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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Running

    Running
    av Thor Gotaas

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861899132

    It is probably not surprising to learn that the modern craze for running is not new: our species has been running since we were able to stand upright. What may be surprising, however, are the many ways and reasons we have performed this painful, exh…

  • Running

    Running
    av Thor Gotaas

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861895264

    It is probably not surprising to learn that the modern craze for running is not new: our species has been running since we were able to stand upright. What may be surprising, however, are the many ways and reasons we have performed this painful, exh…

  • Keepers of the Golden Shore

    Keepers of the Golden Shore
    av Michael Quentin Morton

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235806

    For those who visit the UAE today, staying in air-conditioned hotels and shopping in ultra-modern malls, the country itself remains an enigma - a glass and concrete creation that seems to have sprung from the desert overnight. Keepers of the Golden…

  • Calling the Spirits

    Calling the Spirits
    av Lisa Morton

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142808

    Calling the Spirits investigates the eerie history of our conversations with the dead, from necromancy in Homer's Odyssey to the emergence of Spiritualism, when Victorians were entranced by mediums and the seance was born Among our cast are the Fox…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Wanderers

    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…

  • 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…

  • Sardine

    Sardine
    av Trevor Day

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239965

    The sardine is a paradoxical fish. Seemingly insignificant, its exploitation has made fortunes for some and, when stocks have collapsed, caused hardship for many. Its status has shifted from utilitarian food to a gourmet's delight. Trevor Day - dive…

  • Penguin

    Penguin
    av Stephen Martin

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893765

    From the Linux logo to The March of the Penguins, a certain tuxedo-adorned member of the animal kingdom has perpetually captured our hearts and imaginations. Stephen Martin regales us here with the cultural history of the penguin, revealing many fas…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Shape of Things

    The Shape of Things
    av Vilem Flusser

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861890559

    This text presents in English an array of essays on design by the seminal media critic and philosopher, Vilem Flusser. It puts forward the view that our future depends on design. In a series of essays, Flusser emphasizes the interrelationship betwee…

  • The Simple Truth

    The Simple Truth
    av Simon Morley

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142310

    The monochrome - a single-colour work of art - is highly ambiguous. For some it epitomizes purity, and is art reduced to its essence. For others it is just a stunt, the emperor's new clothes. Why are monochromes so admired, yet such an easy target o…

  • 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…

  • Storm

    Storm
    av John Withington

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780236612

    Storms affect our lives in many remarkable and dangerous ways. Gales, hurricanes, cyclones, blizzards, tornados, hail and sand and dust storms regularly demonstrate the awesome power of nature that all of us experience in some form. But what causes…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • St George

    St George
    av Samantha Riches

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234489

    The image of St George - the mounted, medieval knight slaying a dragon - seems so familiar to us all that it is tempting to assume this figure is easily understood. He is, in fact, one of the most significant and complex mythic figures in Christian…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Lancelot Brown and the Capability Men

    Lancelot Brown and the Capability Men
    av David Brown

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780236445

    Lancelot 'Capability' Brown is often thought of as an innovative genius who single-handedly pioneered a new, 'naturalistic' style of landscape design. But he was only one of many landscape designers in Georgian England, albeit the most commercially…

  • 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…

  • With the Hand

    With the Hand
    av Paul Vincent

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861899194

    Most women do it at home; men, it seems, do it everywhere. Some consider it a health treatment, others as love for themselves. Yet despite everyone doing it, no one actually talks about it - masturbation is still taboo, and even today the subject is…

  • Monkey

    Monkey
    av Desmond Morris

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230962

    The monkey has remarkable intelligence and adaptibility and has enjoyed a close relationship over millennia with human societies. Monkey deities feature prominently in the ancient religions of India, China, Egypt and Central America. Among peoples o…

  • Eyewitnessing

    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

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780231877

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Hinterland

    Hinterland
    av Phil A. Neel

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239026

    Over the last forty years, the landscape of the United States has been fundamentally transformed. It is partially visible in the ascendance of glittering, coastal hubs for finance, infotech and the so-called `creative class'. But this is only the ti…

  • Hinterland

    Hinterland
    av Phil A. Neel

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142136

    Over the last forty years, the landscape of the USA has been fundamentally transformed. It is partially visible in the ascendance of glittering coastal hubs for finance, infotech and the so-called `creative class'. But this is only the tip of an eco…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Photography and War

    Photography and War
    av Pippa Oldfield

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141450

    There are countless books on war photography, most of these focusing on dramatic images made by photojournalists in combat zones. Photography and War instead proposes a radically expanded notion of war photography, one that encompasses a far broader…

  • 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…

  • Shark

    Shark
    av Dean Crawford

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893253

    The shark's basic design was perfected by Mother Nature 100 million years ago, and she has been mass-producing them ever since. The shark is so superbly suited to its purpose that it has outlived the dinosaur, the mastodon, the saber-tooth tiger, an…

  • 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…

  • Savoir-Faire

    Savoir-Faire
    av Maryann Tebben

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789143324

    Savoir-Faire: A History of Food in France is a comprehensive account of France's rich culinary history. Not just the story of haute cuisine, the book is seasoned with myths and stories from a wide variety of times and places; from snail hunting in B…

  • Zen Landscapes

    Zen Landscapes
    av Allen Weiss

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780231907

    The essential elements of a dry Japanese garden are few: rocks, gravel, moss. Simultaneously a sensual matrix, a symbolic form and a memory theatre, these gardens exhibit beautiful miniaturization and precise craftsmanship. However, their apparent m…

  • 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…

  • 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 -…

  • 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…