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Temple in Early Christianity Experiencing the Sacred
ISBN: HB: 9780300197884, Yale University Press, June 2019
496 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The first scholarly work to trace the Temple throughout the entire New Testament, this study examines Jewish and Christian attitudes toward the Temple in the first century and provides both Jews and Christians with a better understanding of their res...
Voices from the Warsaw Ghetto Writing Our History
ISBN: HB: 9780300236729, Yale University Press, June 2019
280 pp., 21x14 cm, 7 black&white illus.
Hidden in metal containers and buried underground during World War II, these writings from the Warsaw Ghetto record the Holocaust in the words of its first interpreters, the victims themselves. Gathered clandestinely by an underground ghetto collecti...
We Are Cuba! How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World
ISBN: HB: 9780300230031, Yale University Press, June 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
In the aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba faced the start of a crisis that decimated its economy. Helen Yaffe examines the astonishing developments that took place during and beyond this period. Drawing on archival research and interview...
What We Live For, What We Die For Selected Poems
ISBN: PB: 9780300223361, Yale University Press, June 2019
160 pp., 19.7x15.2 cm
"Everyone can find something, if they only look carefully", reads one of the memorable lines from this first collection of poems in English by the world?renowned Ukrainian author Serhiy Zhadan. These robust and accessible narrative poems feature guts...
Alicja Kwade: ParaPivot The Roof Garden Commission
ISBN: PB: 9781588396679, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 2019
64 pp., 18.4x11 cm, 58 colour illus.
Contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b. 1979) has received international acclaim for her minimalist, large-scale sculptures and installations intended to parse, but not resolve, various scientific and metaphysical conundrums. Kwade’s site-specific insta...
Whistler in Watercolor Lovely Little Games
ISBN: HB: 9780300243628, Yale University Press, June 2019
286 pp., 27.9x25.4 cm, 250 colour illus.
In the 1880s, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) reinvented himself through the medium of watercolor. At the time, excellence in watercolor was most often associated with British artists, and most notably with the work of J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851)....
Women of Atelier 17 Modernist Printmaking in Midcentury New York
ISBN: HB: 9780300238501, Yale University Press, June 2019
296 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 76 colour illus., 63 black&white illus.
In this important book Christina Weyl takes us into the experimental New York print studio Atelier 17 and highlights the women whose work there advanced both modernism and feminism in the 1940s and 1950s. Weyl focuses on eight artists – Louise Bourge...
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...
Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection
ISBN: PB: 9781933789378, Yale University Press, June 2019
296 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 200 colour illus.
The Yale Babylonian Collection houses virtually every genre, type, and period of ancient Mesopotamian writing, ranging from about 3000 B.C.E. to the early Christian Era. Among its treasures are tablets of the "Epic of Gilgamesh" and other narratives,...
Ai Weiwei Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
ISBN: HB: 9780300243796, Yale University Press, June 2019
304 pp., 30.5x20.3 cm, 570 colour illus.
Internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) transformed over 300 sites across New York City into a compelling, ambitious public art exhibition concerned with the global refugee and migration crises. "Good Fences Make Good...