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Death: From Dust to Destiny features a rich collection of texts and images together with the authors' guiding commentary. The book offers a reflective meditation on the methods that artists, architects, and writers have developed to activate memory, and animate their subjects into a possibly-unending afterlife.
This is the story of our search for life on other planets, from 16th-century heretic Giordano Bruno to the Kepler Space Telescope today. Astronomer Lucas Ellerbroek interviews the leading figures in the field, to give first-hand accounts of the modern history of exo-planet hunting.
By Lisa Morton
Ghosts: A Haunted History is a broad-ranging, clear-eyed survey of the ghost. Lisa Morton covers the early history of ghosts in folklore, literature and history as well as modern examples such as Ghost Hunters and The Conjuring.
Charlotte Horlyck explores oil and ink paintings to video art, multi-media installations, ready-mades and performance, and the questions that arise about the role of art and the artist's position within society.
Living by Numbers: In Defence of Quantity explores the many ways in which we live in, and by, a world of numbers. Steven Connor discusses how numbers play a part in all aspects of life, from dealing with crowds to jokes, music, and painting.
By Carol Mavor
In Aurelia, Carol Mavor reads the world of literature and art through the lens of the fairy tale.
By Peter Adey
Levitation tells the peculiar story of those who have dreamed, believed or practiced levitation through history, whether they were successful or not.