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By David Weir
Setting out to celebrate, document and discuss the work and role of an international tapestry workshop, Dovecot Studios, since its foundation in Edinburgh in 1912, this groundbreaking publication uniquely explores the artistic value, nature and identity of tapestry through both images, essays and the commentaries of weavers, artists and patrons.
James Tower 1919-88 is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive figures in post-war British ceramics. This book provides a comprehensive visual document of Tower's work, incorporating a complete illustrated catalogue. It also includes a detailed biography, setting Tower in the social and artistic context in which he lived...
The relatively new medium of photography has generated, from its inception, intense debate over its merits as an art form. The author brings together over 100 extracts from writings on different themes in the medium to explore the art of photography.
By Lynne Green
British abstract painter Wilhelmina Barns-Graham 1912-2004 played a key role in the development of modern abstract art in Britain. This new paperback edition of Lynne Green's classic monograph completes the story of the artist's life and work with a new Coda covering Barns-Graham's final years.
Edward Burra 1905-76 was an English painter who is best known for his paintings of the seedy underworld of urban life. Yet, as this fascinating new monograph on his work reveals, his interests were much broader, incorporating landscape and still-life paintings, stage designs, book illustration and watercolours.
Bringing together a selection of large-scale historical paintings, modest and rarely seen landscape watercolours, illustrated novels and children's books, newspaper illustrations and ephemera from both public and private sources, this groundbreaking publication explores both an unduly neglected figure and some important aspects of Victorian life.