Some of our recent publications. Click on the covers for full details
Art Since 1989
Here are the key themes in contemporary art, from portraiture in the age of face transplants and facial recognition software, to political activism, science and religion. Artists discussed include Ai Weiwei, Antony Gormley, Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, George Condo, Marlene Dumas, Sean Scully, Cindy Sherman, Banksy, Christo and Jean-Claude, Jenny Holzer, Chuck Close and Cornelia Parker.
Includes a timeline which looks closely at one key artwork from each year.
Blood of the Celts
The New Ancestral Story
New discoveries in genetics have overturned the dogma of decades about the Celts. 'Blood of the Celts' will be essential reading for anyone interested in their Celtic ancestry and also for everyone fascinated by the Celts and their world.
Bog Bodies Uncovered
Solving Europe's Ancient Mystery
The remains of prehistoric men, women and children – so well preserved that they are often mistaken for victims of modern crime – have periodically been revealed in the bogs of northern Europe. Drawing on the latest evidence, this is an engrossing detective story, uncovering hidden truths behind these mysteries. In this book we come face-to-face with our ancestors and can begin to understand their ancient lives – and deaths.
Dogs and Chairs
What does Alvar Aalto’s classic 1 Paimio chair have in common with a Doberman Pinscher, Le Corbusier’s LC4 with a Spanish Greyhound, or Philippe Starck’s Costes Chair with a Fox Terrier? Look again and you might be struck by shared traits in form and style! This is a fun, stylish book that matches iconic chairs with their corresponding breed of dog.
The New State of Art
The companion to the bestselling 'Painting People' explores the most exciting artists working with the figure today. This accessible, perceptive introduction features recent work by seventy new artists, all of whom successfully employ the figure to help make sense of the fast-paced and challenging world we live in.
Remarkable Plants: Five-Year Journal
in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
384 pages illustrated in colour with inspirational images from the collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The journal is filled with delights, day by day, season by season, with space to record your experiences, thoughts, notes and reminders.
Louis Stettner: Penn Station, New York
Louis Stettner is one of the last living members of the avant-garde New York School of Photography. His Penn Station series is a richly evocative and poetic statement about a lost time and place in New York of the 1950s. The work is not a portrait of the building, but rather a study of the people within it, at once in transit and in suspension.
The Thames & Hudson Introduction to Art
This bestselling, comprehensive introductory book covers all aspects of the visual arts making it the most accessible and complete visual arts guide available – a wonderful resource for students and art lovers alike.
That's My Hat
with pop-ups throughout
Writers & Artists Under English Skies
The story of English culture over a thousand years told as the story of changing ideas about the weather.