Here's a sampling of the 59 titles added to the collection this week. Click on the title for more information. TWU login may be required. (Holds placed on these print items will be filled starting January 3, 2017 - after the Christmas break,)
Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Paul Goldberger’s tenure at The New Yorker has documented a captivating era in the world of architecture, one in which larger-than-life buildings, urban schemes, historic preservation battles, and personalities have commanded an international stage. Goldberger’s keen observations and sharp wit make him one of the most insightful and passionate architectural voices of our time. In this collection of fifty-seven essays, the critic ranges from Havana to Beijing, from Chicago to Las Vegas, dissecting everything from skyscrapers by Norman Foster and museums by Tadao Ando to airports, monuments, suburban shopping malls, and white-brick apartment houses. This is a comprehensive account of the best—and the worst—of the “age of architecture.”
photographs by Alan Weintraub ; text by Alan Hess ; foreword by José Eduardo de Assis Lefèvre.
A comprehensive volume on Modern residential architecture in Brazil featuring 40 houses.
Country pursuits: British, American, and French sporting art from the Mellon collections in the Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts PRINT
Presenting an in-depth survey of sporting art that is supported by catalog-style entries and corresponding color reproductions, this lavish coffee table book also represents the work of each nationality in its own section. Containing animal studies and scenes of horse racing, foxhunting and coursing, shooting and fishing, coaching and carriages, and other country pursuits, this volume also offers a major introductory essay in which the author addresses the definition of sporting art with a particular emphasis on British artists in the context of prevailing artistic trends. Including biographies of the artists found in the Mellon collections and an index, Country Pursuits is a truly handsome collection for the sporting art enthusiast.
Hans-Gert Bachmann ; with a contribution by Jörg Völlnagel ; translated by Steven Lindberg.
This engaging book reveals that the ways in which gold has shaped humanity. Each chapter is devoted to one historical epoch, explaining how people of that time mined and refined gold, and how they used it for cultural and economic purposes. Two hundred gorgeous color photographs illustrate golden objets d’art. With its authoritative yet lively text and these arresting illustrations, The Lure of Gold sets, as it were, the gold standard for books on material culture.
Pacific art in detail PRINT
Introduces the riches of Oceanic art through sumptuous images and close-ups. Using carefully selected pieces from the world-renowned Oceanic collection at the British Museum to illustrate major themes, this book evokes the hand and eye of accomplished artists and craft workers, past and present.
This catalogue illustrates twenty-one mosaic panels from an ancient synagogue; remains of the first Roman-period synagogue to be uncovered in modern times. The primary subjects depicted are the Creation and Paradise, and decorative motifs include birds and fruits, with two menorahs flanking the Latin inscription. Additional works from the Museum's classical collection are also reproduced, providing a sense of context and outlining the artistic and cultural milieu in which the mosaic floor was created.
The Vatican: all the paintings : the complete collection of old masters plus more than 300 sculptures, maps, tapestries, and other artifacts PRINT & DVD
Anja Grebe ; introduction by Ross King.
Every Old Master painting that is on display in The Vatican is included in this deluxe volume with companion DVD, as well as hundreds of additional masterpieces and treasures in the Papal collection. The book is organized into 23 sections representing the museums and areas of the Vatican. Each one of the 976 works of art represented in the book is fully annotated. In addition, 180 of the most iconic and significant paintings and other pieces of art are highlighted with essays by art historian Anja Grebe on such topics as the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing the work, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, and the artist's impact on art history.
Where is Jasper Johns? PRINT
Encouraging young readers' visual and critical thinking skills, this book takes children on a journey of discovery through a selection of artworks by Jasper Johns and by artists who have inspired him. By searching for places where Johns has hidden himself in his work - some works include images of his face, profile, or his shadow - young readers are introduced to the work of this unique American artist, and Discover new ways of looking at visual art.
Simon Price and Peter Thonemann.
An innovative and intriguing look at the foundations of Western civilization from leading historians Simon Price and Peter Thonemann who present a fresh perspective on classical culture in a book full of revelations about civilizations we thought we knew. In this impeccably researched and immensely readable history we see the ancient world unfold before us, with its grand cast of characters stretching from the great Greeks of myth to the world-shaping Caesars. A landmark achievement, The Birth of Classical Europe provides insight into an epoch that is both incredibly foreign and surprisingly familiar.
The cave and the light: Plato versus Aristotle and the struggle for the soul of Western civilization PRINT
The Cave and the Light is a magisterial account of how the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world, Plato and Aristotle, laid the foundations of Western culture--and how their rivalry shaped the essential features of our culture down to the present day. Accessible, riveting, and eloquently written, The Cave and the Light provides a stunning new perspective on the Western world, certain to open eyes and stir debate.
In this stimulating and original book, David Dilks presents Churchill, not only as a war leader and international statesman, but also as a private person with a rich variety of friendships and rivalries. New and penetrating light is directed on Churchill during World War II. Whether in or out of office, Churchill's influence was felt in all areas of British politics. David Dilks brings Churchill vividly to life for all those interested in modern British, military and international history.
The complete illustrated history of the Aztec & Maya: the definitive chronicle of the ancient peoples of Central America and Mexico including the Aztec, Olmec, Mixtec, Toltec & Zapotec PRINT
Charles Phillips ; Consultant: Dr. David M. Jones
Uncovers the rise and fall of many different empires of Mexico and Central America- their political and military campaigns, their legends and myths, and their art, architecture and social history. Ground plans and detailed photographs explore over 20 magnificent and vitally important World Heritage sites, including Teotihuacan, Tenochtitlan, Chichen Itza, Palenque, Tikal and Monte Alban. Surveys the region's colorful mythology, including tales of creation, earth and sky; legends of the gods, goddesses and heros; and stories of fertility, harvest and afterlife.
Peter C. Mancall.
This book describes in detail the life and times of Richard Hakluyt, a trained minister who became an editor of travel accounts. Hakluyt’s Promise demonstrates his prominent role in the establishment of English America as well as his interests in English opportunities in the East Indies. The volume presents nearly 50 illustrations—many unpublished since the sixteenth century—and offers a fresh view of Hakluyt’s milieu and the central concerns of the Elizabethan age.
The illustrated encyclopedia of the Inca empire: a comprehensive encyclopedia of the Incas and other ancient peoples of South America with more than 1000 photographs PRINT
Dr. David M. Jones.
This groundbreaking book separates fact from fiction, exploring the native people of Peru and the Andes, their mythologies and ancient belief systems, and the amazing beauty of Inca art and architecture. This authoritative volume combines over 1000 striking illustrations with lively and engaging text.
This beautifully illustrated collection illuminates the dark ages, telling the story of the period and key figures. Some 15 facsimile documents include the authorization of the use of torture issued by Pope Innocent IV in 1250, pages from the Gutenberg Bible, medieval maps, and illuminated manuscripts.
[compiled by] Todd Andrlik.
Now, for the first time, experience the sparks of revolution the way the colonists did-in their very own town newspapers and broadsheets. Reporting the Revolutionary War is a stunning collection of primary sources, sprinkled with modern analysis from 37 historians. Featuring Patriot and Loyalist eyewitness accounts from newspapers printed on both sides of the Atlantic, readers will experience the revolution as it happened with the same immediacyand uncertainty of the colonists. From one of America's leading Revolutionary War newspaper archivists, Todd Andrlik, and guided by scores of historians and experts, Reporting the Revolutionary War brings you into the homes of Americans and lets you see through their eyes the tinderbox of war as it explodes.
Carlton explores the glorious and terrible impact of war at the national and individual levels. Chapters alternate, providing a robust military and political narrative interlaced with accounts illuminating the personal experience of war, from recruitment to the end of battle in discharge or death.
compiled by Benjamin Darling.
Pairs the most memorable quotations from the bard with best of the illustrations and paintings that have illuminated his works. The combination of word and imagery work together to evoke the supernatural world; Titania is regal and beautiful, the three witches are terrifying hags, and Puck, as always, brings a wry smile to the face.
A gripping tale of war, adventure, horror and romance, Shardik, on a deeper level, is a remarkable exploration of mankind’s universal desire for divine incarnation. Shardik is a fantasy of tragic character, centered on the long-awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik and his appearance among the half-barbaric Ortelgan people. His advent commences a momentous chain of events. Kelderek the hunter, who loves and trusts the great bear, is swept up by destiny to become first devotee and then prophet, then victorious soldier, then ruler of an empire and priest-king of Lord Shardik―Messenger of God―only to discover ever-deeper layers of meaning implicit in his passionate belief in the bear’s divinity.
edited by Vivien Jones.
This collection of essays brings together feminist critics, cultural historians and historians of publishing to provide a unique and up-to-date introduction to women's writing and its contexts in the eighteenth century. It analyses the social, legal and ideological constructions of women which female writers had to negotiate, and it explores women's writing across a wide spectrum of genres - from fiction to broadside ballads, meditative poetry to confessional memoirs - as well as women's involvement as printers, sellers and purchasers of printed texts. An invaluable overview of women and literary culture in the period.
Liberty and freedom PRINT
David Hackett Fischer.
In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an intertwined strand that runs throughthe core of American life. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. Illustrated in full color with a rich variety of images, Liberty and Freedom is, literally, an eye-opening work of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and ultimately, inspiring.
As Kostas Vlassopoulos shows, much can be learned about the practice of politics from a comparative discussion of the classical and the contemporary. His starting point is that the value of looking back to a political system with different assumptions and elements can help us think, and even shape, what the future of modern politics might be. He discusses the contrasting political systems of Athens, Sparta and Rome; the political theories of thinkers like Plato, Aristotle and Cicero; how great events like the Peloponnesian War or the Roman civil wars shaped the course of political theory; and the discovery of freedom, participation and equality as political values in antiquity.
In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms and droughts. This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us.
Regarded by scholars as the primary document of rabbinic Judaism, The Babylonian Talmud is now available in a 22-volume English edition. This monumental American translation features translations by Jacob Neusner, Tzvee Zahavy, Alan Avery-Peck, B. Barry Levy, Peter Haas, and Martin S. Jaffee, with commentary and introductions by Neusner. All 37 tractates are presented in an easy-to-follow analytical format; Mishnah passages are set in bold type; and passages from Aramaic appear in italics.
Joseph D. Small, editor.
Presbyterian scholars enter into conversations with the confessions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and examine the major theological themes that make the confessions such foundational commitments of faith. These conversations with the confessions found in the PC(USA)'s Book of Confessions include some illuminating commentary on why they were written and demonstrate how they can be used to address major theological issues. This important work will help scholars, pastors, and church leaders interested in studying the Reformed tradition appreciate the role of the confessions in shaping Christian life and faith today.
Creation & the courts: eighty years of conflict in the classroom and the courtroom : with never before published eyewitness testimony from the Scopes II Trial PRINT
Norman L. Geisler.
This book challenges Christians to recognize the erosion of Christian influence in the public schools and to take part in the battle for Creationism in the classroom.
The book analyzes different systems of looking at reality. The author discusses different emotional, political, and legal issues and to determine the source of worldviews. The author's conclusion: the theistic system (orthodox Christianity) provides the best foundation for a civil society that seeks to promote liberty and virtue together.
Is Jesus the only way? PRINT
Philip Graham Ryken.
Within these pages, the four essential Christian beliefs that pluralists find most troublesome are explained in clear, everyday terms. Ryken argues not only that Jesus is the only way, but also why this must be true.
Michael A.G. Haykin ; with Aaron Matherly and Shawn J. Wilhite ; series editor: Michael A.G, Haykin.
Michael Haykin's masterful biography of Patrick's life and faith will show you how you can follow God's call in your life and relates the magnificent impact that this saint of the early church made for our world today.
Paul and the religious experience of reconciliation: diasporic community and Creole consciousness PRINT
Gilbert I. Bond.
"In this wide-ranging study Bond argues that Paul’s mystical transformation can be understood in terms of modern theories of phenomenology of religion drawn primarily from the insights of Edmund Husserl and William James. He approaches Paul from the so-called “New Perspective” in that he (1) rejects the psychological readings of Paul advanced by Augustine and Luther and (2) seeks to make sense of Paul in the context of his religious community as a Diaspora Pharisee." Society of Biblical Literature
Catherine L. Kelsey.
This introduction to Christology traces the broad outlines and nuances laid out by the father of modern theology--Friedrich Schleiermacher. In straightforward language, Catherine Kelsey moves back and forth between the groundbreaking thought of Schleiermacher and a series of helpful exercises which enable readers to spell out their own responses to the central question of Christian theology. This book offers a truly unique approach to Christology.
Presents a chronicle of humanity's historical, mythological and scientific relationship with the sun, drawing on various world cultures to explore such topics as the religious beliefs of Ancient Egypt, Galileo's early discoveries of sun spots and the modern world's efforts to address global warming.
Janice M. Hughes.
The history, habits, life and lore of a resourceful and iconic bird. The book covers anatomy, feeding habits, mating rituals, habitats, caring for the chicks, migration and seasonal movements. A special section is devoted to cranes in myth and folklore. Species profiles are included, along with range maps and conservation status.
Wildflowers of Cape Cod and the islands: over 200 wildflowers that grow on Cape Cod's sand dunes, heathlands, ponds, woodlands, bogs and meadows PRINT
Written for novice naturalists and everyday plant admirers alike, this pocked-sized guidebook contains beautiful color photographs throughout and written descriptions of more than 200 wildflowers growing in and on Cape Cod and the Islands, from Cape Cod Canal to Provincetown.
edited by Camilla Rockwood.
With its delightful mix of scholarship and eccentricity, it is a must for every twenty-first-century bookshelf. This flagship title in the Brewer's series was first published in 1870 to supply readers with material that was both entertaining and enlightening. This new edition is filled with hundreds of new facts, from designer babies to New York's sewer-dwelling alligators, and brings back more than 200 classic entries, such as magic garters and poison detectors.
Rerioterai Tava, Moses K. Keale, Sr.
Now, for the first time, the rich cultural history of the island is presented—folklore, myths, legends, chants, place names, poetic sayings. Includes map, index, photographs and historical appendices.