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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leonardo

Experience a Masterpiece
Leah Kharibian

An innovative look at the creation of Leonardo’s The Virgin of the Rocks This concise but innovative book, published to accompany an immersive digital exhibition at the National Gallery, London,...

February 11, 2020, Paper, $14.95

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