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7, 06/05/1985, £8.95
A study of Rene Magritte's basic philosophy and art, and particularly the development of his Surrealist style.


Paperback, 19/10/1987, £7.95
Traces the life of the nineteenth century French artist, looks at his most important paintings, drawings, and sculpture, and discusses influences on his work.

Van Gogh

Paperback, 10/04/1989, £6.95


7, 17/09/1990, £7.95

Penguin dictionary of art and artists

Paperback, 07/08/1997, £10.99
Why exactly did Van Gogh cut off his ear? Was Warhol an original or just a copyist? This title provides answers to all this. It includes entries that feature cross-referencing and listings of galleries.

Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Paperback, 01/02/2007, £9.99
Published in 1975, this autobiography of private Andy Warhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; about New York and America; and about himself - his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in the Big Apple, the explosion of his career in the Sixties, and life among celebrities.

Life, Letters, and Poetry

Paperback, 11/09/2008, £8.99
The poems have been rendered into vigorous contemporary English. A selection of Michelangelo's letters, many of them to important contemporaries such as Vasari and Duke Cosimo, is accompanied by the 'Life' of the great artist written by his pupil Ascanio Condivi.

Manet and the Painters of Modern Life

7, 01/04/1996, £8.95
Manet challenged the society in which he lived through his art. He engaged with a Realist tradition, rather than Impressionism, and drew widely on the art of the past. This study examines the artist's intentions and the critical receptions of his work, manifested in cruel parodies and cartoons.


Paperback, 02/02/1998, £7.95
Reviewing the work of Bonnard, one of the best-loved artists of the modern period, this book draws insights into his personality from his paintings. It is published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London, in February 1998.

Turner in his Time

Hardback, 06/11/2006, £12.99
Tells the story of Turner's life and work. This title features colour plates illuminating Turner's range dramatic views of the sea or mountains, sweeping landscapes, architecture, imaginary scenes from history and legend, panoramas of contemporary towns.

Art of Tracey Emin

Paperback, 28/10/2002, £12.95
A collection of ten critical essays on different aspects of the work of Tracey Emin; the first serious critique of Emin by a variety of distinguished art historians from both the UK and USA, including Rosemary Betterton, Lorna Healy, Peter Osborne, Ulrich Lehmann and Deborah Cherry.

Turner Colour Library

Paperback, 01/07/1992, £5.95
An introduction to the work of Turner.

Antoni Tapies New Paintings 2006

7, 01/06/2006, £21.95


Hardback, 04/12/2014, £2.99

Diego Velazquez

Hardback, 04/12/2014, £2.99


Hardback, 04/12/2014, £2.99

Richard Wilson

Paperback, 01/09/2005, £14.99


Paperback, 14/11/1998, £10.95

Mark Wallinger

Paperback, 01/07/2008, £25.00


Hardback, 01/09/2006, £6.99


Paperback, 01/09/2006, £6.99

John Heskett Reader: Design, History, Economics

Paperback, 28/07/2016, £24.99

Letters To Klaus

Paperback, £6.99

Bridget Riley: Arcadia

Paperback, 10/12/2010, £9.99
For 50 years Bridget Riley has been regarded as Britain's most important abstract painter, renowned for her large abstract paintings, with their complex, repetitive geometric shapes and undulating linear patterns. This catalogue and DVD accompany the National Gallery exhibition Bridget Riley: Arcadia which opens on 16 November 2010.

Marcel Duchamp

Paperback, 06/01/2006, £10.95
Marcel Duchamp is one of the most important cultural figures of modern times. Drawing on the artist's correspondence and interviews, this title details Duchamp's life-long belief in chance and coincidence, and how that led him to let his life take its own course, constantly travelling, meeting new people and embracing new experiences.

Ravilious in Pictures: 2: War Paintings

Hardback, 18/10/2010, £25.00

Ravilious in Pictures: 3: Country Life

Hardback, 01/04/2011, £25.00

Ravilious in Pictures: 4: Travelling Artist

Hardback, 27/02/2012, £25.00

Paul Nash in Pictures: Landscape and Dream

Hardback, 10/10/2011, £25.00


Paperback, 17/04/2008, £8.99
This selection offers a cross-section from the 6,000 surviving sheets that constitute Leonardo's notebooks, including his thoughts on landscape, optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Leonardo expert Martin Kemp.

Hanging Man: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei

Paperback, 21/03/2013, £14.99
Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds, a famous living Chinese artist and activist, and a figure of extraordinary talent, courage and integrity. This book is an exploration of Ai Weiwei's life, art and activism. It is a picture of the man and his beliefs, what he is trying to communicate with his art, and of his campaign for democracy in China.

Humphrey Ocean:Perfectly ordinary

Hardback, 09/09/2009, £12.00

Peter Howson

7, 12/05/2003, £20.00

Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting

Hardback, 25/05/2015, £19.95
With an emphasis on Auerbachs own words and archival interviews, this book provides insight into his professional life, working methods and philosophy.

Landscape Vision of Paul Nash

Paperback, 01/09/1989, £14.95
A full survey of Paul Nash's work, from the ravaged Flanders landscapes of World War One to the spectacular aerial battles of World War Two and the meditative late oils, his final masterpieces.

Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

Hardback, 08/09/2016, £25.00
Claude Monet's water lily paintings are among the most iconic and beloved works of art of the past century. Yet these entrancing images were created at a time of terrible private turmoil and sadness for the artist. The dramatic history behind these paintings is little known; Ross King's Mad Enchantment tells the full story for the first time and, in the process, presents a compelling and original portrait of one of our most popular and cherished artists. By the outbreak of war in 1914, Monet, then in his mid-seventies, was one of the world's most famous and successful painters, with a large house in the country, a fleet of automobiles and a colossal reputation. However, he had virtually given up painting following the death of his wife Alice in 1911 and the onset of blindness a year later. Nonetheless, it was during this period of sorrow, ill health and creative uncertainty that - as the guns roared on the Western Front - he began the most demanding and innovative paintings he had ever attempted. Encouraged by close friends such as Georges Clemenceau, France's dauntless prime minister, Monet would work on these magnificent paintings throughout the war years and then for the rest of his life. So obsessed with his monumental task that the village barber was summoned to clip his hair as he worked beside his pond, he covered hundreds of yards of canvas with shimmering layers of pigment. As his ambitions expanded with his paintings, he began planning what he intended to be his legacy to the world: the 'Musee Claude Monet' in the Orangerie in Paris. Drawing on letters and memoirs and focusing on this remarkable period in the artist's life, Mad Enchantment gives an intimate portrayal of Claude Monet in all his tumultuous complexity, and firmly places his water lily paintings among the greatest achievements

Hieronymus Bosch: Visions and Nightmares

Paperback, 15/06/2016, £14.95
New in the 'Renaissance Lives' series from Reaktion, this is a biography and analysis of the life and work of Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450 - 9 August 1516), an enigmatic painter of eerie and infernal visions.

Judgement of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism

Paperback, 03/05/2007, £12.99
Beginning with the year that Manet exhibited his ground-breaking Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe and ending in 1974 with the first 'Impressionist' exhibition, the author plunges into Parisian life during a ten-year period full of social and political ferment with his usual narrative brilliance.

Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind a Mask, Another Mask

Hardback, 30/03/2017, £24.95
Claude Cahun and Gillian Wearing came from different backgrounds and different times - about a century apart. Together with her female partner Marcel Moore, Cahun was imprisoned in German-occupied Jersey during the Second World War as a result of her role in the French Resistance. This book includes reproductions of over 100 key works.

Diary of Edward the Hamster, 1990 to 1990

Hardback, 30/08/2012, £6.99
A deliciously dark gothic giftbook, for pet lovers and anguished existentialists of all ages

Looking to Heaven: Volume 1

Hardback, 03/11/2016, £30.00
Stanley Spencer is one of the most important, original and admired British artists of the 20th century. None of this work has ever been published before - all the material is new and has been extracted from Spencer's notebooks and diaries.

Hockney: The Biography: Pilgrim's Progress Vol.2

Paperback, 26/01/2017, £15.00
David Hockney's career has spanned and epitomised the art movements of the past five decades. Volume 1 covered his early life. This volume finds him flitting between Notting Hill and California, where he took inspiration for the swimming pool series of paintings. It also illuminates the glamorous circles he moved in, and his relationships.

Hockney: The Biography: A Rake's Progress Vol.1

Paperback, 24/11/2011, £15.00
David Hockney's career has spanned and epitomised the art movements over the years. With access to interviews, family and friends and Hockney's own notebooks and paintings, this volume delivers a revelatory account of the man who many believe to be Britain's greatest artist.

Joseph Beuys

Paperback, 13/03/2017, £11.99
A new critical biography of Joseph Beuys, arguably the most important and controversial German artist of the late twentieth century.

David Hockney: Current

Hardback, 08/12/2016, £45.00
David Hockney is one of the most influential British artists of the past century. He has spent his life dedicated to drawing, oil painting, printmaking, set design and photocollage, and has extended his practice into watercolour, multi-camera video installation and digital drawing. This title explores the artist's output over the past decade.

Claude Cahun: The Soldier with No Name

Paperback, 30/08/2013, £7.99
Claude Cahun is the most important artist you've never heard of - until now.

This is Leonardo Da Vinci

Hardback, 04/04/2016, £9.95
Leonardo da Vinci lived an itinerant life. Throughout his career - from its beginnings in the creative maelstrom of fifteenth-century Florence to his role as genius in residence at the court of the king of France - Leonardo created a kind of private universe for himself and his work.

Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship

Hardback, 20/04/2017, £24.95
A dynamic tale of art and friendship, set between the World Wars, against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world

Tom Adams Uncovered: The Art of Agatha Christie and Beyond

Hardback, 27/08/2015, £25.00
The story of one of the world's greatest cover artists told through his iconic 1960s and 1970s Agatha Christie paperback designs, which influenced a generation of readers and artists. Includes a variety of other art and illustration from his 50 year career.



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