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Taking Back the Constitution Activist Judges and the Next Age of American Law
ISBN: HB: 9780300245981, Yale University Press, July 2020
320 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 1 black&white illus.
The Supreme Court has never simply evaluated laws and arguments in light of permanent and immutable constitutional meanings, and social, moral, and yes, political ideas have always played into Supreme Court justices' impressions of how they think a c...
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London's New Scene Art and Culture in the 1960s
ISBN: HB: 9781913107109, Yale University Press, June 2020
416 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 80 colour illus., 120 black&white illus.
In the 1960s, London became a vibrant hub of artistic production. Postwar reconstruction, jet air travel, television arts programs, new color supplements, a generation of young artists, dealers, and curators, the influx of international film companie...
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Living Pictures Jan van Eyck and Painting's First Century
ISBN: HB: 9780300247572, Yale University Press, June 2020
192 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm, 95 colour illus.
When Jan van Eyck (c. 1390-1441) completed the revolutionary Ghent Altarpiece in 1432, it was unprecedented in European visual culture. His novel visual strategies, including lifelike detail, not only helped make painting the defining medium of Weste...
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They Knew They Were Pilgrims Plymouth Colony and the Contest for American Liberty
ISBN: HB: 9780300225501, Yale University Press, May 2020
456 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 28 black&white illus.
In 1620, separatists from the Church of England set sail across the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower. Understanding themselves as spiritual pilgrims, they left to preserve their liberty to worship God in accordance with their understanding of the Bible....
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Sons of the Waves The Common Seaman in the Heroic Age of Sail
ISBN: HB: 9780300245714, Yale University Press, April 2020
416 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 20 black&white illus., 16 colour illus., 1 map
British maritime history in the age of sail is full of the deeds of officers like Nelson but has given little voice to plain, "illiterate" seamen. Now Stephen Taylor draws on published and unpublished memoirs, letters, and naval records, including co...
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In Pursuit of Civility Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England
ISBN: PB: 9780300251524, ISBN: HB: 9780300235777, Yale University Press, April 2020
480 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 28 colour illus.
What did it mean to be ‘civilized’ in Early Modern England? Keith Thomas's seminal studies "Religion and the Decline of Magic", "Man and the Natural World", and "The Ends of Life", explored the beliefs, values and social practices of the years bet...
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Why I Am Not a Buddhist
ISBN: HB: 9780300226553, Yale University Press, March 2020
240 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm
Buddhism has become a uniquely favored religion in our modern age. A burgeoning number of books extol the scientifically proven benefits of meditation and mindfulness for everything ranging from business to romance. There are conferences, courses, an...
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Artemisia
ISBN: HB: 9781857096569, Yale University Press, National Gallery London, March 2020
256 pp., 30.4x24.1 cm, 140 black&white, colour illus.
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1654 or later) is the most celebrated woman artist of the baroque period in Italy. Her career spanned more than 40 years, as she moved between Rome, where she was raised and trained by her father, Orazio Gentileschi, to Fl...
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Last Knight The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I
ISBN: HB: 9781588396747, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2019
304 pp., 27.9x23.5 cm, 266 colour illus.
Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) crafted a public persona and personal mythology that earned him the romantic sobriquet the "Last Knight" and that perpetuates his legend to this day. In his lifelong quest to establish himself as Europe's n...
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Witnessing Slavery Art and Travel in the Age of Abolition
ISBN: HB: 9781913107055, Yale University Press, September 2019
304 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, 168 colour and black&white illus.
Gathering together over 160 paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints, this book offers an unprecedented examination of the shifting iconography of slavery in British and European art between 1760 and 1840. In addition to considering how the work...
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