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Camera Indica The Social Life of Indian Photographs
ISBN: PB: 9781861890061, Reaktion Books, November 1999
240 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 87 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
"Camera Indica" is an exploration of the changing role of photographic portraiture in India over the last 150 years. It is the first anthropological study of photographic practice in the everyday lived reality of Indian society and combines historica...
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£16,95
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In the Image of Tibet Tibetan Painting after 1959
ISBN: PB: 9781861890399, Reaktion Books, November 1999
256 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 100 illus.
Taking the Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet in 1959 as its starting point, this book offers a unique interpretation of the ways in which the idea of Tibet has been imagined by Tibetan artists in exile in India and in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of th...
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£19,95
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China into Film Frames of Reference in Contemporary Chinese Cinema
ISBN: PB: 9781861890504, Reaktion Books, November 1999
352 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 134 black&white illus., 66 colour illus.
Since 1984, Chinese cinema has been the most dramatic entry onto the international film scene. "China into Film" is the first book to look at contemporary Chinese cinema as a visual art and to illustrate the ways in which it has been shaped by centur...
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£29,00
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Goya The Last Carnival
ISBN: PB: 9781861890450, Reaktion Books, November 1999
328 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 151 black&white illus., 11 colour illus.
This intriguing book on Goya concentrates on the closing years of the eighteenth century as a neglected milestone in his life. Goya waited until 1799 to publish his celebrated series of drawings, the Caprichos, which offered a personal vision of the...
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£16,95
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Rewriting Conceptual Art
ISBN: PB: 9781861890528, Reaktion Books, October 1999
264 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 80 illus.
An international movement that followed specific geographical-cultural patterns, Conceptual Art built on the legacy of Marcel Duchamp, redefining the institutional and social relationships among production, work and audience in ways which have compre...
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£17,95
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Shape of Things A Philosophy of Design
ISBN: PB: 9781861890559, Reaktion Books, October 1999
128 pp., 20x12 cm
This book presents for the first time in English an array of essays on design by the seminal media critic and philosopher Vilem Flusser. It puts forward the view that our future depends on design. In a series of insightful essays on such ordinary "th...
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£14,95
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Spoken Image Photography and Language
ISBN: PB: 9781861890320, Reaktion Books, June 1999
356 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 81 illus.
Language has always been central to the meaning and exploitation of photographic images. However, the various types and "styles" of language associated with different photographic genres have been largely overlooked. This book considers the nature of...
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£24,95
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Tel Aviv From Dream to City
ISBN: PB: 9781861890337, Reaktion Books, June 1999
344 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 50 black&white illus., 20 colour illus.
In "Tel Aviv – From Dream to City" Joachim Schlor brings the reader closer to this "most talked about city". The author interviewed numerous inhabitants and gathered information from books, travel accounts, newspaper articles and memoirs. He looks at...
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£19,95
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Dismembering the Male Men's Bodies, Britain and the Great War
ISBN: PB: 9781861890351, Reaktion Books, March 1999
336 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 66 illus.
That notions of femininity were seriously disrupted during the First World War has become obvious in recent years. But what happened to masculinity at the same time? Based on letters, diaries and oral histories, "Dismembering the Mal"e explores the i...
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£24,95
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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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