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Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages
ISBN: HB: 9781789142129, Reaktion Books, May 2020
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 32 illus.
"Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages" is a history like no other: it is a history of the imagination, presented through two celebrated groups of the period. One group consists of heroes: Charlemagne, El Cid, King Arthur, Orlando, Pope Joan, Melusin...
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£14,95
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Guy de Maupassant
ISBN: PB: 9781789141979, Reaktion Books, March 2020
216 pp., 20x13 cm, 30 illus.
The most celebrated French storyteller of the nineteenth century, Guy de Maupassant was a master of the modern short story. Offering an intriguing picture of French life, the enduring appeal of his stories derives from understated artistry, extreme c...
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Raphael and the Antique
ISBN: HB: 9781789141504, Reaktion Books, March 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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Titian's Touch Art, Magic and Philosophy
ISBN: HB: 9781789140828, Reaktion Books, April 2019
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 77 illus., 70 in colour
At the end of his long, prolific life, Titian was rumoured to paint directly on the canvas with his bare hands. He would slide his fingers across bright ridges of oil paint, loosening the colours, blending, blurring, and then bringing them together a...
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Primrose
ISBN: HB: 9781789140774, Reaktion Books, March 2019
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 115 colour illus.
For centuries the common primrose has spread breathtaking carpets of pale lemon yellow across the globe. They are flowers of the field, hedgerow and meadow, and one of the most important garden flowers. Abundant, edible and beneficial for many ailmen...
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£16,00
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Thomas Mann
ISBN: PB: 9781789140811, Reaktion Books, March 2019
208 pp., 20x13 cm, 20 illus.
Novelist, short-story writer, essayist, social critic and philanthropist, Thomas Mann (1875-1955) became Germany's most highly acclaimed writer. This critical biography sheds new light on his work, looking closely at how Mann's brother Heinrich and h...
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Corridors Passages of Modernity
ISBN: HB: 9781789140538, Reaktion Books, March 2019
240 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 40 illus.
We spend our lives moving through passages, hallways, corridors and gangways, yet they do not feature in architectural histories, monographs or guidebooks. They are overlooked, undervalued and unregarded; seen as unlovely parts of a building's infras...
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£25,00
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Birch
ISBN: HB: 9781789140118, Reaktion Books, November 2018
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
Elegant and beautiful, rich in history and supremely useful, birches have played an extraordinary yet largely unrecognized part in shaping both our natural environment and the material culture and beliefs of millions of people around the world. For...
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Afghanistan A History from 1260 to the Present Day
ISBN: HB: 9781789140101, Reaktion Books, November 2018
784 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 105 illus.
Located at the intersection of Asia and the Middle East, Afghanistan has been strategically important for thousands of years. Its ancient trade routes and strategic position between India, Inner Asia, China, Persia and beyond has meant the region has...
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Sex in the World of Myth
ISBN: HB: 9781780239774, Reaktion Books, July 2018
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 50 in colour
In "Sex in the World of Myth", David Leeming argues that sex is as important in myths as it is in our lives. Myths are our cultural dreams, and sex is pervasive in all mythologies because it has obsessed and confused us like nothing else – what's mor...
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