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Figure of Christ in Contemporary Photography
ISBN: HB: 9781789142082, Reaktion Books, June 2020
336 pp., 28x22 cm, 218 illus., 200 in colour
In the first book devoted to representations of Jesus Christ in contemporary photography, Nathalie Dietschy presents a rich range of images from the 1980s to the present day. Acclaimed photographers such as Catherine Opie, Wang Qingsong, Joan Fontcu...
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Fragonard Painting Out of Time
ISBN: HB: 9781789142099, Reaktion Books, June 2020
304 pp., 24.6x18.9 cm, 111 colour illus.
At the time of his death in 1806, the Rococo artist Jean-Honore Fragonard had not painted for two decades. Following a period of huge public success, the painter's reputation fell. Personally secretive, Fragonard created revealing images that undermi...
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Tokyo Before Tokyo Power and Magic in the Shogun's City of Edo
ISBN: HB: 9781789142334, Reaktion Books, June 2020
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 110 illus., 105 in colour
Tokyo today is one of the world's mega-cities, and the centre of a scintillating, hyper-modern culture – but not everyone is aware of its past. Founded in 1590 as the seat of the warlord Tokugawa family, Tokyo, then called "Edo", was the locus of Jap...
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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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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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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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Communist Posters
ISBN: PB: 9781789142068, ISBN: HB: 9781780237244, Reaktion Books, April 2020
272 pp., 29x21.4 cm, 295 illus., 290 in colour
One of the common features of communist regimes is the use of art for revolutionary means. Posters in particular have served as beacons of propaganda – vehicles of coercion, instruction, censure and debate – in every communist nation. They have promo...
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Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9781789142020, Reaktion Books, March 2020
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 69 illus., 65 in colour
Artemisia Gentileschi is by far the most famous woman artist of the pre-modern era. Her art addresses issues that resonate today, such as sexual violence and women's problematic relationship to political power. Her powerful paintings with their vigor...
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Poussin as a Painter From Classicism to Abstraction
ISBN: HB: 9781789141474, Reaktion Books, February 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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Raphael and the Antique
ISBN: HB: 9781789141504, Reaktion Books, February 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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