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The Obelisk and the Englishman
The Pioneering Discoveries of Egyptologist William Bankes
Written by Dorothy U. Seyler


Format: eBook0
On Sale: May 12, 2015
Price: $12.99

William John Bankes (1786–1855) was a pioneer in the nascent study of the language, history, and civilization of ancient Egypt. At the Abydos Temple he discovered the King List — a wall of cartouches listing Egyptian kings in chronological order — which was vital to the decoding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. At... Read more >
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The Obelisk and the Englishman

(Available May 12, 2015)
The Obelisk and the Englishman
Written by Dorothy U. Seyler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781633880368
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The Obelisk and the Englishman
The Pioneering Discoveries of Egyptologist William Bankes
Written by Dorothy U. Seyler


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: May 12, 2015
Price: $26.00

William John Bankes (1786–1855) was a pioneer in the nascent study of the language, history, and civilization of ancient Egypt. At the Abydos Temple he discovered the King List — a wall of cartouches listing Egyptian kings in chronological order — which was vital to the decoding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. At... Read more >
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Beyond Grief

(Available May 5, 2015)
Beyond Grief
Written by Cynthia Mills
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781935623793
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Beyond Grief
Sculpture and Wonder in the Gilded Age Cemetery
Written by Cynthia Mills


Format: Trade Paperback, 242 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2015
Price: $27.95

Beyond Grief explores high-style funerary sculptures and their functions during the turn of the twentieth century. Many scholars have overlooked these monuments, viewing them as mere oddities, a part of an individual artist's oeuvre, a detail of a patron's biography, or local civic cemetery history. This volume considers them in terms... Read more >
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The First Smithsonian Collection
The European Engravings of George Perkins Marsh and the Role of Prints in the U.S. National Museum
Written by Helena E. Wright


Format: eBook, 353 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $39.95

In 1849 the Smithsonian purchased the Marsh Collection of European engravings. Not only the first collection of any kind to be acquired by the new Institution, it was also the first public print collection in the nation, and it presented an important symbol of cultural authority.
 
The prints formed... Read more >
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The First Smithsonian Collection

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The First Smithsonian Collection
Written by Helena E. Wright
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781935623625
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The First Smithsonian Collection
The European Engravings of George Perkins Marsh and the Role of Prints in the U.S. National Museum
Written by Helena E. Wright


Format: Hardcover, 353 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $39.95

In 1849 the Smithsonian purchased the Marsh Collection of European engravings. Not only the first collection of any kind to be acquired by the new Institution, it was also the first public print collection in the nation, and it presented an important symbol of cultural authority.
 
The prints formed... Read more >
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Out of Sight
Out of Sight
Written by William Hackman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590514115
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Out of Sight
The Los Angeles Art Scene of the Sixties
Written by William Hackman


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: April 14, 2015
Price: $27.95

A social and cultural history of Los Angeles and its emerging art scene in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s

The history of modern art typically begins in Paris and ends in New York. Los Angeles was out of sight and out of mind, viewed as the apotheosis of popular culture, not a...

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Out of Sight
The Los Angeles Art Scene of the Sixties
Written by William Hackman


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On Sale: April 14, 2015
Price: $30.00

A social and cultural history of Los Angeles and its emerging art scene in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s

The history of modern art typically begins in Paris and ends in New York. Los Angeles was out of sight and out of mind, viewed as the apotheosis of popular culture, not a... Read more >
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The Lady in Gold
The Lady in Gold
Written by Anne-Marie O'Connor
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781101873120
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The Lady in Gold
The Extraordinary Tale of Gustave Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
Written by Anne-Marie O'Connor


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2015
Price: $17.95

The true story that inspired the movie Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

Contributor to the Washington Post Anne-Marie O’Connor brilliantly regales us with the galvanizing story of Gustav Klimt’s 1907 masterpiece—the breathtaking portrait of a Viennese Jewish socialite, Adele Bloch-Bauer. The celebrated painting, stolen by Nazis during World War II...

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The Porcelain Thief
The Porcelain Thief
Written by Huan Hsu
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307986306
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The Porcelain Thief
Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China
Written by Huan Hsu


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2015
Price: $27.00

A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family’s hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before.
 
In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu’s great-great-grandfather Liu’s Yangtze River hometown of Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast...

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The Porcelain Thief
The Porcelain Thief
Written by Huan Hsu
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307986313
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The Porcelain Thief
Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China
Written by Huan Hsu


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2015
Price: $13.99

A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family’s hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before.
 
In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu’s great-great-grandfather Liu’s Yangtze River hometown of Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast...

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The Porcelain Thief
The Porcelain Thief
Written by Huan Hsu, Read by Huan Hsu
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ISBN: 9780804192187
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The Porcelain Thief
Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China
Written by Huan Hsu
Read by Huan Hsu


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download0
On Sale: March 24, 2015
Price: $22.50

A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family’s hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before.
 
In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu’s great-great-grandfather Liu’s Yangtze River hometown of Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast...

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Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice
Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice
Written by J.F. Martel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583945780
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Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice
A Treatise, Critique, and Call to Action
Written by J.F. Martel


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $13.95

Part treatise, part critique, part call to action, Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice is a journey into the uncanny realities revealed to us in the great works of art of the past and present.

Received opinion holds that art is culturally-determined and relative. We are told that whether a... Read more >
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Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice
A Treatise, Critique, and Call to Action
Written by J.F. Martel


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $13.95

Part treatise, part critique, part call to action, Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice is a journey into the uncanny realities revealed to us in the great works of art of the past and present.

Received opinion holds that art is culturally-determined and relative. We are told that whether a... Read more >
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Mouse Muse
Mouse Muse
Written by Lorna Owen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933940
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Mouse Muse
The Mouse in Art
Written by Lorna Owen


Format: Hardcover, 168 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $35.00

A beautifully designed introduction to art history by way of artworks that feature the mouse—from the ancient world to drawings by Picasso, Disney, and Art Spiegelman.
 
Across centuries and civilizations, artists have used the mouse—the planet’s most common mammal after us—to illustrate our myths and beliefs. Mice have appeared as... Read more >
Cultural Capital
Cultural Capital
Written by Robert Hewison
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781685914
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Cultural Capital
The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain
Written by Robert Hewison


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $24.95

Britain began the twenty-first century convinced of its creativity. Throughout the New Labour era, the visual and performing arts, museums and galleries, were ceaselessly promoted as a stimulus to national economic revival, a post-industrial revolution where spending on culture would solve everything, from national decline to crime. Tony Blair heralded it...

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Cultural Capital
The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain
Written by Robert Hewison


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $24.95

Britain began the twenty-first century convinced of its creativity. Throughout the New Labour era, the visual and performing arts, museums and galleries, were ceaselessly promoted as a stimulus to national economic revival, a post-industrial revolution where spending on culture would solve everything, from national decline to crime. Tony Blair heralded it...

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New York's Underground Art Museum
New York's Underground Art Museum
Written by Sandra Bloodworth and William Ayres, Preface by Thomas F. Prendergast, Foreword by Stanley Tucci
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580934039
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New York's Underground Art Museum
MTA Arts and Design
Written by Sandra Bloodworth and William Ayres
Preface by Thomas F. Prendergast
Foreword by Stanley Tucci


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $50.00

Initiated in 1985, the MTA Arts & Design collection of public art now encompasses more than 250 projects, creating a dynamic underground museum of contemporary art that spans the entire city and its immediate environs. Since the program was founded, a diverse group of artists—including Elizabeth Murray, Faith Ringgold, Eric Fischl... Read more >
The Parthenon Enigma
The Parthenon Enigma
Written by Joan Breton Connelly
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307476593
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The Parthenon Enigma

Written by Joan Breton Connelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $17.95

A New York Times Notable Book and one of The Daily Beast's Best Books of the Year

Since the Enlightenment, the Parthenon—the greatest example of Athenian architecture—has been venerated as the definitive symbol of Western democratic values. Here, Joan Breton Connelly challenges this conventional wisdom, drawing on previously undiscovered sources to present...

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Patron Saints
Patron Saints
Written by Nicholas Fox Weber
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804154024
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Patron Saints
Five Rebels Who Opened America to a New Art 1928-1943
Written by Nicholas Fox Weber


Format: eBook, 398 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2014
Price: $14.99

This lively work of cultural history tells the stories of five young art patrons who, in the last 1920s and 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture, and dance to America. A combination of wealth, Harvard education privilege, and family connections enabled Lincoln Kirstein, Edward M. M. Warburg, Agnes Mongan... Read more >
Art Deco
Art Deco
Written by Eric Knowles
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747813286
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Art Deco

Written by Eric Knowles


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $19.95

Although most associated with the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco began in France prior to World War I. During the interwar years the style evolved and was adopted by an international elite set as the perfect expression of modern opulence and elegance in an age that gave birth to jazz, the... Read more >
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Art Deco

Written by Eric Knowles


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2014
Price: $7.95

Although most associated with the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco began in France prior to World War I. During the interwar years the style evolved and was adopted by an international elite set as the perfect expression of modern opulence and elegance in an age that gave birth to jazz, the... Read more >
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1913
1913
Written by Florian Illies, Translated by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612193915
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1913
The Year Before the Storm
Written by Florian Illies
Translated by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.95

An International Bestseller

“An absolute gem of a book.” —The Observer

Just before one of its darkest moments came the twentieth century’s most exciting year . . .

It was the year Henry Ford first put a conveyer belt in his car factory, and the year Louis Armstrong first picked up a trumpet. It was the... Read more >
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Art Rules! (And How to Break Them)
Art Rules! (And How to Break Them)
Edited by Mel Gooding
Format: Boxed Set
ISBN: 9781590308400
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Art Rules! (And How to Break Them)
How to Think like a Modern Artist
Edited by Mel Gooding


Format: Boxed Set0
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $24.95

Make art as modern artists do! A quirky collection of games and techniques inspired by modern art to encourage the creative impulse, from the creators of Mind Games and Psychobox.

     It is one of the great liberating ideas of modern art that everyone is a creative being capable of making art... Read more >
The Ugly Renaissance
The Ugly Renaissance
Written by Alexander Lee, Read by Arthur Morey
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804191135
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The Ugly Renaissance
Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty
Written by Alexander Lee
Read by Arthur Morey


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download0
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $25.00

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more 

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of... Read more >
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The Ugly Renaissance
The Ugly Renaissance
Written by Alexander Lee
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385536592
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The Ugly Renaissance
Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty
Written by Alexander Lee


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $30.00

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more 

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of... Read more >
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