Art

We have a broad list of art books to suit a range of tastes and interests, from monographs and exhibition catalogues to anthologies and illustrated biographies.

Gillian Ayres

Foreword by Andrew Marr
Texts by Martin Gayford and David Cleaton-Roberts

April 2017

£45.00

The definitive monograph on one of Britain's most-respected and best-loved abstract painters of the postwar period.

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Fourth Plinth

How London Created the Smallest Sculpture Park in the World

Foreword by Grayson Perry
Texts by Isabel de Vasconcellos

January 2017

£22.50

The inside story of the most talked-about – and controversial – public art programme in the UK, and a celebration of the place of art in London’s daily life.

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Could Have, Would Have, Should Have

Inside the World of the Art Collector

 

Tiqui Atencio

October 2016

£22.50

A lively account of a lifelong activity seen variously as a heroic commitment or a crazy sickness.

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Lament

Bettina von Zwehl and Josh Cohen

July 2016

£19.99

This highly conceptual and beautiful art work in book form is the result of a unique collaboration between an artist photographer and psychoanalyst writer.

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Strand

Stuart Haygarth

April 2016

£28.00

In this original and striking book, artist and designer Stuart Haygarth presents his series of seductively beautiful photographs of some of the thousands of discarded man-made objects that he found while walking along the entire English south coast.

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Clare Woods

Strange Meetings

 

Foreword by Andrew Marr
Texts by Michael Bracewell, Rebecca Daniels, Jennifer Higgie and Simon Martin

April 2016

£29.99

Presents one of the most significant British painters today, whose works hover between abstraction and representation, expressing a poetic romanticism and an unnerving psychic charge.

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Dough Portraits

Søren Dahlgaard

October 2015

£24.99

A visually stunning and hilarious book by Danish artist Søren Dahlgaard, who creates absurdist portraits of people with their heads encased in dough.

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Another Green World

Linn Botanic Gardens
Encounters with a Scottish Arcadia

Alison Turnbull with Philip Hoare

October 2015

£18.99 

An artist and a writer’s lyrical portrait of a unique place: a magical, idiosyncratic collection of thousands of exotic plants created by a father and son beside a Scottish loch.

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Gideon Rubin special edition

Texts by Gabriel Coxhead, Martin Herbert, Aya Lurie,
Sarah Suzuki

July 2015

Special edition £300.00

Edition of 100

A special edition of this exquisite book on the acclaimed young Israeli painter Gideon Rubin, presented in a slipcase with a hand-painted gouache design, limited to 100 copies (20 each of 5 designs).

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Gideon Rubin

Texts by Gabriel Coxhead, Martin Herbert, Aya Lurie,
Sarah Suzuki

July 2015

£29.99

This exquisite book is the first monograph on the acclaimed young Israeli painter Gideon Rubin, celebrated for his haunting yet compelling portraits of faceless subjects that are drawn from found photographs, newspapers and magazines.

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On Being An Artist

Michael Craig-Martin

April 2015

£22.50

A unique mix of memoir, personal manifesto, and advice for the aspiring artist from Michael Craig-Martin, one of the most influential teachers of recent decades, who has nurtured two generations of British artists.

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Public Art (Now)

Out of Time, Out of Place

 

Edited by Claire Doherty

March 2015

£29.99

This dynamic international survey brings together forty of the most significant and progressive artworks in the public realm over the past decade in an essential introduction to one of the most vibrant and radical areas of contemporary art.

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A K Dolven

Please Return

 

Edited by Gaby Hartel

February 2015

£29.99

This compelling book presents a decade of work by the acclaimed Norwegian artist. Employing a diverse range of media, her complex and disorientating art explores the relationship between individuals and their surroundings.

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Labyrinth

A Journey Through London’s Underground by Mark Wallinger

 

Edited by Louise Coysh

October 2014

£24.99

Limited edition £95.00

This stunning book records the extraordinary artwork created by Turner Prize-winner Mark Wallinger across the London Underground network, one that is rich with cultural and historical references.

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ReNew Marxist Art History

Edited by Warren Carter, Barnaby Haran and Frederic J. Schwartz

September 2014

£25.00 (hardback £45.00), e-book £20.00 / £16.66

Progressive art historians are again recognizing the relevance of Marx’s ideas to their practice. This volume includes thirty academics who are reshaping art history on Marxist lines.

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The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo

Texts by Martin Gayford, Giles Coren and Sarah Howgate

October 2013

£24.95

Coinciding with an exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery, this is the first major publication on one of Britain’s best-known portrait painters. More than a monograph on a single artist, the book explores the state of portraiture today and the risks faced by both portraitist and sitter.

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Incredible Tretchikoff

Boris Gorelik

July 2013

£15.95
e-book £9.99 / £8.32

Published to coincide with the centenary of his birth, this book tells the enthralling story of this flamboyant and controversial artist from his humble beginnings to the highs and lows of later life.

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Titian Metamorphosis

Edited and introduced by Minna Moore Ede

Foreword by Dame Monica Mason

January 2013

£24.99 SALE £17.50

This beautiful book celebrates a remarkable project involving three artists working with leading choreographers and composers to create new works inspired by the paintings of Titian.

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Titian Metamorphosis special edition

Edited and introduced by Minna Moore Ede

Foreword by Dame Monica Mason

January 2013

£750.00

Edition of 250

Celebrating a unique project by The Royal Ballet and the National Gallery, this edition comes with original prints by Chris Ofili, Mark Wallinger and Conrad Shawcross.

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Unexpected Guest cover

The Unexpected Guest

Edited by Sally Tallant and Paul Domela

October 2012

£18.95 SALE £11.95

Published in association with Liverpool Biennial, this timely collection of specially commissioned texts and art works addresses notions of hospitality, a growing area of study in cultural and academic disciplines.

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The Roundel

100 Artists Remake a London Icon

 

Edited by Tamsin Dillon

October 2012

£12.95 SALE £9.95
or £5.00 with Labyrinth 

A hundred artists reinterpret one of the world's most famous brands, the London Underground logo, with witty and inventive results.

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The Roundel special gift edition

Edited by Tamsin Dillon

January 2013

£50.00

Edition of 150

 

SOLD OUT

One hundred artists reinterpret one of the world's most recognizable brands, the London Underground logo, with witty, inventive and enchanting results.

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Pushwagner

Edited by Anthony Spira and Natalie Hope O'Donnell

July 2012

£35.00

 

SOLD OUT

A major monograph on the visionary Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner, celebrated for his epic satires on modern society, as well as for his hedonistic and unconventional lifestyle.

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