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Henry van de Velde Designing Modernism
ISBN: HB: 9780300226669, Yale University Press, July 2019
224 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 52 colour illus., 89 black&white illus.
The painter, designer, and architect Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) played a crucial role in expanding modernist aesthetics beyond Paris and beyond painting. Opposing growing nationalism around 1900, he sought to make painting the basis of an aesthet...
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£50,00
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That Other World Nabokov and the Puzzle of Exile
ISBN: HB: 9780300158830, Yale University Press, July 2019
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The ruler of a totalitarian state seeks validation from a former schoolmate, now the nation's foremost thinker, in order to access a cultural cache alien to his regime. A literary critic provides commentary on an unfinished poem that both foretells...
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Wright and New York The Making of America's Architect
ISBN: HB: 9780300238853, Yale University Press, June 2019
352 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 65 black&white illus.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) took his first major trip to New York in 1909, fleeing a failed marriage and artistic stagnation. He returned a decade later, his personal life and architectural career again in crisis. Booming 1920s New York served as...
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Einstein His Space and Times
ISBN: PB: 9780300244373, ISBN: HB: 9780300196719, Yale University Press, May 2019
208 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
The commonly held view of Albert Einstein is of an eccentric genius for whom the pursuit of science was everything. But in actuality, the brilliant innovator whose Theory of Relativity forever reshaped our understanding of time was a man of his times...
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Jabotinsky A Life
ISBN: PB: 9780300244380, ISBN: HB: 9780300136623, Yale University Press, May 2019
224 pp., 21x14.6 cm
Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940) was a man of huge paradoxes and contradictions and is one of the most misunderstood Zionist political leaders – a first-rate novelist, a celebrated Russian journalist, and founder of the branch of Zionism now headed by...
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Martin Buber A Life of Faith and Dissent
ISBN: HB: 9780300153040, Yale University Press, May 2019
440 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 9 black&white illus.
An authority on the twentieth-century philosopher Martin Buber (1878-1965), Paul Mendes-Flohr offers the first major biography in English in thirty years of this seminal modern Jewish thinker. Organized around several key moments – such as his sudden...
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£16,99
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Emperor A New Life of Charles V
ISBN: HB: 9780300196528, Yale University Press, May 2019
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 colour illus., 24 black&white illus.
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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Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century
ISBN: HB: 9780300222784, Yale University Press, May 2019
424 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 27 black&white illus.
If Vasily Grossman's 1961 masterpiece, "Life and Fate", had been published during his lifetime, it would have reached the world together with Pasternak's "Doctor Zhivago" and before Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag". But "Life and Fate" was seized by the KGB. W...
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Young Victoria
ISBN: HB: 9780300238877, Yale University Press, May 2019
224 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 200 colour illus.
This beautiful, extensively researched volume investigates the birth and early life of one of the most familiar British monarchs, Queen Victoria (1819-1901). A wealth of material, including many unexamined sources and unpublished images, sheds new li...
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Alfred Stieglitz Taking Pictures, Making Painters
ISBN: HB: 9780300226485, Yale University Press, May 2019
272 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 89 black&white illus.
Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) was an enormously influential artist and nurturer of artists even though his career is often overshadowed by his role as Georgia O'Keeffe's husband. This new book from celebrated biographer Phyllis Rose reconsiders Stiegl...
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