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  • Towards a Philosophy of Photography

    Towards a Philosophy of Photography
    av Vilem Flusser

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861890764

    With an introduction by Hubertus von Amelunxen Media philosopher Vilem Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of under…

  • Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe

    Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe
    av Mary D. Garrard

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142020

    Artemisia Gentileschi is by far the most famous woman artist of the pre-modern era. Her art addresses issues that resonate today, such as sexual violence and women's problematic relationship to political power. Her powerful paintings with their vigo…

  • Wanderers

    av Kerri Andrews

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789143423

    This is a book about ten women over the past three hundred years who have found walking essential to their sense of themselves, as people and as writers. Wanderers traces their footsteps, from eighteenth-century parson's daughter Elizabeth Carter--w…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    av Jeremy Adler

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141986

    This new critical biography provides a complete picture of German novelist, playwright and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The book offers fresh, thought-provoking interpretations of all the major works, including novels such as The Sorrows of Youn…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Smart Machines and Service Work

    Smart Machines and Service Work
    av Jason E. Smith

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789143188

    In recent decades digital devices have reshaped daily life, while tech companies' stock prices have thrust them to the forefront of the business world. In this rapid, global development, the promise of a new machine age has been accompanied by worri…

  • Laughing Shall I Die

    Laughing Shall I Die
    av Tom Shippey

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142174

    In this robust new account of the Vikings, Tom Shippey explores their mindset, and in particular their fascination with scenes of heroic death. The book recounts many of the great bravura scenes of Old Norse literature, including the Fall of the Hou…

  • Laughing Shall I Die

    Laughing Shall I Die
    av Tom Shippey

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239095

    In this robust new account of the Vikings, Tom Shippey explores their mindset, and in particular their fascination with scenes of heroic death. Laughing Shall I Die considers Viking psychology by weighing the evidence of the sagas against the accoun…

  • Echoes of Valhalla

    Echoes of Valhalla
    av Jon Karl Helgason

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780237152

    Tolkien's wizard Gandalf, Wagner's Valkyrie Brunnhilde, Marvel's superhero the Mighty Thor and the Vikings heading for Valhalla in Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song': these are just a few examples of how Icelandic medieval literature has shaped the hum…

  • 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…

  • Leo Tolstoy

    Leo Tolstoy
    av Andrei Zorin

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141993

    When he arrived in Moscow in 1851, a young Leo Tolstoy set himself three immediate aims: to gamble, to marry and to obtain a post. At that time he managed only the first. The writer's momentous life would be full of forced breaks and abrupt departur…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Gilles Deleuze

    Gilles Deleuze
    av Frida Beckman

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780237312

    Gilles Deleuze, the person and philosopher, was both singular and multifaceted. Frida Beckman traces Deleuze's remarkable intellectual journey, mapping the encounters from which his life and work emerged. She considers how his life and philosophical…

  • Image on the Edge

    Image on the Edge
    av Michael Camille

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780948462283

    What do they all mean - the lascivious ape, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing priests and somersaulting jongleurs to be found protuding from the edges of medieval buildings and in the margins of illuminated manu…

  • Image on the Edge

    Image on the Edge
    av Michael Camille

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789140064

    What do they all mean - the lascivious ape, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing priests and somersaulting jongleurs to be found protruding from the edges of medieval buildings and in the margins of illuminated man…

  • Cats in Art

    Cats in Art
    av Desmond Morris

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780238333

    The cat has been a favourite subject of artists across cultures from prehistory until the present day. A spectacular 7,000-year-old rock engraving in Libya shows the oldest catfight in feline art; Babylonians believed that the souls of priests were…

  • Painting with Demons

    Painting with Demons
    av Michael Fried

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789143195

    The achievements of Italian Renaissance painter Giovanni Gerolamo Savoldo were, even during a period of unprecedented artistry, out of the ordinary. Born in Brescia around 1480, he radically reimagined Christian subjects. His surviving oeuvre of rou…

  • Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape

    Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape
    av Christopher S. Wood

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230801

    In the early sixteenth century, Albrecht Altdorfer promoted landscape from its traditional role as background to its new place as the focal point of a picture. His paintings, drawings, and etchings appeared almost without warning and mysteriously di…

  • Crime Dot Com

    Crime Dot Com
    av Geoff White

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142853

    On 4 May 2000, an email that read 'kindly check the attached LOVELETTER' was sent from Philippines. Attached was a virus, the Love Bug, and within days it had paralysed banks, broadcasters and businesses across the globe. The age of Crime Dot Com ha…

  • Dragons' Teeth and Thunderstones

    Dragons' Teeth and Thunderstones
    av Kenneth J. McNamara

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142907

    For at least half a million years, people have been doing some very strange things with fossils. Long before a few 17th-century minds started to decipher their true, organic nature, fossils had been eaten, dropped in goblets of wine, buried with the…

  • 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…

  • The Suit

    The Suit
    av Christopher Breward

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235233

    For over 400 years the tailored suit has dominated wardrobes the world over. Its simple forms, inspired by royal, military, religious and professional clothing, have provided a functional and often elegant uniform for modern life. But whether bespok…

  • Those They Called Idiots

    Those They Called Idiots
    av Simon Jarrett

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789143010

    Those They Called Idiots traces the little-known lives of people with learning disabilities from the communities of eighteenth-century England to the nineteenth-century asylum and care in today's society. Using evidence from civil and criminal court…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Destruction of Art

    The Destruction of Art
    av Dario Gamboni

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239842

    In January 2006 a man tried to break Marcel Duchamp's Fountain sculpture with a small hammer. The sculpted foot of Michelangelo's David was damaged in 1991 by a purportedly mentally ill artist. Each such incident confronts us with the unsettling dyn…

  • 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…

  • Philosophy of Fear

    Philosophy of Fear
    av Lars Svendsen

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861894045

    Surveillance cameras. Airport security lines. Barred shop windows. We see manifestations of societal fears every day, and daily news reports on the latest household danger or raised terror threat level continually stoke our sense of impending doom.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Moon

    av Edgar Williams

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780232812

    Since humans first gazed upward, the moon has hung in the sky virtually unchanged, entrancing generations of poets, artists and scientists. Once worshipped as a deity, often thought to cause madness, now known to manipulate our tides and much else b…

  • 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…

  • Eyewitnessing

    av Peter Burke

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789140613

    Eyewitnessing evaluates the place and potency of images among other kinds of historical evidence. By reviewing the many varieties of images across region, period, and medium, and by looking at the pragmatic uses of images (from the Bayeux Tapestry t…

  • Eyewitnessing

    av Peter Burke

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892652

    Eyewitnessing evaluates the place of images among other kinds of historical evidence. By reviewing the many varieties of images by region, period and medium, and looking at the pragmatic uses of images (e.g. the Bayeux Tapestry, an engraving of a pr…

  • 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 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Ugliness

    av Gretchen E. Henderson

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239316

    In this riveting book Gretchen E. Henderson explores perceptions of ugliness through history, from ancient Roman feasts to medieval grotesque gargoyles, from Mary Shelley's monster cobbled from corpses to the Nazi Exhibition of Degenerate Art. Cover…

  • Ugliness

    av Gretchen E. Henderson

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235240

    'Ugly as sin', 'ugly duckling', 'rear its ugly head'. The word 'ugly' is used freely, yet it is a loaded term: from the simply plain and unsightly to the repulsive and even offensive, definitions slide all over the place. Hovering around 'feared and…

  • 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…

  • The People's Porn

    The People's Porn
    av Lisa Z. Sigel

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142266

    The People's Porn is the first history of American handmade and homemade pornography, which offers the back story to the explosion of amateur pornography on the Internet. In doing so, it is a much-needed counterweight to the ahistorical and ideologi…

  • 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

    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…