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

Art in the Making

Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing

  • PLC (no jacket)
This wide-ranging exploration of methods and media in art since the 1950s takes the reader behind the scenes of the studio, the factory, and other sites where art is created.

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

Big Art Small Art
  • Quarter bound/PLC (no jacket)
These artworks that play with perspective will bend your eyes and your mind – The Guardian

Bio Art

Bio Art

Altered Realities

  • PLC (no jacket)
A compelling contribution to the biotechnology conversation – Science