the index finger has shaped our amazing evolutionary pathway as humans. Praise for Raymond Tallis’s The Kingdom of Infinite Space: “An amazing book about the human head. I’ve never seen anything like it. . . . A very heady, heady experience. . . . Thrilling.”—Lynne Truss, Sunday Times “The pages burst with an entertaining mixture of intriguing facts and thought-provoking observations.”—Andrew Robinson, New Scientist
RAYMOND TALLIS is emeritus professor of geriatric medicine, University of Manchester, UK. His recent books include The Kingdom of Infinite Space, The Hand, I Am, The Knowing Animal, and The Enduring Significance of Parmenides. He lives in Cheshire, UK.
March Science/Nature Paper 978-0-300-17773-2 $18.00 sc Cloth 978-0-300-16648-4 F’ 10 Also available as an eBook. 192 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 For sale in North America only
Genetics of Original Sin
The Impact of Natural Selection on the Future of Humanity
A Nobel Prize-winning scientist considers how and why the unprecedented success of the human species on Earth threatens the future of many living species—including humankind itself. “De Duve makes biology accessible to virtually any reader. In addition, Genetics of Original Sin often provides a historical context for scientific discovery, describing biological innovation as the work of individuals, thereby heightening the drama of science.”—Jamie Schwendinger-Schrek, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine “Provides an outstanding treatment of historical, present, and future biological/societal issues. This is a concise, superb book, clearly, succinctly, and analytically organized.”—Choice
CHRISTIAN DE DUVE is professor emeritus at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and at Rockefeller University, New York. He lives in Belgium.
Foreword by Edward O. Wilson
Christian de Duve With Neil Patterson;
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February Science Paper 978-0-300-18272-9 $18.00 sc Cloth 978-0-300-16507-4 F’ 10 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 20 b/w illus. World
The Darwin Archipelago
The Naturalist’s Career Beyond Origin of Species
Charles Darwin is of course best known for The Voyage of the Beagle and The Origin of Species. But he produced many other books over his long career, exploring specific aspects of the theory of evolution by natural selection in greater depth. The eminent evolutionary biologist Steve Jones uses these lesser-known works as springboards to examine how their essential ideas have generated whole fields of modern biology. “As Jones accumulates his evidence, the vision of the relatedness of all life becomes more and more breathtaking. I have never read a book that made me gasp with amazement so often.”—The Times (London)
STEVE JONES is professor of genetics at University College London. He lives in London.
April Nature Paper 978-0-300-18158-6 $20.00 sc Cloth 978-0-300-15540-2 S’ 11 Also available as an eBook. 248 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 For sale in the United States and its territories and dependencies only
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Art, Music, Movies, and the Globalization of American Culture
This revelatory look at the popular belief that the cultural relationship between the United States and the world has been one-sided reveals how foreign influences absorbed by American artists, composers, musicians, and filmmakers during the Modernist movement actually created a global culture. “A rousing jaunt through a period of remarkable upheavals in entertainment and the arts.”—Wall Street Journal “Richard Pells’s book leaps, lunges, gallops, and, once in a while, pirouettes its way toward something very close to a unified field theory of twentieth-century American culture.”—Gene Seymour, Bookforum “Pells makes for a fine guide to the twentieth century.” —The Guardian
June Cultural History/Performing Arts Paper 978-0-300-18173-9 $23.00 sc Cloth 978-0-300-11504-8 S’ 11 Also available as an eBook. 512 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
RICHARD PELLS is professor of history emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Austin, TX.
Losing Small Wars
British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan
In this eye-opening analysis of the causes of military failure and its enormous costs, Frank Ledwidge examines the British involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking how and why it went so wrong. “A savage indictment of the military leadership that got British soldiers into one impossible situation after another in Iraq and Afghanistan.”—Rodric Braithwaite, Financial Times “One of the most upsetting books I have read about Britain’s part in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Anyone who wants to understand what happened should read it.”—Sherard Cowper-Coles, New Statesman
FRANK LEDWIDGE is a former barrister and military intelligence officer. He has served in many conflict zones including Iraq, Helmand, and Libya.
June Military History/Current Events Paper 978-0-300-18274-3 $27.50tx Cloth 978-0-300-16671-2 F’ 11 Also available as an eBook. 304 pp. 5 x 7 3⁄4 World
The Wars of the Roses
Written by a renowned historian, this magisterial account of the Wars of the Roses explains, for the first time, why they began, why they kept recurring, and why they ceased. “[This] handsome book-produced to Yale University Press’s customarily beautiful standards-seeks not to trace a single thread but to sketch the whole historical tapestry of the complex and bloody conflicts that convulsed England in the second half of the fifteenth century.”—Helen Castor, Times Literary Supplement
MICHAEL HICKS is professor of medieval history and head of the Department of History, University of Winchester, and a specialist on late medieval England. He lives in Winchester, UK.
March History Paper 978-0-300-18157-9 $30.00 sc Cloth 978-0-300-11423-2 F’ 10 Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 24 b/w illus. World 100 Paperback Reprints—Scholarly and Academic Titles
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This compelling new biography provides the most authoritative picture yet of the British king whose reign (1135–1154), with its “nineteen long winters” of civil war, made his name synonymous with failed leadership. “King is an expert guide, with a forensic eye for detail and a sharp-witted way with an explanation for a twenty-first-century readership.”—Times Higher Education “King deploys his knowledge of the contemporary authors to great effect, time and again making arresting observations about their individual perspectives and links to events, which adds to the freshness and liveliness of his treatment.”—Reviews in History
EDMUND KING is emeritus professor of medieval history, University of Sheffield. He lives in Sheffield, U.K.
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This is the first comprehensive biography of the charismatic Lord Palmerston (1784–1865), a grand and fascinating figure in Victorian politics who became foreign secretary, prime minister, and one of the defining figures of his age. “David Brown offers a meticulously researched chronicle that excavates the reality behind the image.”—William Anthony Hay, Wall Street Journal “A new, rich, thoughtful . . . always rewarding life . . . the surely definitive biography.”—Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement “Brown is a superb writer and his Palmerston ought to be required reading for all students of nineteenth-century political history.”—Amanda Foreman, Financial Times
March Biography/History/Politics Paper 978-0-300-17796-1 $35.00 tx Cloth 978-0-300-11898-8 F’ 10 Also available as an eBook. 584 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 30 b/w illus. World
DAVID BROWN is senior lecturer in modern history, University of Strathclyde. He lives in Glasgow.
Drawing on exhaustive archival research, the voluminous corpus of Andrew Marvell’s previously little-known writing, and recent scholarship across several disciplines, Smith’s portrait becomes the definitive account of the British poet’s elusive life. “Superlative . . . the fullest portrait we have to date.”—David Yezzi, Wall Street Journal “A worthy biography.”—Megan Buskey, New York Times Book Review “Smith . . . has certainly mastered everything that can be learned about this elusive, shadowy and very private man.”—Michael Dirda, Washington Post
April Biography Paper 978-0-300-18196-8 $30.00 tx Cloth 978-0-300-11221-4 S’ 10 Also available as an eBook. 416 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 16 b/w illus. World
NIGEL SMITH is professor of English and codirector of the Center for the Study of Books and Media at Princeton University.
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Breaking the Logjam
Environmental Protection That Will Work
Based on proposals by more than fifty leading environmental experts, this book is a call for more effective environmental protection through smarter, more flexible regulatory approaches. “Avoiding the polarities of environmental rollback or defending every jot and tittle of legislation passed almost four decades ago, [Breaking the Logjam] offers solid reform for reconciling environmental protection with economic growth by means of less intrusive, more effective regulation.”—Tracy Mehan, Environmental Forum
DAVID SCHOENBROD is a professor at New York Law School, former attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. RICHARD B. STEWART is a professor at NYU School of Law and is former chairman of the Environmental Defense Fund. KATRINA M. WYMAN is professor of law at NYU School of Law.
David Schoenbrod, Richard B. Stewart, and Katrina M. Wyman Illustrations by Deborah Paulus-Jagric
February Environmental Studies/Law Paper 978-0-300-17148-8 $24.00 sc Cloth 978-0-300-14960-9 S’ 10 Also available as an eBook. 216 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 10 b/w illus. World
The Politics of Food Supply
U.S. Agricultural Policy in the World Economy
Bill Winders Foreword by James C. Scott; With a New
Preface by the Author
This book explores the forces that have shaped agricultural policies in the United States during the past eighty years. A new preface for this edition explores how the history of U.S. agricultural policy helps to explain the world food crisis of 2007–2008, which saw historic high food prices lead to increased world hunger, food riots, and political instability across the globe. “Breaking new ground, Winders’ original class analysis of U.S. agricultural politics differentiates commodity programs as vectors of privilege and change in farm policy and markets at home and abroad.”—Philip McMichael, Cornell University
BILL WINDERS is associate professor of sociology, the School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology. He lives in Atlanta.
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Social Choice and Individual Values
Kenneth J. Arrow Foreword by Eric S. Maskin
Originally published in 1951, Social Choice and Individual Values introduced “Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem” and founded the field of social choice theory in economics and political science. This new edition, including a new foreword by Nobel laureate Eric Maskin, reintroduces Arrow’s seminal book to a new generation of students and researchers. “Far beyond a classic, this small book unleashed the ongoing explosion of interest in social choice and voting theory. A halfcentury later, the book remains full of profound insight: its central message, ‘Arrow’s Theorem,’ has changed the way we think.”—Donald G. Saari, author of Decisions and Elections: Explaining the Unexpected
KENNETH J. ARROW is professor of economics emeritus, Stanford University, and a Nobel laureate. ERIC S. MASKIN is Albert O. Hirschman Professor, School of Social Science, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, and a Nobel laureate.
June Economics/Political Science Paper 978-0-300-17931-6 $24.00 tx 192 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World 102
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Art and Architecture
Art and Architecture
Robert’s Slippers, 2002
Camera Solo, Castello Longhi de Paolis di Fumone, 2006
Art and Architecture
Camera Solo Edited and with an interview by Susan Lubowsky Talbott
With the assistance of Erin Monroe
“Each photograph is like a diary entry of my life.”—Patti Smith
This captivating selection of 70 intimate black and white photographs conveys Patti Smith’s singular experience as a photographer as it relates to many facets of her fascinating life and career. Exquisitely designed and produced, Patti Smith: Camera Solo accompanies the first museum exhibition of the artist’s photography in the United States. Using either a vintage Land 100 or a Land 250 Polaroid camera, Smith photographs subjects inspired by her connections to poetry and literature as well as pictures that honor the personal effects of those she admires or loves. In the catalogue’s interview, conducted by Susan Lubowsky Talbott, the artist talks about her “respect for the inanimate object” as well as the talismanic qualities of things in her life. We see, for instance, a picture of Mapplethorpe’s slippers or a porcelain cup that belonged to her father, and are drawn into their intimacy and quiet power. Moreover, these images reveal how the camera has proven to be a means for Smith to retreat—undisturbed—to “a room of my own.” From her explorations as a visual artist in the 1960s and 70s and her profound influence on the nascent punk rock scene in the late 1970s and 80s, to Just Kids, her National Book Award–winning memoir of life with her beloved friend Robert Mapplethorpe, Smith continues to make an indelible mark on the American cultural landscape.
SUSAN LUBOWSKY TALBOTT is director of the Wadsworth Atheneum. ERIN MONROE is acting curator of American paintings and sculpture at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Wadsworth Museum of Art 10/21/11–02/19/12
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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
November Photography PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-18229-3 $35.00 96 pp. 7 x 8 1⁄2 70 tritone illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 105
Over the past decade the renowned photographer Robert Adams (b. 1937) has turned his attention to the woods and shores near his home on the Oregon coast. Sea Stories is a sequence of three visual narratives that follow Adams and his wife, Kerstin, as they walk among alder and maple trees, along the beach to observe the annual migration of shorebirds, and back eastward through meadows and what remains of the inland forest. Featuring many previously unpublished photographs, this book describes the cycles of nature with a new naturalism.
October Photography PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-18004-6 $45.00 124 pp. 8 1⁄4 x 9 1⁄2 106 tritones World
Photographs from Twenty-Five Years, The Northwest Coast Robert Adams
In This Day, Robert Adams (b. 1937) observes two kinds of landscapes—that inside his home, including arrangements of nasturtium leaves and apples on the kitchen table, as well as the views outside his window and beyond. The windswept headlands, beach grasses, and felled trees seen by the photographer on his walks are animated by an atmospheric light. Together, these pictures reveal the undeniable presence of the sublime in everyday life.
October Photography PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-18005-3 $45.00 106 pp. 8 1⁄4 x 9 1⁄2 68 tritones World
ROBERT ADAMS lives and works in Oregon. A major retrospective of his work, organized by the Yale University Art Gallery, is on tour through 2014.
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Essay by Eric Paddock
Since the 1970s, photographer Robert Adams (b. 1937) has chronicled the changing landscape of the American West, from the growth of cities like Denver to the seemingly unconquerable openness of the Great Plains—the subject of Adams’s Prairie. The first edition of Prairie, published in 1978, is now a sought-after collector’s item; this expanded volume will include all of those original images, along with new photographs selected and sequenced by Adams himself, many of which are being published for the first time. Informed by a dedication to ecological principles, Adams’s photographs offer an unsentimental view of the American wilderness—paying tribute both to its natural beauty and to the infrastructure of life on the land: farmhouses, gravel roads, and furrowed fields. This future collector’s item, with 45 tritone reproductions, stands as a monument to Adams’s work, and a poignant reminder of the quiet but profound ways in which our habitation of the land alters it.
ROBERT ADAMS lives and works in Oregon. A major retrospective of his work, organized by the Yale University Art Gallery, is on tour through 2014.
Distributed for the Denver Art Museum and the Fraenkel Gallery
October Photography PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-18053-4 $35.00 62 pp. 9 x 8 45 tritone illus. World
Timothy H. O’Sullivan
The King Survey Photographs Keith F. Davis and Jane L. Aspinwall
Clarence King’s Survey, undertaken between 1867 and 1872, covered a vast swath of terrain, from the border of California eastward to the edge of the Great Plains. It was the first survey to include a full-time photographer—Timothy O’Sullivan—who produced about 450 finished photographs in large-format and smaller-format stereographs. O’Sullivan’s images convey a distinct individual quality of perception, at once direct and laconic, as well as a perfect union of objective fact and personal interpretation. As such, O’Sullivan remains the most admired, studied, and debated photographer who worked on the great western surveys of the 19th century. This handsome and enlightening book aims to enrich and enlarge our understanding of O’Sullivan’s pivotal body of western photographs by emphasizing the idea of context. This ambition encompasses several frames of reference: O’Sullivan’s best-known images in relation to his larger body of survey work; the function his photographs served in relation to the survey’s overall goals and methodologies; and the King Survey itself as a logical part of a complex and prolonged expeditionary endeavor. The volume also includes an essential catalogue raisonné of O’Sullivan’s King Survey work.
KEITH F. DAVIS is senior curator and JANE L. ASPINWALL is assistant curator, both at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
Art Institute of Chicago 10/22/11–01/15/12 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 04/14/12–08/26/12 Distributed for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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November Photography Cloth 978-0-300-17984-2 $60.00 260 pp. 11 x 11 345 color + b/w illus.
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Walter De Maria
Trilogies Clare Elliott, Josef Helfenstein, and Neville Wakefield
Walter De Maria (b. 1935) is known for the expansive and perfectly ordered land art and installations he created in the 1970s. From constructing minimalist spare wooden boxes to using the earth itself as a site for, and element of, his sculpture, he created a diverse body of work that is a testament to his complex investigation of the unseen and the relationship between art, the earth, and the universe.
This book introduces an expansive new work, the Bel Air Trilogy (2000– 2011), in which the artist combines exacting geometry with the unexpected element of three 1955 “gypsy-red” Chevrolet Bel Airs. Also included are full-color images of works such as his austere tripartite sculpture Channel Series: Circle, Square, Triangle (1972) and two new monochrome paintings, which complement his large-scale work The Color Men Choose When They Attack The Earth (1968). Accompanying the first major exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on De Maria, a collection of essays by leading scholars examines the defining features of De Maria’s work—the conceptual, theatrical, monumental, and minimal.
JOSEF HELFENSTEIN is the director of and CLARE ELLIOTT is assistant curator at The Menil Collection. NEVILLE WAKEFIELD works as a writer, curator, and critic.
March Art Cloth 978-0-300-17578-3 $50.00 104 pp. 10 x 9 3⁄4 61 color illus. World
The Menil Collection 09/16/11–01/08/12
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With an essay by Patrik Schumacher
Pritzker Prize–winning architect Zaha Hadid (b. 1950), known internationally for her radically innovative buildings, has designed furniture and objects since the beginning of her professional practice. This lesser-known aspect of her career takes center stage for the first time in the United States in Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion, which includes furniture, lighting, footwear, jewelry, and other objects that are as experimental in their design as any of her buildings. This eye-opening book uncovers Hadid’s commercial designs, made between 1995 and 2011, as a means of exploring the interrelationships among architecture, urbanism, and design that define her work. The texts, photographs, and drawings demonstrate Hadid’s groundbreaking use of technology in digital design and manufacturing, and the methods and processes that propel her revolutionary formal language. The book also records the installation of her designs within a sculptural environment that the artist created for their display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
KATHRYN BLOOM HIESINGER is curator of European decorative arts after 1700 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. PATRIK SCHUMACHER is partner in the firm Zaha Hadid Architects, London.
Form in Motion Kathryn Bloom Hiesinger
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Philadelphia Museum of Art 09/17/11–03/25/12
Published in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
December Design/Architecture PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-17982-8 $18.00 60 pp. 9 x 10 1⁄2 42 color illus. World 108 Art and Architecture—General Interest
10 Years Edited by Peter Barberie
With essays by Peter Barberie, Sally Stein, and Zoe Strauss
With little formal training as a photographer or artist, Zoe Strauss (b. 1970) founded the Philadelphia Public Art Project in 1995 with the aim of exhibiting art in nontraditional venues. Five years later, she began using photography as the most direct means of representing her chosen subjects. Zoe Strauss: 10 Years offers a midcareer assessment of Strauss’s achievement to date, and the first full account of her celebrated ten-year project, beginning in 2001, to exhibit her photographs under an elevated section of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. Strauss’s troubling and sometimes touching images focus primarily on American working-class experience, to convey what she calls “an epic narrative that reflects the beauty and struggle of everyday life.” Generously illustrated, this book includes nearly 200 photographs—135 of them published here for the first time—along with images that document her I-95 exhibitions. With essays by Peter Barberie and Sally Stein, plus a text by the artist herself, a bibliography, and a chronology, this is the most definitive publication to date about this important young artist.
PETER BARBERIE is the Brodsky Curator of Photographs at the Alfred Stieglitz Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art. SALLY STEIN is professor emeritus at the University of California, Irvine.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art 01/14/12–04/22/12
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February Photography Cloth 978-0-300-17977-4 $55.00 270 pp. 10 1⁄4 x 11 250 color + 15 b/w illus.
With essays by Rhea Anastas, Lynne Cooke, Douglas Crimp, Suzanne Hudson, Jonathan D. Katz, Zoe Leonard, Jaleh Mansoor, Michael Newman, Christina Bryan Rosenberger, and Anne M. Wagner
Gorgeously quiet in color and composition, Agnes Martin’s paintings have a distinctive grace that sets them apart from those of the Abstract Expressionists of her day and the Minimalist artists she inspired. Martin attributed her grid-based works to metaphysical motivations, lending a serene complexity to her oeuvre that has defied any easy categorization. Perhaps for this reason, critical and scholarly analysis of her paintings has been scarce—until now. This important new anthology brings together the most current scholarship on Martin’s paintings by twelve multidisciplinary essayists who consider various aspects of the artist’s four-decade career. Organized by Dia Art Foundation, whose extensive holdings of Martin’s paintings and ambitions to support in-depth research on the works are unparalleled, the publication brings renewed focus and energy to Martin’s career and her contributions to the art historical narrative.
LYNNE COOKE is curator at Dia Art Foundation and chief curator at the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.
January Art Paper over Board 978-0-300-15105-3 $40.00 268 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 10 78 color + 27 b/w illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 109
Edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly
Published in association with Dia Art Foundation
Painting People Martin Gayford
With an appreciation by David Hockney Foreword by Sarah Howgate
An accessible guide to the portraits of Lucian Freud, featuring the finest examples of his work
This beautifully illustrated book features fifty of Lucian Freud’s portraits and figure paintings, offering an excellent introduction to the work of one of the most innovative figurative artists of the 20th century. Arranged chronologically and ranging over seven decades, from the early 1940s to Freud’s death in July of 2011, the book features Freud’s portraits of subjects including Kitty Garman and Lady Caroline Blackwood, both of whom were married to the artist; his mother, Lucie Freud; friends and colleagues Martin Gayford and David Hockney; and more formal portraits of subjects including Andrew Parker Bowles and Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza. In his essay, critic Martin Gayford discusses Freud’s standing as an artist and his place in art history and offers personal insights into the artist’s life and approach to portraiture. Artist and longtime friend David Hockney gives a revealing account of his own experience sitting for a portrait by Freud. An illustrated chronology and previously unpublished documentary photographs place Freud’s works within the context of his remarkable biography. An ideal introduction to Freud’s work, Lucian Freud: Painting People offers an excellent survey of an artist considered one of the world’s greatest realist painters.
MARTIN GAYFORD is an art critic and writer. His books include Man with a Blue Scarf, which relates his experience of sitting for a portrait by Lucian Freud. DAVID HOCKNEY is a painter, printmaker, and photographer, and author of Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters. SARAH HOWGATE is curator of contemporary portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and author of David Hockney Portraits (Yale).
February Art PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-18256-9 $15.00 96 pp. 6 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 85 color illus. For sale in North America only 110 Art and Architecture—General Interest
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National Portrait Gallery, London 02/09/12–05/27/12 Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas 07/12/12–10/28/12 Published in association with the National Portrait Gallery, London
Lucian Freud Portraits
Essay and interviews with Lucian Freud by Michael Auping; with a contribution by John Richardson
“For me, the paint is the person.” —Lucian Freud
Portraits were central to the work of Lucian Freud (1922–2011). Working only from life, the artist claimed, “I could never put anything into a picture that wasn’t actually there in front of me.” This major retrospective catalogue surveys Freud’s portraits across the seven decades of his career. Featuring the finest portraits from public and private collections around the world, the book explores the stylistic development and remarkable technical virtuosity of an artist regarded as one of the most innovative figurative painters the medium has known. Freud’s chosen subjects were often his intimates—family members, friends, and artistic colleagues such as Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Leigh Bowery, and David Hockney. Freud was a private man who rarely gave interviews, and his thoughts on the complex relationship between artist and sitter and the challenges of painting nudes and self-portraits are published here for the first time, documented in a series of interviews with Michael Auping, conducted between May 2009 and January 2011. An illustrated chronology of the artist’s life provides fascinating insights into Freud’s background as a grandson of Sigmund Freud, and his unorthodox artistic education. An essential book for every personal art library, this lavishly illustrated volume celebrates the work and career of an artist who overturned traditional portraiture and offered a new approach to figurative art.
SARAH HOWGATE is curator of contemporary portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and author of David Hockney Portraits (Yale). MICHAEL AUPING is chief curator at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth and coauthor of Ed Ruscha: Road Tested. JOHN RICHARDSON is author of the three-volume biography A Life of Picasso.
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National Portrait Gallery, London 02/09/12–05/27/12 Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas 07/12/12–10/28/12 Published in association with the National Portrait Gallery, London
February Art Cloth 978-0-300-18255-2 $65.00 256 pp. 8 3⁄4 x 11 1⁄2 200 color illus. For sale in North America only Art and Architecture—General Interest 111
The Achievement of Fame, 1475–1534 Michael Hirst
This remarkable book is the first of two volumes in what will be the definitive modern biography of Michelangelo. An illuminating study of Michelangelo’s extraordinary career, it follows the artist from his apprenticeship in Ghirlandaio’s workshop to his final move to Rome in 1534, when, at the age of 59, he left behind his native Florence, never to return. During these years he created such outstanding works as the marble Pietà, the giant marble David, commissioned for the cathedral in Florence, the Sistine Ceiling frescoes, and the new sacristy and library for the Medici family at San Lorenzo. He began the monumental tomb for Pope Julius II in Rome, and he became one of the most sought-after artists of the early 16th century. Written by the leading Michelangelo scholar, this prodigiously informative account benefits from recent archival discoveries and restorations, and is enriched by material from the long-awaited editions of the artist’s correspondence and artistic contracts. The wealth of new information enables new light to be shed on the genesis of Michelangelo’s works in sculpture, painting, and architecture, and on his complex psychological relations with his family, friends, and powerful patrons.
MICHAEL HIRST is professor emeritus in the history of art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Also by MichAEl hirst: Michelangelo and His Drawings Paper 978-0-300-04796-7 $29.00 sc
February Biography/Art Cloth 978-0-300-11861-2 $40.00 416 pp. 6 x 9 1⁄4 70 b/w illus. World
Now available in paperback
What Clothes Reveal
The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America Linda Baumgarten
Paintings of upper-class men and women tell an important part of the history of costumes, but surviving garments themselves reveal even more. Every crease, stitch, and stain in a piece of clothing supplies information about its wearer and its era. This stunning book features 18th- and early-19th-century garments from the premier collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Illustrated with more than 300 color photographs, including many details and back views, the book treats not only elegant, high-style clothing in colonial America but also garments for everyday and work, the clothing of slaves, and maternity and nursing apparel. Drawing on contemporary written descriptions and on actual costumes of the period, the book analyzes what Americans in the 18th century considered fashionable and attractive and how they used clothing to assert status or to identify occupations. The book also examines the myths and meanings of clothing in British and American society, clothing for the entire lifecycle, and a history of clothing alteration. Informative sidebars on a variety of fascinating topics complete the volume.
LINDA BAUMGARTEN is curator of textiles and costumes at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia.
“A great read for non-specialists, a valuable resource for art historians not used to looking at objects, and an essential tool for introducing students to the history of clothing in the Americas.”—Emma Hart, Textile History
Published in association with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
February Fashion Paper 978-0-300-18107-4 $45.00 256 pp. 9 x 12 355 color + 36 b/w illus. 112
Art and Architecture—General Interest
The Jewelry and Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann
Deborah Dependahl Waters, Joseph Cunningham, and Bruce Barnes
A pioneering study of one of the most remarkable makers of jewelry and metalwork in early-20th-century America
A true eclectic in her personal life, her professional pursuits, and her creative expression, Marie Zimmermann has proven an elusive character for historians. But her skill as a designer and prodigious output of extraordinary jewelry and metalwork in the early 20th century have routinely caught people by surprise. At its best, Zimmermann’s work is beguiling and exhilarating, exploring a wide range of innovative approaches to pattern, material, and surface. The diversity of her oeuvre, including work in gold, silver, bronze, copper, and iron, is as astonishing as the boldness of the life she led. This book gathers for the first time the story of Zimmermann’s life and work and puts a spotlight on one of the most singular makers of metalwork active in early-20th-century America. Essays by leading scholars in the decorative arts offer extensive new research on Zimmermann and her work, while more than 500 gorgeous full-color images show the breadth and novelty of her design practice.
DEBORAH DEPENDAHL WATERS is an independent decorative arts historian and author of Elegant Plate: Three Centuries of Precious Metals in New York City. JOSEPH CUNNINGHAM is director of American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation and author of The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs. BRUCE BARNES is the president and founder of American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation.
Published in association with American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation
February Decorative Arts Cloth 978-0-300-18114-2 $65.00 400 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 11 517 color + 28 b/w illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 113
Transformations in Native American Art Karen Kramer Russell with Janet Catherine Berlo, Bruce Bernstein, Joe D. Horse Capture, Jessica L. Horton, and Paul Chaat Smith
Public perception of Native American art and culture has often been derived from misunderstandings and misinterpretations, and from images promulgated by popular culture. Typically, Native Americans are grouped as a whole and their art and culture considered part of the past rather than widely present. Shapeshifting challenges these assumptions by focusing on the objects as art rather than cultural or anthropological artifacts and on the multivalent creativity of Native American artists. The approach highlights the inventive contemporaneity that existed in all periods and continues today. More than 75 works in a wide range of media and scale are organized into four thematic groups: changing—expanding the imagination; knowing—expressing worldview; locating—exploring identity and place; and voicing—engaging the individual. The result is a paradigm shift in understanding Native American art.
KAREN KRAMER RUSSELL is curator of Native American art and culture at the Peabody Essex Museum and president of the Native American Art Studies Association.
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Peabody Essex Museum 01/14/12–04/29/12
Published in association with the Peabody Essex Museum
February Art Paper over Board 978-0-300-17732-9 $65.00 248 pp. 10 x 11 1⁄2 144 color + 16 b/w illus. World
The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection Garth Clark and Cindi Strauss
Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics
With Glenn Adamson, Mark Del Vecchio, Ezra Shales, and Jorunn Veiteberg
As gallerists and collectors, Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio have helped shape the field of ceramics by expanding notions of the medium’s possibilities. This comprehensive catalogue features, for the first time in its entirety, their esteemed collection of ceramics, acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2007. These 478 works, produced by leading artists from more than twenty countries, range from functional wares and modern vessels to sculptural works and postmodern objects. Together, they represent major shifts in the techniques and aesthetics of ceramics from the mid-20th century to the present day. In compelling essays, Clark and Del Vecchio relate their experiences in building the collection, while other scholars examine the various facets of contemporary ceramics. With detailed entries on 125 featured works, an illustrated checklist of the collection, and artists’ biographies, this book promises to be a touchstone reference.
GARTH CLARK and MARK DEL VECCHIO are collectors, scholars, authors, and gallerists. CINDI STRAUSS is curator of modern and contemporary decorative arts and design, and assistant director of programming, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 03/04/12–06/03/12 Published in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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March Decorative Arts Cloth 978-0-300-16997-3 $100.00 504 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 12 702 color illus. World 114 Art and Architecture—General Interest
This Will Have Been
Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980s
With essays by Johanna Burton, William Horrigan, Elisabeth Lebovici, Kobena Mercer, Sarah Schulman, and Frazer Ward
A fascinating examination of the cultural and political forces that shaped the art of a tumultuous decade
Art of the 1980s oscillated between radical and conservative, capricious and political, socially engaged and art historically aware. This fascinating book chronicles canonical as well as nearly forgotten works of the 1980s, arguing that what has often been dismissed as cynical or ironic should be viewed as a struggle on the part of artists to articulate their needs and desires in an increasingly commodified world. The major developments of the decade—the rise of the commercial art market, the politicization of the AIDS crisis, the increased visibility of women and gay artists and artists of color, and the ascension of new media—are illuminated in works by Sophie Calle, Nan Goldin, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Sherrie Levine, and Lorna Simpson, among others. Essays by leading scholars provide unique perspectives on the decade’s competing factions and seemingly contradictory elements, from counterculture to the mainstream, radicalism to democracy and historical awareness, conservatism to feminist politics. Complete with critical texts on each work, This Will Have Been brings into focus the full impact of the art, artists, and political and cultural ruptures of this paradigm-shifting decade. More than 200 fullcolor reproductions of works in a range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture, illustrate this ambitious guide to a period of artistic transformation.
HELEN MOLESWORTH is chief curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston. Her books include Solitaire: Lee Lozano, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Joan Semmel (Yale) and Long Life Cool White: Photographs and Essays by Moyra Davey (Yale).
March Art PB-Flexibound 978-0-300-18110-4 $50.00 544 pp. 7 x 9 225 color illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 115
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 02/11/12–06/03/12 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 06/30/12–09/30/12 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston 10/26/12–01/27/13 Published in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
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With contributions by Cai Guo-Qiang and Susan Stewart
This commemorative book traces the creation of Odyssey, a monumental work by internationally acclaimed artist Cai Guo-Qiang (b. 1957). Best known for his innovative “explosion projects,” Cai arranged, then ignited, gunpowder to produce a massive Chinese-style landscape across forty-two wood panels, which are now permanently installed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Cai produced Odyssey with the help of more than one hundred volunteers over five days in October 2010. Photographs documenting the process demonstrate Cai’s working methods and the level of community involvement. Accompanying essays analyze Odyssey as a singular work of art, as a portal to the gallery and its other artworks, and as a collaboration among the artist, museum, and communities in Houston. Moreover, this breathtaking work offers a fresh way for viewers to encounter ancient and contemporary Chinese art.
CHRISTINE STARKMAN is curator of Asian art, ancient to contemporary, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. CAI GUO-QIANG is a world-renowned contemporary artist. SUSAN STEWART is a poet and critic, and is currently Annan Professor of English at Princeton University.
Cai Guo-Qiang: Odyssey
Distributed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
March Art Paper over Board 978-0-300-17961-3 $45.00 168 pp. 11 x 8 1⁄2 130 color illus. World
Baby Ikki at the Museum
Michael Smith (b. 1951) is known for his groundbreaking work in performance art as well as his immersive mixed media installations. Since 1979, the majority of his work has centered on his extraordinarily prescient and sympathetic character, Mike. Smith’s other recurring performance persona is Baby Ikki, whose bizarre and precipitous infancy is marked by conspicuous facial hair, oversized diapers, and undersized sunglasses. Formatted and designed like a children’s board book, Baby Ikki at the Museum features the eighteen-month-old character posing in front of works of art in the Whitney Museum of American Art. He acts as a wide-eyed explorer wandering in a new world, examining and responding to works in the Museum’s collection by pointing, staring, or offering quizzical looks. Lacking judgment, consideration, and caution, Baby Ikki possesses an abundance of curiosity and has an insatiable appetite for attention, even when posing with priceless works of art. Providing an entirely new angle from which to view a premier art institution, the photographs in this book are at times comedic and at others unsettling for their irreverence and perceptiveness.
MICHAEL SMITH is a performance, video, and installation artist whose work has been exhibited extensively since the 1970s.
Co-published by the Whitney Museum of American Art and Christine Burgin/ Distributed by Yale University Press
March Art Paper over Board 978-0-300-18104-3 $9.95 28 pp. 7 x 7 14 color illus. World 116 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Volume One: 1956–1974
John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné
Edited by Patrick Pardo and Robert Dean
With an essay be Yve-Alain Bois and an interview between John Baldessari and Christopher Knight
The highly anticipated first volume of the complete catalogue of works by John Baldessari
The pioneering conceptual artist John Baldessari (b. 1931) began his career as a painter in the 1950s, but in the subsequent decades he expanded his practice in a new and groundbreaking direction by juxtaposing texts with found photography or appropriated images. These texts questioned the nature of art and the artviewing experience, suggesting new meanings for the images they accompanied. This interaction of words and images remained a critical aspect of Baldessari’s work, even as he branched into other media, such as site-specific installations, drawings, video, sculpture, prints, and multiples. The first of a projected four-volume set, this lavishly illustrated book features about 500 works and chronicles an important shift in Baldessari’s thinking during these formative years. Included are such landmark works as the Cremation Project (1970), where Baldessari incinerated the “body” of work he had made between the years 1953 and 1966. The ashes of the cremated works were then baked into cookies, and the rest sealed in a book-shaped urn, which he then presented along with a plaque announcing the “life” and “death” dates. Baldessari’s work and teaching have been greatly influential on a subsequent generation of artists. The book features an essay by Yve-Alain Bois considering Baldessari’s ethos as a generator of his artistic practice. Also included are an interview with Christopher Knight and a detailed chronology of the artist’s life and work.
ROBERT DEAN is editorial director and PATRICK PARDO is research editor of the John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné. YVE-ALAIN BOIS is professor, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.
March Art Hardcover with Slipcase 978-0-300-17448-9 $200.00 550 pp. 9 7⁄8 x 11 1⁄2 500 color illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 117
Whitney Biennial 2012
Edited by Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders
With contributions by Thomas Beard, Andrea Fraser, Ed Halter, David Joselit, and John Kelsey
An exciting showcase of innovative works by contemporary American artists
Since its introduction in 1932, the Whitney Biennial— the Museum’s signature exhibition and a highly anticipated event in the art world—has charted new developments in contemporary art. Inaugurated by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, these biennial exhibitions have demonstrated the museum’s commitment to supporting the development of 20th- and 21st-century American art. The 2012 Biennial features works by approximately 50 artists working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, dance, and performance. Elisabeth Sussman (co-organizer of the influential, politically provocative 1993 Whitney Biennial) and Jay Sanders provide an insightful joint essay, and a group of art historians and critics contribute entries on common themes and ideas from the represented artists’ techniques and influences. In addition, a significant portion of the catalogue is devoted to original contributions from each of the participating artists, in a unique effort to provide a more experiential understanding of the exhibition. For more information on the 2012 Whitney Biennial and its participating artists, visit www.whitney.org.
ELISABETH SUSSMAN is curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art. JAY SANDERS is an independent curator and critic.
Whitney Museum of American Art 03/01/12–05/27/12 Distributed for the Whitney Museum of American Art
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March Art PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-18036-7 $45.00 352 pp. 9 3⁄4 x 12 1⁄2 300 color + 100 b/w illus. World 118 Art and Architecture—General Interest WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Up Close Edited by Cornelia Homburg
An entirely new perspective on the genius of Van Gogh, revealing for the first time the artist’s approach to nature through his innovative use of the close-up view
This sumptuously illustrated book offers a completely new way of looking at the art of Vincent van Gogh, by exploring the artist’s approach to nature through his innovative use of the close-up view. Focusing on the last years of the artist’s career—from 1886 until his death in July 1890—an international team of leading scholars in the field examines Van Gogh’s radical approach to the close-up and sets it in the context of contemporary and historical references, such as his hitherto unrecognized use of photography and his fascination with the Old Masters and with Japanese art and culture. One hundred key paintings dating from his arrival in Paris in 1886 to the end of his career show how Van Gogh experimented with unusual visual angles and the decorative use of color, cropping, and the flattening of his compositions. In some paintings he zoomed in on a tuft of grass or a single budding iris, while depicting shifting views of a field or garden in others. Van Gogh: Up Close not only reveals how these paintings became the most radical and innovative in the artist’s body of work but also demonstrates that, far from being a spontaneous or undisciplined artist, Van Gogh was well aware of the history of art and was highly conscious of his efforts to break new ground with his work.
CORNELIA HOMBURG, formerly chief curator at the Saint Louis Art Museum, is an independent art historian and curator living in France.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art 02/01/12–05/06/12 National Gallery of Canada 05/25/12–09/03/12
Published in association with the National Gallery of Canada
March Art Cloth 978-0-300-18129-6 $60.00 368 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 11 200 color illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 119
Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707–1857
Edited by William Dalrymple and Yuthika Sharma
Between the years 1707 and 1857, the cultural center of Delhi in North India was the locus of a dramatic shift of power with the decline of the Mughal Empire and the rise of the British Raj. This critical transitional period altered Indian culture, politics, and art, and brought unprecedented artistic innovation and experimentation. The artistic flowering of this time is evident in jewel-like portraits, miniature paintings, striking panoramas, and exquisite decorative arts crafted for Mughal emperors and European residents alike. Sumptuous color illustrations of such works illuminate the pages of this book, painting a vivid portrait of this important city and its art, artists, and patrons. Masterworks by major Mughal artists, such as Nidha Mal and Ghulam Ali Khan, and works by non-Mughal artists demonstrate the dynamic interplay of artistic production at this time. This largely overlooked period is explored in thought-provoking essays by a panel of distinguished scholars of Indian art, history, and literature to present an engaging look at this dynamic artistic culture in the midst of rapid change.
WILLIAM DALRYMPLE is an award-winning writer, historian, and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival. YUTHIKA SHARMA received a PhD in South Asian art and architecture from Columbia University and a doctorate in design from Harvard University.
Asia Society Museum 02/07/12–05/06/12
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March Art/Decorative Arts Paper over Board 978-0-300-17666-7 224 pp. 9 x 12 150 color illus. World
Dürer and Beyond
Central European Drawings before 1700 in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Stijn Alsteens and Freyda Spira
With contributions by Maryan W. Ainsworth, Dirk W. Breiding, George R. Goldner, Guido Messling, Marjorie Shelley, and Joshua P. Waterman
Dürer and Beyond presents a selection of 100 works from the Metropolitan Museum’s outstanding collection of German, Swiss, Austrian, and Bohemian drawings. Featured are numerous drawings by Albrecht Dürer, including his celebrated study sheet with a self-portrait. In addition to drawings by major artists such as Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Urs Graf, Hans Holbein the Younger, Friedrich Sustris, and Wenceslaus Hollar, the selection also highlights work by lesser known but equally superb draftsmen from the 14th to the end of the 17th century. Richly illustrated and fully documented with artist biographies, comparative illustrations, and enlightening commentary on the variety, quality, and purpose of the featured drawings, this book makes a significant scholarly contribution to a field that has not been widely explored.
STIJN ALSTEENS is curator and FREYDA SPIRA is assistant curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Albrecht Dürer, Sheet with a Self-Portrait and Studies of the Artist’s Hand and a Pillow, 1493. Pen and brown ink. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.862)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 04/03/12–09/03/12 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
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April Art Cloth 978-0-300-17951-4 $65.00 256 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 10 307 color illus. World 120 Art and Architecture—General Interest
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide
Introduction by Thomas P. Campbell
This completely reconceived and rewritten guide to the Metropolitan Museum’s encyclopedic holdings—the first new edition of the guidebook in nearly thirty years—provides the ideal introduction to almost 600 essential masterpieces from one of the world’s most popular and beloved museums. It features a compelling and accessible design, beautiful color reproductions, and up-to-date descriptions written by the Museum’s own experts. More than a simple souvenir book, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide provides a comprehensive view of art history spanning five 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.
John Singer Sargent, American, 1856–1925, Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883–84. Oil on canvas. Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1916 (16.53)
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
April Art PB-Flexibound 978-0-300-17949-1 $24.95 448 pp. 6 3⁄4 x 9 3⁄4 600 color illus. World
F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography Trevor Fairbrother
Boston photographer Fred Holland Day (1864–1933) first distinguished himself in literary circles—as a critic, bibliophile, and co-founder of the progressive publishing firm Copeland and Day—before turning to photography in the 1880s. By the turn of the century, he had established an international reputation as a leader in the Pictorialist movement, striving to gain acceptance for photography as a fine art. Day’s work ranged from intimate portraits of friends and fellow artists, to elaborate, costume-driven self-portraiture, including his Jesus Christ series, photographed in rural settings near his home in Norwood, Massachusetts. Especially illuminating of Day’s dual role as artist and advocate are the 50 plus images, reprised here, from a 1902 exhibition, in which Day posed for “leaders in the newer photographic methods” to demonstrate that the camera could be as expressive and sensitive an artistic tool as the brush or the etcher’s needle. Making a Presence offers a dynamic composite portrait of an iconoclastic, independent artist, and of a man exquisitely expressive of his fin-de-siècle milieu.
TREVOR FAIRBROTHER is an independent scholar and curator, whose previous books include Painting Summer in New England, John Singer Sargent: The Sensualist, and Ipswich Days: Arthur Wesley Dow and His Hometown, all from Yale University Press.
April Photography Paper 978-0-300-18038-1 $35.00 128 pp. 8 x 10 80 color illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 121
Making a Presence
Addison Gallery of American Art 03/27/12–07/31/12 Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska Winter 2013 Distributed for the Addison Gallery of American Art
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Impressionism and Full-Length Painting Colin B. Bailey
Magnificent full-length impressionist paintings by Renoir capture the glamorous spirit and refined milieu of Belle Époque Paris
Throughout his long working life, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) produced large-format portraits and subject pictures. From the mid-1870s to the mid1880s—the decade of Impressionism—his vertical, grand-scale canvases were among the artist’s most daring and ambitious presentations of contemporary life and fashion. Today they rank among the masterpieces of Impressionism. This stunning book offers fresh insights into Renoir’s complex ambitions as a young artist, when he submitted works to both the avant-garde impressionist exhibitions and the official Salon. While painting in the new impressionist style, Renoir remained committed to the full-length format, which was eschewed by most of his fellow impressionists as too traditional. This format afforded Renoir the opportunity to devote himself to the heroic painting of everyday life, and also to linger on the finest details of his figures’ fashionable costumes and accessories. Ten iconic canvases display the rich variety of this artist’s painterly technique. They reveal the sheer virtuosity of his brushwork in creating silk, lace, mink, and taffeta for shimmering ball gowns, sumptuous furs, chic Parisian day dresses, and glamorous theatrical costumes. These paintings capture the faces and fashions of Renoir’s Paris. Extensively illustrated, the book draws upon contemporary criticism, literature, and archival documents to explore the motivation behind Renoir’s full-length figure paintings, and technical studies of the canvases shed new light on the artist’s working methods.
COLIN B. BAILEY is the deputy director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, New York.
The Frick Collection 02/07/12–05/13/12
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Published in association with The Frick Collection, New York
Also by colin b. bAilEy: Renoir’s Portraits Impressions of an Age Paper 978-0-300-07134-4 $45.00 sc Renoir’s Landscapes 1865–1883 Cloth 978-1-857-09322-3 $65.00 sc Patriotic Taste Collecting Modern Art in Pre-Revolutionary Paris Cloth 978-0-300-08986-8 $70.00 tx
April Art Cloth 978-0-300-18108-1 $65.00 304 pp. 9 3⁄4 x 12 1⁄4 255 color illus. 122 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Byzantium and Islam
Age of Transition
With Brandie Ratliff
Edited by Helen C. Evans
A groundbreaking investigation of the extraordinary art and material culture of the southern provinces of the Byzantine Empire during the momentous 7th to 9th century
This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century. At the beginning of the 7th century, the Empire’s southern provinces, the vibrant, diverse areas of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, were at the crossroads of exchanges reaching from Spain to China. These regions experienced historic upheavals when their Christian and Jewish communities encountered the emerging Islamic world, and by the 9th century, an unprecedented crossfertilization of cultures had taken place. This extraordinary age is brought vividly to life in insightful contributions by leading international scholars, accompanied by sumptuous illustrations of the period’s most notable arts and artifacts. Resplendent images of authority, religion, and trade—embodied in precious metals, brilliant textiles, fine ivories, elaborate mosaics, manuscripts, and icons, many of them never before published—highlight the dynamic dialogue between the rich array of Byzantine styles and the newly forming Islamic aesthetic. With its masterful exploration of two centuries that would shape the emerging medieval world, this illuminating publication provides a unique interpretation of a period that still resonates today.
HELEN C. EVANS is Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art in the Department of Medieval Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. BRANDIE RATLIFF is research associate for Byzantine art in the Department of Medieval Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
April Art Cloth 978-0-300-17950-7 $65.00 384 pp. 9 1⁄4 x 12 470 color illus. World THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART Art and Architecture—General Interest 123 The Attarouthi Treasure-Chalice, 500–650. Made in Attarouthi, Syria; Byzantine, silver, silver-gilt. Metalwork-Silver Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry J. and Drue E. Heinz Foundation, Norbert Schimmel and Lila Acheson Wallace Gifts, 1986. 1986.3.1
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 03/12/12–07/08/12 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Distributed by Yale University Press
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Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage Yasufumi Nakamori, with Graham Bader
From the time of its invention, photography has enabled artists not only to capture the world around them but also to create worlds of their own. Utopia/Dystopia investigates how artists from the late 19th century to the present have used photographic fragments or techniques to represent political, social, or cultural states of utopia or dystopia. Artists have employed a number of strategies to this end, such as cutting, fragmenting, and puncturing images as well as reassembling those culled from ready-made materials or giving a subject multiple exposures. The resulting photographs, photocollages, photomontages, and other creations question the validity of seamless pictorial images, and attempt to dismantle the notion of photography as an objective medium. This publication features approximately forty-five exemplary works by artists such as Herbert Bayer, John Heartfield, Hannah Höch, Arata Isozaki, El Lissitzky, Carter Mull, László Moholy-Nagy, Vik Muniz, Man Ray, Okanoue Toshiko, and many others. Also included are essays that offer new ways of thinking about photography’s uses and implications.
YASUFUMI NAKAMORI is associate curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. GRAHAM BADER is Mellon Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at Rice University.
April Photography PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-17960-6 $29.95 124 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 8 45 color illus. World
Carter Mull, Apple, New York Times, February 8, 2011, 2011. Collage. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, promised gift of John A. MacMahon and Joel von Ranson
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 03/11/12–06/10/12 Distributed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Jindrich Heisler ˇ
Surrealism under Pressure, 1938–1953 Matthew S. Witkovsky and Jindrich Toman ˇ
Czech poet and photographer Jindr ich Heisler (1914–1953) joined the ˇ Czech Surrealist Group in 1938, just as Nazi occupation of the country was driving the movement and Czech artists underground. Heisler published his first book of poetry a year later. In his brief and courageous career—Heisler died suddenly at the age of thirty-eight—he produced some of the most remarkable assemblage work of the Surrealist movement, including what is arguably the single-most important photobook produced in the 20th century, From the Strongholds of Sleep (1940–41). This gorgeously illustrated volume—with eighty color images of Heisler’s assemblage pieces—introduces English-speaking audiences to his work, translating many of his writings for the first time and offering in-depth analysis of his postwar years in Paris in the company of André Breton, Benjamin Péret, the illustrator Toyen, and other major figures of the Surrealist movement.
MATTHEW S. WITKOVSKY is chair and Ellen and Richard Sandor Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, and the editor of Avant-Garde Art in ˇ Everyday Life (Yale). JINDRICH TOMAN is a professor of Slavic linguistics and Czech culture at the University of Michigan, and a nephew of Jindrich Heisler. ˇ
Jindrich Heisler (Czech, 1914– ˇ 1953), Handkerchief Woman, 1944. Gelatin silver print. Private collection
The Art Institute of Chicago 03/31/12–07/02/12 Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
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April Photography Cloth 978-0-300-17969-9 $40.00 144 pp. 7 x 11 80 color illus. World 124 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Dawn of Egyptian Art
Egyptian art from the Pharaonic era is characterized by colossal sphinxes, elaborately decorated coffins, hieroglyphs, and beautifully modeled reliefs. Less well-known, but equally impressive, are the rare and ancient images of people, animals, and landscapes from the pre-Pharaonic era, the period that preceded and directly influenced these iconic forms of artistic expression. With lavish illustrations of more than 170 fascinating objects created from about 4000 to 2650 BC, Dawn of Egyptian Art presents the origins of these art forms and iconography that remained in use for centuries. Comprehensive texts explore the origins and early development of the culture of ancient Egypt while discussing the representation of the self and the universe, the relationship between image and writing, and the early Egyptians’ evolving view of how the world worked.
DIANA PATCH is associate curator in the Egyptian Art Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Palette shaped like a guinea fowl, Predynastic, Naqada II, ca. 3500–3300 B.C. Egypt. Rogers Fund, 1907, 07.228.157
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 04/04/12–08/05/12 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
May Art Cloth 978-0-300-17952-1 $60.00 256 pp. 9 x 10 240 color illus. World
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With contributions by Philippa Simpson, Alan Crookham, and Nicola Moorby
The English Romantic artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) was hailed as the “painter of light” for his brilliantly colored landscapes and seascapes. He drew much influence from the French painter Claude Lorrain (c. 1604/5?–1682), who was a vital force in Turner’s artistic practice from his formative years until the end of his working life. So great was Claude’s influence that Turner stipulated in his will that his works hang alongside Claude’s in the National Gallery, London. This book examines the ways in which Turner consistently strove to confront Claude’s achievement and legacy. He had encountered Claude’s works in salerooms and in the collections of his aristocratic patrons, and applied what he had learned to the British countryside, producing views of the Thames valley that transform it into an idyllic pastoral scene reminiscent of the Roman Campagna. For the balance of his career, Turner continued to pit himself against Claude, paying homage even as he continually sought to go beyond the accomplishments of his master.
IAN WARRELL is curator of 18th- and 19th-century British art at Tate Britain.
In the Light of Claude Ian Warrell
The National Gallery, London 03/14/12–06/05/12 Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press
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May Art Cloth 978-1-85709-537-1 $45.00 144 pp. 9 3⁄4 x 11 1⁄2 120 color illus.
World Art and Architecture—General Interest 125
Top left: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Cape, spring 1935 André Durst © Harper’s Bazaar/Hearst Communications, Inc. Top right: Miuccia Prada (Italian, born 1949) Raincoat, spring/summer 2002 Steven Meisel/Art + Commerce Bottom left: George Hoyningen-Huené (Russian, 1900–1968) Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli, 1932 Hoyningen-Huené/Vogue/Condé Nast Archive. Copyright © Condé Nast Bottom right: Guido Harari (Italian, born Cairo, 1952) Portrait of Miuccia Prada, 1999 Guido Harari/Contrasto/Redux
Art and Architecture—General Interest
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Schiaparelli and Prada
On Fashion Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton
A stunning showcase of two of fashion’s most important women designers, who are linked by a number of striking parallels
Although separated by time, Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli—both Italian, both feminists—share striking affinities in terms of their design strategies and fashion manifestoes. Presented as an intimate “conversation,” Schiaparelli and Prada: On Fashion aims to tease out formal and conceptual similarities between the two designers. Striking photographs and insightful texts illustrate the parallels between the two, including their preferences for interesting textiles and prints, eccentric color palettes, and a bold and playful approach to styling and accessories. Schiaparelli, in the 1920s through ’50s, and Prada, from the late 1980s to today, exploited the narrative possibilities of prints, sought out unconventional textiles, played with ideas of good and bad taste, and manipulated scale for surrealistic outcomes. Contemporary art plays a major role in the work of these inventive women—Schiaparelli in her famous collaborations with Dali and Cocteau, and Prada via her Fondazione Prada. Blending the historic with the contemporary, the catalogue brings the masterworks of both designers together into a grand conversation between the most important women fashion designers to ever emerge from Italy.
HAROLD KODA is curator in charge at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. ANDREW BOLTON is curator at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Distributed by Yale University Press
May Fashion Cloth 978-0-300-17955-2 $50.00 192 pp. 9 x 11 175 color illus. World THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART Art and Architecture—General Interest 127
An exemplary study of the career of photographer Berenice Abbott that reveals the astonishing range of her artistic, documentary, and scientific production
The American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898– 1991) is known best for her documentation of New York in the 1930s and for her efforts to gain recognition for the work of Eugène Atget in both Europe and the United States. This attractive book features 120 photographs and a series of rarely seen documents (including letters, book layouts, and periodicals), illuminating the three major periods of Abbott’s career: her early work in the United States and Paris during the 1920s; her project Changing New York (1935–39), created for the Federal Art Project; and her scientific pictures made between 1939 and 1961. By detailing Abbott’s influences and production both home and abroad, Berenice Abbott underscores the photographer’s role as one of the 20th century’s most remarkable artists. Abbott left the United States in 1921 to study sculpture in Paris, where she was hired by Man Ray in 1923 to be his assistant. She took to photography immediately and by 1926 had set up her own studio. She became famous for her photographs showing bohemian artistic and intellectual life in the city, but in 1929 she returned to the United States and set up a new studio. Her bestknown and most influential work, Changing New York, represented both a vast exercise in recording the architecture and urban life of New York and an intensely personal artistic project. Her straightforward method of photography led to her being employed full-time in the 1950s by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston to produce pictures illustrating the laws of physics.
GAËLLE MOREL is curator at the Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre, Toronto.
Jeu de Paume, Paris 02/20/12–04/29/12 Art Gallery of Ontario 05/17/12–08/19/12
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Distributed for Editions Hazan, Paris
May Photography PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-18200-2 $50.00 240 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2 150 color illus. World
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A Painter and His Muses, 1890–1940 Stephen Brown
With an essay by Richard R. Brettell
An exploration of the Post-Impressionist master’s life and work in the glittering milieu of the Parisian beau monde
In many of Edouard Vuillard’s (1868–1940) most famous paintings, figures are nestled in intimate settings among bold patterns and colors. As the viewer’s eye adjusts to the complexity of the scene, the artist’s world opens up. At a young age, Vuillard was one of a group of avant-garde painters in Paris who favored rich palettes and dreamlike imagery. He was equally a member of the literary and theatrical circles that included writers like Marcel Proust and Stéphane Mallarmé. As his career progressed into the new century, he entered the rarefied society of upper-class French families—many of them Jewish—who collected the new art, published the new poetry, and wrote the new criticism. This beautifully illustrated book examines the master artist’s work in the context of a unique circle of friends and patrons between the turn of the 20th century and World War II. Essays by leading scholars explore the artist’s relationship with key members of this glamorous social circle, as well as the connections between Vuillard and Proust, two of the world’s great observers of a world now lost. A fascinating exploration of artistic culture in Paris before the war, Edouard Vuillard establishes the artist as one of the masters of the modern portrait.
STEPHEN BROWN is assistant curator at The Jewish Museum, New York. RICHARD R. BRETTELL is the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair, Art and Aesthetics, University of Texas, Dallas, and director of its Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums. His books include French 19th-Century Painting in the Norton Simon Museum (Yale), and Monet in Normandy (Yale).
May Art Cloth 978-0-300-17675-9 $45.00 144 pp. 8 x 9 1⁄4 100 color + 10 b/w illus. World THE JEWISH MUSEUM Art and Architecture—General Interest 129
The Jewish Museum 05/04/12–09/23/12
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Published in association with the Jewish Museum, New York
Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from MALBA
Mari Carmen Ramírez, with Marcelo E. Pacheco
In 2001, Eduardo Costantini, the founder of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), began collecting artworks from across Latin America. Today, the renowned Costantini Collection consists of more than two hundred works, encompassing drawings, paintings, sculptures, and objects by seventy-eight artists from various countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. In the spirit of cultural exchange, MALBA and the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, are joining together to exhibit fifty of these works, spanning from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. Among the celebrated artists represented in this beautiful book are Frida Kahlo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, and Diego Rivera. Also of note are works by Tarsila do Amaral, Rafael Barradas, Antonio Berni, and Alfredo Guttero. An interview by Mari Carmen Ramírez with Costantini sheds light on his philosophy of collecting, and texts by Marcelo Pacheco offer insights into the broad range of modern and contemporary art created in Latin America.
MARI CARMEN RAMÍREZ is the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and director of the ICAA at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. MARCELO E. PACHECO is chief curator at MALBA.
Tarsila do Amaral, Abaporu, 1928. Oil on canvas. Malba-Fundación Costantini, Buenos Aires
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 04/15/12–07/29/12 Distributed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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May Art Paper over Board 978-0-300-18100-5 $35.00 156 pp. 10 x 11 70 color illus. World
Fashioning the Object
Bless, Boudicca, and Sandra Backlund Zoë Ryan
The newest volume in the Art Institute of Chicago’s successful A+D series, Fashioning the Object invites readers to visit three of the most visionary design studios at work today: Bless, Boudicca, and Sandra Backlund. Fiercely independent and far-reaching in their influences, these young designers from Berlin, London, Paris, and Stockholm are producing fashion objects that straddle the line between traditional craft and cuttingedge technique, both in their use of materials and in the promotion of their brands. Zoë Ryan establishes the context for understanding the exciting departures these design houses represent, as the young creators draw inspiration from an array of other disciplines, including architecture, performance, film, and fine art. From Bless’s numbered editions, to Boudicca’s graffiti-can perfume, to Backlund’s ready-to-wear pieces of knitted copper, these designers adapt storied objects to new uses and break old conventions, promulgating their ideas in playful, groundbreaking ways.
ZOË RYAN is the Art Institute of Chicago’s Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design. Her previous books include Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention; Hyperlinks; Graphic Thought Facility; and Konstantin Grcic (all Yale).
Bless, BLESS N°43 Know Howowow, Fall/ Winter 2011, published in mono.kultur 28 (Summer 2011) ◆◆
The Art Institute of Chicago 04/11/12–08/05/12 Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
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May Fashion Paper 978-0-300-17974-3 $16.95 96 pp. 5 5⁄16 x 8 1⁄2 100 color illus. World 130 Art and Architecture—General Interest
The Folk Art Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago Judith A. Barter and Monica Obniski
The Art Institute of Chicago is home to one of the world’s finest collections of American folk art. For Kith and Kin provides an introduction to that collection through more than sixty of its most outstanding objects. Selected by premier American art scholar Judith A. Barter, the majority of these objects have never before been published. In a groundbreaking opening essay, Barter revisits the earliest days of folk-art collecting in Chicago, beginning in the 1890s. She pays special attention to the passionate individuals who sought out unique and expressive examples of American folk art, building private collections that they later donated to the Art Institute. Including beautiful reproductions and detailed entries for each of the sixty-one objects it features, this book highlights an array of masterworks such as “primitive” New England portraits, a face jug from South Carolina, New Mexican ceramics, a weathervane, and ship figureheads.
JUDITH A. BARTER is chair and Field-McCormick Curator of American Art, and MONICA OBNISKI is assistant curator in the Department of American Art, both at the Art Institute of Chicago.
For Kith and Kin
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June Art/Decorative Arts Cloth 978-0-300-17972-9 $30.00 112 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 90 color + 12 b/w illus.
With an essay by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
Harlem U.S.A. Edited by Matthew S. Witkovsky
In 1979, when African-American photographer Dawoud Bey showed twenty-five photographs at the Studio Museum in Harlem under the heading Harlem U.S.A., the exhibition offered a young artist’s vision of a moment in the neighborhood’s life. Published here as a complete set for the first time, Dawoud Bey: Harlem U.S.A. also includes five previously unpublished photographs from the same period. Bey’s vintage images are given new context in an essay by emerging African-American writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, who undertook her own fascinating study of Harlem in 2011. Bey, who grew up in Queens with family roots in Harlem, has become one of most widely acclaimed portraitists on the contemporary scene. This handsome book, with faithful duotone reproductions, provides a wonderful opportunity to revisit a classic portfolio of images that still resonates in today’s culture.
MATTHEW S. WITKOVSKY is chair and Ellen and Richard Sandor Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, and is the editor of Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life (Yale). SHARIFA RHODES-PITTS is the author of Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America.
Dawoud Bey (American, born 1953), A Man in a Bowler Hat, 1976, printed 1976/79. Gelatin silver print. The Art Institute of Chicago, restricted gift of Kevin and Jeanne Poorman, 2011.134
The Art Institute of Chicago 05/11/12–09/09/12 Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
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June Photography Cloth 978-0-300-18126-5 $25.00 88 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 50 duotone illus. World THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Art and Architecture—General Interest 131
Renoir in the Barnes Foundation
Martha Lucy and John House
A spectacular survey of the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by the Impressionist master Renoir
The Barnes Foundation is home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841– 1919). Dr. Albert C. Barnes, a Philadelphia scientist who made his fortune in pharmaceuticals, established the Foundation in 1922 in Merion, Pennsylvania, as an educational institution devoted to the appreciation of the fine arts. A passionate supporter of European modernism, Barnes built a collection that was virtually unrivaled, with massive holdings by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. It was Renoir that Barnes admired above all other artists, however; he thought of him as a kind of god. Barnes collected Renoir tenaciously, amassing 181 works by the painter between 1912 and 1942, and all of these are included in this lavishly illustrated book. Renoir in the Barnes Foundation tells the fascinating story of Barnes’s obsession with the Impressionist master’s late works, while offering illuminating new scholarship on the works themselves. Authors Martha Lucy and John House look closely at the key paintings in the collection, placing them in the wider contexts of contemporary artistic, aesthetic, and theoretical debates. The first volume to publish the entirety of Barnes’s astonishing Renoir collection, Renoir in the Barnes Foundation is also an engaging study of the artist’s critical—and often contested—role in the development of modern art.
MARTHA LUCY is associate curator at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and Merion. JOHN HOUSE is emeritus professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bathing Group, 1916. Oil on canvas, 28 15 ⁄16 x 36 7⁄16 in. (73.5 x 92.5 cm). The Barnes Foundation, BF709. Photo: © 2006 The Barnes Foundation
Published in association with the Barnes Foundation
June Art Cloth 978-0-300-15100-8 $75.00 392 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 12 535 color illus. World 132 Art and Architecture—General Interest
James Rondeau and Sheena Wagstaff
With contributions by Clare Bell, Yve-Alain Bois, Iria Candela, Harry Cooper, Sara Doris, Chrissie Iles, James Lawrence, and Stephen Little
The first assessment of the full scope and breadth of Roy Lichtenstein’s career, offering a revelatory understanding of this foremost Pop artist’s work
The most iconic works of Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) are widely known, reproduced, copied, and even parodied. However, the true diversity and complexity of his oeuvre is little understood, and the full scope of his career is largely absent from the existing literature. Presenting over 130 paintings and sculptures, as well as over thirty seldom- or never-before-seen drawings and collages, this book examines all periods in Lichtenstein’s career, going well beyond his brushstrokes and the classic Pop romance and war cartoon paintings that made him famous. Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective features exciting new scholarship by an international team of distinguished curators, critics, and art historians. Essays by YveAlain Bois, Chrissie Iles, and Stephen Little, among others, give special consideration to Lichtenstein’s historical influences, from Picasso and Cubism through Surrealism, Futurism, and British Pop. Contributions by James Rondeau and Sheena Wagstaff evaluate the artist’s abstract work and late nudes. Complemented by photographs of the artist and his seminal exhibitions, the essays examine the various styles and subjects featured in paintings created throughout his lifetime. The inclusion of a complete chronology of Lichtenstein’s life and work—compiled by Clare Bell of the Lichtenstein Foundation—makes this retrospective the most authoritative publication on the artist since his death in 1997.
JAMES RONDEAU is chair and Frances and Thomas Dittmer Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. SHEENA WAGSTAFF is chief curator at Tate Modern, London.
June Art Paper over Board 978-0-300-17971-2 $65.00 352 pp. 9 x 12 275 color + 30 b/w illus. For sale in North America only THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Art and Architecture—General Interest 133
The Art Institute of Chicago 05/23/12–09/03/12 National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 10/14/12–01/06/13 Tate Modern, London 02/21/13–05/27/13 Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
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Australian Aboriginal Art
A fascinating look at Australian Aboriginal art over the past four decades, highlighting millennia-old artistic traditions
Australian Aboriginal art is the longest continuous art tradition in the world, spanning over 50,000 years. Ancestral Modern puts a modern face on the tradition, celebrating the past 40 years of contemporary indigenous art, which has experienced a renaissance since 1970. Featuring more than 100 paintings and sculptures in a variety of media, this book provides a fascinating revision of many commonly held beliefs about the art form. Aboriginal artwork is often said to induce a sense of “intellectual vertigo,” due to its expansive interpretations and methods of representation. The bold patterns and striking colors lend comparisons to abstract expressionist or minimal art, but as this book shows, the imagery is more deeply narrative and often more literal than previously thought, depicting landscapes, still lifes, historical events both literal and mythic, ceremonies, portraits, and even laws. Works of art are shown alongside photographs of the actual landscapes and animals depicted, providing important visual context for understanding an art form that is at once ancient and contemporary. Also included are detailed biographies of many leading contemporary artists, including Emily Kame Kngwarreye, John Mawurndjul, and Rover Thomas.
PAMELA McCLUSKY is curator of African and Oceanic art at the Seattle Art Museum.
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Seattle Art Museum 05/31/12–09/02/12
Published in association with the Seattle Art Museum
June Art Cloth 978-0-300-18003-9 $50.00 176 pp. 10 x 11 150 color illus. World 134 Art and Architecture—General Interest
The Complete Paintings, Volume VII
John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1900–1907
Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray
A beautifully illustrated collection of landscape paintings, whose varied subjects and composition styles evoke the artist’s keen sense of modernity
From 1900 to 1907, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) traveled considerably, visiting the Alps, Italy, Spain, Norway, and Palestine. In Palestine in 1905, he painted a significant group of oils and watercolors as well as a group of studies of the Bedouin. It was during this burst of artistic production that he painted The Mountains of Moab (Tate Gallery, London), which was the first pure landscape he ever exhibited (Royal Academy, 1906). In Italy and Spain, Sargent painted parks, gardens, fountains, and statues, subjects that reveal his taste for the high style of Renaissance and Mannerist art and for the romantic grandeur of deserted spaces. As evidenced by the works in this new volume, Sargent reinvented himself as a landscape painter during his travels. Expressing a finely developed sense of modernity, he selected quirky angles of vision and used a range of compositional strategies—compression, foreshortening, abrupt croppings, and receding perspectives—in a manner that is quasi-photographic. He exploited the material qualities of pigment, and the impasto is often so thickly applied that figure and landscape seem to dissolve together creating rich, near abstract surface patterns. The restless handling and dynamic compositional rhythms act in creative tension with the artist’s more traditional subject matter, generating notions of instability and ambiguity that are distinctly modern in character.
RICHARD ORMOND is a Sargent scholar and independent art historian. He is a great-nephew of John Singer Sargent. ELAINE KILMURRAY is coauthor and research director of the John Singer Sargent catalogue raisonné project.
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Also AvAilAblE: John Singer Sargent The Early Portraits; The Complete Paintings: Volume I Cloth 978-0-300-07245-7 $80.00 John Singer Sargent Portraits of the 1890s; Complete Paintings: Volume II Cloth 978-0-300-09067-3 $80.00 John Singer Sargent The Later Portraits; The Complete Paintings: Volume III Cloth 978-0-300-09806-8 $80.00 John Singer Sargent Figures and Landscapes, 1874–1882; Complete Paintings: Volume IV Cloth 978-0-300-11716-5 $80.00 John Singer Sargent Figures and Landscapes, 1883–1899; Complete Paintings: Volume V Cloth 978-0-300-09067-3 $75.00 John Singer Sargent Venetian Figures and Landscapes, 1898–1913; Complete Paintings: Volume VI Cloth 978-0-300-11716-5 $75.00
June Art Cloth 978-0-300-17735-0 $75.00 400 pp. 9 3⁄4 x 12 1⁄4 392 color + 73 b/w illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 135
Isabella and Leonardo
The Artistic Relationship between Isabella d’Este and Leonardo da Vinci Francis Ames-Lewis
Isabella d’Este, the marchioness of Mantua, was a collector of antiquities, a patron of art, and one of the most vivid personalities of the Italian Renaissance. Her artistic relationship with Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) is charted through the letters that they exchanged over the course of about six years. Beginning in late 1499, Leonardo spent several months in Mantua, where he met Isabella and produced a finished portrait drawing of her. In the years that followed, the marchioness wrote to the artist to ask him to undertake other paintings and projects. Though little came of these requests, da Vinci did produce a drawing of some classical hard-stone vases to assist her search for collectible antiques and also started work on a painting of Christ as a twelve-year-old boy at her request. The story of their relationship is explored in depth for the first time in Isabella and Leonardo. This illuminating story raises interesting and important questions about relationships between artists and patrons, and about women as art patrons at the beginning of the 16th century.
FRANCIS AMES-LEWIS is emeritus professor of the history of Renaissance art at Birkbeck, University of London.
Also by FrAncis AMEs-lEWis: The Intellectual Life of the Early Renaissance Artist Paper 978-0-300-09295-0 $30.00 sc Drawing in Early Renaissance Italy Revised Edition Paper 978-0-300-07981-4 $40.00 sc
June Art Cloth 978-0-300-12124-7 $50.00 240 pp. 7 x 10 60 color + 60 b/w illus.
In her performances, videos, and installations, Sharon Hayes (b. 1970) explores the nexus between politics, history, speech, and desire. Her works modify or appropriate the language and tools of political dissent, creating unexpected affinities between important historical events and the present. Highlighted in this volume is the video installation Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) Screeds #13, 16, 20 & 29 (2003)—a work in which Hayes memorized the famous taped speeches by Patty Hearst and her kidnappers, the leftist radical group the Symbionese Liberation Army, and then reads them to an audience who corrects her mistakes. It is in these slippages between memory and history that the meaning of Hayes’s work resides. This book also includes a group of new site-specific works that addresses the Whitney’s role in the historic development of process-based, performative art and its engagement with politics that took place in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This book also features original contributions from Hayes that provide insight into the complex motivations and development of her projects. Scholarship by Chrissie Iles contextualizes Hayes’s work in the history of political discourse by examining and explaining her sources of inspiration. Beautiful images of projects spanning the artist’s career are presented in conjunction with photographs and texts from these historical events.
CHRISSIE ILES is Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
July Art Paper over Board 978-0-300-18037-4 $24.95 150 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 9 75 color + 20 b/w illus. World 136 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Sharon Hayes, still from Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) Screeds #13, 16, 20 & 29, 2003. Four-channel video projection, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin
Whitney Museum of American Art June 21– October 2012 Distributed for the Whitney Museum of American Art
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Art at the Crossroads of the World Edited by Deborah Cullen and Elvis Fuentes
The first book to explore the entire range of modern and contemporary art of the Caribbean
Unprecedented in scope, this beautiful book offers an authoritative examination of the modern history of the Caribbean through its artistic culture. Featuring 500 color illustrations of artworks from the late 18th through the 21st century, the book explores modern and contemporary art, ranging from the Haitian revolution to the present. Acknowledging both the individuality of each island, the richness of the coastal regions, and the reach of the Diaspora, Caribbean looks at the vital visual and cultural links that exist among these diverse constituencies. The authors examine how the Caribbean has been imagined and pictured, and the role of art in the development of national identity. Essays by leading scholars cover such topics as the interconnections between Caribbean artistic production to its colonial contexts; between various generations of artists; and between the so-called high and low arts and religion, music, and carnival celebrations. Primary source documents crucial to understanding the region provide an important complement. Edited by Deborah Cullen and Elvis Fuentes, and featuring essays by Katherine Manthorne, Mari Carmen Ramírez, Lowery Stokes Sims, and Edward J. Sullivan, among many others, this book will serve as the definitive volume on Caribbean visual culture for many decades to come.
DEBORAH CULLEN is director of curatorial programs at El Museo del Barrio, New York, and editor of Nexus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis (Yale). ELVIS FUENTES is associate curator at El Museo del Barrio.
July Art Cloth 978-0-300-17854-8 $65.00 496 pp. 9 3⁄4 x 11 500 color illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 137
The Studio Museum in Harlem 06/12/12–01/06/13 The Queens Museum of Art 06/12/12–01/06/13 El Museo del Barrio 06/12/12–01/06/13 Published in association with El Museo del Barrio, New York
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Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Arcadia 1900
Edited by Joseph J. Rishel
With essays by Stephanie D’Alessandro, Charles Dempsey, Tanja Pirsig-Marshall, Joseph J. Rishel, and George T. M. Shackelford
A trio of masterpieces by Gauguin, Cézanne, and Matisse are joined by works by other major artists in this exploration of the enduring vitality of the theme of Arcadia
The notion of a golden age set in an earthly paradise has long kindled the human imagination. Virgil envisioned such a place of bucolic pleasures—erotic and unsullied, sometimes shadowed by blunted desires and doubts—in his Eclogues, set in the valley of Arcadia in ancient Greece. His poems defined for Western art and literature a theme that continues to this day. Their resonance as a foundation for European painters around 1900 is the subject of this beautifully illustrated catalogue, which focuses on three monumental paintings—Paul Gauguin’s Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (1897–98), Paul Cézanne’s The Large Bathers (1906), and Henri Matisse’s Bathers by a River (1909–10, 1913, and 1916–17). Other masterpieces by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Nicolas Poussin, and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes establish the high value given to Arcadia in the history of French painting. These are joined by major works by Henri Edmond Cross, Robert Delaunay, André Derain, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, and Paul Signac, as well as paintings by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Franz Marc, and Natalia Goncharova to suggest the vitality of this subject outside the canonical French definitions. Distinguished scholars place these artists within the larger context of this inventive period in art history.
JOSEPH J. RISHEL is the Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900 and Senior Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection and the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Paul Cézanne, French, 1839–1906. The Large Bathers, 1906. Oil on canvas, 82 7⁄8 × 98 3⁄4 inches (210.5 × 250.8 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art. Purchased with the W. P. Wilstach Fund, W1937-1-1
E xhibition schEdulE:
Philadelphia Museum of Art 06/20/12–09/03/12
Published in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
July Art Cloth 978-0-300-17980-4 $55.00 224 pp. 10 x 12 140 color + 20 b/w illus. World 138 Art and Architecture—General Interest PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
Sculptures and Drawings Patrick Elliott
The British artist Tony Cragg (b. 1949), winner of the 1988 Turner Prize, is one of today’s most celebrated and popular sculptors. Before studying art, he worked as a laboratory technician, and his continuing interest in science has had an enormous influence on his practice. In his early sculptural works, he often utilized everyday objects, assembling or stacking them to generate engaging new forms. In recent years, he has turned to an astonishing variety of more traditional materials, such as wood, bronze, glass, plaster, fiberglass, and plastics. As a self-proclaimed “absolute materialist,” Cragg approaches these materials with a degree of scientific curiosity, responding to their various properties to produce his expressive sculptures. This retrospective survey, made in consultation with the artist, focuses on Cragg’s artistic output of the last ten years. Color illustrations demonstrate the diverse styles and materials that he employed during this time, and the book also includes earlier works and his alluring, little-known watercolors. This eye-opening book offers an up-to-date look at this respected contemporary artist.
PATRICK ELLIOTT is a senior curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.
E xhibition schEdulE:
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 07/03/11–11/06/11
Published in association with The National Galleries of Scotland
February Art Paper over Board 978-0-300-17898-2 $45.00 sc 120 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 10 90 color illus. World
Elizabeth Blackadder (b. 1931) has a gift for observing the world around her and re-creating it in her own particular style. Her intriguing paintings of plants, animals, landscapes, and still lifes have captivated viewers well beyond her native Scotland. The first woman artist to be elected to both the Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal Scottish Academy, Blackadder has explored a variety of artistic media, including drawing, oil painting, watercolors, and printmaking. Her subjects are drawn from close observation of her surroundings, such as the details of a domestic interior, the bright-hued petals of a tulip, or a view captured from her travels abroad. She sees the underlying structure, design, and color harmony in both the exotic and the everyday. Blackadder’s works spring to life on the pages of this catalogue, which tells the fascinating story of her career across the past sixty years, from her early days as a student at Edinburgh College of Art, to her friendships with Scottish painters William George Gillies, William MacTaggart, and Anne Redpath, to her most recent work.
PHILIP LONG is senior curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.
E xhibition schEdulE:
Royal Scottish Academy 07/02/11–01/02/12
Published in association with The National Galleries of Scotland
February Art Cloth 978-0-300-17900-2 $45.00 sc 112 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 10 100 color + 5 b/w illus.
World Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles 139
Tradition and Invention in Architecture
Conversations and Essays Robert A. M. Stern
Among practicing architects today, perhaps only Robert A. M. Stern once contemplated a career as a historian, an interest that has informed both his built work and his writings. Tradition and Invention in Architecture brings together 26 of Stern’s essays and conversations from the past five decades. Topics range from modern classicism, American housing, gardens, and New York City to the work of Norman Foster, Louis Kahn, Charles Moore, and Robert Moses. Reminders of Stern’s own broad career in architecture are found in his thoughts on his PBS television series Pride of Place, his discussion of the planning of Seaside and Celebration, Florida, and his view on institutional branding through architecture. Known as much for his candor as for his profound knowledge of American architecture, Stern’s observations on the architecture of his time are equally valuable. As he writes, “For an architect, writing is one way of reconsidering history while working in the present—always in search of the best from the past and the present, which allows us to invent for the future.”
ROBERT A. M. STERN, founder and senior partner of Robert A. M. Stern Architects, is dean of the Yale School of Architecture. CYNTHIA DAVIDSON is editor of the journal Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City.
February Architecture Paper over Board 978-0-300-18115-9 $40.00 sc 208 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 10 123 b/w illus. World
Light Is the Theme
Louis I. Kahn and the Kimbell Art Museum Comments on architecture by Louis Kahn
Compiled by Nell E. Johnson; Foreword by Eric M. Lee
Originally published in 1975 as a memorial to the Kimbell Art Museum’s architect, Louis I. Kahn, Light Is the Theme provides an extended expression of the major themes articulated in his design for the museum. The text consists solely of Kahn’s own words and explores his innovative use of natural light and playful employment of materials, which achieve their most refined state in the Kimbell, widely regarded as the architect’s crowning achievement and admired as one of the greatest museum buildings of the 20th century. Marking the 40th anniversary of the Kimbell Art Museum, this is the first time this classic book, updated with a new bibliography and a foreword by director Eric M. Lee, has been available outside of the museum.
Distributed for the Kimbell Art Museum
LOUIS I. KAHN (1901–1974) was the world-renowned American architect of the Kimbell Art Museum. NELL E. JOHNSON (1943–2007) was an assistant curator at the Kimbell Art Museum in the 1970s. ERIC M. LEE is the director of the Kimbell Art Museum.
February Architecture Paper 978-0-300-17940-8 $15.00 sc 80 pp. 10 x 8 38 b/w illus. World 140 Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
A New History, second edition Stephen J. Eskilson
Now in its second edition, this innovative look at the history of graphic design explores its evolution from the 19th century to the present day. Author Stephen J. Eskilson demonstrates how a new era began for design arts under the influence of Victorian reformers, tracing the emergence of modernist design styles in the early 20th century, and examining the wartime politicization of regional styles. Richly contextualized chapters chronicle the history of the Bauhaus and the rise of the International Style in the 1950s and ’60s, and the postmodern movement of the 1970s and ’80s. The book’s final chapter looks at current trends in graphic design, with in-depth discussions of grunge, comic book, and graffiti aesthetics; historicism and appropriation; and the influence of technology, web design, and motion graphics. The second edition features over 80 new images, revised text throughout, a new chapter on 19th-century design, and expanded sections on critical topics including the Swiss Style, Postmodernism, and contemporary design.
STEPHEN J. ESKILSON is associate professor of art at Eastern Illinois University. He is coauthor of Frames of Reference: Art History and the World and publishes frequently on contemporary art and design.
February Graphic Design Cloth 978-0-300-17260-7 $65.00 sc 464 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄2 480 color + 81 b/w illus.
For sale in North America only
Staging Fashion, 1880–1920
Jane Hading, Lily Elsie, Billie Burke Edited by Michele Majer
Although Jane Hading (1859–1940), Lily Elsie (1886–1962), and Billie Burke (1884–1970) gained fame as stage actresses, their popular appeal also rested on their ability to cultivate a glamorous appearance. Their careers illustrate the early transformation of actresses into marketable commodities whose celebrity status depended on the consumption of their images. This celebrity, in turn, was used to market an array of beauty and fashion goods to women striving to emulate them. The three women featured in Staging Fashion exemplify the factors that ensured success for 20th-century actresses. Each of these women was dressed by a leading couturier (or several couturiers), both onstage and offstage. In major cities such as New York, Paris, and London, actresses depended on exquisite, custom-made gowns both to secure principal roles and to maintain popularity. Their physical beauty, which was consistent with elite notions of class and race, was depicted on postcards and in popular fashion and theatre magazines and newspapers. Finally, these actresses developed distinct “personalities,” which were conveyed by their stage roles and in numerous photos and articles.
MICHELE MAJER is an assistant professor at the Bard Graduate Center, New York, and a research associate at Cora Ginsburg LLC, New York.
Postcard of Lily Elsie in The Merry Widow, ca. 1907. Photograph, Foulsham & Banfield (English, 1906–1920). Private Collection
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Bard Graduate Center 01/18/12–04/08/12
Distributed for the Bard Graduate Center
February Fashion Paper 978-0-300-18113-5 $40.00 sc 176 pp. 7 x 8 3⁄4 220 color illus. World Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles 141
A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings Patricia Reed
With Wendy Baron and Merlin James
William Nicholson (1872–1949) is among the most admired and elusive painters in the history of British art. In the first four decades of the 20th century, Nicholson explored the genres of portraiture, landscape, and still life with exceptional inventiveness, wit, and technical skill. His distinctive paintings were neither academic nor modernist, and his aversion to art groups and his reluctance to make public pronouncements about art have made it difficult to place his work within the main narratives of 20thcentury art history. The breadth of Nicholson’s works in oil is revealed for the first time in this lavishly illustrated catalogue raisonné. Author and scholar Patricia Reed offers detailed entries for each of Nicholson’s oil paintings, along with a comprehensive chronology of his life. The art historian Wendy Baron gives a context for Nicholson in British art at the beginning of the 20th century, and the painter and critic Merlin James celebrates the virtuosity and subtlety of Nicholson’s painting technique. This magnificent and substantial catalogue brings to the fore Nicholson’s vast achievement in oils.
PATRICIA REED is an independent art historian and the principal scholar on the oil paintings of William Nicholson.
Distributed for Modern Art Press, Ltd.
February Art Paper over Board 978-0-300-17054-2 $150.00 sc 672 pp. 10 1⁄4 x 11 640 color + 90 b/w illus. World
Life and Work: A Catalogue Raisonné Adriaan Waiboer
Despite his untimely death in 1667 at the age of thirty-seven, Gabriel Metsu left an astounding collection of history paintings, portraits, still lifes, and exquisite genre scenes. These charming depictions of kitchen maids, elegant young ladies, hunters, drinkers, and amorous couples have gained Metsu a place among the most celebrated painters of 17th-century Holland. His work ranges from group portraits of the families of wealthy merchants, to wistful portraits of single women and bustling genre scenes of markets and taverns. Meeting the demands of the early Dutch art market, Metsu mastered a number of different artistic styles. However, Metsu’s biography has remained largely enigmatic. This absorbing book provides insight into his life and details the network of personal and professional connections that influenced him. Following the successful exhibition of the artist’s work last year, this book promotes greater understanding of the full range of Metsu’s career, and the catalogue raisonné provides a detailed and informative record of his entire known oeuvre.
ADRIAAN WAIBOER is curator of Northern painting at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.
February Art Cloth 978-0-300-17048-1 $100.00 sc 320 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄4 78 color + 170 b/w illus. 142 Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
Between Crisis and Possibility Jennifer Burris, Sofia Olascoaga, Sadia Shirazi, and Gaia Tedone
This thought-provoking volume offers a critical reevaluation of the term foreclosure: it can refer not only to a forced eviction but also to processes of exclusion—a shutting down of recognition, reflection, and debate. Through work in photography, film, video, installation, and performance, the seven artists represented in this volume (Kamal Aljafari, Yto Barrada, Tania Bruguera, Claude Closky, Harun Farocki, Allan Sekula, and David Shrigley) investigate the expanded meaning of foreclosure by reexamining the systems that have produced crises, instead of focusing on the aftermath. Four discerning essays from a team of international curators discuss foreclosure as both a generative concept and a curatorial strategy, allowing the text itself to become a platform for critique.
JENNIFER BURRIS is a curator, recently published in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism and Studies in French Cinema. SOFIA OLASCOAGA is the former director of education and public programs at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City. SADIA SHIRAZI is an architect and curator whose work focuses on the intersection of art, architecture, and urbanism. GAIA TEDONE is the former assistant curator for the David Roberts Art Foundation in London.
Distributed for the Whitney Museum of American Art
February Art Paper 978-0-300-17867-8 $16.95sc 152 pp. 5 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄4 36 b/w illus. World
Dallas Museum of Art
A Guide to the Collection Edited by Bonnie Pitman
Explore the world renowned collection of the Dallas Museum of Art in this lavishly illustrated, informative catalogue. Dallas Museum of Art: A Guide to the Collection showcases the full range and exceptional quality of the rich holdings of one of America’s premier art institutions. The guide features over 400 stunning color photographs of pieces from the Museum’s outstanding encyclopedic collection. Works from the ancient Americas, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the ancient Mediterranean, Europe, and America are all represented, along with modern and contemporary pieces. Accompanying object entries offer descriptions, explanations of iconography, information on the artist or cultural history, and information on provenance and techniques.
BONNIE PITMAN is the former Eugene McDermott Director at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Distributed for the Dallas Museum of Art
March Art PB-Flexibound 978-0-300-17963-7 $24.95sc 368 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄4 420 color + 5 b/w illus. World Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles 143
Revised Edition Tim Barringer
Reading the Pre-Raphaelites
Noted for its vivid colors, elaborate use of symbols, and dedication to close observation of the natural world, the work of Pre-Raphaelite artists combines a deep engagement with the past and a modern realism that exemplifies the concerns of the age of steam travel. In Reading the PreRaphaelites, author Tim Barringer draws on an imaginative selection of paintings, drawings, and photographs to suggest that the dynamic energy of Pre-Raphaelitism arose out of the paradoxes at its heart. Past and present, historicism and modernity, symbolism and realism, as well as the tensions between city and country, men and women, worker and capitalist, colonizer and colonized all make appearances within Pre-Raphaelite art. By focusing on these issues, Barringer draws together the strands of revisionist thought on the Pre-Raphaelites and provides a range of stimulating new interpretations of their work. Beautifully illustrated, the revised edition of this authoritative survey traces the history of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and includes new sections on photography as well as a revised introduction and bibliography.
TIM BARRINGER is Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. His books include Men at Work: Art and Labour in Victorian Britain (Yale) and the exhibition catalogues American Sublime, Art and Emancipation in Jamaica (Yale), Opulence and Anxiety, and Before and After Modernism.
March Art Paper 978-0-300-17733-6 $27.50sc 192 pp. 6 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄4 98 color + 21 b/w illus.
The Healing Presence of Art
A History of Western Art in Hospitals Richard Cork
Fascinated by the astonishingly rich history of art in hospitals, the wellknown critic and art historian Richard Cork has written a brilliant account of the subject. These works, which include masterpieces of Western art, have been produced from Renaissance Florence and Siena to the 20th century. Piero della Francesca made a painting for a hospital in Sansepolcro, as did Hans Memling in Bruges, Matthias Grünewald in Isenheim, El Greco in Toledo, Rembrandt in Amsterdam, William Hogarth in London, Vincent van Gogh in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, and Marc Chagall in Jerusalem. The book’s sumptuous images offer a rich range of subjects, from Francisco Goya’s dramatic confrontations with suffering to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s sublime, airborne celebrations of resurrection and heavenly ecstasy. Some, like Leonardo da Vinci’s incisive drawings, are based on uncompromising firsthand study of hospital patients. Others explore a redemptive world where Christ is born, orphans are rescued, and plague victims are given shelter. In this wide-ranging survey, Cork investigates how such artworks have been used to humanize hospitals, to alleviate their clinical bleakness, and to offer genuine, lasting pleasure to patients, staff, and visitors.
RICHARD CORK is an award-winning art critic, author, and curator.
Also by richArd corK: A Bitter Truth Avant-Garde Art and the Great War Cloth 978-0-300-05704-1 $75.00 tx Art Beyond the Gallery in Early Twentieth-Century England Cloth 978-0-300-03236-9 $100.00 tx David Bomberg Paper 978-0-300-04194-1 $60.00 sc
March Art Cloth 978-0-300-17036-8 $90.00 sc 496 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄4 240 color + 200 b/w illus. 144 Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy
Images from a Scientific Revolution Domenico Laurenza
Known as the “century of anatomy,” the 16th century in Italy saw an explosion of studies and treatises on the discipline. Medical science advanced at an unprecedented rate, and physicians published on anatomy as never before. Simultaneously, many of the period’s most prominent artists—including Leonardo and Michelangelo in Florence, Raphael in Rome, and Rubens working in Italy—turned to the study of anatomy to inform their own drawings and sculptures, some by working directly with anatomists and helping to illustrate their discoveries. The result was a rich corpus of art objects detailing the workings of the human body with an accuracy never before attained. Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy examines this crossroads between art and science, showing how the attempt to depict bone structure, musculature, and our inner workings—both in drawings and in three dimensions—constituted an important step forward in how the body was represented in art. While already remarkable at the time of their original publication, the anatomical drawings by 16th-century masters have even foreshadowed developments in anatomic studies in modern times.
DOMENICO LAURENZA resides in Rome and is affiliated with the Museo GalileoInstitute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence.
Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome), Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto), ca. 1510–11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Drawings Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1924. 24.197.2
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
March Art Paper 978-0-300-17957-6 $14.95sc 48 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 55 color + 10 b/w illus.
Orsanmichele and the History and Preservation of the Civic Monument
Edited by Carl Brandon Strehlke
This far-ranging collection of essays—the first book-length scholarly exploration of Orsanmichele since 1996—marks the conclusion of a decades-long campaign to restore the magnificent medieval church and its art, most notably Orsanmichele’s celebrated niche sculptures. Originally commissioned by Florence’s trade guilds acting in competition with one another, the sculptures represent work by some of the greatest artists of the day—including Donatello, Filippo Brunelleschi, Andrea Pisano, Nanni di Banco, Lorenzo Ghiberti, and Andrea del Verrocchio—and are among the finest examples of Renaissance art in the world. In twenty-two original essays by leading scholars working across disciplines, Orsanmichele and the History and Preservation of the Civic Monument makes important new information about the history and restoration of the church available for the first time, and examines the monument in its broadest context as a civic and religious center from the Middle Ages to the present day, revealing the historic building’s evolving role as repository of history and living institution.
CARL BRANDON STREHLKE is adjunct curator of the John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Published by the National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts/Distributed by Yale University Press
April Art/Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-13589-3 $75.00 sc 416 pp. 9 x 11 145 color + 176 b/w illus.
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Painting Victorian London Nancy Rose Marshall
City of Gold and Mud
London was the quintessential modern city of the 19th century, and its artists were the first to rise to the challenge of depicting the many facets of this new world. From the 1850s to 1900, the city underwent vast changes, resulting in rapid urbanization, a dramatic increase in population, and the creation of dramatic contrasts between the “gold” of its wealth and splendor and the “mud” of its squalor and poverty. Artists sought to make sense of this novel and exciting—but often bewildering—environment in images not only of the pageantry, parks, and rituals of the city but also of its newly visible street types: minstrels and chimney sweeps, street urchins, shoeblack boys, and flower girls. City of Gold and Mud raises questions about the Victorian metropole in terms of how these popular paintings of modern life portrayed national and imperial identities; relationships of race, class, and gender; and the values, desires, and fears of their makers and users. Nancy Rose Marshall draws on artists’ writings, arts criticism, popular poetry, news reports, cartoons, tourist guides, religious tracts, and more to paint a vivid and multifaceted picture of London during this critical time in its economic and artistic development.
NANCY ROSE MARSHALL is an associate professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery Frederick John Lamp, Amanda M. Maples, and Laura M. Smalligan
With essays by Michael Kan and Susan Vogel
This comprehensive publication celebrates one of the largest and most significant bequests in the Yale University Art Gallery’s history: the exceptional Charles B. Benenson Collection of African art. Bequeathed from 2002 to 2004, this gift of 586 objects nearly tripled the Gallery’s holdings in this area, transforming what was once a modest installation into one of the nation’s premier university collections of African art. Accumulating Histories features full cataloguing data (including culture, date, provenance, bibliography, and exhibition history) and beautiful color reproductions of every object. In a departure from traditional collections catalogues, essays recount the testimony of Benenson’s family, close friends, professional advisors, and African art dealers, to examine the history of his stunning collection.
FREDERICK JOHN LAMP is the Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation Curator of African Art at the Yale University Art Gallery. AMANDA M. MAPLES is Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the High Desert Museum. LAURA M. SMALLIGAN is an independent scholar who specializes in nineteenth-century objects from southeastern Nigeria.
April Art Cloth 978-0-300-16992-8 $75.00 sc 304 pp. 9 1⁄4 x 11 611 color illus. World 146 Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
Headdress in the Form of a Female Head. Ejagham, Nigeria, late 19th–early 20th century. Wood, antelope skin, rattan, metal, and pigment. Yale University Art Gallery, Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
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With contributions by Paul Bernard, John Boardman, HenriPaul Francfort, Fredrik T. Hiebert, Jane Hickman, Frank Lee Holt, Denise P. Leidy, Sanjyot Mehendale, Omar Khana Masoudi, and David Whitehouse
During its early history, Afghanistan was a crossroads of commerce from diverse cultures along its bustling trade routes, known as the “Silk Road,” which stretched from China to Egypt. This compelling volume examines objects from Afghanistan’s antiquity—stone and terracotta architecture and sculpture, coins, ivories, and encrusted gold jewelry—as it leads us through the rich background of this fascinating country. Expert perspectives on archaeology, art history, and material culture can be found in ten essays, originally presented at a symposium at the Metropolitan Museum, of superb finds from Aï Khanum, Begram, and Tillya Tepe. Illustrated with over 100 reproductions, these essays explore such issues as the Hellenic presence in Bactria; relations between nomadic and sedentary populations; contacts with Rome, Iran, China, and India; and the creation of unique Bactrian styles of expression.
JOAN ARUZ is curator in charge and ELISABETTA VALTZ FINO is curator in the Department of Near Eastern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Forging Civilizations along the Silk Road Edited by Joan Aruz and Elisabetta Valtz Fino
Dragon Master pendant, Tillya Tepe, tomb II, 2nd quarter of first century A.D. Gold, turquoise, garnet, lapis lazuli, carnelian, pearls (National Museum of Afghanistan, 04.40.109)
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
May Art Paper 978-0-300-17954-5 $35.00 sc 160 pp. 7 7⁄8 x 10 138 color illus. World
Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics
From the Peabody Essex Museum William R. Sargent
With an essay by Rose Kerr
Beginning in the 16th century when Portuguese traders started importing blue and white porcelain to Europe, Chinese ceramics manufacturers produced goods specifically for export to the West. This industry flourished through the early 20th century as the market for fine porcelain expanded in Europe and North America. Among the Peabody Essex Museum’s founders in 1799 were sea captains and supercargoes involved in extensive trade with Asia; they brought back remarkable examples of export wares, providing a foundation for the Museum’s world-renowned collection of Chinese export ceramics. Written by William R. Sargent, one of the field’s leading experts, Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics is one of the most authoritative sources on this topic. The book features scholarly entries on more than 275 objects, dating from the 15th to the 20th century and divided by type of ware. A glossary of ceramics terminology makes this an invaluable resource for even a novice collector. The commentary, including an essay by Rose Kerr, offers new perspectives on the artistic, historical, and social dimensions of export ceramics.
WILLIAM R. SARGENT is the former curator of Asian Export Art at the Peabody Essex Museum. ROSE KERR is Curator Emeritus of the Far Eastern Collection of Chinese Ceramics at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. May Decorative Arts Cloth 978-0-300-16975-1 $65.00 sc 480 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 12 430 color illus. World
Olza Family carp tureens, 1760–80. 18¾ in. (45.5 cm) w.; Ormolu mounts European, possibly Spanish, 18th century. Museum purchase, 2006 (AE86557.1ab, .2ab)
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Rich in new discoveries and fresh interpretation, this fully revised survey is the perfect companion and guide to one of England’s most beguiling counties. A profusion of black-and-white timber-framed houses testifies to the prosperity of earlier centuries, as do the many and varied parish churches. Highlights among these include the extraordinary Norman carvings at Kilpeck, the exquisitely spare Cistercian architecture of Abbey Dore, the seductive Georgian Gothick of Shobdon, and Lethaby’s Arts and Crafts masterpiece at Brockhampton. The city of Hereford is freshly presented in detail, from its splendid medieval cathedral to the architectural adventures of the Georgians and Victorians. Country houses are plentiful and diverse, including much that is well in step with national fashions. The characteristic landscape of hills and woods lends a special pleasure to architectural exploration, while market towns such as Ledbury, Leominster, and Ross-onWye can match any in England for visual and architectural appeal.
ALAN BROOKS is the author of three previous volumes in the revised Buildings of England series: Gloucestshire 1: The Cotswolds, Gloucestshire 2: The Vale, and Forest of Dean and Worceshire.
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Architecture from Austerity to Affluence Mark Crinson
James Stirling (1924–1992) is acclaimed as the most influential and controversial modern British architect. His partnership with James Gowan (b. 1923) between 1956 and 1963 put postwar British architecture on the international map, and their Leicester University Engineering Building became an iconic monument for a new kind of modernism. Mark Crinson’s book is the most thoroughly researched study of Stirling and Gowan’s partnership to date. Based on extensive interviews and archival research, Crinson argues that their work was the product of two equally creative partners whose different concerns produced a dynamic aesthetic. He gives an in-depth account of their training and early careers, their relation to key architects and movements of the time, and the commissioning, design, and construction of their work. This critical reassessment dispels previous myths and inaccuracies regarding their partnership and analyzes how ideas about mannerism, modernism, nostalgia, community, consumerism, Victorian cities, and institutional typologies influenced their designs. Stirling and Gowan positions their avant-garde creations within a larger context as creative responses to Britain’s postwar deindustrialization and the shift from austerity to affluence.
MARK CRINSON is professor of art history at the University of Manchester.
Stirling and Gowan
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May Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-17728-2 $75.00 sc 288 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 60 color + 140 b/w illus. 148
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A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini Sarah McPhee
With lips slightly parted and eyes fixed on a point in the distance, a breathtaking marble portrait of Costanza Piccolomini appears alive. Carved by Gianlorenzo Bernini in 1636–37 for his own pleasure, the portrait of Costanza is one of his most captivating works, but until now little has been known about its subject. For centuries Costanza was identified only as Bernini’s mistress, who later incited his rage by betraying him for his brother. Author Sarah McPhee corrects and expands this story in her remarkable biography of a sculpture and its subject. Bernini’s Beloved sets the bust and Costanza’s own life—her childhood and noble name, her marriage, affair, fall from grace, and recovery—against the backdrop of Baroque Rome. Beautifully illustrated and written, this fascinating story expands our understanding of the woman whose intelligence and passion served as inspiration for Bernini’s celebrated sculpture, and who courageously forged a life for herself in the decades following its creation.
SARAH McPHEE is professor of art and architectural history at Emory University, and author of Bernini and the Bell Towers: Architecture and Politics at the Vatican (Yale).
“Enthralling. . . . McPhee’s book is rich in historical detail, and truly an original contribution that will be welcomed by scholars, students, and general readers.”—Elizabeth Cropper, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art
May Art Cloth 978-0-300-17527-1 $45.00 sc 280 pp. 7 x 10 75 color + 50 b/w illus.
James Wyatt, 1746–1813
Architect to George III John Martin Robinson
James Wyatt (1746–1813) is widely recognized as the most celebrated and prolific English architect of the 18th century. At the start of his lengthy career, Wyatt worked on designs for the Oxford Street Pantheon’s neoClassical interior as well as Dodington, the Graeco-Roman house that served as the model for the Regency country house. Wyatt was the first truly eclectic and historicist architect, employing several versions of Classical and Gothic styles with great facility while also experimenting in Egyptian, Tudor, Turkish, and Saxon modes. His pioneering Modern Gothic marked him as an innovator, and his unique neo-Classical designs were influenced by his links with the Midlands Industrial Revolution and his Grand Tour education. This groundbreaking book sheds new light on modern architectural and design history by interweaving studies of Wyatt’s most famous works with his fascinating life narrative. This masterly presentation covers the complex connections formed by his web of wealthy patrons and his influence on both his contemporaries and successors.
JOHN MARTIN ROBINSON is an independent architectural historian. He is a partner in Historic Buildings Consultants, Librarian to the Duke of Norfolk, Maltravers Herald Extraordinary and Vice Chairman of the Georgian Group. He is a regular architectural contributor to Country Life and the author of numerous books.
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May Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-17690-2 $75.00 sc 400 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 150 color + 170 b/w illus.
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The Art of German Stoneware Ceramics, 1300–1900
From the Charles W. Nichols Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Jack Hinton
Bold, bright, and functional, stoneware ceramics produced in the Germanspeaking centers of what is today Germany and the Low Countries were highly valued and widely traded in Europe and North America from the 16th through the 18th century. In the 1600s—the heyday of stoneware production—these handsome, practical ceramics found an enthusiastic market in colonial North America. The addition of relief decoration and a brilliant salt-glaze during the Renaissance raised the status of these wares. Later examples eschewed such narrative ornament for more abstract floral or geometric patterns, and greater competition from other centers and mediums in the 18th century led to more unusual, original forms. About sixty fine stoneware pieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a promised private collection testify to the success, artful decoration, and fascinating variety of this medium. Jack Hinton describes the developments in stoneware through these notable examples, and color images bring their details to life. With their bold designs and bright colors, these works exhibit the perfect balance of utility and beauty.
JACK HINTON is assistant curator of European decorative arts and sculpture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
May Decorative Arts PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-17978-1 $20.00 sc 60 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 50 color + 5 b/w illus. World
“Star” Jug, mid-17th century. Germany, Westerwald region. Salt-glazed stoneware with cobalt and manganese underglaze/ decoration, height: 15 13 ⁄16 in. (40.2 cm), Philadelphia Museum of Art. Promised gift of Charles W. Nichols
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Published in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Italian Drawings of the Renaissance and Baroque Edited by Suzanne Folds McCullagh, with Katie Tierney Powell
This handsome volume brings together an impressive array of scholars, who analyze an outstanding private collection of 175 Old Master drawings that date from the 16th through the 18th century. The collection vibrantly revealed here includes a wide variety of drawings—from sketches and figure drawings to copies after masters and preliminary studies for major compositions—and features the work of many important Italian artists, including Raphael, Andrea del Sarto, Baccio Bandinelli, Pontormo, Perino del Vaga, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Salvator Rosa, Guercino, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, among many others. Each work is reproduced and accompanied by complete documentation: physical description, provenance, bibliography, and exhibition history, as well as background information on the subjects captured in the drawings. Capturing the Sublime opens the beauty of these drawings to a broader public and provides important new attributions and scholarship.
SUZANNE FOLDS McCULLAGH is the Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. KATIE TIERNEY POWELL is a research associate in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Andrea Lilio (Italian, 1555/65–after 1635), An Allegory of Confidence, 1620s. Black chalk heightened with white chalk on blue-gray laid paper. Collection of Anne Searle Bent
Capturing the Sublime
The Art Institute of Chicago 03/24/12– 07/08/12 Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
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North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo Andrea Bayer and Maria Cristina Rodeschini
The Accademia Carrara of Bergamo is one of Italy’s premier paintings galleries but remains little known outside that country. It grew from the civicminded vision of three great collectors, beginning with Count Giacomo Carrara, who founded the institution in the late 18th century, and continuing with the great connoisseur Giovanni Morelli. The catalogue focuses on fifteen superlative North Italian paintings from the Accademia’s collection, all dating from 1450 to 1550, including Giovanni Bellini’s haunting Pietà, the predella panels from Lorenzo Lotto’s celebrated Martinengo Altarpiece, and Orpheus and Eurydice, a tour de force of Titian’s early career. Essays illuminate the importance and influence of the Accademia Carrara, which have extended far beyond Bergamo’s borders.
ANDREA BAYER is curator in the Department of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. MARIA CRISTINA RODESCHINI is director of the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo.
Bellini, Titian, and Lotto
Giovanni Bellini, Cristo in pieta, tempera on panel. 91LC00138
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 05/15/12–09/03/12 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
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William Burton Conyngham and His Irish Circle of Antiquarian Artists
In the midst of a resurgence of pride in Ireland’s history during the 18th century, William Burton, later Conyngham (1733–1796), strove to emulate his British counterparts in producing albums of engravings illustrating the beauties of the country’s heritage. To further his aims, he formed the Hibernian Antiquarian Society, which lasted only four years due to internal strife. Nevertheless, Burton Conyngham began acquiring drawings of antiquities, and then commissioned Gabriel Beranger and his fellow artists Angelo Bigari and John James Barralet to make sketches of dolmens, churches, abbeys, and castles in areas which were not represented in existing works. In its day, Burton Conyngham’s was regarded as the most significant collection of such drawings in Ireland. This volume reconstructs that collection, cataloguing more than 600 drawings, which he was known to have secured by about 1780. Also presented in this monograph is the considerable number of copies that were made of the original works as security against damage to the collective whole or the death of its owner.
PETER HARBISON is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and its honorary academic editor.
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June Art Cloth 978-0-300-18072-5 $85.00 sc 288 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 11 100 color + 20 b/w illus.
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Insuring the City
The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape Elihu Rubin
The Prudential Center anchors the Boston skyline with its tall, gray tower. Though unassuming architecturally, it is a historical beacon, representing a midcentury moment when insurance companies such as Prudential were particularly aware of how their physical presence and civic engagement reflected upon their intangible product: financial security. Looking to New York’s Rockefeller Center, the creators of the Prudential Center aspired to use real estate development as a tool toward civic achievement, reinvigorating central Boston and integrating a large complex of buildings with new infrastructure for the automobile. Architectural historian Elihu Rubin tells the full story of “The Pru,” placing it within the political, economic, and architectural contexts of the period. The Prudential Center played a pivotal role in the economic redevelopment of Boston and was arguably one of the most significant urban developments of the 1950s and ’60s. It is an important story, and one that provides great insight into the evolution of the modern city in postwar America.
ELIHU RUBIN is an architectural historian, city planner, and documentary filmmaker. He is the Daniel Rose (’51) Visiting Assistant Professor of Urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture.
“A very valuable book, one that will be essential reading for scholars concerned with the 20th-century city and its architecture.”—Richard Longstreth
May Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-17018-4 $45.00 sc 256 pp. 6 x 9 50 b/w illus. World
The English Prize
The Capture of the Westmorland, An Episode of the Grand Tour Edited by María Dolores Sánchez-Jáuregui Alpañés and Scott Wilcox
Laden with works of art acquired by young British travelers on the Grand Tour in Italy, the British merchant ship Westmorland sailed from the Italian port of Livorno before being captured by French naval vessels and escorted to Malaga in southern Spain. The artistic treasures on board were purchased by King Carlos III of Spain, and the majority were deposited in the collections of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. There they resided, unknown, until recent research, using original inventories that survive in the Academia’s archives, identified the Westmorland’s rich cargo. The English Prize reveals the gripping story of the ship’s capture and the disposition of its artistic contents, which included Raphael Mengs’s Perseus and Andromeda, Pompeo Batoni’s portraits of Frances Bassett and Lord Lewisham, and watercolors by John Robert Cozens. This volume illuminates the cultural phenomenon of the Grand Tour and the young travelers who acquired the trove of books and art works on board the Westmorland but were never able to enjoy their purchases.
MARÍA DOLORES SÁNCHEZ-JÁUREGUI ALPAÑÉS is the lead scholar in the Westmorland research project. SCOTT WILCOX is chief curator of art collections at the Yale Center for British Art.
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 05/09/12–08/29/12 Yale Center for British Art 10/03/12–01/20/13 Published in association with the Yale Center for British Art and the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Francisco
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Architecture and the Arts in Northern Europe, 1470–1540 Ethan Matt Kavaler
This compelling book offers a new paradigm for the periodization of the arts, one that counters a prevailing Italianate bias among historians of northern Europe of this era. The years after 1500 brought the construction of several iconic Late Gothic monuments, including the transept facades of Beauvais cathedral in northern France, much of King’s College in Cambridge, England, and the parish church at Annaberg in Saxony. Most designers and patrons preferred this elite Gothic style, which was considered fashionable and highly refined, to alternative Italianate styles. Ethan Matt Kavaler connects Gothic architecture to related developments in painting and other media, and considers the consequences of the breakdown of the Gothic system in the early 16th century. Late Gothic architecture is recognized for its sensuous and abundant ornament. Its visually rich surfaces signify wealth and magnificence, and its flamboyant geometric designs portray a system of perfect and essential forms that convey spiritual authority, while often serving as signs of personal or corporate identity. Renaissance Gothic presents a groundbreaking and detailed study of the Gothic architecture of the late 15th and 16th centuries across Europe.
ETHAN MATT KAVALER is professor of art history at the University of Toronto.
June Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-16792-4 $75.00 sc 344 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 80 color + 210 b/w illus.
Modernist Potter Emmanuel Cooper
Lucie Rie (1902–1995), one of the 20th century’s most celebrated and iconic potters, combined an acute understanding of modernism with the skills of her chosen craft. During the course of her sixty-year career, she continually honed and refined her work, developing new shapes and surface effects that were distinctly her own. Her delicately shaped bowls, bottles, and other vessels reflect her commitment to simplicity and clarity of form, earning her both critical and popular acclaim. This comprehensive biography follows Rie’s life and artistic development from her birth into the Austria of the Habsburgs to her studies at the progressive Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, and finally her years in Britain following her escape in 1938 from Nazi-controlled Austria. Emmanuel Cooper, a distinguished potter who knew Rie, interviewed many of her friends and acquaintances to produce this complete and detailed account of Rie’s life and work. The author has been given unrestricted access by the Rie estate to previously unpublished letters and other material, which provide fascinating new insights into her life and work and have allowed him to reevaluate Rie’s creative output within the broader context of modernism and the emergence of the studio pottery movement in Britain.
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EMMANUEL COOPER is a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art, London. He is a potter, writer, and curator, and broadcaster. He was the founder and editor of Ceramic Review. July Decorative Arts Cloth 978-0-300-15200-5 $55.00 sc 384 pp. 6 x 9 1⁄4 40 color + 70 b/w illus. World
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Genealogies of Architectural Modernism Alina Payne
In the late 19th century, a centuries-old preference for highly ornamented architecture gave way to a budding Modernism of clean lines and unadorned surfaces. At the same moment, everyday objects—cups, saucers, chairs, and tables—began to receive critical attention. Alina Payne addresses this shift, arguing for a new understanding of the genealogy of architectural modernism: rather than the well-known story in which an absorption of technology and mass production created a radical aesthetic that broke decisively with the past, Payne argues for a more gradual shift, as the eloquence of architectural ornamentation was taken on by objects of daily use. As she demonstrates, the work of Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier should be seen as the culmination of a conversation about ornament dating as far back as the Renaissance. Payne looks beyond the usual suspects of philosophy and science to establish theoretical catalysts for the shift from ornament to object in the varied fields of anthropology and ethnology; art history and the museum; and archaeology and psychology.
ALINA PAYNE is professor of history of art and architecture at Harvard University. In 2006 she received the Max Planck and Alexander von Humboldt Prize in the Humanities. Her books include The Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance, The Telescope and the Compass, and Antiquity and Its Interpreters.
From Ornament to Object
“Exceptionally intelligent. . . . From Ornament to Object construes 19thand early-20th-century architecture in a novel, convincing, and eminently fascinating manner, shedding new light on modern architectural thinking and practice along the way.”—Mari Hvattum, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
July Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-17533-2 $65.00 sc 360 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 10 62 color + 108 b/w illus.
The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art Christine Starkman
With contributions by Miyeko Murase, John M. Rosenfield, and Kimiko Powers
Over the past four decades, Kimiko and John Powers amassed what has become recognized as the premier collection of Japanese art in the United States. One of the largest and most comprehensive collections outside of Japan, the Powers Collection contains 300 works, including 17th- and 18thcentury scholarly paintings, hanging scrolls, Buddhist wood and lacquer sculptures, calligraphy, and illuminated documents. Unrivalled Splendor showcases eighty-six masterworks from this vaunted collection, featuring examples that illustrate the religious, social, intellectual, and aesthetic values of Japan across several centuries. A statement by Kimiko Powers describes the collection, followed by an introductory essay by Christine Starkman. Additionally, an essay by Miyeko Murase explores the contributions of Soga Shohaku, an innovative, prolific 18th-century painter. Insightful texts that draw on the research and writings of John M. Rosenfield delve into the particulars of the featured works.
CHRISTINE STARKMAN is curator of Asian art, ancient to contemporary, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
´Sakyamuni and Three Ka´ yapas, from s an Illustrated Sutra of Cause and Effect, Past and Present, Nara (c. 750), hanging scroll (section of hand scroll mounted as a kakemono), color and ink on paper. The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art. Photo: Hester + Hardaway Photographers
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 06/17/12–09/16/12 Distributed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Venice and Vitruvius
Reading Venice with Daniele Barbaro and Andrea Palladio Margaret D’Evelyn
In about 35–25 b.c.E., the Roman architect Vitruvius produced his encyclopedic ten-book summary of the principles of Hellenistic architecture, De architectura (On Architecture). These ideas have stimulated architects ever since. In the mid-16th century, the architect Andrea Palladio (1508– 1580) and the humanist Daniele Barbaro (1513–1570) looked to the city of Venice in order to understand and interpret Vitruvius’s text—still in need of clarification—which would enable them to solve contemporary architectural problems. They found in the city’s medieval and Renaissance streets, palaces, churches, and towers living principles that enabled them to interpret the ancient principles. By 1556, Barbaro had incorporated their observations into his “Commentaries” on Vitruvius, and two distinctly new editions for different audiences followed a decade later. Margaret D’Evelyn has gathered evidence to document how Palladio’s understanding of Vitruvius influenced Barbaro. This engrossing volume also charts the invention of the illustrated architectural book and how major architect-authors, such as Leon Battista Alberti and Sebastiano Serlio, contributed to its development—demonstrating how Vitruvius shaped the way the city of Venice was viewed.
MARGARET D’EVELYN is an associate professor of art history in the Department of Art and Art History at Principia College.
July Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-17451-9 $65.00 sc 448 pp. 6 x 9 1⁄2 142 line drawings + 1 color illus.
J. B. Fischer von Erlach
Architecture as Theater in the Baroque Era Esther Gordon Dotson and Mark Richard Ashton
Though little known in the English-speaking world, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656–1723) was one of the most important and influential European baroque architects. The buildings that he designed for the emperor of Austria and his courtiers reveal an element of theatricality—an element that author Esther Gordon Dotson probes in this attractive volume. In his architectural designs, Fischer incorporated devices from ceremonial pageantry and scene design, controlled lighting effects, and a sense of dramatic progression in approaching and moving through a building. Dotson identifies these various elements in her close reading of Fischer’s structures, and splendid new photographs, taken by Mark Richard Ashton, bring them to life on the printed page. The author also delves into Fischer’s past and his writings to explain the impact his awareness of architectural history, his early employment by designers of street-festival pageants and his relationships with others involved in such staged productions had upon his architectural designs. Dotson guides readers in discovering the theatrical qualities in Fischer’s buildings, illuminating their conceptual liveliness, variety, drama, and enduring beauty.
At the time of her death in October 2009, ESTHER GORDON DOTSON was professor emerita in the Department of the History of Art at Cornell University. MARK RICHARD ASHTON is an independent scholar and photographer in Ithaca, New York.
July Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-16668-2 $75.00 sc 184 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 110 color + 110 b/w illus.
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An Eakins Masterpiece Restored
Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew Edited by Kathleen A. Foster and Mark S. Tucker
Thomas Eakins (1844–1916) is acknowledged as one of the preeminent American painters of the 19th century. As a young artist in 1875 he prepared a monumental painting for the Philadelphia Centennial of Dr. Samuel D. Gross of Jefferson Medical College. Rejected by the selection committee for being too gruesome, The Gross Clinic is hailed today as the artist’s masterpiece. Purchased by the medical college, the work was a fixture there until 2006, when its threatened sale prompted thousands to donate funds to keep it in Philadelphia through a joint acquisition by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Kathleen A. Foster and Mark S. Tucker update the story of The Gross Clinic to the present day. They draw on discoveries made during the 2009–10 project to look more deeply into the history, aesthetics, and technique of the painting. Through their discussion, complemented by interpretations from the perspectives of cultural and medical history by Steven Conn and Mark S. Schreiner, M.D., respectively, this celebrated painting can now be understood anew.
KATHLEEN A. FOSTER is The Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art and director of the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. MARK S. TUCKER is vice chair of conservation and The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Thomas Eakins (American, 1844–1916), Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic), 1875. Oil on canvas, 8 feet x 6 feet 6 inches (243.8 x 198.1 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gift of the Alumni Association to Jefferson Medical College in 1878 and purchased by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2007 with the generous support of more than 3,600 donors, 2007–1-1
Published in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Thomas J. Loughman
Sterling Clark in China
This catalogue presents the captivating story of museum founder Robert Sterling Clark’s important but little-known 1908–9 scientific expedition to northwest China. Over a century later, the context and significance of his adventure are being explored, and bringing to light important cultural and archaeological discoveries. Trained as a civil engineer, Clark brought a scientist’s curiosity to the planning of his journey, assembling a talented professional team that included a surveyor, a doctor and meteorologist, an artist, and the British naturalist Arthur de Carle Sowerby, as well as some thirty additional support staff. Departing from the city of Taiyuan in Shanxi province, the Clark expedition traversed the provinces of Shaanxi and Gansu, reaching as far westward as Lanzhou before returning to Taiyuan. In all, the team covered nearly 2000 miles, primarily on horse and mule, and the resulting research launched Sowerby’s career as the leading authority on Chinese fauna. Beautifully illustrated with archival photographs, Sterling Clark in China details the artistic, historical, and cultural legacy of a fascinating voyage.
THOMAS J. LOUGHMAN is assistant deputy director at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.
Members of the Clark expedition in northern China, 1908 (Robert Sterling Clark is second from left). Courtesy Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.
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Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China Annette Juliano; With an essay by An Jiayao
In 1908, the American adventurer Robert Sterling Clark organized a scientific expedition to northern China to create a detailed geographical survey, photograph the region and its peoples, and collect samples of the flora and fauna. Inspired by this important early record of the region, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute has organized a major exhibition of Chinese archaeological treasures from the Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia, and Gansu provinces. Ranging from gilt bronze plaques with animal imagery produced by early nomadic cultures, to tomb guardians charged with protecting the deceased, to luxury goods reflecting the lucrative “Silk Road” trade, these artifacts are helping to redefine our understanding of ancient Chinese cultures. Showcasing over 85 recently excavated objects, Unearthed includes detailed texts that discuss tradition and innovation in Chinese art; China’s interactions with the outside world through trade and invasion; artistic techniques and styles; and cultural traditions. The acquisition of the artifacts is contextualized within the major developments in Chinese archaeology over the past hundred years.
ANNETTE JULIANO is professor of art history at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark Campus. AN JIAYAO is research fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing.
Seated Horse, Xi Xia (1038–1227 CE), Stone, height: 70 cm. Excavated 1977 entrance path of tomb M177, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum, Yinchuan
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The London Square
Gardens in the Midst of Town Todd Longstaffe-Gowan
Modern-day London abounds with a multitude of gardens, enclosed by railings and surrounded by houses, which attest to the English love of nature. These green enclaves, known as squares, are among the most distinctive and admired features of the metropolis and are England’s greatest contribution to the development of European town planning and urban form. Traditionally, inhabitants who overlooked these gated communal gardens paid for their maintenance and had special access to them. As such, they have long been synonymous with privilege, elegance, and prosperous metropolitan living. They epitomize the classical notion of rus in urbe, the integration of nature within the urban plan—a concept that continues to shape cities to this day. Todd Longstaffe-Gowan delves into the history, evolution, and social implications of squares, which have been an important element in the planning and expansion of London since the early 17th century. As an amenity that fosters health and well-being and a connection to the natural world, the square has played a crucial role in the development of the English capital.
TODD LONGSTAFFE-GOWAN is a landscape architect with an international practice based in London. He is gardens adviser to Hampton Court Palace and is currently redesigning the gardens of Kensington Palace in London.
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Venice from the Water
Architecture and Myth in an Early Modern City Daniel Savoy
The floating city of Venice has enchanted visitors for centuries with its maze of scenic canals. For this pioneering book, Daniel Savoy set out by boat to explore the built environment of these waterways, gaining new insights into the architectural history of this major early modern Italian center. By viewing the architecture and experience of the canals in relation to the production of Venetian civic mythology, the author found that the waterways of Venice and its lagoon were integral areas of the city’s pre-modern urban space, and that their flanking buildings were constructed in an intimate dialogue with the water’s visual, spatial, and metaphorical properties. Enhancing the natural wonder of their aquatic setting, the builders of Venice used illusory aesthetic and scenographic practices to create waterfront buildings that appear to float, blend into the water, and glide into view around bends in the canals—transporting visitors into a seemingly otherworldly realm. This book’s striking photographs of Venice, as seen from its waterways, will likewise transport readers with breathtaking views of this captivating city.
DANIEL SAVOY is an assistant professor of art history at Manhattan College.
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Abraham’s Children, Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abrams, The New Universe and the Human Future . . . . Accumulating Histories, Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adams, Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adams, Sea Stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adams, This Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adonis, Adonis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adonis, Adonis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Against War and Empire, Whatmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . Agnes Martin, Cooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ahmed, A Quiet Revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alsteens, Dürer and Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ames-Lewis, Isabella and Leonardo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anatomy of Influence, The, Bloom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ancestral Modern, McClusky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ancient Christian Martyrdom, Moss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Marvell, Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apocalyptic Realm, Hiro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Applebaum, Gulag Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arch Conjuror of England, The, Parry . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aron, Roads to the Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arrow, Social Choice and Individual Values . . . . . . . . Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy, Laurenza . . . . . . Art of German Stoneware Ceramics, 1300–1900, The, Hinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art of Robert Frost, The, Kendall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aruz, Afghanistan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Afghanistan, Aruz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avishai, Promiscuous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baby Ikki at the Museum, Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baden, The Composition of the Pentateuch . . . . . . . . . . Bailey, Renoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar-On, Moshe Dayan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barberie, Zoe Strauss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barringer, Reading the Pre-Raphaelites . . . . . . . . . . . . Barter, For Kith and Kin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bassoon, The, Kopp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Battle for the Arab Spring, The, Noueihed . . . . . . . . . . Baumgarten, What Clothes Reveal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bayer, Bellini, Titian, and Lotto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beeley, The Unity of Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bellini, Titian, and Lotto, Bayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belova, Funding Loyalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berebitsky, Sex and the Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berenice Abbott, Morel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berenson, The Statue of Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernard, Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance Bernard, The Late Medieval English Church . . . . . . . . . Bernini’s Beloved, McPhee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bidlack, The Leningrad Blockade, 1941–1944 . . . . . . Black Envelope, The, Manea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Gotham, Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bloom, The Anatomy of Influence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Dylan, Yaffe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Book of Numbers: Critique of Genesis, A, Carmichael . . Boredom, Toohey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowker, The Message and the Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brain, The, DeSalle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Braudy, The Hollywood Sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Breaking the Logjam, Schoenbrod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bride and the Dowry, The, Raz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Brooks, Herefordshire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown, Edouard Vuillard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown, Palmerston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brunetta, Spider Silk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burris, Foreclosed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Byzantium and Islam, Evans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cai Guo-Qiang: Odyssey, Starkman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calder, The New Continentalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campbell, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide . . . . . Capretz, French in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Capturing the Sublime, McCullagh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caribbean, Cullen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance, Bernard . . Carmichael, The Book of Numbers: A Critique of Genesis Celestina, de Rojas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Changeux, The Good, the True, and the Beautiful . . . . . . Charyn, Joe DiMaggio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chase, An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers City of Gold and Mud, Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark, Abraham’s Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark, Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics . . . Cole, The Poetry of Kabbalah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communist Manifesto, The, Marx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Composition of the Pentateuch, The, Baden. . . . . . . . . . . Compulsory Happiness, Manea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Computer and the Brain, The, von Neumann . . . . . . . . . Cooke, Agnes Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooper, Lucie Rie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cork, The Healing Presence of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corns, The Milton Encyclopedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corral, Slow Lightning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating the Administrative Constitution, Mashaw . . . . . . Creative Artist’s Legal Guide, The, Seiter . . . . . . . . . . . . Crinson, Stirling and Gowan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cullen, Caribbean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cyclops, Marinkovic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D’Evelyn, Venice and Vitruvius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daigle, Limits of Detente . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas Museum of Art, Pitman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dalrymple, Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707–1857 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darwin Archipelago, The, Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Hume, Phillipson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davies, Wellington’s Wars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davis, Timothy H. O’Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dawn of Egyptian Art, Patch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dawoud Bey, Witkovsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Duve, Genetics of Original Sin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Rojas, Celestina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Vega, Fuenteovejuna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Death, Kagan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Delmira Agustini, Sexual Seduction, and Vampiric Conquest, Jrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DeSalle, The Brain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diary, Gombrowicz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dictionary of Modern Proverbs, The, Doyle . . . . . . . . . . . Dormandy, Opium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dotson, J. B. Fischer von Erlach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Douglas, Orderly and Humane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doyle, The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs . . . . . . . . . . . Dürer and Beyond, Alsteens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Eagleton, The Event of Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Eagleton, Why Marx Was Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Eakins Masterpiece Restored, An, Foster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Edouard Vuillard, Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Eighteen-Day Running Mate, Glasser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Elizabeth Blackadder, Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Elliott, Tony Cragg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Encounters, Montanaro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 End of the Chinese Dream, The, Lemos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Ending Wars Well, Patterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Endowed by Our Creator, Meyerson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 English Prize, The, Sánchez-Jáuregui Alpañés . . . . . . . . . 152 Eskilson, Graphic Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 141 Evans, Byzantium and Islam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Event of Literature, The, Eagleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Exorcism, O’Neill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 Fairbrother, Making a Presence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Fashioning the Object, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Faulkner, A Visitor’s Guide to the Ancient Olympics . . . . . . . 18 Feathery Tribe, The, Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Ferdydurke, Gombrowicz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Fifth Impossibility, The, Manea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Five Spice Street, Xue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 For Kith and Kin, Barter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Foreclosed, Burris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Foster, An Eakins Masterpiece Restored . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Francis of Assisi, Vauchez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Frankel, Visual Strategies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 French in Action, Capretz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Friedrich, Hitler’s Berlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 From Goods to a Good Life, Sunder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 From Ornament to Object, Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 From the Abode of Islam to the Turkish Vatan, Özkan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Fry, Theory of Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Fuenteovejuna, de Vega . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Funding Loyalty, Belova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Future of History, The, Lukacs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Gabriel Metsu, Waiboer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Gary, Hocus Bogus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Arcadia 1900, Rishel. . . . . . 138 Gautier, Selected Lyrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Gayford, Lucian Freud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Genetics of Original Sin, de Duve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Gentile, Giving Voice to Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Giving Voice to Values, Gentile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Glasser, Eighteen-Day Running Mate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Goldman-Price, My Dear Governess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Gombrowicz, A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Gombrowicz, Diary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Gombrowicz, Ferdydurke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Good, the True, and the Beautiful, The, Changeux . . . . . . . . 66 Graphic Design, Eskilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 141 Great Famine in China, 1958–1962, The, Zhou . . . . . . . . 64 Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes, A, Gombrowicz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Gulag Voices, Applebaum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Harbison, William Burton Conyngham and His Irish Circle of Antiquarian Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Hatch, “A Rich Spot of Earth” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–13 Healing Presence of Art, The, Cork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
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