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Raphael and the Antique
ISBN: HB: 9781789141504, Reaktion Books, March 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 71 illus., 66 in colour
The Renaissance artist Raphael is known for his extraordinary frescoes, his sublime Madonnas, devotional altarpieces, architectural designs, and his inventive prints and tapestries. It was his use of ancient Roman models – classical sculptures, relie...
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Rene Magritte
ISBN: PB: 9781789141511, Reaktion Books, August 2019
240 pp., 20x13 cm, 60 illus.
The Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte redefined the way we think about art. Famous for his men in bowler hats, Magritte's witty and provocative work inspired generations of later artists, from Andy Warhol to Jasper Johns. In this illuminating n...
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Rabindranath Tagore
ISBN: PB: 9781789141498, Reaktion Books, August 2019
256 pp., 20x13 cm, 33 illus.
Polymath Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1913. But Tagore was much more than a writer. Through his poems, novels, short stories, poetic songs, dance-dramas and paintings, he transformed...
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Radio Making Waves in Sound
ISBN: HB: 9781789140781, Reaktion Books, May 2019
208 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 80 illus., 50 in colour
Radio is a medium of seemingly endless contradictions. Now in its third century of existence, the technology still seems startling modern; despite frequent predictions of its demise, radio continues to evolve and flourish in the age of the internet a...
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Revolt in the Netherlands The Eighty Years War, 1568-1648
ISBN: HB: 9781789140866, Reaktion Books, March 2019
272 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 81 illus., 74 in colour
In 1568 the Seventeen Provinces in the Netherlands rebelled against the colonial rule of the king of Spain. A confederation of duchies, counties and lordships, they demanded the right of self-determination, the freedom of conscience and religion, and...
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Rose
ISBN: HB: 9781789140132, Reaktion Books, November 2018
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
The rose is the world's favourite flower – and always has been. It is the greatest floral symbol of love and romance the world over, and touches people's hearts at many points in their lives as the flower most often chosen to celebrate significant mi...
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Rattling Spears A History of Indigenous Australian Art
ISBN: PB: 9781780239873, Reaktion Books, August 2018
272 pp., 25x19 cm, 157 illus., 153 in colour
Large, bold and colourful, Indigenous Australian art has impressed itself on the contemporary imagination. But it is controversial, dividing the stakeholders from those who smell a scam. Whether the artists are victims or victors, there is no denying...
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Rainbows Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781780239200, Reaktion Books, April 2018
208 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 100 illus., 90 in colour
The rainbow is a compelling spectacle in nature – a rare bridge between subjective experience and objective reality – and no less remarkable as a cultural phenomenon. A symbol of the Left since the German Peasants' War of the 1520s, it has been adopt...
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Rembrandt's Holland
ISBN: HB: 9781780238470, Reaktion Books, November 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 65 colour illus., 5 black&white illus.
Rembrandt van Rijn and the Netherlands grew up together. The artist, born in Leiden in 1606, lived during the tumultuous period of the Dutch Revolt and the establishment of the independent Dutch Republic. He moved to Amsterdam, a cosmopolitan centre...
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Rich and Fertile Land A History of Food in America
ISBN: HB: 9781780238531, Reaktion Books, October 2017
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 80 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
The small ears of corn grown on land by Native Americans have become row upon row of cornflakes on supermarket shelves. The immense seas of grass and the animals that they supported are now big farms with regular rows of soybeans, corn, and wheat tha...
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