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The Last Slave Ships

New York and the End of the Middle Passage

John Harris

A stunning behind-the-curtain look into the last years of the illegal transatlantic slave trade in the United States Long after the transatlantic slave trade was officially outlawed by every major slave...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $30.00

I Live in the Slums


Can Xue; Translated from the Chinese by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping

A major new collection of stories by one of the most exciting and creative voices in contemporary Chinese literature Can Xue’s stories observe no obvious conventions of plot or characterization. That is the...

May 19, 2020, Hardcover, $26.00

Jet Age Aesthetic

The Glamour of Media in Motion

Vanessa R. Schwartz

A stunning look at the profound impact of the jet plane on the mid-century aesthetic, from Disneyland to Life magazine Vanessa R. Schwartz engagingly presents the jet plane’s power to define a new...

March 17, 2020, Hardcover, $40.00

Living Pictures

Jan van Eyck and Painting’s First Century

Noa Turel

A significant new interpretation of the emergence of Western pictorial realism When Jan van Eyck (c. 1390–1441) completed the revolutionary Ghent Altarpiece in 1432, it was unprecedented in European visual...

September 29, 2020, Hardcover, $65.00

Henry Scott Tuke

Edited by Cicely Robinson

A timely survey of this significant British artist and the complexities surrounding his work and reputation today Famed for his depictions of sun, sea, and sailing during a late Victorian and Edwardian...

April 13, 2021, Hardcover, $45.00

Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History

Volume 4: Series, Multiples, Replicas

Edited by Daphne Barbour and Suzanne Quillen Lomax

A rigorous and wide-ranging investigation of the techniques and reasons behind the artistic practice of replication Volume 4 of the National Gallery of Art’s biennial conservation research journal

January 7, 2020, Paper, $35.00

Hamlet's Choice

Religion and Resistance in Shakespeare's Revenge Tragedies

Peter Lake

An illuminating account of how Shakespeare worked through the tensions of Queen Elizabeth’s England in two canon-defining plays Conspiracies and revolts simmered beneath the surface of Queen Elizabeth’s...

July 21, 2020, Hardcover, $45.00

The Field of Cloth of Gold

Glenn Richardson

Glenn Richardson provides the first history in more than four decades of a major Tudor event: an extraordinary international gathering of Renaissance rulers unparalleled in its opulence, pageantry, controversy, and mystery....

July 21, 2020, Paper, $35.00

Building a new New World

Amerikanizm in Russian Architecture

Jean-Louis Cohen

An essential exploration of how Russian ideas about the United States shaped architecture and urban design from the czarist era to the fall of the U.S.S.R. Idealized representations of America, as both an...

August 25, 2020, Paper, $40.00

Congress's Constitution

Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers

Josh Chafetz

A leading scholar of Congress and the Constitution analyzes Congress’s surprisingly potent set of tools in the system of checks and balances. Congress is widely supposed to be the least effective branch of...

August 6, 2019, Paper, $30.00