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Review of Book #19594149

“Su elegantly uncovers the beauty and power of mathematics as they relate to our desires to be loved, trusted, and accepted. A powerful narrative of mathematical beauty, this book is the antidote for a mathematically fixed mindset.”—Talithia Williams, author of Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics
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25 710 845
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An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy

Emma Griffin

The forgotten story of how ordinary families managed financially in the Victorian era—and struggled to survive despite increasing national prosperity The Victorian era saw remarkable economic growth and a...

June 9, 2020, Hardcover, $35.00

London's New Scene

Art and Culture in the 1960s

Lisa Tickner

A groundbreaking and extensively researched account of the 1960s London art scene In the 1960s, London became a vibrant hub of artistic production. Postwar reconstruction, jet air travel, television arts...

June 9, 2020, Hardcover, $50.00

The Multifarious Mr. Banks

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

Toby Musgrave

A fascinating life of Sir Joseph Banks which restores him to his proper place in history as a leading scientific figure of the English Enlightenment As official botanist on James Cook's first...

June 9, 2020, Hardcover, $35.00


A Biography

Roger Nichols

An authoritative account of the life and work of Francis Poulenc, one of the most prolific and striking figures in twentieth-century classical music Francis Poulenc is a key figure in twentieth-century...

June 9, 2020, Hardcover, $38.00

Review of Book #24978817

"The book is tremendously successful as a narrative about contemplating why one bothers to look at art . . . Harrison’s aphoristic economy positively influences the readerly experience in many ways—most of all, it produces a tone that is relaxed and conversational, yet also probing and serious."—Matthew Jesse Jackson,

University of Chicago

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24 978 833
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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

Anne Brigman

The Photographer of Enchantment

Kathleen Pyne

The life and work of an essential photographer whose feminism and pictorialist images distanced her from the mainstream In the first book devoted to Anne Brigman (1869–1950), Kathleen Pyne traces the...

May 26, 2020, Hardcover, $65.00

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

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