Reaktion Books

Reaktion Books

Reaktion Books is an independent book publisher based in London. Our founding aim is to publish high-quality books mainly on art, architecture, music and desi
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In 1976 David Bowie left Los Angeles and the success of his celebrated albums Young Americans and Station to Station and settled in Berlin, where he would work on his ‘Berlin Triptych’, the albums Low, ‘Heroes’, and Lodger, which are now considered some of the most critically acclaimed and innovative of the late twentieth century. This is the story of the vital time: of an artist and the city that changed him forever.

In 1976 David Bowie left Los Angeles and the success of his celebrated albums Young Americans and Station to Station and settled in Berlin, where he would work on his ‘Berlin Triptych’, the albums Low, ‘Heroes’, and Lodger, which are now considered some of the most critically acclaimed and innovative of the late twentieth century. This is the story of the vital time: of an artist and the city that changed him forever.

Bollywood movies have long been known for their colourful song-and-dance numbers and knack for combining drama, comedy, action-adventure and music. The strikingly illustrated 'Bollywood’s India' examines Hindi cinema's depictions of everyday life in Indian society and asks what they reveal about India as a nation. This illuminating book argues that Bollywood's interpretations of India over the last two decades are a reliable guide to understanding the nation’s changing hopes and dreams.

Bollywood movies have long been known for their colourful song-and-dance numbers and knack for combining drama, comedy, action-adventure and music. The strikingly illustrated 'Bollywood’s India' examines Hindi cinema's depictions of everyday life in Indian society and asks what they reveal about India as a nation. This illuminating book argues that Bollywood's interpretations of India over the last two decades are a reliable guide to understanding the nation’s changing hopes and dreams.

Bollywood movies have long been known for their colourful song-and-dance numbers and knack for combining drama, comedy, action-adventure and music. The strikingly illustrated 'Bollywood’s India' examines Hindi cinema's depictions of everyday life in Indian society and asks what they reveal about India as a nation. This illuminating book argues that Bollywood's interpretations of India over the last two decades are a reliable guide to understanding the nation’s changing hopes and dreams.

Bollywood movies have long been known for their colourful song-and-dance numbers and knack for combining drama, comedy, action-adventure and music. The strikingly illustrated 'Bollywood’s India' examines Hindi cinema's depictions of everyday life in Indian society and asks what they reveal about India as a nation. This illuminating book argues that Bollywood's interpretations of India over the last two decades are a reliable guide to understanding the nation’s changing hopes and dreams.

Beijing is an intimate and informed portrait of a city at the centre of one of the world’s oldest civilizations and the capital of one of its newest superpowers. Over three and a half millennia, cities have risen and fallen in this place, five of them the capitals of dynastic empires. For centuries the stage for sieges, massacres, rebellions and political spectacle, Beijing has produced or inspired some of China’s greatest and most iconic works of literature, theatre and music.

Beijing is an intimate and informed portrait of a city at the centre of one of the world’s oldest civilizations and the capital of one of its newest superpowers. Over three and a half millennia, cities have risen and fallen in this place, five of them the capitals of dynastic empires. For centuries the stage for sieges, massacres, rebellions and political spectacle, Beijing has produced or inspired some of China’s greatest and most iconic works of literature, theatre and music.

Whether for tango, football or art, passions in Buenos Aires run high. The largest city in Argentina, it is chaotic and lively, dangerous and cosmopolitan, and presents seemingly unlimited attractions for tourists. This book provides a view into the city today, and into its past.

Whether for tango, football or art, passions in Buenos Aires run high. The largest city in Argentina, it is chaotic and lively, dangerous and cosmopolitan, and presents seemingly unlimited attractions for tourists. This book provides a view into the city today, and into its past.

Pasta, pizza, parmesan cheese – we have Italy to thank for some of our favourite foods. Home to a dazzling array of wines, cheeses, breads, vegetables and salamis, Italy has become a mecca for foodies.  Taking readers across the country’s regions and beyond, Al Dente explores how Italy’s cuisines became what they are today.

Pasta, pizza, parmesan cheese – we have Italy to thank for some of our favourite foods. Home to a dazzling array of wines, cheeses, breads, vegetables and salamis, Italy has become a mecca for foodies. Taking readers across the country’s regions and beyond, Al Dente explores how Italy’s cuisines became what they are today.

Beyond Bratwurst traces the many traditions that have combined to form German food today. From their earliest beginnings, food and cooking in Germany have been marked by geographic and climatic differences between north and south, as well as continuous cultural influences from bordering countries.

Beyond Bratwurst traces the many traditions that have combined to form German food today. From their earliest beginnings, food and cooking in Germany have been marked by geographic and climatic differences between north and south, as well as continuous cultural influences from bordering countries.

More than any other figure throughout art’s long history, Andy Warhol has attracted fans, aficionados, enthusiasts, experts, critics, art historians, philosophers and many thoughtful others who have not just reported on the details of his life’s work but have struggled to make sense of it as an enigma.

More than any other figure throughout art’s long history, Andy Warhol has attracted fans, aficionados, enthusiasts, experts, critics, art historians, philosophers and many thoughtful others who have not just reported on the details of his life’s work but have struggled to make sense of it as an enigma.

‘Engaging, insightful, and learned, John Lindow’s Trolls: An Unnatural History examines Scandinavia’s most famous supernatural beings, and the roles they have played, in Nordic folk and elite traditions from the Viking Age to today. Experienced or novice “trollologist”, you are sure to find this an excellent and richly rewarding read.’ – Stephen A. Mitchell, Harvard University

‘Engaging, insightful, and learned, John Lindow’s Trolls: An Unnatural History examines Scandinavia’s most famous supernatural beings, and the roles they have played, in Nordic folk and elite traditions from the Viking Age to today. Experienced or novice “trollologist”, you are sure to find this an excellent and richly rewarding read.’ – Stephen A. Mitchell, Harvard University

Eggs by Diane Toops  Which came first, the chicken or the egg? In Hindu scripture, the world began as an egg. Laid by a swan floating on the waters of chaos, after a year the egg split into silver and gold halves, with the silver becoming the earth and the gold transforming into the sky.

Eggs by Diane Toops Which came first, the chicken or the egg? In Hindu scripture, the world began as an egg. Laid by a swan floating on the waters of chaos, after a year the egg split into silver and gold halves, with the silver becoming the earth and the gold transforming into the sky.