Book Reviews

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.

They’re Out to Trick Us…

A fascinating look at the history of illusionistic art, revealing a wide-ranging of techniques designed to fool the viewer.

The Power of the Flower

An exploration of the ways in which artists and image-makers have employed floral motifs throughout history.

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