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Frank Auerbach

Frank Auerbach
Speaking and Painting

An intimate portrait of one of Britain’s greatest living artists. Auerbach has established an international reputation for his paintings with their vigorous, precise brushwork. He is also respected as one of modern and contemporary art’s clearest thinkers. Catherine Lampert has had unique access to the artist since 1978, when she first became one of his sitters. She gives a rare insight into his professional life, working methods and philosophy.

‘Reading this book subtly raises one’s awareness of his imagery, sharpening one’s excitement at the prospect of seeing the whole trajectory of his art’
– Literary Review


Bjork Archives

Björk Archives

The first complete retrospective of a contemporary icon, prepared with Björk’s active creative involvement throughout. Five volumes presented in a slipcase as three 16pp booklets, one 24pp booklet, one 120pp paperback and a colour poster.

‘A fascinating read for serious fans’ – NME


Drawing and Painting

Drawing and Painting
Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Artists

Bursting with practical techniques, engaging artist profiles and inspirational galleries, 'Drawing and Painting' combines an authoritative approach with a contemporary aesthetic guaranteed to appeal to all artists.

‘A brilliantly unconventional guidebook that is perfect for artists in search of something a little bit different’
– Artists and Illustrators


Experimental Photography

Experimental Photography
A Handbook of Techniques

Celebrates the new creative processes in which early analogue processes such as collodion and salt printing are undergoing a widespread revival and new ones are evolving in combination with digital technology.

‘Brings the focus of photography back to the camera, the equipment and the techniques, showing that you don’t need filters to achieve organic and astonishing photographs’
– Amateur Photographer


It Might Be An Apple

It Might Be An Apple

A boisterous, philosophical shaggy dog story for young children – and probably a few adults. The story follows a child’s hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought through all the things an apple might be if it is not, in fact, an apple.

‘As magical and creative as you would hope … pure delight’
– motherland.net


Madness in Civilization

Madness in Civilization
A Cultural History of Insanity from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine

Andrew Scull paints a vivid and often harrowing portrait of the different ways that cultures around the world have interpreted the seemingly irrational, psychotic and insane.

‘Vast in scope and learning … a book that is as illuminating as it is compendious … absorbing and often discomfiting … a magisterial survey’
– New Statesman


Menswear Illustration

Menswear Illustration

The first up-to-the-minute survey of an exciting new trend, features forty of the most interesting and innovative menswear illustrators. Richard Kilroy, a top menswear illustrator, has brought together the most versatile creative talents from around the globe, including from the United States, France, Russia, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea.

‘Thames & Hudson are the go-to publishers for outstanding books on fashion, and 'Menswear Illustration' is no exception’
– GreyFoxBlog.com


Naturalists in Paradise

Naturalists in Paradise
Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

A brilliantly told account of the travels and travails of three of the nineteenth century’s outstanding scientists. 'Naturalists in Paradise' is a masterwork of loving and informed storytelling.

‘Hemming tells the story of this extraordinary trio without hype, wisely content to let the facts and their own reflections speak largely for themselves’
– Daily Mail