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The Mathematics Lover’s Companion

Masterpieces for Everyone

Edward Scheinerman

Twenty-three mathematical masterpieces for exploration and enlightenment How can a shape have more than one dimension but fewer than two? What is the best way to elect public officials when more than two...

January 19, 2021, Paper, $18.00

Epidemics and Society

From the Black Death to the Present

Frank M. Snowden; With a New Preface

A “brilliant and sobering” (Paul Kennedy, Wall Street Journal) look at the history and human costs of pandemic outbreaksAs seen on “60 Minutes”  The World Economic Forum #1 book...

May 1, 2020, Paper, $22.00

Of Human Kindness

What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Empathy

Paula Marantz Cohen

While exploring Shakespeare’s plays with her students, Paula Marantz Cohen discovered that teaching and discussing his plays unlocked a surprising sense of compassion in the classroom. In this short and illuminating book, she shows...

February 9, 2021, Hardcover, $24.00

American Contagions

Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19

John Fabian Witt

A concise history of how American law has shaped—and been shaped by—the experience of contagion, "taking us from the smallpox outbreaks of the colonies to COVID-19. . . . The conclusion [Witt] arrives at is devastating." (Jennifer...

October 27, 2020, Hardcover, $20.00

The Medici

Portraits and Politics, 1512-1570

Keith Christiansen and Carlo Falciani; With contributions by Elizabeth Cropper, Davide Gasparotto, Sefy Hendler, Antonella Fenech Kroke, Tommaso Mozzati, Elizabeth Pilliod, Julia Siemon, and Linda Wolk-Simon

Between 1512 and 1570, Florence underwent dramatic political transformations. As citizens jockeyed for prominence, portraits became an essential means not only of recording likeness but also of conveying a sitter’s character, social...

May 11, 2021, Hardcover, $65.00

The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art

Terracotta Oil Lamps

Christopher S. Lightfoot

This publication, the fourth in a series that meticulously catalogues works in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renowned Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art, focuses on the collection’s 453 terracotta oil lamps dating from the Classical...

April 6, 2021, Paper, $85.00

Vincent van Gogh: Matters of Identity

Yves Vasseur; With an introduction by Sjraar van Heugten and a preface by Marije Vellekoopp

Full of surprising anecdotes, this book tells the story of the discovery in 2018 that one of only two known photographs of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is, in fact, of his brother, Theo. The detective-style narrative continues from...

January 26, 2021, PB-with Flaps, $35.00


Planetary Artists Venture into Risk, Unpredictability, and Transgression

Introduction by Dirk Snauwaert; With contributions by Marina Vishmidt, Emanuele Coccia, and Vivian Ziherl

The unconventional theme underlying the art featured in this book is the struggle between risk-taking and the prediction algorithms that have become a feature of contemporary life. Does the influence of machine intelligence, and the...

January 26, 2021, Paper, $50.00


The Sculptures

Jean-Michel Folon, Renzo Piano, Stéphanie Angelroth, Marilena Pasquali, Allison Michel, Isabelle Douillet – de Pange, and Marie Resseler

The first half of Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon’s (1934–2005) career was devoted to posters, illustrations, and television animations that brought him international acclaim for their diversity and virtuosity; his illustrations...

January 19, 2021, Hardcover, $45.00

Social Constellations and Settlement Practice

The Archaeology of Non-Urban Complexity in Southeastern Burkina Faso

Daphne E. Gallagher

This volume explores the relationships among political strategies, economic practices, and land use in a region inhabited by precolonial West African Gulmance kingdoms. It proposes that variability in farming practices and landscape...

February 23, 2021, Paper, $35.00