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Akira Kurosawa: A Life in Film With Film Posters from the Martin Bridgewater Collection
ISBN: HB: 9781909631311, University of Chicago Press, Sylph Editions, November 2019
256 pp., 31.8x26 cm, 200 colour plates
Akira Kurosawa (1910-1988) is regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, having directed thirty films in a career spanning fifty-seven years".Akira Kurosawa: A Life in Film" re-appraises his creative wo...
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£65,00
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Paper Dolls
ISBN: PB: 9781909631304, University of Chicago Press, Sylph Editions, May 2019
80 pp., 29.2x24.6 cm, 30 colour plates
Carving out his unique place on the contemporary art scene as the master puppeteer, Hormazd Narielwalla has instilled new life into paper shapes from the past".Paper Dolls" collects Narielwalla's signature abstract collage artworks on vintage sewing...
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£35,00
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Loss Sings
ISBN: PB: 9781909631274, University of Chicago Press, Sylph Editions, January 2019
40 pp., 24.1x14.5 cm, 12 colour plates
The seventh-century poet Tumadir, also known as al-Khansa? – a sobriquet that means "the Snub-nosed Gazelle doe" – survived both her brothers. Her poetic output consists of dirges for those dead brothers. In "Loss Sings", James Montgomery translates...
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£14,00
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Physical Poetry Alphabet Starring Erika Lemay
ISBN: HB: 9781909631298, University of Chicago Press, Sylph Editions, October 2018
88 pp., 29.2x24.6 cm, 40 colour plates
"Physical Poetry Alphabet" is a photography book, a celebration of design and a movie – all rolled into one and presented in an exuberant and lush book. One of the doyens of portrait photography in Hollywood, Douglas Kirkland works together with Fran...
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£45,00
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On Wandsworth Bridge
ISBN: HB: 9781909631250, University of Chicago Press, Sylph Editions, July 2018
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 8 colour plates
Wandering in and about London, the characters of "On Wandsworth Bridge" often seem larger than life. Never reduced to stereotypes, though, they develop and come alive with a touching humanity and humour that makes the reader care deeply about their a...
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£14,00
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QWERTY Invectives
ISBN: PB: 9781909631267, University of Chicago Press, Sylph Editions, June 2018
40 pp., 24.1x14.5 cm, 12 colour plates
Using the first letters of the keyboard as his guide, Eric Chevillard assembles here an eclectic medley of reflections and autobiographical experiences. Yet his attempt to subject content to the formal order of a French keyboard is twice undermined:...
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£14,00
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Final Retreat A Novel
ISBN: HB: 9781909631281, University of Chicago Press, Sylph Editions, June 2018
180 pp., 19x12.7 cm
At the heart of "The Final Retreat" lies the question of how far the idea of a priest as a 'wounded healer' can be stretched. It is written as a diary-cum-memoir by Father Joseph, a middle-aged priest whose faith and life are in tatters, who is sent...
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£14,00
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Invisible Countries
ISBN: PB: 9781909631243, University of Chicago Press, Sylph Editions, February 2018
40 pp., 24.1x14.5 cm, 11 colour plates
A woman travels to seven "invisible" countries, and from the moment of arrival she is surprised, challenged, and disturbed by what she discovers. In the brightly colored and somewhat sinister world conjured by American novelist Sylvia Brownrigg, what...
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£14,00
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Manhattan Project
ISBN: PB: 9781909631236, University of Chicago Press, Sylph Editions, June 2017
96 pp., 27.9x22.9 cm, 40 halftones
Internationally celebrated Hungarian novelist Laszlo Krasznahorkai has been heralded by Susan Sontag as "the Hungarian master of the apocalypse" and compared favorably to Gogol by W. G. Sebald. A new work by Krasznahorkai is always an event, and "The...
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£32,00
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Angolan Art
ISBN: HB: 9789892058368, University of Chicago Press, Sylph Editions, March 2017
88 pp., 38.1x30.5 cm, 90 colour plates, 1 line drawing
Marking forty years of Angolan independence, this book brings together forty works by twenty contemporary Angolan artists. Paintings and sculptures by young artists appear alongside the work of an older generation; well-established names sit beside n...
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£80,00
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