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Patterns of Russia History, Culture, Spaces
ISBN: HB: 9781789142259, Reaktion Books, June 2020
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 107 illus., 45 in colour
"Patterns of Russia" shows how the public face of Russia developed and evolved through its distinct architecture, its astonishing art and its varied spaces. What emerges is a clear picture of how Russians fashioned their identity and the national mon...
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£25,00
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Simple Truth The Monochrome in Modern Art
ISBN: HB: 9781789142310, Reaktion Books, May 2020
304 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 10 illus.
The monochrome – a single-colour work of art – is highly ambiguous. For some it epitomizes purity, and is art reduced to its essence. For others it is just a stunt, the emperor's new clothes. Why are monochromes so admired, yet such an easy target of...
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£20,00
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Avocado A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789142037, Reaktion Books, April 2020
152 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
The avocado is the iconic food of the twenty-first century. It has gone from a little-known regional food to a social media darling in less than a hundred years. This is an astounding trajectory for a fruit that isn't sweet, becomes bitter when it is...
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£11,99
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Beans A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789142044, Reaktion Books, April 2020
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 52 illus., 47 in colour
Beans are considered a basic staple in most kitchen cupboards, yet these humble foodstuffs have a very long history: there is evidence that beans have been eaten for 9,000 years. Whether dried, frozen or canned, beans have substantial nutritional and...
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£11,99
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Langston Hughes
ISBN: PB: 9781789141955, Reaktion Books, January 2020
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 35 illus.
As the first black author in America to make his living exclusively by writing, Langston Hughes inspired a generation of writers and activists. One of the pioneers of jazz poetry, Hughes led the Harlem Renaissance, while Martin Luther King invoked hi...
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£11,99
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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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£35,00
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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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£15,00
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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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£25,00
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Paracelsus An Alchemical Life
ISBN: HB: 9781789141443, Reaktion Books, September 2019
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 20 illus., 10 in colour
Throughout his controversial life the alchemist, physician and social radical known as Paracelsus combined traditions that were magical and empirical, scholarly and folk, learned and artisanal. He endorsed both Catholic and Reformation beliefs, but b...
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£15,95
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Second Sight The Selected Film Writing of Adam Mars-Jones
ISBN: HB: 9781789141542, Reaktion Books, September 2019
352 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
The film review can be a little art form, not just a consumer guide, as this collection shows. Covering more than 30 years of film releases, celebrated critic Adam Mars-Jones guides us through the most entertaining, most appalling, most fantastic fil...
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£14,99
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