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

Art & Ecology Now
  • Board covered paperback
This accessible and thought-provoking book is the first in-depth exploration of the ways in which contemporary artists are confronting nature, the environment, climate change and ecology

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 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 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

Colour and Meaning

Colour and Meaning

Art, Science and Symbolism

  • Paperback
Continues his brilliant exploration of art, paint, the spectrum and vision – Marina Warner, The Independent on Sunday