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Deep Song The Life and Work of Federico Garcia Lorca
ISBN: HB: 9781789142372, Reaktion Books, June 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 38 illus.
Federico Garcia Lorca is Spain's most famous writer, and an icon of its culture. He is the author of a series of innovative works that changed the face of Spanish poetry and drama. In this new biography Stephen Roberts seeks out the roots of the ma...
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Figure of Christ in Contemporary Photography
ISBN: HB: 9781789142082, Reaktion Books, June 2020
336 pp., 28x22 cm, 218 illus., 200 in colour
In the first book devoted to representations of Jesus Christ in contemporary photography, Nathalie Dietschy presents a rich range of images from the 1980s to the present day. Acclaimed photographers such as Catherine Opie, Wang Qingsong, Joan Fontcu...
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Fragonard Painting Out of Time
ISBN: HB: 9781789142099, Reaktion Books, June 2020
304 pp., 24.6x18.9 cm, 111 colour illus.
At the time of his death in 1806, the Rococo artist Jean-Honore Fragonard had not painted for two decades. Following a period of huge public success, the painter's reputation fell. Personally secretive, Fragonard created revealing images that undermi...
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London City of Cities
ISBN: HB: 9781789142181, Reaktion Books, June 2020
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 110 illus., 60 in colour
City of cities, the modern world's first great metropolis, London has shaped everything from clothing to youth culture. It has a unique place in the world's memory, even as its role has changed from the capital of the planet to its playground, and as...
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£14,95
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Mars
ISBN: HB: 9781789142204, Reaktion Books, June 2020
232 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 100 colour illus.
Mars is a small world with a big reputation. This mysterious planet – with volcanoes that dwarf Mount Everest, a canyon system that would stretch fully across the USA and curious landscapes that may support life – has fascinated us for centuries. In...
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Patterns of Russia History, Culture, Spaces
ISBN: HB: 9781789142259, Reaktion Books, June 2020
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 107 illus., 45 in colour
"Patterns of Russia" shows how the public face of Russia developed and evolved through its distinct architecture, its astonishing art and its varied spaces. What emerges is a clear picture of how Russians fashioned their identity and the national mon...
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People's Porn A History of Handmade Pornography in America
ISBN: HB: 9781789142266, Reaktion Books, June 2020
256 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 99 illus., 70 in colour
"The People's Porn" is the first history of American handmade and homemade pornography, which offers the back story to the explosion of amateur pornography on the Internet. In doing so, it is a much-needed counterweight to the ahistorical and ideolog...
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Seeing into the Future A Short History of Prediction
ISBN: HB: 9781789142297, Reaktion Books, June 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
If there is anything that distinguishes us from animals, it is our ability to understand that such a thing as the future exists and our willingness to try and look into it. But how have people through the ages gone about making predictions? What wer...
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Tokyo Before Tokyo Power and Magic in the Shogun's City of Edo
ISBN: HB: 9781789142334, Reaktion Books, June 2020
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 110 illus., 105 in colour
Tokyo today is one of the world's mega-cities, and the centre of a scintillating, hyper-modern culture – but not everyone is aware of its past. Founded in 1590 as the seat of the warlord Tokugawa family, Tokyo, then called "Edo", was the locus of Jap...
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Utamaro and the Spectacle of Beauty Revised and Expanded Second Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781789142358, Reaktion Books, June 2020
312 pp., 25x19 cm, 114 illus., 66 in colour
Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) was one of the most influential artists working in the genre of ukiyo-e, "pictures of the floating world", in late eighteenth-century Japan, and was widely appreciated for his prints of beautiful women. In...
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