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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

Mark Rothko

Toward the Light in the Chapel

Annie Cohen-Solal

A fascinating exploration of the life and work of one of America’s most famous and enigmatic postwar visual artists Mark Rothko, one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, was born in the Jewish...

March 22, 2016, Paper, $15.00

A Little History of the United States

James West Davidson

"This is a little history with a big heart, meant to be savored more than studied, read out loud like poetry, or perhaps sung like a hymn."—Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers...

September 13, 2016, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

The Soul of the First Amendment

Floyd Abrams

A lively and controversial overview by the nation’s most celebrated First Amendment lawyer of the unique protections for freedom of speech in America The right of Americans to voice their beliefs without...

April 24, 2018, Paper, $15.00

Yitzhak Rabin

Soldier, Leader, Statesman

Itamar Rabinovich

An insider’s perspective on the life and influence of Israel’s first native-born prime minister, his bold peace initiatives, and his tragic assassination More than two decades have passed since prime...

March 6, 2018, Paper, $15.00

Renaissance Treasures from the Edmond Foulc Collection

Jack Hinton; With a contribution by Alexandra Gauthier

A celebration of the exceptional collection of Renaissance art assembled by Edmond Foulc and its purchase by the Philadelphia Museum of Art In 1930, the Philadelphia Museum of Art acquired the collection of...

November 24, 2020, Paper, $15.00

Second Nature

Brain Science and Human Knowledge

Gerald M. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

A renowned neuroscientist explains how our brains and bodies give rise to knowledge, creativity, and mental experience Burgeoning advancements in brain science are opening up new perspectives on how we...

October 30, 2007, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Deceptions and Discoveries

Marjorie E. Wieseman

How do experts spot masterpieces? Paintings are not always signed or noted in historical records, so how can we tell an obscure gem from an altered image? Scientists, conservators and art historians use a range of methods to...

August 31, 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

Masters and Servants

Pierre Michon; Translated, Illustrated, and with a New Introduction by Wyatt Mason

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October 22, 2013, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

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