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Living Pictures

Jan van Eyck and Painting’s First Century
Noa Turel

When Jan van Eyck (c. 1390–1441) completed the revolutionary Ghent Altarpiece in 1432, it was unprecedented in European visual culture. His novel visual strategies, including lifelike detail, not only helped make painting the...

June 23, 2020, Hardcover, $65.00

Henry Scott Tuke

Edited by Cicely Robinson

Famed for his depictions of sun, sea, and sailing during a late Victorian and Edwardian golden age, the British painter Henry Scott Tuke RA (1858–1929) is an intriguing artistic anomaly. Moving between Cornish-based artist...

June 23, 2020, Hardcover, $45.00

The House of Fragile Things

A History of Jewish Art Collectors in France, 1870 - 1945
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...

June 23, 2020, Hardcover, $30.00

The Third Walpurgis Night

The Complete Text
Karl Kraus; Translated from the German by Fred Bridgham and Edward Timms; Foreword by Marjorie Perloff

Now available in English for the first time, Austrian satirist and polemicist Karl Kraus’s Third Walpurgis Night was written in immediate response to the Nazi seizure of power in 1933 but withheld from publication for...

June 23, 2020, Hardcover, $35.00

Grasses, Sedges, Rushes

An Identification Guide
Lauren Brown and Ted Elliman; Original drawings by Lauren Brown; Foreword by Jerry Jenkins

This elegant and easy-to-use guide is an updated and amended revision of Lauren Brown’s seminal Grasses: An Identification Guide, which was first published in 1979. While maintaining the spirit and goals of the...

June 23, 2020, PB-Flexibound, $22.00

Security Empire

The Secret Police in Communist Eastern Europe
Molly Pucci

?This book examines the history of early secret police forces in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany in the aftermath of the Second World War. Molly Pucci delves into the ways their origins diverged from the original...

June 23, 2020, Hardcover, $65.00

The Polymath

A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag
Peter Burke

From Leonardo da Vinci and John Dee to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge. Nonetheless, in our current age of specialization, polymaths are often remembered for only one part of...

June 18, 2020, Hardcover, $30.00

Overcoming Necessity

Emergency, Constraint, and the Meanings of American Constitutionalism
Thomas P. Crocker

Using emergency as a cause for action ultimately leads to an almost unnoticed evolution in the political understanding of presidential powers. The Constitution, however, was designed to function under “states of exception,”...

June 16, 2020, HC - Paper over Board, $65.00

The Battle for Syria

International Rivalry in the New Middle East
Christopher Phillips

Updated with two new chapters, this book exposes the profound influence of the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar in Syria’s bloody conflict and explores the implications of the perceived decline of...

June 16, 2020, Paper, $25.00

Henry III

David Carpenter

Nine years of age when he came to the throne in 1216, Henry III had to rule within the limits set by the establishment of Magna Carta and the emergence of parliament. Pacific, conciliatory, and deeply religious, Henry brought...

June 16, 2020, Hardcover, $40.00