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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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£16,95
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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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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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£12,95
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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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£12,95
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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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£11,99
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Parrot
ISBN: PB: 9781861892379, Reaktion Books, July 2005
216 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 24 black&white illus., 77 colour illus.
Highly illustrated, with images drawn from a wide range of cultures, historical periods and media, Paul Carter's "Parrot" is a roller-coaster ride through parrots in literature, jokes, folklore, mythology, film, TV and children's stories worldwide, a...
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£12,95
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Pablo Picasso
ISBN: PB: 9781861892478, Reaktion Books, June 2005
176 pp., 20x13 cm, 30 illus.
This book provides a fresh, engaging view into Picasso's life and art. Mary Ann Caws describes the artist's life thematically and chronologically, and also takes as focal points Picasso's relationships with his close friends as they changed over the...
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£11,99
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Prefabricated Home
ISBN: PB: 9781861892430, Reaktion Books, May 2005
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 120 illus.
Prefabrication cannot be ignored, for it challenges the most traditional values of architecture. Architects may have neglected this area of practical construction, but they have much to learn from pattern-book houses, modular structures, Portakabins...
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£25,00
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Snake
ISBN: PB: 9781861892393, Reaktion Books, May 2005
216 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 52 black&white illus., 50 colour illus.
The snake's primordial system, functioning for well over one hundred million years, is a marvel of genetic engineering. The snake smells with its tongue, hears with its flesh, and propels itself by a locomotion of rippling muscles. It sheds its skin,...
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