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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

La Vida Doble

A Novel

Arturo Fontaine; Translated by Megan McDowell

A tale of violence, lofty ideals, and moral ambiguity, Fontaine’s best-selling novel is now available in a superb English translation Set in the darkest years of the Pinochet dictatorship, La Vida...

April 29, 2014, PB-with Flaps, $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

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

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft; Edited by Eileen Hunt Botting; With Essays by Ruth Abbey, Eileen Hunt Botting, Norma Clarke, Madeline Cronin, and Virginia Sapiro

Mary Wollstonecraft’s visionary treatise, originally published in 1792, was the first book to present women’s rights as an issue of universal human rights. Ideal for coursework and classroom study, this comprehensive edition...

August 26, 2014, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Saints

Erika Langmuir

Drawing on the National Gallery’s comprehensive collection of religious images, A Closer Look: Saints explains the importance of saints and their role in the history of European painting. Erika Langmuir underlines...

January 5, 2010, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Techniques of Painting

Jo Kirby

How do artists create different effects when painting? The medium they choose—such as oil, watercolor, or egg tempera—plays an important part. So too does the material they paint on, the pigments used, and even the type of...

February 7, 2012, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Still Life

Erika Langmuir

What is still life? We are familiar with the objects portrayed but have difficulty explaining the essence of this popular art form. Erika Langmuir examines the special fascination of still life, and what distinguishes it from...

May 3, 2011, Paper, $15.00

The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous

Fighting to Save a Way of Life in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

Ken Wells; With a New Preface

How a plucky coterie of Louisiana shrimp-boat captains faced down the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history—only to realize that the struggle to preserve their centuries-old culture had just begun

August 25, 2015, Paper, $15.00

El Greco to Goya

Spanish Painting

Dawson W. Carr

This book presents highlights of the National Gallery’s outstanding collection of Spanish painting from the 15th to the 19th century—considered one of the finest outside of Spain. Haunting works by El...

November 3, 2009, Paper, $15.00

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