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Utamaro and the Spectacle of Beauty Revised and Expanded Second Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781789142358, Reaktion Books, June 2020
312 pp., 25x19 cm, 114 illus., 66 in colour
Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) was one of the most influential artists working in the genre of ukiyo-e, "pictures of the floating world", in late eighteenth-century Japan, and was widely appreciated for his prints of beautiful women. In...
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£25,00
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Hans Holbein The Artist in a Changing World
ISBN: HB: 9781789142112, Reaktion Books, May 2020
280 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus., 65 in colour
Immensely skillful and inventive, Hans Holbein moulded his approach to art-making during a period of dramatic transformation in European society and culture: the emergence of humanism, the impact of the Reformation on religious life and the effects o...
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Acts Against God A Short History of Blasphemy
ISBN: HB: 9781789142013, Reaktion Books, March 2020
224 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
A phenomenon that spans human experience, from the ancient world right up to today's ferocious religious debates, blasphemy is an act of individuals, but also a widespread and constant presence in cultural, political and religious life. "Acts Against...
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Hinterland America's New Landscape of Class and Conflict
ISBN: PB: 9781789142136, ISBN: HB: 9781780239026, Reaktion Books, March 2020
192 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Over the last forty years, the landscape of the United States has been fundamentally transformed. It is partially visible in the ascendance of glittering, coastal hubs for finance, infotech and the so-called "creative class". But this is only the tip...
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£9,99
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Braganzas The Rise and Fall of the Ruling Dynasties of Portugal and Brazil, 1640-1910
ISBN: HB: 9781789141252, Reaktion Books, October 2019
352 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 110 illus., 40 in colour
For 270 years, the House of Braganza provided the kings and queens of Portugal. During a period of momentous change, from 1640 to 1910, this influential family helped to establish Portugal's independence from Spain and saved the country and its monar...
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Show People A History of the Film Star
ISBN: HB: 9781789141566, Reaktion Books, September 2019
448 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 48 illus.
"Show People" offers a comprehensive history of the film star from Mary Pickford to Andy Serkis, traversing more than one hundred years and drawing on examples from America, Britain, Europe, Asia and elsewhere. Renowned film writer Michael Newton exp...
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Virginia Woolf
ISBN: PB: 9781780236667, Reaktion Books, October 2016
216 pp., 20x13 cm, 41 illus.
?Virginia Woolf was one of the most significant literary figures of the twentieth century, and when she died was perhaps the best-known woman novelist in the English-speaking world. Her distinctive writing style inspired a whole generation of writers...
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Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissance
ISBN: PB: 9781780236742, Reaktion Books, October 2016
336 pp., 28x21 cm, 100 colour illus., 70 black&white illus.
Titian's works are often seen as embodying the famous tradition of Venetian Renaissance painting. But how "Venetian" was Titian, and can his unique works be taken as truly representative of his adoptive city? This comprehensive new study, covering Ti...
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Tintoretto Tradition and Identity
ISBN: PB: 9781780234502, Reaktion Books, June 2015
400 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 116 colour plates, 92 halftones
The Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594) is an ambiguous figure in the history of art. Critics and writers such as Vasari, Ruskin and Sartre all placed him in opposition to the established artistic practice of his time, noting that he had a...
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£19,95
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Truffle A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780234366, Reaktion Books, April 2015
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 40 colour plates, 20 halftones
What is a truffle? Is it the highest order of fungal foods, above the many mushrooms we eat? Despite its unappetizing appearance, the truffle is without a doubt one of the most prized ingredients in the world's pantry. "Truffle" digs deep into the st...
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