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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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Dogs in Art
ISBN: HB: 9781789141290, Reaktion Books, October 2019
280 pp., 25x19 cm, 158 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
From the Zoroastrian sculpture of a 100kg mastiff to the portrait of a coiffured lapdog, "Dogs in Art" presents humanity's best friend like never before. Through a wide range of genres, fashions and cultures, from Roman mosaics to pop art, video, imp...
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Delicioso A History of Food in Spain
ISBN: HB: 9781789141375, Reaktion Books, October 2019
344 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
Spanish cuisine is a melting-pot of cultures, flavours and ingredients: Greek and Roman, Jewish, Moorish and Middle Eastern. It has been enriched by its climate, geology and spectacular topography, which have encouraged a variety of regional food tra...
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Dmitry Shostakovich
ISBN: PB: 9781789141276, Reaktion Books, August 2019
192 pp., 20x13 cm, 25 illus.
Dmitry Shostakovich was one of the most successful composers of the twentieth century – a musician who adapted as no other to the unique pressures of his age. By turns vilified and feted by Stalin during the Great Purge, Shostakovich twice came close...
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Donatello and the Dawn of Renaissance Art
ISBN: HB: 9781789141306, Reaktion Books, August 2019
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus., 60 in colour
The Italian sculptor known as Donatello helped to forge a new kind of art – one that defines the Renaissance. His work was progressive, innovative, challenging and even controversial. Using a variety of novel sculptural techniques and perspectives, D...
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Dog
ISBN: PB: 9781789141283, Reaktion Books, July 2019
248 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 110 illus.
The story of the canine has been fundamentally entwined with that of humanity since the earliest times, and this ancient and fascinating story is told in Susan McHugh's "Dog", now available in B-format. The book unravels the debate about whether dog...
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Darker Shades The Racial Other in Early Modern Art
ISBN: HB: 9781789140569, Reaktion Books, June 2019
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 77 illus., 70 in colour
Difference exists; otherness is constructed. This book asks how important Western artists, from Giotto to Titian and Caravaggio, and from Bosch to Durer and Rembrandt, shaped the imaging of non-Western individuals in Early Modern art. This nuanced an...
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Dining Out A Global History of Restaurants
ISBN: HB: 9781789140576, Reaktion Books, June 2019
304 pp., 25x19 cm, 158 illus., 80 in colour
A global history of restaurants beyond white tablecloths and maitre d's, this book presents restaurants as businesses as well as venues for a range of human experiences. From banquets in tenth-century China to the medicinal roots of French restaurant...
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Destruction of Art Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution
ISBN: PB: 9781780239842, Reaktion Books, November 2018
448 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 151 illus.
In January 2006 a man tried to break Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain" sculpture with a small hammer. The sculpted foot of Michelangelo's David was damaged in 1991 by a purportedly mentally ill artist. Each such incident confronts us with the unsettling dy...
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Dinomania Why We Love, Fear and Are Utterly Enchanted by Dinosaurs
ISBN: HB: 9781789140040, Reaktion Books, October 2018
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 150 illus., 75 in colour
At once reptilian and avian, dinosaurs enable us to imagine a world far beyond the usual boundaries of time, culture and physiology. We have envisioned them in diverse and contradictory ways, reflecting, in part, our changing conceptions of ourselves...
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