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The Story of Art

Exquisite cloth-bound edition of the classic art-history text - the perfect gift for every art connoisseur and student For more than 60 years Ernst Gombrich's The Story of Art has been a global bestseller - with more than 8 million copies sold - the perfect introduction to art history, from the earliest cave paintings to art of the twentieth century, a masterpiece of clarity and personal insight. This classic book is currently in its 16th edition and has been translated into more than 30 langua...

The Story of Art

The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject.

The Short Story of Art

The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to se ctions on art movements, themes and techniques.

The Short Story of Modern Art

The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why and when of modern art - who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works - from the realist painting of Courbet to a contemporary installation by Yayoi Kusama - and then links them to the most important movements, themes and techniques.

Neverwhere (The Illustrated Edition)

Discover NEVERWHERE, Neil Gaiman's extraordinary modern classic, illustrated for the first time with breathtaking pictures by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. This beautiful edition is like no other, featuring the fully illustrated short story, HOW THE MARQUIS GOT HIS COAT BACK, and will delight fans of Coraline, Philip Pullman and Doctor Who.

Curiosity. The Story of a Mars Rover

A stylishly illustrated non-fiction book about the search for life on Mars, told from the unique perspective of NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity.Discover the incredible story of the search for life on Mars, told from the unique perspective of Curiosity, the Mars Rover sent to explore the red planet. Markus Motum's stylish illustrations and diagrams reveal how a robot travelled 350,000,000 miles to explore a planet where no human has ever been.

The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970

The middle decades of the twentieth century saw an extraordinary flourishing of the illustrated, pictorial dust jacket. From the 1920s, as the potential for the book's protective wrapping to be used for promotion and enticement became clear, artists and illustrators on both sides of the Atlantic applied their talents to this particular art form. Rising to the wide-ranging challenges posed by format and subject matter, leading artists and illustrators, including John Piper, Edward Bawden and Joh...

Frida Kahlo. An Illustrated Life

One of the most important artists of the twentieth century and an icon of courageous womanhood, Frida Kahlo lives on in the public imagination, where her popularity shows no signs of waning. She is renowned for both her paintings and her personal story, which were equally filled with pain and anguish, celebration and life.

David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

"A Scheherazade for our time." -- Daily Telegraph What if everything we thought about power was wrong? What if, in the ancient story of the shepherd boy who topples a giant, David actually had the advantage?

Signs & Symbols of the World

This informative and engaging illustrated reference provides the stories behind 1,001 signs and symbols, from ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day political and subculture symbols. What in the world does mean? And what about its meaning might have led my coffee date to tattoo it on his entire forearm? Where did the symbol originate, and what was its first meaning? How did the ampersand symbol & come about and how was it applied daily in book publishing? And what is the full story behind that star...

The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography

Here is a comprehensive, accessible and authoritative illustrated reference to the history, art and science of photography. In one single, elegant volume, it features over 300 iconic photographs and contains more than 1,200 concise yet fully detailed entries on all aspects of the subject.

The Book of Legendary Lands

In the tradition of On Beauty, On Ugliness and The Infinity of Lists, Umberto Eco presents an enthralling and erudite illustrated tour of the fabled places that have awed and eluded us through the ages. From the epic poems of Homer to contemporary science fiction, from the Holy Scriptures to modern mythology and fairy tale, literature and art are full of illusory places we have at some time believed are real, and onto which we have projected our dreams, ideals and fears.

Our Story

A graphic memoir like no other: the true story of a marriage in China that spanned the twentieth century, told in vibrant, original paintings and prose. WINNER OF AN ENGLISH PEN AWARD Rao Pingru was a twenty-six-year-old soldier when he first saw the beautiful Mao Meitang. One glimpse of her through a window as she put on lipstick was enough to capture Pingru's heart. It was a moment that sparked a union that would last almost sixty years. But when Meitang passed away in 2008, Pingru realised t...

Phaidon JR: Can Art Change the World?

Phaidon JR: Can Art Change the World? - monografia o tajomnom francúzskom pouličným umelci plná skvelých fotografií. Kniha vytvorená v úzkej spolupráci s umelcom, obsahuje kapitoly o hlavnú prácu JR od "Expo2Rue", ktorá začala jeho kariéru pouličného umelca, až po "The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America" zverejnenej v časopise Time v roku 2018.

The Fox and the Star

The moving story of a fox, a star and an eternal friendship, written and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith - chosen as Waterstones Book of the Year, selected in Time Out's 100 Best Children's Books and loved by parents and children alike.

Design as Art

One of the last surviving members of the futurist generation, Bruno Munari's Design as Art is an illustrated journey into the artistic possibilities of modern design translated by Patrick Creagh published as part of the 'Penguin on Design' series in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The designer of today re-establishes the long-lost contact between art and the public, between living people and art as a living thing' Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, described by Picas...

War and Art

This sumptuously illustrated volume, edited by eminent war historian Joanna Bourke, offers a comprehensive visual, cultural and historical account of the ways in which armed conflict has been represented in art. Covering the last two centuries, the book shows how the artistic portrayal of war has changed, from a celebration of heroic exploits to a more modern, truthful depiction of warfare and its consequences.

Reading Art

A celebration of artworks featuring books and readers from throughout history, for the delight of art lovers and bibliophiles As every book tells a story, every book in art is part of an intriguing, engaging, and relatable image.

The Electric State

Stranger Things meets On the Road in this hypnotic, lavishly illustrated novel. Set in a post-apocalyptic 1997, The Electric State is the story of Michelle who, accompanied by her toy robot Skip, sets out across the western United States in a stolen car to find her missing brother.

The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains

Beautifully illustrated by renowned artist Eddie Campbell, this is a four-colour edition of Neil Gaiman's award-winning novelette "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains"- a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure. The text of The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains was first published in the collection Stories: All New Tales (Headline, 2010).

The Hiding Game

'A suspenseful story of obsession against the tense political backdrop of Germany's Bauhaus art school' - Sunday Times In 1922, Paul Beckermann arrives at the Bauhaus art school and is immediately seduced by both the charismatic teaching and his fellow students.

Paris. Portrait of a City

A city built on two millennia of history, Paris is entering the third century of its love story with photography. It was on the banks of the Seine that Niepce and Daguerre officially gave birth to this new art that has flourished ever since.

Moscow Vanguard Art : 1922-1992

A comprehensive survey of art in Moscow in the era of the Soviet Union that champions the unquenchable spirit of artistic experimentation in the face of political repression Ambitious and interdisciplinary, Moscow Vanguard Art: 1922-1992 tells the story of generations of artists who resisted Soviet dictates on aesthetics, spanning the Russian avant-garde, socialist realism, and Soviet postwar art in one volume. Drawing on art history, criticism, and political theory, Margarita Tupitsyn unites t...

The Sabi Sabi Wedding - Svadba v Sabi Sabi

Billingual Book. This enchanting illustrated children's story set in the African wilderness contains in essence a moral, not unlike those found in the fables of Aesop.

Art. A Visual History

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar DegasCovering every era and over 650 artists, this comprehensive, illustrated guide offers an accessible yet expansive view of art history, featuring everything from iconic works and lesser-known gems to techniques and themes.Offering a comprehensive overview of Western artists, themes, paintings, techniques, and stories, Art- A Visual History is packed full of large, full-colour images of iconic works and lesser-known gems. Explori...

Travels with Charley in Search of America

A collectible 50th anniversary deluxe edition featuring an updated introduction by Jay Parini and first edition cover art and illustrated maps of Steinbeck's route by Don Freeman A Penguin Classic In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people.

The World's Worst Teachers

A new collection of short stories from the UK’s biggest-selling author – David Walliams. David Walliams’ inventive take on the cautionary tale began in 2016 with the publication of The World’s Worst Children. Two further volumes followed in 2017 and 2018 with total sales of the trilogy now exceeding 1.7 million copies in the UK alone. Walliams now turns his attention to teachers in these ten tales of the most gruesome grown-ups ever. Think your teachers are bad? Wait till you meet this lot. The...

Visual Impact

An accessible and richly illustrated exploration of how art and design have driven major social and political change in the 21st century. Visual Impact highlights the extraordinary power of art and graphic design to effect social and political change.

Sea Prayer

A deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated short story for people of all ages from the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner, brought to life by Dan Williams's beautiful illustrations 'The book may be brief, but it is beautiful, poetic - a distillation of his strengths' Sunday Times

Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin

Page, Plant and Jones have collaborated with Reel Art Press to publish the first illustrated book celebrating 50 years since Led Zeppelin formed. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is the first and only official illustrated book ever to be produced in full collaboration with the members of the band.

Comics

The first global history of comics from 1968 through to the present day, arranged chronologically and richly illustrated with prime examples of the artists, styles and movements being discussed. The authors contextualize the crucial modern period within the art form's broader history and offer a description of the more fluid, international and digital scene that is the medium's likely future.

Biennials and Beyond

The story of the most influential art exhibitions from 1960, Biennials and Beyond assembles a wealth of rare and never before published documentation, from installation photographs and reviews to floor plans, catalogue excerpts and other primary ephemera, looking at the history of contemporary art through the lens of 25 significant exhibitions. With an introductory essay and concise overviews of each exhibition by art historian Bruce Altshuler, Biennials and Beyond is a unique sourcebook that o...

How to Read a Photograph

Ian Jeffrey is a superb guide in this profusely illustrated introduction to the appreciation of photography as an art form. Novices and experts alike will gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work, as Jeffrey decodes key images and provides essential biographical and historical background.

Unspoken Spaces

Unspoken Spaces is a richly illustrated journey through spheres, tunnels, towers, walkways and archways, as well as pavilions and larger buildings realized by artist Olafur Eliasson and his studio since the late 1990s. Binding the spiralling dynamic of these works are essays by renowned writers across a variety of fields, from geologists and historians of art and science to architects, artists, and philosophers.

From Russia with Blood

The explosive, untold story of how Russia mastered the art and science of targeted assassination - and why even the most powerful nations in the world have failed to stop Putin. They thought they had found a safe haven in the green hills of England.

Venus and Aphrodite

Through ancient art, evocative myth, intriguing archaeological discoveries and philosophical explorations, Bettany Hughes takes us on a voyage of discovery to reveal the truth behind Venus, and why this immortal goddess is so much more than nudity, romance and sex. It is both the remarkable story of one of antiquity's most potent forces, and the story of human desire - how it transforms who we are and how we behave.

This is Not Propaganda

'The world's most powerful people are lying like never before, and no one understands the art of their lies like Peter Pomerantsev.' Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World When information is a weapon, everyone is at war.

Chromaphilia

Unlock the secrets of colour - learn how and why it has been used in art over the centuries. This vibrant and compelling book uses 240 artworks as case studies to tell the story of ten individual colours or colour groups.

Becoming Freud

From one of the world's foremost authorities on Sigmund Freud comes a strikingly original biography of the father of psychoanalysis Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud-Freud up until the age of fifty-that incorporates all of Freud's many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud invented a psychological treatment that involved the telling and revising of life stories, but he was himself skeptical of the writing of such stories.

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell's moving story is one of the best-loved animal adventures ever written. This "Penguin Threads" edition of "Black Beauty" includes a new foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley, cover art by Jillian Tamaki and deluxe French flaps.