Brings together 125 tritone photographs of women, taken over a half century of changing social institutions and values, cultural ideals, popular styles, and high fashion, accompanied by an essay on the life and work of the great photographer.
Sensational full-color photographs by the legendary Sports Illustrated photographer, accompanied by witty commentary, chronicles four decades of professional basketball rivalries, accomplishments, and personalities, including Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Dr. J., Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and Yao Ming.
The world of American art is examined in a collection of eighteen essays of art criticism—covering such topics as early American portraiture and landscape painting, late-nineteenth-century masters Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins, and and the work of such astists as James McNeill Whistler, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Hopper, and others—by a premier novelist of the twentieth century. 25,000 first printing.
A vivid collection of full-color photographs profiles the homes and meals of average families in countries around the world and documents each family's lifestyle, their weekly food purchases, their culinary traditions, and what they eat over the course of a single week. 35,000 first printing.
A beautifully illustrated two-volume set chronicles the authors' two-thousand-mile expedition through wilderness Africa, from the dense forests of the Congo to the shore of Gabon, featuring remarkable images of the wildlife of the continent in their native habitat, along with a detailed journal documenting the real-life experiences of members of the expedition.
Rendered with sensitivity and deep insight into the nature of war, a series of paintings made by the author in four trips to war-torn Iraq depicts scenes of American soldiers at play, resting, interacting with Iraqis, and fighting.
An exploration of how French culture during the reign of Louis XIV has had an enduring influence on modern traditions and style cites the French origins of such practices as haute cuisine, interior design, and the consumption of celebratory champagne. 40,000 first printing.
Citing the 2003 looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad that resulted in the destruction of countless antiquities, a lavishly illustrated volume seeks to reconstruct the museum and its lost ancient treasures, discussing how numerous pieces offered insight into ancient Mesopotamian life. 25,000 first printing.