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Virginia Woolf wrote that reading is “a pursuit which
devours a great deal of time, and is yet apt to leave
behind it nothing very substantial.” Do you agree?

A conversation
with Clive James

Luckily for me, I am not threatened by the kind of illness that
eventually led Virginia Woolf into the river. I’m just tired. Being
that, I find that reading is more rewarding than ever. If I read
something I’ve read before, I’m refreshed by being able to bring
to it a new angle based on experience. And if I read something
new, I do so with a new hunger, and, as far as I can tell, a whole
new clarity. Only just lately I have been going right through
Empson’s poems again, and finding them as brilliant as they are
elusive; and I have been reading Browning’s The Ring and the
Book seriously for the first time right through, and have found
it to be a wonderful mixture of genius and willful obliquity. I
only wish I had enough time left to recite it aloud: when you try
that, even for just a single page, you find that its weird faults are
impossible to smooth over. So my critical urge is still active.

How has your response to books changed as your life
has progressed?
My response to books has improved throughout my life, until
now, finally, I am fit to be a proper student. There ought to be
a university for the old and sick, where, unless you’re on your
last legs, you aren’t allowed into the library. I have this vision
of nonagenerians taking their first crack at, say, Pope’s Homer.
Actually I’m about to read that one again, but I’m far too young.

“Clive James, brilliant to the (near) end, turns his readings and re-readings of everyone
and everything from Hemingway and Conrad to Patrick O’Brian and Game of Thrones
into sharp, funny meditations on—among much else—class, beauty, mimicry, memory,
manhood, death (other people’s), and life (his own). Long may his dazzling, long farewell
continue.”—Salman Rushdie
“Clive James’s inevitable humor, sanity, erudition, enthusiasm, and crystal keenness are
everywhere evident in Latest Readings, but perhaps its greatest grace is the opportunity it gives
to feel as if you’re spending time in his company, listening and learning for at least a little while
longer. If its mini essays (and some not so mini) seem to float from James’s mind into yours, it
is only because a lifetime of reading, thinking, feeling, and formulating has gone into them,
registering the pure, responsive authority of a writer with nothing left to prove but so much left to
say.”—James Wolcott


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Latest Readings
Clive James
An esteemed literary critic shares his final
musings on books, his children, and his own
impending death
In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal
leukemia. Deciding that “if you don’t know the exact
moment when the lights will go out, you might as well
read until they do,” James moved his library to his house
in Cambridge, where he would “live, read, and perhaps
even write.” James is the award-winning author of dozens of works of literary criticism, poetry, and history,
and this volume contains his reflections on what may
well be his last reading list. A look at some of James’s old
favorites as well as some of his recent discoveries, this
book also offers a revealing look at the author himself,
sharing his evocative musings on literature and family,
and on living and dying.
As thoughtful and erudite as the works of Alberto
Manguel, and as moving and inspiring as Randy
Pausch’s The Last Lecture and Will Schwalbe’s The
End of Your Life Book Club, this valediction to James’s
lifelong engagement with the written word is a captivating valentine from one of the great literary minds of
our time.
CLIVE JAMES is an Australian memoirist, poet, translator, critic,
and broadcaster. He has written more than thirty books of fiction,
nonfiction, and poetry, including Cultural Amnesia.

“As a reader and writer confronting death,
Clive James has all the creative energy
and charm of a man discovering life.
These thoughtful essays are immensely
appealing, their tone is beautifully judged.
Cleverly, he re-reads in order to measure
the past. With this and his recent poetry,
he could outlive us all.”—Ian McEwan
“Clive James is perhaps the most original
and distinctive literary-critical voice of
the last half-century.”—Martin Amis

August  Memoir/Literature
Cloth  978-0-300-21319-5 $25.00/£16.99
Also available as an eBook.
192 pp.  5 x 7 3⁄4 World
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Pedigree is a late work for Patrick Modiano that deals
with his youth. What do we learn about him?

A conversation
with translator
Mark Polizzotti

Several things that I believe are essential to
understanding Modiano’s fictions. First, just how
closely certain key recurring episodes in his novels
are patterned on real events from his early life, and
how profoundly they have shaped his sensibility. But
also we learn about the context in which he grew
up. For instance, certain areas of Paris—the Bois
de Boulogne, or particular streets in the 6th or 16th
arrondissement—show up frequently in his works;
this memoir gives the backstory. More significantly,
Modiano alludes in various novels to his problematic
relations with his absentee mother and distant but
controlling father; only after reading Pedigree did I truly
grasp that complicated and heartbreaking dynamic.

Winning the Nobel Prize in 2014 certainly changed the
fortune of Modiano’s literary career. How do you see his
work in the tradition of Nobel laureates?
One of the things that most appeals to me about
Modiano’s writing is its apparent modesty—or rather, its
ability to treat some of the great issues of the twentieth
century, such as human responsibility in times of crisis
or the vicissitudes of identity, without grandstanding or
self-conscious profundity. Unlike many Nobel winners,
his work does not proclaim its importance, but instead
remains on a personal, human scale; the more universal
significance of his writings is read, as it were, between
the lines. This deceptively simple, “local” quality
makes his work, to my mind, much more accessible
and enjoyable to read than the works of many recent
laureates—but no less deserving of the honor.


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A Memoir

Patrick Modiano
Translated by Mark Polizzotti

Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano admits that
his many fictions are all variations of the same
story. Pedigree is the theme.
In this rare glimpse into the life of Nobel laureate
Patrick Modiano, the author takes up his pen to tell
his personal story. He addresses his early years—shadowy times in postwar Paris that haunt his memory and
have inspired his world-cherished body of fiction. In
the spare, absorbing, and sometimes dreamlike prose
that translator Mark Polizzotti captures unerringly,
Modiano offers a memoir of his first twenty-one years.
Termed one of his “finest books” by the Guardian,
Pedigree is both a personal exploration and a luminous
portrait of a world gone by.
Pedigree sheds light on the childhood and adolescence
that Modiano explores in Suspended Sentences, Dora
Bruder, and other novels. In this work he re-creates the
louche, unstable, colorful world of his parents under
the German Occupation; his childhood in a household
of circus performers and gangsters; and his formative
friendship with the writer Raymond Queneau. While
acknowledging that memory is never assured, Modiano
recalls with painful clarity the most haunting moments
of his early life, such as the death of his ten-year-old
brother. Pedigree, Modiano’s only memoir, is a gift to
his readers and a master key to the themes that have
inspired his writing life.
PATRICK MODIANO, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature and an internationally beloved novelist, has been honored
with an array of prizes, including the 2010 Prix mondial Cino
Del Duca by the Institut de France for lifetime achievement and
the 2012 Austrian State Prize for European Literature. He lives in
Paris. MARK POLIZZOTTI has translated more than forty books
from the French and is director of the publications program at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


“Quite a pedigree has this evermore-fascinating Nobel Prizewinner.”—James Campbell, TLS

The Margellos World Republic of

Also by Patrick Modiano:
Suspended Sentences
Three Novellas
Paper 978-0-300-19805-8  $16.00
Paris Nocturne
See page 28
After the Circus
See page 29

August  Memoir
Cloth  978-0-300-21533-5 $25.00
Also available as an eBook.
144 pp.  5 x 7 3⁄4 
For sale in the US and Canada only
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Advance Praise for The President and
the Apprentice
“The conclusions and research are irrefutable. Gellman is
spot-on about Ike’s management style, his and Nixon’s working
relationship, his strengths as a bureaucratic leader, his civil
rights record, his handling with Nixon of McCarthy, his impact
on domestic policy, his handling of the Sputnik episode, and
his dominance of and leadership in foreign policy. Overall,
a wonderfully succinct summary of very complex stuff. This
will be, hands down, the most important book ever written
on Nixon’s vice presidency and his relationship to the
president.”—David A. Nichols, author of A Matter of Justice:
Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution
“Irwin Gellman’s superb research and plausible reconstruction
of the Eisenhower-Nixon relationship may well revolutionize
the meaning of historical revisionism. The President and the
Apprentice is an unsettling tour de force.”—David Levering
Lewis, author of King: A Biography and W.E.B. Du Bois:
A Biography, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography
“Irv Gellman gives us a clear and carefully researched look at
Ike as a leader and mentor of Richard Nixon. He provides plenty
of new material that provides a fresh look at this important
relationship.”—George P. Shultz, author of Turmoil and
Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State
“No future study of the Eisenhower-Nixon years can afford
to ignore what Gellman has accomplished. His insights
illuminate every significant issue from Ike’s election in 1952 to
the rise of Nixon as his successor, all with awesome scholarship.
This is a major work of history and biography.”—Herbert S.
Parmet, author of Richard Nixon and His America


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The President and the Apprentice
Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952–1961
Irwin F. Gellman
Based on twenty years of research, a
book that rewrites the history of the
Eisenhower presidency
More than half a century after Eisenhower left office,
the history of his presidency is so clouded by myth,
partisanship, and outright fraud that most people
have little understanding of how Ike’s administration
worked or what it accomplished. We know—or think we
know—that Eisenhower distrusted his vice president,
Richard Nixon, and kept him at arm’s length; that he
did little to advance civil rights; that he sat by as Joseph
McCarthy’s reckless anticommunist campaign threatened to wreck his administration; and that he planned
the disastrous 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. None
of this is true.
The President and the Apprentice reveals a different
Eisenhower, and a different Nixon. Ike trusted and
relied on Nixon, sending him on many sensitive overseas missions. Eisenhower, not Truman, desegregated
the military. Eisenhower and Nixon, not Lyndon
Johnson, pushed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 through
the Senate. Eisenhower was determined to bring down
McCarthy and did so. Nixon never, contrary to recent
accounts, saw a psychotherapist, but while Ike was
recovering from his heart attack in 1955, Nixon was
overworked, overanxious, overmedicated, and at the
limits of his ability to function.

“The President and the Apprentice is an
important, illuminating book. There has
been a great deal written about Eisenhower
and Nixon in recent years, but none
of us has done the archival work done
by Irv Gellman, or even close.”—Evan
Thomas, author of Ike’s Bluff

IRWIN F. GELLMAN is the author of four previous books on
American presidents. He is currently at work on a volume on Nixon
and Kennedy. He lives in Parkesburg, PA.

August  History/Biography
Cloth  978-0-300-18105-0 $40.00/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
832 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 32 b/w illus. World
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Humans Need Not Apply

A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Jerry Kaplan
An insightful, engaging tour by a noted Silicon
Valley insider of how accelerating developments
in Artificial Intelligence will transform the way
we live and work
After billions of dollars and fifty years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence.
As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change,
Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics,
machine learning, and perception powering systems
that rival or exceed human capabilities. Driverless cars,
robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our
interests have the potential to usher in a new age of
affluence and leisure —but as Kaplan warns, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the
two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality. He proposes
innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic
system and social policies to avoid an extended period
of social turmoil. His timely and accessible analysis
of the promise and perils of artificial intelligence is a
must-read for business leaders and policy makers on
both sides of the aisle.
JERRY KAPLAN is widely known in the computer industry as a
serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, and best-selling author. He
is currently a Fellow at the Center for Legal Informatics at Stanford
University and teaches ethics and impact of artificial intelligence in
the Computer Science Department.

“New technologies are poised to vastly
increase wealth, but for whom? Kaplan
makes a persuasive case that future
growth may be driven more by assets
than labor, and offers unique policy
proposals to promote a more equitable
future.”—Lawrence H. Summers, former
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and
president emeritus of Harvard University

August  Technology/Economics
Cloth  978-0-300-21355-3 $35.00/£20.00
Also available as an eBook.
256 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World

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The Elements of Power

Gadgets, Guns, and the Struggle for a Sustainable
Future in the Rare Metal Age
David S. Abraham
A natural resource strategist investigates
the growing global demand for rare metals
and what it means to the environment and
our future
Our future hinges on a set of rare metals that few of
us have even heard of. In this eye-opening book,
a natural resource strategist reveals the critical
importance of these transformative elements to our
technological lifestyle and the consequences of our reliance upon them, including geopolitical instability and
environmental degradation.
To see our growing dependency, you need only look
at your smartphone: cerium buffs the glass; indium
allows your screen to respond to touch; terbium makes
images more vibrant; and lithium helps it store energy.
Abraham provides readers with a front-row seat to the
life of these metals, tracing the paths of these high-tech
elements through a dozen countries from the mine to
our pockets.
But it’s not just smartphones that rely on these metals;
they are the building blocks of modern society because
they are critical for nearly all our electronic, military,
and “green” technologies. Just as oil, iron, and bronze
revolutionized previous eras, so too will these metals.
The challenges this book reveals, and the plans it proposes, make it essential reading for our rare metal age.

“This book has assembled and organized
a large number of fascinating stories
about rare metals.”—Roderick G.
Eggert, Colorado School of Mines
and Critical Materials Institute

DAVID S. ABRAHAM is a natural resource strategist who previously analyzed risk on Wall Street and at an energy-trading firm,
oversaw natural-resources programs at the White House Office of
Management and Budget, and ran a water-focused NGO in Africa.
He currently serves as senior fellow at the Institute for the Analysis
of Global Security. His writing has appeared in The New York Times
and The Los Angeles Times.
October  Current Events/Technology/Economics
Cloth  978-0-300-19679-5 $30.00/£20.00
Also available as an eBook.
288 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 3 b/w illus. World
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Who are the readers of this book, and how do you
hope to inspire them?

A conversation
with James West

This is a book for adults masquerading as one for young
people. That’s said tongue-in-cheek, but still . . . When
I was an eighth grader, the last thing I wanted to endure
was high-minded civics lectures. So my first rule here is,
treat younger readers as adults. Keep the story engaging
and fast-paced, but also honest and about the big
picture. Because there are also vast numbers of adults
out there who had the American history beaten out of
them in dull social studies classes. Those adults deserve
better. And too few historians write for them.

Which key events in American history shaped the nation
most powerfully?
I’d turn the question around. How do a thousand
smaller pieces of history come together to shape key
events? Look at the Civil War. If the purpose of a
democratic republic is to resolve conflicts peacefully,
then the Civil War is the republic’s biggest failure.
How did that happen? It’s perhaps the strangest story
in our history, of how the ideas of equality and liberty
were growing and spreading at the very same time that
inequality and slavery were becoming more deeply
entrenched in American society.

Of the countless individuals in American history, do you
have a favorite?
Many favorites, not one. But here’s a cliché:
Washington. You know—the bland, blank face on the
dollar bill? I found myself liking him more and more
as I got to know him. In the depths of the Revolution,
begging his bedraggled soldiers “in the most
affectionate manner” to reenlist. Grinning, shouting,
and waving a handkerchief at the prospect of trapping
the British at Yorktown. So embarrassed by the honors
heaped upon him on the way to his first inauguration,
he rose early and snuck out of town before his escort
could arrive. Somber toward the end of his life at the
thought that “nothing but the rooting out of slavery can
perpetuate the existence of our union.” And on that, he
was right.


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A Little History of the United States
James West Davidson
A fast-paced, character-filled history that brings
the unique American saga to life for readers of
all ages
How did a land and people of such immense diversity
come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the
world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents
will be fascinated by the answers uncovered in James
West Davidson’s vividly told A Little History of the
United States. In 300 fast-moving pages, Davidson
guides his readers through 500 years, from the first contact between the two halves of the world to the rise of
America as a superpower in an era of atomic perils and
diminishing resources.
In short, vivid chapters the book brings to life hundreds of individuals whose stories are part of the larger
American story. Pilgrim William Bradford stumbles
into an Indian deer trap on his first day in America;
Harriet Tubman lets loose a pair of chickens to divert
attention from her escaping slaves; the toddler Andrew
Carnegie, later an ambitious industrial magnate,
gobbles his oatmeal with a spoon in each hand. Such
stories are riveting in themselves, but they also spark
larger questions to ponder about freedom, equality, and
unity in the context of a nation that is, and always has
been, remarkably divided and diverse.

“A persuasive and enjoyable read.
Davidson faced a herculean task in
condensing more than five hundred years
of history into a slim volume. He fulfills
this difficult brief with authority and
brio.”—Richard Aldous, author of Reagan
and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship
Visit the Little History
website: www.littlehistory.org

JAMES WEST DAVIDSON, a widely respected historian, has written on American history and the detective work that goes into it, as
well as books about the outdoors. He is coauthor of The American
Nation, which was for years the top-selling book on American history in the U.S. He is also coauthor of Great Heart, cited by the
National Geographic Society as one of the 100 greatest adventure
books of all time. He lives in Rhinebeck, NY.
September  History
Cloth  978-0-300-18141-8 $25.00/£16.99
Also available as an eBook.
336 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2  11 maps + 40 b/w illus. 
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Praise for Leo Damrosch’s
Jonathan Swift: His Life and World
“This will be the definitive life of Swift for years to
come.”—Jonathan Bate, New Statesman
“Superb. . . . Damrosch’s outstanding book has raised
Swift’s provocative genius to life. . . . Damrosch has brought
[Swift’s] vision into sharp focus and exposed its disquieting
relevance.”—Jeffrey Collins, Wall Street Journal
“[A] commanding new biography. . . . Damrosch is gifted with
a fluent style [and] sturdy sense of humor.”—John Simon, New
York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice)
“Damrosch tells this story . . . with great energy and elegantly
worn erudition. He restores to Swift the dignity he deserves,
reminding us that the really shocking things about him lie not
in his life but in his work.”—Fintan O’Toole, New York Review
of Books
“Leo Damrosch conjures up Jonathan Swift with hallucinatory
vividness, allowing the contradictions of this baffling, elusive
genius full rein. He recovers in rich detail the world in which
Gulliver’s Travels and other enduring masterpieces were
created. This is a brilliant and humane biography.”—Stephen
Greenblatt, author of The Swerve: How the World Became
“A lively and pleasurable experience: vigorous, compassionate,
occasionally pugnacious, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny. . . .
Damrosch’s book, and the centuries-old voices in it, are alive
and talking to us.”—Laura Collins-Hughes, Boston Globe


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Winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for


A New York Times Notable Book of 2013


Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Plutarch Award


Named a Best Book of 2013 by the Daily Beast literary editor
Lucas Wittmann

Eternity’s Sunrise

The Imaginative World of William Blake
Leo Damrosch
In this richly illustrated portrait, a prizewinning biographer surveys the entire sweep of
William Blake’s creative work while telling the
story of his life
William Blake, overlooked in his time, remains an enigmatic figure to contemporary readers despite his near
canonical status. Out of a wounding sense of alienation
and dividedness he created a profoundly original symbolic language, in which words and images unite in a
unique interpretation of self and society. He was a counterculture prophet whose art still challenges us to think
afresh about almost every aspect of experience—social,
political, philosophical, religious, erotic, and aesthetic.
He believed that we live in the midst of Eternity here
and now, and that if we could open our consciousness
to the fullness of being, it would be like experiencing a
sunrise that never ends.
Following Blake’s life from beginning to end, acclaimed
biographer Leo Damrosch draws extensively on Blake’s
poems, his paintings, and his etchings and engravings
to offer this generously illustrated account of Blake the
man and his vision of our world. The author’s goal is
to inspire the reader with the passion he has for his
subject, achieving the imaginative response that Blake
himself sought to excite. The book is an invitation to
understanding and enjoyment, an invitation to appreciate Blake’s imaginative world and, in so doing, to open
the doors of our perception.

“Leo Damrosch’s luminous new book on
William Blake forsakes esoteric scholarship
and addresses itself to the common reader
who is invited to a festive celebration of
the great English poet who was also an
extraordinary visual artist and a profound
and original thinker.”—Harold Bloom
Also by Leo Damrosch:
Jonathan Swift
His Life and His World
Paper 978-0-300-20541-1  $22.00/£10.99

LEO DAMROSCH is Research Professor of Literature, Harvard
University. His previous books include Jean-Jacques Rousseau:
Restless Genius, a National Book Award finalist; and Tocqueville’s
Discovery of America. He lives in Newton, MA.

October  Biography/Literary Studies
Cloth  978-0-300-20067-6 $30.00/£18.99
Also available as an eBook.
288 pp.  7 x 9  40 color + 56 b/w illus. World
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Thierry Arditti, Paris

What is “Real Life Rock”?

A conversation
with Greil Marcus

In 1978 the UK group Magazine called their first
album Real Life. I loved the absurdity of the idea that
a bunch of songs could claim to be real life—and I
liked the idea that a column centered on music, but
taking in everything that moves in and out of music:
novels, poems, movies, commercials, news stories,
critical theory, DJ patter, random snatches of dialogue,
something overheard waiting in line—could pretend
to do the same. Or try. Ten items every month or so,
starting in the Village Voice in 1986, moving on to
Artforum, Salon, City Pages, Interview, The Believer,
now the Barnes & Noble Review. It’s fun to write. It
ought to be fun to read.

You tell many stories in this radioactive brick of a
book. Could they be regarded as chapters in a single
narrative, and if so, what’s the moral?
You know, the term “narrative” has come to mean “false
story.” For me, this is a never-ending conversation,
between me and whatever I’m writing about, but more
than that, a conversation between all of the objects
swimming through these columns. All the terrible
tribute albums arguing with each other about why
they’re not as bad as they seem. Robert Johnson and a
beer commercial made out of his “Cross Road Blues.”
Really, a Top 40 where the moral is, “There is always
something new under the sun.”

Throughout the book, there are many nuggets of comedy,
strange coincidences and unexpected twists, startling
arguments and deliberate provocations. Any favorites?
The Oakland A’s applying themselves to “Scarborough
Fair.” Patty McCormack at fifty-three defending her
ten-year-old self at a screening of The Bad Seed in
1999. Hearing the Ass Ponys’ “Swallow You Down” and
wondering if I could even get a fraction of the pain in
the song on the page.


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Real Life Rock
Greil Marcus
Foreword by Dave Eggers

From the author of The History of Rock ’n’ Roll
in Ten Songs comes his “Basement Tapes”: the
complete “Real Life Rock Top 10” columns
The Washington Post hails Greil Marcus as “our greatest cultural critic.” Writing in the London Review
of Books, D. D. Guttenplan calls him “probably the
most astute critic of American popular culture since
Edmund Wilson.” For nearly thirty years, he has written a remarkable column that has migrated from the
Village Voice to Artforum, Salon, City Pages, Interview,
and The Believer and currently appears in the Barnes &
Noble Review. It has been a laboratory where Marcus
has fearlessly explored and wittily dissected an enormous variety of cultural artifacts, from songs to books
to movies to advertisements, teasing out from the welter
of everyday objects what amounts to a de facto theory of
cultural transmission.
Published to complement the paperback edition of The
History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs, Real Life Rock
reveals the critic in full: direct, erudite, funny, fierce,
vivid, astute, uninhibited, and possessing an unerring
instinct for art and fraud. The result is an indispensable volume packed with startling arguments and
casual brilliance.
GREIL MARCUS has written many books, including Mystery
Train: Images of America in Rock ’n’ Roll Music and Lipstick Traces:
A Secret History of the Twentieth Century, and is the editor, with
Werner Sollors, of A New Literary History of America. He teaches at
the University of California, Berkeley, and the Graduate Center at
the City University of New York.

“Marcus is our greatest cultural critic,
not only because of what he says but also,
as with rock-and-roll itself, how he says
it.”—David Kirby, Washington Post, on
The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs
“[It] has the energy of its obsessions,
and it snares you in the manner of
those intense, questing and often stoned
sessions of intellectual debate you
may have experienced in your college
years. It was destined, in other words,
to achieve cult status.”—Ben Brantley,
New York Times, on Lipstick Traces
Also by Greil Marcus:
The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs
See page 83

October  Popular Culture/Music History
Cloth  978-0-300-19664-1 $35.00/£25.00
600 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 1 b/w illus. World
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Mark Mescher

What are you trying to achieve in this book?

A conversation
with Stephen

After Buddhism is the culmination of forty years of
thinking about and practicing the dharma as a modern
Westerner. I pull together a number of threads that I
have explored in earlier writings, such as Buddhism
without Beliefs. In all of my writings I address the
question of how the teachings of this ancient Asian
religion might speak to the condition of our secular
age. This new work is an attempt to recover what
was truly original about the Buddha’s vision and to
acquire a better understanding of the man himself.
Recent scholarship affords us both a clearer picture of
the historical world in which Gotama lived and more
critical insight into the earliest discourses. Together,
these allow the possibility of rethinking the dharma
from the ground up.

Who have you written this book for?
With the widespread adoption of mindfulness, more
and more people find themselves practicing a form
of meditation that is rooted in the Buddhist tradition.
I hope this book might do for Buddhist ethics and
philosophy what the mindfulness movement has done
for Buddhist meditation: provide a framework of values
and ideas that have been stripped of their religious and
metaphysical associations to reveal a practical way of
life that is available to all—which might help us deal
with some of the urgent questions we face as a human
community in the twenty-first century.


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After Buddhism

Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
Stephen Batchelor
A renowned Buddhist teacher’s magnum opus,
based on his fresh reading of the tradition’s
earliest texts
Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started
teaching, his message continues to inspire people across
the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. But what does it mean to adapt religious
practices to secular contexts?
Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author
and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of
the Buddha’s teachings. The time has come, he feels,
to articulate a coherent ethical, contemplative, and
philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age. After
Buddhism, the culmination of four decades of study
and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his attempt to set the record straight about
who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach.
Combining critical readings of the earliest canonical
texts with narrative accounts of five of the Buddha’s
inner circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a pragmatic ethicist rather than a dogmatic metaphysician.
He envisions Buddhism as a constantly evolving culture of awakening, its long survival due to its capacity to
reinvent itself and interact creatively with each society
it encounters.
This original and provocative book presents a new
framework for understanding the remarkable spread of
Buddhism in today’s globalized world. It also reminds
us of what was so startling about the Buddha’s vision of
human flourishing.
STEPHEN BATCHELOR is known worldwide for his work as
author, teacher, and scholar of Buddhism. His previous books
include Buddhism without Beliefs and Confession of a Buddhist
Atheist. He lives in southwest France.

“A daring and reasoned work of
remarkable scope, vision, scholarship,
and promise.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn,
author of Coming to Our Senses
“Batchelor makes the dharma
come thrillingly alive. A masterful
achievement.”—Mark Epstein, M.D.,
author of Thoughts without a Thinker

October  Zen Buddhism/Philosophy
Cloth  978-0-300-20518-3 $28.50/£18.99
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
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Six Poets

Hardy to Larkin: An Anthology
Alan Bennett
The inimitable Alan Bennett selects and
comments upon six favorite poets and the
pleasures of their works
In this candid, thoroughly engaging book, Alan Bennett
creates a unique anthology of works by six well-loved
poets. Freely admitting his own youthful bafflement
with poetry, Bennett reassures us that the poets and
poems in this volume are not only accessible but also
highly enjoyable. He then proceeds to prove irresistibly
that this is so.
Bennett selects more than seventy poems by Thomas
Hardy, A. E. Housman, John Betjeman, W. H. Auden,
Louis MacNeice, and Philip Larkin. He peppers his
discussion of these writers and their verse with anecdotes, shrewd appraisal, and telling biographical detail:
Hardy lyrically recalls his first wife Emma in his poetry,
though he treated her shabbily in real life. The fabled
Auden was a formidable and off-putting figure at the
lectern. Larkin, hoping to subvert snooping biographers,
ordered personal papers shredded upon his death.
Simultaneously profound and entertaining, Bennett’s
book is a paean to poetry and its creators, made all the
more enjoyable for being told in his own particular voice.
ALAN BENNETT is a renowned playwright, many of whose plays
have been staged at the Royal National Theatre. He is also widely
admired as essayist, actor, and screenwriter, and his screenplay for
The Madness of King George received an Academy Award nomination. His dozens of books include Smut, The Uncommon Reader,
Untold Stories, A Life Like Other People’s, and The Lady in the Van.
Bennett lives in Camden Town in London, UK.

October  Poetry
Cloth  978-0-300-21505-2 $24.00
Also available as an eBook.
224 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4  For sale in the US only

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The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly
Robert M. Utley
A renowned biographer compares the lives and
times of American outlaw Billy the Kid and his
Australian counterpart Ned Kelly
The oft-told exploits of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly survive vividly in the public imaginations of their respective
countries, the United States and Australia. But the
outlaws’ reputations are so weighted with legend and
myth, the truth of their lives has become obscure. In
this adventure-filled double biography, Robert M. Utley
reveals the true stories and parallel courses of the two
notorious contemporaries who lived by the gun, were
executed while still in their twenties, and remain compelling figures in the folklore of their homelands.
Robert M. Utley draws sharp, insightful portraits of
first Billy, then Ned, and compares their lives and legacies. He recounts the adventurous exploits of Billy, a
fun-loving, expert sharpshooter who excelled at escape
and lived on the run after indictment for his role in the
Lincoln Country War. Bush-raised Ned, the son of an
Irish convict father and Irish mother, was a man whose
outrage against British colonial authority inspired him
to steal cattle and sheep, kill three policemen, and rob
banks for the benefit of impoverished Irish sympathizers. Utley recounts the exploits of the notorious young
men with accuracy and appeal. He discovers their
profound differences, despite their shared fates, and
illuminates the worlds in which they lived on opposite
sides of the globe.
ROBERT M. UTLEY is an award-winning author of 21 books on
western American history. He made his career in the National Park
Service, rising to the position of chief historian and assistant director
of the service. He lives in Scottsdale, AZ.

“Any book by the dean of western narrative
historians is cause for celebration.
Such is the case here. No one has
written a book comparing one of the
western demigods with a comparable
legendary character from another
culture. The achievement is one of a
kind.”—Richard W. Etulain, author of
The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane
Also by Robert M. Utley:
Paper 978-0-300-19836-2  $20.00/£14.99
The Last Days of the Sioux Nation
Second Edition
Paper 978-0-300-10316-8  $34.00 tx/£22.00

November  History/Biography
Cloth  978-0-300-20455-1 $30.00/£20.00
Also available as an eBook.
224 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 42 b/w illus. World
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What inspired you to investigate the natural history
of wine?
We were inspired to do this book when we found
ourselves drinking wine as an inspirational aid while
writing our last book together, on the evolution of
the brain. It occurred to us that wine is a wonderful
perspective through which to view almost every area of
natural science.

Denis Finnin, American Museum of Natural History

Why are humans so enamored of wine?

A conversation
with Ian Tattersall
and Rob DeSalle

There are plenty of evolutionary scenarios to explain
both our ability to metabolize alcohol and our
propensity to seek it out. Quite honestly, though, wine
itself transcends purely reductionist explanations.
It appeals comprehensively to our senses, but it is
much more than simply a sensory stimulus. It is a
wonderful metaphor for some fundamental aspects of
human experience.

Do you have a “favorite fact” about any particular wine
or vintage?
This book is about wine itself, rather than about
particular wines, or styles of wine. However, a particular
favorite is the “Prephylloxera” bottling from Mount
Etna, made from ancient gnarled vines that somehow
survived the epidemic that almost destroyed the wine
industry in the late nineteenth century.

Where is wine going?
The chemistry of wine won’t change in the future, and
more than likely the genetics of wine won’t either. But
as an extension of the human spirit, wine will continue
to challenge human creativity in exactly the same way it
first did seven or eight thousand years ago.


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A Natural History of Wine
Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle
Illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne

A captivating survey of the science of wine and
winemaking for anyone who has ever wondered
about the magic of the fermented grape
An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires
a brainstorming session. Such was the case for Ian
Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who frequently
collaborate on book and museum exhibition projects.
When the conversation turned to wine one evening, it
almost inevitably led the two—one a palaeoanthropologist, the other a molecular biologist—to begin exploring
the many intersections between science and wine. This
book presents their fascinating, freewheeling answers to
the question What can science tell us about wine? And
vice versa.
Conversational and accessible to everyone, this colorfully illustrated book embraces almost every imaginable
area of the sciences, from microbiology and ecology (for
an understanding what creates this complex beverage) to
physiology and neurobiology (for insight into the effects
of wine on the mind and body). The authors draw on
physics, chemistry, biochemistry, evolution, and climatology, and they expand the discussion to include
insights from anthropology, primatology, entomology,
Neolithic archaeology, and even Classical history. The
resulting volume is indispensible for anyone who wishes
to appreciate wine to its fullest.
IAN TATTERSALL is curator emeritus in the Division of
Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH),
New York City. ROB DeSALLE is curator of entomology in the
Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, AMNH.

“A Natural History of Wine fills an
important gap in our understanding of
how the Eurasian grapevine evolved
over millions of years to become the
wine grape par excellence.”—Patrick E.
McGovern, author of Ancient
Wine and Uncorking the Past
Also by Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall:
The Brain
Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs
Paper 978-0-300-20572-5  $20.00/£12.99
Also co-authored by Rob DeSalle:
Welcome to the Microbiome
Getting to Know the Trillions of Bacteria and Other
Microbes In, On, and Around You
See page 23

November  Food Culture/Science
Cloth  978-0-300-21102-3 $35.00/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
256 pp.  5 3⁄4 x 8 3⁄4  62 color illus.  World
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Hitler’s Architect
Martin Kitchen
A new biography of Albert Speer, Adolf
Hitler’s chief architect and trusted confidant,
reveals the subject’s deeper involvement in
Nazi atrocities
In his best-selling autobiography, Albert Speer, Minister
of Armaments and chief architect of Nazi Germany,
repeatedly insisted he knew nothing of the genocidal
crimes of Hitler’s Third Reich. In this revealing new
biography, author Martin Kitchen disputes Speer’s lifelong assertions of ignorance and innocence, portraying
a far darker figure who was deeply implicated in the
appalling crimes committed by the regime he served
so well.
Kitchen reconstructs Speer’s life with what we now
know, including information from valuable new sources
that have come to light only in recent years, challenging the portrait presented by earlier biographers and by
Speer himself of a cultured technocrat devoted to his
country while completely uninvolved in Nazi politics
and crimes. The result is the first truly serious accounting of the man, his beliefs, and his actions during
one of the darkest epochs in modern history, not only
countering Speer’s claims of non-culpability but also
disputing the commonly held misconception that it was
his unique genius alone that kept the German military
armed and fighting long after its defeat was inevitable.

“This judicious and important book
offers the best critical synthesis of Albert
Speer’s life and his role in the Third
Reich, and will undoubtedly become the
standard text on Speer in English.”—Jan
Vermeiren, co-editor of History

MARTIN KITCHEN is professor emeritus of history at Simon
Fraser University and the author of numerous books on European
and German history. He lives in British Columbia.

November  Biography
Cloth  978-0-300-19044-1 $37.50/£20.00
Also available as an eBook.
392 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4  16 pp. b/w illus. World

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Welcome to the Microbiome

Getting to Know the Trillions of Bacteria and
Other Microbes In, On, and Around You
Rob DeSalle and Susan L. Perkins
Illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne

Revolutionary research is revealing how the
trillions of microbes living on and in our bodies
can keep us healthy…or make us sick
Suddenly, research findings require a paradigm shift
in our view of the microbial world. The Human
Microbiome Project at the National Institutes of Health
is well under way, and unprecedented scientific technology now allows the censusing of trillions of microbes
inside and on our bodies as well as in the places where
we live, work, and play. This intriguing, up-to-the-minute book for scientists and nonscientists alike explains
what researchers are discovering about the microbe
world and what the implications are for modern science
and medicine.
Rob DeSalle and Susan Perkins illuminate the long,
intertwined evolution of humans and microbes. They
discuss how novel DNA sequencing has shed entirely
new light on the complexity of microbe-human interactions, and they examine the potential benefits to
human health: amazing possibilities for pinpoint treatment of infections and other illnesses without upsetting
the vital balance of an individual microbiome.
This book has been inspired by an exhibition, The Secret
World Inside You: The Microbiome, at the American
Museum of Natural History, which will open in New
York in early November 2015 and run until August
2016. It will then travel to other museums in the United
States and abroad.

“This is a really great read and a
timely summary of a field that has just
exploded. The authors do a great job of
reviewing the literature in an accessible
and accurate way, and the vignettes are
really entertaining.”—Paul J. Planet,
M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University
Also co-authored by Rob DeSalle:
The Brain
Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs
Paper 978-0-300-20572-5  $20.00/£12.99
A Natural History of Wine
See pp. 20-21

ROB DeSALLE is curator of entomology in the Sackler Institute
for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural
History, New York City. He is author or coauthor of dozens of books,
several based upon exhibitions at the AMNH. He lives in New York
City. SUSAN L. PERKINS is curator of microbial systematics and
genomics at AMNH. She lives in New York City.
November  Science/Biology
Cloth  978-0-300-20840-5 $32.50/£20.00
Also available as an eBook.
288 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 51 b/w illus. World
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An Argument Open to All

Reading The Federalist in the 21st Century
Sanford Levinson
From one of America’s most distinguished
constitutional scholars, an intriguing
exploration of America’s most famous political
tract and its relevance to today’s politics
In An Argument Open to All, renowned legal scholar
Sanford Levinson takes a novel approach to what is perhaps America’s most famous political tract. Rather than
concern himself with the authors as historical figures,
or how The Federalist helps us understand the original
intent of the framers of the Constitution, Levinson
examines each essay for the political wisdom it can
offer us today. In eighty-five short essays, each keyed
to a different essay in The Federalist, he considers such
questions as whether present generations can rethink
their constitutional arrangements; how much effort we
should exert to preserve America’s traditional culture;
and whether The Federalist’s arguments even suggest
the desirability of world government.
SANFORD LEVINSON holds the W. St. John Garwood and W. St.
John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair in Law at the University of
Texas at Austin.

“This book is a delight, and an
excellent introduction to The Federalist.
Almost anyone, whether beginner or
experienced scholar, can benefit from
reading Levinson’s take on these classic
essays.”—Jack M. Balkin, Yale Law School

November  Politics/History/Law
Cloth  978-0-300-19959-8 $38.00/£30.00
Also available as an eBook.
352 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World

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The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta
The Persian Challenge
Paul A. Rahe
A fresh appreciation of the pivotal role of
Spartan strategy and tactics in the defeat of the
mightiest empire of the ancient world
More than 2500 years ago a confederation of small
Greek city-states defeated the invading armies of Persia,
the most powerful empire in the world. In this meticulously researched study, historian Paul Rahe argues that
Sparta was responsible for the initial establishment of
the Hellenic defensive coalition and was, in fact, the
most essential player in its ultimate victory.
Drawing from an impressive range of ancient sources,
including Herodotus and Plutarch, the author veers
from the traditional Atheno-centric view of the GrecoPersian Wars to examine from a Spartan perspective
the grand strategy that halted the Persian juggernaut.
Rahe provides a fascinating, detailed picture of life in
Sparta circa 480 b.c., revealing how the Spartans’ form
of government and the regimen to which they subjected
themselves instilled within them the pride, confidence,
discipline, and discernment necessary to forge an alliance that would stand firm against a great empire,
driven by religious fervor, that held sway over two-fifths
of the human race.
PAUL A. RAHE is the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in
Western Heritage and professor of history at Hillsdale College. His
previous books include the seminal three-volume work Republics
Ancient and Modern. Rahe lives in Hillsdale, MI.

“The degree of originality in this book
is remarkable. Its careful, detailed
description and analysis of the Spartan
constitution is full of keen understandings
that help explain Spartan policy,
diplomacy, and strategy.”—Donald Kagan,
author of The Peloponnesian War

Yale Library of Military History

November  History
Cloth  978-0-300-11642-7 $38.00/£25.00
416 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 44 b/w illus. World
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From Miroslav Volf’s Flourishing:
Despite his fierce anger against God for letting him
suffer in a communist labor camp as an innocent man
and a socialist, my father, at the time a teenager on the
Christopher Capozziello

brink of death, embraced faith in God—as he tells the
story, it was God who embraced him!—and ended up
a Pentecostal believer. The family into which I was
born was a faith-island, an austere but beautiful and
nurturing social microenvironment. With my first cry as
a newborn, I learned that not all forms of religiosity are
“religions” in the pejorative sense—mind-shutting and
freedom-trampling cultural edifices used as instruments
of social control.
The Pentecostal movement started some forty years
before my father’s conversion, in Los Angeles, 6,318
miles as the crow flies from the camp where he, a
45-kilogram man, was condemned to carry 80-kilogram
sacks on his back. Pentecostalism’s founder was William
Seymour (1870–1922), a black man and the son of
former slaves; he was in charge of the multiracial
and multiethnic mother congregation from which
Pentecostalism spread worldwide. Seymour’s faith
became my father’s faith because a Slovenian migrant
worker had converted in the United States and returned
back home to spread the good news. Within a single
century, the faith of a downtrodden black man from
the New World had engulfed the entire globe, shaped
the lives of more than half a billion human beings,
and garnered the sympathies of prominent religious
leaders like Pope Francis. Earlier and closer to home,
it delivered my father from death and made him into a
new man.


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Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World
Miroslav Volf
A celebrated theologian explores how the
greatest dangers to humanity, as well as the
greatest promises for human flourishing, are at
the intersection of religion and globalization
More than almost anything else, globalization and
the great world religions are shaping our lives, affecting everything from the public policies of political
leaders and the economic decisions of industry bosses
and employees, to university curricula, all the way to
the inner longings of our hearts. Integral to both globalization and religions are compelling, overlapping,
and sometimes competing visions of what it means to
live well.
In this perceptive, deeply personal, and beautifully
written book, a leading theologian sheds light on how
religions and globalization have historically interacted
and argues for what their relationship ought to be.
Recounting how these twinned forces have intersected
in his own life, he shows how world religions, despite
their malfunctions, remain one of our most potent
sources of moral motivation and contain within them
profoundly evocative accounts of human flourishing.
Globalization should be judged by how well it serves
us for living out our authentic humanity as envisioned
within these traditions. Through renewal and reform,
religions might, in turn, shape globalization so that it
can be about more than bread alone.

“Volf convincingly tackles one of the
most important issues of the twenty-first
century: how we can have a peaceful
religious pluralism together with
healthy globalisation. He not only gives
the facts and analyses the situation
perceptively, he also has the depth of
understanding of a range of religions to
produce a practical way forward that is
both realistic and attractive.”—David F.
Ford, University of Cambridge

MIROSLAV VOLF is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology
at Yale University and the author of several books, including
Exclusion and Embrace, winner of the Louisville Grawemeyer Award
in Religion.

January  Religion
Cloth  978-0-300-18653-6 $28.00/£18.99
Also available as an eBook.
288 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World
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Paris Nocturne
Patrick Modiano
Translated by Phoebe Weston-Evans

An accident, a vanishing, a memory gap, a
strange dream: a classic noir work of fiction by
Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano
This uneasy, compelling novel begins with a nighttime
accident on the streets of Paris. The unnamed narrator,
a teenage boy, is hit by a car whose driver he vaguely
recalls having met before. The mysterious ensuing
events, involving a police van, a dose of ether, awakening in a strange hospital, and the disappearance of the
woman driver, culminate in a packet being pressed into
the boy’s hand. It is an envelope stuffed full of bank
notes. The confusion only deepens as the characters
grow increasingly apprehensive; meanwhile, readers are
held spellbound.
Modiano’s low-key writing style, his preoccupation with
memory and its untrustworthiness, and his deep concern with timeless moral questions have earned him an
international audience of devoted readers. This beautifully rendered translation brings another of his finest
works to an eagerly waiting English-language audience.
Paris Nocturne has been named “a perfect book” by
Libération, while L’Express observes, “Paris Nocturne
is cloaked in darkness, but it is a novel that is turned
toward the light.”


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PATRICK MODIANO, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature and an internationally beloved novelist, has been honored
with an array of prizes, including the 2010 Prix mondial Cino Del
Duca by the Institut de France for lifetime achievement and the
2012 Austrian State Prize for European Literature. He lives in Paris.
PHOEBE WESTON-EVANS is a freelance translator and editor.

October  Fiction
PB-with Flaps  978-0-300-21588-5 $16.00
160 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World

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After the Circus
Patrick Modiano
Translated by Mark Polizzotti

A classic novel from recent Nobel Prize winner
Patrick Modiano, now available to Englishlanguage readers in a superb new translation
One of the hallmarks of French author Patrick
Modiano’s writing is a singular ability to revisit particular motifs and episodes, infusing each telling with new
detail and emotional nuance. In this evocative novel
the internationally acclaimed author takes up one of his
most compelling themes: a love affair with a woman
who disappears, and a narrator grappling with the mystery of a relationship stopped short.
Set in mid-sixties Paris, After the Circus traces the relationship between the narrator, a young man not quite
of legal age, and the slightly older, enigmatic woman
he first glimpses at a police interrogation. The two lovers make their uncertain way into each other’s hearts,
but the narrator soon finds himself in the unsettling,
ominous presence of others. Who are these people? Are
they real, or simply evoked? Part romance, part detective story, this mesmerizing book fully demonstrates
Modiano’s signature use of atmosphere and suggestion as he investigates the perils and the exhilaration
of young love.
PATRICK MODIANO, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature and an internationally beloved novelist, has been honored
with an array of prizes, including the 2010 Prix mondial Cino
Del Duca by the Institut de France for lifetime achievement and
the 2012 Austrian State Prize for European Literature. He lives in
Paris. MARK POLIZZOTTI has translated more than forty books
from the French and is director of the publications program at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


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Also by Patrick Modiano:
Suspended Sentences
Three Novellas
Paper 978-0-300-19805-8  $16.00
A Memoir
See pages 4-5

October  Fiction
PB-with Flaps  978-0-300-21589-2 $16.00
160 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World

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The Roar of Morning
Tip Marugg
Translated by Paul Vincent

A new publication of a masterwork of Dutch
Caribbean literature by Tip Marugg, “the
hermit of Curaçao”
“Tip” Marugg’s The Roar of Morning has been widely
praised as an intensely personal, often dreamlike literary masterpiece that balances Caribbean mysticism
with the magical realism of Latin American fiction
while reflecting the Calvinist sensibilities of the region’s
Dutch colonial past.
The story begins on a tropical Antilles night. A man
drinks and awaits the coming dawn with his dogs,
thinking he might well commit suicide in “the roar
of morning.” While contemplating his possible end,
the events of his life on Curaçao and on mainland
Venezuela come rushing back to him. Some memories
are recent, others distant; all are tormented by the politics of a colonialist “gone native.” He recalls sickness and
sexual awakening as well as personal encounters with
the extraordinary and unexplained. As the day breaks,
he has an apocalyptic vision of a great fire engulfing the
entire South American continent. The countdown to
Armageddon has begun, in a brilliantly dissolute narrative akin to Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano and
the writings of Charles Bukowski.


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TIP MARUGG (1923–2006) was born in Willemstad, Curaçao, and
wrote two earlier novels in Dutch: Weekend Pilgrimage and In de
Straten van Tepalka. PAUL VINCENT has translated a wide variety of poetry, nonfiction and fiction from Dutch. In 2012 he was
awarded the Vondel Translation Prize for his version of Louis Paul
Boon’s My Little War.

October  Fiction
PB-with Flaps  978-0-300-20764-4 $16.00/£10.99
Also available as an eBook.
144 pp.  5 x 7 3⁄4 World

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The Walnut Mansion
Miljenko Jergovic´
Translated by Stephen M. Dickey, with Janja Pavetic´-Dickey

An epic novel of twentieth-century Balkan
life, from the decline of the Ottoman Empire
through the bloodshed of the Bosnian War
This grand, engrossing novel encompasses nearly all
of Yugoslavia’s tumultuous twentieth century, from
the decline of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman
Empires through two world wars, the rise and fall of
communism, the breakup of the nation, and the terrors
of Bosnia’s ethnic cleansing. Tackling universal themes
on a human scale, master storyteller Miljenko Jergovi´c
spins one Yugoslavian family’s tale as the winds of history irresistibly cast the fates of five generations.
What is it to live a life whose circumstances are driven
by history? Jergovi´c investigates the experiences of a
compelling heroine, Regina Delavale, and her many
family members and neighbors. Telling Regina’s story
in reverse chronology, the author proceeds from her
final days in 2002 to her birth in 1905, encountering
along the way such atrocities as the program of terror executed by Nazi Ustashe Croats and the ethnic
cleansing of the Bosnian War. Lyrically written and
unhesitatingly told, The Walnut Mansion may be read
as an allegory of the tragedy of Yugoslavia’s tormented
twentieth century.


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´ is the author of more
than thirty novels, short story collections, and poetry volumes.
He is a leading author in the region of former Yugoslavia and the
recipient of numerous national and international awards. He lives
in Zagreb, Croatia. STEPHEN M. DICKEY is associate professor
in the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department, University of
a native of Croatia, served as
staff translator and interpreter at the U.N. War Crimes Tribunal in
The Hague.

October  Fiction
Cloth  978-0-300-17927-9 $35.00/£17.99
Also available as an eBook.
512 pp.  6 x 9 World

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The Last Days of Mankind
The Complete Text
Karl Kraus
Translated by Fred Bridgham and Edward Timms

Kraus’s iconic WWI drama, a satirical
indictment of the glory of war, now in English
in its entirety for the first time
One hundred years after Austrian writer and satirist
Karl Kraus began his dramatic masterpiece, The Last
Days of Mankind remains as powerfully relevant as the
day it was first published. Kraus’s play enacts the tragic
trajectory of the First World War, when mankind raced
toward self-destruction by methods of modern warfare
while extolling the glory and ignoring the horror of a
“necessary” war. This volume is the first to present a
complete English translation of Kraus’s towering work,
filling a major gap in the availability of Viennese literature on the era of the War to End All Wars.
Bertolt Brecht hailed The Last Days as the great dramatic work of modernism. In the apocalyptic play
Kraus constructs a textual collage, blending actual quotations from the Austrian Army’s call to arms, people’s
responses, political speeches, newspaper editorials, and
a range of other sources. Seasoning the drama with
comic invention and satirical verse, Kraus reveals how
bungled diplomacy, greedy profiteers, Big Business
complicity, gullible news readers, and, above all, the
sloganizing of the press brought down the Empire.
In the dramatization of sensationalized news reports,
inurement to atrocities and openness to war as remedy, today’s readers will hear the echo of the fateful
voices Kraus recorded as his homeland descended into
KARL KRAUS (1874–1936), Austrian writer and journalist, was a
foremost German-language satirist of the twentieth century and also
a well-known essayist, aphorist, playwright, and poet. EDWARD
TIMMS is research professor and director of the Centre of German
Studies, University of Sussex. FRED BRIDGHAM is retired senior
lecturer in German at the University of Leeds.


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“The Last Days of Mankind is the strangest
great play ever written.”—Jonathan
Franzen, The Kraus Project

The Margellos World Republic of

November  Drama
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Peggy Guggenheim

The Shock of the Modern
Francine Prose
A spirited portrait of the colorful, irrepressible,
and iconoclastic American collector who
fearlessly advanced the cause of modern art
One of twentieth-century America’s most influential
patrons of the arts, Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979)
brought to wide public attention the work of such modern masters as Jackson Pollock and Man Ray. In her
time, there was no stronger advocate for the groundbreaking and the avant-garde. Her midtown gallery was
the acknowledged center of the postwar New York art
scene, and her museum in Venice, Italy, remains one
of the world’s great collections of modern art. Yet as
renowned as she was for the art and artists she so tirelessly championed, Guggenheim was equally famous
for her unconventional personal life, and for her ironic,
playful desire to shock.
Acclaimed best-selling author Francine Prose offers a
singular reading of Guggenheim’s life that will enthrall
enthusiasts of twentieth-century art, as well as anyone
interested in American and European culture and the
interrelationships between them. The lively and insightful narrative follows Guggenheim through virtually
every aspect of her extraordinary life, from her unique
collecting habits and paradigm-changing discoveries,
to her celebrity friendships, failed marriages, and scandalous affairs, and Prose delivers a colorful portrait of a
defiantly uncompromising woman who maintained a
powerful upper hand in a male-dominated world. Prose
also explores the ways in which Guggenheim’s image
was filtered through the lens of insidious antisemitism.

“This deft and sympathetic portrait
captures both Guggenheim’s strangeness
and her marvelousness. And what a cast
of characters Prose has to work with:
the young and ‘slightly vulpine’ Samuel
Beckett, the writers Djuna Barnes and Jane
Bowles, the artists Max Ernst and the young
Jackson Pollock. Who among the moderns
does not appear in this vivid and bighearted
book? Unlucky in so many things, Peggy
Guggenheim has been singularly fortunate
in her biographer.”—Christopher Benfey,
author of A Summer of Hummingbirds

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New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award finalist
FRANCINE PROSE has written more than twenty works of fiction
and nonfiction, including Caravaggio and Reading Like a Writer.
September  Biography/Jewish Studies
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The Future’s Secret
Benjamin Taylor
An arresting new study of the life, times, and
achievement of one of the most influential
writers of the twentieth century
Marcel Proust came into his own as a novelist comparatively late in life, yet only Shakespeare, Balzac, Dickens,
Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky were his equals when it came
to creating characters as memorably human. As biographer Benjamin Taylor suggests, before writing In Search
of Lost Time, his multivolume masterwork, Proust was
a literary lightweight, but, following a series of momentous historical and personal events, he became—against
all expectations—one of the greatest writers of his, and
indeed any, era.
This insightful, beautifully written biography examines
Proust’s artistic growth and stunning metamorphosis
in the context of his times. Taylor provides an in-depth
study of the author’s life while exploring how Proust’s
personal correspondence and published works were
greatly informed by his mother’s Judaism, his homosexuality, and such dramatic historical events as the
Dreyfus Affair and, above all, the First World War.
“Those who found reading Proust too grand an
undertaking over the years because of distractions
and deficiencies of their own, might well rush to
reconsider after confronting this dazzlingly elegant
biography.”—Philip Roth
BENJAMIN TAYLOR is a founding member of the Graduate
Writing Program faculty at the New School and the author or editor
of six previous books, including The Book of Getting Even and Saul
Bellow: Letters.

“Taylor’s endeavor is not to explain
the life by the novel or the novel by
the life but to show how different
events, different emotional upheavals,
fired Proust’s imagination and, albeit
sometimes completely transformed,
appeared in his work. The result is a very
subtle, thought-provoking book.”—Anka
Muhlstein, author of Balzac’s Omelette
and Monsieur Proust’s Library

Jewish Lives

October  Biography/Jewish Studies
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Groucho Marx

The Comedy of Existence
Lee Siegel
A trenchant examination of an iconic
American figure that explores the cultural and
psychological roots of his comic genius
Born Julius Marx in 1890, the brilliant comic actor who
would later be known as Groucho was the most verbal
of the famed comedy team, the Marx Brothers, his
broad slapstick portrayals elevated by ingenious wordplay and double entendre. In his spirited biography of
this beloved American iconoclast, Lee Siegel views the
life of Groucho through the lens of his work on stage,
screen, and television. The author uncovers the roots
of the performer’s outrageous intellectual acuity and
hilarious insolence toward convention and authority in
Groucho’s early upbringing and Marx family dynamics.
The first critical biography of Groucho Marx to
approach his work analytically, this fascinating study
draws unique connections between Groucho’s comedy
and his life, concentrating primarily on the brothers’
classic films as a means of understanding and appreciating Julius the man. Unlike previous uncritical and
mostly reverential biographies, Siegel’s “bio-commentary” makes a distinctive contribution to the field of
Groucho studies by attempting to tell the story of his
life in terms of his work, and vice versa.
LEE SIEGEL, a recipient of the National Magazine Award for
Reviews and Criticism, writes about culture and politics for the New
York Times, the New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal.

In 2014 the Jewish Book Council
awarded the Jewish Book of the
Year honor to the Jewish Lives
series—the first time in its history
that a series was so honored—in
recognition of its achievements thus
far and its forthcoming contributions
for years to come.

Jewish Lives

January  Biography/Jewish Studies
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The Liberation of the Camps

The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath
Dan Stone
A moving, deeply researched account of
survivors’ experiences of liberation from Nazi
death camps and the long, difficult years
that followed
Seventy years have passed since the tortured inmates
of Hitler’s concentration and extermination camps were
liberated. When the horror of the atrocities came fully
to light, it was easy for others to imagine the joyful relief
of freed prisoners. Yet for those who had survived the
unimaginable, the experience of liberation was a slow,
grueling journey back to life. In this unprecedented
inquiry into the days, months, and years following the
arrival of Allied forces at the Nazi camps, a foremost
historian of the Holocaust draws on archival sources
and especially on eyewitness testimonies to reveal the
complex challenges liberated victims faced and the
daunting tasks their liberators undertook to help them
reclaim their shattered lives.
Historian Dan Stone focuses on the survivors—their
feelings of guilt, exhaustion, fear, shame for having
survived, and devastating grief for lost family members; their immense medical problems; and their later
demands to be released from Displaced Persons camps
and resettled in countries of their own choosing. Stone
also tracks the efforts of British, American, Canadian,
and Russian liberators as they contended with survivors’ immediate needs, then grappled with longer-term
issues that shaped the postwar world and ushered in the
first chill of the Cold War years ahead.

“Dan Stone’s history of the liberation of
the camps is remarkable by the vast array
of its sources, its extremely detailed inquiry
and, nonetheless, by its highly readable
narrative. It will remain a reference
for years to come.”—Saul Friedländer,
author of Nazi Germany and the Jews

DAN STONE is professor of modern history, Royal Holloway,
University of London. He has published fifteen books on the
Holocaust, genocide, and twentieth-century European history,
including most recently Goodbye to All That? The Story of Europe
Since 1945. He lives in London.
May  History
Cloth  978-0-300-20457-5 $32.50/£20.00
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Voices of the Wild

Animal Songs, Human Din, and the Call to Save Natural Soundscapes
Bernie Krause
A pioneer in the field of soundscape ecology
explores the ways in which the voice of the
natural world informs many subjects
Since 1968, Bernie Krause has traveled the world
recording the sounds of remote landscapes, endangered
habitats, and rare animal species. Through his organization, Wild Sanctuary, he has collected the soundscapes
of more than 2,000 different habitat types, marine and
terrestrial. With powerful illustrations and compelling
stories, Krause provides a manifesto for the appreciation
and protection of natural soundscapes. In his previous
book, The Great Animal Orchestra, Krause drew readers’ attention to what Jane Goodall described as “the
harmonies of nature . . . [that are being] one by one by
one, snuffed out by human actions.” He now explains
that the secrets hidden in the natural world’s shrinking
sonic environment must be preserved, not only for our
scientific understanding, but for our cultural heritage
and humanity’s physical and spiritual welfare.
Krause’s narrative—supplemented by exclusive access to
field recordings from the wild—draws on a compelling
range of personal anecdotes, histories, and examples to
document his early exploration of this field and to lay
the groundwork for future generations.

“Bernie Krause hears things the rest of us
don’t even realize we’re missing. But if
we listen carefully, starting with him, we
just might resurrect some sweet sounds
we’ve lost.”—Alan Weisman, author of
Countdown and The World Without Us

The Future Series

BERNIE KRAUSE is a soundscape ecologist, musician, and writer.
He and the English composer Richard Blackford collaborated on
The Great Animal Orchestra: Symphony for Orchestra and Wild
Soundscapes, which premiered in the UK in 2014 with the BBC
National Orchestra of Wales. He lives in Glen Ellen, CA.

August  Nature/Science/Music
Cloth  978-0-300-20631-9 $20.00/£14.99
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How Invention Happens
Gavin Weightman
This witty and inspiring book chronicles the
long history of discovery and ingenuity which
gave rise to a “eureka moment” when a dream
of invention became a reality for the first time
Tracing the long pre-history of five twentieth-century
inventions which have transformed our lives, Gavin
Weightman reveals a fantastic cast of scientists and
inspired amateurs whose ingenuity has given us the
airplane, television, bar code, personal computer, and
mobile phone. Not one of these inventions can be
attributed to a lone genius who experiences a moment
of inspiration. Nearly all innovations exist in the imagination before they are finally made to work by the hard
graft of inventors who draw on the discoveries of others.
While the discoveries of scientists have provided vital
knowledge which has made innovation possible, it is a
revelation of Weightman’s study that it is more often
than not the amateur who enjoys the “eureka moment”
when an invention works for the first time. Filled with
fascinating stories of struggle, rivalry, and the ingenuity of both famous inventors and hundreds of forgotten
people, Weightman’s captivating work is a triumph of
storytelling that offers a fresh take on the making of our
modern world.
GAVIN WEIGHTMAN is a journalist, historian, and former documentary filmmaker. He has published more than twenty books,
including The Frozen Water Trade: A True Story and Children of the
Light: How Electricity Changed Britain Forever. He lives in London.

“What a joy it was to discover Eureka!
I read this book with great pleasure,
savouring equally the stories of surprisingly
circuitous technological development
and the uncommonly interesting human
beings involved.”—Henry Petroski,
author of The Essential Engineer and The
House with Sixteen Handmade Doors

September  Technology/Science/History of Science
Cloth  978-0-300-19208-7 $30.00/£20.00
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A New Science That Will Revolutionize How We
Keep Our Brains Healthy and Young
Michal Schwartz with Anat London
Foreword by Olle Lindvall

Pathbreaking research offers new hope for
treating brain diseases and injuries and for
maintaining brain health even into old age
In the past, the brain was considered an autonomous
organ, self-contained and completely separate from
the body’s immune system. But over the past twenty
years, neuroimmunologist Michal Schwartz, together
with her research team, not only has overturned this
misconception but has brought to light revolutionary new understandings of brain health and repair. In
this book Schwartz describes her research journey, her
experiments, and the triumphs and setbacks that led
to the discovery of connections between immune system and brain. Michal Schwartz, with Anat London,
also explains the significance of the findings for
future treatments of brain disorders and injuries, spinal cord injuries, glaucoma, depression, and other
conditions such as brain aging and Alzheimer’s and
Parkinson’s diseases.
Scientists, physicians, medical students, and all readers
with an interest in brain function and its relationship to
the immune system in health and disease will find this
book a valuable resource. With general readers in mind,
the authors provide a useful primer to explain scientific
terms and concepts discussed in the book.

“Professor Schwartz and her lab have
addressed the relationship between the
nervous and immune systems in a novel
way, providing significant new insights and
perspectives in neuroimmunology.”—Pablo
Villoslada, IDIBAPS and UCSF

MICHAL SCHWARTZ is professor of neuroimmunology,
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science,
Rehovot. She has received numerous awards for her pioneering
research and was recently elected president of the International
Society of Neuroimmunology. She lives in Rehovot, Israel. ANAT
LONDON, a former Ph.D. student of Professor Schwartz’s, is a science writer at the Weizmann Institute of Science and an intellectual
property associate at Foamix Pharmaceuticals, Israel. She resides
in Israel.
September  Science/Neuroscience
Cloth  978-0-300-20347-9 $35.00/£20.00
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Hitler at Home
Despina Stratigakos
A revelatory look at the residences of Adolf
Hitler, illuminating their powerful role in
constructing and promoting the dictator’s
private persona both within Germany
and abroad
Adolf Hitler’s makeover from rabble-rouser to statesman
coincided with a series of dramatic home renovations he
undertook during the mid-1930s. This provocative book
exposes the dictator’s preoccupation with his private
persona, which was shaped by the aesthetic and ideological management of his domestic architecture. Hitler’s
bachelor life stirred rumors, and the Nazi regime relied
on the dictator’s three dwellings—the Old Chancellery
in Berlin, his apartment in Munich, and the Berghof,
his mountain home on the Obersalzberg—to foster the
myth of the Führer as a morally upstanding and refined
man. Author Despina Stratigakos also reveals the previously untold story of Hitler’s interior designer, Gerdy
Troost, through newly discovered archival sources.
At the height of the Third Reich, media outlets around
the world showcased Hitler’s homes to audiences eager
for behind-the-scenes stories. After the war, fascination
with Hitler’s domestic life continued as soldiers and
journalists searched his dwellings for insights into his
psychology. The book’s rich illustrations, many previously unpublished, offer readers a rare glimpse into the
decisions involved in the making of Hitler’s homes and
into the sheer power of the propaganda that influenced
how the world saw him.

“Stratigakos convincingly argues that
the production of Hitler’s domesticity
was among the regime’s most successful
propaganda campaigns, serving to
transform Germany’s leader from odd
bachelor to civilized statesman.”—Karen
Fiss, California College of the Arts

DESPINA STRATIGAKOS is associate professor of architecture
and director of the Gender Institute at the University at Buffalo,
State University of New York.
September  History/Architecture
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The Maisky Diaries

Red Ambassador to the Court of St James’s, 1932–1943
Edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky
Highlights of the extraordinary wartime diaries
of Ivan Maisky, Soviet ambassador to London
The terror and purges of Stalin’s Russia in the 1930s
discouraged Soviet officials from leaving documentary
records let alone keeping personal diaries. A remarkable exception is the unique diary assiduously kept by
Ivan Maisky, the Soviet ambassador to London between
1932 and 1943. This selection from Maisky’s diary, never
before published in English, grippingly documents
Britain’s drift to war during the 1930s, appeasement in
the Munich era, negotiations leading to the signature
of the Ribbentrop–Molotov Pact, Churchill’s rise to
power, the German invasion of Russia, and the intense
debate over the opening of the second front.
Maisky was distinguished by his great sociability and
access to the key players in British public life. Among
his range of regular contacts were politicians (including Churchill, Chamberlain, Eden, and Halifax), press
barons (Beaverbrook), ambassadors (Joseph Kennedy),
intellectuals (Keynes, Sidney and Beatrice Webb), writers (George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells), and indeed
royalty. His diary further reveals the role that personal
rivalries within the Kremlin played in the formulation
of Soviet policy at the time. Scrupulously edited and
checked against a vast range of Russian and Western
archival evidence, this extraordinary narrative diary
offers a fascinating revision of the events surrounding
the Second World War.

“Astonishing! Really remarkable … Perhaps
the greatest political diary of the twentieth
century.”—Paul Kennedy, Yale University
Also by Gabriel Gorodetsky:
Grand Delusion
Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia
Paper 978-0-300-08459-7  $42.00 tx/£28.00
Forthcoming 2017
An extensive three-volume set of the complete
Maisky Diaries

GABRIEL GORODETSKY is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls
College, Oxford, and emeritus professor of history at Tel Aviv

October  Memoir/History
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Intelligence in the Flesh

Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks
Guy Claxton
An enthralling exploration that upends
the prevailing view of consciousness and
demonstrates how intelligence is literally
embedded in the palms of our hands
If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind
and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you’d better think again—or rather not “think” at
all. In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws
on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology
to reveal how our bodies—long dismissed as mere conveyances—actually constitute the core of our intelligent
life. From the endocrinal means by which our organs
communicate to the instantaneous decision-making
prompted by external phenomena, our bodies are able
to perform intelligent computations that we either overlook or wrongly attribute to our brains.
Embodied intelligence is one of the most exciting areas
in contemporary philosophy and neuropsychology,
and Claxton shows how the privilege given to cerebral
thinking has taken a toll on modern society, resulting
in too much screen time, the diminishment of skilled
craftsmanship, and an overvaluing of white-collar over
blue-collar labor. Discussing techniques that will help
us reconnect with our bodies, Claxton shows how an
appreciation of the body’s intelligence will enrich all
our lives.

“The best book on the topic of embodied
intelligence that I know: the most
thorough, as well as the most clearly
thought out, and the most readable.
It deserves to be very widely read and
should become a classic work in the
area.”—Iain McGilchrist, author
of The Master and His Emissary

GUY CLAXTON is emeritus professor of the learning sciences at
the University of Winchester. His many publications include Hare
Brain, Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases When You Think
Less. He lives in the UK.

September  Science/Neuroscience/Psychology
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When the Sun Bursts

The Enigma of Schizophrenia
Christopher Bollas
A leading psychoanalyst shares his experiences
working with schizophrenic patients to show
how effective talk therapy can be as a treatment
Many schizophrenics experience their condition as one
of radical incarceration, mind-altering medications,
isolation, and dehumanization. At a time when the
treatment of choice is anti-psychotic medication, worldrenowned psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas asserts that
schizophrenics can be helped by much more humane
treatments, and that they have a chance to survive and
even reverse the process if they have someone to talk
to them regularly and for a sustained period, soon after
their first breakdown.
In this sensitive and evocative narrative, he draws on
his personal experiences working with schizophrenics
since the 1960’s. He offers his interpretation of how
schizophrenia develops, typically in the teens, as an
adaptation in the difficult transition to adulthood.
With tenderness, Bollas depicts schizophrenia as an
understandable way of responding to our precariousness
in a highly unpredictable world. He celebrates the courage of the children he has worked with and reminds us
that the wisdom inherent in human beings—to turn to
conversation with others when in distress—is the fundamental foundation of any cure for human conflict.
CHRISTOPHER BOLLAS is a psychoanalyst, practicing for over 40
years. He has published many books (non-fiction and fiction) including The Shadow of the Object, Being a Character, and most recently
China on the Mind.

“Christopher Bollas has written a beautiful,
humane, and profoundly moving book.
It tells us not just about the world of
schizophrenia but also about what it is for
all of us to be human, struggling not to be
too frightened to live in a world of chance
events. Its stories of the work of therapy
illustrate the patient effort that is involved
in respecting another person, and, indeed,
offer a paradigm of love.”—Martha C.
Nussbaum, The University of Chicago

November  Psychology/Psychiatry/Memoir
Cloth  978-0-300-21473-4 $28.00/£18.99
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224 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World
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Database of Dreams

The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity
Rebecca Lemov
An acclaimed science historian uncovers
the fascinating story of a “lost” project to
unlock humanity’s common denominator that
prefigured the emergence of Big Data
Just a few years before the dawn of the digital age,
Harvard psychologist Bert Kaplan set out to build
the largest database of sociological information ever
assembled. It was the mid-1950s, and social scientists
were entranced by the human insights promised by
Rorschach tests and other innovative scientific protocols. Kaplan, along with anthropologist A. I. Hallowell
and a team of researchers, sought out a varied range of
non-European subjects—among remote and non-literate peoples around the globe and elsewhere. Recording
their dreams, stories, and innermost thoughts in a
vast database, Kaplan envisioned future researchers
accessing the data through the cutting-edge Readex
machine. Almost immediately, however, technological
developments and the obsolescence of the theoretical
framework rendered the project irrelevant, and eventually it was forgotten. In a scrupulously researched and
captivating new book, Rebecca Lemov recounts the
story of Kaplan’s quest and brings to light an informative
and disturbing chapter in the prehistory of Big Data.

“A rich account of an attempt to record
the world of subjective experiences,
Rebecca Lemov’s book is history
accomplished as ethnography. A pleasure
to read, this book is groundbreaking,
well-researched, impressively argued, and
important.”—Jamie Cohen-Cole, author
of The Open Mind: Cold War Politics
and the Sciences of Human Nature

REBECCA LEMOV is associate professor of the history of science
at Harvard University and author of the New York Times Editor’s
Choice title World as Laboratory: Experiments with Mice, Mazes,
and Men. She lives in Cambridge, MA.

November  History/History of Science/Psychology
Cloth  978-0-300-20952-5 $35.00/£25.00
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384 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World

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The Age of Catastrophe

A History of the West 1914–1945
Heinrich August Winkler
One of Germany’s leading historians presents
an ambitious and masterful account of the years
encompassing the two world wars
Characterized by global war, political revolution and
national crises, the period between 1914 and 1945
was one of the most horrifying eras in the history of
the West. A noted scholar of modern German history, Heinrich August Winkler examines how and why
Germany so radically broke with the normative project
of the West and unleashed devastation across the world.
In this total history of the thirty years between the start
of World War One and the dropping of atomic bombs
on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Winkler blends historical narrative with political analysis and encompasses
military strategy, national identity, class conflict, economic development and cultural change. The book
includes astutely observed chapters on the United
States, Japan, Russia, Britain, and the other European
powers, and Winkler’s distinctly European perspective offers insights beyond the accounts written by his
British and American counterparts. As Germany takes
its place at the helm of a unified Europe, Winkler’s fascinating account will be widely read and debated for
years to come.

“An extraordinary tour de force . . . . An
equally powerful and knowledgeable
panorama of the western world in
the era of its greatest disaster.”—Ian
Kershaw, author of Hitler

HEINRICH AUGUST WINKLER, one of Germany’s leading
historians, is emeritus professor of history at Humboldt University
in Berlin.

November  History
Cloth  978-0-300-20489-6 $50.00/£35.00
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What it Means for the Middle East and the World
Tarek Osman
An incisive analysis of Islamist movements in
the Middle East
A political, social, and cultural battle is currently raging in the Middle East. On one side are the Islamists,
those who believe Islam should be the region’s primary
identity. In opposition are nationalists, secularists, royal
families, military establishments, and others who view
Islamism as a serious threat to national security, historical identity, and a cohesive society.
This provocative, vitally important work explores the
development of the largest, most influential Islamic
groups in the Middle East over the past century. Tarek
Osman examines why political Islam managed to win
successive elections and how Islamist groups in various
nations have responded after ascending to power. He
dissects the alliances that have formed among Islamist
factions and against them, addressing the important
issues of Islamism’s compatibility with modernity, with
the region’s experiences in the twentieth century, and its
impact on social contracts and minorities. He explains
what Salafism means, its evolution, and connections
to jihadist groups in the Middle East. Osman speculates on what the Islamists’ prospects for the future will
mean for the region and the rest of the world.
TAREK OSMAN is an essayist at different publications, the writer
and presenter of several BBC series, and the political counsellor
of the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development for the
Arab world.

“Osman paints a colourful and convinging
picture of the decline of Mubarak’s
rule. . . . A compelling account of how
the various combustible ingredients
of revolution came together, awaiting
the final spark.”—Times Literary
Supplement on Egypt on the Brink
Also by Tarek Osman:
Egypt on the Brink
From Nasser to the Muslim Brotherhood
Revised and Updated
Paper 978-0-300-19869-0  $16.00 sc/£9.99

November  Current Events/Mideast Studies
Cloth  978-0-300-19772-3 $35.00/£20.00
Also available as an eBook.
336 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World

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Martin Luther

The Man and His Vision
Scott H. Hendrix
A fresh account of the life of Martin Luther
The sixteenth-century German friar whose public conflict with the medieval Roman Church triggered the
Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther was neither an
unblemished saint nor a single-minded religious zealot
according to this provocative new biography by Scott
Hendrix. The author presents Luther as a man of his
time: a highly educated scholar and teacher and a gifted
yet flawed human being driven by an optimistic yet ultimately unrealized vision of “true religion.”
This bold, insightful account of the life of Martin
Luther provides a new perspective on one of the
most important religious figures in history, focusing
on Luther’s entire life, his personal relationships and
political motivations, rather than on his theology alone.
Relying on the latest research and quoting extensively
from Luther’s correspondence, Hendrix paints a richly
detailed portrait of an extraordinary man who, while
devout and courageous, had a dark side as well. No
recent biography in English explores as fully the life
and work of Martin Luther long before and far beyond
the controversial posting of his 95 Theses in 1517, an
event that will soon be celebrated as the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
SCOTT H. HENDRIX is emeritus professor of reformation history, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the author of numerous
works of Reformation history, including Luther and the Papacy
and Recultivating the Vineyard: The Reformation Agendas of
Christianization. He lives in Pittsboro, NC.

“I did not expect to learn much from
reading yet another Luther biography.
But I was wrong. Scott Hendrix’s
Luther is in many respects a primus
inter pares—establishing a point of
view that is not, in my opinion, the
least of Hendrix’s achievements in
this important biography.”—David
Steinmetz, author of Luther in Context

November  Biography/Religious History
Cloth  978-0-300-16669-9 $35.00/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
376 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4  16 pp. b/w illus. World
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Mindful Tech

How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives
David M. Levy
Through a series of lucid and engaging
exercises, readers are invited to discover
healthier and more effective digital practices
From email to smart phones, and from social media to
Google searches, digital technologies have transformed
the way we learn, entertain ourselves, socialize, and
work. Despite their usefulness, these technologies have
often led to information overload, stress, and distraction.
In recent years many of us have begun to look at the
pluses and minuses of our online lives and to ask how
we might more skillfully use the tools we’ve developed.
David M. Levy, who has lived his life between the “fast
world” of high tech and the “slow world” of contemplation, offers a welcome guide to being more relaxed,
attentive, and emotionally balanced while online. In
a series of exercises carefully designed to help readers
observe and reflect on their own use, Levy has readers watch themselves closely while emailing and while
multitasking, and then to experiment with unplugging
for a specified period. Never prescriptive, the book
opens up new avenues for self-inquiry and will allow
readers—in the workplace, in the classroom, and in
the privacy of their homes—to make meaningful and
powerful changes.
DAVID M. LEVY is a professor at the Information School of the
University of Washington. He has for many years led efforts to bring
contemplative practices and perspectives into higher education. He
lives in Seattle, WA.

“The debate concerning the pros and
cons of our new digital life is intense
and books on topic are plentiful. David
Levy offers a very different and unique
approach to these issues, one that reveals
a profound respect for human freedom
and inspires an ethical inquiry as to
how we consciously choose to live our
lives. This is a masterful book.”—Arthur
Zajonc, Mind & Life Institute

January  Mindfulness/Digital Life
Cloth  978-0-300-20831-3 $28.00/£18.99
Also available as an eBook.
224 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World

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Plutocrats United

Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the
Distortion of American Elections
Richard L. Hasen
From a leading expert on election law,
a compelling answer to the dilemmas of
campaign finance reform
Campaign financing is one of today’s most divisive political issues. The left asserts that the electoral process is
rife with corruption. The right protests that the real aim
of campaign limits is to suppress political activity and
protect incumbents. Meanwhile, money flows freely on
both sides. In Plutocrats United, Richard Hasen argues
that both left and right avoid the key issue of the new
Citizens United era: balancing political inequality with
free speech.
The Supreme Court has long held that corruption and
its appearance are the only reasons to constitutionally
restrict campaign funds. Progressives often agree but
have a much broader view of corruption. Hasen argues
for a new focus and way forward: if the government is
to ensure robust political debate, the Supreme Court
should allow limits on money in politics to prevent
those with great economic power from distorting the
political process.
RICHARD L. HASEN is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political
Science at the University of California, Irvine. In 2013 he was named
one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National
Law Journal. He lives in Studio City, CA.

“A masterful blend of legal reasoning
and political analysis, Hasen’s new book
is the most thorough, nuanced, and
compelling treatment I have read of how
money in elections reduces political
equality and thereby diminishes American
democracy. He unabashedly proposes a
reform strategy that goes to the heart of
the problem.”—Thomas E. Mann, coauthor of It’s Even Worse Than It Looks
Also by Richard L. Hasen:
The Voting Wars
From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown
Paper 978-0-300-19824-9  $22.00 sc/£14.99

Cloth  978-0-300-21245-7 $32.50/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
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Serial Black Face
Janine Nabers
Foreword by Marsha Norman

The 2014 winner of the Yale Drama Series
The year is 1979 and a serial killer in Atlanta, Georgia,
is abducting and murdering young black children.
Against a backdrop of fear and uncertainty, playwright
Janine Nabers explores the emotional battleground
where an African-American single mother wars with
her teenage daughter, each coping in her own way
with personal tragedy and loss. The volatility of their
situation is intensified when a severely damaged and
devastatingly handsome stranger becomes an integral
part of their lives.
Serial Black Face is the seventh winner of the DC
Horn Foundation/Yale Drama Series Prize, selected by
Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Marsha Norman.
At once startling, engrossing, suspenseful, and exhilarating, Nabers’s powerful drama employs a real-life
nightmare, the Atlanta Child Murders of the late 1970s,
to incisively examine human frailty and the prickly
complexities of a mother-daughter relationship. A stunning theatrical work, both thoughtful and profoundly
moving, Serial Black Face is richly deserving of this
year’s prize.
JANINE NABERS is a 2013–2014 Aetna New Voices fellow at
Hartford Stage and a 2013–2014 NYFA playwriting fellow. She
holds an MFA from the New School for Drama and is currently staff
writer for the Bravo cable network’s first scripted series, Girlfriends’
Guide to Divorce. Her previous plays include Annie Bosh Is Missing,
Welcome to Jesus, A Swell in the Ground, and the Sylvia Plath–Ted
Hughes musical Mrs. Hughes. She divides her time between Los
Angeles and New York City.

“Janine Nabers is an extraordinary
writer—powerful and funny and
brave. The crackling dialogue and
the unswerving honesty are beautiful
to experience.”—Marsha Norman

Yale Drama Series

September  Drama
Paper  978-0-300-21137-5 $18.00 sc/£12.99
Also available as an eBook.
128 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 9 World

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The Black Mirror

Looking at Life through Death
Raymond Tallis
A physician-philosopher celebrates the mystery
and delight of everyday life from an imagined
posthumous perspective
In this beautifully written, personal meditation on life
and living, Raymond Tallis reflects on the fundamental fact of existence: that it is finite. Inspired by E. M.
Forster’s thought that “Death destroys a man but the
idea of it saves him,” Tallis invites readers to look back
upon their lives from a unique standpoint: one’s own
future corpse. From this perspective, he shows, the
world now vacated can be seen most clearly in all its
richness and complexity.
Tallis blends lyrical reflection, humor, and the occasional philosophical argument as he explores his own
postmortem recollections. He considers the biological
processes and the senses that opened up his late world
and the million-nooked space in which he passed his
life. His inert, dispossessed body highlights his ceaseless activity in life, the mind-boggling inventory of his
possessions, and the togetherness and apartness that
characterized his relationships in the material and
social worlds. Tallis also touches on the idea of a posthumous life in the memories of those who outlive him.
Readers who accompany Tallis as he considers his life
through death will appreciate with new intensity the
precariousness and preciousness of life, for here he succeeds in his endeavor to make “the shining hour” shine
more brightly.
RAYMOND TALLIS is a poet, novelist, and philosopher as well as
former professor of geriatric medicine and consultant physician. He
has published some 200 research articles on the neurology of old age
and neurological rehabilitation. He is also author of more than two
dozen books on the philosophy of mind, philosophical anthropology, literary theory, the nature of art, and cultural criticism. He lives
in Stockport, UK.

Also by Raymond Tallis:
The Kingdom of Infinite Space
A Portrait of Your Head
Paper 978-0-300-15860-1  $20.00 tx
Michelangelo’s Finger
An Exploration of Everyday Transcendence
Paper 978-0-300-17773-2  $20.00 tx

August  Philosophy/Medicine
Cloth  978-0-300-21700-1 $30.00 sc
288 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4
For sale in North America only
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No Freedom without Regulation

The Hidden Lesson of the Subprime Crisis
Joseph William Singer
A tour de force that corrects a misconception
long embraced by both the left and the right
about markets and regulation
Almost everyone who follows politics or economics
agrees on one thing: more regulation means less freedom. Joseph William Singer, one of the world’s most
respected experts on property law, explains why this
understanding of regulation is simply wrong. While
analysts as ideologically divided as Alan Greenspan and
Joseph Stiglitz have framed regulatory questions as a
matter of governments versus markets, Singer reminds
us of what we’ve willfully forgotten: government is not
inherently opposed to free markets or private property,
but is, in fact, necessary to their very existence. Singer
uses the recent subprime crisis to demonstrate:




Regulation’s essential importance for freedom and
Why consumer protection laws are a basic pillar of
economic freedom
How private property rests on a regulatory
Why liberals and conservatives actually agree on
these relationships far more than they disagree

“A tour de force. . . . Brilliantly
written and important.”—Laura S.
Underkuffler, Cornell University
Also by Joseph William Singer:
The Paradoxes of Property
eBook 978-0-300-12854-3  $65.00 tx/£20.00

This concise volume is essential reading for policy makers, philosophers, political theorists, economists, and
financial professionals on both sides of the aisle.
JOSEPH WILLIAM SINGER is Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard
Law School. He lives in Cambridge, MA.

September  Economics/Law/Politics
Cloth  978-0-300-21167-2 $32.50 sc/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
224 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World

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The Saltwater Frontier

Indians and the Contest for the American Coast
Andrew Lipman
A fascinating new perspective on Native
seafaring and colonial violence in the
seventeenth-century American Northeast
Andrew Lipman’s eye-opening first book is the previously untold story of how the ocean became a “frontier”
between colonists and Indians. When the English and
Dutch empires both tried to claim the same patch of
coast between the Hudson River and Cape Cod, the
sea itself became the arena of contact and conflict.
During the violent European invasions, the region’s
Algonquian-speaking Natives were navigators, boatbuilders, fishermen, pirates, and merchants who
became active players in the emergence of the Atlantic
World. Drawing from a wide range of English, Dutch,
and archeological sources, Lipman uncovers a new
geography of Native America that incorporates seawater
as well as soil. Looking past Europeans’ arbitrary land
boundaries, he reveals unseen links between local episodes and global events on distant shores.
Lipman’s “vitally important book .  .  . successfully
redirects the way we look at a familiar history” (Neal
Salisbury, Smith College). Extensively researched and
elegantly written, this latest addition to Yale’s seventeenth-century American history list brings the early
years of New England and New York vividly to life.

“This cutting-edge study will draw
much needed attention to the waters of
seventeenth-century Long Island Sound
as a zone of Indian-colonial contact and
imperial rivalry. Lipman approaches
his topic with uncommon intelligence,
creativity, and literary grace.”—David J.
Silverman, George Washington University

ANDREW LIPMAN is assistant professor of history at Barnard
College, Columbia University. He lives in New York City.

October  History
Cloth  978-0-300-20766-8 $38.00 sc/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 20 b/w illus. World
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Blood, Dreams, and Gold
The Changing Face of Burma
Richard Cockett
The best single-volume analysis of Burma, its
checkered history, and its attempts to reform
Burma is one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia
and was once one of its richest. Under successive military regimes, however, the country eventually ended up
as one of the poorest countries in Asia, a byword for
repression and ethnic violence. Richard Cockett spent
years in the region as a correspondent for The Economist
and witnessed firsthand the vicious sectarian politics of
the Burmese government, and later, also, its surprising
attempts at political and social reform.
Cockett’s enlightening history, from the colonial era
on, explains how Burma descended into decades of
civil war and authoritarian government. Taking advantage of the opening up of the country since 2011,
Cockett has interviewed hundreds of former political
prisoners, guerilla fighters, ministers, monks, and others to give a vivid account of life under one of the most
brutal regimes in the world. In many cases, this is the
first time that they have been able to tell their stories to
the outside world. Cockett also explains why the regime
has started to reform, and why these reforms will not
go as far as many people had hoped. This is the most
rounded survey to date of this volatile Asian nation.
RICHARD COCKETT is Southeast Asia editor and correspondent
at The Economist. He is the author of several books, the most recent
being Sudan: Darfur and the Failure of an African State. He lives
in London.

“The best accessible introduction and
overview of contemporary Myanmar
that I’ve read.”—Bill Hayton,
author of The South China Sea
Also by Richard Cockett:
Darfur and the Failure of an African State
Second Edition, Revised and Updated
See page 92

Cloth  978-0-300-20451-3 $35.00 sc/£18.99
Also available as an eBook.
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The Lost World of Byzantium
Jonathan Harris
A fresh, concise, and accessible history of one of
the medieval world’s greatest empires
For more than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire
presided over the juncture between East and West, as
well as the transition from the classical to the modern
world. Jonathan Harris, a leading scholar of Byzantium,
eschews the usual run-through of emperors and battles
and instead recounts the empire’s extraordinary history
by focusing each chronological chapter on an archetypal figure, family, place, or event.
Harris’s action-packed introduction presents a civilization rich in contrasts, combining orthodox Christianity
with paganism, and classical Greek learning with
Roman power. Frequently assailed by numerous
armies—including those of Islam—Byzantium nonetheless survived and even flourished by dint of its
somewhat unorthodox foreign policy and its sumptuous art and architecture, which helped to embed a deep
sense of Byzantine identity in its people.
Enormously engaging and utilizing a wealth of sources
to cover all major aspects of the empire’s social, political, military, religious, cultural, and artistic history,
Harris’s study illuminates the very heart of Byzantine
civilization and explores its remarkable and lasting
influence on its neighbors and on the modern world.

“Harris’s book is fresh and exciting. He
writes with great verve and makes excellent
use of case studies and anecdotes, summing
things up efficiently and effectively. Harris
rightly remarks on how Byzantium is
sidelined and that its long survival needs to
be appreciated and explained. This book
provides a very valuable service.”—Shaun
Tougher, author of The Reign of Leo VI

JONATHAN HARRIS is professor of the history of Byzantium at the
University of London and the author of numerous publications. He
lives in London.

Also by Jonathan Harris:
The End of Byzantium
Paper 978-0-300-18791-5  $35.00 tx/£14.99

October  History
Cloth  978-0-300-17857-9 $38.00 sc/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
288 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
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Democracy’s Beginning
The Athenian Story
Thomas Mitchell
A history of the world’s first democracy from its
beginnings in Athens circa fifth century b.c. to
its downfall two hundred years later
The first democracy, established in ancient Greece
more than 2,500 years ago, has served as the foundation
for every democratic system of government instituted
down the centuries. In this lively history, author
Thomas Mitchell tells the full and remarkable story of
how a radical new political order was born out of the
revolutionary movements that swept through the Greek
world in the seventh and sixth centuries b.c., how it
took firm hold and evolved over the next two hundred
years, and how it was eventually undone by the invading Macedonian conquerors, a superior military power.
Mitchell’s superb history addresses the most crucial
issues surrounding this first paradigm of democratic
governance, including what initially inspired the
political beliefs underpinning it, the ways the system
succeeded and failed, how it enabled both an empire
and a cultural revolution that transformed the world of
arts and philosophy, and the nature of the Achilles heel
that hastened the demise of Athenian democracy.
THOMAS MITCHELL is professor and former provost and president of Trinity College Dublin and chair of its School of Classics.
He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and the American
Philosophical Society. He lives in Dublin.

“Lucid, sophisticated and elegant,
Mitchell’s fresh contribution to the
field makes Athenian political history
come alive and really matter. While its
specific focus is on ancient Athens, the
book never loses sight of how the study
of the Athenian democracy enriches our
understanding of modern democracies,
and it leaves one with a sense of how
the study of historical antecedents might
help guide how we organize our societies
in our own, and future, time.”—Ralph
Rosen, University of Pennsylvania

November  History/Political Thought/Classics
Cloth  978-0-300-21503-8 $40.00 sc/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
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America Dancing

From the Cakewalk to the Moonwalk
Megan Pugh
An exuberant history of American dance, told
through the lives of virtuoso performers who
have defined the art
The history of American dance reflects the nation’s
tangled culture. Dancers from wildly different
backgrounds learned, imitated, and stole from one
another. Audiences everywhere embraced the result as
deeply American.
Using the stories of tapper Bill “Bojangles” Robinson,
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, ballet and Broadway
choreographer Agnes de Mille, choreographer Paul
Taylor, and Michael Jackson, Megan Pugh shows
how freedom—that nebulous, contested American
ideal—emerges as a genre-defining aesthetic. In Pugh’s
account, ballerinas mingle with slumming thrill-seekers, and hoedowns show up on elite opera house stages.
Steps invented by slaves on antebellum plantations captivate the British royalty and the Parisian avant-garde.
Dances were better boundary crossers than their dancers, however, and the issues of race and class that haunt
everyday life shadow American dance as well. Deftly
narrated, America Dancing demonstrates the centrality
of dance in American art, life, and identity, taking us
to watershed moments when the nation worked out a
sense of itself through public movement.
MEGAN PUGH has taught at the University of California, Berkeley,
and Lewis and Clark College. Her writings on American art and
culture appear frequently, and her poetry has been published in The
Oxford American and VOLT among other publications. She lives in
Portland, OR.

“As signifying dancers, men and women
fly out of this deep, long-nurtured book.
In clear and sensual prose, Megan
Pugh has fashioned a history of modern
America in gestures and movement. The
pages never hold still.”—Greil Marcus
“With her locomotive prose, virtuosic
analysis, and acrobatic storytelling,
Megan Pugh’s America Dancing is more
exhilarating, and more revealing, than
cultural history has a right to be.”—John
Beckman, author of American Fun:
Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt

November  Dance
Cloth  978-0-300-20131-4 $32.50 sc/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
288 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 12 b/w illus. World
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When Your Child Hurts

Effective Strategies to Increase Comfort, Reduce
Stress, and Break the Cycle of Chronic Pain
Rachael Coakley, Ph.D.
The foremost resource for parents and
caregivers seeking ways to help their child
increase comfort and overcome chronic pain
Parents of a child in pain want nothing more than to
offer immediate comfort. But a child with chronic or
recurring pain requires much more. His or her parents need skills and strategies not only for increasing
comfort but also for helping their child deal with an
array of pain-related challenges, such as school disruption, sleep disturbance, and difficulties with peers. This
essential guide, written by an expert in pediatric pain
management, is the practical, accessible, and comprehensive resource that families and caregivers have been
awaiting. It offers in-the-moment strategies for managing a child’s pain along with expert advice for fostering
long-term comfort.
Dr. Rachael Coakley, a clinical pediatric psychologist who works exclusively with families of
children with chronic or recurrent pain, provides a set
of research-proven strategies—some surprisingly counter-intuitive—to achieve positive results quickly and
lastingly. Whether the pain is disease-related, the result
of an injury or surgery, or caused by another condition
or syndrome, this book offers what every parent of a
child in pain most needs: effective methods for reversing the cycle of chronic pain.

“Parents of kids with chronic pain, as much
or more than other patient populations,
want to know what concretely they can
do to help their kids. With its focus
on psychological techniques, teaching
vignettes, and workbook strategies, this
book is a unique resource.”—Gerard A.
Banez, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic

RACHAEL COAKLEY, PH.D. is associate director of Psychological
Services in the Pain Treatment Service and director of the Comfort
Ability Pain Management Program, Boston Children’s Hospital.
She is also assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard
Medical School. She lives in Boston, MA.

Yale University Press Health &

January  Health/Self Help
Paper  978-0-300-20465-0 $22.00 sc/£14.99
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 4 b/w illus. World

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Scholarly and Academic Titles

Scholarly and Academic Titles


In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
In Search of Lost Time, Volume 2
Marcel Proust

Edited and Annotated by William C. Carter
Edited and annotated by leading Proust scholar William Carter, In the
Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is the second of seven volumes of one
of the twentieth century’s great literary triumphs. As with Swann’s Way,
Carter uses C. K. Scott Moncrieff’s beloved translation as the basis for this
annotated and fully revised edition. Carter corrects long-standing errors
in Scott Moncrieff’s otherwise superlative translation, bringing it closer
than ever to the spirit and style of Proust’s original text—and reaching
English readers in a way that the Pléiade annotations cannot. Insightful
and accessible, Carter’s edition of Marcel Proust’s masterwork will be
the go-to reading and teaching text for generations of readers seeking to
understand Proust’s remarkable bygone world.
MARCEL PROUST (1871–1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best
known for his monumental In Search of Lost Time. WILLIAM C. CARTER
is Distinguished Professor of French Emeritus at the University of Alabama
at Birmingham.

“Professor Carter has provided, once
again, what Proust, in describing the
function of footnotes and scholarly
apparatus in general, called a caisse
de résonance. . . . As readers become
more and more distant from the Belle
Époque and from Third Republic
France, they increasingly need the
kind of discreet explanatory notes
provided by Professor Carter, whose
erudition in all matters Proustian
is exemplary.”—David R. Ellison,
author of A Reader’s Guide to
Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time’
Also by Marcel Proust:
Swann’s Way
In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1
PB-with Flaps
978-0-300-18543-0 $22.00/£12.99

October  Literature
Paper  978-0-300-18542-3 $24.00 sc/£14.99
Also available as an eBook.
608 pp.  7 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄4 World

In Those Nightmarish Days

The Ghetto Reportage of Peretz Opoczynski and
Josef Zelkowicz
Translated by David Suchoff
Edited and with an introduction by Samuel D. Kassow

This volume sheds light on two brilliant but lesser known ghetto journalists: Josef Zelkowicz and Peretz Opoczynski. An ordained rabbi, Zelkowicz
became a key member of the archive in the Lodz ghetto. Opoczynski
was a journalist and mailman who contributed to the Warsaw ghetto’s
secret Oyneg Shabes archive. While other ghetto writers sought to create
an objective record of their circumstances, Zelkowicz and Opoczynski
chronicled daily life and Jewish responses to ghettoization by the Nazis
with powerful immediacy. Expertly translated by David Suchoff, with an
elegant introduction by Samuel Kassow, these profound writings are at
last accessible to contemporary readers.
JOSEF ZELKOWICZ (1897–1944), an ethnographer and professional Yiddish
journalist before the war, was deported to Auschwitz in 1944, when he perished.
PERETZ OPOCZYNSKI (1892–1943), a journalist by profession, worked as a mailman in the Warsaw ghetto. He made significant contributions to the archive until
he was most likely rounded up in January 1943. DAVID SUCHOFF is professor of
English at Colby College. SAMUEL D. KASSOW is Charles H. Northam Professor
of History at Trinity College.

October  History/Jewish Studies
Paper  978-0-300-11231-3 $35.00 sc/£25.00
320 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World

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New Yiddish Library Series

The Battle of Agincourt

Edited by Anne Curry and Malcolm Mercer
Published in partnership with the Royal Armouries, this comprehensive, sumptuously illustrated volume provides a defining reassessment
of England’s legendary victory on the fields of Agincourt on October
25, 1415. Dramatized by William Shakespeare in Henry V, the Battle of
Agincourt changed the course of the Hundred Years War and Britain’s
relationship with her longtime enemy, France. In a remarkable work commemorating the 600th anniversary of arguably the most iconic military
engagement of the medieval era, a wide range of experts examine the
battle in its political, cultural, and geographical contexts, detailing strategies, tactics, armor, weapons, and fighting techniques while exploring
the battlefield experiences of commanders and ordinary soldiers alike.
In addition, this all-encompassing study offers deep analyses of many
artifacts and aspects of the battle and its aftermath that have rarely been
covered in other histories, including medicine and hygiene, the roles of
faith and chivalry, the music of the times, and the experiences of women.
ANNE CURRY is professor of history and dean of the faculty of humanities at the
University of Southampton. MALCOLM MERCER is curator of tower history at
the Royal Armouries Museum.

“Agincourt is a battle of totemic
importance. This book is not
only a worthy contribution to
a significant anniversary in its
own right, but also an essential
addition to scholarship on medieval
military history.”—Jeremy Black

October  History
Cloth  978-0-300-21430-7 $50.00 sc/£30.00
352 pp.  8 1⁄2 x 10  120 color + 80 b/w illus. World


A Persian Life
Richard Stoneman
Xerxes, Great King of the Persian Empire from 486–465 b.c., has gone
down in history as an angry tyrant full of insane ambition. The stand of
Leonidas and the 300 against his army at Thermopylae is a byword for
courage, while the failure of Xerxes’ expedition has overshadowed all the
other achievements of his twenty-two-year reign.
In this lively and comprehensive new biography, Richard Stoneman shows
how Xerxes, despite sympathetic treatment by the contemporary Greek
writers Aeschylus and Herodotus, had his reputation destroyed by later
Greek writers and by the propaganda of Alexander the Great. Stoneman
draws on the latest research in Achaemenid studies and archaeology to
present the ruler from the Persian perspective. This illuminating volume
does not whitewash Xerxes’ failings but sets against them such triumphs
as the architectural splendor of Persepolis and a consideration of Xerxes’
religious commitments. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of a man
who ruled a vast and multicultural empire which the Greek communities
of the West saw as the antithesis of their own values.
RICHARD STONEMAN is Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Exeter, and
the author of numerous books. He lives in Devon, UK.

Also by Richard Stoneman:
Alexander the Great
A Life in Legend
Paper 978-0-300-16401-5  $25.00 tx/£12.99
The Ancient Oracles
Making the Gods Speak
Cloth 978-0-300-14042-2  $50.00 tx/£25.00

September  Biography
Cloth  978-0-300-18007-7 $38.00 sc/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
296 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 40 b/w illus. World
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The Cherokee Diaspora


An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement,
and Identity
Gregory D. Smithers

The Lamar Series in Western

The Cherokee are one of the largest Native American tribes in the
United States, with more than three hundred thousand people across the
country claiming tribal membership and nearly one million people internationally professing to have at least one Cherokee Indian ancestor. In
this revealing history of Cherokee migration and resettlement, Gregory
Smithers uncovers the origins of the Cherokee diaspora and explores how
communities and individuals have negotiated their Cherokee identities,
even when geographically removed from the Cherokee Nation headquartered in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Beginning in the eighteenth century, the
author transports the reader back in time to tell the poignant story of the
Cherokee people migrating throughout North America, including their
forced exile along the infamous Trail of Tears (1838–39). Smithers tells a
remarkable story of courage, cultural innovation, and resilience, exploring the importance of migration and removal, land and tradition, culture
and language in defining what it has meant to be Cherokee for a widely
scattered people.
GREGORY D. SMITHERS is associate professor of history at Virginia
Commonwealth University and author of numerous books and articles about Native
American and African American history.
September  History
Cloth  978-0-300-16960-7 $40.00 sc/£30.00
Also available as an eBook.
368 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 17 b/w illus. World

Strangers on Familiar Soil

Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection
Edward Dallam Melillo
This groundbreaking history explores the many unrecognized, enduring
linkages between the state of California and the country of Chile. The
book begins in 1786, when a French expedition brought the potato from
Chile to California, and it concludes with Chilean president Michelle
Bachelet’s diplomatic visit to the Golden State in 2008. During the
intervening centuries, new crops, foods, fertilizers, mining technologies,
laborers, and ideas from Chile radically altered California’s development.
In turn, Californian systems of servitude, exotic species, educational
programs, and capitalist development strategies dramatically shaped
Chilean history.
Edward Dallam Melillo develops a new set of historical perspectives—tracing eastward-moving trends in U.S. history, uncovering South American
influences on North America’s development, and reframing the Western
Hemisphere from a Pacific vantage point. His innovative approach yields
transnational insights and recovers long-forgotten connections between
the peoples and ecosystems of Chile and California.
EDWARD DALLAM MELILLO is associate professor of history and environmental studies, Amherst College, and coeditor of Eco-Cultural Networks in the British
Empire: New Views on Environmental History. He lives in Northampton, MA.
October  History/Environmental Studies
Cloth  978-0-300-20662-3 $40.00 tx/£30.00
Also available as an eBook.
352 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 24 b/w illus. World

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“Melillo has written what could be
called a double-helix history that
reveals the environmental, social,
and commercial bonds between
Chile and California. It is a major
contribution to the emerging field of
Pacific World history.”—Christopher
Boyer, author of Political
Landscapes: Forests, Conservation,
and Community in Mexico

Yale Agrarian Studies Series

A Marginal Jew:
Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume V
Probing the Authenticity of the Parables
John P. Meier

Since the late nineteenth century, New Testament scholars have operated
on the belief that most, if not all, of the narrative parables in the Synoptic
Gospels can be attributed to the historical Jesus. This book challenges
that consensus and argues instead that only four parables—those of the
Mustard Seed, the Evil Tenants, the Talents, and the Great Supper—can
be attributed to the historical Jesus with fair certitude. In this eagerly
anticipated fifth volume of A Marginal Jew, John Meier approaches this
controversial subject with the same rigor and insight that garnered his
earlier volumes praise from such publications as the New York Times and
Christianity Today. This seminal volume pushes forward his masterful
body of work in his ongoing quest for the historical Jesus.


The Anchor Yale Bible
Reference Library

Also by John P. Meier:
A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the
Historical Jesus
Volumes 1-IV
Visit yalebooks.com for details

JOHN P. MEIER is William K. Warren Professor of Theology (New Testament) at
the University of Notre Dame. He lives in South Bend, IN.

November  Religion
Cloth  978-0-300-21190-0 $55.00 sc/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
512 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 2 b/w illus. World

Hospitality and Islam

Welcoming in God’s Name
Mona Siddiqui
Considering its prominent role in many faith traditions, surprisingly
little has been written about hospitality within the context of religion,
particularly Islam. In her new book, Mona Siddiqui, a well-known media
commentator, makes the first major contribution to the understanding
of hospitality both within Islam and beyond. She explores and compares
teachings within the various Muslim traditions over the centuries, while
also drawing on materials as diverse as Islamic belles lettres, Christian
reflections on almsgiving and charity, and Islamic and Western feminist
writings on gender issues. Applying a more theological approach to the
idea of mercy as a fundamental basis for human relationships, this book
will appeal to a wide audience, particularly readers interested in Islam,
ethics, and religious studies.
MONA SIDDIQUI is professor of Islamic and interreligious studies at the University
of Edinburgh. She lives in Edinburgh.

Also by Mona Siddiqui:
Christians, Muslims, and Jesus
Paper 978-0-300-20527-5  $28.00 tx/£12.99

November  History/Religious History
Cloth  978-0-300-21186-3 $38.00 sc/£20.00
Also available as an eBook.
288 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
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G.I. Messiahs

Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion
Jonathan H. Ebel
Jonathan Ebel has long been interested in how religion helps individuals
and communities render meaningful the traumatic experiences of violence and war. In this new work, he examines cases from the Great War
to the present day and argues that our notions of what it means to be an
American soldier are not just strongly religious, but strongly Christian.

“Brilliant and persuasive, this is
the finest study of the central role
that soldiers play in America’s
‘civil religion.’”—Harry S.
Stout, Yale University

Drawing on a vast array of sources, he further reveals the effects of soldier veneration on the men and women so often cast as heroes. Imagined
as the embodiments of American ideals, described as redeemers of the
nation, adored as the ones willing to suffer and die that we, the nation,
may live—soldiers have often lived in subtle but significant tension with
civil religious expectations of them. With chapters on prominent soldiers
past and present, Ebel recovers and re-narrates the stories of the common
American men and women that live and die at both the center and edges
of public consciousness.
JONATHAN H. EBEL is associate professor of religious studies at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a former naval intelligence officer. He lives
in Urbana, IL.

November  History/Religious History
Cloth  978-0-300-17670-4 $40.00 sc/£30.00
Also available as an eBook.
288 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 20 b/w illus. World

Meister Eckhart

Philosopher of Christianity
Kurt Flasch

Translated by Anne Schindel and Aaron Vanides
Renowned philosopher Kurt Flasch offers a full-scale reappraisal of the
life and legacy of Meister Eckhart, the medieval German theologian, philosopher, and alleged mystic who was active during the Avignon Papacy
of the fourteenth century and posthumously condemned as a heretic by
Pope John XXII. Disputing his subject’s frequent characterization as a
hero of a modern, syncretic spirituality, Flasch attempts to free Eckhart
from the “Mystical Flood” by inviting his readers to “think along with
Eckhart” in a careful rereading of his Latin and German works.
This fascinating study makes a powerful case for Eckhart’s position as an
important philosopher of the time rather than a mystic and casts a new
light on an important figure of the Middle Ages whose ideas attracted considerable attention from such diverse modern thinkers as Schopenhauer,
Vivekananda, Suzuki, Fromm, and Derrida.
KURT FLASCH is a German author and philosopher and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Sigmund Freud Prize by the Deutsche Akademie für
Sprache und Dichtung and the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought. He
is Professor (Emeritus) of Philosophy at the Ruhr University Bochum and lives
in Mainz.
September  Biography/Philosophy
Cloth  978-0-300-20486-5 $38.00 sc/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
344 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World

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“Flasch is one of the senior scholars
and best known writers on late
German medieval thought in Europe.
This convincing book should be
required reading for anyone interested
in understanding the background and
sources of Eckhart’s ideas.”—Clyde
Lee Miller, Stony Brook University

The Strait Gate

“An engrossing and powerfully
illuminating history of our most
intimate surroundings.”—Joseph
Koerner, Harvard University

Exploring a chapter in the cultural history of the West not yet probed, The
Strait Gate demonstrates how doors, gates, and related technologies such
as the key and the lock have shaped the way we perceive and navigate the
domestic and urban spaces that surround us in our everyday lives. Jütte
reveals how doors have served as sites of power, exclusion, and inclusion,
as well as metaphors for salvation in the course of Western history. More
than any other parts of the house, doors are objects onto which we project
our ideas of, and anxieties about, security, privacy, and shelter.

Also by Daniel Jütte:
The Age of Secrecy
Jews, Christians, and the Economy of
Secrets, 1400–1800
Cloth 978-0-300-19098-4  $40.00 sc/£25.00

Thresholds and Power in Western History
Daniel Jütte

Drawing on a wide range of archival, literary, and visual sources, as well as
on research literature across various disciplines and languages, this book
pays particular attention to the history of the practices that have developed
over the centuries in order to handle and control doors in everyday life.
DANIEL JÜTTE is a historian of early modern and modern European history and
a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. He lives in Cambridge, MA.

September  History
Cloth  978-0-300-21108-5 $40.00 sc/£30.00
Also available as an eBook.
384 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 37 b/w illus. World

Income Inequality

Why It Matters and Why Most Economists
Didn’t Notice
Matthew P. Drennan
Prevailing economic theory attributes the 2008 crash and the Great
Recession that followed to low interest rates, relaxed borrowing standards,
and the housing price bubble. After careful analyses of statistical evidence,
however, Matthew Drennan discovered that income inequality was the
decisive factor behind the crisis. Pressured to keep up consumption in the
face of flat or declining incomes, Americans leveraged their home equity
to take on excessive debt. The collapse of the housing market left this debt
unsupported, causing a domino effect throughout the economy.

“Matthew Drennan has written
a timely, succinct, and highly
readable work on the dynamics
of inequality—and why most
economists miss what’s driving
it. An essential book for
understanding the great challenge
of our age.”—Robert Kuttner,
co-editor, The American Prospect

Drennan also found startling similarities in consumer behavior in the
years leading to both the Great Depression and the Great Recession.
Offering an economic explanation of a phenomenon described by prominent observers including Thomas Piketty, Jacob Hacker, Robert Kuttner,
Paul Krugman, and Joseph Stiglitz, Drennan’s evenhanded analysis
disproves dominant theories of consumption and draws much-needed
attention to the persisting problem of income inequality.
MATTHEW P. DRENNAN is a visiting professor of urban planning at UCLA and
an emeritus professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell
University. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.
November  Economics/History
Cloth  978-0-300-20958-7 $40.00 sc/£30.00
Also available as an eBook.
160 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 13 b/w illus. World
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The Future of Law and Economics
Essays in Reform and Recollection
Guido Calabresi

In a concise, compelling argument, one of the founders and most influential advocates of the law and economics movement divides the subject
into two separate areas, which he identifies with Jeremy Bentham and
John Stuart Mill. The first, Benthamite, strain, “economic analysis of
law,” examines the legal system in the light of economic theory and shows
how economics might render law more effective. The second strain, law
and economics, gives equal status to law, and explores how the more
realistic, less theoretical discipline of law can lead to improvements in
economic theory. It is the latter approach that Judge Calabresi advocates,
in a series of eloquent, thoughtful essays that will appeal to students and
scholars alike.

“A collection of original essays
by one of the towering figures in
the development of the economic
analysis of law.”—Sam Peltzman,
University of Chicago
Also by Guido Calabresi:
The Cost of Accidents
A Legal and Economic Analysis
Paper 978-0-300-01115-9  $28.00 tx/£14.95

GUIDO CALABRESI is a senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for
the Second Circuit and Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale Law School.

January  Law/Economics
Cloth  978-0-300-19589-7 $35.00 sc/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
224 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World

The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology

Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities
J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A.
Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch, Jr.
Foreword by Laura A. Ogden

The first “urban century” in history has arrived: a majority of the world’s
population now resides in cities and their surrounding suburbs. Urban
expansion marches on, and the planning and design of future cities
requires attention to such diverse issues as human migration, public
health, economic restructuring, water supply, climate and sea-level
change, and much more. This important book draws on two decades of
pioneering social and ecological studies in Baltimore to propose a new
way to think about cities and their social, political, and ecological complexity. Readers will gain fresh perspectives on how to study, build, and
manage cities in innovative and sustainable ways.
J. MORGAN GROVE is team leader and research scientist at the Baltimore Field
Station, USDA Forest Service. MARY L. CADENASSO is professor and ecologist,
Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis. STEWARD T. A.
PICKETT is Distinguished Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies,
Millbrook, N.Y. GARY E. MACHLIS is a member of the faculty of Clemson
University and science adviser to the director of the U.S. National Park Service.
WILLIAM R. BURCH, JR. is Hixon Professor Emeritus of natural resource management and senior research scientist, Yale University School of Forestry and
Environmental Studies.
October  Urban Studies
Cloth  978-0-300-10113-3 $40.00 tx/£30.00
256 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4  10 color + 48 b/w illus. World

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“This is a book about Baltimore’s
past, present, and future, but
its resonance reverberates to all
the far-flung places we all call
home.”—From the Foreword by
Laura A. Ogden, Dartmouth College

The New Abolition

W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel
Gary Dorrien
The black social gospel emerged from the trauma of Reconstruction to
ask what a “new abolition” would require in American society. It became
an important tradition of religious thought and resistance, helping to
create an alternative public sphere of excluded voices and providing the
intellectual underpinnings of the civil rights movement. This tradition
has been egregiously overlooked, despite its immense legacy.

“A magisterial treatment of a
neglected stream of American
religious history presented by
one of this generation’s premier
interpreters of modern religious
thought performing at the top of his
game.”—William Stacy Johnson,
Princeton Theological Seminary

In this groundbreaking work, Gary Dorrien describes the early history of
the black social gospel from its nineteenth-century founding to its close
association in the twentieth century with W. E. B. Du Bois. He offers a
new perspective on modern Christianity and the civil rights era by delineating the tradition of social justice theology and activism that led to
Martin Luther King Jr.
GARY DORRIEN is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union
Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University. He lives
in New York.

September  History/Religion
Cloth  978-0-300-20560-2 $45.00 sc/£65.00
Also available as an eBook.
672 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 12 b/w illus. World

The Inventor’s Dilemma

The Remarkable Life of H. Joseph Gerber
David J. Gerber
The extraordinary life and career of iconic twentieth-century inventor,
scientist, and business magnate H. Joseph Gerber is described in a fascinating biography written by his son, David, based on unique access
to unpublished sources. A Holocaust survivor whose early experiences
shaped his ethos of invention, Gerber pioneered important developments
in electronics, printing, apparel, aerospace, and numerous other areas,
playing an essential role in the transformation of American industry.
Gerber’s story is remarkable and inspiring, and his method, redolent of
his predecessors Edison and Sperry, holds a key to a restored national
economy and American creative vitality in the twenty-first century.

“David Gerber has produced an
extraordinary account of a life that
combined human drama and courage
with a nearly magical knack for
invention and business. Gerber’s
portrait of his father, Joseph Gerber,
is lyrical, engrossing, and crystalclear in its exposition of often-arcane
technological innovation.”—Steve
Courtney, author of Joseph Hopkins
Twichell: The Life and Times of
Mark Twain’s Closest Friend

DAVID J. GERBER has been a fellow at the Yale School of Management and has
handled legal, technical, and business responsibilities for Gerber Scientific. He
lives in West Hartford, CT.

October  Biography/Business
Cloth  978-0-300-12350-0 $38.00 sc/£30.00
424 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 48 b/w illus. World
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Home Rule
Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on
the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier

Honor Sachs
On America’s western frontier, myths of prosperity concealed the brutal
conditions endured by women, slaves, orphans, and the poor. As poverty
and unrest took root in eighteenth-century Kentucky, western lawmakers
championed ideas about whiteness, manhood, and patriarchal authority
to help stabilize a politically fractious frontier. Honor Sachs combines
rigorous scholarship with an engaging narrative to examine how conditions in Kentucky facilitated the expansion of rights for white men in ways
that would become a model for citizenship in the country as a whole.
Endorsed by many prominent western historians, this groundbreaking
work is a major contribution to frontier scholarship.

“A valuable addition to scholarship
in gender history and early American
studies. Sachs takes a familiar
story—the story of America’s first
frontier—and tells it in a fresh
and compelling way.”—Melanie
Goan, University of Kentucky

The Lamar Series in Western

HONOR SACHS is assistant professor of
history at Western Carolina University. She
lives in Asheville, NC.

October  History
Cloth  978-0-300-15413-9 $65.00 tx/£45.00
Also available as an eBook.
216 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 4 b/w illus. World

Daughter of
Caterina Corner,
Queen of Cyprus
and Woman of
the Renaissance

Holly S. Hurlburt

October  Biography/History
Cloth  978-0-300-20972-3 $85.00 tx/£40.00
272 pp.  6 x 9  20 color + 50 b/w illus. World

Caterina Corner, a Venetian noblewoman and the last Queen
of Cyprus, led a complex and remarkable life. In 1468, Corner
married King Jacques II Lusignan of Cyprus at the behest of her
family, whose ambitions matched those of the Venetian republic anxious to extend its empire. In the first year of her reign,
pregnant and widowed, she became regent for the kingdom.
This study considers for the first time the strategies of her reign,
negotiating Venetian encroachment, family pressures, and
the challenges of female rule. Using previously understudied
sources, such as her correspondence with Venetian magistracies, the book shows how Corner marshalled her royal authority
until and beyond her forced abdication in 1489. The unique perspective of Corner’s life reveals new insights into Renaissance
imperialism, politics, familial ambition, and conventions of
ideal womanhood as revealed in the portraits, poetry, and orations dedicated to her.
HOLLY S. HURLBURT is associate professor, Southern Illinois
University Carbondale.

Engines of Truth
Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

Wendie Ellen Schneider
During the Victorian era, new laws allowed more witnesses to testify
in court cases. At the same time, an emerging cultural emphasis on
truth-telling drove the development of new ways of inhibiting perjury.
Strikingly original and drawing on a broad array of archival research,
Wendie Schneider’s examination of the Victorian courtroom charts this
period of experimentation and how its innovations shaped contemporary
trial procedure. Blending legal, social, and colonial history, she shines
new light on cross-examination, the most enduring product of this time
and the “greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.”

January  History/Law
Cloth  978-0-300-12566-5 $85.00 tx/£60.00
Also available as an eBook.
288 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 4 b/w illus. World

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“This is one of the most important
contributions to the study of the
Victorian legal system in a very
long time, but its significance goes
far wider than that. The author
has fashioned a rich cultural
history that is authoritative and
transnational.”—Rohan McWilliam,
author of The Tichborne Claimant:
A Victorian Sensation
history at Iowa State University and is a
member of the bar in Massachusetts. She
lives in Nevada, IA.

What Can and Can’t Be Said
Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Dell Upton
An original study of monuments to the civil rights movement and African
American history that have been erected in the U.S. South over the
past three decades, this powerful work explores how commemorative
structures have been used to assert the presence of black Americans in
contemporary Southern society. The author cogently argues that these
public memorials, ranging from the famous to the obscure, have emerged
from, and speak directly to, the region’s complex racial politics since monument builders have had to contend with widely varied interpretations
of the African American past as well as a continuing presence of white
supremacist attitudes and monuments.

“A profoundly original book based
on very deep scholarship. It advances
a strong argument that is likely to
generate serious debate.”—Kirk
Savage, author of Monument Wars:
Washington, D.C., the National
Mall, and the Transformation
of the Memorial Landscape
DELL UPTON is professor of architectural
history at the University of California, Los
Angeles, and has studied the Southern landscape for four decades. He lives in Culver
City, CA.

November  History
Cloth  978-0-300-21175-7 $45.00 tx/£30.00
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 59 b/w illus. World

Sovereignty for Survival
American Energy Development and Indian Self-Determination

James Robert Allison III
In the 1970s a coalition of Native Americans in the Northern Plains
blocked the efforts of multinational energy corporations to develop coal
reserves on sovereign Indian land. This challenge to corporate and federal authorities, initiated by the Crow and Northern Cheyenne nations,
spurred a nationwide, pan-tribal movement that resulted in the expansion of sovereignty and the reshaping of laws, tribal authority, and Native
American identity. James Allison’s book makes an important contribution
to ethnic and environmental studies, exploring the influence of America’s
indigenous peoples on energy policy and resource development and
documenting the beginnings of a movement that would later enable an
unprecedented boom in tribal entrepreneurship.


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professor in the department of history at
Christopher Newport University. He lives in
Richmond, VA.

October  History
Cloth  978-0-300-20669-2 $45.00 tx/£35.00
Also available as an eBook.
272 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 5 b/w illus. World

Grounds for Dreaming

Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants,
and the California Farmworker Movement

LORI FLORES is assistant professor of
­history at the State University of New York
at Stony Brook.

Lori A. Flores

Known as “The Salad Bowl of the World,” California’s Salinas Valley became
an agricultural empire due to the toil of diverse farmworkers, including
Latinos. A sweeping critical history of how Mexican Americans and Mexican
immigrants organized for their rights in the decades leading up to the seminal strikes led by Cesar Chavez, this important work also looks closely at how
different groups of Mexicans—U.S. born, bracero, and undocumented—confronted and interacted with one another during this period.
An incisive study of labor, migration, race, gender, citizenship, and class,
Lori Flores’s first book offers crucial insights for today’s ever-growing
U.S. Latino demographic, the farmworker rights movement, and future
immigration policy.
January  History Cloth  978-0-300-19696-2 $45.00 tx/£30.00
Also available as an eBook.  288 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 31 b/w illus. World
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The Murder of
King James I

Alastair Bellany and
Thomas Cogswell

November  History/Biography
Cloth  978-0-300-21496-3 $65.00 tx/£30.00
Also available as an eBook.
416 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World

The Culture of
Food in England,
C. M. Woolgar

A year after the death of James I in 1625, a sensational pamphlet accused the Duke of Buckingham of murdering the king.
It was an allegation that would haunt English politics for nearly
forty years. In this exhaustively researched new book, two leading scholars of the era, Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell,
uncover the untold story of how a secret history of courtly poisoning shaped and reflected the political conflicts that would
eventually plunge the British Isles into civil war and revolution.
Illuminating many hitherto obscure aspects of early modern
political culture, this eagerly anticipated work is both a fascinating story of political intrigue and a major exploration of the
forces that destroyed the Stuart monarchy.
ALASTAIR BELLANY is associate professor of history at Rutgers
University and the author of The Politics of Court Scandal in Early
Modern England. THOMAS COGSWELL is professor of history at UC
Riverside. His books include The Blessed Revolution: English Politics and
the Coming of War, 1621–1624.

In this revelatory work of social history, C. M. Woolgar shows
that food in late-medieval England was far more complex, varied, and more culturally significant than we imagine today.
Drawing on a vast range of sources, he charts how emerging
technologies as well as an influx of new flavors and trends from
abroad had an impact on eating habits across the social spectrum. From the pauper’s bowl to elite tables, from early fad diets
to the perceived moral superiority of certain foods, and from
regional folk remedies to luxuries such as lampreys, Woolgar
illuminates desire, necessity, daily rituals, and pleasure across
four centuries.
C. M. WOOLGAR is professor of history and archival studies at the
University of Southampton and editor of the Journal of Medieval History.
He lives in Hampshire, UK.

February  History
Cloth  978-0-300-18191-3 $45.00 tx/£30.00
Also available as an eBook.
336 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4  16 pp. b/w illus. World

Stalin’s Music
Soviet Culture
and Politics


Marina Frolova-Walker’s fascinating history takes a new look at
musical life in Stalin’s Soviet Union. The author focuses on the
musicians and composers who received Stalin Prizes, awarded
annually to artists whose work was thought to represent the
best in Soviet culture. This revealing study sheds new light on
the Communist leader’s personal tastes, the lives and careers
of those honored, including multiple-recipients Prokofiev and
Shostakovich, and the elusive artistic concept of “Socialist
Realism,” offering the most comprehensive examination to date
of the relationship between music and the Soviet state from
1940 through 1954.
MARINA FROLOVA-WALKER was born and educated in Moscow,
where she studied at the Moscow Conservatoire. She is professor of
music history at Cambridge University, and a fellow of Clare College.

January  Music History
Cloth  978-0-300-20884-9 $65.00 tx/£30.00
Also available as an eBook.
352 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 20 b/w illus. World

Scholarly and Academic Titles



A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

Jeremy Schipper
In recent years, students, scholars, and lay readers of the Bible have been
increasingly drawn to the book of Ruth. Delving deeply into the complicated nature of its characters’ relationships, Jeremy Schipper encourages
readers to consider the roles gender, status, ethnicity, and sexual desire
play throughout the text. This fresh translation of the deceptively simple book is more literal and less idiosyncratic than its predecessors.
Combining the traditional strengths of the Anchor Yale Bible series
with the latest research in biblical scholarship, Schipper’s much-needed
volume will succeed Edward F. Campbell’s 1975 edition as the go-to commentary for years to come.

The Anchor Yale Bible

JEREMY SCHIPPER is associate professor
of the Hebrew Bible at Temple University.
His books include Disability and Isaiah’s
Suffering Servant. He lives in Philadelphia,

January  Religion
Cloth  978-0-300-19215-5 $75.00 tx/£50.00
Also available as an eBook.
232 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World

The World’s Oldest Church
Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

Michael Peppard
Michael Peppard provides a historical and theological reassessment of
the oldest Christian building ever discovered, the third-century housechurch at Dura-Europos. Contrary to commonly held assumptions about
Christian initiation, Peppard contends that rituals here did not primarily
embody notions of death and resurrection. Rather, he portrays the motifs
of the church’s wall paintings as those of empowerment, healing, marriage, and incarnation, while boldly reidentifying the figure of a woman
formerly believed to be a repentant sinner as the Virgin Mary. This richly
illustrated volume is a breakthrough work that enhances our understanding of early Christianity at the nexus of Bible, art, and ritual.

“Michael Peppard’s compelling
analysis is not only a methodological
milestone and a good read, it unravels
a few mysteries and undermines some
long-standing assumptions about the
‘world’s oldest church.’”—Robin M.
Jensen, Vanderbilt University


MICHAEL PEPPARD is assistant professor
in the Department of Theology at Fordham
University. His first book, The Son of God
in the Roman World, won the Manfred
Lautenschläger Award for Theological
Promise. He lives in New York.

January  History/History of Religion
Cloth  978-0-300-21399-7 $50.00 tx/£35.00
Also available as an eBook.
288 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4  9 color + 46 b/w illus. World

The Responsive Self
Personal Religion in Biblical Literature of the
Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods

Susan Niditch
Susan Niditch explores ways in which followers of Yahweh are shown
to privatize and personalize religion in the period from the conquest of
Judea by Babylonia through the takeover and rule of Judea and Samaria
by imperial Persia. Works from this era reveal a strong interest in the
religious responses of individuals and an intimate engagement with the
nature of personal experience. These interests remain relevant to questions we still ask today as we seek to find meaning in life and make sense
of the world.

“A comprehensive and important work
on personal religion as a dimension
of religious life and experience.
This book will be well received and
become a standard text for any studies
of aspects of personal religion in
ancient Israel and specifically the
Hebrew Bible.”—Patrick D. Miller,
Princeton Theological Seminary

The Anchor Yale Bible
Reference Library

SUSAN NIDITCH is Samuel Green Professor
of Religion at Amherst College. She lives in
Amherst, MA.

August  Religion
Cloth  978-0-300-16636-1 $50.00 tx/£35.00
Also available as an eBook.
208 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World
Scholarly and Academic Titles


Nietzsche’s Orphans
Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Rebecca Mitchell
A prevailing belief among Russia’s cultural elite in the early twentieth
century was that the music of composers such as Sergei Rachmaninoff,
Aleksandr Scriabin, and Nikolai Medtner could forge a shared identity
for the Russian people across social and economic divides. In this illuminating study of competing artistic and ideological visions at the close of
Russia’s “Silver Age,” author Rebecca Mitchell interweaves cultural history, music, and philosophy to explore how “Nietzsche’s orphans” strove to
find in music a means to overcome the disunity of modern life in the final
tumultuous years before World War I and the Communist Revolution.

“Putting music at the center, where
it belongs, Rebecca Mitchell has
cast the widest net yet in pursuit
of the volatile culture of late
imperial Russia. Like a Scriabin
finale her book roars and soars,
prestissimo volando.”—Richard
Taruskin, author of the Oxford
History of Western Music

Eurasia Past and Present

REBECCA MITCHELL is assistant professor of history at Middlebury College. She
lives in Vermont.

November  History/Music History
Cloth  978-0-300-20889-4 $95.00 tx/£65.00
Also available as an eBook.
288 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 24 b/w illus. World

This Program Is Brought to You By . . .
Distributing Television News Online

Joshua A. Braun
Journalism, television, cable, and online media are all evolving rapidly.
At the nexus of these volatile industries is a growing group of individuals and firms whose job it is to develop and maintain online distribution
channels for television news programming. Their work, and the tensions
surrounding it, provides a fulcrum from which to pry analytically at some
of the largest shifts within our media landscape. Based on fieldwork and
interviews with different teams and organizations within MSNBC, this
multi-disciplinary work is unique in its focus on distribution, which is
rapidly becoming as central as production, to media work.

“A nuanced and enlightening account
of the networks defining the future
of news—a wonderful contribution
to multiple fields.”—Mike Ananny,
assistant professor of communication
and journalism, Annenberg School
for Communication and Journalism,
University of Southern California
JOSHUA A. BRAUN is assistant professor of journalism at the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst. He is an inaugural member of the “Culture Digitally” NSF
working group on cultural production in the
digital age. He lives near Amherst, MA.

October  Media
Paper  978-0-300-19750-1 $35.00 tx/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 18 b/w illus. World

Yale French Studies, Number 128
Revisiting Marie Vieux-Chauvet: Paradoxes
of the Postcolonial Feminine

Edited by Kaiama Glover and Alessandra Benedicty
This issue considers the oeuvre of Haitian writer Marie Vieux-Chauvet
(1916–1973) as a prism through which to examine individual and collective subject formation in the postcolonial French-writing Caribbean, the
wider Afro-Americas, and beyond. While both Vieux-Chauvet and her
corpus are situated in the violent space of mid-twentieth century Haiti,
her work articulates the obstacles to claiming legitimized human existence on a global scale. The contributors to this interdisciplinary volume
examine Vieux-Chauvet’s positioning within the Haitian public sphere,
as well as her broader significance to understanding gendered and racialized postcolonial subjectivities in the twenty-first century.
January  Language
Paper  978-0-300-21419-2 $35.00 tx/£17.99
256 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World

Scholarly and Academic Titles


Yale French Studies Series

KAIAMA GLOVER is associate professor
of French at Barnard College. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times Book
assistant professor of Caribbean and postcolonial literatures in French at the City
College of New York.

Democracy and the Origins of the
American Regulatory State
Samuel DeCanio

Political scientist Samuel DeCanio examines how political elites used
high levels of voter ignorance to create a new type of regulatory state with
lasting implications for American politics. Focusing on the expansion of
bureaucratic authority in late-nineteenth-century America, DeCanio’s
exhaustive archival research examines electoral politics, the Treasury
Department’s control over monetary policy, and the Interstate Commerce
Commission’s regulation of railroads to examine how conservative politicians created a new type of bureaucratic state to insulate policy decisions
from popular control.


The Institution for Social
and Policy Studies

SAMUEL DeCANIO is an assistant professor in the political science department at
Yale University. He lives in New York.

October  Political Science/Economics
Paper  978-0-300-19878-2 $45.00 tx/£35.00
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 2 b/w illus. World

Gender Nonconformity and the Law
Kimberly A. Yuracko

When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, its primary target was
the outright exclusion of women from particular jobs. Over time, the
Act’s scope of protection has expanded to prevent not only discrimination based on sex but also discrimination based on expression of gender
identity. Kimberly Yuracko uses specific court decisions to identify the
varied principles that underlie this expansion. Filling a significant gap in
law literature, this timely book clarifies an issue of increasing concern to
scholars interested in gender issues and the law.

Clinton Sr. and Zylphia Kilbride Clinton
Research Professor of Law at Northwestern
University School of Law. She is the author
of Perfectionism and Contemporary Feminist
Values. She lives in Chicago, IL.

January  Law
Cloth  978-0-300-12585-6 $85.00 tx/£55.00
Also available as an eBook.
208 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World

Inglorious Revolution
Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial
Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil

William R. Summerhill
After gaining independence in 1822, Brazil’s new constitutional monarchy credibly committed to repay sovereign debt, borrowing repeatedly in
international and domestic capital markets without default. But contrary
to modern economic theory, it failed to lay the institutional foundations
that private financial markets needed to thrive. William Summerhill
shows why sovereign creditworthiness did not translate into financial
development, and how arbitrary policy choices eventually undermined
Brazil’s ability to tap capital.

September  Economics/History
Cloth  978-0-300-13927-3 $85.00 tx/£65.00
360 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 33 b/w illus. World

“Using a vast array of archival
evidence Summerhill convincingly
shows that political commitment
to a secure public debt was neither
necessary nor sufficient to insure
financial development in nineteenth
century Brazil. A must-read for
economic and financial historians and
for anyone interested in the politics
of financial development.”—JeanLaurent Rosenthal, California
Institute of Technology

Yale Series in Economic and
Financial History

of history at UCLA.

Scholarly and Academic Titles


Charlas de sobremesa
Conversación en Español

Teresa Carballal and Margarita Ribas Groeger
Aimed at third-year students of Spanish, this book fills a need not met by
other Spanish conversation textbooks. It facilitates lively and meaningful conversations via a variety of texts, including newspaper and journal
articles, short stories, and passages from novels, as well as visual material
and detailed guides for three films and novels. The texts have universal
resonance and are designed to complement and enrich each other. A wide
assortment of creative activities enhances comprehension, analysis, spontaneous discussion, and role-playing. The book includes online resources
for each chapter. An online Instructor’s Manual is also available.

TERESA CARBALLAL was senior lector in
the Department of Spanish and Portuguese
at Yale University, where she directed the
Advanced Conversational Spanish course.
MARGARITA RIBAS GROEGER is director of the Spanish language program at MIT.

November  Language
Paper  978-0-300-19162-2 $90.00 tx/£60.00
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp.  7 x 10  42 color illus.  World

Variations stylistiques
Cours de grammaire avancée

Diane M. Dansereau
This advanced level course book teaches stylistic variations of modern
French grammar using examples from films and interviews as well as
other authentic texts. Written entirely in French, it focuses on the most
difficult grammar points and their usage, rather than on their formation.
Variations stylistiques includes an abundance of oral and written exercises
that are practical, relevant, creative, and fun, encouraging students to use
the grammar in meaningful contexts. By highlighting the many linguistic
variants employed by native speakers, Dansereau provides an engaging
alternative to traditional French grammar textbooks. An ancillary Web
site features quizzes and other valuable resources for instructors.

DIANE M. DANSEREAU is associate
professor of French at the University of
Colorado Denver and author of Savoir Dire:
Cours de Phonétique et de Prononciation. She
lives in Englewood, CO.

November  Language
Paper  978-0-300-19846-1 $75.00 tx/£50.00
Also available as an eBook.
384 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World

Deutschland im Zeitalter der Globalisierung
Ein Textbuch für fortgeschrittene Deutschlernende

Gabriele Eichmanns Maier
Intended for advanced German language learners, this unique textbook
offers a cross-disciplinary look at the impact of globalization on German
life and culture. Eichmanns Maier provides theoretical and fictional
texts, didactic strategies, study questions, and classroom activities as learning aids in a multifaceted exploration of modern Germany’s relationship
with, and influence on, world affairs. Topics include the internationalization of culture, Germany and the environment, Germany’s role in world
politics, and travel and mobility into and out of Germany. The text is
designed to familiarize students with the changing identity of Germany
in the twenty-first century.
September  Language
Paper  978-0-300-19161-5 $55.00 tx/£35.00
Also available as an eBook.
432 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 37 b/w illus. World

Foreign Language Textbooks

associate teaching professor of German at
Carnegie Mellon University. She lives in
Pittsburgh, PA.

Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy
Mathematics in the Real World

Apoorva Khare and Anna Lachowska
In this vibrant work, which is ideal for teaching and learning, Apoorva
Khare and Anna Lachowska explain the mathematics essential for
understanding and appreciating our quantitative world. They show with
examples that mathematics is a key tool in the creation and appreciation
of art, music, and literature, not just science and technology. The book
covers basic mathematical topics from logarithms to statistics, but the
authors eschew mundane finance and probability problems. Instead, they
explain how modular arithmetic helps keep our online transactions safe,
how logarithms justify the twelve-tone scale commonly used in music,
and how deep space probe transmissions are similar to medieval knights.
Ideal for undergraduate coursework in introductory mathematics and
requiring no knowledge of calculus, Khare and Lachowska’s enlightening
mathematics tour will appeal to a wide audience.

“The authors have assembled
a fascinating group of very
interesting topics.”—Richard
Bedient, Hamilton College
APOORVA KHARE is currently a research
associate at Stanford University. ANNA
LACHOWSKA is a lecturer in mathematics
at Yale University.

August  Mathematics
Paper  978-0-300-19089-2 $20.00 sc/£14.99
Also available as an eBook.
384 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 72 b/w illus. World

Salvaged Pages

Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust,
Second Edition
Alexandra Zapruder
This stirring collection of diaries written by young people, aged twelve
to twenty-two years, during the Holocaust has been fully revised and
updated. Some of the writers were refugees, others were in hiding or
passing as non-Jews, some were imprisoned in ghettos, and nearly all perished before liberation. This seminal National Jewish Book Award winner
preserves the impressions, emotions, and eyewitness reportage of young
people whose accounts of daily events and often unexpected thoughts,
ideas, and feelings serve to deepen and complicate our understanding of
life during the Holocaust.
The second paperback edition includes a new preface by Alexandra
Zapruder examining the book’s history and impact. Simultaneously, an
enhanced e-book incorporates a wealth of new content in a variety of
media, including photographs of the writers and their families, images
of the original diaries, artwork made by the writers, historical documents,
glossary terms, maps, survivor testimony (some available for the first time),
and video of the author teaching key passages. In addition, an in-depth,
interdisciplinary curriculum in history, literature, and writing developed
by the author and a team of teachers, working in cooperation with the
educational organization Facing History and Ourselves, is now available
to support use of the book in middle- and high-school classrooms.

“These extraordinary diaries
will resonate in the reader’s
broken heart for many days and
many nights.”—Elie Wiesel

ALEXANDRA ZAPRUDER was on the founding staff of the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum and was writer and co-producer of I’m Still Here, an
award-winning documentary for young people based on Salvaged Pages.

August  History/Jewish Studies/Memoir
Paper  978-0-300-20599-2 $27.00 sc/£15.99
528 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World

Yale Course Books


Lichens of North America
Updated and Expanded Keys

Irwin M. Brodo
Photographs by Sylvia Duran Sharnoff and Stephen
Sharnoff; Drawings by Susan Laurie-Bourque
Created in response to requests from longtime users, this addition to the
acclaimed reference to North American lichens compiles updated and
expanded keys for the identification of these fascinating organisms. An
ideal laboratory resource, it covers over 2,000 species of lichens indigenous to the continent. There is no comparable volume available for
classroom, workshop, or private use. A glossary is illustrated with photographs by Sylvia Duran Sharnoff and Stephen Sharnoff and drawings by
Susan Laurie-Bourque, all from the original book. The revised keys are
an indispensable identification tool for botanists, students, scientists, and
enthusiasts alike.

Also by Irwin M. Brodo:
Lichens of North America
Cloth 978-0-300-08249-4  $135.00 tx/£50.00
Considered a world authority on lichens
and their biology, IRWIN M. BRODO is
emeritus research scientist at the Canadian
Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario.

January  Nature/Botany PB-Spiral  978-0-300-19573-6 $29.95 tx/£20.00
Also available as an eBook.
424 pp.  8 1⁄2 x 11  13 color + 33 b/w illus. World

The American Census
A Social History, Second Edition

Margo Anderson
This book is the first social history of the census from its origins to the
present and has become the standard history of the population census
in the United States. The new edition has been updated to trace census
developments since 1980, including the undercount controversies, the
arrival of the American Community Survey, and the digital age. Margo
Anderson’s scholarly text effectively bridges the fields of history and public
policy, demonstrating how the census both reflects the country’s extraordinary demographic character and is an influential tool for policy making.
Her book is essential reading for all those who use census data, historical
or current, in their studies or work.

“The census has a surprisingly lively
history, exceptionally well told here
. . . , with ramifications extending
to our own day.”—Washington Post
Book World (on the first edition)
MARGO ANDERSON is distinguished
professor of history and urban studies at the
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and is
widely regarded as a major authority on the
census, both inside and outside academia.

August  History
Paper  978-0-300-19542-2 $30.00 tx/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
352 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 22 b/w illus. World

A History of Modern South Asia
Politics, States, Diasporas

Ian Talbot
Noted historian Ian Talbot has written a new history of modern South
Asia that considers the Indian Subcontinent in regional rather than in
solely national terms. A leading expert on the Partition of 1947, Talbot
focuses here on the combined history of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
since 1757 and specifically on the impact of external influences on the
local peoples and cultures. This text explores the region’s colonial and
postcolonial past, and the cultural and economic Indian reaction to the
years of British authority, thus viewing the transformation of modern
South Asia through the lens of a wider world.

January  History
Paper  978-0-300-19694-8 $34.95 tx/£19.99
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 23 b/w illus. World

Yale Course Books

IAN TALBOT is professor of modern
british history and formerly head of history at the University of Southampton,
United Kingdom, and has written numerous books on the modern histories of India
and Pakistan.


Paperback Reprints

Paperback Reprints


Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy

Translated by Marian Schwartz; Edited and with an
Introduction by Gary Saul Morson
This skillful new translation of the perennial best-seller Anna Karenina is
the first to convey Tolstoy’s radically innovative use of language to express
aesthetic and moral concerns; perfect for fans and students.
“If there is a Tolstoyan out there who is interested in reading a translation
that is exquisitely mindful of the book’s complex texture, or someone who
has meant to get to Karenina but hasn’t yet got around to this particular
pleasure, Schwartz’s tribute to Tolstoy’s craft and sensitivity should be at
the top of the list.”—Jim Kates, Arts Fuse
“In her astonishing new translation, Schwartz takes seriously Tolstoy’s disgust with smooth Russian literary style, setting a new standard in English
for accuracy to Tolstoyan repetition, sentence density and balance,
stripped-down vocabulary and enhanced moral weight. A rough, powerful, unromantic Anna that wakes the reader up and rings true.”—Caryl
Emerson, Princeton University
LEO TOLSTOY (1828–1910) is regarded as one of the world’s greatest novelists.
MARIAN SCHWARTZ has translated more than sixty volumes of Russian fiction,
history, biography, criticism, and fine art. GARY SAUL MORSON is professor,
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Northwestern University.

“The translation is the most accurate
Tolstoy we have in English. Marian
Schwartz has been a major force
in bringing Russian literature into
English for many years, but this is her
masterpiece.”—Michael Holquist,
author of Dostoevsky and the Novel

The Margellos World
Republic of Letters

June  Fiction
Paper  978-0-300-21682-0 $20.00/£12.99
Cloth 978-0-300-20394-3  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.  792 pp.  6 x 9 World

The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous
Fighting to Save a Way of Life in the Wake of
Hurricane Katrina
With a new Foreword by the author

Ken Wells
Journalist and novelist Ken Wells tells the true story of a resilient circle of
Louisiana shrimp boat captains who faced down the wrath of Hurricane
Katrina on their boats, only to find their courage tested by a greater threat:
the disappearance of their livelihood and their centuries-old bayou culture. In a new Foreword, Wells ventures back to the low country of St.
Bernard Parish to catch up with some of his main characters and bring
readers up to date on a landscape where the scars of Katrina have not
fully healed.
“[This] off-the-beaten path Katrina story is one of the best. . . . In the glut
of works about the devastation Katrina caused . . . Wells has found a fresh,
compelling story.  .  .  . Adventure storytelling of the first order.”—Steve
Weinberg, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Winner of the 2008 Harry Chapin Media Award in the Books category,
presented by WHY (World Hunger Year)
Called “the Cajun Carl Hiaasen” by Tom Wolfe, KEN WELLS is an editor-at-large
for Bloomberg News in New York and a contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek.
August  Current Events/History
Paper  978-0-300-21738-4 $15.00/£10.99
Cloth 978-0-300-12152-0  F ‘08
272 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 20 b/w illus. World

Paperback Reprints—General Interest

“Gripping. . . . This is not another
sad Katrina book. It’s a book that
dispassionately looks at what
happened and why and relies
on facts for impact. Everyone
should read it.”—Greg Langley,
The Advocate (Baton Rouge)


First Emperor of Rome
Adrian Goldsworthy
The dramatic story of Rome’s first emperor, who
plunged into Rome’s violent power struggles
before turning 19, proceeded to destroy all
rivals, and more than anyone else created the
Roman Empire
In this highly anticipated biography Adrian Goldsworthy
puts his deep knowledge of ancient sources to full use,
recounting the events of Caesar Augustus’ long life in
greater detail than ever before. Goldsworthy captures
the passion and savagery, the public image, and private
struggles of the real man whose epic life continues to
influence western history.
“Impressive.  .  .  . This is a welcome corrective to traditional presentations.”—Brendan Boyle, Wall Street
“Goldsworthy’s true expertise is as a military historian,
and this is what really gives his biography its strength
and bite: his depiction of Augustus’s relationship with
his legions is masterly.”—Robert Harris, London Sunday
“Goldsworthy is a superb historian and talented writer,
.  .  . [and Augustus] will likely join the pantheon of
biographies of a truly great Roman leader.”—Gary
Anderson, Washington Times
“The book is a fascinating study of political life in
ancient Rome, and the parallels with our own political
system are numerous and interesting. But the discontinuities between America and the Roman Empire are
just as revealing.”—Nick Romeo, Christian Science
ADRIAN GOLDSWORTHY is a leading historian of the ancient
world and author of acclaimed biographies of Julius Caesar and
Antony and Cleopatra among many other books. He lives in the Vale
of Glamorgan, UK.

“Superb. . . . Augustus is a first-rate
popular biography by a skilled and
knowing hand, a fine companion
to Goldsworthy’s Caesar.”—Steve
Donoghue, Washington Post
Also by Adrian Goldsworthy:
Life of a Colossus
Paper 978-0-300-12689-1  $22.00
How Rome Fell
Death of a Superpower
Paper 978-0-300-16426-8  $22.00
Antony and Cleopatra
Paper 978-0-300-17745-9  $20.00 sc

August  Biography/History
Paper  978-0-300-21666-0 $20.00
Cloth 978-0-300-17872-2  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
624 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 43 b/w illus. + 13 maps 
For sale in the United States, its territories and
dependencies, and the Philippine Islands
Paperback Reprints—General Interest


Welcome to Subirdia

Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins,
Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife
John M. Marzluff
With Illustrations by Jack DeLap

Even as growing towns pave over acres of landscape, some bird species
have adapted and thrived. A prominent ornithologist explains why and
proposes ten important steps anyone can take to improve their surroundings for birds and other animals.
“[A] rich account of fieldwork in ‘metropolitan wilds’ from New Zealand
to Costa Rica.”—Nature
“This book is a terrific compilation of facts about suburban wildlife
(much more than birds, and well beyond its U.S. core). There are awful
statistics—about cats especially, but also skyscraper collisions, poisons,
and habitat loss—and many happily more positive ones.”—Rob Hume,
JOHN M. MARZLUFF is James W. Ridgeway Professor of Wildlife Science at
the University of Washington and lives in Snohonish, WA. JACK DeLAP’s natural
science illustrations have appeared in a variety of books and journals. He lives in
Seattle, WA.
September  Nature
Paper  978-0-300-21687-5 $18.00/£12.99
Cloth 978-0-300-19707-5  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp.  7 x 9 1⁄4 41 b/w illus. World

“Enjoy and bond with nature where
you live and work. Marzluff has
done this, and it has given him
contagious joy that shows in the pages
of this enjoyable and informative
book.”—New York Review of Books
Also by John M. Marzluff:
In the Company of Crows and Ravens
Paper 978-0-300-12255-8  $20.00/£12.99
Dog Days, Raven Nights
Paper 978-0-300-19247-6  $17.00 sc/£10.99

Speed Limits

Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left
Mark C. Taylor
Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art, technology, fashion, and finance, Mark C. Taylor presents an original and rich
account of a great paradox of our times: how the very forces and technologies that were supposed to free us by saving time and labor now trap us in
a race we can never win.
“Why is the pedal pushed to the metal in virtually every area of our lives?
The reasons—historical, theological, technological, financial—are many,
and no one has untangled them better than Mark Taylor in this remarkable book, his most important work to date.”—Jack Miles, author of God:
A Biography
“With panache and flashes of brilliance, Taylor . . . offers a philosophically astute analysis of how time works in our era.”—Publishers Weekly
“Insightful and provocative.”—Howard Segal, THES
MARK C. TAYLOR is professor and chair, Department of Religion, Columbia
University. He lives in Williamstown, MA and New York, NY.

October  Philosophy/History/Economics
Paper  978-0-300-21679-0 $22.00/£12.99
Cloth 978-0-300-20647-0  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
408 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 24 b/w illus. World

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“Taylor’s observant thought process
inspires and promotes the kind of
dramatic cultural change necessary to
unplug and reflect.”—Kirkus Reviews

Amazing Rare Things

The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, and Rea Alexandratos
A gorgeously illustrated volume devoted to
the natural history drawings and watercolors
of Leonardo da Vinci and other outstanding
artists of the Age of Discovery
As European explorers sailed forth on grand voyages of
discovery, their encounters with exotic plants and animals fanned intense scientific interest. Scholars began
to examine nature with fresh eyes, and pioneering artists
transformed the way nature was seen and understood.
In Amazing Rare Things, renowned naturalist and documentary-maker David Attenborough joins with expert
colleagues to explore how artists portrayed the natural
world during this era of burgeoning scientific interest.
“Amazing Rare Things is a book to savor in your favorite
chair. You’ll imagine yourself with naturalist and artist
Maria Sibylla Merian as she tramps into the wilderness
of Surinam. The sumptuous drawings and watercolors
reproduced in this volume bear witness to the endeavors of Merian, Leonardo da Vinci, and other artists who
recorded the plants, animals, and insects they observed
with intensity. The accompanying prose bristles with
detail. . . . The coupling of words and images is primal,
yet transcendent.”—Susan  P. Williams, Washington
Post Book World

“A true feast for anyone interested
in natural history, this marvelous
book makes the underappreciated
artworks of a passionate, talented
group widely accessible.”—Publishers
Weekly (starred review)

“Looking at these illustrations allows us to peer inside
the minds of people centuries ago for whom creatures
in other lands were inaccessible exotica. An ideal gift
for anyone enthralled by both art and nature’s wonders.”—Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH, a pioneer of the nature documentary,
has written and presented nine major television series on virtually
every aspect of life on Earth. SUSAN OWENS is an independent
art historian. MARTIN CLAYTON is Head of Prints and Drawings,
and REA ALEXANDRATOS is Dal Pozzo Project Co-ordinator, for
Royal Collection Trust.

September  Nature/History
Paper  978-0-300-21572-4 $25.00/£16.99
Cloth 978-0-300-12547-4  F ‘07
224 pp.  7 5⁄8 x 9 7⁄8  160 color illus.  World
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Those Who Hold Bastogne

The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who
Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge
Peter Schrijvers
This compelling book recounts in new detail the horrific siege of
Bastogne, Belgium, in the winter of 1944–45, where vastly outnumbered
American forces held off a savage German onslaught and sealed the fate
of the Third Reich.
“An excellent account of the battle for Bastogne, both well-researched
and well-written.”—Antony Beevor, New York Times best-selling author
of D-Day and Stalingrad
“Five stars.”—Alex Kershaw, New York Times best-selling author of The
Liberator, on Goodreads
“Using fresh sources and deft writing, Peter Schrijvers develops a panoramic and compelling boots-on-the-ground illumination of one of
the Bulge’s most epic battles.”—Patrick  K. O’Donnell, author of Dog
Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc

“A fast-paced story. . . .  Schrijvers
does an admirable job of
weaving personal accounts into
the larger picture of Bastogne’s
horrors.”—Wall Street Journal

“Well researched and written at a good pace, this is an excellent account
of an epic and brutal struggle.”—David Flintham, Military History
PETER SCHRIJVERS, a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales in
Sydney, Australia, is the author of five previous books on World War II.
November  History/Military History  Paper  978-0-300-21614-1 $17.00/£9.99
Cloth 978-0-300-17902-6  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.  328 pp.  5 x 7 3⁄4 26 b/w illus. World

The Stronghold

How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered
the White House
Thomas F. Schaller
In this keen analysis of the Republican Party’s transformation since the
Reagan-Bush era, a noted political scientist explains why the congress­
ional wing of the party has eclipsed the presidential wing and what that
augurs for Republicans, Democrats, and the nation.
“With The Stronghold, Schaller has produced another book about recent
trends in American electoral politics that will undoubtedly provoke considerable debate among both scholars and political practitioners.”—Alan
Abramowitz, The American Prospect
“The fact that GOP now governs from the House is a vastly underappreciated factor in what drives our national politics. So if you find yourself
frustrated and flummoxed by the particular dysfunction of our political
moment, you must read this book. ”—Chris Hayes, MSNBC Host, All In
THOMAS F. SCHALLER is professor of political science, University of Maryland,
Baltimore County. He writes a political column for the Baltimore Sun and lives in
Washington, DC.

Paper  978-0-300-17204-1 $23.00
Cloth 978-0-300-17203-4  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4  15 b/w illus.  For sale in North America only

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“Tom Schaller is one of the most
astute observers of American
politics writing today. The
Stronghold is essential reading for
anyone who wants to understand
the modern Republican
Party.”—Ryan Lizza, Washington
Correspondent, New Yorker

The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs
Greil Marcus
One of our finest critics gives us an altogether
original history of rock ’n’ roll
Unlike all previous versions of rock ’n’ roll history, this
book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores
the storied events and turning points that everyone
knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects
ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock ’n’ roll as
a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts
out—a new language, something new under the sun.
“Marcus is our greatest cultural critic, not only because
of what he says but also, as with rock-and-roll itself, how
he says it.”—David Kirby, Washington Post
“One of [Marcus’s] best and most beautifully written. . . . The book, I am certain, will compel readers to
return to the songs Marcus has anointed, and to others.
Even if they have heard them before, they will listen
to them as if for the first time.”—Glenn C. Altschuler,
Huffington Post
“Like so many of Marcus’s previous books, The History
of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs often feels like a tone poem
or perhaps a written embodiment of the cultural memory. He flows through the songs and musicians he loves
as if creating a waking dream crowded with the stars of
rock history.”—Touré, New York Times Book Review

“This could be Marcus’ most inviting book:
Emotion paces erudition, and the present
gets to ride shotgun with the past, real and
imagined.”—Will Hermes, Rolling Stone
Also by Greil Marcus:
Real Life Rock
See pp. 14–15

GREIL MARCUS lives in Oakland, CA. His books include Mystery
Train: Images of America in Rock ’n’ Roll Music and Lipstick Traces:
A Secret History of the Twentieth Century.

September  Music/Cultural History
Pb-with Flaps  978-0-300-21692-9 $16.00/£10.99
Cloth 978-0-300-18737-3  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 8 7⁄8 World
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Culture Crash

The Killing of the Creative Class
Scott Timberg
This book is among the first to look deeply into the roots of the crisis of
the creative class in America and to explore both the human toll and the
consequences for society.
“Buy this book . . . and read it. Now. I believe it is the Picketty of 2015, and
the first book I’ve stayed up to read straight through at one sitting—sometimes literally in tears, both of pain and of rage—in years.”—Michael
O’Hare, Washington Monthly
“If you believe that the life of your mind is inseparable from the health of
your life, that serious art and artists are an essential component to human
nourishment, then you have an obligation, to yourself and your children
and us all, to read Timberg’s book.”—William Giraldi, New Republic
“Timberg—himself a culture journalist who was a victim of one of
the Los Angeles Times’s seemingly endless series of layoffs—makes
a good case that, as Bob Dylan once put it, ‘something there’s
been lost.’”—Ben Yagoda, New York Times Book Review

“A quietly radical rethinking of the very
nature of art in modern life.”—Richard
Brody, NewYorker.com

SCOTT TIMBERG writes on music and culture and contributes to Salon and the
New York Times. He runs ArtsJournal’s Culture Crash blog and lives in Los Angeles.
January  Social Science/Economics
Paper  978-0-300-21693-6 $17.00/£10.99
Cloth 978-0-300-19588-0  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
320 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 World

Madness and Memory

The Discovery of Prions—A New Biological Principle
of Disease
Stanley B. Prusiner, M.D.
Dr. Stanley Prusiner provides a first-person account of his discovery of prions—first condemned as heresy by many in the scientific establishment,
but now considered crucial to unraveling the mysteries of such brain diseases as mad cow, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Lou Gehrig’s.
“A leisurely and immensely readable victory lap.  .  .  . Perhaps not since
James D. Watson’s 1968 memoir The Double Helix has the down and dirty
business of world-class science been given such an airing. . . . We are free
to enjoy the spectacle of top gladiators at work in an utterly fascinating
arena.”—Abigail Zuger, M.D., New York Times
“Remarkable. . . . [A] testament to the staggering intellect and courage
involved in one of the most exciting discoveries since the DNA double
helix.”—Giovanna Mallucci, Nature
STANLEY B. PRUSINER, M.D., is director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative
Diseases and professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco.
The recipient of an array of scientific honors, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in
Physiology or Medicine in 1997. He lives in San Francisco.

January  Science
Paper  978-0-300-21690-5 $22.00/£14.99
Cloth 978-0-300-19114-1  S ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
344 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 37 b/w illus. World

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“Madness and Memory is the story of
one of the most important discoveries
in recent medical history, and it is
also a vivid and compelling portrait
of a life in science.”—Oliver Sacks

Back in print

Protest at Selma
Martin Luther King,
Jr., and the Voting
Rights Act of 1965

David J. Garrow

Now back in print, David J. Garrow’s classic account of how the
Voting Rights Act of 1965 came into being and how the strategy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference at Selma won this landmark victory for
Southern blacks.
“One of the most comprehensive studies yet of a single campaign within the civil-rights movement.”—Pat Watters, New
York Times Book Review
“A valuable book, because it is a reminder of both the heroism and
the brutality displayed in the great civil rights crusade.”—David
Herbert Donald, New Republic

May  American History
Paper  978-0-300-02498-2 $25.00 sc/£16.99
364 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World

The Letters
of C. Vann

Edited by
Michael O’Brien

Winner of the 1989 Southern Political Science Association’s
Chastain Award

DAVID J. GARROW is professor of law and history and Distinguished
Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

A fascinating and immensely entertaining glimpse into the
mind of one of the most prominent and respected historians of
the twentieth century
“These letters offer a colorful chronology of the events and
associations, personal and professional, that made C. Vann
Woodward a formative presence in Southern and American history.”—Wall Street Journal
“Woodward was a consistently first-rate correspondent, and
these letters offer an eloquent insight into the writing of history as an ongoing, collaborative project based around candid
exchange.”—Tom F. Wright, Times Literary Supplement
MICHAEL O’BRIEN is professor of American intellectual history at the
University of Cambridge.

September  Memoir/History
Paper  978-0-300-21670-7 $30.00 tx/£20.00
Cloth 978-0-300-18534-8  F ‘13
Also available as an eBook.
480 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 World

Life, Death,
and Growing
Up on the
Western Front

Anthony Fletcher

This moving book reveals a powerful account of life and loss
in the Great War, told through the letters that British soldiers
sent home.
“This is a vivid exploration of letters that were written by seventeen British soldiers, revealing both their physical and emotional
experiences during the war in France.”—Emma Stinchcombe,
Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine
“Both moving and coolly analytical, it is an excellent book.”
—Nigel Jones, Literary Review
ANTHONY FLETCHER is a historian of the early modern period. He
is a former professor at the Universities of Sheffield, Durham, Essex,
and London.

January  History
Paper  978-0-300-20538-1 $25.00 tx/£12.99
Cloth 978-0-300-19553-8  F ‘13
Also available as an eBook.
352 pp.  5 x 7 3⁄4  16 pp. b/w illus. World
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Dirty Old
The Victorian Fight
Against Filth

Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson guides us through the muddy streets, squalid slums,
and decrepit graveyards of the Victorian metropolis, wading
through stinking sewers and soot-drenched fog, introducing us
to the men and women who bravely struggled to stem a rising
tide of filth in nineteenth-century London.
“This is a tightly argued, meticulously researched history of
sanitation that reads like a novel.”—Paula Byrne, The Times
“Lee Jackson considers in fascinating, sometimes gruesome
detail, the filth and nuisances of the time. . . . Utterly engrossing
in its own right, Dirty Old London also serves as an illuminating
companion to Victorian literature.”—Jo Baker, New York Times
Book Review

October  History/Victorian Studies/Urban Studies
Paper  978-0-300-21611-0 $22.00 sc/£9.99
Cloth 978-0-300-19205-6  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
304 pp.  5 x 7 3⁄4 40 b/w illus. World

Naturalists at Sea
Scientific Travellers
from Dampier
to Darwin

Glyn Williams

“Rich, illuminating and delightful.  .  .  . A triumph of popular
scholarship.”—Richard Barnett, Lancet
LEE JACKSON is a well-known Victorianist and creator of a preeminent
website on Victorian London (www.victorianlondon.org).

Collected tales of the intrepid early naturalists, who set sail on
dangerous voyages of discovery in the vast, unknown Pacific.
“An extraordinary and entertaining catalog of maritime and scientific endeavor.”—Michael Fathers, Wall Street Journal
“An erudite and beautifully illustrated work, Naturalists at Sea
wears its learning lightly, and conveys to non-specialists an array
of fascinating details. . . . Every page testifies to the indomitable
vitality of both explorers and naturalists.”—Andrew Robinson,
“This fascinating tale is told across time, ships, captains and
crews, and the countries that sent or received these scientific
travelers. . . . Williams . . . does all the hard work of making these
lives and adventures comprehensible.”—Library Journal

October  Natural History/History
Paper  978-0-300-20540-4 $22.00 sc/£14.99
Cloth 978-0-300-18073-2  F ‘13
Also available as an eBook.
328 pp.  5 x 7 3⁄4  39 col. illus.  World

GLYN WILLIAMS is emeritus professor of history, University of
London. He is the author of more than a dozen books on European voyages of exploration.

The AngloSaxon World

The essential history of Anglo-Saxon England, brought completely up-to-date with new discoveries and interpretations.

N. J. Higham
and M. J. Ryan

“Whether you want an accessible introduction to all things
Anglo-Saxon, a thorough refresher of key points, or a reliably
comprehensive reference tool to dip into, this is a wonderful
book.”—Current Archaeology
“Higham and Ryan deserve the highest congratulations for this
prodigious and delightful achievement, the very best book this
reviewer has ever read about the Anglo-Saxons.”—Choice

October  History/Archaeology
Paper  978-0-300-21613-4 $30.00 sc/£16.99
Cloth 978-0-300-12534-4  S ‘13
Also available as an eBook.
496 pp.  7 1⁄2 x 9 11 ⁄16 
100 color illus., 40 line drawings, 60 maps 

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“You could hardly have a better, more timely, and more attractive demonstration of why the Anglo-Saxons still matter to
us.”—Michael Wood, author of In Search of the Dark Ages
N. J. HIGHAM is professor emeritus, University of Manchester.
M. J. RYAN is a former lecturer in early medieval history, University
of Manchester.

Imprudent King
A New Life of
Philip II

Geoffrey Parker

A compelling biography, drawing on decades of research and a vast
archive of documents (some of them unread since the sixteenth
century), of the most powerful European monarch of his day.
“Imprudent King is readable and broad-minded, as well as being
scholarly . . . Parker has given us a really magnificent biography,
whose documentation is impeccable while never heavy.”—Hugh
Thomas, The Spectator
“This authoritative, intelligently revisionist biography must
stand now as the primary reference.”—Iain Finlayson, The Times

November  Biography/History
Paper  978-0-300-21695-0 $25.00 sc/£14.99
Cloth 978-0-300-19653-5  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
456 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4  45 col. illus. & 14 figs.

The Hundred
Years War
A People’s History

David Green

“This is no mere updating of Parker’s previous work on Philip. It
is the consummate biography of the king, the mature reflection
of a master historian at the height of his craft writing about the
subject he knows best.”—MHQ
GEOFFREY PARKER is Distinguished University Professor, Andreas
Dorpalen Professor of European History, and associate of the Mershon
Center, Ohio State University.

An exploration of what life was like for ordinary and extraordinary French and English people, embroiled in a devastating
conflict that changed their world.
“Green’s brilliant evocation of the period, his eye for telling
detail, and his powerful narrative voice serve to transform the
history of war and nationhood in later medieval England and
France.”—Mark Ormrod, author of Edward III
“Green writes with sensitivity, intelligence and an eye for
detail.”—Nick Vincent, BBC History Magazine
“Green holistically explores aspects of the war’s effects with
exceptionally thorough research on subjects as diverse as
the Catholic Church, women, peasants and even language.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

October  History
Paper  978-0-300-21610-3 $25.00 sc/£14.99
Cloth 978-0-300-13451-3  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
360 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 23 b/w illus. + 5 maps  World

The Archaeology
of Jerusalem
From the Origins
to the Ottomans

Katharina Galor and
Hanswulf Bloedhorn

DAVID GREEN is senior lecturer in British studies and history,
Harlaxton College, and a regular speaker on medieval history at conferences and seminars in the U.K., Ireland, and the U.S.

This sweeping and lavishly illustrated history surveys nearly
four thousand years of human settlement and building activity
in Jerusalem.
“In transposing the story of Jerusalem into a different key . . .
Galor and Bloedhorn shed light on how tactile things can act
as batteries and conductors of memory.”—Benjamin Balint,
Weekly Standard
“Galor and Bloedhorn have encapsulated the work of many generations of their fellow scholars by showing us, quite literally, the
facts on the ground.”—Jewish Journal

October  History/Archaeology
Paper  978-0-300-21662-2 $35.00 tx/£25.00
Cloth 978-0-300-11195-8  F ‘13
Also available as an eBook.
368 pp.  7 x 9 1⁄2  20 color + 185 b/w illus. World

KATHARINA GALOR is the Hirschfeld Visiting Assistant Professor
in the Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University and an Adjunct
Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. HANSWULF
BLOEDHORN is an expert on Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine
architecture and decoration of public and sacred buildings, and a leading authority on the archaeology of Jerusalem.

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A New Translation
with Introduction
and Commentary

Craig R. Koester
The Anchor
Yale Bible


In this landmark commentary, Craig R. Koester offers a comprehensive look at a powerful and controversial early Christian
text, the book of Revelation. The author provides richly textured
descriptions of the book’s setting and language, making extensive use of Greek and Latin inscriptions, classical texts, and
ancient Jewish writings, including the Dead Sea Scrolls. Rather
than viewing Revelation as world-negating, Koester focuses on
its deep engagement with social, religious, and economic issues
while addressing the book’s volatile history of interpretation.
The result is a groundbreaking study that provides bold new
insights and sets new directions for the continued appreciation
of this text.
CRAIG R. KOESTER is the Asher O. and Carrie Nasby Professor of
New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

September  Religion
Paper  978-0-300-21691-2 $65.00 tx/£40.00
Cloth 978-0-300-14488-8  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
928 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 38 b/w illus. World

Before the
Door of God
An Anthology of
Devotional Poetry

Edited by Jay
Hopler and
Kimberly Johnson

A diverse and imaginative selection of devotional Englishlanguage poetry, this book places the devotional lyric in its
cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts.
“It is difficult to imagine English poetry without the stunningly memorable devotional poetry included in this book. . . .
Groundbreaking.”—Philip Metres, Cleveland Plain Dealer
“The moments in which we reach for prayer [are] the moments
in which this book becomes indispensable . . . for anyone interested in the questions we ask when there aren’t any immediate
answers.”—Luke Johnson, Marginalia Review of Books

October  Poetry/Religion
Paper  978-0-300-21675-2 $22.00 sc/£14.99
Cloth 978-0-300-17520-2  F ‘13
Also available as an eBook.
464 pp.  7 x 9 1⁄4 2 b/w illus. World

A New History

Kevin Madigan

Winner of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards in the Religion/
General category

JAY HOPLER is associate professor of English at the University of South
Florida. KIMBERLY JOHNSON is professor of English at Brigham
Young University.

This new narrative history of medieval Christianity, spanning
from a.d. 500 to 1500, combines both what is unfamiliar and
what is familiar to readers, offering an essential guide to a historical era of profound influence.
“This will undoubtedly be the fundamental narrative account
of medieval Christianity for the next generation, smartly and
engagingly written.”—John Van Engen, University of Notre
“An engaging narrative history that should please experts
while whetting the appetites of beginners.”—Publishers Weekly
(starred review)

November  History/Religious History
Paper  978-0-300-21677-6 $27.50 sc/£16.99
Cloth 978-0-300-15872-4  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
512 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4 47 b/w illus. World

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“[A] crowning scholarly achievement. . . . If you want one rocksolid book on Church history, this is it.”—Steve Donoghue,
Open Letters
KEVIN MADIGAN is Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Harvard
Divinity School. He lives in Cambridge, MA.

How Science, Art,
and Imagination
Help Us Understand
Our Origins

John Gurche

Artist John Gurche shows how he draws on fossil discoveries and
forensic techniques to create transfixing reconstructions of longlost human ancestors.
“This coffee-table gem showcases and contextualises 15 of
these finely judged creations, representing a span of 6 million
“Using gorgeous illustrations and photographs, [Gurche]
describes exactly how he draws from studies of modern-day
musculature and even his own facial features to turn crumbling skeletons into the evocative sculptures and images that
have appeared in museums, magazines, journals and textbooks
worldwide.”—Rachel Feltman, Scientific American

November  Science/Natural History
Paper  978-0-300-21684-4 $30.00 sc/£20.00
Cloth 978-0-300-18202-6  F ‘13
Also available as an eBook.
368 pp.  8 1⁄2 x 10  163 color illus.  World

Life After Faith
The Case for Secular

Philip Kitcher
The Terry
Lectures Series


Award-winning paleo-artist JOHN GURCHE is artist-in-residence,
Museum of the Earth, Paleontological Research Institute, Ithaca, NY.
His works have appeared frequently in National Geographic and similar
publications and in major natural history museums.

Philip Kitcher offers a positive assessment of secularism
and the possibilities it offers for a genuinely meaningful life
without religion.
“[An] elegant book.  .  .  . A persuasive case that a secular outlook on life can produce value, meaning, and solace.  .  .  .
Kitcher’s real strength is his sensitivity to human suffering
and mortality, and the ways in which those concerns must be
addressed.”—Publishers Weekly
“A work of major erudition, clarity, and stimulating arguments.  .  .  . A welcome contribution to the current god
debate.”—Matthew Engelke, Public Books
“A brilliant and complete little book. . . . Tremendously impressive and illuminating.”—James Wood, Harvard University

October  Philosophy/Religion
Paper  978-0-300-21685-1 $18.00 sc/£12.99
Cloth 978-0-300-20343-1  F ‘14
Also available as an eBook.
200 pp.  5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 World

Risk, Chance,
and Causation
the Origins and
Treatment of Disease

Michael B. Bracken

PHILIP KITCHER is John Dewey Professor of Philosophy, Columbia
University, and the first recipient of the American Philosophical
Association’s Prometheus Prize.

Michael B. Bracken, a noted clinical epidemiologist, shows how
evidence-based medicine can help us understand and assess
news about health risks, cures, and treatment “breakthroughs.”
“If you would like a book to offer to a thoughtful and openminded person unfamiliar with how epidemiologists and
statisticians develop, process, and think about human health
and information, this is a very good choice. Public understanding of science would be much advanced if this book were to be
required reading in courses in science and journalism.”—Nigel
Paneth, The Lancet

September  Medicine
Paper  978-0-300-21683-7 $30.00 tx/£20.00
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Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013
in the Health Sciences Category; honorable mention for
the 2013 American Publishers Awards for Professional and
Scholarly Excellence in the Economics category.

MICHAEL B. BRACKEN is the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of
Epidemiology at Yale University.

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Wilfred Owen

Guy Cuthbertson

This new biography of one of Britain’s most loved poets provides
a fresh account of Wilfred Owen’s life and formative influences.
“Cuthbertson is scrupulous, thoughtful and open-minded. His
book is fired with enthusiasm for the poems and respect for the
man who created them. The result is a fine biography.”—John
Sutherland, The Times
“A scintillating biography. . . . For a long time Owen has been set
in stone, his poetry ossifying into anti-war cliché. Cuthbertson
has made him live again.”—Gary Day, Times Higher Education
“Invaluable insight into a man whose words will be heard often
during the upcoming WWI centennial.”—Booklist (chosen as
one of the top 10 biographies in 2014)

January  Biography/Poetry Studies/Literary Studies
Paper  978-0-300-21615-8 $27.50 tx/£10.99
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A Fully Annotated

Henry D. Thoreau
Edited by Jeffrey
S. Cramer

GUY CUTHBERTSON is senior lecturer in English literature at
Liverpool Hope University and an expert on the First World War poets.

Leading Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer offers a treasure
trove of Thoreau’s most noteworthy essays accompanied by his
astute annotations.
“Anyone who reads Thoreau in editions annotated by the great
Jeffrey S. Cramer . . . will know everything there is to know about
Thoreau.”—Sarah Payne Stuart, author of Perfectly Miserable:
Guilt, God, and Real Estate in a Small Town
“Wonderfully produced. . . . In all things this volume finds the
perfect balance. It’s certainly the finest edition of Thoreau’s
essays ever publicly printed.”—Steve Donoghue, Open Letters
“A well-rounded portrait of the writer and his world.  .  .  . An
accessible entry into the thoughts, feelings, and preoccupations
of this unique American author.”—Library Journal

October  Essays/Belles Lettres
Paper  978-0-300-21680-6 $20.00 sc/£12.99
Cloth 978-0-300-16498-5  S ‘13
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480 pp.  7 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄4 1 b/w illus. World

Italian Venice
A History

R. J. B. Bosworth

JEFFREY S. CRAMER is curator of collections, The Thoreau Institute
at Walden Woods, and editor of six previous volumes by Henry D.

In this elegant book, Richard Bosworth explores the history of
Venice in the century and a half following the city’s absorption
into the Italian nation-state in October 1866.
“A work far more colourful and enjoyable than the usual dust-dry
tomes on Venice. Bosworth has previously published exemplary
works on Mussolini and on Rome, and this one on the real, living Venice is equally fascinating.”—Tobias Jones, Sunday Times
“Bosworth, a subtle and stylish historian, believes that the
best way to keep Venice alive (and authentic) is to embrace
its unofficial histories. His stimulating book decodes monuments that are not to be found in the tourist guides but which
are nonetheless emblematic of a city that is washed by multiple
pasts.’’—Christopher Silvester, Financial Times

October  History
Paper  978-0-300-21612-7 $30.00 tx/£14.99
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R. J. B. BOSWORTH is a senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford.

Before Religion
A History of a
Modern Concept

Brent Nongbri

Surveying representative episodes from a two-thousand-year
period, Brent Nongbri offers a concise and readable account of
the emergence of the concept of religion.
“Valuable.  .  .  . A coherent, lucid, book-length argument that
ought to convince the skeptic that ‘religion’ is a problematic category. . . . Nongbri’s book is a great place to start to question the
inevitability of modern categories.”—William  T. Cavanaugh,
First Things
“Compelling. . . . A thought-provoking addition to scholarship
on religion, history, and culture.”—Publishers Weekly
“Fascinating.”—Andrew Sullivan, The Dish

July  History/Religious History
Paper  978-0-300-21678-3 $25.00 sc/£16.99
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The Carbon
Revised and Updated

Dieter Helm

BRENT NONGBRI is a postdoctoral researcher at Macquarie University
in Sydney, Australia.

In a new edition of his hard-hitting book on climate change,
economist Dieter Helm looks at how and why we have failed to
tackle the issue of global warming and argues for a new, pragmatic rethinking of energy policy.
“An optimistically levelheaded book about actually dealing with
global warming.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“[Dieter Helm] has turned his agile mind to one of the great
problems of our age: why the world’s efforts to curb the carbon
dioxide emissions behind global warming have gone so wrong,
and how it can do better.”—Pilita Clark, Financial Times
DIETER HELM is professor of energy policy, University of Oxford;
fellow in economics at New College, Oxford; and professorial research
fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford.
He is chair of the world’s first Natural Capital Committee.

July  Environmental Studies
Paper  978-0-300-21532-8 $22.00 sc/£12.99
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304 pp.  5 x 7 3⁄4 World

The Taliban
Violence and
Extremism on
the PakistanAfghanistan Frontier

Hassan Abbas

The true story of the Taliban’s remarkable resurgence in
Pakistan and war-torn Afghanistan more than a decade after the
U.S. military’s post-9/11 incursion, with a new epilogue bringing the analysis up to date.
“There are many books on the Taliban in the market, but this
one stands out for the way it weaves together the tribal, governmental, and national aspects of this movement and its Pakistani
and Afghan wings.”—Ambassador Teresita Schaffer, Survival
“Both nuanced and highly knowledgeable, reflecting Abbas’s
experiences as a young police officer in the Pashtun areas
through the lens of an experienced academic.”—Christina
Hellmich, Times Higher Education Supplement

October  Current Events/History
Paper  978-0-300-21616-5 $22.00 sc/£12.99
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HASSAN ABBAS is professor and chair of the department of regional
and analytical atudies at National Defense University’s College of
International Security Affairs in Washington, D.C.

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Darfur and the
Failure of an
African State
Second Edition,
Revised and Updated

Richard Cockett

Drawing on interviews with many of the main players, the former Africa editor of The Economist gives an absorbing account
of Sudan’s descent into civil war and failure over the past fifty
years. In a new final chapter written for this second edition,
Richard Cockett covers the creation of South Sudan and the
deep ramifications for both the new and the old countries.
“[An] informative, eminently readable history and analysis of
Sudan’s failure as a state.”—The Guardian
“Cockett’s account . . . is unsentimental, well sourced and eminently readable. Not for Cockett the platitudes of western guilt
and consequent, pious aid: there are no easy solutions to the
problems of Sudan. But a clear understanding of their genesis is
a good place to start.”—Colin Murphy, Irish Times

October  Current Events/History
Paper  978-0-300-21531-1 $27.50 tx/£12.99
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The South
China Sea
The Struggle for
Power in Asia

Bill Hayton

RICHARD COCKETT is former Africa editor of The Economist. He
was previously a senior lecturer in politics and history at the University
of London.

In this discerning account of simmering conflict in the South
China Sea, Bill Hayton exposes why the world can’t afford to
be indifferent.
“Bill Hayton’s splendid book lucidly covers these disputes in all
their complexity from virtually every angle—historical, legal,
political, economic and strategic.”—The Economist
“Hayton, a longtime BBC journalist, excels in distilling the
complexity and absurdity of South China Sea disputes. . . . This
is a book for the layperson, not the lawyer.”—Gregory B. Poling,
Wall Street Journal
“A masterful history.”—Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs

November  Current Events
Paper  978-0-300-21694-3 $23.00 sc/£12.99
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The Troubled Rise
of a Global Power

Michael Reid

BILL HAYTON is a longtime reporter with BBC News, specializing in
contemporary Asia. He has also written for The Economist, the South
China Morning Post, and the National Interest.

Fully revised and updated in time for the 2016 Summer
Olympics, an insightful and informed appreciation of a complex, vital South American giant, which explores and explains
its current weaknesses and underlying strengths.
“Until now, there has been no concise English-language history
of Brazil.  .  .  . Reid’s Brazil fills the gap with a valuable study
likely to remain a well-thumbed reference for years.”—John Paul
Rathbone, Financial Times
“Reid’s book should become the standard serious introduction
to Brazil for anyone needing a concise history combined with a
clear analysis of contemporary politics . . . elegantly written and
incisive.”—Misha Glenny, Irish Times

January  Current Events/Economics/Globalization
Paper  978-0-300-21697-4 $22.00 sc/£10.99
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“Compelling.  .  .  . The most thoughtful and balanced recent
assessment.”—Foreign Affairs
MICHAEL REID is The Economist’s Latin American columnist. He
lived in Brazil from 1996 to 1999 and has been a frequent visitor since.

The Ukrainians
Unexpected Nation,
Fourth Edition

Andrew Wilson

The most acute, informed, and up-to-date account available
today of Ukraine and its people, now in its fourth edition.
“An interesting and provocative read, which will, one hopes,
contribute to the Western understanding of what Ukraine is and
why it matters.”—Volodymyr Kulyk, Harvard Ukrainian Studies
“A spirited and eminently learned investigation of who
Ukranians say that they are, how they came to be so, and how
others view them. . . . If you re add only one book of Ukraine,
this should probably be it.”—Elizabeth Luchka Haigh, H-Net
ANDREW WILSON is reader in Ukrainian studies at the School of
Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London.

November History
Paper  978-0-300-21725-4 $23.00 tx/£16.99
416 pp.  5 x 7 3⁄4 24 b/w illus.   World

New lower price

Inventing the Christmas Tree
Bernd Brunner

Translated by Benjamin A. Smith
We understand the lighted tree as a central symbol of the Christmas season, but what are the roots of the tradition? Who first thought to bedeck
a tree, to bring it inside? How and where did the local activity grow into a
widespread tradition, and how has the Christmas tree traveled across time
and continents? Bernd Brunner’s brief history—enriched by a selection of
delightful and unusual historical illustrations—spans many centuries and
cultures to illuminate the mysteries of the Christmas tree and its enduring
hold on the human imagination.
“A short and entertaining new history.”—Michael Tortorello, New York
Times “Home” section
“Mr. Brunner meanders pleasantly through the many manifestations of
the tradition over the centuries: trees hung with baked goods and fruits;
trees hung with toys and ornaments; grand trees standing in the stately
homes of the bourgeoisie; scrubby little pines dangling from the rafters of
peasant huts; the Rockefeller Center tree; the Charlie Brown tree.”—Eric
Felten, The Wall Street Journal

“An ideal stocking stuffer.”—Newsday
Also by Bernd Brunner:
A Brief History
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A Brief History
Paper 978-0-300-17769-5  $18.00 tx/£9.99

“Beautifully illustrated. . . . A charming gift book that should find a place
under many a tree this year.”—Carl Wilkinson, Financial Times
BERND BRUNNER is a freelance writer who often explores the intersection of cultural history and the history of science in his writings. He divides his time between
Istanbul, Turkey, and Berlin, Germany.

November Holidays/History
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Brodo, Lichens of North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Brunner, Inventing the Christmas Tree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Bruteig, Munch : Van Gogh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-29
Busine, The Glory of Saint George. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-60
Calabresi, The Future of Law and Economics. . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Calahan, Fashion Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-47
Cameron, Drawn from Courtly India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-53
Carballal Doob, Charlas de sobremesa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Carbon Crunch, The, Helm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Ceramic Presence in Modern Art, The, Miller . . . . . . . . . . A-54
Charlas de sobremesa, Carballal Doob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Cherokee Diaspora, The, Smithers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Children, Friedlander. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-26
Chou, Silent Poetry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-32
Claxton, Intelligence in the Flesh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Clifton, A Golden Age of European Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-56
Coakley, When Your Child Hurts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Cockett, Blood, Dreams, and Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Cockett, Sudan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Coleman, The Art of Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-37
Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan
Wagner, Macel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-53
Contingent Beauty, Ramírez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-55
Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, Dackerman. . . . . . . . A-4
Culture Crash, Timberg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Culture of Food in England, 1200-1500, The, Woolgar. . . . . 70
Curry, The Battle of Agincourt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Cuthbertson, Wilfred Owen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Dackerman, Corita Kent and the Language of Pop. . . . . . . . A-4
Damrosch, Eternity’s Sunrise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–13
Dansereau, Variations stylistiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Database of Dreams, Lemov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Daughter of Venice, Hurlburt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Davidson, A Little History of the United States. . . . . . . . . 10–11
Davis, Multitude, Solitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-36
de Bièvre, Dutch Art and Urban Cultures, 1200–1700. . . . A-39
Dean, John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné . . . . . . . . . . . A-35
DeCanio, Democracy and the Origins of the
American Regulatory State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Delacroix, Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-38
Democracy and the Origins of the American
Regulatory State, DeCanio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Democracy’s Beginning, Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
DeSalle, Welcome to the Microbiome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Design for Eternity, Pillsbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-49
Deutschland im Zeitalter der Globalisierung,
Eichmanns Maier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Dirty Old London, Jackson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Donald Blumberg, Blumberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-30
Dorrien, The New Abolition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Drawing Redefined, Gross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-39
Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and
Rembrandt, Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-56
Drawn from Courtly India, Cameron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-53
Drennan, Income Inequality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Dutch Art and Urban Cultures, 1200–1700, de Bièvre. . . . A-39
Ebel, G.I. Messiahs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Eichmanns Maier, Deutschland im
Zeitalter der Globalisierung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Eisenman, Palladio Virtuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-23
Elements of Power The, Abraham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Engines of Truth, Schneider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Essays, Thoreau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90



Abbas, The Taliban Revival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
South and Aberdeen, Sharples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-59
Abraham, The Elements of Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Abstract Bodies, Getsy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-43
After Buddhism, Batchelor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16–17
After the Circus, Modiano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Age of Catastrophe, The, Winkler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Alex Katz, Rooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-28
Alexander, Masterpieces of Islamic Arms and Armor. . . . . A-51
Allison, Sovereignty for Survival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Alteveer, Pierre Huyghe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-25
Amazing Rare Things, Attenborough. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
America Dancing, Pugh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
American Census, The, Anderson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
American School, The, Rather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-58
American Studio Ceramics, Lynn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-19
An Argument Open to All, Levinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Ancient Egypt Transformed, Oppenheim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-10
Anderson, The American Census . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Anglo-Saxon World, The, Higham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Anna Karenina, Tolstoy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Apethorpe, Morrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-50
Apparitions, Pesenti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-46
Archaeology of Jerusalem, The, Galor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Art for Every Home, Seaton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-33
Art in Britain 1660–1815, Solkin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-49
Art of American Still Life, The, Mitchell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-17
Art of Empire, Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-45
Art of Music, The, Coleman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-37
As It Were ... So to Speak, Bloom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-40
Asia in Amsterdam, van Campen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-24
Atkins, The Wrath of the Gods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-36
Attenborough, Amazing Rare Things. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Augustus, Goldsworthy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Auping, Frank Stella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-15
Baltimore School of Urban Ecology, The, Grove . . . . . . . . . 66
Barbour, Facture:
Conservation, Science, Art History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-31
Batchelor, After Buddhism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16–17
Battle of Agincourt, The, Curry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy, Khare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Before Religion, Nongbri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Before the Door of God, Hopler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Bellany, The Murder of King James I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Bennett, Six Poets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Black Mirror, The, Tallis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Blanga-Gubbay, The Time We Share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-27
Blood, Dreams, and Gold, Cockett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Bloom, As It Were ... So to Speak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-40
Bloom, God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth. . . . . A-34
Blumberg, Donald Blumberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-30
Blumberg, In Front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. . . . . . . . . . A-30
Boissel, Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky. . . . . . . . . . . A-31
Bollas, When the Sun Bursts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Boorsch, Meant to Be Shared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-54
Bosworth, Italian Venice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Bowron, Pompeo Batoni. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-43
Bracken, Risk, Chance, and Causation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Braun, This Program Is Brought to You By . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Bray, Goya. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-22
Brazil, Reid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92



Eternity’s Sunrise, Damrosch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–13
Eureka, Weightman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
European Clocks and Watches, Vincent . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-52
Conservation, Science, Art History, Barbour. . . . . . . . A-31
Fashion Plates, Calahan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-47
Fashion Underground, Steele. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-21
Flasch, Meister Eckhart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Fletcher, Life, Death, and Growing Up
on the Western Front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Flores, Unharvested Dreams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Flourishing, Volf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26–27
Foresta, Irving Penn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Frank Stella, Auping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-15
Frederic Church, Raab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-45
Friedlander, Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-26
Friedlander, Portraits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-26
Friedman, The World Atlas of Tattoo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2–A-3
Frizot, Germaine Krull. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-34
Frolova-Walker, Stalin’s Music Prize. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Future of Law and Economics, The, Calabresi. . . . . . . . . . . 66
G.I. Messiahs, Ebel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Galor, The Archaeology of Jerusalem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Garrow, Protest at Selma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Gates of the Lord, Ghose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-40
Gellman, The President and the Apprentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7
Gender Nonconformity and the Law, Yuracko. . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Gerber, The Inventor’s Dilemma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Germaine Krull, Frizot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-34
Getsy, Abstract Bodies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-43
Ghose, Gates of the Lord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-40
Glory of Saint George, The, Busine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-60
Glover, Yale French Studies, Number 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth, Bloom. . . . . A-34
Golden Age of European Art, A, Clifton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-56
Goldsworthy, Augustus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous, The, Wells . . . . . . . . . 78
Goodman, The Power of Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Gordon, Indecent Exposures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-41
Gordon, The Wilton Diptych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-55
Gorodetsky, The Maisky Diaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Goya in the Norton Simon Museum, Wilson-Bareau . . . . . A-42
Goya, Bray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-22
Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, The, Rahe. . . . . . . . . . . 25
Green, The Hundred Years War. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Griffey, On Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-44
Gross, Drawing Redefined. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-39
Groucho Marx, Siegel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Grove, The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology. . . . . . . . . . 66
Gurche, Shaping Humanity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Harris, The Lost World of Byzantium. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Hasen, Plutocrats United . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Hayton, The South China Sea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Helm, The Carbon Crunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Hendrix, Martin Luther . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Hickson, Warhol & Mapplethorpe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-14
Higham, The Anglo-Saxon World. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
History of Modern South Asia, A, Talbot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs, The, Marcus . . . . . . . . . 83
Hitler at Home, Stratigakos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Home Rule, Sachs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Hopler, Before the Door of God. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88


Hospitality and Islam, Siddiqui. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
How to Read Chinese Ceramics, Leidy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-8
Humans Need Not Apply, Kaplan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Hundred Years War, The, Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Hurlburt, Daughter of Venice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Imprudent King, Parker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
In Front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Blumberg. . . . . . . . . . A-30
In the Courts of Religious Ladies, Periti. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-42
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, Proust. . . . . . . . . . 60
In Those Nightmarish Days, Opoczynski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Income Inequality, Drennan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Indecent Exposures, Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-41
Indian Art of the Americas at the Art Institute of
Chicago, Townsend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-57
Inglorious Revolution, Summerhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Intelligence in the Flesh, Claxton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Inventing the Christmas Tree, Brunner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Inventor’s Dilemma, The, Gerber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Irrational Judgments, Swenson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-48
Irving Penn, Foresta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Islamism, Osman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Italian Venice, Bosworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Jackson, Dirty Old London. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Jacob A. Riis:
Revealing New York’s “Other Half”, Yochelson . . . . . . A-13
James, Latest Readings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
Jergovic, The Walnut Mansion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné, Dean . . . . . . . . . . . A-35
Jones, Art of Empire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-45
Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky, Boissel. . . . . . . . . . . A-31
Jütte, The Strait Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Kaplan, Humans Need Not Apply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Keys to a Passion, Pagé. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-27
Khare, Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Kitchen, Speer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Kitcher, Life After Faith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Koester, Revelation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Kongo, LaGamma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-9
Kraus, The Last Days of Mankind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Krause, Voices of the Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
LaGamma, Kongo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-9
Last Days of Mankind, The, Kraus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Latest Readings, James. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
Leap Before You Look, Molesworth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-12
Leidy, How to Read Chinese Ceramics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-8
Lemov, Database of Dreams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Letters of C. Vann Woodward, The, Woodward. . . . . . . . . . 85
Levinson, An Argument Open to All. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Levy, Mindful Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Liberation of the Camps, The, Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Lichens of North America, Brodo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Life After Faith, Kitcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Life, Death, and Growing Up
on the Western Front, Fletcher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Lipman, The Saltwater Frontier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Little History of the United States, A, Davidson. . . . . . . . . 10–11
Lost World of Byzantium, The, Harris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Lynn, American Studio Ceramics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-19
Macel, Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and
Ethan Wagner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-53
Mackie, Symbols of Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-32
Madigan, Medieval Christianity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Pompeo Batoni, Bowron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-43
Portraits, Friedlander. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-26
Power of Pictures, The, Goodman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
President and the Apprentice, The, Gellman. . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7
Princeton’s Great Persian Book of Kings, Simpson . . . . . . . A-44
Prose, Peggy Guggenheim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Protest at Selma, Garrow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Proust, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower. . . . . . . . . . 60
Proust, Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Prusiner, Madness and Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Pugh, America Dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Raab, Frederic Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-45
Rachel Harrison, Rutland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-25
Rahe, The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta. . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Ramírez, Contingent Beauty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-55
Rather, The American School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-58
Real Life Rock, Marcus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–15
Reid, Brazil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Responsive Self, The, Niditch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Revelation, Koester. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Risk, Chance, and Causation, Bracken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Roar of Morning, The, Marugg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Robertson, Rome 1600. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-46
Robinson, Drawings from the Age of Bruegel,
Rubens, and Rembrandt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-56
Rome 1600, Robertson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-46
Rooks, Alex Katz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-28
Rothko, Mark Rothko. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-16
Roy, National Gallery Technical Bulletin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-50
Ruth, Schipper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Rutland, Rachel Harrison. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-25
Sachs, Home Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Saltwater Frontier, The, Lipman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Salvaged Pages, Zapruder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Schaller, The Stronghold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Schipper, Ruth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Schneider, Engines of Truth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Schrijvers, Those Who Hold Bastogne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Schwartz, Neuroimmunity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Seaton, Art for Every Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-33
Serial Black Face, Nabers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Shaping Humanity, Gurche. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Sharples, Aberdeenshire:
South and Aberdeen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-59
Siddiqui, Hospitality and Islam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Siegel, Groucho Marx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Silent Poetry, Chou. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-32
Simpson, Princeton’s Great Persian Book of Kings . . . . . . . A-44
Singer, No Freedom without Regulation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Six Poets, Bennett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Sliwka, Visions of Paradise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-59
Smithers, The Cherokee Diaspora. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Solkin, Art in Britain 1660–1815 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-49
South China Sea, The, Hayton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Sovereignty for Survival, Allison. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Speed Limits, Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Speer, Kitchen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Stalin’s Music Prize, Frolova-Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Standring, Wyeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
Steele, Fashion Underground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-21
Stone, The Liberation of the Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Stoneman, Xerxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61



Madness and Memory, Prusiner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Maisky Diaries, The, Gorodetsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Marcus, Real Life Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–15
Marcus, The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs. . . . . . . . . . 83
Marginal Jew:
Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume V, Meier. . . . . . . . 63
Mark Rothko, Rothko. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-16
Martin Luther, Hendrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Martin Puryear, Pascale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-11
Marugg, The Roar of Morning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Marzluff, Welcome to Subirdia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Masterpieces of Islamic Arms and Armor, Alexander. . . . . A-51
Meant to Be Shared, Boorsch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-54
Medieval Christianity, Madigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Meier, A Marginal Jew:
Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume V. . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Meister Eckhart, Flasch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Melillo, Strangers on Familiar Soil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Miller, The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art. . . . . . . . . . . A-54
Mindful Tech, Levy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Mitchell, Democracy’s Beginning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Mitchell, Nietzsche’s Orphans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Mitchell, The Art of American Still Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-17
Modiano, After the Circus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Modiano, Paris Nocturne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Modiano, Pedigree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5
Molesworth, Leap Before You Look. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-12
Moore, Musical Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-8
Morgan, The World Goes Pop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-20
Morrison, Apethorpe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-50
Multitude, Solitude, Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-36
Munch : Van Gogh, Bruteig. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-29
Murder of King James I, The, Bellany. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Musical Instruments, Moore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-8
Nabers, Serial Black Face. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
National Gallery Technical Bulletin, Roy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-50
Natural History of Wine, A, Tattersall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–21
Naturalists at Sea, Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Neuroimmunity, Schwartz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
New Abolition, The, Dorrien. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Niditch, The Responsive Self . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Nietzsche’s Orphans, Mitchell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
No Freedom without Regulation, Singer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Nongbri, Before Religion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Noon, Delacroix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-38
On Display, Griffey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-44
Opoczynski, In Those Nightmarish Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Oppenheim, Ancient Egypt Transformed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-10
Osman, Islamism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Pagé, Keys to a Passion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-27
Palladio Virtuel, Eisenman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-23
Paris Nocturne, Modiano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Parker, Imprudent King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Pascale, Martin Puryear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-11
Pedigree, Modiano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5
Peggy Guggenheim, Prose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Peppard, The World’s Oldest Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Periti, In the Courts of Religious Ladies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-42
Pesenti, Apparitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-46
Pierre Huyghe, Alteveer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-25
Pillsbury, Design for Eternity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-49
Plutocrats United, Hasen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49



Strait Gate, The, Jütte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Strangers on Familiar Soil, Melillo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Stratigakos, Hitler at Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Stronghold, The, Schaller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Sudan, Cockett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Summerhill, Inglorious Revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Swenson, Irrational Judgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-48
Symbols of Power, Mackie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-32
Talbot, A History of Modern South Asia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Taliban Revival, The, Abbas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Tallis, The Black Mirror. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Tattersall, A Natural History of Wine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–21
Taylor, Proust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Taylor, Speed Limits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
That Day, Wilson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
This Program Is Brought to You By . . ., Braun. . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Thoreau, Essays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Those Who Hold Bastogne, Schrijvers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Timberg, Culture Crash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Time We Share, The, Blanga-Gubbay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-27
Tolstoy, Anna Karenina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Townsend, Indian Art of the Americas at the Art
Institute of Chicago. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-57
Tucker, The Wittgenstein Vitrine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-60
Ukrainians, The, Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Unharvested Dreams, Flores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Upton, What Can and Can’t Be Said. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Utley, Wanted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
van Campen, Asia in Amsterdam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-24
Variations stylistiques, Dansereau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Vincent, European Clocks and Watches . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-52
Visions of Paradise, Sliwka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-59
Voices of the Wild, Krause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37


Volf, Flourishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26–27
Walnut Mansion, The, Jergovic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Wanted, Utley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Warhol & Mapplethorpe, Hickson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-14
Weightman, Eureka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Welcome to Subirdia, Marzluff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Welcome to the Microbiome, DeSalle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Wells, The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous. . . . . . . . . . 78
What Can and Can’t Be Said, Upton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
When the Sun Bursts, Bollas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
When Your Child Hurts, Coakley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Wilfred Owen, Cuthbertson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Williams, Naturalists at Sea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Wilson-Bareau, Goya in the Norton Simon Museum . . . . . A-42
Wilson, That Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Wilson, The Ukrainians. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Wilton Diptych, The, Gordon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-55
Winkler, The Age of Catastrophe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Wittgenstein Vitrine, The, Tucker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-60
Woodward, The Letters of C. Vann Woodward. . . . . . . . . . . 85
Woolgar, The Culture of Food in England, 1200–1500. . . . . 70
World Atlas of Tattoo, The, Friedman . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2–A-3
World Goes Pop, The, Morgan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-20
World’s Oldest Church, The, Peppard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Wrath of the Gods, The, Atkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-36
Wyeth, Standring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
Xerxes, Stoneman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Yale French Studies, Number 128, Glover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Yochelson, Jacob A. Riis:
Revealing New York’s “Other Half”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-13
Yuracko, Gender Nonconformity and the Law. . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Zapruder, Salvaged Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75







Art and Architecture

cover image:

Frank Stella (b. 1936)
Fluorescent alkyd on canvas,
77 x 77 in. (195.6 x 195.6 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York;
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Scull, 1971
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art and Architecture



Art and Architecture—General Interest

The World Atlas of Tattoo
Anna Felicity Friedman
With a foreword by James Elkins

A lavishly illustrated global exploration of
the vast array of styles and most significant
practitioners of tattoo from ancient times
to today
Tattoo art and practice has seen radical changes in the
21st century, as its popularity has exploded. An expanding number of tattoo artists have been mining the past
for lost traditions and innovating with new technology.
An enormous diversity of styles, genres, and techniques
has emerged, ranging from geometric blackwork to
vibrant, painterly styles, and from hand-tattooed works
to machine-produced designs.
With over 700 stunning color illustrations, this volume
considers historical and contemporary tattoo practices
in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, North and
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific
Islands. Each section, dedicated to a specific geographic
region, features fascinating text by tattoo experts that
explores the history and traditions native to that area
as well as current styles and trends. The World Atlas of
Tattoo also tracks the movement of styles from their
indigenous settings to diasporic communities, where
they have often been transformed into creative, multicultural, hybrid designs. The work of 100 notable artists
from around the globe is showcased in this definitive
reference on a widespread and intriguing art practice.

Also available:
The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti
Rafael Schacter
Cloth 978-0-300-19942-0  $35.00
The World Atlas of Street Photography
Jackie Higgins
Cloth 978-0-300-20716-6  $45.00

ANNA FELICITY FRIEDMAN is an interdisciplinary scholar and
curator, whose social media platforms include tattoohistorian.com.
JAMES ELKINS is E. C. Chadbourne Chair of Art History, Theory,
and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

September  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21048-4 $35.00
400 pp.  9 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄2  700 color illus. 
For sale in North and South America only
Art and Architecture—General Interest


Corita Kent and the Language of Pop
Edited by Susan Dackerman
With essays by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Susan Dackerman, Richard Meyer, and Jennifer L. Roberts

A definitive exploration of Corita Kent’s art,
looking beyond her identity as a radical nun
to establish her place amid the vibrant pop art
movement of the 1960s
Known widely as a Catholic nun with an avant-garde
flair, Corita Kent (1918–1986) has a personal legacy that
has tended to overshadow her extensive career as an artist. This handsomely illustrated catalogue places Kent
in her rightful position among the foremost figures of
pop art, such as Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, and Roy
Lichtenstein. Although Kent has been largely excluded
from the academic and critical discourses surrounding
1960s American art, this publication reevaluates her
importance and highlights how her work questioned
and expanded the boundaries of the pop art movement.
Four essays and nearly 90 catalogue entries pull
together a variety of topics—art history, religion,
politics, linguistics, race, gender, mass media, and
advertising—that influenced Kent’s life and work during the 1960s. Eminent pop scholars delve into the
relationship between her art and that of her contemporaries, and explore how her art both responded to
and advanced the changes in modern-day Catholicism
stemming from Vatican II. More than 200 vibrant
images showcase Kent’s ingenious screenprints, which
often combine handwritten text and commercial imagery. Offering an unparalleled, rigorous study of an artist
who has been largely overlooked, this book is an important contribution to scholarship as well as a fascinating
presentation of Kent and her work to a wider audience.
SUSAN DACKERMAN is consultative curator of prints at the
Harvard Art Museums. JULIA BRYAN-WILSON is associate professor of art history at the University of California, Berkeley. RICHARD
MEYER is the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor of Art History
at Stanford University. JENNIFER L. ROBERTS is the Elizabeth
Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.


Art and Architecture—General Interest

Exhibition Schedule:
Harvard Art Museums
San Antonio Museum of Art

Distributed for the Harvard Art Museums

September  Art
Paper  978-0-300-21471-0 $50.00/£35.00
340 pp.  9 1⁄2 x 12  270 color + 15 b/w illus. 

That Day

Photographs in the American West
Laura Wilson
With an essay by John Rohrbach and a foreword by Andrew R. Graybill

“Rather than the proverbial melting pot,
Wilson asks us to recognize a West that is at
least a place where, against a backdrop of aridity
and expansive space, diverse lives can and do
coexist.” —John Rohrbach
Renowned photographer Laura Wilson (b. 1939) moved
from New England to Texas in 1966 and for more than
three decades has captured the majesty, as well as the
tragedy, of her adopted home region. As seen in this
extraordinary book, Wilson’s subjects range from legendary West Texas cattle ranches to impoverished
Plains Indian reservations to lavish border town cotillions. Also featured are exquisite portraits of artists who
are associated with the region, including Donald Judd,
Ed Ruscha, and Sam Shepard.

Laura Wilson, Stunt Horse, Ventura County, CA,
February 20, 2007

Exhibition Schedule:

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Published in association with the Clements
Center at Southern Methodist University

The unforgettable images in That Day, many of which
are previously unpublished, tell sharply drawn stories of
the people and places that have shaped, and continue
to shape, the nation’s most dynamic and unyielding
land. Text from Wilson’s journals further animates
the photographs, recalling her personal experiences
behind the camera at the moment when a particular
image was captured. With her unique and incisive
eye, Wilson casts a fresh light on the West—a topic of
enduring fascination.
LAURA WILSON is a photographer. JOHN ROHRBACH is senior
curator of photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American
Art. ANDREW R. GRAYBILL is professor and chair, Department
of History, and co-director, Clements Center for Southwest Studies,
Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

October  Photography
Cloth  978-0-300-21539-7 $50.00/£35.00
240 pp.  10 x 12  11 color + 105 duotone illus. 
Art and Architecture—General Interest


The Power of Pictures

Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film
Susan Tumarkin Goodman and Jens Hoffmann
With an essay by Alexander Lavrentiev

A fascinating account of the avant-garde
photo-based arts from the early Soviet Union,
featuring many previously unpublished images
Following the 1917 Russian Revolution, photography, film, and posters played an essential role in the
campaign to disseminate modernity and Communist
ideology. From early experimental works by Alexander
Rodchenko and El Lissitzky to the modernist photojournalism of Arkady Shaikhet and Max Penson,
Soviet photographers were not only in the vanguard of
style and technological innovation but also radical in
their integration of art and politics. Filmmakers such
as Dziga Vertov, Sergei Eisenstein, and Esfir Shub
pioneered cinematic techniques for works intended to
mobilize viewers.
Covering the period from the Revolution to the beginning of World War II, The Power of Pictures considers
Soviet avant-garde photography and film in the context
of political history and culture. Three essays trace this
generation of artists, their experiments with new media,
and their pursuit of a new political order. A wealth of
stunning photographs, film stills, and film posters, as
well as magazine and book designs, demonstrate that
their output encompassed a spectacular range of style,
content, and perspective, and an extraordinary sense of
the power of the photograph to change the world.

Still from Dziga Vertov, Man with a Movie Camera,
1929, black-and-white film, 68 min.

Exhibition Schedule:

Jewish Museum, New York
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville
Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam
Published in association with the Jewish
Museum, New York

SUSAN TUMARKIN GOODMAN is senior curator emerita
and JENS HOFFMANN is deputy director, exhibitions and
public programs, both at the Jewish Museum. ALEXANDER
LAVRENTIEV is a Moscow-based art historian, grandson of
the photographer Alexander Rodchenko, and director of the
Rodchenko-Stepanova archive.

September  Photography/Film
Paper over Board 
978-0-300-20768-2 $45.00/£30.00
240 pp.  8 3⁄4 x 11  148 color + 30 b/w illus. 

Art and Architecture—General Interest


Irving Penn

Beyond Beauty
Merry A. Foresta
An accessible overview of the work of legendary
American photographer Irving Penn
Famous for his fashion portraits and experimentation
with still life images, Irving Penn (1917–2009) ranks as
one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century.
In an illustrious career that spanned nearly 70 years,
Penn was a master of both black-and-white and color
photography, and his revival of platinum printing in the
1960s and 1970s was a catalyst for significant change in
the art world.
Drawing from the extensive holdings of the Smithsonian
American Art Museum, including a major gift from
The Irving Penn Foundation, this magnificent catalogue compiles 161 of Penn’s iconic images, including
a number of unpublished works. Beautifully designed
and illustrated, Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty accompanies the first retrospective exhibition of Penn’s work in
nearly 20 years and features photographs from all stages
of his career, including street scenes from the late
1930s, celebrity portraits, Parisian fashion photographs,
and more private studio images. Merry A. Foresta’s captivating essay introduces this photographer to a younger
generation and delves into Penn’s use of photography to
respond to social and cultural change, speaking to the
depths of human existence.

Exhibition Schedule:

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Dallas Museum of Art
Lesley University, College of Art and Design,
Cambridge, MA
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Distributed for the Smithsonian American
Art Museum in association with The Irving
Penn Foundation

MERRY A. FORESTA is an independent curator and arts writer.

October  Photography
PB-with Flaps  978-0-300-21490-1 $45.00/£30.00
240 pp.  9 1⁄4 x 11  20 color + 147 tritone illus. 
Art and Architecture—General Interest


Musical Instruments

Highlights from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
J. Kenneth Moore, Jayson Kerr Dobney, and
Bradley Strauchen-Scherer
Featuring more than 100 extraordinary pieces from around the world and
spanning thousands of years, this book displays the astounding diversity of
musical instruments. Highlights include Bronze Age cymbals, the earliest
known piano, violins made by Stradivari, slit drums from Oceania, and
iconic 20th-century American guitars. Stunning new photographs reveal
these objects to be works of musical and visual art—marvels of technology
and masterpieces of design. Each object is explored in fascinating text
describing its historical use; its sound or the technological developments
that gave rise to the form of music played upon it; details about its notable
makers, owners, or players; or its construction and decoration. Related
works—paintings, textiles, statues, and pottery that depict instruments
and music making—complement and further illuminate the narrative
which provides a lively and insightful appreciation of musical instruments
that will appeal to art and music lovers everywhere.

The Musicians by Caravaggio

Published by The Metropolitan
Museum of Art/Distributed by
Yale University Press

J. KENNETH MOORE is Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge, JAYSON
KERR DOBNEY is associate curator and administrator, and BRADLEY
STRAUCHEN-SCHERER is associate curator, all in the Department of
Musical Instruments at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

November  Music History/Art History
PB-with Flaps  978-1-58839-562-7 $25.00/£16.99
192 pp.  8 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄2  175 color illus.  World

How to Read Chinese Ceramics
Denise Patry Leidy

Chinese ceramics are among the most significant and widely collected
decorative arts produced anywhere in the world, with a history that
spans millennia. Despite the saturation of Chinese ceramics in global
culture—in English, the word “china” has become synonymous with
“porcelain”—the function of these works and the meaning of their often
richly decorated surfaces are not always readily apparent.
This new installment in the successful How to Read series enlightens
readers on Chinese ceramics of all kinds, using highlights from the outstanding collection of The  Metropolitan Museum of Art as a teaching
tool. Accessible to a general audience and written by an expert on the
subject, this book explains and interprets 40 masterworks of Chinese
ceramics. The works represent a broad range of subject matter and type,
from ancient earthenware to 20th-century porcelain, and from plates and
bowls to vases and sculptural figures. Lavish illustrations showcase these
stunning works and the decorations that adorn them, including symbolic
scenes, flowers, and Buddhist and Chinese historical figures.
DENISE PATRY LEIDY is curator in the Department of Asian Art,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vase with Poet Zhou Dunyi (detail), Ming
dynasty, Wanli period

Published by The Metropolitan
Museum of Art/Distributed by
Yale University Press

October  Decorative Arts
PB-with Flaps  978-1-58839-571-9 $25.00/£16.99
176 pp.  8 x 10 1⁄2  185 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—General Interest



Power and Majesty
Alisa LaGamma
With contributions by Josiah Blackmore, Christine Giuntini, Ellen Howe, Phyllis M. Martin,
Adriana Rizzo, John K. Thornton, and Kristen Windmuller-Luna

A compelling examination of one of the most
artistically rich and creative African kingdoms
Artists from the kingdom of Kongo—a vast swath of
Central Africa that today encompasses the Republic
of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and
Angola—were responsible for outstanding creative
achievements. With the influx of Portuguese, Dutch,
and Italian merchants, missionaries, and explorers, Kongo developed a unique artistic tradition that
blended European iconography with powerful indigenous art forms. An initially positive engagement
with Europe in the 15th century turned turbulent in
the wake of later displacement, civil war, and the slave
trade—and many of the artworks created in Kongo
reflect the changing times.
This comprehensive study is the first major catalogue
to explore Kongo’s history, art forms, and cultural
identity before, during, and after contact with Europe.
Objects range from 15th-century “mother-and-child”
figures, which reflect a time when Europeans and their
Christian motifs were viewed favorably, to fearsome
mangaaka, power figures that conveyed strength in
the midst of the kingdom’s dissolution. Lavishly illustrated with new photography and multiple views of
three-dimensional works, this book presents the fascinatingly complex artistic legacy of one of Africa’s most
storied kingdoms.

Exhibition Schedule:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/
Distributed by Yale University Press

ALISA LaGAMMA is Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Curator
in Charge, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the
Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

September  Art
Cloth  978-1-58839-575-7 $65.00/£40.00
352 pp.  9 x 10 1⁄2  250 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—General Interest


Ancient Egypt Transformed
The Middle Kingdom

Edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and
Kei Yamamoto
The first comprehensive survey of an artistically
and culturally rich period in Egypt’s history
The Middle Kingdom (ca. 2030–1700 b.c.), the second
great era of ancient Egyptian culture, was a transformational period during which the artistic conventions,
cultural principles, religious beliefs, and political systems formed during earlier dynasties were developed
and reimagined. This comprehensive volume presents
a detailed picture of the art and culture of the Middle
Kingdom, arguably the least known of Egypt’s three
kingdoms yet a time of remarkable prosperity and
unprecedented change. International specialists present new insights into how Middle Kingdom artists
refined existing forms and iconography to make strikingly original architecture, statuary, tomb and temple
relief decoration, and stele.
Thematic sections explore art produced for different
strata of Egyptian society, including the pharaoh, royal
women, the elite, and the family, while other chapters
provide insight into Egypt’s expanding relations with
foreign lands and the themes of Middle Kingdom literature. More than 250 objects from major collections
around the world are sumptuously illustrated, many with
new photography undertaken specifically for this catalogue. This fascinating publication is a much-needed
contribution to understanding ancient Egypt’s art and
culture, and shows how the Middle Kingdom served as
the bridge between the monumentality of the pre­vious
centuries and the opulent splendor of later years.

Funerary Guardian Figure (detail), Memphite
Region, Egypt

Exhibition Schedule:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/
Distributed by Yale University Press

ADELA OPPENHEIM is curator, DOROTHEA ARNOLD is curator emerita, DIETER ARNOLD is curator, and KEI YAMAMOTO
is research associate, all in the Department of Egyptian Art at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

October  Art/Archaeology
Cloth  978-1-58839-564-1 $75.00/£50.00
400 pp.  9 1⁄2 x 12  450 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—General Interest


Martin Puryear

Multiple Dimensions
Mark Pascale
With an essay by Ruth Fine

A fascinating glimpse into the creative process
of a major contemporary sculptor, featuring
many previously unseen works on paper
American sculptor Martin Puryear (b. 1941) creates
work that combines the clean elegance of minimalism
and the simplicity of traditional materials. His stunning
sculptures explore themes of identity, ethnicity, and history, and are rich with social and cultural commentary.
Puryear, who is known for abstract, large-scale pieces
in wood, stone, and bronze, has captured the attention of the art world for the past 30 years. Despite the
apparent simplicity of his works, however, he engages
in an extensive iterative process that has, until now,
been unknown.
Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions explores that
process, featuring numerous drawings, prints, and
small-scale sculptures that have never before been published. This catalogue is the first to examine Puryear’s
work across media, providing invaluable insight into
his visual thinking, from sketches to working drawings
and constructions for sculpture. Handsomely illustrated with nearly 120 color plates that demonstrate the
evolution of Puryear’s ideas between drawings, prints,
and sculptures, this beautiful volume draws back the
curtain on the methodology of this important and
enigmatic artist.

Exhibition Schedule:

Morgan Library and Museum
The Art Institute of Chicago
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago

MARK PASCALE is the Janet and Craig Duchossois Curator of
Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. RUTH FINE
is former curator of special projects at the National Gallery of Art,
Washington, D.C.

October  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-18454-9 $35.00/£20.00
160 pp.  8 x 9 1⁄2  140 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—General Interest


Leap Before You Look

Black Mountain College, 1933–1957
Helen Molesworth
A dynamic new look at the legendary college
that was a major incubator of the arts in
midcentury America
In 1933, John Rice founded Black Mountain College
in North Carolina as an experiment in making artistic
experience central to learning. Though it operated for
only 24 years, this pioneering school played a significant role in fostering avant-garde art, music, dance, and
poetry, and an astonishing number of important artists
taught or studied there. Among the instructors were
Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham,
Buckminster Fuller, Karen Karnes, M. C. Richards,
and Willem de Kooning, and students included Ruth
Asawa, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cy Twombly.
Leap Before You Look is a singular exploration of this
legendary school and of the work of the artists who
spent time there. Scholars from a variety of fields
contribute original essays about diverse aspects of the
College—spanning everything from its farm program
to the influence of Bauhaus principles—and about the
people and ideas that gave it such a lasting impact. In
addition, catalogue entries highlight selected works,
including writings, musical compositions, visual arts,
and crafts. The book’s fresh approach and rich illustration program convey the atmosphere of creativity and
experimentation that was unique to Black Mountain
College, and that served as an inspiration to so many.
This timely volume will be essential reading for anyone
interested in the College and its enduring legacy.

Exhibition Schedule:

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Hammer Museum, UCLA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Published in association with the Institute of
Contemporary Art, Boston

HELEN MOLESWORTH is chief curator at the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

October  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21191-7 $75.00/£50.00
400 pp.  9 1⁄2 x 12 1⁄2  318 color + 170 b/w illus. 

Art and Architecture—General Interest

Jacob A. Riis:
Revealing New York’s “Other Half”
A Complete Catalogue of His Photographs
Bonnie Yochelson
The definitive study of the images made by
a pioneer journalist and photographer who
passionately advocated for America’s urban poor
Danish-born Jacob A. Riis (1849–1914) found success
in America as a reporter for the New York Tribune, first
documenting crime and later turning his eye to housing
reform. As tenement living conditions became unbearable in the wake of massive immigration, Riis and his
camera captured some of the earliest, most powerful
images of American urban poverty.

Two sewing women in Elizabeth Street den,
1887–1888. Museum of the City of New York,
Gift of Roger William Riis,

This important publication is the first comprehensive
study and complete catalogue of Riis’s world-famous Exhibition Schedule:
images, and places him at the forefront of early-20th-­
century social reform photography. It is the culmination Museum of the City of New York
of more than two decades of research on Riis, assembling 10/07/15–03/20/16
materials from five repositories (the Riis Collection at Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
April 2016–September 2016
the Museum of the City of New York, the Library of
Congress, the New-York Historical Society, the New Published in association with the Museum of the
York Public Library, and the Museum of South West City of New York and the Library of Congress
Jutland) as well as previously unpublished photographs
and notes. In this handsome volume, Bonnie Yochelson
proposes a novel thesis—that Riis was a radical publicist
who utilized photographs to enhance his arguments,
but had no great skill or ambition as a photographer.
She also provides important context for understanding
how Riis’s work would be viewed in turn-of-the-century
New York, whether presented in lantern slide lectures
or newspapers.
BONNIE YOCHELSON is former curator of prints and photographs at the Museum of the City of New York, and an art historian
specializing in photography.

October  Photography
Cloth  978-0-300-20916-7 $65.00/£40.00
344 pp.  12 x 9 
25 color, 375 duotone + 210 b/w illus. World
Art and Architecture—General Interest


Warhol & Mapplethorpe
Guise & Dolls

Edited by Patricia Hickson
With essays by Jonathan D. Katz, Tirza True Latimer, Vincent Fremont, Eileen Myles, and
Christopher Makos, and an interview by Maria Luisa Pacelli

A landmark examination of iconic and
provocative portraits by Warhol and
Mapplethorpe, presented side by side and
in depth for the first time
Andy Warhol (1928–1987) and Robert Mapplethorpe
(1946–1989) are well known for significant work in
portraiture and self-portraiture that challenged gender roles and notions of femininity, masculinity, and
androgyny. This exciting and original book is the first
to consider the two artists together, examining the
powerful portraits they created during the vibrant and
tumultuous era bookended by the Stonewall riots and
the AIDS crisis. Several important bodies of work are
featured, including Warhol’s Ladies and Gentlemen
series of drag queen portraits and Mapplethorpe’s photographs of Patti Smith and of female body builder Lisa
Lyon. These are explored alongside numerous other
paintings, photographs, and films that demonstrate
the artists’ engagement with gender, identity, beauty,
performance, and sexuality, including their own selfportraits and portraits of one another.

Exhibition Schedule:

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Published in association with the Wadsworth
Atheneum Museum of Art

Essays trace the convergences and divergences of
Warhol and Mapplethorpe’s work, and examine the
historical context of the artists’ projects as well as their
lasting impact on contemporary art and queer culture.
Firsthand accounts by the artists’ collaborators and subjects reveal details into the making and exhibition of
some of the works presented here. With an illustrated
timeline highlighting key moments in the artists’
careers, and more than 90 color plates of their arresting
pictures, this book provides a fascinating study of two of
the most compelling figures in 20th-century art.
PATRICIA HICKSON is Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of
Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
October  Art/Photography
Cloth  978-0-300-21433-8 $60.00/£40.00
184 pp.  9 1⁄2 x 11  148 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—General Interest

Frank Stella

A Retrospective
Michael Auping
With essays by Jordan Kantor and Adam D. Weinberg, and an interview with Frank Stella by
Laura Owens

A comprehensive look at the breadth and depth
of the work of one of America’s most influential
abstract artists
This landmark catalogue presents a retrospective study
of Frank Stella (b. 1936), one of the most important figures in 20th-century American art. Showcasing works
from all of his major series, the book surveys the full
sweep of Stella’s career, from his artistic beginnings in
high school and college to today.
The book’s spectacular plate section comprises more
than 100 works, including paintings, sculptures, reliefs,
and works on paper. Notable inclusions are his seminal
Black Paintings, recent high-relief aluminum works,
and a selection of drawings, maquettes, and digital
renderings—many of which are reproduced here for
the first time—that offer fresh insight into Stella’s
thinking and process. Essays discuss topics such as the
artist’s early years at Phillips Academy in Andover and
Princeton University, and his late-career architectural
pieces created with the aid of computer software. An
interview with Stella conducted by American painter
Laura Owens allows Stella to illuminate his artistic
practice in his own words. Additional resources include
a chronology with extensive bibliographic and exhibition references. This definitive publication is the most
thorough examination to date of Stella’s astounding contributions in all media, which cement his role as one of
the most important practitioners of modern abstraction.
MICHAEL AUPING is chief curator at the Modern Art Museum
of Fort Worth, Texas. JORDAN KANTOR is professor of fine arts at
California College of the Arts, San Francisco. ADAM D. WEINBERG
is Alice Pratt Brown Director at the Whitney Museum of American
Art, New York. LAURA OWENS is a painter based in Los Angeles.

Frank Stella (b. 1936). Die Fahne hoch!, 1959. Enamel on
canvas, 121 5⁄8 × 72 13 ⁄16 in. (308.9 × 184.9 cm). Whitney
Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene M. Schwartz and purchase with funds from the John I.
H. Baur Purchase Fund, the Charles and Anita Blatt Fund, Peter
M. Brant, B. H. Friedman, the Gilman Foundation, Inc., Susan
Morse Hilles, The Lauder Foundation, Frances and Sydney
Lewis, the Albert A. List Fund, Philip Morris Incorporated,
Sandra Payson, Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht Saalfield, Mrs.
Percy Uris, Warner Communications Inc., and the National
Endowment for the Arts 75.22

Exhibition Schedule:

Whitney Museum of American Art
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
de Young, San Francisco
Published in association with the Whitney
Museum of American Art and the Modern Art
Museum of Fort Worth
November  Art
Hardcover with slipcase 
978-0-300-21544-1 $65.00/£40.00
284 pp.  9 x 12  145 color + 10 b/w illus. World


Art and Architecture—General Interest


Mark Rothko

From the Inside Out
Christopher Rothko
“The journey to understand the painting is
also the journey to understand Rothko, because
the work is so thoroughly suffused with the
man.”—Christopher Rothko
Mark Rothko (1903–1970) is world-renowned for his
large-scale abstract paintings, icons of the New York
School and of Abstract Expressionism, and is the subject
of numerous publications. In this unique examination
of Mark Rothko’s art and life, Christopher, the younger
of the artist’s two children and overseer of his estate,
synthesizes rigorous critique with personal anecdotes.
Christopher Rothko presents 18 accessibly written
essays that address the use of scale, form, and color
and the centrality of content across the artist’s output.
The prominent commissions for the Rothko Chapel
in Houston and the Seagram Building murals in New
York receive extended treatment, as do many of the
lesser-known and underappreciated aspects of Rothko’s
oeuvre, including a reassessment of his late dark canvases and an argument for the relevance of his works
on paper. The author discusses the artist’s writings of
the 1930s and 1940s, the significance of humor and
irony to the artist, and the enduring struggles with
visual abstraction in the contemporary era. Christopher
Rothko writes convincingly and movingly about his role
as the artist’s son—the terms of their relationship, their
commonalities, and the distance left by their brief time
spent together while the writer was a child.

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1969. Acrylic on paper,
mounted on canvas, 53 7⁄16 x 42 3⁄8 in. ©2015 Kate
Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko.

Also edited by Christopher Rothko:
The Artist’s Reality
Philosophies of Art
Paper 978-0-300-11585-7  $22.00 sc/£9.99

Mark Rothko: From the Inside Out is a thoughtful reexamination of the legendary artist, serving as a passionate
introduction for readers new to his work and offering a
fresh perspective to those who know it well.
CHRISTOPHER ROTHKO, a writer and psychologist, is actively
involved in managing the Rothko legacy by organizing and presenting exhibitions of his father’s work around the globe.


Art and Architecture—General Interest

November  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-20472-8 $40.00/£25.00
Also available as an eBook.
328 pp.  6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄4  74 color + 8 b/w illus. 

The Art of American Still Life
Audubon to Warhol
Mark D. Mitchell
With essays by Bill Brown, Mark D. Mitchell, Katie A. Pfohl, and Carol Troyen

An engaging survey of American still-life
painting that reinterprets beloved works and
introduces lesser-known ones, providing a
compelling new synthesis of the subject
The Art of American Still Life reconsiders the development and cultural significance of still-life painting
in America, exploring renowned treasures alongside
recently discovered works—some previously unpublished—in unexpected ways.
Taking an innovative approach to the genre, this captivating survey newly divides American still life into
four discrete eras, each characterized by a predominant form of vision: describing, indulging, discerning,
and animating. Works are grouped in “conversations”
and explored in accompanying texts to reveal wider
cultural meaning. Introductory essays investigate the
many interactions between still life and American culture, examining the close connections between still-life
painting and other visual discourses, including natural
history, illustration, and commercial photography; the
roles objects have played in American literature and art;
the Philadelphia region’s defining and lasting impact
on the genre; and the reception of still life in American
art and art history.
The first major study of American still life in a generation, The Art of American Still Life is destined to
become a standard reference on the subject.
MARK D. MITCHELL is associate curator of American art,
Philadelphia Museum of Art. BILL BROWN is Karla Scherer
Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture, Department
of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago.
KATIE A. PFOHL is curator, Louisiana State University Museum of
Art, Baton Rouge. CAROL TROYEN is Kristin and Roger Servison
Curator Emerita of American Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts,


Charles Sheeler (1883–1965). Cactus, 1931. Oil on
canvas, 45 1⁄8 x 30 1⁄16 inches (114.6 x 76.4 cm).
Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Louise and Walter
Arensberg Collection, 1950-134-186

Exhibition Schedule:
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Published in association with the Philadelphia
Museum of Art

November  Art
Paper over Board 
978-0-300-20411-7 $65.00/£45.00
320 pp.  9 3⁄4 x 11 3⁄4  225 color + 20 b/w illus. 
Art and Architecture—General Interest



Andrew and Jamie in the Studio
Timothy J. Standring
An essential new look at the diverse work and
artistic methods of beloved American realist
painters Andrew and Jamie Wyeth
Father and son artists Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) and
Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) are among the most celebrated
American realist painters of the 20th century. Despite
their similar habits of mind, studio practice, and rural
Pennsylvania upbringing, the two artists produced strikingly different work. However, they also employed a
wide range of processes in works that parallel and complement each other. This artistic conversation is evident
when considering the artists’ vast output of preliminary
work—much of which has remained unpublished until
now—alongside their iconic paintings.
This groundbreaking publication takes a novel
approach in exploring the Wyeths’ working methods
and processes. Author Timothy J. Standring also provides the reader with a rare personal glimpse into the
artists’ world by chronicling his visits to their studios in
the Brandywine Valley and Midcoast Maine over the
course of four years. With over 200 color illustrations
showing works in a variety of media—including pen
and ink, graphite, chalk, watercolor, dry brush, tempera, and oil—this handsome book situates each artist’s
oeuvre in the context of their shared biographies, place,
and artistic practices.

Exhibition Schedule:

Denver Art Museum
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
March 2016–June 2016
Published in association with the Denver
Art Museum

TIMOTHY J. STANDRING is the Gates Foundation Curator of
Painting and Sculpture at the Denver Art Museum.

November  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21421-5 $45.00/£30.00
224 pp.  11 1⁄2 x 9 3⁄4  200 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—General Interest

American Studio Ceramics

Innovation and Identity, 1940 to 1979
Martha Drexler Lynn
A landmark survey of the formative years of
American studio ceramics and the constellation
of people, institutions, and events that
propelled it from craft to fine art
In the mid-20th century, ceramics evolved from a utilitarian craft or therapeutic hobby into a well-recognized
fine art that continues to occupy a place in today’s art
world. In this pioneering study, leading scholar Martha
Drexler Lynn explores how and why this shift occurred
by examining the pivotal period for the maturation of
American studio ceramics. Lynn traces critical developments in ceramics education, exhibition, patronage,
and technology from 1940 to 1979, as magazines dedicated to the practice appeared, institutional support
flourished, audiences grew, and star artists emerged.
The most in-depth history of American studio ceramics
to date, this book is the first to fully explore the works of
art alongside the societal trends that shaped them and
the organizations that propelled the movement. Lynn
considers the movement’s fluctuation across geographic
regions as well as stylistic responses to advances in technology and cultural influences from across the United
States and abroad. Key patrons and practitioners such as
Aileen Osborn Webb, Glen Lukens, Peter Voulkos, and
Robert Arneson are featured alongside lesser-known
figures. This groundbreaking volume illustrates how
studio ceramics came to define itself and challenged
the boundaries between fine art and craft. It will be a
definitive resource on the movement for years to come.

Leza McVey (American, 1907–1984), Ceramic
Bottle with Stopper No. 03, about 1968.
Ceramic, 19 inches tall. Cowen’s Auctions, Inc.,
Cincinnati, OH [2010 Lot #8]

MARTHA DREXLER LYNN is an independent scholar and former associate curator of decorative arts at the Los Angeles County
Museum of Art.

November  Decorative Arts/Art
Paper over board 
978-0-300-21273-0 $65.00/£45.00
352 pp.  8 x 10  150 color illus.  World
Art and Architecture—General Interest


The World Goes Pop
Edited by Jessica Morgan and Flavia Frigeri
With essays by David Crowley, Alison Gingeras, Giulia Lamoni, Kalliopi Minioudaki,
Reiko Tomii, Sarah Wilson, and Mercedes Trelles Hernández

A global survey of Pop art that reassesses its
roots, impact, and legacy
This groundbreaking book surveys the concurrent
engagements with the spirit of Pop throughout the
world, from the frequently studied activity in the United
States, England, and France to less well-known developments in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America,
Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. One of the first publications to examine Pop art with this global scope, it
explores the wide-ranging movements that developed
in different continents, such as Nouveau réalisme, Neo
Dada, New Figuration, Crónica de la Realidad, and
Saqqakhaneh or Spiritual Pop.
This unique presentation offers the opportunity to
compare how Pop art around the world differed due to
geography, local traditions, and different cultures’ social
and political underpinnings. Fascinating essays touch
upon key themes that factored into various Pop movements, including feminism, political representation,
sexual politics, and seriality. A bold design and 200 striking illustrations showcase pieces by more than 70 artists,
many of whose works have never been exhibited outside
their home nations. The book also features a combined
interview with a number of the living artists featured
within, giving important insight into the thoughts and
processes of Pop’s international practitioners.

Exhibition Schedule:
Tate Modern, London

JESSICA MORGAN is director of Dia Art Foundation. FLAVIA
FRIGERI is curator at Tate Modern.

October  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21699-8 $50.00
288 pp.  8 1⁄2 x 11  265 color illus. 
For sale in the US and Canada only

Art and Architecture—General Interest

Fashion Underground

The World of Susanne Bartsch
Valerie Steele and Melissa Marra
With Susanne Bartsch and Waleed Khairzada

A lavishly illustrated tribute to one of the most
remarkable self-invented personalities on the
New York fashion scene
Susanne Bartsch has been the queen of New York
City nightlife since the 1980s when she first became
famous for spectacular parties, where a diverse crowd
brought fashion to the level of performance art. Her
most important party was undoubtedly the 1989 Love
Ball, a pioneering AIDS benefit that brought the fashion world together. The Love Ball was followed by other
parties, which ultimately raised more than $2.5 million for AIDS research and advocacy. Over the years,
Bartsch has had a profound impact on the world of
fashion and visual culture. She has been a retailer, a
fashion show organizer, a muse, and a catalyst. As Holly
Brubach wrote in her 1991 New Yorker profile, “If there
is a theme that runs through the various jobs Bartsch
has held, it is perhaps a fascination with the way people
present themselves—with the clothes and the part they
play in people’s imagination.”
Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch
features approximately 80 looks from Bartsch’s personal collection of clothing and accessories, including
designs by Rachel Auburn, Body Map, Leigh Bowery,
John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Mr.
Pearl, Vivienne Westwood, Zaldy, and many others.
Dazzling color photographs allow readers to witness the
incredible art of transformation.

Image: Marco Ovando / Art: Maxwell N. Burnstein

Exhibition Schedule:

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of
Technology, New York
September 2015–December 2015
Published in association with The Fashion
Institute of Technology
Also by Valerie Steele:
Fifty Years of Fashion
New Look to Now
Cloth 978-0-300-07132-0  $45.00 tx/£35.00
The Corset
A Cultural History
Paper 978-0-300-09953-9  $30.00 sc/£16.00
Daphne Guinness
Cloth 978-0-300-17663-5  $50.00 sc/£30.00

VALERIE STEELE is director and chief curator and MELISSA
MARRA is associate curator of education and public programs, both
at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.

November  Fashion/Popular Culture
Cloth  978-0-300-21462-8 $60.00/£35.00
176 pp.  9 x 11  100 color illus.  World
Art and Architecture—General Interest



The Portraits
Xavier Bray
With contributions by Manuela Mena Marqués and Thomas Gayford

A landmark overview and analysis of Goya’s
finest portraits
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) was one of
the greatest portraitists of his time. The first large-scale
book devoted to the topic, this handsome volume features portraits that shed light on Goya and his subjects,
as well as on the politically turbulent and culturally
dynamic era in which they lived. Whether portraying
royalty, philosophers, military men, or friends, these
works are memorable both for the insight they provide
into the relationship between artist and sitter, and for
their penetrating psychological depth.
Xavier Bray traces Goya’s career from his beginnings
at the Madrid court of Charles III to his final years in
Bordeaux, played out against the backdrop of war with
France and the social, political, and cultural shift of the
Enlightenment. More than 60 remarkable portraits,
including drawings and miniatures, reveal the full range
of Goya’s technical and stylistic achievements, while
also depicting sitters with a previously unparalleled
humanity. His break with traditional, late-18th-century
conventions allowed him to achieve a new modernity in
portraiture that paved the way for artists such as Matisse
and Picasso.

Exhibition Schedule:
National Gallery, London

Published by National Gallery Company/
Distributed by Yale University Press

XAVIER BRAY is chief curator at Dulwich Picture Gallery.
MANUELA MENA MARQUÉS is chief curator of 18th-century
paintings at the Museo del Prado, Madrid. THOMAS GAYFORD is
a former research assistant at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

November  Art
Cloth  978-1-85709-573-9 $60.00/£35.00
272 pp.  9 x 11  160 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—General Interest


Palladio Virtuel
Peter Eisenman
With Matt Roman

A long-awaited reassessment of Andrea
Palladio’s canonical villas that challenges widely
accepted interpretations of the Renaissance
architect’s work
In Palladio Virtuel, renowned American architect and
educator Peter Eisenman offers a new analysis of the
architecture of Renaissance master Andrea Palladio
(1508–1580). Many historians have viewed Palladio’s
villas as physical manifestations of the classical architectural principles he described in his treatise, The Four
Books of Architecture. Written toward the end of his life,
The Four Books include illustrations of his built work,
which Palladio redrew as he wanted them to be.
In this groundbreaking new study, Eisenman, working from the point of view of an architect, analyzes
these drawings to produce a radical interpretation
of Palladio’s work. The basis for this interpretation is
found in 20 Palladian villas, which began from a classical symmetrical volumetric body and gradually became
villas with no body at all, just fragments in a landscape.
This handsomely designed book includes more than
300 new analytic drawings and a model of each villa.
A classic addition to the corpus of Palladian studies,
Palladio Virtuel is a testament to Palladio’s lasting place
in contemporary architectural thought.
PETER EISENMAN is the Charles Gwathmey Professor in
Practice, Yale School of Architecture, and principal of Eisenman
Architects in New York. MATT ROMAN is an architect and teacher
in New York.

Analytic model of Villa Rotonda. Photo © William
Sacco, Yale Photo + Design, 2012.

“This close reading of Palladio’s plans is
significant not just for its provocation but
because it comes from one of the best
architectural minds today. It is a template
for how to think through the question of
architecture, and will become—without
doubt—one of the great all-time
books in the field.”—Mark Jarzombek,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

December  Architecture
Cloth  978-0-300-21388-1 $65.00/£45.00
304 pp.  8 x 10  297 color + 51 b/w illus. World
Art and Architecture—General Interest


Asia in Amsterdam

The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age
Edited by Jan van Campen and Karina H. Corrigan
With essays by Jan van Campen, Karina H. Corrigan, Femke Diercks, Jos Gommans,
Martine Gosselink, Pieter Roelofs, and Jaap van der Veen

A fascinating survey of the rich artistic and
cultural impact of Asia on the Netherlands in
the 17th century
This lavishly illustrated catalogue discusses the Asian
luxury goods that were imported into the Netherlands
during the 17th century and demonstrates the overwhelming impact these works of art had on Dutch life
and art during the Golden Age. Written by a team of 30
international scholars, this volume presents seven essays
and catalogue entries on 150 works of art, including
Dutch and Asian paintings, textiles, ceramics, lacquer,
furniture, silver, diamonds, and jewelry.
From the Dutch settlements throughout Asia—including Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, and
Japan—Dutch maritime traders brought an astonishing range of luxuries back to the Netherlands. Dutch
consumers were enthralled with these foreign goods,
which brought new colors, patterns, and textures to
their interiors and wardrobes. As seen in the book’s
many illustrations, Dutch artists also found inspiration
in these objects and incorporated them into portraits,
genre scenes, and particularly still-life paintings. Dutch
artists and craftspeople also adapted distinctly Asian
technologies, such as porcelain and lacquer, to create
new works of art inspired by Asia. This catalogue weaves
together the complex stories of these diverse works of art
and presents fascinating portraits of the dynamic cities
of Amsterdam and Batavia (Jakarta)—the Dutch trade
center in Asia during the 17th century.

Willem Kalf (1619–1693). Still Life with Ewer and
Basin, Fruit, Nautilus Cup and Other Objects,
about 1660. Oil on canvas. 43 3⁄4 x 33 inches
(111 x 84 cm). Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid,
204 (1981.77).

Exhibition Schedule:
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Peabody Essex Museum

Distributed for the Peabody Essex Museum and
the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

JAN van CAMPEN is curator of Asian export art at the Rijksmuseum,
Amsterdam. KARINA H. CORRIGAN is the H. A. Crosby Forbes
Curator of Asian Export Art at the Peabody Essex Museum.

December  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21287-7 $65.00/£40.00
350 pp.  9 x 12  286 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—General Interest

Recently published

Pierre Huyghe

The Roof Garden Commission
Ian Alteveer and Sheena Wagstaff
French conceptual artist Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962) is known for experimental and complex works that employ a variety of media, including
photography, film, drawing, sculpture, music, and even public happenings and living organisms. His thought-provoking and innovative pieces
have been presented internationally to great acclaim over the past 20 years.
This book presents Huyghe’s site-specific installation for The Metropolitan
Museum of Art’s Roof Garden, and contextualizes this work within his
career. The creatively designed publication includes striking full-color
images of a number of Huyghe’s celebrated works as well as a fold-out
poster cover of the installation. An interview with Huyghe by Sheena
Wagstaff allows this articulate artist to explain his work directly to the
reader. An essential companion to the must-see Roof Garden installation, this book provides a focused study of one of today’s most fascinating
contemporary artists.

Untitled (Human Mask) (detail) by
Pierre Huyghe

Exhibition Schedule:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Published by The Metropolitan
Museum of Art/Distributed by
Yale University Press

IAN ALTEVEER is associate curator and SHEENA WAGSTAFF is Leonard A.
Lauder Chairman, both in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

July  Art
PB with Poster Jacket  978-1-58839-569-6 $9.95 sc/£6.95
64 pp.  4 1⁄4 x 7 1⁄4  60 color illus.  World

Rachel Harrison
Beau Rutland

With contributions by Johanna Burton and Rachel Harrison
Linking two influential figures in American art, this fascinating catalogue explores the intersection between works by modern master Robert
Rauschenberg (1925­–2008) and innovative contemporary artist Rachel
Harrison (b. 1966). Taking its name from Gloria, an iconic Rauschenberg
work in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the book covers multiple aspects of Harrison’s career thus far, and uses her work as a
lens to explore the lasting influence of Rauschenberg. Two essays underline the reason for this pairing: one, by Beau Rutland, takes a thematic
approach to the interplay between Rauschenberg’s and Harrison’s practices; the other, by Johanna Burton, presents a more nuanced look at
Harrison’s oeuvre. Harrison herself debuts new digital collages created
specifically for this publication. The first book to compare Rauschenberg
and Harrison, Rachel Harrison: G-L-O-R-I-A brings a completely new
perspective to these well-known subjects.
BEAU RUTLAND is assistant curator of contemporary art at the Cleveland
Museum of Art. JOHANNA BURTON is Keith Haring Director and Curator of
Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum, New York. RACHEL
HARRISON is an artist living and working in New York.

Exhibition Schedule:
Cleveland Museum of Art

Distributed for the Cleveland Museum
of Art

July  Art
Paper  978-0-300-21596-0 $40.00 sc/£25.00
124 pp.  8 3 ⁄4 x 11 3⁄4  40 color illus.  World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic



The Human Clay
Lee Friedlander
American photographer Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has had an expansive
career, photographing his subjects—from family and friends to political
figures and celebrities—in their everyday environments, while simultaneously changing the very landscape of his chosen media. The Human Clay
is a new series of six publications to be released over three years, each of
which focuses on images of people and features hundreds of photographs,
many never before published, chosen and sequenced by the artist himself
from his vast archive.
Portraits presents nearly 300 photographs of the musicians, authors, artists, and more that Friedlander has met over the last four decades. Many
of the images show prominent figures, including artists Maya Lin and
Walker Evans, in private spaces—unguarded in living rooms and kitchens, captured in conversation or an embrace. In others, celebrities such
as Fats Domino and Derek Jeter are surrounded by the trappings of fame.

Distributed for the Yale University
Art Gallery

LEE FRIEDLANDER is a photographer based in New York State.

July  Photography
Paper over Board  978-0-300-21520-5 $65.00 sc/£45.00
262 pp.  11 x 9 5⁄8  284 duotone illus.  World


The Human Clay
Lee Friedlander
In Children, 200 photographs are presented in two sections. The first features images of children that the artist has known: being bathed or fed,
laughing or crying with family members, posing with pets or mugging for
the camera. The second section presents works from Friedlander’s years
of photographing people on the street: children in parades, sitting in cars,
reflected in storefront windows. Taken together, these images offer a picture of America’s youth through the eyes of one of the most renowned
photographers of his generation.
LEE FRIEDLANDER is a photographer based in New York State.

Distributed for the Yale University
Art Gallery

July  Photography
Paper over Board  978-0-300-21519-9 $65.00 sc/£45.00
216 pp.  11 x 9 5⁄8  202 duotone illus.  World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Keys to a Passion

Edited by Suzanne Pagé and Béatrice Parent
This beautiful and authoritative book brings together a number of exceptional works of art whose audacity disrupted the course of art history at the
beginning of the 20th century. Major artists including Monet, Mondrian,
Malevich, Rothko, Bonnard, Picasso, Munch, Giacometti, Bacon, Léger,
Picabia, Matisse, Kupka, and Kandinsky are each represented by a key
piece from their oeuvre. The text comprises 20 essays on the individual
artists by a team of internationally renowned experts. Additional essays
grapple with important questions and current debates within the art
world, such as which artists are now making art history, and what gives
a work lasting iconic status. The book focuses on well-known, landmark
works that are models of the passionate creation of art as well as staples of
scholarship on art history.
SUZANNE PAGÉ is artistic director and BÉATRICE PARENT is curator, both at
the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris.

Exhibition Schedule:
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Distributed for Editions Hazan, Paris

July  Art
Paper over Board  978-0-300-21542-7 $55.00 sc/£35.00
284 pp.  10 x 11  125 color illus.  World

The Time We Share

Reflecting on and through Performing Arts—
One Introduction, Three Acts, and Two Intermezzos
Edited by Daniel Blanga-Gubbay and
Lars Kwakkenbos
Marking the 20th anniversary of Belgium’s Kunstenfestivaldesarts—a
major arts festival featuring international creative talent—this ambitious
book examines a wide range of critical perspectives on the two decades of
performing arts. The authors look closely at performing arts pieces from
around the world to see what critiques and insights they reveal about society. Among the topics that these works address are the dialogue between
history and memory, the development of a sense of community, the interplay between fiction and reality, and the fine line between a spectator and
a witness. In addition to featuring images of the performances, the book
includes texts by the artists themselves, sketches, photos, and writings by
prominent figures in the fields of philosophy and sociology. In assembling
these materials, The Time We Share attempts to build a global overview of
the relationship between performing arts and society, and determine how
different performances helped shape international thought surrounding
specific issues and ideas.

Still from Federico Léon’s Yo en el futuro,
2009 © Wim Pannecoucke

Distributed for Mercatorfonds

DANIEL BLANGA-GUBBAY is a researcher in political philosophy for the
arts and teacher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium. LARS
KWAKKENBOS is a dramaturg and teacher at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts
KASK in Ghent, Belgium.
September  Performing Arts/Art
Paperback with Slipcase  978-0-300-21177-1 $75.00 tx/£40.00
400 pp.  6 3⁄4 x 9 1⁄2  200 color illus.  World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Alex Katz
This Is Now

Michael Rooks, Margaret Graham, John Godfrey, Vincent Katz, and
David Salle
A handsomely illustrated look at the landscape
paintings of a contemporary American master
Over the course of a seven-decade career, American
­artist Alex Katz (b. 1927) has conveyed his singular
vision of the world through paintings that fuse realism and abstraction, allowing details to dissolve into
bold swaths of color. Though perhaps best known for
his portraits, Katz has consistently painted the natural world throughout his career, particularly over the
past decade. This beautiful publication takes a fresh
look at his landscape paintings through the themes of
nature, perception, the passage of time, and contemporary notions of the sublime. These works reveal the
American painter’s virtuosic control of materials and the
absolute clarity and power of his vision, made evident
by stripping away unnecessary information to capture
the essence of his subjects. Featuring works of art from
the 1950s to today, Alex Katz, This Is Now is the most
extensive look at Katz’s treatment of landscape in nearly
20 years. The book includes essays by curator Michael
Rooks and art critic Margaret Graham, and poems by
John Godfrey and Vincent Katz, who is an art critic as
well as the artist’s son, providing a timely and important
new assessment of the work of this renowned artist.

Exhibition Schedule:
High Museum of Art
Guggenheim Bilbao

Distributed for the High Museum of Art

MICHAEL ROOKS is the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and
Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art.

August  Art
Paper over Board 
978-0-300-21571-7 $45.00/£30.00
176 pp.  12 x 10  100 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic

Munch : Van Gogh
Edited by Maite van Dijk, Magne Bruteig, and Leo Jansen
With contributions by Reinhold Heller, Jill Lloyd, and Uwe M. Schneede

A beautiful and insightful examination of the
parallels between two of the 19th century’s most
famous artists
The affinities between Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)
and Edvard Munch (1863–1944) have long been noted,
yet a formal comparative study of the two artists has
never been made. Known for emotionally charged
paintings, deeply personal and innovative styles, and
dramatic lives of hardship, both Van Gogh and Munch
fundamentally shaped the modern art movement in
late-19th-century Europe. Munch : Van Gogh is the
first publication to compare these two infamous and
influential artists side by side, offering a groundbreaking critical examination of the parallels between their
oeuvres and artistic ambitions. Gorgeously illustrated,
the book offers a close examination of the artists’ uses
of color, stylization, brushwork, and unconventional
compositions in both paintings and drawings. The
authors also draw connections between Van Gogh’s
and Munch’s evocative and poignant correspondence
with family and friends, allowing readers to understand
more profoundly the essence of their art.

Exhibition Schedule:

Munch Museet, Oslo
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Distributed for Mercatorfonds

MAITE VAN DIJK is curator of prints and drawings at the Van
Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. MAGNE BRUTEIG is senior curator of prints and drawings at the Munch Museum in Oslo. LEO
JANSEN is researcher and editor of the Mondrian Edition Project at
Huygens ING (KNAW) and RKD, The Hague.

September  Art
Paper over Board 
978-0-300-21157-3 $60.00 sc/£35.00
256 pp.  9 x 11 3⁄4  170 color illus.  World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


In Front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
A New Edition
Donald Blumberg

With an essay by Jock Reynolds
American photographer Donald Blumberg (b. 1935) began his career
making black-and-white photographs of the streets and people of New
York. He first gained national attention and widespread recognition for
his 1965–67 series In Front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, published in 1973.
In these thought-provoking photographs, Blumberg innovatively captured worshippers exiting the cavernous threshold of the famed Roman
Catholic cathedral on Fifth Avenue. The figures often seem to defy scale
and perspective, clustered in the corners of the frame or gathered in blurry
crowds. This revised and expanded edition of Blumberg’s pioneering project features a new sequence that includes previously unpublished images
and select contact sheets from the project, all printed in rich duotones.
DONALD BLUMBERG is a photographer based in California. JOCK REYNOLDS
is the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery.

Donald Blumberg, In Front of Saint Patrick’s
Cathedral Diptych Joined with a Yellow
Hockey Stick, 1966. Yale University Art
Gallery © Donald Blumberg

Exhibition Schedule:
Yale University Art Gallery

Distributed for Yale University
Art Gallery

September  Photography
Paper over Board  978-0-300-21517-5 $45.00 sc/£30.00
96 pp.  11 1⁄4 x 9 5⁄8  80 duotone illus.  World

Donald Blumberg

Words and Images from the American Media
Donald Blumberg
With an essay by Jock Reynolds

Donald Blumberg: Words and Images from the American Media gathers
over 120 images that Blumberg has photographed directly from newspapers and television screens since the 1960s. In his most recent work from
this series, Blumberg’s photographs also include closed captioning texts.
This new approach reveals numerous contemporary American cultural
expressions and archetypes. Blumberg’s presentation of these images is
often highly humorous and darkly satirical, and at times deeply poignant.
DONALD BLUMBERG is a photographer based in California. JOCK REYNOLDS
is the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery.

Donald Blumberg, Untitled, from the series
In Their Own Words: Closed Caption
Television, 2011–12. Yale University Art
Gallery © Donald Blumberg

Exhibition Schedule:
Yale University Art Gallery

Distributed for the Yale University
Art Gallery

September  Photography
Paper over Board  978-0-300-21516-8 $60.00 sc/£40.00
164 pp.  11 1⁄4 x 9 5⁄8  146 duotone illus.  World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky

Friends in Exile: A Decade of Correspondence,
Edited and with an introduction by Jessica Boissel
Foreword by Nicholas Fox Weber

Josef Albers (1888–1976) and Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), artists and
teachers at the Bauhaus, were exiled from Germany when the school was
forced to close in the early 1930s. The 46 letters in this volume document
the intimate exchange between these two friends in a period when the
world was coming apart. Despite the tumult, each wrote to the other of his
continuous creative evolution, while also providing rich impressions of his
new world. For Kandinsky, this was Paris where he navigated a new avantgarde scene. For Albers, it was the United States where he and his wife
Anni began teaching at the recently founded Black Mountain College in
North Carolina. Kandinsky’s and Albers’s correspondence reveals their
warmth and humor, their strength in coping with unexpected circumstances, and above all their conviction in the resilience and power of art.
Archival photographs, artwork, and ephemera accompany the collection,
which brings together the artists’ full extant correspondence for the first
time in English and German.

Distributed for the Josef and Anni
Albers Foundation

JESSICA BOISSEL was collections curator at the Musée national d’art moderne,
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. NICHOLAS FOX WEBER is the executive
director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
October  Art
PB-with Flaps  978-0-300-21257-0 $30.00 sc/£20.00  Bilingual: English/German
172 pp.  7 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄4  40 color + 10 b/w illus. World

Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History

Volume 2: Art in Context
Edited by Daphne Barbour and E. Melanie Gifford
Facture presents the latest conservation research on masterpieces from
the National Gallery of Art, Washington, spanning the early Renaissance
through the present and encompassing a range of media. Volume 2
examines great art of two very different eras—the Italian Renaissance
and the 20th century—and puts in new contexts works such as Giotto’s
Madonna and Child, bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin, watercolors by
John Marin, early paintings by Andy Warhol, and Mark Rothko’s multiforms, which mark the birth of his abstraction. Seven essays are illustrated
with outstandingly detailed photography and share a common approach.
They each begin with meticulous material and analytical study of the
work and then place the findings in a broader historical context, providing new perspectives on well-known works. A fascinating contribution to
interdisciplinary scholarship on art, this publication extends a tradition of
fostering dialogue among art historians, scientists, and conservators in the
international community.

Published by the National Gallery
of Art, Washington/Distributed by
Yale University Press

DAPHNE BARBOUR is senior object conservator and E. MELANIE GIFFORD
is research conservator for paintings technology, both at the National Gallery of
Art, Washington.

September  Art Conservation
PB-with Flaps  978-0-300-21708-7 $60.00 tx/£40.00
184 pp.  8 x 11 1⁄2  193 color + b/w illus. World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Previously announced

Silent Poetry

Chinese Paintings from the Cleveland Museum of Art
Ju-hsi Chou
With Anita Chung

This handsome volume offers a fresh, comprehensive look at the
Cleveland Museum of Art’s world-renowned collection of Chinese paintings. With in-depth study of more than 100 selected works and more than
400 color illustrations, Silent Poetry reflects the growth, both in size and
in scope, of the Cleveland Museum’s holdings of Chinese art over the past
thirty years. Renowned scholars Ju-hsi Chou and Anita Chung, who have
overseen the museum’s Chinese art collection for almost two decades,
contribute new scholarship gleaned through investigative methods,
conventional and innovative, including the examination of works using
digital technology as a supplement to traditional analyses of style, text,
context, and artistic technique. This book is an authoritative reference
for students, scholars, and collectors; it represents the most up-to-date
research on this marvelous collection of paintings and encourages new
directions in the study of Chinese art.

Distributed for the Cleveland Museum
of Art

JU-HSI CHOU is curator emeritus of Chinese art at the Cleveland Museum of
Art and professor emeritus of art history at both Arizona State University and
the University of Hong Kong. ANITA CHUNG is curator of Chinese art at the
Cleveland Museum of Art.
October  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-20607-4 $125.00 tx/£80.00
512 pp.  11 x 12 3⁄4  430 color illus.  World

Previously announced

Symbols of Power

Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th–20th Century
Louise W. Mackie
For centuries, luxury textiles were symbols of status, wealth, and power
at Islamic imperial courts from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, setting standards for beauty and fueling prosperous, urban economies. This
book offers an unparalleled examination of Islamic luxury textiles, drawn
from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s exemplary collection as well as
from museums on four continents. Leading scholar Louise W. Mackie
offers a generous overview of the cultural significance of these textiles, as
well as descriptions of primary motifs and patterns, and explanations of
various techniques used in their production. With singular insight into
distinctive artistic characteristics of wealthy dynasties and periods, the
text—complemented by more than 450 sumptuous illustrations—pinpoints luxury textiles as a vital link between art, culture, and history of the
Islamic world. This book offers a much-needed contribution to scholarship on both textiles and Islamic art, and paves the way for further study
and appreciation of these objects.

Distributed for the Cleveland Museum
of Art

LOUISE W. MACKIE is curator of textiles and Islamic art at the Cleveland
Museum of Art.

October  Decorative Arts/Islamic Studies
Cloth  978-0-300-20609-8 $85.00 sc/£60.00
352 pp.  10 1⁄4 x 12 1⁄2  450 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Art for Every Home

Associated American Artists
Edited by Elizabeth G. Seaton, Jane Myers, and Gail Windisch
An unparalleled study of a company that
promoted and popularized American fine art
prints, ceramics, and textiles throughout the
20th century
The Associated American Artists was a commercial
enterprise best known for publishing prints by Thomas
Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood.
Founded in 1934, AAA began as a crucial income
opportunity for artists during the Great Depression and
continued to operate for more than 60 years, showcasing work by nearly 600 artists from the United States
and abroad in mail-order catalogues and galleries
alike. Through successful marketing, associations with
advertising agents, and commissions from major corporations, the organization sought to bring art—including
ceramics and textiles in addition to prints—to every
American home.
This book offers the first comprehensive and critical
overview of AAA and its promotion of American art
over half a century. Six principal essays explore the
company’s history and the breadth of its endeavors in
studio prints, glass, ceramics, and textiles, as well as
the relationship between its home furnishings programs and American consumerism during the 1950s.
Additional texts, including a case study of one artist’s
relationship with AAA and an art dealer’s reminiscence
of working there, add depth and color. Generously illustrated, this catalogue offers a highly original look at the
organization that greatly expanded the audience for
20th-century American art.

Jackson Lee Nesbitt (United States, 1913–2008),
Farm Auction, Jackson County, 1947. Tempera
on composition board, 21 1⁄4 x 29 in. Associated
American Artists for Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney
Department Store. Museum of Art and Archaeology,
University of Missouri, gift of Scruggs-VandervoortBarney, Inc. Transferred from the Office of the Vice
Chancellor for Operations, MU

Exhibition Schedule:

Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas
State University
Grey Art Gallery, New York University
American Textile History Museum
Syracuse University Art Galleries
Distributed for the Marianna Kistler Beach
Museum of Art, Kansas State University

ELIZABETH G. SEATON is curator at the Marianna Kistler Beach
Museum of Art, Kansas State University. JANE MYERS is former
senior curator of prints and drawings at the Amon Carter Museum
of American Art. GAIL WINDISCH is an independent researcher
based in Los Angeles.
October  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21579-3 $50.00 sc/£35.00
192 pp.  9 x 11  205 color illus.  World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Germaine Krull
Michel Frizot

Germaine Krull (1897–1985) made a name for herself in avant-garde
photography in the period between the two World Wars. After attending
photography school in Munich, she launched her career in Berlin, and
later worked in Paris and Monte Carlo. During World War II, her leftist
political beliefs led her to spend time in Brazil and French Equatorial
Africa, and afterward she traveled to Southeast Asia and later settled in
Northern India. She was a remarkable artist who was a pioneer in her
field, particularly in regard to the development of the photographic book
and photojournalism. This exhibition catalogue reveals how Krull balanced her avant-garde, artistic vision and her active role in the media,
highlighting more than 150 images produced between 1924 and 1945,
some of which appeared in her monographic books and others of which
were produced for commercial publication. This major overview of Krull’s
work and career sheds new light on one of the great female photographers
of the 20th century.
MICHEL FRIZOT is emeritus director of research at the School for Advanced
Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris.

Exhibition Schedule:
Jeu de Paume, Paris
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Distributed for Editions Hazan, Paris

October  Photography/Art
Paper  978-0-300-21515-1 $60.00 sc/£30.00
264 pp.  9 x 11  200 duotone illus.  World

God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth
Light in Islamic Art and Culture
Edited by Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair

The Qur’an makes rich references to light, tying it to revelation, and light
consequently permeates the culture and visual arts of the Islamic lands.
God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth explores the integral role
of light in Islamic civilization across a wide range of media, from the
Qur’an and literature to buildings, paintings, performances, photography,
and other works produced over the past 14 centuries. A team of international experts conveys current scholarship on Islamic art in a manner that
is engaging and accessible to the general reader. The objects discussed
include some of the first identifiable works of Islamic art—modest oil
lamps inscribed in Arabic, which developed into elaborately decorated
metal and glass lamps and chandeliers. Later, photography, which creates
images with light, was readily adopted in Islamic lands, and it continues
to provide inspiration for contemporary artists. Generously illustrated
with specially commissioned, sumptuous color photographs, this book
shows the potential of light to reveal color, form, and meaning.
JONATHAN BLOOM and SHEILA 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.

October  Art/Islamic Studies
Cloth  978-0-300-21528-1 $85.00 tx/£50.00
384 pp.  9 x 11 1⁄2  300 color + 25 b/w illus. World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


The Biennial Hamad bin
Khalifa Symposium on Islamic

Distributed for The Qatar Foundation,
Virginia Commonwealth University,
and Virginia Commonwealth University
School of the Arts in Qatar
Also edited by Sheila Blair and
Jonathan Bloom:
God Is Beautiful and Loves Beauty
The Object in Islamic Art and Culture
Cloth 978-0-300-19666-0  $75.00 tx/£45.00

John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné
Volume Three: 1987–1993

Edited by Patrick Pardo and Robert Dean
With an essay by Briony Fer and featuring a conversation between John Baldessari and
Ed Ruscha

A comprehensive look at works made by
Baldessari between the years 1987 and 1993
This handsome volume, the third of the John Baldessari
(b. 1931) catalogue raisonné project, compiles 400-plus
unique works of art made by the influential conceptual artist from 1987 through 1993. Here we see the
artist’s large-scale photo-based works, many of which
employed his signature colored discs painted over the
faces of people in the photos, accompanied by entries
that trace the shifts and developments in Baldessari’s
work as his collaged photo narratives achieved maturity
and mastery.
A critical essay by Briony Fer provides a close reading of
selected works, giving historical context for Baldessari’s
art from this period. In addition to a detailed chronology, complete exhibition history, and bibliography, this
volume notably features a previously unpublished conversation between Baldessari and the artist Ed Ruscha,
which was undertaken specifically for this publication. In the conversation, the artists discuss their early
careers in Southern California and the shared thematic
concerns in their work.

Also available:
John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné
Volume One: 1956–1974
Hardcover with Slipcase
978-0-300-17448-9  $200.00 sc/£145.00
John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné
Volume Two: 1975–1986
Hardcover with Slipcase
978-0-300-19810-8  $200.00 sc/£140.00

The artworks in this volume demonstrate Baldessari’s
ability to express—and, in many cases, combine—the
narrative potential of images and the associative power
of language within the boundaries of a single piece.
ROBERT DEAN is editorial director and PATRICK PARDO is
research editor of the John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné. BRIONY
FER is an art historian, writer, and professor at University College,
London. ED RUSCHA is an internationally acclaimed artist based
in Los Angeles.

October  Art
Hardcover with Slipcase 
978-0-300-21489-5 $200.00 sc/£140.00
528 pp.  9 7⁄8 x 11 1⁄2  450 color + 20 b/w illus. 
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


The Wrath of the Gods

Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian
Christopher D. M. Atkins
Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) proudly described his monumental
painting Prometheus Bound as first among “the flower of my stock.” This
singular work demonstrates how Rubens engaged with and responded to
his predecessors Michelangelo and Titian, with whom he shared an interest in depictions of physical torment. The Wrath of the Gods offers an
in-depth case study of the Flemish artist’s creative process and aesthetic,
while also demonstrating why this particular painting has appealed to
viewers over time.
Many scholars have elaborated on Rubens’s affinity for Titian, but his
connection to Michelangelo has received far less attention. This study
presents a new interpretation of Prometheus Bound, showing how Rubens
created parallels between the pagan hero Prometheus and Michelangelo’s
Risen Christ from the Sistine Chapel’s Last Judgment. Christopher D. M.
Atkins expands our understanding of artistic transmission by elucidating
how Rubens synthesized the works he saw in Italy, Spain, and his native
Antwerp, and how Prometheus Bound in turn influenced Dutch, Flemish,
and Italian artists. By emulating Rubens’s composition, these artists circulated it throughout Europe, broadening its influence from his day to ours.
CHRISTOPHER D. M. ATKINS is the Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator
of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
October  Art
Paper over Board  978-0-300-21524-3 $35.00 sc/£20.00
120 pp.  9 1⁄2 x 11  75 color illus.  World

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640)
and Frans Snyders (Flemish, 1579–1657).
Prometheus Bound, begun c. 1611–12,
completed by 1618. Oil on canvas,
95 ½ × 82 ½ inches (242.6 × 209.5 cm).
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Purchased with
the W. P. Wilstach Fund, W1950-3-1.

Exhibition Schedule:
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Published in association with the
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Multitude, Solitude

The Photographs of Dave Heath
Keith F. Davis

With contributions by Michael Torosian
The work of American photographer Dave Heath (b. 1931) stuns with
its emotional potency. Exploring themes of loneliness and alienation in
modern society, Heath’s photographs depict strangers riding the train,
watching a Thanksgiving parade, staring pensively at their dining room
table, or kissing on the side of a street. Entirely self-taught, Heath stretches
the boundaries of the medium and explores the potential of the photonarrative—through handmade book maquettes, innovative multimedia
slide presentations, and other photographic experimentations.
This is the first comprehensive survey of Heath’s deeply personal work,
focusing on his astounding contributions to black-and-white photography.
These images span the first 20 years of his career, 1949 to 1969, and many
of them are previously unpublished. Filling a major gap in scholarship,
the catalogue surveys the most groundbreaking facets of Heath’s creative
work and highlights its historical importance. Heath’s art is ripe for rediscovery, and this book reaffirms his status as a key figure in 20th-century
American photography.
KEITH F. DAVIS is senior curator of photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum
of Art. MICHAEL TOROSIAN is an artist, author, and owner of Lumiere Press,
October  Photography
Cloth over Board  978-0-300-20825-2 $65.00 sc/£45.00
232 pp.  11 x 11  20 color, 173 tritone + 60 duotone illus.  World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic

Dave Heath, American (b. 1931). Erin
Freed, New York City, 1963. Gelatin silver
print, 7 1⁄4 x 8 3⁄4 inches. The Nelson-Atkins
Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Gift of
the Hall Family Foundation, 2005.37.152.

Exhibition Schedule:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
fall 2017

Distributed for The Nelson-Atkins
Museum of Art

The Art of Music
Edited by Patrick Coleman
With essays by Simon Shaw-Miller, Richard Leppert, Sandra Benito, Michael Brown,
Patrick Coleman, James Grebl, Ariel Plotek, Gemma Rodrigues, Marika Sardar, and
Christina Yu Yu

A fascinating study of the relationship between
music and visual art in a variety of media from
around the world
The Art of Music is a handsomely illustrated and rich
interdisciplinary look at the mutual influence between
music and the visual arts across cultures and eras.
The book sheds new light on more familiar artists at
the intersection of the visual and the musical, such as
Wassily Kandinsky and Arnold Schoenberg, and presents new scholarship on less well-known examples in
the arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, from
antique pottery to contemporary video and sound art.
Essays consider key works and themes such as synesthesia and other formal and theoretical crossovers, motifs
of musicians, and performative and ritual functions of
music, musical instruments, and art. With more than
250 color images illustrating works of art in diverse traditions, The Art of Music offers enriching reading for
scholars and general audiences alike.

Karl Benjamin, Untitled, 1957

Exhibition Schedule:
San Diego Museum of Art

Published in association with the San Diego
Museum of Art

PATRICK COLEMAN is an independent scholar.

October  Art/Music History
Cloth  978-0-300-21547-2 $65.00 sc/£45.00
336 pp.  10 x 11  280 color illus.  World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic



and the Rise of Modern Art
Patrick Noon and Christopher Riopelle
A handsome volume exploring Delacroix’s
works, his artistic contemporaries, and the
generations of great artists he inspired
Eugène Delacroix (1789–1863), a dominant figure in
19th-century French art, was a complex and contradictory painter whose legacy is deep and enduring.
This important, beautifully illustrated book considers
Delacroix in his own time, alongside contemporaries
such as Courbet, Fromentin, and the poet Charles
Baudelaire, as well as his significant influence on successive generations of artists.
Delacroix’s paintings and his posthumously published
Journals laid crucial groundwork for immediate successors including Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Monet,
and Renoir. Later admirers including Seurat, Gauguin,
Moreau, Redon, Van Gogh, and Matisse renewed the
obsession with his work. Through essays and catalogue entries, the authors demonstrate how Delacroix
became mentor and archetype to younger generations
who sought direction for their own creative experiments, and found inspiration in Delacroix’s brilliant use
of color, audacious technique, and rebellious nature.

Exhibition Schedule:
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
National Gallery, London

Published by National Gallery Company/
Distributed by Yale University Press

PATRICK NOON is Elizabeth MacMillan Chair of Paintings at the
Minneapolis Institute of Arts. CHRISTOPHER RIOPELLE is curator of post-1800 paintings at the National Gallery, London

October  Art
Cloth  978-1-85709-575-3 $60.00 sc/£35.00
272 pp.  9 1⁄4 x 11 1⁄4  150 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Drawing Redefined

Roni Horn, Esther Kläs, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Richard
Tuttle and Jorinde Voigt
Edited by Jennifer R. Gross

With essays by Connie Butler, Cathleen Chaffee, Veronica
Roberts, and Lexi Lee Sullivan
Drawing Redefined offers an original, critical look at the distinctive role
drawing plays in the processes of five influential contemporary artists. For
Roni Horn, Esther Kläs, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Richard Tuttle, and Jorinde
Voigt drawing is an essential medium in their multimedia and objectbased work. Drawing affirms these artists’ tactile engagement with the
world and serves as a means for aesthetic experimentation and inquiry.
In these artists’ hands and through their bodies, the traditional practice
of drawing is transformed into an exploration of time and space not necessarily bound to the page or the wall, manifest in film, sculpture, and
painting. Following an introduction that traces the art historical precedents of drawing’s key role in 20th-century artistic practice, noted scholars
of contemporary art provide essays that explore the individual work of
each artist and the vital place drawing maintains within it. Their diverse
and compelling works of art are featured in 60 color illustrations.
JENNIFER R. GROSS is chief curator and deputy director for curatorial affairs at
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA.

Jorinde Voigt, Passion and Plaisir (Effects on
the question: how man is involved in Love)
Matrix 17 (108); (Niklas Luhmann /Love as
Passion) XIV, 2013. Ink, gold leaf, pencil, and
pastel on paper, 82 11 ⁄16 x 55 1⁄8 in. Courtesy
of the artist and David Nolan Gallery

Exhibition Schedule:
deCordova Sculpture Park
and Museum

Distributed for deCordova Sculpture
Park and Museum

October  Art
Paper over Board  978-0-300-21591-5 $30.00 sc/£20.00
96 pp.  8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2  60 color illus.  World

Dutch Art and Urban Cultures, 1200–1700
Elisabeth de Bièvre

Traditionally Dutch art is seen and presented as a coherent phenomenon—the product of state formation in the late 16th century. Elisabeth de
Bièvre challenges this view and its assumptions in a radical new account.
Arguing that the Dutch Golden Age was far from unified, de Bièvre
exposes how distinct geographical circumstances and histories shaped
each urban development and, in turn, fundamentally informed the art
and visual culture of individual cities.
In seven chapters, each devoted to a single city, the book follows the
growth of Amsterdam, Delft, Dordrecht, Haarlem, Leiden, The Hague,
and Utrecht over the course of five centuries. By embracing the full gamut
of art and architecture and by drawing on the records of town histories
and the writings of contemporary travelers, de Bièvre traces the process by
which the visual culture of the Netherlands emerged to become the richest, most complex material expression in Europe, capturing the values of
individuals, corporate entities, and whole cities.
ELISABETH de BIÈVRE is an independent scholar who has taught at the
University of East Anglia Norwich, the University of California, Los Angeles, and
University College London.

October  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-20562-6 $75.00 sc/£40.00
448 pp.  9 x 11  100 color + 180 b/w illus. World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


As It Were . . . So to Speak

A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom
Barbara Bloom
The installations of the conceptual artist Barbara Bloom (b. 1951) have
captivated audiences for decades. Since the 1970s, her work has consistently redefined the way in which viewers understand objects. Bloom
siphons meaning from the things with which we surround ourselves, and
crafts an experience that is at once personal and universal.
In this beautiful artist’s book, Bloom revisits her landmark 2013 solo exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York. The book features images of the
museum’s galleries reconstructed as rooms in a fictive house—the music
room, the boudoir, the analyst’s office—formed of objects from the permanent collection. These staged spaces are intertwined with fragments
of text and images drawn from intellectuals, artists, and authors, both historical and contemporary. Ranging from the charming (Torah pointers
tipped with tiny hands, poised above a piano keyboard; silver spice containers shaped like peaches and pears) to the poignant (an empty, worn
velvet case for a shofar horn; a Nazi playing card created from a defaced
Torah), each object is infused with profound significance.

Exhibition Schedule:
Jewish Museum, New York

Distributed for the Jewish Museum,
New York

BARBARA BLOOM is an artist based in New York City.

October  Art
Cloth over Board  978-0-300-21573-1 $35.00 sc/£20.00
144 pp.  6 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄2  20 color + 130 b/w illus. World

Gates of the Lord

The Tradition of Krishna Paintings
Edited by Madhuvanti Ghose

With essays by Amit Ambalal, Madhuvanti Ghose,
Kalyan Krishna, Tryna Lyons, and Anita Shah
The Pushti Marg, a Hindu sect established in India in the 15th century, possesses a unique culture—reaching back centuries and still vital
today—in which art and devotion are deeply intertwined. This important
volume, illustrated with more than 100 vivid images, offers a new, indepth look at the Pushti Marg and its rich aesthetic traditions, which are
largely unknown outside of Asia.
Original essays by eminent scholars of Indian art focus on the style of worship, patterns of patronage, and artistic heritage that generated pichhvais,
large paintings on cloth designed to hang in temples, as well as other
paintings for the Pushti Marg. In this expansive study, the authors deftly
examine how pichhvais were and still are used in the seasonal and daily
veneration of Shrinathji, an aspect of Krishna as a child who is the chief
deity of the temple town of Nathdwara in Rajasthan. Gates of the Lord
introduces readers not only to the visual world of the Pushti Marg, but also
to the spirit of Nathdwara.
MADHUVANTI GHOSE is the Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast
Asian, Himalayan, and Islamic Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.
October  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21472-7 $45.00 sc/£30.00
176 pp.  9 x 12  150 color illus.
Not for sale on the Indian subcontinent

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic

Pichhvai for Sharad Purnima. Kishangarh,
Rajasthan, late 19th century. Cotton, painted
with pigments and gold; 200 x 199 cm
(78 3⁄4 x 78 3⁄8 in.). TAPI Collection.

Exhibition Schedule:
Art Institute of Chicago

Distributed for the Art Institute
of Chicago

Indecent Exposures

Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion Nudes
Sarah Gordon
A revelatory look at how Muybridge’s
photographs of nudes in motion propelled
crucial scientific and cultural advancements of
the modern era
Photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904), often
termed the father of the motion picture, presented his
iconic Animal Locomotion series in 1887. Produced
under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania
and encompassing thousands of photographs of humans
and animals in motion, the series included more than
300 plates of nude men and women engaged in activities such as swinging a baseball bat, playing leapfrog,
and performing housework—an astonishing fact given
the period’s standards of propriety.
In the first sustained examination of these nudes and
the remarkable success of their production, wide circulation, and reception, Indecent Exposures positions this
revolutionary enterprise as central to crucial advancements of the modern era. Muybridge’s nudes ushered
in new attitudes toward science and progress, including
Darwinian ideas about human evolution and hierarchy;
quickened debates over the role of photography and
scientific investigation in art; and offered innovative
perspectives on the human body. This fascinating story
is copiously illustrated, and includes many lesser-known
photographs published here for the first time.

“Sarah Gordon draws on a constellation of
fascinating archival finds and inferences to
offer a provocative and vital new interpretation of Animal ­Locomotion.”—­Robin
Kelsey, Harvard University

SARAH GORDON is a lecturer, curator, and art consultant based
in Washington, D.C.

October  Photography
Cloth  978-0-300-20948-8 $65.00 sc/£45.00
184 pp.  8 x 10  80 color + 17 b/w illus. World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Previously announced

Goya in the Norton Simon Museum
Juliet Wilson-Bareau

Edited by Leah Lehmbeck
During his lifetime, the industrialist and collector Norton Simon (1907–
1993) amassed a trove of European paintings, drawings, and prints by
Rembrandt, Picasso, Degas, and others. Simon occasionally became
fascinated with a particular artist’s oeuvre, and that passion inspired
him to assemble monographic holdings of work by several masters, chief
among them Francisco de Goya (1746–1828).
This book is the first to examine the extraordinary Goya collection—which
includes more than 1,400 prints, a drawing, and three paintings—in the
founder’s namesake museum. Simon’s enduring interest in serial images
led him to acquire prints from various series and editions treating a range
of subjects, such as religious iconography, landscapes, portraits, and social
satire. Spotlighting rare proofs and single prints, the catalogue also presents a complete set each of Los Caprichos, Disasters of War, and other
seminal series. Lushly illustrated and authored by a distinguished Goya
scholar, this catalogue is an essential guide to a treasure trove of the
artist’s works.
JULIET WILSON-BAREAU is a preeminent scholar of Goya’s work. LEAH
LEHMBECK is curator of European painting and sculpture at the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art.
November  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-19626-9 $65.00 tx/£45.00
264 pp.  10 x 11  354 color illus.  World

In the Courts of Religious Ladies

Art, Vision, and Pleasure in Italian Renaissance
Giancarla Periti
This fascinating study considers the poetic and mythological artworks
made for elite female monastic communities in Renaissance Italy. Nuns
from the patrician class, who often disregarded obligations of austerity
and poverty, commissioned sensually appealing, richly made artifacts
inspired by contemporary courtly culture. The works of art transformed
monastic parlors, abbatial apartments, and nuns’ cells into ornate settings, thereby enriching and complicating the opposition of religious and
worldly spheres. This unconventional monastic and yet courtly decoration was a new form of art in the way it entangled the sacred and the
profane. The artwork was intended to edify both intellectually and spiritually, as well as to delight and seduce the viewer. Based on extensive new
research into primary sources, this generously illustrated book introduces
a thriving female monastic visual culture that ecclesiastical authorities
endeavored to suppress. It shows how this art taught its viewers to use their
eyes to gain insights about the secular world beyond the convent walls.
GIANCARLA PERITI is assistant professor in the Graduate Department of the
History of Art at the University of Toronto.

January  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21423-9 $75.00 tx/£45.00
336 pp.  8 1⁄2 x 11  85 color + 110 b/w illus. World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic

Distributed for the Norton Simon
Art Foundation

Pompeo Batoni

A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings
Edgar Peters Bowron
This meticulously researched catalogue presents an authoritative assessment of the works of Pompeo Batoni (1708–1787), one of the 18th
century’s most celebrated painters. Born in Lucca, Batoni established
himself in Rome and received commissions from popes, princes, and
British aristocrats on the Grand Tour. Batoni was highly sought after for
his theatrical yet incisive—and often flattering—portraits. Connoisseurs
and cognoscenti also prized his learned and technically brilliant allegorical, religious, and mythological compositions.
With entries on more than 480 paintings and 250 drawings, this magnificent two-volume set provides the most complete examination to date of
Batoni’s entire oeuvre. Featuring beautiful, high-quality reproductions,
the book provides thorough details on provenance and exhibition history
as well as biographies of the portrait sitters. New analysis of the works,
resulting from decades of research, reinterprets some of Batoni’s iconography, identifies new textual and visual sources of his imagery, and reveals
insights gleaned from unpublished archival materials.

Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for
Studies in British Art in association with
the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

EDGAR PETERS BOWRON is the former Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European
Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

November  Art
2-Volume Boxed Set  978-0-300-14816-9 $300.00 tx/£195.00
750 pp.  9 x 12  420 color + 40 b/w illus. World

Abstract Bodies

Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender
David J. Getsy
Original and theoretically astute, Abstract Bodies is the first book to apply
the interdisciplinary field of transgender studies to the discipline of art
history. It recasts debates around abstraction and figuration in 1960s
art through a discussion of gender’s mutability and multiplicity. In that
decade, sculpture purged representation and figuration but continued to
explore the human as an implicit reference. Even as the statue and the
figure were left behind, artists and critics asked how the human, and particularly gender and sexuality, related to abstract sculptural objects that
refused the human form.
This book examines abstract sculpture in the 1960s that came to propose unconventional and open accounts of bodies, persons, and genders.
Drawing on transgender and queer theory, David J. Getsy offers innovative
and archivally rich new interpretations of artworks by and critical writing
about four major artists—Dan Flavin (1933–1996), Nancy Grossman (b.
1940), John Chamberlain (1927–2011), and David Smith (1906–1965).
Abstract Bodies makes a case for abstraction as a resource in reconsidering
gender’s multiple capacities and offers an ambitious contribution to this
burgeoning interdisciplinary field.

Also by David J. Getsy:
Sex and the Making of Modern Sculpture
Cloth 978-0-300-16725-2  $50.00 tx/£25.00
Body Doubles
Sculpture in Britain, 1877–1905
Cloth 978-0-300-10512-4  $65.00 tx/£40.00

DAVID J. GETSY is Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art
History and Chair of the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
November  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-19675-7 $65.00 tx/£45.00
256 pp.  7 1⁄2 x 10  50 color + 50 b/w illus. World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Princeton’s Great Persian Book of Kings
The Peck Shahnama
Marianna Shreve Simpson

With an essay by Louise Marlow
This lavishly illustrated volume presents a beautifully decorated, yet relatively unknown, copy of the poet Firdausi’s Shahnama (Book of Kings).
Held by Princeton University and called the Peck Shahnama after its
donor, the work ranks among the most impressive intact 16th-century
Persian manuscripts in the United States.
Composed more than one thousand years ago, the epic poem Shahnama
narrates the story of Iran from the dawn of time to the 7th century a.d.
Its 50,000 verses and countless tales of Iran’s ancient kings and heroes
have been a vital source of artistic inspiration in Persian culture for centuries. An essay by Marianna Shreve Simpson offers a detailed discussion
of the Peck Shahnama, including its origins, history, and artistic characteristics. All of the manuscript’s 50 illuminated and illustrated folios are
reproduced, and each is accompanied by commentary on its narrative
themes and artistic presentation. An essay by Louise Marlow explores
the manuscript’s extensive marginal glosses, an unusual feature of this
Shahnama manuscript.
MARIANNA SHREVE SIMPSON is a guest curator at the Princeton University
Art Museum. LOUISE MARLOW is professor of religion and program director for
Middle Eastern studies at Wellesley College.
November  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21574-8 $50.00 sc/£30.00
192 pp.  9 x 12  130 color illus.  World

Piran visits Siyavush and Farigis (detail), from
the Peck Shahnama, 1589–90. Manuscripts
Division, Department of Rare Books and
Special Collections, Princeton University
Library. Bequest of Clara S. Peck, 1983, in
memory of her brother, Freemont C. Peck,
Princeton Class of 1920.

Exhibition Schedule:

Princeton University Art Museum
Distributed for the Princeton University
Art Museum

On Display

Henrietta Maria and the Materials of Magnificence
Erin Griffey
In the early modern period, rulers demonstrated their power and influence through carefully curated “display”—their presence in court
ceremonies, their palaces and their contents, and their portraits.
Henrietta Maria of France (1609–1669), queen consort of King Charles I
of England, embraced these opportunities for display with particular flair.
This richly illustrated book follows Henrietta Maria through and beyond
the Bourbon and Stuart courts to chart her patronage and engagement
with the visual arts, building works, and the luxury trade. It develops a
powerful picture not just of the images, fashions, interiors, and buildings shaped by the queen’s directorial influence but also of the political
and religious factors that governed her choices and policies of court display. Her cultural patronage in particular emphasized her family honor,
dynastic clout, Catholic piety, feminine virtue, and discerning taste. Erin
Griffey analyzes the full spectacle of the queen’s represented image, not
only through the well-known portraits by Sir Anthony van Dyck but also
through her rich bed ensembles, tapestries, jewelry, clothing, and devotional goods—the objects that embodied and conveyed her royal power.
ERIN GRIFFEY is senior lecturer in art history at the University of Auckland.

November  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21400-0 $85.00 tx/£40.00
272 pp.  8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2  75 color + 45 b/w illus. World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic

Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for
Studies in British Art

Frederic Church

The Art and Science of Detail
Jennifer Raab
Frederic Church (1826–1900), the most celebrated painter in the United
States during the mid-19th century, created monumental landscapes of
North and South America, the Arctic, and the Middle East. These paintings were unsurpassed in their attention to detail, yet the significance of
this pictorial approach has remained largely unexplored. In this important
reconsideration of Church’s works, Jennifer Raab offers the first sustained examination of the aesthetics of detail that fundamentally shaped
19th-century American landscape painting. Moving between historical
context and close readings of famous canvases—including Niagara, The
Heart of the Andes, and The Icebergs—Raab argues that Church’s art
challenged an earlier model of painting based on symbolic unity, revealing a representation of nature with surprising connections to scientific
discourses of the time. The book traces Church’s movement away from
working in oil on canvas to shaping the physical landscape of Olana, his
self-designed estate on the Hudson River, a move that allowed the artist
to rethink scale and process while also engaging with pressing ecological questions. Beautifully illustrated with dramatic spreads and striking
details of Church’s works, Frederic Church: The Art and Science of Detail
offers a profoundly new understanding of this canonical artist.

“Elegantly and clearly written,
this book is full of exciting
and original interpretations. It
offers a rich engagement with
detail not as mere carrier of
iconography but as an aesthetic
problem in itself.”—Jennifer L.
Roberts, Harvard University

JENNIFER RAAB is assistant professor of the history of art at Yale University.
November  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-20837-5 $65.00 sc/£45.00
Also available as an eBook.
240 pp.  8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2  60 color + 43 b/w illus. World

Art of Empire

The Roman Frescoes and Imperial Cult Chamber in
Luxor Temple
Edited by Michael Jones and Susanna McFadden
The Luxor Temple of Amun-Re, built to commemorate the divine power
of the pharaohs, is one of the iconic monuments of New Kingdom Egypt.
In the 4th century c.e., the Roman Imperial government, capitalizing on
the site’s earlier significance, converted the temple into a military camp
and constructed a lavishly painted cult chamber dedicated to the four
emperors of the Tetrarchy. These frescoes provide fascinating insight into
the political landscape of the late Roman Empire and, as the only surviving wall paintings from the tetrarchic period, into the history of Roman
art. The culmination of a groundbreaking conservation project, this
volume brings together scholars across disciplines for a comprehensive
look at the frescoes and their architectural, archaeological, and historical
contexts. More than 150 stunning illustrations present the paintings for
the first time in their newly conserved state, along with a selection of 19thcentury documentary watercolors. This remarkable publication illustrates
how physical context, iconography, and style were used to convey ideology throughout Rome’s provinces.

“A definitive publication of great
originality and importance.”—Roger
Bagnall, Institute for the Study of the
Ancient World, New York University
Published in association with the
American Research Center in Egypt

MICHAEL JONES is associate director of conservation projects at the American
Research Center in Egypt. SUSANNA McFADDEN is assistant professor of art
history, Fordham University.
November  Art/Archaeology
Cloth  978-0-300-16912-6 $75.00 sc/£50.00
240 pp.  10 x 12  97 color + 54 b/w illus. World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic



Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now
Allegra Pesenti

With contributions by Leslie Cozzi and Clare Elliott
This fascinating publication sheds light on a medium that combines the
qualities of drawing with those of sculpture, printmaking, and painting,
and is the first to focus exclusively on the art technique known as frottage,
derived from the French word frotter, meaning “to rub.” Over 100 pieces,
ranging from contemporary conceptual works to rubbings recording
tombs and inscriptions, are assembled and sumptuously reproduced in
color. More than 50 artists—including the famous, like Max Ernst, inventor of the term “frottage,” and the relatively unknown—are presented.
Four thematic sections explore different aspects of frottage: its roots in
Surrealism and the practice of automatic drawing; the notion of trace,
of either a place or an idea left behind in a rubbing; the “apparitions” or
ghostlike attributes that can appear on the surface of an artwork; and the
associations between rubbings, death, and memory.
ALLEGRA PESENTI is a drawings specialist and curator at large for the Menil
Drawing Institute, The Menil Collection.

Exhibition Schedule:
Hammer Museum, UCLA
The Menil Collection

Distributed for the Menil Collection

November  Art
Paper over Board  978-0-300-21469-7 $55.00 sc/£35.00
144 pp.  9 5⁄8 x 12 1⁄4  115 color illus.  World

Rome 1600

The City and the Visual Arts under Clement VIII
Clare Robertson
In 1600 Rome was the center of the artistic world. This fascinating book
offers a new look at the art and architecture of the great Baroque city at
this time of major innovation—especially in painting, largely owing to the
presence of Annibale Carracci (1560–1609) and Caravaggio (1571–1610).
Rome was a magnet for artists and architects from all over Europe; they
came to study the remains of antiquity and the works of Michelangelo,
Raphael, and Bramante. The sheer variety of artists working in the city
ensured a diversity of styles and innovative cross-influences. Moreover,
1600 was a Jubilee year, offering numerous opportunities for artistic
patronage, whether in major projects like St. Peter’s, or in lesser schemes
such as the restoration of older churches. Clare Robertson examines these
developments as well as the patronage of the pope and of major Roman
families, drawing on a range of contemporary sources and images to
reconstruct a snapshot of Rome at this thrilling time.
CLARE ROBERTSON is professor of history of art at the University of Reading.

November  Art/Architecture
Cloth  978-0-300-21529-8 $75.00 sc/£45.00
368 pp.  8 1⁄4 x 10 3⁄4  80 color + 220 b/w illus. World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic

Fashion Plates
150 Years of Style
April Calahan
Edited by Karen Trivette Cannell, and with a foreword by Anna Sui

“Fashion designers will delight to see the
evolution of silhouettes and the myriad of
inspirational details, which reveal themselves
with the turn of each page.”—From the
foreword by Anna Sui
Prior to the invention of photography, European and
American magazines used colorful prints to depict the
latest fashion trends. These illustrations, known as “fashion plates,” conveyed the cutting-edge styles embraced
by the fashion-conscious elite and proved inspirational
to the upwardly mobile. Fashion Plates: 150 Years of
Style is a comprehensive survey containing 200 fashion
plates, many reproduced at actual size, from publications dating from 1778 to the early 20th century.
A number of these charming illustrations are extremely
rare, and have not appeared in print since their publication in the periodicals in which they first ran. Organized
chronologically and featuring both men’s and women’s
garments, these lively and colorful vignettes not only
are beautiful, but also clearly illustrate the evolution of
fashion over time. Many of the plates were produced
by important artists of the day, including Léon Bakst,
George Barbier, and Georges Lepape. With texts by
April Calahan on the social, political, and economic
significance of fashion and its industries, and a foreword by award-winning fashion designer Anna Sui, this
exquisite slipcased publication fills an important gap in
the literature on the history of fashion and provides an
entertaining historical overview for the general reader.
APRIL CALAHAN is a fashion historian, writer and art appraiser,
as well as special collections associate at the Fashion Institute of
Technology, New York. KAREN TRIVETTE CANNELL is assistant professor and head of special collections and the archive at the
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. ANNA SUI is a fashion
designer living in New York City.

Jules David, Plate 1628 from La gazette rose,
August 1, 1879.

November  Fashion/Art
Hardcover with Slipcase 
978-0-300-21226-6 $150.00 sc/£90.00
440 pp.  11 x 13  200 color + 25 b/w illus. 

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Irrational Judgments

Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, and 1960s New York
Kirsten Swenson
An intimate study of the friendship and creative
dialogue between two artists, offering an indepth understanding of their work and the
upheavals of 1960s New York
Irrational Judgments examines the close friendship and
significant exchange of ideas between Eva Hesse (1936–
1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) in New York City
during the 1960s. Taking its title from LeWitt’s statement “Irrational judgments lead to new experience,”
this book examines the breakthroughs of the artists’
intertwined careers, offering a new understanding of
minimal, post-minimal, and conceptual art amid the
era’s political and social upheavals.
Kirsten Swenson offers the first in-depth discussion of the early critical developments of each artist:
LeWitt’s turn from commercial design to fine art, and
Hesse’s move from expressionist painting to reliefs
and sculpture. Bringing together a wealth of documents, interviews, and images—many published here
for the first time—this handsome publication presents
an insightful account of the artists’ influence on and
support for each other’s pursuit of an experimental
practice. Swenson’s analysis expands our understanding
of the artists’ ideas, the importance of their work, and,
more broadly, the relationship of the 1960s New York
art world to gender politics, the Vietnam War, and the
city itself.

“Kirsten Swenson presents a nuanced
argument of the period and the
artists, and she places the relationship
between LeWitt and Hesse at the
center of it.”—Elisabeth Sussman,
Whitney Museum of American Art

KIRSTEN SWENSON is assistant professor of art history, University
of Massachusetts, Lowell.

November  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21156-6 $50.00 sc/£30.00
Also available as an eBook.
200 pp.  7 x 9  33 color + 46 b/w illus. World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic

Design for Eternity

Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas
Joanne Pillsbury

With essays by Patricia Sarro, James Doyle, and Juliet Wiersema
From the first millennium b.c. until the arrival of Europeans in the
16th century, artists from across the ancient Americas created smallscale architectural effigies to be placed in the tombs of important
individuals. These works in stone, ceramic, wood, and metal range
from highly abstracted, minimalist representations of temples and
houses to elaborate complexes populated with figures, conveying a rich
sense of ancient ritual and daily life. Although described as models,
these effigies were created not so much as reflections or prototypes of
existing structures, but rather as critical, conceptual components of
funerary practice and beliefs about an afterlife.
Design for Eternity is the first publication in English to explore these
architectural works, providing new insights into ancient American
design and how it reflected the practices of daily life. The vivid illustrations and texts focus on architectural representation, as well as the role
these intriguing sculptures played in mediating relationships among
the living, the dead, and the divine.

Maquette, Huaca de la Luna, Trujillo, Peru

Exhibition Schedule:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Published by The Metropolitan
Museum of Art/Distributed by
Yale University Press

JOANNE PILLSBURY is Andrall E. Pearson Curator in the Department of the
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at The  Metropolitan Museum of Art,
New York.
November  Archaeology/Architecture
PB-with Flaps  978-1-58839-576-4 $25.00 sc/£16.99
160 pp.  8 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄2  100 color illus.  World

Art in Britain 1660–1815
David H. Solkin

Art in Britain 1660–1815 presents the first social history of British art
from the period known as the long 18th century, and offers a fresh and
challenging look at the major developments in painting, drawing, and
printmaking that took place during this period. It describes how an embryonic London art world metamorphosed into a flourishing community of
native and immigrant practitioners, whose efforts ultimately led to the
rise of a British School deemed worthy of comparison with its European
counterparts. Within this larger narrative are authoritative accounts of the
achievements of celebrated artists such as Peter Lely, William Hogarth,
Thomas Gainsborough, and J.M.W. Turner. David H. Solkin has interwoven their stories and many others into a critical analysis of how visual
culture reinforced, and on occasion challenged, established social hierarchies and prevailing notions of gender, class, and race as Britain entered
the modern age. More than 300 artworks, accompanied by detailed analysis, beautifully illustrate how Britain’s transformation into the world’s
foremost commercial and imperial power found expression in the visual
arts, and how the arts shaped the nation in return.


The Yale University Press
Pelican History of Art Series

Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for
Studies in British Art

DAVID H. SOLKIN is dean and deputy director of the Courtauld Institute of Art.

December  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21556-4 $80.00 tx/£55.00
320 pp.  9 3⁄4 x 11 1⁄4  320 color illus.  World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic



The Story of an English Country House
Edited by Kathryn A. Morrison

With contributions by Kathryn A. Morrison, Emily Cole,
Nick Hill, John Cattell, and Pete Smith
This beautiful publication narrates the romantic biography of an architecturally significant country residence and its rescue from decline. Dating
from the mid-15th century, Apethorpe in Northamptonshire was home
to a succession of leading courtiers and politicians. At the command of
King James I, the house was refurbished with a richly decorated state
apartment. The suite, with its series of rare plaster ceilings and carved
chimneypieces, unquestionably ranks as one of the finest—and least
known—in Britain. In 2004, English Heritage rescued the house from
ruin and has since restored it to much of its glory.
This book places Apethorpe in its wider historical and architectural context, comparing it with other Tudor and Jacobean houses. It sheds new
light on the furnishing, decoration, and circulation patterns of state suites
in country homes. Written by architectural and archeological experts
from Historic England, this monograph, the first on Apethorpe, is illustrated with new and historical photographs, paintings, maps, engravings,
and specially commissioned interpretive drawings that reveal how the
house looked at key moments in its history.
KATHRYN A. MORRISON is a senior architectural historian based in the
Cambridge office of Historic England.

Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for
Studies in British Art
Also by Kathryn A. Morrison:
English Shops and Shopping
An Architectural History
Cloth 978-0-300-10219-2 $60.00 tx/£30.00
The Motor Car, Architecture, and
Landscape in England
Cloth 978-0-300-18704-5 $75.00 sc/£40.00

December  Architecture Cloth  978-0-300-14870-1 $125.00 tx/£60.00
480 pp.  9 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄2  250 color + 50 b/w illus.  World

National Gallery Technical Bulletin

Volume 36, Titian’s Painting Technique from 1540
Edited by Ashok Roy
Jill Dunkerton and Marika Spring, with contributions
by Jacqueline Ridge, Lesley Stevenson, Rachel Billinge,
Gabriella Macaro, Helen Howard, Rachel Morrison,
David Peggie, Nelly von Aderkas, and Ashok Roy

Volume 36 completes the study begun with Volume 34 (in 2013) of the
painting materials and technique of the most influential artist of the
16th century, by the National Gallery, a global center for research into
Venetian painting. An introduction addresses the consistencies and variations in Titian’s practice, including the use of new materials such as the
blue pigment smalt. Entries cover eight key works dating from 1540, and
a final essay discusses the conservation history of Diana and Actaeon
and Diana and Callisto, the two great mythological paintings recently
acquired by the National Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland.
ASHOK ROY is director of collections, JILL DUNKERTON is senior restorer in
the conservation department, and MARIKA SPRING is head of science, all at
the National Gallery, London. HELEN HOWARD, GABRIELLA MACARO,
RACHEL MORRISON, DAVID PEGGIE and NELLY von ADERKAS are members of the scientific department, and RACHEL BILLINGE is a member of the
conservation department, all at the National Gallery, London. JACQUELINE
RIDGE is keeper of conservation and LESLEY STEVENSON is senior paintings
conservator, both at National Galleries of Scotland.
December  Art Conservation
Paper  978-1-85709-593-7 $70.00 tx/£40.00
128 pp.  8 1⁄4 x 11 3⁄4  120 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic

Published by National Gallery
Company/Distributed by
Yale University Press

Masterpieces of Islamic Arms and Armor
in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

David G. Alexander and Stuart W. Pyhrr
A lushly illustrated survey of exquisitely
crafted weapons and armor from the Islamic
world, which display extraordinary artistry
and opulence
From its origins in the 7th century, armor and weaponry were central to Islamic culture not only as a
means of conquest and the spread of faith, but also as
symbols of status, wealth, and power. More than 120
exceptional examples from the renowned collection
of the  Metropolitan Museum of Art are presented in
detail to demonstrate the remarkable craftsmanship
and beauty of Islamic arms and armor. These diverse
objects, which have never been catalogued or published in detail, span ten centuries and represent nearly
every Islamic culture, from Spain to the Caucasus.
Among these masterpieces are rare early works, such
as the oldest documented Islamic sword, and fine
examples of decorated helmets and body armor from
late-15th-century Iran and Anatolia. Also included are
lavish gem-studded weapons from royal courts in the
Ottoman world and India. Each piece is handsomely
photographed, with a detailed discussion of its technical, historical, and artistic importance. Made by
master artisans in conjunction with leading designers,
goldsmiths, and jewelers, these stunning objects demonstrate how utilitarian military equipment could be
transformed into striking and extravagant works of art.

Saber with Scabbard (detail), Turkish

Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/
Distributed by Yale University Press

DAVID G. ALEXANDER is an independent scholar specializing
in Islamic arms. STUART W. PYHRR is distinguished research
curator in the Department of Arms and Armor at The Metropolitan
Museum of Art.

December  Art/Decorative Arts
Cloth  978-1-58839-570-2 $85.00 sc/£55.00
400 pp.  9 1⁄2 x 12  350 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


European Clocks and Watches
in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Clare Vincent, with J. H. Leopold and Elizabeth Sullivan
The first detailed discussion of the greatest
timepieces from the exceptional collection of
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Among the world’s great technological and imaginative achievements is the invention and development
of the timepiece. Examining for the first time
the Metropolitan Museum’s unparalleled collection of
European clocks and watches created from the early
middle ages through the 19th century, this fascinating
book enriches our understanding of the origins and
evolution of these ingenious works. It showcases 54
extraordinary clocks, watches, and other timekeeping
devices, each represented with an in-depth description
and new photography showing the exterior as well as
the inner mechanisms. Included are an ornate celestial timepiece that accurately predicts the trajectory of
the sun, moon, and stars and a longcase clock by David
Roentgen that shows the time in the ten most important
cities of the day. These works, created by clockmakers,
scientists, and artists in England, Germany, France,
Italy, and the Netherlands, have been selected for
their artistic beauty and design excellence, as well as
for their sophisticated and awe-inspiring mechanics.
Built upon decades of expert research, this publication
is a long-overdue survey of these stunning visual and
technological marvels.

Mantel Clock (detail) by Franz Xavier Gegenreiner and
Johann Andreas Thelot

Exhibition Schedule:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/
Distributed by Yale University Press

CLARE VINCENT is associate curator, European Sculpture and
Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. J. H.
LEOPOLD was former assistant keeper in charge of the horological
collections, British Museum, London. ELIZABETH SULLIVAN
is research associate, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

December  Decorative Arts
Cloth  978-1-58839-579-5 $65.00 sc/£45.00
256 pp.  8 1⁄2 x 12  200 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and
Ethan Wagner
Christine Macel and Elisabeth Sussman
With a contribution by Elisabeth Sherman

For more than 30 years, Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner
have devoted themselves to contemporary art, and through their passion
and acumen have assembled an extraordinary collection. This handsomely illustrated volume is the first to document the collection of Thea
Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, more than 700 artworks in all
media that have been promised to the Whitney Museum of American
Art, New York, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Artists represented
include Lee Friedlander, Robert Gober, Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool,
Ryan Gander, and Bernadette Corporation, among others, and the works
span from the 1950s to 2014.
Over 300 highlights illustrate the collectors’ commitment to acquiring
works that challenge, excite, confound, and amuse. Essays offer context
for understanding the importance of the works as a group and illuminate
the art world milieus in which the collectors immersed themselves. The
book also includes an engaging interview with the collectors, providing a
personal perspective on contemporary art acquisition.
CHRISTINE MACEL is chief curator at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. ELISABETH
SUSSMAN is curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography and
ELISABETH SHERMAN is senior curatorial assistant, both at the Whitney
Museum of American Art, New York.
December  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21482-6 $70.00 sc/£50.00
352 pp.  9 x 12  350 color + 50 b/w illus. World

Christopher Wool (b. 1955), Untitled,
1990–91. Enamel and graphite on
aluminum, 108 x 72 in. (274.3 x 182.9 cm).
Whitney Museum of American Art, New
York; promised gift of Thea Westreich
Wagner and Ethan Wagner P.2011.488

Exhibition Schedule:

Whitney Museum of American Art
Centre Pompidou, Paris
spring 2016
Distributed for the Whitney Museum of
American Art

Drawn from Courtly India

The Conley Harris and Howard Truelove Collection
Ainsley M. Cameron
With an essay by Darielle Mason

This publication presents the first in-depth survey of the Conley Harris
and Howard Truelove Collection of Indian drawings, which was recently
acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This exceptional collection, which has never previously been published, consists of 65 works on
paper created between the 16th and 19th centuries.
The Harris-Truelove Collection is uniquely and tightly focused on works
from the royal courts of North India, and the majority of these drawings
served as preparatory material for the opaque watercolor illustrations that
have been widely collected and studied. This catalogue celebrates the
assured line of the Indian draftsman and recognizes these drawings as
accomplished works of art in their own right. The text details the process
and technique involved in their production, and explores what can be
revealed by the artist’s hand. This in-depth look at drawings also contextualizes the role of art production in court culture, and reveals the
intricacies of artistic workshop practice.

Two Archers. India; Ajmer, Rajasthan,
c. 1710–20. Black ink and opaque
watercolor on paper; 6 1⁄4 × 9 inches
(15.9 × 22.9 cm). Philadelphia Museum of
Art. Purchased with the Stella Kramrisch Fund
for Indian and Himalayan Art, 2013-68-13

Exhibition Schedule:
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Published in association with the
Philadelphia Museum of Art

AINSLEY M. CAMERON is the Ira Brind and Stacey Spector Assistant Curator
of South Asian Art, and DARIELLE MASON is the Stella Kramrisch Curator of
Indian and Himalayan Art, both at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

December  Art
Paper over Board  978-0-300-21525-0 $35.00 sc/£20.00
144 pp.  10 x 12  100 color + 5 b/w illus. World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Meant to Be Shared

European Prints from the Arthur Ross Collection
Suzanne Boorsch, Douglas Cushing, Alexa A.
Greist, Elisabeth Hodermarsky, Sinclaire Marber,
John Moore, and Heather Nolin
With a foreword by Janet Ross

This important volume offers the first comprehensive look at the Arthur
Ross Collection—more than 1,000 18th- to 20th-century Italian, French,
and Spanish prints—and is published to mark the inaugural exhibition
of the collection in its new home at the Yale University Art Gallery.
Highlights include superb etchings by Canaletto and Tiepolo; the four
volumes of Piranesi’s Antiquities of Rome, as well as his famous Vedute
(Views) and Carceri (Prisons); Goya’s Tauromaquia in its first edition of
1816; an extremely rare etching by Edgar Degas; and numerous other
19th-century French prints, by Eugène Delacroix, Honoré Daumier,
Édouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, and others. The accompanying essays discuss the life of Arthur Ross, a significant philanthropist
who funded several arts institutions; the formation of the collection
and the art-historical significance of the works; and several thematic
approaches to studying the collection, reinforcing its legacy as an important teaching resource.

Francisco Goya, Donde hay ganas hay
maña (Where There’s a Will, There’s a
Way) / Modo de volar (A Way of Flying),
from the series Los disparates (Los proverbios),
1816–19, published 1864. Etching.
Yale University Art Gallery, The Arthur
Ross Collection

Exhibition Schedule:
Yale University Art Gallery

Distributed for the Yale University
Art Gallery

SUZANNE BOORSCH is Robert L. Solley Curator of Prints and Drawings at the
Yale University Art Gallery.

December  Art Cloth  978-0-300-21439-0 $60.00 tx/£40.00
192 pp.  9 1⁄4 x 12  115 color illus.  World

The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art
Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger
Collection and the Yale University Art Gallery
Sequoia Miller
With an essay by John Stuart Gordon

This lushly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive examination of
postwar ceramic sculpture alongside other fine art of the period. The catalogue features more than 80 objects by leading 20th-century ceramicists,
including John Mason, Ken Price, Lucie Rie, and Peter Voulkos. Essays
consider the art in connection with renowned paintings, sculptures in
other media, and works on paper, by artists such as Willem de Kooning,
Isamu Noguchi, Mark Rothko, and Ed Ruscha. Juxtaposing ceramics with
non-ceramic works, both visually and conceptually, and examining the
visual, historical, and theoretical affinities among the objects, the authors
demonstrate that the finest ceramics share the formal sophistication of the
most celebrated artworks of the postwar period. As ceramics increasingly
are recognized as integral to the wider field of contemporary art, this book
offers new opportunities for understanding this important medium.
SEQUOIA MILLER is a studio potter and doctoral student in the History of Art
Department at Yale University. JOHN STUART GORDON is the Benjamin
Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale
University Art Gallery.

John Mason, X-Pot, 1958. Glazed stoneware.
Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection

Exhibition Schedule:
Yale University Art Gallery

Distributed for the Yale University
Art Gallery

December  Art/Decorative Arts
Cloth  978-0-300-21440-6 $65.00 tx/£45.00
224 pp.  9 1⁄4 x 12  186 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Contingent Beauty

Contemporary Art from Latin America
Edited by Mari Carmen Ramírez
Exploring cutting-edge techniques and daring themes, many Latin
American artists seamlessly intertwine aesthetic refinement with biting
critiques of social and political issues. Contingent Beauty assembles major
works by more than 20 such artists who have made significant contributions to the global art scene over the past 30 years. Encompassing a variety
of media—including painting, drawing, sculpture, and video—the majority of these innovative works are culled from the holdings of the Museum
of Fine Arts, Houston, which possesses an exceptional collection of contemporary Latin American art.
These objects, while formally sophisticated and alluring, are not ends
unto themselves but rather tools intended to heighten viewers’ awareness of critical factors that shape the lives of these artists, such as poverty,
gender, political repression, the war on drugs, and globalization. In
some instances, the “beauty” of these works is contingent upon cultural
interpretation. Tensions between beauty and violence, seduction and
repulsion, elegance and brutality contribute to the enduring impact of
this art and provide a revelatory experience for readers.

María Fernanda Cardoso, Woven Water:
Submarine Landscape, 1994. Dried starfish
with metal wire. Variable dimensions. The
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum
purchase by the Caribbean Art Fund.

Exhibition Schedule:

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
11/22/15–January 2016
Distributed for the Museum of Fine
Arts, Houston

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.
December  Art
Paper over Board  978-0-300-21481-9 $60.00 sc/£40.00
224 pp.  10 x 12  180 color illus.  World

The Wilton Diptych
Dillian Gordon

With contributions by Caroline M. Barron, Ashok Roy, and
Martin Wyld
The Wilton Diptych is a comprehensive account of one of England’s greatest surviving medieval treasures, now in the collection of The National
Gallery, London. The painting depicts King Richard II (1367–1400)
being presented to the Virgin Mary and Christ by John the Baptist and
two English Kings, revered as saints. The brilliant color and lavish use of
gold give it the appearance of a luxury object, yet its primary function was
religious, as an altarpiece for the king’s private devotions.
The author analyzes the iconography, historical context, style, materials,
and techniques used to create this precious work, and discusses the likely
identity of the artist and the possible evidence that this picture was known
to and referenced by William Shakespeare in his play Richard II. Further
study of the intricate detail, varied techniques, and decorative effects
shows connections to French metalwork and manuscript illumination,
while newly commissioned photography reveals exquisite details unseen
by the naked eye.

Published by National Gallery
Company/Distributed by
Yale University Press

DILLIAN GORDON is former curator of Italian paintings before 1460, ASHOK
ROY is director of collections, and MARTIN WYLD is former director of conservation, all at the National Gallery, London. CAROLINE M. BARRON is professor
emeritus at Royal Holloway, University of London.
December  Art
Cloth  978-1-85709-583-8 $35.00 tx/£14.95
144 pp.  8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2  130 color illus.  World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


A Golden Age of European Art

Celebrating Fifty Years of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer
Edited by James Clifton

With contributions by Barbara Baert, Andrea Bayer,
Anne Dunlop, Steven F. Ostrow, Lisa Pon, Martin Postle, and
Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed Sarah Campbell Blaffer
Foundation, this commemorative book presents masterpieces from the
foundation’s collection. The works span more than 400 years, from
the 16th through the early 20th century, and feature a range of media
including paintings, prints, and printed books. After a comprehensive
introduction to the foundation and its collection, essays by eight scholars present new scholarship on key works. The featured objects include
an image of the Madonna and Child by the Florentine painter Giuliano
Bugiardini; Richard Wilson’s iconic 18th-century composition The White
Monk; printed materials in Venice that bridged Jewish and Christian cultures; and portraits by Paolo Veronese, Simon Vouet, and others. With
more than 200 illustrations, this beautiful publication is a rich survey as
well as a timely celebration of this exceptional collection.

Veronese, Portrait of a Lady as Saint
Agnes, 1580s. Oil on canvas.
34 x 29 1⁄2 inches. The Sarah Campbell
Blaffer Foundation, Houston.

Distributed for the Sarah Campbell
Blaffer Foundation and the Museum of
Fine Arts, Houston

JAMES CLIFTON is director of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and curator of Renaissance and Baroque painting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

December  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-20781-1 $65.00 tx/£45.00
272 pp.  9 x 12  200 color + 45 b/w illus. World

Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens,
and Rembrandt
Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art
William W. Robinson
With contributions by Susan Anderson

This superb book presents 100 notable examples from the Harvard Art
Museums’ distinguished collection of Dutch, Flemish, and Netherlandish
drawings from the 16th to 18th century. Featuring such masters as Pieter
Bruegel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, and Rembrandt van Rijn, the volume showcases beautiful color illustrations accompanied by insightful
commentary on prevalent styles and techniques.
Genres that define this artistic period—landscape, scenes of everyday life,
portraiture, and still life—are explored in detail. The book also presents
the results of new conservation and technical study, including infrared
analysis and scientific examinations of drawing materials. This revelatory
new research has allowed previously illegible underdrawings and inscriptions in many of the artworks to surface for the first time, shedding light
on longstanding mysteries of production and provenance.
WILLIAM W. ROBINSON is the Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings,
emeritus, at the Harvard Art Museums. SUSAN ANDERSON is curatorial research
associate at the Harvard Art Museums, and curator of the Maida and George
Abrams Collection, Boston.
January  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-20804-7 $65.00 tx/£45.00
300 pp.  9 1⁄2 x 12  335 color + b/w illus. World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic

Jacques de Gheyn II, Crossbowman Assisted
by a Milkmaid, c. 1600–10. Brown ink, gray
and brown wash over black and red chalk
on off-white antique laid paper, incised,
framing line in brown ink, mounted on a
gilt and hand-colored mount of blue paper.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of
Meta and Paul J. Sachs, 1953.86.

Distributed for the Harvard
Art Museums

Indian Art of the Americas at the Art Institute of Chicago
Richard Townsend
With contributions by Elizabeth Pope

A stunning survey of the indigenous art,
architecture, and spiritual beliefs of the
Americas, from the Precolumbian era to the
20th century
This landmark publication catalogues the Art Institute
of Chicago’s outstanding collection of Indian art of the
Americas, one of the foremost of its kind in the United
States. Showcasing a host of previously unpublished
objects dating from the Precolumbian era to the 20th
century, the book marks the first time these holdings
have been comprehensively documented. Richard
Townsend weaves an overarching narrative that ranges
from the Midwestern United States to the Yucatan
Peninsula to the heart of South America. While exploring artists’ myriad economic, historical, linguistic,
and social backgrounds, he demonstrates that they
shared both a deep, underlying cosmological view and
the desire to secure their communities’ prosperity by
affirming connections to the sacred forces of the natural world. The critical essays focus on topics that bridge
traditions across North, Central, and South America,
including materials, methods of manufacture, the
diversity of stylistic features, and the iconography and
functions of various objects. Gorgeously illustrated in
color with more than 400 vibrant images, this handsome catalogue serves as the definitive survey of an
unparalleled collection.

Aztec (Mexica). Tenochtitlan, Mexico. Coronation
Stone of Motecuhzoma II (Stone of the Five Suns),
1503. Basalt; 55.9 x 66 x 22.9 cm (22 x 26 x 9 in.).
The Art Institute of Chicago, Major Acquisitions
Fund, 1990.21.

Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago

RICHARD TOWNSEND is chair of African and Amerindian art
and ELIZABETH POPE is curatorial research assistant, Department
of African and Amerindian Art, both at the Art Institute of Chicago.

February  Art/Archaeology
Cloth  978-0-300-21483-3 $65.00 sc/£45.00
320 pp.  9 x 12  450 color illus.  World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


The American School

Artists and Status in the Late-Colonial and Early National Era
Susan Rather
An in-depth look at the changing status
of American artists in the 18th and early
19th century
This fascinating book is the first comprehensive arthistorical study of what it meant to be an American
artist in the 18th- and early 19th-century transatlantic
world. Susan Rather examines the status of artists from
different geographical, professional, and material perspectives, and delves into topics such as portrait painting
in Boston and London; the trade of art in Philadelphia
and New York; the negotiability and usefulness of
colonial American identity in Italy and London; and
the shifting representation of artists in and from the
former British colonies after the Revolutionary War,
when London remained the most important cultural
touchstone. The book interweaves nuanced analysis of
well-known artists—John Singleton Copley, Benjamin
West, and Gilbert Stuart, among others—with accounts
of non-elite painters and ephemeral texts and images
such as painted signs and advertisements. Throughout,
Rather questions the validity of the term “American,”
which she sees as provisional—the product of an evolving, multifaceted cultural construction.

Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies
in British Art

SUSAN RATHER is a professor in the Department of Art and Art
History at the University of Texas, Austin.

January  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21461-1 $75.00 sc/£50.00
368 pp.  7 1⁄2 x 10  77 color + 73 b/w illus. 

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


Visions of Paradise

Botticini’s Palmieri Altarpiece
Jennifer Sliwka
Visions of Paradise showcases new scholarly research on the monumental
Palmieri Altarpiece by Francesco Botticini (1446–1498). The painting,
which depicts the Assumption of the Virgin, was made for the funerary
chapel of the Florentine citizen Matteo Palmieri (1406–1475). Palmieri
was a true “Renaissance Man”—an associate of the Medici and a humanist, whose career encompassed a variety of roles, as diplomat, poet, writer,
and apothecary.
In this book, Jennifer Sliwka uncovers new insights about the culture that
produced this stunning altarpiece and the fascinating patron who commissioned it. In addition to its religious content, the altarpiece depicts a
panoramic landscape that serves as a very early example of a “city portrait” of Florence; this accurate, detailed view, which includes Palmieri’s
villa and farm, predates several of the earliest known maps of the city.
Sliwka examines what the painting reflects about Florentine society and
spiritual beliefs, and sheds light on aspects of the painting—including its
authorship, date, theological significance, and original location—that are
frequently questioned.

Exhibition Schedule:
National Gallery, London

Published by National Gallery
Company/Distributed by
Yale University Press

JENNIFER SLIWKA is Ahmanson Curator in Art and Religion, The National
Gallery, London.

January  Art
PB-with Flaps  978-1-85709-594-4 $30.00 tx/£14.95
112 pp.  7 3⁄4 x 10 1⁄2  50 color illus.  World

South and Aberdeen

Joseph Sharples, David W. Walker, and
Matthew Woodworth
The second of two books exploring the buildings of Aberdeenshire, this
volume surveys Aberdeen—the third-largest city in Scotland—and its
surrounding areas. Aberdeen’s architectural highlights, including magnificent civic buildings constructed in local gray granite, are featured and
comprehensively illustrated with specially commissioned photography.
Also included are historic industrial buildings connected to Aberdeen’s
role as an important hub of whisky distilleries. In addition, the book
showcases Aberdeenshire’s magnificent residential buildings including
Balmoral, the British royal family’s Scottish estate, as well as a number of
other castles and fine country houses.

JOSEPH SHARPLES leads a research project on the architecture of Charles Rennie
Mackintosh at the University of Glasgow. DAVID W. WALKER worked at the Royal
Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland before moving to the University of Aberdeen. MATTHEW WOODWORTH is a specialist in
medieval architecture and is preparing a monograph on Beverley Minster.

Pevsner Architectural

January  Architecture
Cloth  978-0-300-21555-7 $80.00 tx/£35.00
800 pp.  4 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄2  120 color illus.  World
Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic


The Glory of Saint George

Man, Dragon, and Death
Laurent Busine and Manfred Sellink
This book offers the first-ever survey of artistic depictions of the legend of
Saint George defeating the dragon. The earliest existing references to this
episode in the hagiography of Saint George date from the 11th century,
and the mythical conflict has entertained the imaginations of artists ever
since. Copiously illustrated, this book includes varied representations in
painting, sculpture, engraving, and more by artists from Raphael and Peter
Paul Rubens to Odilon Redon and Andy Warhol. In addition, the artists
David Claerbout, Giuseppe Penone, Luc Tuymans, and Angel Vergara
Santiago have been invited to contribute their own interpretations of the
story, and these new works are also featured. The contemporary perspective is further explored in the book through essays that trace the shifting
resonance of the allegory, positing that it has evolved to become symbolic
of man’s internal struggle as he attempts to fulfill his destiny.
LAURENT BUSINE is the director of the Musée des Arts Contemporains au
Grand-Hornu, Belgium. MANFRED SELLINK is director of the Royal Museums
of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

After Albrecht Altdorfer (1480–1538),
St. Georges Kills the Dragon. German,
16th century. Piacenza, Fondazione Istituto
Gazzola, Museo Gazzola

Exhibition Schedule:

Musée des Arts Contemporains
au Grand-Hornu
Distributed for Mercatorfonds

February  Art
Cloth  978-0-300-21575-5 $65.00 tx/£35.00
304 pp.  9 x 11  250 color illus.  World

The Wittgenstein Vitrine

Modern Opulence in Vienna
Kevin W. Tucker and Fran Baas

With an introduction by Elisabeth Schmuttermeier
The Wittgenstein Vitrine, a monumental silver and gemstone-encrusted
cabinet, is one of the most important and complex works produced by
Austria’s Wiener Werkstätte. Kevin W. Tucker weaves together a fascinating portrait of the vitrine, examining its stylistic origins and context, the
powerful Wittgenstein family, and Vienna during its apogee of artistic
ferment. His essay explores how the vitrine and its presentation at the
1908 Kunstschau embodied the debate over progressive ornamentation
and suggested the evolving definition of modernity in the early 20th century. A companion essay by Fran Baas details the fascinating eight-month
process of conserving the cabinet, revealing construction details unseen
since its original assembly. Lavish photography throughout the book
includes details of the vitrine’s floral and faunal ornamentation as well as
contextual images of related works by the Wiener Werkstätte. This book
also serves as the only English-language publication detailing the work
and biography of the vitrine’s designer, Carl Otto Czeschka (1878–1960).
KEVIN W. TUCKER is the Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts
and Design and FRAN BAAS is associate curator of objects, both at the Dallas
Museum of Art.

February  Decorative Arts
Cloth  978-0-300-21457-4 $30.00 tx/£20.00
80 pp.  5 x 11  40 color + 30 b/w illus. World

Art and Architecture—Scholarly and Academic

Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops),
designed by Carl Otto Czeschka (Austrian,
1878–1960), Wittgenstein Vitrine (detail),
1908. Silver, moonstone, opal, lapis lazuli,
mother-of-pearl, baroque pearls, onyx, ivory,
enamel, glass, and ebony veneers. Dallas
Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret
McDermott Art Fund, Inc.

Distributed for the Dallas Museum of Art


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