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The True History of Merlin the Magician

Anne Lawrence-Mathers

Who was the historical Merlin? Merlin the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was first introduced in the twelfth century though the pages of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s

May 26, 2020, Paper, $18.00

Majolica Mania

Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915

Edited by Susan Weber, with Catherine Arbuthnott, Jo Briggs, Eleanor Hughes, Earl Martin, and Laura Microulis

The first comprehensive study of the most important ceramic innovation of the 19th century Colorful, wildly imaginative, and technically innovative, majolica was functional and aesthetic ceramic ware. Its...

May 26, 2020, HC - Set with Slipcase, $300.00

Making Strange

The Modernist Photobook in France

Kim Sichel

A richly illustrated look at some of the most important photobooks of the 20th century France experienced a golden age of photobook production from the late 1920s through the 1950s. Avant-garde experiments...

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

Blooming Flowers

A Seasonal History of Plants and People

Kasia Boddy

An evocative and richly illustrated exploration of flowers and how, over the centuries, they have given us so much sustenance, meaning, and pleasure The bright yellow of a marigold and the cheerful red of a...

May 26, 2020, Hardcover, $22.00

Late Stalinism

The Aesthetics of Politics

Evgeny Dobrenko; Translated by Jesse M. Savage

How the last years of Stalin’s rule led to an imperial Soviet consciousness In this nuanced historical analysis of late Stalinism organized chronologically around the main events of the period—beginning...

May 19, 2020, HC - Paper over Board, $65.00

Public Freedoms in the Islamic State

Rached Ghannouchi; Translated by David L. Johnston

Available now for the first time in English, the most important work of one of the great moderate political leaders of the Muslim world Rached Ghannouchi has long been known as a reformist or moderate...

May 19, 2020, HC - Paper over Board, $65.00

I Live in the Slums


Can Xue; Translated from the Chinese by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping

A major new collection of stories by one of the most exciting and creative voices in contemporary Chinese literature In Can Xue’s world the superficial is peeled away to reveal layers of depth and meaning....

May 19, 2020, Hardcover, $26.00

Monet and Chicago

Gloria Groom; With an essay by Adam Gopnik

A rich and unprecedented exploration of Chicago’s embrace of Claude Monet’s modernism In 1903, the Art Institute of Chicago became the first American museum to buy a painting by Claude Monet (1840–1926),...

May 19, 2020, HC - Paper over Board, $25.00

Under the Red White and Blue

Patriotism, Disenchantment and the Stubborn Myth of the Great Gatsby

Greil Marcus

A deep dive into how F. Scott Fitzgerald’s vision of the American Dream has been understood, portrayed, distorted, misused, and kept alive Renowned critic Greil Marcus takes on the fascinating legacy of F....

May 19, 2020, Hardcover, $26.00

Flights of Passage

An Illustrated Natural History of Bird Migration

Mike Unwin and David Tipling

A visually stunning, photographically driven celebration of bird migration—one of the great marvels of the natural world The vast transcontinental journeys made every year by millions of feathered migrants...

May 19, 2020, Hardcover, $40.00