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Life of Christina of Hane
ISBN: HB: 9780300250992, Yale University Press, January 2021
208 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 5 black&white illus.
The thirteenth-century mystic Christina of Hane led an extraordinary life, but her recently unearthed case remains to be discovered in the English-speaking world. Her disturbing account of vaginal mutilation, her competition with the Virgin Mary, and...
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Our Days Are Like Full Years A Memoir with Letters from Louis Kahn
ISBN: HB: 9780300223125, Yale University Press, October 2020
448 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 234 colour illus., 113 black&white illus.
On a winter day in 1953, a mysterious man in a sheepskin coat stood out to Harriet Pattison, then a theater student at Yale. She would later learn he was the architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974). This chance encounter served as preamble to a fifteen-year...
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Emperor A New Life of Charles V
ISBN: PB: 9780300254860, ISBN: HB: 9780300196528, Yale University Press, October 2020
400 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 40 colour illus., 5 maps
The life of Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), ruler of Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and much of Italy and Central and South America, has long intrigued biographers. But the elusive nature of the man (despite an abundance of documentation), his relen...
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Industrialist and the Diva Alexander Smith Cochran, Founder of Yale's Elizabethan Club, and Madame Ganna Walska
ISBN: HB: 9780300255485, Yale University Press, October 2020
248 pp., 22.9x16.5 cm, 22 illus.
A millionaire carpet manufacturer, noted philanthropist, and avid yachtsman, Alexander Smith Cochran, Yale Class of 1896, gathered a superb collection of original editions of plays and related works from the reign of Queen Elizabeth. In 1911, with th...
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Morozov The Story of a Family and a Lost Collection
ISBN: HB: 9780300249828, Yale University Press, October 2020
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus., 27 black&white illus.
A wealthy Moscow textile merchant, Morozov started buying art in a modest way in 1900 until, on a trip to Paris, he developed a taste for the avant-garde. Meticulous and highly discerning, he acquired works by the likes of Monet, Pissarro, and Cezann...
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Collector The Story of Sergei Shchukin and His Lost Masterpieces
ISBN: PB: 9780300254815, ISBN: HB: 9780300234770, Yale University Press, September 2020
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus., 3 black&white illus.
Sergei Shchukin was a highly successful textiles merchant in the latter half of the nineteenth century, but he also had a great eye for beauty. He was one of the first to appreciate the qualities of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists and to a...
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Stan Lee A Life in Comics
ISBN: HB: 9780300230345, Yale University Press, June 2020
224 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 36 black&white illus.
Few artists have had as much of an impact on American popular culture as Stan Lee. The characters he created – Spider-Man and Iron Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four – occupy Hollywood's imagination and production schedules, generate billions at t...
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Henry III 1207-1258
ISBN: HB: 9780300238358, Yale University Press, May 2020
576 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 16 black&white illus.
Nine years of age when he came to the throne in 1216, Henry III had to rule within the limits set by the establishment of Magna Carta and the emergence of parliament. Pacific, conciliatory, and deeply religious, Henry brought many years of peace to E...
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Houdini The Elusive American
ISBN: HB: 9780300230796, Yale University Press, May 2020
232 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 27 black&white illus.
In 1916, the war in Europe having prevented a tour abroad, Harry Houdini wrote a film treatment for a rollicking motion picture. Though the movie was never made, its title, "The Marvelous Adventures of Houdini: The Justly Celebrated Elusive American"...
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Moses A Human Life
ISBN: PB: 9780300251883, ISBN: HB: 9780300209624, Yale University Press, May 2020
240 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
An unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar. No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, acclaimed for her many...
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