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Women and Water Menstruation in Jewish Life and Law
ISBN: PB: 9780874519600, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, November 1999
290 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The term Niddah means separation. During her menstrual flow and for several days thereafter, a Jewish woman is considered Niddah – separate from her husband and unable to practice the sacred rituals of Judaism. Purification in a miqveh (a ritual bath...
Legends in Limestone Lazarus, Gislebertus, and the Cathedral of Autun
ISBN: HB: 9780226745152, University of Chicago Press, October 1999
200 pp., 24.1x17.1 cm, 78 halftones, 9 line drawings, 2 maps, 2 tables
Whereas twelfth-century pilgrims flocked to the church of St-Lazare in Autun to visit the relics of its patron saint, present-day pilgrims journey there to admire its superb sculpture, said to have been created by the artist Gislebertus whose name is...
ISBN: PB: 9780935573220, University of Chicago Press, Smart Museum of Art, July 1999
76 pp., 22.3x16.5 cm, 10 colour plates, 24 halftones
The exhibition "Space/Sight/Self" was designed to study the role of portraiture in contemporary art as a nexus of three issues – identity, vision, and place. The goal was to produce a portrait, as it were, of contemporary portraiture. This catalog do...
Ruthless Hedonism The American Reception of Matisse
ISBN: HB: 9780226616261, University of Chicago Press, July 1999
298 pp., 25.4x16.5 cm, 30 colour plates, 75 halftones
"Oh, do tell the American people that I am a normal man; that I am a devoted husband and father, that I have three fine children, that I go to the theatre". These words were spoken by Matisse just before the Armory Show in 1913 – a pivotal moment, af...
Maps with the News The Development of American Journalistic Cartography
ISBN: PB: 9780226534138, University of Chicago Press, June 1999
348 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 117 line drawings
"Maps with the News" is a lively assessment of the role of cartography in American journalism. Tracing the use of maps in American news reporting from the eighteenth century to the 1980s, Mark Monmonier explores why and how journalistic maps have ach...
Jacques Derrida
ISBN: PB: 9780226042626, ISBN: HB: 9780226042619, University of Chicago Press, June 1999
432 pp., 23x15 cm
This extraordinary book offers a clear and compelling biography of Jacques Derrida along with one of Derrida's strangest and most unexpected texts. Geoffrey Bennington's account of Derrida leads the reader through the philosopher's familiar yet widel...
Classical Collection of the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
ISBN: PB: 9780935573251, University of Chicago Press, Smart Museum of Art, May 1999
256 pp., 26.5x20.9 cm, 22 colour illus., 329 black&white illus.
The Smart Museum's Classical collection began developing in the 1890s and now consists of approximately eight hundred pieces, including large-scale statuary and floor mosaics, vases, figurines, coins, lamps, and other utensils. The first extensive st...
Insiders' French Beyond the Dictionary
ISBN: PB: 9780226475035, University of Chicago Press, May 1999
270 pp., 20.4x12.9 cm, 11 line drawings
If you had been living in France in the 1990s, the language you would have heard on the radio and television or seen in the newspapers would be far removed from the French language of ten or twenty years ago. The country and its language have changed...
Air Apparent How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather
ISBN: PB: 9780226534237, University of Chicago Press, April 1999
324 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 22 colour plates, 4 halftones, 89 line drawings
Weather maps have made our atmosphere visible, understandable, and at least moderately predictable. In "Air Apparent" Mark Monmonier traces debates among scientists eager to unravel the enigma of storms and global change, explains strategies for mapp...
Picture in Question Mark Tansey and the Ends of Representation
ISBN: PB: 9780226791296, University of Chicago Press, April 1999
151 pp., 21.6x14 cm
A rich exploration of the possibilities of representation after Modernism, Mark Taylor's new study charts the logic and continuity of Mark Tansey's painting by considering the philosophical ideas behind Tansey's art. Taylor examines how Tansey uses s...