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London City of Cities
ISBN: HB: 9781789142181, Reaktion Books, June 2020
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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Scenes and Traces of the English Civil War
ISBN: HB: 9781789142280, Reaktion Books, May 2020
296 pp., 24.6x18.9 cm, 111 illus., 48 in colour
The English Civil War has become a frequent point of reference in contemporary political debate. A bitter and bloody series of conflicts, it shook the very foundations of seventeenth-century Britain. This is the first attempt to portray the visual le...
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Philosophy of Simple Living
ISBN: HB: 9781789142273, Reaktion Books, April 2020
200 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Today, simple living is a rallying cry for anti-consumerists, environmentalists and anyone concerned with humanity's effect on the planet. But what is so revolutionary about a simple life? Why are we so fascinated with simplicity today? Why do we sti...
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Eating the Empire Food and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain
ISBN: HB: 9781789142075, Reaktion Books, March 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 85 illus.
When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco, Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea or a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily avai...
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End Artists' Late and Last Works
ISBN: HB: 9781789141313, Reaktion Books, October 2019
248 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 60 illus., 24 in colour
When is a work of art finished? Can it be complete in a mental sense? And who decides? In this highly original and wide-ranging study, Carel Blotkamp explores the concept and manifestations of "the end" in art. From the idea of a mortal end to the n...
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Hans Holbein Revised and Expanded Second Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781780231716, Reaktion Books, October 2019
352 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 288 illus., 85 in colour
Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543), one of the most versatile and admired painters of the Northern Renaissance, trained under his father in Augsburg and then worked for leading patrons in Switzerland before settling in England as Court Painter to...
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Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain's Secret Gay Language
ISBN: HB: 9781789141320, Reaktion Books, July 2019
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 39 illus.
Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution – or worse – Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expressin...
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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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Eyewitnessing The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence
ISBN: PB: 9781789140613, Reaktion Books, June 2019
304 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 82 illus.
"Eyewitnessing" evaluates the place of images among other kinds of historical evidence. By reviewing the many varieties of images by region, period and medium, and looking at the pragmatic uses of images (e.g. the Bayeux Tapestry, an engraving of a p...
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£9,99
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Five Years Ahead of My Time Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9781789140651, Reaktion Books, May 2019
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 illus.
"Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present" tells of an explosive musical phenomenon whose continuing influence on popular culture is dramatic and deep. The tale begins in 1950s America, when classic rock 'n' roll was rea...
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