Some of our recent publications. Click on the covers for full details
The Letters of Paul Cézanne
A singular thinker and an uncompromising seeker after artistic truth, Cézanne channelled a large part of his wide-ranging intellect and ferocious wit into his letters. Over 250 examples survive, to family, friends and major figures from the literary and art worlds. Punctuated by exasperated theorizing and philosophical reflection, outbursts of creative ecstasy and melancholic confession, the letters reveal both the heroic and the all-too-human qualities of the greatest artist of modern times.
This new translation is by the acclaimed biographer Alex Danchev.
City Cycling - Europe
These pocket-size, beautifully illustrated guides are designed to help you experience great cities from a bicycle – it's like having a local cyclist to show you around! Each volume has full maps with cycle routes marked, coffee and cake stops, and everything else you need: cycle-hire schemes, bike shops, places of interest and much more …
The set includes guides to Amsterdam, Antwerp & Ghent, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Milan and Paris
Hair: Fashion and Fantasy
The art of hair: braids, curls, loose hair, mohawks, chignons, coloured hair, wigs, crops. Fabulous images from the greatest names in fashion photography mix with rare archive pictures. It will be a style classic, a bible for anyone in the profession, a must-have source of information and ideas, and pure pleasure for fashion addicts everywhere.
Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks
An intimate portrait of one of Britain’s most influential film-makers – a cult in his lifetime and still a cult today. This beautifully produced book collates the best of Jarman’s sketchbooks to reveal his film-making process in more depth than ever before. Contributions from people closely tied to Jarman’s work bring to life the filmmaker’s social circle and the cultural climate of Britain in the 1970s and 80s. Excerpts from early scripts, sketches and notes ensure this is destined to be an essential work.
A limited edition deluxe version is also available while stocks last!
Unbound facsimile edition with paperback in a box
Jazz is regarded as one of Matisse’s greatest achievements, its original illustrations still exhibited as significant works in their own right. This is a superb edition of one of the pre-eminent artists’ books in the history of modern art, an essential collectable. Any admirer of modern art (or indeed bookmaking) will be proud to own a reproduction of such uncompromising quality.
These reimaginings of the still life by over 180 international contemporary artists reveal in over 400 illustrations how they have been able to reinvigorate a genre previously synonymous with 16th- and 17th-century Old Masters. These audacious new still lifes will redefine what it means to be a work of nature morte, or ‘dead nature’.
From 'Less is More' to Youthquake
This is the decade in which everything changed – we are still living with the effects today.
With over 300 illustrations, Sixties Fashion tells the story of the clothes, the labels, the movements and the music – from mods in London and the yé-yé scene in Paris, to flower children in San Francisco – subcultures which changed style from the bottom up. Quant and Courrèges were famous for raising hemlines, but as Mary Quant said, ‘it was the girls in the street who did it’. By the end of the decade, fashion had given way to style, and clothes were never the same again.
Turner and the Sea
This richly illustrated book brings together many of Turner’s most celebrated seascapes, from his early Academy paintings to the compelling and provocative subjects he produced in the final years of his life.
The Sound of America
A beautifully produced, highly visual record of how Verve Records changed the course of modern music and brought the sound of America to the world.