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..
Humans have been making lists for even longer than they've been writing letters. They are the shorthand for what really matters to us: our hopes and aspirations; likes and dislikes; rules for living a..
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..
Immerse yourself in a world of abstract equilibrium with 57 tiles inspired by the Modernist master Piet Mondrian. Arrange the tiles to create table-top compositions of perfect balance, large or small...
Lucian Freud (1922-2011), widely regarded as the greatest figurative painter of our time, spent seven months painting a portrait of the art critic Martin Gayford. The daily narrative of their encounte..
This book of maps is a visual feast for readers of all ages, with lavishly drawn illustrations from the incomparable Mizielinskis. The maps show not only borders, cities, rivers, and peaks, but also p..
A blueprint for Expressionism Printmaker Franz Marc s short life fueled the rise of German Expressionism Printmaker, landscape painter, and cofounder of Der Blaue Reiter ( The Blue Rider ), Franz Marc..
An outstanding artist and art educator, Marilynn Webb has international stature as a print-maker. Less well-known are her brilliant pastels evoking southern wilderness areas: Lake Mahinerangi, the Ida..
Mark Rothko's awe-inspiring yet deceptively simple, iconic colour field paintings belie the mythical and emotional complexity behind them. Rothko put his heart and soul into creating works that were t..
Transnational markets hold sway over all aspects of contemporary culture, and that has transformed the environment of recent art, blurring the previously discrete realms of price and value, capital an..
Build your own 91-cm long Mega Model Tyrannosaurus Rex to marvel at in your home! Illustrated to the highest detail to create a living T. Rex prowling through a swamp, this striking model is easy to p..
Renaissance man in extremis Michelangelo, in pursuit of the beautiful and sublime Italian-born Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475 1564) was a tormented, prodigiously talented, and God-fe..
Graphic beauty Michelangelo s breathtaking drawings Very few artists can claim such lasting and worldwide fame and importance as Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 1564). The nickname il divino ( the divin..
Il divino Meet the Renaissance master Before reaching the tender age of 30, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 1564) had already sculpted Pieta and David, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire hi..
Milton Glaser's posters-more than 450 since 1965-combine conceptual rigor and originality with a mastery of visual language and a high level of artistic expression. Some, like his 1967 Bob Dylan poste..
Modern matters: A blow-by-blow account of groundbreaking modernismMost art historians agree that the modern art adventure first developed in the 1860s in Paris. A circle of painters, whom we now know ..
Taking cues from works by Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, and Matisse, pastry chef Caitlin Freeman, of Miette bakery and Blue Bottle Coffee fame, creates a collection of uniquely delicious dessert recipes (..
The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802 1873) is one of the most celebrated paintings of the nineteenth century. It was acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland in 2017. In this new ..
Despite the political and personal turmoil, it was a period of surprising brilliance and fertility: avant-garde artists on both sides of the Atlantic pushed themselves to engage artistically with the ..
`The moon drives everyone mad - you know that, well enough. But this is no lycanthropic or otherwise spooky metamorphosis: it's far stranger than that...' When Quentin Blake embarked on creating a se..
A fascinating insight into the strange world of collectors of the macabre, Morbid Curiosities features 17 unique collections and an extensive interview with each collector, explaining how and why they..
William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the great figures of the 19th century-a pioneer of modern design. His work as a visionary designer, manufacturer, political activist and social reformer had a pro..