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Tracy Emin: Art into life

Paperback, 14/07/2022, £24.99

Berthe Morisot

Hardback, 05/04/2018, £22.50

Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

Hardback, 26/06/2018, £42.50
Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this comprehensive volume examines Berthe Morisot s remarkable body of work, painterly innovations, and leading role within the Impressionist canon.

Lucian Freud: The Copper Paintings

Hardback, 12/10/2021, £30.00
Brings together, for the first time, Lucian Freud's oil on copper paintings, including his lost portrait of Francis Bacon and two works that have never been reproduced before.

Bacon in Moscow

Hardback, 27/01/2022, £17.99
The hilarious account of one man's quest to mount a Francis Bacon exhibition in the Soviet Union.

David Shepherd: Artist and Conservationist

Hardback, 14/09/2022, £20.00
The talents and achievements of incredible wildlife artist, David Shepherd, including his foibles, eccentricities and larger-than-life character, are beautifully captured in this biography written by his son-in-law, JC Jeremy Hobson.

Letters to Gwen John

Hardback, 07/04/2022, £18.99

The Other Side: A Journey into Women, Art and the Spirit World

Hardback, 02/02/2023, £22.00
The first major work of art history to focus on women artists and their engagement with the spirit world, by one of the foremost art writers at work today

A Brief History of Black British Art

Paperback, 16/12/2021, £15.00
An accessible and richly illustrated introduction which celebrates the work of Black British artists.

Wreck: Gericault's Raft and the Art of Being Lost at Sea

Hardback, 03/03/2022, £16.99
An artist's obsession with Gericault's monumental painting The Raft of the Medusa, and an intensely personal reckoning that delves deep inside the making of an artwork.

Brief History of Protest Art

Paperback, 03/03/2022, £15.00
A visual journey through eighty years of protest art, which is more relevant than ever in our digital, visually-rich and social-media driven age

Gee Vaucher: Beyond Punk, Feminism and the Avant-Garde

Paperback, 15/11/2022, £20.00
This book situates and critically assesses the substantial body of work created by Gee Vaucher within a lineage of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art history, including radical art production of the 1970s, political protest and street art and punk design, as well as cultural, socio-economic, political and historic contexts. -- .

Beatrix Potter

Hardback, 25/11/2021, £30.00
Generations of children have been captivated by the exploits of Jemima Puddleduck, Squirrel Nutkin, Peter Rabbit and the host of other characters conjured up by Beatrix Potter. Packed with original artwork, this book, looks at secrets to her success and celebrates her wider life and legacy - that stretch far beyond the pages of her storybooks.

Boy in a China Shop: Life, Clay and Everything

Hardback, 03/02/2022, £22.00
Ballet dancer. Front man in an almost famous band. Judge on The Great Pottery Throwdown. How did all that happen?

Martin Sharp: His Life and Times

Paperback, 25/01/2017, £16.99
The life of the charismatic, unconventional, unique and surprising Martin Sharp - pop artist and joint founder of the underground magazine Oz

Leon Kossof Drawing from Painting

7, 09/03/2007, £14.99
Known for his expressive portraits and London landscapes, draftsman, printmaker, and painter Leon Kossoff is one of the significant British artists. This book features essays that discuss how Kossoff used a body of drawings to inform his original paintings and analyze how the particular influence of Old Masters has been incorporated into his work.

Rembrandt's Eyes

Paperback, 04/09/2014, £40.00
Interweaving of seventeenth-century Holland, this book allows us to see Rembrandt in a completely fresh and original way.


7, 30/04/2003, £6.99
This work offers a thorough introduction to the brief, yet eventful life of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) whose works of grafitti art crossed over into the gallery world.


7, 26/05/2000, £6.99


7, 26/05/2000, £6.99
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is widely regarded as epitomizing the "painter as poet". Chagall's paintings, steeped in mythology and mysticism, portray colourful dreams and tales that are deeply rooted in his Russian Jewish origins. This art album presents Chagll's work.

Rachael Thomas Interviews Michael Craig Martin

7, 15/06/2006, £24.99
Presents a series of interviews with artists by the Irish Museum of Modern Art. This book also features an interview with the artist.

Sol LeWitt

Paperback, 18/05/2006, £17.00


7, 13/10/2005, £9.99
Offering an exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work, this book identifies what it was that made him so unique. It offers insights into the 'real' meaning behind masterpieces, such as "The Mona Lisa" and the "Last Supper". It also talks about his unfulfilled dreams, relationships with patrons, and the truth about his religious views.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Hardback, 17/10/2017, £30.00
The author of the internationally-acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobsdelivers an engrossing biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most creative genius.

Sorcerer's Apprentice: Picasso, Provence and Douglas Cooper

Hardback, 25/11/1999, £20.00
Between 1951 and 1961 the author, biographer of Picasso, lived in Provence at the Chateau de Castille with art historian Douglas Cooper. This is a memoir of Richardson's ten years in the chateau, a ruined colonnaded folly which became a private museum.

Eva Hesse Sculpture

Hardback, 02/05/2006, £30.00
Focuses on the artist's large-scale sculptures in latex and fiberglass and provides an opportunity to look at Eva Hesse's artistic achievement within the historical context of her life in family diaries and photographs. This work examines Hesse's works within the context of the art and aesthetic theories of the 1960s.

Art of Richard Diebenkorn

Paperback, 01/11/1997, £45.00
Recognized as a major figure in postwar American painting, Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was an artist strongly identified with California but whose work is beloved throughout the United States and the rest of the world. This catalogue covers Diebenkorn's career and focuses on the artist's inner life and purposes as revealed in his paintings.

Great Painters

Paperback, 21/06/2004, £14.99
Spanning six centuries and 73 painters, this book examines what makes a painter one of the 'greats'. Their life and career, style and artistic approach are all described, and their work placed within the development of art history.

Renoir's Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon

Hardback, 25/10/2017, £25.00
From the author of The Mistress of Paris, a lavish biography of a remarkable 19th-century woman.

Artists: Their Lives and Works

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £25.00


Paperback, 30/04/2009, £14.99
Henri Matisse was one of the most important and beloved artists of the twentieth century, rivalled only by his friend - and competitor - Pablo Picasso. This title reveals the origins of Matisse's astonishing talent and provides an insight into his life and work.

Carrington's Letters: Her Art, Her Loves, Her Friendships

Hardback, 13/11/2017, £30.00
She was friends with the greatest minds of the day and her correspondence stars a roster of fascinating characters - Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Rosamund Lehmann, Maynard Keynes to name but a few.

Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Hardback, 01/03/2016, £12.99
With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.

Art Sex Music

Paperback, 11/01/2018, £10.99
A SUNDAY TIMES, TELEGRAPH, ROUGH TRADE, PITCHFORK AND UNCUT MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZEMusician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades.

My Life

Paperback, 01/03/2018, £9.99

Agnes Martin HC

Paperback, 30/06/2015, £29.99
Canadian-born Agnes Martin was one of the pre-eminent painters of the second half of the twentieth century, whose work has had a significant influence both on artists of her own time and for subsequent generations.

Oliver Jeffers: The Working Mind and Drawing Hand

Hardback, 01/10/2018, £45.00
Illustrator and artist Oliver Jeffers gives readers an unprecedented and intimate window into his creative process, weaving his popular works with never-before-seen art and illustrations, alongside his personal story of how he came to art, his love of books, and his bookmaking, fashioned from his personal sketchbooks.

Lucian Freud's Sketchbooks

Hardback, 07/07/2016, £12.95
This revelatory publication features a selection of beautifully reproduced images from his sketchbooks. Most of the sketches - which include works in pencil, pastel and watercolour from across the artist's long career - are published here for the first time. These fascinating images extend our understanding of Freud's work and demonstrate the scrutiny he brought to his subjects.

Judith Kerr

Hardback, 12/09/2019, £18.99

Sylvia Pankhurst

Hardback, 09/09/2019, £10.99

Frances Hodgkins

Hardback, 09/09/2019, £10.99

Marlow Moss

Hardback, 09/09/2019, £10.99

Laura Knight

Hardback, 09/09/2019, £10.99
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