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Otherworlds The Art of Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith
ISBN: PB: 9781861891884, Reaktion Books, December 2003
224 pp., 28x21 cm, 30 black&white illus., 80 colour illus.
"Otherworlds" accompanied a major exhibition of the work of two American artists – Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith – at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK. They are both prominent artists, from different generations, whose figurative ar...
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£17,95
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Reformation of the Image
ISBN: HB: 9781861891723, Reaktion Books, November 2003
486 pp., 23.4x16.8 cm, 154 black&white illus., 16 colour illus.
In "The Reformation of the Image", Joseph Leo Koerner examines the images used in Protestant church services during the period of their definition by Martin Luther. Focusing on Lucas Cranach the Elder's famous altarpiece for the City Church in Witten...
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£29,95
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Book of Skin
ISBN: PB: 9781861891938, Reaktion Books, October 2003
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 56 illus.
"The Book of Skin" explores the amazingly elaborate and varied functions, roles and meanings of human skin within Western culture. Skin, Steven Connor argues, has never been more visible. He examines a wide range of sources, including literature, non...
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£19,95
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Zeropolis The Experience of Las Vegas
ISBN: PB: 9781861891761, Reaktion Books, October 2003
128 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 28 colour illus.
Las Vegas, an artificial city brought to life in the heart of the Mojave desert, is the ultimate urban temptation: its shopping malls, theme parks and casinos offer an unceasing parade of entertainments and diversions. Its architecture combines slick...
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£14,95
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Cockroach
ISBN: PB: 9781861891921, Reaktion Books, October 2003
200 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 44 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
The cockroach could not have scuttled along, almost unchanged, for two hundred and fifty million years – some two hundred and forty-nine before man evolved – unless it was doing something right. It would be fascinating as well as instructive to have...
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£12,95
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Crow
ISBN: PB: 9781861891945, Reaktion Books, October 2003
184 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 68 black&white illus., 27 colour illus.
Though people generally do not think of them in such terms, crows are remarkably graceful: from the tip of a crow's beak to the end of its tail is a single curve, which changes rhythmically as the crow turns its head or bends toward the ground. Forag...
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£12,95
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Tortoise
ISBN: PB: 9781861891914, Reaktion Books, October 2003
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 67 black&white illus., 36 colour illus.
"Tortoise" is the first cultural history of these long-lived and intriguing creatures, which have existed for more than 200 million years. The book covers tortoises worldwide, in evolution, myth and reality, ranging across palaeontology, natural hist...
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£12,95
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Ant
ISBN: PB: 9781861891907, Reaktion Books, October 2003
216 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 76 black&white illus., 29 colour illus.
Ants are legion: at present there are 11,006 species of ant known; they live everywhere in the world except the polar icecaps; and the combined weight of the ant population has been estimated to make up half the mass of all insects alive today. Whe...
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£12,95
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Whale Book Whales and Other Marine Animals as Described by Adriaen Coenen in 1585
ISBN: HB: 9781861891747, Reaktion Books, October 2003
224 pp., 21x28 cm, 7 black&white illus., 120 colour illus.
In the late 16th century, Dutch beachcomber Adriaen Coenen scanned the beaches of Holland for interesting marine material and produced several illustrated manuscripts of his findings, covering anything from the commonplace herring to the exotic moonf...
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£25,00
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Happiness Paradox
ISBN: PB: 9781861891822, Reaktion Books, August 2003
208 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 8 illus.
The dream of a happy life has preoccupied thinkers since Plato, and in modern times it has become one of the signature tunes of our age – the rise of therapists, gurus, New Age cults and the use of Prozac are familiar indicators of how ubiquitous the...
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£15,95
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