art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Fan Phenomena Harry Potter
ISBN: PB: 9781789380705, Intellect, October 2019
236 pp., 24.1x17.5 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
Nineteen years later... Even as a new generation embraces the "Harry Potter" novels for the first time, J. K. Rowling's wizarding world continues to expand. Rowling herself has created a five-film spinoff, a two-part stage play, and an immersive onli...
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£23,00
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Museum Miscellany
ISBN: HB: 9781851245116, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2019
160 pp., 17x11 cm, 20 black&white illus.
Which are the oldest museums in the world? What is a cabinet of curiosities? Who haunts Hampton Court? What is on the FBI's list of stolen art? "A Museum Miscellany" celebrates the intriguing world of galleries and museums, from national institution...
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£9,99
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Parlour and the Street Elite and Popular Culture in Nineteenth-Century Calcutta
ISBN: PB: 9780857426178, Seagull Books, September 2019
272 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
In this book, Sumanta Banerjee analyzes the development of the folk culture of Calcutta's urban poor following the establishment of the British colonial system in Bengal. Consisting primarily of traditional artisans who migrated from neighboring vill...
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£25,00
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Past as Present Forging Contemporary Identities Through History
ISBN: HB: 9780857426444, Seagull Books, September 2019
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"Nations need identities. These are created from perceptions of how societies have evolved. In this, history plays a central role. Insisting on reliable history is therefore crucial to more than just a pedagogic cause. Delicate relationships between...
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£20,00
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Raymond Williams Cultural Analyst
ISBN: PB: 9781789380477, Intellect, June 2019
200 pp., 22.8x17.7 cm
Raymond Williams was a towering figure in twentieth-century intellectual life. Though he is primarily thought of as a literary scholar, his work crossed disciplinary boundaries, and he made groundbreaking contributions to numerous fields, most notabl...
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£23,00
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Pirates A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders
ISBN: HB: 9780300180749, Yale University Press, June 2019
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 colour illus., 6 black&white illus., 6 maps
In the twenty-first century piracy has regained a central place in Western culture, thanks to a surprising combination of Johnny Depp and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise as well as the dramatic rise of modern-day piracy around Somalia and th...
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£20,00
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Blue Mythologies Reflections on a Colour
ISBN: PB: 9781789140507, ISBN: HB: 9781780230832, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 59 colour illus.
The sea, the sky, the veins of the hands, the earth itself when photographed from space; blue sometimes seems to overwhelm all the other shades of our world in its all-encompassing presence. "Blue Mythologies: Reflections on a Colour" presents a se...
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£14,99
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£25,00
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Boxing A Cultural History (New Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9781789140514, Reaktion Books, June 2019
576 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 152 illus.
Throughout history potters, sculptors, painters, poets, novelists, cartoonists, song-writers, photographers and film-makers have recorded and made sense of boxing. In her encyclopaedic investigation of the shifting social, political and cultural reso...
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£12,99
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Pelican
ISBN: PB: 9781789140750, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
With its distinctive, comical walk, large bill and association with the conservation movement, the pelican has attained iconic status. But the pelican has a chequered history. Classed as "unclean" in the King James Bible, the legend of the compassion...
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£12,95
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OnBeat, Volume 9
ISBN: HB: 9784434251405, Nippan IPS, June 2019
208 pp., 25.7x18.1 cm, 330 colour and black&white illus., language: English / Japanese
The 9th issue of ONBEAT presents the latest trends in Japanese art and cultures, such as music, fashion, ecological activities, in English and Japanese throughout.
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£22,95
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