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London City of Cities
ISBN: HB: 9781789142181, Reaktion Books, April 2021
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 110 illus., 60 in colour
City of cities, the modern world's first great metropolis, London has shaped everything from clothing to youth culture. It has a unique place in the world's memory, even as its role has changed from the capital of the planet to its playground, and as...
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£14,95
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Band with Built-In Hate The Who from Pop Art to Punk
ISBN: HB: 9781789142778, Reaktion Books, March 2021
280 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 40 illus.
"Ours is music with built-in hatred" – Pete Townshend This book is a biography of the Who unlike any other. From their inception as the Detours in the mid-sixties, to the late seventies, post-Quadrophenia, the Who are pictured through the prism of...
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£15,99
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Nashville Music and Manners
ISBN: HB: 9781789143157, Reaktion Books, March 2021
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 126 illus., 81 in colour
Nashville is a city of sublime contrasts, an intellectual hub built on a devotion to God, country music and the Devil's pleasures. Refined and raucous, it has long represented both culture and downright fun, capable of embracing pre-Civil war mansion...
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Cherry
ISBN: HB: 9781789142822, Reaktion Books, February 2021
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 90 in colour
Ripe, sensuous, irresistible: the cherry tree and its stunning blossoms conjure up many literal, metaphorical and visceral sensations. We enjoy cherry picking, a cherry on top, and even, on occasion, to lose one's cherry. Cherries have been consumed...
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£16,00
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Madrid Midnight City
ISBN: HB: 9781789142198, Reaktion Books, February 2021
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 105 illus., 75 in colour
Spain's top city for tourism, Madrid attracts more than six million visitors a year. Helen Crisp and Jules Stewart relate the story of a city and its people through the centuries, while their carefully curated listings give a nod to well-known attrac...
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Bodies Politic Disease, Death and Doctors in Britain, 1650-1900
ISBN: PB: 9781789142792, Reaktion Books, January 2021
368 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 137 illus.
In this historical tour de force, now available in B-format paperback, Roy Porter takes a critical look at representations of the body in health, disease and death in Britain from the mid-seventeenth to the twentieth century. Porter argues that great...
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£9,99
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Egyptomania A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy
ISBN: PB: 9781789143485, ISBN: HB: 9781780236391, Reaktion Books, January 2021
448 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 50 illus.
Now available in paperback, "Egyptomania" takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the imagination, a land of strange gods, mysterious magic, secret knowledge, monumental pyramids, enigmatic sphinxes and immense wealth. Egypt has alwa...
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£25,00
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Divine Images The Life and Work of William Blake
ISBN: HB: 9781789142877, Reaktion Books, November 2020
352 pp., 23.4x16.8 cm, 110 illus., 90 in colour
Although relatively obscure during his lifetime, William Blake has become one of the most popular English artists and writers, through poems such as "The Tyger" and 'Jerusalem', and images including "The Ancient of Days". Less well-known is Blake's r...
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Essential Desires Contemporary Art in Thailand
ISBN: HB: 9781789142938, Reaktion Books, November 2020
192 pp., 25x19 cm, 105 illus., 90 in colour
"Essential Desires: Contemporary Art in Thailand" is the first major, fully illustrated survey of Thai art in thirty years. Brian Curtin shows how Thai artists negotiated their emergence on the global art stage while dealing with pan-Asian regionalis...
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Landscape as Weapon Cultures of Exhaustion and Refusal
ISBN: HB: 9781789143058, Reaktion Books, November 2020
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 20 illus.
Once the playgrounds and raw material for the avant-garde, abandoned places and things – decommissioned military sites, post-industrial spaces, contested and forgotten edgelands – are now just as likely to be seen as assets for entrepreneurs or conno...
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