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Life Magazine and the Power of Photography

Edited by Katherine A. Bussard and Kristen Gresh

From the Great Depression to the Vietnam War, the vast majority of photographs printed and consumed in the United States appeared on the pages of illustrated magazines. Offering an in-depth look at the photography featured in...

March 10, 2020, Hardcover, $60.00

Building the Caliphate

Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture
Jennifer A. Pruitt

This groundbreaking study investigates the early architecture of the Fatimids, an Ismaili Shi‘i Muslim dynasty that dominated the Mediterranean world from the 10th to the 12th century. This period, considered a golden age of...

March 10, 2020, Hardcover, $65.00

An Introduction to Art

Charles Harrison

This new edition of Charles Harrison’s landmark 2010 book offers an original, clear, and wide-ranging introduction to the arts of painting and sculpture, to the principal artistic print media, and to the visual arts...

March 10, 2020, PB-with Flaps, $25.00


The Vision of Donald Judd
Marianne Stockebrand; With contributions by Rudi Fuchs, Donald Judd, Jenny Moore, Nicholas Serota, Richard Shiff, and Rob Weiner

The Chinati Foundation, a world-famous destination for large-scale contemporary art, was founded by Donald Judd (1928–1994) to preserve and present a select number of permanent installations that were inextricably linked...

March 10, 2020, Hardcover, $75.00

Bernard Leach

Life and Work
Emmanuel Cooper

Widely recognized as the father of studio pottery, Bernard Leach (1887–1979) played a pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters in Britain and around the world. Born in the East (Hong Kong) and educated in...

March 10, 2020, Paper, $35.00

Italian Paintings in the Norton Simon Museum

The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Nicholas Penny

The preeminent collector Norton Simon amassed more than 100 Italian paintings during his 35-year career, and today they stand among the treasures of the Norton Simon Museum. In this catalogue—the first of two volumes devoted...

March 10, 2020, Hardcover, $65.00

Charles Darwin’s Barnacle and David Bowie’s Spider

How Scientific Names Celebrate Adventurers, Heroes, and Even a Few Scoundrels
Stephen B. Heard; With Illustrations by Emily S. Damstra

Ever since Carl Linnaeus’s binomial system of scientific names was adopted in the eighteenth century, scientists have been eponymously naming organisms in ways that both honor and vilify their namesakes. This charming,...

March 17, 2020, Hardcover, $28.00

Why Writing Matters

Nicholas Delbanco

In this new contribution to Yale University Press’s Why X Matters series, a distinguished writer and scholar tackles central questions of the discipline of writing. Drawing on his own experience with mentors such as John...

March 17, 2020, Hardcover, $26.00

The Club

Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
Leo Damrosch

Prize-winning biographer Leo Damrosch tells the story of “the Club,” a group of extraordinary writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavern In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds...

March 17, 2020, Paper, $20.00

Science and the Good

The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality
James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky

Why efforts to create a scientific basis of morality are neither scientific nor moral   In this illuminating book, James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky trace the origins and development of the centuries...

March 17, 2020, Paper, $18.00