• Pantone the 20th Century in Color
    Pantone the 20th Century in Color
    ISBN: 9780811877565
    Title: Pantone the 20th Century in Color
    Author: LEATRICE EISEMAN & KEITH RECKER

    Pantone, the worldwide color authority, invites you on a rich visual tour of 100 transformative years. From the Pale Gold (15-0927 TPX) and Almost Mauve (12-2103 TPX) of the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris to the Rust (18-1248 TPX) and Midnight Navy (19-4110 TPX) of the countdown to the Millennium, the 20th century brimmed with color. Longtime Pantone collaborators and color gurus Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker identify more than 200 touchstone works of art, products, d cor, and fashion, and carefully match them with 80 different official PANTONE color palettes to reveal the trends, radical shifts, and resurgences of various hues. This vibrant volume takes the social temperature of our recent history with the panache that is uniquely Pantone.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $67.00
    $67.00
  • Paula Rego: Obedience & Defiance
    Paula Rego: Obedience & Defiance
    ISBN: 9781908970480
    Title: Paula Rego: Obedience & Defiance
    Author: SPIRA ANTHONY, LAMPERT CATHERINE, ZAMBRENO KATE

    A major publication on the radical and political work of one of Britain's most celebrated living figurative artists. Born in Lisbon in 1935, Dame Paula Rego DBE left Portugal as a teenager to study in London, which has been her principal home for more than sixty years. She is celebrated for bold and intense paintings, drawings and prints that intertwine the private and the public, the intimate and the political, combining autobiographical elements with stories from literature, folklore and mythology, references to earlier art, and observations on the contemporary world. She uses arresting imagery and dark symbolism to create unsettling narrative tableaux that challenge the established order and unpick social and sexual codes embodied by family, religion and the state. Charged with a unique psychic and emotional drama and magic realism, her works express what it is to be human - and a woman in particular - and living under the oppressive hierarchies and controlling mores of patriarchal society. This book accompanies a major touring exhibition spanning Rego's entire career since the 1960s, with a focus on work that addresses the moral challenges to humanity, particularly in the face of violence, poverty, political tyranny, gender discrimination, and grief. The selected pictures, which include previously unseen paintings and works on paper from the artist's family and close friends, reflect Rego's perspective as an empathetic, courageous woman and a defender of justice. The book includes a substantial text by exhibition curator Catherine Lampert that will consider Rego's oeuvre as a whole and draw upon the artist's own interpretations and revelations about individual works, as well as appreciations of the artist's achievements by the acclaimed young American writer Kate Zambreno and new Irish author Sally Rooney

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Peacock & Vine: Fortuny & Morris in Life & at Work
    Peacock & Vine: Fortuny & Morris in Life & at Work
    ISBN: 9781784740801
    Title: Peacock & Vine: Fortuny & Morris in Life & at Work
    Author: BYATT A S


    This ravishing book opens a window onto the lives, designs, and passions of two charismatic artists. Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspired a new variety of art, as vibrant today as when it was first conceived. Acclaimed writer A.S. Byatt traces their genius right to the source.


    The Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark spaces leading to a workshop where Fortuny created his designs for pleated silks and shining velvets. Here he worked alongside the French model who became his wife and collaborator, including on the âe~Delphosâe(tm) dress âe" a flowing gown evoking classical Greece.


    Morrisâe(tm)s Red House, outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, helped inspire his stunning floral and geometric patterns; it also represented a coming together of life and art. But it was Kelmscott Manor in the English countryside that he loved best âe" even when it became the setting for his wifeâe(tm)s love affair with Dante Gabriel Rossetti.


    Generously illustrated with the artistsâe(tm) beautiful designs âe" pomegranates and acanthus, peacock and vine âe" A.S. Byatt brings the visions and ideas of Fortuny and Morris dazzlingly to life.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Persian Carpet Tradition Design Evolution from 1410 to Modern Times
    Persian Carpet Tradition Design Evolution from 1410 to Modern Times
    ISBN: 9781898113621
    Title: Persian Carpet Tradition Design Evolution from 1410 to Modern Times
    Author: FORD P R J

    - Miniature paintings unlock the door to a thorough re-examination of the ubiquitous 'classical' medallion design in Persian carpets, revealing an artistic revolution comparable to that which occurred at the same time in Renaissance Italy Between 1400 and 1500 a design revolution in Persia swept away a 2000-year-old tradition of carpet design, replacing abstract geometric patterns with complex floral scrolls dominated by a central medallion derived from the Chinese cloud-collar shape. This revolution represents a major event in world art history, comparable to that which occurred at the same time in Renaissance Italy. It was followed over the next four centuries by a second revolution, during which the principal design elements of the first permeated carpet production at every level throughout Persia and continue to dominate it to this day.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $145.00
    $145.00
  • Pieter Bruegel: Masters of Netherlandish Art
    Pieter Bruegel: Masters of Netherlandish Art
    ISBN: 9783848004003
    Title: Pieter Bruegel: Masters of Netherlandish Art
    Author: VOHRINGER CHRISTIAN

    The volumes in this bibliophile series provide unique portraits of European art history. Readers gain fascinating insights into the artists' biographies and their styles of working: Albrecht Durer and his famous portraits and altarpieces, the vivid rural scenes of Pieter Bruegel, the great painters of the Italian Renaissance and the mysterious chiaroscuro paintings of Caravaggio. Authoritative texts illustrate the decisive stages in the artists' lives and in the development of their styles, explaining their impact against the background of their social context as well as their significance for following generations of artists. A wealth of largesized illustrations showcase each artist's oeuvre. Each volume contains a comprehensive appendix providing information on the artists' biographies in tabular form as well as an extensive bibliography. All the authors are renowned in their specialist field.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle to be Understood
    Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle to be Understood
    ISBN: 9780141979618
    Title: Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle to be Understood
    Author: PERRY GRAYSON


    'I have never read such a stimulating short guide to art. It should be issued as a set text in every school' Lynn Barber, Sunday Times


    Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after all, there is a reason he's called this book Playing to the Gallery and not 'Sucking up to an Academic Elite'). Based on his hugely popular BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this funny, personal journey through the art world answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime During War
    Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime During War
    ISBN: 9781848222199
    Title: Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime During War
    Author: TOMPKINS ARTHUR

    The roll-call of mankind's wars down the centuries is paralleled by an equally extensive catalogue of the theft, destruction, plundering, displacement and concealing of some of the greatest works of art. From the many wars of Classical Antiquity, through the military turning points and detours of the Fourth Crusade, the Thirty Years' War, Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, World Wars I and II, and then onwards to the ongoing contemporary conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, the history of art crime in times of war contains myriad fascinating and often little-known stories of the fate of humankind's greatest works of art. Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime During War charts the crucial milestones of art crimes spanning two thousand years. The works of art involved have fascinating stories to tell, as civilization moves from a simple and brutal 'winner takes it all' attitude to the spoils of war, to contemporary understanding, and commitment to, the idea that a society's artistic heritage truly belongs to all humankind.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $74.00
    $74.00
  • Poppies: Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red
    Poppies: Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red
    ISBN: 9781904897514
    Title: Poppies: Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red
    Author: IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS & CUMMINS PAUL (FOREWORD BY)

    Of the countless commemorations of the centennial of World War I, the most striking and unforgettable was surely an art installation at the Tower of London. Created by Paul Cummins, with installation design by Tom Piper, the installation was titled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, and it consisted of 888,246 ceramic poppies that slowly were added to the Tower's moat between July 18 and November 11, 2014. Each poppy represented a British or Colonial military fatality during the war; taken together, they offered a remarkable visual representation of the staggering human cost of the conflict.

    The installation garnered worldwide attention and drew more than five million visitors. This book presents specially commissioned color photographs of the installation at the Tower and through its later travels to nineteen other locations throughout the United Kingdom. Featuring forewords by Cummins and Piper reflecting on the conception and creation of the project, the book captures the artwork in all its power.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Portraits Destroyed: Power, Ego & History's Vandals
    Portraits Destroyed: Power, Ego & History's Vandals
    ISBN: 9781760760069
    Title: Portraits Destroyed: Power, Ego & History's Vandals
    Author: COTTER JULIE

    Churchill entered Westminster Hall at noon, to the sound of drums beating out a victory roll - his signature gesture. At 80, he was still prime minister, and angered by discussion of retirement. But that irritation would pale in comparison to the anger he was about to feel on this day, 10 November 1954, when his birthday portrait was unveiled. Portraits have power. For centuries the tool of queens, emperors, statesmen and dictators, they offer the ultimate in image control. And, identified as portraits are with their subjects, their destruction remains a shocking act - whether committed for reasons of vanity, legacy, ethics, race, or even as part of the creative process. Join respected art historian Dr Julie Cotter as she journeys through eras, continents and regimes to examine the extraordinary stories of Portraits Destroyed.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Pursuit of Art: Travels Encounters & Revelations
    Pursuit of Art: Travels Encounters & Revelations
    ISBN: 9780500094112
    Title: Pursuit of Art: Travels Encounters & Revelations
    Author: GAYFORD MARTIN


    In the course of a career thinking and writing about art, critic Martin Gayford has traveled all over the world both to see works of art and to meet artists. Gayford's journeys, often to fairly inaccessible places, involve frustrations and complications, but also serendipitous encounters and outcomes, which he makes as much a part of the story as the final destination. In chapters that are by turns humorous, intriguing, and stimulating, Gayford takes us to places as varied as Brancusi's Endless Column in Romania; prehistoric caves in France; the museum island of Naoshima in Japan; the Judd Foundation in Marfa, Texas; and an exhibition of Roni Horn's work in Iceland.


    Interwoven with these tales are journeys to meet artists--Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, Marina Abramovic in Venice, Robert Rauschenberg in New York--and travels with artists, such as a trip to Beijing with Gilbert & George. These encounters not only provide fascinating insights into the way artists approach and think about their art, but reveal the importance of their personal environments.


    A perceptive, amusing, and knowledgeable companion, in The Pursuit of Art Gayford takes readers on a tour of art that is immensely entertaining, informative, and eminently readable.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Raphael: Masters of Italian Art
    Raphael: Masters of Italian Art
    ISBN: 9783848003969
    Title: Raphael: Masters of Italian Art
    Author: BUCK STEPHANIE & HOHENSTATT PETER

    The volumes in this bibliophile series provide unique portraits of European art history. Readers gain fascinating insights into the artists' biographies and their styles of working: Albrecht Durer and his famous portraits and altarpieces, the vivid rural scenes of Pieter Bruegel, the great painters of the Italian Renaissance and the mysterious chiaroscuro paintings of Caravaggio. Authoritative texts illustrate the decisive stages in the artists' lives and in the development of their styles, explaining their impact against the background of their social context as well as their significance for following generations of artists. A wealth of largesized illustrations showcase each artist's oeuvre. Each volume contains a comprehensive appendix providing information on the artists' biographies in tabular form as well as an extensive bibliography. All the authors are renowned in their specialist field.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Return of Curiosity: What Museums are Good for in the Twenty-first Century
    Return of Curiosity: What Museums are Good for in the Twenty-first Century
    ISBN: 9781780236568
    Title: Return of Curiosity: What Museums are Good for in the Twenty-first Century
    Author: THOMAS NICHOLAS

    Over the last twenty years museums have proliferated, attracting new audiences and assuming new prominence in public life. The Return of Curiosity offers a fresh perspective on museums and what they may now be good for. Nicholas Thomas argues that what is special about museums are their collections, which are not just rich resources for reflection, but creative technologies that enable people to make new things in the present.Reflecting on art galleries, science and history institutions, and museums around the world, Thomas shows that in times marked by insecurity and increasing conflict, museums can help to sustain and enrich society. They stimulate a curiosity that is vital to understanding and negotiating the cosmopolitan but dangerous world we all now inhabit. The Return of Curiosity is a book that anyone who visits and enjoys museums will find engaging and stimulating. Curators, arts and heritage professionals, policymakers and all museum studies teachers and students need to own and read this influential book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Roman Art
    Roman Art
    ISBN: 9783822854549
    Title: Roman Art
    Author: WOLF NORBERT

    Out of the shadows: Art and architecture of ancient Rome For a long time, Roman art was somewhat overshadowed by the art of ancient Greece. It was only in about 1900 that a search began for ancient Roman art and architecture. The foundations of Roman imagery were laid in the early days of the Empire under Emperor Augustus. The imperial court and the imperial family were role models for artistic style, taste and fashion--trendsetters, so to speak, which imperial society was obliged to follow. It was at court that the "new" took shape, pieced together from the vocabulary of Greek originals, copies and imitations as well as new creations, but fulfilling entirely new functions and expressing new meanings. The portrait of the ruler and the so-called state reliefs, which enhanced and embroidered real events, by depicting gods for example, had a particular influence in the shaping of the imagery. Using classical stylistic means, Roman art was able to fulfill all the desires and ideas of its patrons for more than two centuries.

    Featured works include: Augustus of Primaporta; Gemma Augustea; Lycurgus beaker; funerary relief of the Roman couple Publius Aiedius and Publia Aiedia; Constantine I in a helmet with the christogram; the portrait of a man, the so-called Brutus; equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius; colossal portrait of Emperor Constantine I; group statue of the Emperors Diocletian, Maximian, Galerius and Constantine I, the "tetrarch group"; personifications of Macedonia and Persia About the Series:
    Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Genre Series features:
    • a detailed illustrated introduction plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural and social events that took place during that period
    • a selection of the most important works of the epoch, each of which is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and with an interpretation of the respective work, plus a portrait and brief biography of the artist
    • approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists & the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper
    Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists & the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper
    ISBN: 9780500289723
    Title: Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists & the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper
    Author: HARRIS ALEXANDRA

    In the 1930s and 1940s, while the battles for modern art and modern society were being fought in Paris and Spain, it seemed to some a betrayal that John Betjeman and John Piper were in love with a provincial world of old churches and tea shops. Alexandra Harris tells a different story: eclectically, passionately, wittily, urgently, English artists were exploring what it meant to be alive at that moment and in England. They showed that "the modern" need not be at war with the past: constructivists and conservatives could work together, and even the Bauhaus emigre Laszlo Moholy-Nagy was beguiled into taking photos for Betjeman's nostalgic An Oxford University Chest. A rich network of personal and cultural encounters was the backdrop for a modern English renaissance. This great imaginative project was shared by writers, painters, gardeners, architects, critics, and composers. Piper abandoned purist abstracts to make collages on the blustery coast; Virginia Woolf wrote in her last novel about a village pageant on a showery summer day. Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Bowen, and the Sitwells are also part of the story, along with Bill Brandt and Graham Sutherland, Eric Ravilious and Cecil Beaton.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Sculpture: from Antiquity to the Present Day
    Sculpture: from Antiquity to the Present Day
    ISBN: 9783836523936
    Title: Sculpture: from Antiquity to the Present Day
    Author: DAVAL J & DUBY GEORG

    Sculpture - From Antiquity to the Present Day ""Text and illustrations form a remarkable whole, on a theme which has never been subjected to such a precise synthetic study."" -Beaux Arts Magazine, Paris Ranging from ancient to contemporary sculpture, this book is the first study of the history of sculpture to present such an original and comprehensive approach. Taking the sculptures out of the museum context (and thus off of their proverbial pedestals), this volume presents a completely new view which affords enlightening comparisons between eras and genres. This remarkable work is indispensable for artlovers of all tastes and disciplines.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $150.00
    $150.00
  • Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-portraits
    Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-portraits
    ISBN: 9780500294024
    Title: Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-portraits
    Author: BORZELLO FRANCES

    This richly diverse exploration of female artists and self-portraits is a brilliant and poignant demonstration of originality in works of haunting variety. The two earliest self-portraits come from 12th-century illuminated manuscripts in which nuns gaze at us across eight centuries. In 16th-century Italy, Sofonisba Anguissola paints one of the longest series of self-portraits, spanning adolescence to old age. In 17th-century Holland, Judith Leyster shows herself at the easel as a relaxed, self-assured professional. In the 18th century, artists from Elisabeth Vig#65533;e-Lebrun to Angelica Kauffman express both passion for their craft and the idea of femininity; and in the 19th the salons and art schools at last open their doors to a host of talented women artists, including Berthe Morisot, ushering in a new and resonant self-confidence. The modern period demolishes taboos: Alice Neel painting herself nude at eighty, Frida Kahlo rendering physical pain, Cindy Sherman exploring identity, Marlene Dumas dispensing with all boundaries. The full verve of Frances Borzello's enthralling text, and the hypnotic intensity of the accompanying self-portraits, is revealed to the full in this inspiring book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Sensations A New History of British Art
    Sensations A New History of British Art
    ISBN: 9781786272973
    Title: Sensations A New History of British Art
    Author: JONES JONATHAN

    The best-selling Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones presents a radical new story of British art.

    "Sensations& presents a radically new story of British art. It connects the artists of today with British culture more than three hundred years ago as it finds an unexpected thread that links William Hogarth and Tracey Emin, Thomas Gainsborough and Lucian Freud. What they share is an eye for the real world. I hope this book will change how you see Britain, and its art." - Jonathan Jones

    What is the artistic impulse uniting Robert Hooke's drawings of insects, George Stubbs's studies of horses and Damien Hirst's pickled shark? In this new and spirited account of British art, Jonathan Jones argues for empiricism. From the Enlightenment to the present, British artists have shared a passion for looking hard at the world around them. Jones shows how this zeal for precision and careful observation paved the way for Realism, Impressionism and the birth of modern art.

    This essential art book is a must-read for fans of Gombrich's The Story of Art and the perfect introduction to British art history.& &

    Also by Laurence King Publishing:
    - A World History of Art by John Fleming and Hugh Honour (9781856695848)
    - The Short Story of Art by Susie Hodge (9781780679686)

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Seven Keys to Modern Art
    Seven Keys to Modern Art
    ISBN: 9780500021620
    Title: Seven Keys to Modern Art
    Author: MORLEY SIMON

    With modern art's proclivity for self-expression, originality, and the abstract, great works can often seem indecipherable. This book provides the tools to help interpret the seemingly bizarre and often intimidating aspects of modern and contemporary art by exploring twenty works in terms of seven key perspectives: history, biography, aesthetics, experience, theory, criticism, and the market.Author, artist, and art historian Simon Morley shows how twenty well-known but little-understood works of art can serve as useful gateways not only for understanding each other, but also for appreciating works by the same artists and the wider world of art in general. Morley points to visual and theoretical dimensions of art that are not immediately obvious, reconstructing the perspectives of artists and the context within which works were made. Seven Keys to Modern Art is a liberating approach, offering a highly practical and universally applicable method of art interpretation and appreciation.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Shock of the New: Art & the Century of Change
    Shock of the New: Art & the Century of Change
    ISBN: 9780500275825
    Title: Shock of the New: Art & the Century of Change
    Author: HUGHES ROBERT

    An illustrated 100-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard. .

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Significant Others: Creativity & Intimate Partnership
    Significant Others: Creativity & Intimate Partnership
    ISBN: 9780500293812
    Title: Significant Others: Creativity & Intimate Partnership
    Author: CHADWICK WHITNEY & DE COURTIVRON ISABELLE

    Biographies of artists and writers have traditionally presented an individual's lone struggle for self-expression. In this book, critics and historians challenge these assumptions in a series of essays that focus on artist and writer couples who have shared sexual and artistic bonds. Featuring duos such as Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, and Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, this book combines biography with evaluation of each partner's work in the context of the relationship.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Sistine Chapel
    Sistine Chapel
    ISBN: 9788895847436
    Title: Sistine Chapel
    Author: PAOLUCCI ANTONIO

    -Presents new photography of the Sistine Chapel, one of the most-visited places in the world The images in this volume are the result of the photo shoot carried out in the Sistine Chapel between December 2015 and January 2016. New technologies have made it possible to achieve spectacular results, ensuring a more faithful and accurate reproduction of the Sistine masterpieces. The use of innovative Gigapixel technology has allowed achievements in life-size reproductions of the frescoes and an until now unpublished reading of the entire decoration of the Sistine, restoring its clarity and original color. Text in English and Italian.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $175.00
    $175.00
  • Six Facets of Light
    Six Facets of Light
    ISBN: 9781784708375
    Title: Six Facets of Light
    Author: WROE ANN


    'She's a genius, I believe, because she lights up every subject she touches.' Hilary Mantel


    A Spectator Book of the Year


    Goethe claimed to know what light was. Galileo and Einstein both confessed they didn't. On the essential nature of light, and how it operates, the scientific jury is still out. There is still time, therefore, to listen to painters and poets on the subject. They, after all, spend their lives pursuing light and trying to tie it down.


    Six Facets of Light is a series of meditations on this most elusive and alluring feature of human life. Set mostly on the Downs and coastline of East Sussex, the most luminous part of England, it interweaves a walker's experiences of light in Nature with the observations, jottings and thoughts of a dozen writers and painters - and some scientists - who have wrestled to define and understand light. From Hopkins to Turner, Coleridge to Whitman, Fra Angelico to Newton, Ravilious to Dante, the mystery of light is teased out and pondered on. Some of the results are surprising.


    By using mostly notebooks and sketchbooks, this book becomes a portrait of the transitoriness, randomness, swiftness, frustrations and quicksilver beauty that are the essence of light. It is a work to be enjoyed, pondered over, engaged with, provoked by; to be packed in the rucksack of every walker heading for the sea or the hills, or to be opened to bring that outside radiance within four dark town walls.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Starry Night Van Gogh at the Asylum
    Starry Night Van Gogh at the Asylum
    ISBN: 9780711239203
    Title: Starry Night Van Gogh at the Asylum
    Author: BAILEY MARTIN

    Starry Night is a fully illustrated account of Van Gogh's time at the asylum in Saint-Remy. Despite the challenges of ill health and asylum life, Van Gogh continued to produce a series of masterpieces - cypresses, wheatfields, olive groves and sunsets. He wrote very little about the asylum in letters to his brother Theo, so this book sets out to give an impression of daily life behind the walls of the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole and looks at Van Gogh through fresh eyes, with newly discovered material.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Story of Painting: from Renaissance to the Present
    Story of Painting: from Renaissance to the Present
    ISBN: 9783848004140
    Title: Story of Painting: from Renaissance to the Present
    Author: KRAUSSE ANNA-CAROLA

    This volume retraces the story and development of painting from the Renaissance to our days, with numerous illustrations and excursuses about major painters, theoricians and movements. An ideal textbook for students and for anyone interested to know more about painting.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Story of Painting: How Art Was Made
    Story of Painting: How Art Was Made
    ISBN: 9780241335185
    Title: Story of Painting: How Art Was Made
    Author: DK

    A fascinating new history of art, this gloriously illustrated book reveals how materials, techniques, and ideas have evolved over the centuries, inspiring artists and giving them the means to create their most celebrated works.

    Covering a comprehensive array of topics, from the first pigments and frescos to linear perspective in Renaissance paintings, the influence of photography, Impressionism, and the birth of modern art, The Story of Painting follows each step in the evolution of painting over the last 25,000 years, from the first cave paintings to the abstract works of the last 150 years. Packed with lavish colour reproductions of paintings and photographs of artists at work and the materials they used, it also focuses on key paintings from each period to analyse the techniques and secrets of the great masters in detail.

    Immerse yourself in the pages of this beautiful book and find yourself dazzled by new colours; marvel at the magic of perspective; wonder at glowing depictions of fabric and flesh; understand cubism; and embrace abstraction. It will transform your understanding and enjoyment of paintings forever.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence
    Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence
    ISBN: 9780711236677
    Title: Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence
    Author: BAILEY MARTIN

    'Studio of the South' tells the story of Van Gogh's period in Arles in 1888, when his powers were at their height. Based on original research, the book reveals discoveries that throw new light on the legendary artist and give a definitive account of his fifteen months spent in Arles, including his collaboration with Gauguin.
    Van Gogh headed to Arles believing that the landscape of Provence would have parallels with Japan, whose art he greatly admired. The south of France was an exciting new land, bursting with life. He loved walking the 5 kilometres up into the hills with the ruined abbey of Montmajour and in late spring he drew and painted over a dozen landscapes there. He went on an excursion to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a fishing village on the far side of the Camargue, where he saw the Mediterranean for the first time, energetically capturing it in paint. He painted portraits of friends and locals, and embarked on his flower still life paintings, culminating in the Sunflowers. During the heat of the Provencal summer, Van Gogh painted harvest scenes. He rented the Yellow House from May, and gradually did it up, calling it an artist's house, inviting Paul Gauguin to join him there. This encounter was to have a profound impact on both of the artists. They painted side by side in the Alyscamps, an ancient necropolis on the outskirts of town, their collaboration coming to a dramatic end in December. The difficulties Van Gogh faced living by himself led to his eventual decision in May 1889 to retreat to the asylum at Saint-Remy. One of his final tasks at the Yellow House was to pack up two crates with his last eight months of paintings. Unsold in his lifetime, the pictures have since been recognized as some of the greatest works of art ever created.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Tamara de Lempicka: Dandy Deco
    Tamara de Lempicka: Dandy Deco
    ISBN: 9788866482574
    Title: Tamara de Lempicka: Dandy Deco
    Author: MORI GIOIA

    An aura of mystery has surrounded Tamara de Lempicka since she was born, not in Warsaw in 1902, as she claimed, but according to official records in 1898 in Moscow. The beautiful and scandalous Tamara was the extravagant muse of Art Deco, an icon of the roaring twenties, and a successful painter of intensely sensual portraits that were powerfully sculptural with Cubist lines, embellished with sophisticated decorative elements. Cool colors, cramped spaces and stark contrasts between light and shade surround the unforgettable faces of rich, elegant, emancipated, and theatrical women fixed in their existential melancholy. The catalogue includes a careful selection of unforgettable paintings and valuable historic photographs offering us a fascinating thematic reconstruction of the personal and professional aspects of Tamara's life, including the places she lived, her involvement in the sophisticated fashion world of the period, and her studies of the nude, as well as her still-lifes and portraits. Contents: Tamara's worlds: from Russia to Mexico; Still life - a recurring theme in Lempicka's work, with echoes and references that range from 17th-century Flemish painting, to the rediscovery of trompe-l'oeil in the 1930s to1950s, and contemporary photography; Devotion - a constant theme in Lempicka's oeuvre is religious. It is identified and analyzed in terms of the art of the period. Portraits - Paintings and drawings are analyzed, and the initial classical sources pointed up, as well as how they relate to modern photography and cinematography. A section is dedicated to the portraits of children; The nude - The study of the nude from mannerist sources to the photography of Albin-Guillot e Brassai; Fashion - Lempicka's close ties to the fashion world examined through her paintings, her experience as a photographic model, and her sophisticated wardrobe. Published to accompany an exhibition at Palazzo Chiablese, Turin (19 March - 30 August 2015)."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $78.00
    $78.00
  • Tell Them I Said No
    Tell Them I Said No
    ISBN: 9783956792007
    Title: Tell Them I Said No
    Author: HERBERT MARTIN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Think Like an Artist, Don't Act Like One: Common Sense from an Unexpected Source
    Think Like an Artist, Don't Act Like One: Common Sense from an Unexpected Source
    ISBN: 9789063694685
    Title: Think Like an Artist, Don't Act Like One: Common Sense from an Unexpected Source
    Author: DE WILT KOOS


    This book presents seventy-five ways to look at art and seventy-five life lessons you can learn from it. From the works of ancient Egypt and Greece to today's abstract and conceptual pieces, by way of da Vinci, Durer, Rembrandt, Picasso, Warhol, and Ai Wei Wei, art inspires us to take a fresh look at the fundamental questions we face--questions about success, love, work, friendship, life, and death. It's a lively introduction to art history as it resonates in your own daily life and an exhortation to look at art in your own personal way.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle
    Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle
    ISBN: 9781473687936
    Title: Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle
    Author: HUNTER CLARE


    **SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK**


    'An astonishing feat'
    Christina Patterson, Sunday Times

    'An inspiring and moving sideways look at history'
    Eithne Farry, Sunday Express

    An eloquent blend of history and memoir, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story.


    From political propaganda in medieval France to secret treason in Tudor England, from the mothers of the desaparecidos in Argentina to First World War soldiers with PTSD, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland, Threads of Life is a global chronicle of identity, protest, memory and politics.


    Banner-maker, community textile artist and textile curator Clare Hunter chronicles the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances.


    'A beautifully considered book... Clare Hunter has managed to mix the personal with the political with moving results.' TRACY CHEVALIER



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Toolshed Colouring Book
    Toolshed Colouring Book
    ISBN: 9781780678993
    Title: Toolshed Colouring Book
    Author: PHILLIPS LEE

    The Toolshed Colouring Book is perhaps the first colouring book aimed at men, and features more than 1,400 illustrations based on Lee John Phillips's attention-grabbing Shed Project.Started in 2013, originally as one drawing a day, Phillips' Shed Project documents item-by-item the contents of his late grandfather's shed. The project has received national coverage in the media and has generated profiles of Phillips and his work as far apart as Belgium, Japan and Australia.A companion project to the Toolshed Journal, the Toolshed Colouring Book is both a cool activity book for men but also a fascinating glimpse into The Shed Project itself.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Trouble with Women Artists Reframing the History of Art
    Trouble with Women Artists Reframing the History of Art
    ISBN: 9782080203700
    Title: Trouble with Women Artists Reframing the History of Art
    Author: ADLER LAURA ; VIEVILLE CAMILLE

    Sixty-seven female artists and their work from the sixteenth century to the present demonstrate the evolution of art through a female-empowered lens.

    The history of art has been forever considered, written, published, and taught by men, primarily for a male audience. For women, the mere possibility of becoming an artist--to have access to the necessary materials, to produce, exhibit, and, against all odds, succeed and sustain the activity--has been an incessant, dangerous, and exhausting fight--physically, mentally, and psychologically. The time has come to reframe the history of art in the context of the brave women who had the courage to defy all rules in order to pursue their vocation and carve out their place in the art world.

    This book draws the portraits of sixty-seven fascinating women and their significant artistic achievements, from groundbreaking Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi to the photography of Nan Goldin today. Tracing the painters, sculptors, photographers, and performance artists who shaped modern art, readers discover key figures and their signature works, including Mary Cassatt, Sonia Delaunay, Georgia O'Keeffe, Tamara de Lempicka, Frida Kahlo, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington, Yoko Ono, Eva Hesse, Marina Abramovic, Carrie Mae Weems, and Cindy Sherman.

    Exploring the codes and archetypes of art history, this celebration of women in art analyzes their slow but steady achievement of artistic independence and the hard-won recognition for their creative work in a domain historically reserved for men.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • UFO Drawings from the National Archives
    UFO Drawings from the National Archives
    ISBN: 9781909829091
    Title: UFO Drawings from the National Archives
    Author: CLARKE DAVID


    Sixty years of letters, official reports, photographs, drawings and paintings of UFO sightings from British government files


    Originally established at the request of Winston Churchill in the aftermath of World War II, the British Ministry of Defence's UFO Desk operated for more than 60 years, collating mysterious sightings and records of strange objects in the sky from observant, and sometimes imaginative, members of the public. As well as letters and official reports, the UFO files contain photographs, drawings and even paintings of these curious sightings sent in by concerned citizens. In 2007, after decades of stonewalling questions about its UFO investigations, the Ministry of Defence announced that it had decided to release all of its surviving files, in an attempt to counter "the maze of rumor and frequently ill-informed speculation" on the subject.


    Journalism scholar David Clarke has been working with the UK's National Archives on the UFO files since the Ministry of Defence began to release them. In this volume, Clarke selects examples from the archives to present a history of British UFO art and the remarkable stories behind these images: accounts of an alien craft on the A1, flying saucers over Hampstead and a spaceship landing at a primary school in Macclesfield. Revealing the uncanny experiences, rumors, hopes, fears and fantasies expressed by British people from all walks of life, UFO Drawings from the National Archives offers a glimpse into a secret social history of the twentieth century.


    UFO Drawings from the National Archives is part of the Four Corners Irregulars series spotlighting important but overlooked areas of creativity from modern British visual history.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Value of Art: Money Power Beauty
    Value of Art: Money Power Beauty
    ISBN: 9783791346380
    Title: Value of Art: Money Power Beauty
    Author: FINDLAY MICHAEL

    What is art worth? How can a work by Pablo Picasso be sold for more than $100,000,000? This fascinating book explains the market for art--and art's value for all of us. In straightforward prose that doesn't mystify art or deny its special allure, prominent art dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers a close up and personal view of almost a half century in the business of art. He engagingly explains art's three kinds of value: commercial; social; and what he terms its essential value--the range of responses to art that we as individuals have depending on our culture, education, and life experience. Few avid collectors are immune to the thrill of rising market value, but Findlay argues that buying for investment alone is seldom smart. A genuine love of art and the ways it may enrich one's social life also play important roles. Down-to-earth and with a touch of dry wit, he explains exactly how artworks are valued and reveals the workings of the art market. Enhancing his narrative are wise advice, insider anecdotes, and tales of scoundrels and scams, celebrity collectors, and remarkable discoveries. Generously illustrated, Findlay's distillation of a lifetime's experience makes this insider's guide indispensable for all who love art, not only collectors but true "amateurs" as well.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Visions of Paradise: Indian Court Paintings
    Visions of Paradise: Indian Court Paintings
    ISBN: 9781925432589
    Title: Visions of Paradise: Indian Court Paintings
    Author: CROTHERS WAYNE

    Artists of the Rajput and Mughal courts produced some of the most richly decorated and exquisitely detailed paintings in the history of art. These visually complex and sophisticated scenes have become an internationally celebrated part of India's culture and visual identity. Visions of Paradise presents the National Gallery of Victoria's collection of Indian court paintings, including its internationally important holdings of Rajput paintings, and opens up the world of opulent palaces, sumptuous lifestyles and cultural activities of the famed maharanas and maharajas of Rajasthan.This publication features major essays from experts around the globe, including Wayne Crothers, Senior Curator, Asian Art, NGV; Dipti Khera, Assistant Professor, South Asian Art, in the Department of Art History and Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Dr Shailka Mishra, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin; and award-winning author and playwright, Suneeta Peres da Costa.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Voyaging Out British Women Artists from Suffrage to the Sixties
    Voyaging Out British Women Artists from Suffrage to the Sixties
    ISBN: 9780500021828
    Title: Voyaging Out British Women Artists from Suffrage to the Sixties
    Author: TRANT CAROLYN & TOWNSEND JOYCE


    In this revealing chronicle of a fascinating period of social change, artist Carolyn Trant examines the history of women artists in modern Britain, filling in the gaps in traditional art histories. Introducing the lives and works of a rich network of neglected women artists, Voyaging Out sets these alongside such renowned presences as Barbara Hepworth, Laura Knight, and Winifred Nicholson. In an era of radical activism and great social and political change, women forged new relationships with art and its institutions. Such change was not without its challenges, and with acerbic wit Trant delves into the gendered makeup of the avant-garde and the tyranny of artistic "isms."


    In Virginia Woolf's first novel The Voyage Out (1915) her female heroine strives toward a realization of her sense of self, asking what being a woman might mean. In the decades after women won the vote in Britain, the fortunes of women artists were shaped by war, domesticity, continued oppressions, and spirited resistance. Some succeeded in forging creative careers; others were thwarted by the odds stacked against them. Weaving devastating individual stories with spirited critique, Voyaging Out reveals this hidden history.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • War & Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict
    War & Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict
    ISBN: 9781780238463
    Title: War & Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict
    Author: BOURKE JOANNA

    In times of crisis, we often turn to artists for truth-telling and memory-keeping. There is no greater crisis than war, and in this sumptuously illustrated volume, we find a comprehensive visual, cultural, and historical account of the ways in which armed conflict has been represented by artists.

    Covering the last two centuries, from the Crimean War to the present day, the book shows how the artistic portrayal of war has changed, from a celebration of heroic exploits to a more modern, troubled, and perhaps truthful depiction of warfare and its consequences. The book investigates broad patterns as well as specific genres and themes of war art, and features more than 400 color illustrations by artists including Paul Nash, Judy Chicago, Pablo Picasso, Melanie Friend, Marc Chagall, Francis Bacon, Kathe Kollwitz, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg, Dora Meeson, Otto Dix, and many others. The volume also highlights the work of often overlooked artists, including children, non-Europeans, and prisoners of war. A wide range of subjects, from front-line combat to behind-the-lines wartime experiences are represented in paintings, etchings, photography, film, digital art, comics, and graffiti.

    Edited and with an introduction by Joanna Bourke, War and Art features essays written by premier experts in the field. This extensive survey is a fitting and timely contribution to our understanding of art, memory, and commemoration of war.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00

    $120.00
  • What Makes Great Art: 80 Masterpieces Explained
    What Makes Great Art: 80 Masterpieces Explained
    ISBN: 9780711235076
    Title: What Makes Great Art: 80 Masterpieces Explained
    Author: PANKHURST ANDY ; HAWKSLEY LUCINDA

    What Makes Great Art showcases a selection of 80 outstanding paintings and sculptures from around the world and throughout time, assessing just what it is that makes them so great.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?
    Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?
    ISBN: 9780500295731
    Title: Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?
    Author: AN KYUNG & CERASI JESSICA


    What is contemporary art? What makes it contemporary? Who is it for? And why is it so expensive?


    From museums and the art market to biennials and the next big thing, Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? offers concise and pointed insights into today's art scene, decoding "artspeak," explaining what curators do, demystifying conceptual art, exploring emerging art markets, and more. In this easy-to-navigate A to Z guide, the authors' playful explanations draw on key artworks, artists, and events from around the globe, including how the lights going on and off won the Turner Prize, what makes the likes of Marina Abramovic and Ai Weiwei such great artists, and why Kanye West would trade his Grammys to be one.


    Packed with behind-the-scenes information and delightfully free from jargon, this paperback edition of Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? is the perfect gallery companion and the go-to guide for when the next big thing leaves you stumped.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader
    Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader
    ISBN: 9780500295557
    Title: Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader
    Author: NOCHLIN LINDA & REILLY MAURA (EDS)


    Linda Nochlin was one of the most accessible, provocative, and innovative art historians of our time. In 1971, she published "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?"--a dramatic feminist call to arms that questioned traditional art historical practices and led to a major revision of the discipline.


    Now available in paperback, Women Artists brings together twenty-nine essential essays from throughout Nochlin's career. Included are her major thematic texts "Women Artists After the French Revolution" and "Starting from Scratch: The Beginnings of Feminist Art History," as well as her landmark 1971 essay and its rejoinder, " 'Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?' Thirty Years After." These appear alongside monographic entries focusing on a selection of major women artists, including Mary Cassatt, Louise Bourgeois, Cecily Brown, Kiki Smith, Miwa Yanagi, and Sophie Calle.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
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