Alain de Botton; John Armstrong; The...
New title from Alain de Botton asking 'what is art for'?
A collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Destructivism, and Stuckism, taking in along the way...
'The peacock's tail makes me sick!' said Charles Darwin. That's because the theory of evolution as adaptation can't explain why nature is so beautiful. It took the...
Tom Lubbock; Jamie McKendrick
English Graphic is a book of essays on the subject of illustration, with the focus entirely on English artists using graphic media; drawings, prints and watercolours.
Why is the sky blue? Why is pink for girls and blue for boys? Why do prisoners wear orange? And why can one colour have so many opposite meanings? If...
Like Sherlock Holmes' dog in the night time, sometimes the true significance of things lies in their absence. The author tells the very human stories that lie behind some of...
Tom Lubbock; Laura Cumming
The best of Tom Lubbock, one of Britain's most intelligent, outspoken and revelatory art critics, is collected here for the first time.
The hilariously offbeat and surprisingly moving new book from the author of the acclaimed No One Belongs Here More Than You
Gives a fresh perspective on art from the Second World War to the present day. This title presents forty-five of the most noteworthy of the author's conversations with artists, from...
David J. Lewis-Williams; Sam Challis
How did prehistoric peoples those living before written records think? Were their modes of thought fundamentally different from ours today? This book deals with these questions.
Drawing on his own experiences and inspirations - from staging his first exhibition in his tiny Zurich kitchen in 1986 to encounters and conversations with artists, exhibition makers and thinkers...
'Glam' emerged in the early 1970s and remains one of the most instantly recognisable but critically derided styles of twentieth century art and cultural history. Known mostly through the music...
An introduction to design theory and terminology in a visually appealing and accessible format. It culminates with a section on formal analysis, aimed at teaching readers how to express their...
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T. J. Clark
From Pablo Picasso's early The Blue Room to the later Guernica, this book offers a striking reassessment of the artist's paintings from the 1920s and 1930s. It focuses on three...
Charts the historical and theoretical evolution of the contemporary studio from a site for fabrication to a situation for thought and diverse forms of creativity.