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Notes on 'camp'
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'The ultimate Camp statement: it's good because it's awful.'These two classic essays were the first works of criticism to break down the boundaries be...
Scotland to the world
Our Price: £27.00
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the National Museum of Scotland, this book showcases over 100 of its treasures.

The RAF in 100 objects
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It was in the closing year of the First World War, on 1 April 1918, that the Royal Air Force was born from the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps ...
A history of the world in 100 objects
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Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a bold, original approach to human history, exploring past civilizations through the obje...

The severed head
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Informed by a provocative exhibition at the Louvre curated by the author, The Severed Head unpacks artistic representations of severed heads from the ...
A life less throwaway
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Now more than ever, we live in a society where we covet new and shiny things. Not only has consumption risen dramatically over the last 60 years, but ...

James Rosenquist - painting as immersion
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With a background in painting billboards, James Rosenquist had a unique perspective on the dual effects of imagery and scale on the viewing experience...
High heel
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Best Fifteen Books of March 2019, Refinery29 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019, Paste Magazine Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed ...

In miniature
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This title provides a delightful, entertaining, and illuminating investigation into our peculiar fascination with making things small, and what small things tell us about the world at large. Simon Garfield reveals the secret histories of tiny Eiffel Towers, the truth about the flea circus, a doll's house made for a Queen, eerie tableaux of crime sc
What about me?
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According to current thinking, anyone who fails to succeed must have something wrong with them. The pressure to achieve and be happy is taking a heavy...

Shakespeare's restless world
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The Elizabethan age was a tumultuous time, when long-cherished certainties were crumbling and life was exhilaratingly uncertain. Shakespeare's Restl...
They were counted
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Shooting parties in great country houses, turbulent scenes in parliament and the luxury life in Budapest provide the backdrop for this gripping, presc...

Silk, slaves, and stupas
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Following her bestselling Life Along the Silk Road, Susan Whitfield widens her exploration of the great cultural highway with a new captivating portra...
Love objects
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How are love and emotion embodied in material form? Love Objects explores the emotional potency of things, addressing how objects can function as fe...

Sock
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Who ponders the sock? This common object i...
The pulse glass
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A personal and global history in objects, Gillian Tindall traces the memories and meanings that accrue to the artefacts of human lives through time. B...

Personal stereo
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. When the Sony Walkman debuted in 1979, pe...
The erotic cloth
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Through their metaphorical and material qualities, textiles can be seductive, exciting, intimate and, at times, shocking and disquieting. This book is...

Eye chart
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Desert nomads tested their vision by dist...
Carnal knowledge
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Carnal Knowledge is an outcome of the renewed energy and interest in moving beyond the discursive construction of reality to understand the relationsh...