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Artist and the Warrior From Assyria to Guernica
ISBN: HB: 9780300126372, Yale University Press, December 2011
288 pp., 23.4x18.9 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
How have artists across the millennia responded to warfare? In this uniquely wide-ranging book, Theodore Rabb blends military history and the history of art to search for the answers. He draws our attention to masterpieces from the ancient world to t...
Radical Camera New York's Photo League, 1936-1951
ISBN: HB: 9780300146875, Yale University Press, November 2011
224 pp., 27.9x22.9 cm, 150 duotones, 76 black&white illus.
Artists in "the Photo League", active from 1936 to 1951, were known for capturing sharply revealing, compelling moments from everyday life. Their focus centred on New York City and its vibrant streets – a newsboy at work, a brass band on a bustling c...
Serbs History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia
ISBN: PB: 9780300158267, Yale University Press, November 2011
368 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 40 black&white illus
"The Serbs" was published in hardcover in 1997, and paperbacked in 1998. It was reissued as a NB paperback in 2000, and reprinted regularly since then. There is a lot to catch-up on in this second edition. It covers the Kosovo War, and the overthrow...
Complicated Man The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Knew Him
ISBN: PB: 9780300177688, Yale University Press, November 2011
528 pp., 17.8x12.7 cm, 25 black&white illus.
Though Bill Clinton has been out of office since 2001, public fascination with him continues unabated. Many books about Clinton have been published in recent years, but shockingly, no single-volume biography covers the full scope of Clinton's life fr...
Good Body Asceticism in Contemporary Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780300183092, Yale University Press, November 2011
256 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, black&white illus.
What are the reasons for the current epidemic of eating disorders, the increasing obsession with exercise, diet, and cosmetic surgery, the constant exhortations to look and feel good? This engrossing book examines our concern with the "good body" fro...
Music of Alban Berg
ISBN: PB: 9780300184129, Yale University Press, November 2011
474 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, black&white illus.
Austrian composer Alban Berg (1885-1935), along with his contemporaries Arnold Schoenberg and Anton von Webern, dramatically altered the musical landscape of the Western world. Dave Headlam offers a comprehensive analysis of Berg's music in this orig...
Duncan Phyfe Master Cabinetmaker in New York
ISBN: HB: 9780300155112, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 2011
400 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 250 colour images, 100 black&white illus.
Duncan Phyfe (1768-1854), known during his lifetime as the "United States Rage", to this day remains America's best-known cabinetmaker. Establishing his reputation as a purveyor of luxury by designing high-quality furniture for New York's moneyed eli...
Adoption, Identity, and Kinship The Debate Over Sealed Birth Records
ISBN: PB: 9780300183061, Yale University Press, November 2011
188 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, black&white illus.
Members of adoption triangles-adoptees, birthparents, and adopting parents-must struggle with difficult and sometimes heartrending issues. Should adopted children be enabled to trace their biological parents? Does the individual's right to self-disco...
Three Graces Snapshots of Twentieth-century Women
ISBN: PB: 9780300177343, Yale University Press, A+D Series, November 2011
160 pp., 21x15.2 cm, 150 colour illus.
Snapshots preserve more than individual likeness and memory. Photographs of celebrations, vacations, and gatherings of family and friends are accumulated with the aim of constructing and preserving a personal identity for future generations. What hap...
In the Picture Self-portraits, 1958-2011
ISBN: PB: 9780300177299, Yale University Press, November 2011
468 pp., 21.6x24.1 cm, 450 duotone illus.
Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has been tackling the challenge of self-portraiture throughout his prolific career. What began as an unorthodox investigation of the genre has become a masterful engagement spanning five decades. In this extraordinary compil...