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Patterns of Russia History, Culture, Spaces
ISBN: HB: 9781789142259, Reaktion Books, June 2020
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 107 illus., 45 in colour
"Patterns of Russia" shows how the public face of Russia developed and evolved through its distinct architecture, its astonishing art and its varied spaces. What emerges is a clear picture of how Russians fashioned their identity and the national mon...
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£25,00
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People's Porn A History of Handmade Pornography in America
ISBN: HB: 9781789142266, Reaktion Books, June 2020
256 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 99 illus., 70 in colour
"The People's Porn" is the first history of American handmade and homemade pornography, which offers the back story to the explosion of amateur pornography on the Internet. In doing so, it is a much-needed counterweight to the ahistorical and ideolog...
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£30,00
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Philosophy of Simple Living
ISBN: HB: 9781789142273, Reaktion Books, April 2020
200 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Today, simple living is a rallying cry for anti-consumerists, environmentalists and anyone concerned with humanity's effect on the planet. But what is so revolutionary about a simple life? Why are we so fascinated with simplicity today? Why do we sti...
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£14,95
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Poussin as a Painter From Classicism to Abstraction
ISBN: HB: 9781789141474, Reaktion Books, March 2020
352 pp., 25x19 cm, 241 illus., 223 in colour
Universally regarded as the father of French painting, Nicolas Poussin is arguably the greatest of all painters of that school. Yet Poussin's reputation has been founded more on the intellectual and philosophical qualities of his art than its sheer v...
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£35,00
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Polar Bear
ISBN: PB: 9781789141467, Reaktion Books, November 2019
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 105 illus., 95 in colour
Polar bears are truly majestic animals: the largest land-dwelling carnivore on earth, they can measure up to 3 metres in length, and weigh up to 700 kilograms. They are also iconic in other ways – a symbol of the climate change debate, with their sur...
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£12,95
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Paracelsus An Alchemical Life
ISBN: HB: 9781789141443, Reaktion Books, September 2019
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 20 illus., 10 in colour
Throughout his controversial life the alchemist, physician and social radical known as Paracelsus combined traditions that were magical and empirical, scholarly and folk, learned and artisanal. He endorsed both Catholic and Reformation beliefs, but b...
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£15,95
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Photography and War
ISBN: PB: 9781789141450, Reaktion Books, September 2019
216 pp., 22x19 cm, 120 illus., 100 in colour
There are countless books on war photography, most of these focusing on dramatic images made by photojournalists in combat zones. "Photography and War" instead proposes a radically expanded notion of war photography, one that encompasses a far broade...
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£22,50
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Psyche on the Skin A History of Self-harm
ISBN: PB: 9781789141481, ISBN: HB: 9781780237503, Reaktion Books, July 2019
320 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 55 illus.
Self-harm is thought by many to be a modern epidemic: a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, particularly young women. Yet it was 150 years ago, within early asylum psychiatry, that self-mu...
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£9,99
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£20,00
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Pelican
ISBN: PB: 9781789140750, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
With its distinctive, comical walk, large bill and association with the conservation movement, the pelican has attained iconic status. But the pelican has a chequered history. Classed as "unclean" in the King James Bible, the legend of the compassion...
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£12,95
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Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature
ISBN: HB: 9781789140767, Reaktion Books, April 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 65 illus., 60 in colour
In 16th-century northern Europe, during a time of increasing religious and political conflict, Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel redefined how people perceived human nature. Bruegel turned his critical eye to mankind's labours and pleasures, its foibles...
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£15,95
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