'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...
Throughout the history of the Western world, countless attempts have been made to define beauty in art and life, especially with regard to women's bodies and faces. This title examines...
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 "ruins" of the modern era are the landmarks of recent art's turn toward site and situation, history and memory. The abiding interest of artists in ruination and decay has...
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.
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...
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.
'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; 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
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...
J. David 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 title reveals how analysis of the rock paintings and...
Artist and teacher White delivers and develops art school lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts. These 101 maxims, meditations, and demonstrations offer both a toolkit...
The pioneering film director and theorist Sergei Eisenstein is known for the unequalled impact his films have had on the development of cinema. Less is known about his writings, which...
The eleven interconnected essays of this book penetrate the dense historical knots binding terror, power, and the aesthetic sublime from World War II to September 11th and beyond. Ray argues...
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