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Chicken
ISBN: PB: 9781861898586, Reaktion Books, October 2011
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
No creature has been subject to such extremes of reverence and exploitation as the chicken. Hens have been venerated as cosmic creators and roosters as solar divinities. Many cultures have found the mysteries of birth, healing, death and resurrection...
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£12,95
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Jan van Eyck The Play of Realism, Revised and Expanded Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781861898203, Reaktion Books, October 2011
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 88 black&white illus., 49 colour illus.
Jan van Eyck (1395-1341) was the foremost artist of the Early Netherlandish School. Although Court painter to Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy, van Eyck's surviving work was not executed for the Duke, but for rising Court bureaucrats, Italian merchan...
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£20,00
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Photography and Archaeology
ISBN: PB: 9781861898708, Reaktion Books, September 2011
192 pp., 22x19 cm, 50 black&white illus., 50 colour illus.
Through photographs we preserve the past, and looking for the past is the very job of the archaeologist. But what are we looking at in an archaeological photograph? Archaeological photography is often largely deserted, to be scanned with a forensic g...
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£19,95
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British Comics A History
ISBN: HB: 9781861898555, Reaktion Books, September 2011
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 70 illus.
"British Comics" is a unique cultural history of British comic papers and magazines, from their origins in the late nineteenth century to the present day. It shows how comics were transformed in the early twentieth century from adult amusement to ima...
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£30,00
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In the Shadow of Yalta Art and the Avant-garde in Eastern Europe, 1945-1989
ISBN: PB: 9781861898630, Reaktion Books, September 2011
488 pp., 24x16.8 cm, 224 illus.
This book is the first comprehensive comparative study of the artistic culture of the region once located between the Iron Curtain and the Soviet Union, a part of Europe that due to the agreement signed by Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at Yalta in...
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£25,00
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Three Germanies West Germany, East Germany and the Berlin Republic
ISBN: PB: 9781861897787, Reaktion Books, September 2011
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 40 illus.
Since the defeat of the Third Reich in 1945, Germany has been in a continual state of turmoil and reinvention. In "Three Germanies: West Germany, East Germany and the Berlin Republic", Michael Gehler explores the political rollercoaster Germany has b...
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£24,95
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Art Forgery The History of a Modern Obsession
ISBN: HB: 9781861898500, Reaktion Books, September 2011
384 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 55 illus.
The obsession with art forgery appears to be a relatively recent phenomenon. In "Art Forgery", the author's aim is not to suggest new methods of detection, but rather to look at the genealogy of faking and to interrogate the anxious, sometimes neurot...
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£40,00
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Art, Word and Image 2,000 Years of Visual / Textual Interaction
ISBN: PB: 9781861897459, Reaktion Books, September 2011
416 pp., 28x21 cm, 61 black&white illus., 324 colour illus.
This book is the first attempt to chart the history of art and its interaction with written language. "Art, Word and Image" examines the use of words (or language) in many genres of art – most often painting, but including prints, the book as art, sc...
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£30,00
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Philosophy of Sport
ISBN: PB: 9781861898692, Reaktion Books, August 2011
256 pp., 20x12 cm
While previous writing on the philosophy of sport has tended to see sport as a kind of testing ground for philosophical theories devised to deal with other kinds of problems – of ethics, aesthetics or logical categorization – here Steven Connor offer...
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£20,00
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Bread A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861898548, Reaktion Books, August 2011
224 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 30 black&white illus., 30 colour illus.
What food is more basic, more essential and more universal than bread? Common to the diets of both rich and poor, bread is one of our oldest foods. Loaves and rolls have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs, and excavated from ovens in Pompeii that w...
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£10,99
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