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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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£40,00
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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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£35,00
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Food Adulteration and Food Fraud
ISBN: PB: 9781789141948, Reaktion Books, January 2020
176 pp., 20x12 cm
What do we really know about the food we eat? A firestorm of recent food-fraud cases – from the honey-laundering scandal in the USA, to the forty-year-old frozen "zombie" meat smuggled into China, to horsemeat passed off as beef in the UK – suggests...
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£9,99
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Fairies A Dangerous History
ISBN: PB: 9781789141207, ISBN: HB: 9781780238999, Reaktion Books, September 2019
280 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 21 illus., 8 in colour
How dangerous were fairies? In the late seventeenth century, they could still scare people to death. Little wonder, as they were thought to be descended from fallen angels, and to have the power to destroy the world itself. Despite their modern image...
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£16,00
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Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain's Secret Gay Language
ISBN: HB: 9781789141320, Reaktion Books, July 2019
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 39 illus.
Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution – or worse – Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expressin...
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£15,99
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Feast for the Eyes Edible Art from Apple to Zucchini
ISBN: HB: 9781789140637, Reaktion Books, June 2019
144 pp., 22x16 cm, 100 colour illus.
Savour a taste of the edible alphabet, from A to Z. Throughout history, visual and performance artists have rendered their visions within the whimsical medium of food. In Carolyn Tillie's Savour a taste of the edible alphabet, from A to Z. Throughout...
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£14,95
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Five Years Ahead of My Time Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9781789140651, Reaktion Books, May 2019
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 illus.
"Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present" tells of an explosive musical phenomenon whose continuing influence on popular culture is dramatic and deep. The tale begins in 1950s America, when classic rock 'n' roll was rea...
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£9,95
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Fat A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life
ISBN: HB: 9781789140620, Reaktion Books, March 2019
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 60 illus.
Fat: such a little word evokes big responses. While "fat" describes the size and shape of bodies, our negative reactions to corpulent bodies also depend on something tangible and tactile; as this book argues, there is more to fat than meets the eye....
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£25,00
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Food on the Move Dining on the Legendary Railway Journeys of the World
ISBN: HB: 9781789140071, Reaktion Books, March 2019
256 pp., 25x19 cm, 150 illus., 100 in colour
All aboard for a delicious ride on nine legendary railway journeys! Meals associated with train travel have been an important aspect of railway history for more than a century – from dinners in dining cars to lunches at station buffets to foods purch...
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Future Cities Architecture and the Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9781789140644, Reaktion Books, March 2019
272 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 70 illus.
Today, cities are overshadowed by multiple threats: climate change, overpopulation, social division, and urban warfare all endanger our way of life in urban areas. The fundamental way in which we make sense of these uncertain futures is through the i...
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£18,00
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