The 'Skies' sketchbook takes its name from its many richly coloured sky studies. While weather and climate were longstanding interests for Turner, the dramatic consequences of the eruption of Mount Ta..
This book explores James Tissot's multifaceted career and provides a fresh perspective on the 19th-century French painter. James Tissot is best known for his paintings of fashionable women and societ..
In the winter of 1886-87, during his stay in Paris, Vincent van Gogh bought 660 Japanese prints at the art gallery of Siegfried Bing. His aim was to start dealing in them, but the exhibition he organi..
Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, are the most recognizable Japanese art form. Their massive popularity has spread from Japan to be embraced by a worldwide audience. Covering the period from the ..
In 2018 the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, is hosting exhibitons on two of the greatest artists of the 20th century - Egon Schiele, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Both exhibitions have the same curator, a..
For thousands of years, Jesus' life was the main inspiration for artists. With the advent of democracies in the 19th century, art left behind the sacred to become Modern, Impressionist, Cubist...Here ..
John Blockley was one of Britain's most outstanding watercolour and pastel painters of the late 20th century, and has exhibited at the Royal Academy. Self taught, he produced work that has always been..
While Josef Albers' Bauhaus colleagues Klee and Kandinsky are household names, Albers himself has remained inscrutable. He is best known as the painter of the Homages to the Square, a series of over 2..
Claudio Romo is equally talented as both writer and illustrator - he believes that the 'two forms of narrations' combine to create 'a single fabric: ourselves.' In A Journey in the Phantasmagorical Ga..
This work is Taschen's 25th anniversary - special edition! Frida Kahlo - painter of pictures expressing the burdens that weighed upon her soul. The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is one of the..
Derived from magazines, posters, books, blogs and personal projects, Kaleidoscope includes interviews with six talented and enthusiastic masters of their art. Similar to a kaleidoscope, a good story a..
Key Moments in Art describes fifty pivotal moments - some famous, others unfamiliar - from the Renaissance to the present day. Vivid, colourful vignettes capture the excitement of their times: when Mi..
Renowned for his paintings of the industrial towns of North West England, Lancashire born Lowry had a distinctive and enchanting style, depicting the everyday life of the world around him. In associat..
A major figure in Pop-Surrealism, Marion Peck is a unique artist on the contemporary scene. Simultaneously inspired by Peter Bruegel and Pee Wee Herman, modern kitsch, and ancient magic, she is the au..
Whether as a reaction to our technological present or as a manifestation of fears concerning our environmental future, depictions of the natural world in painting have never seemed more pertinent or u..
500 years after the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, Ben Lewis considers the unrivalled legacy of his art through an original biography of the `Salvator Mundi' (Saviour of the World) - the lost Da Vinci pa..
There are no rules, and even less justice. Death takes everyone without discrimination. Sometimes it is accidental - like Signorelli, who fell from scaffolding. Sometimes it is expected, as with the d..
Barry Cleavin has played a significant role within the New Zealand arts scene since the 1960s. In his prints he maintains a consistently individual approach, with a style that is immediately recognisa..
Laurie Anderson is one of the most revered artists working today, and she is as prolific as she is inventive. She is a musician, performance artist, composer, fiction writer, and filmmaker (her most r..
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), was one of the finest and most distinctive of the Victorian painters. Dutch-born, he moved to London in 1870 and became famous for his depictions of the luxury an..
Da Vinci in detail: Leonardo's life and work - the definitive edition. All pictures, all drawings! Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and inf..
This book explores Leonardo da Vinci's unique artistic talents and at the same time introduces Leonardo the mathematician, urban planner, cartographer, poet, musician, astronomer, and medical scientis..
Visionary Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci designed and sketched many inventions that were centuries ahead of their time. He was obsessed with flight theory and aerodynamics, so many of his drawin..
The deftness of da vinci. The drawings of Art History's master genius. One of the most accomplished human beings who ever lived, Leonardo da Vinci remains the quintessential Renaissance genius. Creato..
Tattoos have played an important role in human culture for thousands of years. Ideal for the tattoo artist, anthropologist, or tattoo fan, this visual lexicon covers tattoos from hundreds of different..
The Pop star: When art went Whaam!American painter Roy Lichtenstein (1923 1997) pioneered a new epoch in American art, bursting onto a scene dominated by Abstract Expressionism in late 1950s New York ..
Lichtenstein's art is most recognizable for its trademark benday dots and two-dimensional planes, cartoonlike qualities that placed him at the forefront of the American Pop Art scene. With its emphasi..
Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Most Famous Painters, Sculptors and Architects (1550 and 1569) is a classic of cultural history. A monumental assembly of artists' lives from Giotto to Michelangelo, it p..
Emerging in the late 1960s as women artists struggled to `de-gender' their work to compete in a male-dominated arena, the feminist art movement has played a leading role in the art world over the last..
In 1959, Calvin Tomkins interviewed Marcel Duchamp for Newsweek, beginning his sixdecade-long career writing about art. He then joined The New Yorker, where he has contributed dozens of profiles on th..
Vincent van Gogh at Home explores the influence of people and places on the creative output of the famous artist, telling the story of his life and work in a unique and accessible way. Although Van Go..
As intimate and meticulous as his revered portraits, Lucian Freud's magnificent paintings and drawings of plant life are gathered for the first time in book form. Lucian Freud's portraits are known f..
While almost everybody knows Ludwig Bemelmans' Madeline, the fact that the illustrator published over forty other titles remains a well-kept secret. The first title in Thames & Hudson's brand-new seri..
How do women paint or photograph each other? How do they represent each other in performance or sculpture? As mothers or heroines? With tenderness, aggression or respect? Madam & Eve explores the fema..