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Creature Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780822967231
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
Written during the last five years of the poet’s father’s life, Creature is a book about love, destruction, and the self, all standing in relation to family and the natural world. The poems themselves try to move toward what can’t be said by finding connection with other life forms: hawks, hummingbirds, pelicans, lizards, horses, ravens, squid. By moving past linguistic walls into otherness, words become proximate to mystery and inhabit territory where expanses open and embodiment is always on the verge of transformation.
Dependency and Crisis in Brazil and Argentina Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780822948100
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Description:
In the two largest countries in South America, successive waves of structural reforms adopted in the name of development invariably have ended in disappointment. The promise of development never seems to materialize. Dependency and Crisis in Brazil and Argentina examines why.
Far and Away Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781913645564
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Imprint: Morgan Library
Illustrations: 200
Description:
This beautifully illustrated and scholarly catalogue presents a selection of exceptional drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection. It accompanies an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum.
Foucault in Brazil Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780822948063
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Series: Pitt Illuminations
Description:
Philosopher Michel Foucault’s cultural criticism crosses disciplines and is well known as an influence on modern conceptions of knowledge and power. Less well known are the five trips he took to Brazil between 1965 and 1976. Although a coup in 1964 had installed a military dictatorship, Foucault kept his opinion on the Brazilian government largely to himself until October 23, 1975.
Fruits of Friendship Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781913645748
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 45
Description:
Accompanying a major exhibition at Philip Mould & Company, Fruit of Friendship: Portraits by Mary Beale presents the work of the remarkable sevenenteenth-century woman artist. Mary Beale (1633–1699) was Britain’s first woman artist to run a successful studio practice. In an era when the arts in Britain were flourishing and portraitists were in high demand, Beale established a unique practice that set her apart from her competitors and brought her great acclaim.
In Parachutes Descending Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780822967200
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
In Parachutes Descending follows the speaker’s decision to leave her Bostonian husband for Jane, a San Franciscan artist, while charting the sensual consequences of our bodily entanglements. These poems capture personal desires fermenting among current earthly cataclysms, including climate change and global capitalism. In doing so, this collection asks us to think inclusively about the ways we become with all humans and nonhumans, all of us—past, present, and future—intimately entwined with others.
Literacies of/from the Pluriversal Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780822947295
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Series: Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Description:
Decolonial projects can end up reinforcing dominant modes of thinking by shoehorning understandings of Indigenous and non-Western traditions within Eurocentric frameworks. The pluralization of literacies and the creation of so-called alternative rhetorics accepts that there is a totalizing reality of rhetoric and literacy. This volume seeks to decenter these theories and to engage Indigenous contexts on their own terms, starting with the very tools of representation.

Modern Architecture in Mexico City

History, Representation, and the Shaping of a Capital
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780822966999
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Series: Culture Politics & the Built Environment
Description:
Winner, 2018 SAH Alice Davis Hitchcock Award Mexico City became one of the centers of architectural modernism in the Americas in the first half of the twentieth century. Invigorated by insights drawn from the first published histories of Mexican colonial architecture, which suggested that Mexico possessed a distinctive architecture and culture, beginning in the 1920s a new generation of architects created profoundly visual modern buildings intended to convey Mexico’s unique cultural character. By midcentury these architects and their students had rewritten the country’s architectural history and transformed the capital into a metropolis where new buildings that evoked pre-conquest, colonial, and International Style architecture coexisted.
Sensitive Rhetorics Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780822948117
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Series: Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Description:
Claims that students are too sensitive are familiar on and around college campuses. The ideas of cancel culture, safe spaces, and political correctness are used to shut down discussion and prevent students from being recognized as stakeholders in higher education and as advocates for their own interests. Further, universities can claim that student activists threaten academic freedom.
The Commonality of Humans through Art Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781913645656
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 400
Description:
THE COMMONALITY OF HUMANS THROUGH ART: HOW ART CONNECTS MANKIND THROUGH THE AGES explores how art has linked different cultures over the past 30,000 years. Organized thematically rather than chronologically or geographically, it traces how all humans are connected from birth to death. Ten leading scholars offer essays on how the language of art has been used by cultures to explain human behavior.
The Graft Hybrid Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780822947936
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Description:
The global triumph of Mendelian genetics in the twentieth century was not a foregone conclusion, thanks to the existence of graft hybrids. These chimeral plants and animals are created by grafting tissue from one organism to another with the goal of passing the newly hybridized genetic material on to their offspring. But prevailing genetic theory insisted that heredity was confined to the sex cells and there was no inheritance of characteristics acquired during an organism’s lifetime.
The Other Border Wars Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780822948087
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Series: Pitt Illuminations
Description:
The Other Border Wars: Conflict and Stasis in Latin American Culture questions bordering as an organizing principle of culture, conflict, and politics. Shannon Dowd argues that Central and South American border conflicts such as the Chaco War, between Bolivia and Paraguay (1932–1935); the Soccer War, between El Salvador and Honduras (1969); and the Falklands/Malvinas War, between Argentina and the United Kingdom (1982); can be considered as stasis, meaning civil strife, rather than polemos, meaning international war. Through analyses of literature, film, and theatre, Dowd shows that border conflict is entwined with domestic strife, reinforced by stagnant geographical lines, and magnified under globalization.
The Persistence of Local Caudillos in Latin American Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780822948124
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Description:
Despite democratization at the national level, local political bosses still govern many municipalities in Latin America. Caudillos and clans often use informal political practices—ranging from clientelism and patronage to harassment of political opposition—to control local political dynamics. These arbitrary and, at times, abusive practices pose important challenges to how Latin American democracy works and how power is exercised after the decentralization reforms in the region.
The Selected Reginald Shepherd Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780822948216
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
Drawing from all six of his collections, The Selected Shepherd offers a new retrospective on the work of an important and sometimes controversial Black, gay poet. Although well known for his erotic poems about white men, Shepherd also wrote consistently about the natural world and its endangerment and his grief over his mother’s death. Presented in both publication order and the order in which they originally appeared within each collection, these poems highlight the most important themes of Shepherd’s work, along with both his predictability and unpredictability as a poet.
The Tomb and Beyond Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9798888570876
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
The tombs, with their scenes, inscriptions, objects and human remains, represent our richest source of information for the understanding of Egyptian beliefs and practices, art and architecture and of many aspects of daily life. Detailed, scholarly reports on individual cemeteries and tombs are abundant but in this fully illustrated, more general work, reproduced in this facsimile edition, Kanawati provides an invaluable introduction to, and overview of, the key elements of Egyptian tombs from Predynastic to the Late Period. ¬The Egyptian dead enjoyed a continued existence in both the Netherworld and the land of the living – the individual possessing multiple entities that experienced different destinies after death.
The Tomb of Amenemhab Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9798888570852
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This volume is a facsimile reissue of the full publication of the tomb identified as that of Amenemhab, a middle ranking priest of Amon. ¬The tomb lies within the lower enclosure of the major cemetery of Elwet Sheikh-Abdel Qurnah in ¬Thebes. It is cut into a perpendicular cliff of limestone and shale and is one of the private, so-called house-like chapel tombs of local dignitaries, mainly dating to the Ramesside Period.