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Life of Christina of Hane
ISBN: HB: 9780300250992, Yale University Press, January 2021
208 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 5 black&white illus.
The thirteenth-century mystic Christina of Hane led an extraordinary life, but her recently unearthed case remains to be discovered in the English-speaking world. Her disturbing account of vaginal mutilation, her competition with the Virgin Mary, and...
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Manon's World A Hauntology of a Daughter in the Triangle of Alma Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel
ISBN: HB: 9780857427496, Seagull Books, January 2021
324 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Manon Gropius (1916-1935) was the daughter of Alma Mahler, the widow of Gustav Mahler, and the architect Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus, and the stepdaughter of the writer Franz Werfel. In Manon's World, James Reidel explores the life and...
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Gazing Eastwards Of Buddhist Monks and Revolutionaries in China, 1957
ISBN: HB: 9780857428165, Seagull Books, January 2021
296 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 colour plates, 12 halftones
In 1957, renowned Indian historian Romila Thapar visited China, where, together with Sri Lankan art historian Anil de Silva, she worked at two cave sites that were the locations of Buddhist monasteries and shrines from the first millennium CE. The fi...
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We Defy Augury
ISBN: HB: 9780857427830, Seagull Books, November 2020
132 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
We defy augury. There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, "this not to come... the readiness is all. Under the sign of Hamlet's last act, Helene Cixous, in her eightieth year, launched her new book – and the latest chapter...
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Obama The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama (Updated Edition)
ISBN: HB: 9781454937821, GMC Group, Sterling, November 2020
320 pp., 27.3x23.5 cm, illus.
Through stunning images by White House photographers and others, as well as notable essays and quotes from a broad spectrum of people, this updated edition of Obama looks back at the President's journey from his remarkable victory to his life after t...
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Our Days Are Like Full Years A Memoir with Letters from Louis Kahn
ISBN: HB: 9780300223125, Yale University Press, October 2020
448 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 234 colour illus., 113 black&white illus.
On a winter day in 1953, a mysterious man in a sheepskin coat stood out to Harriet Pattison, then a theater student at Yale. She would later learn he was the architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974). This chance encounter served as preamble to a fifteen-year...
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Emperor A New Life of Charles V
ISBN: PB: 9780300254860, ISBN: HB: 9780300196528, Yale University Press, October 2020
400 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 40 colour illus., 5 maps
The life of Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), ruler of Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and much of Italy and Central and South America, has long intrigued biographers. But the elusive nature of the man (despite an abundance of documentation), his relen...
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Industrialist and the Diva Alexander Smith Cochran, Founder of Yale's Elizabethan Club, and Madame Ganna Walska
ISBN: HB: 9780300255485, Yale University Press, October 2020
248 pp., 22.9x16.5 cm, 22 illus.
A millionaire carpet manufacturer, noted philanthropist, and avid yachtsman, Alexander Smith Cochran, Yale Class of 1896, gathered a superb collection of original editions of plays and related works from the reign of Queen Elizabeth. In 1911, with th...
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Morozov The Story of a Family and a Lost Collection
ISBN: HB: 9780300249828, Yale University Press, October 2020
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus., 27 black&white illus.
A wealthy Moscow textile merchant, Morozov started buying art in a modest way in 1900 until, on a trip to Paris, he developed a taste for the avant-garde. Meticulous and highly discerning, he acquired works by the likes of Monet, Pissarro, and Cezann...
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Collector The Story of Sergei Shchukin and His Lost Masterpieces
ISBN: PB: 9780300254815, ISBN: HB: 9780300234770, Yale University Press, September 2020
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus., 3 black&white illus.
Sergei Shchukin was a highly successful textiles merchant in the latter half of the nineteenth century, but he also had a great eye for beauty. He was one of the first to appreciate the qualities of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists and to a...
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