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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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Gene From Genetics to Postgenomics
ISBN: PB: 9780226510002, ISBN: HB: 9780226276359, University of Chicago Press, December 2018
176 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
Few concepts played a more important role in twentieth-century life sciences than that of the gene. Yet at this moment, the field of genetics is undergoing radical conceptual transformation, and some scientists are questioning the very usefulness of...
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Paraliterary The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America
ISBN: PB: 9780226473970, ISBN: HB: 9780226473833, University of Chicago Press, December 2018
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 21 halftones
Literature departments are staffed by, and tend to be focused on turning out, "good" readers – attentive to nuance, aware of history, interested in literary texts as self-contained works. But the vast majority of readers are, to use Merve Emre's tong...
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£64,00
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Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science
ISBN: HB: 9780226439471, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
400 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 73 halftones
Aby Warburg's "Mnemosyne Atlas" (1925-1929) is a prescient work of mixed media assemblage, made up of hundreds of images culled from antiquity to the Renaissance and arranged into startling juxtapositions. Warburg's allusive atlas sought to illuminat...
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£34,00
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Becoming Political Spinoza's Vital Republicanism and the Democratic Power of Judgment
ISBN: HB: 9780226555478, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
208 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
In this pathbreaking work, Christopher Skeaff argues that a profoundly democratic conception of judgment is at the heart of Spinoza's thought. Bridging Continental and Anglo-American scholarship, critical theory, and Spinoza studies, "Becoming Politi...
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Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War
ISBN: PB: 9780226556598, ISBN: HB: 9780226556451, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 14 halftones
The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to die but allow another to recover? In "The Human B...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Fate of the New Man Representing and Reconstructing Masculinity in Soviet Visual Culture, 1945-1965
ISBN: HB: 9780875807836, Northern Illinois University Press, July 2018
324 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 14 illus.
Between 1945 and 1965, the catastrophe of war – and the social and political changes it brought in its wake – had a major impact on the construction of the Soviet masculine ideal. Drawing upon a wide range of visual material, "The Fate of the New Man...
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£45,00
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Against Nihilism Nietzsche Meets Dostoevsky
ISBN: PB: 9781551646749, ISBN: HB: 9781551646763, Black Rose Books, July 2018
160 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 8 halftones
Described by Thomas Mann as "brothers in spirit, but tragically grotesque companions in misfortune", Nietzsche and Dostoevsky remain towering figures in the intellectual development of European modernity. Maia Johnson-Stepenberg's accessible new intr...
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£32,00
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Marx's Dream From Capitalism to Communism
ISBN: HB: 9780226554525, University of Chicago Press, July 2018
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
Two centuries after his birth, Karl Marx is read almost solely through the lens of Marxism, his works examined for how they fit into the doctrine that was developed from them after his death. With "Marx's Dream", Tom Rockmore offers a much-needed al...
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High-Skilled Migration to the United States and Its Economic Consequences
ISBN: HB: 9780226525525, NBER - National Bureau of Economic Research, July 2018
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 halftone, 101 line drawings, 31 tables
Immigration policy is one of the most contentious public policy issues in the United States today. High-skilled immigrants represent an increasing share of the U.S. workforce, particularly in science and engineering fields. These immigrants affect ec...
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