The Modern Art Cookbook illuminates the significance of particular ingredients and dishes in the lives of some of the world’s greatest artists, providing a feast for the eyes and the mind as well as the palate. Beautifully illustrated and often surprising, this compilation is a joyous guide to the art of food.  Nominated for 2013 André Simon Food and Drink Award.

The Modern Art Cookbook Mary Ann Caws Picasso’s sangria, Emily Dickinson’s gingerbread, Frida Kahlo’s red snapper, and other delectable delights from beloved artists and writers

Ice Cream: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)

Ice Cream: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)

Reaktion’s new ‘Botanical’ series is the first of its kind, integrating horticultural and botanical writing with a broader account of the cultural and social impact of plants. In that sense, the South African geranium (the enduring, if confusing, common name for the genus Pelargonium) is perhaps the perfect plant to inaugurate the series.     The Telegraph gave it 4 stars. Read the review here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/9870702/Geranium-by-Kasia-Boddy-review.html

Reaktion’s new ‘Botanical’ series is the first of its kind, integrating horticultural and botanical writing with a broader account of the cultural and social impact of plants. In that sense, the South African geranium (the enduring, if confusing, common name for the genus Pelargonium) is perhaps the perfect plant to inaugurate the series. The Telegraph gave it 4 stars. Read the review here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/9870702/Geranium-by-Kasia-Boddy-review.html

'Aficionados of vampire culture will probably find little to surprise them in this fascinating study, but the rest of us will remain gripped throughout . . . This is a fun study but it's also, as Beresford says, a study in our fears, and ultimately, our fear of death.'   - The Herald, Glasgow.

From Demons to Dracula: The Creation of the Modern Vampire Myth, a book by Matthew Beresford

he theft of high-profile works of art is not new and recurs on a fairly regular basis. In 1994 two important paintings by J.M.W. Turner (then valued at £24 million) were stolen from a public gallery in Frankfurt while on loan from the Tate in London. Sandy Nairne, who was then Director of Programmes at the Tate, became centrally involved in the pursuit of the pictures and in the negotiation for their return.  http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/book.html?id=477#

Art theft and the case of the stolen turners / Sandy Nairne.

Winner of the British Association of American Studies Book Prize 2008     Winner of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize 2008     Shortlisted for the British Sports Book Award 2008     http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/book.html?id=312#

Winner of the British Association of American Studies Book Prize 2008 Winner of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize 2008 Shortlisted for the British Sports Book Award 2008 http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/book.html?id=312#

‘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

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Picturing Tropical Nature reflects on the work of several nineteenth- and twentieth-century scientists and artists, including Alexander von Humboldt, Alfred Russel Wallace, Louis Agassiz, Sir Patrick Manson and Margaret Mee.

Picturing Tropical Nature reflects on the work of several nineteenth- and twentieth-century scientists and artists, including Alexander von Humboldt, Alfred Russel Wallace, Louis Agassiz, Sir Patrick Manson and Margaret Mee.

'Anyone who has ever enjoyed ice cream, or even just sitting in a soda fountain, will find something to love in this book.' – Globe and Mail, Canada     http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/book.html?id=458#

Ice Cream : A Global History : The Edible Series - Laura B.

Film and music belong together; classics like Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) and Mike Nichols’ The Graduate (1967) are renowned for their brilliant soundtracks. But what exactly is ‘film music?’ Does music act as an accompaniment to the ‘film’, or is film an illustration of the music, or are the two inseparable?   http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/book.html?id=308#  Click to see larger version.

Film and music belong together; classics like Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) and Mike Nichols’ The Graduate (1967) are renowned for their brilliant soundtracks. But what exactly is ‘film music?’ Does music act as an accompaniment to the ‘film’, or is film an illustration of the music, or are the two inseparable? http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/book.html?id=308# Click to see larger version.

A concise yet comprehensive new account, Charles Bukowski will be of interest to those already fans of this influential figure and an invaluable introduction to those new to his work.  http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/book.html?id=567#

A concise yet comprehensive new account, Charles Bukowski will be of interest to those already fans of this influential figure and an invaluable introduction to those new to his work. http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/book.html?id=567#

Rarely are the life and works of a writer so intimately and dramatically bound up as they were in Neruda’s case, and in this study Dominic Moran takes a detailed and often critical look at the relationship between them, focusing as much on what the poetry sometimes strategically hides about Neruda the creator, the lover and the political proselytiser, as on what it reveals.

Pablo Neruda by Dominic Moran, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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