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The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous

Fighting to Save a Way of Life in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

Ken Wells; With a New Preface

How a plucky coterie of Louisiana shrimp-boat captains faced down the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history—only to realize that the struggle to preserve their centuries-old culture had just begun

August 25, 2015, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Frames

Nicholas Penny

Frames often catch the eye and arouse the curiosity of visitors to galleries and museums, yet labels and catalogues rarely comment on them. Nicholas Penny conveys his interest in the history of frames, the design and techniques...

May 3, 2011, Paper, $15.00

Hogarth to Turner

British Painting

Louise Govier

This book traces some key developments in British 18th- and 19th-century painting, focusing in particular on the outstanding portraits and landscapes in the National Gallery’s collection. Compare what rival portrait painters...

June 1, 2010, Paper, $15.00

The Hollywood Sign

Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon

Leo Braudy

The first history of the Hollywood Sign — ubiquitous symbol of American celebrity and ambition — by a master interpreter of popular culture Hollywood's famous sign, constructed of massive white block...

February 21, 2012, Paper, $15.00

Masters and Servants

Pierre Michon; Translated, Illustrated, and with a New Introduction by Wyatt Mason

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October 22, 2013, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

Shadows

The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art
New Edition

E. H. Gombrich; With a preface by Neil MacGregor and an introduction by Nicholas Penny

In this intriguing book, E.H. Gombrich, who was one of the world’s foremost art historians, traces how cast shadows have been depicted in Western art through the centuries. Gombrich discusses the way shadows were represented—or...

December 16, 2014, Cloth, $15.00

A Closer Look: Pictorial Space

Nicholas Penny

For more than six centuries, European painters have been ambitious to depict objects as if they possessed volume, placing them in a space that seems equivalent to the real space of our world. This “fiction” was central to the...

September 26, 2017, Paper, $15.00

June 1941

Hitler and Stalin

John Lukacs

A masterful account, culminating in the fateful days before the most decisive event of World War II: Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union This brilliant new work by the author of the best-selling...

July 28, 2007, Paper, $15.00

The Great Agnostic

Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought

Susan Jacoby

A biography that restores America’s foremost nineteenth-century champion of reason and secularism to our still contested twenty-first-century public square During the Gilded Age, which saw the dawn of...

February 25, 2014, Paper, $15.00

Losing It

In which an Aging Professor laments his shrinking Brain...

William Ian Miller

From the author of The Anatomy of Disgust, a wickedly funny, effortlessly erudite essay on the horrors of old age, past and present In Losing It, William Ian Miller brings his inimitable...

August 29, 2012, Paper, $15.00

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