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Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History

Hardback, 30/10/2015, £45.00
This is a cultural history of mathematics and art, from antiquity to the present. Mathematicians and artists have long been on a quest to understand the physical world they see before them and the abstract objects they know by thought alone. Taking readers on a tour of the practice of mathematics and the philosophical ideas that drive the disciplin

Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum

Paperback, 01/09/2013, £9.99
In the visual arts of fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries in Europe, animals were understood in relation to the human world, whether as animals of the farm, estate or household, beasts of burden or as diversions in menageries and travelling shows. This book explores perceptions of natural world as seen through eyes of imaginative artists.

Everything You Know About Art is Wrong

Hardback, 24/08/2017, £9.99
Who really invented photography? Why is the Mona Lisa really smiling? Which painting was hung upside-down for over a month before anyone noticed? This highly entertaining assumption-confounding, myth-busting book about art and art history has the answers.

Language of Things

Paperback, 27/08/2009, £12.99
Decodes the things around us: their hidden meanings, our relationship with them, how they shape our lives and why we desire them. This book makes us part with our money. It defines who we think we are.

B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World

Paperback, 26/03/2015, £14.99
Provides a tool kit for understanding the world around us. This book is about our obsession with collecting, the quest for authenticity and the creation of national identities. It's about Hitchcock's film sets and why we value imperfection. It's about fashion and technology, about politics and art.

Lapwing and Fox: Conversations Between John Berger and John Christie

Hardback, 15/09/2016, £28.00
Lapwing & Fox is a series of stimulating conversations in the form of letters and small books sent between two friends, writer and critic John Berger and artist and film-maker John Christie over a three-year period. The correspondence is reproduced in colour facsimile throughout and covers a vast range of thought-provoking topics.


Paperback, 08/07/2017, £16.00
A celebration of the writer and artist John Berger (1926-2017) with texts by his friends and collaborators including Anne Michaels, Geoff Dyer, Katya Berger Andreadakis and Eulalia Bosch. Profusely illustrated through with drawings by John Berger and his son Yves Berger. It is edited and designed by artist John Christie.

Why Look at Animals?

Paperback, 27/08/2009, £6.99
Explores how the ancient relationship between man and nature has been broken in the modern consumer age, with the animals that used to be at the centre of our existence now marginalized and reduced to spectacle.

About Looking

Paperback, 20/04/2009, £14.99
The follow-up to the seminal Ways of Seeing, one of the most influential books on art

Bento's Sketchbook

Hardback, 24/02/2015, £12.99
A meditation, in words and images, on the practice of drawing, by the author of Ways of Seeing.

100 New Artists

Paperback, 22/08/2011, £24.95
Bringing together an innovative new generation who are creating the aesthetics of the next decade, all the artists featured are making waves in the contemporary art world. 100 New Artists features the new themes, media, imagery and ideas emerging in contemporary art practice.

James Turrell: Geometry of Light

Hardback, 01/06/2009, £32.50
Edited by Ursula Sinnreich. Text by Gernot Bohme, Julian Heynen, Agostino de Rosa.

John Ruskin

Paperback, 23/04/2007, £4.99
From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the "Very Interesting People" series provides biographies of Britain's fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. This work talks about John Ruskin.

Design of Everyday Things

Paperback, 09/09/1998, £10.95
A bestseller in the United States, this bible on the cognitive aspects of design contains examples of both good and bad design and simple rules that designers can use to improve the usability of objects as diverse as cars, computers, doors, and telephones.

Art as Experience

Paperback, 05/07/2005, £17.99

How to read paintings

Paperback, 21/06/2004, £14.99
This fascinating book, which will help readers to get more from visits to galleries, examines the processes involved in the creation of a painting, including composition, choice of subject matter, and use of color.


Paperback, 31/10/2012, £12.00
'One of the most striking books of the year' - Mark Lawson, BBC Radio 4's Front Row

Elements of Drawing

Paperback, 08/01/2007, £15.99
Ruskin's The Elements of Drawing, first published in 1857, remains one of the most sensible and useful books on how to draw and paint, both for the amateur and the professional artist.

Aesthetics and Painting

Paperback, 23/10/2008, £18.99
Offers a look at the debates and ideas involved in the aesthetics of painting. This book introduces ideas in the aesthetics of painting. It looks at how and why pictorial representation can be distinguished from other forms of representation; and the relationship between the painted surface and the depicted subject.

Secret Lives of Colour

Hardback, 20/10/2016, £20.00
The unforgettable history of colours and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-coloured volume


Hardback, 14/06/2018, £20.00
The story of the first great skyscraper, and the transformation of the modern city.

Pain in the Arts

Hardback, 30/05/2014, £45.00
This new book is a fearless and passionate defense of the performing and visual arts at a time of increasing 'Pain in the Arts'.

Engaged with the Arts: Writings from the Frontline

Hardback, 23/02/2007, £40.00
A selection of essays on the arts in Britain, written by John Tusa, a notable controversialist, who spoke for the need for the arts. In these essays, he tells the true story of arts philanthropy and seeks out the ways in which the arts can be made to blossom in a cultural and political climate.

Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art & Artists

Hardback, 01/09/2018, £24.95
A series of enlightening perspectives on the art and visual culture of today's world from one of our pre-eminent writers.

Ornament and Crime

Paperback, 30/05/2019, £9.99

Story of Painting: How art was made

Hardback, 01/08/2019, £25.00

Arts and the Creation of Mind

Paperback, 22/10/2004, £14.99
Learning in and through the arts can develop complex and subtle aspects of the mind, argues Elliot Eisner in this book. Offering an array of examples, he describes different approaches to the teaching of the arts and shows how these refine forms of thinking that are valuable in dealing with our daily life.

Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Paperback, 31/07/1997, £11.99
A selection of Vincent Van Gough's letters, based on an entirely fresh translation, revealing his religious struggles, his fascination with the French Revolution, his search for love and his involvement in humanitarian causes.

Art: Vintage Minis

Paperback, 01/10/2019, £3.99
Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock and proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality.' In inimitable style, our greatest historian and master storyteller Simon Schama makes an irresistible case for the power of art and its necessary place in our lives.

Anatomy for the Artist

Hardback, 02/01/2020, £25.00

Airline Maps: A Century of Art and Design

Paperback, 29/10/2019, £16.99

Introduction to Art

Paperback, 10/03/2020, £20.00
At once engaging, personal, and analytical, this book provides the intellectual resources for the critical understanding of art

Oldie Annual 2020

Paperback, 03/10/2019, £5.95
The Oldie Annual will feature more articles and cartoons from `the most original magazine in the country' (Independent) This is the best of The Oldie's writers, columnists, cartoonists and artists from the archive in one book Writers include Auberon Waugh, Miles Kington, Giles Wood, Patricia Highsmith and Barry Cryer

You Are an Artist

Hardback, 14/04/2020, £20.00

Toymaker: My Journey From War to Wonder

Hardback, 12/11/2020, £20.00
Toy inventor and designer Tom Karen recounts his colourful and creative life through the objects and mementos that have come to define it

Lockdown, With Cats

Hardback, 01/11/2020, £20.00

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook: The companion workbook to the world's bestselling drawing guide

Paperback, 05/11/2020, £18.99
A workbook of 40 exercises to accompany the acclaimed drawing guide.

Drawing on the Dominant Eye: Decoding the way we perceive, create and learn

Hardback, 12/11/2020, £18.99
The long-awaited follow-up to the beloved bestseller Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - with new insights about creativity and our unique way of seeing the world around us

Titian : Love, Desire, Death

Hardback, 06/03/2020, £30.00

Contemporary Ceramic Art

Paperback, 23/07/2020, £35.00
A companion volume to Unravelled and Threads, featuring the work of ninety artists at the forefront of contemporary ceramic art.

Practical Potter: Step-By-Step Techniques, 30 Projects and Inspirational Examples, Shown in 800 Photographs

Hardback, 15/10/2017, £15.00
How to create your own beautiful ceramics, with practical step-by-step instructions. Explains all the basic pottery techniques, such as pinching, hollowing, coiling, slab building, extrusion and clay relief.

Beginner's Guide to Pottery & Ceramics: Everything You Need to Know to Start Making Beautiful Ceramics

Paperback, 18/05/2017, £12.99
A practical guidebook for beginner potters, teaching all the skills you need to start creating beautiful ceramics.

The Complete Practical Potter

Paperback, 05/01/2015, £12.99

Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

Hardback, 14/01/2021, £9.99
The 50th anniversary edition of the first major work of feminist art history, published together with the author's reflections three decades on.

Just Like Munch

Paperback, 14/01/2021, £15.00
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