A History of Pictures
From the Cave to the Computer Screen
David Hockney and Martin Gayford discuss the 30,000-year-old history of pictures in one brilliantly original volume. For us to understand how we see the world around us – and hence ourselves – what is needed is a history of pictures. This is that book.
The Book of Bees
A big, beautifully illustrated book on one of the most amazing animals on earth: the humble bee. Imparts masses of information with a light, humorous touch, and in scores of vibrant illustrations
Cities That Shaped the Ancient World
From the world’s first cities, in Mesopotamia, to the spectacular urban monuments of the Maya in Central America, the cities described here represent almost three millennia of human history and development. Under John Julius Norwich’s expert editorship, eminent historians and archaeologists with first-hand knowledge of each site give voices to these silent ruins, bringing them to life as the teeming, state-of-the-art metropolises they once were
The Craft Companion
The Ultimate Guide to 33 Crafting Techniques
From appliqué and baskets to weaving and zakka, each chapter includes a historical overview of the craft, with design notes and explanations of key techniques to help beginners to get started
One Hundred Herbs · Grow · Cook · Heal
A stylishly illustrated compendium of 100 herbs, designed to enrich our understanding of all their uses, by the team behind the bestselling 'The Geometry of Pasta'
Hip Hop Raised Me
The definitive volume on the essence, experience and energy that is hip hop, and its massive and enduring impact over the last 40 years
Hirameki Cats and Dogs
Draw What You See
Hirameki: a fabulous art form for everybody – even the most inexperienced doodler can produce hundreds of sensational scribbles!
This Way Madness Lies
A compelling illustrated exploration of the evolution of the asylum and attitudes to the insane from the 17th century to the present day.
Explores the meaning of mental illness through the successive incarnations of the institution that defined it: the 18th-century madhouse, the 19th-century asylum and the 20th-century mental hospital
Writers and Artists under English Skies
One of 2015’s most reviewed and acclaimed non-fiction releases – the first book to consider English literary and artistic responses to the weather – by the winner of the Guardian First Book Award