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Life of Christina of Hane
ISBN: HB: 9780300250992, Yale University Press, January 2021
208 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 5 black&white illus.
The thirteenth-century mystic Christina of Hane led an extraordinary life, but her recently unearthed case remains to be discovered in the English-speaking world. Her disturbing account of vaginal mutilation, her competition with the Virgin Mary, and...
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Our Days Are Like Full Years A Memoir with Letters from Louis Kahn
ISBN: HB: 9780300223125, Yale University Press, October 2020
448 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 234 colour illus., 113 black&white illus.
On a winter day in 1953, a mysterious man in a sheepskin coat stood out to Harriet Pattison, then a theater student at Yale. She would later learn he was the architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974). This chance encounter served as preamble to a fifteen-year...
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Giorgione's Ambiguity
ISBN: HB: 9781789142976, Reaktion Books, October 2020
232 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 60 illus., 40 in colour
The Venetian painter known as Giorgione or 'big George' died at a young age in the dreadful plague of 1510, possibly having painted fewer than 25 works. But many of these are among the most mysterious and alluring in the history of art. Paintings suc...
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Piero della Francesca and the Invention of the Artist
ISBN: HB: 9781789143218, Reaktion Books, October 2020
368 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 94 colour illus.
As one of the most innovative and enlightened painters of the early Italian Renaissance, Piero della Francesca brought space, luminosity and unparalleled subtlety to painting. In addition, Piero invented the role of the modern artist by becoming a tr...
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Emperor A New Life of Charles V
ISBN: PB: 9780300254860, ISBN: HB: 9780300196528, Yale University Press, October 2020
400 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 40 colour illus., 5 maps
The life of Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), ruler of Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and much of Italy and Central and South America, has long intrigued biographers. But the elusive nature of the man (despite an abundance of documentation), his relen...
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Industrialist and the Diva Alexander Smith Cochran, Founder of Yale's Elizabethan Club, and Madame Ganna Walska
ISBN: HB: 9780300255485, Yale University Press, October 2020
248 pp., 22.9x16.5 cm, 22 illus.
A millionaire carpet manufacturer, noted philanthropist, and avid yachtsman, Alexander Smith Cochran, Yale Class of 1896, gathered a superb collection of original editions of plays and related works from the reign of Queen Elizabeth. In 1911, with th...
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Morozov The Story of a Family and a Lost Collection
ISBN: HB: 9780300249828, Yale University Press, October 2020
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus., 27 black&white illus.
A wealthy Moscow textile merchant, Morozov started buying art in a modest way in 1900 until, on a trip to Paris, he developed a taste for the avant-garde. Meticulous and highly discerning, he acquired works by the likes of Monet, Pissarro, and Cezann...
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Joseph Conrad
ISBN: PB: 9781789143041, Reaktion Books, September 2020
208 pp., 20x13 cm, 40 illus.
Joseph Conrad is widely recognized as one of the greatest writers of the early twentieth century. Robert Hampson traces Conrad's life from his childhood in a Russian penal colony, through his early manhood in Marseille and his years in the British Me...
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Hans Holbein The Artist in a Changing World
ISBN: HB: 9781789142112, Reaktion Books, September 2020
280 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus., 65 in colour
Immensely skillful and inventive, Hans Holbein moulded his approach to art-making during a period of dramatic transformation in European society and culture: the emergence of humanism, the impact of the Reformation on religious life and the effects o...
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Collector The Story of Sergei Shchukin and His Lost Masterpieces
ISBN: PB: 9780300254815, ISBN: HB: 9780300234770, Yale University Press, September 2020
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus., 3 black&white illus.
Sergei Shchukin was a highly successful textiles merchant in the latter half of the nineteenth century, but he also had a great eye for beauty. He was one of the first to appreciate the qualities of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists and to a...
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