Books

Choose from an array of book titles covering a range of periods and styles including authoritative works of established Courtauld authors.

  • Magic at the Museum

    Magic at the Museum

    £10.95

    Jane Heinrichs’ delightful imagination and her wonderful artistry have created a work of real magic. In the dream of her small heroine, she not only brings to life the Courtauld’s great Rubens’ portrait of Jan Bruegel and his family, but also brilliantly captures the charm of its 18th century architectural setting looking out over Edmond J. Safra courtyard at Somerset House.


  • Somerset House The History

    Somerset House The History

    £15.00

    Discover the extraordinary history of Somerset House and the equally extraordinary people who have lived, worked or played here, from Tudor times to present day.


  • 12 Views of Manet's Bar

    12 Views of Manet’s Bar

    £30.95

    Bradford Collins has assembled here a collection of twelve essays that demonstrates, through the interpretation of a single work of art, the abundance and complexity of methodological approaches now available to art historians. Focusing on Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, each contributor applies to it a different methodology, ranging from the more traditional to the newer, including feminism, Marxism, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and semiotics.


  • 13 Art Illusions Children Should Know

    13 Art Illusions Children Should Know

    £9.99

    This collection of masterpieces of the art of illusion will delight and entertain readers of all ages.
    Children love to be fooled and artists are some of the greatest tricksters around. This collection features artworks that incorporate a variety of methods for tricking our eyes: including trompe loeil, clever uses of color and perspective, Surrealism, and Photo-Realism.


  • 13 Artists Children Should Know

    13 Artists Children Should Know

    £9.99

    This heavily illustrated book featuring the world’s greatest painters is an excellent introduction for young readers to artists and their works.


  • 13 British Artists Children Should Know

    13 British Artists Children Should Know

    £9.99

    This lively introduction to nearly four centuries of British art offers children a strong foundation for learning in a playful and imaginative way, and will inspire them to dream, create, and think.


  • 13 Paintings Children Should Know

    13 Paintings Children Should Know

    £9.99

    People of all ages are fascinated by Mona Lisas beguiling smile, Van Goghs hypnotic night sky, and Frida Kahlos’ depiction of herself with a monkey. These paints and ten others are featured in the book in large reproductions with accompanying details.


  • 500 Self Portraits

    500 Self Portraits

    £12.95

    Portraits are an endless source of fascination, responding as they do to the basic human impulse to scrutinize a face and strive to peer into the person behind it. Self-portraits have the added fascination that comes from looking into the mirror and trying to study one’s own face and the elusive self lurking behind its surface.


  • Spot the Difference Art Detective

    Art Detective Spot the Difference!

    £9.99

    This highly engaging book lets young readers play detective as they examine great works of art to see if they are the real thing or forgeries. From Michelangelo to Picasso, art history is filled with stories of spectacular forgeries that have stumped the greatest scholars of their time. It is from this fascinating angle that young readers learn about the great works of art in this fun and educational book.


  • Art in Time

    Art in Time: A World History of Styles and Movements

    £45.00

    An up-to-date and comprehensive guide to 150 of the most significant styles and movements that have shaped art history through time. All art is of its time, and this book is the first survey that explicitly embeds styles, schools and movements within the politics and culture in which they arose, by means of timelines, textual references and the unique present-to-past arrangement of the book.


  • Courtauld Gallery Obras Maestras

    Courtauld Gallery Obras Maestras

    £10.00

    La Courtauld Gallery es uno de los museos de arte, de entre los de menor tamaño, más excepcionales del mundo. Esta guía presenta una selección de obras maestras elegidas entre sus variadas coleciones, que abarcan desde principios del Renacimiento hasta el siglo XX.


  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art

    Early Christian & Byzantine Art

    £17.95

    John Lowden provides an authoritative account of early Christian and Byzantine art from the third century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. From the grandest public buildings to the smallest personal items, it was – and still is – an art of extraordinary directness, but also of mystery and transcendence. Lowden explains how and why early Christian and Byzantine art was made and used, and situates it within the controversies of its time.