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Writers & Artists Under English Skies

Writers and artists across the centuries, looking up at the same skies and walking in the same air, have felt very different things. This is the story of English culture over a thousand years told as the story of changing ideas about the weather.

‘A brilliant, beautiful and sensual book (and it is a lovely object, with its rich paper and fine illustrations)’
– The Sunday Times

The Curator's Handbook

The Curator's Handbook
Museums, Commercial Galleries, Independent Spaces

From pitching your ideas and writing loan requests to working with artists, lenders and art handlers; from writing interpretation material to installing and promoting your exhibition, this is the most clear and complete guide yet to the art of curating.

‘A thorough and authoritative guide that will fulfill the needs of even the most demanding reader’
– Artbookreview

How to Write About Contemporary Art

How to Write About Contemporary Art

This is the definitive guide to writing engagingly about the art of our time. In counselling the reader against common pitfalls such as jargon and poor structure Gilda Williams points instead to the power of close looking and research, showing how to deploy language effectively; how to develop new ideas; and how to construct compelling texts.

‘... an illuminating, engaging and urgent guide to contemporary art-writing. Essential reading for arts students … invaluable for anyone involved in the art world’
– Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery

London Bomb Damae Maps

The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945

This landmark publication offers an invaluable graphic representation of the bombardment of London during the Second World War, complete with archival photographs and tables of often grim statistics.

‘Though there is no florid prose or gripping anecdotes, these maps are not mute. This A-Z of destruction tells a powerful story’
– The Times

The Photograph as Contemporary Art

The Photograph as Contemporary Art
World of Art series

Including more than 200 colour illustrations, this new edition brings the story of contemporary art photography up to date with a revised introduction outlining the evolution of photography from documentary tool to art form, and an updated final chapter focusing on the younger generation of artists.

The Street Photographer's Manual

The Street Photographer's Manual

Whether dark, edgy or humorous, street photography shows us that daily life can be a little surreal but also gently poignant. Photo sharing has rejuvenated the genre, and its spirit has been reborn.

‘Exceptional … a fascinating read for any photographer. Its variety of imagery, Gibson’s intelligent writing and quotes from other renowned photographers make it one of the best publications of its type I’ve seen’
– Black & White Photography

What\'s Hidden in the Woods?

What's Hidden in the Woods?
includes RGB 'magic' glasses

An original children’s book that draws on the magical power of RGB images to reveal nature’s surprises.

‘We love the inventive approach to discovering life within the woods, in this interactive book … keep an eye out for the baby bear!’
– Picture Books Blog