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Notes on 'camp'
Our Price: £1.00
'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.

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...
True originals
Our Price: £40.50
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

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 ...

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...
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

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...
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
Our Price: £25.00
Through their metaphorical and material qualities, textiles can be seductive, exciting, intimate and, at times, shocking and disquieting. This book is...
Fashion and psychoanalysis
Our Price: £17.09
In this innovative new book, Alison Bancroft re-examines significant moments in twentieth century fashion history through the focal lens of psychoanal...

Eye chart
Our Price: £9.99
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
Our Price: £45.99
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...

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...
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...

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...
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, ...