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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…

  • 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…

  • Snail

    Snail
    av Peter Williams

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861895288

    For most of us, snails do not elicit feelings of warmth or affection. Apart from our repugnance at its appearance, our relationship with the snail has been influenced by the harm it has inflicted over the years on our garden seedlings. With "Snail",…

  • Five Years Ahead of My Time

    Five Years Ahead of My Time
    av Seth Bovey

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789140651

    Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present tells of an explosive musical phenomenon whose continuing influence on popular culture is dramatic and deep.The tale begins in 1950s America, when classic rock 'n' roll was reach…

  • Appetites for Thought

    Appetites for Thought
    av Michel Onfray

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234458

    Appetites for Thought offers up a formidable intellectual challenge: can we better understand the concepts of philosophers from their culinary choices? Tracing the food obsessions of philosophers from Diogenes to Sartre, Michel Onfray - a philosophe…

  • 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…

  • A Band with Built-In Hate

    A Band with Built-In Hate
    av Peter Stanfield

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142778

    'Ours is music with built-in hatred.' Pete TownshendA Band with Built-In Hate pictures The Who through the prism of pop art and the levelling of high and low culture it brought about. Peter Stanfield guides us through the British pop revolution as i…

  • Zebra

    Zebra
    av Christopher Plumb

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239354

    Common and exotic, glamorous and ferocious, sociable and sullen: zebras mean many things to many people. The extraordinary beauty of their striped coats makes them one of the world's most recognizable animals. They have been immortalized in paint by…

  • A History of Diplomacy

    A History of Diplomacy
    av Jeremy Black

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861896964

    In A History of Diplomacy, historian Jeremy Black challenges the conventional account of the development of diplomacy, devoting more attention to non-Western traditions and to the medieval West than is usually the case. By the nineteenth century a s…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Wanderers

    Wanderers
    av Kerri Andrews

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789145014

    Now in B-format paperback, this book describes 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 dau…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Paracelsus

    Paracelsus
    av Bruce T. Moran

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789141443

    Throughout his controversial life the alchemist, physician and social radical known as Paracelsus combined traditions that were magical and empirical, scholarly and folk, learned and artisanal. He read ancient texts and then burned some of them. He…

  • 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…

  • The Suit

    The Suit

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789144963

    The Suit unpicks the story of this most familiar garment, from its emergence in western Europe at the end of the seventeenth century to today. Suit-wearing figures such as the Savile Row gentleman and the Wall Street businessman have long embodied i…

  • A Philosophy of Boredom

    A Philosophy of Boredom
    av Lars Svendsen

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892171

    Although boredom is something that we have all suffered from at some point in our lives, and has become one of the central preoccupations of our age, very few of us can explain precisely what it is. In this book, Lars Svendsen examines the nature of…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • London

    London
    av Phil Baker

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142181

    City of cities, the modern world's first great metropolis, London has shaped everything from clothing to youth culture. It has a unique place in the world's memory, even as its role has changed from the capital of the planet to its playground, and a…

  • Divine Images

    Divine Images
    av Jason Whittaker

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142877

    Although relatively obscure during his lifetime, William Blake has become one of the most popular English artists and writers, through poems such as "The Tyger" and "Jerusalem," and images including The Ancient of Days. Less well-known is Blake's ra…

  • 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…

  • Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature

    Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature
    av Elizabeth Alice Honig

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789140767

    In sixteenth-century Northern Europe, during a time of increasing religious and political conflict, Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel explored how people perceived human nature. Bruegel turned his critical eye and peerless paintbrush to mankind's labor…

  • 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…

  • Crime Dot Com

    Crime Dot Com
    av Geoff White

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789144437

    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…

  • Ugliness

    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

    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…

  • Isaac Newton and Natural Philosophy

    Isaac Newton and Natural Philosophy
    av Niccolo Guicciardini

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239064

    Isaac Newton is generally regarded as one of the greatest scientists in history, yet the spectrum of his interests was much broader than that of a contemporary scientist. He was deeply involved in alchemical, religious and biblical studies, and in t…

  • 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…

  • Jellyfish

    Jellyfish
    av Peter Williams

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789142150

    Jellyfish are, like the mythical Medusa, both beautiful and potentially dangerous. Found from pole to tropic, these mesmeric creatures form an important part of the sea's plankton and vary in size from the gigantic to the minute. Perceived as alien…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Hieronymus Bosch

    Hieronymus Bosch
    av Nils Buettner

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235790

    In his lifetime Hieronymus Bosch was already famous for his fantastic painterly creations. Today his name has become synonymous with eerie and infernal images. Seeing Bosch's enigmatic paintings, the viewer is faced with riddles that result in numer…

  • Abu Ghraib Effect

    Abu Ghraib Effect
    av Stephen F. Eisenman

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861896469

    This is a subtle, yet uncompromising analysis of the iconic photographs of torture from the prison at Abu Ghraib.

  • 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…

  • Geranium

    Geranium
    av Kasia Boddy

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230481

    Reaktion's new 'Botanical' series is the first of its kind, integrating horticultural and botanical writing with a broader account of the cultural and social impact of plants. In that sense, the South African geranium (the enduring, if confusing, co…

  • Loving Animals

    Loving Animals
    av Joanna Bourke

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789143102

    Renowned historian Joanna Bourke explores the modern history of bestialitySex with animals is one of the last taboos but, for a practice that is generally regarded as abhorrent, it is remarkable how many books, films, plays, paintings, and photograp…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Devil and His Advocates

    The Devil and His Advocates
    av Erik Butler

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789143737

    Satan is not God's enemy in the Bible, and he's not always bad - much less evil. Through the lens of the Old and New Testaments, Erik Butler explores the Devil through literature, theology, visual art, and music from antiquity up to the present, dis…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Cannabis

    Cannabis
    av Chris Duvall

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780233413

    Cannabis, one of humanity's first domesticated plants, has been utilized for spiritual, therapeutic, recreational and even punitive reasons for thousands of years. Humans have excellent practical knowledge of the uses of cannabis, yet limited unders…

  • Carnivorous Plants

    Carnivorous Plants
    av Dan Torre

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789140521

    Carnivorous plants are a unique botanical group, possessing modified leaves to trap, kill, and consume small creatures. As a result they are often depicted as killers in films and literature--from Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors to the world-domina…

  • 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…

  • British Comics

    British Comics
    av James Chapman

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861898555

    British Comics is a unique cultural history of British comic papers and magazines, from their origins in the late nineteenth century to the present day. It shows how comics were transformed in the early twentieth century from adult amusement to imag…

  • Wild Boar

    Wild Boar
    av Dorothy Yamamoto

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780237619

    Tough, resourceful and omnivorous, wild boar are the ancestors of domestic pigs. From earliest times, wild boar have presented humans with both opportunity and threat: they are a valuable food source, but also a formidable foe carrying tusks that ca…

  • 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…

  • 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…