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  • Portrait of Britain. Vol. 4

    £22.95

    Portrait of Britain. Vol. 4

    This, the fourth volume in the British Journal of Photography and Hoxton Mini Press’ collaborative series, brings together 200 portraits from all over our island that show Britain at a time of collective regrouping. It createsh both a thoughtful reappraisal of our recent past, and reveals the individuals both loudly and quietly changing the future. It is published in support of 1854 Media’s annual award, Portrait of Britain, which sees the finest portraits taken in the nation in recent years tour the country via JCDecaux digital billboards.

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    £22.95
  • High Street

    £20.00

    High Street

    A facsimile edition of the classic ‘High Street’, which pairs the timeless illustrations of Eric Ravilious with a fascinating text by architectural historian J. M. Richards. First published in 1938, this charming book introduces the British high street. Shops include the family butcher, the cheesemonger, the baker and confectioner and the oyster bar, as well as specialised establishments such as the plumassier, the clerical outfitter and the submarine engineer. Only 2000 copies of the original book were printed before the lithographic plates were destroyed in the London Blitz. As a result, it has become one of the most collectible of all artists’ books from this period. This beautiful facsimile edition features all 24 of Ravilious’s colour illustrations, and includes an essay by Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Prints at the Victoria and Albert Museum, that sets the book in its historical context.

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    £20.00
  • A Source Book for Rule Collectors

    £38.00

    A Source Book for Rule Collectors

    In the combined Source Book for Rule Collectors with RuleConcordance and Value Guide, Philip Stanley brings together a comprehensive illustrated reference guide to the history, uses, and values of measuring instruments. This book is an essential reference for the antique tool dealer, rule collector, and student of the history of technology.

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    £38.00
  • Shooting Film

    £20.00

    Shooting Film

    In a world where we are bombarded with visual imagery, making your photos stand out from the crowd is getting harder by the day, but film will give you that edge – and let you discover a whole new way of shooting in the process. In this in-depth and inspirational guide, photography journalist Ben Hawkins, and pro photographer Liza Kanaeva-Hunsicker reveal the techniques, tips and secrets for success when shooting film. Learn to shoot on film, from the essential basics to advanced techniques. Make the right choices with an in-depth guide to buying second-hand cameras. Master the language of film with jargon-free guide to all the vital processes. Be inspired by advice from a top pro who shoots on film. Discover the amazing imagery of the new school of analogue photographers.

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    £20.00
  • Shipwreck

    £35.00

    Shipwreck

    This magnificent book is the largest ever created on the outstanding collection of pictures of the Gibson Family, with almost 100 exceptional images presented as never before alongside text by Carl Douglas Björn Hagberg. The result is a work that conveys mankind’s struggle against the elements – and the extraordinary efforts to save lives. This book is published in co-operation with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, that holds the unique Gibson collection.

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    £35.00
  • A New Way of Seeing

    £20.00

    A New Way of Seeing

    A new way of appreciating art that puts the artwork front and centre, brought to us by one of the freshest and most exciting voices in cultural criticism. What makes great art great? Why do some works pulse in the imagination, generation after generation, century after century? From Botticelli’s Birth of Venus to Picasso’s Guernica, some paintings and sculptures have become so famous, so much a part of who we are, that we no longer really look at them. We take their greatness for granted; our eyes have become near-obsolete. We need a new way of seeing. Stepping away from biography, style and the chronology of ‘isms’ that preoccupies most art history, Grovier tells a new story in which we learn from the artworks, not just about them.

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    £20.00
  • The Art of Wallpapers

    £30.00

    The Art of Wallpapers

    Collecting the majority of William Morris’s wallpaper designs in one volume, this lavishly illustrated volume is by the leading authority, Mary Schoeser.

    £30.00
  • Mosaics in Roman Britain

    £15.99

    Mosaics in Roman Britain

    A lavishly illustrated look at the history of Roman mosaics in Britain, from a renowned expert in the field.

    £15.99
  • Michael Freeman On…Composition

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    Michael Freeman On…Composition

    Composition is the single most powerful tool in a photographer’s armoury. Unconstrained by any outside influence, it can be a pure expression of individuality, and this is what makes it so important. Freeman details both why and how composition works, from perception to visual imagination, including many practical compositional templates – varying from the Walk-in to the Frame Break to the Fibonacci Point – ready to be applied to a range of camera situations. This book offers all-new content from the master of photography guides. Its concise and easy-to-follow format clearly explains the vital ingredients of composition and provides real-life examples of composition in practice to demonstrate key elements.

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    £20.00
  • The British Surrealists

    £25.00

    The British Surrealists

    Fêted for their idiosyncratic and imaginative works, the surrealists marked a pivotal moment in the history of modern art in Britain. Many banded together to form the British Surrealist Group, while others carved their own, independent paths. Here, bestselling author and surrealist artist Desmond Morris – one of the last surviving members of this important art movement – draws on his personal memories and experiences to present the intriguing life stories and complex love lives of this wild and curious set of artists. From the unpredictability of Francis Bacon to the rebelliousness of Leonora Carrington, from the beguiling Eileen Agar to the ‘brilliant’ Ceri Richards, Morris brings his subjects’ foibles and frailties to the fore.

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    £25.00
  • David Yarrow – How I Make Photographs

    £14.99

    David Yarrow – How I Make Photographs

    Learn how renowned wildlife photographer and conservationist David Yarrow manages to get his incredible shots. For two decades Yarrow has been venturing further and further afield in search of amazing animals to photograph. Here he shares the incredible knowledge and stories he has gathered along the way and distils them down into the key lessons to take into your own photography. Including guides to composition and perspective, tips on using remote cameras and dealing with dangerous animals, and the philosophy behind his boundary-pushing approach to image taking.

    £14.99
  • Spring Cannot Be Cancelled

    £14.99

    Spring Cannot Be Cancelled

    Upon entering his 80s, David Hockney sought out rustic tranquillity for the first time: a place to watch the sunset and the change of the seasons; a place to live a life of simple pleasures, undisturbed and undistracted; a place to keep the madness of the world at bay. So when Covid-19 and lockdown struck, it made little difference to life at La Grande Cour, the centuries-old Normandy farmhouse where Hockney set up a studio a year before, in time to paint the arrival of spring. In fact, he relished the enforced isolation as an opportunity for even greater devotion to his art. ‘Spring Cannot Be Cancelled’ is an uplifting manifesto that affirms art’s capacity to divert and inspire. It is based on a wealth of new conversations and correspondence between Hockney and the art critic Martin Gayford, his long-time friend and collaborator.

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    £14.99