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2011

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Cover: Rebecca Salter, Untitled B118 (detail), 1981. Mixed media on Japanese paper, 62 x 95 cm. Private collection. From: Rebecca Salter, by Gillian Forrester, see page 53.

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A stunning overview of the career of designer Alexander McQueen, whose iconic and intricate fashions challenged the conventional parameters of clothing

From left to right: ‘Sarabande’, Spring/Summer 2007, ‘It’s Only a Game’, Spring/Summer 2005, ‘The Overlook’, Autumn/Winter 1999.

Alexander McQueen
Savage Beauty Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda

With contributions by Tim Blanks and Susannah Frankel
Alexander McQueen (1969–2010) was one of the most influential, imaginative and inspirational designers at the turn of the millennium. His fashions both challenged and expanded the conventional parameters of clothing beyond utility to a compelling expression of culture, politics and identity. Focusing on the most iconic and acclaimed designs of his prolific career, this stunning book examines McQueen’s inimitable technical virtuosity and its subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices. The book also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures found in McQueen’s collections and in his astonishing and extravagant runway presentations, which suggested the most avant-garde installation and performance art. Intended as an assessment of Alexander McQueen’s entire career, the book includes in-depth studies of six collections that illustrate and encapsulate thematic chapters as well as an interview with Sarah Burton, the new creative director of Alexander McQueen who had been the designer’s right-hand design aide since 1996. Andrew Bolton is Curator and Harold Koda is Curator in Charge at The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tim Blanks is contributing editor of Style.com and Susannah Frankel is fashion editor of The Independent newspaper.

JU ST AN N O UN CE D

The Metropolitan Museum of Art • New York

Exhibition The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 04/05/11–31/07/11

May 224 pp. 279x228mm. 250 colour illus.
Hardback with lenticular image ISBN 978-0-300-16978-2 £30.00*

Philosophy 1

One of the foremost Marxist critics of his generation forcefully argues against Marx’s irrelevancy
Karl Marx statue, Chemnitz, Germany.

Why Marx Was Right
Terry Eagleton
Marx’s Communist Manifesto is considered one of the most influential texts of the past two hundred years. With its rich and uncompromising critique of capitalism, Marx transformed our understanding of human history. In the wake of the current devastating financial crisis, is Marxism simply a relic of a different age? In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes vigorous issue with the argument 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. In a world in which capitalism has been shaken to its roots, Why Marx Was Right is as urgent and timely as it is brave and candid. Written with Eagleton’s customary trenchancy, clarity and wit, it will attract an audience far beyond the confines of academia. Terry Eagleton is currently Bailrigg Professor of English Literature at the University of Lancaster, England, and Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway. NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK
May 272 pp. 210x140mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-16943-0 £16.99*
Rights sold: German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish

On Evil
Terry Eagleton see page 20
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17125-9 £10.99*

2 History

A vivid reappraisal of the legendary Captain Cook, from bestselling biographer Frank McLynn
John Webber, The Death of Cook, 1779. © Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales/The Bridgeman Art Library.

Captain Cook
Master of the Seas Frank McLynn
The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with heroic adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy. Recent writers have viewed Cook largely through the lens of colonial exploitation, regarding him as a villain and overlooking an important aspect of his identity: his nautical skills. In this authentic, engrossing biography, Frank McLynn reveals Cook’s place in history as a brave and brilliant seaman. He shows how the Captain’s life was one of struggle— with himself, with institutions, with the environment, with the desire to be remembered—and also one of great success. In Captain Cook, McLynn re-creates the voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the outer reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Ultimately, Cook, who began his career as a deckhand, transcended his humble beginnings and triumphed through good fortune, courage and talent. Although Cook died in a senseless, avoidable conflict with the people of Hawaii, McLynn illustrates that to the men with whom he served, Cook was master of the seas and nothing less than a titan. Frank McLynn is a highly regarded historian specialising in biographies and military history. He has written more than twenty books, including Richard and John: Kings at War, Napoleon and Marcus Aurelius: A Life.

April 480 pp. 234x156mm. 40 colour illus. + 14 maps & charts
ISBN 978-0-300-11421-8 £25.00*

General Interest 3

A prizewinning journalist discovers the elements of Greek tragedy in a sensational murder trial

Iphigenia in Forest Hills
Anatomy of a Murder Trial Janet Malcolm
“Iphigenia in Forest Hills is another dazzling triumph from Janet Malcolm. Here, as always, Malcolm’s work inspires the best kind of disquiet in a reader—the obligation to think.” —Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court ‘She couldn’t have done it and she must have done it’. This is the enigma at the heart of Janet Malcolm’s riveting new book about a murder trial in the insular Bukharan-Jewish community of Forest Hills, Queens, that captured America’s attention. The defendant, Mazoltuv Borukhova, a beautiful young physician, is accused of hiring an assassin to kill her estranged husband, Daniel Malakov, a respected orthodontist, in the presence of their four-year old child. The prosecutor calls it an act of vengeance: just weeks before Malakov was killed in cold blood, he was given custody of Michelle for inexplicable reasons. It is the ‘Dickensian ordeal’ of Borukhova’s innocent child that drives Malcolm’s inquiry. With the intellectual and emotional precision for which she is known, Malcolm looks at the trial—‘a contest between competing narratives’— from every conceivable angle. It is the chasm between our ideals of justice and the human factors that influence every trial—from divergent lawyering abilities to the nature of jury selection, the malleability of evidence and the disposition of the judge—that is perhaps most striking. Surely one of the most keenly observed trial books ever written, Iphigenia in Forest Hills is ultimately about character and ‘reasonable doubt’. As Jeffrey Rosen writes, it is ‘as suspenseful and exciting as a detective story, with all the moral and intellectual interest of a great novel’. Janet Malcolm is the author of Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice, which won the PEN Biography Award, The Journalist and the Murderer, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes and other distinguished books. She writes frequently for The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books.

April 224 pp. 210x140mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-16746-7 £18.00*

4 History

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, a riveting account of the great expeditions of Antarctica’s Heroic Age that restores their status as grand scientific enterprises

Camp on the Beardmore Glacier.

An Empire of Ice
Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science Edward J. Larson
Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it’s the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others, in a larger scientific, social and geopolitical context. Efficient, well prepared, and focused solely on the goal of getting to his destination and back, Amundsen has earned his place in history as the first to reach the South Pole. Scott, meanwhile, has been reduced in the public mind to a dashing incompetent who stands for little more than relentless perseverance in the face of inevitable defeat. An Empire of Ice offers a new perspective on the Antarctic expeditions of the early twentieth century by looking at the British efforts for what they actually were: massive scientific enterprises in which reaching the South Pole was but a spectacular sideshow. By focusing on the larger purpose, Edward Larson deepens our appreciation of the explorers’ achievements, shares little-known stories and shows what the Heroic Age of Antarctic discovery was really about. Edward Larson is University Professor of History and holds the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. His numerous books include Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion, for which he received a Pulitzer Prize in History.

“Larson’s beautifully written narrative takes in the triumph and tragedy of the polar expeditions, and sheds new light on the scientific culture of the age. Entertaining, informative and based on impeccable research.” —Peter Harrison, University of Oxford

June 320 pp. 234x156mm. 54 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15408-5 £18.99*

Architecture 5

A radically new account of the architecture of England’s castles over six centuries
Photograph: Richmond Castle, Yorkshire. © Country Life.

The English Castle
1066–1650 John Goodall
From coast to coast, the English landscape is still richly studded with castles both great and small. As homes or ruins, these historic buildings are today largely objects of curiosity. For centuries, however, they were at the heart of the kingdom’s social and political life. The English Castle is a richly illustrated architectural study that sets this legion of buildings in historical context, tracing their development from the Norman Conquest in 1066 through the Civil Wars of the 1640s. In this compellingly written volume, John Goodall brings to life the history of the English castle over six centuries. In it he explores the varied architecture of these buildings and describes their changing role in warfare, politics, domestic living and governance. Chronologically organised, with chapters corresponding to the reigns of monarchs, the development of castles is placed firmly in a historical context and equal emphasis is given to buildings of every period, revealing in the process that the richness of the castle building tradition in England continued far beyond its popularly accepted end at the close of the Middle Ages. John Goodall is architectural editor of Country Life.

April 480 pp. 285x245mm. 100 b/w + 250 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11058-6 £45.00* Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

6 Current Affairs

An important assessment of the current political climate in Africa’s most important region and its far-reaching implications

Thousands of Zimbabweans stand in a queue, waiting to cast their vote, 10 March 2002, at a Harare polling station. Yoav Lemmer/AFP/Getty Images.

Southern Africa
Old Treacheries and New Deceits Stephen Chan
In this timely and essential book, Stephen Chan explores the political landscape of southern Africa, examining how it’s poised to change over the next years and what the repercussions are likely to be across the continent. He focuses on three countries in particular: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia, all of which have remained interconnected since the end of colonial rule and the overthrow of apartheid. One of the key themes in the book is the relationship between South Africa and Zimbabwe, and Chan sheds new light on the shared intellectual capacities and interests of the two countries’ respective presidents, Jacob Zuma and Robert Mugabe. Along the way, the personalities and abilities of key players, such as Morgan Tsvangirai, the prime minister of Zimbabwe, and former South African president Thabo Mbeki, emerge in honest and sometimes surprising detail. In Southern Africa, Chan draws on three decades of experience to provide the definitive inside guide to this complex region and offer insight on how the near future is likely to be a litmus test, not just for this trio of countries but for all of Africa. Stephen Chan is Professor of International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He writes regularly for Prospect magazine and the New Statesman. His many publications include Robert Mugabe: A Life of Power and Violence. Chan was recently awarded an OBE for his work in Africa.

May 304 pp. 234x156mm. 16 pp. b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15405-4 £20.00*

Current Affairs 7

A vivid and incisive analysis of the complex relationship between Israel and its Palestinian citizens written by an acclaimed Israeli historian

Palestinian protesters demonstrate in front of Israeli soldiers, March 2004. Getty Images.

The Forgotten Palestinians
A History of the Palestinians in Israel Ilan Pappé
For more than 60 years, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have lived as Israeli citizens within the borders of the nation formed at the end of the 1948 conflict. Occupying a precarious middle ground between the Jewish citizens of Israel and the dispossessed Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Palestinians have developed an exceedingly complex relationship with the land they call home; however, in the innumerable discussions of the Israel-Palestine problem, their experiences are often overlooked and forgotten. In this book, historian Ilan Pappé examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule and what their lives tell us about both Israel’s attitude toward minorities and Palestinians’ attitudes toward the Jewish state. Drawing upon significant archival and interview material, Pappé analyses the Israeli state’s policy towards its Palestinians citizens, finding discrimination in matters of housing, education and civil rights. Rigorously researched yet highly readable, The Forgotten Palestinians brings a new and much-needed perspective to the Israel-Palestine debate. The bestselling author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Ilan Pappé is currently Professor of History at Exeter University, and previously taught at Haifa University, Israel.

“Ilan Pappé is Israel’s bravest, most principled, most incisive historian.” —John Pilger

May 320 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-13441-4 £18.99*

8 Current Affairs/History

Afghanistan
How the West Lost Its Way Tim Bird and Alex Marshall
In October 2001, NATO forces invaded Afghanistan. Their initial aim, to topple the Taliban regime and replace it with a more democratic government aligned to Western interests, was swiftly achieved. However, stabilising the country in the ensuing years has proven more difficult. Despite billions of dollars in aid and military expenditure, Afghanistan remains a nation riddled with warlords, a major heroin producer and a site of endless conflict between Islamist militants and NATO forces. In this timely and important book, Tim Bird and Alex Marshall offer a panoramic view of international involvement in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2010. They weave together analysis of military strategy, regional context, aid policy, the Afghan government and the many disagreements between and within the Western powers involved in the intervention. Given the complicating factors of the heroin trade, unwelcoming terrain and precarious relations with Pakistan, the authors acknowledge the ways in which Afghanistan has presented unique challenges for its foreign invaders. Ultimately, however, they argue that the international community has failed in its self-imposed effort to solve Afghanistan’s problems and that there are broader lessons to be learned from their struggle, particularly in terms of counterinsurgency and the ever-complicated work of ‘nation-building’.
May 304 pp. 234x156mm. 10 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15457-3 £19.99*

Tim Bird is a lecturer at the Joint Services Command and Staff College and the Defence Studies Department, King’s College, London. Alex Marshall is Lecturer in History in the War Studies Department of the University of Glasgow.

Tibet
A History Sam van Schaik
Situated north of the Himalayas, Tibet is famous for its unique culture and its controversial assimilation into modern China. Yet Tibet in the twenty-first century can only be properly understood in the context of its extraordinary history. Sam van Schaik brings the history of Tibet to life by telling the stories of the people involved, from the glory days of the Tibetan empire in the seventh century through to the present day. He explores the emergence of Tibetan Buddhism and the rise of the Dalai Lamas, Tibet’s entanglement in the ‘Great Game’ in the early twentieth century, its submission to Chinese Communist rule in the 1950s and the troubled recent decades. Tibet sheds light on the country’s complex relationship with China and explains often-misunderstood aspects of its culture, such as reborn lamas, monasteries and hermits, The Tibetan Book of the Dead and the role of the Dalai Lama. Van Schaik works through the layers of history and myth to create a compelling narrative, one that offers readers a greater understanding of this important and controversial corner of the world.
April 336 pp. 234x156mm. 24 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15404-7 £25.00*

Sam van Schaik is an expert on the early history of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism. He is based at the British Library in London where he works for the International Dunhuang Project. He is also the founder of the website www.EarlyTibet.com.

History 9

A fresh exploration of the Second World War through twelve key events that shaped the conflict
Smoke pours from an aircraft at a military airfield near Pearl Harbour, 7 December 1941. Getty Images.

Twelve Turning Points of the Second World War
P. M. H. Bell
The Battle of Britain. Pearl Harbor. Stalingrad. D-Day. These defining events of the Second World War exemplify both the immense heroism and the grievous costs of global conflict. They are the tense, thrilling moments that had the potential to swing the war in favour of either side and in turn change the course of history. In this gripping new look at the twentieth century’s most crucial conflict, historian P. M. H. Bell analyses twelve unique turning points that determined the character and the ultimate outcome of the Second World War. Be they military campaigns, economic actions or diplomatic summits, Bell’s twelve turning points span the full breadth of the war, from the home front to the front line. Many are familiar—Barbarossa and Hiroshima among them—while sections on war production, the Atlantic convoy system, and the conferences at Tehran and Yalta emphasise the importance of the combatants’ actions off the battlefield. Through these keenly narrated episodes, Bell reveals how the Allied and Axis powers achieved their greatest successes and stumbled into their strategic failures, inviting us to think about the Second World War in a fresh, stimulating way. Ultimately, his close study of these dozen turning points reminds us, often terrifyingly, how easily things might have turned out differently. P. M. H. Bell is Emeritus Reader in History at the University of Liverpool and is the author of many books including The Origins of the Second World War in Europe.

“Philip Bell’s lucid and fascinating analysis is able to highlight the uncertainties of the Second World War, and show that its outcome was at many points less predictable than we often presume.”—Ian Kershaw

April 288 pp. 234x156mm. 20 b/w illus. + 5 maps
ISBN 978-0-300-14885-5 £18.99*

10 General Interest

A rich and stimulating exploration of one of our most maligned emotions and how it might actually help us flourish

Edgar Degas,The Laundresses, c.1884. © The Gallery Collection/Corbis.

Boredom
A Lively History Peter Toohey
In the first book to argue for the benefits of boredom, Peter Toohey dispels the myth that it’s simply a childish emotion or an existential malaise like Jean-Paul Sartre’s nausea. He shows how boredom is, in fact, one of our most common and constructive emotions and is an essential part of the human experience. This informative and entertaining investigation of boredom—what it is and what it isn’t, its uses and its dangers—spans more than 3,000 years of history and takes readers through fascinating neurological and psychological theories of emotion, as well as recent scientific investigations, to illustrate its role in our lives. There are Australian aboriginals and bored Romans, Jeffrey Archer and caged cockatoos, Camus and the early Christians, Dürer and Degas. Toohey also explores the important role that boredom plays in popular and highbrow culture and how over the centuries it has proven to be a stimulus for art and literature. Toohey shows that boredom is a universal emotion experienced by humans throughout history and he explains its place, and value, in today’s world. Boredom is key reading for anyone interested in what goes on when supposedly nothing happens.

Peter Toohey is a Professor 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.

April 224 pp. 216x138mm. 26 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14110-8 £18.99*

General Interest 11

An illuminating exploration of how love has been shaped, idolised and misconstrued by the West over three millennia, and how we might differently conceive it

Frederick II and Bianca Lancia, Codex Manesse, c.1300–40, f.249v.

Love
A Secret History Simon May
Love—unconditional, selfless, unchanging, sincere and totally accepting—is worshipped today as the West’s only universal religion. To challenge it is one of our few remaining taboos. In this pathbreaking and superbly written book, philosopher Simon May does just that, dissecting our resilient ruling ideas of love and showing how they are the product of a long and powerful cultural heritage. Tracing over 2,500 years of human thought and history, May shows how our ideal of love developed from its Hebraic and Greek origins alongside Christianity until, during the last two centuries, ‘God is love’ became ‘love is God’—so hubristic, so escapist, so untruthful to the real nature of love, that it has booby-trapped relationships everywhere with deluded expectations. Brilliantly, May explores the very different philosophers and writers, both sceptics and believers, who dared to think differently: from Aristotle’s perfect friendship and Ovid’s celebration of sex and ‘the chase’, to Rousseau’s personal authenticity, Nietzsche’s affirmation, Freud’s concepts of loss and mourning, and boredom in Proust. Against our belief that love is an all-powerful solution to finding meaning, security and happiness in life, May reveals with great clarity what love actually is: the intense desire for someone whom we believe can ground and affirm our very existence. The feeling that ‘makes the world go round’ turns out to be a harbinger of home—and in that sense, of the sacred.

Simon May is College Research Fellow in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and an expert on ethics and the history of modern philosophy.

May 320 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-11830-8 £18.99*
Translation rights: A. M. Heath & Co, London

12 Literary Studies

C. S. Lewis’s Lost Aeneid
Arms and the Exile Edited by A. T. Reyes
C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) is best remembered as a literary critic, essayist, theologian and novelist, and his famed tales The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters have been read by millions. Now, A. T. Reyes reveals a different side of this diverse man of letters: translator. Reyes introduces the surviving fragments of Lewis’s translation of Virgil’s epic poem, which were rescued from a bonfire. They are presented in parallel with the Latin text, and are accompanied by synopses of missing sections, and an informative glossary making them accessible to the general reader. In A Preface to Paradise Lost Lewis writes, ‘Virgil uses something more subtle than mere length of time . . . It is this which gives the reader of the Aeneid the sense of having lived through so much. No man who has read it with full perception remains an adolescent’. Lewis’s admiration for the Aeneid, written in the 1st century BC and unfolding the adventures of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy and became the ancestor of the Romans, is evident in his remarkably lyrical translation. C. S. Lewis’s Lost Aeneid is part detective story, as Reyes recounts the dramatic rescue of the fragments and his efforts to collect and organise them, and part illuminating look at a lesser-known and intriguing aspect of Lewis’s work.
March 184 pp. 210x140mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-16717-7 £18.99*

A. T. Reyes, who studied classics at Harvard and Oxford, helped Walter Hooper with the classical references in Lewis’s Letters. He teaches Greek and Latin at Groton School, Massachusetts.

The Anatomy of Influence
Literature as a Way of Life Harold Bloom
For more than half a century, 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 which 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: Why has influence been my lifelong obsessive concern? Why have certain writers found me and not others? What is the end of a literary life? Featuring extended analyses of 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. Each chapter maps startling new literary connections that suddenly seem inevitable once Bloom has shown us how to listen and to read. A fierce and intimate appreciation of the art of literature on a scale that the author will not again attempt, The Anatomy of Influence follows the sublime works it studies, inspiring the reader with a sense of something ever more about to be.
May 384 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-16760-3 £25.00*

Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University, is the world-renowned author of thirty-eight books.
Translation rights: Writers’ Representatives Agency, New York

Music 13

The definitive biography of the celebrated composer, published in English to coincide with the centenary of his death

The Vienna court opera.

Gustav Mahler
Jens Malte Fischer • Translated by Stewart Spencer
A bestseller when first published in Germany in 2003, Jens Malte Fischer’s Gustav Mahler has been lauded by scholars as a landmark work. He draws on important primary resources—some unavailable to previous biographers—and sets in narrative context the extensive correspondence between Mahler and his wife, Alma; Alma Mahler’s diaries; and the memoirs of Natalie Bauer-Lechner, a viola player and close friend of Mahler, whose private journals provide insight into the composer’s personal and professional lives and his creative process. Fischer explores Mahler’s early life, his relationship to literature, his achievements as a conductor in Vienna and New York, his unhappy marriage, and his work with the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic in his later years. He also illustrates why Mahler is a prime example of artistic idealism worn down by Austrian antiSemitism and American commercialism. Gustav Mahler is the bestsourced and most balanced biography available about the composer, a nuanced and intriguing portrait of his dramatic life set against the backdrop of early 20th-century America and fin de siècle Europe. “Much more than a biography . . . It is a portrait of an entire epoch.” —Hans Rudolf Vaget, Smith College Jens Malte Fischer is Professor of the History of Theatre at the University of Munich. Stewart Spencer is an acclaimed translator whose work includes biographies of Richard Wagner, Cosima Wagner and W. A. Mozart, all published by Yale.
May 700 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-13444-5 £29.99*
Translation rights: Paul Zsolnay Verlag, Vienna

14 History

An intriguing, beautifully illustrated exploration of 1,000 years of holy relics across Europe
Martyrdom and burial of Thomas Becket on Limoges Reliquary, late 12th-early 13th century. The Art Archive/Musée du Louvre Paris/Gianni Dagli Orti.

Holy Bones, Holy Dust
How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe Charles Freeman
Relics were everywhere in medieval society. Saintly morsels such as bones, hair, teeth and clothes, and items like the Crown of Thorns, coveted by Louis IX of France, were thought to bring the believer closer to the saint who might intercede with God on his or her behalf. In the first comprehensive history in English of the rise of relic cults, Charles Freeman takes readers on a vivid, fast-paced journey from Constantinople to the northern Isles of Scotland over the course of a millennium. Freeman illustrates that the pervasiveness and variety of relics answered specific needs of ordinary people across a darkened Europe under threat of political upheavals, disease and hellfire. But relics were not only venerated —they were traded, collected, lost, stolen, duplicated and destroyed. They were bargaining chips, good business and good propaganda, politically appropriated across Europe, and even used to wield military power. Freeman examines an expansive array of relics, showing how the mania for these objects deepens our understanding of the medieval world and why relics continue to capture our imagination.

Charles Freeman is Historical Consultant to the prestigious Blue Guides series and the author of numerous books, including The Closing of the Western Mind.

NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK
April 384 pp. 234x156mm. 32 b/w + 16 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-12571-9 £25.00*
Translation rights: A. M. Heath & Co, London

A New History of Early Christianity
Charles Freeman see page 22
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17083-2 £12.99*

Religion 15

A probing study of the veil’s recent return, that reaches surprising conclusions about contemporary Islam’s place in the West today

A Quiet Revolution
The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America Leila Ahmed
“This is an important book. Ahmed takes a subject that arouses great emotion, among Muslims and non-Muslims alike, 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. This book is a valuable and much needed introduction to major trends in the modern Muslim world and leads to some novel and surprising conclusions. It should be required reading for journalists, educationalists, politicians and religious leaders.”—Karen Armstrong, author of The Case for God In Cairo in the 1940s, Leila Ahmed was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in the veils and headscarves their mothers and grandmothers had worn. To them, these coverings seemed irrelevant to both modern life and Islamic piety. Today, however, the majority of Muslim women throughout the Islamic world again wear the veil. Why, Ahmed asks, did this change take root so swiftly, and what does this shift mean for women, Islam and the West? When she began her study, Ahmed assumed that the veil’s return indicated a backward step for Muslim women worldwide. What she discovered, however, in the stories of British colonial officials, young Muslim feminists, Arab nationalists, pious Islamic daughters, American Muslim immigrants, violent jihadists and peaceful Islamic activists, confounded her expectations. Ahmed observed that Islamism, with its commitments to activism in the service of the poor and in pursuit of social justice, is the strain of Islam most easily and naturally merging with western democracies’ own tradition of activism in the cause of justice and social change. It is often Islamists, even more than secular Muslims, who are at the forefront of such contemporary activist struggles as civil rights and women’s rights. Ahmed’s surprising conclusions represent a near reversal of her thinking on this topic. Leila Ahmed was the first Professor of Women’s Studies in Religion at Harvard University and is now the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity at the university’s Divinity School. She is the author of Women and Gender in Islam and A Border Passage: From Cairo to America— A Woman’s Journey.

May 320 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-17095-5 £18.99*

16 Science

Journey of the Universe
Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker
Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And yet we thirst for answers to questions that have haunted humanity from the very beginning. What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe? What roles do we play in Earth’s history? How do we connect with the intricate web of life on Earth? In Journey of the Universe, Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India and indigenous peoples. The authors explore cosmic evolution as a profoundly wondrous process based on creativity, connection and interdependence, and they envision an unprecedented opportunity for the world’s people to address the daunting ecological and social challenges of our times. This book is part of a project that includes a documentary film, a DVD series and a website. The film and the DVD series will be released in 2011. For more information, visit: journeyoftheuniverse.org Brian Thomas Swimme is Professor of Cosmology, Program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. Mary Evelyn Tucker is senior lecturer and senior research scholar, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale Divinity School, Yale University.

July 192 pp. 197x127mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-17190-7 £18.99*

The New Universe and the Human Future
How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World Nancy Ellen Abrams and Joel R. Primack
After a four-century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life-altering idea: if the world could agree on a shared creation story based on modern cosmology and biology—a story that has just become available—it would redefine our relationship with Planet Earth and benefit all of humanity, now and into the distant future. Written in eloquent, accessible prose and illustrated in magnificent colour throughout, including images from innovative simulations of the evolving universe, this book brings the new scientific picture of the universe alive. It interprets what our human place in the cosmos may mean for us and our descendants. It offers unique insights on the potential use of this newfound knowledge to find solutions to seemingly intractable global problems such as climate change and unsustainable growth. And it explains why we need to ‘think cosmically, act globally’ if we’re going to have a long-term, prosperous future on Earth. Nancy Ellen Abrams is an attorney, cultural philosopher and lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Joel R. Primack is Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The Terry Lectures Series

May 256 pp. 229x178mm. 72 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16508-1 £20.00*

Science 17

The story of the discovery of Bayes’ rule and how a seemingly simple theorem ignited one of the greatest scientific controversies of all time

The Theory That Would Not Die
How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Bayes’ rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem: by updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. To its adherents, it is an elegant statement about learning from experience. To its opponents, it is subjectivity run amok. In the first-ever account of Bayes’ rule for general readers, McGrayne explores this controversial theorem and the human obsessions surrounding it. She traces its discovery by an amateur mathematician in the 1740s through its development into roughly its modern form by French scientist Pierre Simon Laplace. She reveals why respected statisticians rendered it professionally taboo for 150 years—at the same time that practitioners relied on it to solve crises involving great uncertainty and scanty information, even breaking Germany’s Enigma code during World War II, and explains how the advent of off-the-shelf computer technology in the 1980s proved to be a game-changer. Today, Bayes’ rule is used everywhere from DNA de-coding to Homeland Security. Drawing on primary source material and interviews with statisticians and other scientists, The Theory That Would Not Die, recounts how a seemingly simple theorem ignited great scientific controversy. “We now know how to think rationally about our uncertain world. The Theory That Would Not Die describes in vivid prose, accessible to the lay person, its development over more than two hundred years from an idea to its widespread acceptance in practice.” —Dennis Lindley, University College London

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne is the author of numerous books. She is a prize-winning former reporter and has spoken at many scientific conferences, national laboratories and universities.

June 288 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-16969-0 £18.99*
Rights sold: Greek and Japanese

18 Biography

Bob Dylan
Like a Complete Unknown David Yaffe
Bob Dylan is an iconic figure in American music and cultural history, lauded by Time magazine as one of the hundred most important people of the twentieth century. For nearly fifty years the singersongwriter has crafted his unique brand of music, from his 1962 self-titled debut album to 2009’s number-one hit Together Through Life, appealing to everyone from baby boomers to the twentysomethings who storm the stage at his concerts. In Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown, literary scholar and music critic David Yaffe considers Dylan from four perspectives: his complicated relationship to blackness (including his involvement in the civil rights movement and a secret marriage with a black backup singer), the underrated influence of his singing style, his fascinating image in films and his controversial songwriting methods that have led to charges of plagiarism. Each chapter travels from the 1960s to the present, offering a historical perspective on the many facets of Dylan’s life and career, exploring the mystery that surrounds the enigmatic singer and revealing the complete unknown Dylan. David Yaffe is Assistant Professor of English at Syracuse University and the author of Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing and Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell.

June 208 pp. 210x140mm. 4 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12457-6 £18.00*

The Hollywood Sign
Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon Leo Braudy
Hollywood’s famous sign, constructed of massive white block letters set into a steep hillside, is an emblem of the movie capital it looms over and an international symbol of glamour and star power. How an advertisement erected in 1923, touting the real estate development Hollywoodland, took on a life of its own is a story worthy of the entertainment world that is its focus. Leo Braudy traces the remarkable history of this distinctly American landmark, which has been saved over the years by a disparate group of fans and supporters, who spearheaded its reconstruction in the 1970s. He also uses the sign’s history to offer an intriguing look at the rise of the movie business from its earliest, silent days through the development of the studio system that helped define modern Hollywood. Mixing social history, urban studies, literature and film, along with forays into such topics as the lure of Hollywood for utopian communities and the development of domestic architecture in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Sign is a fascinating account of how a temporary structure has become a permanent icon of American culture. Leo Braudy is a cultural historians and film critic. His most recent book was From Chivalry to Terrorism. He currently is University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature at the University of Southern California.

April 224 pp. 210x140mm. 17 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15660-7 £16.99*
Translation rights: Sandra Dijkstra Agency, Del Mar

Joe DiMaggio
The Long Vigil Jerome Charyn
As the New York Yankees’ star centre fielder from 1936 to 1951, Joe DiMaggio is enshrined in America’s memory as the epitome in sports of grace, dignity and that ineffable quality called ‘class’. But his career after retirement, starting with his nine-month marriage to Marilyn Monroe, was far less auspicious. Writers like Gay Talese and Richard Ben Cramer have painted the private DiMaggio as cruel or self-centred. Now, Jerome Charyn restores the image of this American icon, looking at DiMaggio’s life in a more sympathetic light. DiMaggio was a man of extremes, superbly talented on the field but privately insecure, passive and dysfunctional. He never understood that for Monroe, on her own complex and tragic journey, marriage was a career move; he remained passionately committed to her throughout his life. He allowed himself to be turned into a sports memorabilia money machine. In the end, unable to define any role for himself other than ‘Greatest Living Ballplayer’, he became trapped in ‘a horrible kind of minutia’. But where others have seen little that was human behind that minutia, Charyn in Joe DiMaggio presents the tragedy of one of American sports’ greatest figures. Jerome Charyn is the author of Johnny One-Eye, The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson and The Seventh Babe.

Icons of America series

April 192 pp. 210x140mm. ISBN 978-0-300-12328-9 £15.99*
Translation rights: Georges Borchardt Agency, New York

Art 19

Cartooning
Philosophy and Practice Ivan Brunetti
The best cartooning is efficient visual storytelling—it is as much a matter of writing as it is of drawing. In this book, noted cartoonist and illustrator Ivan Brunetti presents fifteen distinct lessons on the art of cartooning, guiding his readers through wittily written passages on cartooning terminology, techniques, tools and theory. Supplemented by Brunetti’s own drawings, prepared specially for this book, these lessons move the reader from spontaneous drawings to single-panel strips and complicated multipage stories. Through simple, creative exercises and assignments, Brunetti offers an unintimidating approach to a complex art form. He looks at the rhythms of storytelling, the challenges of character design, and the formal elements of comics while composing pages in his own iconic style and experimenting with a variety of tools, media and approaches. By following the author’s sophisticated and engaging perspective on the art of cartooning, aspiring cartoonists of all ages will hone their craft, create their personal style and discover their own visual language. Ivan Brunetti has published numerous graphic novels and taught courses on editorial illustration and comics at Columbia College Chicago and the University of Chicago. His drawings have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine and McSweeney’s, among other publications, and he served as editor for Yale’s two-volume Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories.

March 96 pp. 191x140mm. 30 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17099-3 £9.99*

Bye Bye Kitty!!!
Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art David Elliott • With a contribution by Tetsuya Ozaki
In recent decades Japanese art has achieved immense popularity in the West while being little understood. Critics have focused on the superficiality and infantilism they find prevalent in much of the work, while many Westerners are familiar with the country’s artistic side solely through manga and anime. Bye Bye Kitty!!! offers a more incisive and wide-ranging view of the contemporary Japanese art scene, depicted through the works of fifteen artists, working in painting, sculpture, installation, photography and video. The book’s title invokes the subtle irony and subversive techniques adopted by this new generation of artists in their rebellion against the kawaii, or ‘cute’, aesthetic of mainstream Japanese culture. An essay by David Elliott provides an overview of the artists and explores many of the societal questions, such as the role of feminism, the rise of the ‘salaryman’ and reflections on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, featured in their works. A contribution by Tetsuya Ozaki illuminates the history and culture of Japan’s current Heisei era, which began in January 1989 after the death of Emperor Hirohito. David Elliott has been the director of several major modern art museums, including Stockholm’s Moderna Museet, Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum and the Istanbul Modern. Tetsuya Ozaki is the publisher and chief editor of ART iT magazine and RealTokyo.com.
Published in association with Japan Society

Exhibition Japan Society, New York, 12/03/11–13/06/11

April 136 pp. 254x241mm. 3 b/w + 89 colour illus.
Paperback with flaps ISBN 978-0-300-16690-3 £25.00*

20 Paperbacks

On Evil
Terry Eagleton
For many enlightened, liberal-minded thinkers today, and for most on the political left, evil is an outmoded concept. It smacks too much of absolute judgements and metaphysical certainties to suit the modern age. In this witty, accessible study, the prominent Marxist thinker Terry Eagleton launches a surprising defence of the reality of evil, drawing on literary, theological and psychoanalytic sources to suggest that evil, no mere medieval artefact, is a real phenomenon with palpable force in our contemporary world. “Terry Eagleton, in his jaunty and surprisingly entertaining book on the subject, takes the unfashionable view that such a thing as evil does exist . . . His argument is subtle, intricate, provocative and limpidly expressed.”—John Banville, Irish Times “Eagleton . . . has scoured the worlds of literature, psychiatry and politics in a heroic attempt to come up with an all-encompassing definition of what constitutes true evil.”—Dominic Lawson, The Times An impassioned argument for the existence of evil from one of the most respected and influential critics of our day “We Christians have had a lot to thank Eagleton for. Not only did he write, in Reason, Faith and Revolution, the most enjoyable response to the new atheism, but he’s now published another thoroughly enjoyable book that all but restores evil to its rightful place.”—Richard Coles, The Observer Terry Eagleton is currently Bailrigg Professor of English Literature at the University of Lancaster and Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland.
Rights sold: Croatian, German, Korean, Turkish and Spanish

May 192 pp. 210x140mm.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17125-9 £10.99*

Losing Control
The Emerging Threats to Western Prosperity Stephen D. King
As the economic giants of Asia and elsewhere have awakened, Western leaders have increasingly struggled to maintain economic stability. The international financial crisis that began in 2007 is but one result of the emerging nations’ increased gravitational pull. In this vividly written and compellingly argued book, Stephen D. King, the global chief economist at HSBC, one of the largest banking groups in the world, suggests that the decades ahead will see a major redistribution of wealth and power across the globe that will force consumers in the United States and Europe to stop living beyond their means. “[An] intellectually stimulating and excellently written book.” —Martin Wolf, Financial Times “Losing Control has many of the advantages of being written by an economist. It is thoroughly researched, detailed and, thanks to King’s historical sweep, places our current economics woes firmly in context . . . This is an important volume.”—John Arlidge, The Sunday Times “King writes fluently and well, pepping up his argument with entertaining anecdotes and little-known facts . . . King will provide a dose of realism.”—Larry Elliot, The Guardian Stephen D. King is head of economics at HSBC, and a regular contributor to The Independent. Rights sold: Italian

A hard-hitting analysis of the future of the global economy and what it means for the Western way of life
March 304 pp. 198x129mm.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17087-0 £10.99*

Paperbacks 21

Absence of Mind
The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self Marilynne Robinson
In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought—science, religion and consciousness. Crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, Absence of Mind challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. In Robinson’s view, scientific reasoning does not denote a sense of logical infallibility, as thinkers like Richard Dawkins might suggest. Instead, in its purest form, science represents a search for answers. It engages the problem of knowledge, an aspect of the mystery of consciousness, rather than providing a simple and final model of reality. “Takes the science-versus-religion debate a stage further . . . Robinson’s argument is prophetic, profound, eloquent, succinct, powerful and timely.”—Karen Armstrong, The Guardian One of our best contemporary writers explores the tension between science and religion “A wonderful little book, full of wisdom, warmth and wit . . . Robinson has all the brilliance and erudition necessary to be a philosopher.”—Mark Patrick Hederman, Irish Times Marilynne Robinson is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction; Home, winner of the 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction; and Housekeeping, winner of the 1982 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction.
The Terry Lectures Series
Translation rights: Trident Media Group, New York

July 176 pp. 198x129mm.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17147-1 £10.99*

A Little Book of Language
David Crystal
From the first words of an infant to text messaging, A Little Book of Language ranges widely, revealing language’s myriad intricacies and quirks. In animated fashion, Crystal sheds light on the development of unique linguistic styles, the origins of obscure accents, and the search for the first written word. He discusses the plight of endangered languages, as well as successful cases of linguistic revitalisation. Much more than a history, Crystal’s guide looks forward to the future of language, exploring the effect of technology on our day-to-day reading, writing and speech. “Demotic, lively, rigorous but unabashedly unpedantic . . . [Crystal] indulges himself with great good humour in his little book of love for the pleasures of language and words worldwide.”—Iain Finlayson, The Times “A simple history of all language, taking in phonetics, development, social uses, the internet, endangered languages and a touch of literature.”—Joy Lo Dico, The Independent on Sunday In the tradition of E. H. Gombrich’s A Little History of the World, a lively journey through the story of language
April 272 pp. 216x138mm. 40 illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17082-5 £8.99*

“Not just a great linguist, but a true champion and lover of language.” —Benjamin Zephaniah David Crystal is one of the world’s pre-eminent language specialists. Writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster, he is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has written nearly 100 books, including The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language. In 1995 he was awarded the OBE for services to the English language.
Rights sold: Australian, English reprint India, English reprint Japan, Greek, Korean and Portuguese (Brazil)

22 Paperbacks

Marking the Hours
English People and Their Prayers, 1240–1570 Eamon Duffy
In this richly illustrated book, religious historian Eamon Duffy discusses the Book of Hours, unquestionably the most intimate and most widely used book of the later Middle Ages. He examines surviving copies of the personal prayer books, which were used for private, domestic devotions, and in which people commonly left traces of their lives, and he teases out precious clues to the private thoughts and public contexts of their owners, and insights into the times in which they lived and prayed. “This is a glorious feast of a book. Yale University Press has, as always, devoted extraordinary resources to making it both beautiful and good. Duffy only has to mention a document for it to appear, clearly reproduced, adjacent to the text for easy reference . . . With Duffy as our guide, the apparently random scribbles of often nameless men and women start to sound like a clear message from the distant past.”—Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian “It takes subtle insight and deep historical understanding to interpret these traces of intimate spiritual experience. Duffy is a master of both, wearing extraordinary learning with extraordinary lightness . . . [He] has crafted an arresting, affecting book.” —Helen Castor, The Sunday Telegraph Eamon Duffy is Professor of the History of Christianity, University of Cambridge, and fellow of Magdalene College. He has received many prizes for his previous books, including the Longman-History Today prize and the Hawthornden prize.

March 208 pp. 240x190mm. 120 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17058-0 £16.99*

Europe Between the Oceans
9000 BC–AD 1000 Barry Cunliffe
Europe is a relatively minor peninsula attached to the Eurasian land mass, yet it became one of the most innovative regions on the planet, bearing restless adventurers who traversed the globe to trade and settle. In this magnificent book, archaeologist Barry Cunliffe sees Europe not in terms of states and shifting land boundaries, but as a geographical niche particularly favoured in facing many seas. These and the great transpeninsular rivers ensured a rich diversity of natural resources, and encouraged the interaction of dynamic peoples across networks of communication and exchange. Weaving together titanic concepts in an engaging manner, Europe Between the Oceans is a tour de force. “A masterwork, a gloriously sweeping survey of the early history of Europe drawn by a scholar and archaeologist at the very peak of his powers.”—Alistair Moffat, The Scotsman “An admirable distillation of an enormous amount of evidence—full of what is beautiful, interesting and (it would seem) true.” —James Fenton, The Sunday Times Barry Cunliffe is Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, and is the author of over fifteen books.

April 480 pp. 246x189mm. 120 b/w + 80 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17086-3 £19.99*

A New History of Early Christianity
Charles Freeman
The relevance of Christianity is as hotly contested today as it has ever been. A New History of Early Christianity shows how our current debates are rooted in the many controversies surrounding the birth of the religion and the earliest attempts to resolve them. Charles Freeman’s meticulous historical account of Christianity from its birth in Judaea in the first century A.D. to the emergence of Western and Eastern churches by A.D. 600 reveals that it was a distinctive, vibrant and incredibly diverse movement brought into order at the cost of intellectual and spiritual vitality. Against the conventional narrative of the inevitable ‘triumph’ of a single distinct Christianity, Freeman shows that there was a host of competing Christianities, many of which had as much claim to authenticity as those that eventually dominated. Looking with fresh eyes at the historical record, Freeman explores the ambiguities and contradictions that underlay Christian theology and the unavoidable compromises enforced in the name of doctrine. “Freeman writes very well and he always takes the trouble to read deeply in the scholarly literature. This book is a rattling good read and you’ll encounter all sorts of fascinating facts and stories.”—Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald Charles Freeman is a popular historian and specialist on the ancient world and its legacy.

March 400 pp. 198x129mm. 26 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17083-2 £12.99*
Translation rights: A. M. Heath & Co, London

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Burghley
William Cecil at the Court of Elizabeth I Stephen Alford
William Cecil, Lord Burghley was Elizabeth I’s closest adviser and, as this biography shows, the driving force behind the Queen’s reign for four decades. Cecil, the rock of Elizabeth’s government, had a deep impact on the development of the English state. A committed Protestant, he guided the domestic and foreign affairs of the nation with the confidence of his religious conviction. This comprehensive biography gives proper weight to Cecil’s formative years, his subtle navigation of the reigns of Edward VI and Mary I, his lifelong enmity with Mary Queen of Scots, and his obsession with family dynasty. Intimate, authoritative and enormously readable, this book redefines our understanding of the Elizabethan period. “A classic example of history written to the highest standards of professional scholarship, but also given a style and subject matter that make it an exciting experience for any intelligent reader.”—Ronald Hutton, The Independent on Sunday “[An] excellent biography . . . [Alford] writes with clarity and pace . . . offers a wonderfully rich description of Lord Burghley’s material world.”—J. P. D. Cooper, The Times Literary Supplement Stephen Alford is fellow in history at King’s College, Cambridge. He is the author of Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI and The Early Elizabethan Polity.

April 432 pp. 234x156mm. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17088-7 £16.00*
Translation rights: Curtis Brown Agency, London

1688
The First Modern Revolution Steve Pincus
By expanding the interpretive lens to include a broader geographical and chronological frame, Steve Pincus demonstrates that England’s Glorious Revolution was a European event, that it took place over a number of years, not months, and that it had repercussions in India, North America, the West Indies and throughout continental Europe. His rich historical narrative, based on masses of new archival research, traces the transformation of English foreign policy, religious culture and political economy that, he argues, was the intended consequence of the revolutionaries of 1688–1689. “An engaging read . . . this book will unquestionably become a major talking-point among all interested in Britain’s last revolution.”—Ted Vallance, BBC History Magazine “Mr. Pincus’s cogently argued account of what really happened during England’s revolution destroys many comforting notions that have prevailed for more than 200 years . . . It leaves the reader with something much more exciting: a new understanding of the origins of the modern, liberal state.”—The Economist Steven Pincus is Professor of History at Yale University.

March 664 pp. 228x152mm. 72 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17143-3 £16.99*

Rights sold: Russian and Spanish

Anne Boleyn
Fatal Attractions G. W. Bernard
In this groundbreaking biography, G. W. Bernard offers a fresh portrait of one of England’s most captivating queens. Through a forensic examination of sixteenth-century sources, Bernard reconsiders Boleyn’s girlhood, experience at the French court, the nature of her relationship with Henry and the authenticity of her evangelical sympathies. He depicts Anne as a charismatic, intelligent and highly sexual woman whose attractions Henry resisted for years until marriage could ensure legitimacy for their offspring. He shows that it was Henry, not Anne, who developed the ideas that led to the break with Rome. Most radically, he argues that the allegations of adultery that led to Anne’s execution in the Tower could be close to the truth. “Bernard is an outstandingly diligent and resourceful archival historian.”—Peter Marshall, Literary Review “Bernard deals with historical reputations and questions of guilt and innocence in his magnificent new life of Anne Boleyn . . . brilliantly argued.”—Linda Porter, History Today G. W. Bernard is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Southampton, and editor of the English Historical Review. His most recent book was The King’s Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church.

April 256 pp. 198x129mm. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17089-4 £12.99*

24 Paperbacks

A Reader on Reading
Alberto Manguel
In this major collection of his essays, Alberto Manguel argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species. ‘We come into the world intent on finding narrative in everything’, writes Manguel, ‘landscape, the skies, the faces of others, the images and words that our species create’. Reading our own lives and those of others, reading the societies we live in and those that lie beyond our borders, reading the worlds that lie between the covers of a book are the essence of A Reader on Reading. “Alberto Manguel is the Scheherazade of books: throughout the night in his personal library, he reads not only to save his life as a literary man but also to increase it. In reading, he realises that there are a thousand and one stories to be told about books, each narrative or anecdote leading to and from another, in an infinite progression or complex maze of allusions . . . [A Reader on Reading] is an invitation to readers to enter into a world of wonders.”—Iain Finlayson, The Times “Books jump out of their jackets when Manguel opens them and dance in delight as they make contact with his ingenious, voluminous brain.”—Peter Conrad, The Observer Alberto Manguel is the best-selling author of several award-winning books, including The Library at Night, also published by Yale.

July 320 pp. 234x156mm. 12 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17208-9 £12.99*
Translation rights: Guillermo Schavelzon & Associates, SL, Buenos Aires

Charles Dickens
Michael Slater
Drawing on a lifetime’s study of this prodigiously brilliant figure, Michael Slater explores Dickens’ personal and emotional life, high-profile public activities, relentless travel, charitable works, amateur theatricals and astonishing productivity. But the core focus is Dickens’ career as a writer and professional author, covering not only his major novels but also his phenomenal output of other writing—letters, journalism, shorter fiction, plays, verses, essays, writings for children, travel books, speeches and scripts for his public readings—and the relationships among them. “No living person is a greater authority on the life and works of Charles Dickens than Michael Slater.” —Claire Tomalin
 “Indispensable . . . [Slater] assembles a million accumulated details, minutely examining the genesis of each work . . . profoundly moving, chronicling the constant restless interaction between the life and work.”—Simon Callow, The Guardian Michael Slater is Emeritus Professor of Victorian Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, past President of the International Dickens Fellowship and of the Dickens Society of America, and former editor of the journal The Dickensian.

April 720 pp. 198x129mm. 145 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17093-1 £12.99*

Cosima Wagner
The Lady of Bayreuth Oliver Hilmes • Translated by Stewart Spencer
In this meticulously researched book, Oliver Hilmes paints a fascinating and revealing picture of the extraordinary Cosima Wagner—illegitimate daughter of Franz Liszt, wife of the conductor Hans von Bulow, then mistress and subsequently wife of Richard Wagner. After Wagner’s death in 1883 Cosima played a crucial role in the promulgation and politicisation of his works, assuming control of the Bayreuth Festival and transforming it into a shrine to German nationalism. The High Priestess of the Wagnerian cult, Cosima lived on for almost fifty years, crafting the image of Richard Wagner through her organisational ability and ideological tenacity. The first book to make use of the available documentation at Bayreuth, this engaging biography explores the achievements of this remarkable and obsessive woman while illuminating a still-hidden chapter of European cultural history. “An extraordinary life and an important slice of German cultural history.”—Adam Lively, The Sunday Times “Oliver Hilmes has written by far the best biography of her . . . His book is a model of scholarship and also compellingly readable . . . A major achievement.”—Michael Tanner, BBC Music Magazine Oliver Hilmes is the author of a best-selling biography of Alma Mahler. Stewart Spencer is an acclaimed translator and editor (with Barry Millington) of Wagner in Performance.

April 354 pp. 198x129mm. 30 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17090-0 £12.99*
Translation rights: Siedler Verlag, Munich

History 25

Whispering City
Rome and its Histories R. J. B. Bosworth
In Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud claimed that Rome must be comprehended as ‘not a human dwelling place but a mental entity’, in which the palaces of the Caesars still stand alongside modern apartment buildings in layers of brick, mortar and memory. ‘The observer would need merely to shift the focus of his eyes, perhaps, or change his position, in order to call up a view of either the one or the other’. In this one-of-a-kind book, historian Richard Bosworth accepts Freud’s challenge, drawing upon his expertise in Italian pasts to explore the many layers of history found within the Eternal City. Often beginning his analysis with sites and monuments that can still be found in contemporary Rome, Bosworth expands his scope to review how political groups of different eras—the Catholic Church, makers of the Italian nation, Fascists and ‘ordinary’ Romans (be they citizens, immigrants or tourists)—read meaning into the city around them. Weaving in the city’s quintessential figures (Garibaldi, Pius XII, Mussolini and Berlusconi) and architectural icons (the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Victor Emmanuel Monument and EUR) with those forgotten or unknown, Bosworth explores the many histories that whisper their rival and competing messages and seek to impose their truth upon the passing crowds. But as this delightful study will reveal, Rome, magisterial palimpsest, has never accepted a single reading of its historic meaning. A renowned Anglophone Italianist, R. J. B. Bosworth is Professor of History at Reading University and Winthrop Professor of History at the University of Western Australia. In 2011, he will become a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford.
Translation rights: Alexander Aitken Associates Ltd, London

An accomplished Italianist looks beyond Rome’s storied facades to offer insight into the many histories of one of the world’s best-loved cities

March 352 pp. 234x156mm. 33 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11471-3 £25.00*

The Ancient Oracles
Making the Gods Speak Richard Stoneman
For more than a thousand years, Greeks in all walks of life consulted oracles for guidance received directly from the gods. This colourful and wide-ranging survey encompasses the entire history of Greek oracles and focuses fresh attention on philosophical, psychological and anthropological aspects of oracular consultation. It also examines how Greek oracles’ practices were distinctive compared to those of their neighbours, especially in Egypt, Babylon and Israel. Richard Stoneman weaves a fascinating historical tapestry, taking into account the different kinds of oracles (healers, advisors, prophets and others), their most important sanctuaries, debates about them among ancient thinkers and Christian attacks against them. Delving into the reasons behind the oracles’ enduring position at the heart of Greek culture, Stoneman offers fresh insights into pagan religious practice and the history of Greek intellectual and spiritual life. Richard Stoneman is Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter. His most recent book is Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend, published by Yale.

April 300 pp. 234x156mm. 45 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14042-2 £25.00*

26 History

The English Aristocracy, 1070–1272
A Social Transformation David Crouch
William the Conqueror’s victory in 1066 was the beginning of a period of major transformation for medieval English aristocrats. In this groundbreaking book, David Crouch examines for the first time the fate of the English aristocracy between the reigns of the Conqueror and Edward I. Offering an original explanation of medieval society—one that no longer employs traditional ‘feudal’ or‘bastard feudal’ models—Crouch argues that society remade itself around the emerging principle of nobility in the generations on either side of 1200, marking the beginning of the ancien régime. The book describes the transformation in aristocrats’ expectations, conduct, piety and status; in expressions of social domination; and in the relationship with the monarchy. Synchronising English social history with non-English scholarship, Crouch places England’s experience of change within a broader European transformation and highlights England’s important role in the process. With his accustomed skill, Crouch redefines a fascinating era and the noble class that emerged from it. David Crouch is Professor of Medieval History, University of Hull.

April 368 pp. 234x156mm. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11455-3 £40.00*

The Future of History
John Lukacs
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. Throughout The Future of History, 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. Despite a recently unprecedented appetite for history among the general public, as evidenced by history television programme ratings, sales of popular history books and increased participation in local historical societies, Lukacs believes that the historical profession is in a state of disarray. He traces a decline in history teaching throughout higher education, matched by a corresponding reduction in the number of history students. He reviews a series of short-lived fads within the profession that have weakened the fundamentals of the field. In looking for a way forward, Lukacs explores the critical relationships between history and literature, including ways in which novelists have contributed to historical understanding. Through this startling and enlightening work, readers will understand Lukacs’s assertion that ‘everything has its history, including history’ and that history itself has a future, since everything we know comes from the past. 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, both published by Yale.

May 224 pp. 210x140mm. ISBN 978-0-300-16956-0 £18.99*

Translation rights: Georges Borchardt Agency, New York

Contesting Democracy
Political Ideas in Twentieth Century Europe Jan-Werner Müller
This book is the first major account of political thought in twentieth-century Europe—both West and East—to appear since the end of the Cold War. Skilfully blending intellectual, political and cultural history, Jan-Werner Müller elucidates the ideas that shaped the period of ideological extremes before 1945 and the liberalisation of West European politics after the Second World War. He also offers vivid portraits of famous as well as unjustly forgotten political thinkers and the movements and institutions they inspired. Müller pays particular attention to ideas advanced to justify fascism and how they relate to the special kind of liberal democracy that was created in postwar Western Europe. He also explains the impact of the 1960s and neoliberalism, ending with a critical assessment of today’s self-consciously post-ideological age. Jan-Werner Müller teaches politics at Princeton University. His previous books include A Dangerous Mind: Carl Schmitt in PostWar European Thought and Another Country: German Intellectuals, Unification and National Identity, both published by Yale.

June 304 pp. 234x156mm. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11321-1 £25.00

History 27

George II
King and Elector Andrew C. Thompson
Despite a long and eventful reign, Britain’s George II is a largely forgotten monarch, his achievements overlooked and his abilities misunderstood. This landmark biography uncovers extensive new evidence in British and German archives, making possible the most complete and accurate assessment of this thirty-three-year reign. Andrew C. Thompson paints a richly detailed portrait of the manyfaceted monarch in his public as well as his private life. Born in Hanover in 1683, George Augustus first came to London in 1714 as the new Prince of Wales. He assumed the throne in 1727, held it until his death in 1760, and has the distinction of being Britain’s last foreign-born king and the last king to lead an army in battle. With George’s story at its heart, the book reconstructs his thoughts and actions through a careful reading of the letters and papers of those around him. Thompson explores the previously underappreciated roles George played in the political processes of Britain, especially in foreign policy, and as a patron of the arts. He also charts the intricacies of the king’s complicated relationships and reassesses the lasting impact of his frequent return trips to Hanover. George II emerges from these pages as an independent and cosmopolitan figure of undeniable historical fascination. Andrew C. Thompson is Fellow and Director of Studies in History, Queens’ College, Cambridge.

May 352 pp. 234x156mm. 24 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11892-6 £25.00*

Æthelstan
The First King of England Sarah Foot
The powerful and innovative King Æthelstan reigned only briefly (924–939), yet his achievements during those eventful fifteen years changed the course of English history. He won spectacular military victories (most notably at Brunanburh), forged unprecedented political connections across Europe, and succeeded in creating the first unified kingdom of the English. To claim for him the title of ‘first English monarch’ is no exaggeration. In this nuanced portrait of Æthelstan, Sarah Foot offers the first full account of the king ever written. She traces his life through the various spheres in which he lived and worked, beginning with the intimate context of his family, then extending outward to his unusual multiethnic royal court, the Church and his kingdom, the wars he conducted, and finally his death and legacy. Foot describes a sophisticated man who was not only a great military leader but also a worthy king. He governed brilliantly, developed creative ways to project his image as a ruler, and devised strategic marriage treaties and gift exchanges to cement alliances with the leading royal and ducal houses of Europe. Æthelstan’s legacy, seen in the new light of this masterful biography, is inextricably connected to the very forging of England and early English identity. Sarah Foot is Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Christ Church, Oxford, and a foremost scholar of tenth-century history.

YALE ENGLISH MONARCHS

May 336 pp. 234x156mm. 16 pp. b/w illus. + 3 maps
ISBN 978-0-300-12535-1 £30.00*

28 History

The Age of Doubt
Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty Christopher Lane
The Victorian era was the first great ‘Age of Doubt’ and a critical moment in the history of Western ideas. Leading nineteenth-century intellectuals battled the Church and struggled to absorb radical scientific discoveries that upended everything the Bible had taught them about the world. In The Age of Doubt, distinguished scholar Christopher Lane tells the fascinating story of a society under strain as virtually all aspects of life changed abruptly. In deft portraits of scientific, literary and intellectual icons who challenged the prevailing religious orthodoxy, from Robert Chambers and Anne Brontë to Charles Darwin and Thomas H. Huxley, Lane demonstrates how they and other Victorians succeeded in turning doubt from a religious sin into an ethical necessity. Christopher Lane is the Pearce Miller Research Professor of Literature at Northwestern University.

Black Gotham
A Family History of African Americans in NineteenthCentury New York City Carla L. Peterson
Part detective tale, part social and cultural narrative, Black Gotham is Carla Peterson’s riveting account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her nineteenth-century ancestors. As she shares their stories and those of their friends, neighbours and business associates, she illuminates the greater history of African-American elites in New York City. Told in a vivid, fast-paced style, Black Gotham is an important account of the rarely acknowledged achievements of nineteenthcentury African Americans and brings to the forefront a vital yet forgotten part of American history and culture. Carla Peterson received her Ph.D. from Yale and 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.

March 448 pp. 234x156mm. 36 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16255-4 £25.00*
Translation rights: Frances Goldin Agency, New York

April 240 pp. 234x156mm. 19 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14192-4 £18.00*

Neo-Babylonian Letters and Contracts from the Eanna Archive
Eckart Frahm and Michael Jursa
This new volume presents facsimile copies of over two hundred previously unpublished Babylonian letters and documents written in cuneiform script. The texts, dating from the sixth century B.C., mainly originate from the archives of the Eanna temple in Uruk in southern Mesopotamia, and they contribute important information relating to the political, social and economic history of this period. In a detailed introduction the authors discuss the significance of these texts and explore their historical and socioeconomic implications. The volume also includes summaries of the contents of the individual documents and comprehensive indices to facilitate full access to the primary data for students and scholars. Eckart Frahm is Professor of Assyriology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University. Michael Jursa is Professor of Assyriology, University of Vienna. Yale Oriental Series, Babylonian Texts

A Great Leap Forward
1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth Alexander J. Field
This re-examination of the history of U.S. economic growth is built around a novel claim, that potential output grew dramatically across the Depression years and that this advance provided the foundation for the economic and military success of the United States during the Second World War, as well as for the golden age that followed. This new volume in the Yale Series in Economic History invites renewed discussions on productivity growth over the last century and a half and on current prospects. Alexander J. Field is the Michel and Mary Orradre Professor of Economics, Santa Clara University.

Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle
The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure that Shocked Washington City Nancy Lusignan Schultz
In the spring of 1824 in the capital city of Washington, D.C., Ann Mattingly, widowed sister of the city’s mayor, was miraculously cured of cancer. The Mattingly miracle purportedly came through the intervention of a charismatic German cleric, Prince Alexander Hohenlohe. With the dramatic intensity of a novel, Schultz deftly weaves analysis of this episode in American social and religious history together with the astonishing personal stories of both Ann Mattingly and Prince Hohenlohe. Nancy Lusignan Schultz is Chairperson and Professor of English, Salem State University, Salem, MA.

May 400 pp. 234x156mm. 36 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15109-1 £35.00

May 288 pp. 234x156mm. 24 illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11846-9 £20.00

June 192 pp. 279x203mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-16959-1 £85.00

Art/Photography 29

“Light-footed and groundbreaking, combative and generous, just the perfect book to introduce a new sense of involvement, sincerity, and conceptual clarity into today’s writing on contemporary art.” —Ralph Ubl

Charles Ray, Table, 1990, private collection.

Four Honest Outlaws
Sala, Ray, Marioni, Gordon Michael Fried

Michael Fried is J. R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and the History of Art, Johns Hopkins University.

In this strongly argued and characteristically original book, Michael Fried considers the work of four contemporary artists— video artist and photographer Anri Sala, sculptor Charles Ray, painter Joseph Marioni, and video artist and intervener in movies Douglas Gordon. He shows how their respective projects are best understood as engaging in a variety of ways with some of the core themes and issues associated with high modernism, and indeed with its prehistory in French painting and art criticism from Diderot on. Four Honest Outlaws thus continues the author’s exploration of the critical and philosophical territory opened up by his earlier book, the magisterial Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before. It presents a vision of the most important contemporary art not only as not repudiating modernism in the name of postmodernism in any of the latter’s many forms and manifestations, but also actually as committed to renewing dialectically certain crucial qualities and values that modernism and premodernism brought to the fore, above all those of presentness and anti-theatricality. Four Honest Outlaws takes its title from a line in a Bob Dylan song, ‘To live outside the law you must be honest’, meaning in this case that each of the four artists has found his own unsanctioned path to extraordinary accomplishment, in part by defying the ordinary norms and expectations of the contemporary art world. Filled with stunning images and accompanied by a DVD illustrating works by Sala and Gordon, Four Honest Outlaws is sure to provoke controversy even as it makes a dramatic bid to further transform the terms in which the art of the present should be understood.

DV D in clu de d

May 224 pp. 230x175mm. 9 b/w + 70 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17053-5 £30.00*

30 Art

The Sacred Image in the Age of Art
Titian, Tintoretto, Barocci, El Greco, Caravaggio Marcia B. Hall
Underlying the religious art of the Renaissance is a tension between the needs of the Church and the impulse to create great works. This beautifully illustrated book presents sacred images from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, leading up to two pivotal events in 1563. The Council of Trent, which signified the beginning of the CounterReformation, defined requirements that curtailed the freedom of painters and patrons in creating art for churches, while the founding of the Accademia del Disegno in Florence symbolically acknowledged that artists had achieved the status of creators not craftsmen. Marcia B. Hall takes a fresh look at some of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance not typically associated with sacred imagery and shows how they navigated their way through the paradox of ‘limited freedom’ to forge a new kind of religious art. Marcia B. Hall is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, and a specialist in Italian Renaissance art.

March 352 pp. 280x230mm. 30 b/w + 200 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16967-6 £50.00*

Vauxhall Gardens
A History David E. Coke and Alan Borg
From their early beginnings in the Restoration until the final closure in Queen Victoria’s reign, Vauxhall Gardens developed from a rural tavern and place of assignation into a dream-world filled with visual arts and music, and finally into a commercial site of mass entertainment. A social magnet for Londoners and tourists, they also became a dynamic centre for the arts in Britain. By the eighteenth century, when the Gardens were owned and managed by Jonathan Tyers—friend of Handel, Hogarth and Fielding—they were crucial to the cultural and fashionable life of the country, patronised by all levels of society, from royal dukes to penurious servants. In the first book on the subject for over fifty years, Alan Borg and David E. Coke reveal the teeming life, the spectacular art and the ever-present music of Vauxhall in fascinating detail. Borg and Coke’s historical exposition of the entire history of the foremost pleasure garden of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century London makes a major contribution to the study of London entertainments, art, music, sculpture, class and ideology, and puts into a very particular context an unusual combination of subjects. It reveals how Vauxhall linked high and popular culture in ways that look forward to the manner in which both art and entertainment have evolved in modern times. David E. Coke was formerly the Curator of Gainsborough’s House Trust, Sudbury, Suffolk, and Director of Pallant House Gallery Trust, Chichester. Alan Borg is a former Director of two of Britain’s national museums, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Imperial War Museum. He lives in south London close to the site of Vauxhall Gardens.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

June 400 pp. 254x191mm. 200 b/w + 80 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17382-6 £55.00*

Art 31

A vivid, compelling account of how Caravaggio became one of the greatest artistic influences on Baroque painters throughout Europe

Caravaggio, The Cardsharps, c.1594, Kimbell Art Museum, Fortworth.

Caravaggio and His Circle in Rome
A Barbaric and Brutal Manner David Franklin and Sebastian Schütze
The Italian artist Caravaggio (1571–1610) had a profound impact on a wide range of baroque painters of Italian, French, Dutch, Flemish and Spanish origin who resided in Rome either during his lifetime or immediately afterward. This captivating book illustrates the notion of ‘Caravaggism’, showcasing 65 works by Peter Paul Rubens and other important artists of the period who drew inspiration from Caravaggio; these pieces are the focus of a North American exhibition. Also depicted are Caravaggio canvases that fully exhibit his distinctive style, along with ones that had a particularly discernible impact on other practitioners. Caravaggio’s influence was greatest in Rome, where his works were seen by the largest and most international group of artists, and was at its peak in the early decades of the seventeenth century both before and after his untimely death at the age of 39. Not since Michelangelo or Raphael had one European artist affected so many of his contemporaries and over such broad geographic territory. Essays by an array of major Caravaggio scholars illuminate the underlying principles of the exhibition, reveal how Caravaggio altered the presentation and interpretation of many traditional subjects and inspired unusual new ones, and explore the artist’s legacy and how he irrevocably changed the course of painting. David Franklin is Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Canada. Sebastian Schütze is Professor of the History of Art at the University of Vienna.
Published in association with the National Gallery of Canada

Exhibition National Gallery of Canada, 10/06/11–11/09/11 Kimbell Art Museum, 09/10/11–08/01/12

June 224 pp. 280x230mm. 150 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17072-6 £35.00*

32 Architecture

The Bauhaus Group
Six Masters of Modernism Nicholas Fox Weber
Nicholas Fox Weber, for thirty-four years head of the Albers Foundation, spent many years with Anni and Josef Albers, the only husband-and-wife artistic pair at the Bauhaus (she was a textile artist; he was a professor and an artist, in glass, metal, wood and photography). The Alberses told him their own stories and described life at the Bauhaus with their fellow artists and teachers, Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as well as these figures’ lesser-known wives and girlfriends. In this extraordinary group biography, Weber brilliantly brings to life the pioneering art school in Germany’s Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 1930s, and captures the spirit and flair with which these Bauhaus geniuses lived, as well as their consuming goal of making art and architecture.
March 544 pp. 234x156mm. 87 b/w + 25 colour illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16984-3 £18.00*

Nicholas Fox Weber is the director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and author of numerous books, including Patron Saints: Five Rebels Who Opened America to a New Art, 1928–1943, Le Corbusier: A Life and Balthus: A Biography.
Translation rights: Random House, New York

Kevin Roche
Architecture as Environment Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen • Foreword by Robert A. M. Stern With contributions by Kathleen John-Alder, Olga Pantelidou and David Sadighian
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche (b. 1922) is best known for the large, bold urban structures he designed in the 1960s and 1970s, including the Oakland Museum of California and the Ford Foundation Headquarters in New York. Roche is also responsible for the master plans of major universities and museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and the Central Park Zoo. He is among the twentieth century’s most successful corporate architects, receiving commissions for more than thirty-eight headquarters for such companies as Aetna, Conoco, General Foods, John Deere, Merck and Union Carbide.
Exhibition Yale School of Architecture, 07/02/11–06/05/11 Museum of the City of New York, January–April 2012

A student of Mies van der Rohe and principal design associate of Eero Saarinen, Roche is the leading member of the third generation of modern architects. One of his most important contributions has been to see architecture as a part of the larger man-made environment, which involved understanding transportation, infrastructure and landscape as architectural issues. This book draws on previously inaccessible archival materials and unpublished interviews to present the full range of Roche’s career and place his innovative work within the larger context of modern architecture. Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen is associate professor at the Yale School of Architecture. She is author of Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity, and Geopolitics and co-editor of Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future.
Published in association with the Yale School of Architecture
Translation rights: Yale School of Architecture

February 280 pp. 267x241mm. 107 b/w + 226 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15223-4 £45.00*

Architecture 33

The official catalogue of an exhibition staged by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, April 12th to September 5th, 2011

Hugh Casson, design for the camouflaging of an airfield, 1940. Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Architecture in Uniform
Designing and Building for the Second World War Jean-Louis Cohen
The Second World War is considered by most architectural histories as a hiatus between peaceful periods of production. This book assumes that the episodes that took place between the bombings of Guernica in 1937 and of Hiroshima in 1945 have been fundamental for the process of modernisation, and have led to the definitive supremacy of modernism. Profusely illustrated, the book questions the many aspects of architecture’s mobilisation, as well as the concrete trajectories of individual architects. Reflecting the worldwide character of the conflict, the analysis deals with the major powers engaged in the hostilities, from the United States to Japan, including Great Britain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and the Soviet Union. Organised according to a thematic pattern, in which a comparative interpretation of the historical developments is deployed, the narrative focuses not only on plans, buildings and technological inventions, but also on the many types of visual representations used for war purposes.
Exhibition Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, 12/04/11–05/09/11

Based on more than a decade of research, the book will reproduce the major works of the exhibition—drawings, photographs, maps, charts and posters. Its articulation will follow the ten themes of the show, inserted in a broader interpretive narrative: war to the cities; producing production; architecture for the front—and the rear; the invention of megaprojects and the passage of war to peace. Since 1993 Jean-Louis Cohen has held the Sheldon H. Solow Chair for the History of Architecture at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. He has been a curator for many exhibitions in Europe and North America and has published numerous books.
Distributed for Editions Hazan, Paris
Translation rights: Editions Hazan, Paris

April 448 pp. 240x170mm. 300 illus.
ISBN 978-2-7541-0530-9 £40.00*

34 Art

To Do
A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays Gertrude Stein • With illustrations by Giselle Potter and an introduction by Timothy Young
‘Alphabets and names make games and everybody has a name and all the same they have in a way to have a birthday’, muses Gertrude Stein in To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays. Written in 1940 and intended as a follow-up to her children’s book The World Is Round published the previous year, To Do is a fanciful journey through the alphabet. Each letter is represented by four names (including Gertrude for ‘G’) and features a short story told in verse. ‘This is a birthday book I would have liked as a child’, said Stein of To Do. Publishers rejected the manuscript as too complex for children, and it remained unpublished during Stein’s lifetime. Now, more than seventy years after Stein penned the story, To Do is appearing with illustrations, realising the author’s original concept for the book. Giselle Potter’s witty and stylish illustrations provide a perfect complement to Stein’s uniquely whimsical world of words, creating a truly delightful, often hilarious book that adults and children alike can appreciate and love. Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) was at the forefront of the development of modern art and literature. Her archive is housed in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Giselle Potter has worked for the New Yorker and has illustrated more than twenty children’s books. Timothy Young is curator of modern books and manuscripts at the Beinecke.

© Giselle Potter.

Published in association with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

June 120 pp. 229x203mm. 28 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17097-9 £18.99*

David Smith Invents
Susan Behrends Frank With essays by Sarah Hamill and Peter Stevens
Abstract Expressionist artist David Smith was one of the most important American sculptors of the twentieth century, yet few publications dedicated to his output currently exist. David Smith Invents is the first book to focus on the artist’s later works, including paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture, produced during the 1950s. Among the most famous examples of Smith’s endeavours from this period are his steel sculptures of monumental scale—like his series Tank Totems, open, personage-like forms welded from steel tanks and pipes. Susan Behrends Frank opens a window onto the working process employed by Smith, who was once a welder on an automobile production line. In spite of his industrial methods and materials, his works blurred the boundaries between sculpture, painting and drawing, and his sculptures during this period were created in a pictorial fashion, in a single plane. One of his practices was to draw a white rectangle on the floor and position the metal parts of his sculpture within its boundaries. Featured throughout the book are extraordinary photographs taken by Smith of his sculptures, along with an essay on the photos by Sarah Hamill. Peter Stevens discusses Smith’s materials and surfaces. Susan Behrends Frank is the Associate Curator for research at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.
Published in association with The Phillips Collection
Translation rights: The Phillips Collection, Washington DC

Exhibition The Phillips Collection, 12/02/11–05/05/11

March 112 pp. 254x178mm. 25 b/w + 60 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16965-2 £20.00*

Art 35

A fascinating, in-depth exploration of the groundbreaking art collections of Gertrude Stein and her family

The Steins Collect
Exhibition San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 21/05/11–06/09/11 Grand Palais, Paris, 03/10/11–20/01/12 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 21/02/12–03/06/12

Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde Edited by Janet Bishop, Cécile Debray and Rebecca Rabinow
Essays by Isabel Alfandary, Janet Bishop, Emily Braun, Edward Burns, Cécile Debray, Claudine Grammont, Martha Lucy, Carrie Pilto, Rebecca Rabinow, Hélène Klein and Gary Tinterow As American expatriates living in Paris, the writer Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael’s wife Sarah were pivotal in shaping the city’s vibrant cultural life in the early twentieth century. They hosted salons at which the brightest artists, writers, musicians and collectors convened. They aggressively promoted and collected emerging painters and sculptors, particularly their close friends Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. And along the way they developed unparalleled holdings in modernist work by such figures as Paul Cézanne, Juan Gris, Francis Picabia and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Lavishly produced and featuring more than 600 images, The Steins Collect is the first comprehensive exploration of the Steins’ extraordinary collections. The book explores the Steins’ impact on art-making and collecting in Europe and the United States; the sibling rivalries that developed around key artists and ideas; the roots of Leo’s aesthetic theories in the thought of William James and Bernard Berenson; Sarah and Michael’s role in founding the Académie Matisse; Gertrude’s relationship with Picasso and their artistic influence on each other; Le Corbusier’s villa design for the family and more. The Steins Collect not only reveals the artistic prescience of this family, but also traces how they created an international standard of taste for modern art.
Published in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Translation rights: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Janet Bishop is curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Cécile Debray is curator of historical collections at the Museé National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. Rebecca Rabinow is associate curator of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

June 464 pp. 305x254mm. 220 b/w + 400 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16941-6 £50.00*

36 Architecture

The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland
An Architectural and Social History Sharman Kadish
The religious buildings of the Jewish community in Britain have never been explored in print. Lavishly illustrated with previously unpublished images and photographs taken specially by English Heritage, this book traces the architecture of the synagogue in Britain and Ireland from its discreet Georgian- and Regency-era beginnings to the golden age of the grand ‘cathedral synagogues’ of the High Victorian period. Sharman Kadish sheds light on obscure and sometimes underappreciated architects who designed synagogues for all types of worshipers— from Orthodox and Reform congregations to Yiddish-speaking immigrants in the 1900s. She examines the relationship between architectural style and minority identity in British society and looks at design issues in the contemporary synagogue. Sharman Kadish is the director of Jewish Heritage UK and a research fellow and lecturer at the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester. Her numerous publications include the companion guidebooks Jewish Heritage in England and Jewish Heritage in Gibraltar. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

March 320 pp. 280x220mm. 140 b/w + 60 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17051-1 £45.00*

The Architecture of the Scottish Medieval Church, 1100–1560
Richard Fawcett
The first in-depth survey of Scotland’s medieval church architecture covers buildings constructed between the early twelfth century and the Reformation in 1560. From majestic cathedrals and abbeys to modest parish churches and chapels, Richard Fawcett places the architecture in context by considering the varied sources of ideas that underlay church designs. Over the centuries, Scottish patrons and their masons moved away from a close relationship with England to create a unique late medieval architectural synthesis that took ideas from a wide range of sources. The book concludes with an account of the impact of the Reformation on church construction and design. Richard Fawcett is a professor in the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews, and a Principal Inspector with Historic Scotland. He is a noted authority on medieval Scottish architecture and the author of Scottish Architecture from the accession of the Stewarts to the Reformation and other works. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

April 432 pp. 280x220mm. 300 b/w + 100 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17049-8 £50.00*

Constructing the Ineffable
Contemporary Sacred Architecture Edited by Karla Britton • With contributions by Thomas Beeby, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Paul Goldberger, Zaha Hadid, Karsten Harries, Steven Holl, Rafael Moneo, Moshe Safdie, Fariborz Sahba, Vincent Scully, Stanley Tigerman and Miroslav Volf
Throughout the history of the built environment there has been no more significant endeavour than the construction of houses of worship, once the focal points around which civilisations and city-states developed. This is the first book to examine this topic across continents and from the perspective of multiple faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Baha’i. It addresses how sacred buildings are viewed in the context of contemporary architecture and religious practice. Featuring more than a dozen essays by a broad range of leading international architects, historians and theologians, Constructing the Ineffable offers a fundamental exploration of defining and understanding contemporary sacred spaces. This thought-provoking book also invites readers to consider the powerful influence of religion on civic life and to discuss the role that design and construction play in religious buildings. Karla Britton is lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture. Distributed for the Yale School of Architecture

March 248 pp. 254x203mm. 200 b/w + 100 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17037-5 £35.00*
Translation rights: Yale School of Architecture

Art/Architecture 37

Imperial Landscapes
Britain’s Global Visual Culture, 1745–1820 John E. Crowley
In response to conquests in mid-eighteenth-century wars, Britons developed a keen interest in how their colonies actually looked. Artistic representations of these faraway places, claiming topographic accuracy from being ‘drawn on the spot’, became increasingly frequent as the British Empire extended its reach during and after the Seven Years War. This is the first book to examine the country’s early imperial landscape art from a broad comparative perspective. Chapters on the West Indies, Canada, the United States, the Pacific, Australia and India show how British artists linked colonial territories with their homeland. This is both a ravishingly beautiful art book and an historical analysis of how British visual culture entwined with the politics of colonisation.
April 320 pp. 285x245mm. 100 b/w + 50 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17050-4 £45.00*

John E. Crowley is Professor Emeritus of History at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His books include The Invention of Comfort: Sensibilities and Design in Early Modern Britain and Early America.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

The Strawberry Hill Press and its Printing House
Stephen Clarke
Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill Press, founded in 1757, is the most celebrated of the early English private presses, unique for the importance of the books, pamphlets and ephemera it produced. This illustrated study of the Press draws on a remarkable array of surviving images of the Printing House, many of them newly discovered and previously unstudied. But more than that, this book provides an original and sustained analysis of Walpole’s extraordinary literary endeavour, and of the complex variety of purposes that the Press fulfilled. The volume not only assesses all known images to discover what they can tell us about Walpole’s Press, but also reveals that, quite unexpectedly, a large part of Walpole’s Printing House survives to this day. Stephen Clarke is head of commercial property at a London solicitors’ firm and an amateur scholar in the best Walpole tradition. He is a trustee of a number of learned societies, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and an expert on Samuel Johnson as well as Horace Walpole.
Distributed for the Lewis Walpole Library

Traditional Buildings of Cumbria
The County of the Lakes R. W. Brunskill
Many people who live in and visit the Lake District are charmed by the traditional buildings that enhance the landscape. This book introduces the traditional houses, barns, watermills and chapels of the Lake District and the surrounding hills and valleys that make up the county of Cumbria. With the aid of hundreds of photographs, drawings and diagrams, the author explains how the building types have developed over the centuries and how the indigenous building materials of stone, clay, brick and slate have been used to create works of vernacular architecture that seem to grow out of the surrounding landscape. “This book maintains the very high standards that have been set in the past by Professor Brunskill . . . [and] easily earns a place on our bookshelves as the classic anatomy of a region and its buildings.” —Buildings Conservation Journal R. W. Brunskill has retired as professor at De Montfort University, Leicester, and was formerly reader in architecture at the University of Manchester.
February 224 pp. 245x187mm. 82 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17059-7 £20.00*
Translation rights: held by the author

April 152 pp. 256x192mm. 30 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17040-5 £40.00*

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Golden
Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection Frederik J. Duparc • With essays by Femke Diercks, Reinier Baarsen and Loek van Aalst
Golden accompanies the first major exhibition in the United States of one of the finest private collections of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings in the world, assembled over the past two decades by Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo. In this beautifully illustrated book, works by Rembrandt, Jacob van Ruisdael, Frans Hals and Jan Brueghel the Elder, among others, represent a wide range of subjects such as land and water, cityscapes and landmarks, still lifes, foreign travels and burghers, peasants and painters. In addition, fine examples of furniture and decorative arts shed light on the astounding range of this artistic period.
Exhibition Peabody Essex Museum, 26/02/11–19/06/11 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 09/07/11–02/10/11 The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 13/11/11–12/02/12

Known as the Golden Age, the seventeenth century was a time of prosperity in the Netherlands, where the emerging merchant class commissioned and collected paintings, furniture and other decorative arts. Essays by leading scholars address the context of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting, and the history and development of this collection. Frederik J. Duparc is the former director of the Mauritshuis in The Hague. Femke Diercks is junior curator of decorative arts and Reinier Baarsen is keeper of the department of sculpture and decorative arts, both at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Loek van Aalst is a dealer and expert in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish furniture.
Published in association with the Peabody Essex Museum
Translation rights: Yale Peabody Museum

March 408 pp. 318x241mm. 110 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16973-7 £45.00*

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus
Edited by Lloyd DeWitt • Preface by Seymour Slive and contributions by Lloyd DeWitt, Blaise Ducos, Franziska Gottwald, George S. Keyes, Shelley Perlove, Larry Silver, Ken Sutherland and Mark Tucker
With the creation of the dramatic Supper at Emmaus and a series of intimate oil sketches of Christ on oak panels, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) overturned the entire history of Christian art. Traditionally, when depicting Christ, artists had relied on rigidly copied prototypes of religious icons. Among Rembrandt’s innovations was his use of a Jewish model to portray a Christ imbued with empathy, gentleness and grace. Lavishly illustrated, this captivating and important book presents the seven known panels, along with more than 60 paintings, drawings and prints by Rembrandt and his pupils. Essays by expert contributors offer insights into the production of the panels and their relationship to other works in Rembrandt’s oeuvre; how he changed the meaning and status of the canonical image of Christ in northern European art; and much more. Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus is a marvellously intriguing study of how one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age revolutionised an aspect of art history dating to antiquity. Lloyd DeWitt is Associate Curator in the Department of European Painting before 1900 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Published in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Translation rights: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Exhibition Musée du Louvre, Paris, 18/04/11–18/07/11 Philadelphia Museum of Art, 04/08/11–30/10/11 Detroit Institute of Arts, 20/11/11–12/2/12

July 256 pp. 305x254mm. 20 b/w + 130 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16957-7 £45.00*

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Kings, Queens, and Courtiers
Art in Early Renaissance France Edited by Martha Wolff • With contributions by Thomas Kren, Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, Roger Wieck, Martha Wolff and others
This sumptuous catalogue provides an overview of French art circa 1500, a dynamic, transitional period when the country, resurgent after the dislocations of the Hundred Years’ War, invaded Italy and all media flourished. What followed was the emergence of a unique art: the fusion of the Italian Renaissance with northern European Gothic styles. Outstanding examples of exquisite and revolutionary works are featured, including paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, tapestries and metalwork. Exciting new research brings to life court artists Jean Fouquet, Jean Bourdichon, Michel Colombe, Jean Poyer and Jean Hey (The Master of Moulins), all of whose creations were used by kings and queens to assert power and prestige. Also detailed are the organisation of workshops and the development of the influential art market in Paris and the Loire Valley. Martha Wolff is Curator of European Painting before 1750 at the Art Institute of Chicago. Thomas Kren is Senior Curator of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye is Director of the Musée National du Moyen Âge, Cluny. Roger Wieck is Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York.
Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
Translation rights: Art Institute of Chicago

Exhibition Grand Palais, Paris, 04/10/10–10/01/11 The Art Institute of Chicago, 27/02/11–30/05/11

April 208 pp. 305x229mm. 190 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17025-2 £40.00*

Jean Fouquet and the Invention of France
Art and Nation after the Hundred Years War Erik Inglis
Jean Fouquet was France’s most important fifteenth-century artist, painting for the courts of Charles VII and Louis XI. His art synthesised the realistic style of Flemish artists like van Eyck with the monumentality of Florentines like Masaccio. Fouquet’s work had a powerful appeal, shaping the next two generations of painters and introducing a taste for Italian art to the French. The first survey of Fouquet’s work in English in nearly sixty years, this captivating book offers a major advance in scholarship about the artist and his far-reaching impact. Erik Inglis links Fouquet’s style, iconography and audience to explain how his art helped define French identity, a project of great importance for anxious courtiers in the wake of the Hundred Years War. Jean Fouquet and the Invention of France provides a new lens for looking at the century that saw the greatest changes in French art prior to Impressionism. Erik Inglis is Associate Professor of Art at Oberlin College in Ohio.
April 320 pp. 280x230mm. 180 b/w + 60 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-13443-8 £40.00*

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Sixteenth- to Nineteenth-Century British Painting
State Hermitage Museum Catalogue Elizaveta Renne
The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg houses a relatively small but choice collection of sixteenth- to nineteenth-century British paintings, among them Thomas Gainsborough’s vibrant Portrait of a Lady in Blue (c.1770) and his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds’s vast Infant Hercules Strangling the Serpents (c.1786), commissioned by the Russian Empress Catherine II and symbolising a young Russia’s growing strength. 135 paintings—works by artists from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales—are presented in this comprehensive catalogue. Also included are portraits from the famed War Gallery created by English painter George Dawe, who was awarded a prestigious commission to produce more than 300 images of Russian generals for the Gallery of 1812 in the historic Winter Palace, now part of the museum complex. Elizaveta Renne is curator of British Paintings at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. Published in association with the State Hermitage Museum and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

April 400 pp. 285x245mm. 650 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17046-7 £80.00*

George Inness in Italy
Mark D. Mitchell With an essay by Judy Dion
A canonical figure in American painting, George Inness (1825–1894) is widely admired as the pioneer of the landscape aesthetic known as Tonalism, which is distinguished by soft focus and diaphanous layers of paint. This is the first book about the artist’s two Italian sojourns (1851–52 and 1870–74) and their formative impact on his work. Italy—its art and its landscape—offered Inness a font of inspiration as he developed his unique artistic vision. This handsome book presents ten oil paintings surveying Inness’s Italian subjects dating from 1850 to 1879, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s recently restored Twilight on the Campagna, which has not been on view since 1952. This was the first of Inness’s works completed in Italy, and its reemergence offers a unique opportunity to reconsider the career of a leading American artist. Exhibition Philadelphia Museum of Art, 19/02/11–15/05/11; Timken Museum of Art, 10/06/11–18/09/11; Taft Museum of Art, 07/10/11–08/01/12 Mark D. Mitchell is Associate Curator of American Art and Manager, Center for American Art, and Judy Dion is Luce Foundation Assistant Conservator of Paintings, both at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Published in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art

February 60 pp. 279x216mm. 10 b/w + 35 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17116-7 £12.99*
Translation rights: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pomp and Poverty
A History of Silk in Ireland Mairead Dunlevy
Silk—lustrous, warm, lightweight, strong—has always been a symbol of wealth and status, beginning in prehistoric China. In Pomp and Poverty: A History of Silk in Ireland, Mairead Dunlevy unfolds a colourful tale. She introduces us to the merchants or ‘silk men’ who traded in silk, oversaw its production and invested in machinery and design; the weavers and dyers who created luxury under exploitative conditions for miserable wages; the gentlefolk and aristocracy who indulged in this expensive fabric as a signifier of wealth and taste. Irish legend credits seventeenth-century French Huguenots with introducing the industry, but this book reveals that silk was woven in Ireland long before that, possibly from the tenth century. Dunlevy also details the development of poplin, a uniquely Irish silk product found in every royal court of nineteenth-century Europe. The late Mairead Dunlevy was Keeper of Art and Industry at the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, and Director of the Hunt Museum, Limerick. She was the author of Dress in Ireland, and an authority on social customs in Ireland and on Irish glass and silver.

April 280 pp. 256x190mm. 25 b/w + 135 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17041-2 £45.00*

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Picasso and Braque
The Cubist Experiment, 1910–1912 Eik Kahng, Harry Cooper, Charles Palermo, Christine Poggi, Annie Bourneuf, Claire Barry, Bart Devolder
Picasso and Braque offers an intimate look at one of the most pivotal exchanges in the history of Western art: the culminating two years (1910–12) of Analytic Cubism. While the Cubist experiment has long been a requisite chapter in the history of modernism, this is the first publication to delve into these two intense years of productivity, revealing the intriguing pictorial game being played out between these two great masters. Essays offer readings of paintings, drawings and prints in terms of their engagement with issues of genre, format, medium and artistic process. In addition, the new technology of spectral imaging provides reproductions of astounding colour and textural fidelity, making this an essential publication for those seeking to understand the complexity of Picasso’s and Braque’s mark-making, which evades conventional photography. Eik Kahng is chief curator and curator of 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Harry Cooper is a curator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Charles Palermo is an art history professor at the College of William and Mary. Christine Poggi is an art history professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Annie Bourneuf is an independent scholar. Claire Barry and Bart Devolder are conservators at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.
Distributed for the Kimbell Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Translation rights: Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

Exhibition Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 22/05/11–21/08/11 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 17/09/11–02/01/12

July 128 pp. 305x203mm. 90 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16971-3 £18.00*

The Genius of Renoir
Paintings from the Clark John House • With an essay by James A. Ganz
With a consuming enthusiasm for the paintings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, art collector Sterling Clark assembled one of the greatest private collections of Renoir’s work during the first half of the twentieth century. Today the masterpieces he admired form a vital part of the Impressionist holdings of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The Genius of Renoir offers a fascinating, fresh look at the thirty-two Renoir paintings in the Clark collection, featuring beautiful digital colour reproductions created especially for this volume. The book brings to light new and revelatory scholarship concerning the importance of each work, both within Renoir’s oeuvre and within the Clark collection. Among the richly varied paintings, encompassing portraits, landscapes and still lifes, are such key works as Marie-Thérèse Durand-Ruel Sewing, A Box at the Theatre (At the Concert), Onions and Venice, the Doge’s Palace. John House, a leading authority on Renoir, offers an in-depth analysis of each of the works in the collection, and curator-author James Ganz draws on extensive archival research on Sterling Clark’s pursuits as an art collector and museum founder to illuminate this visionary and often enigmatic man. John House is Walter H. Annenberg Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. James A. Ganz is curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Distributed for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown

Exhibition Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid 18/10/10–06/02/11

March 140 pp. 273x232mm. 7 b/w + 56 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11105-7 £28.00*

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Gifts of the Sultan
The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts Linda Komaroff
The giving of gifts both delights the recipient and pleases the giver. Practised in all societies, gift exchange has a history as long as humanity. This gloriously illustrated catalogue is the first investigation of gift-giving and its impact on the development of art in the Islamic world. Presenting some 240 rare and costly works of art associated with gift exchanges among the courts of Islam, Byzantium, western Europe and eastern Asia, the book provides a wide-ranging view of Islamic art and culture from the eighth through the nineteenth centuries. At courts across the Islamic world, gift-giving often served as a nexus of art and diplomacy, religion and interpersonal relations. The book examines the complex interplay between artistic production and giftbased patronage through numerous examples of deluxe, aesthetically pleasing objects either commissioned or repurposed as gifts. Tracing the unique histories of selected artworks, the book also explores how the exchange of luxury objects played a central role in the circulation, emulation and assimilation of artistic forms within and beyond the Islamic world. Linda Komaroff is curator of Islamic art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and author or editor of numerous books and articles on aspects of Islamic art.
Distributed for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Translation rights: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Exhibition Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 05/06/2011–05/09/2011 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 23/10/2011–15/01/2012

June 352 pp. 280x230mm. 250 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17110-5 £45.00*

Wonder, Image, and Cosmos in Medieval Islam
Persis Berlekamp
This original book untangles fundamental confusions about historical relationships among Islam, representational images and philosophy. Closely examining some of the most meaningful and best preserved premodern illustrated manuscripts of Islamic cosmographies, Persis Berlekamp refutes the assertion often made by other historians of medieval Islamic art that, while representational images did exist, they did not serve religious purposes. The author focuses on widely disseminated Islamic images of the wonders of creation, ranging from angels to human-snatching birds, and argues that these illustrated manuscripts aimed to induce wonder at God’s creation, as was their stated purpose. She tracks the various ways that images advanced that purpose in the genre’s formative milieu—the century and a half following the Mongol conquest of the Islamic East in 1258. Delving into social history and into philosophical ideas relevant to manuscript and image production, Berlekamp shows that philosophy occupied an established, if controversial, position within Islam. She thereby radically reframes representational images within the history of Islam. Persis Berlekamp is assistant professor of art history, University of Chicago.

April 224 pp. 280x220mm. 55 b/w + 40 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17060-3 £45.00*

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Art for the Nation
The Eastlakes and the Victorian Art World Susanna Avery-Quash and Julie Sheldon
Sir Charles and Lady Elizabeth Eastlake, with their nephew Charles Locke Eastlake, were significant figures in the cultural and artistic life of Victorian Britain. Charles Eastlake established himself as an artist and connoisseur with an exceptional interest in developing ideas about art in continental Europe, before becoming the first Director of the fledgling National Gallery London in 1855. Lady Eastlake, while ably supporting her husband’s career, was also a literary critic, journalist and art historian. Together the Eastlakes travelled around Europe, allowing Sir Charles to acquire significant paintings for the National Gallery. As a couple, they were exceptionally well connected in Victorian society, counting significant nineteenth-century figures as friends, peers and supporters, including Prince Albert, J. M. W. Turner and Sir Robert Peel. Their nephew Charles Locke Eastlake became known as a populariser of the Arts and Crafts style with his Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and other Details published in 1872. As Keeper of the National Gallery London from 1878, Locke Eastlake sought to implement and develop the ideas of his uncle, allowing the ‘Eastlake era’ to span 70 pivotal years of the National Gallery’s early history. Susanna Avery-Quash is Research Curator in the History of Collecting at the National Gallery, London. She is Editor of Sir Charles Lock Eastlake’s Travel Notebooks. Julie Sheldon is Reader in Art History at Liverpool John Moores University. Her previous co-written publications include Modern Art: A Critical Introduction; she also edited the Letters of Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake.

Exhibition Accompanies a National Gallery exhibition, 27/7/11–30/10/11

June 336pp. 234x156mm. 40 colour illus.
ISBN 978-1-85709-507-4 £27.00*

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Van Eyck to Titian Lorne Campbell, Luke Syson, Miguel Falomir and Jennifer Fletcher
This comprehensive survey traces the development of portrait painting in Northern and Southern Europe during the Renaissance, when the genre first flourished. Both regions developed their own distinct styles and techniques but each was influenced by the other. Focusing on the relationship between artists of the north and south, renowned specialists analyse the notion of likeness—at that time based not only on accurate reference to posterity, but incorporating all aspects of human life, including propaganda, power, courtship, love, family, ambition and hierarchy. Essays and individual catalogue entries present new research on works by some of the greatest portraitists of the period, including Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer, Jan van Eyck, Hans Holbein and Titian, all magnificently illustrated. Lorne Campbell is Beaumont Senior Research Curator and Luke Syson is Curator of Italian Paintings 1460–1500 at the National Gallery, London. Miguel Falomir is Head Curator of Italian Renaissance Painting at the Museo Nacional del Prado. Jennifer Fletcher was formerly Senior Lecturer at The Courtauld Institute, London.

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DVD also available ISBN 978-1-85709-414-5 £15.00

October 304 pp. 320x240mm. 190 colour illus.
Paper ISBN 978-1-85709-407-7 £25.00*

Translation rights for all National Gallery, London titles: The National Gallery Company Limited, London

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Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode
Book plus free DVD Judy Egerton • DVD narrated by Alan Bennett

This book explores one of Hogarth’s best known series of paintings that took the upper echelons of society as its subject. This is a re-issue with a fresh design featuring Judy Egerton’s engaging text and includes a free DVD narrated by Alan Bennett.

This book and DVD set examines the story of Marriage A-la-Mode, a six part series describing a marriage arranged between the son of a spendthrift nobleman who needs cash and the daughter of a rich City of London merchant who wants to buy social status. Love between the bride and bridegroom never develops; and their discordant lives progress through adultery and venereal disease to murder, execution and suicide.

The author, Judy Egerton, explains the multiple visual clues and symbols employed by Hogarth to create this intriguing narrative on the questionable morals of the upper classes of the eighteenth century. Judy Egerton is a leading authority on British painting and has previously worked at the National Gallery and Tate Britain. She held the position of Senior Research Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art from 1998–2006. Alan Bennett is an English actor, playwright and former Trustee of the National Gallery.

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February 80 pp. 190x180mm. 45 illus. ISBN 978-1-85709-510-4 £14.99*

Venice
DVD Canaletto and his Rivals
Written and presented by Leah Kharibian
Canaletto’s views of eighteenth-century Venice are famous the world over. But as this engaging film reveals, he was not without talented rivals. The market for view painting was highly competitive and painters vied to impress patrons with a wealth of detail and sometimes startling perspectives. This film explores the unexpected variety of this art form, and through a close look at the pleasures and spectacles enjoyed by visitors on the Grand Tour, it also discovers how the expectations and aspirations of foreign patrons shaped the pictures by which we still define Venice today. Published alongside the exhibition Venice: Canaletto and his Rivals at the National Gallery, London, 13/10/10–16/1/11, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 20/2/11–30/5/11 Leah Kharibian is an independent art historian, scriptwriter and author. Her previous publications include an exhibition book and DVD for the National Gallery exhibition Velázquez, in 2006. She was part of the Bafta-award winning team that created the first Multimedia Guide at Tate Modern and also the guide for visually impaired children at the Imperial War Museum Holocaust Galleries.

October Approx. 35 minutes • Region free • Widescreen • English subtitles DVD ISBN 978-1-85709-499-2 £15.00

Van Eyck to Gossaert
DVD Towards a Northern Renaissance
Written and presented by Leah Kharibian
Netherlandish painting of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries still has the power to astonish. Its seemingly impossible level of detail, fascination with the surface appearance of things, subtle depiction of light and an uncompromising attitude to rendering the idiosyncrasies of the human face, all contribute to an art of intense beauty and sophistication. In their day, Netherlandish artists were internationally renowned; their mastery of the medium of oil paint was emulated across Europe while their interest in landscape and depiction of everyday subjects gave rise to new genres of painting. This film explores the richness of Netherlandish paintings of this period, their international impact—particularly in Renaissance Italy—and discovers how a small corner of northern Europe gave rise to one of the most fertile eras of cultural production in the history of western art. • • • • • exclusive location footage exploring the historic cities in which the art was made interviews with leading experts in the field insight into the artists’ working methods revealed by the Gallery’s Conservation and Scientific Departments a demonstration of the preparation and use of oil paint close examination of the works in the context of other Netherlandish art forms including book illumination and tapestry

The National Gallery • London

February Approx. 40 minutes • Region free • Widescreen • English subtitles DVD ISBN 978-1-85709-509-8 £15.00

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Devotion by Design
Italian Altarpieces before 1500 Scott Nethersole
This beautifully illustrated book introduces some of the oldest paintings in the National Gallery: painted wooden altarpieces from Italy, made between about 1250 and 1500, some still in their original carved and gilded frames. Although the Gallery displays them hung on the walls, arranged by date, place of origin and style, we are reminded here that they were never intended to be seen as ‘gallery pictures’ but were originally part of complex decorative schemes, intimately connected with and integrated into the church architecture of medieval and Renaissance Italy, and objects of devout worship. Drawing on the wealth of research undertaken over the last thirty years, Scott Nethersole explains why and how different types of altarpieces were made, their original purpose, position and function, the role of the artists who made them, and the beliefs of those who commissioned them. The styles and regional variations of works attributed to different artists in different periods are distinctly recognisable, even though their names—or even their identities—are unknown to us today. Devotion by Design: Italian Altarpieces before 1500 is a free Sainsbury Wing exhibition opening 6/7/11 Dr. Scott Nethersole was the Harry M. Weinrebe Curatorial Assistant at the National Gallery, London until August 2010 and is currently Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

June 128 pp. 270x230mm. 50 colour illus. ISBN 978-1-85709-525-8 £19.99* DVD also available: June • Region free • Widescreen • English subtitles DVD ISBN 978-1-85709-528-9 £15.00

Forests, Rocks and Torrents
Norwegian and Swiss Landscape Paintings Christopher Riopelle • With Sarah Herring
Forests, Rocks and Torrents confronts nineteenth century Norwegian and Swiss landscape painting; it looks at the evident similarities of the two traditions but also at the differences that climate, character, national temperament and political regimes impose on art movements. Norway, for example, was engaged in a long struggle for freedom from Sweden; Switzerland had been proudly independent for centuries. Norway was poor, isolated and dependent for survival on its natural resources; Switzerland was prosperous, cosmopolitan and an early centre of industry. This book examines how these realities were manifested in their respective painting traditions. Alongside the exhibition, it also introduces skilled and innovative practitioners of landscape to new audiences, and is supported by a chronology and artist biographies. Published to accompany a National Gallery Sunley Room exhibition 22/6/11–18/9/11 Christopher Riopelle is Curator of Post-1800 Paintings, Sarah Herring is Isaiah Berlin Assistant Curator of Post-1800 Paintings. Both work at the National Gallery, London.

June 96 pp. 210x210mm. 100 illus. Paper ISBN 978-1-85709-523-4 £9.99*

An American Experiment
George Bellows and the Ashcan Painters David Peters Corbett • With Katherine Bourguignon and Christopher Riopelle
In the first decades of the twentieth century the Ashcan School of painters made images of city life from street level as an intimately human place, as well as producing vivid landscapes with a highly saturated colour palette. The Ashcanners—John Sloan, George Bellows, George Luks, William Glackens—were primarily urban realists who took up the older artist Robert Henri’s influential insistence that artists should make ‘pictures from life’ and renounce the polished academic style then taught in the art schools for a more urgent manner that sought to catch the ebb and flow of life in urban America. Published alongside the exhibition An American Experiment: George Bellows and the Ashcan Painters, at the National Gallery, London, 3/3/11–30/5/11 David Peters Corbett is Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of East Anglia. He has worked on American art of this period, as holder of the Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2008–10); Terra Senior Fellow, Smithsonian Institution American Art Museum, Washington DC (2009–10). Katherine Bourguignon is Associate Curator, Terra Foundation for American Art Europe, Paris. Christopher Riopelle is Curator of Post-1800 Paintings, The National Gallery, London.

The National Gallery • London

February 56 pp. 236x196mm. 32 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-1-85709-527-2 £9.99*
Translation rights for all National Gallery, London titles: The National Gallery Company Limited, London

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Vija Celmins
Television and Disaster, 1964–1966 Franklin Sirmans and Michelle White
American artist Vija Celmins is widely admired and respected for her sublime images of night skies and ocean waves. Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964–1966 looks closely at Celmins’s early work, which is deeply engaged with the Pop Art scene of 1960s Los Angeles. The authors argue for a better understanding of this body of work, which is not well known by contemporary audiences, both within Celmins’s overall career, and as part of the historical context in which she was working. The book illustrates Celmins’s work from the mid-1960s. These paintings and sculptures of war planes, smoking guns, and other representations of death and disaster were informed by images found in books and magazines. Also reflecting the moment when print began to give way to television, as well as the impact of the first televised war, they are creative interpretations of a world destabilised by the turmoil of war and domestic political conflicts. Exhibition The Menil Collection, 19/11/10–20/02/11; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 13/03/11–05/06/11 Franklin Sirmans is Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Michelle White is Associate Curator at the Menil Collection. Distributed for The Menil Collection

February 64 pp. 229x152mm. 36 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16612-5 £15.99*
Translation rights: Menil Foundation, Houston

Glenn Ligon, Untitled (America), 2008. Neon and paint. Rubell Family Foundation, Miami.

Glenn Ligon
AMERICA Scott Rothkopf • Foreword by Adam D. Weinberg With essays by Hilton Als, Okwui Enwezor, Saidiya Hartman, Bennett Simpson, Franklin Sirmans and a conversation between Ligon and Thelma Golden
American artist Glenn Ligon (b. 1960) is best known for his landmark body of text-based paintings, made since the late 1980s, which appropriate the writings of African-American authors such as James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison and Zora Neale Hurston. In subsequent bodies of work, Ligon has dealt with a wide range of material, including images and slogans related to early civil rights demonstrations and the Million Man March, as well as runaway slave notices, Richard Pryor jokes and 1970s colouring books targeted at African-American children. Glenn Ligon: AMERICA, created in close collaboration with the artist, is the first in-depth presentation of his art, including paintings, photography, sculptural installations, prints and drawings. Essays by high-profile contributors explore Ligon’s working methods and related topics such as literature and democracy, slave narratives, music, comedy, race and sexuality, all of which situate the artist within a broader cultural context and greatly advance the understanding and renown of this pioneering American artist. Exhibition Whitney Museum of American Art, 10/03/11–05/06/11; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September–December 2011 Scott Rothkopf is curator and Adam D. Weinberg is Alice Pratt Brown Director, both at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Distributed for the Whitney Museum of American Art

April 272 pp. 241x254mm. 230 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16847-1 £45.00*
Translation rights: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Yourself in the World
Selected Writings and Interviews Glenn Ligon • Edited by Scott Rothkopf
Throughout his career Glenn Ligon has been engaged with the written word: his artworks are full of painted, drawn, sculpted, photographed and printed text. In recent years, Ligon has also emerged as a prolific writer. His articles and essays have appeared in exhibition catalogues and art magazines and range from trenchant reviews to introspective musings on his own art and life. Edited by Scott Rothkopf, who provides an introduction to Ligon’s written corpus, this impressive volume begins with the artist’s first major essay, a superbly crafted text written in 2004 about the artist David Hammons and his relationship to a younger generation of black artists. In all, ten essays and twelve interviews are included, all of which demonstrate Ligon’s straightforward exposition, ironic asides, knowing pop references, literary citations and clever turns of phrase. Published in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art

April 176 pp. 229x152mm. 50 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16909-6 £18.00*

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Dieter Roth, Björn Roth
Work Tables and Tischmatten Edited by Barry Rosen With an Introduction by Björn Roth, an essay by Andrea Büttner and an afterword by Paul McCarthy
Dieter Roth’s unique and eclectic Tischmatten (‘Table Mats’) incorporate drawings, paintings, photographs and ephemeral materials. Roth placed these grey cardboard mats on tables in his apartment, studios and houses, collecting what he referred to as the ‘traces of my domestic activities’. Along with spontaneous doodles and drips and stains from the kitchen, Roth affixed leftover food, notes and photos to the mats, creating still lifes that he would supplement with painting and collage and that had an emphasis on symmetry and mirror images. Dieter Roth, Björn Roth offers a new interpretation of these often misunderstood works, which Roth himself considered to have influenced the development of his painting in the late 1980s. The book includes the artist’s writings about the Tischmatten, and an insightful essay by Andrea Büttner resituates them within the greater body of the artist’s output.
January 150 pp. 267x222mm. 26 b/w + 90 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17079-5 £35.00*

Barry Rosen is a curatorial consultant in New York City. Björn Roth is an artist and Dieter Roth’s son. Andrea Büttner is an art historian based in London. Paul McCarthy is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles.
Translation rights: Dieter Roth estate, Hamburg

Lyonel Feininger, In a Village Near Paris (Street in Paris, Pink Sky), 1909. University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City; gift of Owen and Leone Elliott 1968.15.

Lyonel Feininger
At the Edge of the World Edited by Barbara Haskell • With contributions by John Carlin, Bryan Gilliam, Ulrich Luckhardt and Sasha Nicholas
Recognised for his remarkable synthesis of Expressionist and Cubist techniques, Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) has long been considered a leading modern artist in Germany. In his native United States, he is less well known. This comprehensive survey, which examines the artist’s broad-ranging interests and influences including his involvement in German Expressionism and the Bauhaus, will reintroduce his art to an international audiences. Generously illustrated, this publication features works from throughout Feininger’s diverse career, including his turn-of-the-century satirical illustrations and comics, his carnivalesque Expressionist compositions and crystalline architectural scenes, his whimsical village of handcarved wooden figures, and his late oils of New York City. The main essay discusses the full breadth of Feininger’s career, tracing his relationship with groups and institutions that defined the development of modern art, including Cubism, the Blaue Reiter, the Blue Four, the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College. Additional essays focus on facets of Feininger’s work including his comics, his photographs, his musical compositions and their relationship to his visual art, and his reputation in Germany. Barbara Haskell is curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Published in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art
Translation rights: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Exhibition Whitney Museum of American Art, June–October 2011

August 272 pp. 241x279mm. 30 b/w + 230 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16846-4 £45.00*

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My Faraway One
Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Volume One, 1915–1933 Selected, annotated and edited by Sarah Greenough
Between 1915, when they first began to write to each other, and 1946, when Stieglitz died, Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz exchanged over 5,000 letters that describe their daily lives. This volume features 650 letters, selected and annotated by photography scholar Sarah Greenough. In O’Keeffe’s sparse and vibrant style and Stieglitz’s fervent and lyrical manner, the letters describe how they met and fell in love in the 1910s; how they carved out a life together in the 1920s; how their relationship nearly collapsed during the early years of the Depression; and how it was reconstructed in the late 1930s and early 1940s. At the same time, the correspondence reveals the creative evolution of their art and ideas; their friendships with influential figures in early American modernism (Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, John Marin and Paul Strand); and their relationships with a wide range of figures in American and European art and culture (including Duncan Phillips, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp). Furthermore, their prose reveals insights into the impact of larger forces—World War I and II; the booming economy of the 1920s; and the Depression of the 1930s—on two creative individuals. Sarah Greenough is senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Published in association with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

June 818 pp. 254x191mm. 25 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16630-9 £28.00*

Robert Adams
The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs, 1964–2009 Robert Adams • With essays by Joshua Chang, Tod Papageorge, Jock Reynolds and John Szarkowski
Photographer Robert Adams is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential chroniclers of the American West. This stunning three-volume set accompanies a major travelling exhibition and is the first publication to comprehensively survey Adams’s 45-year career. Presenting an epic sequence of nearly 400 tritone plates, Robert Adams: The Place We Live features selections from all of Adams’s major projects, including his seminal work in the suburbs of Colorado Springs and Denver and his most recent, elegiac portrayals of trees in the Pacific Northwest. Exhibition U.S. venues; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2013; National Media Museum, Bradford, 2013 Joshua Chuang is Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery. Tod Papageorge is the Walker Evans Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Photography at the Yale School of Art. Jock Reynolds is the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery. John Szarkowski was the Director of the Department of Photography at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Distributed for the Yale University Art Gallery

July 589 pp. 298x248mm. 197 tritones (vol. 1); 197 tritones (vol. 2); 75 tritones (vol. 3)
3-volume slipcased set ISBN 978-0-300-14137-5 £175.00
Translation rights: Yale University Art Gallery

Art and the Early Photographic Album
Edited by Stephen Bann
One of the most prized categories of early photography was the reproduction of artworks, a role in which photographs largely replaced engravings in book imagery during the mid-nineteenth century. Photographs of paintings and other works were compiled in albums, from surveys of museum collections and catalogues of works by single artists to illustrated travel guides. While such albums have often been valued for documentary purposes, their role in the institutional development of art has been overlooked. This collection of twelve essays explores topics such as how the acclaim of artists grew because their paintings reproduced well in photographs, how Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes were given a new public identity by the photographer’s choice of details and other ways in which photographically illustrated publications influenced the history of art. Stephen Bann is Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. Studies in the History of Art Series Published by the National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts/Distributed by Yale University Press

May 288 pp. 279x229mm. 63 b/w + 131 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13590-9 £50.00*
Translation rights: National Gallery, Washington DC

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Stieglitz
A Legacy of Light Katherine Hoffman
In Stieglitz: A Beginning Light, Katherine Hoffman presented an account of the early years of the career of Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) and of his European roots. Now, she offers a compelling portrait of his life and his art from 1915 to 1946, focusing on his American works, issues of identity and the rise of modernism in America. Hoffman explores Stieglitz’s roles as photographer, editor, writer and gallery director; how they intersected with his personal life—including his marriage to artist Georgia O’Keeffe—and his place in the cultural milieu of the twentieth century. Excerpts from previously unpublished correspondence between Stieglitz and O’Keeffe reveal the fervour and complexity of their relationship, as well as his passion for photography and modern art and his ongoing struggle to have photography recognised as an established artistic medium. These letters, along with his work as an editor and writer of short articles, illuminate Stieglitz’s literary side. Hoffman also discusses some of his lesser-known photographs, giving a new perspective on his total oeuvre. Stieglitz: A Legacy of Light is generously illustrated with 300 images, among them Stieglitz’s final photos of Lake George and New York City and also Hoffman’s own pictures taken in the places where he worked. This intriguing, beautifully written book separates the photographer’s true personality from the myths surrounding him and highlights his lasting legacy: the works he left behind.

Katherine Hoffman is Professor of Fine Arts, St. Anselm College, and the author of several previous books, including two on Georgia O’Keeffe.

April 400 pp. 270x220mm. 200 b/w + 80 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-13445-2 £35.00*

Roberto Capucci
Art into Fashion Dilys E. Blum
Italian couturier Roberto Capucci (b. 1930) is revered by contemporary fashion designers for his innovative silhouettes and masterful use of colour and materials. Capucci refers to his creations as ‘studies in form’ and draws inspiration from a multitude of sources, including art, architecture and nature. This beautifully illustrated book, the companion to the first exhibition of Capucci’s work in the United States, examines his career from the 1950s to the present in the context of the rise of Italian fashion. Capucci’s designs first captured the attention of the international press in 1951, when he presented his collection in Florence. Considered one of Italy’s greatest talents, he experimented with construction techniques and unconventional materials such as raffia, wire and stones. He refused to compromise his artistic vision to commercial concerns, and after withdrawing from the formal fashion world in the early 1980s, he presented one collection a year, each in a different city around the world. Featuring more than 80 extraordinary works, including the iconic ‘sculpture dresses’ with their inventive use of pleating, colour and form, Roberto Capucci is a captivating look at this brilliant designer who transcends the conventional line between fashion and art. Dilys E. Blum is the Jack M. and Annette Y. Friedland Senior Curator of Costume and Textiles, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Published in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Translation rights: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Exhibition Philadelphia Museum of Art, 16/03/11–05/06/11

April 210 pp. 305x254mm. 22 b/w + 182 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16958-4 £35.00*

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Turkmen Silver
Jewelry and Ornaments from the Marshall and Marilyn Wolf Collection Layla S. Diba
The Turkmen people of Central Asia and Iran are revered for their carpets and textiles. Less well known, but equally stunning, is the extraordinary silver jewellery created by Turkmen tribal craftsmen and urban silversmiths throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This catalogue presents nearly two hundred pieces in glorious detail, ranging from crowns and headdresses to armbands and rings, and featuring accents of carnelian, turquoise and other stones. Characterised by elegant form, geometric shapes and delicate openwork, Turkmen jewellery has typically been viewed through an ethnographic rather than an aesthetic lens. By highlighting these objects—which come from one of the most significant private collections of Turkmen ornaments in the world—and placing them in the larger context of Islamic art, this groundbreaking publication elevates the vibrant, monumental pieces from folk art to fine art. Layla S. Diba is an Islamic art expert, who was director of the Negarestan Museum, Tehran, and a curator at the Brooklyn Museum.

July 250 pp. 279x229mm. 20 b/w + 250 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12404-0 £45.00*

Guitar Heroes
Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York Jayson Kerr Dobney
In the Italian-American communities in the New York area a remarkable tradition of stringed instrument making has existed since the nineteenth century, with local craftsmen building traditional violins, mandolins and guitars as well as American instruments such as banjos and archtop mandolins and guitars. Since the 1930s New York City has been a centre for archtop guitar manufacturing, and the guitars of three makers—John D’Angelico (1905–1964), James D’Aquisto (1935–1995) and John Monteleone (b. 1947)—stand out for their quality of sound and design. The work of these three legendary artisans is firmly rooted in the long history of Italian, particularly Neapolitan, stringed instrument making. By examining their archtop guitars against the backdrop of the extensive collection of Italian and Italian-American stringed instruments in the Metropolitan Museum, Guitar Heroes traces the transformation of a centuries-old craft to meet the ever-changing demands of musicians and markets. Exhibition The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 09/02/11–04/07/11 Jayson Kerr Dobney is Associate Curator and Administrator in the Department of Musical Instruments at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

March 48 pp. 279x216mm. 80 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16980-5 £9.99*

The Metropolitan Museum of Art • New York

Korean Buncheong Ceramics from the Leeum Collection
Soyoung Lee and Seung-chang Jeon
Bold, sophisticated, engaging and startlingly modern, Buncheong ceramics emerged as a distinct Korean art form in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, only to be eclipsed on its native ground for more than 400 years by the overwhelming demand for porcelain. Elements from the Buncheong idiom were later revived in Japan, where its spare yet sensual aesthetic was much admired and where descendants of Korean potters lived and worked. This innovative study features 60 masterpieces from the renowned Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, as well as objects from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and presents current scholarship on Buncheong’s history, manufacture, use and overall significance. The book illustrates why this historical art form continues to resonate with Korean and Japanese ceramists working today and with contemporary viewers worldwide. Exhibition The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 05/04/11–14/08/11 Soyoung Lee is Associate Curator, Department of Asian Art, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Seung-chang Jeon is Chief Curator at the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea.

May 176 pp. 279x229mm. 20 b/w + 70 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15516-7 £35.00*

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Rooms with a View
The Open Window in the 19th Century Sabine Rewald
During the first half of the nineteenth century, the open window emerged as a consistent motif in German, Danish, French and Russian painting and drawing. Rooms with a View is the first book to explore this intriguing theme in European art, with its Romantic intimations of unfulfilled longing and its associated qualities of poetry, luminosity and interiority. Artists depicted this intangible mood with images of contemplative figures in hushed, sparsely furnished rooms; painters diligently at work in their studios; simple, serene displays of light entering a chamber; and windows as the focal point of views in their own right. Rooms with a View features forty oils and thirty works on paper by both well-known and largely undiscovered artists, including Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Gustav Carus, Georg Friedrich Kersting, Adolph Menzel, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Martinus Rørbye, Jean Alaux, Léon Cogniet and Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy. Sabine Rewald is Jacques and Natasha Gelman Curator, Department of 19th-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Exhibition The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23/03/11–04/07/11

April 120 pp. 279x216mm. 15 b/w + 75 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16977-5 £20.00*

Pastel Portraits
Images of 18th-Century Europe Katharine Baetjer and Marjorie Shelley
Brightly hued, highly finished and relatively large in scale, pastels in the eighteenth century were regarded as a type of painting and displayed like oils. The powdery, vibrant crayons are particularly suited to capturing the skin tones and evanescent expressions that characterise the most life-like portraits. Pastels cannot be permanently displayed because they are susceptible to fading, and they rarely travel. Until now, there has never been an exhibition in the U.S. devoted to these intriguing and important works. Pastel Portraits, the companion book to an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, presents over 40 exquisite works by French, Italian, English, Swiss and American artists. It offers a technical discussion of the materials and explains why pastels achieved widespread popularity in the 1700s and how the fabrication of this medium intersected with Enlightenment thinking. Katharine Baetjer is Curator, European Paintings, and Marjorie Shelley is Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Paper Conservation, both at the Metropolitan Museum.
June 56 pp. 279x216mm. 75 colour illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16981-2 £10.00*
Translation rights for all Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York titles: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art • New York

Exhibition The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17/05/11–14/08/11

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Richard Serra Drawing
A Retrospective Edited by Gary Garrels, Bernice Rose and Michelle White
With contributions by Lizzie Borden, Magdalena Dabrowski, Gary Garrels, Bernice Rose, Richard Serra, Richard Shiff and Michelle White As the focal point of numerous high-profile exhibitions, the sculpture of Richard Serra (b. 1939) has drawn international acclaim. Yet even those who have marvelled at Serra’s works of sculpture may not be familiar with his equally intriguing drawings. This book brings together for the first time Serra’s drawn work, considering the artist’s investigation of medium as an activity both independent from and linked to his sculptural practice. First working in ink, charcoal and lithographic crayon on paper, Serra originally used drawing as a means to explore form and perceptual relations between his sculpture and the viewer. Over time, his drawings underwent significant shifts in concept, materials and scale. The bold forms he created with black paintstick in his monumental Installation Drawings were designed to disrupt and complement existent spaces and eventually began to occupy entire rooms. In the late 1980s, Serra explored the tension of weight and gravity through layering, and his most recent work experiments with surface effects. Gary Garrels is the Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Bernice Rose is the Chief Curator of the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center. Michelle White is Associate Curator at the Menil Collection.
Distributed for The Menil Collection Translation rights: Menil Foundation, Houston

Exhibition The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 11/04/11–28/08/11 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 15/10/11–16/01/12 The Menil Collection, 02/03/12–10/06/12

May 176 pp. 305x229mm. 160 tritone illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16937-9 £35.00*

Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence
Painting with White Border Edited by Elsa Smithgall • With contributions by Tracey Bashkoff, Gillian McMillan and Elizabeth Steele
Russian artist and theoretician Vasily Kandinsky was a significant figure in twentieth-century abstraction. His masterwork Painting with White Border, inspired by his native Moscow, emerged during an intensely creative period in his artistic development. This handsome book presents a rare, in-depth examination of the painting and more than fifteen preparatory studies in watercolour, oil and pencil, along with closely related works made during this influential chapter in Kandinsky’s career. This book includes essays illuminating how Painting with White Border also relates to Kandinsky’s writings, including Concerning the Spiritual in Art and the autobiography Reminiscences. A jointly authored essay by The Phillips Collection and Guggenheim conservators presents the results of a recent conservation analysis of the painting and its related oil sketch, revealing important new discoveries about the artist’s creative process, materials and methods. Elsa Smithgall is curator at the Phillips Collection; Tracey Bashkoff is curator of collections and exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum; Gillian McMillan is senior conservator at the Guggenheim Museum; and Elizabeth Steele is head of conservation at the Phillips Collection.
Published in association with The Phillips Collection
Translation rights: Phillips Collection, Washington DC

Exhibition The Phillips Collection, 11/06/11–4/09/11 The Guggenheim Museum, 04/11/11–29/01/12

July 128 pp. 267x241mm. 75 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17078-8 £28.00*

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Rebecca Salter
Into the Light of Things Edited by Gillian Forrester
With essays by Achim Borchardt-Hume, Richard Cork and Sadako Ohki Rebecca Salter (b. 1955) is a British abstract artist who lives and works in London. After studying ceramics at Bristol Polytechnic, she won a scholarship to the Kyoto City University of the Arts and remained in Kyoto for six years. Despite a successful career as a ceramicist, Salter abandoned the medium, and began to make drawings and woodblock prints, creating a distinctive body of work which combined Western and Eastern art-making practices and sensibilities. After her return to England Salter took up painting on canvas using acrylics. She still views her practice as about ‘making an object’ rather than a surface, and her multilayered two-dimensional works complicate the boundaries between painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Although Salter’s practice is studiobased, her work draws deeply on her experience of regularly drawing outdoors, and she arguably can be categorised as a landscape artist.
Exhibition Yale Center for British Art, 03/02/2011–01/05/2011

Accompanying a major exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, this book will map Salter’s career, situating her work in relation to international abstraction, as well as the impact of Japanese art, architecture and aesthetics on her practice. An essay by Richard Cork considers Salter’s 2008 redesign of the main entrance area of St George’s Hospital, London. Gillian Forrester is Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Yale Center for British Art.
Published in association with the Yale Center for British Art

February 280 pp. 285x245mm. 200 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17042-9 £30.00*

The Independent Eye
Contemporary British Art from the Collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie Edited by Eleanor Hughes and Angus Trumble
This beautifully illustrated book takes readers inside Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie’s dynamic private collection of contemporary British art, an intended gift to the Yale Center for British Art. Spanning the past four decades, the collection includes major works by Ian Stephenson, Patrick Caulfield and John Walker, as well as important prints by Howard Hodgkin and R. B. Kitaj. At its core are 52 paintings and drawings by John Hoyland, widely considered one of Britain’s foremost abstract painters. The Independent Eye features an interview with the Luries, as well as essays by leading critics and writers, some of whom were and are personally acquainted with the artists represented. These experts assess individual artists and works, explore their inspirations and methods, and define their shared experiences and values. They also address subjects such as the overall importance of the collection and postwar art in Britain. Eleanor Hughes is Associate Curator and Head of Exhibitions and Publications and Angus Trumble is Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, both at the Yale Center for British Art.
Distributed for the Yale Center for British Art
Translation rights: Yale Center for British Art

Exhibition Yale Center for British Art, 16/09/10–02/01/11

January 144 pp. 305x248mm. 105 colour illus.
Hardback with CDROM ISBN 978-0-300-17139-6 £30.00*

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The Medieval Haggadah
Art, Narrative, and Religious Imagination Marc Michael Epstein
In this beautifully illustrated book, historian Marc Michael Epstein explores four magnificent and enigmatic illuminated haggadot manuscripts created for use at home services on Passover. They include the earliest known surviving illuminated haggadah: the Birds’ Head Haggadah, made in Mainz around 1300, in which many of the faces on the human figures depicted throughout are replaced with those of birds. Also presented is the Golden Haggadah from Barcelona, c.1320–30, along with two Spanish ‘siblings’, the Rylands Haggadah and its purported Brother, made between 1330 and 1340, which share similar iconography and style. Though the importance of these manuscripts is universally acknowledged, Epstein examines them with fresh eyes, offering insightful solutions to long-unresolved questions concerning the meaning of the art contained within them. In addition, he uses these treasured volumes as a springboard to address broader issues in the study of Jewish thought and culture. Marc Michael Epstein is professor of religion at Vassar College.

Translating Truth
Ambitious Images and Religious Knowledge in Late Medieval France and England Aden Kumler
Translating Truth is a compelling account of how illuminated vernacular manuscripts transformed conceptions of Christian excellence in the later Middle Ages. Following the Fourth Lateran Council, which legislated a broad pastoral outreach to the laity, new forms of religious instruction played a decisive role in the lives of Christians throughout Europe. For royal and aristocratic laypeople, luxury manuscripts of spiritual instruction made sacred truths and knowledge accessible as never before. In this beautifully illustrated book, Aden Kumler examines how manuscript paintings collaborated and, at times, competed with texts as they translated the rudiments of Christian belief as well as complex theological teachings to new audiences on both sides of the English Channel. In the illuminations in these books, Kumler argues, elite laypeople were offered an ambitious vision of spiritual excellence and a greater role in the pursuit of their salvation. Aden Kumler is an assistant professor of art history at the University of Chicago.

April 344 pp. 279x216mm. 151 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15666-9 £45.00*

August 288 pp. 254x178mm. 21 b/w + 63 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16493-0 £45.00*

Old Javanese Gold
The Hunter Thompson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery John Miksic
While ancient Javanese bronze and ironwork have long elicited interest, there is a lesser-known yet equally fascinating aspect of the Indonesian island’s history: gold artefacts, including jewellery, clothing accessories, statues, coins and containers. Not only do these objects display exceptional craftsmanship, they also provide a significant source of information on Javanese society, culture, religion, economy, technology and art from the first century BCE to 1500. This revised and expanded edition of the 1990 publication Old Javanese Gold celebrates Valerie and Hunter Thompson’s gift of Javanese gold objects to the Yale University Art Gallery and the founding of the Department of Indo-Pacific Art. Along with entirely new photography and a fresh design, the book’s essays have been updated to incorporate recent discoveries. Exhibition Yale University Art Gallery, 25/03/11–14/08/11 John Miksic is Associate Professor, Southeast Asian Studies Programme, at the National University of Singapore. Distributed for the Yale University Art Gallery

Altered and Adorned
Using Renaissance Prints in Daily Life Suzanne Karr Schmidt, with Kimberly Nichols
Today Renaissance-era prints are typically preserved behind glass or in boxes in museums, but these objects were once a central part of everyday life. Altered and Adorned is a delightful, surprising look at how prints were used to create sewing patterns, affixed on walls, glued into albums and books, and in some instances even annotated, hand-coloured or cut apart. This volume introduces readers to the world of printmaking in the mid-fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and the objects it inspired, from illustrated books and sculptures to etched armour and printed sundials. Exhibition The Art Institute of Chicago, 30/04/11–10/07/11 Suzanne Karr Schmidt is Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. Kimberly Nichols is Associate Conservator in Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago

April 224 pp. 254x197mm. 10 b/w + 135 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16910-2 £40.00*

June 104 pp. 260x2042mm. 95 illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16911-9 £25.00*
Translation rights: Art Institute of Chicago

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Collecting Modern
Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Since 1876 Kathryn Bloom Hiesinger
The Philadelphia Museum of Art was founded in 1876, with the primary goal of acquiring important examples of contemporary design and decorative arts. Collecting Modern explores for the first time the development and significance of this collection, making unprecedented use of the Museum’s archival resources, much of which has never been published. This overview reveals changing attitudes toward collecting over time, as Philadelphia (historically a conservative city) and its flagship museum were confronted with the dramatic aesthetic shifts heralded by modernism. From being the largest institutional collector of Tiffany glass in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to coaxing Florence Knoll Bassett out of retirement in 2005 to design her own exhibition, the Museum has made a unique contribution to the history of design. This beautiful publication is a vital reference for anyone interested in the history of museums, decorative arts and design. Kathryn Bloom Hiesinger is Curator of European Decorative Arts after 1700 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Published in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life
Early Twentieth-Century European Modernism Edited by Matthew Witkovsky
With essays by Jared Ash, Maria Gough, Jindrich Toman, Nancy Troy and Andrés Zervigón Beginning around 1910, vanguard artists demanded that art go beyond the intellectual and transform daily life. This volume highlights the work of six European artists who took this idea into the wider world. Featured are Piet Zwart, a Dutch designer who brought his minimalist aesthetic to items like biscuit boxes and postage stamps; Karel Teige, leader of the Czech avant-garde, who produced book and journal designs; his compatriot Ladislav Sutnar, who brought modernist ‘good design’ to tableware, clothing and toys; Gustav Klutsis, who pioneered photomontage for political purposes; El Lissitzky, who produced book, poster and exhibition designs in Germany and Russia; and German artist John Heartfield, who worked in photomontage to design book covers, journals and posters for the Communist cause. Exhibition The Art Institute of Chicago, 11/06/11–18/09/11 Matthew S. Witkovsky is Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago

July 272 pp. 311x273mm. 48 b/w + 251 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-12219-0 £45.00*
Translation rights: Philadelphia Museum of Art

August 160 pp. 292x241mm. 160 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16609-5 £35.00*
Translation rights: Art Institute of Chicago

Upside Down
Arctic Realities Edited by Edmund Carpenter
Contributions by Anne Bahnson, Mikhail Bronshtein, Kirill Dneprovsky, Ann FienupRiordan, Robert McGhee and Patricia Sutherland Based on groundbreaking new scholarship, Upside Down: Arctic Realities brings together ancient and modern works from the Arctic region, including major sites in Russia and Alaska. The featured pieces dramatically illustrate the continuing influence of centuries-old traditions in modern times and include both utilitarian and decorative items such as amulets, funerary offerings and ceremonial masks from the Alaskan Yup’ik. Essays by leading scholars in the field explore such topics as the relationship between artist and material and between the aesthetics of native Arctic cultures and their environments. Exhibition The Menil Collection, 15/04/11–17/07/11 Edmund Carpenter is a noted anthropologist and cinematographer. Distributed for The Menil Collection

Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters
The Cone Sisters of Baltimore Karen Levitov
In the early twentieth century, Baltimore sisters Claribel and Etta Cone first visited the Paris studios of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso and began assembling one of the world’s most important art collections. Their passion for Matisse’s art led them to acquire 500 of his works—one of the most extraordinary Matisse collections in the world. Supported by the Cone family textile business, the sisters made frequent trips to Europe to purchase art and their close friendship with Gertrude and Leo Stein led to a wide circle of influential acquaintances. They amassed a collection of 3,000 works, which were donated to The Baltimore Museum of Art. This publication gathers 47 works from the renowned Cone Collection including works by Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, van Gogh, Courbet and other masters. Exhibition The Jewish Museum, New York, 08/05/11–25/09/11 Vancouver Art Gallery, 15/10/11–29/01/12 Karen Levitov is associate curator at The Jewish Museum. Distributed for The Jewish Museum, New York

June 224 pp. 235x254mm. 62 b/w + 132 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16938-6 £35.00*
Translation rights: Menil Foundation, Houston

June 72 pp. 267x241mm. 18 b/w + 62 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17021-4 £16.00*
Translation rights: The Jewish Museum, New York

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Public Notice 3
Jitish Kallat at the Art Institute of Chicago Edited by Madhuvanti Ghose
Contributions by Homi K. Bhabha, James Cuno, Jitish Kallat, Geeta Kapur, Shaheen Merali and Jeremy Strick The Swami Vivekananda’s speech to the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 is the centrepiece of Indian artist Jitish Kallat’s new work, Public Notice 3. The installation went on view at the Art Institute of Chicago exactly 108 years after Vivekananda delivered his address calling for an end to ‘bigotry and fanaticism’. The text of the speech appears on the risers of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Grand Staircase where it is illuminated in the five colours—red, orange, yellow, blue and green— designated by the United States Homeland Security Advisory System to signify threat levels. This book, which documents the installation, is a full-scale exploration of Kallat’s work. Exhibition The Art Institute of Chicago, 11/09/10–02/01/11 Madhuvanti Ghose is the Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, and Islamic Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago

Undercurrents
Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art Edited by Anik Fournier, Michelle Lim, Amanda Parmer and Robert Wuilfe
This timely and thought-provoking book features the works of thirteen contemporary artists who explore the concept of ethical cohabitation— negotiating differences within a shared environment—and the effects of ecological transformations on individuals, politics and economics. In discerning essays, the authors discuss ‘junkspace’ (structural design and the debris of the current over-development of built environments) and its role in the New York City landscape; how visual perspective enhances social relationships created within the environment of Manhattan’s High Line Park; artists in the Internet age and the evolution of aural art, and how these modes of expression affect an individual’s perception of time and space; and the tradition of artistic depictions of tragedy and devastation. Anik Fournier, Michelle Lim, Amanda Parmer and Robert Wuilfe are 2010 Whitney Independent Study Program Curatorial Fellows. Distributed for the Whitney Museum of American Art

January 80 pp. 260x222mm. 70 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17158-7 £18.00*
Translation rights: Art Institute of Chicago

March 148 pp. 210x140mm. 44 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16954-6 £12.00*
Translation rights: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Judith Neisser Collection
James Rondeau With an essay by Anne Rorimer
One of Chicago’s premier art patrons and an architecture and interior design critic, Judith Neisser has amassed a remarkable collection of international contemporary art. More than 100 works are presented in this captivating, inside look at the Neisser family collection, highlighting paintings, sculpture and works on paper from the 1960s to the present. Special emphasis is given to Minimalism and Conceptualism, most notably objects by Sol LeWitt, Robert Ryman, Donald Judd, Brice Marden and Blinky Palermo. Other artists practicing in distinct traditions, such as Eva Hesse, Cy Twombly and Rudolf Stingel, have been wonderfully integrated into the collection. Included in this book is an in-depth interview with Neisser about her distinctive collection. Exhibition The Art Institute of Chicago, 13/02/11–22/05/11 James Rondeau is Frances and Thomas Dittmer Curator and Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago

Carlos Cruz-Diez
Color in Space and Time Mari Carmen Ramírez and Héctor Olea
Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez is one of the greatest artistic innovators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Best known for experimenting with light and movement, and for stimulating the dialogue between the stable and unstable use of colour, his pieces engage viewers on a multisensory level. Through the use of unconventional materials, Cruz-Diez strives to create art that is sophisticated in construction and theory while also accessible to viewers. Combining the principles of kinetic art with colour theory, optics, machine engineering, digital printing technologies and the painter’s craft, Cruz-Diez’s works defy standard categorisation. Exhibition The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 06/02/11–28/05/11 Mari Carmen Ramírez is Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Héctor Olea is an independent scholar and curator. Distributed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

April 160 pp. 241x241mm. 120 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17024-5 £35.00*
Translation rights: Art Institute of Chicago

April 496 pp. 254x298mm. 450 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16994-2 £50.00*
Translation rights: Museum of Fine Art, Houston

Art 57

John Marin
Modernism at Midcentury Debra Bricker Balken
Since his early work was first embraced by Alfred Stieglitz, John Marin has been recognised as one of America’s foremost watercolourists. During the last two decades of Marin’s career, however, oil painting played a greater role in his studio practice. Marin’s engagement with oil was liberating, eventually yielding a more fluid, linear and calligraphic style. This beautiful publication is the first to focus exclusively on Marin’s output from the 1930s through the early 1950s, a corpus of nearly seventy works, which has been generally overlooked in art historical literature. Debra Bricker Balken resituates these works within the discourses of midcentury modernism, convincingly arguing that critics saw them as important precursors to Abstract Expressionism. Exhibition Portland Museum of Art, Maine, 23/06/11–09/10/11 Amon Carter Museum, 04/11/11–08/01/12 Addison Gallery of American Art, 27/01/12–01/04/12 Debra Bricker Balken is an independent curator and writer. Published in association with the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Portland Museum of Art, Maine

Jim Nutt
Coming Into Character Lynne Warren
With contributions by Jennifer R. Gross and Alexi Worth Favouring fantastical invention, biting wit and distorted figuration, with roots in midtwentieth-century pop culture, Jim Nutt creates wildly original work ranging from paintings on Plexiglas to phantasmagoric portraits of imaginary women. Nutt (b. 1938) first exerted his artistic influence in the 1960s as a member of Hairy Who, a group of artists who, along with other Chicago artists of the era, are more commonly referred to as the imagists. Since 1990 he has focused exclusively on rendering female heads with radically distorted features in spare line drawings and richly detailed paintings accompanied by customised frames. This is the first major publication on the artist in almost two decades, as well as the first to concentrate on Nutt’s portraits. Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 29/01/11–29/05/11 Lynne Warren is curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Distributed for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

June 128 pp. 279x229mm. 9 b/w + 75 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14993-7 £30.00*
Translation rights: Portland Museum of Art

March 136 pp. 298x229mm. 75 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17238-6 £25.00*
Translation rights: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

To Make a World
George Ault and 1940s America Alexander Nemerov
An American painter usually associated with the Precisionist movement, George Copeland Ault created works that provide a unique window on to the uncertainty and despair of the Second World War. Despite early commercial success in the 1920s, Ault eventually withdrew from artistic and political worlds in 1937 and set up his studio in a house in Woodstock, New York, where he produced scenes of barns, telephone wires and streetlights that utilise precise alignments and geometries to impose a symbolic order on a world in crisis. To Make a World is the first publication on Ault in more than two decades, and it features nearly twenty of Ault’s paintings alongside those of his contemporaries. Exhibition Smithsonian Museum of American Art, 11/03/11–05/09/11 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 08/10/11–31/12/11 Georgia Museum of Art, 18/02/12–16/04/12 Alexander Nemerov is chair of the art history department at Yale University. Published in association with the Smithsonian Museum of American Art

Romare Bearden, American Modernist
Edited by Ruth Fine and Jacqueline Francis
Romare Bearden (1911–1988) was a modernist artist renowned for his experimental and socially conscious works. Bearden is best known for his paintings and collages but also made significant contributions to the fields of printmaking, theatrical design, film and other visual formats. While acknowledging the artist’s place in African-American art history, where he has received his primary recognition, the fourteen essays collected in this volume seek to establish Bearden’s role within the broader framework of American modernism in political, social, philosophical and aesthetic contexts. These essays track Bearden’s cultural concerns and artistic evolution, from his early political cartoons to his important relationships with preeminent practitioners in the fields of literature, music, theatre and dance. Ruth Fine is curator of special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art, Washington. Jacqueline Francis is senior lecturer at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Studies in the History of Art Series Published by the National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts/Distributed by Yale University Press

May 156 pp. 279x229mm. 35 b/w + 55 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17239-3 £35.00*
Translation rights: Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

March 304 pp. 279x229mm. 95 b/w + 105 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-12161-2 £50.00*
Translation rights: National Gallery, Washington DC

58 Art

Ancestors of the Lake
Art of Lake Sentani and Humboldt Bay, New Guinea Edited by Virginia-Lee Webb
After Dutch expeditions reached New Guinea’s Lake Sentani island and Humboldt Bay in the mid-1800s, Western visitors began collecting works by local artists. Ancestors of the Lake is a stunning look at the region’s distinctive art, such as its highly stylised wooden sculptures and decoratively and abstractly designed barkcloths. This beautifully illustrated volume brings together many of these important historic pieces for the first time, including the landmark collection of French writer and art dealer Jacques Viot, along with photographs by Paul Wirz. The book also explores how European Surrealist artists found inspiration in the art of New Guinea, highlighted by rarely seen photographs by Man Ray of Sentani sculpture. Exhibition The Menil Collection, 06/05/11–28/08/11 Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, 27/09/11–11/12/11 Virginia-Lee Webb is an art historian and retired Research Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Distributed for The Menil Collection

Objects of Exchange
Social and Material Transformation on the Late Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast Edited by Aaron Glass
With contributions by Mique’l Askren, Margaret Blackman, Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, Kimon Keramidas, Judith Ostrowitz and Megan Smetzer Drawing on the collection of the American Museum of Natural History—from decorated clothing to containers, ceremonial regalia to trade goods—this book reveals the artistic traces of dramatic change for the indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast of America in the late nineteenth century. This remarkable book includes an intimate family portrait of the renowned Haida artist Charles Edenshaw; a discussion of the use of silver in economic and ceremonial contexts; and an exploration of the ways in which Tlingit women adapted beadwork to crest display as well as the tourist trade. Exhibition Bard Graduate Center, 26/01/2011–17/04/2011 Aaron Glass is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Bard Graduate Center. Distributed for the Bard Graduate Center

July 128 pp. 279x222mm. 86 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16610-1 £35.00*
Translation rights: Menil Foundation, Houston

March 256 pp. 234x156mm. 35 b/w + 115 colour illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-9824680-0-5 £25.00
Translation rights: Bard Graduate Center Elias Crespin, Tetralineados Circular Azul, 2009. © Elias Crespin.

Health for Sale
Posters from the William H. Helfand Collection William H. Helfand, John Ittmann and Innis Howe Shoemaker
This fascinating volume presents some 50 of the nearly 200 posters in the renowned Helfand Collection. Exhibition Philadelphia Museum of Art, 02/04/11–31/07/11 William H. Helfand is a specialist in the field of art and medicine. Published in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Migrant’s Time
Rethinking Art History and Diaspora Edited by Saloni Mathur
This timely book explores the increasing emergence of the theme of migration as a dominant subject in the world of art, and ways in which the mobilities of our world have reshaped art’s conditions of production, reception and display. Saloni Mathur is associate professor of art history at the University of California, Los Angeles. Clark Studies in the Visual Arts Distributed for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Cosmopolitan Routes
Houston Collects Latin American Art Gilbert Vicario
Introduction by Mari Carmen Ramírez Essay by Elizabeth Cerejido Cosmopolitan Routes situates twentiethcentury Latin American art as an evolving discourse of individual impulses, universal themes and shared ideas. Exhibition The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 24/10/10–06/02/11 Gilbert Vicario is head of the curatorial department at the Des Moines Art Center. Distributed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

May 60 pp. 279x216mm. 5 b/w + 50 colour illus.
Pb ISBN 978-0-300-17117-4 £13.99*
Translation rights: Philadelphia Museum of Art

July 256 pp. 241x178mm. 75 b/w illus.
Pb ISBN 978-0-300-13414-8 £16.99*
Translation rights: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown

March 144 pp. 279x254mm. 130 illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16993-5 £25.00*
Translation rights: Museum of Fine Art, Houston

Art/Architecture 59

Legacy
The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Edited by Dana Miller
Foreword by Adam D. Weinberg Essay by Donna De Salvo In May 2010, New York philanthropist Emily Fisher Landau promised 370 works by more than 85 artists to the Whitney Museum of American Art. This volume highlights each of the artists in the gift, including Carl Andre, Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, Ed Ruscha, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Andy Warhol and other figures. Much more than simply a record of the pledge, Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection showcases the best of the art made in the United States during the past five decades. Informative entries, written by the museum’s curators and other scholars, cover all works in the gift and are accompanied by 125 stunning colour plates. Exhibition Whitney Museum of American Art, February–April 2011 Dana Miller is Curator of the Permanent Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Distributed for the Whitney Museum of American Art

Juan Muñoz at the Clark
Introduction by Carmen Giménez
With an essay by David Breslin Photographs Michael Agee The celebrated Spanish sculptor Juan Muñoz (1953–2001) died at the height of his powers, when he was considered ‘one of the most complex and individual artists working today’ (The Guardian). His challenging, enigmatic works almost inexorably draw in viewers. This handsome book, distinguished by more than 30 stunning photographs, documents a group of Muñoz installations at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Representing the full range of Muñoz’s sculptures—from First Banister, which reflects the artist’s early use of architectural language, to Conversation Piece, a work that shows his later interest in the human figure—the book demonstrates how Muñoz invented a mode of storytelling through objects that spoke to space, memory and displacement. Carmen Giménez is the Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of 20th-Century Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Distributed for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

April 448 pp. 304x241mm. 392 colour illus.
Slipcased ISBN 978-0-300-17108-2 £50.00*
Translation rights: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

March 48 pp. 229x235mm. 32 colour illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16983-6 £9.99*
Translation rights: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown

Maine Moderns
Art in Seguinland, 1900–1940 Libby Bischof and Susan Danly
Between 1900 and 1940 Paul Strand, Marsden Hartley, Gaston Lachaise and others, gathered on the coast of Maine. This book explores the state’s important place in the history of modern art. Libby Bischof is an assistant professor of history at the University of Southern Maine. Susan Danly is curator of graphics, photography, and contemporary art at the Portland Museum of Art. Published in association with the Portland Museum of Art, Maine

Louis I. Kahn and the Yale Center for British Art
A Conservation Plan Peter Inskip and Stephen Gee
In this important and innovative volume, two distinguished architects offer the most thorough analysis to date of the Yale Center for British Art building, designed by Louis I. Kahn. Peter Inskip and Stephen Gee are with the London-based firm Peter Inskip + Peter Jenkins Architects. Distributed for the Yale Center for British Art

Encountering Genius
Houdon’s Portraits of Benjamin Franklin Jack Hinton, Melissa S. Meighan and Andrew Lins
Encountering Genius investigates the making of Houdon’s marble bust of Franklin—perhaps the finest version realised—shedding new light on this enduring portrait. Jack Hinton is Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Published in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art

July 176 pp. 260x216mm. 46 b/w + 46 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16948-5 £35.00*
Translation rights: Portland Museum of Art

March 196 pp. 216x279mm. 10 b/w + 250 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17164-8 £35.00*
Translation Rights: Yale Center for British Art

June 100 pp. 279x216mm. 18 b/w + 85 colour illus.
Pb ISBN 978-0-300-14164-1 £18.00*
Translation rights: Philadelphia Museum of Art

60 Biography

Edward Bancroft
Scientist, Author, Spy Thomas J. Schaeper
A man of as many names as motives, Edward Bancroft is a singular figure in the history of Revolutionary America. Born in Massachusetts in 1745, Bancroft moved to England in the 1760s and began building a respectable résumé as both a scientist and a man of letters. Though lauded in his time as an American patriot, when British diplomatic archives were opened in the late nineteenth century, it was revealed that Bancroft led a secret life as a British agent acting against French and American interests. This book reveals the full extent of Bancroft’s deception and assesses whether he should ultimately be considered a traitor to America or a patriot to Britain. “Schaeper is the first scholar to explore Bancroft’s life in detail and to treat his activities as a spy in a sober, intelligent fashion.”—Harry Dickinson, University of Edinburgh Thomas J. Schaeper is Professor of History, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY.

The Dance Claimed Me
A Biography of Pearl Primus Peggy Schwartz and Murray M. Schwartz
Pearl Primus blazed onto the dance scene in 1943 with stunning works that incorporated social and racial protest into their dance aesthetic. In The Dance Claimed Me, Peggy and Murray Schwartz, friends and colleagues of Primus, offer an intimate perspective on her life and explore her influences on American culture, dance and education. They trace Primus’s path from her childhood in Trinidad, through her rise as an influential international dancer, an early member of the New Dance Group and a pioneer in dance anthropology. The Schwartzes interviewed more than a hundred of Primus’s family members, friends, fellow artists and other individuals to create a vivid portrayal of a life filled with passion, drama, determination, fearlessness and brilliance. Peggy Schwartz is former director of the Dance Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Murray M. Schwartz is former Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

April 352 pp. 234x156mm. 4 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11842-1 £25.00*

June 320 pp. 234x156mm. 33 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15534-1 £26.00*

The Judge
A Life of Thomas Mellon, Founder of a Fortune James Mellon
Lawyer, judge, banker, classics professor and councilman, Thomas Mellon greatly influenced the fortunes of his hometown, Pittsburgh, throughout the nineteenth century. In the process, he became one of the city’s most important business leaders, and he laid the foundation for a family that would contribute considerably to the city’s growth and welfare for much of the next hundred years, becoming one of the world’s most recognisable names in industry, innovation and philanthropy. Through his in-depth examination of the extensive Mellon family archives, in The Judge James Mellon—a direct descendent of Thomas Mellon—has fashioned a portrait of the elder Mellon that presents the man in full, uncovering areas left out of Mellon’s autobiography and including information on the two decades after the memoir’s publication. James Mellon is the author of African Hunter and The Face of Lincoln.

Diary
Richard Selzer
Susan Cheever observed that Richard Selzer ‘cares more about truth than consequences . . . [and] immerses us in the facts we all know but hate to admit’ in her appraisal of his memoir Down from Troy. Selzer’s Diary picks up roughly where the memoir leaves off, as his writing life flourishes and surgical career ends. In Diary, the author’s successes and regrets, as well as the humour and sadness that surround him, are revealed with the same vividness that made him one of the great doctor-writers of modern literature. Richard Selzer is a former surgeon and Yale School of Medicine professor.

Hank Greenberg
The Hero Who Didn’t Want To Be One Mark Kurlansky
In Hank Greenberg the best-selling author Mark Kurlansky explores the truth behind the baseball legend: his Bronx boyhood in Crotona Park East, his spectacular discipline as an aspiring ballplayer, the complexity of his decision not to play on Yom Kippur and the cultural context of virulent anti-Semitism in which his career played out. Mark Kurlansky’s previous books Cod, Salt, 1968 and The Food of a Younger Land were all New York Times bestsellers. Jewish Lives

April 256 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-12461-3 £18.99
Translation rights: Georges Borchardt Agency, New York

April 224 pp. 210x140mm. 1 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-13660-9 £18.00*

May 448 pp. 234x156mm. 56 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16714-6 £28.50

Music 61

Richard Strauss
A Musical Life Raymond Holden
Renowned today as the gifted composer of a string of masterworks, Richard Strauss (1864–1949) is less often remembered for his achievement as a major conductor. Yet he held important conducting posts in Munich, Berlin and Vienna and influenced generations of younger conductors. This important book is the first to consider Strauss’s career as a conductor and place it in relation to his life as a composer. With unique access to extensive materials in the Strauss family’s private archives, Raymond Holden corrects misconceptions about Strauss and discusses the musician’s understanding of composing and conducting as intertwined processes. Holden throws new light on Strauss’s relationships, on his disputed role during the Third Reich, and particularly on his performance practices and principles. Raymond Holden is Associate Head of Research, Royal Academy of Music, London, and a leading authority on Richard Strauss. He is author of The Virtuoso Conductors: The Central European Tradition from Wagner to Karajan, published by Yale.

April 288 pp. 234x156mm. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12642-6 £25.00*

Stravinsky’s Ballets
Charles M. Joseph
Igor Stravinsky was a towering composer of the twentieth century and closely linked to dance. His early commissions for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes—The Firebird, Petrouchka and The Rite of Spring —put him on the international map and propelled both ballet and music into the modern age. Even so, these brilliant pieces were but a prelude to Stravinsky’s lifelong exploration of dance and dance idioms, as Charles M. Joseph convincingly demonstrates in this brilliant survey of all of the composer’s ballet music. Joseph provides superb analyses of each of Stravinsky’s ballet pieces, examining the composer’s own drafts, notes and sketches to discover how he conceived of and developed each work. The book also explores how Stravinsky’s unorthodox new music energised colleagues, among them George Balanchine, and attracted a glittering array of artists including Tamara Karsavina, Vaslav Nijinski, Picasso and Jean Cocteau. Joseph creates an intense, intimate portrait of Stravinsky and offers a fresh perspective on the musical revolutionary who changed the definition of music made for dance. Charles M. Joseph is Professor Emeritus of Music and the former dean and vice president of academic affairs, Skidmore College. He is the author of two previous books published by Yale, Stravinsky and Balanchine and Stravinsky Inside Out. Yale Music Masterworks series

June 320 pp. 234x156mm. 11 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11872-8 £25.00*

Music for Silenced Voices
Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets Wendy Lesser
Most previous books about Dmitri Shostakovich have focused on either his symphonies and operas, or his relationship to the regime under which he lived, or both, since these large-scale works were the ones that attracted the interest and sometimes the condemnation of the Soviet authorities. Music for Silenced Voices looks at Shostakovich through the back door, as it were, of his fifteen quartets, the works which his widow characterised as a ‘diary, the story of his soul’. The silences and the voices were of many kinds, including the political silencing of adventurous writers, artists and musicians during the Stalin era; the lost voices of Shostakovich’s operas (a form he abandoned just before turning to string quartets); and the death-silenced voices of his close friends, to whom he dedicated many of these chamber works. Wendy Lesser has constructed a fascinating narrative in which the fifteen quartets, considered one at a time in chronological order, lead the reader through the personal, political and professional events that shaped Shostakovich’s singular, emblematic twentieth-century life. Weaving together interviews with the composer’s friends, family and colleagues, as well as conversations with present-day musicians who have played the quartets, Lesser sheds new light on the man and the musician. One of the very few books about Shostakovich that is aimed at a general rather than an academic audience, Music for Silenced Voices is a pleasure to read; at the same time, it is rigorously faithful to the known facts in this notoriously complicated life. Wendy Lesser, the editor of The Threepenny Review, is the author of seven previous nonfiction books and one novel.

April 368 pp. 210x140mm. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16933-1 £18.99*

62 Performing Arts/Literary Studies

Modernist America
Art, Music, Movies, and the Globalization of American Culture Richard Pells
America’s global cultural impact is largely seen as one-sided, with critics claiming that it has undermined other countries’ languages and traditions. But contrary to popular belief, the cultural relationship between the United States and the world has been reciprocal, says Richard Pells. The United States not only plays a large role in shaping international entertainment and tastes, it is also a consumer of foreign intellectual and artistic influences. Pells reveals how the American artists, novelists, composers, jazz musicians and filmmakers who were part of the Modernist movement were greatly influenced by outside ideas and techniques. People across the globe found familiarities in American entertainment, resulting in a universal culture that has dominated the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and fulfilled the aim of the Modernist movement—to make the modern world seem more intelligible. Modernist America brilliantly explains why George Gershwin’s music, Cole Porter’s lyrics, Jackson Pollock’s paintings, Bob Fosse’s choreography, Marlon Brando’s acting and Orson Welles’s storytelling were so influential, and why these and other artists and entertainers simultaneously represent both an American and a modern global culture. Richard Pells is a Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.

April 496 pp. 234x156mm. ISBN 978-0-300-11504-8 £25.00

Modernism
Michael Levenson
In this wide-ranging and original account of Modernism, Michael Levenson draws on more than twenty years of research and a career-long fascination with the movement, its participants, and the period during which it thrived. Seeking a more subtle understanding of the relations between the period’s texts and contexts, he provides not only an excellent survey but also a significant reassessment of Modernism itself. Spanning many decades, illuminating individual achievements and locating them within the intersecting histories of experiment (Symbolism to Surrealism, Naturalism to Expressionism, Futurism to Dadaism), the book places the transformations of culture alongside the agitations of modernity (war, revolution, feminism, psychoanalysis). In this perspective, Modernism must be understood more broadly than simply in terms of its provocative works, experimental forms and singular careers. Rather, as Levenson demonstrates, Modernism should be viewed as the emergence of an adversary culture of the New that depended on audiences as well as artists, enemies as well as supporters. Michael Levenson is William B. Christian Professor of Modern Literature and Critical Theory, University of Virginia. His publications on Modernism span some twenty years and include Modernism and the Fate of Individuality: Character and Novelistic Form from Conrad to Woolf.

July 320 pp. 234x156mm. 13 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11173-6 £28.00

Alfred Kazin’s Journals
Selected and edited by Richard M. Cook
At the time of his death in 1998, Alfred Kazin was considered one of the most influential intellectuals of postwar America. What is less well known is that Kazin had been contributing almost daily to an extensive private journal, which arguably contains some of his best writing. These journals collectively tell the story of his journey from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighbourhood to his position as a dominant figure in twentieth-century cultural life. To Kazin, the daily entry was a psychological and spiritual act. ‘I turn to this notebook as if it were my lie detector, my confession, my way of ascertaining authenticity—of making myself whole again’. To read through these entries is to re-experience history as a series of daily discoveries by an alert, adventurous, if often mercurial intelligence. It is also to encounter an array of interesting and notable personalities. Sketches of friends, mistresses, family figures and other intellectuals are woven in with commentary on Kazin’s childhood, early religious interests, problems with parents, bouts of loneliness, dealings with publishers and thoughts on the Holocaust. Richard M. Cook is chair of the English department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and author of Alfred Kazin: A Biography, published in 2008 by Yale.

June 512 pp. 234x156mm. 9 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14203-7 £35.00

Translation rights: Wylie Agency, London

Literary Studies 63

The Wind from the Plain Trilogy
Yashar Kemal
In lyrical prose, Kemal’s epic of rural Turkey portrays a country and a people uneasily poised between tradition and modernity, East and West. Each novel follows his protagonists as they struggle to survive in this changing world without losing the traditions and values that define them. The daily struggles draw us into a vibrant culture that is rarely represented for Western readers, but nevertheless evokes universal themes. Long considered a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kemal has created in his depiction of Cukurova what William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez envisioned in their dreamworlds of Yoknapatawpha County and Macondo. A student of oral tradition as well as of Cervantes, Stendhal and Chekhov, Kemal creates legends born of his own experience. Through Thilda Kemal’s skilled translation, the titles that comprise this triology—The Wind from the Plain; Iron Earth, Copper Sky and The Undying Grass—will now reach an English-language audience in one comprehensive edition for the first time. “Kemal remains Turkey’s greatest storyteller.”—The Times Yashar Kemal’s was born in Adana, Turkey in 1922, the son of Kurdish landowners who fled eastern Anatolia in 1915. Kemal’s writing is inspired by the folklore of Anatolia, and draws on its well-known tales and figures. His first novel, Memed, My Hawk, was published in 1955 and won the Varlik Prize for best novel of the year. The Margellos World Republic of Letters
Translation rights: Aragi Inc, New York

June 288 pp. (each volume) 210x140mm. Paper, 3-volume slipcased set ISBN 978-0-300-17039-9 £18.00*

Radial Symmetry
Katherine Larson • With a foreword by Louise Glück
Katherine Larson is the winner of the 2010 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. With Radial Symmetry, she has created a transcendent body of poems that flourish in the liminal spaces that separate scientific inquiry from empathic knowledge, astute observation from sublime witness. Larson’s inventive lyrics lead the reader through vertiginous landscapes—geographical, phenomenological, psychological—while always remaining attendant to the speaker’s own fragile, creaturely self. An experienced research scientist and field ecologist, Larson dazzles with these sensuous and sophisticated poems, grappling with the powers of poetic imagination as well as the frightful realisation of the human capacity for ecological destruction. The result is a profoundly moving collection: eloquent in its lament and celebration. Katherine Larson is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Poetry Prize. Yale Series of Younger Poets

May 96 pp. 210x140mm.
Cloth ISBN 978-0-300-16919-5 £30.00 Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16920-1 £14.99

The Words of Others
From Quotations to Culture Gary Saul Morson
In this lively gambol through the history of quotations and quotation books, Gary Saul Morson traces our enduring fascination with the words of others. Ranging from the remote past to the present, he explores the formation, development and significance of quotations, while exploring the ‘verbal museums’ in which they have been collected and displayed—commonplace books, treasuries and anthologies. In his trademark clear, witty and provocative style, Morson invites readers to share his delight in the shortest literary genres. The author defines what makes a quote quotable, as well as the (unexpected) differences between quotation and misquotation. He describes how quotations form, transform and may eventually become idioms. Using amusing examples of ‘famous last words’ and epitaphs, Morson also demonstrates how authorship and occasion can be an intrinsic part of a quotation. Weaving in hundreds of intriguing quotations, common and unusual, Morson explores how the words of others constitute essential elements in the formation of a culture and of the self within that culture. In so doing, he provides a living demonstration of that very process, captured in the pages of this extraordinary new book. Gary Saul Morson is Frances Hooper Professor of the Arts and Humanities, Professor of Slavic Languages, Northwestern University. He is an award-winning author of eight previous books.

July 336 pp. 210x140mm. ISBN 978-0-300-16747-4 £20.00*

64 Religion/Philosophy

The Taming of the Demons
Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism Jacob P. Dalton
Taking two early Tibetan texts as his starting point, Jacob Dalton explores the ways in which violence has been integral to the development of Tibetan Buddhism. Paying particular attention to Tibet’s dark age that spanned from 842 to 986 C.E., he draws on previously unstudied manuscripts discovered in the famous ‘library cave’ near Dunhuang. These demonstrate how this period in Tibetan history was crucial to the Tibetan assimilation of Buddhism, and to the spread of the violent themes of tantric Buddhism. From the late tenth century onward, this period and its mythic and ritual themes of violence, demon taming and blood sacrifice came to play important symbolic roles in Tibetan history and politics. Jacob P. Dalton is Assistant Professor of Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

Islamization from Below
The Making of Muslim Communities in Rural French Sudan, 1880–1960 Brian J. Peterson
In this groundbreaking historical investigation, Brian Peterson considers for the first time how and why rural peoples in West Africa ‘became Muslim’ under French colonialism. Peterson rejects conventional interpretations that emphasise the roles of states, jihads and elites in ‘converting’ people, arguing instead that the expansion of Islam owed its success to the mobility of thousands of rural people who gradually, and usually peacefully, adopted the new religion on their own. Based on extensive fieldwork in villages across southern Mali (formerly French Sudan) and on archival research in West Africa and France, the book draws a detailed new portrait of grassroots, multi-generational processes of Islamization in French Sudan while also deepening our understanding of the impact and unintended consequences of colonialism. Brian J. Peterson is Assistant Professor of History, Union College.

Kabbalah in Italy, 1280–1510
A Survey Moshe Idel
This survey of the history of Kabbalah in Italy is a major contribution from one of our foremost Kabbalah scholars. The first to focus attention on a specific centre of Kabbalah, Moshe Idel charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its geographical situation facilitated the arrival of Spanish and Byzantine Kabbalah. Idel analyses the work of three major Kabbalists—Abraham Abulafia, Menahem Recanati and Yohanan Alemanno—who represent diverse schools of thought: the ecstatic, the theosophical-theurgical and the astromagical. Directing special attention to the interactions and tensions among these forms of Jewish Kabbalah and the nascent Christian Kabbalah, Idel brings to light the rich history of Kabbalah in Italy. Moshe Idel is Max Cooper Professor in the Department of Jewish Thought, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

April 512 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-12626-6 £40.00
Translation rights: Susanna Zevi Agency, Milan

July 320 pp. 234x156mm. 7 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15392-7 £28.00*

May 336 pp. 234x156mm. 3 maps
Pb ISBN 978-0-300-15270-8 £30.00

Edmund Husserl’s Freiburg Years
1916–1938 J. N. Mohanty
In his book The Philosophy of Edmund Husserl: A Historical Development, J. N. Mohanty charted Husserl’s philosophical development from the young man’s earliest studies—informed by his work as a mathematician—to the publication of his Ideas in 1913. In this welcome new volume, the author takes up the final decades of Husserl’s life, addressing the work of his Freiburg period, from 1916 until his death in 1938. J. N. Mohanty is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Temple University. His most recent book, The Philosophy of Edmund Husserl: A Historical Development, published by Yale, won ForeWord Magazine’s Gold Medal Book of the Year Award in Philosophy as well as the Edward Goodwin Ballard Prize in Phenomenology.

Tocqueville and His America
Arthur Kaledin
Arthur Kaledin’s groundbreaking book on Alexis de Tocqueville offers an original combination of biography, character study and wide-ranging analysis of Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, bringing new light to that classic work. The author examines the relation between Tocqueville’s complicated inner life, his selfimagination and his moral thought, and the meaning of his enduring writings, leading to a new understanding of Tocqueville’s view of democratic culture and democratic politics, especially in their American incarnations. Kaledin brings his subject vividly to life, drawing extensively on Tocqueville’s own writings, especially on his candid correspondence and the growing body of literature on Tocqueville and the France of his time. Arthur Kaledin is Professor of History Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dissertation on Predestination and Grace
G. W. Leibniz Translated, edited and with an introduction by Michael J. Murray Contributions by George Wright
In this book G. W. Leibniz presents not only his reflections on predestination and election but also a more detailed account of the problem of evil than is found in any of his other works apart from the Theodicy. His Dissertation on Predestination and Grace has never before been published in any form. Michael J. Murray’s project of translating, editing and providing commentary for the volume will therefore attract great interest among scholars and students of Leibniz’s philosophy and theology. Michael J. Murray is Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor in the Humanities and Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College.

June 464 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-15221-0 £60.00

July 480 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-11931-2 £30.00
Translation rights: Georges Borchardt Agency, New York

May 240 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-15155-8 £75.00

Religion/Philosophy 65

The Spirit of Zoroastrianism
Translated and edited by Prods Oktor Skjærvø
Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest religions, though it is not among the best understood. Originating with Iranian tribes living in Central Asia in the second millennium BCE, Zoroastrianism was the official religion of the Iranian empires until Islam superseded it in the seventh century AD. Centred on the worship of Ahura Mazda, the All-knowing Ruler, Zoroastrianism follows the practices and rituals set out by the prophet Zarathustra, according to the indigenous tradition. As one of the world’s great religions, Zoroastrianism has a heritage rich in texts and cultic practices. The texts are often markedly difficult to translate, but in this volume, Prods Oktor Skjærvø, professor of ancient Iranian languages and culture at Harvard, provides modern and accurate translations of Zoroastrian texts that have been selected to provide an overview of Zoroastrian beliefs and practices. In a comprehensive introduction to these sacred texts, Skjærvø outlines the history and essence of Zoroastrianism and discusses the major themes of this, the first fully representative selection of Zoroastrian texts to be made available in English for over a century. Prods Oktor Skjærvø has been Aga Khan Professor of Iranian, Harvard University, since 1991. He has taught Old Iranian languages, literature and religion since the early 1970s and is currently preparing a book on Iranian creation myths.
The Spirit of X series

April 256 pp. 210x140mm.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17035-1 £9.99*

Julian of Norwich, Theologian
Denys Turner
For centuries readers have comfortably adopted Julian of Norwich as simply a mystic. In this astute book, Denys Turner remedies this misapprehension, offering a sensitive new interpretation of Julian and the significance of her work. Turner argues that this fourteenth-century thinker’s sophisticated approach to theological questions places her legitimately within the pantheon of other great medieval theologians, including Thomas Aquinas, Bernard of Clairvaux and Bonaventure. Julian wrote but one work in two versions, a Short Text recording the series of visions of Jesus Christ she experienced while suffering a near-fatal illness, and a much expanded Long Text exploring the theological meaning of the ‘showings’ some twenty years later. Turner addresses the apparent conflict between the two sources of Julian’s theology: on the one hand, her personal revelation of God’s omnipotent love, and on the other, the Church’s teachings on and her own witnessing of evil in the world that deserves punishment, even eternal punishment. Denys Turner is Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology, Yale Divinity School and Department of Religious Studies, Yale University.

Solomon
The Lure of Wisdom Steven Weitzman
Tradition has it that King Solomon knew everything there was to know—the mysteries of nature, of love, of God himself— but what do we know of him? Esteemed biblical scholar Steven Weitzman reintroduces readers to Solomon’s story and its surprising influence in shaping Western culture, and he also examines what Solomon’s life, wisdom and writings have come to mean for Jews, Christians and Muslims over the past two thousand years. Weitzman’s Solomon is populated by a colourful cast of characters—Byzantine emperors, explorers, rabbis, saints, scientists, poets, archaeologists, trial judges, reggae singers and movie-makers among them—whose common goal is to unearth the truth about Solomon’s life and wisdom. Filled with the Solomonic texts of the Bible, along with lesser known texts and writings, this book challenges religious and secular assumptions. Even as it seeks to tell the story of ancient Israel’s greatest ruler, this is also a meditation on the Solomonic desire to know all of life’s secrets and on the role of this desire in world history. Steven Weitzman is the Daniel E. Koshland Professor of Jewish Culture and Religion at Stanford University. Jewish Lives

May 304 pp. 210x140mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-16391-9 £28.00*

April 224 pp. 210x140mm. 4 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-13718-7 £18.99*

66 Economics

What’s Next?
Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy Edited by David Hale and Lyric Hughes Hale
In this unique book, more than 20 leading economists and experts render thorough, rigorously researched prognoses for the world’s major economies over the next five years. Factoring in such varied issues as the price of oil, the strength of the U.S. dollar, geopolitics, tax policies and new developments in investment decision making, the contributors ground their predictions in the realities of current events, political conditions and the health of financial institutions in each national economy. The most comprehensive volume on the global economy available today, this book presents up-to-date research on Russia, Australia, Europe, sub-Saharan and South Africa, the major Asian economies, North America and the largest economies of Latin America. With unsurpassed expertise, the authors explain what’s going on in individual countries, how important current global issues will impact them and what economic scenarios they most likely will face in upcoming years. David Hale is the founder of David Hale Global Economics and a renowned global economist. Lyric Hughes Hale is a writer and frequent commentator on the Chinese economy.

April 320 pp. 234x156mm. 28 b/w illus.
Pb ISBN 978-0-300-17031-3 £20.00*

Run of the Red Queen
Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China Dan Breznitz and Michael Murphree
Few observers are unimpressed by the economic ambition of China or by the nation’s remarkable rate of growth. But what does the future hold? This meticulously researched book closely examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese economic system to discover where the nation may be headed and what the Chinese experience reveals about emerging market economies. The authors find that contrary to popular belief, cuttingedge innovation is not a prerequisite for sustained economic vitality—and that China is a perfect case in point. Dan Breznitz is an Associate Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the College of Management. He is author of Innovation and the State, published by Yale. Michael Murphree is a project coordinator at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Local Redistribution and Local Democracy
Interest Groups and the Courts Clayton P. Gillette
The traditional theory of urban finance argues against local redistribution of wealth on the assumption that such action is likely to chase away the relatively wealthy, leaving only the impoverished behind. Nevertheless, local governments engage in substantial redistribution, both to the wealthy and to the poor. This book examines whether recent campaigns to enact ‘living wage’ ordinances and other redistributive programmes represent gaps in the traditional theory or political opportunism. Gillette investigates the role of the courts in distinguishing between these explanations and argues that courts have greater capacity to review local programmes than is assumed. He concludes that when one interest group dominates the political process, judicial intervention to determine legal validity may be appropriate. But if the political contest involves competing groups, courts should defer to local political judgments. Clayton P. Gillette is Max E. Greenberg Professor of Contract Law, New York University Law School.

Advocacy
Championing Ideas and Influencing Others John Daly
When a group of people gather together to generate ideas for solving a problem or achieving a goal, sometimes the best ideas are passed over. Worse, a problematic suggestion with far less likelihood of success may be selected instead. Why would a group dismiss an option that would be more effective? Leadership and communications expert John Daly has a straightforward answer: it wasn’t sold to them as well. If the best idea is yours, how can you increase the chances that it gains the support of the group? In Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others, Daly explains in full detail how to transform ideas into practice. John Daly has published more than 100 articles and produced five books. He is the president of the National Communication Association, as well as the president of the Council of Communication Associations.

June 288 pp. 234x156mm. 10 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15271-5 £25.00*

September 352 pp. 234x156mm. 11 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16775-7 £20.00

July 256 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-12565-8 £30.00

Science & Health 67

Milk
A Local and Global History Deborah Valenze
Covering the long span of human history, Milk reveals how developments in technology, public health and nutritional science made this once-rare elixir a modern-day staple. The book looks at the religious meanings of milk, along with its association with pastoral life, which made it an object of mystery and suspicion during medieval times and the Renaissance. As early modern societies refined agricultural techniques, cow’s milk became crucial to improving diets and economies, launching milk production and consumption into a more modern phase. Yet as business and science transformed the product in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, commercial milk became not only a common and widely available commodity but also a source of uncertainty when used in place of human breast milk for infant feeding. Ultimately, milk’s surprising history teaches us how to think about our relationship to food in the present, as well as in the past. It reveals that although milk is a product of nature, it has always been an artefact of culture.
July 352 pp. 234x156mm. 35 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11724-0 £17.99* Deborah Valenze is Professor of History at Barnard College. She is the author of three books and the recipient of numerous research awards.
Translation rights: Fletcher & Parry Agency, New York

Reclaiming Our Health
A Guide to African American Wellness Michelle A. Gourdine, M.D.
According to the American federal Office of Minority Health, African Americans ‘are affected by serious diseases and health conditions at far greater rates than other Americans’. In fact, African Americans suffer an estimated 85,000 excess deaths every year from diseases we know how to prevent. In this important and accessible book, Dr. Michelle Gourdine provides African Americans with the knowledge and guidance they need to take charge of their well-being. Dr. Gourdine presents key insights into the ways African American culture shapes health choices—how beliefs, traditions and values influence eating choices, exercise habits and the decision to seek medical attention. She translates her research into practical information and presents readers with steps for achieving a healthier lifestyle. Michelle A. Gourdine, M.D., is CEO and principal consultant, Michelle Gourdine and Associates, a health policy consulting firm. Yale University Press Health & Wellness

Healing Wounds, Healthy Skin
A Practical Guide for Patients with Chronic Wounds Madhuri Reddy, MD, MSc and Rebecca Cottrill, BScN
Millions of people suffer from chronic or slow-healing wounds—including people with diabetes, dementia, paralysis, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and poor circulation, as well as the elderly and those with reduced mobility. Healing Wounds, Healthy Skin provides patients and caregivers with everything they need to know on the subject, including: • Why chronic wounds develop and who is at risk • What ‘normal healing’ is • What the different types of wounds are • How to find appropriate care and get a correct diagnosis • What role exercise and nutrition play in treatment/prevention • What treatment options are available, from surgery to alternative therapies Also covered are the patients’ psychological and emotional experiences, myths about wounds and wound healing, steps to take in an emergency and a wound patient’s bill of rights. Madhuri Reddy, MD, MSc, is Founding Medical Director of the Wound Healing Program at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston. Rebecca Cottrill, BScN, works as a nurse in the Wound Care Clinic of Women’s College Hospital. Yale University Press Health & Wellness

May 224 pp. 210x140mm. 20 b/w illus.
Cloth ISBN 978-0-300-14582-3 £35.00 Paper ISBN 978-0-300-13705-7 £15.00*

July 288 pp. 234x156mm. 32 b/w illus.
Cloth ISBN 978-0-300-14036-1 £35.00 Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17100-6 £15.99*

68 Nature & Environment

Dog Days, Raven Nights
John M. Marzluff and Colleen Marzluff • With illustrations by Evon Zerbetz and a foreword by Bernd Heinrich
Twenty years ago, fresh out of graduate school and recently married, John and Colleen Marzluff left Arizona for a small cabin in the mountains of western Maine. Their mission: to conduct the first-ever extensive study of the winter ecology of the Common Raven under the tutelage of biologist Bernd Heinrich. Drawing on field notes and personal diaries, they vividly and eloquently chronicle their three-year endeavor to research a mysterious and often misunderstood bird—assembling a gigantic aviary, climbing sentry trees, building bird blinds in the forest, capturing and sustaining 300 ravens as study subjects, and enduring harsh Maine winters in pursuit of their goal. They also shared the unique challenges and joys of raising, training and racing the sled dogs that assisted them in their work. Accompanied by Evon Zerbetz’s lovely linocut illustrations, Dog Days, Raven Nights is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the adventures of field science and an insightful exploration of the nature of relationships, both animal and human.
April 352 pp. 234x156mm. 56 b/w illus. + ornaments
ISBN 978-0-300-16711-5 £20.00*

John M. Marzluff is Professor of Wildlife Science, College of the Environment, University of Washington. Colleen Marzluff trained in wildlife biology and is an expert in the raising and training of sled dogs and herding dogs.

Metaphors for Environmental Sustainability
Redefining Our Relationship with Nature Brendon Larson
Metaphors for Environmental Sustainability draws on four case studies—two from nineteenth-century evolutionary science, and two from contemporary biodiversity science—to reveal how metaphors may shape the possibility of sustainability. Arguing that scientists must assume greater responsibility for their metaphors, and that the rest of us must become more critically aware of them, the author urges more critical reflection on the social dimensions and implications of metaphors while offering practical suggestions for choosing among alternative scientific metaphors. Brendon Larson is Assistant Professor, Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo.

American Georgics
Writings on Farming, Culture, and the Land Edited by Edwin C. Hagenstein, Sara M. Gregg and Brian Donahue
From Jefferson’s Monticello to Michelle Obama’s White House organic garden, the image of America as a nation of farmers has persisted from the beginnings of the American experiment. In this collection of agrarian writing from the past two centuries, writers reveal not only the reach and durability of the American agrarian ideal, but also ways in which society has confronted its relationship to agriculture. Inspired by Virgil’s agrarian epic Georgics, this collection presents a portrait of the American character through its relationship to the land. Edwin C. Hagenstein is a freelance editor and writer. Sara M. Gregg teaches U.S. and environmental history at the University of Kansas. Brian Donahue is Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies at Brandeis University. Yale Agrarian Studies Series

New England Wildflower Society’s Flora Novae Angliae
A Manual for the Identification of Native and Naturalized Vascular Plants of New England Arthur Haines Illustrations Elizabeth Farnsworth and Gordon Morrison
This manual offers accurate, up-to-date and clear information for identifying New England’s remarkable array of tracheophytes (vascular plants, excluding mosses). With fully researched entries on some 3,500 native and non-native species, the book is the first in decades to provide a complete and correct botanical reference for the region’s noncultivated plants. Arthur Haines is research botanist, New England Wild Flower Society, and curator, Delta Institute of Natural History Herbarium. Elizabeth Farnsworth is senior research ecologist, New England Wild Flower Society. Gordon Morrison is a prize-winning freelance artist, writer, naturalist and illustrator. New England Wild Flower Society

July 320 pp. 210x140mm. 16 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15153-4 £28.00*

May 448 pp. 234x156mm. 33 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-13709-5 £25.00

June 994 pp. 234x156mm. 1000 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17154-9 £60.00

Language & Law 69

Bom dia, Brasil
3a edição de Português Básico para Estrangeiros Rejane de Oliveira Slade Revised by Marta Almeida and Elizabeth Jackson
Bom dia, Brasil is a completely revised and updated edition of the popular beginning Portuguese text Português Básico para Estrangeiros. It aims to teach the Portuguese language in a fast, interesting and efficient way. The method employed engages students’ interest by exploring personal, social, professional and cultural topics, while providing them with the basic concepts needed to communicate effectively in Portuguese. Rejane de Oliveira Slade taught at New York University and the New School for Social Research. Marta Almeida is senior lector at Yale University. Elizabeth Jackson is Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University.

Arabic for Life
Bassam K. Frangieh
Arabic for Life takes an intensive, comprehensive approach to beginning Arabic instruction and is specifically tailored to the needs of talented and dedicated students. Unlike the other Arabic textbooks on the market, Arabic for Life is not specifically focused on either grammar or proficiency. Instead, it offers a balanced methodology that combines these goals. Frangieh has created a book that is full of energy and excitement about Arabic language and culture, and it effectively transmits that excitement to students. Arabic for Life offers a dynamic and multidimensional view of the Arab world that incorporates language with Arabic culture and intellectual thought. Bassam Frangieh is Professor of Arabic at Pomona College. He is the author of Anthology of Arabic Literature, Culture, and Thought from Pre-Islamic Times to the Present, published by Yale.

Schreiben lernen
A Writing Guide for Learners of German Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim and Jennifer Redmann
This text offers a unique approach to assisting German learners at various levels of proficiency in developing their writing skills in eight different genres. The guide includes information and activities for structuring sentences, paragraphs and entire texts, building vocabulary, and raising awareness of cultural issues related to writing for specific audiences and purposes. By providing writing activities targeted at beginning, intermediate and advanced learners, the guide will offer instructors a concrete means of unifying their German curricula across individual levels and courses. Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim is Professor of German at Calvin College. Jennifer Redmann is Associate Professor of German at Kalamazoo College.

July 480 pp. 254x178mm. 421 b/w illus.
Pb with CDROM ISBN 978-0-300-11631-1 £40.00

July 500 pp. 254x203mm. 50 illus.
Pb ISBN 978-0-300-14131-3 £60.00
Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian and Russian rights held by the author

July 224 pp. 215x254mm. 68 b/w illus.
Pb ISBN 978-0-300-16603-3 £25.00

Information and Exclusion
Lior Jacob Strahilevitz
Nearly all communities are exclusive in some way. When race or wealth is the basis of exclusion, the homogeneity of a neighbourhood, workplace or congregation is controversial. In other instances, as with an artist’s colony or a French language book club, exclusivity is tolerable or even laudable. In this book, Lior Strahilevitz introduces a new theory for understanding how exclusivity is created and maintained in residential, workplace and social settings, one that emphasises information’s role in exclusion. The book provides many examples to show how lawmakers frequently misunderstand the subtle mechanics of exclusion, leaving enormous loopholes in the law. Strahilevitz focuses particular attention on today’s changing dynamics of exclusion and discusses how technology presents new opportunities for governments to stamp out the most offensive exclusionary behaviours. Lior Jacob Strahilevitz is Deputy Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan
Constitutional Law and the Politics of Backlash Gerard N. Magliocca
Although Populist candidate William Jennings Bryan lost the presidential elections of 1896, 1900 and 1908, he was the most influential American political figure of his era. In this book, Gerard Magliocca explores how Bryan’s effort to reach the White House energised conservatives across the nation and caused a transformation in constitutional law. Responding negatively to the Populist agenda, the Supreme Court established a host of new constitutional principles during the 1890s. This judicial backlash illustrates vividly the risks of seeking fundamental social change. Magliocca concludes by examining the lessons of the Populist experience for advocates of change today. Gerard N. Magliocca is Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis.

Just Words
Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America Alan Ackerman
In an appearance on The Dick Cavett Show in 1980, the critic Mary McCarthy glibly remarked that every word author Lillian Hellman wrote was a lie, ‘including and and the’. Hellman immediately filed a libel suit, charging that McCarthy’s comment was not a legitimate conversation on public issues but an attack on her reputation. This intriguing book offers a many-faceted examination of Hellman’s infamous suit and explores what it tells us about tensions between privacy and selfexpression, freedom and restraint in public language, and what can and cannot be said in public in America. Just Words uses the dramatic life stories of these women to reflect on America’s long-running inability to forge a shared public discourse. Alan Ackerman is Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto.

July 224 pp. 234x156mm.
ISBN 978-0-300-12304-3 £30.00

July 224 pp. 210x140mm. 15 illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15314-9 £30.00

July 256 pp. 234x156mm. 2 illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16712-2 £25.00*

70 Paperbacks

Pashas
Traders and Travellers in the Islamic World James Mather
Long before they came as occupiers, the British were drawn to the Middle East by the fabled riches of its trade and the enlightened tolerance of its people. The pashas—merchants and travellers from Europe— discovered an Islamic world that was alluring, dynamic and diverse. Ranging across two and a half centuries and through the great cities of Istanbul, Aleppo and Alexandria, James Mather tells the forgotten story of the men of the Levant Company who sought their fortunes in the Ottoman Empire. “Vivid and well-written.”—Linda Colley, The Times Literary Supplement “Wonderful . . . the first full-length study since 1935 . . . Mather excels at portraying the everyday life of the Englishmen who joined the Levant Company . . . the importance of this excellent and balanced study cannot be overestimated.”—William Dalrymple, The Observer James Mather is a commercial barrister in London.

Czechoslovakia
The State That Failed Mary Heimann
The common Western view of Czechoslovakia has been that of a small nation that was sacrificed at Munich in 1938, betrayed to the Soviets in 1948, and which rebelled heroically against Soviet repression during the Prague Spring of 1968. In this book, the most thoroughly researched and accurate history of Czechoslovakia to appear in English, Mary Heimann examines the realities behind these myths and shows how intolerant nationalism and an unhelpful sense of victimhood led Czech and Slovak authorities to discriminate against minorities, mount their own campaigns against Jews and Gypsies, and pave the way for the Communist police state. “The immediate attraction of Heimann’s book is that readers unfamiliar with Czechoslovak history will come away with a clear sense of it . . . this is truly a history of Czechoslovakia, not just of Czechs and Slovaks in the twentieth century.” —Kieran Williams, The Times Literary Supplement Mary Heimann is senior lecturer in the History Department at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

April 320 pp. 198x129mm. 16 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17091-7 £12.99*
Translation rights: Robinson Agency, London

February 432 pp. 234x156mm. 20 illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17242-3 £12.99*
Czech and Slovak rights held by the author

The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt 300 B.C.–A.D. 700
Judith McKenzie
This masterful history of the monumental architecture of Alexandria encompasses an entire millennium, from the city’s founding by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. to the Islamic conquest of 642 A.D. Lavishly illustrated with plans of the city in the Ptolemaic, Roman and Byzantine periods, reconstruction drawings and photographs, Judith McKenzie deftly brings to life the ancient city and uncovers the true extent of its architectural legacy in the Mediterranean world. “Will likely be the first place to which anyone interested in the architecture of post-pharaonic Egypt will turn for many years to come.”—Hector Williams, Egyptian Archaeology “The architecture of ancient Alexandria is rediscovered in this masterful feat of archaeological detective work. Lavishly illustrated.”—Apollo Judith McKenzie is member of the sub-faculty of archaeology, Oxford University. The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series

Eero Saarinen
Shaping the Future Edited by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen and Donald Albrecht
With contributions by Mark Coir, Sandy Isenstadt, Reinhold Martin, Will Miller and Vincent Scully This book looks at the entire scope of Eero Saarinen’s career, including the most complete portfolio of Saarinen’s projects to date—a chronological survey of built and unbuilt works, unpublished photographs, plans and working drawings—showing how, in his search for a rich and varied modern architecture, Saarinen became one of the most prolific practitioners of his time. “Saarinen has the potential to inspire architects of the computer generation, and this illuminating study is sure to enlarge his reputation.”—Michael Webb, Architectural Review Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen is Assistant Professor of architecture at Yale University. Donald Albrecht is Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York. Published in association with the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Finnish Architecture

February 480 pp. 285x215mm. 50 b/w + 274 colour illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17094-8 £25.00*

June 464 pp. 298x229mm. 321 b/w + 125 colour illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-12237-4 £35.00*

Paperbacks 71

Calvin
Bruce Gordon
During the glory days of the French Renaissance, young John Calvin (1509–1564) experienced a profound conversion to the faith of the Reformation. For the rest of his days he lived out the implications of that transformation—as exile, inspired reformer and ultimately the dominant figure of the Protestant Reformation. Calvin’s vision of the Christian religion has inspired many volumes of analysis, but this engaging biography examines a remarkable life. Bruce Gordon presents Calvin as a human being, a man at once brilliant, arrogant, charismatic, unforgiving, generous and shrewd. “Masterful . . . succeeds spectacularly by allowing a vivid insight into the life and world of Calvin, using generous quotations from his correspondence.”—Hilmar Pabel, The Tablet “A considered book, balanced and fair, and very informative, written in an accessible manner.”—Edward Norman, Literary Review Bruce Gordon is Professor of Reformation History, Yale Divinity School.

True Friendship
Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound Christopher Ricks
True Friendship looks closely at three outstanding poets of the past half-century—Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht and Robert Lowell—through the lens of their relation to two predecessors, T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. The critical attention then finds itself reciprocated. Hill, Hecht and Lowell are among the most alert and discriminating readers, as is borne out not only by their critical prose but by their acts of new creation, those poems of theirs that are thanks to Eliot and Pound. “This is a profoundly rewarding book about poetry for the non-academic reader; hardly surprising when the author is the most brilliant reader of poetry of his generation.” —Harry Eyres, Financial Times “True Friendship . . . like all of Rick’s books, is a book to be grateful for.”—Adam Phillips, London Review of Books Christopher Ricks is Warren Professor of the Humanities and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University. The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities Series

April 416 pp. 198x129mm. 12 b/w illus.
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Blood and Mistletoe
The History of the Druids in Britain Ronald Hutton
Historian Ronald Hutton’s captivating book is the first to encompass two thousand years of Druid history and to explore the evolution of English, Scottish and Welsh attitudes toward the forever ambiguous figures of the ancient Celtic world. Hutton charts how the Druids have been written in and out of history, archaeology and the public consciousness for some five hundred years. Sparkling with legends and images and filled with new perspectives on ancient and modern times, this book is a fascinating cultural study of Druids as catalysts in British history. “Essential for any scholar interested in the way ideas about Druids have developed over the past 300 years.” —William Whyte, The Times Literary Supplement “This book is a tour de force: surely the definitive work on our perception of the Druids.”—David V. Barrett, The Independent Ronald Hutton is Professor of History, University of Bristol, and the author of many books.

Palestine Betrayed
Efraim Karsh
The 1947 UN resolution to partition Palestine irrevocably changed the political landscape of the Middle East, giving rise to six fully-fledged wars between Arabs and Jews, as well as a profound shattering of Palestinian Arab society. In this groundbreaking book, Efraim Karsh explores the breakdown in relations between the two communities from both the Arab and Jewish perspectives. It is an arresting story of delicate political and diplomatic maneuvering by leading figures over the years leading up to partition, through the slide to war and its enduring consequences. “A thoroughly researched, sound historical account of the struggles that ensued between the Jewish and Arab communities when the British decided to leave Palestine.” —Sol Schindler, The Washington Times “A brave and exceedingly important piece of work.” —David Vital, author of A People Apart Efraim Karsh is Professor and Head of the Mediterranean Studies Programme, King’s College, University of London.

April 492 pp. 234x156mm. 32 b/w illus.
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The Legacy of the Second World War
John Lukacs
Sixty-five years after the conclusion of World War II, its consequences are still with us. In this probing book, the acclaimed historian John Lukacs raises perplexing questions about World War II that have yet to be explored. In a work that brilliantly argues for World War II’s central place in the history of the twentieth century, Lukacs applies his singular expertise toward addressing the war’s most persistent enigmas. “John Lukacs presents an original and complex analysis. The scholarship is thorough and impeccable, and the final product a highly nuanced discussion of major decisions and problems.”—Stanley Payne, author of Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II “Lukacs is one of the more incisive historians of the twentieth century, and especially of the tangled events leading to World War II.”—Joseph C. Goulden, The Washington Times John Lukacs is the author of some thirty books of history, including Five Days in London and Last Rites.

Grand Strategies
Literature, Statecraft, and World Order Charles Hill
A distinguished lifelong diplomat and educator, Hill aims to revive the ancient tradition of statecraft as practiced by humane and broadly educated men and women. Through lucid and compelling discussions of classic literary works from Homer to Rushdie, Grand Strategies represents a merger of literature and international relations, inspired by the conviction that a grand strategist needs to be immersed in classic texts from Sun Tzu to Thucydides to George Kennan, to gain real-world experience in the realms of statecraft and to bring this learning and experience to bear on contemporary issues. “A fascinating book that has the feel of a life’s work . . . Hill affirms the intellectual endeavor of looking at the world through a literary lens.”—John Ikenberry, Foreign Affairs Charles Hill is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution as well as Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy, Senior Lecturer in International Studies and Senior Lecturer in Humanities at Yale University.

March 208 pp. 210x140mm.
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Foul Bodies
Cleanliness in Early America Kathleen M. Brown
A nation’s standards of private cleanliness reveal much about its ideals of civilisation, fears of disease and expectations for public life, says Kathleen Brown in this unusual cultural history. Starting with the shake-up of European practices that coincided with Atlantic expansion, she traces attitudes toward ‘dirt’ through the mid-nineteenth century, demonstrating that cleanliness—and the lack of it—had moral, religious and often sexual implications. Brown contends that care of the body is not simply a private matter but an expression of cultural ideals that reflect the fundamental values of a society. “This book enhances our understanding of what it means to be civilised, revealing transformations in popular knowledge and offering fresh perspectives on public expectations and household practices.”—John Welshman, Times Higher Education Kathleen M. Brown is Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia.

The Social Life of Coffee
The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse Brian Cowan
What induced the British to adopt foreign coffee-drinking customs in the seventeenth century? Why did an entirely new social institution, the coffeehouse, emerge as the primary place for consumption of this new drink? This book locates the answers to these questions in the particularly British combination of curiosity, commerce and civil society. Cowan provides the definitive account of coffeehouse society, and in so doing he reshapes our understanding of the commercial and consumer revolutions in Britain during the long Stuart century. “[A] well-researched, wide-ranging and fascinating book . . . adds rich colours and shades to a picture we had hitherto only in outline.”—Kevin Sharpe, The Times Literary Supplement “Too important to be left to historians of food and drink.” —London Review of Books Brian Cowan holds the Canada Research Chair in Early Modern British History at McGill University.

March 464 pp. 234x156mm. 35 b/w illus.
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Why Translation Matters
Edith Grossman
Why Translation Matters argues for the cultural importance of translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator’s role. Edith Grossman’s belief in the crucial significance of the translator’s work, as well as her rare ability to explain the intellectual sphere that she inhabits as interpreter of the original text, inspires and provokes the reader to engage with translation in an entirely new way. “In this slim but powerful volume, Edith Grossman argues that translation performs a function that is too often ignored or misunderstood.”—Edward King, The Sunday Times “[Edith Grossman] makes a passionate and provocative case for the continuing importance of literary translation, art that she believes has been ‘too often ignored’, misunderstood or misrepresented.”—London Review of Books Edith Grossman has been a professional translator since 1972, and a full time translator since 1990. Why X Matters Series

Why Architecture Matters
Paul Goldberger
Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. Based on decades of looking at buildings and thinking about how we experience them, distinguished critic Paul Goldberger raises our awareness of fundamental things like proportion, scale, space, texture, materials, shapes, light and memory. Upon completing this remarkable architectural journey, readers will enjoy a new way of seeing and experiencing every aspect of the built world. “Here is a succinct, lyrical and heartfelt book that celebrates the best works of architecture and points the way to being able to build more of it in the world today. There are so many guides to the world of art, so few to the world of architecture. This is among the very best.”—Alain de Botton Paul Goldberger is the architecture critic for The New Yorker. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in Manhattan. Why X Matters Series

January 160 pp. 197x127mm.
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April 304 pp. 197x127mm. 54 b/w illus.
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Design and Truth
Robert Grudin
From the ornate cathedrals of Renaissance Europe to the muchmaligned Ford Edsel of the late 1950s, all products of human design communicate much more than their mere intended functions. Design holds both psychological and moral power over us, and these forces may be manipulated to surprising effect. In an argument that touches upon subjects as seemingly unrelated as the Japanese tea ceremony, Italian mannerist painting and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello plantation, Grudin turns his attention to the role of design in our lives, focusing on how political and economic powers impress themselves on us through the built environment. “At a time when ethics and integrity are increasingly important in design, Grudin’s perspective is particularly interesting . . . To him, design is—or should be—joyous, inclusive and empowering, ‘an erotic pragmatism’ which is ‘fundamental to the survival of our humanity’.” —Alice Rawsthorn, International Herald Tribune Robert Grudin is Professor Emeritus in the English Department at the University of Oregon.

The Deadly Dinner Party
and Other Medical Detective Stories Jonathan A. Edlow, M.D.
The Deadly Dinner Party brings us fifteen edge-of-your-seat medical detective stories written by practicing physician and Harvard professor Jonathan Edlow. These real-life cases show the doctor as detective and the epidemiologist as elite sleuth; the resulting stories are as gripping as the best fictional thrillers. “Edlow’s collection of bite-sized essays about obscure infections, poisons and diseases—from infected piranha tank water to vitamin D intoxication—make an enjoyable and interesting book.”—Druin Burch, New Scientist “The book flows well and is easy to read . . . I wholeheartedly recommend this book and hope that it inspires the hidden detective in all of us.”—Emma Hill, Lancet Jonathan A. Edlow, M.D., F.A.C.P., is vice chair of emergency medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

June 224 pp. 210x140mm. 5 b/w + 8 colour illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17131-0 £12.99
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March 264 pp. 234x156mm.
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No Such Thing as Silence
John Cage's 4'33" Kyle Gann
First performed at the midpoint of the twentieth century, John Cage’s 4'33", a composition conceived of without a single musical note, is among the most celebrated and ballyhooed cultural gestures in the history of modern music. A meditation on the act of listening and the nature of performance, Cage’s controversial piece became the iconic statement of the meaning of silence in art and is a landmark work of American music. Kyle Gann, a leading music critic, explains 4'33" as a unique moment in American culture and musical composition. “Kyle Gann’s No Such Thing as Silence is one of the most useful contributions to such understanding since 1992, the year Cage died . . . [He] does an excellent job of tracing the events, experiences and changes of mind that made ‘the silent piece’ possible.”—David Revill, Times Higher Education Kyle Gann is Associate Professor of Music at Bard College, a composer, and former new-music critic for the Village Voice. Icons of America

John Henry Newman
The Challenge to Evangelical Religion Frank M. Turner
Among the most controversial of nineteenth-century religious figures, John Henry Newman (1801–1890) was the aggressive leader of the Tractarian Movement within Oxford University. Initially a priest in the Church of England and later a convert to the Roman Catholic Church, where he eventually became a cardinal, Newman in the 1830s and 1840s carried out an uncompromising battle against the dominance of evangelicalism in early Victorian religious life. Departing from previous interpretations, Frank M. Turner portrays Newman as a disruptive and quasi-schismatic priest conducting a radical religious experiment. “Frank M. Turner’s book revolutionises Newman studies . . . It liberates [Newman] from the stranglehold of ecclesiasticism . . . and reveals a believable human psyche.” —A. N. Wilson, Literary Review Longlisted for the 2003 British Academy book prize Frank M. Turner is John Hay Whitney Professor of History at Yale University.

January 272 pp. 210x140mm. 14 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17129-7 £10.99*
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January 752 pp. 234x156mm. 14 b/w illus.
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Rosenfeld’s Lives
Fame, Oblivion, and the Furies of Writing Steven J. Zipperstein
A haunting consideration of the extraordinary mind of Saul Bellow’s unjustly forgotten friend and literary rival, Rosenfeld’s Lives is about the extremes of the writing life. Born in Chicago in 1918, the prodigiously gifted and erudite Isaac Rosenfeld was anointed a ‘genius’ upon the publication of his ‘luminescent’ novel, Passage from Home, and was expected to surpass even his closest friend, Saul Bellow. Yet when he died of a heart attack at age thirty-eight, Rosenfeld had published relatively little, his life reduced to a metaphor for literary failure. In this deeply contemplative biography, Steven J. Zipperstein seeks to reclaim Rosenfeld’s legacy. “Zipperstein has done, in this study, something usually relegated to the domain of novelists: by celebrating the insecurities, the brilliance . . . of an individual, he has brought us a little closer to understanding what it means to be human.”—Jewish Quarterly Steven J. Zipperstein is Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History, Stanford University.

Heidegger
The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of 1933–1935 Emmanuel Faye
Translated by Michael B. Smith Foreword by Tom Rockmore In the most comprehensive examination to date of Heidegger’s Nazism, Emmanuel Faye draws on previously unavailable materials to paint a damning picture of Nazism’s influence on the philosopher’s thought and politics. “By highlighting the links between Heidegger’s politics and his philosophy, and going where other experts have so manifestly been unprepared to go, Faye has done both history and philosophy a valuable service.” —Martin Cohen, Times Higher Education Emmanuel Faye is Associate Professor at the University Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense and an authority on Descartes. Michael B. Smith is Professor Emeritus of French and Philosophy at Berry College and the translator of numerous philosophical works into English.

June 464 pp. 234x156mm. 5 b/w illus.
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April 288 pp. 234x156mm. 13 b/w illus.
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The Lomborg Deception
Setting the Record Straight About Global Warming Howard Friel
Foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy In this major assessment of leading climate-change sceptic Bjørn Lomborg, Howard Friel meticulously deconstructs the Danish statistician’s claim that global warming is ‘no catastrophe’ by exposing the systematic misrepresentations and partial accounting that are at the core of climate-change scepticism. With attention to the complexities of climate-related phenomena across a range of areas—from ice in the Arctic sea to the Antarctic ice sheet—The Lomborg Deception offers readers an enlightening review of today’s most urgent climate concerns. “Friel uses a detailed analysis of the systematic misrepresentations and partial accounting that are at the core of climatic scepticism to reveal an enlightening pole-to-pole review of some of today’s most urgent climate concerns.”—The Environmentalist “Peels away the pseudo-scholarship that has shielded Lomborg from scrutiny.”—John Gibbons, Irish Times Howard Friel is an independent scholar and author.

Paradoxical Life
Meaning, Matter, and the Power of Human Choice Andreas Wagner
What can a fingernail tell us about the mysteries of creation? In one sense, a nail is merely a piece of mute matter, yet in another, it’s an information superhighway quite literally at our fingertips. Every moment, streams of molecular signals direct our cells to move, flatten, swell, shrink, divide or die. Andreas Wagner’s ambitious new book explores this hidden web of unimaginably complex interactions in every living being. In the process, he unveils a host of paradoxes underpinning our understanding of modern biology, contradictions he considers gatekeepers at the frontiers of knowledge. Andreas Wagner is a professor in the department of biochemistry at the University of Zurich and an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute. Educated at Yale University and at the University of Vienna, Wagner focuses his research on the evolution and evolvability of biological systems.

July 272 pp. 234x156mm.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17152-5 £14.99*
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May 272 pp. 210x140mm.
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Boyhoods
Rethinking Masculinities Ken Corbett
This groundbreaking analysis of masculinity propels the reader towards stories of all kinds of boys. As Corbett writes, ‘No two boys, no two boyhoods are the same. No one boy remains invariable.’ Arguing for a new psychology of masculinity that is grounded in his clinical practice and in a dynamic reading of feminist and queer theory, Corbett shows that there are many ways to be a boy, and many ways for boys to achieve well-being. “Ken Corbett teaches us how to think gender again, as if for the first time.”—Judith Butler “In this impressive and ground-breaking book, Ken Corbett suggests new ways of theorizing about the meaning of masculine embodiments.”—Susan McKenzie, Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche Ken Corbett, Ph.D. is Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Programme in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is an analyst in practice with adults and children in New York City.

Judaism
A Way of Being David Gelernter
Written for observant and non-observant Jews and anyone interested in religion, this remarkable book by the distinguished scholar David Gelernter seeks to explain why Judaism is the religion of images, and to answer the deceptively simple question: What is Judaism really about? He lays out Jewish beliefs on four basic topics—the sanctity of everyday life; man and God; the meaning of sexuality and family; good, evil and the nature of God’s justice in a cruel world—to convey a profound and stirring sense of what it means to be Jewish. “Judaism itself is a wide-ranging book about the beliefs, practices and philosophy of the world’s first monotheistic religion—a book that Jews and non-Jews alike will find well worth reading.”—Jay Lefkowitz, Wall Street Journal David Gelernter is Professor of Computer Science at Yale University and contributing editor at the Weekly Standard. He is the author of several books, including Mirror Worlds, The Muse in the Machine and the novel 1939.

April 288 pp. 234x156mm.
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May 248 pp. 210x140mm. 4 colour illus.
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Our Hero
Superman on Earth Tom De Haven
Since his first appearance in Action Comics Number One, published in late spring of 1938, Superman has represented the essence of American heroism. ‘Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound’, the Man of Steel has thrilled audiences across the globe. Yet as life-long ‘Superman Guy’ Tom De Haven argues in this highly entertaining book, his story is also uniquely American. Tom De Haven is Professor in the Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and currently artist-inresidence at the College of William and Mary. Icons of America

The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah
A Free Black Man’s Encounter with Liberty J. William Harris
In 1775, Thomas Jeremiah was one of fewer than five hundred ‘Free Negros’ in South Carolina and, with an estimated worth of £1,000 (about $200,000 in today’s dollars), possibly the richest person of African descent in British North America. A slaveowner himself, Jeremiah was falsely accused by whites—who resented his success as a Charleston harbor pilot—of sowing insurrection among slaves at the behest of the British. J. William Harris tells Jeremiah’s story in full for the first time, illuminating the contradiction between a nation that would be born in a struggle for freedom and yet deny it—often violently—to others. J. William Harris is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire.

June 240 pp. 210x140mm. 13 b/w illus.
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The Liberty Bell
Gary B. Nash
Each year, more than two million visitors line up near Philadelphia’s Independence Hall and wait to gaze upon a flawed mass of metal forged more than two and a half centuries ago. Since its original casting in England in 1751, the Liberty Bell has survived a precarious journey on the road to becoming a symbol of the American identity, and in this masterful work, Gary B. Nash reveals how and why this voiceless bell continues to speak such volumes about the American nation. “It’s broken, and silent, and brimming with significance, and the eminent UCLA historian tells the bell’s rich, captivating story.”—Los Angeles Magazine Gary B. Nash is Professor of History and director of the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA. Icons of America

The Prison and the American Imagination
Caleb Smith
How did a nation so famously associated with freedom become internationally identified with imprisonment? After the scandals of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, and in the midst of a dramatically escalating prison population, the question is particularly urgent. In this timely, provocative study, Caleb Smith argues that the dehumanisation inherent in captivity has always been at the heart of American civil society. “Smith’s book is remarkably inventive and wide-ranging with its close interweaving of literature and history, its refusal to rely slavishly on Foucault, its close reading, and its refreshingly lucid style.”—Terry Eagleton Caleb Smith is Assistant Professor of English at Yale University.

March 256 pp. 210x140mm. 23 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17142-6 £10.00*
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May 272 pp. 234x156mm. 4 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17149-5 £18.00

A Windfall of Musicians
Hitler’s Emigrés and Exiles in Southern California Dorothy Lamb Crawford
This is the first book to examine the brilliant gathering of composers, conductors and other musicians who fled Nazi Germany and arrived in the Los Angeles area. Musicologist Dorothy Lamb Crawford looks closely at the lives, creative work and influence of sixteen performers, fourteen composers and one opera stage director who joined this immense migration beginning in the 1930s. “Drawing upon a vast amount of archival and documentary material Dorothy Lamb Crawford’s book should be enthusiastically welcomed”—Erik Levi, BBC Music Magazine Dorothy Lamb Crawford has lived and worked in music throughout her career.

Breaking the Logjam
Environmental Protection That Will Work David Schoenbrod, Richard B. Stewart and Katrina M. Wyman • Illustrations by Deborah Paulus-Jagric
After several decades of significant but incomplete successes, environmental protection in the United States is stuck. Administrations under presidents of both parties have fallen well short of achieving environmental statutes’ goals. Based on a project involving more than fifty leading environmental experts, this book is a call to action through public understanding based on nonpartisan proposals for smarter, more flexible regulatory approaches. David Schoenbrod is Professor of Law at New York Law School and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

May 336 pp. 234x156mm. 27 b/w illus.
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War by Land, Sea, and Air
Dwight Eisenhower and the Concept of Unified Command David Jablonsky
In this book a military historian looks at Dwight D. Eisenhower’s lasting military legacy, in light of his evolving approach to the concept of unified command. Examining Eisenhower’s career, David Jablonsky explores his efforts to implement a unified command in the U.S. military. This concept led to the current organisation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and, almost three decades after Eisenhower’s presidency, played a major role in defense reorganisation under the Goldwater-Nichols Act. David Jablonsky is a retired U.S. Army infantry colonel and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.

Superpower Illusions
How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray —And How to Return to Reality Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
Jack F. Matlock refutes the enduring myth that the United States ‘won’ the Cold War by forcing the collapse of the Soviet Union by applying military and economic pressure. It was Gorbachev, not Reagan, who ended Communist Party rule in the Soviet Union, Matlock argues, and the Cold War ended in a negotiated settlement that benefited both sides. The result of American misunderstanding of this history is a weakened nation that has compromised its ability to lead. Jack F. Matlock, Jr., served 35 years in the American Foreign Service and was U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union. He is Adjunct Professor of International Relations, Columbia University.

June 400 pp. 234x156mm.
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March 368 pp. 234x156mm.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17141-9 £16.00*

Leo Strauss
An Intellectual Biography Daniel Tanguay
Since political theorist Leo Strauss’s death in 1973, American interpreters have heatedly debated his intellectual legacy. Daniel Tanguay recovers Strauss from the atmosphere of partisan debate that has dominated American journalistic, political and academic discussions of his work. “[A] step-by-step development of Strauss’s ideas and writings, especially in the thirties and forties, a reconstruction that— remarkably, but tellingly—no American Straussian has thought to undertake.”—Mark Lilla, The New York Review of Books Daniel Tanguay is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa.

Innovation and the State
Political Choice and Strategies for Growth in Israel, Taiwan, and Ireland Dan Breznitz
The 1990s brought surprising industrial development in emerging economies around the globe: firms in countries not previously known for high-technology industries moved to the forefront in new Information Technologies by using different business models and carving out unique positions in the global IT production networks. Based on research into the comparative experiences of Israel, Taiwan and Ireland, Dan Breznitz asks why economies of different countries develop in different ways. Dan Breznitz is Assistant Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology.

April 272 pp. 210x140mm.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17210-2 £16.99*
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June 288 pp. 234x156mm. 11 b/w illus.
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The Christian Imagination
Theology and the Origins of Race Willie James Jennings
Why has Christianity, a religion premised upon neighbourly love, failed in its attempts to heal social divisions? In this and wide-ranging work, Willie James Jennings delves deep into the late medieval soil in which the modern Christian imagination grew, to reveal how Christianity’s highly refined process of socialisation has inadvertently created and maintained segregated societies. A probing study of the cultural fragmentation—social, spatial and racial—that took root in the Western mind, The Christian Imagination shows how Christianity has consistently forged Christian nations rather than encouraging genuine communion between disparate groups and individuals. Willie James Jennings is Associate Professor of Theology, Black Church and Cultural Studies at Duke Divinity School, where he previously served as academic dean.

Back to the Future in the Caves of Kaua’i
A Scientist’s Adventures in the Dark David A. Burney
For two decades, paleoecologist David Burney and his wife, Lida Pigott Burney, have led an excavation of Makauwahi Cave on the island of Kaua’i, uncovering the fascinating variety of plants and animals that have inhabited Hawaii throughout its history. A fascinating adventure story of one man’s life in paleoecology, Back to the Future in the Caves of Kaua’i reveals the excitement—and occasional frustrations— of a career spent exploring what the past can tell us about the future. David A. Burney is the director of conservation at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kalaheo, Hawaii. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006 to write this book on his work at Makauwahi Cave on Kaua‘i.

May 384 pp. 234x156mm. 2 b/w illus.
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Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17209-6 £15.00

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The Puritan Origins of the American Self
Sacvan Bercovitch, with a new preface by the author
“Professor Bercovitch . . . in The Puritan Origins of the American Self, concerns himself intensely with what he persuasively shows to be the central fusion of the [American Puritan] myth . . . A keen and widely informed scholar bearing in on an important text and extracting a valuable lesson.”—Larzer Ziff, The Times Literary Supplement

The Meaning of Property
Freedom, Community and the Legal Imagination Jedediah Purdy
Interpreting the writings of Adam Smith, in a wholly new light and touching upon some of the most charged issues in American politics and law, The Meaning of Property offers a compelling new view of property and freedom. Jedediah Purdy is Professor of Law at Duke Law School and has taught law at Yale and Harvard.

March 260 pp. 234x156mm.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17241-6 £16.00

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Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17144-0 £14.99

An Entirely Synthetic Fish
How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World Anders Halverson
Exhaustively researched and grippingly rendered by awardwinning journalist, aquatic ecologist and lifelong fisherman Anders Halverson, this book chronicles the discovery of rainbow trout, examines their artificial propagation and distribution and explains why they are being eradicated in some waters yet are still the most commonly stocked fish in the United States. Anders Halverson is a research associate at the University of Colorado’s Center of the American West.

At Home in the Law
How the Domestic Violence Revolution Is Transforming Privacy Jeannie Suk
Legal scholar Jeannie Suk shows how the legitimate goal of legal feminists to protect women from domestic abuse has led to a new and unexpected set of legal practices. In At Home in the Law, Suk argues that the growing legal vision that has led to the breakdown of traditional boundaries between public and private space is resulting in a substantial reduction of autonomy and privacy for both women and men. Jeannie Suk is Assistant Professor of law at Harvard Law School.

July 288 pp. 234x156mm. 20 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-14088-0 £12.99
Translation rights: Jean Naggar Agency, New York

November 216 pp. 234x156mm.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17262-1 £15.00

Sixty to Zero Toxic Bodies
Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES Nancy Langston
In this gripping exploration, Nancy Langston shows that, since the 1940s, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of hormone-disrupting chemicals, even when they are known to cause cancer and disrupt sexual development. Langston argues that the precautionary principle can better protect public health while fostering innovation. Nancy Langston is a professor in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

An Inside Look at the Collapse of General Motors —and the Detroit Auto Industry Alex Taylor III • Foreword by Mike Jackson
The collapse of General Motors captured headlines in early 2009, but as Alex Taylor III writes in this in-depth dissection of the automaker’s undoing, GM’s was a meltdown forty years in the making. Taylor’s book serves as a marvellous case study of one of the United States’ premier companies, of which every American quite literally now holds a share. Alex Taylor III is a Senior Editor at Fortune magazine. Mike Jackson is chairman and chief executive officer of AutoNation.

March 256 pp. 234x156mm. 11 b/w illus.
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Immortality and the Law
The Rising Power of the American Dead Ray D. Madoff
From grave robbery to Elvis impersonators, Ray D. Madoff shows how the law of the dead affects the way we live and extends the reach of life by granting virtual immortality to individuals—at real costs imposed on the living. Ray Madoff is a professor at Boston College Law School.

The Tragedy of Child Care in America
Edward Zigler, Katherine Marsland and Heather Lord
This book examines the history of child care policy since 1969, including the inside story of America’s one great attempt to create a comprehensive system of child care. Edward Zigler is Sterling Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Yale University. Katherine Marsland is Associate Professor of Psychology at Southern Connecticut State University. Heather Lord is a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, New York.

July 208 pp. 234x156mm.
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May 240 pp. 234x156mm.
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Index 79
16 21 69 48 66 27 8 28 15 23 62 54 45 68 12 58 25 23 69 33 70 36 48 43 78 55 43 77 51 57 48 32 9 78 42 23 8 59 35 28 71 12 49 69 10 25 75 18 76 77 66 36 72 19 37 23 77 19 12 71 43 2 31 56 55 19 6 24 18 77 37 33 Abrams: New Universe (The) Absence of Mind: Robinson Ackerman: Just Words Adams: Robert Adams Advocacy: Daly Æthelstan: Foot Afghanistan: Bird Age of Doubt (The): Lane Ahmed: Quiet Revolution (A) Alford: Burghley Alfred Kazin’s Journals: Cook Altered and Adorned: Schmidt American Experiment (An): Corbett American Georgics: Hagenstein Anatomy of Influence (The): Bloom Ancestors of the Lake: Webb Ancient Oracles (The): Stoneman Anne Boleyn: Bernard Arabic for Life: Frangieh Architecture in Uniform: Cohen Architecture of Alexandria (The): McKenzie Architecture of the Scottish (The): Fawcett Art and Early Photographic Album: Bann Art for the Nation: Avery-Quash At Home in the Law: Suk Avant-Garde Art: Witkovsky Avery-Quash: Art for the Nation Back to the Future in the Caves: Burney Baetjer: Pastel Portraits Balken: John Marin Bann: Art and Early Photographic Album Bauhaus Group (The): Weber Bell: Twelve Turning Points Bercovitch: Puritan Origins (The) Berlekamp: Wonder, Image, and Cosmos Bernard: Anne Boleyn Bird: Afghanistan Bischof: Maine Moderns Bishop: Steins Collect (The) Black Gotham: Peterson Blood and Mistletoe: Hutton Bloom: Anatomy of Influence (The) Blum: Roberto Capucci Bom dia, Brasil: Slade Boredom: Toohey Bosworth: Whispering City Boyhoods: Corbett Braudy: Hollywood Sign (The) Breaking the Logjam: Schoenbrod Breznitz: Innovation and the State Breznitz: Run of the Red Queen Britton: Constructing the Ineffable Brown: Foul Bodies Brunetti: Cartooning Brunskill: Traditional Buildings of Cumbria Burghley: Alford Burney: Back to the Future in the Caves Bye Bye Kitty!!!: Elliott C. S. Lewis’s Lost Aeneid: Reyes Calvin: Gordon Campbell: Renaissance Faces Captain Cook: McLynn Caravaggio and His Circle: Franklin Carlos Cruz-Diez: Ramírez Carpenter: Upside Down Cartooning: Brunetti Chan: Southern Africa Charles Dickens: Slater Charyn: Joe DiMaggio Christian Imagination (The): Jennings Clarke: Strawberry Hill Press (The) Cohen: Architecture in Uniform 30 55 55 36 26 62 45 75 24 58 72 76 26 37 21 22 70 64 66 60 34 76 73 73 45 38 60 50 47 64 50 68 22 40 38 69 20 1 73 64 60 70 44 19 4 59 26 5 78 54 22 36 74 28 57 13 27 45 7 53 72 29 56 28 69 34 31 14 22 29 75 26 Coke: Vauxhall Gardens Collecting Matisse: Levitov Collecting Modern: Hiesinger Constructing the Ineffable: Britton Contesting Democracy: Müller Cook: Alfred Kazin’s Journals Corbett: American Experiment (An) Corbett: Boyhoods Cosima Wagner: Hilmes Cosmopolitan Routes: Vicario Cowan: Social Life of Coffee (The) Crawford: Windfall of Musicians (A) Crouch: English Aristocracy (The) Crowley: Imperial Landscapes Crystal: Little Book of Language (A) Cunliffe: Europe Between the Oceans Czechoslovakia: Heimann Dalton: Taming of the Demons (The) Daly: Advocacy Dance Claimed Me (The): Schwartz David Smith Invents: Frank De Haven: Our Hero Deadly Dinner Party (The): Edlow Design and Truth: Grudin Devotion by Design: Nethersole DeWitt: Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus Diary: Selzer Diba: Turkmen Silver Dieter Roth, Björn Roth: Rosen Dissertation on Predestination: Leibniz Dobney: Guitar Heroes Dog Days, Raven Nights: Marzluff Duffy: Marking the Hours Dunlevy: Pomp and Poverty Duparc: Golden Dykstra-Pruim: Schreiben lernen Eagleton: On Evil Eagleton: Why Marx Was Right Edlow: Deadly Dinner Party (The) Edmund Husserl’s Freiburg Years: Mohanty Edward Bancroft: Schaeper Eero Saarinen: Pelkonen Egerton: Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode Elliott: Bye Bye Kitty!!! Empire of Ice (An): Larson Encountering Genius: Hinton English Aristocracy (The): Crouch English Castle (The): Goodall Entirely Synthetic Fish (An): Halverson Epstein: Medieval Haggadah (The) Europe Between the Oceans: Cunliffe Fawcett: Architecture of the Scottish (The) Faye: Heidegger Field: Great Leap Forward (A) Fine: Romare Bearden Fischer: Gustav Mahler Foot: Æthelstan Forests, Rocks and Torrents: Riopelle Forgotten Palestinians (The): Pappé Forrester: Rebecca Salter Foul Bodies: Brown Four Honest Outlaws: Fried Fournier: Undercurrents Frahm: Neo-Babylonian Letters Frangieh: Arabic for Life Frank: David Smith Invents Franklin: Caravaggio and His Circle Freeman: Holy Bones, Holy Dust Freeman: New History of Christianity (A) Fried: Four Honest Outlaws Friel: Lomborg Deception (The) Future of History (The): Lukacs 74 52 75 41 27 40 56 42 66 59 58 46 73 38 5 71 67 72 28 48 73 73 50 13 68 68 66 30 78 76 60 76 47 67 58 74 70 58 55 72 24 59 49 44 61 18 14 41 53 71 64 78 37 53 69 39 77 59 3 64 77 39 77 57 18 74 57 61 16 59 75 60 Gann: No Such Thing as Silence Garrels: Richard Serra Drawing Gelernter: Judaism Genius of Renoir (The): House George II: Thompson George Inness in Italy: Mitchell Ghose: Public Notice 3 Gifts of the Sultans: Komaroff Gillette: Local Redistribution Gimenez: Juan Muñoz at the Clark Glass: Objects of Exchange Glenn Ligon: Rothkopf Goldberger: Why Architecture Matters Golden: Duparc Goodall: English Castle (The) Gordon: Calvin Gourdine: Reclaiming Our Health Grand Strategies: Hill Great Leap Forward (A): Field Greenough: My Faraway One Grossman: Why Translation Matters Grudin: Design and Truth Guitar Heroes: Dobney Gustav Mahler: Fischer Hagenstein: American Georgics Haines: New England Wildflower Society’s Hale: What’s Next? Hall: Sacred Image in the Age of Art (The) Halverson: Entirely Synthetic Fish (An) Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah (The): Harris Hank Greenberg: Kurlansky Harris: Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah (The) Haskell: Lyonel Feininger Healing Wounds, Healthy Skin: Reddy Health for Sale: Helfand Heidegger: Faye Heimann: Czechoslovakia Helfand: Health for Sale Hiesinger: Collecting Modern Hill: Grand Strategies Hilmes: Cosima Wagner Hinton: Encountering Genius Hoffman: Stieglitz Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode: Egerton Holden: Richard Strauss Hollywood Sign (The): Braudy Holy Bones, Holy Dust: Freeman House: Genius of Renoir (The) Hughes: Independent Eye (The) Hutton: Blood and Mistletoe Idel: Kabbalah in Italy, 1280–1510 Immortality and the Law: Madoff Imperial Landscapes: Crowley Independent Eye (The): Hughes Information and Exclusion: Strahilevitz Inglis: Jean Fouquet Innovation and the State: Breznitz Inskip: Louis I. Kahn and the YCBA Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Malcolm Islamization from Below: Peterson Jablonsky: War by Land, Sea, and Air Jean Fouquet: Inglis Jennings: Christian Imagination (The) Jim Nutt: Warren Joe DiMaggio: Charyn John Henry Newman: Turner John Marin: Balken Joseph: Stravinsky’s Ballets Journey of the Universe: Swimme Juan Muñoz at the Clark: Gimenez Judaism: Gelernter Judge (The): Mellon

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56 65 69 64 36 41 64 52 71 63 32 44 44 20 39 42 50 54 60 28 78 4 68 63 50 72 59 64 77 61 62 55 76 46 21 66 75 20 59 11 26 72 47 78 69 59 3 24 18 22 68 70 58 77 11 17 70 2 78 54 60 68 58 54 67 59 40 62 62 64 63 28 Judith Neisser Collection: Rondeau Julian of Norwich, Theologian: Turner Just Words: Ackerman Kabbalah in Italy, 1280–1510: Idel Kadish: Synagogues of Britain (The) Kahng: Picasso and Braque Kaledin: Tocqueville and His America Kandinsky: Smithgall Karsh: Palestine Betrayed Kemal: Wind From the Plain Trilogy (The) Kevin Roche: Pelkonen Kharibian: Van Eyck to Gossaert Kharibian: Venice, Canaletto and his Rivals King: Losing Control Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Wolff Komaroff: Gifts of the Sultans Korean Buncheong Ceramics: Lee Kumler: Translating Truth Kurlansky: Hank Greenberg Lane: Age of Doubt (The) Langston: Toxic Bodies Larson: Empire of Ice (An) Larson: Metaphors for Sustainability Larson: Radial Symmetry Lee: Korean Buncheong Ceramics Legacy of Second World War (The): Lukacs Legacy: Miller Leibniz: Dissertation on Predestination Leo Strauss: Tanguay Lesser: Music for Silenced Voices Levenson: Modernism Levitov: Collecting Matisse Liberty Bell (The): Nash Ligon: Yourself in the World Little Book of Language (A): Crystal Local Redistribution: Gillette Lomborg Deception (The): Friel Losing Control: King Louis I. Kahn and the YCBA: Inskip Love: May Lukacs: Future of History (The) Lukacs: Legacy of Second World War (The) Lyonel Feininger: Haskell Madoff: Immortality and the Law Magliocca: Tragedy of William Jennings Maine Moderns: Bischof Malcolm: Iphigenia in Forest Hills Manguel: Reader on Reading (A) Many Roads of Bob Dylan (The): Yaffe Marking the Hours: Duffy Marzluff: Dog Days, Raven Nights Mather: Pashas Mathur: Migrant’s Time (The) Matlock: Superpower Illusions May: Love McGrayne: Theory That Would Not Die McKenzie: Architecture of Alexandria (The) McLynn: Captain Cook Meaning of Property (The): Purdy Medieval Haggadah (The): Epstein Mellon: Judge (The) Metaphors for Sustainability: Larson Migrant’s Time (The): Mathur Miksic: Old Javanese Gold Milk: Valenze Miller: Legacy Mitchell: George Inness in Italy Modernism: Levenson Modernist America: Pells Mohanty: Edmund Husserl’s Freiburg Years Morson: Words of Others (The) Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle: Schultz 26 61 48 76 57 28 45 68 22 16 74 58 54 20 76 71 7 75 70 51 70 32 62 28 64 41 23 40 76 56 78 78 15 63 56 24 53 67 67 38 43 40 51 12 52 61 71 45 48 49 21 57 56 51 47 74 46 66 30 60 54 76 69 28 60 60 46 23 40 78 65 69 Müller: Contesting Democracy Music for Silenced Voices: Lesser My Faraway One: Greenough Nash: Liberty Bell (The) Nemerov: To Make a World Neo-Babylonian Letters: Frahm Nethersole: Devotion by Design New England Wildflower Society’s: Haines New History of Christianity (A): Freeman New Universe (The): Abrams No Such Thing as Silence: Gann Objects of Exchange: Glass Old Javanese Gold: Miksic On Evil: Eagleton Our Hero: De Haven Palestine Betrayed: Karsh Pappé: Forgotten Palestinians (The) Paradoxical Life: Wagner Pashas: Mather Pastel Portraits: Baetjer Pelkonen: Eero Saarinen Pelkonen: Kevin Roche Pells: Modernist America Peterson: Black Gotham Peterson: Islamization from Below Picasso and Braque: Kahng Pincus: 1688 Pomp and Poverty: Dunlevy Prison and the Imagination (The): Smith Public Notice 3: Ghose Purdy: Meaning of Property (The) Puritan Origins (The): Bercovitch Quiet Revolution (A): Ahmed Radial Symmetry: Larson Ramírez: Carlos Cruz-Diez Reader on Reading (A): Manguel Rebecca Salter: Forrester Reclaiming Our Health: Gourdine Reddy: Healing Wounds, Healthy Skin Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus: DeWitt Renaissance Faces: Campbell Renne: 16th- to 19th-Century Painting Rewald: Rooms With a View Reyes: C. S. Lewis’s Lost Aeneid Richard Serra Drawing: Garrels Richard Strauss: Holden Ricks: True Friendship Riopelle: Forests, Rocks and Torrents Robert Adams: Adams Roberto Capucci: Blum Robinson: Absence of Mind Romare Bearden: Fine Rondeau: Judith Neisser Collection Rooms With a View: Rewald Rosen: Dieter Roth, Björn Roth Rosenfeld’s Lives: Zipperstein Rothkopf: Glenn Ligon Run of the Red Queen: Breznitz Sacred Image in the Age of Art (The): Hall Schaeper: Edward Bancroft Schmidt: Altered and Adorned Schoenbrod: Breaking the Logjam Schreiben lernen: Dykstra-Pruim Schultz: Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle Schwartz: Dance Claimed Me (The) Selzer: Diary Sirmans: Vija Celmins 1688: Pincus 16th- to 19th-Century Painting: Renne Sixty to Zero: Taylor Skjærvø: Spirit of Zoroastrianism (The) Slade: Bom dia, Brasil 24 76 52 72 65 6 65 34 35 49 25 69 61 37 78 77 16 36 64 77 78 17 27 8 34 57 64 10 78 37 78 69 54 71 50 74 65 9 56 55 67 44 8 30 44 58 46 75 77 57 58 32 65 66 25 73 1 73 63 76 55 39 42 63 18 46 78 74 Slater: Charles Dickens Smith: Prison and the Imagination (The) Smithgall: Kandinsky Social Life of Coffee (The): Cowan Solomon: Weitzman Southern Africa: Chan Spirit of Zoroastrianism (The): Skjærvø Stein: To Do Steins Collect (The): Bishop Stieglitz: Hoffman Stoneman: Ancient Oracles (The) Strahilevitz: Information and Exclusion Stravinsky’s Ballets: Joseph Strawberry Hill Press (The): Clarke Suk: At Home in the Law Superpower Illusions: Matlock Swimme: Journey of the Universe Synagogues of Britain (The): Kadish Taming of the Demons (The): Dalton Tanguay: Leo Strauss Taylor: Sixty to Zero Theory That Would Not Die: McGrayne Thompson: George II Tibet: Van Schaik To Do: Stein To Make a World: Nemerov Tocqueville and His America: Kaledin Toohey: Boredom Toxic Bodies: Langston Traditional Buildings of Cumbria: Brunskill Tragedy of Child Care (The): Zigler Tragedy of William Jennings: Magliocca Translating Truth: Kumler True Friendship: Ricks Turkmen Silver: Diba Turner: John Henry Newman Turner: Julian of Norwich, Theologian Twelve Turning Points: Bell Undercurrents: Fournier Upside Down: Carpenter Valenze: Milk Van Eyck to Gossaert: Kharibian Van Schaik: Tibet Vauxhall Gardens: Coke Venice, Canaletto and his Rivals: Kharibian Vicario: Cosmopolitan Routes Vija Celmins: Sirmans Wagner: Paradoxical Life War by Land, Sea, and Air: Jablonsky Warren: Jim Nutt Webb: Ancestors of the Lake Weber: Bauhaus Group (The) Weitzman: Solomon What’s Next?: Hale Whispering City: Bosworth Why Architecture Matters: Goldberger Why Marx Was Right: Eagleton Why Translation Matters: Grossman Wind From the Plain Trilogy (The): Kemal Windfall of Musicians (A): Crawford Witkovsky: Avant-Garde Art Wolff: Kings, Queens, and Courtiers Wonder, Image, and Cosmos: Berlekamp Words of Others (The): Morson Yaffe: Many Roads of Bob Dylan (The) Yourself in the World: Ligon Zigler: Tragedy of Child Care (The) Zipperstein: Rosenfeld’s Lives

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