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Bernini's Michelangelo
ISBN: HB: 9780300247732, Yale University Press, June 2020
288 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 143 colour illus.
Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), like all ambitious artists, imitated eminent predecessors. What set him apart was his lifelong and multifaceted focus on Michelangelo Buonarroti – the master of the previous age. Bernini's Michelangelo is the first co...
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£50,00
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Book of Collateral Damage
ISBN: PB: 9780300251753, ISBN: HB: 9780300228946, Yale University Press, June 2020
312 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm
Widely praised in the Arab world, renowned author Sinan Antoon's fourth and most sophisticated novel follows Nameer, a young Iraqi scholar earning his Ph.D. at Harvard, who is hired by filmmakers to help document the devastation of the 2003 invasion...
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£11,99
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Brief Natural History of Civilization Why a Balance Between Cooperation & Competition Is Vital to Humanity
ISBN: HB: 9780300245912, Yale University Press, June 2020
320 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 47 black&white illus.
Offering a bold new understanding of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going, noted ecologist Mark Bertness argues that human beings and their civilization are the products of the same self-organization, evolutionary adaptation, and na...
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£20,00
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Berend Strik Deciphering the Artist's Mind
ISBN: HB: 9780300250459, Yale University Press, Mercatorfonds, May 2020
304 pp., 27.9x22.2 cm, 200 colour and black&white illus.
Berend Strik (b. 1960) is an internationally acclaimed Dutch visual artist whose oeuvre ranges from two-dimensional works to sculpture and architecture. He is best known for his embroidered found objects, including photographs. Since 2012, Strik has...
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£35,00
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Becoming America Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection of Folk Art
ISBN: HB: 9780300247565, Yale University Press, April 2020
264 pp., 26.7x22.9 cm, 271 colour illus.
"Becoming America" offers a multifaceted view of one of the foremost collections of 18th- and 19th-century American folk and decorative art from the rural Northeast. Essays by leading specialists discuss the culture of furniture workshops, exuberant...
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£40,00
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Building a New New World Amerikanizm in Russian Architecture
ISBN: PB: 9780300248159, Yale University Press, April 2020
450 pp., 24.1x17.1 cm, 450 colour and black&white illus.
Idealized representations of America, as both an aspiration and a menace, played an important role in shaping Russian architecture and urban design from the American Revolution until the fall of the Soviet Union. Jean-Louis Cohen traces the powerful...
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£30,00
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Back in Fashion Western Fashion from the Middle Ages to the Present
ISBN: HB: 9780300218848, Yale University Press, April 2020
288 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 240 colour and black&white illus.
This engaging volume tells the history of Western fashion, exploring how and why it has influenced people's attitudes, actions, and beliefs since the Middle Ages. "Back in Fashion" focuses on themes specific to particular periods – such as the signif...
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Battle for Syria International Rivalry in the New Middle East
ISBN: PB: 9780300249910, Yale University Press, April 2020
384 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm
Updated with two new chapters, this book exposes the profound influence of the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar in Syria's bloody conflict and explores the implications of the perceived decline of American power in the Mid...
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£12,99
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Ben Hecht Fighting Words, Moving Pictures
ISBN: PB: 9780300251814, ISBN: HB: 9780300180428, Yale University Press, April 2020
264 pp., 21x14.6 cm
He was, according to Pauline Kael, "the greatest American screenwriter". Jean-Luc Godard called him "a genius" who "invented 80 percent of what is used in Hollywood movies today". Besides tossing off dozens of now-classic scripts – including "Scarfac...
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£10,99
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£16,99
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Blooming Flowers A Seasonal History of Plants and People
ISBN: HB: 9780300243338, Yale University Press, April 2020
256 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 64 colour illus.
The bright yellow of a marigold and the cheerful red of a geranium, the evocative fragrance of a lotus or a saffron-infused paella – there is no end of reasons to love flowers. Ranging through the centuries and across the globe, Kasia Boddy looks at...
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£14,99
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