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  • The Destruction of Memory

    The Destruction of Memory
    av Robert Bevan

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235974

    A decimated Shiite shrine in Iraq. The smoking World Trade Center site. The scorched cityscape of 1945 Dresden. Among the most indelible scars left by war is the destroyed landscapes, and such architectural devastation damages far more than mere bui…

  • Rat

    Rat
    av Jonathan Burt

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892249

    The rat has been described as the shadow of the human. From ancient times it spread via the routes of commerce and conquest to eventually inhabit almost every part of the world. Its impact on history has been enormous in terms of the damage done thr…

  • Another Darkness, Another Dawn

    Another Darkness, Another Dawn
    av Becky Taylor

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780232577

    Gypsies, Roma and Travellers are some of the most marginalized and vilified people in society. They are rarely seen as having a place in a country, either geographically or socially, no matter where they live or what they do. Another Darkness, Anoth…

  • Fear and Art in the Contemporary World

    Fear and Art in the Contemporary World
    av Caterina Albano

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230191

    We have always known dread and panic, felt threatened by certain groups or situations, or by natural and human-made forces. And the spectres haunting our own era of 'late modernity' are many and varied. Food, people, environments and technologies ca…

  • Wood, Whiskey and Wine

    Wood, Whiskey and Wine
    av Henry Work

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780233567

    For over 2,000 years barrels have been used to store and transport a diverse array of commodities around the earth. The story of the barrel - from its earliest form, crafted by the Celtic tribes of northern Europe in the first millennium BC, to its…

  • The Art of the Yellow Springs

    The Art of the Yellow Springs
    av Wu Hung

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861897817

    No other civilization in the pre-modern world was more obsessed with creating underground burial structures than the Chinese. For at least five thousand years, from the fourth millennium BCE to the early twentieth century, Chinese people devoted an…

  • The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley

    The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley
    av Ted Harrison

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780236377

    Elvis Aaron Presley is more popular today than ever, yet he died nearly forty years ago. His music is constantly remixed and re-released to a new generation of fans, and his image thrives in popular art and culture. Elvis's Graceland home and Tupelo…

  • Dessert

    Dessert
    av Jeri Quinzio

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239835

    Whether it's a homemade strawberry shortcake in summer or a chef's complex medley of sweets, dessert is the perfect ending to a meal. Most of us, even those who seldom indulge, have a favourite dessert. After all, sweet is one of the basic flavours…

  • Descending Dragon, Rising Tiger

    Descending Dragon, Rising Tiger
    av Vu Hong Lien

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780233642

    Except for in terms of the Vietnam War, Vietnam's history remains significantly under-studied. In this comprehensive book, Vu Hong Lien and Peter Sharrock chronicle the vast sweep of the region's tumultuous past, from the Bronze Age to the present d…

  • Designing the Seaside

    Designing the Seaside
    av Fred Gray

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861894403

    The notion of taking a seaside holiday has only existed since the 18th century, when it was slowly becoming accepted that fresh air and sea water are good for health. Since then, a vast array of seaside resorts to suit all budgets has been developed…

  • Synthetic Worlds

    Synthetic Worlds
    av Esther Leslie

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892485

    "Synthetic Worlds" considers the remarkable alliance between chemistry and art, taking us from the late eighteenth century to the period immediately following the Second World War. Esther Leslie offers fascinating new insights into the place of the…

  • The Breakfast Book

    The Breakfast Book
    av Andrew Dalby

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230863

    'To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day' wrote William Somerset Maugham, but what exactly is breakfast? It varies greatly from family to family and region to region, even though individuals tend to eat the same thing ever…

  • Shrimp

    Shrimp
    av Yvette Florio Lane

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780238494

    The small but mighty shrimp, or prawn, has lured diners to the table for centuries. These primordial-looking creatures spend their short lives out of sight, deep on the ocean floor, yet they have inspired an immense passion among many cultures. They…

  • Burning Issues

    Burning Issues
    av Alan Krell

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861898562

    From the Greek myth of Prometheus to the counter-cultural Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, fire has always sparked our imagination. Like knowledge in the Garden of Eden, fire is at once essential to life and a threat to it. We…

  • Figuring Jasper Johns Hb

    Figuring Jasper Johns Hb
    av Fred Orton

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462573

    Although this monograph begins by probing modernism's surfaces and subjects, its public and private meanings, in order to establish Jasper Johns's importance as "the" modern allegorical artist in the years after abstract expressionism, it is not an…

  • China To Chinatown

    China To Chinatown
    av J. A. G. Roberts

    Pocket - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892270

    "China to Chinatown" tells the story of one of the most notable examples of the globalization of food: the spread of Chinese recipes, ingredients and cooking styles to the Western world. Beginning with the accounts of Marco Polo and Franciscan missi…

  • Live Wires

    Live Wires
    av Daniel Warner

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141412

    We live in an electronic world. Electronic sounds and electronic music have long permeated our sonic landscape. What began as the otherworldly sounds of the film score for the 1956 film Forbidden Planet and the rarefied, new timbres of Stockhausen's…

  • Art in Ireland Since 1910

    Art in Ireland Since 1910
    av Fionna Barber

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235127

    Art in Ireland since 1910 is the first book to examine Irish art from the early twentieth century to the present day. In this highly illustrated volume Fionna Barber looks at the work of a wide range of artists from Yeats and le Brocquy to Cross and…

  • Watching Hannah

    Watching Hannah
    av Barry Reay

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861891198

    Arthur Munby (1828-1910) was a Victorian gentleman from a respected family of Yorkshire lawyers. He left behind diaries that record his life-long obsession with working-class Victorian women, whom he interviewed, photographed and wrote about. This o…

  • Salmon

    Salmon
    av Nicolaas Mink

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780231839

    The story of salmon takes readers on a culinary journey from the coast of Alaska to the rivers of Scotland. Salmon: A Global History traces salmon's history from the earliest known records to the present, telling the story of how the salmon was tran…

  • Apple

    Apple
    av Erika Janik

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861898487

    Gravenstein, Coe's Golden Drop, Cox's Orange Pippin: the names sound like something from Tolkien or the ingredients of a magic potion. But as befits their magical appellations, apples have transfixed and beguiled humans for thousands of years. Erika…

  • Alfred Russel Wallace

    Alfred Russel Wallace
    av Patrick Armstrong

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789140859

    Sometimes referred to as the "Father of Biogeography," Alfred Russel Wallace has come to be known as the co-originator of the theory of evolution through natural selection, and he also wrote extensively on zoology, botany, anthropology, politics, as…

  • Stephane Mallarme

    Stephane Mallarme
    av Roger Pearson

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861896599

    At the age of fifty Stephane Mallarme (1842-98) spoke of his published work as very precise reference points on my mind's journey. In "Stephane Mallarme", Roger Pearson charts that journey for the first time, blending a biographical account of the p…

  • Voyages and Visions

    Voyages and Visions
    av Jas Elsner, Joan-Pau Rubies, Jas Elsner

    Pocket - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861890207

    This title is presented with essays by Kasia Boddy, Michael Bravo, Peter Burke, Melissa Calaresu, Jesus Maria Carillo Castillo, Peter Hansen, Edward James, Nigel Leask, Joan-Pau Rubies and Wes Williams. A much-needed contribution to the expanding in…

  • Unintended Consequences

    Unintended Consequences
    av Kenneth J. Hagan, Ian J. Bickerton

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861894090

    In "Unintended Consequences", Ian J. Bickerton and Kenneth J. Hagan describe and analyse the unintended consequences of ten major wars fought by the United States, pointing out critical turning points in the conflicts and the remarkable similarity o…

  • Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo
    av Bradley Stephens

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789140842

    Victor Hugo (1802-85) 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…

  • Oil, Islam, and Conflict

    Oil, Islam, and Conflict
    av Rob Johnson

    Pocket - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893390

    Central Asia is likely to become a new arena of international interest in the twenty-first century, not least because of its volatile cocktail of abundant oil and gas, Islamic Jehadist groups, dictatorial regimes and the political and economic rival…

  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix
    av Marie-Paule MacDonald

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235301

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Jimi Hendrix as 'arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music'. He played at a time when electric amplification extended the scope of the instrument to three-dimensional, urban space. Bo…

  • Nights in the Big City

    Nights in the Big City
    av Joachim Schlor

    Pocket - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861890153

    The European city was transformed when public lighting was introduced in the last century and "night life" was made possible for the first time. This is an investigation of the various aspects of Paris, Berlin, London and their inhabitants at night…

  • Bullfighting

    Bullfighting
    av Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier, Sue Rose, Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861895189

    Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honour', wrote Ernest Hemingway in "Death in the Afternoon". Art? Ritual? Sport? Cruelty? Though…

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain
    av Kevin J. Hayes

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239743

    Samuel Langhorne Clemens, born on 30 November 1835 in Monroe County, Missouri, was never one to let the facts get in the way of a good story. A natural-born storyteller, Mark Twain freely adapted the incidents of his life and the stories he heard as…

  • Wittgenstein in Ireland

    Wittgenstein in Ireland
    av Richard Wall

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861890771

    Having visited Ireland regularly during the 1930s, Ludwig Wittgenstein resigned his Cambridge philosophy professorship in 1947 and moved there, living in a fishing village on the Atlantic coast and hotels in Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains. This bo…

  • Korean Cuisine

    Korean Cuisine
    av Michael Pettid

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893482

    The spicy tang of kimchi, the richness of Korean barbecue, the hearty flavours of bibimbap: Korean cuisine is savoured the world over for its diversity of ingredients and flavours. Michael J. Pettid offers here an illustrated historical account of K…

  • Painting the Soul

    Painting the Soul
    av Robin Cormack

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861890016

    Icons are among the most elusive subjects in the history of art, but at the same time their study constitutes possibly its fastest expanding field, and with the opening-up of the former Soviet Union many new objects are being discovered, studied and…

  • An Eye for an Eye

    An Eye for an Eye
    av Mitchel P. Roth

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780233598

    Since the dawn of mankind, humans have demonstrated a remarkable capacity for violence, deceit and mayhem. With the advent of civilization and the creation of laws to uphold our sense of security and retribution, the notions of crime and punishment…

  • A Philosophy of Emptiness

    A Philosophy of Emptiness
    av Gay Watson

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780232850

    In this book Gay Watson offers an alternative view of emptiness via a tour of early and non-Western philosophy, taking us from Buddhism, Taoism and religious mysticism to the contemporary world of philosophy, science and art practice. While traditio…

  • From Demons to Dracula

    From Demons to Dracula
    av Matthew Beresford

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861894038

    In blood-soaked lore handed down the centuries, the vampire is a monster of endless fascination: from Bram Stoker's "Dracula" to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", this seductive lover of blood haunts popular culture and inhabits our darkest imaginings. Th…

  • Joseph Cornell (TM)s Vision of Spiritual Order Pb

    Joseph Cornell (TM)s Vision of Spiritual Order Pb
    av Linda Blair

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462498

    The 'boxes' and collages constructed by Joseph Cornell (1903-72) are among the most intriguing and beguiling works of art made this century. Old toys, photos, magazine illustrations, bits of electrical wiring anything in fact more usually left to mo…

  • Barbecue

    Barbecue
    av Jonathan Deutsch

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780232591

    From the first barbecues of ancient Africa to Fijian pig and Chinese char siu, meat that's been slowly roasted over a smoky fire is enjoyed around the globe - and with an infinite variety of spices, sauces and sides. A muscular, sinewy account of th…

  • Feeling Persecuted

    Feeling Persecuted
    av Anthony Bale

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861897619

    The medieval Christian attitude towards Jews included a pervasive fear of violence enacted against Christians. Many Christians believed that Jews committed crimes against Christian children, Christ's body and the Eucharist, leading them to conclude…