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Seapower States

Maritime Culture, Continental Empires and the Conflict That Made the Modern World

Andrew Lambert

One of the most eminent historians of our age investigates the extraordinary success of five small maritime states Andrew Lambert, author of The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of...

March 17, 2020, Paper, $18.00

The Siege of Acre, 1189-1191

Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the Battle That Decided the Third Crusade

John D. Hosler

The first comprehensive history of the most decisive military campaign of the Third Crusade and one of the longest wartime sieges of the Middle Ages The two-year-long siege of Acre (1189–1191) was the most...

March 17, 2020, Paper, $20.00

Radical Sacrifice

Terry Eagleton

A trenchant analysis of sacrifice as the foundation of the modern, as well as the ancient, social order The modern conception of sacrifice is at once cast as a victory of self-discipline over desire and...

April 21, 2020, Paper, $15.00

Four Words for Friend

The Rewards of Using More than One Language in a Divided World

Marek Kohn

A compelling argument about the importance of using more than one language in today’s world In a world that has English as its global language and rapidly advancing translation technology, it’s easy to...

April 21, 2020, Paper, $20.00


Love, Desire, Death

Matthias Wivel; With contributions by Beverly Louise Brown, Jill Dunkerton, Paul Hills, Lelia Packer, Javier Portús, Nathaniel Silver, and Aidan Weston-Lewis

A celebration of one of the most important groups of Renaissance paintings Titian (active 1506–1576) produced a masterful group of paintings for Philip II of Spain, celebrating the loves of gods, goddesses,...

April 28, 2020, Hardcover, $40.00


Letizia Treves; With Sheila Barker, Patrizia Cavazzini, Elizabeth Cropper, Larry Keith, Francesco Solinas, and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper

The first exhibition catalogue dedicated only to Artemisia Gentileschi Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654 or later) is the most celebrated woman artist of the baroque period in Italy. Her career spanned more...

May 5, 2020, Hardcover, $45.00

James Prosek

Art, Artifact, Artifice

James Prosek; With an essay by Edith Devaney

Works by Prosek and others are juxtaposed with natural objects in an illuminating interrogation of the artificial boundaries we create between art and nature Award-winning artist, writer, and naturalist...

May 5, 2020, Hardcover, $35.00

Gray Collection

Pure Drawing

Edited by Kevin Salatino and Suzanne Folds McCullagh; With a remembrance by Paul Gray

An engaging survey of a renowned collection of drawings that includes work by artists from Guercino and Hendrick Goltzius to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Jaume Plensa One of America’s foremost art...

February 25, 2020, Hardcover, $40.00

Material Meanings

Selections from the Constance R. Caplan Collection

Edited by Matthew S. Witkovsky; With an essay by Yve-Alain Bois and contributions by staff and alumni of the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

A fascinating gathering of modern and contemporary art that considers artworks from different media as material objects This book features 31 objects from Constance R. Caplan’s noted collection of 20th- and...

April 14, 2020, Hardcover, $35.00

El Greco

Ambition and Defiance

Edited by Rebecca J. Long; With essays by Keith Christiansen, Richard L. Kagan, Guillaume Kientz, Rebecca J. Long, Felipe Pereda, Jose Riello, and Leticia Ruiz Gomez, and contributions by Jena K. Carvana

A visually stunning examination of El Greco’s work that considers the artist’s constant reinvention and professional drive Renowned for a singular artistic vision, Domenikos Theotokopoulos, known as El...

April 7, 2020, Cloth over Board, $50.00