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Chrysanthemum
ISBN: HB: 9781789142051, Reaktion Books, May 2020
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 colour illus.
Drawing its allure from the gold of the sun and the rule of emperors, the chrysanthemum winds its way through ancient Chinese culture into the gardens of French Impressionist painters and onto the pages of American novels. The flower signifies both l...
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Communist Posters
ISBN: PB: 9781789142068, ISBN: HB: 9781780237244, Reaktion Books, April 2020
272 pp., 29x21.4 cm, 295 illus., 290 in colour
One of the common features of communist regimes is the use of art for revolutionary means. Posters in particular have served as beacons of propaganda – vehicles of coercion, instruction, censure and debate – in every communist nation. They have promo...
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Cat
ISBN: PB: 9781789141269, Reaktion Books, July 2019
224 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 109 illus.
"Cat" traces the relationship between humans and the cat from its original domestication in ancient Egypt c. 2000 BC, through the centuries as a utilitarian rodent catcher, its gradual acceptance as a charming and amiable pet, and its present status...
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Creative Gatherings Meeting Places of Modernism
ISBN: HB: 9781789140552, Reaktion Books, June 2019
288 pp., 22.4x16.8 cm, 206 illus., 128 in colour
Art is seen as a solitary, even a reclusive, endeavour. But visual artists, writers and musicians often find themselves energized by a collective environment. Sharing ideas around a table has always provided a starting, and a continuing, place for fr...
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Cosmos The Art and Science of the Universe
ISBN: HB: 9781789140545, Reaktion Books, May 2019
320 pp., 28x22 cm, 280 illus., 260 in colour
Since time immemorial, the nocturnal skies have mesmerized people, and heavenly bodies have inspired the imaginations of artists, poets, and scientists. This book showcases the superstars of the firmament and universe in sumptuous illustrations featu...
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£35,00
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Carnivorous Plants
ISBN: HB: 9781789140521, Reaktion Books, March 2019
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 110 illus., 100 in colour
Carnivorous plants are a unique group, possessing modified leaves to trap, kill and consume small creatures. As a result they are often depicted as killers in films and literature, yet others regard them as exotic and beautiful specimens to collect a...
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Corridors Passages of Modernity
ISBN: HB: 9781789140538, Reaktion Books, March 2019
240 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 40 illus.
We spend our lives moving through passages, hallways, corridors and gangways, yet they do not feature in architectural histories, monographs or guidebooks. They are overlooked, undervalued and unregarded; seen as unlovely parts of a building's infras...
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Chicago From Vision to Metropolis
ISBN: HB: 9781789140002, Reaktion Books, March 2019
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 60 in colour
Chicago has been called the "most American of cities" and the "great American city". Not the biggest or the most powerful; neither the richest, prettiest nor best – but the most American. How did it become that? And what does it even mean? At its h...
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Coffee A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140026, Reaktion Books, December 2018
176 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
Coffee is a global beverage: it is grown commercially on four continents and consumed enthusiastically in all seven. There is even an Italian espresso machine on the International Space Station. Coffee's journey has taken it from the forests of Ethio...
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Company Curiosities Nature, Culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874
ISBN: HB: 9781789140033, Reaktion Books, December 2018
352 pp., 25x19 cm, 160 illus., 100 in colour
For nearly three hundred years, the East India Company dominated British trade and relations with Asia. It made handsome profits for shareholders but also provided collectors in Europe with natural specimens and man-made rarities that were prized for...
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