Art Books

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.

Georgia on Our Minds…

The American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) was one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.

Pissarro: Portrait of a Revolutionary

Illustrated by beautiful reproductions of Pissarro’s work, this new consideration focuses on his role in the revolutionary Impressionist movement of the 1870s and his strengths as a unifier and champion of other painters.

Doubilet’s Undersea World

This first major book in two decades by the pioneering underwater photographer dubbed the ‘Audubon of the sea’ offers a rare glimpse into the exquisite beauty of the oceans which cover over 70 percent of our planet.

Life Through a Very British Lens

This compelling social and cultural history of Britain since the second world war shows how photographers and photo-artists have documented the country over the last 70 years.

Signature Style

The influence of the typography and graphic arts periodical Signature has long been overlooked – while few people nowadays will have read it, no journal has greater claim to have stimulated the taste that became British neo-Romanticism in the mid-20th century.

In Graphic Detail: the Life of Mark Rothko

The trend for graphic biographies continues with this story of Rothko’s life and attempt to decode the visual language he invented, which puts his immersive colour field paintings among the most recognisable works in modern art history.

In the Beginning There Was Art

This fully-illustrated, panoramic world history of art from ancient civilisation to the present day explores the remarkable endurance of humankind’s creative impulse.

London’s Twentieth-Century Girls

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.

The Feather-light Touch

This remarkable survey of the avian kingdom celebrates the beauty of the feathered creatures throughout art, history, ornithology and culture.

Revisiting Rosetti’s Women

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 Window onto a Victorian Speciality

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.

Registering Art’s Losses

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.

Still Modern After All These Years

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.

Total Immersion Therapy

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.

Art’s Long Emergency Response

The Alchemy Experiment’s compilation of the shared experience of lockdown through the eyes of poets, photographers, painters, illustrators and graphic artists.

A Giant of British Graphic Design

This beautifully illustrated volume delves into the life of one of Britain’s most prolilic and best known artists of the early 20th century.

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