Thames and Hudson Fall 2015

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    Bog Bodies Uncovered Solving Europe's Ancient Mystery Hardcover Miranda Aldhouse-green 9780500051825 $35.95 SOCIAL SCIENCE Oct 27, 2015
    Some 2,000 years ago, certain unfortunate individuals were violently killed and buried not in graves but in bogs. What was a tragedy for the victims has proved an archaeologist’s dream, for the peculiar and acidic properties of the bog have preserved the bodies so that their skin, hair, soft tissue, and internal organs—even their brains—survive. Most of these ancient swamp victims have been discovered in regions with large areas of raised bog: Ireland, northwest England, Denmark, the Netherlands, and northern Germany. They were almost certainly... + Read More
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    Persian Painting The Arts of the Book and Portraiture Paperback Adel T Adamova 9780500970683 $58.00 ART Sep 15, 2015
    Persian miniature painting is among the most well-established and celebrated traditions of Islamic art. Written by two eminent scholars specializing in Persian painting and epigraphy, respectively, Persian Painting catalogs more than forty masterpieces of Persian miniature painting, manuscript illustration, and bookbinding in The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait.  Coauthors Adel T. Adamova and Manijeh Bayani place the works in an artistic and historical context and demonstrate their significance in the development of Persian painting. From a histori... + Read More
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    Bruce Nauman Hardcover Robert Storr 9782869251175 $48.00 ART Sep 03, 2015
    A prolific artist, recognized as one of the most influential of his generation, Bruce Nauman (b. 1941, Fort Wayne, Indiana) has developed an astounding body of work, combining sculpture, video, neon, installation, and performance art, since the late 1960s. Nauman is attached to notions or ideas concerning the body and identity, the function of language, the perception of space, and the participation of spectators. He is also particularly interested in the world of dance—expression through movement. Influenced by his encounter with musician John... + Read More
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    Abstract Expressionism Paperback David Anfam 9780500204276 $25.95 ART Sep 15, 2015
    Abstract Expressionism is arguably the most important art movement since the Second World War. Because the images created by such leading figures as Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko were so extraordinary, it is often thought to have been a revolution in painting only, but its radical spirit also encompassed David Smith’s sculpture and Aaron Siskind’s photography. With other key artists such as Barnett Newman and Franz Kline, this group was a nucleus united not just against the tensions of American society from... + Read More
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    The Neanderthals Rediscovered How Modern Science is Re-Writing Their Story Paperback Dimitra Papagianni 9780500292044 $21.95 HISTORY Oct 20, 2015
    In recent years, the common perception of the Neanderthals has been transformed, thanks to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations. It turns out that the Neanderthals’ behavior was surprisingly modern: they buried the dead, cared for the sick, hunted large animals in their prime, harvested seafood, and communicated with spoken language. Meanwhile, advances in DNA technologies are compelling us to reassess the Neanderthals’ place in our own past. For hundreds of thousands of years, Neanderthals evolved in Europe parallel t... + Read More
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    Digging for Richard III The Search for the Lost King Paperback Mike Pitts 9780500292020 $19.95 HISTORY Oct 27, 2015
    In August 2012 a search began, and on February 4, 2013, a team from Leicester University delivered its verdict to a mesmerized press room and to the world: they had found the remains of Richard III, whose legacy was perhaps the most contested of all British monarchs. Prior to this major discovery, there had been little new information about Richard III for some time. With no new evidence to fuel it, the debate over what kind of man he might have been seemed to have stalled. Thus the story of the discovery of Richard III is a story of the value ... + Read More
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    Brown: The History of an Idea Hardcover Ted Widmer 9780500252161 $35.95 HISTORY Nov 13, 2015
    Founded in 1636, essentially as a refuge for outcasts from Massachusetts, the colony of Rhode Island was unusually open-minded, leading Massachusetts Puritan Cotton Mather to refer to it as “the latrina [or sewer] of New England.” The sixth of the Ivy League universities to be founded, in 1764, Brown accepted students early on regardless of religious affiliation, and in 1969 adopted a student-proposed “New Curriculum,” allowing students to structure their education with relative freedom. Over the last two and a half centuries, the university an... + Read More
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    Harry Gruyaert Hardcover Francois Hebel 9780500544488 $84.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 25, 2015
    Born in Antwerp in 1941 and a member of Magnum Photos since 1982, Harry Gruyaert revolutionized creative and experimental uses of color in the 1970s and 1980s. Influenced by cinema and American photographers, his work defined new territory for color photography: an emotive, non-narrative, and boldly graphic way of perceiving the world. In 1972, while living in London, Gruyaert created the striking series TV Shots by turning the dial on a television set at random and photographing the distorted images he saw there. A later series, Made in Belgiu... + Read More
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    Across the Arctic Ocean Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey Hardcover Sir Wally Herbert 9780500252147 $47.95 HISTORY Sep 24, 2015
    On February 21, 1968, Wally Herbert and his team of three companions and forty huskies set out from Point Barrow, Alaska, embarking on a route that would take them some 3,800 miles over sixteen months, across the North Pole and the frozen Arctic Ocean via its longest axis. Though their achievement was overshadowed by the Apollo moon landing, it stands today as one of the greatest expeditions of all time. Featuring an impressive team of expert commentators and illustrated with stunning photographs, this exceptional photography book is an engross... + Read More
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    Piet Mondrian: The Studios Amsterdam, Laren, Paris, London, New York Hardcover Cees W De Jong 9780500239353 $58.00 ART Oct 20, 2015
    The work of Piet Mondrian (1872–1944), whose orderly black-and-white squares, punctuated occasionally by primary colors are instantly recognizable, played a crucial role in shaping the avant-garde art of the twentieth century. Each section of this visual journey through his life and career takes its inspiration from the location of one of Mondrian’s studios and traces his path from Amsterdam to Paris, and via the Dutch village of Laren to London and New York. Each of these locations represents a distinct stage in the development of Mondrian’s a... + Read More
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    Portraits in Lace Breton Women Hardcover Charles Fréger 9780500517994 $48.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 03, 2015
    From high starched towers to elaborately pinned, tucked, and embroidered confections of handmade lace, the creations captured here by Charles Fréger are as delicate as they are distinctive. Fréger has photographed a series of portraits of Breton women of every generation from every region, wearing costumes and headdresses of endless variety. Each costume and headdress may indicate a wearer’s village as well as age or status. They are worn for celebrations of marriage, birth, or a local saint’s day, or to mark a period of mourning. Against a tra... + Read More
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    Cats Galore A Compendium of Cultured Cats Hardcover Susan Herbert 9780500239360 $33.95 HUMOR Sep 25, 2015
    What happens when a cat becomes the subject of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or takes the starring role in Hamlet or Lawrence of Arabia? Susan Herbert’s feline interpretations of famous images from Western culture have charmed and amused readers for decades. Cats Galore brings together illustrations from the affectionately envisioned Pre-Raphaelite Cats, Shakespeare Cats, Movie Cats, and Opera Cats—as well as other delightful images of cats cast in scenes from art, theater, and film—into one delightful volume. Divided into three sections—Cats in Art, Ca... + Read More
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    Star Trek Pop-ups Hardcover Courtney Watson McCarthy 9780500517499 $34.95 FICTION Oct 20, 2015
    A legendary sci-fi epic as you’ve never seen it before—including the Klingon Bird of Prey, the Bride of Chaotica, and the Enterprise herself, all literally bursting off the page.      Star Trek is one of the most enduring franchises in Hollywood entertainment history. Part of the public consciousness since 1966, it spans the worlds of television and the movies and counts millions of fans worldwide. Now Star Trik Pop-ups delivers seven iconic Star Trek moments in a new way—popping off the page in three dimensions. From the original USS Enterpris... + Read More
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    Dali Pop-ups Hardcover Courtney Watson McCarthy 9780500517505 $34.95 ART Nov 11, 2014
    Surreal paintings from the inimitable Salvador Dali, brought to life through spectacular pop-up pages.     Produced in association with the Dali estate this book brings some of the most celebrated paintings of Salvador Dali to spectacular three-diminsional life, providing new layers of appreciation of the surreal genius of the artist.     Decades after his death, Dali’s trademark moustache and dandy outfits remain instantly recognizable, while his art has inspired and continues to inspire new generations of artists, from Andy Warhol to Damien H... + Read More
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    Penn Station, New York Hardcover louis Stettner 9780500544501 $64.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 24, 2015
    Louis Stettner is one of the last living members of the avant-garde New York School of photography of the 1950s, which challenged many of the long-accepted foundations of art form. His Penn Station series of the late 1950s represents some of his most important work, gathered here in a single form for the first time. The series is less a portrait of the building than a study of people at once in transit and in suspension. The pivotal moment for Stettner occurred in 1957, the year before he began the series in earnest. He had taken a photograph o... + Read More
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    New Nordic Design Hardcover Dorothea Gundtoft 9780500518137 $48.00 DESIGN Nov 17, 2015
    Contemporary Nordic designers are known for their serene, minimal aesthetic and innovative approach to creating pieces of simplistic elegance, from austere lighting designs meant to reflect the quality of light in the northern hemisphere to clean, modern furniture decorating the homes of the region’s most stylish residents. New Nordic Design is not only a comprehensive guide to Nordic designers practicing today but also a source of minimalist inspiration. Profiles of ten influential Nordic designers complement illustrated profiles of fifty cont... + Read More
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    Material Innovation: Packaging Design Paperback Andrew H Dent 9780500291979 $35.95 TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Oct 27, 2015
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    Lives of the Great Photographers Hardcover Juliet Hacking 9780500544440 $64.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 13, 2015
    In the history of photography, the lives of the major personalities behind the lens are often as captivating as the images they have left behind. Yet, while certain photographs have become world famous, indelibly printed on the cultural consciousness, the stories of the photographers have been all too often distorted, obfuscated, or overlooked, and their social and political environments misunderstood or forgotten. Lives of the Great Photographers brings together the engaging and entertaining biographies of thirty-eight pioneers in the field, s... + Read More
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    Shoe Contemporary Footwear by Inspiring Designers Hardcover Olivier Dupon 9780500517918 $97.00 DESIGN Nov 03, 2015
    From Amélie Pichard’s quirky yet wearable oxfords and Nicholas Kirkwood’s towering stilettos to Aquazzura’s elegant but spicy sandals and Chelsea Paris’s formidable heels as wearable art, Shoe: Contemporary Footwear by Inspiring Designers features thirty master shoe designers from Brazil, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, the UK, and the United States, as unique as their creations. Each profile features a biography that highlights the designer’s working practices and key sources of inspiration. Illustrations include portraits of the designers, stu... + Read More
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    Art & Religion in the 21st Century Hardcover Aaron Rosen 9780500239315 $77.00 ART Nov 03, 2015
    The relationship between art and religion has been long, complex, and often conflicted, and it has given rise to many of the greatest works in the history of art. Artists today continue to reflect seriously upon religious traditions, themes, and institutions, suggesting a new approach to spirituality that is more considered than confrontational. Art & Religion in the 21st Century is the first in-depth study to survey an international roster of artists who use their work to explore religion’s cultural, social, political, and psychological impact... + Read More
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    The Altering Eye Photography at the National Gallery of Art Hardcover Sarah Greenough 9780500544525 $84.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 27, 2015
    In 1949 Georgia O’Keeffe chose the National Gallery of Art as the custodian of nearly 1,600 photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, the Key Set as it has become known. With the formation in 1990 of the Gallery’s department of photographs under Sarah Greenough, the collection has grown to 14,000 works of art, an assemblage that both charts the development of the medium and reveals the beauty and dynamic versatility of photography over its course of more than 175 years. This elegant book presents some of the most significant and compelling photographs a... + Read More
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    Dennis Stock: James Dean Hardcover Dennis Stock 9780500544518 $48.00 PERFORMING ARTS Oct 27, 2015
    With three major films—East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant—all released within a year of each other and within months of his tragic death, James Dean captured the world’s imagination and has never let it go. Magnum photographer Dennis Stock met James Dean at the Château Marmont in Hollywood in 1954, and they became fast friends. Stock captured Dean’s essence in a stunning series of images of the actor in the midst of family and friends, as well as alone, sleeping, lost in thought, in the frozen fields of Indiana, and on a rainy day i... + Read More
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    Branded Interactions Creating the Digital Experience Hardcover Marco Spies 9780500518175 $77.00 DESIGN Oct 27, 2015
    Digital design plays a crucial role in how customers experience a brand. However, corporate websites and online shops are only one part of interactive brand identity. The importance of mobile apps for smartphones and tablets has grown exponentially in recent years, while interactive touch points and billboards are increasingly found in the real world. The interface is now the brand. Branded Interactions is a practical handbook for professional digital designers and those just starting out. It is designed to guide the reader through the process ... + Read More
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    New Swiss Architecture Hardcover Hulbertus Adam 9780500343036 $77.00 ARCHITECTURE Nov 24, 2015
    With its Alpine peaks, crystalline lakes, and efficient cities, Switzerland has quietly become a center for sophisticated late modern architecture. Architect Peter Zumthor, a former cabinetmaker, and the firm Herzog & de Meuron produced a series of buildings at home and abroad that has paved the way for a younger generation of architects who fuse the country’s traditional materials with high-tech new tools and innovative construction methods. This book goes beyond the standard project-based survey, documenting the most important buildings of th... + Read More
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    Fashion and the Art of Pochoir The Golden Age of Illustration in Paris Hardcover April Calahan 9780500239391 $110.00 DESIGN Nov 24, 2015
    The 1910s and 1920s witnessed an outpouring of luxury fashion publications that used a hand-stenciling technique known as pochoir (French for stencil). This highly refined, painterly technique, which consists of applying layers of gouache paint or watercolor to achieve bold blocks of saturated color, produced works of visual artistry previously unrivaled in the history of fashion illustration. Fashion and the Art of Pochoir presents a carefully curated selection of 300 of the most exceptional illustrations from albums produced by the leading F... + Read More
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    Crucial Interventions An Illustrated Treatise of the Principles&Practice of 19th Century Surgery Hardcover Richard Barnett 9780500518106 $45.00 MEDICAL Nov 19, 2015
    The nineteenth century saw major advances in the practice of surgery. In 1750, the anatomist John Hunter described it as “a humiliating spectacle of the futility of science”; yet, over the next 150 years the feared, practical men of medicine benefited from a revolution in scientific progress and the increased availability of instructional textbooks. Anesthesia and antisepsis were introduced. Newly established medical schools improved surgeons’ understanding of the human body. For the first time, surgical techniques were refined, illustrated in ... + Read More
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    Picturing People The New State of Art Hardcover Charlotte Mullins 9780500239384 $48.00 ART Oct 06, 2015
    What drives artists to represent people as they do? This question, at the heart of figurative art, and how we represent ourselves as a society, is especially relevant today. Author Charlotte Mullins picks up the conversation at a time when the art world is influenced by the proliferation of images of all kinds, across all mediums, as well as a growing interest in figurative art. Profiles of nearly sixty artists—from Kara Walker and Grayson Perry to Cindy Sherman and Kehinde Wiley—showcase significant works and are accompanied by the artists’ co... + Read More
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    The Blood of the Celts The New Ancestral Story Hardcover Jean Manco 9780500051832 $38.95 HISTORY Oct 27, 2015
    Blood of the Celts brings together genetic, archaeological, and linguistic evidence to address the often-debated question: who were the Celts? What peoples or cultural identities should that term describe? And did they in fact inhabit the British Isles before the Romans arrived? Author Jean Manco challenges existing accounts of the origins of the Celts, providing a new analysis that draws on the latest discoveries as well as ancient history. In a novel approach, the book opens with a discussion of early medieval Irish and British texts, allowin... + Read More
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    Sinatra 100 Hardcover Charles Pignone 9780500517826 $68.00 MUSIC Oct 27, 2015
    On the centennial of his birth, Sinatra 100—with the participation of his three children—is an intimate and dramatic visual portrait of Frank Sinatra, revealing many of the previously unseen moments in a remarkable life. Of course, Sinatra’s legacy speaks for itself. An entertainer of mesmerizing talent, charisma, and style, he is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, and Academy Award-winning actor, and a cultural icon. From inciting bobby-soxer riots and achieving teen idol status in the 1940s to the incredible recording care... + Read More
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    Cracking Animation The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation Paperback Peter Lord 9780500291993 $48.00 ART Oct 27, 2015
    From the creators of the wildly successful Wallace and Gromit films and Chicken Run, here is a practical guide to making your own 3-D (or stop-action) animation, a practice whose robust presence in contemporary filmmaking continues strong. At the heart of the book is a guide to the process of 3-D animation today: a practical, fully illustrated, step-by-step description of how to create effective characters, a storyboard and sets, and then an entire film. This new edition includes a brand new chapter offering exclusive interviews with the produc... + Read More

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