Some of our recent publications. Click on the covers for full details
A History of Pictures
From the Cave to the Computer Screen
David Hockney and Martin Gayford discuss the 30,000-year-old history of pictures in one brilliantly original volume. For us to understand how we see the world around us – and hence ourselves – what is needed is a history of pictures. This is that book.
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.
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.
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.
Hip Hop Raised Me
The definitive volume on the essence, experience and energy that is hip hop, and its massive and enduring impact over the last 40 years
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!
A rip-roaring, unexpected, and perhaps most of all, deeply thought-provoking history of the medium that has defined us. 'Television' surveys a Boschian landscape, illuminated by that singular glow and peopled by everyone from Lucille Ball to Dennis Potter to Don Draper.
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Olafur Eliasson’s large-scale projects over the past 20 years, including hitherto unpublished creations as well as spatial experiments that no longer exist.
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.
The World New Made
Figurative Paiting in the Twentieth Century
A celebration of the richness of figurative painting over the last 100 years and a passionate critique of the accepted history of art in the 20th century.