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Black SquareMalevich and the Origin of Suprematism

Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism

Aleksandra Shatskikh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300140897
eISBN:
9780300162295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140897.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Kazimir Malevich's painting Black Square is one of the twentieth century's emblematic paintings, the visual manifestation of a new period in world artistic culture at its inception. None of ... More

Blood, Dreams and GoldThe Changing Face of Burma

Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Richard Cockett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Burma is one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia and was once one of its richest. Under successive military regimes, however, the country eventually ended up as one of the poorest countries in ... More

Borderlines in BorderlandsJames Madison and the Spanish-American Frontier, 1776-1821

Borderlines in Borderlands: James Madison and the Spanish-American Frontier, 1776-1821

J. C. A. Stagg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139051
eISBN:
9780300153286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139051.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In examining how the United States gained control over the northern borderlands of Spanish America, this work reassesses the diplomacy of President James Madison. Historians have assumed that ... More

The Bourgeois FrontierFrench Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion

The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion

Jay Gitlin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101188
eISBN:
9780300155761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101188.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Histories tend to emphasize conquest by Anglo-Americans as the driving force behind the development of the American West. However, this book argues that the activities of the French are crucial to ... More

Breaking Democracy’s Spell

Breaking Democracy’s Spell

John Dunn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300179910
eISBN:
9780300206562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179910.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues that democracy is not synonymous with good government. It explores the labyrinthine reality behind the basic concept of democracy, demonstrating how the political system that people ... More

The Bronze HorsemanFalconet's Monument to Peter the Great

The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Alexander M. Schenker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is a comprehensive treatment of the most consequential work of art ever to be executed in Russia: the equestrian monument to Peter the Great, or The Bronze Horseman, as it has come to be ... More

Browned Off and Bloody-MindedThe British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945

Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945

Alan Allport

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300170757
eISBN:
9780300213126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170757.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

More than three-and-a-half million men served in the British Army during the Second World War, the vast majority of them civilians who had never expected to become soldiers and had little idea what ... More

Bruno WalterA World Elsewhere

Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bruno Walter, one of the greatest conductors in the twentieth century, lived a fascinating life in difficult times. This book starts by describing Walter's early years in Germany, where his successes ... More

The Buddha in the MachineArt, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

R. John Williams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The writers and artists described in this book are joined by a desire to embrace “Eastern” aesthetics as a means of redeeming “Western” technoculture. The assumption they all share is that at the ... More

Building a New Jerusalem

Building a New Jerusalem

Francis J. Bremer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179132
eISBN:
9780300188851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179132.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book discusses John Davenport, cofounder of the colony of New Haven, who has been neglected in studies that view early New England primarily from a Massachusetts viewpoint. It restores the ... More

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