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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...
A history of the Tudors in 100 objects
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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...

True originals
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This book is a fan tribute to the original Adidas models, the so-called 'OGs'. It includes original Adidas basketball, tennis, and running shoes from the 70s, 80s and 90s. This exceptional book presents legendary sneakers, as well as athletes and musicians who have been honoured by Adidas with their own signature modes. Interviews with contemporary
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 ...

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...
Made in L.A. 2018
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Since its inception in 2012, Made in L.A. has been bringing together regional artists from every discipline and has been curated by some of the most e...

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...
Traffic
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Speed. Bump. Speed. Traffic considers the ...

In miniature
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In Miniature is a delightful, entertaining and illuminating investigation into our peculiar fascination with making things small, and what small thing...
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...

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...

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...
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...

High heel
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Best Fifteen Books of March 2019, Refinery29 Top Ten books of March 2019, Paste Magazine Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed bo...
Concrete and culture
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Concrete has been used in arches, vaults, and domes dating as far back as the Roman Empire. Today, it is everywhere-in our roads, bridges, sidewalks, ...

Seals, craft, and community in Bronze Age Crete
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Generations of scholars have grappled with the origins of 'palace' society on Minoan Crete, seeking to explain when and how life on the island altered...
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...

History of the world in 1,000 objects
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A treasure trove of human creativity from around the world History of the World in 1000 Objects takes a fresh look at world history, viewing cultures ...
Luxury
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Luxury has been both celebrated and condemned throughout history right up to the present day. This groundbreaking text examines luxury and its relatio...

Sifting the trash
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How product design criticism has rescued some products from the trash and consigned others to the landfill.Product design criticism operates at the ve...
Mid-century modern
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From the 'soft modernism' of Scandinavian furniture to the sleek, clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglioni brothers in Italy, Judith Mil...

Refrigeration nation
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Only when the power goes off and food spoils do we truly appreciate how much we rely on refrigerators and freezers. In Refrigeration Nation, Jonathan ...
In miniature
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A delightful, entertaining and illuminating investigation into our peculiar fascination with making things small, and what small things tell us about ...

Ritual, performance and the senses
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Ritual has long been a central concept in anthropological theories of religious transmission. Ritual, Performance and the Senses offers a new understa...
The Tudors in 100 objects
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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...

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...

Museum objects
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Museum Objects provides a set of readings that together create a distinctive emphasis and perspective on the objects which lie at the heart of interp...
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...

Fashion and psychoanalysis
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In this innovative new book, Alison Bancroft re-examines significant moments in twentieth century fashion history through the focal lens of psychoanal...
Fashion history
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Fashion History: A Global View proposes a new perspective on fashion history. Arguing that fashion has occurred in cultures beyond the West throughout...

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...
The cinema of things
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This book explores the border zones between life and non-life as represented in cinema from the end of the nineteenth century, when France led the gl...

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 ...
Broken glass, broken world
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Crystal palaces and railway stations, greenhouses and arcades, church windows and shop frontages, wine glasses and lamp shades: from the monumental to...

Lagom
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Uncover the secrets of the Swedish philosophy of life called Lagom - meaning 'just enough'. At its core is the idea that we can strike a healthy balan...
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...

Scotland to the world
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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 ...

Matter transmission
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Arguing for a paleocybernetic approach to current media studies debates, Nicolas Salazar Sutil develops an original framework for a new media ecology ...
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...