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Yves Klein
ISBN: PB: 9781780232935, Reaktion Books, November 2014
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 30 illus.
Among his many captivating exploits, the French artist Yves Klein (1928-1962) invented his own brand of colour: the inimitable International Klein Blue. Denounced as a charlatan and feted as a mystic, Klein scandalized the art world with his enthusia...
Yukio Mishima
ISBN: PB: 9781780233451, Reaktion Books, July 2014
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 35 illus.
Yukio Mishima was the most internationally acclaimed Japanese author of the twentieth century: prodigiously talented, dazzlingly prolific and a prime candidate for the Nobel Prize. Yet in 1970 Mishima shocked the world with a bizarre attempt at a cou...
ISBN: HB: 9781780231891, Reaktion Books, October 2013
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 30 black&white illus., 70 colour illus.
The yew is the oldest and most common tree in the world, but it is a plant of puzzling contradictions: it is a conifer with juicy scarlet berries, but no cones; deer can feast on its poisonous foliage, but it is lethal to farm animals; and it thrives...