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Other Venice Secrets of the City
ISBN: PB: 9781861893376, Reaktion Books, August 2007
112 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 29 illus.
To know a city is to become intimately intertwined with its nooks, crevices, secret passageways and dark places where its lifeblood flows – and what city has more of those than Venice? In "The Other Venice", Predrag Matvejevic ventures past the infam...
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£16,95
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Moscow
ISBN: PB: 9781861892409, Reaktion Books, November 2005
352 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 70 illus.
No European city has undergone as much upheaval in the last fifteen years as Moscow. The stage for the fall of a world empire and the rebirth of a globally connected Russia, Moscow has transformed from a monochrome capital city to a new Babylon iride...
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Cairo City of Sand
ISBN: PB: 9781861891877, Reaktion Books, May 2004
232 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 36 illus.
Cairo is a 1,400-year-old metropolis whose streets are inscribed with sagas, a place where the pressures of life test people's equanimity to the very limit. Virtually surrounded by desert, sixteen million Cairenes cling to the Nile and each other, pr...
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£24,95
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Cambodia
ISBN: PB: 9781861891860, Reaktion Books, February 2004
200 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 43 colour illus.
Cambodia has a long and rich history, first becoming an artistic and religious power in Southeast Asia in the Angkor period (802-1432), when its kings ruled from vast temple complexes at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. The cultural influence of Cambodia...
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£14,95
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Zeropolis The Experience of Las Vegas
ISBN: PB: 9781861891761, Reaktion Books, October 2003
128 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 28 colour illus.
Las Vegas, an artificial city brought to life in the heart of the Mojave desert, is the ultimate urban temptation: its shopping malls, theme parks and casinos offer an unceasing parade of entertainments and diversions. Its architecture combines slick...
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£14,95
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Warsaw
ISBN: PB: 9781861891792, Reaktion Books, June 2003
208 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 60 illus.
Warsaw has an unenviable reputation in the minds of many: often invoked as the epitome of the brutal environment produced by Soviet aesthetics and planning, its name conjures up a grey, faceless world of tower blocks and Orwellian governmental buildi...
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Bangkok Angelic Illusions
ISBN: PB: 9781861891570, Reaktion Books, May 2003
176 pp., 24.8x19 cm, 141 colour illus.
Cities today, especially those undergoing rapid growth and transformation, seem to defy traditional principles of urbanism and urban analysis. Bangkok, the City of Angels, the capital of Thailand, and an international metaphor of development gone wro...
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£19,95
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Macao
ISBN: PB: 9781861891365, Reaktion Books, February 2002
136 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 33 illus.
Macao, an archipelago attached to China, is a place whose name is redolent with myth, legend and history. Established by the Portuguese in 1557, Macao's role as the Portuguese trading base for East Asia, and also as the outpost for the Christian Chur...
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Bangkok
ISBN: PB: 9781861891297, Reaktion Books, February 2002
160 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 29 illus.
William Warren's "Bangkok" is an informal portrait of this most vibrant and perplexing of modern cities. Divided into two parts, the first is a selective history, showing how Bangkok has developed over the last 200 years, while the second explores th...
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£14,95
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Romania Borderland of Europe
ISBN: PB: 9781861891037, Reaktion Books, September 2001
328 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 68 illus.
Romania occupies a unique position on the map of Eastern Europe. It is a country that presents many paradoxes. In this book the pre-eminent Romanian historian Lucian Boia examines his native land's development from the Middle Ages to modern times, de...
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