This fully-illustrated, panoramic world history of art from ancient civilisation to the present day explores the remarkable endurance of humankind’s creative impulse.
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.
Determined women artists such as Helen Sutherland, Margaret Gardiner and Myfanwy Piper helped to change the course of British art in the middle of the last century.
A stunning collection of images by both amateurs and professionals capturing Britain’s diverse topography in all its colourful and monochromatic glory.
This remarkable survey of the avian kingdom celebrates the beauty of the feathered creatures throughout art, history, ornithology and culture.
This beautiful gift book features traces the artist’s engagement with mythology, history, literature, biblical subjects and modern life in his portraits of women.
A beautifully-illustrated guide to the world of Victorian stained glass, its manufacturers and designers, showing how artists and craftsmakers relearned a lost medieval art.
Prophet, poet, painter, engraver, William Blake (1757–1827) was an artist of uniquely powerful imagination and far-reaching creative gifts.
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.