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Towards a Philosophy of Photography
ISBN: PB: 9781861890764, Reaktion Books, November 2000
96 pp., 20x12 cm
Media philosopher Vilem Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past an...
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£14,95
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Prague 1900 Poetry and Ecstasy
ISBN: HB: 9789040093913, Reaktion Books, August 2000
224 pp., 29x24.5 cm, 75 black&white illus., 200 colour illus.
This lavishly illustrated book introduces the world of fin-de-siecle Prague. Around 1900, the city's artists and artisans began to develop a particular ornamental language inspired by the contemporary revival of Czech culture and influenced by Art No...
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£35,00
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Cool Rules Anatomy of an Attitude
ISBN: PB: 9781861890719, Reaktion Books, August 2000
188 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 50 illus.
"Cool Rules" introduces the reader to a new cultural category. While the authors do not claim to have discovered Cool, they believe they are the first to attempt a serious, systematic analysis of Cool's history, psychology, and importance. The cont...
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£19,95
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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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Postmodern Animal
ISBN: PB: 9781861890603, Reaktion Books, March 2000
208 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 58 black&white illus., 16 colour illus.
In "The Postmodern Animal", Steve Baker explores how animal imagery has been used in modern and contemporary art and performance, and in postmodern philosophy and literature, to suggest and shape ideas about identity and creativity. Baker cogently an...
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Animal Rights Political and Social Change in Britain since 1800
ISBN: PB: 9781861890610, Reaktion Books, March 2000
272 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 40 illus.
In the early twenty-first century animals are news. Parliamentary debates, protests against fox hunting and television programmes like "Animal Hospital" all focus on the way in which we treat animals and on what that says about our own humanity. As v...
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