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Leonard Bernstein

An American Musician

Allen Shawn

A fresh appreciation of the great musical figure that gives him his due as composer as well as conductor Leonard Bernstein stood at the epicenter of twentieth-century American musical life. His creative...

March 22, 2016, Paper, $15.00

Libraries in the Ancient World

Lionel Casson

This delightful book tells the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when “books” were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Renowned classicist Lionel Casson takes us on a lively tour, from the...

August 11, 2002, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Conservation of Paintings

David Bomford; Updated by Jill Dunkerton and Martin Wyld

A Closer Look is the new series title for the updated and refreshed National Gallery Pocket Guide range. The series has been enhanced with a stronger format, attractive design, new photography, and additional...

August 11, 2009, Paper, $15.00

Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian.

John Lukacs

A clear-eyed view of Winston Churchill, the workings of his historical imagination, and his successes and failures as a statesman, by the celebrated historian of World War II and best-selling author of Five...

April 10, 2004, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Frames

Nicholas Penny

Frames often catch the eye and arouse the curiosity of visitors to galleries and museums, yet labels and catalogues rarely comment on them. Nicholas Penny conveys his interest in the history of frames, the design and techniques...

May 3, 2011, Paper, $15.00

Hogarth to Turner

British Painting

Louise Govier

This book traces some key developments in British 18th- and 19th-century painting, focusing in particular on the outstanding portraits and landscapes in the National Gallery’s collection. Compare what rival portrait painters...

June 1, 2010, Paper, $15.00

The Spirit of the Buddha

Martine Batchelor

In this slim, enlightening volume, internationally recognized Buddhist teacher Martine Batchelor presents the basic tenets and teachings of the Buddha through a selection of essential texts from the Pali canon, the earliest...

July 27, 2010, Paper, $15.00

Light Is the Theme

Louis I. Kahn and the Kimbell Art Museum

Comments on architecture by Louis Kahn; Compiled by Nell E. Johnson; Foreword by Eric M. Lee

Originally published in 1975 as a memorial to the Kimbell Art Museum's architect, Louis I. Kahn, Light Is the Theme provides an extended expression of the major themes articulated in his design for the museum. The text...

February 28, 2012, 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

Jews and Words

Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger

A celebrated novelist and an acclaimed historian of ideas, father and daughter, unravel the chain of words at the core of Jewish life, history, and culture Why are words so important to so many Jews?...

February 25, 2014, Paper, $15.00

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