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Scent

A Natural History of Fragrance

Elise Vernon Pearlstine; Illustrations by Lara Call Gastinger

Plants have long harnessed the chemical characteristics of aromatic compounds to shape the world around them. Frankincense resin from the genus Boswellia seals injured tissues and protects trees from invading pathogens. Jasmine...

May 24, 2022, Hardcover, $28.00

Courbet's Landscapes

The Origins of Modern Painting

Paul Galvez

Between 1862 and 1866 Gustave Courbet embarked on a series of sensuous landscape paintings that would later inspire the likes of Monet, Pissarro, and Cézanne. This series has long been neglected in favor of Courbet’s paintings of...

May 24, 2022, Hardcover, $50.00

“Vaudeville Indians” on Global Circuits, 1880s-1930s

Christine Bold

Drawing from little-known archives, Christine Bold brings to light forgotten histories of Indigenous performers in vaudeville and, by extension, popular culture and modernity. Vaudeville was both a forerunner of modern mass...

May 24, 2022, HC - Paper over Board, $65.00

Portraits of Resistance

Activating Art During Slavery

Jennifer Van Horn

This timely and eloquent book tells a new history of American art: how enslaved people mobilized portraiture for acts of defiance. Revisiting the origins of portrait painting in the United States, Jennifer Van Horn reveals how...

May 24, 2022, Hardcover, $60.00

Pierre Bonnard Beyond Vision

Lucy Whelan

As one of the founders of the post-Impressionist group the Nabis, French artist Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947) is frequently seen as a transitional figure between the Impressionists and modernists. This beautifully illustrated book...

May 24, 2022, Hardcover, $60.00

A Good and Dignified Life

The Political Advice of Hannah Arendt and Rosa Luxemburg

Joke J. Hermsen; Translated from the Dutch by Brendan Monaghan

January 2019 marked the centenary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, a Polish‑German revolutionary whose actions provided long-lasting contributions to political philosophy and whose ideas on citizen councils, participative democracy,...

May 24, 2022, Hardcover, $20.00

Signs

Photographs by Jim Dow

Jim Dow and April M. Watson

The American photographer Jim Dow (b. 1942) is renowned for photographs that depict the built environment—he first gained attention for his panoramic triptychs of baseball stadiums—and for his skill at conveying the “human ingenuity...

May 24, 2022, Hardcover, $50.00

The Anatomy of Grief

How the Brain, Heart, and Body Can Heal after Loss

Dorothy P. Holinger, Ph.D.

An original, authoritative guide to the impact of grief on the brain, the heart, and the body of the bereaved"Dorothy Holinger's exploration of the contours of grief is wise, moving, thought-provoking,...

May 17, 2022, Paper, $20.00

The New Goliaths

How Corporations Use Software to Dominate Industries, Kill Innovation, and Undermine Regulation

James Bessen

Historically, competition has powered progress under capitalism. Companies with productive new products rise to the top, but sooner or later, other companies come along with better innovations and disrupt the threat of monopoly....

May 17, 2022, Hardcover, $30.00

Back to the Drawing Board

Ed Ruscha, Art, and Design in the 1960s

Jennifer Quick

Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) emerged onto the Los Angeles art scene with paintings that incorporated consumer products, such as Spam and SunMaid raisins. In this revelatory book, Jennifer Quick looks at Ruscha’s work through the tools,...

May 17, 2022, Hardcover, $50.00

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