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London City of Cities
ISBN: HB: 9781789142181, Reaktion Books, June 2020
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 110 illus., 60 in colour
City of cities, the modern world's first great metropolis, London has shaped everything from clothing to youth culture. It has a unique place in the world's memory, even as its role has changed from the capital of the planet to its playground, and as...
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£14,95
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Laughing Shall I Die Lives and Deaths of the Great Vikings
ISBN: PB: 9781789142174, ISBN: HB: 9781780239095, Reaktion Books, April 2020
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 5 illus.
In this robust new account of the Vikings, Tom Shippey explores their mindset, and in particular their fascination with scenes of heroic death. "Laughing Shall I Die" considers Viking psychology by weighing the evidence of the sagas against the accou...
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Leo Tolstoy
ISBN: PB: 9781789141993, Reaktion Books, February 2020
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 40 illus.
When he arrived in Moscow in 1851, a young Leo Tolstoy set himself three immediate aims: to gamble, to marry and to obtain a post. At that time he managed only the first. The writer's momentous life would be full of forced breaks and abrupt departure...
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£11,99
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Langston Hughes
ISBN: PB: 9781789141955, Reaktion Books, January 2020
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 35 illus.
As the first black author in America to make his living exclusively by writing, Langston Hughes inspired a generation of writers and activists. One of the pioneers of jazz poetry, Hughes led the Harlem Renaissance, while Martin Luther King invoked hi...
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Licentious Worlds Sex and Exploitation in Global Empires
ISBN: HB: 9781789141405, Reaktion Books, October 2019
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 120 illus., 60 in colour
"Licentious Worlds" is a history of sexual attitudes and behaviour through five hundred years of empire-building around the world. In a graphic and sometimes unsettling account, Julie Peakman examines colonization and the imperial experience puttting...
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£25,00
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Live Wires A History of Electronic Music
ISBN: PB: 9781789141412, Reaktion Books, July 2019
208 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 8 illus.
We live in an electronic world. Electronic sounds and electronic music have long permeated our sonic landscape. What began as the otherworldly sounds of the film score for the 1956 film Forbidden Planet and the rarefied, new timbres of Stockhausen's...
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£9,99
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Leonardo da Vinci Self, Art and Nature
ISBN: HB: 9781789140705, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus., 60 in colour
Published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, this incisive and illuminating biography follows the three themes that shaped the life of Leonardo and forever changed Western art and imagination: nature, art and self-fa...
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£15,95
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Leonardo's Paradox Word and Image in the Making of Renaissance Culture
ISBN: HB: 9781789140699, Reaktion Books, June 2019
232 pp., 24x15.6 cm, 65 illus., 40 in colour
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was one of the pre-eminent figures of the Italian Renaissance – he was also one of the most paradoxical. He spent an incredible amount of time writing notebooks, perhaps even more time than he ever held a brush, yet at t...
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£25,00
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Lost Girls The Invention of the Flapper
ISBN: PB: 9781789140712, Reaktion Books, March 2019
296 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 47 illus.
In the glorious, boozy party after the First World War, a new being burst defiantly onto the world stage: the "flapper". Young, impetuous and flirtatious, she was an alluring, controversial figure, celebrated in movies, fiction, plays and the pages o...
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Lesser Dragons Minority Peoples of China
ISBN: HB: 9781780239118, Reaktion Books, April 2018
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
"Lesser Dragons" is a timely introduction to the fascinating and complex world of China's 'national minorities'. Based on detailed research, including the author's first-hand fieldwork in several minority areas, it introduces the major non-Han people...
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