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  • Licentious Worlds

    Licentious Worlds
    av Julie Peakman

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141405

    Licentious Worlds is a history of sexual attitudes and behaviour through 500 years of empire-building around the world. In a graphic and sometimes unsettling account, Julie Peakman examines colonization and the imperial experience from women's point…

  • Dogs in Art

    Dogs in Art
    av Susie Green

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141290

    From the Zoroastrian sculpture of a 100-kilo mastiff to the portrait of a coiffured lap dog, Dogs in Art presents humanity's best friend like never before. Through a wide range of genres, fashions and cultures, from Roman mosaics to pop art, video,…

  • Giorgione's Ambiguity

    Giorgione's Ambiguity
    av Tom Nichols

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142976

    The Venetian painter known as Giorgione or "big George" died at a young age in the dreadful plague of 1510, possibly having painted fewer than twenty-five works. But many of these are among the most mysterious and alluring in the history of art. Pai…

  • Eating the Empire

    Eating the Empire
    av Troy Bickham

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142075

    When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco, Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea, or a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily av…

  • The Pleasure's All Mine

    The Pleasure's All Mine
    av Julie Peakman

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780236759

    Homosexuals, transvestites, transsexuals, sado-masochists, necrophiliacs - all of these have been, or still are, considered 'deviants'. Concomitantly there has been almost universal acceptance that unembellished vaginal penetration, performed by one…

  • The Pleasure's All Mine

    The Pleasure's All Mine
    av Julie Peakman

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780231853

    Homosexuals, transvestites, transsexuals, sado-masochists, necrophiliacs - all of these have been, or still are, considered 'deviants'. Concomitantly there has been almost universal acceptance that unembellished vaginal penetration, performed by one…

  • Modern Interior

    Modern Interior
    av Penny Sparke

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893727

    Through the impact of shops like Habitat and IKEA, and of the countless glossy magazines, books and catalogues that focus on the concept of 'interior design', we have all become familiar with the idea of our homes and public interiors containing ite…

  • Storyworlds of Robin Hood

    Storyworlds of Robin Hood
    av Lesley Coote

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142327

    Robin Hood is one of the most enduring and well-known figures of English folklore. Yet who was he? In this intriguing book, Lesley Coote re-examines the early tales about Robin in light of the stories, both English and French, that surrounded them -…

  • Joseph Conrad

    Joseph Conrad
    av Robert Hampson

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789143041

    Born in Poland in 1857, Joseph Conrad is one of the great writers of the twentieth century. This book traces Conrad's life from his childhood in a Russian penal colony, through his early manhood in Marseille and his years in the British Merchant Nav…

  • Brandy

    Brandy
    av Becky Sue Epstein

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780233482

    Made from distilled grape wine and produced in countries spanning the globe, brandy is a spirit loved by many, long associated with refined taste and sophisticated consumption. Yet it has recently welcomed a new surge in popularity thanks to excitin…

  • Sex and Religion

    Sex and Religion
    av Dag Oistein Endsjo

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861898159

    Religion prohibits and regulates, condemns and blesses, punishes and rewards. No more so than in the realm of sex. Your sexual partner, marital status, the colour of your skin and your religion or caste are all factors that can lead to redemption or…

  • Chromophobia

    Chromophobia
    av David Batchelor

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861890740

    The central argument of "Chromophobia" is that a chromophobic impulse - a fear of corruption or contamination through colour - lurks within much Western cultural and intellectual thought. This is apparent in the many and varied attempts to purge col…

  • Film Music

    Film Music
    av Peter Larsen

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893413

    Film and music belong together; classics like Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" (1927) and Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" (1967) are renowned for their brilliant soundtracks. But what exactly is film music? Does music act as an accompaniment to the film', or…

  • Smuggling

    Smuggling
    av Simon Harvey

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235950

    A cellar door creaking open in the middle of the night, or a hand slipping quickly into a trench coat - the most compelling transactions are surely those we never see. Smuggling can conjure images of adventure and rebellion in popular culture, but a…

  • Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur

    Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur
    av Salomon Kroonenberg

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230450

    We know almost everything about the exterior of the earth, but for most people its interior is completely unknown. Beneath us, stretching for a distance comparable to that between Paris and New York, lies an underground realm associated with darknes…

  • Bison

    Bison
    av Desmond Morris

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234243

    Bison once ranged across the Great Plains of North America in vast herds - early eighteenth century explorers described them as 'innumerable' - and at the beginning of the nineteenth century they numbered in the tens of millions. However, during the…

  • Skunk

    Skunk
    av Alyce L. Miller

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234908

    Although the skunk generally waddles through life in a peaceful and solitary way, the animal is feared by humans due to the pungent odor it emits when threatened, and has been both demonized and venerated throughout history. Skunk provides the first…

  • Darkness

    Darkness
    av Nina Edwards

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239828

    Darkness divides opinion. Some are frightened of the dark, or at least prefer to avoid it, and there are many who dislike what it appears to stand for. Others are drawn to its strange domain, delighting in its uncertainties, lured by all the associa…

  • Tulip

    Tulip
    av Celia Fisher

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780237596

    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 an…

  • Modern Art Cookbook

    Modern Art Cookbook
    av Mary Ann Caws

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780231747

    Food has always been a favourite subject of the world's artists, from still-lifes by Matisse and Picasso to the works of Claes Oldenberg and Andy Warhol. But how do artists eat? The Modern Art Cookbook provides a window into how both great and lesse…

  • Snowdrop

    Snowdrop
    av Gail Harland

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234922

    Quietly elegant flowers dressed in simple white and green, snowdrops look too fragile to cope with wintery weather. They are however very resilient and are treasured by gardeners for their ability to flower early in the horticultural year. In Snowdr…

  • Ad Reinhardt

    Ad Reinhardt
    av Michael Corris

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893567

    Born in Buffalo, New York, Ad Reinhardt (1913 - 1967) was a highly influential pioneer of conceptual and minimal art. His influence as teacher, writer, activist and critic was as significant as his art - Reinhardt taught at Brooklyn College from 194…

  • Red

    Red
    av Spike Bucklow

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235912

    Red grabs your attention. Today we associate red with danger, sex, anger and more, yet the colour was once so significant that things which have a profound impact upon our lives were widely called red, even though they are often not red at all.Spike…

  • Looking At the Overlooked

    Looking At the Overlooked
    av Norman Bryson

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462061

    In this classic Reaktion title, Norman Bryson analyses the origins, history and logic of still-life, one of the most enduring forms of Western painting. From Roman wall-painting to Cubism, and from seventeenth-century Dutch still-life to Bryson's co…

  • Rhododendron

    Rhododendron
    av Richard Milne

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780238159

    Has a group of plants ever inspired such love in some, and hatred in others, as rhododendrons? Their propensity towards sexual infidelity makes them popular with horticultural breeders, and early plant collectors faced mortal peril to bring stunning…

  • Cultures of Collecting

    Cultures of Collecting
    av J Elsner

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462511

    This title includes essays by Jean Baudrillard, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Nicholas Thomas, Mieke Bal, John Forrester, John Windsor, Naomi Schor, Susan Stewart, Anthony Alan Shelton, John Elsner, Roger Cardinal and an interview with Robert Opie. This…

  • The Idea of North

    The Idea of North
    av Peter Davidson

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235981

    As with the compass needle, so people have always been most powerfully attracted northwards; everyone carries within them their own concept of north. "The Idea of North" is a study, ranging widely in time and place, of some of the ways in which thes…

  • The Idea Of North

    The Idea Of North
    av Peter Davidson

    Pocket - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892300

    North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explor…

  • Otter

    Otter
    av Daniel Allen

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142242

    Although rarely seen in the wild, the otter is admired for its playful character and graceful aquatic agility, which were established in the popular imagination through books and films such as Tarka the Otter and Ring of Bright Water. This, however,…

  • Afterimages

    Afterimages
    av Laura Mulvey

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141221

    This book marks a return for Laura Mulvey to questions of film theory and feminism, as well as a reconsideration of new and old film technologies. Its title, Afterimages, alludes to the dislocation of time that runs through many of the films and wor…

  • Conscience

    Conscience
    av Martin van Creveld

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234540

    Many consider conscience to be one of the most important and fundamental qualities that distinguishes humans from animals and machines, but to this day it remains a largely unknowable concept. What is conscience? Is it a product of our biological ro…

  • Sting

    Sting
    av Paul Carr

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780238135

    Born in a mainly working-class area of North Tyneside in 1951, Gordon Sumner would become one of the world's best-selling music artists. Known professionally as Sting, he was the lead singer for the band The Police from 1977 to 1984, before launchin…

  • Squid

    Squid
    av Martin Wallen

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789143348

    In myths and legends, squids are portrayed as fearsome sea-monsters, lurking in the watery deeps waiting to devour humans. Even as modern science has tried to turn those monsters of the deep into unremarkable calamari, squids continue to dominate th…

  • Tokyo Before Tokyo

    Tokyo Before Tokyo
    av Timon Screech

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142334

    Tokyo today is one of the world's mega-cities, andthe 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…

  • Portraiture Pb

    Portraiture Pb
    av Richard Brilliant

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462191

    This is the first general and theoretical study devoted entirely to portraiture. Drawing on a broad range of images from Antiquity to the twentieth century, which includes paintings, sculptures, prints, cartoons, postage stamps, medals, documents an…

  • Jorge Luis Borges

    Jorge Luis Borges
    av Jason Wilson

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892867

    'Through the years, a man peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, tools, stars, horses and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the imag…

  • Hans Holbein

    Hans Holbein
    av Jeanne Nuechterlein

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142112

    Immensely skillful and inventive, Hans Holbein molded his approach to art-making during a period of dramatic transformation in European society and culture: the emergence of humanism, the impact of the Reformation on religious life and the effects o…

  • Palestinian Art

    Palestinian Art
    av Gannit Ankori

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892591

    This book offers an unprecedented and original overview of the history and development of Palestinian art. Experiences of trauma, loss and dispersal have had a profound impact on the lives of Palestinians for many decades. Despite the turmoil, Pales…

  • The Art of Ruskin and the Spirit of Place

    The Art of Ruskin and the Spirit of Place
    av John Dixon Hunt

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142761

    English art critic John Ruskin was one of the great visionaries of his time, and his influential books and letters on the power of art challenged the foundations of Victorian life. He loved looking. Sometimes it informed the things he wrote, but oft…

  • Offal

    Offal
    av Nina Edwards

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230979

    Whether you call it offal, variety meat or organ meat, or prefer to eat it unwittingly in burgers and sausages, the whole spectrum of an animal's glands, essential organs, skin, muscle, guts and every unmentionable in between can be and is eaten acr…

  • Lemon

    Lemon
    av Toby Sonneman

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230344

    You can squeeze it, zest it, slice it, juice it, pickle it, or even take a bite out of it as Sicilians do. Adding freshness and flavour to food and drinks, this versatile sour fruit, also known for resolving diverse health and household troubles, ha…

  • Madrid

    Madrid
    av Jules Stewart

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142198

    Spain's top city for tourism, Madrid attracts more than six million visitors a year. Helen Crisp and Jules Stewart relate the story of a city and its people through the centuries, while their carefully curated listings give a nod to well-known attra…

  • Cat

    Cat
    av Katharine M. Rogers

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141269

    Cat traces the relationship between humans and the cat from its original domestication in ancient Egypt c. 2000 BC, through the centuries as a utilitarian rodent catcher, its gradual acceptance as a charming and amiable pet, and its present status a…

  • Piero della Francesca and the Invention of the Artist

    Piero della Francesca and the Invention of the Artist
    av Machtelt Bruggen Israels

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789143218

    As one of the most innovative and enlightened painters of the early Italian Renaissance, Piero della Francesca knew how to capture the moment. He brought space, luminosity and unparalleled subtlety to painting, during an era that was aware it was fo…

  • Jean-Francois Lyotard

    Jean-Francois Lyotard
    av Kiff Bamford

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780238081

    Jean-Francois Lyotard is one of the most important, and complex, French thinkers of the twentieth century. Best known in the English-speaking world for his book The Postmodern Condition, the multi-faceted nature of Lyotard's work has often been obsc…

  • The Story of Soy

    The Story of Soy
    av Christine M. Du Bois

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239255

    The humble soybean is the world's most grown and most traded oilseed. But it is also a poorly understood crop that is often viewed in extreme terms as a superfood or poison. Christine M. Du Bois reveals its hugely significant role in human history,…

  • Strong, Sweet and Dry

    Strong, Sweet and Dry
    av Becky Sue Epstein

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141528

    Today fortified wines are enjoying a renaissance, re-discovered by discerning imbibers and modern mixologists all over the world. Once a popular tipple to savour before or after dinner, fortified wines - Sherry, Port, Madeira and the like - had fall…

  • Orwell's Nose

    Orwell's Nose
    av John Sutherland

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780238265

    Orwell's Nose, now available in paperback, is an original and imaginative account of the life and work of George Orwell, exploring the 'scent narratives' that abound in Orwell's fiction and non-fiction. This illuminating and irreverent book provides…

  • A History of Myanmar Since Ancient Times

    A History of Myanmar Since Ancient Times
    av Michael Aung-Thwin

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780231723

    In A History of Myanmar since Ancient Times, Michael Aung-Thwin and Maitrii Aung-Thwin take us from the sacred stupas of the plains of Pagan to the grand, colonial-era British mansions, revealing the storied past and rich culture of this country. Th…

  • Utamaro and the Spectacle of Beauty

    Utamaro and the Spectacle of Beauty
    av Julie Nelson Davis

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142358

    Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) was one of the most influential artists working in the genre of ukiyo-e, `pictures of the floating world', in late eighteenth-century Japan, and was widely appreciated for his prints of beautiful women. I…

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky
    av Jonathan Cross

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234946

    Igor Stravinsky lived the life of a celebrity composer in an increasingly celebrity-obsessed age. He was a true modern, a man of his time. In Paris he dined with Joyce, Picasso and Proust, and by the end of his life was being feted by both the White…

  • Potential Images

    Potential Images
    av Dario Gamboni

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861891495

    Ambiguity is inherent in images because visual perception is an interpretative act involving memory and imagination. Modern art has made this aspect of perception crucial to its relationship with the viewer. "Potential Images", the first systematic…

  • Potential Images

    Potential Images
    av Dario Gamboni

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861891136

    In this work, Dario Gamboni explores ambiguity in modern art, considering images that rely to a very particular degree on an imaginative or a projected response from the viewer to achieve their effect.