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To Describe a Life Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
ISBN: HB: 9780300230383, Yale University Press, February 2019
160 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 70 colour illus.
By turns historical, critical, and personal, this book examines the use of art – and love – as a resource amid the recent wave of shootings by American police of innocent black women and men. Darby English attends to a cluster of artworks created in...
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Reformations The Early Modern World, 1450-1650
ISBN: PB: 9780300240030, ISBN: HB: 9780300111927, Yale University Press, October 2018
920 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 155 black&white illus.
A lively, expansive history of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and the momentous changes they set in motion This fast-paced survey of Western civilization's transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that tumultuous period vividly t...
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How to Read Islamic Calligraphy
ISBN: PB: 9781588396303, Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2018
156 pp., 26.7x20.3 cm, 141 colour illus.
"How to Read Islamic Calligraphy" explores the preeminence of the written word as a means of creative expression throughout the Islamic world. Aimed at a general audience, the book introduces all five major Islamic calligraphic script types, demonstr...
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Everything Is Connected Art and Conspiracy
ISBN: HB: 9781588396594, Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2018
272 pp., 26.7x22.9 cm, 222 colour illus.
Shaped by events such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, Watergate, the Iran-Contra affair, and 9/11, conspiracy theories have flourished and influenced our collective worldview. This provocative book examines how artists from...
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Armenia Art, Religion, and Trade in the Middle Ages
ISBN: HB: 9781588396600, Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2018
352 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 282 colour illus.
As the first people to officially convert to Christianity, Armenians commissioned and produced astonishing religious objects. This sumptuous volume depicts and contextualizes the compelling works of art that defined the rich and complicated culture o...
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Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings
ISBN: HB: 9780300237030, Yale University Press, September 2018
400 pp., 27.3x23.5 cm, 335 colour and black&white illus.
Vessels shaped as bulls, lions, birds, donkeys, and other animals were routinely used to pour and drink liquids at feasts throughout the ancient world. Bringing together animal-shaped vessels from the Mediterranean, the Near and Far East, and the Ame...
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Tintoretto Artist of Renaissance Venice
ISBN: HB: 9780300230406, Yale University Press, September 2018
336 pp., 29.8x24.8 cm, 240 colour illus.
Jacopo Tintoretto (1518 or 1519-1594) was known for the remarkable energy of his work. His contemporary Giorgio Vasari described him as the "most extraordinary brain that painting has ever produced". Considered to be one of the three great painters o...
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Scots and Catalans Union and Disunion
ISBN: HB: 9780300234954, Yale University Press, July 2018
360 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 3 maps, 2 black&white figures
A distinguished historian of Spain and Europe provides an enlightening account of the development of nationalist and separatist movements in contemporary Catalonia and Scotland. This first sustained comparative study uncovers the similarities and the...
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Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780300228731, ISBN: HB: 9780300218794, Yale University Press, March 2018
192 pp., 21x14 cm
Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is not, however, so straightforward. Terry Eagleton, one of our foremost literary and cultural critics, is uniquely poised to take on th...
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Radical Sacrifice
ISBN: HB: 9780300233353, Yale University Press, March 2018
216 pp., 21x14 cm
The modern conception of sacrifice is at once cast as a victory of self-discipline over desire and condescended to as destructive and archaic abnegation. But even in the Old Testament, the dual natures of sacrifice, embodying both ritual slaughter an...
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