Fall 2014 New Releases
Point of View New York City is a photographic exploration of the world’s most exciting city. Janko Puls seeks to awaken readers’ curiosity, challenging them to figure out where and what his photographs depict.
“A thoughtful and unique take on the fabric of the city. Janko Puls sees the elements of New York in a new and refreshing way, focusing on what we would not have seen on our own.”
Inspired by the famous Chinese fortune cookie, 60 Fortune Cookies compiles sixty proverbs filled with humor and wisdom. Perfect for reflecting on everyday life, these adages remind us that “love is blind to the future” and that “the cycle of life is no reason to be going in circles,” in addition to asking simple yet resonant questions to help us meditate on our lives. Each saying is complemented by a striking red and black image and a Chinese translation, displaying the beauty/elegance of Chinese calligraphy. Every page of this book gives readers of all ages a chance to crack open a fortune cookie and discover what is inside. With whimsical drawings, Chinese calligraphy, and both French and English text, 60 Fortune Cookies bridges the gap between cultures of the East and West with harmonious and universal themes.
Chairman Mao (Mao Zedong) is one of the most reproduced men of all time: countless millions of interpretations remind the world of the man’s (and the myth’s) importance to China and the world. This visual celebration has been revisited in recent years through art: Chinese artists grappling with Mao’s legacy and his policies—and often challenging modern politics in China at the same time.
Art Mao is the first comprehensive attempt to collate this remarkable art and present it in a portable, easy-to-use format. <i>Art Mao</i>, the little red book of Chinese art since 1949, includes works by artists Ai Weiwei, Yu Youhan, Zhang Xiaogang, Zhang Huan, Zeng Fangzhi, Shen Jiawei and Xiao Feng—to name but a few—and is published to coincide with the 120th anniversary of Mao’s birth.
Chinese poetry has over 3,000 years of history, and with it much diversity and influence. American poets such as Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Kenneth Rexroth, Gary Snyder, and David Hinton have been influenced by and even translated the poetry of ancient China. In Collected Poems and Lyrics of Classical China: Translated by Xu Yuanchong, a Chinese scholar and translator brings revered works to new readers translated into English from his native tongue.<br><br>
Collected Poems and Lyrics of Classical China: Translated by Xu Yuanchong, contains more than 450 ancient poems from the Han, Tang, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties, as well as poetry by the great Su Shi and song lyrics from throughout China’s history. This bilingual edition presents the Simplified Chinese text side by side with the English translation and includes pinyin phonetic guides (ruby) to aid in studying the Chinese. From pastoral lyrics to romantic odes, these poems illustrate for the reader the natural beauty of ancient China and capture the essence of its storied antiquity.