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Written on the Body The Tattoo in European and American History
ISBN: PB: 9781861890627, Reaktion Books, March 2000
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 75 illus.
"Written on the Body" surveys the history of the tattoo in Europe and North America from Antiquity to the present. While the subject of tattooing has previously been approached from the viewpoints of anthropology, sociology and cultural studies, this...
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£22,50
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Mappings
ISBN: PB: 9781861890214, Reaktion Books, March 1999
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 63 illus.
"Mappings" explores what mapping has meant in the past and how its meanings have altered. How have maps and mapping served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds? How has the practice of mapping shaped modern seeing and knowin...
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£19,95
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New Philosophy of History
ISBN: PB: 9780948462771, Reaktion Books, October 1995
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
"What is history?" From Thucydides to Toynbee, historians and non-historians alike have wondered how to answer this question. "A New Philosophy of History" reflects on developments over the last two decades in historical writing, not least the renewe...
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£17,95
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Frankenstein, Creation and Monstrosity
ISBN: PB: 9780948462603, Reaktion Books, November 1994
216 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 60 illus.
Some of the most significant currents in modern intellectual and cultural history pass by way of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" (1818). By choosing in her book as a guiding theme the idea of the scientist who creates a monster, she both revives for th...
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£18,95
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Cultures of Collecting
ISBN: PB: 9780948462511, Reaktion Books, March 1994
312 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 60 illus.
This book traces the psychology, history and theory of the compulsion to collect, focusing not just on the normative collections of the Western canon, but also on collections that reflect a fascination with the 'Other' and the marginal – the ephemera...
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£17,95
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Modernism in Design
ISBN: PB: 9780948462115, Reaktion Books, October 1990
248 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 60 illus.
Ten new and important essays on design cover Modernism's fortunes in Germany, Italy, Sweden, Britain, Spain, Belgium and the USA; they range in subject matter from world fairs and everyday domestic objects to American West coast architecture and Fren...
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£17,95
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New Museology
ISBN: PB: 9780948462030, Reaktion Books, September 1989
238 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 33 illus.
Traditionally, museums have concerned themselves with foremost with conservation and classification. But what is conserved, and why? How is it classified? And who does this benefit? Are exhibitions really designed with the visitor in mind? And what q...
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£19,95
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