Literature & Theory

Literature and Theory book titles perfect for a Sunday afternoon or morning commute.

  • Hidden in the Shadow of the Master

    Hidden in the Shadow of the Master

    £20.00

    Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet and Auguste Rodin. The names of these brilliant nineteenth-century artists are known throughout the world. But what is remembered of their wives?

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  • Rodin: The Hands of Genius

    Rodin: The Hands of Genius

    £7.95

    Rodin, the first monograph from the Musee Rodin, with an authoritative foreword from its director, is written by the exceptional museum’s leading experts, who have priviledged access to the great works and little-known archival material in Paris and around the world.

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  • Roger Fry by Virginia Woolf

    Roger Fry by Virginia Woolf

    £9.99

    Virginia Woolf was a close friend of Roger Fry for many years – after his death she wrote this loving account of his passion for art, his own painting, and his challenging critical theories.

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  • The Essential Gombrich

    The Essential Gombrich

    £29.95

    This volume presents an accessible selection of Professor Gombrich’s best and most characteristic writing, and introduces the general reader to his ideas and arguments on many fundamental questions.

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  • The Gallery Companion: Understanding Western Art

    The Gallery Companion: Understanding Western Art

    £9.95

    The Gallery Companion unravels the legends behind many of the most popular and frequently painted figures and explains their symbolism, which is all too often overlooked or misunderstood.

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  • 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.

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  • The Value of Art

    The Value of Art

    £14.99

    In straightforward prose that doesn’t mystify art or deny its special allure, prominent art dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers an up-close and personal view of almost a half-century in the business of art.

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  • Virginia Woolf by Alexandra Harris

    Virginia Woolf by Alexandra Harris

    £9.95

    This gripping new account offers an ideal introduction to both the life and work of Virginia Woolf. It considers each of Woolf’s novels in context, traces the contentious course of her afterlife, and shows why, seventy years after her death, Virginia Woolf continues to haunt and inspire us.

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  • You Must Change Your Life

    You Must Change Your Life

    £20.00

    Paris, 1902: Renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin has just completed The Thinker. Rainer Maria Rilke is a delicate young visitor from Prague, broke and suffering from a case of writer’s block.

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