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Death 24x a Second Stillness and the Moving Image
ISBN: PB: 9781861892638, Reaktion Books, December 2005
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 37 illus.
In "Death 24 x a Second", Laura Mulvey addresses some of the key questions of film theory, spectatorship and narrative. New media technologies, such as video and DVD, have transformed the way we experience film, and the viewers' relationship to film...
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Marcel Duchamp
ISBN: PB: 9781861892621, Reaktion Books, December 2005
200 pp., 20x13 cm, 50 illus.
"Marcel Duchamp", by Paris-based curator and art critic Caroline Cros, is a new account of one of the most important cultural figures of modern times. Drawing on the artist's correspondence and interviews, she details Duchamp's life-long belief in ch...
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Eyewitnessing The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence
ISBN: PB: 9781861892652, Reaktion Books, December 2005
240 pp., 23.4x15.6 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...
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£25,00
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Suspended Animation Pain, Pleasure and Punishment in Medieval Culture
ISBN: HB: 9781861892607, Reaktion Books, November 2005
248 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 90 black&white illus., 10 colour illus.
Hanging, flaying, beating, anti-Semitic violence and the torture of sodomites: the darker side of life in medieval Europe has fuelled the imagery of many books and films: we know exactly what is meant in the film "Pulp Fiction", when one character de...
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Moscow
ISBN: PB: 9781861892409, Reaktion Books, November 2005
352 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 70 illus.
No European city has undergone as much upheaval in the last fifteen years as Moscow. The stage for the fall of a world empire and the rebirth of a globally connected Russia, Moscow has transformed from a monochrome capital city to a new Babylon iride...
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Guy Debord
ISBN: PB: 9781861892614, Reaktion Books, October 2005
174 pp., 20x13 cm, 20 illus.
Guy Debord (1931-1994) was one of the most important and intriguing intellectual figures of the twentieth century. Filmmaker and poet, urban critic and political theorist, adventurer and activist extraordinaire during Paris's May 1968 uprisings, Debo...
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£11,99
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Bee
ISBN: PB: 9781861892560, Reaktion Books, September 2005
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 84 black&white illus., 33 colour illus.
The bee is not a domestic animal, yet our relationship with this creature is one of the longest-standing between humanity and any other species. Since the earliest times the unique manufacturing and architectural abilities of the bee and its remarkab...
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Rat
ISBN: PB: 9781861892249, Reaktion Books, August 2005
192 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 77 black&white illus., 46 colour illus.
The rat has been described as the shadow of the human. From ancient times it spread via the routes of commerce and conquest to eventually inhabit almost every part of the world. Its impact on history has been enormous in terms of the damage done thro...
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Jean Genet
ISBN: PB: 9781861891785, Reaktion Books, August 2005
160 pp., 20x13 cm, 28 illus.
This new short biography and critical work cuts directly to the essence of Genet's life, a life of extraordinary spectacle that was always profoundly entangled with his work. Stephen Barber emphasises those elements that made his life particularly in...
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Finland Modern Architectures in History
ISBN: PB: 9781861892508, Reaktion Books, August 2005
286 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 184 illus.
From as early as 1900 Finland, at that time ruled by Russia, was to see in architecture a political and social vehicle. Modern architecture, with the promises it held for social change and hopes for technological progress, was to become a cultural ph...
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