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Crags and Ravines Make a Marvellous View A Study of Wu Bin's Unique 17th Century Scroll Painting "Ten Views of a Lingbi Rock"
ISBN: PB: 9781909631199, Sylph Editions, January 2019
200 pp., 26x31.7 cm, 50 colour plates, 20 halftones, 10 line drawings, 2 maps
Shortly before the autumn of 1610 the renowned Ming dynasty official, painter, writer, and collector Mi Wanzhong (1570-1628) purchased a scholar's rock to add to his already famous collection. So mesmerized was he by this newly purchased wonder, whic...
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£56,00
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Manhattan Project
ISBN: PB: 9781909631236, Sylph Editions, June 2017
96 pp., 27.9x22.9 cm, 40 halftones
Internationally celebrated Hungarian novelist Laszlo Krasznahorkai has been heralded by Susan Sontag as "the Hungarian master of the apocalypse" and compared favorably to Gogol by W. G. Sebald. A new work by Krasznahorkai is always an event, and "The...
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£32,00
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Gorgeous
ISBN: PB: 9781909631212, Sylph Editions, March 2017
96 pp., 21.6x12 cm, 22 colour plates
A man falls in love, and decides to immortalize his romance in poetry. It's a conceit as old as poetry and storytelling itself, but in "Gorgeous" Robert James Berry approaches this seemingly dusty form with extraordinary freshness. Each poem in this...
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£18,00
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Angolan Art
ISBN: HB: 9789892058368, Sylph Editions, March 2017
88 pp., 38.1x30.5 cm, 90 colour plates, 1 line drawing
Marking forty years of Angolan independence, this book brings together forty works by twenty contemporary Angolan artists. Paintings and sculptures by young artists appear alongside the work of an older generation; well-established names sit beside n...
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£80,00
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To Begin at the Beginning
ISBN: PB: 9781909631182, Sylph Editions, March 2017
40 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 colour plates
In "To Begin at the Beginning", celebrated Spanish novelist and translator Javier Marias explores his impulse to write, the origins of his own family, and the connection between these two different sorts of beginnings. Exploring the difference betwee...
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£14,00
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Breathing Underwater
ISBN: PB: 9781909631151, Sylph Editions, March 2017
72 pp., 30.4x22.8 cm, 32 colour plates
The newest addition to Sylph's series The Art Monographs, "Breathing Underwater" tells of a duplicitous world in which dream may become nightmare, and beauty terror, in the blink of an eye. This is a realm of shifting shapes and organic forms, satura...
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£24,00
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Classical Chinese Furniture from Weiyang Historical Introduction and Descriptive Analysis, Volumes I and II
ISBN: HB: 9781909631229, Sylph Editions, February 2017
566 pp., 31.7x25.4 cm, 2 volumes, 700 colour plates, 400 line drawings
In recent decades, Chinese classical furniture from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries has become a major focus of international collectors and design scholars, who recognize a contemporary appeal in the furniture's grace and simplicity....
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£156,00
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Story Smuggler
ISBN: PB: 9781909631205, Sylph Editions, October 2016
40 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 8 colour plates
Some smuggle cigarettes or alcohol, others weapons, but for renowned Bulgarian novelist Georgi Gospodinov, the most dangerous contraband is carried by writers, who surreptitiously move stories across borders. In "The Story Smuggler", Gospodinov explo...
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£14,00
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Going Bush
ISBN: PB: 9781909631175, Sylph Editions, October 2016
40 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 7 colour plates
Kirsty Gunn is known for the powerful use of landscape in her fiction. In "Going Bush", landscape again comes to the forefront as she revisits the vistas of her childhood in New Zealand, evoking an ethereal and meditative autobiography of place. Revi...
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£14,00
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Translator's Blues
ISBN: PB: 9781909631113, Sylph Editions, September 2016
40 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
This funny, engaging book tells the story of an Italian naif who both visits America and travels around his home country, reflecting humorously and movingly on the oddity of what he finds in each place. Through the eyes of his guilelessly perceptive...
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£14,00
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