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Art Since 1960

Art Since 1960

Extensively revised and expanded since it was first published, Michael Archer’s acclaimed book is brought fully up to date in this third edition.

‘Archer’s admirable overview treats the history of art of this period in a manner which does justice to its diversity and its complexity of inter-relations …’
– Art Monthly

Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots

Earthquakes, Mudslides
California & Graphic Design 1936-1986

The first book to capture the enormous body of distinctive and visually ecstatic graphic design that emanated from California throughout most of the twentieth century, this raucous gathering of smart, offbeat, groundbreaking graphic design will amaze with its breadth and richness.

The Hermitage XXI

The Hermitage XXI
The New Art Museum in the General Staff Building

The scale and drama of this new building – the most important new cultural museum in Russia for a generation – will inspire architects, museum visitors, curators and anyone interested in the next chapter of Russia’s rich cultural heritage.


A New Historical Introduction

This is an ideal introductory text for the general reader, for courses in Middle Eastern studies, in religious studies, or on Islam and its history. Each chapter explains a core aspect of the faith in historical perspective, allowing readers to gain a sensitive understanding of the essential tenets of the religion and of the ways the present is shaped by the past.


The Artistry of Ottoman Ceramics

Lavishly illustrated throughout, this is a panoramic overview of a spectacular and refined artform, presenting a new vision of one of the most internationally renowned Islamic artforms. The book covers the entire spectrum of Iznik production, both tiles and wares, and the artistic tradition in which it originated

Mr Porter volume 3

The Mr Porter Paperback
The Manual for a Stylish Life - Volume Three

Mr Porter continues to provide essential guidance in this third volume in its series for the modern man looking to get the best out of life. Simply yet elegantly designed, 'The Mr Porter Paperback Volume Three' offers everything readers expect from Mr Porter: insider tips on style and etiquette; the best new travel hot spots, grooming advice, gadgets and exclusive interviews.

Nordic Contemporary

Nordic Contemporary
Art from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

144 of the most important figures and institutions active on the Scandinavian art scene today, including artists, curators, galleries and gallerists, critics and collectors. Extensively illustrated and based on the most up-to-date research, it provides a unique survey of current trends and key players.

Worldwide History of Beads

The Worldwide History of Beads

Since its first publication in 1987 as ‘The History of Beads’, this book has become the world’s definitive guide for bead lovers, collectors and scholars.



Experiential Design for a Changing World

The first major monograph on the multi-disciplinary design firms Warner Wong Design and WOW Architects. Whatever the economic context and locally available construction methods, their mission for each and every project is to create a rich spatial experience that is rooted in culture, memory and place.