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Aristocracy of Critics Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and the Committee That Redefined Freedom of the Press
ISBN: HB: 9780300111897, Yale University Press, January 2021
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 19 black&white illus.
In 1943, Time Inc. editor-in-chief Henry R. Luce sponsored the greatest collaboration of intellectuals in the twentieth century. He and University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins summoned the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, the Pulitzer-win...
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James Castle Memory Palace
ISBN: HB: 9780300253498, Yale University Press, January 2021
304 pp., 27.9x23.5 cm, 300 colour illus.
Self-taught artist James Castle (1899-1977) is primarily known for soot and saliva drawings of meticulously rendered domestic interiors and farm scenes, along with fantastical figures, animals, and architectural constructions made of cardboard and st...
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Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles The Power of the Reader's Mind over a Universe of Death
ISBN: HB: 9780300247282, Yale University Press, November 2020
672 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
This dazzling celebration of the power of poetry to sublimate death – completed weeks before Harold Bloom died – shows how literature renews life amid what Milton called "a universe of death". Bloom reads as a way of taking arms against the sea of li...
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Cubism and the Trompe l'Oeil Tradition
ISBN: HB: 9781588396761, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 2020
250 pp., 26.7x24.1 cm, 200 colour illus.
The age-old artistic tradition of illusionistic realism known as trompe l'oeil ("deceive the eye") beguiles us with visual tricks and confounds our perception of reality and fiction. Presenting a radically new take on Cubism, this book shows how Pabl...
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Great British Reboot How the UK Can Thrive in a Turbulent World
ISBN: HB: 9780300243499, Yale University Press, November 2020
336 pp., 21x14 cm
Taking a refreshingly realistic approach, Alex Brummer outlines how our current moment can be reshaped into an unprecedented opportunity for economic prosperity. With a new long-term approach, Britain can capitalize on the ever-changing global market...
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Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Light and Flame
ISBN: HB: 9780300252200, Yale University Press, November 2020
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus., 8 maps
Richard Butterwick tells the compelling story of the last decades of one of Europe's largest and least understood polities: the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Drawing on the latest research, Butterwick vividly portrays the turbulence the Commonwealt...
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Kent Bloomer Nature as Ornament
ISBN: PB: 9780300254716, Yale University Press, October 2020
186 pp., 25.4x16.5 cm, 25 colour illus.
Best known for New York's Central Park luminaires (1982), the ornamentation at Rice University's Baker Hall in Houston (1997), and his work on Yale University's Bass Library entrance pavilion and Sterling Memorial Library stairwell entrance (2007), t...
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Painting in Stone Architecture and the Poetics of Marble from Antiquity to the Enlightenment
ISBN: HB: 9780300248166, Yale University Press, October 2020
448 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 215 colour illus., 117 black&white illus.
Spanning almost five millennia, "Painting in Stone" tells a new history of premodern architecture through the material of precious stone. Lavishly illustrated examples include the synthetic gems used to simulate Sumerian and Egyptian heavens; the mar...
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Journey to Freedom Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement
ISBN: PB: 9780300255188, ISBN: HB: 9780300227819, Yale University Press, October 2020
408 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 50 black&white illus.
A revealing portrait of Richard Oakes, the brilliant, charismatic Native American leader who was instrumental in the takeovers of Alcatraz, Fort Lawton, and Pit River and whose assassination in 1972 galvanized the Trail of Broken Treaties march on Wa...
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Grasses, Sedges, Rushes An Identification Guide
ISBN: PB: 9780300236774, Yale University Press, October 2020
256 pp., 20.3x14.6 cm, 147 colour illus., 416 black&white illus.
This elegant and easy-to-use guide is an updated and amended revision of Lauren Brown's seminal "Grasses: An Identification Guide", which was first published in 1979. While maintaining the spirit and goals of the original edition – a portable, straig...
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