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The Illusion of Control

Why Financial Crises Happen, and What We Can (and Can’t) Do About It

Jon Danielsson

Finance brings prosperity and danger. We use measurements of risk to try and control the dangers of investments while maximizing our growth. Current strategies rely on mathematical techniques and historical data to predict future risk...

June 28, 2022, Hardcover, $30.00

Competitive Arms Control

Nixon, Kissinger, and SALT, 1969-1972

John D. Maurer

How did Richard Nixon, a president so determined to compete for strategic nuclear advantage over the Soviet Union, become one of the most successful arms controllers of the Cold War? Drawing on newly opened Cold War archives, John D....

June 28, 2022, HC - Paper over Board, $50.00

Franz Kafka

The Drawings

Edited by Andreas Kilcher with Pavel Schmidt; Essays by Judith Butler and Andreas Kilcher; Translated by Kurt Beals

The year 2019 brought a sensational discovery: hundreds of drawings by the writer Franz Kafka (1883–1924) were found in a private collection that for decades had been kept under lock and key. Until now, only a few of Kafka’s drawings...

June 28, 2022, Hardcover, $50.00

Perceptual Drift

Black Art and an Ethics of Looking

Key Jo Lee; With contributions by Christina Sharpe, Robin Coste Lewis, and Erica Moiah James

Perceptual Drift offers a new interpretive model drawing on four key works of Black art in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection. In its chapters, leading Black scholars from multiple disciplines deploy materialist...

June 28, 2022, Hardcover, $45.00

Kimono Style

Edo Traditions to Modern Design

Monika Bincsik, Karen Van Godtsenhoven, and Arai Masanao

Though often presented as an unchanging, traditional costume in the West, the Japanese kimono dynamically evolved from the Edo period to the modern age. This publication explores the kimono’s fascinating modern history and a cross...

June 28, 2022, Paper, $35.00

George Grosz in Berlin

The Relentless Eye

Sabine Rewald; With an essay by Ian Buruma

This overdue investigation of George Grosz’s (1893–1959) most compelling paintings, drawings, prints, and collages offers a reassessment of the celebrated German Expressionist during his years in Berlin, the period of his greatest...

June 28, 2022, HC - Paper over Board, $45.00

Rodin in the United States

Confronting the Modern

Edited by Antoinette Le Normand-Romain; With essays by Patrick R. Crowley, C. D. Dickerson III, Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, Laure de Margerie, Veronique Mattiussi, Elyse Nelson, and Jennifer A. Thompson; and chronology by Nora M. Rosengarten

This exhibition catalogue explores the American reception of French artist Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), from 1893, when his first work entered a US museum, to the present. Its trajectory reaches from the collecting frenzy of the early...

June 28, 2022, Hardcover, $60.00

The Literary Mafia

Jews, Publishing, and Postwar American Literature

Josh Lambert

In the 1960s and 1970s, complaints about a “Jewish literary mafia” were everywhere. Although a conspiracy of Jews colluding to control publishing in the United States never actually existed, such accusations reflected a genuine...

June 21, 2022, Hardcover, $35.00

Raphael

Tom Henry and David Ekserdjian; With contributions by Thomas P. Campbell, Caroline Elam, Arnold Nesselrath and Matthias Wivel

Among the great figures of the Italian Renaissance, Raphael (1483–1520)  is unarguably the artist who has been most widely and consistently admired across the centuries. He had an extraordinary and perhaps unrivaled capacity...

June 21, 2022, Hardcover, $50.00

The Northern Silence

Journeys in Nordic Music and Culture

Andrew Mellor

Once considered a musical backwater, the Nordic region is now a musical powerhouse. Conductors from Denmark and Finland dominate the British and American orchestral scene. Interest in the old masters Sibelius and Grieg is soaring and...

June 21, 2022, Hardcover, $30.00

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