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Art in Ireland Since 1910: Since 1910

Barber, Fionna
Art in Ireland since 1910 is the first book to examine Irish art from the early twentieth century to the present day. In this highly illustrated volume Fionna Barber looks at the work of a wide range of artists from Yeats and le Brocquy to Cross and Doherty, many of whom are unfamiliar to audiences outside Ireland.


Doyle, Mark
More than just a book about the Kinks, this is a book about a social class undergoing a series of profound changes, and about a group of young men who found a way to describe, lament and occasionally even celebrate those changes through song.

Song Noir: Tom Waits and the Spirit of Los Angeles

Harvey, Alex
Examines the formative, first decade of Tom Waits' career, when he lived, wrote and recorded nine albums in Los Angeles.

The Fires of Lust : Sex in the Middle Ages

Harvey, Katherine

Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages

Le Goff, Jacques
A history of the fabled heroes and miracles of the Middle Ages.

Aldus Manutius: The Invention of the Publisher

Margolis, Oren
A fresh reading of Aldus Manutius, perhaps the greatest figure in the history of the printed book.

Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween

Morton, Lisa
The first history of the misunderstood festival Halloween, and its current global popularity.

Philosophy Of Boredom

Svendsen, Lars
Examines the nature of boredom, how it originated, its history, how and why it afflicts us, and why we cannot seem to overcome it by any act of will.