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Playing at Home The House in Contemporary Art
ISBN: PB: 9781780231808, Reaktion Books, December 2013
240 pp., 20x15 cm, 75 black&white illus., 45 colour illus.
Art Since the '80s, a new series from Reaktion Books, seeks to offer compelling surveys of popular themes in contemporary art. In the first book in the series, Gill Perry reveals how the house and the idea of home have inspired a range of imaginative...
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£17,95
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Remixology Tracing the Dub Diaspora
ISBN: PB: 9781780231990, Reaktion Books, December 2013
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 30 black&white illus.
Dub is the avant-garde verso of reggae, created by manipulating and reshaping recordings using studio strategies and techniques. While dub was one of the first forms of popular music to turn the idea of song inside out, it is far from being fully exp...
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£14,95
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Albatross
ISBN: PB: 9781780231914, Reaktion Books, December 2013
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
"At length did cross an Albatross, Through the fog it came; As if it had been a Christian soul, We hailed it in God's name". The introduction of the albatross in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" remains one of the most wel...
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£12,95
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Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape Revised and Expanded Second Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781780230801, Reaktion Books, December 2013
384 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 colour illus., 150 black&white illus.
The first independent or "pure" landscapes in Western art were produced in southern Germany in the first decades of the sixteenth century. They were painted, drawn and etched by Albrecht Altdorfer of Regensburg and his only slightly less flamboyant c...
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Bathroom
ISBN: PB: 9781780231938, Reaktion Books, December 2013
272 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 80 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
Most of us take modern bathrooms for granted – they are an essential part of our homes, but we ignore the complex network of pipes, pumps, and treatment plants that make up indoor plumbing's infrastructure. Telling the story of one of the world's gre...
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£20,00
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Flood Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781780231969, Reaktion Books, November 2013
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 30 black&white illus., 70 colour illus.
From the flood that remade the earth in the Old Testament to the 1931 China floods that killed almost four million people, from the broken levees in New Orleans to the almost yearly rising waters of rivers like the Mississippi, floods have many cause...
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£14,95
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Yew
ISBN: HB: 9781780231891, Reaktion Books, October 2013
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 30 black&white illus., 70 colour illus.
The yew is the oldest and most common tree in the world, but it is a plant of puzzling contradictions: it is a conifer with juicy scarlet berries, but no cones; deer can feast on its poisonous foliage, but it is lethal to farm animals; and it thrives...
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£16,00
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Imaginary Animals the Monstrous, the Wondrous and the Human
ISBN: HB: 9781780231730, Reaktion Books, October 2013
272 pp., 25x19 cm, 115 black&white illus., 115 colour illus.
Fire-breathing dragons, beautiful mermaids, majestic unicorns, terrifying three-headed dogs – these fantastic creatures have long excited our imagination. Medieval authors placed them in the borders of manuscripts as markers of the boundaries of our...
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£30,00
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Rabbit
ISBN: PB: 9781780231815, Reaktion Books, October 2013
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
From Benjamin Bunny to Peter Cottontail, the Velveteen Rabbit to the Flopsy Bunnies, the Rabbit of Caerbannog to Bugs Bunny and Roger Rabbit, the winsome long-eared animal is a permanent fixture of our childhoods. We know rabbits for their place in o...
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£12,95
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Line Let Loose Scribbling, Doodling and Automatic Drawing
ISBN: HB: 9781780230825, Reaktion Books, October 2013
176 pp., 20x15 cm, 40 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
"Line Let Loose" is a sustained investigation of the evolution of scribbling, doodling and automatic drawing. Of these three forms of drafting, scribbling is the most basic: it is seen as playing a formative role in the drawings of both children and...
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£25,00
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