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William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland Conversations in Letters and Lines
ISBN: HB: 9781908612410, Reaktion Books, November 2016
192 pp., 26x19 cm, 120 colour illus.
William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland are two of South Africa's foremost visual artists. Kentridge is a successful animated filmmaker, opera director, performer and draughtsman, while Koorland has enjoyed widespread critical acclaim as a painter, p...
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£30,00
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Poppy
ISBN: HB: 9781780236537, Reaktion Books, November 2016
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
?The poppy is the classic cornfield plant. Throughout history it has been one of the most successful of all agricultural weeds. Its brilliant colour has made it one of our best-known plants – it is beloved of artists and poets, though often hated by...
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Carnation
ISBN: HB: 9781780236346, Reaktion Books, November 2016
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
?Carnations permeate our culture from the wedding bed to the funeral wreath. Derided in Shakespeare as 'nature's bastards', they challenged the tulip as the florist's favourite flower, and went on to give their blessing to both a military coup and a...
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Reliquary Effect Enshrining the Sacred Object
ISBN: HB: 9781780236551, Reaktion Books, November 2016
256 pp., 25x19 cm, 65 colour illus., 35 black&white illus.
?Relics take many forms, from dust to stones, cloth, bodies and body parts. They are usually of little apparent intrinsic worth but are nonetheless invested with great spiritual and memorial value. Reliquaries are the means by which the cultural valu...
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Satellite Innovation in Orbit
ISBN: HB: 9781780236599, Reaktion Books, November 2016
192 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 60 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
?There are thousands of artificial satellites orbiting Earth. Ubiquitous but mysterious, they are a technological infrastructure in space on which society depends, yet we think of them only rarely – when our sat nav goes wrong, for example, or our tv...
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Sex Pistols Poison in the Machine
ISBN: HB: 9781780237541, Reaktion Books, November 2016
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 45 illus.
The explosive story of the Sex Pistols is now so familiar that the essence of what they represented has been lost in a fog of nostalgia and rock'n'roll cliche. In 1976 the rise of the Sex Pistols was regarded in apocalyptic terms, and the punks as vi...
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Persians Lost Civilizations
ISBN: HB: 9781780236506, Reaktion Books, November 2016
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus.
?During the first and second millennia bc large numbers of nomadic people known as Aryans migrated outwards into the Eurasian periphery from Central Asia. One particular branch of these Aryans made their home south of the Caspian Sea, and become know...
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Beastly London A History of Animals in the City
ISBN: PB: 9781780236735, Reaktion Books, October 2016
288 pp., 25x19 cm, 87 black&white illus., 34 colour illus.
Virtually every street in London was once filled with a cacophony of animal calls and noises. From cattle being herded through the streets surrounding Smithfield meat market, to the exotic residents of the Tower of London zoo. Infested by pests, ver...
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Beyond Resemblance Abstract Art in the Age of Global Conceptualism
ISBN: PB: 9781780236322, Reaktion Books, October 2016
224 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 60 colour illus.
?Art today may be truly global, but everywhere in the world it has the same character. It is saturated with statements, meanings and branded images that dominate both art galleries and artist's work. Everywhere there is a need for a clear space in wh...
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Photography and Humour
ISBN: PB: 9781780236513, Reaktion Books, October 2016
224 pp., 22x19 cm, 55 colour illus., 55 black&white illus.
?The ticklish subject of humour is often on the sidelines of writing about photography, yet photos often entertain us with their wit and visual jokes. "Photography and Humour" remedies this situation by providing a history of photographic laughter, g...
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