Some of our recent publications. Click on the covers for full details
Her Life and Art
The first biography of the visionary artist Agnes Martin, one of the most original and influential painters of the postwar period.
A Modern British Folklore Portrait
Henry Bourne’s folklore portraits, shot at key events and festivals, take a fond look at the people from Morris dancers to practising witches and warlocks and those who actively celebrate a rich tradition that honours our connection with the seasons, the land and community.
Speaking and Painting
An intimate portrait of one of Britain’s greatest living artists. Auerbach has established an international reputation for his paintings with their vigorous, precise brushwork. He is also respected as one of modern and contemporary art’s clearest thinkers. Catherine Lampert has had unique access to the artist since 1978, when she first became one of his sitters. She gives a rare insight into his professional life, working methods and philosophy.
The Human Figure in Contemporary Art
An intelligent, sensitive and beautifully illustrated survey of contemporary artists who place drawing and the human form at the heart of their practice.
The Greeks in Asia
Scholarly but accessible, in this book Britain’s most distinguished historian of ancient Greek art recounts the influence of Greek communities and their culture through Central Asia, India and Western China, from the Bronze Age through to the rise of Islam.
Madness in Civilization
A Cultural History of Insanity from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
Andrew Scull paints a vivid and often harrowing portrait of the different ways that cultures around the world have interpreted the seemingly irrational, psychotic and insane.
How Things Work
Facts and Fun • Questions and Answers • Things to Make and Do
A hands-on, action-packed book to share with young children. • Make your own TV show! • Play a glass orchestra • Race a model car • Build a marshmallow catapult • Say ‘hello’ in 10 languages
Making Sense of Islamic Art & Architecture
This new series will deepen understanding not only of art and architecture, but also of the world’s great religions. Each book features 100 works in visually striking layouts: each spread features a full-page detail of the work or its context, with a second chosen to illustrate its importance. Experts give clear expositions on the works' significance.
How to Succeed in the New Brand Space
'Unbrandables' are consumers who are sensitive to inauthenticity, hostile to relentless materialism, and suspicious of products they do not want or that are bad for the environment. 'Unbrandable' gives advertising and marketing professionals an invaluable guide to this new landscape, examining what it means to be Unbrandable, for both consumers and producers, and how companies can thrive by taking a more creative, authentic approach to promoting their goods.