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Korean Art from the 19th Century to the Present
ISBN: HB: 9781780237367, Reaktion Books, June 2017
256 pp., 25x19 cm, 130 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
Korean artists are a permanent fixture on today's international art scene, as interest in modern and contemporary art from South as well as North Korea has grown in strength. Museums and individual collectors eager to tap into this rising market are...
Keepers of the Golden Shore A History of the United Arab Emirates
ISBN: HB: 9781780235806, Reaktion Books, February 2016
256 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 59 illus.
For those who visit the UAE today, staying in air-conditioned hotels and shopping in ultra-modern malls, the country itself remains an enigma – a glass and concrete creation that seems to have sprung from the desert overnight. "Keepers of the Golden...
Kazimir Malevich The Climax of Disclosure
ISBN: PB: 9781780233796, Reaktion Books, August 2014
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 63 colour illus., 92 black&white illus.
Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935) rose to instant prominence among the Russian avant-garde when, in December 1915, he contributed thirty-nine paintings to an exhibition in Leningrad which were of such a reduced and sophisticated abstract quality that even...
Kimono A Modern History
ISBN: PB: 9781780232782, Reaktion Books, April 2014
272 pp., 25x19 cm, 125 colour illus., 15 black&white illus.
What is the kimono? Everyday garment? Art object? Symbol of Japan? As this book shows, the kimono has served all of these roles, its meaning changing across time and with the perspective of the wearer or viewer. "Kimono: A Modern History" begins by...
ISBN: PB: 9781861899224, Reaktion Books, September 2012
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
Almost every animal carries a symbolic meaning for humans – in the case of the kangaroo it is that of peculiarity and strangeness, a reputation that throughout history has led to a troubled relationship between mankind and marsupial. Written in a liv...
Korean Cuisine An Illustrated History
ISBN: HB: 9781861893482, Reaktion Books, June 2008
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 5 black&white illus., 124 colour illus.
The spicy tang of kimchi, the richness of Korean barbecue, the hearty flavours of bibimbap: Korean cuisine is savoured the world over for its diversity of ingredients and flavours. Michael J. Pettid offers here an illustrated historical account of Ko...
Karaoke The Global Phenomenon
ISBN: PB: 9781861893000, Reaktion Books, February 2007
224 pp., 20x15 cm, 60 colour illus.
In Japanese the term Karaoke means, literally, "empty orchestra". One definition disparagingly describes it as the "social sensation from Japan where sufficiently inebriated people embarrass themselves in public by singing along to a music track with...