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Communist Posters
ISBN: PB: 9781789142068, ISBN: HB: 9781780237244, Reaktion Books, April 2020
272 pp., 29x21.4 cm, 295 illus., 290 in colour
One of the common features of communist regimes is the use of art for revolutionary means. Posters in particular have served as beacons of propaganda – vehicles of coercion, instruction, censure and debate – in every communist nation. They have promo...
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£25,00
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£39,95
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Mole
ISBN: PB: 9781789142228, Reaktion Books, April 2020
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 107 illus., 102 in colour
Though moles are rarely seen, they live in close proximity to humans around the world. Gardeners and farmers go to great lengths to remove molehills from their fields and gardens; mole-catching has been a profession for the past two millennia. Moles...
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£12,95
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Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9781789142020, Reaktion Books, March 2020
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 69 illus., 65 in colour
Artemisia Gentileschi is by far the most famous woman artist of the pre-modern era. Her art addresses issues that resonate today, such as sexual violence and women's problematic relationship to political power. Her powerful paintings with their vigor...
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£15,95
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Ornette Coleman The Territory and the Adventure
ISBN: HB: 9781789142235, Reaktion Books, March 2020
368 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 60 illus.
Ornette Coleman's career encompassed the glory years of jazz and the American avant-garde. Born in segregated Fort Worth, Texas, during the Great Depression, the African American composer and musician was the zeitgeist incarnate. Steeped in the Texas...
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£16,00
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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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Mustard A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789141436, Reaktion Books, September 2019
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
Whether grainy or smooth, spicy or sweet, Dijon, American or English, mustard accompanies our food and flavours our life around the globe. It has been a source of pleasure, health and myth from ancient times to the present day, its tiny seed a symbol...
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£10,99
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Galaxy Mapping the Cosmos (New Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9781789141337, Reaktion Books, August 2019
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 108 colour illus.
Written by an active researcher in the field, "Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmos" tells the rich scientific story of galaxy evolution and observation – discoveries of 'spiral nebulae', the nature of galaxies and the current "World Model". Astronomer James G...
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£14,99
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Destruction of Art Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution
ISBN: PB: 9781780239842, Reaktion Books, November 2018
448 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 151 illus.
In January 2006 a man tried to break Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain" sculpture with a small hammer. The sculpted foot of Michelangelo's David was damaged in 1991 by a purportedly mentally ill artist. Each such incident confronts us with the unsettling dy...
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Children Draw A Guide to Why, When and How Children Make Art
ISBN: HB: 9781780239897, Reaktion Books, September 2018
192 pp., 22.4x16.8 cm, 134 illus., 128 in colour
Without any prompting, children intuitively develop a powerful impulse to draw. Beginning with their first scribbles, drawing is an activity that encompasses children's expanding knowledge, changing perceptions and new experiences of themselves and t...
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Five Photons Remarkable Journeys of Light Across Space and Time
ISBN: HB: 9781780239910, Reaktion Books, September 2018
192 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 35 illus.
The story of the Universe is written in the light that travels through it – light that we can capture. Nearly everything we know about how the Universe works on its grandest scale comes from the analysis of the light – photons – that may have travell...
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