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Art of Life and Death Radical Aesthetics and Ethnographic Practice
ISBN: PB: 9780997367515, HAU, August 2017
198 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 46 halftones
"The Art of Life and Death" explores how the world appears to people who have an acute perspective on it: those who are close to death. Based on extensive ethnographic research, Andrew Irving brings to life the lived experiences, imaginative lifeworl...
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£26,00
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Phantom Africa
ISBN: HB: 9780857423771, Seagull Books, August 2017
720 pp., 22.9x19 cm, 37 halftones, 3 facsimiles, 1 map
One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, "Phantom Africa" is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man's compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal – by turns melodramatic, self...
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£45,00
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Inside the Lost Museum Curating, Past and Present
ISBN: HB: 9780674971042, Harvard University Press, August 2017
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 21 halftones
Curators make many decisions when they build collections or design exhibitions, plotting a passage of discovery that also tells an essential story. Collecting captures the past in a way useful to the present and the future. Exhibits play to our sense...
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£25,00
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Matatu A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi
ISBN: PB: 9780226471396, ISBN: HB: 9780226130866, University of Chicago Press, August 2017
352 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 31 halftones
Drive the streets of Nairobi and you are sure to see many matatus – colorful minibuses that transport huge numbers of people around the city. Once ramshackle affairs held together with duct tape and wire, matatus today are name-brand vehicles maxed o...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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Returns of Fetishism Charles de Brosses and the Afterlives of an Idea
ISBN: PB: 9780226464756, ISBN: HB: 9780226464619, University of Chicago Press, August 2017
480 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
For more than 250 years, Charles de Brosses's term "fetishism" has exerted great influence over our most ambitious thinkers. Used as an alternative to "magic" but nonetheless expressing the material force of magical thought, de Brosses's term has pro...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Signs from Silence Ur of the First Sumerians
ISBN: PB: 9788024631301, Karolinum Press, August 2017
350 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm, 6 halftones, 148 line drawings, 15 charts
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! The Royal Tombs of Ur, dating from approximately 3000-2700 BCE, are among the most famous and impressive archeological discoveries of the twentieth century. Excavated between 1922 and 1934...
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£30,00
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Where the Roads All End Photography and Anthropology in the Kalahari
ISBN: PB: 9780873654098, Harvard University Press, July 2017
272 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 119 colour illus., 118 halftones, 2 maps
"Where the Roads All End" tells the remarkable story of an American family's eight anthropological expeditions to the remote Kalahari Desert in South-West Africa (Namibia) during the 1950s. Raytheon co-founder Laurence Marshall, his wife Lorna, and c...
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£28,00
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Shem Pete's Alaska The Territory of the Upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina
ISBN: PB: 9781602233065, University of Alaska Press, July 2017
432 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 27 colour plates, 324 halftones, 66 maps
Shem Pete (1896-1989), a colorful and brilliant raconteur from Susitna Station, Alaska, left a rich legacy of knowledge about the Upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina world. Shem was one of the most versatile storytellers and historians in twentieth century Ala...
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£30,00
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Evolution of Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9780226225166, University of Chicago Press, June 2017
320 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 20 halftones
Consider Miles Davis, horn held high, sculpting a powerful musical statement full of tonal patterns, inside jokes, and thrilling climactic phrases – all on the fly. Or think of a comedy troupe riffing on a couple of cues from the audience until the w...
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£22,00
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Death From Dust to Destiny
ISBN: HB: 9781780237251, Reaktion Books, June 2017
224 pp., 23.4x16.8 cm, 20 colour illus., 130 black&white illus.
The terms "birth" and "death" have long denoted the apparent boundaries of our biological lives, situating in time the moments of coming to be and passing away. Yet the specific trajectory of a life can surpass its temporal boundaries. Long after the...
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£20,00
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