Art

Art Reference, Theory & Criticism


From such fundamental works of art scholarship as Art Since 1900 to Herbert Read's classic primer, A Concise History of Modern Painting, our books are a mainstay of all students' and professionals' libraries.

Allegory and the Migration of Symbols

Allegory and the Migration of Symbols

The Collected Essays of Rudolf Wittkower

  • Paperback
… these essays remain fundamental for their insight – Apollo

The Art Deco Poster
  • Hardback
A handsome new volume … slick streamlines and speed are in abundance in this great collection of work – Creative Review

Art and Religion in the 21st Century
  • PLC (no jacket)
A timely introduction to art that engages with spirituality today – Apollo

Art Since 1989
  • Paperback
Essential reading, with clear signposting and sparkling prose – Times Literary Supplement

Art and Politics Now
  • Paperback with flaps
Visually contemporary and stylishly designed … a timely overview of the art world’s involvement in politics – E-International Relations

Art & Ecology Now
  • Board covered paperback
The sheer diversity of the resulting work is impressive … genuinely global – The Art Newspaper

The Art of the Bible

The Art of the Bible

Illuminated Manuscripts from the Medieval World

  • Quarter bound/PLC (no jacket)
Every manuscript in this major study is a glorious masterpiece, reproduced at a scale that enables us to marvel at the illuminator’s art

Art in Detail

Art in Detail

100 Masterpieces

  • PLC (with jacket)
… this beautiful and very accessible book is invaluable, a joy to dip into … it is superbly produced and the price is a fantastic bargain – Mature Times

Art Deco Sculpture
  • Hardback
'A lavish study’ – World of Interiors

Art in the Making

Art in the Making

Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing

  • PLC (no jacket)
Full of very good surprises, unusual suspects and unexpected perspectives … illuminating and thought-provoking – we-make-money-not-art.com

Art and Artifact

Art and Artifact

The Museum as Medium

  • Paperback with flaps
… a rare experience. It is a book concerned with complex issues that expresses them in a simple, engaging way and refrains from retreating into jargon … a rewarding exercise in the visual. – The Art Book

The Art Guide London
  • Flexibound PLC with flaps (no jacket)
A treasure, and by far the broadest popular account of London’s art offerings we’ve seen. It’s one guide book you’ll want to read cover to cover, as did we … An absolute essential purchase’ – The Londonist

The Art Guide New York
  • Flexibound PLC with flaps (no jacket)
… communicates and celebrates that mysterious, indefinable experience that is great art … written in an informative, chatty style – RA Magazine

Art - The Whole Story
  • Flexibound PLC (with jacket)
… perfectly designed as a one-stop reference guide: one to dip in and out of, rather than read from cover to cover … indispensable – Artists & Illustrators