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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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Boxing Pandora Rethinking Borders, States, and Secession in a Democratic World
ISBN: HB: 9780300235890, Yale University Press, February 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 9 black&white illus.
The inviolability of national borders is an unquestioned pillar of the post-World War II international order. Fixed borders are believed to encourage stability, promote pluralism, and discourage nationalism and intolerance. But do they? What if fixed...
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£30,00
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Beginning with O
ISBN: PB: 9780300246315, Yale University Press, January 2020
96 pp., 21x14 cm
This is a book of letting go, of wild avowals, of unabashed eroticism; at the same time it is a work of integral imagination, steeped in the light of Greek myth that is part of the poet's heritage and imbued with an intuitive sense of dramatic confli...
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£14,99
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Bestowing Beauty Masterpieces from Persian Lands - Selections from the Hossein Afshar Collection
ISBN: HB: 9780300247022, Yale University Press, January 2020
304 pp., 27.9x22.9 cm, 175 colour illus.
"Bestowing Beauty" showcases an assortment of stunning works from one of the world's most distinguished private collections of Persian art. Featuring more than 100 exquisite objects spanning many centuries, from the eve of the Islamic period in the 6...
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£65,00
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Beyond Aesthetics Use, Abuse, and Dissonance in African Art Traditions
ISBN: HB: 9780300247626, Yale University Press, January 2020
160 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 11 black&white illus.
The playwright, poet, essayist, novelist, and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka is also a longtime art collector. This book of essays offers a glimpse into the motivations of the collector, as well as a highly personal look at the politics of aesthetics an...
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£20,00
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Better Planet Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future
ISBN: HB: 9780300246247, Yale University Press, December 2019
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Sustainability has emerged as a global priority over the past several years. The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the adoption of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals through the United Nations have highlighted the need to address cr...
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£18,99
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Becoming Diaspora Jews Behind the Story of Elephantine
ISBN: HB: 9780300243512, Yale University Press, November 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
This book tells the story of the earliest Jewish diaspora in Egypt in a way it has never been told before. The colony that lived at Elephantine Island in the fifth century BCE is an icon of the Jewish diaspora, but there is something unusual about it...
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£50,00
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Building a New New World Amerikanizm in Russian Architecture
ISBN: PB: 9780300248159, Yale University Press, November 2019
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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Bretton Woods Agreements Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents
ISBN: PB: 9780300236798, Yale University Press, August 2019
504 pp., 21x14 cm, 5 black&white illus.
The two world wars brought an end to a long-standing system of international commerce based on the gold standard. After the First World War, the weaknesses in the gold standard contributed to hyperinflation, the Great Depression, the rise of fascism,...
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£20,00
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Britain and Islam A History from 622 to the Present Day
ISBN: HB: 9780300234947, Yale University Press, August 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 colour illus.
In this broad yet sympathetic survey – ranging from the Crusades to the modern day – Martin Pugh explores the social, political, and cultural encounters between Britain and Islam. He looks, for instance, at how reactions against the Crusades led to A...
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£25,00
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