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End Game

British Contemporary Art from the Chaney Family Collection
Richard Cork and Elliott Zooey Martin

British artists such as Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley have transformed the art world with their visually volatile investigations into contemporary states of being. This stimulating book—whose title takes its name...

August 18, 2008, PB-with Flaps, $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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Houses

An Architectural Guide
Charles O'Brien

An enthusiast’s guide to exploring historic houses of England, this informative book, now in paperback, also enables readers to discover more about the history of their own houses. Users can learn to interpret domestic...

March 13, 2018, PB-with Flaps, $14.99

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