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

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

The Artists' Yearbook 2010/11
  • Paperback
Required reading for every aspiring artist or student – RA Magazine

The Body in Pieces

The Body in Pieces

The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity

  • Paperback
Nochlin is way ahead of the competition … beautifully written – The Guardian

The Books That Shaped Art History

The Books that Shaped Art History

From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss

  • Hardback
A thrilling account of the history of art in the 20th century … an expertly guided tour along a rather marvellous scenic route – The Guardian

Cabinet of Rarities

A Cabinet of Rarities

Antiquarian Obsessions and the Spell of Death

  • Hardback
Rich in atmosphere, refreshingly strange and exquisitely produced, A Cabinet of Rarities is a bibliophilic treasure for anyone whose imagination is fired by the esoteric and macabre.

Colour in Art
  • Paperback
A  brilliant account of its subject. The text is staggeringly erudite but accessible, and the illustrations are as varied as they are informative. Yet it costs just £9.95 – The Sunday Times

Colour

Colour

Making and Using Dyes and Pigments

  • Paperback
This book surveys the history of dyes and pigments, the invention of new colours and the industries that were fuelled by them.

Colour and Culture

Colour and Culture

Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction

  • Paperback with flaps
In its wonderfully lucid command of detail, as well as in many other ways, this book is exemplary. – Richard Wollheim in The Times Literary Supplement