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Fires of Life Endothermy in Birds and Mammals
ISBN: HB: 9780300227161, Yale University Press, August 2019
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 60 black&white illus.
This pioneering work investigates why endothermy, or "warm-bloodedness", evolved in birds and mammals, despite its enormous energetic costs. Arguing that single-cause hypotheses to explain the origins of endothermy have stalled research since the 197...
Frontiers in the Gilded Age Adventure, Capitalism, and Dispossession from Southern Africa to the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, 1880-1917
ISBN: HB: 9780300225877, Yale University Press, August 2019
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 23 black&white illus.
In the late nineteenth century, the U.S.-Mexican borderlands constituted one stop beyond the United States where Americans chased capitalist dreams. Crisscrossing the American West, southern Africa, and northern Mexico, Andrew Offenburger examines ho...
Francois Morellet
ISBN: HB: 9780300245691, Yale University Press, May 2019
248 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 90 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
This in-depth exploration of celebrated French artist Francois Morellet (1926-2016) showcases his diverse oeuvre, famous for infusing systematic and rigorous experimentation with humor and playfulness. Morellet's interest in kinetic and optical effec...
Future Proof How to Build Resilience in an Uncertain World
ISBN: HB: 9780300228670, Yale University Press, May 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tohoku "Triple Disaster" of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that hit the eastern seaboard of Japan in 2012 are seen as surprises that have a low probability of occurring but have...
For America Paintings from the National Academy of Design
ISBN: PB: 9780300244281, Yale University Press, April 2019
304 pp., 27.9x21 cm, 200 colour illus.
This stunning book provides an unprecedented glimpse into the past two centuries of American art, tracing artistic tradition and innovation at the National Academy of Design from its 19th-century founding to the present. The nation's oldest artist ho...
Forecasting An Essential Introduction
ISBN: PB: 9780300244663, Yale University Press, April 2019
232 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 10 black&white illus.
Making accurate predictions about the economy has always been difficult, as F. A. Hayek noted when accepting his Nobel Prize in economics, but today forecasters have to contend with increasing complexity and unpredictable feedback loops. In this acce...
Frame Work Honour and Ornament in Italian Renaissance Art
ISBN: HB: 9780300238846, Yale University Press, March 2019
352 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 220 colour illus.
"My husband Jan finished me on 17 June 1439... My age was 33 years". So speaks Margaret van Eyck from the frame of her portrait. This painted inscription honors its maker Jan van Eyck, even as it blurs the distinction between living subject and paint...
Francis Picabia Catalogue Raisonne, Volume 3 (1927-1939)
ISBN: HB: 9780300243727, Yale University Press, Mercatorfonds, March 2019
464 pp., 30.5x24.1 cm, 525 colour illus.
This third volume in a planned four-volume catalogue raisonne of works by the French avant-garde artist Francis Picabia (1879-1953) includes paintings and selected drawings dating from mid-1927 through 1939. Innovative collage-paintings and flamboyan...
French Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art From the Early Eighteenth Century through the Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9781588396617, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2019
384 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 429 colour illus.
This authoritative book surveys the remarkable collection of 18th-century French paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the context of the institutions that governed the visual arts in the 1700s – the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculptu...
Forgive Us Our Debts The Intergenerational Dangers of Fiscal Irresponsibility
ISBN: PB: 9780300158632, Yale University Press, March 2019
184 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 14 black&white illus.
In this immensely timely book, Andrew Yarrow brings the sometimes eye-glazing discussion of national debt down to earth, explaining in accessible terms why federal debt is rising (and will soon rise much faster), what effects it may have on Americans...