An exploration of how art acquires its financial value. It explores the artist and his hinterland, subject and style (from abstract art and banality through surrealism and war), "wall-power", provenance...
Alain De Botton; The School of Life
New title from Alain de Botton asking 'what is art for'?
No longer confined to juvenile escapism or genre formulas, comics have never been a more dynamic and challenging art form than in the 21st century. Written by Paul Gravett the...
At 31 Michelangelo was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely believed to be the greatest sculptor or...
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Marian Bantjes; Rick Poynor
With candid commentary throughout, this title takes you on a journey through Marian Bantjes' early work as a typesetter to her adoption of digital technologies that push conventional print production...
Christopher Breward; Ghislaine Wood
This landmark book celebrates the best of British design between 1948 and 2012, in a comprehensive survey of over 350 of the finest examples of fashion and textiles, furniture, ceramics...
Madox Brown, who grew up in France and Belgium before he came to England and won fame with paintings like 'The Last of England', was always an outsider, and the...
Steven Naifeh; Gregory White Smith
Vincent van Gogh created some of the best loved - and most expensive - works of art ever made, from the early "The Potato Eaters" to his late masterpieces "Sunflowers"...
For ten years the author was among a small group of friends who regularly met Lucian Freud for breakfast at Clarke's restaurant on Kensington Church Street. In this memoir, the...
Tom Barringer; Edith Devaney; ...
David Hockney (b 1937) has always been closely associated with Pop Art and California, where he has lived for much of his life. This study of his work redefines him...
Offers a look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting from 1950 onwards. Moving through half a century of work in painting, video and photography, and including archival and...
A visually inspiring look-book, juxtaposing vintage pieces and techniques with contemporary elements to nourish the imagination with exciting creative possiblities.
What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? This title offers pretentious art speak and asks...
Gives you an understanding of the ways in which modern art differs from realistic works of earlier centuries. This book examines 100 works of modern art that have attracted critical...