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Venus Betrayed The Private World of Edouard Vuillard
ISBN: HB: 9781789141603, Reaktion Books, October 2019
424 pp., 25x19 cm, 260 illus., 220 in colour
Edouard Vuillard was so secretive that he berated himself for betraying his emotions in conversation. He was a reticent, impassioned man, a timid stalker and a social climbing anarchist, caught in conflicting desires. From the 1880s until the advent...
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£39,95
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Victor Hugo
ISBN: PB: 9781789140842, Reaktion Books, March 2019
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 30 illus.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) is an icon of French culture. He achieved immense success as a poet, dramatist and novelist, and he was also elected to both Houses of the French Parliament. Leading the Romantic campaign against artistic tradition and defying...
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£11,99
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Vast Expanses A History of the Oceans
ISBN: HB: 9781780239972, Reaktion Books, March 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 65 illus.
"Vast Expanses" is a cultural, environmental and geopolitical history that examines the relationship between humans and oceans, reaching back across geological and evolutionary time and exploring different cultures around the globe. Our ancient con...
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£16,00
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Virginia Woolf
ISBN: PB: 9781780236667, Reaktion Books, October 2016
216 pp., 20x13 cm, 41 illus.
?Virginia Woolf was one of the most significant literary figures of the twentieth century, and when she died was perhaps the best-known woman novelist in the English-speaking world. Her distinctive writing style inspired a whole generation of writers...
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Vaclav Havel
ISBN: PB: 9781780236650, Reaktion Books, August 2016
240 pp., 20x13 cm, 45 illus.
?Vaclav Havel claimed to want a quiet life dedicated to writing, but he lived exactly the opposite: as the most famous dissident in Czechoslovakia under Communist rule, he spent many years in jail as a political prisoner and, after leading a revoluti...
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Volcano Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781861899170, Reaktion Books, May 2012
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
Though largely benign, volcanoes erupt continuously across the world. The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 and Eyjafjallajokull in 2010 exemplify the dramatic physical violence of volcanoes, and their potential for local destruction and global di...
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£14,95
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Vodka A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861899293, Reaktion Books, April 2012
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 20 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
A tasteless, odourless and colourless liquid, vodka is the most versatile of spirits. It can be transformed into a classic cocktail; turned into a refreshing drink when combined with fruit juice, tonic water, or ginger beer; or is a powerful beverage...
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£11,99
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Vulture
ISBN: PB: 9781861898067, Reaktion Books, June 2011
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
Vultures circling in the sky above, or simply sitting and watching, are almost universally associated with death. But, while it is undoubtedly true that vultures have taken to a life of scavenging with particular enthusiasm, there is far more to this...
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£12,95
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Visionary Experience in the Golden Age of Spanish Art
ISBN: PB: 9780948462757, Reaktion Books, October 1995
224 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 102 illus.
In this original and lucid account of how Spanish painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries dealt with mystic visions in their art, and of how they attempted to "represent the unrepresentable", Victor Stoichita aims to establish a theory of...
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£17,95
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