Art

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  • The Real and the Romantic

    £35.00

    The Real and the Romantic

    A fresh look at a period of English art that has surged in interest and popularity in recent years, authored by one of Britain’s leading art historians and critics. The 21st century has seen an enormous surge of interest in English art of the interwar years. Work by artists like Stanley Spencer and Eric Ravilious has soared in value while new critical attention has been paid to others, often women, who were previously overlooked, such as Winifred Knights and Evelyn Dunbar. High-profile exhibitions have attracted record-breaking visitor numbers and challenged received opinion, encouraging a more nuanced understanding of the cultural landscape of the 1920s and 1930s. With these new perspectives in mind, ‘The Real and the Romantic’ takes a fresh look at this richly diverse period in English art.

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    £35.00
  • Art: Explained

    £14.99

    Art: Explained

    Why did Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel, or Rembrandt obsess over painting his own image? What’s the secret behind the Terracotta Army, or Andy Warhol’s soup cans? ‘Art: Explained’ offers straightforward and satisfying answers to 100 of these fascinating questions. If you’ve ever looked at an art masterpiece in awe, but wondered just what it means, here is your guide.

    £14.99
  • Women’s Work

    £25.00

    Women’s Work

    A celebration of art traditionally devalued as too domestic or feminine to be taken seriously and the innovative, brilliant artists reclaiming the idea of ‘women’s work’.

     

    £25.00
  • Things We Create

    £20.99

    Things We Create

    Told with visual verve, wit, humor, and, above all, clarity, Things We Create is both a history of and a metaphysical study of physical objects – all the stuff we buy, we use, we collect, we need. As befits a book about the beauty and utility of objects, Things We Create is itself both a beautifully designed and executed object and an immensely fun and readable series of comics and diagrams.

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    £20.99
  • England’s Villages

    £10.99

    England’s Villages

    Villages have existed in a similar form for millennia: but where did village halls come from, and why do they matter? What defines a modern village, and when does a village become a town? Take a charming, unexpected journey through the quirks of English villages through the ages in the excellent company of Dr Ben Robinson. Discover why no village could ever truly claim to be Roman; why churches sometimes appear far outside of village boundaries and what happens when a village moves, and why that matters. ‘England’s Villages’ is a compelling mix of archaeology, anthropology and architecture.

    £10.99
  • Children of Mercury

    £15.95

    Children of Mercury

    ‘Children of Mercury’ is a bold new account of the lives of premodern painters, viewed through the lens of ‘the seven ages of man,’ a widespread belief made famous in the ‘All the world’s a stage’ speech in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Spike Bucklow follows artists’ lives from infancy through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, to maturity, old age, and death. He tracks how lives unfolded for both male and female painters, from the famous, like Michelangelo, through Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Beale, to those who are now forgotten, like Jehan Gillemer.

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    £15.95
  • Drawing from Photos

    £22.99

    Drawing from Photos

    In this volume, Patrick explores the art of drawing from photos and the minefield of unseen problems such as distortion, tangents, and shallow depth. Each step-by-step includes a model posing to refer to as you draw along, recreating a virtual workshop from Patrick’s eye view as he shares his methods, insights and interpretations to produce drawings with style and confidence.

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    £22.99
  • Opera

    £25.00

    Opera

    The authors present a book featuring everything you need to know about opera. It includes over 160 operas by 66 composers from around the world, and spans 400 years of music drama from late-Renaissance Italy to the latest exciting work from contemporary names including Philip Glass and Thomas Adès.

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    £25.00
  • For the Love of Music

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    For the Love of Music

    A prot̩g̩ of Leonard Bernstein Рhis colleague for 18 years Рand an eminent conductor who has toured and recorded all over the world, John Mauceri helps us to reap the joy and pleasures classical music has to offer. Briefly, we learn the way a musical tradition born in ancient Greece, embraced by Roman Empire, and subsequently nurtured by influences from across the globe gave shape to the classical music that came to be embraced by cultures from Japan to Bolivia. Then Mauceri examines the music itself, helping us understand what it is we hear when we listen to classical music: how, by a kind of sonic metaphor, it expresses the deepest recesses of human feeling and emotion; how each piece bears the traces of its history; how the concert experience Рa unique one each and every time Рallows us to discover music anew.

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    £10.99
  • Gates of the City of London

    £15.99

    Gates of the City of London

    A fascinating, illustrated account of the history and sites of the former gates of the City of London including some on the River Thames.

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    £15.99
  • The Complete Beginner’s Photography Course

    £25.00

    The Complete Beginner’s Photography Course

    While digital cameras have made photography more accessible than ever, taking full creative control of your equipment should be every photographer’s aim. In this book, photography writer Ben Hawkins uses his extensive experience to deliver a unique modular system of learning. Covering all of the key genres, a range of diverse projects will teach every essential skill, technique and technical competency, while also offering inspiration and delivering a beautiful image for your first portfolio.

    £25.00
  • The Life of Music

    £11.99

    The Life of Music

    Inclusive, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, Kenyon shows that no matter how great the crisis, music has the power to bring us together

    £11.99