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Anger

The Conflicted History of an Emotion
Barbara H. Rosenwein

All of us think we know when we are angry, and we are sure we can recognize anger in others as well. But this is only superficially true. We see anger through lenses colored by what we know, experience, and learn....

June 16, 2020, Hardcover, $26.00

Celestial Mirror

The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh II
Barry Perlus

Between 1724 and 1730, Maharajah Sawaii Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories, called Jantar Mantars, in northern India. The four remaining observatories are an extraordinary fusion of...

June 16, 2020, HC - Paper over Board, $50.00

Modernism for the Masses

Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in 1930s New York
Jody Patterson

A mural renaissance swept the United States in the 1930s, propelled by the New Deal Federal Art Project and the popularity of Mexican muralism. Perhaps nowhere more than in New York City, murals became a crucial site for the...

June 16, 2020, Hardcover, $55.00

Bernini's Michelangelo

Carolina Mangone

Acclaimed the “Michelangelo of his age,” the celebrated Baroque artist Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) consciously imitated his famed Renaissance predecessor’s art and aspired to match his achievements in sculpture and...

June 16, 2020, Hardcover, $65.00

The Warm South

How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination
Robert Holland

An evocative exploration of the impact of the Mediterranean on British culture, ranging from the mid-eighteenth century to today Ever since the age of the Grand Tour in the eighteenth century, the...

June 16, 2020, Paper, $25.00

The Multifarious Mr. Banks

From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World
Toby Musgrave

As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King George III, the "father of Australia," and the man who established Kew as the world's leading...

June 9, 2020, Hardcover, $35.00

Poulenc

A Biography
Roger Nichols

Francis Poulenc is a key figure in twentieth-century classical music, as well as an unorthodox and striking individual. Roger Nichols draws upon Poulenc's music and other primary sources to write an authoritative life of this...

June 9, 2020, Hardcover, $38.00

Bread Winner

An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy
Emma Griffin

The Victorian era saw remarkable economic growth and a rise in real wages. But not everyone shared in the nation’s prosperity. Many families continued to live in grinding poverty with women and children usually faring worst....

June 9, 2020, Hardcover, $35.00

Blooming Flowers

A Seasonal History of Plants and People
Kasia Boddy

The bright yellow of a marigold and the cheerful red of a geranium, the evocative fragrance of a lotus or a saffron-infused paella—there is no end of reasons to love flowers. Ranging through the centuries and across the globe...

May 26, 2020, Hardcover, $22.00

Making Strange

The Modernist Photobook in France
Kim Sichel

France experienced a golden age of photobook production from the late 1920s through the 1950s. Avant-garde experiments in imagery, text, design, and printing, within the context of a growing modernist publishing scene,...

May 26, 2020, HC - Paper over Board, $65.00

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