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J.M.W. Turner the 'Skies' Sketchbook

Hardback, 30/09/2016, £18.99
The 'Skies' sketchbook takes its name from its many richly coloured sky studies.

Creative Inspiration: Vincent Van Gogh

Paperback, 25/05/2017, £10.99
A beautiful, and delightfully handy, art book that is designed to inspire.

Louise Bourgeois

Paperback, 01/11/2011, £13.95
The life and work of the French-American sculptor in our series Art to Read

Caravaggio: Complete Works

Hardback, 05/08/2015, £50.00
Notorious bad boy of Italian painting, now considered one of the greatest influences in all of art history. This comprehensive catalogue raisonne reproduces all of Caravaggio's paintings as well as a number of dramatic details of his boundary-breaking realism. Five chapters assess Caravaggio's artistic daring, while a detailed chronology traces...

Tabula Rasa - John Stezaker

Paperback, 27/04/2010, £12.95

John Stezaker: Film Still

Paperback, 08/03/2011, £22.95

Banksy - Myths & Legends: A Further Collection Of The Unbelievable And The Incredible: V. 2

Paperback, 15/01/2015, £5.95
For many the smoke and mirrors which surround Banksy are as fascinating as the artwork of the 21st century's most important living artist. Banksy Myths Volume 2 takes the same approach as Vol 1. We collect the stories, the reader can judge for themselves.

This is Magritte

Hardback, 12/08/2016, £9.95
Belgian artist Rene Magritte's life is infused with bizarre moments: a surreal journey oscillating between fact and fiction that he always conducted as the straight-faced bowler-hatted man. He would shape his own life story to be its own surreal work of art. This book tells his story.

This is Frank Lloyd Wright

Hardback, 16/08/2016, £9.95
Frank Lloyd Wright wasn't just an architect. He was a prophet, a poseur; a beloved teacher, a failed businessman. During his long, eventful life he experienced both incredible misfortune and great success. Thsi book gives readers an up-close look at Wright's progress from difficult childhood, through mid-life setbacks and on to late-life comeback.

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Paperback, 12/09/2013, £14.99
For more than five centuries The Last Supper has been an artistic, religious and cultural icon. The art historian Kenneth Clark called it 'the keystone of European art', and for a century after its creation it was regarded as nothing less than a miraculous image. And yet there is a very human story behind this artistic 'miracle'. Ross King's Leonardo and the Last Supper is both a 'biography' of one of the most famous works of art ever painted and a record of Leonardo da Vinci's last five years in Milan.

Adam Chodzko: Plans and Spells

Paperback, 01/06/2002, £9.95

Michelangelo: His Epic Life

Paperback, 02/03/2017, £20.00

Meet the Artist Henri Matisse: Henri Matisse

Hardback, 22/10/2014, £15.99
Henri Matisse: Meet the Artist provides an overview of Matisse's artistic career through interactive pop-ups and lift-the-flaps that will appeal to adults and children alike

This is Warhol

Hardback, 28/04/2014, £9.95
Andy Warhol, the iconic Pop artist, presented himself as the vacuous, dumb kid, famously saying, 'If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintingsand there I am. This book penetrates the surface and explores Warhols art from his beginnings as a commercial artist to his apotheosis as a society portrait painter.

This is Cezanne

Hardback, 27/04/2015, £9.95
Paul Cezanne challenged convention and pioneered new possibilities in painting. He was remarkable for his ability to perceive and paint aspects of everyday life in ways that revealed dynamic yet deeply harmonious visions of the world.

This is Matisse

Hardback, 27/04/2015, £9.95
In the history of twentieth century modernism, Henri Matisse is a calm and unstoppable revolution of creative genius.

This is Van Gogh

Hardback, 27/04/2015, £9.95
Vincent van Gogh used art to express his intensely emotional response to the world around him. Enraptured by the beauty of nature and tormented by the sorrows of human existence, he produced in his tragically short life some of the most powerfully expressive paintings ever seen.

This is Kandinsky

Hardback, 21/09/2015, £9.95
Intellectual, emotional, restless, dogged, loyal, selfish; Kandinsky was an artist - and a man - of contradictions. This genre-defying painter didn't pick up a brush until he was thirty years old. He was an academic with a promising career that he threw away to explore the arts. This is an introduction to the life of this artist.

This is Goya

Hardback, 05/10/2015, £9.95
Modern art begins with Goya. He was the first to create works of art for their own sake, and he lived in a time of incredible cultural and social dynamism when the old concepts of social hierarchy were being shaken by the new concept of equality for all. This book deals with his life and work.

This is Monet

Hardback, 21/09/2015, £9.95
Claude Monet is best known as a leader of the Impressionists, his paintings defining the style that triggered a revolution in art. During the eighty-six years of his life, Monet never rested, and was always driven by the urge to paint. This book tells about Monet's work.

This is Rembrandt

Hardback, 04/04/2016, £9.95
Rembrandt van Rijn is probably the most famous Dutch painter of the seventeenth century. His works are greatly loved today, but he was not always so well regarded. His life was one of a dramatic rise and fall, unfolding during the Golden Age of the newly formed Dutch Republic. This book deals with his work.

Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in its Struggle to be Understood

Paperback, 25/02/2016, £7.99
Shows that any of us can appreciate art. Based on his hugely popular BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this title presents the author's personal journey through the art world that answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask.

History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen

Hardback, 06/10/2016, £29.95
The making of pictures has a history going back perhaps 100,000 years to an African shell used as a paint palette. In this book, each chapter addresses an important question: What happens when we try to express reality in two dimensions? Why is the 'Mona Lisa' beautiful and why are shadows so rarely found in Chinese, Japanese and Persian painting?

Hokusai: A Life in Drawing

Hardback, 13/10/2016, £24.95
A beautifully illustrated introduction to Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), the most prolific and diverse artist of Japan's Edo period, and master of ukiyo-e - `images of the floating world'.

Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman

Hardback, 10/10/2011, £25.00
The Tomb of an Unknown Craftsman is of a treasure hoard from a distinct civilisation. This title presents a personal selection of objects from the British Museum that are the inspiration for the author's pieces or connected strongly with them thematically or aesthetically.

Brunelleschi's Dome

Paperback, 08/05/2008, £9.99
Even in an age of soaring skyscrapers and cavernous sports stadiums, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, with its immense, terracotta-tiled cupola, retains a rare power to astonish. This book tells the story of how the cupola was raised, from its conception to its consecration.
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