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Dogs in Art
ISBN: HB: 9781789141290, Reaktion Books, October 2019
280 pp., 25x19 cm, 158 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
From the Zoroastrian sculpture of a 100kg mastiff to the portrait of a coiffured lapdog, "Dogs in Art" presents humanity's best friend like never before. Through a wide range of genres, fashions and cultures, from Roman mosaics to pop art, video, imp...
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Creative Gatherings Meeting Places of Modernism
ISBN: HB: 9781789140552, Reaktion Books, June 2019
288 pp., 22.4x16.8 cm, 206 illus., 128 in colour
Art is seen as a solitary, even a reclusive, endeavour. But visual artists, writers and musicians often find themselves energized by a collective environment. Sharing ideas around a table has always provided a starting, and a continuing, place for fr...
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Darker Shades The Racial Other in Early Modern Art
ISBN: HB: 9781789140569, Reaktion Books, June 2019
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 77 illus., 70 in colour
Difference exists; otherness is constructed. This book asks how important Western artists, from Giotto to Titian and Caravaggio, and from Bosch to Durer and Rembrandt, shaped the imaging of non-Western individuals in Early Modern art. This nuanced an...
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Feast for the Eyes Edible Art from Apple to Zucchini
ISBN: HB: 9781789140637, Reaktion Books, June 2019
144 pp., 22x16 cm, 100 colour illus.
Savour a taste of the edible alphabet, from A to Z. Throughout history, visual and performance artists have rendered their visions within the whimsical medium of food. In Carolyn Tillie's Savour a taste of the edible alphabet, from A to Z. Throughout...
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Leonardo da Vinci Self, Art and Nature
ISBN: HB: 9781789140705, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus., 60 in colour
Published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, this incisive and illuminating biography follows the three themes that shaped the life of Leonardo and forever changed Western art and imagination: nature, art and self-fa...
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Leonardo's Paradox Word and Image in the Making of Renaissance Culture
ISBN: HB: 9781789140699, Reaktion Books, June 2019
232 pp., 24x15.6 cm, 65 illus., 40 in colour
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was one of the pre-eminent figures of the Italian Renaissance – he was also one of the most paradoxical. He spent an incredible amount of time writing notebooks, perhaps even more time than he ever held a brush, yet at t...
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Titian's Touch Art, Magic and Philosophy
ISBN: HB: 9781789140828, Reaktion Books, April 2019
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 77 illus., 70 in colour
At the end of his long, prolific life, Titian was rumoured to paint directly on the canvas with his bare hands. He would slide his fingers across bright ridges of oil paint, loosening the colours, blending, blurring, and then bringing them together a...
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Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature
ISBN: HB: 9781789140767, Reaktion Books, April 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 65 illus., 60 in colour
In 16th-century northern Europe, during a time of increasing religious and political conflict, Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel redefined how people perceived human nature. Bruegel turned his critical eye to mankind's labours and pleasures, its foibles...
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Short History of the Shadow
ISBN: PB: 9781780239880, Reaktion Books, December 2018
304 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 110 illus.
In this investigative tour de force, now available in a new format edition, Victor I. Stoichita untangles the history of one of the most enduring technical and symbolic challenges to confront Western artists: the depiction and meanings of shadows....
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Destruction of Art Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution
ISBN: PB: 9781780239842, Reaktion Books, November 2018
448 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 151 illus.
In January 2006 a man tried to break Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain" sculpture with a small hammer. The sculpted foot of Michelangelo's David was damaged in 1991 by a purportedly mentally ill artist. Each such incident confronts us with the unsettling dy...
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