Books

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

  • 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.


  • 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 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.


  • The Bloomsbury Cookbook

    The Bloomsbury Cookbook

    £24.95

    Part cookbook, part social and cultural history, this book will delight both Bloomsbury group aficionados and those new to the subject, with over 170 recipes from members of the group, including Frances Partridge, Helen Anrep and David and Angelica Garnett, accompanied by hundreds of paintings, photographs and quotations.


  • The Courtauld Gallery Masterpieces

    The Courtauld Gallery Masterpieces

    £10.00

    This guide presents a selection of Masterpieces from The Courtauld Gallery’s collection, stretching from the early Renaissance to the twentieth century.


  • 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.


  • The Gentleman's Letter Writer

    The Gentleman’s Letter Writer

    £7.99

    The Victorian era was perhaps the golden age of letter writing, an art that has largely now been lost in the face of modern technology and changing codes of conduct. ‘The Gentleman’s Letter Writer’ is at once a testament to the elegance of nineteenth-century communication and an entertaining insight into how carefully the Victorians chose their words – and the potentially disastrous effects if they did so imprudently!


  • The Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom

    The Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom

    £59.95

    A celebration of 300 of the finest works of art and expressions of the Christian faith from the millennium between the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance. This luxurious book presents the full range of Byzantine art in sumptuous glory, with glittering illustrations and concise descriptions by art historian Antony Eastmond.


  • 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 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.


  • Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque

    Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque

    £20.00

    The celebrated French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) created works that epitomize the theatricality, elegance, and decadence of late-19th-century Paris.


  • Vanessa Bell: Portrait of the Bloomsbury Artist

    Vanessa Bell: Portrait of the Bloomsbury Artist

    £11.99

    Vanessa Bell is central to the history of the Bloomsbury Group, yet until this authorised biography was written, she largely remained a silent and inscrutable figure. Tantalising glimpses of her life appeared mainly in her sister, Virginia Woolf’s, letters, diaries and biography.