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RECENT GENERAL INTEREST HIGHLIGHTS
with DAviD MArgolick
Your previous book, Beyond Glory, was about the great boxing matches between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling. How did you get from there to Little Rock, 1957? Actually, I began the two projects at roughly the same time. While in Little Rock to do a Clinton-related magazine story in 1999, I visited the museum across from Central High School. Like so many others, I well knew the picture of Elizabeth and Hazel from 1957. So I was flabbergasted to see a poster there showing the two of them, now grown women, standing next to one another, smiling, apparently reconciled. How had that happened? It seemed inconceivable. So I began gathering material on it. The two projects share a lot, in addition to their racial themes; each focuses on a discrete event—the first, a fight lasting about two minutes, the second, an exposure lasting probably a sixtieth of a second—to reveal an era. Was it difficult to find Elizabeth and get her to speak with you? No, Elizabeth was in the same house she’d lived in the day the picture was taken. I had expected her to be resistant but she wasn’t at all, particularly once we got going. Elizabeth has an enormous respect for history and the historical process. And Hazel? Hazel was much more reluctant. Though she left school at seventeen, she’s read widely in the history of American race relations, and knew of the historic alliance between blacks and Jews. For that reason, among others, she feared that Elizabeth and I would gang up on her. I made a very poor impression on her in our first meeting, and as the fragile friendship she’d struck up with Elizabeth faltered, her position toward me hardened. It was only seven years later, after an early version of this story appeared in Vanity Fair, that she relented. Then she opened up to me, and I came to realize how remarkable a person she, too, is. Did you have any idea that their personal stories would intersect in such a fascinating way? I knew, from the poster, that they’d come together again. But only later did I learn that five years or so after the picture was taken, Hazel had called Elizabeth to apologize. That was enormously significant to me, a key to her character. It said to me that for all the skepticism and hostility Hazel has encountered over the years, she in fact did the right thing in the right way: early on, when no cameras were rolling. The book took you twelve years to complete. Why so long? Well, apart from the multitasking that all journalists must do these days, the story turned out to be endlessly rich. I interviewed dozens of people, some repeatedly, including seven of the other eight of the Little Rock Nine. I shudder to think how many times I questioned Elizabeth; whenever I told her I was almost certainly done she laughed, because she knew there would be more questions. Hazel also put up with a lot of me. Can you tell us something about your most recent trip to Little Rock? Though my reporting was pretty much finished, I accompanied my friend Larry Schiller as he took portraits of the two women. We thought it essential to capture how two faces that are seared into the national memory had evolved with time and experience. Two of those photographs appear on the jacket of my book. Being with Elizabeth and Hazel one last time, and recording them once more for history, was very moving.
Photographed by Lawrence Schiller © 2011, All Rights Reserved.
Two Women of Little Rock David Margolick
Who were the two fifteen-year-old girls from Little Rock—one black, one white—in one of the most unforgettable photographs of the civil rights era? From what worlds did they come? What happened to them? How did the picture affect their lives?
The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well known, but the image of them from September 1957 surely is: a black high school girl, dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, and a white girl standing directly behind her, face twisted in hate, screaming racial epithets. This famous photograph captures the full anguish of desegregation—in Little Rock and throughout the South—and an epic moment in the civil rights movement. In this gripping book, David Margolick tells the remarkable story of two separate lives unexpectedly braided together. He explores how the haunting picture of “Elizabeth and Hazel is a story that Elizabeth and Hazel came to be taken, its significance has been crying out to be told ever since two teenaged girls stumbled into in the wider world, and why, for the next half-cenhistory on a street in Little Rock, more tury, neither woman has ever escaped from its long than a half-century ago. once again, shadow. He recounts Elizabeth’s struggle to overcome Margolick, one of our best reporters, the trauma of her hate-filled school experience, and reveals his remarkable gift for uncovering Hazel’s long efforts to atone for a fateful, horrible mis- intimate disputes that illuminate an take. The book follows the painful journey of the two epoch.”—Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer as they progress from apology to forgiveness to recon- Prize–winning author of Carry Me Home: ciliation and, amazingly, to friendship. This friendship Birmingham, Alabama; The Climactic foundered, then collapsed—perhaps inevitably—over Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution the same fissures and misunderstandings that continue to permeate American race relations more than half a century after the unforgettable photograph at Little Rock. And yet, as Margolick explains, a bond between Elizabeth and Hazel, silent but complex, endures.
DAvID MARGoLICk is contributing editor, Vanity Fair, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review.
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Elizabeth and Hazel
How to Change the World
Tales of Marx and Marxism
A penetrating reassessment of Marxist thought and its relevance today, by a world-renowned historian of Marxism
“We need to take account of Marx today,” argues Eric Hobsbawm in this persuasive and highly readable book. The ideas of capitalism’s most vigorous and eloquent enemy have been enlightening in every era, the author contends, and our current historical situation of freemarket extremes suggests that reading Marx may be more important now than ever. Hobsbawm begins with a consideration of how we should think about Marxism in the post-communist era, observing that the features we most associate with Soviet and related regimes—command economies, intrusive bureaucratic structures, and an economic and political condition of permanent war—are neither derived from Marx’s ideas nor unique to socialist states. Further chapters discuss pre-Marxian socialists and Marx’s radical break with them, Marx’s political “How to Change the World is the best book milieu, and the influence of his writings on the anti- on Marx and his legacy that I have read fascist decades, the Cold War, and the post–Cold War in years. Elegantly written, balanced in period. Sweeping, provocative, and full of brilliant its judgments, and exhibiting exceptional erudition and knowledge, this is a major insights, How to Change the World challenges us to work by one of the great European reconsider Marx and reassess his significance in the historians of our time.”—Stephen Eric history of ideas. Bronner, Distinguished Professor (PII)
of Political Science, Rutgers University
ERIC HoBSBAWM is professor emeritus, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, and president, Birkbeck University of London. one of Britain’s most revered historians, he has a long record of important ideas and works, among them his trilogy on the long nineteenth century: The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, and The Age of Empire. He lives in London.
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The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict in our Lives and Relationships Donna Hicks, Ph.D.
Foreword by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
The first comprehensive exploration of dignity, its role in human conflict, and its power to improve relationships of all kinds
The desire for dignity is universal and powerful. It is a motivating force behind all human interaction—in families, in communities, in the business world, and in relationships at the international level. When dignity is violated, the response is likely to involve aggression, even violence, hatred, and vengeance. on the other hand, when people treat one another with dignity, they become more connected and are able to create more meaningful relationships. Surprisingly, most people have little understanding of dignity, observes Donna Hicks in this important book. She examines the reasons for this gap and offers a new set of strategies for becoming aware of dignity’s vital role in our lives and learning to put dignity into practice in everyday life. Drawing on her extensive experience in international conflict resolution and on insights from evolution- “original, soundly grounded in ary biology, psychology, and neuroscience, the author scholarship, and extremely important explains what the elements of dignity are, how to recog- and timely!”—Evelin Lindner, nize dignity violations, how to respond when we are not Founding President, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies treated with dignity, how dignity can restore a broken relationship, why leaders must understand the concept of dignity, and more. Hicks shows that by choosing dignity as a way of life, we open the way to greater peace within ourselves and to a safer and more humane world for all.
DoNNA HICkS is an Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. During nearly two decades in the field of international conflict resolution, she has facilitated dialogue between communities in conflict all over the world and has worked as a consultant to corporations and organizations, applying the dignity model. She lives in Watertown, MA.
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In writing about black women’s politics, why did you focus on psychological and emotional questions rather than resource inequalities, institutional practices, or traditional forms of political participation? I wanted this book to contribute to our understanding of black women as citizens. At first, I expected to write a more traditional political science text about women who organize in communities and run for office. But my research efforts kept bringing me back to black women’s internal emotional experiences. The women I interviewed were keenly aware of race and gender barriers, resource disparities, and limited opportunities, but when they talked about themselves as Americans, they focused on psychic pain, emotional stress, debilitating shame, and the pressure to live up to unrealistic expectations. Many felt that they were trying to “do politics” in an environment where no one was willing to see them accurately or compassionately. Sister Citizen discusses several stereotypes about black women. What are they, and why did you choose to explore them? In Sister Citizen I focus on three of the most pervasive and damaging historical stereotypes: Jezebel, Mammy, and the Angry Black Woman (Sapphire). Jezebel is an old myth asserting that black women are hypersexual, lusty, and wanton. This stereotype continues to influence public policy discussions about welfare assistance and reproductive rights. Mammy is the hypercompetent but completely nonthreatening black woman. The image of the devoted Mammy who uses her talents and skills to benefit the white domestic sphere is an epic stereotype promulgated in advertising, popular culture, and politics. Sapphire is a more contemporary archetype characterizing black women as aggressively and irrationally irate. It can be difficult for black women to get a fair hearing of their views if their passionate expressions are filtered through this negative assumption. Finally, I explore the myth of the strong black woman. Unlike the other stereotypes, which black women agree are negative and false, many African American women both believe and embrace the idea that they are endowed with a superhuman capacity to conquer overwhelming challenges. We might see this myth of strength as a positive counter to the negative stereotypes, but there are adverse consequences for black women who are determined to don the mantle of strength. overall, I try to understand how black women’s attempts to manage both the negative stereotypes and this presumably empowering myth can influence how they feel as they approach their political lives. Why does Hurricane Katrina occupy such an important place in this book? I believe that the political and psychological aftermath of Hurricane katrina revealed critical fissures in our national life. For me, New orleans is ground zero for understanding black women as citizens and as survivors. It is why I now make the city my home and why I have initiated at Tulane University a program on gender, race, and politics in the South. The last chapter deals with Michelle Obama. Why? Michelle obama holds no official political position, has never run for office, and has no personal history of political organizing, yet she is profoundly important to understanding the challenges that black women face in American public life. Her management of her public image is instructive about how black women navigate race and gender stereotypes. Because she is First Lady, her efforts to gain accurate public recognition are emblematic of those engaged in by many black women.
A conversAtion with MelissA v. hArris-Perry
Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
Melissa v. Harris-Perry
From a highly respected thinker on race, gender, and American politics, a new consideration of black women and how distorted stereotypes affect their political beliefs
Jezebel’s sexual lasciviousness, Mammy’s devotion, and Sapphire’s outspoken anger—these are among the most persistent stereotypes that black women encounter in contemporary American life. Hurtful and dishonest, such representations force African American women to navigate a virtual crooked room that shames them and shapes their experiences as citizens. Many respond by assuming a mantle of strength that may convince others, and even themselves, that they do not need help. But as a result, the unique political issues of black women are often ignored and marginalized. In this groundbreaking book, Melissa v. Harris-Perry uses multiple methods of inquiry, including literary analysis, political theory, focus groups, surveys, and “Melissa Harris-Perry is one of our most experimental research, to understand more deeply black trenchant readers of modern black life. women’s political and emotional responses to pervasive In Sister Citizen, she gives new life to negative race and gender images. Not a traditional the idea that ‘the personal is political.’ political science work concerned with office-seeking, This book will change the conversation voting, or ideology, Sister Citizen instead explores how about the rights, responsibilities, and African American women understand themselves as burdens of citizenship.”—Henry Louis citizens and what they expect from political organiz- Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University ing. Harris-Perry shows that the shared struggle to preserve an authentic self and secure recognition as a citizen links together black women in America, from the anonymous survivors of Hurricane katrina to the current First Lady of the United States.
MELISSA v. HARRIS-PERRy is professor of political science and founding director of a project on Race, Gender, and Politics in the South, Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University. She is a contributor at MSNBC, a columnist for The Nation, and author of the award-winning book Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought. She lives in New orleans.
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England’s Catholic Queen
A new appraisal of the first Tudor queen, her European connections, her ambitions and intentions, and the religious violence that stained her short reign
The lifestory of Mary I—daughter of Henry vIII and his Spanish wife, Catherine of Aragon—is often distilled to a few dramatic episodes: her victory over the attempted coup by Lady Jane Grey, the imprisonment of her halfsister Elizabeth, the bloody burning of Protestants, her short marriage to Philip of Spain. This original and deeply researched biography paints a far more detailed portrait of Mary and offers a fresh understanding of her religious faith and policies as well as her historical significance in England and beyond. John Edwards, a leading scholar of English and Spanish history, is the first to make full use of Continental archives in this context, especially Spanish ones, to demonstrate how Mary’s culture, Catholic faith, and politics were thoroughly Spanish. Edwards begins with Mary’s origins, follows her as she battles her increasingly erratic father, and focuses particular attention on her notorious religious policies, some of which went horribly wrong from her point of view. The book concludes with a consideration of Mary’s five-year reign and the frustrations that plagued her final years. Childless, ill, deserted by her husband, Mary died in the full knowledge that her Protestant half-sister Elizabeth would undo her religious work and, without acknowledging her sister, would reap the benefits of Mary’s achievements in government.
JoHN EDWARDS is Modern Languages Faculty Research Fellow in Spanish, University of oxford. His recent books include The Spanish Inquisition, Ferdinand and Isabella, and Isabella: Catholic Queen and Madam of Spain. He lives in oxford, Uk.
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The Story of a Female Messiah and Her Followers Jane Shaw
The little-known story of the charismatic, utopian leader Octavia and her devoted followers in the interwar years
In 1919, in the wake of the upheaval of World War I, a remarkable group of English women came up with their own solution to the world’s grief: a new religion. At the heart of the Panacea Society was a charismatic and autocratic leader, a vicar’s widow named Mabel Barltrop. Her followers called her octavia, and they believed that she was the daughter of God, sent to build the New Jerusalem in Bedford. When the last living members of the Panacea Society revealed to historian Jane Shaw their immense and painstakingly preserved archives, she began to reconstruct the story of a close-knit utopian community that grew to include seventy residents, thousands of followers, and an international healing ministry reaching 130,000 people. Shaw offers a detailed portrait of octavia and describes the faith of her devoted followers who believed they would never die. vividly told, by turns funny and tragic, Octavia, Daughter of God is about a moment at the advent of modernity, when a generation of newly empowered women tried to remake Christianity in their own image, offering a fascinating window onto the anxieties and hopes of the interwar years.
JANE SHAW is dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, and former dean of divinity, New College, oxford. She is the author of Miracles in Enlightenment England, published by yale University Press. She lives in San Francisco.
octavia, Daughter of God
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FroM the introDuction:
The largest aesthetic paradox of the kJB is its gorgeous exfoliation of the Hebrew original. Evidently the kJB men knew just enough Hebrew to catch the words but not the original music. Their relative ignorance transmuted into splendor because they shared a sense of literary decorum that all subsequent translators seem to lack. Miles Coverdale, bare both of Hebrew and of Greek, set a pattern that Miles Smith perfected. It is another of the many paradoxes of the kJB that its elaborate prose harmonies essentially were inaugurated by Coverdale’s intuitive journey into the poems and prophecies his master Tyndale did not live to translate. We have Tyndale’s Jonah and a medley of prophetic passages, eleven from Isaiah, in the Epistle Taken out of the Old Testament. How wonderful it would be to have Job, Ecclesiastes, and Jeremiah from the hand of Tyndale, though probably that would have prevented Coverdale’s astonishing flair for style and rhythm from manifesting itself. This flair was unsteady, yet at its best it gave us something of the sonority we associate with kJB. Tyndale, Coverdale, and the Geneva translators (including their best Hebraist, Gilby) all possessed the gift of literary authority. Their revisionist, Miles Smith, explicitly displays his sense of style in the 1611 preface, “The Translators to the Reader,” and implicitly stands forth by his editorial responsibility for the ways in which the kJB men handle their inheritance from previous English Bibles. Again paradox intervenes: from Tyndale through kJB the quest is to get closer to the literal sense of the Hebrew, while the consequence is to increase a cognitive music farther and farther away in regard to the Hebrew Bible’s relative freedom from metaphors. Since all metaphor is a kind of mistake anyway, even the plain errors of the kJB sometimes add to the resultant splendor.
The Shadow of a Great Rock
A Literary Appreciation of the king James Bible
A richly insightful reading of the King James Bible as a literary masterwork, published for the text’s 400-year anniversary
The king James Bible stands at “the sublime summit of literature in English,” sharing the honor only with Shakespeare, Harold Bloom contends in the opening pages of this illuminating literary tour. Distilling the insights acquired from a significant portion of his career as a brilliant critic and teacher, he offers readers at last the book he has been writing “all my long life,” a magisterial and intimately perceptive reading of the king James Bible as a literary masterpiece. Bloom calls it an “inexplicable wonder” that a rather undistinguished group of writers could bring forth such a magnificent work of literature, and he credits William Tyndale as their fountainhead. Reading the king James Bible alongside Tyndale’s Bible, the Geneva Bible, and the original Hebrew and Greek texts, Bloom highlights how the translators and editors improved upon—or, in some cases, diminished—the earlier versions. He invites readers to hear the baroque inventiveness in such sublime books as the Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, and Job, and alerts us to the echoes of the king James Bible in works from the Romantic period to the present day. Throughout, Bloom makes an impassioned and convincing case for reading the king James Bible as literature, free from dogma and with an appreciation of its enduring aesthetic value.
HARoLD BLooM, Sterling Professor of the Humanities at yale University, is the world-renowned author of thirty-eight books. His publications include his New York Times best sellers The Western Canon, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, and The Book of J, as well as his pioneering studies A Visionary Company and The Anxiety of Influence. His most recent work is The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life, published by yale University Press. He is a MacArthur Prize Fellow, a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters, and the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees.
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Science and Religion in Quest of Truth
From the vantage point of eighty years, a highly regarded scientist and theologian surveys the full spectrum of critical issues between science and theology
John Polkinghorne, an international figure known both for his contributions to the field of theoretical elementary particle physics and for his work as a theologian, has over the years filled a bookshelf with writings devoted to specific topics in science and religion. In this new book, he undertakes for the first time a survey of all the major issues at the intersection of science and religion, concentrating on what he considers the essential insights for each. Clearly and without assuming prior knowledge, he addresses causality, cosmology, evolution, consciousness, natural theology, divine providence, revelation, and scripture. Each chapter also provides references to his other books in which more detailed treatments of specific issues can be found. For those who are new to what Polkinghorne calls “one of the most significant interdisciplinary interactions of our time,” this volume serves as an excellent introduction. For readers already familiar with John Polkinghorne’s books, this latest is a welcome reminder of the breadth of his thought and the subtlety of his approach in the quest for truthful understanding.
JoHN PoLkINGHoRNE is a scientist and an Anglican priest, fellow and former president of Queens’ College, and winner of the 2002 Templeton Prize among many other awards and honors. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Belief in God in an Age of Science, Theology in the Context of Science, and Quantum Physics and Theology, all published by yale University Press. He lives in Cambridge, Uk.
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What I Don’t know About Animals
A book for those who are entranced by animals, those who cherish elegant writing, and those who delight in the meditations of an original thinker
What does novelist, essayist, and memoirist Jenny Diski know about animals? She wasn’t really sure as she began to write this book, and she may not be sure now. But of this she is certain: our relationships with, and attitudes toward, animals are really worth thinking about. In What I Don’t Know About Animals, she shows why. Diski sets out on her wide-ranging investigation by remembering the stuffed cuddly creatures from her childhood, the animal books she read, the cartoons she watched, the strays she found. She considers the animals who have lived and still live with her (most especially Bunty the cat), animals she has encountered close up, and those she has feared. She examines human beings, too, and how they have looked at, studied, treated, and written about the non-human creatures “Subtle, intelligent and of our shared planet. Ranging still further, the author engaging.”—Over the Counter interviews scientists, discusses Derrida and his cat, and observes elephants in kenya, always seeking the key to the complex relationship we in the modern West have with animals. Subtle, intelligent, and always engaging, this book is a brilliant exploration of what it means to be human and what it means to be animal, and the uncertainty of what we can know about either.
JENNy DISkI has worked as a full-time writer for over twenty-five years, during which she has published numerous novels, essays, and memoirs. She contributes regularly to the London Review of Books and many other papers and journals in the United kingdom, the United States, and elsewhere. She lives in Cambridge, Uk.
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Foreword by David Hare
Announcing the 2010 winner of the Yale Drama Prize
Memory, history, and culture collide with the starlit rooftop dreams of a myth-inspired character as Soledad and her partner, Hailstorm, redefine family on their own terms after the death of their eldest son in Iraq. blu, steeped in poetic realism and contemporary politics, challenges us to try to imagine a time before war. Selected as the winner of the 2010 yale Drama competition from more than 950 submissions, virginia Grise’s play blu takes place in the present but looks back on the not too distant past through a series of prayers, rituals, and dreams. Contest judge David Hare commented, “virginia Grise is a blazingly talented writer, and her play blu stays with you a long time after you’ve read it.” Noting that 2010 was a banner year for women playwrights, he added, “Women’s writing for the theatre is stronger and more eloquent than it has ever been.”
yAle DrAMA series The yale Drama Series competition, sponsored by yale University Press and the yale Repertory Theatre, is intended to encourage emerging playwrights. The winner receives the David C. Horn Prize, and the winning play is given a staged reading at the yale Repertory Theatre and published by yale University Press. The competition was judged by Edward Albee in its first two years and by David Hare in 2009 and 2010.
vIRGINIA GRISE received her MFA degree from the California Institute of the Arts and is a recipient of the 2010 Princess Grace Award in Theater Directing. In addition to the yale Drama Award, her play blu was a finalist for the kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Latino/a Playwrighting Award and the Alliance Theatre’s kendeda Award.
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Two Family Stories from the Reformation and Modern America Craig Harline
The experiences of two families—one in seventeenth-century Holland, the other in America today—and how they coped when a family member changed religions
This powerful and innovative work by a gifted cultural historian explores the effects of religious conversion on family relationships, showing how the challenges of the Reformation can offer insight to families facing similarly divisive situations today. Craig Harline begins with the story of young Jacob Rolandus, the son of a Dutch Reformed preacher, who converted to Catholicism in 1654 and ran away from home, causing his family to disown him. In the companion story, Michael Sunbloom, a young American, leaves his family’s religion in 1973 to convert to Mormonism, similarly upsetting his distraught parents. The modern twist to Michael’s story is his realization that he is gay, causing him to leave his new church, and upsetting his “A beautiful and moving book. Harline parents again—but this time the family reconciles. Recounting these stories in short, alternating chapters, Harline underscores the parallel aspects of the two farflung families. Despite different outcomes and forms, their situations involve nearly identical dynamics and heart-wrenching choices. Through the author’s deeply informed imagination, the experiences of a seventeenth-century European family are transformed into immediately recognizable terms.
CRAIG HARLINE is professor of history at Brigham young University. He is the award-winning author of five previous books, including Miracles at the Jesus Oak: Histories of the Supernatural in Reformation Europe and Sunday: A History of the First Day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl, both available in paperback from yale University Press (see page 100).
is a master at narrative and at making the most painstaking research look effortless. These two unconnected stories required very different approaches, yet Harline’s writing binds them together with an odd, yet arresting symmetry, overflowing with integrity and insight.”—Carlos Eire, yale University new Directions in nArrAtive history
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“A magnificent new life. . . . There have been many biographies of Stanley, but Jeal’s is the most felicitous, the best informed, the most complete and readable and exhaustive, profiting from his access to an immense new trove of Stanley material.” —Paul Theroux, front page, New York Times Book Review “[An] impressive, revealing, and well written biography. . . . Tim Jeal has had both the good fortune to see [Stanley’s] papers and the skill to construct a new interpretation around them. He recognizes Stanley’s feats and views them in the context of his age rather than ours. Moreover, he adds new layers to his subject’s character.”—David Gilmour, New York Review of Books
“[T]his commanding, definitive biography . . . is an unalloyed triumph.”—Jason Roberts, Washington Post Book World “Sympathetic yet balanced, perceptive and full of perspective, this is biography at its best.”—Ross Leckie, The Times London
PrAise For tiM JeAl’s Stanley: the ImpoSSIble lIfe of afrIca’S GreateSt explorer
Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography Named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2007 by the New York Times Book Review Selected as one of the best books of 2008 by the Washington Post Nominated for the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography
The Triumph and the Tragedy of a Great victorian Adventure Tim Jeal
From the best-selling author of Stanley, a riveting account of the explorers who risked everything in their search for the source of the Nile
Nothing obsessed explorers of the mid-nineteenth century more than the quest to discover the source of the White Nile. It was the planet’s most elusive secret, the prize coveted above all others. Between 1856 and 1876, six larger-than-life men and one extraordinary woman accepted the challenge. Showing extreme courage and resilience, Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, James Augustus Grant, Samuel Baker, Florence von Sass, David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley risked their lives and reputations in the fierce competition. Award-winning author Tim Jeal deploys fascinating new research to provide a vivid tableau of the unmapped “Dark Continent,” its jungle deprivations, and the courage—as well as malicious tactics—of the explorers. on multiple forays launched into east and central Africa, the travelers passed through almost impenetrable terrain and suffered the ravages of flesh-eating ulcers, paralysis, malaria, deep spear wounds, and even death. They discovered Lakes Tanganyika and victoria and became the first white people to encounter the kingdoms of Buganda and Bunyoro. Jeal weaves the story with authentic new detail and examines the tragic unintended legacy of the Nile search that still casts a long shadow over the people of Uganda and Sudan.
TIM JEAL is the author of acclaimed biographies of Livingstone, Baden-Powell, and Stanley, each selected as a Notable Book of the year by the New York Times and the Washington Post. He lives in London.
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Explorers of the Nile
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The Rise of Western Military Power John France
A major new history of war that challenges our understanding of military dominance and how it is achieved
This expansive book surveys the history of warfare from ancient Mesopotamia to the Gulf War in search of a deeper understanding of the origins of Western warfare and the reasons for its eminence today. Historian John France explores the experience of war around the globe, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. His bold conclusions cast doubt on well-entrenched attitudes about the development of military strength, the impact of culture on warfare, the future of Western dominance, and much more. Taking into account wars waged by virtually all civilizations since the beginning of recorded history, France finds that despite enormous cultural differences, war was conducted in distinctly similar ways right up to the Military Revolution and the pursuit of technological warfare in the nineteenth century. Since then, “An ambitious book, written with vigour European and American culture has shaped warfare, and assertiveness.”—Hew Strachan, but only because we have achieved a sense of distance author of The First World War from it, France argues. He warns that the present eminence of U.S. power is much more precarious and accidental than commonly believed. The notion that war is a distant phenomenon is only an illusion, and our cultural attitudes must change accordingly.
JoHN FRANCE is professor emeritus, Department of History and Classics, Swansea University. He is author of The Crusades and the Expansion of Catholic Christendom, among numerous other books and articles. He lives in Swansea, Uk.
October History/Military History Cloth 978-0-300-12074-5 $35.00 Also available as an eBook. 448 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 32 b/w illus. World 18 General Interest
Revolution as a Way of Life
A vibrant, deeply human portrait of a woman dedicated to fierce protest against the tyranny of institutions over individuals, by the celebrated author
Emma Goldman is the story of a modern radical who took seriously the idea that inner liberation is the first business of social revolution. Her politics, from beginning to end, was based on resistance to that which thwarted the free development of the inner self. The right to stay alive in one’s senses, to enjoy freedom of thought and speech, to reject the arbitrary use of power—these were key demands in the many public protest movements she helped mount. Anarchist par excellence, Goldman is one of the memorable political figures of our time, not because of her gift for theory or analysis or even strategy, but because some extraordinary force of life in her burned, without rest or respite, on behalf of human integrity—and she was able to make the thousands of people who, for decades on “Gornick’s portrayal of Goldman end, flocked to her lectures, feel intimately connected captures Goldman’s psychological to the pain inherent in the abuse of that integrity. To makeup in a profound, empathetic, and eloquent way.”—Alice Wexler, author hear Emma describe, in language as magnetic as it was of Emma Goldman: An Intimate Life illuminating, what the boot felt like on the neck, was to experience the mythic quality of organized oppres- ◆◆ Jewish lives sion. As the women and men in her audience listened Jewish Lives is a major series of interpretive biography that explores to her, the homeliness of their own small lives became the breadth and complexity of Jewish invested with a sense of drama that acted as a catalyst experience from antiquity through for the wild, vagrant hope that things need not always the present. be as they were. All you had to do, she promised, was resist. In time, she herself would become a worldfamous symbol for the spirit of resistance to the power vIvIAN GoRNICk is the author of, among other books, the acclaimed memoir Fierce Attachments of institutional authority over the lone individual. In Emma Goldman, vivian Gornick draws a surpassingly intimate and insightful portrait of a woman of heroic proportions whose performance on the stage of history did what Tolstoy said a work of art should do: it made people love life more.
and three essay collections: The End of the Novel of Love, Approaching Eye Level, and, most recently, The Men in My Life. She lives in New york City.
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What do you most want people to understand from reading this book? I hope the book illuminates how an issue that is more or less settled in every other democracy became a seemingly intractable political problem in the United States. It did not have to turn out this way. The legislation adopted in 2010 has its roots in moderate Republican proposals. But America’s polarized politics make it difficult to see the reforms clearly and put them in historical perspective. I hope the book helps to provide that understanding. What’s the relationship of Remedy and Reaction to your 1984 book, The Social Transformation of American Medicine? In some ways it’s a sequel, but each of its three parts has a somewhat different foundation. Part one, about how health-care reform and the health-care system took shape during the twentieth century, presents the same kind of social and historical analysis as Social Transformation did. But Part Two, which deals with the parallel stories of the Clinton health plan and Republican health reforms in the Gingrich and Bush years, also reflects my observations inside the Clinton White House. That’s a kind of experience not usually available to historians. Finally, Part Three, about the battle over health-care reform under obama, combines journalism and historical analysis because it draws on interviews with participants, many of whom I know from my prior time in Washington. Why did Obama succeed where Clinton failed? Between 1993 and 2009, the biggest change was the emergence of a consensus about the basic elements of legislation among reformers, major interest groups, and leading Democrats in Congress. The reforms adopted in Massachusetts in 2006 as a result of Mitt Romney’s leadership were critical in shaping that consensus. obama accepted that approach; he didn’t originate it. Romney probably deserves more credit for the basic architecture of the national reforms, and I hope one day he proudly accepts that credit. Didn’t Obama’s leadership matter? If obama hadn’t decided to make health-care reform a priority as president, it would never have passed. Why did he take it on? His earlier history didn’t indicate a deep commitment to health-care reform. I think the 2008 presidential campaign was crucial because of the pressure from the party base to confront the issue, plus an accident of history: he ran into Hillary Clinton on the way to the nomination, and debating her forced him to master health policy. Perhaps most important, the support for reform from key stakeholder groups and members of Congress changed the political calculus on health care. That’s what made it a better bet than climate legislation.
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates January 11, 2011
A conversAtion with PAul stArr
The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform Paul Starr
A leading expert explains how Americans trapped themselves in a costly and complicated health system—and came to fight so bitterly about changing it
In no other country has health care served as such a volatile flashpoint of ideological conflict. America has endured a century of rancorous debate on health insurance, and despite the passage of legislation in 2010, the battle is not yet over. This book is a history of how and why the United States became so stubbornly different in health care, presented by an expert with unsurpassed knowledge of the issues. Tracing health-care reform from its beginnings to its current uncertain prospects, Paul Starr argues that the United States ensnared itself in a trap through policies that satisfied enough of the public and so enriched the health-care industry as to make the system difficult to change. He reveals the inside story of the rise and fall of the Clinton health plan in the early 1990s—and of the Gingrich counterrevolution that followed. And he explains the curious tale of how Mitt Romney’s reforms in Massachusetts became a model for Democrats and then follows both the passage of those reforms under obama and the explosive reaction they elicited from conservatives. Writing concisely and with an even hand, the author offers exactly what is needed as the debate continues—a penetrating account of how health care became such treacherous terrain in American politics.
PAUL STARR is professor of sociology and public affairs, Princeton University, and co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect. His 1984 book The Social Transformation of American Medicine won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction and the Bancroft Prize in American history. A senior advisor on health policy in the Clinton White House, he writes frequently on national politics.
Remedy and Reaction
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The Myth of Choice
Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits
Freedom of choice is at the core of the American story. But what if choice is fake?
Americans are fixated on the idea of choice. our political theory is based on the consent of the governed. our legal system is built upon the argument that people freely make choices and bear responsibility for them. And what slogan could better express the heart of our consumer culture than “Have it your way”? In this provocative book, kent Greenfield poses unsettling questions about the choices we make. What if they are more constrained and limited than we like to think? If we have less free will than we realize, what are the implications for us as individuals and for our society? To uncover the answers, Greenfield taps into scholarship on topics ranging from brain science to economics, political theory to sociology. His discoveries—told through an entertaining array of news events, personal anecdotes, crime stories, and legal decisions— confirm that many factors, conscious and unconscious, limit our free will. Worse, by failing to perceive them we leave ourselves open to manipulation. But Greenfield offers useful suggestions to help us become better decision makers as individuals, and to ensure that in our laws and public policy we acknowledge the complexity of choice.
kENT GREENFIELD is professor of law and law fund research scholar, Boston College. He is author of The Failure of Corporate Law: Fundamental Flaws and Progressive Possibilities and numerous scholarly law articles. He blogs on Huffington Post and other sites and is a frequent public speaker. He clerked for Justice David H. Souter on the United States Supreme Court. The author lives in Cambridge, MA.
October Psychology/Law/Politics Cloth 978-0-300-16950-8 $27.00 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 21 b/w illus. World 22 General Interest
In which an Aging Professor laments his shrinking Brain . . .
William Ian Miller
From the author of The Anatomy of Disgust, a wickedly funny, effortlessly erudite essay on the horrors of old age, past and present
In Losing It, William Ian Miller brings his inimitable wit and learning to the subject of growing old: too old to matter, of either rightly losing your conﬁdence or wrongly maintaining it, culpably refusing to face the fact that you are losing it. The “it” in Miller’s “losing it” refers mainly to mental faculties—memory, processing speed, sensory acuity, the capacity to focus. But it includes other evidence as well—sags and flaccidities, aches and pains, failing joints and organs. What are we to make of these tell-tale signs? Does growing old gracefully mean more than simply refusing unseemly cosmetic surgeries? How do we face decline and the final drawing of the blinds? Will we know if and when we have lingered too long? Drawing on a lifetime of deep study and anxious observation, Miller enlists the wisdom of the ancients to confront these vexed questions head on. Debunking the glossy new image of old age that has accompanied the graying of the Baby Boomers, he conjures a lost world of aging rituals—complaints, taking to bed, resentments of one’s heirs, schemes for taking it with you or settling up accounts and scores—to remind us of the ongoing dilemmas of old age. Darkly intelligent and sublimely written, this exhilarating and eccentric book will raise the spirits of readers, young and old.
WILLIAM IAN MILLER is Thomas G. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School. He is the author of seven previous books, including The Anatomy of Disgust, which was named 1997 best book in anthropology/sociology by the Association of American Publishers. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI.
October Psychology/Humor Cloth 978-0-300-17101-3 $27.00 Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 4 b/w illus. World General Interest 23
Why did you write this book? Philosophy is one of the most stimulating and important subjects there is. We all philosophize some of the time when we think about how we should live, whether or not God exists, or how society should be organized. These questions have vexed the greatest minds for thousands of years. yet some people are still daunted by philosophy. They think it’s an impenetrable and obscure subject that has no relevance for them. I wanted to show this isn’t true, that it’s possible to write an accessible and enjoyable book without betraying the spirit of the great thinkers of the past or making them obscure or irrelevant. I decided to focus on the Western tradition in philosophy and on one or two key ideas from each philosopher discussed rather than attempt an encyclopedic overview. How is making philosophy accessible to all a challenge? Part of the challenge of writing a book like this was to keep the language straightforward. Many philosophers have introduced complex technical terms that make their writing hard to follow. It’s easy to fall into the habit of mirroring them. Writing in a way that doesn’t presuppose knowledge is an excellent discipline, though, as there’s no place to hide.
A conversAtion nigel wArburton
Which philosophers do you personally find most engaging? Socrates, the great fifth-century Athenian philosopher who would crossquestion passersby in the marketplace and reveal how little they really knew, is one of my personal favourites. His unwillingness to accept assumptions, and his passion for discovering the truth or, failing that, how little he knew, provide a model for all philosophers. Although he wasn’t the first philosopher, he was the first great philosopher. He of all the philosophers in the book is the one I’d most like to have met. My second choice would be the eighteenth-century philosopher David Hume, a remarkable thinker who was also a superb writer. What are the major themes of your book? A Little History of Philosophy focuses on the major themes of philosophy: appearance and reality, the nature of the self, and questions about God’s existence and about how we should live, both individually and as members of society. Throughout philosophy’s history these have been the perennial themes. Each era gives them a new twist, but they aren’t going to go away.
A Little History of Philosophy
For readers of E. H. Gombrich’s A Little History of the World, an equally irresistible volume that brings history’s greatest philosophers to life
Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times. Warburton not only makes philosophy accessible, he offers inspiration to think, argue, reason, and ask in the tradition of Socrates. A Little History of Philosophy presents the grand sweep of humanity’s search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion.
NIGEL WARBURToN is senior lecturer in philosophy, The open University. He is the author of several popular introductions to philosophy and is the interviewer on the Philosophy Bites podcast. He lives in oxford, Uk.
October Philosophy/History Cloth 978-0-300-15208-1 $25.00 Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 42 b/w illus. World General Interest 25
Why Trilling Matters
The distinguished poet and critic argues for the abiding relevance of a great literary mind of the twentieth century
Lionel Trilling, regarded at the time of his death in 1975 as America’s preeminent literary critic, is today often seen as a relic of a vanished era. His was an age when literary criticism and ideas seemed to matter profoundly in the intellectual life of the country. In this eloquent book, Adam kirsch shows that Trilling, far from being obsolete, is essential to understanding our current crisis of literary confidence—and to overcoming it. By reading Trilling primarily as a writer and thinker, kirsch demonstrates how Trilling’s original and moving work continues to provide an inspiring example of a mind creating itself through its encounters with texts. Why Trilling Matters introduces all of Trilling’s major writings and situates him in the intellectual landscape of his century, from Communism in the 1930s to neoconservatism in the 1970s. But kirsch goes deeper, “This is a masterful book by a carefully addressing today’s concerns about the decline of litera- attentive critic in close touch with his ture, reading, and even the book itself, and finds that subject. kirsch stresses the dialectical, Trilling has more to teach us now than ever before. As experiential character of Trilling’s writing, his perpetual shifting dialogue kirsch writes, “Trilling’s essays are not exactly literary with himself and his times. A splendid criticism” but, like all literature, “ends in themselves.” and genuinely illuminating piece
ADAM kIRSCH is a senior editor of New Republic and a columnist for Tablet magazine. He is the author of several books of poetry and criticism, and most recently of a short biography of Benjamin Disraeli. He lives in New york City.
of work.”—Morris Dickstein, author of Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression why X MAtters series
Featuring intriguing pairings of authors with subjects, each volume in the Why X Matters series presents a concise argument for the continuing relevance of an important person or idea.
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The Burma Campaign
Disaster into Triumph, 1942–45
A new perspective on the long and bloody Burma campaign, focusing on the four Allied commanders who battled not only the Japanese and their allies but also one another
This book, in essence a quadruple biography, tells the story of the four larger-than-life Allied commanders whose lives collided in the Burma campaign, one of the most punishing and protracted military adventures of World War II. Ranging from 1942, when the British suffered the greatest defeat in the history of the Empire, through the crucial battles of Imphal and kohima (“the Stalingrad of the East”), and on to ultimate victory in 1945, this account is vivid, brutal, and enthralling. Frank McLynn opens a new window on the Burma Campaign, focusing on the interactions and antagonisms of its principal players: William Slim, the brilliant general commanding the British 14th Army; orde Wingate, the ambitious and idiosyncratic commander of the Chindits, a British force of irregulars; “This is in my judgment the best Louis Mountbatten, one of Churchill’s favorites, over- survey of the south Asian campaign promoted to the position of Supreme Commander, S.E. in existence. . . . The work is original, well researched, and provocative Asia; and Joseph Stilwell (“vinegar Joe”), a hard-line without being polemical.”—Dennis U.S. general, also a martinet and Anglophobe. McLynn Showalter, Colorado College draws careful portraits of each of these men, neglecting neither strengths nor flaws, and shows with new clarity ◆◆ yAle librAry oF MilitAry history how the plans, designs, and strategies of generals and Also by FrAnk Mclynn: Captain politicians were translated into a hideous reality for sol- Master ofCook the Seas diers on the ground. Cloth 978-0-300-11421-8 $35.00
FRANk McLyNN is a highly regarded historian who specializes in biographies and military history. He is the author of more than thirty books, including critically acclaimed biographies of Napoleon and Richard the Lionheart. He lives in Surrey, Uk.
October History Cloth 978-0-300-17162-4 $35.00 Also available as an eBook. 552 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 20 b/w illus. For sale in the US, its dependencies, and the Philippines General Interest 27
The Iron Way
Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America
William G. Thomas
A new perspective on the central role of the railroads and slavery in the coming, fighting, and aftermath of the Civil War.
Beginning with Frederick Douglass’s escape from slavery in 1838 on the railroad, and ending with the driving of the golden spike to link the transcontinental railroad in 1869, this book charts a critical period of American expansion and national formation, one largely dominated by the dynamic growth of railroads and telegraphs. William G. Thomas brings new evidence to bear on railroads, the Confederate South, slavery, and the Civil War era, based on groundbreaking research in digitized sources never available before. The Iron Way revises our ideas about the emergence of modern America and the role of the railroads in shaping the sectional conflict. Both the North and the South invested in railroads to serve their larger purposes, Thomas contends. Though railroads are often cited as a major factor in the Union’s victory, he shows that they were also essential to the “William Thomas has written a remarkably formation of “the South” as a unified region. He dis- nuanced and brilliant interpretation of cusses the many—and sometimes unexpected—effects railroads and the Civil War. . . . The Iron of railroad expansion and proposes that America’s great Way is truly path-breaking.”—vernon Burton, author of The Age of Lincoln railroads became an important symbolic touchstone for the nation’s vision of itself. Please visit the Railroads and the Making of Modern America website at http://railroads.unl.edu.
WILLIAM G. THoMAS is professor of history and the John and Catherine Angle Chair in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He taught history at the University of virginia, and, as director of the virginia Center for Digital History, created digital projects on slavery, the Civil War, segregation, and civil rights. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.
October History Cloth 978-0-300-14107-8 $30.00 Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 56 b/w illus. World 28 General Interest
Ten Popes Who Shook the World
Of all the men who have served the Catholic Church as pope, who were the ten most influential?
Catholic popes have been powerful spiritual leaders for nearly two millennia, but their influence is not confined exclusively to Church matters. Many popes have played a central role in the history of Europe and the wider world, not only shouldering the spiritual burdens of their office but also contending with the political crises of their times. In an acclaimed series of BBC radio broadcasts, Eamon Duffy enthralled listeners with vivid stories of the ten popes he judges “the most influential in history.” With this book, readers may now also enjoy Duffy’s portraits of ten exceptional men who shook the world. The book begins with St. Peter, the Rock upon whom the Catholic Church was built, and follows with Leo the Great (fifth century), Gregory the Great (sixth century), Gregory vII (eleventh century), Innocent III (thirteenth century), Paul III (sixteenth century), and Pius IX (nineteenth century). Among twentieth-century popes, Duffy examines the lives and contributions of Pius XII, who was elected on the eve of the Second World War, the kindly John XXIII, who captured the world’s imagination, and John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope in 450 years. Each of these ten, Duffy shows, was an extraordinary individual who helped shape the world we know today.
EAMoN DUFFy is professor of the history of Christianity, Cambridge University, and fellow and former president of Magdalene College. He is the author of many prizewinning books, among them Fires of Faith, Marking the Hours, and Saints and Sinners, all available from yale University Press. He lives in Cambridge, Uk.
Also by eAMon DuFFy: The Stripping of the Altars Traditional Religion in England, 1400–1580, Second Edition Paper 978-0-300-10828-6 $23.00sc Saints and Sinners A History of the Popes, Third Edition Paper 978-0-300-11597-0 $22.00 The Voices of Morebath Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village Paper 978-0-300-09825-9 $16.00
October History/Religious History/Christianity Cloth 978-0-300-17688-9 $25.00 176 pp. 5 1⁄4 x 8 30 b/w illus. World General Interest 29
The Life of Heydrich Robert Gerwarth
A chilling biography of the head of Nazi Germany’s terror apparatus, a key player in the Third Reich whose full story has never before been told
Reinhard Heydrich is widely recognized as one of the great iconic villains of the twentieth century, an appalling figure even within the context of the Nazi leadership. Chief of the Nazi Criminal Police, the SS Security Service, and the Gestapo, ruthless overlord of Nazi-occupied Bohemia and Moravia, and leading planner of the “Final Solution,” Heydrich played a central role in Hitler’s Germany. He shouldered a major share of responsibility for some of the worst Nazi atrocities, and up to his assassination in Prague in 1942, he was widely seen as one of the most dangerous men in Nazi Germany. yet Heydrich has received remarkably modest attention in the extensive literature of the Third Reich. Robert Gerwarth weaves together little-known stories of Heydrich’s private life with his deeds as head of the Nazi Reich Security Main office. Fully exploring Heydrich’s progression from a privileged middle-class youth to a rapacious mass murderer, Gerwarth sheds new light on the complexity of Heydrich’s adult character, his motivations, the incremental steps that led to unimaginable atrocities, and the consequences of his murderous efforts toward re-creating the entire ethnic makeup of Europe.
RoBERT GERWARTH is professor of modern history and director of the Centre for War Studies, University College Dublin.
October Biography/History Cloth 978-0-300-11575-8 $35.00 Also available as an eBook. 336 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 16 pp. b/w illus. 30 General Interest
A Revolutionary’s Life Joshua Rubenstein
A clear-eyed exploration of the career of Leon Trotsky, the tragic hero who “dreamed of justice and then wreaked havoc,” by a leading expert on human rights and the former Soviet Union
Born Lev Davidovich Bronstein in southern Ukraine, Trotsky was both a world-class intellectual and a man capable of the most narrow-minded ideological dogmatism. He was an effective military strategist and an adept diplomat, who staked the fate of the Bolshevik revolution on the meager foundation of a Europe-wide Communist upheaval. He was a master politician who played his cards badly in the momentous struggle for power against Stalin in the 1920s. And he was an assimilated, indifferent Jew who was among the first to foresee that Hitler’s triumph would mean disaster for his fellow European Jews, and that Stalin would attempt to forge an alliance with Hitler if Soviet overtures to the Western democracies failed. Here, Trotsky emerges as a brilliant and brilliantly “Joshua Rubenstein has produced flawed man. Rubenstein offers us a Trotsky who is a steadily intelligent, insightful biography of one the last century’s mentally acute and impatient with others, one of the most alluring intellectual-politicians, a finest students of contemporary politics who refused man of astonishing brilliance and no to engage in the nitty-gritty of party organization in less astonishing rigidities.”—Steven J. the 1920s, when Stalin was maneuvering, inexorably, zipperstein, Stanford University toward Trotsky’s own political oblivion.
As Joshua Rubenstein writes in his preface, “Leon Trotsky haunts our historical memory. A preeminent revolutionary figure and a masterful writer, Trotsky led an upheaval that helped to define the contours of twentieth-century politics.” In this lucid and judicious evocation of Trotsky’s life, Joshua Rubenstein gives us an interpretation for the twenty-first century.
JoSHUA RUBENSTEIN is the Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty International USA and a longtime associate at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. He is the author of Tangled Loyalties: The Life and Times of Ilya Ehrenburg and is coeditor of The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov and Stalin’s Secret Pogrom, both published by yale University Press. Stalin’s Secret Pogrom received a National Jewish Book Award.
October Biography/History/Jewish Studies Cloth 978-0-300-13724-8 $25.00 Also available as an eBook. 240 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 1 b/w illus. World General Interest 31
A Massacre, the Law and the End of Slavery James Walvin
The first full review of the mass murder by crew members on the slave ship Zong and the lasting repercussions of this horrifying event
on November 29, 1781, Captain Collingwood of the British ship Zong commanded his crew to throw overboard one-third of his cargo: a shipment of Africans bound for slavery in America. The captain believed his ship was off course, and he feared there was not enough drinking water to last until landfall. This book is the first to examine in detail the deplorable killings on the Zong, the lawsuit that ensued, how the murder of 132 slaves affected debates about slavery, and the way we remember the infamous Zong today. Historian James Walvin explores all aspects of the Zong’s voyage and the subsequent trial—a case brought to court not for the murder of the slaves but as a suit against the insurers who denied the owners’ claim that their “cargo” had been necessarily jettisoned. The scandalous case prompted wide debate and fueled Britain’s “Few who have studied the Atlantic slave awakening abolition movement. Without the episode trade are unaware of the infamous story of the Zong, Walvin contends, the process of ending the of the Zong, when in 1781 over 130 slave trade would have taken an entirely different moral enslaved Africans were thrown overboard alive in order that the ship’s owners and political trajectory. He concludes with a fascinating might claim insurance on them. James discussion of how the case of the Zong, though unique Walvin’s achievement is firmly to locate in the history of slave ships, has come to be understood this notorious episode within the larger as typical of life on all such ships. history of the British slave trade as well
JAMES WALvIN is professor emeritus, University of york, and a world authority on transatlantic slavery. Among his many previous books are Black Ivory: Slavery in the British Empire and The Trader, The Owner, The Slave: Parallel Lives in the Age of Slavery. He lives in york, Uk.
as the beginnings of the movement to abolish it. This is Walvin at his best.”—David Richardson, co-author of Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
October History/African American History Cloth 978-0-300-12555-9 $32.50 304 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 12 b/w illus. World 32 General Interest
Between Hope and Despair, 1963–2011
An illuminating account of Kenya’s first fifty years of independence and the issues that block the nation’s path to prosperity and justice
on December 12, 1963, people across kenya joyfully celebrated independence from British colonial rule, anticipating a bright future of prosperity and social justice. As the nation approaches the fiftieth anniversary of its independence, however, the people’s dream remains elusive. During its first five decades kenya has experienced assassinations, riots, coup attempts, ethnic violence, and political corruption. The ranks of the disaffected, the unemployed, and the poor have multiplied. In this authoritative and insightful account of kenya’s history from 1963 to the present day, Daniel Branch sheds new light on the nation’s struggles and the complicated causes behind them. Branch describes how kenya constructed itself as a state and how ethnicity has proved a powerful force in national politics from the start, as have disorder and violence. He explores such divisive political issues as the needs of the landless poor, international relations with Britain and with the Cold War superpowers, and the direction of economic development. Tracing an escalation of government corruption over time, the author brings his discussion to the present, paying particular attention to the rigged election of 2007, the subsequent compromise government, and kenya’s prospects as a still-evolving independent state.
DANIEL BRANCH is assistant professor of African history, University of Warwick. He is the author of Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization. He lives in Warwick, Uk.
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“Brilliant, irresistible; a wonderful surprise.”—Philip Pullman “A remarkable book, written in an amiable, conversational style, effortlessly explaining, without condescension, difficult matters like the achievements of Charlemagne, the monetary system of medieval Europe and the ideas of the Enlightenment. . . . This resurrected history deserves reading for all its delights.”—Edward Rothstein, New York Times “In simple, vivid prose, Gombrich surveys the human past from pre-history to his own time. . . . Lucky children will have this book read to them. Intelligent adults will read it for themselves and regain contact with the spirit of European humanism at its best.”—Anthony Grafton, Wall Street Journal
PrAise For a lIttle hIStory of the World, by e. h. goMbrich
“A timeless and engaging narrative of the human race.”—Booklist “This Little Book . . . is a thing of ripping yarns told at a rattling pace. . . . Had I a dozen grandchildren (of any age) I’d order two dozen copies, one for the children, the other for their parents. Do not, from its title, underestimate this book.”—Brian Sewell, Evening Standard “A magical work.”—John Banville, Irish Times “A lovely, lively historical survey. . . . A fine conception and summarizing of the world’s checkered past for young and old.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Retains an irresistible, boyish energy and enthusiasm. . . . Here, in this little book, are answers to many of the questions you never dared to ask.”—Margaret Drabble, New Statesman
A 2006 Book Sense Highlight Best Book of the Year Named a Favorite Book of 2005 by the Los Angeles Times
A Little History of the World
Illustrated Edition E. H. Gombrich
A glorious illustrated edition of the international bestseller
E. H. Gombrich’s Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind’s eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author’s intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.
E. H. GoMBRICH, author of the international classic The Story of Art, was born in vienna in 1909. He moved to London in 1936, where he later became Director of the Warburg Institute and Professor of the History of the Classical Tradition at London University. Winner of the Erasmus Prize, the Hegel Prize, the Wittgenstein Prize, and the Goethe Prize, he was admitted to Britain’s highest honor, the order of Merit, in 1988.
Also by e. h. goMbrich: A Little History of the World Paper 978-0-300-14332-4 $14.95 Shadows The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art Cloth 978-0-300-06357-8 $15.00sc
November History Cloth 978-0-300-17614-8 $29.95 304 pp. 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 200 color illus. General Interest
Unpacking My Library
Writers and Their Books Edited by Leah Price
This gorgeous second volume in the popular Unpacking My Library series explores the bookshelves of favorite novelists
As words and stories are increasingly disseminated through digital means, the significance of the book as object—whether pristine collectible or battered relic— is growing as well. Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books spotlights the personal libraries of thirteen favorite novelists who share their collections with readers. Stunning photographs provide full views of the libraries and close-ups of individual volumes: first editions, worn textbooks, pristine hardcovers, and childhood companions. In her introduction, Leah Price muses on the history and future of the bookshelf, asking what books can tell us about their owners and what readers can tell us about their collections. Supplementing the photographs are (top) Philip Pullman in his library, Oxford, UK Price’s interviews with each author, which probe the (bottom) Library of Claire Messud and James Wood, relation of writing to reading, collecting, and arrang- Cambridge, MA ing books. Each writer provides a list of top ten favorite Praise for Unpacking My Library: titles, offering unique personal histories along with sug- Architects and Their Books: “Wonderful. . . . gestions for every bibliophile. Ideal reading, or a solid stocking stuffer, Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books features the personal libraries of Alison Bechdel, Stephen Carter, Junot Díaz, Rebecca Goldstein and Stephen Pinker, Lev Grossman and Sophie Gee, Jonathan Lethem, Claire Messud and James Wood, Philip Pullman, Gary Shteyngart, and Edmund White.
LEAH PRICE is professor of English at Harvard University. She is the author of The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel, Literary Secretaries/ Secretarial Culture, and Reader’s Block: The Uses of Books in NineteenthCentury Britain. She writes on old and new media for the New York Times Book Review, the London Review of Books, and the Boston Globe.
November Books about Books Paper over Board 978-0-300-17092-4 $20.00 208 pp. 8 x 5 1⁄2 270 color illus. 36 General Interest
for design geeks and bibliophiles alike.”—Dwell “Fascinating and full of surprises.”—kenneth Baker, The San Francisco Chronicle
Also AvAilAble: Unpacking My Library Architects and Their Books Jo Steffens Paper 978-0-300-15893-9
Rome and Rhetoric
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
A many-faceted examination of how Shakespeare brought Rome alive for his readers through a masterful manipulation of ancient rhetoric
Renaissance plays and poetry in England were saturated with the formal rhetorical twists that Latin education made familiar to audiences and readers. yet a formally educated man like Ben Jonson was unable to make these ornaments come to life in his two classical Roman plays. Garry Wills, focusing his attention on Julius Caesar, here demonstrates how Shakespeare so wonderfully made these ancient devices vivid, giving his characters their own personal styles of Roman speech. In four chapters, devoted to four of the play’s main characters, Wills shows how Caesar, Brutus, Antony, and Cassius each has his own take on the rhetorical ornaments that Elizabethans learned in school. Shakespeare also makes Rome present and animate by casting his troupe of experienced players to make their strengths shine through the historical facts that Plutarch supplied him with. The result is that the Rome English-speaking people carry about in their minds is the Rome that Shakespeare created for them. And that is even true, Wills affirms, for today’s classical scholars with access to the original Roman sources.
GARRy WILLS is professor of history emeritus at Northwestern University. His many acclaimed and best-selling works include Lincoln at Gettysburg, What Jesus Meant, and Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Wills is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and other publications.
the Anthony hecht lectures in the huMAnities series The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities, given biennially at Bard College, were established to honor the memory of this preeminent American poet by reflecting his lifelong interest in literature, music, the visual arts, and cultural history. Through his poems, scholarship, and teaching, Anthony Hecht has become recognized as one of the moral voices of his generation, and his works have had a profound effect on contemporary American poetry. The books in this series will keep alive the spirit of his work and life.
November History/Literary Studies Cloth 978-0-300-15218-0 $25.00 Also available as an eBook. 160 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World General Interest 37
Why Niebuhr Matters
A leading social theorist analyzes how and why Niebuhr’s revival has taken place, ultimately arguing for his political and moral relevance today
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) was a Protestant preacher, an influential religious thinker, and an important moral guide in mid-twentieth-century America. But what does he have to say to us now? In what way does he inform the thinking of political leaders and commentators from Barack obama and Madeleine Albright to David Brooks and Walter Russell Mead, all of whom acknowledge his influence? In this lively overview of Niebuhr’s career, Charles Lemert analyzes why interest in Niebuhr is rising and how Niebuhr provides the answers we ache for in the face of seismic shifts in the global order. In the middle of the twentieth century, having outgrown a theological liberalism, Niebuhr challenged and rethought the nonsocialist Left in American politics. He developed a political realism that refused to sacrifice ideals to mere pragmatism, or politics to bitterness and greed. He examined the problem of morality in an immoral society and reimagined the balance between rights and freedom for the individual and social justice for the many. With brevity and deep insight, Lemert shows how Niebuhr’s ideas illuminate our most difficult questions today.
CHARLES LEMERT is University Professor and Andrus Professor of Social Theory Emeritus at Wesleyan University and Senior Fellow of the Center for Comparative Research at yale University.
why X MAtters series Featuring intriguing pairings of authors with subjects, each volume in the Why X Matters series presents a concise argument for the continuing relevance of an important person or idea.
November Biography/Philosophy/Theology Cloth 978-0-300-17542-4 $26.00 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World 38 General Interest
The Serpent and the Lamb
Cranach, Luther, and the Making of the Reformation
Together, Cranach’s paintings and Luther’s powerful oratory created a force field that transformed Germany, Europe, and ultimately the Western world
This compelling book retells and revises the story of the German Renaissance and Reformation through the lives of two controversial men of the sixteenth century: the Saxon court painter Lucas Cranach (the Serpent) and the Wittenberg monk-turned-reformer Martin Luther (the Lamb). Contemporaries and friends (each was godfather to the other’s children), Cranach and Luther were very different Germans, yet their collaborative successes merged art and religion into a revolutionary force that became the Protestant Reformation. Steven ozment, an internationally recognized historian of the Reformation era, reprises the lives and works of Cranach (1472–1553) and Luther (1483–1546) in this generously illustrated book. He contends that Cranach’s new art and Luther’s oratory “In this fascinating biography, it is not so released a barrage of criticism upon the vatican, the much the influence of the Reformation on force of which secured a new freedom of faith and the arts that matters, but rather Cranach’s pluralism of religion in the Western world. Between profound contributions to Reformation Luther’s pulpit praise of the sex drive within the divine politics and culture. ozment makes a estate of marriage and Cranach’s parade of strong, bold claim for the transformative force of lithe women, a new romantic, familial consciousness Cranach’s art.”—David H. Price, author of Albrecht Dürer’s Renaissance: Humanism, was born. The “Cranach woman” and the “Lutheran Reformation and the Art of Faith household”—both products of the merged Renaissance Also by steven oZMent: and Reformation worlds—evoked a new organization of The Age of Reform, 1250–1550 society and foretold a new direction for Germany. An Intellectual and Religious History of Late
STEvEN ozMENT is McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History, Harvard University. He is the author of ten books, including The Age of Reform, 1250–1550, which was a National Book Award finalist. He lives in Grantham, NH.
Medieval and Reformation Europe Paper 978-0-300-02760-0 $25.00tx Magdalena and Balthazar An Intimate Portrait of Life in Sixteenth-Century Europe Revealed in the Letters of a Nuremberg Husband and Wife Paper 978-0-300-04378-5 $17.00tx
November History/Biography Cloth 978-0-300-16985-0 $35.00 Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 81 b/w + 7 color illus. World General Interest 39
The Artist and the Warrior
From Assyria to Guernica Theodore k. Rabb
An illustrated exploration of artists’ depictions of war and warriors, from antiquity to modern times
How have artists across the millennia responded to warfare? In this uniquely wide-ranging book, Theodore Rabb blends military history and the history of art to search for the answers. He draws our attention to masterpieces from the ancient world to the twentieth century—paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, engravings, architecture, and photographs—and documents the evolving nature of warfare as artists have perceived it. The selected works represent landmarks in the history of art and are drawn mainly from the western tradition, though important examples from Japan, India, and the Middle East are also brought into the discussion. Together these works tell a story of long centuries during which warfare inspired admiration and celebration. yet a shift toward criticism and condemnation emerged in the Renaissance, and by the end of the nineteenth century, glorification of the warrior by leading artists had ceased. Rabb traces this progression, from such works as the Column of Trajan and the Titian “Battle of Lepanto,” whose makers celebrated glorious victories, to the antiwar depictions created by Brueghel, Goya, Picasso, and others. Fully illustrated and accessibly written, this book presents a study of unprecedented sweep and multidisciplinary interest.
THEoDoRE k. RABB is emeritus professor of history, Princeton University. A historian of early modern Europe, he has published many books during his career and has contributed major reviews in history and art to the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times, and numerous other journals. He lives in Princeton, NJ.
November History/Art History Cloth 978-0-300-12637-2 $45.00 Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄4 40 b/w + 60 color illus. World 40 General Interest
The Roof at the Bottom of the World
Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains Edmund Stump
A fascinating portrait and history of the most obscure mountains on Earth, by a modern scientist-explorer with unsurpassed knowledge of the region
The Transantarctic Mountains are the most remote mountain belt on Earth, an utterly pristine wilderness of ice and rock rising to majestic heights and extending for 1,500 miles. In this book, Edmund Stump is the first to show us this continental-scale mountain system in all its stunning beauty and desolation, and the first to provide a comprehensive, fully illustrated history of the region’s discovery and exploration. The author not only has conducted extensive research in the Transantarctic Mountains during his forty-year career as a geologist but has also systematically pho- “The modern maps and images on which tographed the entire region. Selecting the best of the [Stump] reconstructs the passages of the early explorers are a significant best of his more than 8,000 photographs, he presents and unequaled achievement, created nothing less than the first atlas of these mountains. In with a passion that seems obvious addition, he examines the original firsthand accounts looking at them.”—Guy G. Guthridge, of the heroic Antarctic explorations of James Clark National Science Foundation Ross (who discovered the mountain range in the early 1840s), Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, Richard Byrd, and scientists participating in the International Geophysical year (1957–1958). From these records, Stump is now able to trace the actual routes of the early explorers with unprecedented accuracy. With maps old and new, stunning photographs never before published, and tales of intrepid explorers, this book takes the armchair traveler on an expedition to the Antarctic wilderness that few have ever seen.
EDMUND STUMP is professor of exploration at Arizona State University. He is also a geologist, polar explorer, mountaineer, and photographer specializing in the geology of the Transantarctic Mountains. He has served as principal investigator or chief scientist on many scientific field trips to Antarctica, most recently a 2010–2011 National Science Foundation expedition to the Beardmore Glacier area. He lives in Tempe, Az.
November Nature/Science Cloth 978-0-300-17197-6 $39.95 Also available as an eBook. 272 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 10 143 color illus.
The Unknown Stories Behind Familiar Legal Expressions James E. Clapp, Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Marc Galanter, and Fred R. Shapiro
Not just for lawyers, these illuminating histories of popular law-related expressions will delight anyone fascinated by words, by history, or by law and law enforcement
Law-related words and phrases abound in our everyday language, often without our being aware of their origins or their particular legal significance: boilerplate, jailbait, pound of flesh, rainmaker, the third degree. This insightful and entertaining book reveals the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions that come from sources as diverse as Shakespeare, vaudeville, and Dr. Seuss. Separate entries for each expression follow no prescribed formula but instead focus on the most interesting, enlightening, and surprising aspects of the words and their evolution. Popular myths and misunderstandings are explored and exploded, and the entries are augmented with historical images and humorous sidebars. Lively and unexpected, Lawtalk will draw a diverse array of readers with its abundance of linguistic, legal, historical, and cultural information. Those readers should be forewarned: upon finishing one entry, there is an irresistible temptation to turn to another, and yet another . . .
JAMES E. CLAPP, a member of the New york and District of Columbia bars and a former litigator, works primarily in the field of legal lexicography. He is the author of Random House Webster’s Dictionary of the Law. ELIzABETH G. THoRNBURG is a professor at SMU Dedman School of Law, where she teaches and writes about civil procedure and alternative dispute resolution. MARC GALANTER is John & Rylla Bosshard Professor Emeritus of Law and South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and the author of Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture. FRED R. SHAPIRo is associate librarian and lecturer in legal research, yale Law School. He is the editor of The Yale Book of Quotations, available from yale University Press, and a major contributor to both the second and the third editions of the Oxford English Dictionary.
yAle lAw librAry series in legAl history AnD reFerence
November Reference/Law Cloth 978-0-300-17246-1 $45.00 Also available as an eBook. 384 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
The Daily you
How the New Advertising Industry Is Defining your Identity and your World
In the new media world, advertisers are deciding who you are, how much you matter, and what you see and do
The Internet is often hyped as a means to enhanced consumer power: a hypercustomized media world where individuals exercise unprecedented control over what they see and do. That is the scenario media guru Nicholas Negroponte predicted in the 1990s, with his hypothetical online newspaper The Daily Me—and it is one we experience now in daily ways. But, as media expert Joseph Turow shows, the customized media environment we inhabit today reflects diminished consumer power. Not only ads and discounts but even news and entertainment are being customized by newly powerful media agencies on the basis of data we don’t know they are collecting and individualized profiles we don’t know we have. Little is known about this new industry: how is this data being collected and analyzed? And how are our profiles created and used? How do you know if you have been identified as a “target” or “waste” or placed in one of the industry’s finer-grained marketing niches? Are you, for example, a Socially Liberal organic Eater, a Diabetic Individual in the Household, or Single City Struggler? And, if so, how does that affect what you see and do online? Drawing on groundbreaking research, including interviews with industry insiders, this important book shows how advertisers have come to wield such power over individuals and media outlets—and what can be done to stop it.
JoSEPH TURoW is Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication, Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of eight books, including Niche Envy: Marketing Discrimination in the Digital Age. He lives in Bala-Cynwyd, PA.
November Marketing/Economics/Media Cloth 978-0-300-16501-2 $28.00 Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World General Interest 43
An account of twelve pivotal days in 1941, when a chain of interlinked events changed world history
In far-flung locations around the globe, an unparalleled sequence of international events took place between December 1 and December 12, 1941. In this riveting book, historian Evan Mawdsley explores how the story unfolded. He demonstrates how these dramatic events marked a turning point not only in the course of World War II but also in the direction of the entire century. on Monday, December 1, 1941, the Japanese government made its final decision to attack Britain and America. In the following days, the Red Army launched a counterthrust in Moscow while the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and invaded Malaya. By December 12, Hitler had declared war on the United States, the collapse of British forces in Malaya had begun, and Hitler had secretly laid out his policy of genocide. Churchill was leaving London to meet Roosevelt as Anthony Eden arrived in Russia to discuss the postwar world with Stalin. Combined, these occurrences brought about a “new war,” as Churchill put it, with Japan and America deeply involved and Russia resurgent. This book, a truly international history, examines the momentous happenings of December 1941 from a variety of perspectives. It shows that their significance is clearly understood only when they are viewed together.
EvAN MAWDSLEy is honorary professorial research fellow, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow. His many books include World War II: A New History; Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet Struggle, 1941–1945; and The Russian Civil War. He lives in Glasgow.
November History/Military History Cloth 978-0-300-15445-0 $30.00 Also available as an eBook. 336 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 8 pp. b/w illus. + maps World 44 General Interest
The Hidden Cause of the Great Recession (And How to Avert the Next one) Grigory yavlinsky
Translated by Antonina W. Bouis
A growing complacency that stability has been restored in the wake of recent economic turmoil is not just wishful thinking, it is dangerous thinking
This book directly confronts uncomfortable questions that many prefer to brush aside: if economists and other scholars, politicians, and business professionals understand the causes of economic crises, as they claim, then why do such damaging crises continue to occur? Can we trust business and intellectual elites who advocate the principles of Realpolitik and claim the “public good” as their priority, yet consistently favor maximization of profit over ethical issues? Former deputy prime minister of Russia Grigory yavlinsky, an internationally respected free-market economist, makes a powerful case that the often-cited causes of global economic instability—institutional failings, wrong decisions by regulators, insufficient or incorrect information, and the like—are only secondary “Grigory yavlinsky’s book is an important to a far more significant underlying cause: the failure contribution to understanding the to understand that universal social norms are essential interplay between social norms and modern economy. The current to thriving businesses and social and economic progglobal crisis makes his analysis ress. yavlinsky explores the widespread disregard for especially relevant.”—George Soros moral values in business decisions and calls for restoration of principled behavior in politics and economic practices. The unwelcome alternative, he warns, will be a twenty-first-century global economy in the grip of unending crises.
GRIGoRy yAvLINSky is a Russian economist and founder and member of the Russian United Democratic Party (yABLoko). As deputy prime minister of Russia in 1990, he wrote the first Russian economic program for transition to a free-market economy, 500 Days. He lives in Moscow.
November Economics Cloth 978-0-300-15910-3 $26.00 Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World General Interest 45
It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway
Russia and the Communist Past David Satter
A veteran writer on Russia and the Soviet Union explains why Russia refuses to draw the lessons of its past and what this portends for the future
Russia today is haunted by deeds that have not been examined and words that have been left unsaid. A serious attempt to understand the meaning of the Communist experience has not been undertaken, and millions of victims of Soviet Communism are all but forgotten. In this book David Satter, a former Moscow correspondent and longtime writer on Russia and the Soviet Union, presents a striking new interpretation of Russia’s great historical tragedy, locating its source in Russia’s failure fully to appreciate the value of the individual in comparison with the objectives of the state. Satter explores the moral and spiritual crisis of Russian society. He shows how it is possible for a government to deny the inherent value of its citizens and for the population to agree, and why so many Russians actually mourn the passing of the Soviet regime that denied “Highly successful in shedding light on them fundamental rights. Through a wide-ranging both the nature of the Soviet system consideration of attitudes toward the living and the and the post-Communist period, this dead, the past and the present, the state and the indi- is a lucid, illuminating portrait of the outlook and attitudes of Russians. This vidual, Satter arrives at a distinctive and important new book is one of the best I have ever read way of understanding the Russian experience. about the Soviet system and what it left
DAvID SATTER is senior fellow, Hudson Institute, and fellow, Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He was Moscow correspondent for the Financial Times from 1976 to 1982, then a special correspondent on Soviet affairs for the Wall Street Journal. His previous book, Age of Delirium: The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union and Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State, are both available from yale University Press. He lives in Washington, D.C.
behind.”—Paul Hollander, author of Political Will and Personal Belief: The Decline and Fall of Soviet Communism
December History Cloth 978-0-300-11145-3 $29.95 Also available as an eBook. 416 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World 46 General Interest
The Limits of Success Shulamit volkov
A figure of great intellectual power who ran the German state, however briefly, during one of its most tumultuous periods, and whose life was “the essence of German Jewish history.”
This deeply informed biography of Walther Rathenau (1867–1922) tells of a man who—both thoroughly German and unabashedly Jewish—rose to leadership in the German War-Ministry Department during the First World War, and later to the exalted position of foreign minister in the early days of the Weimar Republic. His achievement was unprecedented—no Jew in Germany had ever attained such high political rank. But Rathenau’s success was marked by tragedy: within months he was assassinated by right-wing extremists seeking to destroy the newly formed Republic. Drawing on Rathenau’s papers and on a depth of knowledge of both modern German and GermanJewish history, Shulamit volkov creates a finely drawn portrait of this complex man who struggled with his “volkov’s scholarship illuminates many Jewish identity yet treasured his “otherness.” volkov sides of Rathenau’s personality. Her also places Rathenau in the dual context of Weimar discussion of Rathenau’s Jewishness is informed, often moving, and Germany and of Berlin’s financial and intellectual absorbing as both personal and social elite. Above all, she illuminates the complex social and history.”—A. J. Sherman, Associate psychological milieu of German Jewry in the period Fellow, St. Antony’s College, oxford before Hitler’s rise to power.
SHULAMIT voLkov is professor emerita of modern European history, Tel Aviv University. Her most recent book is Germans, Jews, and Antisemites: Trials in Emancipation. She lives in Herzliya, Israel.
Jewish Lives is a major series of interpretive biography that explores the breadth and complexity of Jewish experience from antiquity through the present.
January Biography/History/Jewish Studies Cloth 978-0-300-14431-4 $25.00 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 9 b/w illus. World General Interest 47
Why are you proposing that we need the word and concept “childism”? The history of the word “sexism,” coined in 1965, shows how important it was to put under the same conceptual umbrella different acts, attitudes, and institutions that targeted women as a group. If you understand that domestic violence against women and wage discrimination against women are similarly rationalized or legitimated by a prejudice—sexism—you can develop ways to explore the prejudice and resist it. Without a synthesizing concept, you do not see that child poverty and child abuse are both rooted in and rationalized by prejudice against children. Does prejudice against children—childism—operate like sexism? All prejudices are rationalizations of actions. Prejudiced people think that their actions against a target group are right, necessary, normal. But not all prejudices are alike, nor are all prejudiced people alike— there is no “prejudiced personality.” In this book I argue that there are three basic forms of prejudices. Basically, people want to get rid of the members of a group; manipulate them into being servants; or erase their identities. The forms are usually to some degree intermixed, but sexism is fundamentally of the third form. Childism, on the other hand, comes in all three forms. This is one reason why it has been so hard to pinpoint. Childism focuses in many different ways on “child abuse and neglect”—why is that? First, abused and neglected children come, as children or as adults, into therapy situations where they can feel safe enough to tell their stories and talk about how they understand their abusers. Understanding their abusers’ motivations is crucial to them; they take a listener right to the topic and to how they have internalized the abusers’ motivations. They need to be cured of their internalizations as much as they need to be helped with external conditions that disrupt their growth and development. But—and this is the second reason—the field of Child Abuse and Neglect was, from its inception in the 1960s, set up in such a way, I believe, that it could not hear the experiences of abused and neglected children. It was focused on the types of acts they suffered— physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse, and children were classified by these types of acts. Treatment and prevention strategies are organized around these types of acts to this day. This has been very harmful for children. It matters how you think about children! Just as it matters how you raise them, and sponsor their growth and development—or fail to. You are Anna Freud’s biographer—is this is an Anna Freudian book? I use many of Anna Freud’s key insights, particularly those she came to when she directed a children’s residential nursery in London during the Blitz. The children she cared for were traumatized, and they had a good deal to say about what they experienced. The Best Interests of the Child, the book Anna Freud wrote late in her long life, with two colleagues from the yale Child Study Center, was designed to teach lawyers and judges how to listen to children in the course of trials—custody trials, abuse trials. Clearly, she was writing about childism, how to recognize it and how to prevent it. I take her wisdom as a model. But I am writing for all who are concerned with children’s well-being—in diverse professions, in policy-making positions, but also as parents.
A conversAtion with elisAbeth young-bruehl
Confronting Prejudice Against Children
A seminal volume on prejudice against children for parents, teachers, psychologists, social workers, policy-makers—anyone concerned with the crucial subject of child welfare.
In this groundbreaking volume on the human rights of children, acclaimed analyst, political theorist, and biographer Elisabeth young-Bruehl argues that prejudice exists against children as a group and that it is comparable to racism, sexism, and homophobia. This prejudice—“childism”—legitimates and rationalizes a broad continuum of acts that are not “in the best interests of children,” including the often violent extreme of child abuse and neglect. According to young-Bruehl, reform is possible only if we acknowledge this prejudice in its basic forms and address the motives and cultural forces that drive it, rather than dwell on the various categories of abuse and punishment. “There will always be individuals and societies that turn on their children,” writes young-Bruehl, “breaking the “I am often struck by how children are natural order Aristotle described two and a half mil- not treated as people, not accorded lennia ago in his Nichomachean Ethics.” In Childism, equal status as humans, neglected, young-Bruehl focuses especially on the ways in which underestimated, and overlooked. And how that childism goes un-thought. It Americans have departed from the child-supportive is a social, historical, and psychological trends of the Great Society and of the United Nations phenomenon that is desperately in need of Convention on the Rights of the Child. redress. Elisabeth young-Bruehl’s timely Many years in the making, Childism draws upon a wide range of sources, from the literary and philosophical to the legal and psychoanalytic. Woven into this extraordinary volume are case studies that illuminate the profound importance of listening to the victims who have so much to tell us about the visible and invisible ways in which childism is expressed.
ELISABETH yoUNG-BRUEHL is a psychoanalyst and the awardwinning author of Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World, Anna Freud: A Biography, and Why Arendt Matters, all published by yale University Press. She lives in Toronto.
and insightful Childism is a crucial step towards this goal.”—ken Corbett, author of Boyhoods: Rethinking Masculinities
Also by elisAbeth young-bruehl: Why Arendt Matters Paper 978-0-300-13619-7 $14.00 Hannah Arendt For Love of the World, Second Edition Paper 978-0-300-10588-9 $28.00tx
January Psychology Cloth 978-0-300-17311-6 $28.00 Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World General Interest 49
A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast and Gulf of Mexico
Coastal Habitats, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, Fish, and other Wildlife Noble S. Proctor and Patrick J. Lynch
A uniquely comprehensive and beautiful guide to more than 600 species of fauna and flora along the coasts of the southeastern United States and the Gulf of Mexico
This superb book, with its unique focus on the entire marine coastal environment, is the most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide available on the southeastern Atlantic Coast and the Gulf Coast. Not just for beachgoers, the book is essential for birders, whale watchers, fishers, boaters, scuba divers and snorkelers, and shoreline visitors. Features of the guide: · Entries on 619 coastal and ocean species · More than 1,100 color illustrations · 450 up-to-date range maps · overviews of key ecological communities, including mangroves, salt marshes, beaches, sand dunes, and coral reefs · Special attention to threatened and endangered species · Discussions of environmental issues, including such catastrophic events as Hurricane katrina and the Deepwater Horizon blowout · Glossary · Excellent organizational aids for locating information quickly
NoBLE S. PRoCToR is professor emeritus, biological sciences, Southern Connecticut State University. He is also a nature and birding tour leader to far-flung locations from Chile to Alaska to Southeast Asia. He lives in Branford, CT. PATRICk J. LyNCH, an illustrator, artist, and computer graphics illustrator and programmer, is also director, Design and User Experience, yale University. He lives in North Haven, CT.
“This wonderfully conceived and superbly crafted book is the key that unlocks a sea chest of wonders along the Southeast and Gulf Coasts. No matter which side of the waves you labor or play this is the perfect guide to the wonders that surround you.”—Pete Dunne, author of Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide Companion
Also by noble s. Proctor AnD PAtrick J. lynch: A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife Marine Mammals, Seabirds, Fish, and Other Sea Life Paper 978-0-300-10658-9 $19.95 Manual of Ornithology Avian Structure and Function Paper 978-0-300-07619-6 $35.00tx
January Nature/Travel Paper 978-0-300-11328-0 $24.00 Also available as an eBook. 432 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 1,221 color illus.
The very Hungry City
Urban Energy Efficiency and the Economic Fate of Cities
An important investigation of the ways that cities consume energy and how energy efficiency will determine which ones thrive in the future
As global demand for energy grows and prices rise, a city’s energy consumption becomes increasingly tied to its economic viability, warns the author of The Very Hungry City. Austin Troy, a seasoned expert in urban environmental management, explains for general readers how a city with a high “urban energy metabolism”—that is, a city that needs large amounts of energy in order to function—will be at a competitive disadvantage in the future. He explores why cities have different energy metabolisms and discusses an array of innovative approaches to the problems of expensive energy consumption. Troy looks at dozens of cities and suburbs in Europe and the United States—from Los Angeles to Copenhagen, “Austin Troy delivers a fascinating—and Denver to the Swedish urban redevelopment project chilling—look at our cities’ dangerous Hammarby Sjöstad—to understand the diverse factors dependence on an unpredictable world that affect their energy use: behavior, climate, water energy market. He shows why we need to supply, building quality, transportation, and others. He break our addiction to cheap energy, and then assesses some of the most imaginative solutions offers practical solutions on how to do that cities have proposed, among them green building, it.”—Arianna Huffington, co-founder and energy-efficient neighborhoods, symbiotic infrastruc- Editor-in-Chief of The Hufﬁngton Post ture, congestion pricing, transit-oriented development, and water conservation. To conclude, the author addresses planning and policy approaches that can bring about change and transform the best ideas into real solutions.
AUSTIN TRoy is associate professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of vermont, and principal and co-founder of Spatial Informatics Group, LLC, a consulting company that works in the intersection of environment, economics, and spatial analysis. He served four years on the Burlington, vT, Planning Commission. He lives in Shelburne, vT.
January Environmental Studies/Urban Design Cloth 978-0-300-16231-8 $28.00 Also available as an eBook. 320 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 47 b/w illus. World General Interest 51
PrAise For richArD sennett’s the craftSman
“In The Craftsman [Sennett] compellingly explores the universe of skilled work, where ‘the desire to do a job well done for its own sake’ still flourishes.”—Brian C. Anderson, Wall Street Journal “An inquiring, intelligent look at how the work of the hand informs the work of the mind.”—New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) “A far-roving intellectual adventure.”—Julian Bell, New York Review of Books “Richard Sennett is a prime observer of society. . . . one of his great strengths, the thing that makes his narrative so gripping, is the sheer range of his thinking and his brilliance in relating the past to the present.”—Fiona MacCarthy, The Guardian “[A] powerful meditation on the ‘skill of making things well.’ ” —New Yorker
PrAise For richArD sennett’s the craftSman
PrAise For richArD sennett’s the culture
of the neW capItalISm
“Hardly any social thinkers have given serious thought to the drastic changes in corporate culture wrought by downsizing, ‘re-orging,’ and outsourcing. Fortunately, the exception—Richard Sennett—is also one of the most insightful public intellectuals we have. In The Culture of the New Capitalism Sennett addresses the new corporate culture with his usual vast erudition, endlessly supple intellect, and firm moral outlook. The result is brilliant, disturbing, and absolutely necessary reading.”—Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream “[Sennett] has brilliantly pushed his thinking. . . . [A] triumph.” —Will Hutton, The Observer
The Rituals, Pleasures, and Politics of Cooperation Richard Sennett
In this sequel to his influential work The Craftsman, Richard Sennett explores how we can learn to cooperate in the intensely tribal, competitive, and self-interested cultures we inhabit
Living with people who differ—racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically—is the most urgent challenge facing civil society today. We tend socially to avoid engaging with people unlike ourselves, and modern politics encourages the politics of the tribe rather than of the city. In this thought-provoking book, Richard Sennett discusses why this has happened and what might be done about it. Sennett contends that cooperation is a craft, and the foundations for skillful cooperation lie in learning to listen well and discuss rather than debate. In Together he explores how people can cooperate online, on street corners, in schools, at work, and in local politics. He traces the evolution of cooperative rituals from medieval times to today, and in situations as diverse as slave communities, socialist groups in Paris, and workers on Wall Street. Divided into three parts, the book addresses the nature of cooperation, why it has become weak, and how it could be strengthened. The author warns that we must learn the craft of cooperation if we are to make our complex society prosper, yet he reassures us that we can do this, for the capacity for cooperation is embedded in human nature.
RICHARD SENNETT’s works include The Craftsman and The Culture of the New Capitalism, both published by yale University Press. He founded and served as first director of the New york Institute of the Humanities and is now a professor of sociology at both New york University and the London School of Economics.
January Sociology/Politics/Psychology Cloth 978-0-300-11633-5 $28.00 Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 For sale in the United States and Canada exclusively. General Interest 53
Also by richArD sennett: The Craftsman Paper 978-0-300-15119-0 $18.00 The Culture of the New Capitalism Paper 978-0-300-11992-3 $15.00
Translated by Hoyt Rogers
New Poetry and Prose, 1991–2011
An eagerly awaited anthology of recent poetry and prose by the celebrated French poet Yves Bonnefoy
yves Bonnefoy, now 87 years old, has enjoyed during the past two decades perhaps the most prolific and innovative period of his splendid lifework. This volume presents in English and French an inviting array of his recent writings, carefully selected for their literary quality as well as their broad appeal. It features several works never published before and many that have never been translated into English. The first anthology of Bonnefoy’s work to appear since 1995, this collection reflects the poet’s powerful engagement with the New England landscape, where quiet woods and fields have given shape to the pared-down aesthetic of his recent years. The book is the first to showcase not only the poetry for which Bonnefoy is justly renowned but also his inventive compositions in prose. Appropriately, the book alternates more traditional verse with freer forms, just as the author has done in several major works of the past twenty years; that symbiotic approach is one of the hallmarks of this latter phase of his art. Masterfully translated by Hoyt Rogers, the collection is organized chronologically, revealing clearly how the poet continues to extend and refine his scope and style. Rogers provides a penetrating introduction in which he analyzes aspects of Bonnefoy’s recent writings and the “second simplicity” that characterizes his late work.
yvES BoNNEFoy, poet, essayist, translator, and art historian, is widely admired as France’s greatest living poet. He lives in France. HoyT RoGERS’s poems, stories, and essays, as well as his translations from French, German, and Spanish, appear in a wide variety of books and periodicals. He lives in the Dominican Republic.
January Poetry Cloth 978-0-300-17625-4 $30.00 288 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World 54 General Interest
the MArgellos worlD rePublic oF letters
Translated by Stephen Sartarelli Introduction by virginia Jewiss
The first complete English translation of D’Annunzio’s haunting book-length prose poem
Composed during a period of extended bed rest, Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Notturno is a moving prose poem in which imagination, experience, and remembrance intertwine. The somber atmosphere of the poem reflects the circumstances of its creation. With his vision threatened and his eyes completely bandaged, D’Annunzio suffered months of near-total blindness and pain-wracked infirmity in 1921, and yet he managed to write on small strips of paper, each wide enough for a single line. When the poet eventually regained his sight, he put together these strips to create the lyrical and innovative Notturno. In Notturno D’Annunzio forges an original prose that merges aspects of formal poetry and autobiographical narrative. He fuses the darkness and penumbra of the present with the immediate past, haunted by war memories, death, and mourning, and also with the more distant past, revolving mainly around his mother and childhood. In this remarkable translation of the work, Stephen Sartarelli preserves the antiquated style of D’Annunzio’s poetic prose and the tension of his rich and difficult harmonies, bringing to contemporary readers the full texture and complexity of a creation forged out of darkness.
GABRIELE D’ANNUNzIo (1863–1938), a major figure in modern Italian literature, published his first volume of poetry in 1879 and went on to write numerous novels, short stories, plays, autobiographical works, and further volumes of poetry. STEPHEN SARTARELLI, an awardwinning translator and poet, has published more than twenty books of translation from Italian and French and three volumes of poetry. He lives in France.
January Literature Cloth 978-0-300-15542-6 $28.00 Also available as an eBook. 320 pp. 5 x 7 3⁄4 World General Interest 55
the MArgellos worlD rePublic oF letters
A compelling look at Jackson Pollock’s vibrant, quintessentially American art and the turbulent life that gave rise to it
Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) not only put American art on the map with his famous “drip paintings,” he also served as an inspiration for the character of Stanley kowalski in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire—the role that made Marlon Brando famous. Like Brando, Pollock became an icon of rebellion in 1950s America, and the brooding, defiant persona captured in photographs of the artist contributed to his celebrity almost as much as his notorious paintings did. In the years since his death in a drunken car crash, Pollock’s hold on the public imagination has only increased. He has become an enduring symbol of the tormented artist—our American van Gogh. In this highly engaging book, Evelyn Toynton examines Pollock’s itinerant and poverty-stricken childhood in the West, his encounters with contemporary art in Depression-era New york, and his years in the rundown Long Island fishing village that, ironically, was transformed into a fashionable resort by his presence. Placing the artist in the context of his time, Toynton also illuminates the fierce controversies that swirled around his work and that continue to do so. Pollock’s paintings captured the sense of freedom and infinite possibility unique to the American experience, and his life was both an American rags-to-riches story and a darker tale of the price paid for celebrity, American style.
EvELyN ToyNToN’S work has appeared in Harper’s, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times Book Review, and The American Scholar. Her novel Modern Art, loosely based on the story of Lee krasner and Jackson Pollock, was a New York Times Notable Book of the year. Her second novel, The Oriental Wife, has just been published. She lives in Norfolk, England.
icons oF AMericA Icons of America is a series of short works written by leading scholars, critics, and writers, each of whom tells a new and innovative story about American history and culture through the lens of a single iconic individual, event, object, or cultural phenomenon.
January Biography/Art Cloth 978-0-300-16325-4 $26.00 Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 7 b/w illus. World
Henry Miller and the Making of Tropic of Cancer Frederick Turner
The untold story of Henry Miller’s explosive 1934 novel, banned in America for more than a quarter century
Though branded as pornography for its graphic language and explicit sexuality, Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer is far more than a work that tested American censorship laws. In this riveting book, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Tropic of Cancer’s initial U.S. release, Frederick Turner investigates Miller’s unconventional novel, its tumultuous publishing history, and its unique place in American letters. Written in the slums of a foreign city by a man who was an utter literary failure in his homeland, Tropic of Cancer was published in 1934 by a pornographer in Paris, but soon banned in the United States. Not until 1961, when Grove Press triumphed over the censors, did Miller’s book appear in American bookstores. Turner argues that Tropic of Cancer is “lawless, violent, colorful, misogynistic, anarchical, bigoted, and shaped by the same forces that shaped the nation.” Further, the novel draws on more than two centuries of New World history, folklore, and popular culture in ways never attempted before. How Henry Miller, outcast and renegade, came to understand what literary dynamite he had within him, how he learned to sound his “war whoop” over the roofs of the world, is the subject of Turner’s revelatory study.
FREDERICk TURNER is the author or editor of a dozen books, including Into the Heart of Life: Henry Miller at One Hundred. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
icons oF AMericA Icons of America is a series of short works written by leading scholars, critics, and writers, each of whom tells a new and innovative story about American history and culture through the lens of a single iconic individual, event, object, or cultural phenomenon.
January Literary Studies Cloth 978-0-300-14949-4 $24.95 Also available as an eBook. 192 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World General Interest 57
The Golden Ass
Translated by Sarah Ruden
Acclaimed poet and translator Sarah Ruden brilliantly brings Apuleius’s comic tale to life
With accuracy, wit, and intelligence, this remarkable new translation of The Golden Ass breathes new life into Apuleius’s classic work. Sarah Ruden, a lyric poet as well as a highly respected translator, skillfully duplicates the verbal high jinks of Apuleius’s ever-popular novel. It tells the story of Lucius, a curious and silly young man, who is turned into a donkey when he meddles with witchcraft. Doomed to wander from region to region and mistreated by a series of deplorable owners, Lucius at last is restored to human form with the help of the goddess Isis. The Golden Ass, the first Latin novel to survive in its entirety, belongs to the Second Sophistic, a movement of learned but wildly inventive literature. In a translation that is both the most faithful and the most entertaining to date, Ruden reveals to modern readers the vivid, farcical ingenuity of Apuleius’s style.
SARAH RUDEN is a visiting scholar at Wesleyan University. Her books include a translation of vergil’s Aeneid and Paul Among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time.
Praise for Sarah Ruden’s translation of the Aeneid: “Robert Fagles, shortly before his death, set the bar very high for translating [vergil’s] Aeneid. yet already the scholar-poet Sarah Ruden has soared over the bar. . . . The translation is alive in every part. . . . This is the first translation since Dryden’s that can be read as a great English poem in itself.” —Garry Wills, New York Review of Books
Also trAnslAteD by sArAh ruDen: The Aeneid Paper 978-0-300-15141-1 $16.95
January Classics/Literature Cloth 978-0-300-15477-1 $30.00 Also available as an eBook. 320 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World 58 General Interest
The Letters of T.S. Eliot
volume 1: 1898–1922, Revised Edition volume 2: 1923–1925 Edited by valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton
In two highly anticipated volumes, the correspondence of the twentieth century’s eminent man of letters, from youth to early manhood
Volume One: 1898–1922 presents some 1,400 letters encompassing the years of Eliot’s childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, through 1922, by which time the poet had settled in England, married his first wife, and published The Waste Land. Since the first publication of this volume in 1988, many new materials from British and American sources have come to light. More than two hundred of these newly discovered letters are now included, filling crucial gaps in the record and shedding new light on Eliot’s activities in London during and after the First World War. Volume Two: 1923–1925 covers the early years of Eliot’s editorship of The Criterion, publication of The Hollow Men, and his developing thought about poetry and poetics. The volume offers 1,400 letters, charting Eliot’s journey toward conversion to the Anglican faith, as well as his transformation from banker to publisher and his appointment as director of the new publishing house Faber & Gwyer. The prolific and various correspondence of this volume testifies to Eliot’s growing influence as cultural commentator and editor.
vALERIE ELIoT, née Esmé valerie Fletcher, is the widow and literary executor of the Nobel Prize–winning poet T. S. Eliot. She became Eliot’s second wife in 1957, and their marriage continued until his death in 1965. In addition to editing the first two volumes of the poet’s letters, she has edited T. S. Eliot: The Waste Land, a Facsimile & Transcript of the Original Drafts. She lives in London. HUGH HAUGHToN is professor of English at the University of york, and author of The Poetry of Derek Mahon.
September Literary Studies/Biography Cloth Volume I 978-0-300-17645-2 $45.00sc 912 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 58 b/w illus. Cloth Volume II 978-0-300-17686-5 $45.00sc 912 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 21 b/w illus. Also available as eBooks. For sale in the US only
A Novel Gertrude Stein
Edited by Logan Esdale
Gertrude Stein wanted Ida to be known in two ways: as a novel about a woman in the age of celebrity culture and as a text with its own story to tell. With the publication of this workshop edition of Ida, we have the novel exactly as it was published in 1941, and we also have the full record of its creation. Logan Esdale offers informative critical commentary and judiciously selected archival materials to illuminate Stein’s experience of authorship from the novel’s beginning in early summer 1937, through the various drafts and negotiations with her publisher, to the reviews that greeted the book’s publication. Stein’s careful and systematic preservation of all Ida-related materials for her archive at the yale University Library was a conscious decision, and an invitation for us to study the complexity of her creative process.
January Literature PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-16976-8 $18.00sc Also available as an eBook. 320 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 16 b/w illus. United States, Canada and the open market, defined as all other countries except the British Commonwealth (excluding Canada, the Republic of Ireland and the Republic of South Africa)
GERTRUDE STEIN (1874–1946) was born in Allegheny, PA, of German-Jewish immigrants. She moved to Paris in 1903 and lived in France for the rest of her life. She published Ida: A Novel in 1941, eight years after she became famous for her best-selling Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. LoGAN ESDALE is assistant professor of English, Chapman University, where he regularly teaches courses on Gertrude Stein’s works. He lives in Long Beach, CA.
The Corrected Edition Gertrude Stein
Stanzas in Meditation
Edited by Susannah Hollister and Emily Setina With an Introduction by Joan Retallack
In the 1950s, yale University Press published a number of Gertrude Stein’s posthumous works, among them her incomparable Stanzas in Meditation. Since that time, scholars have discovered that Stein’s poem exists in several versions: a manuscript that Stein wrote and two typescripts that her partner Alice B. Toklas prepared. Toklas’s work on the second typescript changed the poem when, enraged upon detecting in it references to a former lover, she not only adjusted the typescript but insisted that Stein make revisions in the original manuscript. This edition of Stanzas in Meditation is the first to confront the complicated story of its composition and revision. Through meticulous archival work, the editors present a reliable reading text of Stein’s original manuscript, as well as an appendix with the textual variants among the poem’s several versions. This record of Stein’s multi-layered revisions enables readers to engage more fully with the author’s radically experimental poem and also to detect the literary impact of Stein’s relationship with Toklas. The editors’ preface and poet Joan Retallack’s introduction offer insight into the complexities of reading Stein’s poetry and the innovative modes of reading that her works require and generate. Students and admirers of Stein will welcome this illuminating new contribution to Stein’s oeuvre. “The poem is a hymn to possibility; a celebration of the fact that the world exists, that things can happen. . . . [It] is no doubt the most successful of [Stein’s] attempts to do what can’t be done, to create a counterfeit of reality more real than reality.”—John Ashbery
SUSANNAH HoLLISTER is ACLS New Faculty Fellow, University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Austin, TX. EMILy SETINA is an Assistant Professor of English at Baylor University. She lives in Waco, TX.
January Poetry/Literary Studies PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-15309-5 $22.00sc Also available as an eBook. 384 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 8 b/w illus. in gallery World 60 Scholarly Titles
Techniques for Bird Artists William T. Cooper
Capturing the Essence
In this stunningly beautiful book, bird artist William T. Cooper explores and demonstrates all aspects of drawing and painting birds. Renowned for his gorgeous and accurate wildlife renderings, Cooper here explains in detail how to create a true impression of a bird’s appearance. The author describes his own experiences among birds in the wild, discusses bird anatomy, and lays out the essential principles of realistic painting. He guides both seasoned artists and enthusiastic beginners through all the techniques and processes involved in depicting birds anywhere in the world. In the first part of the book, Cooper covers materials, bird anatomy, methods of working from captive birds (in zoos, for example), and methods for working in the field. He places special emphasis on the artist’s understanding of the subject and how this knowledge can be transformed into drawings and paintings. The second part of the book deals with watercolors, acrylics, and oil paints, explaining for each medium the step-by-step processes leading from beginning sketches to finished work.
WILLIAM T. CooPER is a freelance artist specializing in birds. For over forty years he has illustrated wildlife books and exhibited artworks to international acclaim. He lives in Queensland, Australia.
“[Cooper] has written (and painted) a unique user’s guide to painting the fleeting beauty of birds, creatures we see every day. . . . The themes and beauty of the work and instruction translate to any place in the world.”—James Prosek, author of Trout: An Illustrated History and Trout of the World
August Art/Nature Paper 978-0-300-17626-1 $42.00sc Also available as an eBook. 128 pp. 10 1⁄4 x 7 7 ⁄8 139 color illus. Not for sale in Australia and New Zealand
Hidden Birds of China Alan Feduccia
Riddle of the Feathered Dragons
Examining and interpreting recent spectacular fossil discoveries in China, paleontologists have arrived at a prevailing view: there is now incontrovertible evidence that birds represent the last living dinosaur. But is this conclusion beyond dispute? In this book, evolutionary biologist Alan Feduccia provides the most comprehensive discussion yet of the avian and associated evidence found in China, then exposes the massive, unfounded speculation that has accompanied these discoveries and been published in the pages of prestigious scientific journals. Advocates of the current orthodoxy on bird origins have ignored contrary data, misinterpreted fossils, and used faulty reasoning, the author argues. He considers why and how the debate has become so polemical and makes a plea to refocus the discussion by “breaking away from methodological straitjackets and viewing the world of origins anew.” Drawing on a lifetime of study, he offers his own current understanding of the origin of birds and avian flight.
ALAN FEDUCCIA is S. k. Heninger Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning The Origin and Evolution of Birds, published by yale University Press. He lives in Chapel Hill, NC.
January Nature/Science Cloth 978-0-300-16435-0 $55.00sc Also available as an eBook. 384 pp. 7 x 10 242 b/w illus. World
“Lucid and entertaining, Alan Feduccia’s Riddle of the Feathered Dragons brings together and summarizes the issues in contention. This book will be a potential anodyne to received dogma.”—Storrs L. olson, Sc.D., Curator Emeritus, Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight Timothy Pachirat
This is an account of industrialized killing from a participant’s point of view. The author, political scientist Timothy Pachirat, was employed undercover for five months in a Great Plains slaughterhouse where 2,500 cattle were killed per day—one every twelve seconds. Working in the cooler as a liver hanger, in the chutes as a cattle driver, and on the kill floor as a food-safety quality-control worker, Pachirat experienced firsthand the realities of the work of killing in modern society. He uses those experiences to explore not only the slaughter industry but also how, as a society, we facilitate violent labor and hide away that which is too repugnant to contemplate. Through his vivid narrative and ethnographic approach, Pachirat brings to life massive, routine killing from the perspective of those who take part in it. He shows how surveillance and sequestration operate within the slaughterhouse and in its interactions with the community at large. He also considers how society is organized to distance and hide uncomfortable realities from view. With much to say about issues ranging from the sociology of violence and modern food production to animal rights and welfare, Every Twelve Seconds is an important and disturbing work.
TIMoTHy PACHIRAT is assistant professor, Department of Politics, the New School University. He lives in Brooklyn, Ny.
November Politics/Economics/Sociology Cloth 978-0-300-15267-8 $30.00sc Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 10 b/w illus. World
Every Twelve Seconds
yAle AgrAriAn stuDies series
Simplifying Principles for a Complex World Alain Berthoz
Translated by Giselle Weiss
In this book a noted physiologist and neuroscientist introduces the concept of simplexity, the set of solutions living organisms find that enable them to deal with information and situations, while taking into account past experiences and anticipating future ones. Such solutions are new ways of addressing problems so that actions may be taken more quickly, more elegantly, and more efficiently. In a sense, the history of living organisms may be summed up by their remarkable ability to find solutions that avoid the world’s complexity by imposing on it their own rules and functions. Evolution has resolved the problem of complexity not by simplifying but by finding solutions whose processes—though they can sometimes be complex—allow us to act in the midst of complexity and of uncertainty. Nature can inspire us by making us realize that simplification is never simple and requires instead that we choose, refuse, connect, and imagine, in order to act in the best possible manner. Such solutions are already being applied in design and engineering and are significant in biology, medicine, economics, and the behavioral sciences.
ALAIN BERTHoz is professor of physiology emeritus at the Collège de France, where he heads the Laboratory of the Physiology of Perception and Action. He lives in Paris.
January Biology/Science Cloth 978-0-300-16934-8 $38.00sc Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 24 b/w illus. 62 Scholarly Titles
An eDitions oDile JAcob book
A Genius for Money
Business, Art and the Morrisons Caroline Dakers
This is the spectacular rags-to-riches story of James Morrison (1789–1857), who began life humbly but through hard work and entrepreneurial brilliance acquired a fortune unequalled in nineteenth-century England. Using the extensive Morrison archive, Caroline Dakers presents the first substantial biography of the richest commoner in England, recounting the details of Morrison’s personal life while also placing him in the victorian age of enterprise that made his success possible. An affectionate husband and father of ten, Morrison made his first fortune in textiles, then a second in international finance. He invested in North American railways, was involved in global trade from Canton to valparaiso, created hundreds of jobs, and relished the challenges of “the science of business.” His success enabled him to acquire land, houses, and works of art on a scale to rival the grandest of aristocrats.
CARoLyN DAkERS is professor of cultural history, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She is the author of The Holland Park Circle: Artists and Victorian Society and Clouds: Biography of a Country House, both published by yale University Press. She lives in London.
January Biography Cloth 978-0-300-11220-7 $40.00sc 352 pp. 6 x 9 60 b/w + color illus.
The Rise and Fall of a Renaissance Prophet Donald Weinstein
Girolamo Savonarola, the fifteenth-century doom-saying friar, embraced the revolution of the Florentine republic and prophesied that it would become the center of a New Age of Christian renewal and world domination. This new biography, the culmination of many decades of study, presents an original interpretation of Savonarola’s prophetic career and a highly nuanced assessment of his vision and motivations. Weinstein sorts out the multiple strands that connect Savonarola to his time and place, following him from his youthful rejection of a world he regarded as corrupt, to his engagement with that world to save it from itself, to his shattering confession—an admission that he had invented his prophesies and faked his visions. Was his confession sincere? A forgery circulated by his inquisitors? or an attempt to escape bone-breaking torture? Weinstein offers a highly innovative analysis of the testimony to provide the first truly satisfying account of Savonarola and his fate as a failed prophet.
DoNALD WEINSTEIN is professor emeritus, University of Arizona. He is the author of several books on Italian history and is a world authority on Savonarola and the Italian Renaissance. He lives in Sonoita, Az.
“Weinstein’s scholarship is impeccable and his brilliant work is both comprehensive and detailed.”—Stefano Dall’Aglio, Fellow at the Medici Archive Project
November Biography Cloth 978-0-300-11193-4 $38.00sc Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World Scholarly Titles 63
The Romans and Their World
A Short Introduction Brian Campbell
This one-volume history of the Roman world begins with the early years of the republic and carries the story nearly a thousand years forward to 476, when Romulus Augustus, the last Western Roman emperor, was deposed. Brian Campbell, respected scholar and teacher, presents a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to Rome, drawing on an array of ancient sources and covering topics of interest to readers with little prior background in Roman history as well as those already familiar with the great civilization. Campbell explores several themes, including the fall of the republic, the impact of colorful and diverse emperors on imperial politics, the administrative structure of empire, and the Roman army and how warfare affected the Roman world. He also surveys cultural and social life, including religion and the rise of Christianity. Generously enhanced with maps and illustrations, this book is a rich and inspiring account of a mighty civilization and the citizens who made it so.
BRIAN CAMPBELL is professor of Roman history, Queen’s University, Belfast. His previous books include The Emperor and the Roman Army and Warfare and Society in Imperial Rome. He lives in Belfast, Uk.
November History/Classics Cloth 978-0-300-11795-0 $35.00sc Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 42 b/w illus., 10 maps, 5 plans
A History of East London John Marriott
From Jewish clothing merchants to Bangladeshi curry houses, ancient docks to the 2012 olympics, the area east of the City has always played a crucial role in London’s history. The East End, as it has been known, was the home to Shakespeare’s first theater and to the early stirrings of a mass labor movement; it has also traditionally been seen as a place of darkness and despair, where Jack the Ripper committed his gruesome murders, and cholera and poverty stalked the victorian streets. In this beautifully illustrated history of this iconic district, John Marriott draws on twenty-five years of research into the subject to present an authoritative and endlessly fascinating account. With the aid of copious maps, archive prints and photographs, and the words of East Londoners from seventeenth-century silk weavers to Cockneys during the Blitz, he explores the relationship between the East End and the rest of London, and challenges many of the myths that surround the area.
JoHN MARRIoTT is professor in history at the Raphael Samuel History Centre, University of East London, and author of The Culture of Labourism: The East End between the Wars (1991) and The Other Empire: Metropolis, India and Progress in the Colonial Imagination (2003).
Beyond the Tower
“Enjoyable, informative and enlightening. . . . John Marriott is an experienced and skillful historian.”—Dr.Stephen Inwood, author of A History of London
October History Cloth 978-0-300-14880-0 $45.00sc Also available as an eBook. 384 pp. 6 x 9 50 b/w illus. World 64 Scholarly Titles
This Seat of Mars
War and the British Isles, 1485–1746 Charles Carlton
Shakespeare was not exaggerating when he defined being a soldier as one of the seven ages of man. over the early modern period, many millions of young men from the four corners of the present United kingdom went to war, often—and most bloodily—against each other. The almost continuous fighting on land and sea for the two and one-half centuries between Bosworth and Culloden decimated lives, but created the British state and forged the nation as the world’s predominant power. In this innovative and moving book, Charles Carlton explores the glorious and terrible impact of war at the national and individual levels. Chapters alternate, providing a robust military and political narrative interlaced with accounts illuminating the personal experience of war, from recruitment to the end of battle in discharge or death. Carlton expertly charts the remarkable military developments over the period, as well as war’s enduring corollaries—camaraderie, courage, fear, and grief—to give a powerful account of the profound effect of war on the British Isles and its peoples.
CHARLES CARLToN is professor emeritus of history at North Carolina State University.
November History/Military History Cloth 978-0-300-13913-6 $40.00sc 336 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 24 b/w illus. + 10 maps
A Scrivener, His City and the Plague keith Wrightson
The plague outbreak of 1636 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne was one of the most devastating in English history. This hugely moving study looks in detail at its impact on the city through the eyes of a man who stayed as others fled: the scrivener Ralph Tailor. As a scrivener Tailor was responsible for many of the wills and inventories of his fellow citizens. By listening to and writing down the final wishes of the dying, the young scrivener often became the principal provider of comfort in people’s last hours. Drawing on the rich records left by Tailor during the course of his work along with many other sources, keith Wrightson vividly reconstructs life in the early modern city during a time of crisis and envisions what such a calamitous decimation of the population must have meant for personal, familial, and social relations.
kEITH WRIGHTSoN is the Townsend Professor of History at yale University and the author of Earthly Necessities: Economic Lives in Early Modern Britain. He lives in Guilford, CT.
Ralph Tailor’s Summer
November History Cloth 978-0-300-17447-2 $40.00sc Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 16 pp. b/w illus.
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The Making of the English Gardener
Plants, Books and Inspiration, 1550–1660 Margaret Willes
In the century between the accession of Elizabeth I and the restoration of Charles II, a horticultural revolution took place in England, making it a leading player in the European horticultural game. Ideas were exchanged across networks of gardeners, botanists, scholars, and courtiers, and the burgeoning vernacular book trade spread this new knowledge still further—reaching even the growing number of gardeners furnishing their more modest plots across the verdant nation and its young colonies in the Americas. Margaret Willes introduces a plethora of garden enthusiasts, from the renowned to the legions of anonymous workers who created and tended the great estates. Packed with illustrations from the herbals, design treatises, and practical manuals that inspired these men—and occasionally women—Willes’s book enthrallingly charts how England’s garden grew.
MARGARET WILLES, the former Publisher for the National Trust, has written and illustrated numerous books. She lives in London.
Also by MArgAret willes: Reading Matters Five Centuries of Discovering Books Paper 978-0-300-16404-6 $22.00sc
August Gardening/History Cloth 978-0-300-16382-7 $45.00sc Also available as an eBook. 336 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 80 b/w +24 pp. color illus. World
An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century Thomas A. kohut
Germans of the generation born just before the outbreak of World War I lived through a tumultuous and dramatic century. This book tells the story of their lives and, in so doing, offers a new history of twentieth-century Germany, as experienced and made by ordinary human beings. on the basis of sixty-two oral-history interviews, this book shows how this generation was shaped psychologically by a series of historically engendered losses over the course of the century. In response, this generation turned to the collective to repair the losses it had suffered, most fatefully to the community of the “volk” during the Third Reich, a racial collective to which this generation was passionately committed and which was at the heart of National Socialism and its popular appeal.
THoMAS A. koHUT is the Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Professor of History at Williams College and author of Wilhelm II and the Germans: A Study in Leadership. He lives in Williamstown, MA.
A German Generation
“An original and illuminating contribution to the thickly congested field of scholarship on Nazism and popular experience in Germany’s twentieth century.”—Geoff Eley, author of A Crooked Line: From Cultural History to the History of Society
January History Cloth 978-0-300-17003-0 $38.00sc Also available as an eBook. 384 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 1 b/w illus. World 66 Scholarly Titles
The Rise of Female kings in Europe, 1300–1800
In this lively and pathbreaking book, William Monter sketches Europe’s increasing acceptance of autonomous female rulers between the late Middle Ages and the French Revolution. Monter surveys the governmental records of Europe’s thirty women monarchs—the famous (Mary Stuart, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great) as well as the obscure (Charlotte of Cyprus, Isabel Clara Eugenia of the Netherlands)—describing how each of them achieved sovereign authority, wielded it, and (more often than men) abandoned it. Monter argues that Europe’s female kings, who ruled by divine right, experienced no significant political opposition despite their gender.
WILLIAM MoNTER is professor emeritus of history, Northwestern University. He lives in Wilmette, IL.
“Informative, provocative, and engaging, Monter’s study of queens who ruled in their own name illuminates their lives and accomplishments and offers readers rich and intriguing fare.”—kathleen Wellman, Southern Methodist University
January History Cloth 978-0-300-17327-7 $38.00sc Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 19 b/w illus. World
W. Mark ormrod
Edward III (1312–1377) was the most successful European ruler of his age. Reigning for over fifty years, he achieved spectacular military triumphs and overcame grave threats to his authority, from parliamentary revolt to the Black Death. Revered by his subjects as a chivalric dynamo, he initiated the Hundred years’ War and gloriously led his men into battle against the Scots and the French. In this illuminating biography, W. Mark ormrod takes a deeper look at Edward to reveal the man beneath the military muscle. What emerges is Edward’s clear sense of his duty to rebuild the prestige of the Crown, and through military gains and shifting diplomacy, to secure a legacy for posterity. New details of the splendor of Edward’s court, lavish national celebrations, and innovative use of imagery establish the king’s instinctive understanding of the bond between ruler and people. With fresh emphasis on how Edward’s rule was affected by his family relationships—including his roles as traumatized son, loving husband, and dutiful father—ormrod gives a valuable new dimension to our understanding of this remarkable warrior king.
W. MARk oRMRoD is a professor in the Department of History, University of york.
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January Biography/History Cloth 978-0-300-11910-7 $45.00sc Also available as an eBook. 644 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 28 b/w illus. World Scholarly Titles 67
The Music Libel Against the Jews
This deeply imaginative and wide-ranging book shows how, since the first centuries of the Christian era, gentiles have associated Jews with noise. Ruth HaCohen focuses her study on a “musical libel”—a variation on the Passion story that recurs in various forms and cultures in which an innocent Christian boy is killed by a Jew in order to silence his “harmonious musicality.” In paying close attention to how and where this libel surfaces, HaCohen covers a wide swath of western cultural history, showing how entrenched aesthetic-theological assumptions have persistently defined European culture and its internal moral and political orientations. Ruth HaCohen combines in her comprehensive analysis the perspectives of musicology, literary criticism, philosophy, psychology, and anthropology, tracing the tensions between Jewish “noise” and idealized Christian “harmony” and their artistic manifestations from the high Middle Ages through Nazi Germany and beyond. She concludes her book with a passionate and moving argument for humanizing contemporary soundspaces.
RUTH HACoHEN is Arthur Rubinstein Chair of Musicology at Hebrew University.
October History/Literary Studies Cloth 978-0-300-16778-8 $55.00tx Also available as an eBook. 512 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 80 b/w + 9 color illus.
Transpacific Encounters with Race, Caste, and Borders, 1885–1928 Andrea Geiger
The Japanese immigrants who arrived in the North American West in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries included individuals with historical ties to Japan’s outcaste communities. In the only English-language book on the subject, Andrea Geiger examines the history of these immigrants in the United States and Canada and their encounters with two separate cultures of exclusion, including the notion of outcaste status. Geiger reveals that the experiences of Japanese immigrants in North America were shaped in part by Japan’s formal status system, mibunsei, decades after it was formally abolished. The immigrants’ understanding of social status as caste-based, however, collided with American and Canadian perceptions of status as primarily race-based. Geiger shows how the lingering influence of Japan’s strict status system affected immigrants’ perceptions and understandings of race in the North American West in the early twentieth century.
ANDREA GEIGER is assistant professor of history at Simon Fraser University. She lives in vancouver, BC.
“Examining the tangled convergence between North American racial prejudice and the Japanese denigration of outcastes, this book is strikingly innovative and intensely thought-provoking. Andrea Geiger’s work sets a model of historical research and analysis practiced as an extraordinary—and courageous—art.”—Patty Limerick, author of The Legacy of Conquest
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November History Cloth 978-0-300-16963-8 $45.00sc Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 18 b/w illus. World 68 Scholarly Titles
The Stalin Cult
A Study in the Alchemy of Power Jan Plamper
Between the late 1920s and the early 1950s, one of the most persuasive personality cults of all times saturated Soviet public space with images of Stalin. A torrent of portraits, posters, statues, films, plays, songs, and poems galvanized the Soviet population and inspired leftist activists around the world. In the first book to examine the cultural products and production methods of the Stalin cult, Jan Plamper reconstructs a hidden history linking artists, party patrons, state functionaries, and ultimately Stalin himself in the alchemical project that transformed a pock-marked Georgian into the embodiment of global communism. Departing from interpretations of the Stalin cult as an outgrowth of Russian mysticism or Stalin’s psychopathology, Plamper establishes the cult’s context within a broader international history of modern personality cults constructed around Napoleon III, Mussolini, Hitler, and Mao. Drawing upon evidence from previously inaccessible Russian archives, Plamper’s lavishly illustrated and accessibly written study will appeal to anyone interested in twentieth-century history, visual studies, the politics of representation, dictator biography, socialist realism, and real socialism.
JAN PLAMPER is Dilthey Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.
January History Cloth 978-0-300-16952-2 $55.00sc Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 7 x 10 62 b/w + 21 color illus.
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Petersburg Fin de Siècle
Mark D. Steinberg
The final decade of the old order in imperial Russia was a time of both crisis and possibility, an uncertain time that inspired an often desperate search for meaning. This book explores how journalists and other writers in St. Petersburg described and interpreted the troubled years between the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917. Mark Steinberg, distinguished historian of Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, examines the work of writers of all kinds, from anonymous journalists to well-known public intellectuals, from secular liberals to religious conservatives. Though diverse in their perspectives, these urban writers were remarkably consistent in the worries they expressed. They grappled with the impact of technological and material progress on the one hand, and with an ever-deepening anxiety and pessimism on the other. Steinberg reveals a new, darker perspective on the history of St. Petersburg on the eve of revolution and presents a fresh view of Russia’s experience of modernity.
MARk STEINBERG is professor of history at the University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign, and editor of the journal Slavic Review. He is the author of The Fall of the Romanovs and Voices of Revolution, 1917, both published by yale University Press, and of Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910–1925.
Also by MArk D. steinberg: The Fall of the Romanovs Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution Paper 978-0-300-07067-5 $32.00tx Voices of Revolution, 1917 Paper 978-0-300-10169-0 $26.00tx
November History Cloth 978-0-300-16504-3 $45.00sc Also available as an eBook. 400 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 7 b/w illlus. World Scholarly Titles 69
The Conversion of Scandinavia
vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe Anders Winroth
In this book a MacArthur Award-winning scholar argues for a radically new interpretation of the conversion of Scandinavia from paganism to Christianity in the early Middle Ages. overturning the received narrative of Europe’s military and religious conquest and colonization of the region, Anders Winroth contends that rather than acting as passive recipients, Scandinavians converted to Christianity because it was in individual chieftains’ political, economic, and cultural interests to do so. Through a painstaking analysis and historical reconstruction of both archeological and literary sources, and drawing on scholarly work that has been unavailable in English, Winroth opens up new avenues for studying European ascendency and the expansion of Christianity in the medieval period.
ANDERS WINRoTH, professor of history at yale, is the author of The Making of Gratian’s Decretum, for which he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2003. He lives in New Haven, CT.
January History Cloth 978-0-300-17026-9 $38.00sc Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 24 b/w illus. World
The Spirit of Mary
Sarah Jane Boss
Said to be “next to Christ, yet closest to us,” the virgin Mary has been and remains a major figure in world religion. Mary, who carried the Word of God in her very body, is a potent symbol for Christians: by conforming their souls to her likeness, they invite Christ to live within them spiritually. As such, Mary’s spirit has pervaded, and partly constituted, the spirit of Christianity itself. Contextualizing a selection of writings that illustrate Mary’s role in the Christian tradition, Sarah Jane Boss—a leading authority on Mary—shows how the Marian cult, doctrines, and devotion have developed over the centuries, from widely differing cultural backgrounds and from both Eastern and Western churches. Together with Boss’s enlightening and incisive introductions to the texts, this book is a colorful and engaging introduction to the meaning of Mary.
SARAH JANE BoSS is director of the Centre for Marian Studies at Roehampton University, where she is senior lecturer in theology and Catholic studies.
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November Religion Paper 978-0-300-16926-3 $15.00 224 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World 70 Scholarly Titles
otaku Culture in a Connected Age Edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke okabe, and Izumi Tsuji
In recent years, otaku culture has emerged as one of Japan’s major cultural exports and as a genuinely transnational phenomenon. This timely volume investigates how this once marginalized popular culture has come to play a major role in Japan’s identity at home and abroad. In the American context, the word otaku is best translated as “geek”—an ardent fan with highly specialized knowledge and interests. But it is associated especially with fans of specific Japan-based cultural genres, including anime, manga, and video games. Most important of all, as this collection shows, is the way otaku culture represents a newly participatory fan culture in which fans not only organize around niche interests but produce and distribute their own media content. In this collection of essays, Japanese and American scholars offer richly detailed descriptions of how this once stigmatized Japanese youth culture created its own alternative markets and cultural products such as fan fiction, comics, costumes, and remixes, becoming a major international force that can challenge the dominance of commercial media. By exploring the rich variety of otaku culture from multiple perspectives, this groundbreaking collection provides fascinating insights into the present and future of cultural production and distribution in the digital age.
MIzUko ITo is Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning, Department of Anthropology and Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine. DAISUkE okABE is lecturer in psychology, Tokyo City University, Japan. IzUMI TSUJI is associate professor of sociology at Chuo University, Japan.
January Cultural Studies Cloth 978-0-300-15864-9 $35.00sc Also available as an eBook. 320 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 55 b/w illus. World
John Wallace and Alexander McGrattan
In the first major book devoted to the trumpet in more than two decades, John Wallace and Alexander McGrattan trace the surprising evolution and colorful performance history of one of the world’s oldest instruments. They chart the introduction of the trumpet and its family into art music, and its rise to prominence as a solo instrument, from the Baroque “golden age,” through the advent of valved brass instruments in the nineteenth century, and the trumpet’s renaissance in the jazz age. The authors offer abundant insights into the trumpet’s repertoire, with detailed analyses of works by Haydn, Handel, and Bach, and fresh material on the importance of jazz and influential jazz trumpeters for the reemergence of the trumpet as a solo instrument in classical music today. Wallace and McGrattan draw on deep research, lifetimes of experience in performing and teaching the trumpet in its various forms, and numerous interviews to illuminate the trumpet’s history, music, and players. Copiously illustrated with photographs, facsimiles, and music examples throughout, The Trumpet will enlighten and fascinate all performers and enthusiasts.
Trumpeter JoHN WALLACE is principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow. ALEXANDER McGRATTAN is a freelance trumpeter who teaches natural trumpet and music history at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
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January Music Cloth 978-0-300-11230-6 $40.00sc Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄4 45 b/w illus. + musical examples throughout
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Democracy, Expertise, and Academic Freedom
A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State Robert C. Post
A leading American legal scholar offers a surprising account of the incompleteness of prevailing theories of freedom of speech. Robert C. Post shows that the familiar understanding of the First Amendment, which stresses the “marketplace of ideas” and which holds that “everyone is entitled to an opinion,” is inadequate to create and preserve the expert knowledge that is necessary for a modern democracy to thrive. For a modern society reliably to answer such questions as whether nicotine causes cancer, the free and open exchange of ideas must be complemented by standards of scientific competence and practice that are both hierarchical and judgmental. Post develops a theory of First Amendment rights that seeks to explain both the need for the free formation of public opinion and the need for the distribution and creation of expertise. Along the way he offers a new and useful account of constitutional doctrines of academic freedom. These doctrines depend both upon free expression and the necessity of the kinds of professional judgment that universities exercise when they grant or deny tenure, or that professional journals exercise when they accept or reject submissions.
RoBERT C. PoST is Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law and Dean of the yale Law School.
January Law Cloth 978-0-300-14863-3 $30.00sc Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World
A Legal Guide for Presidents and Their Enemies Brian C. kalt
The United States Constitution contains some potentially fatal weaknesses surrounding presidential selection, replacement, or punishment that could lead to constitutional controversies. In this compelling and fascinating book, Brian C. kalt envisions six such controversies, ranging from the criminal prosecution of a sitting president, to a two-term president’s attempt to stay in power, to the ousting of an allegedly disabled president. None of these things have ever occurred—but in recent years, many of them almost have. The events kalt describes are all situations where matters of constitutional interpretation would carry enormous political consequences. Because such events would put so much stress on our structure of government, we need to strive toward clear neutral rules that would resolve these situations smoothly and peacefully, rather than through a might-makes-right process.
BRIAN C. kALT is professor of law at Michigan State University.
“Brian kalt has written a truly marvelous book on what appear to be constitutional esoterica that could, under foreseeable albeit unlikely circumstances, pose genuine problems for the American constitutional and political order.”—Sanford Levinson, University of Texas Law School
January Law Cloth 978-0-300-12351-7 $45.00sc Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World 72 Scholarly Titles
The Last European Dictatorship Andrew Wilson
This book is the first in English to explore both Belarus’s complicated road to nationhood and to examine in detail its politics and economics since 1991, the nation’s first year of true independence. Andrew Wilson focuses particular attention on Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s surprising longevity as president, despite human rights abuses and involvement in yet another rigged election in December 2010. Wilson looks at Belarusian history as a series of false starts in the medieval and pre-modern periods, and at the many rival versions of Belarusian identity, culminating with the Soviet Belarusian project and the establishment of Belarus’s current borders during World War II. He also addresses Belarus’s on-off relationship with Russia, its simultaneous attempts to play a game of balance in the no-man’s-land between Russia and the West, and how, paradoxically, Belarus is at last becoming a true nation under the rule of Europe’s “last dictator.”
ANDREW WILSoN is reader in Ukrainian studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He is the author of The Ukrainians, Virtual Politics, and Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, all published by yale University Press.
Also by AnDrew wilson: The Ukrainians Unexpected Nation; Second Edition Paper 978-0-300-09309-4 $19.00sc Ukraine’s Orange Revolution Cloth 978-0-300-11290-0 $32.00sc
November History/Current Events Cloth 978-0-300-13435-3 $35.00sc Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 16 b/w illus. World
The End of Race?
obama, 2008, and Racial Politics in America Donald R. kinder and Allison Dale-Riddle
How did race affect the election that gave America its first African American president? This book offers some fascinating, and perhaps controversial, findings. Donald R. kinder and Allison Dale-Riddle assert that racism was in fact an important factor in 2008, and that if not for racism, Barack obama would have won in a landslide. on the way to this conclusion, they make several other important arguments. In an analysis of the nomination battle between obama and Hillary Clinton, they show why racial identity matters more in electoral politics than gender identity. Comparing the 2008 election with that of 1960, they find that religion played much the same role in the earlier campaign that race played in ’08. And they argue that racial resentment—a modern form of racism that has superseded the old-fashioned biological variety—is a potent political force.
DoNALD R. kINDER is Philip E. Converse Collegiate Professor of Political Science, professor of psychology, and research professor in the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan. ALLISoN DALE-RIDDLE is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Michigan.
“The End of Race is an example of distinguished social science research. It is an essential read for scholars, and anybody who cares about the contemporary state of American race relations.”—John Mark Hansen, University of Chicago, coauthor of Mobilization, Participation, and Democracy in America
January Politics/Current Events Paper 978-0-300-17519-6 $30.00sc 256 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 32 b/w illus. World Scholarly Titles 73
The Political Ideas of Thorstein veblen
Sidney Plotkin and Rick Tilman
Thorstein veblen is best known for his authorship of The Theory of the Leisure Class and The Theory of Business Enterprise, which made him a celebrated figure in the fields of economics and sociology at the turn of the twentieth century. In this book, Sidney Plotkin and Rick Tilman argue that in addition to his well-known work in these fields veblen also made important—and until now overlooked—statements about politics. While veblen’s writings seldom mention politics, they are saturated with political ideas: about the relationship among war, executive power, and democracy; about the similarities between modern executive positions and monarchy; about the political influence of corporate power; about the symbolism of politics; and about many other issues. By demonstrating the deep relevance of veblen’s writings to today’s political troubles, The Political Ideas of Thorstein Veblen offers an important reconsideration of a major American thinker.
SIDNEy PLoTkIN is professor of political science at vassar College. RICk TILMAN is professor emeritus of public administration at the University of Nevada, Las vegas. Each has served as president of the International Thorstein veblen Association.
“A rich synthesis of veblen’s neglected views on power, predation, war, savagery, ostensible democracy, and the instinct of workmanship, in a terrific intellectual history for the higher barbarism of our time.”—James k. Galbraith, author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too
December Political Science Paper 978-0-300-15999-8 $30.00sc Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
Losing Small Wars
British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan Frank Ledwidge
Partly on the strength of their apparent success in insurgencies such as Malaya and Northern Ireland, the British armed forces have long been perceived as world class, if not world beating. However, their recent performance in Iraq and Afghanistan is widely seen as—at best—disappointing; under British control Basra degenerated into a lawless city riven with internecine violence, while tactical mistakes and strategic incompetence in Helmand Province resulted in heavy civilian and military casualties and a climate of violence and insecurity. In both cases the British were eventually and humiliatingly bailed out by the US army. In this thoughtful and compellingly readable book, Frank Ledwidge examines the British involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking how and why it went so wrong. With the aid of copious research, interviews with senior officers, and his own personal experiences, he looks in detail at the failures of strategic thinking and culture that led to defeat in Britain’s latest “small wars.” This is an eye-opening analysis of the causes of military failure, and its enormous costs.
FRANk LEDWIDGE served in Bosnia, kosovo, and Iraq as a military intelligence officer and in Afghanistan as a civilian justice advisor. He is currently a lecturer for kings College, London, at the RAF College, Cranwell.
“A superb and very interesting book.”—Professor Anthony king, University of Exeter
September Military Studies/Current Events Cloth 978-0-300-16671-2 $38.00sc 304 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World 74 Scholarly Titles
The Hour of Europe
Western Powers and the Breakup of yugoslavia Josip Glaurdic ´
By looking through the prism of the West’s involvement in the breakup of yugoslavia, this book presents a new examination of the end of the Cold War in Europe. Incorporating declassified documents from the CIA, the administration of George H.W. Bush, and the British Foreign office; evidence generated by The Hague Tribunal; and more than forty personal interviews with former diplomats and policy makers, Glaurdic exposes how ´ the realist policies of the Western powers failed to prop up yugoslavia’s continuing existence as intended, and instead encouraged the yugoslav Army and the Serbian regime of Slobodan Miloševic to pursue violent means. ´ The book also sheds light on the dramatic clash of opinions within the Western alliance regarding how to respond to the crisis. Glaurdic traces the ´ origins of this clash in the Western powers’ different preferences regarding the roles of Germany, Eastern Europe, and foreign and security policy in the future of European integration. With subtlety and acute insight, The Hour of Europe provides a fresh understanding of events that continue to influence the shape of the post–Cold War Balkans and the whole of Europe.
´ć JoSIP GLAURDIC received his Ph.D. from yale and is junior research fellow at Clare College, University of Cambridge. He divides his time between Cambridge, Uk, and Münster, Germany.
December History/Current Events Cloth 978-0-300-16629-3 $55.00sc Also available as an eBook. 416 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 4 b/w illus. World
“The Hour of Europe is a splendid book which makes a major contribution to the scholarship about the yugoslav breakup and the Western response, and shatters persistent illusions about those subjects . . . Glaurdic’s ´ book is a masterpiece.”—Sabrina P. Ramet, Professor of Political Science, The Norwegian University of Science & Technology; author of The Three Yugoslavias
The Peacekeeping Economy
Using Economic Relationships to Build a More Peaceful, Prosperous, and Secure World Lloyd J. Dumas
The idea that military strength is virtually synonymous with security is deeply entrenched and widely held. But while the threat or use of military force may sometimes be necessary, it cannot keep us as safe as we would be by building relationships that replace hostility with a sense of mutual purpose and mutual gain. Economic relationships, says Lloyd J. Dumas, can offer a far more effective, and far less costly, means of maintaining security. After defining the right kind of economic relationship—one that is balanced and nonexploitative, emphasizes development, and minimizes environmental damage—Dumas then addresses some practical concerns in establishing and maintaining these relationships. He also considers the practical problems of the transition from military-based security arrangements to “economic peacekeeping,” and the effects of demilitarized security on economic development and prosperity.
LLoyD J. DUMAS is Professor of Political Economy, Economics and Public Policy at the University of Texas, Dallas. He lives in Carrollton, TX.
September Economics/International Affairs Cloth 978-0-300-16634-7 $45.00sc Also available as an eBook. 432 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World Scholarly Titles 75
Student Book 1 May Language Paper 978-0-300-16162-5 $94.99tx 336 pp. 180 color + b/w illus. 8 1⁄2 x 10 7⁄8 World Student Book 2 November Language Paper 978-0-300-16163-2 $94.99tx 384 pp. 180 color + b/w illus. 8 1⁄2 x 10 7⁄8 World Annotated Instructor’s Edition 1 May Language Paper 978-0-300-16166-3 336 pp. 180 color + b/w illus. 8 1⁄2 x 10 7⁄8 World Annotated Instructor’s Edition 2 November Language Paper 978-0-300-16167-0 384 pp. 180 color + b/w illus. 8 ½ x 10 7⁄8 World Character Writing Workbook 1 June Language Paper 978-0-300-16170-0 $29.99tx 256 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 World Character Writing Workbook 2 November Language Paper 978-0-300-16171-7 $29.99tx 256 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 World Screenplay 1 May Language Paper 978-0-300-16605-7 160 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 World
“By focusing in the first lessons on basic survival pronunciation, Encounters gives students more confidence to learn Chinese. A wonderful textbook! And the video series provides an authentic and high-quality environment in which to learn Chinese.” —Bei Chen, University of North Texas “It’s easy for students to understand, comprehend, and to pick up the language. you pick up the subtleties and authenticity of the language. Students are inspired by seeing the video and seeing Americans speak Chinese. I have seen an improvement in my students’ character reading and listening skills after using Encounters.”—Litan Rath, Westinghouse College Prep High School “I wouldn’t use use anything else. I love it. It’s hard for American students to learn in the traditional Chinese way. Encounters is more fluid and does not promote rote memorization.”—Jennifer Portillo, The Denver Center for International Studies “Encounters shows my students how Chinese is used in real life context. The cultural segments are great because they let students see different points of view in Chinese.”—Jean kumura, Milken Community High School “It’s a modern up-to-date, interactive, interesting, fun way to learn Chinese. I highly recommend Encounters.”—Li Mann, Fresno City College
Screenplay 2 November Language Paper 978-0-300-17598-1 $29.99tx 160 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 World DVD Lab Pack 1 DVD 978-0-300-17565-3 World
DVD Lab Pack 2 DVD 978-0-300-17599-8 $599.99tx World Website www.EncountersChinese.com
Books for classroom use
Chinese Language and Culture Cynthia y. Ning and John S. Montanaro
Welcome to Encounters, a groundbreaking Chinese language program that features a dramatic series filmed entirely in China. The program’s highly communicative approach immerses learners in the Chinese language and culture through video episodes that directly correspond to units in the textbook. By combining a compelling story line with a wealth of educational materials, Encounters weaves a tapestry of Chinese language and culture rich in teaching and learning opportunities. Encounters follows a carefully structured and cumulative approach. Students progress from listening and speaking to the more difficult skills of reading and writing Chinese characters, building grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills along the way. The Encounters program includes: · Two Full-color Student Books for introductory Chinese study · Annotated Instructor’s Editions with answer keys and suggested class activities · Two Character Writing Workbooks linked directly to the Student Book · Ten hours of video materials, comprising dramatic episodes, cultural segments, and animations, all integrated with the Student Books · A total of 200 minutes of audio material, linked to the Student Books, for listening and speaking practice · A website, www.encounterschinese.com, providing a year’s free access to all audiovisual material of the program upon adoption
CyNTHIA y. NING is associate director of the Center for Chinese Studies and U.S. director of the Confucius Institute of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where she has taught courses in Chinese language and film for more than 25 years. She is the former president and executive director of the Chinese Language Teachers Association. JoHN S. MoNTANARo recently retired as Senior Lecturer in Chinese at yale University, where he taught for more than 30 years.
Books for classroom use
Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America
George C. Edwards III
Thoroughly revised and updated, with an extensive analysis of the 2008 election, this book remains the best analysis of the Electoral College for both students and general readers. “The best book available on the electoral college. Edwards provides both an excellent review of the workings of the electoral college and an incisive analysis of the failings of the institution.”—Marty Wattenberg, University of California, Irvine “A wonderfully accessible discussion of every aspect of the system by which presidents are elected. . . . Edwards’s book will be of interest to scholars and instructors focusing on the presidency . . . as well as campaigns and elections.”—David A. Dulio, Historian
September Current Events/Political Science Paper 978-0-300-16649-1 $22.00sc 272 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 1 b/w illus. World
GEoRGE C. EDWARDS III is Distinguished Professor and George and Julia Blucher Jordan Chair, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University. He is also the editor of Presidential Studies Quarterly.
The Meek one: A Fantastic Story
An Annotated Russian Reader Edited by Julia Titus Illustrations by kristen Robinson
JULIA TITUS is senior lector in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at yale University.
This fully annotated paperback learner’s edition of Dostoevsky’s short story The Meek One is intended for intermediate and advanced Russian students. In addition to the Russian text, the book includes an introduction discussing the story’s historical context, literary significance, and critical response; an extensive glossary and a learner’s dictionary; discussion questions; and vocabulary quizzes, exercises, and self-tests. All of these components will also be available online, accompanied by a complete soundtrack.
January Literature Paper 978-0-300-16232-5 $20.00tx 192 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 6 b/w illus. World
Tu sais quoi?!
Annabelle Dolidon and Norma López-Burton
Tu sais quoi?! is a main text for conversational French courses, and it could also be used as a supplement to a second- or third-year French grammar review text. It is a function-based text that helps students practice French for application in real life. It includes current idiomatic expressions and slang, which are not found in most textbooks. It is primarily intended to prepare students to function linguistically and culturally in French-speaking countries where they will study abroad, visit, or work. The book will be accompanied by a Web site with grammar and culture links and audio and video files.
Cours de conversation en français
ANNABELLE DoLIDoN is assistant professor of French at Portland State University. NoRMA LóPEz-BURToN is lecturer at the University of California, Davis.
January Language Paper 978-0-300-16624-8 $80.00tx 320 pp. 8 x 10 93 b/w + 91 color illus. 78 Books for classroom use
Listen. Write. Present.
The Elements for Communicating Science and Technology Stephanie Roberson Barnard and Deborah St James
Even the best ideas have little value if they are not explained clearly, concisely, and convincingly to others. Scientists, engineers, health care professionals, and technology specialists become leaders in their fields not just by way of discovery, but by communication. In this essential book, two seasoned communication consultants offer specific, focused advice to help professionals develop, improve, and polish their interpersonal communication, writing, and presentation skills. The authors explain exactly how to manage multiple projects and interactions, collaborate with colleagues and others, gain support for ideas through presentations and proposals, and much more.
STEPHANIE RoBERSoN BARNARD is a communication consultant, Business Image Consulting. She lives in Wilson, NC. DEBoRAH ST JAMES is deputy director, Publications and Scientific Communications, Talecris Center for Science and Education. She lives in Raleigh, NC. The authors have extensive experience in training biomedical, scientific, pharmaceutical, and technology professionals to communicate effectively. They are co-authors of Writing, Speaking, & Communication Skills for Health Professionals, published by yale University Press.
Also by stePhAnie roberson bArnArD AnD DeborAh st JAMes: Writing, Speaking, and Communication Skills for Health Professionals Paper 978-0-300-08862-5 $22.00 Also available as an eBook.
January Reference Paper 978-0-300-17627-8 $22.00tx 192 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World
An Introduction Edited by Barry Rubin
This comprehensive book provides a well-rounded introduction to Israel—a definitive account of the nation’s past, its often controversial present, and much more. Edited by a leading historian of the Middle East, Israel is organized around six major themes: land and people, history, society, politics, economics, and culture. The only available volume to offer such a complete account, this book is written for general readers and students who may have little background knowledge of this nation or its rich culture. The contributors to the book, all scholars with extensive firsthand knowledge of Israel, offer accessible, clearly explained material, enhanced with a generous selection of images, maps, charts, tables, graphs, and sidebars. This book provides readers with a solid foundation of knowledge about Israel and provides useful reference lists by topic for those inspired to read further.
BARRy RUBIN is professor and director of the Global Research in International Affairs Center at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel. He is also editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs and author of numerous books on the Middle East.
January History/Current Events Paper 978-0-300-16230-1 $30.00tx Also available as an eBook. 320 pp. 7 x 10 86 b/w illus. World Books for classroom use 79
Andrew keller and Stephanie Russell
Learn to Read Greek is a text and workbook for students beginning the study of Ancient Greek. It is the companion volume to the authors’ Learn to Read Latin, published in 2004. Like its Latin predecessor, it has a grammarbased approach and is intended for students who have a serious interest in learning the language. The text and workbook include carefully chosen vocabularies and extensive vocabulary notes; clear and complete presentations of all necessary morphology and syntax; large numbers of drills and drill sentences; and abundant unabridged sample passages from a variety of Greek authors and texts.
ANDREW kELLER and STEPHANIE RUSSELL both teach classics at the Collegiate School in New york City.
Textbook, Part 1 June Language Paper 978-0-300-11589-5 $45.00tx 384 pp. Workbook, Part 1 December Language Paper 978-0-300-11591-8 $32.00tx 608 pp.
Learn to Read Greek
Textbook/Workbook Set, Part 1 December Language Paper 978-0-300-16771-9 $77.00tx World Textbook, Part 2 December Language Paper 978-0-300-11590-1 $45.00tx 640 pp. Workbook, Part 2 December Language Paper 978-0-300-11592-5 $32.00tx 704 pp. World World
Textbook/Workbook Set, Part 2 December Language Paper 978-0-300-16772-6 $77.00tx World
Fundamentos teóricos y practicos de historia de la lengua española
Eva Núñez Méndez
This is a comprehensive language text about the evolution of Spanish, from its Latin roots to modern Spanish, that is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. It provides an overview of the birth, formation, and development of the Spanish language in a clear and systematic way and includes exercises and illustrative texts. It is user-friendly for instructors, as it provides all the necessary elements (history, exercises, and primary sources) for use as a main text—no supplements are needed.
EvA NÚÑEz MÉNDEz is associate professor at Portland State University in oregon.
January Language Paper 978-0-300-17098-6 $65.00tx 384 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 26 b/w illus. World
kunterbunt und kurz geschrieben
An Interactive German Reader for the Intermediate German Classroom
Kunterbunt und kurz geschrieben is an intermediate-level German reader that can be used as either the main text in a conversation course or a supplementary text in an intermediate grammar review course. James Pfrehm’s innovative approach includes text and audio podcasts of German short stories that are distinctly different from canonical texts studied in upper-level courses. Some of the features of the book include topical, engaging, and often humorous modern short stories; a grammar activity in each chapter; and video podcasts of short stories created by Pfrehm.
JAMES PFREHM is assistant professor of German at Ithaca College.
January Language Paper 978-0-300-16602-6 $30.00tx Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 18 b/w illus. World 80 Books for classroom use
The Problem of Slavery as History
A Global Approach
Joseph C. Miller
Why did slavery—an accepted evil for thousands of years—suddenly become regarded during the eighteenth century as an abomination so compelling that Western governments took up the cause of abolition in ways that transformed the modern world? Joseph C. Miller turns this classic question on its head by rethinking the very nature of slavery, arguing that it must be viewed generally as a process rather than as an institution. Tracing the global history of slaving over thousands of years, Miller reveals the shortcomings of Western narratives that define slavery by the same structures and power relations regardless of places and times, concluding instead that slaving is a process which can be understood fully only as imbedded in changing circumstances.
November History Paper 978-0-300-11315-0 $30.00tx Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
“Breathtaking in its erudition, The Problem of Slavery as History speaks forcefully to the canon of slavery scholarship.”—James Brewer Stewart, Macalester College
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JoSEPH C. MILLER is T. Cary Johnson Jr. Professor in the Department of History at the University of virginia and a pre-eminent historian of world slavery. He lives in Charlottesville, vA.
“I Am Not Master of Events”
The Speculation of John Law and Lord Londonderry in the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles Two of the greatest financial fiascos of all time took place at the same time and were instigated by two acquaintances: the Mississippi Bubble, on which John Law at first made a vast fortune and gained sway over French finances; and the South Sea Bubble, launched by Law and Thomas Pitt, Jr., Lord Londonderry, his main partner in England. This book tells the story of these two financial schemes from the letters and accounts of two leading personalities. Larry Neal, a distinguished economic historian, highlights the rationality of each person and also finds that the primitive exchanges of the day, though informal and completely unregulated, actually performed reasonably well.
January History/Economics Cloth 978-0-300-15316-3 $50.00tx Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 10 b/w illus. World
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LARRy NEAL is emeritus professor of economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and visiting professor at the London School of Economics.
Propaganda State in Crisis
Soviet Ideology, Indoctrination, and Terror under Stalin, 1927–1941
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The USSR is often regarded as the world’s first propaganda state. Particularly under Stalin, politically charged rhetoric and imagery dominated the press, the schools, and the cultural forums from literature and cinema to the fine arts. yet party propagandists were repeatedly frustrated in their efforts to promote a coherent sense of “Soviet” identity during the interwar years. This book investigates this failure to mobilize society along communist lines by probing the secrets of the party’s ideological establishment and indoctrinational system. An exposé of systemic failure within Stalin’s ideological establishment, Propaganda State in Crisis ultimately rewrites the history of Soviet indoctrination and mass mobilization between 1927 and 1941.
January History Paper 978-0-300-15537-2 $55.00tx Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 24 b/w illus. Not for sale in the Russian Federation
DAvID BRANDENBERGER is associate professor of history at the University of Richmond, virginia.
Configuring the Networked Self
Julie E. Cohen
Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice
The legal and technical rules governing flows of information are out of balance, argues Julie E. Cohen in this original analysis of information law and policy. Flows of cultural and technical information are overly restricted, while flows of personal information often are not restricted at all. The author investigates the institutional forces shaping the emerging information society and the contradictions between those forces and the ways that people use information and information technologies in their everyday lives. She then proposes legal principles to ensure that people have ample room for cultural and material participation as well as greater control over the boundary conditions that govern flows of information to, from, and about them.
January Law Paper 978-0-300-12543-6 $55.00tx Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
JULIE E. CoHEN teaches and writes about intellectual property law and privacy law, with particular focus on copyright and on the intersection of copyright and privacy rights in the networked information society. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
Abandoned to ourselves
Peter Alexander Meyers
Being an Essay on the Emergence and Implications of Sociology in the Writings of Mr. Jean-Jacques Rousseau...
This extraordinary work shows how the centerpiece of the Enlightenment— society as the symbol of collective human life and as the fundamental domain of human practice—was primarily composed and animated by its most ambivalent figure: Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Abandoned to Ourselves traces the emergence and moral significance of dependence itself within Rousseau’s encounters with a variety of discourses of order, including theology, natural philosophy, and music. As Abandoned to Ourselves weaves together historical acuity with theoretical insight, readers will find here elements for a reconstructed sociology inclusive of things and persons and, as a consequence, a new foundation for contemporary political theory.
January Politics/Philosophy Cloth 978-0-300-17205-8 $60.00tx Also available as an eBook. 512 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 7 b/w illus. World
“The most impressive study of Rousseau’s social and political system...an absolutely remarkable work that should become essential reading.”—Marie-Hélène Huet, author of Monstrous Imagination
PETER ALEXANDER MEyERS is professor of American studies at the Université Paris III—Sorbonne Nouvelle, and a recurring visitor in the departments of Politics, Philosophy, History, and Sociology at Princeton University.
Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development
Transforming the Industrial State
Nicholas A. Ashford and Ralph P. Hall
In this book Nicholas A. Ashford and Ralph P. Hall offer a unified, transdisciplinary approach for achieving sustainable development in industrialized nations. They present an insightful analysis of the ways in which industrial states are currently unsustainable and how economic and social welfare are related to the environment, to public health and safety, and to earning capacity and meaningful and rewarding employment. The authors argue for the design of multipurpose solutions to the sustainability challenge that integrate economics, employment, technology, environment, industrial development, national and international law, trade, finance, and public and worker health and safety.
September Economics Cloth 978-0-300-16972-0 $90.00tx Also available as an eBook. 736 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 65 b/w illus. World 82 Academic Titles
NICHoLAS A. ASHFoRD is a professor of technology and policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the director of the MIT Technology and Law Program, and a faculty associate in the School of Engineering, the Sloan School of Management, and the Urban Studies Department. RALPH P. HALL is an assistant professor in the School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at virginia Tech.
John D. Inazu
The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly
JoHN D. INAzU is associate professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis.
This original and provocative book looks at an important constitutional freedom that today is largely forgotten: the right of assembly. While this right lay at the heart of some of the most important social movements in American history—abolitionism, women’s suffrage, the labor and civil rights movements—courts now prefer to speak about the freedoms of association and speech. But the right of “expressive association” undermines protections for groups whose purposes are demonstrable not by speech or expression but through ways of being. John D. Inazu demonstrates that the forgetting of assembly and the embrace of association lose sight of important dimensions of our constitutional tradition.
January Philosophy/Law Cloth 978-0-300-17315-4 $55.00tx Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
Three Thousand years of Hebrew verse
Encounters of Sound and Meaning
This unprecedented book on comparative prosody explores the history of Hebrew verse during three millennia of changing cultural and linguistic contexts. Benjamin Harshav offers an innovative approach to the free rhythms of biblical poetry and prose, examines the brilliant invention of rhyme by the Paitan—the earliest rhyme in the Mediterranean world—and the discovery of accentual-syllabic meters, which have since dominated English, German, Russian, and Hebrew poetry for centuries, in a yiddish romance written in 1508. The book explores the constraints and kinds of modern free rhythms as exemplified in yiddish poetry.
BENJAMIN HARSHAv is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and J. & H. Blaustein Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, yale University, and Professor Emeritus of Literary Theory, Tel Aviv University. He lives in North Haven, CT.
January Poetry Studies/Jewish Studies Cloth 978-0-300-14487-1 $75.00tx Also available as an eBook. 320 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
The Perilous Life of Symphony orchestras
Artistic Triumphs and Economic Challenges
Robert J. Flanagan
This book analyzes the economic challenges facing symphony orchestras and contrasts the experience of orchestras in the United States (where there is little direct government support) and abroad (where governments typically provide large direct subsidies). Robert J. Flanagan explains the tension between artistic excellence and financial jeopardy that confronts most symphony orchestras. He analyzes three complementary strategies for addressing orchestras’ economic challenges—raising performance revenues, slowing the growth of performance expenses, and increasing nonperformance income—and demonstrates that none of the three strategies alone is likely to provide economic security for orchestras.
January Economics/Music/Performing Arts Cloth 978-0-300-17193-8 $50.00tx Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 14 b/w illus. World
RoBERT J. FLANAGAN is the konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Labor Economics and Policy Analysis, Emeritus, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He lives in California.
The Elizabethan Club of yale University and Its Library
Introduction by Alan Bell The Elizabethan Club of Yale University and Its Library was first published in 1986 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Elizabethan Club. This second, greatly enlarged edition is being published in celebration of the Club’s centenary. This edition includes full descriptions of the rare books in the Elizabethan Club’s collection, including the nearly sixty new acquisitions of the past quarter century, and for the first time a listing of manuscripts and objects. Full-color photographs by Richard Cheek elegantly display the Club’s rooms and garden, and nearly all its rare books, manuscripts, and objects are beautifully presented in full-color reproductions.
November History Cloth 978-0-300-17185-3 $75.00tx 368 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 12 125 color illus. World
STEPHEN PARkS is Curator (retired) of the osborn Collection at the Beinecke Library and Librarian and Chairman of the Incorporators of the Elizabethan Club.
The Papers of Benjamin Franklin
Ellen R. Cohn, Editor
volume 40: May 16 through September 15, 1783 Jonathan R. Dull, Senior Associate Editor kate M. ohno, Associate Editor Alicia k. Anderson, Adrina M. Garbooshian, Michael Sletcher, and Philipp ziesche, Assistant Editors Alysia M. Cain, Editorial Assistant volume 40 of The Papers of Benjamin Franklin covers the final phase of peace negotiations that resulted in the signing of the definitive peace treaty on 3 September 1783 in the War of American Independence with Great Britain. Apart from that central diplomatic story, involving fellow peace commissioners John Adams, John Jay, and Henry Laurens, Franklin was involved in a great number of other important activities—political, literary, and scientific. He wrote a satire on American Loyalists, discussed the slave trade with a British abolitionist, and published a French edition of the thirteen American state constitutions.
December Reference Cloth 978-0-300-16546-3 784 pp. 5 3⁄4 x 8 5⁄8 8 b/w illus. World $100.00tx
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yale French Studies, volume 120
Alain Mabanckou and Dominic Thomas, Special Editors
Francophone Sub-Saharan African Literature in Global Contexts
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The parameters of Francophone sub-Saharan African literature expanded dramatically during recent years. Twentieth-century African writing was for the most part organized according to the shifting cultural, political, and social circumstances that informed colonial and postcolonial relations. But new transnational constituencies have emerged from immigrant and diasporic networks, and various transnational/transcolonial alignments now offer alternative ways of thinking about Francophone sub-Saharan African literature.
January Language/Literary Studies Paper 978-0-300-11826-1 $30.00tx 248 pp. 6 x 9 World 84 Academic Titles
The Battle for the New Global Currency David Marsh
This book takes a look at the tumultuous history of the Euro, its status in global economics and politics, and the pressures that present enormous challenges for the Euro’s future. This new edition has been fully updated to cover the dramatic events of 2010–2011, including Ireland’s and Greece’s debt crises and the continuing tension between France and Germany over the future of the Euro.
“Gripping. . . . An indispensable guide to monetary union.”—Economist “An amazingly detailed and thoroughly readable account of the long march to the Euro. This is the stuff of a political thriller: the deal-making behind a currency constructed not just as a financial instrument but also as a way of overcoming centuries of conflict. Anyone interested in European politics and economics, as well as Europe’s place in the wider world, would enjoy it.”—George Soros
DAvID MARSH is chairman of SCCo International and co-chariman of official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. He is a frequent contributor to German and British publications, and he lectures widely on political, economic, and business issues. He lives in London.
“A compelling political story. . . . [Marsh has] an eye for captivating details.”—Ralph Atkins, Financial Times
August Economics/Globalization Paper 978-0-300-17674-2 $20.00sc Paper 978-0-300-16400-8 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 22 b/w illus. World
Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name Timothy Garton Ash
This collection of essays by one of Europe’s leading political writers offers dazzling insights into today’s world and America’s troubled place in it. “His powers of observation and analysis and his sense of history in the making, combined with a generous humor and a knack for epigrams and zingers, make his essays both a pleasure and a revelation to read. Taken together they are a magisterial comment on a decade of rising non-Western powers, global warming, the crisis of capitalism, apparent US decline, and the somnambulism of Europe.”—Brian Urquhart, New York Review of Books “The book is invaluable because of its author’s good sense and foresight. . . . This book does something more worthwhile: it evokes a time just past—provoking questions where answers do not yet exist.”—Daniel Domby, Financial Times
TIMoTHy GARToN ASH is professor of European studies at oxford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of eight previous books, including The Magic Lantern, History of the Present, and The File, and is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.
Facts Are Subversive
“A gifted and knowledgeable writer. . . . His aim is to . . . address some of the defining issues of the era in which we live, and yet show how difficult it is, ultimately, to define this decade.”—John Gray, New Statesman
August History/Political Science Paper 978-0-300-17755-8 $20.00 Cloth 978-0-300-16117-5 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 464 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 1 b/w illus. For sale in U.S. and Canada only Paperback Reprints—General Interest 85
A Brief History Bernd Brunner
An entertaining, often surprising cultural examination of Earth’s moon, through history, science, and literature, from ancient times to the present. “A nimble, fast-moving survey of the silvery moon’s impact upon us and our world. Brunner looks at the moon’s influence upon tides, of course, and also its place in early psychology, the occult, popular culture and as a necessary first step on humanity’s journey to Mars.”—Nick owchar, Los Angeles Times “Astronomers, geologists, rocketeers and space jockeys all have a practical interest in the Moon, but earthbound mortals look up and project all their fears and fantasies on to its pale surface. . . . We know perfectly well that the Moon is a cold, rocky, lifeless little satellite, but where’s the romance in that? Brunner shows how it has shone silver though our dreams and destinies. It is the inspiration for myths and marvels.”—kate Saunders, The Times (London)
BERND BRUNNER is a freelance writer. He is the author of other successful works intersecting history, science, and literature, including Bears and The Ocean at Home.
“Brunner ably dispatches recent science . . . and takes us on a lively tour of lunar folklore and speculative fiction.”—The New Yorker
September Science/Natural History Paper 978-0-300-17769-5 $15.00 Cloth 978-0-300-15212-8 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 304 pp. 4 3⁄4 x 8 93 b/w illus. World
From Aristotle to Brain Science Sissela Bok
From the acclaimed author of Lying, a brilliant exploration of happiness set in the context of the world’s great philosophers, leaders, writers, and artists.
“Confronted by a welter of conflicting definitions, eighteenth-century poet Alexander Pope despaired of establishing a meaning for happiness. Less easily discouraged, Bok acknowledges the contradictions in the diversity of perspectives, yet she converts these contradictions into openings for deeper inquiry.”—Booklist, starred review “Sissela Bok makes sense of happiness for adults: what sort of happiness we can seek, and what lies beyond our grasp. The book illuminates ‘the pursuit of happiness’ in modern economics, psychiatry, and philosophy, but she addresses, in the end, any intelligent reader. Sissela Bok writes so clearly and directly that the reader is often caught up short, suddenly realizing that her arguments are always provocations to think more deeply. This is a wise book.”—Richard Sennett
SISSELA Bok is Senior visiting Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and a moral philosopher of international renown. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“It is hard to imagine how anyone else, in fewer than 200 pages of text, could better encompass so much Western thinking about a question so important to the way we live.”—Wall Street Journal
September Philosophy/Psychology Paper 978-0-300-17810-4 $16.00 Cloth 978-0-300-13929-7 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 World 86 Paperback Reprints—General Interest
The Anthology of Rap
Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois
Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Afterwords by Chuck D and Common This extraordinary collection of lyrics showcases the poetic depth and diversity of rap. “What you hold in your hands is more than a book. This is a culture. This is hip-hop. . . . This book offers a view of rap in full, from the root to the fruit.”—from the Afterword by Common “An English major’s hip-hop bible, an impossible fusion of street cred and book learning. . . . Reading The Anthology of Rap was the most fun I’ve had with a book in many months: It just kept pouring out new waves of creativity, personality, and intelligence.”—Sam Anderson, New York Magazine “This landmark work chronicles an earth-shattering movement with deep roots.”—The New York Times Book Review “A complete encyclopedia of the history, personalities, beats, rhythm and rhymes of the musical genre from the old school of Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five to hip-hop and kanye West.”—Los Angeles Times “The Anthology of Rap is among the best books of its kind ever published.”—Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books “What could have been an insufferable rap-snob collectible ended up being one of the first truly encyclopedic, essential anthologies on the form. . . . [A] master class in the language of hip-hop. Register today.”—Foster kamer, The Village Voice (Best Books of 2010)
ADAM BRADLEy is associate professor of English at the University of Colorado and the author of Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip-Hop and Ralph Ellison in Progress. He is also co-editor of Ralph Ellison’s unfinished second novel, Three Days Before the Shooting. ANDREW DUBoIS is associate professor of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough and the author of Ashbery’s Forms of Attention. He is also co-editor of Close Reading: The Reader.
“An essential contribution to our living literary tradition. . . . This groundbreaking anthology masterfully assembles part of a new vanguard of American poetry.”—from the Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
September Poetry/Music Paper 978-0-300-14191-7 $25.00 Cloth 978-0-300-14190-0 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 920 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 5 b/w illus. World Paperback Reprints—General Interest 87
The Battle of Marathon
Drawing on early travelers, archaeologists, geologists, reenactors, and soldiers, Peter krentz tells a compelling story that defends Herodotus’ account of how the Athenians won their most famous victory. “Before Marathon was a race it was a battle, one of history’s greatest. Peter krentz tells its true story in a brilliant blend of scholarship and common sense. His reconstruction is painstaking and often magical. From the force of Persian arrows to the weight of Greek armor, krentz makes Marathon fresh and real.”—Barry Strauss, author of The Battle of Salamis “Historians, topographers, reenactors, and general readers alike will all be indebted to cutting-edge military historian Peter krentz’s original, insightful, witty, provocative, and brilliantly illustrated account of one of the world’s most significant battles ever.”—Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge
PETER kRENTz is W.R. Grey Professor of Classics and History, Davidson College, where he has taught Greek and Roman history since 1979.
“Do we need . . . more books [on the importance of Marathon]? The answer is emphatically “yes,’ when the [book is] as good as [this].”—Wall Street Journal
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September History/Military History Paper 978-0-300-17766-4 $17.00 Cloth 978-0-300-12085-1 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 32 b/w illus. World
The Invisible Harry Gold
The Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atom Bomb Allen M. Hornblum
Journalist and historian Allen Hornblum paints a surprising portrait of one of the most important and enigmatic spies in U.S. history: the man who delivered the plans for the atom bomb to the Soviets. Through interviews with many individuals who knew Harry Gold and years of research into primary documents, Hornblum has produced a gripping account of how a fundamentally decent and well-intentioned man helped commit the greatest scientific theft of the twentieth century.
“Hornblum presents us with a balanced portrait, tracing Gold’s hardscrabble young life, his slow entanglement with the Soviet espionage network and the many unhappy years he spent working on Moscow’s behalf. . . . [A] finely crafted biography.”—Michael ybarra, Wall Street Journal “A solidly researched, seamlessly plotted, and expertly written account of one well-intentioned soul’s descent into espionage and treachery.”—Jeffrey Ian Ross
ALLEN M. HoRNBLUM has been executive director of Americans for Democratic Action, chief of staff of the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office, and a college lecturer. His previous books include Sentenced to Science, Acres of Skin, and Confessions of a Second Story Man. He lives in Philadelphia.
September Biography/History Paper 978-0-300-17757-2 $20.00 Cloth 978-0-300-15676-8 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 464 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 38 b/w illus. World 88 Paperback Reprints—General Interest
“A riveting page-turner.”—Ron Radosh, The Weekly Standard
From the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak, Revised and Updated Edition Tarek osman
Tarek osman’s lively account of Egypt, its recent history, and its myriad internal conflicts and frustrations, was published in November 2010 to immediate acclaim. Within months, the Egyptian people had risen in protest against the regime and President Mubarak was forced to resign. In this fully revised and updated edition, osman tells the extraordinary story of the February 2011 protests, and discusses their implications for Egypt and the rest of the world. “[A] well researched and closely argued book.”—John R. Bradley, Literary Review “Short, readable, clear, and passionately written. A good introduction to Egypt’s story.”—Boston Globe “osman writes with a focused and uncluttered style [which will] retain the interest of even the most general reader.”—Joyce Tyldesley, Financial Times
Born and raised in Egypt, TAREk oSMAN was educated at the American University in Cairo and Bocconi University in Italy. His writings appear in a number of publications in the United kingdom, Europe, and the Middle East.
September Current Events/History Paper 978-0-300-17726-8 $15.00 Paper 978-0-300-16275-2 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 304 pp. 5 x 7 3⁄4 20 b/w illus. World
Egypt on the Brink
“[osman] writes with feeling, backed up by an impressively broad list of sources as well as sharp critical insight and astute judgment.”—The Economist
The Cabinet War Rooms and the Culture of Secrecy in Wartime London Richard Holmes
Distinguished Churchill biographer Richard Holmes provides the first comprehensive history of London’s Cabinet War Rooms, from which Churchill managed to turn a seemingly inevitable defeat at the hands of the Nazis into a victory for the free world. A unique exploration of the calculus of secrecy during the Second World War, Churchill’s Bunker provides an intimate portrait of Churchill and his closest advisors in one of the most fascinating and underexplored venues of twentieth-century history. “[Churchill’s Bunker] not only provides an entertaining history of a place, but, more importantly, illuminates why Churchill was, unexpectedly to many, so remarkably successful in guiding Britain through the greatest war in its long history.”—Raymond Callahan, Journal of Military History “An informative, interesting look at the development and operation of the rooms, along with an examination of the way Churchill ran the war from them. . . . [A] well-written, enjoyable book.”—Nicholas Murray, Military Review
“[This] book serves both as a guide to the fascinating Cabinet War Rooms and also as a fitting memorial to the men and women who worked so hard down there over six grueling years of war.”—Andrew Roberts, The Observer (London)
RICHARD HoLMES is one of Britain’s most distinguished historians. He is professor of military and security studies at Cranfield University and the Defence Academy of the United kingdom, and he was general editor of the Oxford Companion to Military History.
September History/Military History Paper 978-0-300-17748-0 $18.00 Cloth 978-0-300-16040-6 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 40 b/w illus. For sale in North America only
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Why the Constitution Matters
In this surprising and highly unconventional work, Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet presents an empowering reassessment of our nation’s most essential document, emphasizing the place of politics in constitutional law. “Mark Tushnet has written a profoundly important and illuminating book in a wonderfully conversational style. Its emphasis on the importance of structures—and, especially, political parties—is an important corrective to the common reduction of the Constitution to a system of ‘fundamental rights.’ It deserves to be read by scholars, students, and citizens alike who wish to learn what difference it might truly make that we conduct our politics under the aegis of the Constitution.”—Sanford Levinson, author of Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It)
MARk TUSHNET is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard University.
“An outstanding introduction to the many ways that the Constitution shapes American politics, and politics shapes American constitutional law.” —Jack M. Balkin, knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, yale Law School
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September Law/History Paper 978-0-300-15037-7 $16.00 Cloth 978-0-300-15036-0 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 208 pp. 5 1⁄4 x 7 3⁄4 World
Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex James Ledbetter
A fascinating analysis of one of the most important political and economic ideas of our time: the ties between America’s military and its economy, first defined by Dwight D. Eisenhower in his last speech as president.
“Few commentators on the 34th president’s mind and methods have more rigorously considered the evolution of Eisenhower’s preoccupations than Ledbetter has.”—Josiah Bunting III, Washington Post “In this bitter war-torn moment, Eisenhower’s warning about the misrule of the military-industrial complex is more urgent than ever. James Ledbetter’s keen, incisive, vividly written essay is timely and important.”—Blanche Wiesen Cook, author, The Declassiﬁed Eisenhower and Eleanor Roosevelt
JAMES LEDBETTER is editor in charge of Reuters.com. His books include Made Possible By . . . and Starving to Death on $200 Million.
“Excellent . . . a balanced, rigorous, and fascinating intellectual history of the speech.”—David Greenberg, Slate
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September History/Economics Paper 978-0-300-17762-6 $17.00 Cloth 978-0-300-15305-7 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 280 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 1 b/w illus. World 90 Paperback Reprints—General Interest
Antony and Cleopatra
In this remarkable dual biography of the two great lovers of antiquity, acclaimed classical historian Adrian Goldsworthy goes beyond myth and romance to create a nuanced and historically acute portrayal of his subjects, set against the political backdrop of their time. A history of lives lived intensely at a time when the world was changing profoundly, this book takes readers on a journey that crosses cultures and boundaries from ancient Greece and ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire. “Readers who recognize Goldsworthy as Britain’s most prolific and perhaps finest popular historian of Roman times will find him once again at his best . . . in this thoughtful, deeply satisfying work.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review “[The] distinguished biographer of Julius Caesar . . . reproduces the claustrophobia of a brutal culture dependent on slavery and enslaved to ambition.”—Judith Thurman, New Yorker “[Goldsworthy] set[s] out simply and lucidly . . . [not just] the story of their affair . . . but also a portrait of the polit- “Goldsworthy’s strengths as a military ical and military world in which it took place.”—Sam historian are on full display.”—Times Literary Supplement Leith, The Times (London) “[This] book has considerable advantage over most of the other ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ histories on the shelves, providing a very detailed political and military account of the development of the two most important centers of the ancient world.”—The National Interest
ADRIAN GoLDSWoRTHy is a leading historian of the ancient world. The author of many books, including How Rome Fell, Caesar, The Roman Army at War, and In the Name of Rome, he lectures widely and consults on historical documentaries produced by the History Channel, National Geographic, and the BBC. Goldsworthy is also the recipient of numerous prizes. He lives in Wales.
October History/Biography Paper 978-0-300-17745-9 $20.00 Cloth 978-0-300-16534-0 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 480 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 20 color illus. + 14 maps For sale in the U.S., its territories and dependencies, and the Philippine Islands only Paperback Reprints—General Interest 91
Also by ADriAn golDsworthy: Caesar Life of a Colossus Paper 978-0-300-12689-1 $20.00 How Rome Fell Death of a Superpower Paper 978-0-300-16426-8 $20.00
A History of Jews in Muslim Lands Martin Gilbert
In this absorbing and eloquent book Martin Gilbert presents a fascinating account of the hope, opportunity, fear, and terror that have characterized the relationship between Jews and Muslims through the 1,400 years of their intertwined history. “A nonstop barrage of compelling facts from a breathtakingly wide collection of archives, to build up an overwhelming portrait of a people’s suffering.”—Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times “Martin Gilbert’s outstanding In Ishmael’s House is essential reading.” —Simon Sebag Montefiore, Sunday Telegraph “This is a book for those who want on their shelf, ready to hand, the facts on the Jews in Muslim lands, from the days of Mohammad himself, a vivid chapter as related here, to the Arab-Israel conflict of the present day. With Sir Martin Gilbert’s excellent maps and clear readable prose, this saga is both a reliable source and a pleasure to read.”—Herman Wouk
SIR MARTIN GILBERT is the author of more than eighty books, including the sixvolume authorized biography of Winston Churchill.
In Ishmael’s House
“Gilbert’s book is an illuminating and a moving account of the history of the Jews in Arab lands.”—Avi Shlaim, Financial Times
October History/Politics/Religion Paper 978-0-300-17798-5 $23.00 Cloth 978-0-300-16715-3 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 448 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 30 b/w illus.
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The Book in the Renaissance
This groundbreaking study of the fascinating world of books in the first great age of print, from 1450 to 1600, was awarded the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize by the Renaissance Society of America. “In this history of the pioneering publishers who transformed Gutenberg’s new technology into an epoch-making force, Pettegree recounts the fascinating story of how new books found their way into the hands of Renaissance readers. . . . A probing chronicle of crisis and change.”—Booklist (starred review) “An authoritative, innovative and succinct account of one of the most fundamental issues in Renaissance history, the role of the printed book.”—Henry kamen “The great joy of The Book in the Renaissance is that it paints a vivid, often surprising portrait of the West’s first ventures into the publishing industry. . . . This book will make specialists prick up their ears but it also has huge appeal for the general reader.”—Jonathon Wright, Catholic Herald
ANDREW PETTEGREE is Head of the School of History at the University of St. Andrews and founding director of the St. Andrews Reformation Studies Institute.
“In an understated, judicious manner, [Pettegree] offers a radically new understanding of printing in the years of its birth and youth.”—Robert Pinsky, New York Times Book Review
October History/Literary Studies/Books about Books Paper 978-0-300-17821-0 $25.00 Cloth 978-0-300-11009-8 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 440 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 69 b/w illus. World 92 Paperback Reprints—General Interest
An Enlightened Life Nicholas Phillipson
This fascinating intellectual biography of Adam Smith dramatically rewrites the economist’s life and offers new insight into his iconic concepts.
“An unabashedly intellectual biography . . . [written] in graceful prose. . . . For all that subsequent generations, no less our own, have taken from Smith’s economic contributions, it is indeed enlightening to understand the broader sweep of his vision.”—Nancy F. koehn, New York Times “Lively [and] well-observed. . . . It would take a ‘skilful pencil’ to bring Smith to life, warned one of his friends. In bringing Smith’s ideas to life, Phillipson shows that his pencilwork is skilful indeed.”—The Economist “Remarkable, often brilliant. . . . Phillipson’s exposition of [Smith’s] ‘enlightened life’ can scarcely be bettered.”—The Times (London) “[Nicholas Phillipson] tries, very successfully, to pull together the two Smiths, letting us see how the man of feeling became the little god of finance . . . making it plain that Smith was more moral-man than market- “A fascinating book. . . . Adam Smith finally has the biography that he deserves, and man.”—Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker Named a Favorite Business Book of 2010 by James Pressley, Bloomberg BusinessWeek Named a Best Book of 2010 by the Atlantic Named a Critics’ Favorite Book of 2010 by the New Yorker Named a Best Business Book of 2010 by Tyler Cowen, NPR’s “Marketplace”
NICHoLAS PHILLIPSoN is one of the leading scholars of the Scottish Enlightenment. An Honorary Research Fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh, he has held visiting appointments at Princeton, yale, the Folger Library, and the Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität.
it could not be more timely.”—Jeffrey Collins, Wall Street Journal the lewis wAlPole series in eighteenth-century culture AnD history
January Biography Paper 978-0-300-17767-1 $23.00 Cloth 978-0-300-16927-0 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 368 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 4 b/w + 29 color illus. For sale in the United States only (and dependencies and the Philippines) Paperback Reprints—General Interest 93
When London Was Capital of America
In this first-ever portrait of eighteenth-century London as the capital of America, Julie Flavell re-creates the famous city’s heyday as the center of an empire that encompassed North America and the West Indies. A Wall Street Journal “Summer Reading” Selection “[An] engaging social history, written with a novelist’s eye for character and plot.”—Gaiutra Bahadur, Observer “Julie Flavell has produced not an account of the administration of the American colonies from London but something much more original. . . . She reveals an extraordinary, almost forgotten world, rich with anecdote.”—Duncan Fallowell, Daily Express
JULIE FLAvELL, the author and editor of many scholarly and popular publications on the relationship between colonial America and Britain including Britain and America Go to War, is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an independent scholar. Born in the United States, she currently lives in Scotland.
“Ambitious . . . lively. . . . Beautifully reimagining a city that was a distant but integral part of American life, Flavell’s book is essential reading for anyone interested in the colonial period.”—Andrea Wulf, New York Times Book Review
October History Paper 978-0-300-17813-5 $20.00 Cloth 978-0-300-13739-2 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 320 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 36 b/w illus. World
Defiance of the Patriots
The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America Benjamin L. Carp
This evocative and enthralling book presents the broadest account yet of a defining event in American history, which forged the American character and continues to shape its politics today.
“In this vivid, dramatic and superbly researched book, Benjamin Carp provides fresh insights into important subjects that have long puzzled historians: the collective character of patriot leadership, the marathon meetings of the five thousand Bostonians who deliberated on a course of action, and the men who actually did the heavy work of destroying the tea. Essential reading for anyone who takes the American Revolution seriously.”—Alfred F. young, author of The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the American Revolution “[An] impressively researched account.”—T. H. Breen, Times Literary Supplement “Carp is an historian with a talent for people and place.”—Daniel Aaronovitch, The Times (London)
BENJAMIN L. CARP is associate professor of history at Tufts University.
“Benjamin Carp has written the definitive book on the Boston Tea Party, the epic event that catapulted colonists and mother country toward a war that changed the world.”—John Ferling, author of The Ascent of George Washington
October History Paper 978-0-300-17812-8 $20.00 Cloth 978-0-300-11705-9 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 328 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 33 b/w illus. World 94 Paperback Reprints—General Interest
The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who know Him Michael Takiff
The biography of Bill Clinton as told by 169 of the friends, colleagues, and rivals who know him best. “A valuable document . . . [and] also timely. . . . [A Complicated Man] is fair and balanced. . . . When dealing with someone as inspiring and infuriating as the 42nd president, that is no small feat.”—Christian Science Monitor “This volume is an outstanding accomplishment. The Clinton that emerges is remarkably rich and threedimensional: a protean and mercurial figure as likely to dazzle as he is to disappoint; his own worst enemy and his own best resource; a man of extraordinarily intense emotional need and extraordinarily impressive intellect and commitment. A historic contribution to the biographical record which will stand for generations.”—Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America “This book is perfectly titled. Bill Clinton was and is, indeed, ‘a complicated man,’ one of the three greatest natural politicians among twentieth-century “Photographs enhance this astonishing look presidents, along with FDR and LBJ, but also strangely at a very complicated man indeed. Even flawed. These testimonies by people who knew him readers who have glutted themselves on well throughout his life and career delve into both other Clinton books will enjoy the intimate the strengths and weaknesses of this fascinating fig- feel of this one.”—Booklist, starred review ure.”—John Milton Cooper, author of The Warrior and the Priest: Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt “Takiff’s excellent oral history . . . helps reveal the many sides of this controversial leader. . . . This lively first-person draft of history will grab and keep the attention of readers fascinated or infuriated by Clinton.”—Library Journal
MICHAEL TAkIFF is an independent scholar and oral historian whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Post, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Salon. He is the author of Brave Men, Gentle Heroes: American Fathers and Sons in World War II and Vietnam.
A Complicated Man
October Biography/History Paper 978-0-300-17768-8 $23.00 Cloth 978-0-300-12130-8 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 528 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 25 b/w illus. World Paperback Reprints—General Interest 95
Rising Dragon Bill Hayton
Based on vivid eyewitness accounts and pertinent case studies, this muchneeded behind-the-scenes survey reveals an emerging Asian power in a period of breathtaking social and economic change.
“Hayton has a keen eye for the detail of everyday life as well as larger cultural, economic, social, and political currents. This book leaves one with the feeling of having been in the hands of an expert craftsman, and illuminates some of the major issues confronting contemporary vietnam.”—Carlyle A. Thayer, author of Vietnam People’s Army “Examining nearly every aspect of vietnamese politics and society, from the economy and family life, to religion and the plight of indigenous minorities, Hayton gives a balanced, intelligent account of a country whose history so differs from our own.”—Justin Wintle, Financial Times
BILL HAyToN is a reporter and producer with BBC News who covered vietnam as the BBC’s correspondent during 2006–7. While there, he also wrote for the Times, the Financial Times, and the Bangkok Post.
“Enlightening and persuasive.”—Jonathan Mirsky, New York Review of Books
October Current Events/Economics Paper 978-0-300-17814-2 $22.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-15203-6 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 272 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 40 pp b/w illus.
What Ever Happened to Modernism?
A personal, penetrating, and polemical account of what Modernism is, this book explores the literature, fine art, and music that it has inspired—and how contemporary literary writing has failed it. “Polemical, witty, passionate, and erudite, What Ever Happened to Modernism? is a most compelling ode to modernism, and a most convincing defense of its relevance for literature and the arts today. It is a remarkable journey through 500 years of literature and delectable from beginning to end. I cannot recommend it enough.”—Miguel de Beistegui “Ingenious, unexpected, astute and insightful. It’s also—because of its passion and intelligence—readable, in a way a modernist would approve of.”—The Independent “A book full of developed insights and rich personal comments. Learned yet never academic, this book is a pleasure to read.”—Geoffrey Hartman
GABRIEL JoSIPovICI is a prolific and eminent novelist, literary theorist, critic, and scholar. He is currently research professor at the University of Sussex, where he taught in the School of European Studies for thirty-five years.
“[Josipovici’s] approach does more justice to the complexity of Modernism than any capsule account could provide. And because Mr. Josipovici is himself an accomplished novelist, he knows how to craft a strong narrative. . . . The story he tells is unexpectedly compelling.”—Eric ormsby, Wall Street Journal
Also by gAbriel JosiPovici: The Book of God A Response to the Bible Paper 978-0-300-04865-0 $32.00tx
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The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia Richard Francis
This is the first definitive account of Fruitlands, one of history’s most unsuccessful—but most significant—utopian experiments. It was established in Massachusetts in 1843 by Bronson Alcott (whose ten-year-old daughter Louisa May, future author of Little Women, was among the members) and an Englishman called Charles Lane, under the watchful gaze of Emerson, Thoreau, and other New England intellectuals. “Excellent. . . . [Francis] is not only an historian but also a novelist with an astute and appreciative eye for mixed character.”—katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe “[Francis’s] sober, thoughtful, probing book . . . manages to provide great insight into the crucible that helped create the remarkable writer and no less remarkable woman who produced such an important piece of American fiction.”—Martin Rubin, San Francisco Chronicle
RICHARD FRANCIS has taught at universities on both sides of the Atlantic and has previously written on Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers, and on the Salem witch trials. He is also a novelist.
“Thorough and occasionally hilarious. . . . [Mr. Francis] records Bronson and Abigail’s acts of charity. . . . But he also retells less admiring stories. . . . Along the way he adumbrates the ways in which idealism can slide into megalomania.”—Wall Street Journal
October History Paper 978-0-300-17790-9 $17.00 Cloth 978-0-300-14041-5 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 344 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 20 b/w illus. World
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Queen of France, Queen of England Ralph v. Turner
Untangling the myths and legends of many centuries, this definitive biography gives us the real Eleanor of Aquitaine—wife of two kings, mother of two kings, a tenacious and ambitious twelfth-century queen who carved a unique position for herself in a society hostile to the idea of a woman in power.
“Eleanor’s remarkable career is done full justice in this life, which is readable, lively, and convincing. It provides insights into many aspects of the twelfth century as well as a radically new assessment of the queen herself. Many myths are exploded, and a thoroughly realistic picture of a politically ambitious and independent-minded woman emerges.”—Michael Prestwich, University of Durham Chosen as an outstanding Academic Title for 2009 by Choice magazine
RALPH v. TURNER is emeritus professor of history, Florida State University. He lives in Tallahassee.
“Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France, Queen of England is a gripping look at the woman behind the myths.”—History Magazine
October Biography/History Paper 978-0-300-17820-3 $25.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-11911-4 S ’09 Also available as an eBook. 416 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 16 b/w illus. World Paperback Reprints—General Interest 97
Lives of the Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush Nigel Hamilton
The best-selling author of Monty and JFK: Reckless Youth takes a fresh look at the lives and careers of the twelve leaders of the American empire since World War II, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush.
“A delight. . . . History for the beach, politics for the deckchair, and waspish entertainment come rain or shine.”—London Guardian “[In the tradition of Suetonius’ The Twelve Caesars, Hamilton is] opinionated but acutely insightful [about effects of personal traits on the presidency]. Biography fans won’t equivocate: Hamilton’s effrontery in mimicking Suetonius pays off in irreverent, pedestal-toppling prose.”—Booklist “An outstanding book. . . . A commanding study on the nature of personal authority and the presidency.”—Irish Times
A distinguished biographer, NIGEL HAMILToN is senior fellow in the McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts, Boston, and President of Biographers International organization.
“An excellent overview with a novel approach to comparing and contrasting presidential policies and personalities over the past eight decades.”—Library Journal
November Biography/History Paper 978-0-300-17765-7 $22.00 Cloth 978-0-300-16928-7 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 624 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 35 b/w illus. For sale in the United States only
Music and Sentiment
In a succinct and penetrating work, Charles Rosen reveals how composers from Bach to Berg have used sound to represent and communicate emotion in mystifyingly beautiful ways. “Rosen continuously reveals and explains the fantastic, largely unglimpsed, subtlety of music’s expressive vocabulary. . . . This book could be a revelation even to the musically illiterate.”—Jeremy Siepmann, BBC Music Magazine “Rosen is among the most consistently enlightening of writers. . . . In this stimulating, thoroughly recommendable book, including dozens of music examples, Rosen once again enriches our understanding of music.” —Classical Music “Rosen offers a compelling examination of the ‘power’ that the great composers have exerted on our sensibilities.”—New Statesman
CHARLES RoSEN is an internationally renowned writer and pianist. His numerous books include Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, published by yale University Press.
“This book is definitely worth reading, and taking to heart.”—Brian Morton, The Tablet
November Music Paper 978-0-300-17803-6 $16.00 Cloth 978-0-300-12640-2 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 160 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 Music examples throughout 98 Paperback Reprints—General Interest
Hard Times Man Randy Roberts
This is the definitive biography of boxer Joe Louis, the most famous African American of the mid-twentieth century: his life, the complex cast of characters around him, and his importance to the civil rights movement. “Roberts is a fine match with his subject. He supports with powerful evidence his contention that Louis’s impact was enormous and profound.”—Bill Littlefield, Boston Globe “[This] new biography by Randy Roberts restores Louis to his proper place in the pantheon, both as an athlete and as a cultural icon.”—Allen St. John, Dallas Morning News “Well researched and well written, Roberts’s study will appeal both to boxing fans and scholars of American social and cultural history. Like its subject, this book is a champion.”—Library Journal, starred review
RANDy RoBERTS is Distinguished Professor of History at Purdue University. His previous books include biographies of Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson, and John Wayne (all nominated for Pulitzer Prizes); a history of American sports since 1945; and books on Charles Lindbergh, the Mike Tyson trial, and the vietnam War. He lives in Lafayette, Indiana.
January Biography/Sports Paper 978-0-300-17763-3 $17.50 Cloth 978-0-300-12222-0 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 328 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 16 b/w illus. World
“The author of superb studies of the boxers Jack Johnson and Jack Dempsey, Mr. Roberts spins a graceful and reliable narrative of Louis’s life. [He] also gets into the ring with the question: Why did Joe Louis matter so much to so many?”—Wall Street Journal
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Miracles at the Jesus oak
Histories of the Supernatural in Reformation Europe Craig Harline
In the musty archive of a Belgian abbey, historian Craig Harline happened upon a vast collection of documents written in the seventeenth century by people who claimed to have experienced miracles and wonders. In Miracles at the Jesus Oak, Harline recasts these testimonies into engaging vignettes that open a window onto the believers, unbelievers, and religious movements of Catholic Europe in the Age of Reformation.
“In themselves they are delightful stories, [but] the volume is more than simply a collection of delightful tales. . . . Miracles still enthrall.”—Robert Bruce Mullin, Commonweal “This book impels to serious thought even while entertaining. . . . Many of us will take this book into the classroom to good purpose and with great pleasure.”—American Historical Review
CRAIG HARLINE, a professor of history at Brigham young University, is the author of A Bishop’s Tale, The Burdens of Sister Margaret, and Sunday. His research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, and other granting agencies.
“Using his engaging storytelling powers, Harline imaginatively recreates the scenes surrounding miracles, . . . bringing to life the fervent faith of the miracles’ recipients. . . . A lively collection of stories.”—Publishers Weekly
Also by crAig hArline: A Bishop’s Tale Mathias Hovius Among His Flock in Seventeenth-Century Flanders Paper 978-0-300-09405-3 $22.50tx The Burdens of Sister Margaret Inside a Seventeenth-Century Convent; Abridged Edition Paper 978-0-300-08121-3 $12.95tx
September Religion Paper 978-0-300-16702-3 $22.00sc Also available as an eBook. 352 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World
A History of the First Day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl Craig Harline
Through a fascinating blend of stories and analysis, historian Craig Harline examines Sunday—from its ancient beginnings among the early Christians to brunch and football in America today. “A delicious study of Sunday. . . . Fine popular social history.”—Booklist “A conversational and well-researched cultural history about the first day of the week, . . . stuffed with forgotten history.”—Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today “Surprised me, held my attention, taught me things I didn’t know and made me think. . . . The story is fascinating. . . . We touch down at intriguing moments in history and walk around to feel what Sunday was like. . . . I found myself entirely caught up in each period. The gritty realism of the account is compelling.”—James Howell, Christian Century
CRAIG HARLINE, a professor of history at Brigham young University, is the author of A Bishop’s Tale, The Burdens of Sister Margaret, and Sunday. His research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, and other granting agencies.
“Harline . . . adopts a brilliant dayin-the-life strategy to explore the history of the Christian Sabbath in various cultures and times. . . . [An] engaging and wonderfully written popular history.”—Publishers Weekly
Also by crAig hArline: A Bishop’s Tale Mathias Hovius Among His Flock in Seventeenth-Century Flanders Paper 978-0-300-09405-3 $22.50tx The Burdens of Sister Margaret Inside a Seventeenth-Century Convent; Abridged Edition Paper 978-0-300-08121-3 $12.95tx
September Religion Paper 978-0-300-16703-0 $22.00sc Also available as an eBook. 480 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World 100 Paperback Reprints—Scholarly Titles
Too Much to know
Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age
Long before the modern era scholars complained of the overabundance of books and developed techniques for selecting, sorting, and storing information on a large scale. This intriguing book examines information management in pre-modern contexts with a special focus on the impact of printing in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. “In this lively and learned book, Ann Blair shows us how early modern Europeans managed to survive—and even to surf—what they saw as tidal waves of information. Her insightful comparisons, careful attention to the survival of traditional methods, and clear vision of the new culture of passionate curiosity that took place in the Renaissance give her work extraordinary range and depth.”—Anthony Grafton, Princeton University
September History Paper 978-0-300-16539-5 $25.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-11251-1 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 416 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 31 b/w illus. World
ANN M. BLAIR is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Harvard University. She lives in Cambridge, MA.
Turkey, Islam, Nationalism, and Modernity
A comprehensive panorama of the religious and secular forces that shaped ottoman and Turkish history over two centuries from 1789 to 2007. “This is a most welcome, lucid, erudite and up-to-date original book which challenges successfully the old stereotyped accounts of the the two-century-old ottoman and Turkish endeavors at modernization and presents a true picture of Islam and nationalism in this process of transformation. It should become at once an indispensable reading for everybody eager to understand the unknown dimensions of Turkish modernist saga.”—kemal H. karpat, University of Wisconsin-Madison
CARTER vAUGHN FINDLEy is a Humanities Distinguished Professor at ohio State University and an honorary member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences. His book The Turks in World History won the 2006 British-kuwait Friendship Society Prize for Middle Eastern Studies.
Carter vaughn Findley
August History Paper 978-0-300-15261-6 $30.00tx Cloth 978-0-300-15260-9 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 544 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 40 b/w + 16 color illus. World
Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History
This wide-ranging and masterful work examines the significance of scientific knowledge and situates the culture of science in relation to other cultural forces in Muslim societies. “Dallal masterfully controls the narrative with his encyclopedic approach to Islamic intellectual history and his full acquaintance with the literature. He is up-to-date on all aspects of Islamic intellectual and religious history, and has the superb skill of seeing many fields within that civilization within the shadows of each other.”—George Saliba, Columbia University “It is the first serious treatment of the whole subject, superseding all earlier partial, incompetent and, for the most part, biased (through ignorance) works.”—Dimitri Gutas, yale University, author of Greek Thought, Arabic Culture
terry lectures series
January History/Religious History/Philosophy Paper 978-0-300-17771-8 $19.00tx Cloth 978-0-300-15911-0 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 2 line World
AHMAD DALLAL is provost and professor of history, American University of Beruit.
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Seymour Phillips english MonArchs series
This definitive biography, the fruit of a lifetime’s study, does not present Edward II as a heroic or successful king: his deposition after a turbulent reign of nearly twenty years is proof enough that it went terribly wrong. But Seymour Phillips’ scrutiny of the multitude of available sources shows that a richer picture emerges, in line with the complexity of events and of the man himself. “An absorbing blow-by-blow account of the follies and misfortunes of this dark and depressing interlude in English history.”—Times Literary Supplement “Written with compositional clarity, Phillips’ biography manifestly ranks as definitive.”—Gilbert Taylor, Booklist
SEyMoUR PHILLIPS is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University College, Dublin, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.
January Biography/History Paper 978-0-300-17802-9 $30.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-15657-7 S ’10 704 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 20 b/w illus. World
The Saccovanzetti Affair
America on Trial
This book is the first to reveal the full international scope of the Sacco-vanzetti affair, tracing its enduring implications for America at home and abroad. “This most recent study . . . surpasses all prior analyses of this subject in terms of scope, erudition, and objectivity. Timely given the contemporary attacks America faces abroad for its policies and justice system, this signal study is worthy reading.”—Gilles Renaud, Library Journal, starred review “This exemplary international history reveals for the first time the full scope and multiple meanings of the Saccovanzetti affair.”—Richard Wightman Fox, University of Southern California
October History Paper 978-0-300-17785-5 $25.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-12484-2 S ’09 Also available as an eBook. 344 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 20 b/w illus. World
MoSHIk TEMkIN is an assistant professor at Harvard University’s kennedy School of Government.
Hollywood Westerns and American Myth
The Importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for Political Philosophy
In this pathbreaking book one of America’s most distinguished philosophers brilliantly explores the status and authority of law and the nature of political allegiance through close readings of three classic Hollywood Westerns: Howard Hawks’s Red River and John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Searchers. “I loved it.”—Clive Sinclair, Times Literary Supplement “A trenchant and illuminating study of three great Westerns and a convincing case for their importance both to political psychology and to our own self-understanding as American citizens.” —C. D. C. Reeve, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
RoBERT B. PIPPIN is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago.
Robert B. Pippin
January Film Paper 978-0-300-17206-5 $23.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-14577-9 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 208 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 52 b/w + 14 color illus. World 102 Paperback Reprints—Scholarly Titles
Ralph Ellison in Progress
From Invisible Man to Three Days Before the Shooting . . .
This major reassessment of the literary legacy of one of the twentieth century’s most revered writers explores the mysteries surrounding his unfinished second novel. “[Bradley] argues that the work Ellison did in the second half of his life reveals even more about the writer’s artistic agenda and ambition than Invisible Man does—and allows us to read that classic work with fresh eyes.”—Jennifer Howard, Chronicle of Higher Education “Whether . . . Ellison’s second novel is the 21st century’s first candidate for the ‘Great American Novel,’ as Bradley asserts, will be hotly debated. There is plenty in Ralph Ellison in Progress to facilitate that debate.”—Steven C. Tracy, The Review of English Studies
January Literary Studies/Biography Paper 978-0-300-17119-8 $20.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-14713-1 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World
ADAM BRADLEy is associate professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is coeditor of The Anthology of Rap (published by yale University Press), coeditor of Ralph Ellison’s unfinished second novel, Three Days Before the Shooting . . . , and the author of Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop. He lives in Colorado.
Dazzled and Deceived
Mimicry and Camouflage
This fascinating book—the winner of the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing—tells the unique and fascinating story of mimicry and camouflage in science, art, warfare, and the natural world. “A delight . . . I unhesitatingly recommend the book to both scientists and nonscientists.”—Steven vogel, American Scientist “Astounding. . . . Forbes presents an authoritative account of research into mimicry, and brings it bang up to date with today’s molecular studies. Cultural spin-offs of camouflage abound, and everything from Picasso’s cubism to quixotic military attempts to disguise battleships and soldiers are covered.”—New Scientist
PETER FoRBES is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.
January Nature Paper 978-0-300-17896-8 $17.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-12539-9 F ’09 304 pp. 6 x 9 16 pp. illus. World
How Intelligence Happens
A scientist at the forefront of revolutionary work in neuroscience offers a firsthand account of his search for the biological basis of human intelligence. “John Duncan, one of the world’s leading cognitive neuroscientists . . . makes a convincing case that [the brain’s frontal and parietal lobes] constitute a special circuit that is crucial for both [British psychologist Charles] Spearman’s ‘g’ and for intelligent behavior more generally.”—Christopher F. Chabris, Wall Street Journal “A comprehensive account of the brain mechanisms of cognition, not only historical but also quite readable and offering a unique perspective and hypotheses.”—Earl k. Miller, Picower Professor of Neuroscience, MIT
January Science/Psychology/Neuroscience Paper 978-0-300-17772-5 $18.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-15411-5 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 10 b/w illus. World
JoHN DUNCAN is assistant director of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, honorary professor of cognitive neuroscience at the Universities of Cambridge and Bangor, visiting professor at the University of oxford, and fellow of the Royal Society and the British Academy.
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Boeing and the State of American Workers and Managers
Edward S. Greenberg, Leon Grunberg, Sarah Moore, and Patricia B. Sikora
This timely book investigates the experiences of employees at Boeing Commercial Airplanes during ten years of dramatic organizational change. The Boeing case offers vital lessons for employees in other firms, the leaders of globally competitive companies, and those interested in public policies that might protect the well-being of American workers and firms. “Turbulence should be required reading for anyone at a major American corporation, especially in top management.”—The New York Times
EDWARD S. GREENBERG is a member of the faculty in the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, and professor of political science. LEoN GRUNBERG is professor and chairperson, Department of Comparative Sociology, University of Puget Sound. SARAH MooRE is associate dean of faculty and professor of psychology, University of Puget Sound. PATRICIA B. SIkoRA is owner/principal, Sikora Associates, LLC, in Superior, Co.
September Economics/Management Paper 978-0-300-17756-5 $27.50sc Cloth 978-0-300-15461-0 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 31 b/w illus. World
The Trouble with City Planning
What New orleans Can Teach Us
After the vast destruction wrought by Hurricane katrina, New orleans faced a rare chance to rebuild, with an unprecedented opportunity to plan what gets built. As the city’s director of planning from 1992 until 2000, kristina Ford is uniquely placed to use these opportunities as a springboard for an eye-opening discussion of the intransigent problems and promising possibilities facing city planners across the nation and beyond. “In what should be regarded as one of the best urban planning texts to come off the presses in the past decade, Ford traces the origins, evolution, and practices of city planning, outlines its troubles, and offers a cogent remedy for its plight.”—Books and Culture
kRISTINA FoRD is visiting Professor of Public Policy Leadership at the University of Mississippi. In 2010–2011 she was the chief of staff to New orleans’ deputy mayor, who is responsible for all efforts to rebuild the city and to plan for its continuing development.
August Urban Studies Paper 978-0-300-17742-8 $25.00tx Cloth 978-0-300-12735-5 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 8 b/w illus. World
How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies
In this fascinating new history, Judith Stein argues that in order to understand our current economic crisis we need to look back to the 1970s and the end of the age of the factory—the era of postwar liberalism, created by the New Deal, whose practices, high wages, and regulated capital produced both robust economic growth and greater income equality. “In sum, this book offers a persuasive, often provocative reading of the political and economic dynamics of the 1970s. In doing so, it historicizes policies that in many ways set the stage for the ‘great recession’ of the twenty-first century. All in all, that is an extraordinary achievement.”—Joseph McCartin, The Journal of American History
JUDITH STEIN is professor of history at the City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New york. She is the author of The World of Marcus Garvey and Running Steel, Running America.
September Economics/History/American Studies Paper 978-0-300-17150-1 $25.00tx Cloth 978-0-300-11818-6 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 384 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 10 b/w illus. World 104 Paperback Reprints—Scholarly Titles
The New Laws of online Worlds
This fascinating book illustrates the real legal dilemmas posed by virtual worlds. “Greg Lastowka shows how blurry the line can be between private and public, between a customer base and a polity. He makes a compelling and impassioned case for why what happens in online worlds matters to us all—and how what is unfolding there now is determining how free we will be.”—Jonathan zittrain, author of The Future of the Internet—And How to Stop It “As the virtual goods economy explodes, Lastowka’s well-reasoned and well-written arguments will acquire ever more importance. Courts and governments have much to decide, and—if they are wise—they will look here for much guidance.”—Edward Castronova, author of Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games
GREG LASToWkA is a professor of law at Rutgers University.
November Law Paper 978-0-300-17774-9 $22.00tx Cloth 978-0-300-14120-7 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 240 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 9 b/w illus. World
Winning the Silicon Sweepstakes
Can the United States Compete in Global Telecommunications?
In this timely book, Rob Frieden points out the many ways the United States has fallen behind other countries in telecommunications and broadband, showing how these failures can intrude on the ability of the United States to compete in the global information marketplace. “In a time of dramatic change in telecommunications and information, this book provides a practical guide to the most important stakeholders, issues, problems and options now and in the near future. The questions discussed so clearly here will impact everyone.”—Christopher Sterling, The George Washington University “I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what’s really gone wrong in U.S. communications policy in the first decade of the twenty-first century, and how to go about fixing it.”—Christopher Marsden, University of Essex
RoB FRIEDEN is Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law at Pennsylvania State University.
January Economics/Law Paper 978-0-300-17753-4 $25.00tx Cloth 978-0-300-15213-5 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 432 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
The Ironic Legacy of Desegregation
Stuart Buck argues that desegregation, while beneficial overall, had the unexpected side effect of causing some black children to view doing schoolwork as “acting white.” He suggests solutions for making racial identification a positive force in the classroom. “The best race book of the year.”—John McWhorter, New Republic blog “Acting White asks why African American students still lag so far behind their peers in academic achievement and offers a thoughtful and provocative answer to this crucial question.”—Stephan Thernstrom, Harvard University
An honors graduate of Harvard Law School, STUART BUCk is a Ph.D. student in education policy at the University of Arkansas. His work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Administrative Law Review, and several other scholarly journals.
September Current Events/Sociology Paper 978-0-300-17120-4 $18.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-12391-3 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 272 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 9 b/w illus. World
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Roberto González Echevarría
A luminous history of Cuba’s most dynamic and defining rituals and the ever-improvisational character of Cuban culture. “A jewel of a book, written by a Renaissance man. At once learned and passionate, Cuban Fiestas is a meditation on art and its engagement with time and place, those two vectors that intersect in our minds and hearts and determine who we are.”—Carlos Eire, author of Waiting for Snow in Havana “Roberto González Echevarría is the leading critic of Hispanic literature—American and Iberian—now living. His synthesis of contemporary critical modes with the classical and romantic traditions of interpretation is original and influential. As a mediator between Spanish language and English language literatures, he is beyond comparison.”—Harold Bloom
January Cultural History Paper 978-0-300-17788-6 $20.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-16706-1 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 376 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 4 b/w + 17 color illus.
RoBERTo GoNzÁLEz ECHEvARRÍA is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at yale. He is author of The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball, as well as major studies of Cervantes, Carpentier, García Márquez, and Sarduy.
The Havana Habit
Gustavo Pérez Firmat
An acclaimed poet and critic presents an affectionate examination of Cuba in America’s cultural imagination. “This short, breezy, and often amusing examination of American perceptions of Cuba is both timely and informative. . . . Pérez Firmat has handled this topic with a light, humorous touch without diminishing its more serious aspects.”—Jay Freeman, Booklist “Mr. Pérez Firmat catalogs the ways in which Cuba has influenced American tastes and infiltrated American culture . . . to suggest the pride of place Havana once had in the American imagination.”—Eric Felten, Wall Street Journal “A tale of two closely tied cultures, The Havana Habit is told with both élan and humor.”—oscar Hijuelos, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
January History/Cultural Studies Paper 978-0-300-17789-3 $17.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-14132-0 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 256 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 19 b/w illus. World
A poet, fiction writer, memoirist, and scholar, GUSTAvo PÉREz FIRMAT is the David Feinson Professor of Humanities at Columbia University.
For the Common Good
Principles of American Academic Freedom
Matthew W. Finkin and Robert C. Post
Fierce debates about academic freedom in American higher education have become more frequent in recent years. The authors of this discerning book explore the origins and guiding principles of academic freedom, correct misperceptions about its scope, and pave the way for more fruitful debates based on a common understanding of its purpose. “[This book] is right on target. And you just have to love a book . . . that declares that while faculty must ‘respect students as persons,’ they are under no obligation to respect the ‘ideas held by students.’ Way to go!”—Stanley Fish, New York Times
MATTHEW W. FINkIN is Albert J. Harno and Edward W. Cleary Chair in Law, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Law. He lives in Champaign. RoBERT C. PoST is Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, yale Law School. He lives in New Haven, CT.
September Law Paper 978-0-300-17752-7 $20.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-14354-6 S ’09 Also available as an eBook. 272 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World 106 Paperback Reprints—Scholarly Titles
Love and the Law in Cervantes
Roberto González Echevarría
Legal developments during Spain’s Golden Age not only transformed the country into a modern state, they also irrevocably changed Western literature. This fascinating book explores Cervantes’s work to show how the author drew on new legal records to investigate human deviance and desire and as inspiration for modern representations of love. “The most important recent work of Cervantes criticism.” —Miami Herald “An informative study on the love/law conflict in Cervantes. . . . Wide-reaching, providing basic information about Cervantes’s texts for non-Hispanists and more detailed observations for Cervanistas. . . . Enlightening and stimulating.”—Shannon M. Polchow, Comparative Literature Studies
January Literary Studies/Law Paper 978-0-300-17784-8 $25.00tx Cloth 978-0-300-10992-4 F ’05 Also available as an eBook. 320 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
RoBERTo GoNzÁLEz ECHEvARRÍA is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at yale University.
“Apologia Pro vita Sua” and Six Sermons
John Henry Cardinal Newman
Edited, Annotated, and with an Introduction by Frank M. Turner
This paperback edition of John Henry Newman’s celebrated Apologia includes a powerfully revisionist introduction in which historian Frank M. Turner challenges previous interpretations of Newman’s conversion to Roman Catholicism and of the Apologia itself. The book also features six of Newman’s important and illuminating Anglican sermons. “Frank Turner provides a genuinely new and exciting reading of Newman’s much-read Apologia, juxtaposing the historical conditions of nineteenth-century England with Newman’s version of them.”—George Levine, Rutgers University
FRANk M. TURNER (1944–2010) was John Hay Whitney Professor of History at yale University. He was the author of John Henry Newman: The Challenge to Evangelical Relgion.
January Religion/History Paper 978-0-300-17786-2 $30.00tx Cloth 978-0-300-11507-9 S ’08 528 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
Women, Work, and Politics
The Political Economy of Gender Inequality
An original and groundbreaking exploration of women’s power in the home, in the workplace, and in politics from a political economy perspective. “A pathbreaking study of gender inequality in different societies through the lens of political economy, Women, Work, and Politics offers an original interpretation of contemporary cross-national variations in female political representation. A fascinating and powerful argument.”—Miriam A. Golden, University of California at Los Angeles “A major, potentially seminal work.”—James Druckman, Northwestern University
ToRBEN IvERSEN is Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. FRANCES RoSENBLUTH is Damon Wells Professor of International Politics at yale University.
Torben Iversen and Frances Rosenbluth
◆◆ the institution
For sociAl AnD Policy stuDies
August Economics/Women’s Studies Paper 978-0-300-17134-1 $25.00tx Cloth 978-0-300-15310-1 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 224 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 26 b/w illus. World
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And the Struggle over the Meaning of zionism
This inside look at Israel’s most momentous internal conflict shows why the settlements in the occupied territories were never an extension of mainstream zionism but rather its opposite. “Anyone who has been concerned or angered by the debate over the future of liberal zionism . . . should hurry to read The Settlers.”—Adam kirsch, Tablet Magazine “An excellent account of how a small messianic group with its fervent belief in redemption and the end of days became an important political factor. It is a history with possibly disastrous consequences and this book could not be more timely.”—Walter Laqueur
GADI TAUB is assistant professor, Department of Communications and the School of Public Policy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
September Current Events/History Paper 978-0-300-17764-0 $25.00tx Cloth 978-0-300-14101-6 F ’10 Also available as an eBook. 240 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World
Notes from the Ground
Science, Soil, and Society in the American Countryside
Integrating the history of science, environmental history, and science studies, Notes from the Ground examines the cultural conditions that brought agriculture and science together in early America. “A tightly argued, engaging, and important analysis.”—Technology and Culture “An impressive monograph that deserves a wide readership.” —Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
BENJAMIN R. CoHEN is an assistant professor at Lafayette College.
Benjamin R. Cohen AgrAriAn stuDies series
September Agricultural Studies/History of Science Paper 978-0-300-17770-1 $27.50tx Cloth 978-0-300-13923-5 F ’09 Also available as an eBook. 288 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 29 b/w illus. World
Defying the odds
The Tule River Tribe’s Struggle for Sovereignty in Three Centuries
An anthropologist and a legal scholar deploy the dramatic history of one California tribe in a definitive study of tribal sovereignty in the United States up through the current Indian gaming era. “Defying the Odds will fascinate any reader who wishes better to understand the tortured relationship between culture and law in the history of Indian sovereignty.”—James F. Brooks, School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe “The book is magnificent in its subjects, approaches, methodologies, and analyses.”—Clifford Trafzer, University of California Riverside
GELyA FRANk is Professor of occupational Science & occupational Therapy and Anthropology at the University of Southern California and Director of the Tule River Tribal History Project. CARoLE GoLDBERG is the Jonathan D. varat Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Director of the Joint Degree Program in Law and American Indian Studies.
Gelya Frank and Carole Goldberg
series in western history
August History/American Indian Studies/Law Paper 978-0-300-17889-0 $40.00sc Cloth 978-0-300-12016-5 S ’10 Also available as an eBook. 432 pp. 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 40 b/w illus. + 15 maps World 108 Paperback Reprints—Academic Titles
Art and Architecture
Art and Architecture—General Interest
Savage Beauty Andrew Bolton
With contributions by Susannah Frankel and Tim Blanks Photography by Sølve Sundsbø
“I never conformed to any sort of fashion ideal. My idea was always to show reality, even though I started at Savile Row and ended up at Givenchy in Paris; to depict the times I live in.”—Alexander McQueen, Harper’s Bazaar, September 2008
Arguably the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen © Sølve Sundsbø/Art + Commerce both challenged and expanded fashion conventions to e Xhibition scheDule: express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art the environment. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty 05/04/11–07/31/11 examines the full breadth of the designer’s career, from Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own Distributed by Yale University Press world-renowned London house. It features his most iconic and radical designs, revealing how McQueen ANDREW BoLToN is Curator at The adapted and combined the fundamentals of Savile Row Costume Institute at The Metropolitan tailoring, the specialized techniques of haute couture, Museum of Art. SUSANNAH FRANkEL and technological innovation to achieve his distinctive is fashion editor of The Independent newsaesthetic. It also focuses on the highly sophisticated paper. TIM BLANkS is contributing narrative structures underpinning his collections and editor of Style.com. extravagant runway presentations, with their echoes of avant-garde installation and performance art. Published to coincide with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art organized by The Costume Institute, this stunning book includes a preface by Andrew Bolton; an introduction by Susannah Frankel; an interview by Tim Blanks with Sarah Burton, creative director of the house of Alexander McQueen; illuminating quotes from the designer himself; provocative and captivating new photography by renowned photographer Sølve Sundsbø; and a lenticular cover by Gary James McQueen. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty celebrates the astounding creativity and originality of a designer who relentlessly questioned and confronted the requisites of fashion.
May Fashion Cloth 978-0-300-16978-2 $45.00 240 pp. 9 3⁄4 x 13 1⁄4 293 color illus.
Art and Architecture—General Interest
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
knoll Textiles, 1945–2010
Edited by Earl Martin
With essays by Paul Makovsky, Bobbye Tigerman, Angela völker, and Susan Ward
The first comprehensive study of Knoll’s innovative textile designs and the company’s role within the history of interior design
In 1940, Hans knoll founded a company in New york that soon earned a reputation for its progressive line of furniture. Florence Schust joined the firm and helped establish its interior design division, the knoll Planning Unit. In 1947, the year after their marriage, Hans and Florence knoll added a third division, knoll Textiles, which brought textile production in line with a modern sensibility that used color and texture as primary design elements. In the early years, the company hired leading proponents of modern design as well as young, untried designers to create textile patterns. The division thrived in the late 1940s through 1960s and, in the following decade, adopted a more international outlook as design direction shifted to Europe. In the late 1970s and 1980s, knoll tapped fashion designers and architects to bolster its brand. The pioneering use of new materials and a commitment to innovative design have remained knoll’s hallmarks to the present day. With essays by experts, biographies of about eighty designers, and images of textiles, drawings, furniture, and ephemera, Knoll Textiles, 1945–2010 is the first comprehensive study devoted to a leading contributor to modern textile design. Highlighting the individuals and ideas that helped shape knoll Textiles over the years, this book brings the knoll brand and the role of textiles in the history of design to the forefront of public attention.
EARL MARTIN is associate curator at the Bard Graduate Center, New york. PAUL MAkovSky is editorial director of Metropolis magazine. BoBByE TIGERMAN is assistant curator of decorative arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. ANGELA vÖLkER is emeritus curator of textiles at the MAk, vienna. SUSAN WARD is an independent scholar.
The Bard Graduate Center, New York 05/18/11–07/31/11 Published for the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
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August Decorative Arts/Design Cloth 978-0-300-17069-6 $75.00 400 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2 300 color + 100 b/w illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 111
BARD GRADUATE CENTER
The Life and Death of Buildings
on Photography and Time Joel Smith
A visually striking meditation on buildings and photographs as embodiments of social memory
Buildings inhabit and symbolize time, giving form to history and making public space an index of the past. Photographs are made of time; they are literally projections of past states of their subjects. This visually striking meditation on architecture in photography, indirectly marking the tenth anniversary of September 11, explores the intersection between these two ways of embodying the past, by contemplating photographs of buildings as simultaneously the agents, vehicles, and cargo of social memory. The Life and Death of Buildings features images by such renowned photographers as Edouard-Denis Baldus, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Laura Gilpin, Lewis W. Hine, and William Henry Fox Talbot alongside those by amateurs, architects, propagandists, and even insurance adjusters. Rather than examine these photographers’ aims in isolation, the author considers how their images reflect and inflect the passage of time. Much as a building’s shifting function and circumstances substantially alter its significance, a photograph studied in the context of its subsequent history grows layers of meaning to which its maker had no access.
JoEL SMITH is curator of photography at the Princeton University Art Museum. His previous publications include Edward Steichen: The Early Years.
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Princeton University Art Museum 07/23/11–11/06/11
Distributed for the Princeton University Art Museum
July Photography/Architecture PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-17435-9 $40.00 104 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 80 color illus. World 112 Art and Architecture—General Interest PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM
Dubuffet as Architect
The first book to examine the monumental architectural works of the pioneering artist Jean Dubuffet
As the champion of “Art Brut,” the artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) is remembered foremost as a painter. yet his creative instinct extended far beyond the parameters of paint. Later in his life, in 1965, his interest in architecture was sparked by a commission for two largescale paintings for the University of Nanterre in Paris. Although he ultimately abandoned that project, he became intrigued by the idea of producing large works in a more enduring format, capable of withstanding the elements. He experimented with different media in search of a solution, producing works in ceramic, concrete, and eventually plastic resin. The large size and relief surface of his 1967 Mur Bleu (Blue Wall) catapulted his painting into the third dimension in a big way. Many commissions followed, and today Dubuffet’s massive architectural forms grace several cities across the globe. The artist did not intend for these structures to be mere supports for his paintings; he meant for them to give his work architectural space. His efforts in this area earned him the medal of the American Institute of Architects in 1982. These stunningly inventive and playful works stand as a testament to Dubuffet’s desire to expand his practice through new materials and techniques—and even into new dimensions. Dubuffet as Architect is the first published account of this little-known aspect of this artist’s work.
DANIEL ABADIE’s former positions have included curator at the French Musée National d’Art Moderne and director of the Musée du Jeu de Paume in Paris.
Henie Onstad Foundation, Oslo 03/10/11–05/29/11 Skissernas Museum, Lund 06/30/11–09/01/11 Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels 10/20/11–01/22/12 Distributed for Editions Hazan, Paris
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August Architecture/Art PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-17661-2 $40.00 192 pp. 9 1⁄4 x 11 160 color illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 113
Treasures of vacheron Constantin
A Legacy of Watchmaking since 1755 Julien Marchenoir
This sumptuous book brings to life the rich past and the landmark creations of one of the world’s great watchmakers. Founded in the Swiss city of Geneva in 1755 by the gifted craftsman and businessman Jean-Marc vacheron, vacheron Constantin is the oldest watch manufacturer in the world with an uninterrupted history. Its phenomenal rise to an international reputation of the highest standing in turn throws light on the global success of the great Swiss watchmaking tradition. The book traces the principal milestones in the company’s history: its founding during the Age of Enlightenment; the successive generations of the vacheron family; the association in 1819 with François Constantin, who opened up the North American market to the company; the transformational relationship with the inventor Georges-Auguste Leschot; and the company’s subsequent international recognition and expansion. Through an array of glorious illustrations, it presents vacheron Constantin’s historical collections, while highlighting the creations of the craftsmen who contribute to the technical excellence of its timepieces—the masterwatchmakers—and the artisans who transform them into genuine objets d’art—the master engravers, guillocheurs, jewelers and enamelers.
JULIEN MARCHENoIR is Head of Marketing and Communication at vacheron Constantin.
August Decorative Arts Cloth 978-0-300-17856-2 $60.00 204 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 11 200 color illus. World
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National Museum of Singapore 06/23/11–08/14/11
Distributed for Editions Hazan, Paris
The Art of Worship
With a foreword by Richard Chartres
Paintings, Prayers, and Readings for Meditation Nicholas Holtam
In this beautifully illustrated book, the Reverend Nicholas Holtam–vicar of London’s internationally renowned church St. Martin-in-the-Fields–presents his favorite paintings from the National Gallery, London, alongside religious commentary, Bible quotes, prayers, and poetry. The selected illustrations encourage the reader to think about how art can sometimes be a surprising doorway into our own spirituality. Holtam’s often highly personal observations inspire private prayer, meditation, and contemplation. Many works in the National Gallery feature Christian subjects, but Reverend Holtam has chosen paintings from a wide range of artists. His more surprising picture choices include Edgar Degas’s Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando, vincent van Gogh’s Long Grass with Butterflies, and J. M. W. Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire.
NICHoLAS HoLTAM has been vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the National Gallery London’s parish priest since 1995. RICHARD CHARTRES is the Bishop of London.
Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press
September Art/Religion Paper over Board 978-1-85709-531-9 $25.00 120 pp. 6 x 7 3⁄4 47 color illus. 114
Art and Architecture—General Interest
Windows on the War
Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941–1945
Edited by Peter kort zegers and Douglas W. Druick
With essays by konstantin Akinsha, Robert Bird, Jill Bugajski, Adam Jolles, and Peter kort zegers
A fascinating look at the aesthetic means and political ends of the graphically bold posters of the Soviet Union’s TASS News Agency during WWII
Windows on the War is a groundbreaking publication— the first in English to focus on posters designed by the Soviet Union’s TASS News Agency to bolster support for the Soviet war effort. TASS posters were created by a large collective of Soviet writers, printers, and artists, including such notables as Mikhail Cheremnykh, Nikolai Denisovskii, the kukryniksy, and Pavel SokolovSkalia. often six feet tall and always striking and bold, these stenciled posters were printed and placed daily in windows for the public to see. They were also sent abroad to serve as international cultural “ambassadors,” rallying Allied and neutral nations to the Soviet cause. Drawn from the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection, as e Xhibition scheDule: well as other private and public holdings, these TASS The Art Institute of Chicago 07/31/11–10/23/11 posters have not been seen since World War II. An international team of scholars presents the TASS posters both as unique historical objects and as artworks that reveal how preeminent artists of the day used unconventional technical and visual means to contribute to the war effort, marking a major chapter in the history of design and propaganda. Generously illustrated, the book presents photographs, documentary materials, and memorabilia in meaningful juxtapositions with images of the TASS posters. Also included are documents illuminating the expression of Russian cultural life in the United States during the war, opening a fascinating window onto the war along the Eastern Front.
PETER koRT zEGERS is the Rothman Family Research Curator, Department of Prints and Drawings, and DoUGLAS W. DRUICk is Chair and Searle Curator of Medieval to Modern European Painting and Sculpture, and Chair and Prince Trust Curator of Prints and Drawings, both at the Art Institute of Chicago. Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
August Art/History/Graphic Design Cloth 978-0-300-17023-8 $65.00 400 pp. 9 3⁄4 x 12 3⁄4 300 color + 140 b/w illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 115
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
Prints and the Pursuit of knowledge in Early Modern Europe
With essays by Susan Dackerman, Lorraine Daston, katharine Park, Suzanne karr Schmidt, and Claudia Swan
An unusual collaboration among distinguished art historians and historians of science, this book demonstrates how printmakers of the Northern Renaissance, far from merely illustrating the ideas of others, contributed to scientific investigations of their time. Hans Holbein, for instance, worked with cosmographers and instrument makers on some of the earliest sundial manuals published; Albrecht Dürer produced the first printed maps of the constellations, which astronomers copied for over a century; and Hendrick Goltzius’s depiction of the muscle-bound Hercules served as a study aid for students of anatomy. Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe features fascinating reproductions of woodcuts, engravings, and etchings; maps, globe gores, and globes; multilayered anatomical “flap” prints; and paper scientific instruments used for observation and measurement. Among the “do-it-yourself” paper instruments were sundials and astrolabes, and the book incorporates a facsimile of globe gores for the reader to cut out and assemble.
SUSAN DACkERMAN is Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints, Harvard Art Museums.
September Art/History of Science Paper 978-0-300-17107-5 $60.00 440 pp. 9 x 11 1⁄2 276 color illus. World
Edited by Susan Dackerman
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Harvard Art Museums 09/06/11–12/10/11 Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University 01/17/12–04/08/12
Distributed for Harvard Art Museums
Johan zoffany RA
Society observed Edited by Martin Postle
The 18th-century painter Johan zoffany (1733–1810) was an astute observer of the many social circles in which he functioned as an artist over the course of his long career. This catalogue investigates his sharp wit, shrewd political appraisal, and perceptive social commentary (including subtle allusions to illicit relationships)—all achieved while presenting his subjects as delightful and sophisticated members of polite society.
A skilled networker, zoffany established himself at the court of George III and Queen Charlotte soon after his arrival in England from his native Germany. At the same time, he befriended the leading actor David Garrick and through him became the foremost portrayer of Georgian theater. His brilliant effects and deft style were well suited to theatricality of all sorts, enabling him to secure patronage in England and on the continent. Following a prolonged visit to Italy he travelled to India, where he quickly became a popular and established member within the circle of Warren Hastings, the governor-general. zoffany’s Indian paintings are among his most spectacular and allowed him to return to England enriched and warmly welcomed. This volume provides a sparkling overview of his finest works.
MARTIN PoSTLE is assistant director for academic activities at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. He was formerly a curator at Tate Britain.
October Art Cloth 978-0-300-17604-9 $75.00 320 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄2 225 color + 5 b/w illus. 116 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Johan Zoffany, Queen Charlotte with her two eldest sons, ca. 1765, oil on canvas, 44 1⁄8 x 50 1⁄2 in (112.2 x 128.3 cm). The Royal Collection, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Yale Center for British Art 10/27/11–02/12/12 Royal Academy 03/10/12–06/10/12
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Published for the Yale Center for British Art and the Royal Academy
The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edited by Harold koda
With an introduction by Sarah Jessica Parker
An exclusive look at one hundred fabulous shoes from the renowned Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In a brilliant follow-up to 100 Dresses, published in 2010, the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum once again opens the vaults of its heralded permanent collection to introduce readers to the rich diversity of shoes within its holdings. A hundred pairs of shoes, from the 16th to the 21st century, paint a vivid picture of how styles have changed—sometimes radically— over the years. They also reveal how some trends have reappeared throughout the ages. For instance, platform shoes were worn by fashionable venetian women from the 15th to the 17th century and by Manchu Chinese women in the 1800s. In the late 1930s, Salvatore Ferragamo introduced a modern version of the platform shoe, and updated versions appeared in the 1970s and 1990s. Beautifully designed and produced, 100 Shoes presents examples of fashionable footwear in a range of styles, from flats to stilettos and everything in between. Among them are shoes designed by Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Roger vivier, and vivienne Westwood. Images of the shoes are accompanied by informative text and enhanced by works of art, contemporary photos, and portraits of designers. Sure to spark the imaginations of anyone interested in fashion and design, 100 Shoes details how women have used these essential fashion accessories to elevate their style, stature, and status throughout the centuries. An introduction by fashion-forward actress Sarah Jessica Parker adds to the accessibility and appeal of this delightful volume.
HARoLD koDA is curator in charge at the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Actress SARAH JESSICA PARkER is known for her unique sense of fashion and her love of shoes.
Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Also AvAilAble: 100 Dresses The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art PB-Flexibound 978-0-300-16655-2 $24.95
October Fashion PB-Flexibound 978-0-300-17240-9 $24.95 232 pp. 10 x 7 194 color + 16 b/w illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 117
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Picasso’s Drawings, 1890–1921
Reinventing Tradition Susan Grace Galassi and Marilyn McCully
A fresh perspective on the importance of Picasso’s drawing practice and how he used his materials and graphic techniques to reinterpret past traditions and invigorate his art
Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is acknowledged as one of the greatest draftsmen of the 20th century. Picasso’s Drawings, 1890–1921 follows the dazzling development of his drawing practice from the precocious academic exercises of his youth to his renewal of classicism in his virtuoso output of the early 1920s. A selection of more than seventy works on paper, with extended entries, highlights his stylistic experiments and techniques during this roughly thirty-year period, which begins and ends in a classical mode and encompasses his most radical innovations. An essay by Susan Grace Galassi provides a detailed study of Picasso’s drawing practice and explores his interest in the old Masters, and an essay by Marilyn McCully considers the early critical responses to Picasso’s drawings. These discussions of Picasso’s style, sources, and techniques demonstrate how drawing served as an essential means of invention and discovery for the artist. This book brings to the fore Picasso’s engagement with artists of the past and the ways in which he perpetuated, competed with, and ultimately reinvented the practices of his artistic mentors on his own terms. Through emulation, allusion, dissection, and outright hijacking, Picasso continued the grand tradition of drawing in a revitalized form. This study reveals the extent to which the artist relied on drawing as a means of synthesizing past and present, tradition and innovation, to give his own art a bold and vigorous expression.
SUSAN GRACE GALASSI is senior curator at The Frick Collection, New york. MARILyN McCULLy is an independent scholar who specializes in the work of Picasso.
The Frick Collection, New York 10/04/11–01/08/12 National Gallery of Art, Washington 02/05/12–05/06/12 Published in associaton with The Frick Collection
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October Art Cloth 978-0-300-17073-3 $60.00 224 pp. 9 x 11 200 color illus. World
Art and Architecture—General Interest
With essays by Lisa Baldissera, Nicholas Chambers, James Fox, kelly Gellatly, Ted Gott, Susanna Greeves, Philip Long, Angela Ndalianis, Justin Paton, Craig Raine, and Angus Trumble
The first-ever comprehensive look at internationally known artist Ron Mueck’s hyperrealist figurative sculpture
Ron Mueck (b. 1958) is known for his extraordinarily lifelike sculptures of people in fragile, naked states: a postpartum woman, a crouching, cornered man, and, perhaps most famously, the body of his dead father. Mueck plays dramatically with scale; a newborn baby, with traces of afterbirth and blood, looms impressively over viewers, measuring sixteen feet from crown to foot, while a spooning half-clothed couple would fit easily on a coffee table. In each case, the amount of detail—individual pores and dimples, hairs and blemishes—is uncanny. The figures are disconcerting and yet impossible to resist. Mueck’s obsessive attention to detail and craft has its beginnings in his early days as a model maker and puppeteer for films like Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. It was in 1997, when noted dealer Charles Saatchi discovered Mueck’s work and included his sculpture Dead Dad in the groundbreaking Sensation show, that Mueck began to attract international attention. Today, the artist’s sculptures are some of the most widely acclaimed, prominent, and identifiable works of contemporary art. Produced in close collaboration with the artist, this beautifully illustrated book is the first to provide a comprehensive look at Mueck’s work to date. The book offers detailed insight into the artist’s ideas and methods and features a catalogue raisonné. Essays by leading scholars highlight the depth of his practice and further affirm Mueck’s importance.
DAvID HURLSToN is Curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of victoria.
October Art PB-Flexibound 978-0-300-17683-4 $30.00 192 pp. 6 3⁄4 x 8 3⁄4 75 color + 2 b/w illus. World, except for Australia and New Zealand Art and Architecture—General Interest 119
Published in association with the National Gallery of Victoria
Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Constance C. McPhee and Nadine M. orenstein
An entertaining and informative book—the first to feature significant caricatures and satirical works dating from 1500 to the present, selected from the vast collection in the Metropolitan Museum
From Leonardo’s drawings of grotesque heads to contemporary prints lampooning American politicians, the Metropolitan Museum has a vast and largely unknown collection of caricatures and satirical works. This handsome volume offers 160 examples dating from about 1500 to the present—many of them previously unpublished—that reflect the age-old tradition of employing exaggeration and humor to convey personal, social, or political meaning. Stressing the continuity of certain artistic approaches, Inﬁnite Jest examines the development of the genre across a broad expanse of centuries and cultures. The basic visual components of caricature are discussed and illustrated, as are significant themes such as physical types, people as animals or objects, social satire (food, fashion, and foreigners), and politics (British, French, and American). Artists as well known as Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, William Hogarth, Francisco de Goya, Thomas Rowlandson, Eugène Delacroix, Honoré Daumier, and David Levine contribute their distinctive talents to this fascinating and very amusing compilation.
CoNSTANCE C. McPHEE is associate curator and NADINE M. oRENSTEIN is curator, both in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 09/13/11–04/04/12 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Distributed by Yale University Press
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October Art Cloth 978-0-300-17581-3 $45.00 224 pp. 9 x 10 212 color illus. World 120 Art and Architecture—General Interest THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Master Cabinetmaker in New york
Peter M. kenny and Michael k. Brown, with Frances F. Bretter and Matthew A. Thurlow
A beautifully illustrated reassessment of the work of Duncan Phyfe, America’s best-known cabinetmaker
Duncan Phyfe (1768–1854), known during his lifetime as the “United States Rage,” to this day remains America’s best-known cabinetmaker. Establishing his reputation as a purveyor of luxury by designing highquality furniture for New york’s moneyed elite, Phyfe would come to count among his clients some of the nation’s wealthiest and most storied families. This richly illustrated volume covers the full chronological sweep of the craftsman’s distinguished career, from his earliest furniture—which bore the influence of his 18th-century predecessors George Hepplewhite and Thomas Sheraton—to the elaborately embellished Grecian pieces that were entirely his own. More than sixty works by Phyfe and his workshop are highlighted, including rarely seen pieces from private collections and several newly discovered documented works. Additionally, essays by leading scholars bring to light new information on Phyfe’s life, his workshop production, and his roster of illustrious patrons. What unfolds is the story of Phyfe’s remarkable transformation from a young immigrant craftsman to an accomplished master cabinetmaker and an American icon.
PETER M. kENNy is Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts and Administrator, The American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. MICHAEL k. BRoWN is curator, Bayou Bend Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. FRANCES F. BRETTER, an independent scholar, was formerly research associate, The American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. MATTHEW A. THURLoW, formerly research associate, The American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is on the staff of the Winterthur Museum.
D.Phyfe & Son. Couch, 1841 35 3⁄8 x 73 1⁄4 x 22 7⁄8 in. Collection of Richard Hampton Jenrette
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 12/20/11–05/06/12 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 06/20/12–09/11/12 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Distributed by Yale University Press
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October Decorative Arts/Art Cloth 978-0-300-15511-2 $65.00 352 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 12 350 color illus. THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Art and Architecture—General Interest
Painted Women and Cosmetic Art
This wide-ranging survey, spanning four centuries, illuminates shifting perceptions of female beauty through works of art and the evolution of cosmetics
Throughout the history of the Western world, countless attempts have been made to define beauty in art and life, especially with regard to women’s bodies and faces. Facing Beauty examines concepts of female beauty in terms of the ideal and the real, investigating paradigms of beauty as represented in art and literature and how beauty has been enhanced by cosmetics and hairstyles. This thought-provoking book discusses the shifting perceptions of female beauty, concentrating on the period from about 1540 to 1940. It begins with the Renaissance, when a renewed emphasis on the individual was reflected in the celebration of beauty in the portraits of the day. The fluid, sensual lines of the Baroque period initiated a shift toward a more “natural” look, giving way in the 18th century to a more stylized and artificial face, a mask of ideal beauty. By the late 19th century, commercial beauty preparations had become more readily available, leading to new technological developments within the beauty industry in the early 20th century. Beauty salons and the wider availability of cosmetics revolutionized the way women saw themselves. Ravishing images of some of the most beautiful women in history, both real and ideal, accompanied by illustrations from costume books, fashion plates, advertisements, caricatures, and cosmetics, bring the evolving story of beauty to life on these pages.
AILEEN RIBEIRo is Professor Emeritus in the history of art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
October Art/Fashion Cloth 978-0-300-12486-6 $45.00 256 pp. 9 x 11 100 color + 50 b/w illus. 122 Art and Architecture—General Interest
valerie Steele and Daphne Guinness
A spectacular showcase of the inimitable style and haute couture collection of fashion icon Daphne Guinness
“She is one of the—if not the—most stylish women living,” says designer and film director Tom Ford, speaking of Daphne Guinness, the subject and co-author of this extraordinary book. From her platinum-and-black striped hair to her towering 10-inch heels, her to-diefor couture collection and amazing diamond jewelry, Daphne Guinness embodies the rarified, personal style of a true fashion icon. A designer, editor, model, muse, and stylist, Ms. Guinness is renowned for the way she uses fashion to transform herself. As her friend, the art historian John Richardson puts it: “She is the object of her own creativity. Her persona is her own masterpiece.” karl Lagerfeld of Chanel, valentino, Azzedine Alaia, and the late Alexander McQueen are among the many great fashion designers whose spectacular garments form part of Daphne Guinness’s personal collection of haute couture. But Ms. Guinness is far more than a great couture client, she is also an inspiration to designers because of her fearless personal style. In an extended interview with the curator and fashion historian valerie Steele, Daphne Guinness explains the origins and characteristics of her style. She also discusses her friendships and collaborations with other creative fashion personalities from the late Isabella Blow to the photographer Steven klein and the jeweler Shaun Leane. Sumptuously illustrated with both high-fashion photographs and paparazzi shots, the book is a spectacular showcase for the world of Daphne Guinness.
vALERIE STEELE is director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, New york. DAPHNE GUINNESS is prominent in the fashion world as a fashion icon, journalist and collector of haute couture.
October Fashion Cloth 978-0-300-17663-6 $45.00 192 pp. 9 x 11 100 color illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 123
The Fashion Institute of Technology 09/01/11–01/31/12 Published in association with The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
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Samurai Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum
Essays by L. John Anderson, Sachiko Hori, Morihiro ogawa, Thom Richardson, John Stevenson, and Stephen Turnbull
This exclusive overview of one of the world’s largest and most important collections of samurai armor offers an exciting glimpse into the world of the samurai warrior
This extraordinary publication presents, for the first time, the samurai armor collection of the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum in Dallas. The Barbier-Mueller has selectively amassed these pieces of armor over the past twenty-five years, ultimately forming one of the largest and most important collections of its kind in the world. It is composed of nearly three hundred objects, several of which are considered masterpieces, including suits of armor, helmets, masks, horse armor, and weaponry. The objects date from the 12th to the 19th century, with a particularly strong focus on Edo-period armor. offering an exciting look into the world of the samurai warrior, the book begins with an introduction by Morihiro ogawa. Essays by prominent scholars in the field highlight topics such as the phenomenon of the warrior in Japan, the development of the samurai helmet, castle architecture, women in samurai culture, and Japanese horse armor. The book’s final section consists of an extensive catalogue of objects, concentrating on 120 significant works in the collection. Lavishly illustrated in full color, each object is accompanied by an entry written by a scholar of Japanese armor.
L. JoHN ANDERSoN is an independent scholar and collector of samurai armor. SACHIko HoRI is vice president of Sotheby’s Japanese Works of Art department in New york. MoRIHIRo oGAWA is special consultant for Japanese arms and armor in the Department of Arms and Armor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. THoM RICHARDSoN is keeper of armour and oriental collections at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. JoHN STEvENSoN is lecturer on Japanese art and history at the University of Washington. STEPHEN TURNBULL is visiting lecturer in South East Asian religious studies at the University of Leeds.
Musée du quai Branly, Paris 11/08/11–01/29/12 Published in association with the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum
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October Art/Decorative Arts/History Cloth 978-0-300-17636-0 $65.00 320 pp. 10 x 12 300 color illus. World
Art and Architecture—General Interest
Wonder of the Age
Master Painters of India, 1100–1900
John Guy and Jorrit Britschgi
Dispelling the long-held view of the anonymity of Indian artists, this fascinating publication identifies over forty painters of masterpieces spanning eight centuries
Traditionally, Indian paintings have been classified according to regional styles or dynastic periods, with an emphasis on subject matter and narrative content. This fascinating publication counters the long-held view of the anonymity of Indian art, emphasizing the combined tools of connoisseurship and inscription evidence to reveal the identities of individual artists and their oeuvres through an analysis of style. Enchanting color illustrations highlight over one hundred works spanning eight centuries. The introduction outlines the origins of early Indian painting in the first millennium, which set the scene for the development of the art of the book. The chapters that follow examine manuscript painting as it developed from palm leaf to paper; the Sultanate and North Indian Hindu tradition; the Mughal school under the patronage of emperors Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan; the renaissance of the Hindu courts from 1650 to 1730; the later styles of the Punjab Hill and Rajasthani courts; Company School painting; and the coming of photography. Each chapter features a summary of the period and biographical essays of specific artists followed by a selection of their works. The eminent artists chosen are among the greatest in the history of Indian painting. Each could lay claim to the honorific bestowed by emperors on their favorite painters: Nadirai-i-zaman, “the wonder of the age.”
JoHN GUy is curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. JoRRIT BRITSCHGI is curator of Indian Painting, Museum Rietberg zürich.
October Art Cloth 978-0-300-17582-0 $45.00 224 pp. 9 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 143 color illus. THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Museum Rietberg Zürich, Switzerland 05/01/11–08/21/11 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 09/28/11–01/08/12 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Distributed by Yale University Press
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Art and Architecture—General Interest
Introduction by Alisa LaGamma
Conversation with El Anatsui by Chika okeke-Agulu
The Ghanaian-born sculptor El Anatsui (b. 1944) is one of the most significant artistic innovators of our time, merging personal, local, and global concerns in his visual creations. By weaving together discarded aluminum tops from Nigerian liquor bottles, Anatsui creates large-scale sculptures called gawu (“metal” or “fashioned cloth” in Anatsui’s native language) that demonstrate a fascinating interplay of color, shape, and fluidity. In an illustrated essay, Alisa LaGamma provides a brief history of El Anatsui’s career and an analysis of his practice. The catalogue also includes a never-before-published conversation between noted artist and curator Chika okeke-Agulu and Anatsui, as they discuss the themes of history, economy, sustainability, and identity explored within Anatsui’s work. Dramatic photographs of the installations at the Clark provide a unique look at these immersive sculptures, including Intermittent Signals (2009) and Delta (2010), in the contemplative spaces of Stone Hill Center.
ALISA LAGAMMA is curator in the Department of the Arts of Africa, oceania, and the Americas at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. CHIkA okEkE-AGULU is Assistant Professor in the Art and Archaeology Department at Princeton University.
El Anatsui (Ghanaian, born 1944), Intermittent Signals, 2009. Found aluminum and copper wire, 11 x 35 ft. The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica (Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY)
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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute 06/12/11–10/16/11
Distributed for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
August Art Paper 978-0-300-17575-2 $14.95 48 pp. 9 1⁄4 x 9 32 color illus. World
The Image of Christ
With an introduction by Neil MacGregor and contributions by Susanna Avery-Quash, Xavier Bray, Erika Langmuir, Neil MacGregor, and Alexander Sturgis
Rather than presenting a life of Christ in art, this beautiful book explores the challenges facing artists when representing Jesus—God who became a man. It traces how the image of Christ that we recognize today evolved over two millennia, from the earliest metaphorical symbols of the Shepherd, the Lamb, and the vine to the emergence of a “true likeness.” The book elegantly describes how artists have conveyed the paradox of Christ’s dual nature—human and divine, weak and powerful—in portrayals of his infancy, and it also shows how images of his suffering convey a cosmic, as well as personal, significance. The moments of Christ’s life become, through art, archetypes of all human experience: Christ nursed by the virgin expresses the feelings of love every mother has for her child; Christ mocked is innocence beset by violence. A reissue of a successful book (first published in 2000), The Image of Christ is an essential volume for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of European art, in which Christian subjects have featured so prominently.
GABRIELE FINALDI is deputy director of the Prado Museum, Madrid, and a former curator at the National Gallery, London. NEIL MAcGREGoR is director of the British Museum and former director of the National Gallery, London.
October Art/Religion Paper 978-1-85709-292-9 $25.00 224 pp. 9 3⁄4 x 9 3⁄4 182 color illus. 126
Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press
Art and Architecture—General Interest
Edited by zoë Ryan
Architecture of Invention
With essays by Alison Fisher, zoë Ryan, Elizabeth Smith, and Sarah Whiting
A groundbreaking exploration of the life, work, and legacy of visionary architect Bertrand Goldberg
Bertrand Goldberg (1913–1997) was a visionary Chicago architect whose designs for housing, urban planning, and industrial design made a distinctive mark in the modern era. This handsome publication, the first to focus in-depth on the entirety of Goldberg’s life and work, traces his development from his early Bauhaus training to his notable architectural achievements. Featuring previously unpublished material, it also includes Goldberg’s plans for unrealized projects as well as his collaborations with other prominent modern architects, such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Buckminster Fuller. Goldberg’s interest in the social dimension of architecture was reflected in many of his cutting-edge designs. In 1959, he conceived the plan for his most iconic structure, the sixty-story Marina City residential towers, in the heart of downtown Chicago. He created a number of hospitals that offered a new paradigm for how patients and staff interacted within the space. Goldberg’s progressive designs also extended to schools, prefabricated structures, and furniture.
ALISoN FISHER is the Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture and zoË RyAN is acting chair of the Department of Architecture and Design and Neville Bryan Curator of Design, both at the Art Institute of Chicago. ELIzABETH SMITH is executive director of curatorial affairs at the Art Gallery of ontario. SARAH WHITING is dean of the Rice University School of Architecture.
Bertrand Goldberg Associates, Marina City, Chicago, 1959–1967.
The Art Insitute of Chicago 09/07/11–02/12/12
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Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
October Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-16704-7 $60.00 192 pp. 8 x 11 1⁄2 140 color + 75 b/w illus. World THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Art and Architecture—General Interest 127
Degas’s Dancers at the Barre
Point and Counterpoint Eliza Rathbone and Elizabeth Steele
Edgar Degas (1834–1917) was fascinated with ballet dancers, whom he depicted with great frequency in many media throughout his career. Degas’s Dancers at the Barre (The Phillips Collection) is one of the crowning achievements of the artist’s career and the cornerstone of this insightful publication. Bringing together carefully chosen drawings, pastels, prints, paintings, and mixed media, which relate to the Phillips’s masterpiece, the authors build on recent scholarship about Degas’s approach to work, his technique, and the subject matter. This book also features fascinating results from recent conservation of the work, the first campaign since the painting was acquired in 1944, which brought to light important new facts about its sources, dating, and complicated history.
ELIzA RATHBoNE is chief curator, The Phillips Collection. ELIzABETH STEELE is head of conservation, The Phillips Collection.
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Dancers at the Barre, c. 1900. Oil on canvas 51 1⁄4 x 38 1⁄2 in. Acquired 1944, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
The Phillips Collection 10/01/11–01/08/12
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Distributed for The Phillips Collection
October Art Cloth 978-0-300-17632-2 $45.00 144 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2 50 color + 20 b/w illus.
The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack keats
With an essay by Maurice Berger
In 1962, Ezra Jack keats’s picture book The Snowy Day introduced readers to young Peter, the first African American protagonist in a full-color children’s book, who traipsed alone through the snowy, wondrous sidewalks of New york City. The book was a runaway success, capturing the Caldecott Medal and selling more than two million copies. In The Snowy Day and subsequent books, keats’s awareness of the city, its daily hum, and the role of its children are deeply felt and delicately rendered in words and bright collages and paintings. He made a prominent place for characters and places that had not been represented in children’s books, saying about Peter, “My book would have him there simply because he should have been there all along.” Coinciding with The Snowy Day’s 50th anniversary, the current publication features more than 75 illustrations alongside essays by Claudia Nahson and Maurice Berger, who discuss keats’s Jewish background, his advocacy of civil rights, his inventive art, and his wide-ranging influence.
CLAUDIA J. NAHSoN is curator at The Jewish Museum, New york. She is the author of The Art of William Steig. MAURICE BERGER is senior research scholar at the Center for Art, Design, and visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and senior fellow at the vera List Center for Art and Politics of The New School.
October Art Cloth 978-0-300-17022-1 $27.50 104 pp. 7 x 10 80 color + 3 b/w illus. 128
Claudia J. Nahson
The Jewish Museum, New York 09/09/11–01/29/12 The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 06/26/12–10/14/12 Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco 11/15/12–02/24/13 Published in association with The Jewish Museum, New York
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Leonardo da vinci
Painter at the Court of Milan
With an essay by Larry keith and contributions by Antonio Mazzotta, Minna Moore Ede, Scott Nethersole, Arturo Galansino, and Per Rumberg
A new examination of Leonardo’s career that illuminates his time as court painter to the Duke of Milan, an experience that fundamentally changed his outlook and his legacy
The reputation of Leonardo da vinci (1452–1519) as an inventor and scientist, and his complex personality, have sometimes almost overshadowed the importance of his aims and techniques as a painter. This exquisite book focuses on a crucial period in the 1480s and 90s when, as a salaried court artist to Duke Ludovico Sforza in the city-state of Milan—freed from the pressures of making a living in the commercially minded Florentine republic—Leonardo produced some of the most celebrated and influential works of his career. The Last Supper, his two versions of The Virgin of the Rocks, and The Lady with an Ermine (a beautiful portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, Ludovico’s mistress) were paintings that set a new standard for his Milanese contemporaries. Leonardo’s style was magnified, through collaboration and imitation, to become the visual language of the regime, and by the time he returned to Florence in 1500, his status had been utterly transformed. This new examination of Leonardo’s painting career and his lasting impact on Italian Renaissance style features works from U.S., British, and European collections. Collectively, they represent the diverse range of his artistic output, from drawings in chalk, ink, and metalpoint to full-scale oil paintings. Together with the authors’ meticulous research and detailed analysis, they demonstrate Leonardo’s consummate skill and extraordinary ambition as a painter.
LUkE SySoN is curator of Italian paintings before 1500 and head of research at the National Gallery, London. His previous books include Renaissance Siena and Pisanello. LARRy kEITH is director of conservation, The National Gallery, London.
National Gallery, London 11/07/11–02/05/12
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Published by National Gallery Company/ Distributed by Yale University Press
November Art Cloth 978-1-85709-491-6 $65.00 304 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 12 3⁄4 190 color illus.
NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON
Art and Architecture—General Interest
LEFT • WILLY RIZZO 1960
ABOVE • PAOLO ROVERSI 1994
LEFT • GIOVANNI GASTEL 1991
ABOVE • LACHLAN BAILEY 2007
Art and Architecture—General Interest
A vocabulary of Style Jérôme Gautier
A luxurious book that showcases the spirit and essence of Chanel’s iconic style through the medium of fashion photography
Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (1883–1971) was undoubtedly the most influential fashion designer of the 20th century. Her clothes and accessories have remained perennially chic, and her legendary fashion house continues to exert a powerful sway over today’s designers. Jérôme Gautier tells the story of Chanel’s iconic style through hundreds of images, many taken by the leading lights of fashion photography, including Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Jean-Paul Goude, David LaChapelle, Horst P. Horst, Steven Meisel, Sarah Moon, Man Ray, and Ellen von Unwerth. This innovative volume pairs classic and contemporary photographs, placing fashion plates from Chanel’s time alongside those by the house’s designer-in-chief, karl Lagerfeld. For instance, Cecil Beaton’s portrait of Chanel appears alongside Lagerfeld’s image of Cate Blanchett emulating her, and a classic plate by Henry Clarke flanks an arresting shot by Juergen Teller. Through these dazzling photographs, Chanel: A Vocabulary of Style identifies key elements that have defined Chanel’s style for generations, such as jersey and tweed, formerly considered menswear fabrics, and the little black dress, which transformed a hue previously reserved for mourning into a statement of elegance. Pearls were her staple, and she often embellished outfits with her signature camellia. Twelve chapters compare the original forms of these enduring trademarks with their later expressions over the years and to the present day, letting the vocabulary of Chanel’s style speak for itself.
JÉRÔME GAUTIER is a journalist and fashion historian. A passionate collector of fashion magazines, he lives and works in Paris.
November Fashion/Photography Hardcover with Slipcase 978-0-300-17566-0 $100.00 288 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 12 5⁄8 230 color + b/w illus. For sale in the U.S. and Canada only Art and Architecture—General Interest 131
Painter/Photographers from Bonnard to vuillard Edited by Elizabeth W. Easton
With contributions by Clément Chéroux, Michel Frizot, Todd Gustavson, Françoise Heilbrun, Ellen W. Lee, Anne McCauley, Saskia ooms, katia Poletti, Eliza Rathbone, and Hans Rooseboom
A fascinating look at how snapshots by seven Post-Impressionist artists influenced their work and the history of photography
The advent of the kodak camera in 1888 made photography accessible to amateurs as well as to professionals. Artists were not immune to its allure, and many began experimenting with the camera as a means of capturing images as studies for final works and of observing the world and the people in it. Snapshot investigates seven Post-Impressionist painters and printmakers: Pierre Bonnard, George Hendrik Breitner, Maurice Denis, Henri Evenepoel, Henri Rivière, Félix vallotton, and Edouard vuillard. Although celebrated for their works on canvas and paper, these artists also made many personal and informal snapshots. Depicting interiors, city streets, nudes, and portraits, these photographs were kept private and never exhibited. As a result, most have never been published. Juxtaposing personal photographs with the related paintings and prints by these Post-Impressionist artists, Snapshot offers a new perspective on early photography and on the synthesis of painting and photography at the end of the 19th century.
ELIzABETH W. EASToN is the cofounder and director of the Center for Curatorial Leadership. CLÉMENT CHÉRoUX is a photographic historian and curator of the photographic collection at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. MICHEL FRIzoT is professor of the history of photography at the Ecole du Louvre, Paris. ToDD GUSTAvSoN is curator of technology at the George Eastman House in Rochester, Ny. FRANÇoISE HEILBRUN is the head curator of photography at the Musée d’orsay. ELLEN W. LEE is chief curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. ANNE McCAULEy is David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art at Princeton University. SASkIA ooMS works at Netwerk, a center for contemporary Art in Belgium. kATIA PoLETTI is conservator at the Fondation Félix vallotton. ELIzA RATHBoNE is chief curator of the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. HANS RooSEBooM is curator of photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Pierre Bonnard, Ker-Xavier Roussel and Edouard Vuillard, Venice, 1899. Modern print from original negative, negative: 1 3⁄8 x 2 in. (3.5 x 5 cm). Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Gift of the children of Charles Terrasse (PHO 1987–27-6)
The Van Gogh Museum 10/14/11–01/08/12 The Phillips Collection 02/04/12–05/06/12 The Indianapolis Museum of Art 06/08/12–09/02/12 Published in association with the Phillips Collection, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art
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November Photography/Art Cloth 978-0-300-17236-2 $50.00 248 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄2 285 color illus.
Art and Architecture—General Interest
The Three Graces
Snapshots of Twentieth-Century Women
Featuring an amazing treasure trove of unpublished images, this intriguing and entertaining book looks at how women explored their identity through popular photography in the 20th century
Snapshots preserve more than individual likeness and memory. Photographs of celebrations, vacations, and gatherings of family and friends are collected with the aim of constructing and preserving a personal identity for future generations. What happens, however, when a snapshot is subsequently discarded or displaced and becomes merely an “anonymous” image? This and many other questions are discussed in this fascinating selection of anonymous images depicting three women. Presumably all taken by nonprofessionals, these snapshots were acquired over time by a private collector interested in their eclectic yet familiar details, who named the grouping after the iconic Greco-Roman motif. In traditional western iconography, the Three Graces personify beauty, charm, and grace in both nature and humanity. In the 150 snapshots assembled here, the remarkable consistency of confidence and poise projected by the trios of women—in varied settings, in various states of dress/undress, and over a period of more than fifty years—reveals the formal and behavioral conventions that evolved as photography’s popularity skyrocketed among amateurs. To this end, the iconography of The Three Graces provides a framework for understanding the generational differences and cultural influences that shaped women’s self-presentation in front of the camera in the first half of the 20th century.
MICHAL RAz-RUSSo is curatorial assistant for exhibitions in the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Art Institute of Chicago 10/29/11–01/22/12
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Published in association with the Art Institute of Chicago
November Photography Paper over Board 978-0-300-17734-3 $26.50 160 pp. 6 x 8 1⁄4 142 color illus.
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
Art and Architecture—General Interest
Secrets and Silence Marjorie E. Wieseman, Wayne E. Franits, and H. Perry Chapman
A visually stunning and seductive book that celebrates the mysterious and enigmatic world created by Vermeer in some of the best-loved and most characteristic works from late in his career.
Focusing on the extraordinary Lacemaker from the Musée du Louvre, this beautiful book investigates the subtle and enigmatic paintings by Johannes vermeer that celebrate the intimacy of the Dutch household. Moments frozen in paint that reveal young women sewing, reading or playing musical instruments, captured in vermeer’s uniquely luminous style, recreate a silent and often mysterious domestic realm, closed to the outside world, and inhabited almost exclusively by women and children. Three internationally recognized experts in the field explain why women engaged in mundane domestic tasks, or in pleasurable pastimes such as music making, writing letters, or adjusting their toilette, comprise some of the most popular Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century. Men are rarely featured in these images; when they are, it is usually in a subsidiary role or as conspicuous intruders into a quiet domestic world. Among the most intriguing of these compositions are those that consciously avoid any engagement with the viewer. Rather than acknowledging our presence, figures avert their gazes or turn their backs upon us; they stare moodily into space or focus intently on the activities at hand. In viewing these paintings, we have the impression that we have stumbled upon a private world kept hidden from casual regard. The ravishingly beautiful paintings of vermeer are perhaps the most poetic evocations of this secretive world, but other 17th-century Dutch painters sought to imbue simple domestic scenes with an air of silent mystery, and the book features also works by some of the most important masters of 17th-century Dutch genre painting, among them Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Nicolaes Maes, and Jan Steen.
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Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 10/05/11–01/15/12 Published in association with the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
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MARJoRIE E. WIESEMAN is Curator of Dutch Paintings 1600–1800 at the National Gallery, London. WAyNE E. FRANITS is professor and chair of the Department of Fine Arts, Syracuse University. H. PERRy CHAPMAN is professor of art history at the University of Delaware.
November Art Cloth 978-0-300-17899-9 $35.00 224 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 10 60 color illus. World
In the Picture
With an afterword by Richard Benson
A magnificent review of Lee Friedlander’s life and career, shown through his self-portraiture
Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has been tackling the challenge of self-portraiture throughout his prolific career. What began as an unorthodox investigation of the genre has become a masterful engagement spanning five decades. In this extraordinary compilation, which includes hundreds of previously unpublished pictures, we follow the famous photographer through the years as his personal and creative lives unfold and intertwine. Produced to the highest production standards and featuring over 400 duotone images—from his first self-portraits, taken with cable release in hand, to recent images of the photographer with his family and extended network of friends—In the Picture explores Friedlander’s various guises throughout a rich and colorful life.
LEE FRIEDLANDER is a photographer based in New york City. RICHARD BENSoN is a photographer and former dean of the yale University School of Art. Published in association with the Yale University Art Gallery
November Photography Paper over Board 978-0-300-17729-9 $75.00 468 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 450 duotone illus. YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY Art and Architecture—General Interest
Stieglitz and His Artists
Matisse to o’keeffe Edited by Lisa Mintz Messinger
Essays and entries by Magdalena Dabrowski, Cristel Hollevoet-Force, Lisa Mintz Messinger, Cora Michael, Jessica Murphy, Sabine Rewald, Samantha Rippner, and Thayer Tolles
“It’s not money or painting between us. But something above both.”—Stieglitz to artist Stanton Macdonald-Wright (1918)
A master photographer, Alfred Stieglitz was also a visionary promoter and avid collector of modern American and European art from the first half of the 20th century. This publication is the first fully illustrated catalogue of works in the unparalleled Alfred Stieglitz Collection, which was given to the Metropolitan Museum after Stieglitz’s death. operating a succession of influential New york galleries between 1905 and 1946, Stieglitz exhibited many of the most important artists of the era, including Constantin Brancusi, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, vasily kandinsky, John Marin, Henri Matisse, Georgia o’keeffe, Pablo Picasso, and Gino Severini. He assembled a vast collection of exceptional breadth and depth that has since become the cornerstone of the Metropolitan Museum’s holdings of modern art, containing such masterworks as Brancusi’s Sleeping Muse, Demuth’s I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, Hartley’s Portrait of a German Ofﬁcer, kandinsky’s Improvisation 27 (Garden of Love II), o’keeffe’s Black Iris and Picasso’s Woman Ironing and Standing Female Nude. More than four hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints are presented in this catalogue, many of them published here for the first time. Informative essays, augmented by archival photographs and letters, new scholarship, and technical analysis, bring this fascinating period to life by focusing on the relationships these artists developed with Stieglitz and with one another.
LISA MINTz MESSINGER is associate curator in the Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Unidentified photographer. Artists at Mount Kisco, 1912. Black-and-white print, 4 3⁄4 x 6 1⁄4 in. (12 x 16 cm). Property of Walkowitz family. Abraham Walkowitz Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. From left to right: Paul Haviland, Abraham Walkowitz, Katharine N. Rhoades, Mrs. Alfred Stieglitz, Agnes Ernst (Mrs. Eugene Meyer), Alfred Stieglitz, J. B. Kerfoot, John Marin
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 10/13/11–01/02/12 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Distributed by Yale University Press
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November Art Cloth 978-0-300-17588-2 $65.00 352 pp. 9 x 10 760 color illus. World THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Art and Architecture—General Interest
Edited by Nicholas Baume
With essays by Nicholas Baume, Rachel Haidu, Anna Lovatt, Joe Madura, and kirsten Swenson Foreword by Susan k. Freedman
A fascinating look at LeWitt’s deceptively simple geometric sculptures, which epitomize the artist’s aim “to recreate art” by starting “from square one”
Sol LeWitt (1928–2007), renowned for his role in establishing Conceptualism and Minimalism as dominant art movements in the postwar era, is perhaps best known for his masterful and brilliantly colored wall drawings. Throughout his career, however, LeWitt also created many remarkable three-dimensional works suitable for display in outdoor settings. In this handsome publication, which accompanies the first major career survey of LeWitt’s “structures,” the artist’s modular works are traced from their simplest manifestation in a single large-scale cube through multiple variations, with examples from the 1960s through the 1990s. Works from the 1980s onward explore the threedimensional possibilities of diverse geometric forms, such as stars, and the introduction of new materials, including concrete block and fiberglass, stimulating experimentation with non-geometric, irregular forms on an increasing scale. The book includes an essay by Nicholas Baume and Joe Madura that provides a historical and critical context for the structures. Additional essays by Rachel Haidu, Anna Lovatt, and kirsten Swenson provide fresh arthistorical commentary, ranging from the problematic of site for LeWitt’s initial structures to the integral relationship between his drawings and three-dimensional works. Stunning color plates record the works on display in New york’s City Hall Park, supplemented by archival and historical documentation.
NICHoLAS BAUME is director and chief curator, Public Art Fund.
November Art Cloth 978-0-300-17861-6 $50.00 226 pp. 10 x 12 150 color illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 137
Sol LeWitt, Splotch #15 (2005). Acrylic on fiberglass, 12 ft. x 8 ft. 4 in. x 6 ft. 8 in. View from “Sol LeWitt on the Roof: Splotches, Whirls, and Twirls” (April 26– October 30, 2005), The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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City Hall Park, New York 05/24/11–12/02/11
Distributed for the Public Art Fund, New York City
With contributions by Julia F. Andrews, Tamaki Maeda, kuiyi Shen, and Aida yuen Wong
one of the preeminent figures in 20th-century Chinese art, Fu Baoshi (1904–1965) revolutionized the tradition of Chinese ink painting, opening the door to innovations by subsequent generations. As both an art historian and a painter, he directed his work toward protecting cultural heritage in times of war and revolution. From traditional-style landscape and figure painting to political artwork manifesting state ideology during the Mao era, Fu’s work demonstrates his search for a unique artistic language that speaks for the self and the nation. Using native tradition as an essential element, Fu’s artistic modernity defined Chinese art as a discipline distinct from Western and international socialist art of the time. Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution is the first comprehensive retrospective of Fu’s work to be published in the West. The book includes more than 100 artworks that demonstrate his stylistic transformation across several decades. Insightful essays offer the latest scholarship on Fu’s life and art, Japan’s impact on modern Chinese art, and art and politics in China’s turbulent 20th century.
ANITA CHUNG is curator of Chinese art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
November Art PB-Flexibound 978-0-300-16974-4 $50.00 256 pp. 9 x 11 115 color + 30 b/w illus. World
Fu Baoshi (1904–1965) Edited by Anita Chung
Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution
Heavenly Lake and Flying Waterfall, 1961. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, 105.6 x 60 cm. Nanjing Museum
Cleveland Museum of Art 10/16/11–01/08/12 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 01/30/12–04/29/12 Published in association with the Cleveland Museum of Art
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The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp
The Persian Book of kings Introduction by Sheila R. Canby
one of the most voluminous epics of world literature, the Shahnama (or “Book of kings”) narrates the history of the ancient kings of Iran, from their mythical beginnings to the Arab conquest in 651 A.D. Although illustrated copies of the poem were commissioned by numerous Iranian kings, the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp (r. 1524–1576) is arguably the most important and beautifully illustrated version ever produced. It was created by two generations of the most renowned early-16th-century artists at the royal atelier in Tabriz, the first capital of the Safavid dynasty. Characterized by calligraphy, painting, and illuminations of exquisite quality and artistic originality, the volume is considered one of the highest achievements in the arts of the book. After its creation, the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp traveled through several royal collections until it was broken up and dispersed in the 20th century. Now, for the first time, all 258 illuminated pages of this famous volume are reproduced in color and close to their original size in this sumptuous publication.
SHEILA R. CANBy is the Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Attributed to Abd al-Aziz, The Shah’s Wise Men Approve Zal’s Marriage: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 190 (1970.301.13)
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
November Art Hardcover with Slipcase 978-0-300-17586-8 $200.00sc 300 pp. 12 1⁄2 x 17 1⁄4 300 color illus. 138
Art and Architecture—General Interest
Neither East nor West
Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Maryam Ekhtiar, Priscilla Soucek, Sheila R. Canby, and Navina Najat Haidar
Introduction by Sheila R. Canby
An in-depth and comprehensive study of art from the Islamic world based on the preeminent collection in the Metropolitan Museum
This lavish and informative book explores the great diversity and range of Islamic culture through one of the finest collections in the world. Published to coincide with the historic reopening of the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum’s Islamic Art Department, it presents nearly three hundred masterworks created in the rich tradition of the Islamic faith and culture. The Metropolitan’s renowned holdings range chronologically from the origins of Islam in the 7th century through the 19th century, and geographically from as far west as Spain to as far east as Southeast Asia. A wide variety of media is also represented: miniature paintings and illuminated manuscripts, ceramics, textiles, carpets, glass, and metalwork. While some of the highlighted objects were originally intended solely for use during worship, others—created as domestic and luxury objects—reflect the mutual influence of artistic practice in the sacred and secular realms. Many display the rich traditions of calligraphy, arabesque, and geometric patterning that distinguish the arts of the Islamic world. With seven informative essays and almost three hundred illustrated catalogue entries—supplemented by a history of the collection, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index—this comprehensive overview engages both the general reader and the specialist.
SHEILA R. CANBy is the Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. MARyAM EkHTIAR is senior research associate, NAvINA NAJAT HAIDAR is associate curator and administrator, and PRISCILLA SoUCEk is senior consultant, all in the Department of Islamic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New york.
Chapter 8, Shah Jahan Album, India (ca. 1645). Ink, colors, and gold on paper. Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Distributed by Yale University Press
November Art Cloth 978-0-300-17585-1 $65.00 400 pp. 9 x 11 450 color illus. World Art and Architecture—General Interest 139
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Storytelling in Japanese Painting
Exquisite and rarely-seen paintings illustrating classic Japanese stories animate this engaging and accessible publication
Nearly as old as humanity itself is the impulse to tell and illustrate stories. In Japan, the narrative drive has been expressed both in sweeping literary sagas (such as the celebrated Tale of Genji) and in long, detailed, stun- Ukita Ikkei (1795–1859), Tale of a Strange Marriage, ningly beautiful handscrolls. Storytelling in Japanese Edo Period (1615–1868); Handscroll; ink and color on paper; Painting presents seventeen classic Japanese stories— 57.156.7 11 ¾ in. x 25 ft. 6 in. (29.8 x 777.2 cm); tales romantic and horrifying, epic and meditative—as told through 30 remarkable scrolls, ranging from the e Xhibition scheDule: 13th to 19th centuries. Among them are the supernat- The Metropolitan Museum of Art 11/19/11–05/06/12 ural Great Woven Cap; the story of the valiant Peach Boy and his battle against the ogres; the 11th-century Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ psychological novel The Tale of Genji; and the politi- Distributed by Yale University Press cal allegory Tale of a Strange Marriage. Each scroll is accompanied by a brief relation of the tale being illustrated, while the book’s introduction discusses the history and tradition of storytelling in Japanese art. A series of multiple gatefolds allows many of these scrolls to be appreciated in detail, while preserving the sweep and grandeur of these complex, colorful, evocative works of visual and narrative wonder.
MASAko WATANABE is senior research associate in the department of Asian art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
December Art PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-17590-5 $25.00 128 pp. 9 x 8 40 color illus. World 140 Art and Architecture—General Interest THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
The Renaissance Portrait
From Donatello to Bellini Edited by keith Christiansen and Stefan Weppelmann
With essays by Patricia Lee Rubin, Beverly Louise Brown, Peter Humfrey, and Rudolf Preimesberger Contributions by Andrea Bayer, Francesco Caglioti, Eleonara Luciano, and Stephen k. Scher
Accompanying a major international exhibition, this catalogue features outstanding portraits in a variety of media, and provides a comprehensive study of Italy’s great age of portraiture
In the words of the historian Jacob Burkhardt, 15thcentury Italy was “the place where the notion of the individual was born.” In keeping with this notion, early Renaissance Italy also hosted the first great age of portraiture in Europe. Artists working in Florence, venice, and the courts of Italy created magnificent portrayals of the people around them—heads of state and church, patrons, scholars, poets, artists—concentrating for the first time on producing recognizable likenesses and expressions of personality. Written by a team of international scholars, The Renaissance Portrait provides new research and insight into the early history of portraiture. Unlike most surveys of Renaissance art, it introduces and studies in detail the three major Italian art centers of the 15th century, exploring how the rapid development of portraiture was closely linked to Renaissance society and politics, ideals of the individual, and concepts of beauty. Close to 190 works, in media ranging from painting and manuscript illumination to marble sculpture and bronze medals, created by artists that include Donatello, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, verrocchio, Ghirlandaio, Pisanello, Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, and Antonello da Messina, are illustrated and extensively discussed.
kEITH CHRISTIANSEN is John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. STEFAN WEPPELMANN is curator of early Italian and Spanish painting at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin.
Bode Museum, Berlin 08/25/11–11/20/11 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 12/21/11–03/18/12 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Distributed by Yale University Press
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November Art Cloth 978-0-300-17591-2 $65.00 440 pp. 9 x 11 275 color illus. World THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART Art and Architecture—General Interest 141
Contested visions in the Spanish Colonial World
Edited by Ilona katzew
An absorbing discussion of the myriad depictions of the indigenous people of Mexico and Peru in colonial times
Contested Visions offers a comparative view of the two principal viceroyalties of Spanish America: Mexico and Peru. Spanning developments from the 15th to the 19th century, this ambitious book looks at the many ways and contexts in which indigenous peoples were represented in art of the early modern period—by colonial artists, European artists, and themselves. More than two hundred works of art, including paintings, sculptures, illustrated books, maps, codices, manuscripts, and other materials such as textiles, keros, and feather works, are reproduced in full-color illustrations, demonstrating the rich variety of these artistic approaches. A collection of essays by an international team of distinguished scholars in the field uncovers the different meanings and purposes behind these depictions of native populations of the Americas. These experts explore the role of the visual arts in negotiating a sense of place in late pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America. They address a range of important topics, such as the construct of the Indian as a good Christian; how Amerindians drew on their pre-Columbian past to stake out a place within the Spanish body politic; their participation in festive rites; and their role as artists. Lavishly illustrated, this ambitious book provides a compelling and original framework by which to understand the intersection of vision and power in the Spanish colonial world.
ILoNA kATzEW is curator and Co-Department Head of Latin American art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Our Lady of Cocharcas under the Baldaquin, 18th century, private collection.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 11/06/11–01/29/12 Distributed for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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November Art Cloth 978-0-300-17664-3 $70.00 320 pp. 10 x 12 220 color illus. World 142 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures
Challenging conventional understanding of key masterpieces of African sculpture, this important book acknowledges the eminent figures who inspired the works and the cultural values that informed them
over the centuries, artists across sub-Saharan Africa have memorialized eminent figures in their societies using an astonishingly diverse repertoire of naturalistic and abstract sculptural idioms. The arrival of Europeans as traders, then as colonizers, led to the isolation of many of these sculptures from their original sites, as well as from the contexts in which they were conceived; thus, today, they are seen primarily as timeless representations of generic archetypes. This extensively illustrated publication reexamines major landmarks of African art in terms of the individuals who inspired them and the cultural values that informed them, providing insight into the hidden meaning and inspiration behind these great artistic achievements. Heroic Africans considers the landmark sculptural traditions of the kingdom of Benin and the Ife civilization in Nigeria; the Akan peoples of Ghana; the Bangwa, kom, and related chiefdoms of the Cameroon Grassfields; the Chokwe of Angola and zambia; and the Luluwa, Hemba, and kuba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Some 106 masterpieces created between the 12th and the early 20th century— complemented by maps, drawings, and excavation and documentary photographs—reveal the religious and aesthetic conventions that defined distinct regional genres of representation.
ALISA LAGAMMA is Curator in the Department of the Arts of Africa, oceania, and the Americas at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
November Art Cloth 978-0-300-17584-4 $60.00 320 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄2 200 color + 80 b/w illus. World THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART Art and Architecture—General Interest 143
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 09/20/11–01/29/12 Rietberg Museum, Zürich February 2012–April 2012 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Distributed by Yale University Press
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Japan’s Textile Pioneers Joe Earle and Hiroko Watanabe
Japan is a world leader in fiber arts, with practitioners whose deep understanding of inherited materials and techniques has given them freedom to move beyond traditional utility to create innovative and beautiful works of art. Fiber Futures features some twenty-five artists, from seasoned veterans to relative newcomers. It examines such topics as the relationship between traditional and contemporary practice; the role of creators with a “fine-art” orientation in appropriating, and sometimes helping to preserve, traditional craft technologies; the challenges and opportunities for handcraft technologies in an age of mass production; and issues of Japanese “authenticity” versus globalism. This handsome book shows how the medium has advanced and diversified dramatically over the past decade and focuses on sculptural and installation works. The remarkable pieces are made of materials ranging from ethereal silk gauze through banana-bark and handmade paper to fine steel thread, synthetics, and glass fiber, using methods that are sometimes deeply traditional, but sometimes employ the latest weaving and dyeing technology.
JoE EARLE is vice-President and Director, Japan Society Gallery. HIRoko WATANABE is Professor Emerita of Tama Art University and President of International Textile Network Japan.
Machiko Agano (b. 1953), Untitled, 2011. Five pieces, inkjet-printed mirror sheet.
Tama Art University Museum June 2011 Japan Society Gallery 09/16/11–12/18/11 Distributed for Japan Society
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October Art/Decorative Arts PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-17576-9 $35.00 126 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 50 color illus. World
With Jan Mergl and Alison de Lima Greene
Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection karel Srp and Lenka Bydžovská
Houston collectors Mary and Roy Cullen visited Czechoslovakia just after the velvet Revolution in 1989 and became captivated by Czech art. They began collecting 20th-century modernist and avant-garde works in a variety of media, including paintings, photography, collages, drawings, artists’ books, and glass. This generously illustrated catalogue is the first to detail their extensive collection.
An interview with the Cullens traces the evolution of their collection, and noted Czech scholars karel Srp and Lenka Bydžovská delve into their indepth holdings of landmark journals and artists’ books, which include works by prominent artists such as Toyen, Josef Šíma, karel Teige, and Jindrich Štyrský. The publication presents original texts by artists and writers of the period, many of which have been translated into English for the first time. Another focus of the book is the tradition of Czech glass art and its technical and artistic innovations, described in detail by glass expert Jan Mergl. New Formations brings these various facets of Czech artistic output together to demonstrate the rich contributions of Czech artists in the 20th century.
kAREL SRP is a curator at the City Gallery Prague. LENkA ByDŽovSkÁ is a researcher at the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague.
November Decorative Arts/Design Cloth 978-0-300-16996-6 $75.00 320 pp. 9 5⁄8 x 12 364 color illus. 144
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 11/13/11–02/05/12 Distributed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Byzantine and Russian Icons from The Menil Collection Annemarie Weyl Carr, Bertrand Davezac, and Clare Elliott
The Menil houses one of the most important collections of Byzantine and Russian icons in the United States—a collection that spans over one thousand years, from the 7th to the 18th century. Understanding the power of this art form, seldom recognized outside of Russia and Greece, Dominique de Menil assembled the collection in the 1980s. Imprinting the Divine presents sixty of these exquisite works in full color, many of which have never been published, accompanied by essays that explore the history and artistry of these precious images. Christian orthodoxy developed in the Near East during the Byzantine Empire and eventually spread to the surrounding regions of Greece, Russia, Serbia, and Bulgaria. Along with the practices of the faith came the tradition of icons, which varied stylistically by region. Most often painted on wooden panels, these icons are more than just depictions of holy people; they are, in effect, holy images that transcend time and place. These works had to be recognizable and true to their subjects, but they also blended familiar elements to generate new messages.
ANNEMARIE WEyL CARR is a university distinguished professor emerita of art history at Southern Methodist University. BERTRAND DAvEzAC is a scholar of early medieval art and a former curator at The Menil Collection. CLARE ELLIoTT is assistant curator at The Menil Collection. November Art Cloth 978-0-300-16968-3 $50.00 160 pp. 8 3⁄4 x 11 85 color illus. World
Imprinting the Divine
The Menil Collection 10/21/11–03/04/12
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American Design from the yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 John Stuart Gordon
A Modern World
With an introduction by Sandy Isenstadt and contributions by keely orgeman, Emily M. orr, Pan Wendt, Justin Woo, and Diane C. Wright
The yale University Art Gallery is home to an amazing collection of American decorative arts. A Modern World provides a comprehensive look at the Gallery’s holdings of modernist design made in America or for the American market. The catalogue features a mix of high-style decorative arts, industrial design, and everyday objects, including furniture by Paul T. Frankl, handwrought sterling silver, Ruth Reeves textiles, mass-produced Revere housewares, and costume jewelry. The authors consider modernism broadly, establishing a context for the objects within larger international developments in painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and architecture. Entries are arranged in a series of chronological, thematic groups, offering new and compelling juxtapositions. Each group is introduced by an essay that presents the social, ideological, and aesthetic themes that unify the objects.
JoHN STUART GoRDoN is Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts at the yale University Art Gallery.
Kem Weber, designer, LC-52-A Lounge Chair, 1935. Chromium-plated steel, birch plywood, and velour, 29 1⁄2 x 25 x 39 1⁄2 in. (74.9 x 63.5 x 100.3 cm). Yale University Art Gallery. Purchased with the Friends of American Arts Acquisition and John P. Axelrod, B.A. 1968, Funds, 2007.40.1
Published in association with the Yale University Art Gallery
December Art/Design/Decorative Arts Cloth 978-0-300-15301-9 $75.00 432 pp. 9 x 12 329 color + 19 b/w illus.
World Art and Architecture—General Interest 145
Sherrie Levine: MAyHEM
With contributions by Thomas Crow, David Joselit, Maria H. Loh, Howard Singerman, Carrie Springer, Elisabeth Sussman, and Adam D. Weinberg
This wonderful and much-anticipated survey presents an overview of Levine’s photographs, works on paper, paintings, and sculptures from the 1970s to the present
Although the American artist and conceptual photographer Sherrie Levine (b. 1947) has been the subject of much critical discourse for the past thirty years, she has not been the subject of a comprehensive survey–until now. This handsome volume, created in close collaboration with the artist, contains 100 color images that cover the full range of Levine’s practice, from classic photographic works and sculptures to lesser-known drawings, paintings, and objects. A selection of writings by the artist and several essays by distinguished art historians augment the artworks. While much of Levine’s art has a historical basis— Sherrie Levine, La Fortune (After Man Ray), 1990. drawing on existing imagery from both high and low Felt, mahogany, and resin. 33 x 110 x 60 in. culture—her early and continued engagement with dig- (83.8 x 279.4 x 152.4 cm) overall. © Sherrie Levine ital technology places her firmly within a contemporary e Xhibition scheDule: context, in which the borrowing, reframing, and repro- Whitney Museum of American Art duction of imagery have become second nature. This 11/10/11–mid-February 2012 book acknowledges the central role Levine has played Distributed for the Whitney Museum of in the history of appropriation, and also draws attention American Art to her practice of using repetition, serial images, and the pairing of objects, thereby highlighting conceptual threads that run through her work. Above all, however, the publication focuses on the materiality of Levine’s art, emphasizing its powerfully seductive nature.
JoHANNA BURToN is director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
December Art Cloth over Board 978-0-300-17596-7 $60.00 272 pp. 9 3⁄8 x 11 3⁄4 150 color illus. World 146 Art and Architecture—General Interest WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
The Radical Camera
New york’s Photo League, 1936–1951
Mason klein and Catherine Evans
An in-depth look at the influential Photo League, whose blend of aesthetics and social activism advanced modern photography
Artists in the Photo League, active from 1936 to 1951, were known for capturing sharply revealing, compelling moments from everyday life. Their focus centered on New york City and its vibrant streets—a newsboy at work, a brass band on a bustling corner, a crowded beach at Coney Island. Though beautiful, the images harbor strong social commentary on issues of class, child labor, and opportunity. The Radical Camera explores the fascinating blend of aesthetics and social activism at the heart of the Photo League, tracing the group’s leftleaning roots and idealism to the worker-photography movement in Europe. Influenced by mentors Lewis Hine, Berenice Abbott, and Paul Strand, artists in the Photo League worked within a unique complex comprising a school, a darkroom, a gallery, and a salon, in which photography was discussed as both a means for social change and an art form. The influence of the Photo League artists on modern photography was enormous, ushering in the New york School. Presenting 150 works of the members of the Photo League alongside complementary essays that offer new interpretations of the League’s work, ideas, and pedagogy, this beautifully illustrated book features artists including Margaret Bourke-White, Sid Grossman, Morris Engel, Lisette Model, Ruth orkin, Walter Rosenblum, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, and Weegee, among many others.
MASoN kLEIN is curator at The Jewish Museum, New york. He is the author of Modigliani: Beyond the Myth and Alias Man Ray. CATHERINE EvANS is the William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography at the Columbus Museum of Art.
December Photography Cloth 978-0-300-14687-5 $50.00 224 pp. 9 3⁄8 x 11 150 duotone + 76 b/w illus. World THE JEWISH MUSEUM Art and Architecture—General Interest 147
The Jewish Museum 11/06/11–03/25/12 Columbus Museum of Art 04/20/12–08/26/12 Contemporary Jewish Museum 10/11/12–01/21/13 Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach 01/12/13–04/14/13 Published in association with The Jewish Museum, New York
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The Age of American Impressionism
With contributions by Judith A. Barter, Sarah E. kelly, Denise Mahoney, and Ellen E. Roberts
Although renowned for its holdings of works by French Impressionists, the Art Institute of Chicago also houses a wealth of superb examples by American proponents of this distinctive style. The collection includes works by such notable artists as Cecilia Beaux, George Bellows, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, George Inness, Maurice Prendergast, John Singer Sargent, John Twachtman, and James McNeill Whistler, as well as by lesser-known artists who worked within the Impressionist vein. This beautiful volume features around ninety objects—paintings, watercolors, pastels, and prints—several of which have never been published, and others that have recently been restored to their original glory. In addition to tracing the development of Impressionism in America, this engaging book also tells the story of Sara Tyson Hallowell, a collector and art agent whose efforts to promote Impressionism through exhibitions in Chicago in the 1880s helped establish the emergent style in the United States.
JUDITH A. BARTER is chair and Field-McCormick Curator of American Art; SARAH E. kELLy is the Henry and Gilda Buchbinder Family Associate Curator of American Art; DENISE MAHoNEy is collection manager and research assistant in the Department of American Art; and ELLEN E. RoBERTS is associate curator of American art, all at the Art Institute of Chicago.
December Art Cloth 978-0-300-17574-5 $50.00 160 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 12 110 color illus. World
Edited by Judith A. Barter
Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964–1977 Edited by Matthew S. Witkovsky
Essays by Mark Godfrey, Robin kelsey, Anne Rorimer, Giuliano Sergio, Joshua Shannon, and Matthew S. Witkovsky
Photography played a critical role in conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s, as artists turned to photography as both medium and subject matter. Light Years offers the first major survey of the key artists of this period who used photography to new and inventive ends. Whereas some employed photographic images to create slide projections, photographic canvases, and artists’ books, others integrated them into sculptural assemblages and multimedia installations. This book highlights the work of acclaimed international artists such as vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Mel Bochner, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Giuseppe Penone, and Ed Ruscha. Matthew Witkovsky’s essay provides the larger context for photography within conceptual art, a theme that is further elaborated in texts by Mark Godfrey, Anne Rorimer, and Joshua Shannon. An essay by Robin kelsey focuses on the pioneering work of John Baldessari in which he explored the element of chance, and an essay by Giuliano Sergio illuminates the lesserknown work of Arte Povera, an Italian movement that sought to dismantle established conventions in both the making and presentation of art.
MATTHEW S. WITkovSky is chair and curator of photography at The Art Institute of Chicago.
January Art/Photography Cloth 978-0-300-15971-4 $60.00 288 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 12 75 color + 125 b/w illus. 148 Dan Graham (American, born 1942), Binocular Zoom (Parallax or Distance between the Eyes), 1969–70. Gelatin silver print and text on board, 57.5 x 101.8 x 2.5 (frame), Private collection.
The Art Institute of Chicago 12/11/11–03/11/12
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Art and Architecture—General Interest
Graham, Davis, Gorky, de kooning, and Their Circle, 1927–1942
William C. Agee, Irving Sandler, and karen Wilkin
A new examination of the art and influence of artist John Graham and his circle, whose works and ideas contributed to the advancement of American modernism in the interwar period
The enigmatic and charismatic John Graham (1886– 1961) was an important influence on his fellow New york artists in the 1920s through 1940s. Graham and his circle, which included Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, and Willem de kooning, helped redefine ideas of what painting and sculpture could be. They, along with others in Graham’s orbit, such as Jackson Pollock and David Smith, played a critical role in developing and defining American modernism. American Vanguards showcases about eighty-seven works of art from this vital period that demonstrate the interconnections, common sources, and shared stimuli among the members of Graham’s circle. Three essays by notable scholars investigate the complex relationships among Graham and his New york artist-colleagues during this formative period. William C. Agee positions Graham and his circle within the movement of New Classicism, which drew upon classical and Renaissance examples in an attempt to overcome the devastation of World War I. Irving Sandler focuses on the social, political, and intellectual dynamics among Davis, Gorky, Graham, and de kooning in the mid-1930s. karen Wilkin discusses the circumstances that brought these artists together, their common commitment to modernism, and the fascinating artistic cross-fertilization evident in their work. This critical reconsideration sheds new light on the New york School, Abstract Expressionism, and the vitality of American modernism between the two world wars.
WILLIAM C. AGEE is Evelyn kranes kossak Professor of Art History at Hunter College. IRvING SANDLER and kAREN WILkIN are distinguished independent curators, scholars, and critics.
Neuberger Museum of Art 01/29/12–04/28/12 Amon Carter Museum 06/09/12–08/19/12 Addison Gallery of American Art 09/21/12–12/31/12 San Jose Museum of Art 02/01/13–06/02/13 Published in association with the Addison Gallery of American Art
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December Art Cloth 978-0-300-12167-4 $65.00 256 pp. 9 x 11 123 color + 11 b/w illus. Art and Architecture—General Interest
ADDISON GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART
Masterpieces of Courtly and Religious Art from the Tokyo National Museum Tokyo National Museum staff
With contributions by Melissa McCormick
As the oldest and largest museum in Japan, the Tokyo National Museum houses a vast collection of culturally important artworks. Elegant Perfection highlights twenty-six masterpieces from this esteemed collection, and together these objects tell the story of the country’s artistic development from the prehistoric Jomon era through the 19th century. Essays by experts at the Tokyo National Museum offer insights into how Buddhist art evolved in Japan, and how the aesthetics valued by Japanese courtly society, initially influenced by Chinese Tang culture, gradually became more distinctly Japanese. Melissa McCormick contributes an essay that demonstrates the connections between the realms of courtly and religious art in Japan. The featured works include exquisite examples of painting, sculpture, calligraphy, metalwork, ceramics, and lacquerware. Among them are an 11th-century inscribed poetry compilation, lacquered musical instruments, Edo-period ceramics produced for tea ceremonies, and Buddhist sculpture, painting, and ritual objects. This publication offers a rare opportunity to discover the history and significance of these treasured works of art.
MELISSA McCoRMICk is professor of Japanese art and culture at Harvard University.
January Art Hardcover with Slipcase 978-0-300-17593-6 $45.00 144 pp. 7 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄2 35 color illus.
Seated Dainichi Nyorai. Important Cultural Property. Heian period, 11th century. Lacquered wood. Tokyo National Museum.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 02/17/12–05/06/12 Distributed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Recently published in paper
Radical Invention, 1913–1917 Stephanie D’Alessandro and John Elderfield
The works that Henri Matisse (1869–1954) executed between late 1913 and 1917 are among his most demanding, experimental, and enigmatic. often sharply composed, heavily reworked, and dominated by the colors black and gray, these compositions are rigorously abstracted and purged of nearly all descriptive detail. This handsome book represents the first sustained examination of Matisse’s output from this important period, revealing fascinating information about his working method, experimental techniques, and compositional choices uncovered through extensive new historical, technical, and scientific research. It features in-depth studies of individual works such as Bathers by a River and The Moroccans, which Matisse himself counted as among the most pivotal of his career, and facilitates a greater understanding of the artist’s innovative process and radical stylistic evolution.
STEPHANIE D’ALESSANDRo is the Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of Modern Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. JoHN ELDERFIELD is the Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art.
Published in association with the Art Institute of Chicago
May Art Paper 978-0-300-17724-4 $50.00 Cloth 978-0-300-15527-3 S ’10 $65.00 368 pp. 9 3⁄4 x 12 3⁄4 515 color + 138 b/w illus. 150 Art and Architecture—General Interest
Eye to Eye
With an essay by David Ekserdjian
European Portraits, 1450–1850 Richard Rand and kathleen M. Morris
Portraiture is an enduring genre that has captivated artists and viewers for hundreds of years. From the late 15th through the early 19th century, artists continued to find new ways of approaching the portrait by exploring a range of styles, strategies, and themes. In this beautiful book, noted scholars discuss these various approaches and explain how they apply to specific examples, focusing on thirty superb portraits drawn from a distinguished private collection.
Although many of these portraits are by renowned artists such as Lucas Cranach the Elder, Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Hans Memling, and Anthony van Dyck, others testify to the talents of lesserknown artists who are equally deserving of attention. Moreover, several of the featured paintings are previously unpublished, including works by Giovanni Battista Moroni, Parmigianino, Jusepe de Ribera, and Peter Paul Rubens.
RICHARD RAND is the Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator, and kATHLEEN M. MoRRIS is the Sylvia and Leonard Marx Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.
February Art Cloth 978-0-300-17564-6 $60.00sc 160 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 11 78 color illus. World
Distributed for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Art, History and the visualization of Maritime Britain, 1768–1829 Geoff Quilley
Empire to Nation offers a new consideration of the image of the sea in British visual culture during a critical period for both the rise of the visual arts in Britain and the expansion of the nation’s imperial power. It argues that maritime imagery was central to cultivating a sense of nationhood in relation to rapidly expanding geographical knowledge and burgeoning imperial ambition. At the same time, the growth of the maritime empire presented new opportunities for artistic enterprise. Taking as its starting point the year 1768, which marks the foundation of the Royal Academy and the launch of Captain Cook’s first circumnavigation, it asserts that this was not just an interesting coincidence but symptomatic of the relationship between art and empire. This relationship was officially sanctioned in the establishment of the Naval Gallery at Greenwich Hospital and the installation there of J. M. W. Turner’s great Battle of Trafalgar in 1829, the year that closes this study. Between these two poles, the book traces a changing historical discourse that informed visual representation of maritime subjects
GEoFF QUILLEy is senior lecturer in art history at the University of Sussex. He was formerly curator of fine art at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
August Art Cloth 978-0-300-17568-4 $80.00sc 304 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 10 40 color + 100 b/w illus.
Empire to Nation
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
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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. By the 18th century, vauxhall was crucial to the cultural and fashionable life of the country, patronized 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 gardens makes a major contribution to the study of London entertainments, art, music, sculpture, class and ideology. 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 London.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
August History/Art Cloth 978-0-300-17382-6 $95.00sc 400 pp. 9 x 11 80 color + 200 b/w illus.
Forests, Rocks, Torrents
With contributions by Sarah Herring
Norwegian and Swiss Landscape Paintings Christopher Riopelle
Forests, Rocks, Torrents brings together an array of Norway and Switzerland’s most talented 19th-century artists, who shared an interest in capturing their native dramatic alpine landscapes. This richly illustrated book also examines the differences that climate, character, and political regimes have imposed on artistic practices.
Distinct social and political situations in Norway and Switzerland yielded fundamental differences in the two countries’ painting traditions. As Norway endured a long struggle for freedom, Switzerland remained proudly independent. While Norway was poor, isolated, and dependent for survival on its natural resources, the Swiss enjoyed prosperity, a cosmopolitan society, and prestige as an early center of industry. The authors examine how this was manifested in the landscape paintings of such prominent artists as Johan Christian Dahl, Thomas Fearnley, Peder Balke, and Alexandra Calame. The book also supplies a helpful chronology and brief artist biographies.
CHRISToPHER RIoPELLE is curator of post-1800 Paintings, National Gallery, London. SARAH HERRING is Isaiah Berlin Assistant Curator of Post-1800 Painting, National Gallery, London.
The National Gallery, London 06/22/11–09/18/11 Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press
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August Art Paper 978-1-85709-523-4 $18.00sc 96 pp. 8 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄4 100 color illus. World 152 Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
Style and Substance Walter Liedtke
Portraits and genre scenes by the great Dutch painter Frans Hals (1582/83– 1666) are celebrated for their immediacy and dazzling brushwork. His dramatic compositions and bold technique brought his subjects to life in an unprecedented way. This book focuses upon eleven major works by Hals from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection, supplemented by two Hals paintings from private collections and a selection of other Dutch paintings and prints. The pictures included here span forty years of Hals’s career, from the early Merrymakers at Shrovetide of about 1616 to engaging portraits he painted in Haarlem during his later years. The author discusses the formation of Hals’s style, emphasizing his stay in Antwerp in 1616 and his knowledge of Flemish masters and of contemporary critical thinking. For the first time, Hals’s work is considered in the context of broader European trends, in particular the Early Baroque movement that flourished in Antwerp during the 1600s.
WALTER LIEDTkE is curator of European paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is the author of Vermeer and the Delft School as well as many other books on Dutch and Flemish art.
Frans Hals (1582/83–1666), Merrymakers at Shrovetide, ca. 1616–17. Oil on canvas. Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913, 14.40.605
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 07/26/11–10/10/11 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
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August Art Paper 978-0-300-16982-9 $14.95sc 48 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 50 color illus. World
Drawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection
With William W. Robinson
George and Maida Abrams amassed perhaps the finest private collection of Dutch old Master drawings in the world. This catalogue presents a selection of these superb works, and explores the role of drawing in the creative process in Rembrandt’s studio and wider circle. The artists featured include Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck, Samuel van Hoogstraten, Jan Lievens, and Nicolas Maes: the key figures in Rembrandt’s circle, who at times were deeply influenced by his remarkable style and on other occasions explored different approaches. Their works range from figure studies to landscapes, from narrative and biblical scenes to lively genre scenes. At the heart of the catalogue are ten exceptional drawings by Rembrandt, including two highly finished landscape drawings and a variety of figure studies. The accompanying text is written by two leading scholars of Dutch art, both of whom have worked closely with the Abrams collection.
PETER C. SUTToN is Executive Director of the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT. WILLIAM W. RoBINSoN is Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.
September Art Cloth 978-0-300-17606-3 $65.00sc 208 pp. 9 x 12 175 color illus. World Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles 153
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Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT 09/24/11–01/08/12
Published in association with the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
Art for the Nation
The Eastlakes and the victorian Art World Susanna Avery-Quash and Julie Sheldon
As prominent members of the victorian cultural and artistic world, Sir Charles and Lady Elizabeth Eastlake, along with their nephew Charles Locke Eastlake, enjoyed the friendship and support of influential figures including Prince Albert, Sir Thomas Lawrence, J. M. W. Turner, and Sir Robert Peel. This fascinating original biography brings the unique personality of each of the Eastlakes into sharp focus while also exploring their important contributions during the early days of the National Gallery. Charles Eastlake, an artist and connoisseur, was chosen to be not only the President of the Royal Academy from 1850, but also the National Gallery’s first Director in 1855. With his capable wife, a literary critic and art historian in her own right, he traveled throughout Europe acquiring significant paintings for the Gallery and implementing important changes to their display and description. Nephew Charles, an architect and popularizer of the Arts and Crafts style, was keeper at the National Gallery from 1878 to 1898. Art for the Nation tells the remarkable story of the Eastlake family’s devotion to art and to the National Gallery during its crucial formative years.
SUSANNA AvERy-QUASH is Research Curator in the History of Collecting at the National Gallery, London. JULIE SHELDoN is Reader in Art History at Liverpool John Moores University.
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National Gallery, London 07/27/11–10/30/11
Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press
September Art/Biography Cloth 978-1-85709-507-4 $45.00sc 304 pp. 6 x 9 28 color + 14 b/w illus.
The New Painting of the 1860s
Between the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetic Movement Allen Staley
This handsome volume is the first authoritative survey of one of the most intriguing periods of British art—the radically innovative decade of the 1860s. The book explores new developments in English painting of this period, focusing on the early work of Edward Burne-Jones, Frederic Leighton, Albert Moore, Edward Poynter, Simeon Solomon, and James McNeill Whistler, as well as on paintings by Frederick Sandys and the older G. F. Watts, and by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his Pre-Raphaelite colleagues Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Allen Staley argues that engagement in the decorative arts, particularly by Burne-Jones, Moore, and Poynter at the outset of their careers, led to a transcending of traditional expectations of painting, making abstract formal qualities, or beauty for beauty’s sake, the main goal. Rather than being about what it depicts, the painting itself becomes its own subject. The New Painting of the 1860s examines the interplay among the artists and the shared ambitions underlying their works, giving impetus to what would soon come to be known as the Aesthetic Movement.
ALLEN STALEy is professor emeritus of art history, Columbia University.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
September Art Cloth 978-0-300-17567-7 $85.00sc 400 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄4 200 color + 150 b/w illus. 154 Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
Building After Auschwitz
Jewish Architecture and the Memory of the Holocaust Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
Since the end of World War II, Jewish architects have risen to unprecedented international prominence. Whether as modernists, postmodernists, or deconstructivists, architects such as Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Louis I. kahn, Daniel Libeskind, Richard Meier, Moshe Safdie, Robert A.M. Stern, and Stanley Tigerman have made pivotal contributions to postwar architecture. They have also decisively shaped Jewish architectural history, as many of their designs are influenced by Jewish themes, ideas, and imagery. Building After Auschwitz is the first major study to examine the origins of this “new Jewish architecture.” Historian Gavriel D. Rosenfeld describes this cultural development as the result of important shifts in Jewish memory and identity since the Holocaust, and cites the rise of postmodernism, multiculturalism, and Holocaust consciousness as a catalyst. In showing how Jewish architects responded to the Nazi genocide in their work, Rosenfeld’s study sheds new light on the evolution of Holocaust memory.
GAvRIEL D. RoSENFELD is associate professor of history at Fairfield University. His books include Munich and Memory: Architecture, Monuments, and the Legacy of the Third Reich and The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism.
October Architecture/Jewish Studies Cloth 978-0-300-16914-0 $50.00sc 440 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 10 25 color + 150 b/w illus.
“The first and only attempt I know to explore both the idea of Jewish architecture and its contemporary practice, informed by questions of Holocaust memory, Jewish identity, and the various schools and movements of post-World War II architecture. . . . It makes a huge contribution to the fields of Jewish cultural studies and architectural history.”—James E. young, author of At Memory’s Edge: After-images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture
Aalto and America
Edited by Stanford Anderson, Gail Fenske, and David Fixler
The internationally renowned Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) created several landmarks of modern design in the United States. The first, the Finland Pavilion at the New york World’s Fair in 1939, introduced his pioneering style to the country and established his reputation among his American peers. Subsequent designs produced in the United States marked major turning points in his evolving position as an architect. His commissioned project for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Baker House dormitory (completed 1949) features an undulating facade of red brick, a material that references the building’s Boston surroundings. Aalto’s fan-shaped plan for the Mount Angel Abbey Library (completed 1970) in St. Benedict, oregon, his consummate exploration of the library type, capitalizes on the local terrain and the use of natural light. Aalto’s designs had a lasting impact on American modernism, but his experiences in America also profoundly influenced his own stylistic development. Aalto and America is a detailed survey of this beneficial relationship, with contributions by fifteen international experts who explore these key designs in relation to larger themes in international politics, architectural culture, housing research, and modern criticism and design.
STANFoRD ANDERSoN is professor and former head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. GAIL FENSkE is professor of architecture at Roger Williams University. DAvID FIXLER is an architect with EyP in Boston.
October Architecture/Design Cloth 978-0-300-17600-1 $75.00sc 320 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 10 150 color + 100 b/w illus.
World Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles 155
The Architect of kings vaughan Hart
Inigo Jones (1573–1652) is widely acknowledged to have been England’s most important architect. As court designer to the Stuart kings James I and Charles I, he is credited with introducing the classical language of architecture to the country. He famously traveled to Italy and studied firsthand the buildings of the Italian masters, particularly admiring those by Andrea Palladio. Much less well-known is the profound influence of native British arts and crafts on Jones’s architecture. Likewise, his hostility to the more opulent forms of Italian architecture he saw on his travels has largely gone unnoted. This book examines both of these overlooked issues. vaughan Hart identifies well-established links between the classical column and the crown prior to Jones, in early Stuart masques, processions, heraldry, paintings, and poems. He goes on to discuss Jones’s preference for a “masculine and unaffected” architecture, demonstrating that this plain style was consistent with the Puritan artistic sensitivities of Stuart England. For the first time, the work of Inigo Jones is understood in its national religious and political context.
vAUGHAN HART is professor of architecture in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Bath University.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
September Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-14149-8 $70.00sc 336 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 10 100 color + 130 b/w illus.
Theology and the Challenges of Art T. J. Gorringe
This stimulating book argues that great art can function as a “secular parable”—that is, like the parables of Jesus, art can lead viewers to reflect on the reality and presence of God in the world. T. J. Gorringe examines representative secular paintings of the most significant types (mythological themes, genre painting, portraiture, landscape, still life, abstract art), showing how each type can point toward God, whether by envisaging an alternative future, creating aesthetic delight, or teaching us to see things differently. His provocative study challenges the notion that art since the 15th century has become increasingly secularized. Gorringe gives careful consideration to each work’s historical background and artistic context, as well as to art historical and critical appraisals. With an ecumenical approach, he then provides an insightful argument for how each piece can be read theologically. Although readers may sometimes disagree with his theological stance or his interpretation of specific works, his engaging commentary provokes reflection and challenges deeper questioning and awareness.
T. J. GoRRINGE is St. Luke’s Professor of Theological Studies at the University of Exeter.
October Religion/Art Cloth 978-0-300-16280-6 $45.00sc 264 pp. 6 3⁄4 x 9 1⁄2 44 color + 27 b/w illus. 156 Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
Selections from the Jane katcher Collection of Americana, volume II Edited by Jane katcher, David A. Schorsch, and Ruth Wolfe
Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence
This handsome book, the second volume of selections from the Jane katcher Collection, presents a superlative group of American folk and decorative arts created primarily in New England, New york, and Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries. It contains more than one hundred recent acquisitions, including a masterpiece of American basketry woven in Nevada by the renowned Louise keyser (also known as Dat So La Lee) in 1913. Familiar categories of Americana—portraits, quilts, weathervanes, boxes, trade signs, miniature portraits, schoolgirl art, furniture, and Shaker objects—are joined here by new directions in collecting, represented by objects such as love tokens, friendship albums, and rewards of merit. Noted scholars discuss the historical, economic, and social context in which the objects were created, as well as their aesthetic qualities and their makers’ craft methods. Lavishly illustrated with 470 color illustrations, this book, like its companion volume, is essential for anyone interested in American folk art, Shaker craft, early American furniture, and Native American artistry.
JANE kATCHER is a retired pediatric radiologist and distinguished arts patron. DAvID A. SCHoRSCH is a specialist in fine American antiques and folk art. RUTH WoLFE is an editor and writer in the field of American folk art.
October Art/Decorative Arts Cloth 978-0-300-17580-6 $75.00sc 432 pp. 10 1⁄2 x 11 470 color illus. World
Also AvAilAble: Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, Volume I Cloth 978-0-300-11965-7 $75.00sc
And Diverse Are Their Hues
Color in Islamic Art and Culture Edited by Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair
The koran uses the phrase “and diverse are their hues” to describe the glorious chromatic variety of God’s creation. Color has always been an important signifier in Islamic art, and its uses have encompassed the practical as well as the mystical and poetic. This comprehensive volume is the first to analyze the use of color in Islamic art and architecture from a range of artistic and cultural perspectives.
A prestigious team of international scholars discusses the applications and implications of color in Islamic cultures from medieval to modern times and from Central Asia to Spain and beyond. They look at art, architecture, literature, philosophy, mysticism, optics, and conservation studies. Amply and vividly illustrated, And Diverse Are Their Hues is also a remarkable visual resource for Islamic carpets, ceramic tiles, manuscripts, gardens, and buildings.
JoNATHAN M. BLooM and SHEILA S. BLAIR share the Hamad bin khalifa Endowed Chair of Islamic Art at virginia Commonwealth University and the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship in Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College.
the bienniAl hAMAD bin khAliFA syMPosiuM on islAMic Art
Published in association with The Qatar Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar
Also by JonAthAn M. blooM AnD sheilA s. blAir: The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250–1800 Paper 978-0-300-06465-0 $40.00tx
October Art Cloth 978-0-300-17572-1 $85.00sc 408 pp. 9 x 11 1⁄2 265 color + 5 b/w illus.
World Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles 157
Alighiero e Boetti
Alighiero e Boetti (1940–1994) has emerged as one of the most significant figures of postwar European art whose practice is having an unfolding impact on younger artists. His powerful influence can be attributed to the material diversity of his work, its conceptual ingenuity, and his political sensibility. His work, though usually associated with the Italian Arte Povera group and Conceptual Art, has never quite fit into these contexts. Boetti ceased making Arte Povera–type objects in 1969 after a few years of association with the group, and his later choice of materials (embroidery, calligraphy, mosaic, kilims) put a gulf between his work and that of most artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Boetti had an idiosyncratic style of working, and he often collaborated with or commissioned others to execute his ideas, including his celebrated maps of the world, colorfully embroidered by women in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He tended to create several divergent bodies of work at once in series that he continued throughout his life. Alighiero e Boetti is the first monograph covering the whole career of this crucial artist to be published in English. Rather than present a linear account of the artist’s creative practice, the book contains linked chapters that expound on the key subjects of Boetti’s art and position this work in relation to that of his European and American contemporaries.
MARk GoDFREy is a curator at Tate Modern in London and a former lecturer at the Slade School of Art, University College London.
October Art Cloth 978-0-300-14875-6 $60.00sc 288 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 10 70 color + 120 b/w illus.
The American Christmas Card
kenneth L. Ames
The power of Christmas derives from the appeal of its repeated rituals, the presumed antiquity of its traditions, and its ability to adapt to changing cultural conditions. Christmas cards seemed inevitable and ubiquitous, but in recent years the genre has been visibly in decline. It is now evident that the Christmas card was a culturally specific artifact, a distinctive way in which a fundamental human gesture could be expressed within a commercial, materialistic, and rapidly changing society. This stylish book explores the imagery, graphic forms, subject matter, and significance of Christmas cards in their chronological timeframe to reveal an important area of American material culture. There is much to surprise and delight.
kENNETH L. AMES is professor of American decorative arts at the Bard Graduate Center. He is the author of Beyond Necessity: Art in the Folk Tradition and Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture, and editor of Victorian Furniture.
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Bard Graduate Center 09/28/11–12/30/11
Distributed for the Bard Graduate Center
October Art Paper 978-0-300-17687-2 $40.00sc 320 pp. 7 x 8 3⁄4 250 color illus. World 158 Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
“Near Sydenham Hill” by Camille Pissarro kathleen Adler
Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) is best known as one of the founders of the Impressionist movement. Although he received his artistic training in Paris, a seven-month stay in London, beginning in December of 1870, had a lasting impact on his artistic development. Fleeing Paris during the upheavals of the Franco-Prussian War, Pissarro settled in the South London suburb of Norwood. From there, he explored his new environs, reveling in the city’s galleries and museums, where he admired the works of John Constable and J. M. W. Turner. Pissarro produced a number of paintings inspired by his surroundings, including Near Sydenham Hill, which depicts a view of Norwood bordered by fields and flanked by trees. The loose brushstrokes and atmospheric effects of this painting are early indicators of the Impressionist style that Pissarro would pursue in the years after his return to France. kathleen Adler analyzes this pivotal work in detail and uses it as a launching point for a larger discussion of the artist’s life, circumstances, and artistic trajectory.
kATHLEEN ADLER is the former director of education at the National Gallery, London, and author of numerous publications on Impressionism.
A Time and a Place
kiMbell MAsterPiece series
Distributed for the Kimbell Art Museum
October Art PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-17577-6 $16.95sc 94 pp. 7 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄4 40 color + 15 b/w illus. World
The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art Jennifer Farrell
With essays by Thomas Crow, Serge Guilbaut, Jan Howard, Robert Storr, and Judith Tannenbaum
Richard Brown Baker (1912–2002) began collecting works by emerging artists in the 1940s, becoming one of the first collectors to embrace both Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. He eventually amassed a collection of more than 1,600 works from the postwar period, including works by such groundbreaking American artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Morris, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist, as well as European and Asian artists such as Alberto Burri, Jean Dubuffet, Georges Mathieu, and kurt Schwitters. Baker bequeathed the majority of his collection to the yale University Art Gallery, and the balance to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Highlighting 130 works, this is the first complete history of Baker’s important collection. Essays by renowned art historians contextualize each of the five decades of Baker’s collecting efforts, while entries on individual artists illustrate the remarkable scope of Baker’s holdings. Throughout the publication, firsthand accounts from Baker’s extensive personal journals describe his collecting activities within the dynamic New york art scene of the day.
JENNIFER FARRELL is a former assistant curator at the yale University Art Gallery.
October Art Paper over Board 978-0-300-15302-6 $50.00sc 261 pp. 9 x 11 185 color + 35 b/w illus. World Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles 159 Franz Kline, Wanamaker Block, 1955. Oil on canvas, 78 1⁄2 x 71 in. (199.4 x 180.3 cm). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., Gift of Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935, 1994.91.1
Get There First, Decide Promptly
Distributed for the Yale University Art Gallery
virtuoso Draftsman Jonathan Brown
known primarily as a great painter, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617– 1682) was also one of the best draftsmen of the 17th century. Although his devotional paintings seem to have been created effortlessly, they are the result of careful thought and study, a process that comes alive in the preparatory drawings. Murillo used a variety of techniques, favoring pen and ink and brown wash and red-and-black chalk. Like painters schooled in Italian Renaissance practice, the Spaniard developed his paintings in stages, starting with sketches of the full composition and then focusing on details that posed specific problems. occasionally, Murillo used drawings as a medium for original compositions; these are highly finished pieces, usually enhanced by the use of wash and unmistakably stamped with the artist’s personality. This sumptuous book is a thoroughly revised edition of the 1976 publication Murillo & His Drawings. Twenty sheets have been added to the catalogue of authentic works, the bibliography has been brought up to date, and the entries have been revised.
JoNATHAN BRoWN has been Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New york University, since 1973. He is recognized as the leading scholar of 17th-century Spanish painting and is the author of numerous books on the subject.
November Art Cloth 978-0-300-17570-7 $75.00sc 320 pp. 9 x 11 100 color + 100 b/w illus.
Published in association with Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, Madrid
Also by JonAthAn brown: Velázquez Painter and Courtier Paper 978-0-300-03894-1 $45.00sc Velázquez The Technique of Genius Cloth 978-0-300-07293-8 $60.00sc Painting in Spain, 1500–1700 Paper 978-0-300-06474-2 $40.00tx
Canterbury Cathedral Priory in the Age of Becket
This fascinating book recounts the extensive building program that took place at Canterbury Cathedral Priory, England, from 1153 to 1167, during the time when Thomas Becket served as Royal Chancellor and then as archbishop of Canterbury. Masterminded by Prior Wibert, the renewal included the physical expansion of the cathedral’s precinct, the construction of new buildings, and the installation of a pioneering pressurized water system. This ambitious undertaking utilized a Late Romanesque style, lavish materials, and sculpture, and drew on the optimism and creative energy of the young Angevin rulers of England, Henry II and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Canterbury Cathedral Priory in the Age of Becket reassesses the surviving remains and relates them to important changes in Benedictine monasticism concerned with hospitality, hygiene, the administration of law, liturgy, and the care of the sick. It also restores to history a neglected major patron of unusual breadth and accomplishments. Peter Fergusson sheds fresh light on the social and cultural history of the mid-12th century.
PETER FERGUSSoN is emeritus professor of art history at Wellesley College.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
November Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-17569-1 $85.00sc 288 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 50 color + 100 b/w illus. 160 Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
Schlepping Through Ambivalence
Edited by Emmanuel Petit
Essays on an American Architectural Condition Stanley Tigerman
Chicago architect and iconoclast Stanley Tigerman has been called a “design maven who can spit venom like a snake.” Though he is at times sharply critical, his ability to cut to the core of architectural discourse has opened this insular world to a broader audience. His words and theories are appealing for their candor and are backed by his long-standing architectural practice. Since 1964 Tigerman has made an indelible mark on his hometown and on cities across the globe, with projects ranging from the Five Polytechnic Institutes in Bangladesh to the Holocaust Memorial Foundation Museum in Skokie, Illinois. This collection of essays, most previously unpublished, spans the course of Tigerman’s career. Included are writings on the history of Chicago architecture, architectural theory, and commentary on contemporaries. Tigerman’s engaging words, at times humorous and humble, at times biting and cantankerous, will captivate students and scholars as well as the general reader.
STANLEy TIGERMAN is an American architect, theorist, and designer and the former director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of Versus: An American Architect’s Alternatives and The Architecture of Exile. EMMANUEL PETIT is associate professor at the yale School of Architecture.
November Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-17541-7 $45.00sc 192 pp. 6 x 9 16 color + 39 b/w illus.
Published in association with the Yale School of Architecture
The Greek-American artist kosta Alex (1925–2005) initially trained in figure sculpture in Manhattan. In 1947 he moved to Paris, where he mingled with and exhibited alongside the avant-garde artists of his day. His interest in the flattening of forms led him to create his first series of decoupagecollages in about 1950. Like many other artists of the time, he was drawn to using humble, utilitarian materials such as corrugated cardboard, packaging, newspapers, magazines, wallpaper, timetables, lists, maps, and other scraps culled from daily urban life. He integrated these elements into his art in an often poetic and humorous manner, using screws, nuts, staples, rope, string, and glue to connect them into a cohesive whole.
Alex also drew inspiration from classical sculpture, primitive art, and Islamic art, and employed repetitive themes and rhythmic arrangements in his compositions. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he produced groundbreaking collage-reliefs in expanded polystyrene, which Man Ray praised for breaking “the two-dimensional barrier.” Handsomely illustrated, Kosta Alex is the first monograph on this intriguing artist.
FLoRIAN RoDARI is the former director of the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne (1979–83), curator of the Fondation William Cuendet & Atelier de Saint-Prex, and curator of the Fondation Jean et Suzanne Planque at the Musée Granet d’Aix-en-Provence.
Distributed for Editions Hazan, Paris
November Art Paper over Board 978-0-300-17665-0 $65.00sc 180 pp. 9 x 11 3⁄4 100 color + 30 b/w illus.
World Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles 161
Art and Science in Philadelphia, 1740–1840 Edited by Amy R. W. Meyers
With the assistance of Lisa L. Ford
Philadelphia developed the most active scientific community in early America, fostering an influential group of naturalist-artists, including William Bartram, Charles Willson Peale, Alexander Wilson, and John James Audubon, whose work has been addressed by many monographic studies. However, as the groundbreaking essays in Knowing Nature demonstrate, the examination of nature stimulated not only forms of artistic production traditionally associated with scientific practice of the day, but processes of making not ordinarily linked to science. The often surprisingly intimate connections between and among these creative activities and the objects they engendered are explored through the essays in this book, challenging the hierarchy that is generally assumed to have been at play in the study of nature, from the natural sciences through the fine and decorative arts, and, ultimately, popular and material culture. Indeed, the many ways in which the means of knowing nature were reversed—in which artistic and artisanal culture informed scientific interpretations of the natural world—forms a central theme of this pioneering publication.
AMy R. W. MEyERS is Director of the yale Center for British Art. LISA L. FoRD is Associate Head of Research at the yale Center for British Art.
November Art/History of Science Cloth 978-0-300-11104-0 $65.00sc 424 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 12 325 color illus. World
When it was completed in 1911, the Goldman & Salatsch Building in vienna, commonly known as the Looshaus, incited controversy for its austerity and plainness. It represented a stark rejection of the contemporary preference for ornamentation, though its architect, Adolf Loos (1870–1933), had intended it to preserve viennese tradition within a new modernist language. The heated debate that ensued among critics and the public set the project apart, distinguishing it as one of the most important and contentious buildings of the early 20th century. In celebration of the Looshaus’s centennial year, Christopher Long, a leading authority on viennese architectural history, brings to light extensive new research and careful analysis that dispel long-held myths about Loos, his building, and its critical reception. The book, which features new color photography and a vast array of archival materials in print for the first time, tells the remarkable story of the Looshaus’s design and construction, the political and social restlessness it reflected, and the building’s fundamental role in defining the look of modernism.
CHRISToPHER LoNG is professor and chair of history/theory at University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. He is the author of Paul T. Frankl and Modern American Design (yale).
December Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-17453-3 $50.00sc 256 pp. 6 x 9 36 color + 101 b/w illus. 162
“Steeped in detail of every kind, this book conveys an exhilaratingly rich tableau of the viennese world within which Adolf Loos operated, and makes a very valuable contribution to the study of a building already widely acknowledged as among the most important early 20th-century additions to the architecture of vienna, a key site in the evolution of early Modernism.”—Elizabeth Clegg, author of Art, Design, and Architecture in Central Europe 1890–1920
Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
Richard Parkes Bonington
The Complete Drawings Patrick Noon
By the time of Richard Parkes Bonington’s tragic death from tuberculosis in 1828, the 25-year-old artist, who was born in England and moved to France as a teenager, was already a seminal figure in the development of modernism in 19th-century French painting. This catalogue raisonné of his drawings serves as a companion to Patrick Noon’s Richard Parkes Bonington: The Complete Paintings and represents the next stage in his objective to present the artist’s complete known oeuvre. Drawing on more than 25 years of research, Noon catalogues, analyzes, and reproduces more than 400 drawings now indisputably attributed to Bonington. This is the first time many of these exquisite works are appearing in print, among them drawings composed during an 1826 trip through Switzerland and northern Italy.
PATRICk NooN is Patrick and Aimee Butler Chair of Paintings, Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He was previously Curator of Prints, Drawings and Rare Books at the yale Center for British Art.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
November Art Cloth 978-0-300-17045-0 $85.00sc 156 pp. 9 3⁄4 x 13 400 b/w illus. World
The Glassell Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Frances Marzio
Masterworks of Pre-Columbian, Indonesian, and African Gold
one of the world’s top hundred art collectors, Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. (1913– 2008), was fascinated by gold, but not for its monetary value. Glassell valued instead the spiritual significance that gold held in many ancient cultures, particularly those of Africa, South America, and Indonesia. over the years, he acquired an astonishing number of artworks, assembling the largest privately held collection of Pre-Columbian gold. From 1997 to 2004, Glassell donated works of African and Indonesian gold to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Upon his death in 2008, he bequeathed his collection of PreColumbian gold to the museum. Masterworks of Pre-Columbian, Indonesian, and African Gold explores two hundred of these dazzling works, many published here for the first time. Spanning from 2000 b.c. to A.D. 1600, these precious objects reflect a variety of cultures, such as the Calima, Quimbaya, Sicán, Moché, and Coclé, and a range of geographic locations, from Mexico to Argentina and from Africa to Indonesia. The book offers fresh insights into the enduring appeal of gold and its artistic manifestations in diverse cultures.
FRANCES MARzIo is curator of the Glassell Collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
November Art Cloth 978-0-300-17595-0 $60.00sc 224 pp. 9 x 12 208 color illus. World
Ornament Depicting a Fanged Earth God. Chavín, Peru. 900–200 B.C. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.
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Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
European Sculpture, 1400–1900
in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ian Wardropper
This stunning volume features masterpieces of sculpture from the Renaissance through the 19th century. Well-known works by the great European sculptors—including Luca and Andrea della Robbia, Juan Martínez Montañés, Gianlorenzo Bernini, François Girardon, JeanAntoine Houdon, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Antoine-Louis Barye, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, and Auguste Rodin—are joined by recent additions to the collection, notably Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s mesmerizing psychological study of an introspective man. The ninety-two selected examples are diverse in media (marble, bronze, stucco, wood, terracotta, ivory) and size—ranging from a tiny oil lamp fantastically conceived and decorated by the Renaissance bronze sculptor Riccio to Antonio Canova’s eight-foot-high Perseus with the Head of Medusa, executed in the heroic Neoclassical style. Incorporating information from recent conservation studies and the latest scholarly research, Ian Wardropper discusses the history and significance of the highlighted works, each reproduced with glorious new photography.
IAN WARDRoPPER is the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
November Art Cloth 978-0-300-17589-9 $65.00sc 292 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 12 200 color + 45 b/w illus.
volume 32: Leonardo da vinci: Pupil, Painter, and Master Ashok Roy, Series Editor
National Gallery Technical Bulletin
With contributions by Rachel Billinge, Jill Dunkerton, Larry keith, Antonio Mazzotta, Rachel Morrison, David Peggie, Ashok Roy, Peter Schade, and Marika Spring
Published to accompany the highly anticipated exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan at the National Gallery, London, this extended volume of the Technical Bulletin documents new research undertaken on the life and work of Leonardo. It includes an analysis of his time in verrocchio’s workshop, where he adopted the new technique of oil painting; an article on the recent conservation and redisplay of the London version of The Virgin of the Rocks; and examples of Leonardo’s painting practice and influence while he was court painter to the Duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza.
ASHok Roy, RACHEL MoRRISoN, DAvID PEGGIE, and MARIkA SPRING are all staff members of the National Gallery Scientific Department; RACHEL BILLINGE, JILL DUNkERToN, and LARRy kEITH are all staff members of the National Gallery Conservation Department; PETER SCHADE is staff member of the National Gallery Framing Department; ANToNIo MAzzoTTA was formerly curatorial assistant at the National Gallery.
Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press
November Art Paper 978-1-85709-530-2 $70.00sc 128 pp. 8 1⁄4 x 11 3⁄4 100 color illus. World 164 Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
Mari Carmen Ramírez, Héctor olea, and Tomás ybarra-Frausto
The first volume in a groundbreaking new series, publishing essential primary sources for Latin American art and culture
The terms “Latin American” and “Latino” have been used broadly to describe artists from a number of different countries, races, and cultures. yet these reductive terms fail to clearly define these artists, who ultimately resist categorization. This comprehensive volume brings to light more than 170 crucial texts written by influential artists and critics who explore what it means to be “Latin American” or “Latino.” Among the many topics discussed are notions of pan– Latin Americanism, the emergence of collections and exhibitions devoted specifically to “Latin American art,” and multicultural critiques of Latin American essentialism. The selected writings, many of which have never before been published in English, span from the late 19th century to the present day, and include texts by such luminaries as David Alfaro Siqueiros, Joaquín Torres-García, Jorge Luis Borges, Marta Traba, and Luis Camnitzer.
MARI CARMEN RAMÍREz is the 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 specializing in Latin American modern art. ToMÁS yBARRA-FRAUSTo was the associate director for creativity and culture at the Rockefeller Foundation in New york.
criticAl DocuMents Critical Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art is the cornerstone of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA), a landmark research center at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This 13-volume series publishes essential primary sources on Latin American art and culture and serves as an indispensable reference tool on the subject.
Distributed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
December Art Paper over Board 978-0-300-14697-4 $50.00sc 608 pp. 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 8 color illus. World THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles 165
Marc’Antonio Barbaro and venetian Architecture, 1550–1600 Deborah Howard
In the councils and magistracies of the venetian Republic, politicians argued intently over civic building projects in a manner curiously reminiscent of a modern democracy, taking advice from architects, engineers, and the public. Written by a leading authority on venetian architecture, the book explores the complex dialectic between theory and practice; utopia and reality; and design and technology that infused these disputes. The bitterly contested debates are seen through the experiences of one particular venetian nobleman, Marc’Antonio Barbaro (1518–1595). Recognized as a gifted stuccoist and draftsman, Barbaro played a prominent role in the discussions about major state building projects such as Palladio’s church of the Redentore, the restoration of the Doge’s Palace, and the erection of the Rialto Bridge. He was a distinguished statesman and orator, but his idealistic views about the rhetorical power of classicism frequently clashed with local technological expertise. Venice Disputed recounts not only his public role but also his private life, centered on the now-famous family villa that he and his brother commissioned. Barbaro’s compelling story thus weaves together politics, architectural history, and private life in early modern venice.
DEBoRAH HoWARD is professor of architectural history, University of Cambridge, and fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge.
October Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-17685-8 $65.00sc 320 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄4 120 color + 120 b/w illus.
A Closer Look
Techniques of Painting Jo kirby
Materials and working practices influence a painter just as much as contemporary intellectual and cultural developments. Techniques of Painting aims to help readers develop a painterly eye by learning to recognize different materials and methods of application and to appreciate how these features contribute to how a painting looks. Like all Closer Look volumes, this is a “how-to-look” guide, rather than a “how-to-do” guide, enabling readers to identify different painting techniques in all collections. The pictures illustrated range from 13th-century panel paintings in egg tempera to 19thcentury oils on canvas, all from the National Gallery, London.
Jo kIRBy works in the Scientific Department of the National Gallery, London, and is a world-renowned expert in pigments and paint materials.
Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press
December Art Paper 978-1-85709-534-0 $15.00sc 96 pp. 5 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄2 80 color illus. World 166 Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
Washington Crossing the Delaware
Restoring an American Masterpiece Carrie Rebora Barratt, Lance Mayer and Gay Myers, Suzanne Smeaton, and Eli Wilner
Emanuel Leutze’s life-size Washington Crossing the Delaware commemorates the critical moment in the American Revolution when George Washington led a surprise attack against troops supporting the British forces in Trenton. When Leutze created the painting in 1850, after he had returned from America to his native Germany, he was hoping to rally support for the revolutionary movements then sweeping Europe. He sent the work to New york in 1851, and within four months 50,000 people had paid to see it. Today the painting is an icon of American visual culture and one of the most beloved objects in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2007, Leutze’s masterpiece became the focus of the most ambitious conservation and reframing project in the museum’s history. This book is a behind-the-scenes report on that project, prefaced by an account of the history of the painting’s acquisition and display at the museum.
CARRIE REBoRA BARRATT is associate director for collections and administration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. LANCE MAyER and GAy MyERS, of the New London, Connecticut, art conservation firm Mayer & Myers, undertook the treatment of the painting. SUzANNE SMEAToN and ELI WILNER oversaw the design and carving of its new frame at Eli Wilner & Company, New york.
Emanuel Leutze, American (1816–1868), Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851. Oil on canvas. Gift of John Stewart Kennedy, 1897 (97.34)
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
December Art Paper 978-0-300-17642-1 $14.95sc 48 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 55 color + 10 b/w illus.
Arts of India’s Deccan Courts, 1323–1687 Edited by Navina Najat Haidar and Marika Sardar
Between the 14th and the 17th century, the Deccan plateau of south-central India was home to a series of important and highly cultured Muslim courts. Subtly blending elements from Iran, West Asia, southern India, and northern India, the arts produced under these sultanates are markedly different from those of the rest of India and especially from those produced under Mughal patronage. This publication, a result of a 2008 symposium held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, investigates the arts of Deccan and the unique output in the fields of painting, literature, architecture, arms, textiles, and carpets. Special features of the book are the illustration of all thirty-four paintings from a 16th-century copy of the poem the Pem Nem, images of several paintings and textiles that have only recently been discovered or identified, and new photographs of the Ibrahim Rauza monument in Bijapur, with a full transcription and translation of the tomb’s inscriptions.
NAvINA NAJAT HAIDAR is associate curator and MARIkA SARDAR is a research associate, both in the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Sultans of the South
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
December Art Paper 978-0-300-17587-5 $50.00sc 392 pp. 7 3⁄4 x 10 233 color and 228 b/w illus.
World Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles 167
Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn Jr. Collection
This handsome volume offers a rare and exclusive look at important holdings of a private collection in Chicago, showcasing 120 drawings by some of the leading artists of the postwar period. Among the featured artists are Roy Lichtenstein, Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella. Also illustrated are thirteen early drawings by Mel Bochner; works on paper by Sol LeWitt and Brice Marden; and individual sheets by Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth kelly, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Bridget Riley, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Ryman. Mark Pascale discusses specific drawings by these artists and their relationship to Minimalist and Post-Minimalist styles. He also investigates the importance of drawings produced by sculptors, which offer fascinating glimpses into their creative processes. An interview with the collector reveals the inspiration behind his holdings and the ways in which his collection has grown over the years, and a full-color plate section and complete checklist of the collection round out this compelling book.
MARk PASCALE is curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Art Institute of Chicago 11/19/11–02/26/12
e Xhibition scheDule:
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December Art Cloth 978-0-300-17573-8 $35.00sc 160 pp. 9 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄2 150 color illus. World
The Anglo-Florentine Renaissance
Art for the Early Tudors Edited by Cinzia Maria Sicca and Louis Waldman
With a foreword by Brian Allen and Joseph Connors
Under the rule of Henry vII (r. 1485–1509) England became a powerful nation. The Tudor court sought to express its worldliness and political clout through major artistic commissions, employing Florentine sculptors and painters to create lavish new interiors, suitable for entertaining foreign dignitaries, for its royal palaces. These were exemplified by Henry vIII’s palace of Nonsuch, so named because no other palace could match its magnificence. Italian sculpture, painting, and tapestries of the day reflected an interest in portraiture and dynastic monuments, epitomized in England by the royal tomb projects created by Baccio Bandinelli, Benedetto da Rovezzano, and Pietro Torrigiani. Generously illustrated throughout, The Anglo-Florentine Renaissance traces the artistic links between Medicean Florence and Tudor England through essays by an international team of scholars and explores how the language of Florentine art effectively expressed England’s political aspirations and rose to prominence as a new international courtly style.
CINzIA MARIA SICCA is professor and director of the art history doctoral program in the Department of Art History at the Università di Pisa, Italy. LoUIS WALDMAN is an associate professor of art history at The University of Texas at Austin.
stuDies in british Art
Distributed for the Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
January Art Cloth 978-0-300-17608-7 $75.00sc 330 pp. 7 x 10 110 color + 20 b/w illus. 168
Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
A Critical Anthology of Response Edited by María Elena Huizi and Ester Crespín
Introduction by Mari Carmen Ramírez
one of the most influential Latin American artists of her day, Gego (1912– 1994) pioneered a new direction in art with her innovative sculptures of the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Germany as Gertrude Goldschmidt, Gego fled the Nazi regime and moved to Caracas, venezuela. There, during the postwar years, she absorbed modernist trends such as kinetic and geometric abstract art but ultimately forged her own artistic path. Exploring the concept of the line, space, and time, she linked pieces of metal to create weblike geometric forms, which she called “drawings in space.” These experiments culminated in Reticulárea, a massive netlike sculptural installation first presented at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, in 1969. This groundbreaking work had major repercussions in the art world and marked a turning point in Gego’s career. Centered on the various iterations of this work and its artistic impact, this anthology brings together images as well as documentary materials and primary texts in English and Spanish by artists, writers, and Gego.
MARÍA ELENA HUIzI is a poet, essayist, and art writer in Caracas, venezuela. ESTER CRESPÍN is a scholar and curator involved with the Fundación Gego in Caracas. MARI CARMEN RAMÍREz is the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and the director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
January Art Cloth 978-0-300-16613-2 $50.00sc 304 pp. 10 x 10 1⁄2 27 color + 40 b/w illus.
Experiencing Gego’s Reticulárea
Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt), Reticulárea, 1975. Stainless steel wire, 82 11⁄16 x 102 3⁄8 x 7 7⁄8 in. (210 x 260 x 20 cm). The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of AT&T. © Fundación Gego
Distributed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Fundación Gego
A Renaissance Masterpiece in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Pierre Terjanian
This striking publication examines two masterful armors for man and horse recently acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Among the earliest complete European examples in existence, these German works demonstrate the superior design and craftsmanship of princely armor in the early 16th century. The celebrated master Wilhelm von Worms the Elder (d. 1538) of Nuremberg made the luxurious, exquisitely decorated steel horse armor for Duke Ulrich of Württemberg (1487–1550). The man armor was crafted by Matthes Deutsch (last documented c. 1505) of Landshut, another distinguished armorer patronized by German princes; it is his latest and most sumptuous work. Princely Armor in the Age of Dürer discusses the function, design, decoration, and manufacture of these masterpieces and situates them within German art, culture, and politics, and within the development of European armor in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.
PIERRE TERJANIAN is the J. J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Horse and Man Armors, 1507 and c. 1505 respectively, Germany, Philadelphia Museum of Art: Gift of Athena and Nicholas Karabots and The Karabots Foundation, 2009–117-1,2.
Princely Armor in the Age of Dürer
Published in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
February Art/Decorative Arts PB-with Flaps 978-0-300-17631-5 $18.00sc 60 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 11 40 color + 15 b/w illus. World Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles 169
New in paper
Traditional Buildings of Cumbria
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.
R. W. BRUNSkILL has recently retired as professor at De Montfort University, Leicester, and was formerly reader in architecture at the University of Manchester.
August Architecture Paper 978-0-300-17059-7 $45.00tx Cloth 978-0-304-35773-4 S ’02 $65.00tx 224 pp. 7 1⁄4 x 9 3⁄4 82 b/w illus. + diagrams World
Somerset: North and Bristol
The Buildings of England
Andrew Foyle and Nikolaus Pevsner
This fully revised survey is the essential companion to the architecture of one of England’s most rewarding regions. The Georgian spa of Bath and the medieval cathedral city of Wells are deservedly famous, each the finest of its kind in the country. A separate section covers the port of Bristol, with its rich and confident buildings of every period and type. other highlights include John Nash’s picturesque masterpiece of Blaise Hamlet, a noble inheritance of Gothic Revival churches, and some of the greatest structures designed by Isambard kingdom Brunel.
ANDREW FoyLE is a freelance architectural historian and author of our Pevsner city guide to Bristol.
October Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-12658-7 $85.00tx Cloth 978-0-300-09640-8 S ’1958 $65.00tx 800 pp. 4 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄2 120 color illus. World
The Buildings of England
Clare Hartwell, Matthew Hyde, Nikolaus Pevsner
A comprehensive guide to the buildings of Cheshire in all their variety, from Pennine villages to coastal plains and seaside resorts. Chester, the regional capital and cathedral city, is famous for its Roman walls and black-and-white timber architecture, its noble Neoclassical monuments, and its unique medieval shopping “rows” with their upper walkways. But Cheshire is also a major industrial county, with spectacular and internationally significant mills and canal structures. Specialist settlements include the famous railway borough of Crewe, the salt towns of Nantwich, Northwich and Middlewich, and Lord Leverhulme’s celebrated garden suburb at Port Sunlight.
CLARE HARTWELL is an architectural historian based in Manchester. Her previous work for the Buildings of England includes the City Guide to Manchester (2001) and Lancashire: North (2009). MATTHEW HyDE lives in Macclesfield and has written extensively on the architecture and history of the region. For this series he is the author of Cumbria (2010), and co-author with Clare Hartwell of Lancashire: Manchester and the South East (2004).
October Architecture Cloth 978-0-300-17043-6 $85.00tx 800 pp. 4 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄2 120 color illus. World 170 Art and Architecture—Scholarly Titles
100 Shoes, Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aalto and America, Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abadie, Dubuffet as Architect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abandoned to Ourselves, Meyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acting White, Buck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Smith, Phillipson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adler, A Time and a Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Age of American Impressionism, The, Barter . . . . . . Agee, American Vanguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexander McQueen, Bolton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alighiero e Boetti, Godfrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Caesars, Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Christmas Card, The, Ames . . . . . . . . . . American Vanguards, Agee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ames, The American Christmas Card . . . . . . . . . . And Diverse Are Their Hues, Bloom . . . . . . . . . . . . Anderson, Aalto and America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anderson, Samurai Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum . . . . . . . . . . . Anglo-Florentine Renaissance, The, Sicca . . . . . . . . Anthology of Rap, The, Bradley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Antony and Cleopatra, Goldsworthy . . . . . . . . . . . “Apologia Pro Vita Sua” and Six Sermons, Newman . Apuleius, The Golden Ass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art for the Nation, Avery-Quash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art of Worship, The, Holtam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Artist and the Warrior, The, Rabb . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashford, Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avery-Quash, Art for the Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barnard, Listen . Write . Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barratt, Washington Crossing the Delaware . . . . . . Barter, The Age of American Impressionism . . . . . . Battle of Marathon, The, Krentz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baume, Sol LeWitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belarus, Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berthoz, Simplexity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bertrand Goldberg, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beyond the Tower, Marriott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blair, Too Much to Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bloom, And Diverse Are Their Hues . . . . . . . . . . . Bloom, The Shadow of a Great Rock . . . . . . . . . . blu, Grise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bok, Exploring Happiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bolton, Alexander McQueen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bonnefoy, Second Simplicity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Book in the Renaissance, The, Pettegree . . . . . . . . . Boss, The Spirit of Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradley, Ralph Ellison in Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradley, The Anthology of Rap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Branch, Kenya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandenberger, Propaganda State in Crisis . . . . . . Brown, Murillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brunner, Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brunskill, Traditional Buildings of Cumbria . . . . . . . Buck, Acting White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building After Auschwitz, Rosenfeld . . . . . . . . . . . . Burma Campaign, The, McLynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burton, Sherrie Levine: MAYHEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campbell, The Romans and Their World . . . . . . . . Canby, Neither East nor West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canby, The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp . . . . . . . . Canterbury Cathedral Priory in the Age of Becket, Fergusson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Capturing the Essence, Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Carlton, This Seat of Mars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Carp, Defiance of the Patriots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Carr, Imprinting the Divine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Chanel, Gautier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130–131 Cheshire, Hartwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Childism, Young-Bruehl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48–49 Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution, Chung . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Christiansen, The Renaissance Portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Chung, Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Churchill’s Bunker, Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Clapp, Lawtalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Closer Look, A, Kirby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Cohen, Configuring the Networked Self . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Cohen, Notes from the Ground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Coke, Vauxhall Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Complicated Man, A, Takiff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Configuring the Networked Self, Cohen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Constitutional Cliffhangers, Kalt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn Jr . Collection, Pascale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World, Katzew . . 142 Conversion of Scandinavia, The, Winroth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Conversions, Harline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Cooper, Capturing the Essence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Cuban Fiestas, González Echevarría . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 D’Alessandro, Matisse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 D’Annunzio, Notturno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Dackerman, Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Daily You, The, Turow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Dakers, A Genius for Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Dallal, Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History . . . . . 101 Daphne Guinness, Steele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Dazzled and Deceived, Forbes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 December 1941, Mawdsley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Defiance of the Patriots, Carp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Defying the Odds, Frank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Degas’s Dancers at the Barre, Rathbone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Democracy, Expertise, and Academic Freedom, Post . . . . . . 72 Dignity, Hicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Diski, What I Don’t Know About Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Dolidon, Tu sais quoi?! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Dostoevsky, The Meek One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Drawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, Sutton . . . . 153 Dubuffet as Architect, Abadie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Duffy, Ten Popes Who Shook the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Dumas, The Peacekeeping Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Duncan Phyfe, Kenny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Duncan, How Intelligence Happens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Earle, Fiber Futures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Earthly Visions, Gorringe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Easton, Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Edward II, Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Edward III, Ormrod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Edwards, Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America . . . . 78 Edwards, Mary I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Egypt on the Brink, Osman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 El Anatsui, LaGamma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Eleanor of Aquitaine, Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Elegant Perfection, McCormick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Eliot, The Letters of T .S . Eliot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Elizabeth and Hazel, Margolick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
Elizabethan Club of Yale University and Its Library, The, Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emma Goldman, Gornick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Empire to Nation, Quilley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Encounters, Ning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . End of Race?, The, Kinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Euro, The, Marsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . European Sculpture, 1400–1900, Wardropper . . . . Evans, The Radical Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Every Twelve Seconds, Pachirat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Experiencing Gego’s Reticulárea, Huizi . . . . . . . . . . Explorers of the Nile, Jeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exploring Happiness, Bok . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence, Katcher . . . Eye to Eye, Rand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facing Beauty, Ribeiro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facts Are Subversive, Garton Ash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fandom Unbound, Ito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Farrell, Get There First, Decide Promptly . . . . . . . . . Feduccia, Riddle of the Feathered Dragons . . . . . . . . Fergusson, Canterbury Cathedral Priory in the Age of Becket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiber Futures, Earle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field Guide to the Southeast Coast and Gulf of Mexico, A, Proctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finaldi, The Image of Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Findley, Turkey, Islam, Nationalism, and Modernity . . Finkin, For the Common Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flanagan, The Perilous Life of Symphony Orchestras . Flavell, When London Was Capital of America . . . . For the Common Good, Finkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forbes, Dazzled and Deceived . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ford, The Trouble with City Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . Forests, Rocks, Torrents, Riopelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foyle, Somerset: North and Bristol . . . . . . . . . . . . . France, Perilous Glory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Francis, Fruitlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank, Defying the Odds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Franklin, The Papers of Benjamin Franklin . . . . . . . . Frans Hals, Liedtke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frieden, Winning the Silicon Sweepstakes . . . . . . . . Friedlander, In the Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fruitlands, Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fundamentos teóricos y practicos de historia de la lengua española, Núñez Méndez . . . . . . . Galassi, Picasso’s Drawings, 1890–1921 . . . . . . . . Garton Ash, Facts Are Subversive . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gautier, Chanel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geiger, Subverting Exclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Genius for Money, A, Dakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . German Generation, A, Kohut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerwarth, Hitler’s Hangman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Get There First, Decide Promptly, Farrell . . . . . . . . . . Gilbert, In Ishmael’s House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glaurdic The Hour of Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ´, Godfrey, Alighiero e Boetti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golden Ass, The, Apuleius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goldsworthy, Antony and Cleopatra . . . . . . . . . . . . Gombrich, A Little History of the World . . . . . . . . . . González Echevarría, Cuban Fiestas . . . . . . . . . . . González Echevarría, Love and the Law in Cervantes Gordon, A Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gornick, Emma Goldman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gorringe, Earthly Visions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greenberg, Turbulence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Index
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Greenfield, The Myth of Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grise, blu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy, Wonder of the Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HaCohen, The Music Libel Against the Jews . . . . . . . . . Haidar, Sultans of the South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hamilton, American Caesars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harline, Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harline, Miracles at the Jesus Oak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harline, Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harris-Perry, Sister Citizen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harshav, Three Thousand Years of Hebrew Verse . . . . . Hart, Inigo Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hartwell, Cheshire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Havana Habit, The, Pérez Firmat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hayton, Vietnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heroic Africans, LaGamma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hicks, Dignity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hitler’s Hangman, Gerwarth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hobsbawm, How to Change the World . . . . . . . . . . . Hollywood Westerns and American Myth, Pippin . . . . . . Holmes, Churchill’s Bunker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holtam, The Art of Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hornblum, The Invisible Harry Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hour of Europe, The, Glaurdic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ´ How Intelligence Happens, Duncan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to Change the World, Hobsbawm . . . . . . . . . . . . Howard, Venice Disputed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huizi, Experiencing Gego’s Reticulárea . . . . . . . . . . . . Hurlston, Ron Mueck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ida, Stein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “I Am Not Master of Events”, Neal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Image of Christ, The, Finaldi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Imprinting the Divine, Carr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In Ishmael’s House, Gilbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In the Picture, Friedlander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inazu, Liberty’s Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Infinite Jest, McPhee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inigo Jones, Hart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Invisible Harry Gold, The, Hornblum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iron Way, The, Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History, Dallal . . . . Israel, Rubin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway, Satter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ito, Fandom Unbound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iversen, Women, Work, and Politics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackson Pollock, Toynton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeal, Explorers of the Nile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Louis, Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johan Zoffany RA, Postle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Josipovici, What Ever Happened to Modernism? . . . . . Kalt, Constitutional Cliffhangers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katcher, Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence . . . . . Katzew, Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World Keller, Learn to Read Greek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenny, Duncan Phyfe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenya, Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kinder, The End of Race? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kirby, A Closer Look . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kirsch, Why Trilling Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Knoll Textiles, 1945–2010, Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Knowing Nature, Meyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kohut, A German Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kosta Alex, Rodari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Krentz, The Battle of Marathon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Kunterbunt und kurz geschrieben, Pfrehm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 LaGamma, El Anatsui . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 LaGamma, Heroic Africans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Lastowka, Virtual Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Lawtalk, Clapp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Learn to Read Greek, Keller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Ledbetter, Unwarranted Influence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Ledwidge, Losing Small Wars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Lemert, Why Niebuhr Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Leon Trotsky, Rubenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Leonardo da Vinci, Syson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Letters of T .S . Eliot, The, Eliot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Liberty’s Refuge, Inazu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Liedtke, Frans Hals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Life and Death of Buildings, The, Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Light Years, Witkovsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Listen . Write . Present ., Barnard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Little History of Philosophy, A, Warburton . . . . . . . . . . . 24–25 Little History of the World, A, Gombrich . . . . . . . . . . . 34–35 Long, The Looshaus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Looshaus, The, Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Losing It, Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Losing Small Wars, Ledwidge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Love and the Law in Cervantes, González Echevarría . . . . . 107 Mabanckou, Yale French Studies, Volume 120 . . . . . . . . . . 84 Making of the English Gardener, The, Willes . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Marchenoir, Treasures of Vacheron Constantin . . . . . . . . . 114 Margolick, Elizabeth and Hazel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 Marriott, Beyond the Tower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Marsh, The Euro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Martin, Knoll Textiles, 1945–2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Mary I, Edwards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Marzio, Masterworks of Pre-Columbian, Indonesian, and African Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Masterworks of Pre-Columbian, Indonesian, and African Gold, Marzio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Matisse, D’Alessandro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Mawdsley, December 1941 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 McCormick, Elegant Perfection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 McLynn, The Burma Campaign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 McPhee, Infinite Jest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Meek One, The Dostoevsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Messinger, Stieglitz and His Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Meyers, Abandoned to Ourselves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Meyers, Knowing Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Miller, Losing It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Miller, The Problem of Slavery as History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Miracles at the Jesus Oak, Harline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Modern World, A, Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Monter, The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300–1800 . . 67 Moon, Brunner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Murillo, Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Music and Sentiment, Rosen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Music Libel Against the Jews, The, HaCohen . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Myth of Choice, The, Greenfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Núñez-Méndez, Fundamentos teóricos y practicos de historia de la lengua española . . . . . . . . . 80 Nahson, The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats . . . 128 National Gallery Technical Bulletin, Roy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Neal, “I Am Not Master of Events” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Neither East nor West, Canby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 New Formations, Srp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 New Painting of the 1860s, The, Staley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
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COver illUSTraTiON: From A Little History of the World, illustrated edition, by e. H. Gombrich. (See pages 34–35.)
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