art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

Name your list

Sort and filter the results:
Blue Mythologies Reflections on a Colour
ISBN: PB: 9781789140507, ISBN: HB: 9781780230832, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 59 colour illus.
The sea, the sky, the veins of the hands, the earth itself when photographed from space; blue sometimes seems to overwhelm all the other shades of our world in its all-encompassing presence. "Blue Mythologies: Reflections on a Colour" presents a se...
PB:
£14,99
QTY:
HB:
£25,00
QTY:
Boxing A Cultural History (New Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9781789140514, Reaktion Books, June 2019
576 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 152 illus.
Throughout history potters, sculptors, painters, poets, novelists, cartoonists, song-writers, photographers and film-makers have recorded and made sense of boxing. In her encyclopaedic investigation of the shifting social, political and cultural reso...
PB:
£12,99
QTY:
Pelican
ISBN: PB: 9781789140750, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
With its distinctive, comical walk, large bill and association with the conservation movement, the pelican has attained iconic status. But the pelican has a chequered history. Classed as "unclean" in the King James Bible, the legend of the compassion...
PB:
£12,95
QTY:
Shapeshifters A History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140798, Reaktion Books, May 2019
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 20 illus.
There is something about a shapeshifter – a person who can transform into an animal – that captures our imagination; that causes us to want to howl at the moon, or flit through the night like a bat. Werewolves, vampires, demons and other weird creatu...
HB:
£16,00
QTY:
Mexico City Cradle of Empires
ISBN: HB: 9781789140736, Reaktion Books, May 2019
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 107 illus., 75 in colour
Mexico City has always been a seat of empire. In its grandiose pretentions and sheer swagger, it gives the impression of power exercised over great distances. And yet this power has frequently been contested, lending the city a tough, battle-hardened...
HB:
£14,95
QTY:
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...
HB:
£16,00
QTY:
Bee New Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781789140484, Reaktion Books, March 2019
224 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 117 illus.
Claire Preston's "Bee" is a history of our long, complex relationship with this industrious, much-admired insect. The book moves from ancient political descriptions to Renaissance debates about monarchy, to the conversion of the virtuous, civil bee i...
PB:
£9,99
QTY:
Carnivorous Plants
ISBN: HB: 9781789140521, Reaktion Books, March 2019
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 110 illus., 100 in colour
Carnivorous plants are a unique group, possessing modified leaves to trap, kill and consume small creatures. As a result they are often depicted as killers in films and literature, yet others regard them as exotic and beautiful specimens to collect a...
HB:
£16,00
QTY:
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...
HB:
£25,00
QTY:
Fat A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life
ISBN: HB: 9781789140620, Reaktion Books, March 2019
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 60 illus.
Fat: such a little word evokes big responses. While "fat" describes the size and shape of bodies, our negative reactions to corpulent bodies also depend on something tangible and tactile; as this book argues, there is more to fat than meets the eye....
HB:
£25,00
QTY: