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Vermeer and Music

The Art of Love and Leisure

Marjorie E. Wieseman

A fascinating exploration of the role of music in the art of Vermeer and many of his contemporaries Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) is one of the world’s most captivating artists. Renowned for his sublimely...

August 13, 2013, Paper, $15.00

Wu Song Kills a Tiger

Volume Five, Supplementary Reading Series for Intermediate Chinese Reader

Yung Teng Chia-yee

One of the most famous episodes from Water Margin, a traditional Chinese novel, is here retold in simple Chinese. This text is the fifth volume designed to supplement the Intermediate Chinese Reader by John DeFrancis. It is...

March 11, 1978, Paper, $15.00

Fred Astaire

Joseph Epstein

A portrait of America’s most graceful and elegant male dancer and how he came to represent the essence of style, suavity, and charm Joseph Epstein’s Fred Astaire investigates the great dancer...

October 6, 2009, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Faces

Alexander Sturgis

Faces are everywhere in the National Gallery’s collection: in portraits and narrative scenes, in allegories and paintings of everyday life. It is often the faces shown that communicate most directly in a picture;...

January 5, 2010, Paper, $15.00

Yitzhak Rabin

Soldier, Leader, Statesman

Itamar Rabinovich

An insider’s perspective on the life and influence of Israel’s first native-born prime minister, his bold peace initiatives, and his tragic assassination More than two decades have passed since prime...

March 6, 2018, Paper, $15.00

The Hollywood Sign

Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon

Leo Braudy

The first history of the Hollywood Sign — ubiquitous symbol of American celebrity and ambition — by a master interpreter of popular culture Hollywood's famous sign, constructed of massive white block...

February 21, 2012, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Landscape

Erika Langmuir

Landscape is probably the most popular type of painting, but anyone who has ever been disappointed by vacation photographs knows how difficult it is to turn a view into a picture.  This book shows how artists in past...

May 8, 2018, Paper, $15.00

An American Experiment

George Bellows and the Ashcan Painters

David Peters Corbett; With contributions by Katherine Bourguignon and Christopher Riopelle

In the first decades of the 20th century, George Bellows and other painters of the Ashcan School, a loosely connected group of gritty, urban realists, created images of the city from street level. Following older artist Robert...

March 29, 2011, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

Bob Dylan

Like a Complete Unknown

David Yaffe

Bob Dylan is an iconic figure in American musical and cultural history, lauded by Time magazine as one of the hundred most important people of the twentieth century. For nearly fifty years the singer-songwriter has...

June 19, 2012, Paper, $15.00

Brutus

The Noble Conspirator

Kathryn Tempest

A compelling new portrait of Marcus Brutus delves behind the ancient evidence to set aside the myths that surround the ancient world’s most famous assassin“Kathryn Tempest leads us into the complexities...

October 28, 2019, Paper, $15.00

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