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Confucius

A Life of Thought and Politics

Ann-Ping Chin

A masterful account of the political life and intellectual development of the moral thinker who has remained a powerful force in China up to the present day For more than two thousand years, Confucius ...

May 26, 2009, Paper, $14.95

Pastel Portraits

Images of 18th-Century Europe

Katharine Baetjer and Marjorie Shelley

Brightly hued, highly finished, and relatively large in scale, pastels in the 18th century were regarded as a type of painting and displayed like oils. The powdery, vibrant crayons are particularly suited to capturing the skin...

June 21, 2011, Paper, $14.95

Juan Muñoz at the Clark

Introduction by Carmen Giménez; With an essay by David Breslin and photographs by Michael Agee

The celebrated Spanish sculptor Juan Muñoz (1953-2001) died at the height of his powers, when he was considered "one of the most complex and individual artists working today" (Guardian). His challenging, enigmatic works...

February 22, 2011, Paper, $14.95

The Forest Primeval

The Geologic History of Wood and Petrified Forests

Leo J. Hickey

Wood—perhaps no natural material has been used longer by man, and none seems more suited to human tastes and needs. Its properties are the result of a long evolutionary history as an integral part of the earth's forests. This...

July 27, 2010, 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

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

Picasso and Gertrude Stein

Vincent Giroud

The Portrait of Gertrude Stein was the first major work by Pablo Picasso to enter The Metropolitan Museum of Art, bequeathed by Stein herself in 1946. A century after it was painted, this portrait remains one of the...

January 16, 2007, Paper, $14.95

Echoing Images

Couples in African Sculpture

Alisa LaGamma

Idealized pairings have been an enduring concern of sculptors across the African continent. This universal theme of duality is now examined in a handsome book that presents African sculptural masterpieces created in wood,...

February 9, 2004, Paper, $14.95

Catherine the Great

A Short History
Second Edition

Isabel de Madariaga

An eminent scholar of Russian history here presents the most informative, balanced, and up-to-date short study of Catherine the Great and her reign. This edition includes a new preface dealing with recently discovered sources...

August 11, 2002, 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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