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Seeing into the Future A Short History of Prediction
ISBN: HB: 9781789142297, Reaktion Books, June 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
If there is anything that distinguishes us from animals, it is our ability to understand that such a thing as the future exists and our willingness to try and look into it. But how have people through the ages gone about making predictions? What wer...
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Poussin as a Painter From Classicism to Abstraction
ISBN: HB: 9781789141474, Reaktion Books, March 2020
352 pp., 25x19 cm, 241 illus., 223 in colour
Universally regarded as the father of French painting, Nicolas Poussin is arguably the greatest of all painters of that school. Yet Poussin's reputation has been founded more on the intellectual and philosophical qualities of his art than its sheer v...
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Blood Rush The Dark History of a Vital Fluid
ISBN: HB: 9781789141962, Reaktion Books, March 2020
328 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
As a young man Jan Verplaetse saw a hare suspended from a meat hook, skinned and gutted. What struck him so forcefully at the time was not the animal but the blood gently dripping from its mouth. His reaction prompted the start of a quest he undertak...
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Revolt in the Netherlands The Eighty Years War, 1568-1648
ISBN: HB: 9781789140866, Reaktion Books, March 2019
272 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 81 illus., 74 in colour
In 1568 the Seventeen Provinces in the Netherlands rebelled against the colonial rule of the king of Spain. A confederation of duchies, counties and lordships, they demanded the right of self-determination, the freedom of conscience and religion, and...
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Beastly London A History of Animals in the City
ISBN: PB: 9781780236735, Reaktion Books, October 2016
288 pp., 25x19 cm, 87 black&white illus., 34 colour illus.
Virtually every street in London was once filled with a cacophony of animal calls and noises. From cattle being herded through the streets surrounding Smithfield meat market, to the exotic residents of the Tower of London zoo. Infested by pests, ver...
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Staging the Archive Art and Photography in the Age of New Media
ISBN: PB: 9781780233727, Reaktion Books, October 2014
224 pp., 20x15 cm, 80 illus.
Dedicated to art practices that mobilize the model of the archive, this book demonstrates the ways in which such a€کarchival artworks' probe the possibilities of what art is and what it can do. Through a variety of media, methodologies and perspectiv...
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Wine A Cultural History
ISBN: PB: 9781861897909, Reaktion Books, November 2010
280 pp., 25x19 cm, 17 black&white illus., 88 colour illus.
Wine has been made by almost every civilization throughout history, in every part of the world. It has played a part in religious ceremonies, from Dionysus and Bacchus in Ancient Greece and Rome to the Catholic Eucharist and the Jewish Kiddush; it ha...
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Milk A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861896568, Reaktion Books, April 2010
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 20 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
Milk, poured over cereal in the morning and splashed in coffee, is part of daily life in the West. Though milk is the sustaining and essential food of all mammals, and worldwide demand for it is growing every year, the majority of the world's populat...
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Philosophy of Pain
ISBN: PB: 9781861895417, Reaktion Books, August 2009
168 pp., 20x12 cm
"Living involves being exposed to pain every second – not necessarily as an insistent reality, but always as a possibility", writes Arne Johan Vetlesen in "A Philosophy of Pain", a thought-provoking look at an inevitable and essential aspect of the h...
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Cow
ISBN: PB: 9781861893260, Reaktion Books, August 2007
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 59 black&white illus., 46 colour illus.
From the milk we drink in the morning to the leather shoes we slip on for the day, to the steak we savour at dinner, our daily lives are thoroughly bound up with the cow. Yet there is a far more complex story behind this seemingly benign creature, wh...
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