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Design For Society
ISBN: PB: 9780948462658, Reaktion Books, November 1994
182 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 41 illus.
Although design has become eminently newsworthy among the general public in our society, there is very little understanding to be found of the values and implications that underlie it. Design generates much heat but little light: we live in a world t...
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...
Nicolas Poussin Dialectics of Painting
ISBN: PB: 9780948462436, Reaktion Books, September 1994
166 pp., 28x21 cm, 89 black&white illus., 28 colour illus.
In this highly original and innovative study of Nicolas Poussin, one of seventeenth-century Europe's greatest artists, Oskar Batschmann presents a series of connected studies that offer new ways of interpreting the work and ideas of this brilliant an...
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...