Art & Photography

Art and photography book titles covering a range of styles and periods from esteemed authors and leading publishing houses.

  • How to Read a Modern Painting

    How to Read a Modern Painting

    £19.95

    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

    £19.95

    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

    £24.95

    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.


  • The Art Book Mini

    The Art Book

    £7.95

    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.


  • The Power of Art

    The Power of Art

    £20.00

    The Power of Art Closes in on intense make-or-break turning points in the lives of eight great artists who, under extreme stress, created something unprecedented, altering the course of art for ever. This title features Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, David, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso and Rothko.


  • The Bloomsbury Group by Frances Spalding

    The Bloomsbury Group by Frances Spalding

    £9.99

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Bloomsbury Group transformed British culture with their innovative approach to art, design and society.