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Psyche on the Skin A History of Self-harm
ISBN: PB: 9781789141481, ISBN: HB: 9781780237503, Reaktion Books, July 2019
320 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 55 illus.
Self-harm is thought by many to be a modern epidemic: a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, particularly young women. Yet it was 150 years ago, within early asylum psychiatry, that self-mu...
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Selfish Ape Human Nature and Our Path to Extinction
ISBN: HB: 9781789141559, Reaktion Books, July 2019
152 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Weaving together stories of science and sociology, "The Selfish Ape" offers a refreshing response to common fantasies about the ascent of humanity. Rather than imagining modern humans as a species with godlike powers, or Homo deus, Nicholas P. Money...
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Blue Mythologies Reflections on a Colour
ISBN: PB: 9781789140507, 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...
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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...
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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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Dining Out A Global History of Restaurants
ISBN: HB: 9781789140576, Reaktion Books, June 2019
304 pp., 25x19 cm, 158 illus., 80 in colour
A global history of restaurants beyond white tablecloths and maitre d's, this book presents restaurants as businesses as well as venues for a range of human experiences. From banquets in tenth-century China to the medicinal roots of French restaurant...
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Eyewitnessing The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence
ISBN: PB: 9781789140613, Reaktion Books, June 2019
304 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 82 illus.
"Eyewitnessing" evaluates the place of images among other kinds of historical evidence. By reviewing the many varieties of images by region, period and medium, and looking at the pragmatic uses of images (e.g. the Bayeux Tapestry, an engraving of a p...
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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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