New Books Network

Joan Watts, “The Collected Letters of Alan Watts” (New World Library, 2017)
Alan Watts (1915-1973) was one of the first to interpret Eastern wisdom for a Western audience. Joan Watts, Alan’s eldest daughter, is the co-editor (along with her sister, Anne) of the new volume, The Collected Letters of Alan Watts, out now in hardback and paperback from New World Library (2017).... Read More
Anne Watts, “The Collected Letters of Alan Watts” (New World Library, 2017)
Anne Watts is one of the co-editors of the new book, The Collected letters of Alan Watts, released in January 2018 from New World Library. Anne Watts is a facilitator and educator who is committed to creating a world where everyone wins.  She honors each individual for the gift she or... Read More
Kenneth I. Helphand, “Lawrence Halprin” (Library of American Landscape History, 2017)
During a career spanning six decades, Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) became one of the most prolific and outspoken landscape architects of his generation. He took on challenging new project types, developing a multidisciplinary practice while experimenting with adaptive reuse and ecological designs for new shopping malls, freeways, and urban parks. In... Read More
Pu Wang, “The Translatability of Revolution: Guo Moruo and Twentieth-Century Chinese Culture” (Harvard Asia Center, 2018)
With questions over how ideas are translated across borders and between languages as acute as ever today, it is sometimes easy to forget that our efforts to understand each other are mediated through many accreted layers of previous translations. Pu Wang’s The Translatability of Revolution: Guo Moruo and Twentieth-Century Chinese... Read More
René Weis, “The Real Traviata: The Song of Marie Duplessis” (Oxford UP, 2015)
Though she died in 1847 at a young age, Marie Duplessis inspired one of the greatest operas ever composed. In The Real Traviata: The Song of Marie Duplessis (Oxford University Press, 2015), René Weis recounts the life of the remarkable woman who overcame poverty and abuse to become the toast... Read More
Harold Holzer, “Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019)
Harold Holzer has written a biography of one of America’s greatest public artists of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, Daniel Chester French.  In Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019), Holzer chronicles the career of French, who became best known for his... Read More