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Poussin as a Painter From Classicism to Abstraction
ISBN: HB: 9781789141474, Reaktion Books, February 2020
352 pp., 25x19 cm, 241 illus., 223 in colour
Universally regarded as the father of French painting, Nicolas Poussin is arguably the greatest of all painters of that school. Yet Poussin's reputation has been founded more on the intellectual and philosophical qualities of his art than its sheer v...
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Raphael and the Antique
ISBN: HB: 9781789141504, Reaktion Books, February 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 71 illus., 66 in colour
The Renaissance artist Raphael is known for his extraordinary frescoes, his sublime Madonnas, devotional altarpieces, architectural designs, and his inventive prints and tapestries. It was his use of ancient Roman models – classical sculptures, relie...
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Artfulness of Death in Africa
ISBN: HB: 9781789141238, Reaktion Books, November 2019
288 pp., 24.6x18.9 cm, 89 illus., 50 in colour
If weddings are the most lavish events in most parts of the world, in Sub-Saharan Africa, by contrast, it is funerals. Funeral celebrations can be flamboyant occasions, particularly those honouring prominent people. Artworks of many kinds are created...
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Hat Origins, Language, Style
ISBN: HB: 9781789141368, Reaktion Books, November 2019
240 pp., 24x15.6 cm, 120 illus., 100 in colour
The hat is one of our most beloved pieces of clothing, appearing in virtually every society. Through the centuries, hats have represented the most important structures of culture ­­– governance (the crown), religion (the turban), traditions (the bonn...
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Polar Bear
ISBN: PB: 9781789141467, Reaktion Books, November 2019
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 105 illus., 95 in colour
Polar bears are truly majestic animals: the largest land-dwelling carnivore on earth, they can measure up to 3 metres in length, and weigh up to 700 kilograms. They are also iconic in other ways – a symbol of the climate change debate, with their sur...
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£12,95
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Venus Betrayed The Private World of Edouard Vuillard
ISBN: HB: 9781789141603, Reaktion Books, October 2019
424 pp., 25x19 cm, 260 illus., 220 in colour
Edouard Vuillard was so secretive that he berated himself for betraying his emotions in conversation. He was a reticent, impassioned man, a timid stalker and a social climbing anarchist, caught in conflicting desires. From the 1880s until the advent...
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£39,95
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Dogs in Art
ISBN: HB: 9781789141290, Reaktion Books, October 2019
280 pp., 25x19 cm, 158 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
From the Zoroastrian sculpture of a 100kg mastiff to the portrait of a coiffured lapdog, "Dogs in Art" presents humanity's best friend like never before. Through a wide range of genres, fashions and cultures, from Roman mosaics to pop art, video, imp...
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Afterimages On Cinema, Women and Changing Times
ISBN: HB: 9781789141221, Reaktion Books, October 2019
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus.
Marking a return for Laura Mulvey to questions of film theory and feminism, as well as a reconsideration of new and old film technologies, this urgent and compelling collection of essays is essential reading for anyone interested in the power and ple...
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Australia Modern Architectures in History
ISBN: PB: 9781789141245, Reaktion Books, October 2019
320 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 200 illus.
This book tells the story of the architects and buildings that have defined Australia's architectural culture since the founding of the modern nation through Federation in 1901. That year marked the beginning of a search for city forms and better bui...
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Braganzas The Rise and Fall of the Ruling Dynasties of Portugal and Brazil, 1640-1910
ISBN: HB: 9781789141252, Reaktion Books, October 2019
352 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 110 illus., 40 in colour
For 270 years, the House of Braganza provided the kings and queens of Portugal. During a period of momentous change, from 1640 to 1910, this influential family helped to establish Portugal's independence from Spain and saved the country and its monar...
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