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Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 43 August 16, 1784, through March 15, 1785
ISBN: HB: 9780300236064, Yale University Press, February 2019
640 pp., 20.4x14.6 cm, 8 black&white illus.
In August 1784, Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson began their congressional commission to negotiate commercial treaties with twenty nations. Their treaty proposal, which Prussia alone would consider, contained unprecedented humanitarian arti...
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Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State
ISBN: HB: 9780300208269, Yale University Press, February 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
In this bold debut work, historian James M. Vaughn challenges the scholarly consensus that British India and the Second Empire were founded "in a fit of absence of mind". He instead argues that the origins of the Raj and the largest empire of the mod...
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Painting the Floating World Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Weston Collection
ISBN: HB: 9780300236910, Yale University Press, November 2018
320 pp., 33x23.5 cm, 230 colour illus.
From the 17th through the 19th century, artists in Kyoto and Edo (now Tokyo) captured the metropolitan amusements of the floating world (ukiyo in Japanese) through depictions of subjects such as the beautiful women of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters...
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Paul The Pagans' Apostle
ISBN: PB: 9780300240153, ISBN: HB: 9780300225884, Yale University Press, November 2018
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Often seen as the author of timeless Christian theology, Paul himself heatedly maintained that he lived and worked in history's closing hours. His letters propel his readers into two ancient worlds, one Jewish, one pagan. The first was incandescent w...
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Posing Modernity The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
ISBN: HB: 9780300229066, Yale University Press, November 2018
224 pp., 26x22.9 cm, 177 colour illus.
This revelatory study investigates how changing modes of representing the black female figure were foundational to the development of modern art. "Posing Modernity" examines the legacy of Edouard Manet's "Olympia" (1863), arguing that this radical pa...
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£35,00
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Palmyra Mirage in the Desert
ISBN: PB: 9781588396310, Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2018
160 pp., 25.4x20 cm, 150 colour and black&white illus.
In this important and timely publication, top international scholars present current research and developments about the art, archaeology, and history of the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Syria. Palmyra became tragi...
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Peace at Last A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918
ISBN: HB: 9780300233384, Yale University Press, October 2018
296 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 24 black&white illus.
November 11, 2018, marks the centenary of the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany ending World War I. While the events of the war and its legacy are much discussed, this is the first book to focus solely on the day itself, examining how t...
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Playful Entrepreneur How to Adapt and Thrive in Uncertain Times
ISBN: HB: 9780300233926, Yale University Press, October 2018
280 pp., 21.6x14 cm
How can we learn to deal with uncertainty at work? The answer, as Dodgson and Gann eloquently portray in this pathfinding book, is to learn from the adaptive behaviors of entrepreneurs. Play, the authors show, is a crucial component of this. It encou...
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Pastels in the Musee du Louvre 17th and 18th Centuries
ISBN: HB: 9780300238631, Yale University Press, September 2018
360 pp., 28.6x24.4 cm, 230 colour and black&white illus.
The Mus e du Louvre boasts an exceptional collection of 17th- and 18th-century European pastels. Due to their fragility, there have been scant opportunities to view and learn from these spectacular artworks. This in-depth examination of the collectio...
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Pont-Aven School Cradle of the Modern Sensibility
ISBN: HB: 9788874398171, 5 Continents Editions, July 2018
80 pp., 28.6x24.8 cm, colour illus.
Pont-Aven has lent its name to one of the most famous schools of painting in modern art and is now automatically associated with Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard. In 1888, in this Breton village in southern Finistere, the two painters set about inventi...
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