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  • 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…

  • Nordic Model

    Nordic Model
    av Mary Hilson

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893666

    For a sparsely populated region on the edge of Europe, Scandinavia has attracted an unusual degree of interest during the twentieth century. The successes and failures of the famous 'Scandinavian' or 'Nordic' model in politics and policy continue to…

  • Seeing into the Future

    Seeing into the Future
    av Martin van Creveld

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142297

    If there is anything that distinguishes us from animals, it is our ability to understand that such a thing as the future exists and our willingness to try and look into it.But how have people through the ages gone about making predictions? What were…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Utamaro

    Utamaro
    av Julie Nelson Davis

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893598

    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. In…

  • Picturing Atrocity

    Picturing Atrocity

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861898722

    Ever since the landmark publication of Susan Sontag's On Photography, it has been impossible to look at photographs, particularly those of violence and suffering, without questioning our role as photographic voyeur. Are we desensitized by the prolif…

  • Immunization

    Immunization
    av Stuart S. Blume

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780238371

    Vaccines have helped mankind to tackle the dire threat of infectious disease for more than a hundred years. They have become key tools of public health and scientists are charged with developing them as quickly as possible to combat the emergence of…

  • 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,…

  • What Makes a Great Exhibition?: Questions of Practice

    What Makes a Great Exhibition?: Questions of Practice

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780970834614

    For better or worse, museums are changing from forbidding bastions of rare art into audience-friendly institutions that often specialize in "blockbuster" exhibitions designed to draw crowds. But in the midst of this sea change, one largely unanswere…

  • Akira Kurosawa

    Akira Kurosawa
    av Peter Wild

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780233437

    'Most directors have one film for which they are known or possibly two', Francis Ford Coppola has said, 'Akira Kurosawa has eight or nine.' Through his many masterpieces such as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, High and Low, Yojimbo, Kagemusha and Ran, Kuro…

  • Falcon

    Falcon
    av Helen Macdonald

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780236414

    The fastest animal alive, the falcon deserves attention not just for the combination of speed, power, beauty and ferocity that has made it an object of fascination for thousands of years, but for the light it sheds on the cultures through which it h…

  • Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens

    Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens
    av John Robert Christianson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142341

    The Danish aristocrat and astronomer Tycho Brahe personified the inventive vitality of Renaissance life in the sixteenth century. Brahe lost his nose in a student duel, wrote Latin poetry and built one of the most astonishing villas of the period, a…

  • 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 Beuys

    Joseph Beuys
    av Claudia Mesch

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780237350

    Joseph Beuys is arguably the most important and most controversial German artist of the late twentieth century, not least because his persona is interwoven with Germany's fascist past. This book illuminates two defining threads in Beuys's life and a…

  • Beyond Resemblance

    Beyond Resemblance
    av Robert Linsley

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780236322

    Art today may be global, Robert Linsley argues in this book, but it is the same everywhere you go: full of intentional meaning, statements, and even branded images that insist on a particular message. That is to say, art everywhere is conceptual. In…

  • The Kinks

    The Kinks
    av Mark Doyle

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142303

    Of all the great British bands to emerge from the 1960s, none had a stronger sense of place than the Kinks. Often described as the archetypal English band, they were above all a quintessentially working-class band with a deep attachment to London.Ma…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • A History of Feelings

    A History of Feelings
    av Rob Boddice

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789140675

    What does it mean to feel something? What stimulates our desires, aspirations, and dreams? Did our ancestors feel in the same way as we do? In a wave of new research over the past decade, historians have tried to answer these questions, seeking to m…

  • Gold

    Gold
    av Rebecca Zorach

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235776

    Gleaming and perfect, gold has beguiled humankind for many millennia, attracting treasure hunters, adorning the living and the dead, and symbolizing wealth, power, divinity and eternity. This book offers a lively, critical look at the cultural histo…

  • A World of Gardens

    A World of Gardens
    av John Dixon Hunt

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235066

    A Japanese garden is immediately distinct to the eye from the traditional gardens of an English manor house, just as the manicured topiaries of Versailles contrast with the sharp cacti of the American Southwest. Though gardening is beloved the world…

  • Assassins' Deeds

    Assassins' Deeds
    av John Withington

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789143515

    Assassins have been killing the powerful and famous for at least three thousand years. Personal ambition, revenge, and anger have encouraged many to violent deeds, like the Turkish sultan who had nineteen of his brothers strangled or the bodyguards…

  • Ornette Coleman

    Ornette Coleman
    av Maria Golia

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142235

    Ornette Coleman's career encompassed the glory years of jazz and the American avant-garde. Born in segregated Fort Worth, Texas, during the Great Depression, the African American composer and musician was the zeitgeist incarnate. Steeped in the Texa…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Fabulosa!

    Fabulosa!
    av Paul Baker

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142945

    Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution - or worse - Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expressi…

  • Fabulosa!

    Fabulosa!
    av Paul Baker

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141320

    Polari was a language used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution - or worse - Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expressing humou…

  • Acts Against God

    Acts Against God
    av David Nash

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142013

    A phenomenon that spans human experience, from the ancient world right up to today's ferocious religious debates, blasphemy is an act of individuals, but also a widespread and constant presence in cultural, political and religious life. Acts Against…

  • Georges Bataille

    Georges Bataille
    av Stuart Kendall

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893277

    Georges Bataille was arguably the greatest influence on the post-structuralist revolution in twentieth-century thought and literature, yet few truly understand his large body of work or its impact. Stuart Kendall now translates the work and life of…

  • Cave

    Cave
    av Ralph Crane

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234311

    To enter caves is to venture beyond the realm of the everyday. From huge vaulted caverns to impassable water-filled passages, the karst topography of Guilin in China and the lava tubes of Hawaii, from tiny remote pilgrimage sites to massive tourism…

  • Jan Van Eyck

    Jan Van Eyck
    av Craig Harbison

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861898203

    Jan van Eyck's surviving work comprises a series of painstakingly detailed oil paintings of astonishing verisimilitude. Most explanations of the meanings behind these paintings have been grounded in the disguised religious symbolism critics have ins…

  • Odin's Whisper

    Odin's Whisper
    av Neil Price

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780232904

    The Viking period, which stretched from the eighth to the eleventh century, left behind half a million graves, many containing whole ships, sumptuous goods, and even the bodies of slaves or loved ones sacrificed alongside those who had died. Reveali…

  • 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…

  • Bear

    Bear
    av Robert E. Bieder

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892041

    Few animals are as closely associated with humans as bears. From the Greek legend of "Callisto" to "Winnie-the-Pooh", bears have throughout history been a rich source of imagery, myth, story and legend. "Bear" begins 25 million years ago with 'dawn…

  • Trick or Treat

    Trick or Treat
    av Lisa Morton

    Storpocket - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141580

    Trick or Treat is the first book to both examine the origins and history of Halloween and explore in depth its current global popularity. Festivals like the Celtic Samhain and Catholic All Souls' Day have blended to produce the modern Halloween, whi…

  • Trick or Treat

    Trick or Treat
    av Lisa Morton

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230474

    Halloween has spread around the world, yet its associations with death and the supernatural as well as its inevitable commercialization has made it one of our most puzzling holidays. How did it become what it is today? Trick or Treat is the first bo…

  • Corridors

    Corridors
    av Roger Luckhurst

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789140538

    We spend our lives moving through passages, hallways, corridors, and gangways, yet these channeling spaces do not feature in architectural histories, monographs, or guidebooks. They are overlooked, undervalued, and unregarded, seen as unlovely parts…

  • Playing at Home: The House in Contemporary Art

    Playing at Home: The House in Contemporary Art
    av Gill Perry

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780231808

    Art Since the '80s, a new series from Reaktion Books, seeks to offer compelling surveys of popular themes in contemporary art. In the first book in the series, Gill Perry reveals how the house and the idea of home have inspired a range of imaginativ…

  • Future Cities

    Future Cities
    av Paul Dobraszczyk

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789140644

    Though reaching ever further toward the skies, today's cities are overshadowed by multiple threats: climate change, overpopulation, social division, and urban warfare all endanger our metropolitan way of life. The fundamental tool we use to make sen…

  • Berries

    Berries
    av Victoria Dickenson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141931

    What is it about the small fruits of field and wood that encourages rapture? These gifts of the earth - flagrant in hedgerows, carpeting the forest floor or colouring the uplands - are so ubiquitous as to be commonplace and so extraordinary that we…

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom
    av Barbara Penner

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780231938

    The story of the modern bathroom is both one of grand feats of engineering and mass production, and of the unremarkable, mundane and repressed. The most private place in the home, the bathroom is where we perform the most intimate of our daily routi…

  • Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape

    Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape
    av Joseph Leo Koerner

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861894397

    Caspar David Friedrich (1774 1840), the greatest painter of the Romantic movement in Germany, was perhaps Europe's first truly modern artist. His melancholy landscapes, often peopled by lonely wanderers, represent experiments towards a radically sub…

  • Heroes

    Heroes
    av Tobias Ruther

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780233772

    In 1976 David Bowie left Los Angeles and the success of his celebrated albums Young Americans and Station to Station and settled in Berlin, where he would work on his 'Berlin Triptych', the albums Low, 'Heroes', and Lodger, which are now considered…

  • War and Art

    War and Art

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780238463

    This sumptuously illustrated volume, edited by eminent war historian Joanna Bourke, offers a comprehensive visual, cultural and historical account of the ways in which armed conflict has been represented in art. Covering the last two centuries, the…

  • Walter Benjamin

    Walter Benjamin
    av Esther Leslie

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893437

    Walter Benjamin, critic, essayist, translator, philosopher one of the twentieth century's most influential intellectuals continues to intrigue today. His work stimulates a profusion of responses in the form of new novels, operas, films and artworks,…

  • Zombies: A Cultural History

    Zombies: A Cultural History
    av Roger Luckhurst

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780236698

    Zombies: A Cultural History, now available in paperback, sifts materials from anthropology, folklore, travel writing, colonial histories, long-forgotten pulp literature, B-movies, medical history and cultural theory to give a definitive short introd…

  • Van Halen

    Van Halen
    av John Scanlan

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861899163

    'I hate the word maturing,' singer David Lee Roth once said. 'I don't like the word evolving - or any of that bullshit. The point is to keep it as simplistic, as unassuming, and as stupid as possible.' As Roth would have wanted it, Van Halen follows…

  • Photography and Anthropology

    Photography and Anthropology
    av Christopher Pinney

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861898043

    In Photography and Anthropology, Christopher Pinney presents a provocative and readable account of the strikingly parallel histories of the two disciplines, as well as a polemical narrative and overview of the use of photography by anthropologists f…

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Dmitry Shostakovich
    av Pauline Fairclough

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141276

    Dmitry Shostakovich was one of the most successful composers of the twentieth century - a musician who adapted as no other to the unique pressures of his age. By turns vilified and feted by Stalin during the Great Purge, Shostakovich twice came clos…

  • Edge of Empires

    Edge of Empires
    av Donald Rayfield

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789140590

    Georgia is the most Western-looking state in today's Near or Middle East and, despite having one of the longest, most turbulent histories in the Christian or Near Eastern world, no proper history of the country has been written for decades. Eminent…

  • Edge of Empires

    Edge of Empires
    av Donald Rayfield

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230306

    Georgia is the most Western-looking state in today's Near or Middle East and, despite having one of the longest, most turbulent histories in the Christian or Near Eastern world, no proper history of the country has been written for decades. Donald R…

  • Tintoretto

    Tintoretto
    av Tom Nichols

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234502

    The Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594) is an ambiguous figure in the history of art. Critics and writers such as Vasari, Ruskin and Sartre all placed him in opposition to the established artistic practice of his time, noting that he had…