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Security Empire The Secret Police in Communist Eastern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780300242577, Yale University Press, August 2020
416 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 16 black&white illus.
This book examines the history of early secret police forces in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany in the aftermath of the Second World War. Molly Pucci delves into the ways their origins diverged from the original Soviet model based on differi...
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£45,00
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Modernism for the Masses Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in 1930s New York
ISBN: HB: 9780300241396, Yale University Press, June 2020
248 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 72 colour illus., 43 black&white illus.
A mural renaissance swept the United States in the 1930s, propelled by the New Deal Federal Art Project and the popularity of Mexican muralism. Perhaps nowhere more than in New York City, murals became a crucial site for the development of abstract p...
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Italian Paintings in the Norton Simon Museum The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
ISBN: HB: 9780300250497, Yale University Press, June 2020
416 pp., 27.9x24.7 cm, 203 colour illus.
The preeminent collector Norton Simon amassed more than 100 Italian paintings during his 35-year career, and today they stand among the treasures of the Norton Simon Museum. In this catalogue – the first of two volumes devoted to the museum's Italian...
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£60,00
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Celestial Mirror The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh II
ISBN: HB: 9780300246278, Yale University Press, June 2020
168 pp., 26.6x22.8 cm, 163 colour illus.
Between 1724 and 1730, Maharajah Sawaii Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories, called Jantar Mantars, in northern India. The four remaining observatories are an extraordinary fusion of architecture and science, combining...
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£35,00
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Anne Brigman The Photographer of Enchantment
ISBN: HB: 9780300249941, Yale University Press, June 2020
248 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm, 60 colour illus., 96 black&white illus.
In the first book devoted to Anne Brigman (1869-1950), Kathleen Pyne traces the groundbreaking photographer's life from Hawai'i to the Sierra and elsewhere in California, revealing how her photographs emerged from her experience of local place and cu...
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£50,00
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Making of Modern Art Selected Writings
ISBN: HB: 9780300246780, Yale University Press, May 2020
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The critic Michael Peppiatt has been described by Art Newspaper as "the best art writer of his generation". For more than 50 years, he has written trenchant and lively dispatches from the center of the international art world. In this new volume of k...
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James Prosek Art, Artifact, Artifice
ISBN: HB: 9780300250794, Yale University Press, May 2020
144 pp., 30.4x22.8 cm, 150 colour illus.
Award-winning artist, writer, and naturalist James Prosek (b. 1975) has gained a worldwide following for his deep connection with the natural world, which serves as the basis for his art and numerous popular books. In this cross-disciplinary catalogu...
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Theodor Herzl The Charismatic Leader
ISBN: HB: 9780300180404, Yale University Press, April 2020
256 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
The life of Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) was as puzzling as it was brief. How did this cosmopolitan and assimilated European Jew become the leader of the Zionist movement? How could he be both an artist and a statesman, a rationalist and an aesthete, a...
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£16,99
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Battle for Syria International Rivalry in the New Middle East
ISBN: PB: 9780300249910, Yale University Press, April 2020
384 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm
Updated with two new chapters, this book exposes the profound influence of the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar in Syria's bloody conflict and explores the implications of the perceived decline of American power in the Mid...
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Migrant City A New History of London
ISBN: HB: 9780300210972, Yale University Press, February 2020
384 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 32 black&white illus.
London is now a global financial and multicultural hub in which over three hundred languages are spoken. But the history of London has always been a history of immigration. Panikos Panayi explores the rich and vibrant story of London– from its found...
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