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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: £30.00
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the National Museum of Scotland, this book showcases over 100 of its treasures.

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...
They were found wanting
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Balint Abady is forced to part from the beautiful and unhappily married Adrienne Uzdy. Laszlo Gyeroffy is rapidly heading for self-destruction through...

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 ...
The lives of the objects
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In this intriguing insight into the work and history of a museum, V&A director and historian Dr Tristram Hunt brings together ten renowned V&A...

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 ...
Glass
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Pause and look around: you will see that y...

The children of ash and elm
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'As brilliant a history of the Vikings as one could possibly hope to read' Tom Holland The 'Viking Age' is traditionally held to begin in June 793 w...
Ocean
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. The ocean comprises the largest object on...

Possessed
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'Beautifully written and brilliantly argued, Possessed is one of the few things you really need to own' Daniel GilbertHow ownership came to own us - a...
Fierce bad rabbits
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What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? How is Meg and Mog related to Polish embroidery? And why does death in picture books involve being e...

They were counted
Our Price: £9.99
Shooting parties in great country houses, turbulent scenes in parliament and the luxury life in Budapest provide the backdrop for this gripping, presc...
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 Tudors in 100 objects
Our Price: £14.99
THIS seminal period of British history is a far-off world in which poverty, violence and superstition went hand-in-hand with opulence, religious virtu...
Strange harvests
Our Price: £9.99
'Exceptional...a subtle, fascinating braiding of travel, cultural and natural history... It is a pleasure and an education to journey with Posnett in ...

Harvest
Our Price: £16.99
'An exceptional first book; Harvest is a subtle, fascinating braiding of travel, cultural and natural history … It is a pleasure and an education to...
Winston Churchill
Our Price: £25.00
Before Winston Churchill made history, he made news. To a great extent, the news made him too. If it was his own efforts that made him a hero, it was ...

The pulse glass
Our Price: £16.99
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
Our Price: £9.99
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...

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