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Books Related to Athenæum Events Autumn 2013

Below are listed some books relevant to the topics presented this autumn. We have not included the books featured at the event—as everyone can easily find those. This is only a small sampling of suggestions; please feel free to browse the shelves where these books are to discover more.

Book Talk:  Miss Anne in Harlem, noon, September 17

Barnet, Andrea. All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004.

  • LC Classification: F128.5 .B26513 2004

Hull, Gloria T. Color, Sex & Poetry: Three Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.

  • LC Classification: PS153 .N5 H84 1987

Hutchinson, George. In Search of Nella Larsen: A Biography of the Color Line. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.

  • LC Classification: CT275 .L374 H87 2006

Lecture:  King George IV, the Greatest Royal Collector of Art, 6p.m., September 18

Evans, Mark L. Princes as Patrons: The Art Collections of the Princes of Wales from the Renaissance to the Present Day. London: Merrell Holberton Publishers, 1998.

  • LC Classification: + N5245 .P75 1998

Jackson-Stops, Gervase. The Treasure Houses of Britain: Five Hundred Years of Private Patronage and Art Collecting. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.

  • LC Classification: +N5245 .T74 1985

Perry, Anne. Buckingham Palace Gardens: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books, 2008.

  • LC Classification: PZ4 .P4616 Buc 2008

Roberts, Hugh. For the King’s Pleasure: the Furnishing and Decoration of George IV’s Apartments at Windsor Castle. London: Royal Collection, 2001.

  • LC Classification: Lg NK2044 .W56 R62 2001

Book Talk:  Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography,  noon, September 26

Gould, Jean. Amy: The World of Amy Lowell and the Imagist Movement. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1975.

  • Cutter Classification: 65 .L9497 .go

Hughes, Glenn. Imagism & the Imagists: A Study in Modern Poetry. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1931.

  • Cutter Classification: XVEP .H8744 .i

Exhibition: Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Paintings and Sculpture, reception 5:30p.m., October 1

Craven, Wayne. Sculpture in America. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1984.

  • LC Classification: +NB205 .C7 1984

Dearinger, David and Cushing, Stanley. Acquired Tastes: 200 Years of Collecting for the Boston Athenæum. Boston: Boston Athenaeum, 2006.

  • LC Classification: Lg N521 .A8 A55 2006

Hirayama, Hina. With Éclat: The Boston Athenæum and the Origin of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston: Boston Athenaeum, 2013.

  • LC Classification: +N521 .A8 H57 2013

Miller, Angela. American Encounters: Art, History, and Cultural Identity. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, Inc., 2008.

  • LC Classification: +N6505 .M55 2008

Wentworth, Michael. Look Again: Essays on the Boston Athenæum’s Art Collection. Boston: Boston Athenaeum, 2003.

  • LC Classification: N521 .A8 W46 2003

 Book Talk:  Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross, noon, October 3

 Acton, Harold Mario Mitchell. The Villas of Tuscany. London: Thames and Hudson, 1984.

  • LC Classification: Lg NA7356 .T8 A37

Ross, Henry James. Letters from the East. London: J.M. Dent & co., 1902.

  • Cutter Classification: ARZ .R73

Sereni, Emilio. History of the Italian Agricultural Landscape. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.

  • LC Classification: S469.18 S413 1997

Book Talk:  America’s Romance with the English Garden, noon, October 8

Great Britain Royal Commission for Chicago Exhibition. Catalogue of the British Section. (1890s British Advertisements)

  • LC Rare book (by appointment): T500 .G1 G73 1893

Leighton, Ann. American Gardens of the Nineteenth Century: “For Comfort and Affluence”. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1987.

  • LC Classification: SB451.3 .L46 1987

Musgrave, Toby. The Head Gardeners: Forgotten Heroes of Horticulture. London: Aurum, 2007.

  • LC Classification: SB61. M87 2007

Book Talk:  The Men Who United the States, noon, October 15

Rosen, William. The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention. New York: Random House, 2010.

  • LC Classification: TJ461 .R67 2010

Swift, Earl. The Big Roads: the Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.

  • LC Classification: TE23 .S95 2011

Wallace, Irving. The Square Pegs: Some Americans Who Dared to be Different. New York: Knopf, 1957.

  • Cutter Classification:  65 .9°W155

Book Talk: Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself, 6p.m., October 18

Collier, Peter. The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976.

  • Cutter Classification:  65 .9YR593 .c

Hill, Clint. Mrs. Kennedy and Me. New York: Gallery Books, 2012.

  • LC Classification: CT275 .O52 H54 2012

Loebl, Suzanne. America’s Medicis: The Rockefellers and Their Astonishing Cultural Legacy. New York: Harper, 2010.

  • LC Classification:  CT274 .R62 L63 2010

Book Talk: Local Souls: A Novel, 6p.m., October 22

Blount, Roy. Long Time Leaving: Dispatches from Up South. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

  • LC Classification: F209.5 .B58 2007

Brown, Nic. Floodmarkers. Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2009.

  • LC Classification: PZ4 .B8789 Fl 2009

Hudson, Marjorie. Accidental Birds of the Carolinas: Stories. Winston-Salem: Press 53, 2011.

  • LC Classification: PZ4 .H886 Ac 2011

Book Talk: On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History, noon, October 24

Basbanes, Nicholas. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. New York: H. Holt and Co., 1995.

  • LC Classification: Z992 .B34 1995

Doty, Richard G. Money of the World. London: R. Hale, 1978. 

  • LC Classification: +HG209 .D67

Koretsky, Elaine. Killing Green: An Account of Hand Papermaking in China. Ann Arbor: Legacy Press, 2009.

  • LC Classification: TS1095 .C6 K67 2009

Lecture:  Becoming a Conservator: History, Craft, and Science, noon, October 29

Cox, Richard J. Personal Archives and a New Archival Calling: Readings, Reflections and Ruminations. Duluth: Litwin Books, 2008.

  • LC Classification: CD977 .C68 2008

Lord, Clifford Lee. Keepers of the Past. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1965.

  • Cutter Classification: 95 .ZL884

Oddy, W.A. The Art of the Conservator. London: British Museum Press, 1992. 

  • LC Classification: +N8560 .A76 1992

Lecture: Investing in Rebellion: Digitization of the Athenaeum’s Confederate Collection, noon, November 5

Morris, Thomas Francis. The Life and Work of Thomas F. Morris, 1852-1898. Larchmont: 1968.

  • LC Classification: +HE6185 .U5 M65

Neely, Mark E. The Confederate Image: Prints of the Lost Cause. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987.

  • LC Ref: +E467 .N44 1987

Tomasko, Mark D. The Feel of Steel: The Art and History of Bank Note Engraving in the United States. Newton: Bird & Bull Press, 2009.

  • LC Rare book (by appointment): Lg Z232 .B57 T65 2009

Lecture: English Writers and Their Houses: Dickens, Christie, and du Maurier, 6p.m., November 7

Chandler, Marilyn R. Dwelling in the Text: Houses in American Fiction. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.

  • LC Classification: PS374 .S45 D87 1991

Macaskill, Hilary. Daphne Du Maurier at Home. London: Frances Lincoln Publishers, 2013.

  • LC Classification: +CT788 .D855 M32 2013

Premoli-Droulers, Francesca. Writers’ Houses. London: Cassell, 1995.

  • LC Classification: Lg PN164 .P73 1995

Book Talk: In Search of Lost Time, 6p.m., November 12

Bersani, Leo. Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965.

  • Cutter Classification: 5F .P947 .be

Gay, Peter. Modernism: The Lure of Heresy: From Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond. New York: W.W. Norton, 2008.

  • LC Classification: NX454.5 .M63 G39 2008

Maurois, André. Proust: Portrait of a Genius. New York: Harper, 1950.

  • Cutter Classification: 5F .P947 .maE

Muhlstein, Anka. Monsieur Proust’s Library. New York: Other Press, 2012.

  • LC Classification: PQ2631 .R63 Z78925 2012

Lecture: Growing the Huntington: A Programatic Approach, noon, November 15

Bennett, Shelley M. The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age. San Marino: Huntington Library, 2013.

  • LC Classification: +N5220 .H86 B46 2013

Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. A Handbook to the Huntington Library Exhibition. San Marino: Huntington Library, 1978.

  • LC Classification: Z733 .H5 H45 1978

Thorpe, James Ernest. Gifts of Genius: Treasures of the Huntington Library. San Marino: Huntington Library, 1980.

  • LC Classification: Z733 .S25 T5

Book Talk: The Founders At Home: The Building of America, 6p.m.,  November 19

Bernstein, Richard B. The Founding Fathers Reconsidered. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

  • LC Classification: E302.5 .B47 2009

Trees, Andrew S. The Founding Fathers and the Politics of Character. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.

  • LC Classification: E302.1 .T74 2004

Wood, Gordon S. Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different. New York: Penguin Press, 2006.

  • LC Classification: E302.5 .W82 2006

Book Talk: The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts, noon, November 21

Isaacs, Neil David. Tolkien and the Critics: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1968.

  • Cutter Classification: VE .T577 .zi

McEvedy, Colin. The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1967.

  • LC Classification: G1033 .M17 1967

Thomas, Charles. Celtic Britain. London: Thames and Hudson, 1986.

  • LC Classification: DA140 .T56

Concert: The Capital Trio, Music of Beethoven, Smetana, and Dvõrák, 6p.m., November 22

Connolly, Thomas. Mourning into Joy: Music, Raphael, and Saint Cecilia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

  • LC Classification: ML85 .C66 1995

Large, Brian. Smetana. New York: Praeger, 1970.

  • LC Classification: +ML410 .S63 L4 1970b

Škvorecky, Josef. Dvorak in Love: A Light-Hearted Dream. New York: Knopf, 1987.

  • LC Classification: PZ4 .S619734 Dv

Lecture: Dr. Zabdiel Bolyston Adams: Surgeon and Soldier for the Union, noon, December 3

Adams, George Worthington. Doctors in Blue: The Medical History of the Union Army in the Civil War. New York: H. Schuman, 1952.

  • Cutter Classification: RJ .Ad47 .d

Peabody, Charles Newton. Zab: Brevet Major Zabdiel Boylston Adams, 1829-1902, Physician of Boston and Framingham. Boston: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, 1984.

  • LC Classification: CT275 .A327 P41

Rutkow, Ira M. Bleeding Blue and Gray: Civil War Surgery and the Evolution of American Medicine. New York: Random House, 2005.

  • LC Classification: E621 .R88 2005

Book Talk: Monsieur Proust’s Library, 6p.m., December 5

Alexander, Patrick. Marcel Proust’s Search for Lost Time: A Reader’s Guide to Remembrance of Things Past. New York: Vintage Books/Random House, 2009.

  • LC Classification: PQ2631 .R63 A7664 2009

Karpeles, Eric. Paintings in Proust: A Visual Companion to ‘In Search of Lost Time’. London: Thames and Hudson, 2008.       

  • LC Classification: PQ2631 .R63 A8321 2008

Wolf, Maryanne. Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. New York: Harper, 2007.

  • LC Classification: QP408 .W64 2007

Lecture: Beyond the Athenaeum: Life After the Laboratory, noon, December 7

Foot, Mirjam. Bookbinders at Work: Their Roles and Methods. London: British Library, 2006.

  • LC Classification: +Z266 .F64 2006

Smith, Philip. The Book, Art & Object. Merstham: P. Smith, 1982.

  • LC Classification: Lg Z116 .A3 S58 1982

Book Talk: The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams, 6p.m., December 9

Baldassaro, Lawrence. Ted Williams: Reflections on a Splendid Life. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2003.

  • LC Classification: CT275 .W553955 T42 2003

Johnson, Dick. Ted Williams: A Portrait in Words and Pictures. New York: Walker, 1991.

  • LC Classification: +GV865 .W5 T43 1991

Linn, Edward. Hitter: The Life and Turmoils of Ted Williams. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1993.

  • LC Classification: CT275 .W553955 L56