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Claretta

Mussolini's Last Lover

R. J. B. Bosworth

A master historian illuminates the tumultuous relationship of Il Duce and his young lover Claretta, whose extraordinarily intimate diaries only recently have become available Few deaths are as gruesome and...

July 20, 2021, Paper, $20.00

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Third Edition

Jonathan Rose

This is a landmark intellectual history of Britain’s working classes from the preindustrial era to the twentieth century. Drawing on workers’ memoirs, social surveys, library registers, and more, Jonathan Rose uncovers which...

July 20, 2021, Paper, $22.00

The House of Fragile Things

Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall of France

James McAuley

In the dramatic years between 1870 and the end of World War II, a number of prominent French Jews—pillars of an embattled community—invested their fortunes in France’s cultural artifacts, sacrificed their sons to the country...

July 13, 2021, Hardcover, $30.00

Collecting Inspiration

Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co.

Edited by Medill Higgins Harvey

Edward C. Moore (1827–1891) was the creative leader who brought unparalleled originality and success to Tiffany & Co. during the late 19th century. A silversmith, designer, and prodigious collector, Moore sought out...

July 13, 2021, Hardcover, $65.00

Jacqueline de Jong

The Ultimate Kiss

Devrim Bayar, Annabelle Ténèze, Dirk Snauwaert, Alfredo Cramerotti, Xander Karskens, Juliette Desorgues, Alison M. Gingeras, and Niña Weijers

Dutch avant-garde artist Jacqueline de Jong (b. 1939) is best known for her involvement in the Situationist International and for her lively, monumental paintings. Her varied, six-decade-long career has encompassed drawing, graphic...

July 13, 2021, Paper, $45.00

Trading with the Enemy

Britain, France, and the 18th-Century Quest for a Peaceful World Order

John Shovlin

Britain and France waged war eight times in the century following the Glorious Revolution, a mutual antagonism long regarded as a “Second Hundred Years’ War.” Yet officials on both sides also initiated ententes, free trade...

July 13, 2021, Hardcover, $35.00

Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne

Nature Transformed

Kathleen M. Morris

François-Xavier (1927–2008) and Claude (1925–2019) Lalanne were a husband-wife team of artists who created inventive and often surprising works that have been widely admired and collected since the 1960s. This book presents a...

July 6, 2021, PB-with Jacket, $30.00

Private Lives

Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889-1900

Mary Weaver Chapin and Heather Lemonedes Brown; With contributions from Francesca Berry, Francesca Brittan, Kathleen Kete, and Saskia Ooms

In 1889, avant-garde artists in Paris formed a brotherhood to promote a radical new direction in art. Adopting the name Nabis—Hebrew for “prophets”—they aimed to capture subjective experience and emotion in their paintings, prints,...

July 6, 2021, Hardcover, $65.00

Illuminating Natural History

The Art and Science of Mark Catesby

Henrietta McBurney

This book explores the life and work of the 18th-century English artist, explorer, naturalist, and author Mark Catesby (1683–1749). During Catesby’s lifetime, science was poised to shift from a world of amateur virtuosi to one of...

July 6, 2021, Hardcover, $50.00

Enlightened Eclecticism

The Grand Design of the 1st Duke and Duchess of Northumberland

The central decades of the 18th century in Britain were crucial to the history of European taste and design. One of the period’s most important campaigns of patronage and collecting was that of the 1st Duke and Duchess of...

July 6, 2021, Hardcover, $65.00

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