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Jellyfish
ISBN: PB: 9781789142150, Reaktion Books, April 2020
184 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 colour illus.
Jellyfish are, like the mythical Medusa, both beautiful and potentially dangerous. Found from pole to tropic, these mesmeric creatures form an important part of the sea's plankton and vary in size from the gigantic to the minute. Perceived as alien c...
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£12,95
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
ISBN: PB: 9781789141986, Reaktion Books, March 2020
256 pp., 20x13 cm, 48 illus.
This new critical biography provides a complete picture of German novelist, playwright and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The book offers fresh, thought-provoking interpretations of all the major works, including novels such as "The Sorrows of Youn...
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£11,99
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Judenmord Art and the Holocaust in Post-war Germany
ISBN: HB: 9781780239071, Reaktion Books, June 2018
400 pp., 25x19 cm, 230 illus., 200 in colour
In remembering the murder of the Jews during the period of National Socialism in Germany, the contribution made by artists in the first twenty years after the end of the war has been largely ignored. But how did artists deal with their own experience...
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Jupiter
ISBN: HB: 9781780239088, Reaktion Books, April 2018
192 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 103 illus., 59 in colour
Jupiter is the grandest of all planets. It is by far the largest planet in the solar system and among the brightest objects in the night sky, and its calming presence has inspired humans for centuries. Jupiter was the "beloved star" of the ancient Su...
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£25,00
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John Evelyn A Life of Domesticity
ISBN: HB: 9781780238364, Reaktion Books, October 2017
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 10 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
The work of English writer, gardener and diarist John Evelyn is of great historical value. His most famous work, his Diary, which he kept all his life, is considered an invaluable source of information on more than 50 years of social, cultural, relig...
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£15,95
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Jean-Francois Lyotard
ISBN: PB: 9781780238081, Reaktion Books, June 2017
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 27 illus.
Jean-Francois Lyotard is one of the most important, and complex, French thinkers of the twentieth century. Best known in the English-speaking world for his book "The Postmodern Condition", the multi-faceted nature of Lyotard's work has often been obs...
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£11,99
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Joy of Sets A Short History of the Television
ISBN: HB: 9781780237589, Reaktion Books, May 2017
256 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 50 colour illus., 50 black&white illus.
We watch television for hours at a time, but the television set is never itself the object of our attention. We forget the tv is in our room as we engage with images from afar. How do we account for such an everyday piece of furniture? This book focu...
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£20,00
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Joseph Beuys
ISBN: PB: 9781780237350, Reaktion Books, March 2017
192 pp., 20x13 cm, 25 illus.
Joseph Beuys is arguably the most important and most controversial German artist of the late twentieth century, not least because his persona is interwoven with Germany's fascist past. This book illuminates two defining threads in Beuys's life and ar...
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Japan's Cuisines Food, Place and Identity
ISBN: HB: 9781780236438, Reaktion Books, August 2016
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 30 illus.
In 2013 "traditional Japanese dietary culture" (washoku) was added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Washoku's predecessor was "national people's cuisine", an attempt during the Second World War to create a uniform diet for all citizens....
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£35,00
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Jimi Hendrix Soundscapes
ISBN: PB: 9781780235301, Reaktion Books, March 2016
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Jimi Hendrix as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". He played at a time when electric amplification extended the scope of the guitar to three-dimensional, urban space. Bob Dyl...
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£14,95
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