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

  • Monet A Concise Biography

    Monet: A Concise Biography


    This book offers the essential introduction to an artist whose works simultaneously reflected upon the purpose of a picture and the passage of time, and in so doing transformed irrevocably the story of art.

  • 13 Art Illusions Children Should Know

    13 Art Illusions Children Should Know


    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 British Artists Children Should Know

    13 British Artists Children Should Know


    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


    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.

  • Spot the Difference Art Detective

    Art Detective Spot the Difference!


    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.

  • How to Read a Modern Painting

    How to Read a Modern Painting


    In this accessible, practical guide, Jon Thompson explores more than 200 works, helping readers to unlock each paintings meaning. Beginning with the Barbizon school and the Realist movement of the mid-19th century and continuing right up to the 1980s avant-garde, he analyses works by some of the greatest and most popular artists of the modern era, including Bonnard, Van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock, Rauschenberg, Warhol and Basquiat, describing each artists use of media and symbolism, and providing useful biographical information.

  • How to Read a Painting

    How to Read a Painting


    Clues to the meaning of the masterpieces of art history lie in a rich system of symbols, themes and motifs that often elude the modern eye. Without the intimate knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology, folklore and Christian theology so vivid in the minds of the artists and familiar to their public, we often miss the visual hints that gave contemporary meaning to a painting.

  • How to Read an Impressionist Painting

    How to Read an Impressionist Painting


    This generously illustrated book is organised by subject matter, looking at urban views and city life, interiors and still life, family and friends, and other common themes. In this way readers will have the tools to think critically and analytically about the movement, and a new understanding of the collective momentum that drove the impressionists to work with such originality and commitment to their own times.

  • Impressionism: 50 Paintings You Should Know

    Impressionism: 50 Paintings You Should Know


    No artistic education is complete without a healthy dose of the Impressionists. Here, fifty of the most important works from the early nineteenth to the turn of twentieth centuries are reproduced in gorgeous colour, including the best of Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Renoir, Cezanne, Cassatt, Manet, Seurat, and Pisarro.

  • Magic at the Museum

    Magic at the Museum


    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.

  • Safari A Photicular Book

    Safari A Photicular Book


    Imagine a field guide to all the animals you’d encounter on an African safari, but instead of looking at a photograph of them in the book youre reading, you’re actually seeing a small film clip on the page of the animal in motion. Its a PhoticularTM Book a lenticular-based technology that transfers fluid 4-colour movies onto a book page.

  • The Art Book Mini

    The Art Book


    Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year award in 1994, The Art Book has been an outstanding success and has become a well-known landmark in the art book world. Now published in over 20 different languages and in mini, midi and hardback formats, it has received rave reviews from numerous newspapers and magazines and has made many appearances on the bestseller lists.