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The Story of the BRITART Revolution

The Young British Artists (YBAs) stormed onto the British contemporary art scene with their attention-grabbing, ironic art, brazenly exploding art-world conventions. Alternately praised for its witty energy and dismissed as trivial gimmickry, their work had a profound impact both on the art scene and on public consciousness that continues to be felt today.

'It catches the brio of the people involved, charts the connections that they forged; the friendships, the fall-outs, the partner swapping ... and celebrates the art they created' – The Herald

The Big Book of Bugs

The Big Book of Bugs

A fact-filled book for young children about all kinds of creepy crawlies. Wonderful illustrations show the wrigglers, stingers, bombers, fliers and chirpers of the bug world – and children will love the search-and-find activities.

'A gem of children's non-fiction … answers all the questions your little one might ask' – The Guardian Witness

Earth-Shattering Events

Earth-Shattering Events
Earthquakes, Nations and Civilization

A groundbreaking survey of the cultural, political and social impacts of major earthquakes of the modern era. This book seeks to understand exactly how human agency and great earthquakes have interacted, not only in the short term but also in the long perspective of history.

'‘Robinson has a talent for evoking chaos and, unavoidably, his brain-melting descriptions have a disaster-movie quality - it's hard to tear your eye away from the page’ – Daily Telegraph

Floral Patterns

Floral Patterns of India

An invaluable sourcebook that will appeal not only to those interested in one of the world’s greatest cultures, but also to anyone seeking inspiration for their own creations. It reveals the skill, patience and imagination of the thousands of craftsmen who rendered floral motifs with precision and life-enriching creativity. Juxtaposed with the photographs are Henry Wilson’s own detailed drawings with a stencil-like clarity that helps us understand the original historical patterns.

‘Intriguing and highly original … If you love India, art, architecture, surface pattern or flowers, there are many reasons to fall in love with this quietly inspiring book’ – The Herbarium Project

Magnum Postcards

Magnum Photos: 100 Postcards

With its 70th anniversary approaching in 2017, Magnum Photos has combined forces with Thames & Hudson on a range of gifts. Each product is aimed at either active photographers or those who simply love great photography.

This boxed collection of 100 postcards features the work of more than 65 Magnum greats, curated from the bestselling book Magnum Magnum.

Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark
The New Urban Artists

'Make Your Mark' introduces the work of 45 artists who are extraordinarily diverse but united by one basic principle – their art is completely fresh, original and the epitome of creativity. The work is experimental and multifaceted – painting, illustration, sculpture, installation, mural art, tattoo art, cartoons, animation, textile art, and sometimes all of these things in one go.

Min The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

An international visual survey of minimalism in contemporary graphic design. Showcases around 150 outstanding minimalist designers working across a wide range of formats and media – from independent magazines and album covers to corporate identity and branding. Only the finest international examples from the last three years are included!

Unspoken Spaces

Unspoken Spaces
Studio Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson’s large-scale projects over the past 20 years, including hitherto unpublished creations as well as spatial experiments that no longer exist.

‘It seems incredible that such a staggeringly inventive body of work could be contained, much less summarised, in one tome, but 'Unspoken Spaces' succeeds in being both thorough and highly accessible’ – Aesthetica
'Unspoken Spaces is a rewarding read and the 'patchwork' of ideas and territories it presents echoes Eliasson's own open and roaming approach to creativity – V&A Magazine


Island of Monsters - Japanese Folk Tales

In rural Japan the passage of the year is marked by festivals and rituals that have changed little for centuries. Yokainoshima (literally ‘island of monsters’) explores the extraordinary range of masks, costumes and characters that reappear with each returning season. Charles Fréger’s photographs combine acute documentary attentiveness with individual portraiture in an entirely fresh and distinctive style.

‘Fascinating … full of meticulously researched and beautifully executed photographs’– Royal Photographic Society