Prophet, poet, painter, engraver, William Blake (1757–1827) was an artist of uniquely powerful imagination and far-reaching creative gifts.
We suggest titles for your very own art library with reviews of the latest releases from the niche to the grand, prestigious coffee table versions, covering all aspects of international art, craft and design.
This book follows ten cases in the dark side of the global art market – next to drugs and arms, the most smuggled commodity in the world.
Leading Van Gogh specialist Martin Bailey superbly brings Van Gogh’s 444-day sojourn to life.
Examining one of the most influential British designers and the country’s first independent industrial designer, whose timeless work still looks modern more than a century later.
An inspirational travel guide for anyone interested in art, including hundreds of experiences from around the world, from festivals, installations and art trails to art islands, monuments and sculpture parks.
The Alchemy Experiment’s compilation of the shared experience of lockdown through the eyes of poets, photographers, painters, illustrators and graphic artists.
Drawing on his experience at the helm of three major British art institutions the author traces art museums around the world past present and future.
Published on the occasion of a major retrospective at The Hepworth Wakefield, this biography offers new insights into Hepworth’s life and work.
A companion to her first major European retrospective exhibition, this comprehensive overview of the Japanese artist’s work covers 80 years.
Marcel Duchamp threw a hand grenade into the early 20th century art world with his view of art as concept rather than product.
This beautifully illustrated volume delves into the life of one of Britain’s most prolilic and best known artists of the early 20th century.
Covering three centuries of intricate Viking art styles, from the first major overseas expeditions around 800 AD.
Traditionally a male-dominated field, street photography is increasingly becoming the domain of women.
Part of the excellent World of Art series, this book explores how so much of Ancient Greek visual culture came to be part of our visual vocabulary today.
Architect Louis Kahn’s international reputation and broad fascination with science, mathematics, history and art are illustrated in a new book of photos.
Designed by famous architects, many modernist buildings all over the world are open to visit or even for overnight stays.
An in-depth survey of ‘high’ jewellery as an art form celebrating the most innovative and extravagant objects by the world’s leading designers.
A cross-Japan voyage finding the finest examples of crafts, documenting the country’s most ingenious contemporary makers.
How design has shaped society over the last 500 years, showing how objects we now take for granted were once innovative and even revolutionary.
The extraordinary assortment of artefacts discovered at low tide along the banks of the River Thames – in effect, the longest archaeological site in Britain.
Hughes’ love letter to Australia takes the reader on a journey through some of the world’s most spectacular geological formations.
Curator and art historian Matthew Israel’s international journey uncovering the working lives in the art world to find out what they do.
Francis Meslet travels Europe in search of places of worship across Europe which have fallen into disuse.
The first survey of African street art showcases recent work by over 200 artists, detailing the continent’s major street art projects, collectives and festivals.