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Sex and the Floating World Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820, Second Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781861894328, Reaktion Books, November 2009
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 115 black&white illus., 56 colour illus.
Newly revised and expanded, this second edition of Timon Screech's de?nitive "Sex and the Floating World" offers a real assessment of the genre of Japanese paintings and prints today known as shunga. Changes in Japanese law in the 1990s enabled eroti...
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£25,00
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Outsider Art From the Margins to the Marketplace
ISBN: HB: 9781861895219, Reaktion Books, November 2009
192 pp., 20x15 cm, 2 black&white illus., 45 colour illus.
"Outsider art" is work produced outside the mainstream of modern art by self-taught visionaries, spiritualists, eccentrics, recluses, psychiatric patients, criminals and others beyond the perceived margins of society. Coined in 1972 the term is deriv...
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£22,00
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Penguin
ISBN: PB: 9781861893765, Reaktion Books, November 2009
200 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 29 black&white illus., 66 colour illus.
From the Penguin Books logo to The March of the Penguins, a certain tuxedo-adorned member of the animal kingdom has long captured our hearts and imaginations. Stephen Martin regales us here with the cultural and natural history of the penguin, reveal...
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Pigeon
ISBN: PB: 9781861895134, Reaktion Books, October 2009
240 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 30 black&white illus., 70 colour illus.
Our frequent urban companion, cooing in the eaves of train stations or scavenging underfoot for breadcrumbs and discarded scraps, the pigeon has many detractors – and even some fans. Written out of love for and fascination with this humble yet import...
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£12,95
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Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape Second Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781861894397, Reaktion Books, October 2009
364 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 80 black&white illus., 68 colour illus.
Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), the greatest painter of the Romantic movement in Germany, was perhaps Europe's first truly modern artist. His melancholy landscapes, often peopled by lonely wanderers, represent experiments towards a radically subj...
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£20,00
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Cheese A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861895233, Reaktion Books, October 2009
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 20 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
Cheese is one of the most ancient of civilized foods and one of the most nourishing. Despite its many uses and variations, there has never been a global history of cheese, but here at last is a succinct, authoritative account, revealing how cheese wa...
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£11,99
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Chocolate A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861895240, Reaktion Books, October 2009
136 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 18 black&white illus., 32 colour illus.
Redolent of everything sensual and hedonistic, chocolate is synonymous with our idea of indulgence. It is adored around the world and has been since the Spanish first encountered cocoa beans in South America in the sixteenth century. It is seen as ma...
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Curry A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861895226, Reaktion Books, October 2009
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 20 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
"Curry" is one of the most widely used – and misused – terms in the culinary lexicon. Outside of India, the word 'curry' is often used as a catch-all to describe any Indian dish or Indian food in general, yet Indians rarely use it to describe their o...
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Snail
ISBN: PB: 9781861895288, Reaktion Books, October 2009
168 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 27 black&white illus., 59 colour illus.
For most of us, snails do not elicit feelings of warmth or affection. Apart from our repugnance at its appearance, our relationship with the snail has been influenced by the harm it has inflicted over the years on our garden seedlings. With "Snail",...
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£12,95
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Owl
ISBN: PB: 9781861895257, Reaktion Books, October 2009
216 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 32 black&white illus., 91 colour illus.
"The owls are not what they seem". From ancient Babylon to Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat" and the grandiloquent, absent-minded Wol from Winnie the Pooh to David Lynch's Twin Peaks, owls have woven themselves into the fabric of human culture...
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