The rooms we live in are always more than just four walls. As we decorate these spaces and fill them with objects and friends, they shape our lives and become the backdrop to our sense of self. One da..
A radical re-evaluation of American modernism through four generations of artists and their work - now in paperback."That rarity of rarities, an opinionated but not eccentric scholarly history by a ve..
In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to an elderly recluse, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,400 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. When Cornelius..
Stephen Campbell and Michael Cole introduce Italian Renaissance art in this easy-to-follow chronological survey. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, their book makes new approaches accessible to s..
A description of the principal developments in New Zealand painting from colonial times to the present day. The expatriates, the La Trobe scheme, Regionalism, Modernism, Abstraction and Postmodernism ..
This illustrated biography follows Nicholas Hilliard's long and remarkable life (c. 1547-1619) from the West Country to the heart of the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts. It showcases new archival rese..
What makes the Book of Kells such an extraordinary example of illuminated manuscript? Why is Durer's self-portrait so iconic? How did Turner's Rain, Steam, Speed turn the art world on its head? What's..
This anthology, the first of its kind, presents thirty-two texts on contemporary prints and printmaking written from the mid-1980s to the present by authors from across the world. The texts range from..
John Berger, one of the world's most celebrated storytellers and writers on art, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting, revealing his lifelong fascination with a diverse cast of artists. ..
In the 1960s and 1970s, an American professor of Soviet economics forayed on his own in the Soviet Union, bought the work of underground "unofficial" artists, and brought it out himself or arranged to..
The Library of the Natural History Museum contains one of the most exciting and comprehensive collections of natural history literature and artworks to be found anywhere in the world. It holds over ha..
Philip Hook takes the lid off the world of art dealing to reveal the brilliance, cunning, greed and daring of its practitioners. In a richly anecdotal narrative he describes the rise and occasional fa..
Russian Revolutionary Posters tells the story of the development of the Soviet poster, from the revolutionary period through to the death of Stalin, revealing the way in which tumultuous events within..
Set against the backdrop of war, revolution, and regicide, and moving from London to Venice, Mantua, Madrid, Paris and the Low Countries, Jerry Brotton's colourful and critically acclaimed book, The S..
When it comes to viewing art, living in the information age is not necessarily a benefit. So argues Michael Findlay in this book that encourages a new way of looking at art. Much of this thinking invo..
The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations..
Available for the first time in paperback, this is a revised and updated edition of Jens Hoffmann's survey of groundbreaking exhibitions since 1989 and explores the radical shifts that have taken plac..
A fascinating, visually rich collection, STONE explores the appeal of this essential material through 170 structures from the last 5,000 years. Organized into such themes as Texture, Juxtaposition, an..
Exquisite cloth-bound edition of the classic art-history text - the perfect gift for every art connoisseur and student For more than 60 years Ernst Gombrich's The Story of Art has been a global bestse..
Why is green the colour of envy? Why is black `evil'? Why is white pure? Why do we `feel blue' or `see red'? Why do colours have different meanings for different cultures? This book offers a lively, a..
Retraces the story and development of painting from the Renaissance to our days, with numerous illustrations and excursuses about major painters, theoricians and movements. This volume is suitable for..
From the 1930s through the 1950s, a substantial number of forced migrants - refugees from Nazism, displaced people after World War II and escapees from Communist countries - arrived in New Zealand fro..
Despite its long history, painting continues to evolve and excite, with new generations taking it in unexpected directions. A central pillar of artistic practice, painting also has enduring appeal fo..
This sumptuously illustrated volume, edited by eminent war historian Joanna Bourke, offers a comprehensive visual, cultural and historical account of the ways in which armed conflict has been represen..
What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From M..
William Hogarth (1697-1764) was among the first British-born artists to rise to international recognition and acclaim and to this day he is considered one of the country's most celebrated and innovati..
A new book on an artist at the height of his powers, covering the last decade and a half of his extraordinary career and designed by the artist himself Since the early 1990s Wolfgang Tillmans has esta..
This 5th edition of one of the best-selling "World of Art" titles features a completely new chapter that charts the evolution of feminist art history and pedagogy since the 1970s, revealing how artist..