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Film Music
ISBN: PB: 9781861893413, Reaktion Books, November 2007
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 25 illus.
Film and music belong together; classics like Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" (1927) and Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" (1967) are renowned for their brilliant soundtracks. But what exactly is "film music"? Does music act as an accompaniment to the "film", o...
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£24,00
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Triumph of Modernism India's Artists and the Avant-garde, 1922-1947
ISBN: PB: 9781861893185, Reaktion Books, September 2007
272 pp., 25x19 cm, 40 black&white illus., 107 colour illus.
This richly illustrated book explores the contested history of art and nationalism in the tumultuous last decades of British rule in India. Western avant-garde art inspired a powerful weapon of resistance among India's artists in their struggle again...
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£35,00
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Walter Benjamin
ISBN: PB: 9781861893437, Reaktion Books, September 2007
192 pp., 20x13 cm, 30 illus.
Walter Benjamin, critic, essayist, translator, philosopher – one of the twentieth century's most influential intellectuals – continues to intrigue today. His work stimulates a profusion of responses in the form of new novels, operas, films and artwor...
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£11,99
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Photography and Spirit
ISBN: PB: 9781861893246, Reaktion Books, August 2007
176 pp., 22x19 cm, 49 black&white illus., 31 colour illus.
Can film capture what our eyes can't see? There are many examples – both historical and contemporary – of photographs of spirits or "ghosts". These images have been both derided as hoaxes or, at the other extreme, held up as irrefutable proof of the...
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£19,95
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Brit-Myth Who Do the British Think They Are?
ISBN: PB: 9781861893369, Reaktion Books, August 2007
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 6 illus.
Is Britain really perceived as a nation of poorly dressed, roast-beef-eating, snaggle-toothed xenophobes? Or do the British perhaps all live in stately homes, and lead supercilious, emotionally repressed, tea-drinking lives? In "Brit-Myth", well-know...
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£16,95
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Cow
ISBN: PB: 9781861893260, Reaktion Books, August 2007
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 59 black&white illus., 46 colour illus.
From the milk we drink in the morning to the leather shoes we slip on for the day, to the steak we savour at dinner, our daily lives are thoroughly bound up with the cow. Yet there is a far more complex story behind this seemingly benign creature, wh...
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£12,95
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Everlasting Flower A History of Korea
ISBN: PB: 9781861893352, Reaktion Books, July 2007
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 35 illus.
South Korea – a democratic high-tech Asian Tiger and flamboyant host of the 2002 World Cup; North Korea – a secretive dictatorship on Bush's notorious "axis of evil", with a controversial nuclear program and a poverty-stricken population. These two K...
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£19,95
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Age of Sinan Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire
ISBN: PB: 9781861892539, Reaktion Books, July 2007
592 pp., 28x22.8 cm, 296 black&white illus., 250 colour illus.
Mimar Koca Sinan (c. 1489-1588), the "Great Architect Sinan", was appointed chief royal architect to the Ottoman court by Sultan Suleyman I in 1539. During his fifty-year career he designed and constructed hundreds of buildings including mosques, pal...
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£40,00
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Erik Satie
ISBN: PB: 9781861893215, Reaktion Books, May 2007
176 pp., 20x13 cm, 34 illus.
A musical composer who dabbled in the Dada movement, a Bohemian "gymnopediste" of fin-de-siecle Montmartre, and a legendary dresser known as "The Velvet Gentleman" for his sartorial choices, Erik Satie was nearly unprecedented in technique, style and...
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£16,95
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Ludwig Wittgenstein
ISBN: PB: 9781861893208, Reaktion Books, April 2007
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 38 illus.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, writes noted scholar Edward Kanterian, was a "philosopher's philosopher". He was one of the founders of modern analytic philosophy and is regarded as the greatest philosophical genius since Immanuel Kant. In this book, Kanterian...
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