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Literate South Reading before Emancipation
ISBN: HB: 9780300112535, Yale University Press, August 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 30 black&white illus.
A pervasive assumption about the culture of the southern United States is that it is firmly rooted in an oral tradition, not a written one. Schweiger complicates our understanding of literacy and reading in the American South before emancipation by s...
Natural Encounters Biking, Hiking, and Birding Through the Seasons
ISBN: HB: 9780300243482, Yale University Press, July 2019
304 pp., 21x14 cm, 28 black&white illus.
In this "personal encyclopedia of nature's seasons", lifetime naturalist Bruce Beehler reflects on his three decades of encountering nature in Washington, D.C. The author takes the reader on a year?long journey through the seasons as he describes the...
Renoir The Body, The Senses
ISBN: HB: 9780300243314, Yale University Press, July 2019
320 pp., 33x25.4 cm, 110 colour and black&white illus.
Best known as part of the influential vanguard of Impressionist artists that experimented with new painting techniques in the late 19th century, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was deeply inspired by classical traditions and returned again and agai...
Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered
ISBN: SET: 9780300191950, Yale University Press, June 2019
2200 pp., 29.2x24.8 cm, 1500 colour and black&white illus.
The towering genius of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) has been celebrated – and remained undisputed – for hundreds of years. A groundbreaking, essential addition to scholarship, "Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered" continues this legacy while simultaneous...
Alicja Kwade: ParaPivot The Roof Garden Commission
ISBN: PB: 9781588396679, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 2019
64 pp., 18.4x11 cm, 58 colour illus.
Contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b. 1979) has received international acclaim for her minimalist, large-scale sculptures and installations intended to parse, but not resolve, various scientific and metaphysical conundrums. Kwade’s site-specific insta...
Ai Weiwei Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
ISBN: HB: 9780300243796, Yale University Press, June 2019
304 pp., 30.5x20.3 cm, 570 colour illus.
Internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) transformed over 300 sites across New York City into a compelling, ambitious public art exhibition concerned with the global refugee and migration crises. "Good Fences Make Good...
Islamic Art Past, Present, Future
ISBN: HB: 9780300243475, Yale University Press, June 2019
360 pp., 29.2x22.9 cm, 80 colour illus., 170 black&white illus.
"Islamic art" can be a challenging term in an ever-changing art world. Through the exploration of a wide array of media – from painting, sculpture, and photography to video and multimedia – an internationally renowned group of scholars, collectors, a...
CAMP Notes on Fashion
ISBN: HB: 9781588396686, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 2019
256 pp., 34.3x26 cm, 250 colour illus.
Although an elusive concept, "camp" can be found in most forms of artistic expression, revealing itself through an aesthetic of deliberate stylization. Fashion is one of the most overt and enduring conduits of the camp aesthetic. As a site for the pl...
Three Laws of Nature A Little Book on Thermodynamics
ISBN: HB: 9780300238785, Yale University Press, May 2019
184 pp., 21x14 cm, 22 black&white illus.
A romantic description of the second law of thermodynamics is that the universe becomes increasingly disordered. But what does that actually mean? Starting with an overview of the three laws of thermodynamics, MacArthur "genius grant" winner R. Steph...
Gothic Sculpture Eloquence, Craft, and Materials
ISBN: HB: 9780300241433, Yale University Press, May 2019
296 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 100 colour illus.
In this beautifully illustrated study, Paul Binski offers a new account of sculpture in England and northwestern Europe between c. 1000 and 1500, examining Romanesque and Gothic art as a form of persuasion. Binski applies rhetorical analysis to a wid...