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Doing School

How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed-Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students

Denise Clark Pope

This book offers a revealing—and troubling—view of today’s high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Veteran teacher Denise Pope follows five highly regarded students through a school year...

January 11, 2003, Paper, $14.95

Catherine the Great

A Short History
Second Edition

Isabel de Madariaga

The most informative, balanced, and up-to-date short study of Catherine the Great and her reign, written by an eminent scholar of Russian history"Not just another biography of Catherine but a panoramic view of...

August 11, 2002, Paper, $14.95

Manet to Picasso

The National Gallery

Christopher Riopelle; With Charlotte Appleyard, Sarah Herring, Nancy Ireson, and Anne Robbins

This beautiful book provides a brief introduction to Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early modern paintings made between 1860 and 1905––a highly innovative and exciting time in the history of art––through 38...

September 27, 2007, Paper, $14.95

Writing the Word of God

Calligraphy and the Qur'an

David J. Roxburgh

The art of Islamic calligraphy developed from the 7th to the 14th century, beginning in western Arabia, spreading south to Yemen and north to the Near East, and continuing east and west to Iran, Egypt, North Africa,...

October 6, 2008, Out of Print, Paper, $14.95
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A Closer Look: Angels

Erika Langmuir

Erika Langmuir examines the presence and surprisingly complicated history of angels in Christian art. She points out that angels need not be winged; they can wear antique dress, contemporary church vestments, secular fashions,...

June 24, 2010, Paper, $15.00

The Girl with the Golden Parasol

Uday Prakash; Translated by Jason Grunebaum

A novel of dauntless love, corruption, and the bitterness of the ancient caste system that prevails in contemporary India “Just then, Rahul saw a spot of yellow far away. . . .The yellow glowed beautifully...

May 14, 2013, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

National Gallery Pocket Collection

Introduction by Leah Kharibian

The National Gallery, London, home to celebrated works by Leonardo, Titian, Rembrandt, Turner, Van Eyck, Van Gogh, and many others, contains paintings that rank among the finest in the history of Western European art....

June 23, 2009, Cloth, $15.00

A Closer Look: Allegory

Erika Langmuir

Painters in the past and commercial artists in our own day have relied on allegory to create "message pictures." Once thought to rival literary works or political oratory in influence and prestige, such paintings, with their...

June 24, 2010, Paper, $15.00

Wall Street

America's Dream Palace

Steve Fraser

Meet the imperious aristocrat, the wily confidence man, the Napoleonic hero, and the soulless sinner—iconic figures on the Street since the days of the Revolution Wall Street: no other place on earth is...

April 14, 2009, Paper, $15.00

Lewis & Clark's West

William Clark's 1810 Master Map of the American West

William Clark

In May 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began an expedition that fundamentally changed Americans' conception of their country. Clark drew dozens of maps and interviewed Indians to create rough charts of areas he did...

January 1, 2004, Map - Folded, $15.00

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