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Tokyo Before Tokyo Power and Magic in the Shogun's City of Edo
ISBN: HB: 9781789142334, Reaktion Books, June 2020
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 110 illus., 105 in colour
Tokyo today is one of the world's mega-cities, and the centre of a scintillating, hyper-modern culture – but not everyone is aware of its past. Founded in 1590 as the seat of the warlord Tokugawa family, Tokyo, then called "Edo", was the locus of Jap...
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Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens
ISBN: HB: 9781789142341, Reaktion Books, March 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 98 illus., 59 in colour
The Danish aristocrat and astronomer Tycho Brahe personified the inventive vitality of Renaissance life in the sixteenth century. Brahe lost his nose in a student duel, wrote Latin poetry and built one of the most astonishing villas of the period, as...
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Trick or Treat A History of Halloween (New Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9781789141580, Reaktion Books, August 2019
232 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 53 illus.
"Trick or Treat" is the first book to both examine the origins and history of Halloween and explore in depth its current global popularity. Festivals like the Celtic Samhain and Catholic All Souls' Day have blended to produce the modern Halloween, wh...
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Tomato A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140835, Reaktion Books, May 2019
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
In the history of food, the tomato is a relative newcomer, but it would now be impossible to imagine the food cultures of many nations without it. The journey taken by the tomato from its ancestral home in the southern Americas to Europe and back is...
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Titian's Touch Art, Magic and Philosophy
ISBN: HB: 9781789140828, Reaktion Books, April 2019
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 77 illus., 70 in colour
At the end of his long, prolific life, Titian was rumoured to paint directly on the canvas with his bare hands. He would slide his fingers across bright ridges of oil paint, loosening the colours, blending, blurring, and then bringing them together a...
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Thomas Mann
ISBN: PB: 9781789140811, Reaktion Books, March 2019
208 pp., 20x13 cm, 20 illus.
Novelist, short-story writer, essayist, social critic and philanthropist, Thomas Mann (1875-1955) became Germany's most highly acclaimed writer. This critical biography sheds new light on his work, looking closely at how Mann's brother Heinrich and h...
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Teatimes A World Tour
ISBN: HB: 9781780239286, Reaktion Books, June 2018
256 pp., 25x19 cm, 130 illus., 107 in colour
In "Teatimes: A World Tour" food historian Helen Saberi takes us on a journey into the fascinating history of teatimes, from elegant afternoon teas, hearty high teas and delicious cream teas, to cricket and tennis teas, the funeral teas of Britain an...
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Trading Territories Mapping the Early Modern World
ISBN: PB: 9781780239293, Reaktion Books, June 2018
208 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 44 illus.
"Trading Territories" tells the compelling story of maps and geographical knowledge in the early modern world from the fifteenth to the early seventeenth century. Examining how European geographers mapped the territories of the Old World –Africa and...
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Trees in Art
ISBN: HB: 9781780239309, Reaktion Books, June 2018
256 pp., 28x21 cm, 203 illus., 201 in colour
In this superbly illustrated book, Charles Watkins explores the myth and magic of arboreal art. Enter the groves of the classical world, from Daphne's metamorphosis into a laurel tree to the gardens of Pompeii. The tree in sacred art is represented i...
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Tulip
ISBN: HB: 9781780237596, Reaktion Books, April 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 colour plates, 30 halftones
Wild tulips originally grew across Asia, often on the slopes of remote mountain ranges; the malleable genes of these progenitors gave rise to tulips' unrivalled variety of colour and form. In "Tulip", Celia Fisher traces the story of this important a...
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