Books

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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Impressionism: 50 Paintings You Should Know

    Impressionism: 50 Paintings You Should Know

    £14.99

    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.

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  • La Courtauld Gallery Capolavori

    La Courtauld Gallery Capolavori

    £10.00

    La Courtauld Gallery è uno dei più bei piccoli musei del mondo. Questa quida presenta una scelta di capolavori tra quelli dell’ampia collezione, a partire dal primo Rinascrimento fino al XX secolo.

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  • Ocean Photicular Book

    Ocean- A Photicular Book

    £17.99

    An alien-like Dumbo octopus hovers in the inky black deep; a vivid orange sea nettle jellyfish gracefully floats by. The bioluminescent and ferocious deep sea angler glows in the dark; a neon sea horse feeds among the kelp. A sand tiger shark bares its teeth; a moray eel peers out of the seaweed in vivid, up close detail.

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  • Pre-Raphaelites Masterpieces of Art

    Pre-Raphaelites Masterpieces of Art

    £7.95

    An excellent read to showcase key works of the Pre-Raphaelites in all their glory. Part of a new series of beautiful gift art books.

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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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  • Safari A Photicular Book

    Safari A Photicular Book

    £17.99

    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.

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  • The 20th Century Art Book

    The 20th Century Art Book

    £7.95

    The 20th Century Art Book was hailed upon its release as an exciting celebration of the myriad forms assumed by art over the last century. Complementing the phenomenally successful landmark, Art Book, and most recently The American Art Book, it presents a new and original way of bringing art alive. The new mini edition has all the visual energy and compelling insights of the original but in a lightweight and highly portable format, making it ideal both for dipping into and for using as a serious sourcebook.

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  • 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.

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  • The Art Treasure Hunt

    The Art Treasure Hunt

    £9.99

    Young children love a good game of ‘I Spy with My Little Eye.’ In this beautifully designed book they are playfully challenged to find details ‘hidden’ in some of the world’s greatest paintings. On each double-page spread, a large reproduction of a masterpiece such as Kandinsky’s Heavenly Blue, Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Rousseau’s The Dream or Breugel’s Children’s Games is paired with a list of items to search for: a dog, an umbrella, or a ball, for instance.

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