History of art & design

    Iranian Expanse

    By Matthew P. Canepa

    Hardback £46.86

    The Iranian Expanse explores how kings in the ancient Iranian world utilized the built and natural environment-everything from royal cities and paradise gardens, to hunting enclosures and fire temples-to form and contest Iranian cultural memory, royal identity, and sacred cosmologies over a thousand years of history. Although scholars have often...

    Kempe

    By Adrian Barlow

    Paperback £25.00

    This book provides a full account of the life of Charles Eamer Kempe, based on archives of the Kempe Trust and on the author''s own extensive researches. In particular, the book explores the importance of his family and family connections; his experiences as a student at Oxford and the development...

    To Teach Art

    By Jason Sumray

    Paperback £29.99

    Metamorphism

    Hardback £30.95

    Materiality is a recurring and central issue in architecture. This book explains how materials are "constructed", how they become cultural substances. Metamorphism investigates the complex relationship between natural materials and technology, science and sensuality. Gottfried Semper 1803-1879 made the notion of Stoffwechsel the key element of his theory. With this...

    Macke

    Hardback £8.46

    A style of his own: The colorful work of a truly avant-garde painterIn the course of his short life, German painter August Macke 1887--1914 combined inspirations from extremely different sources into a unique and personal style. Macke was engaged with the world, closely following the development of abstract art and...

    Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party

    By ,Eliza Rathbone

    Hardback £17.43

    A 'who's-who' guide to Pierre-Auguste Renoir's iconic Luncheon of the Boating Party.

    Joan Miro: I Work Like a Gardener

    Hardback £11.45

    Art of Rivalry

    By Sebastian Smee

    Paperback £9.05

    This is a story about rivalry among artists. Not the kind of rivalry that grows out of hatred and dislike, but rather, rivalry that emerges from admiration, friendship, love. The kind of rivalry that existed between Degas and Manet, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, and Freud and Bacon....

    Saarinen

    By Pierluigi Serraino

    Hardback Save £1.54 = £8.46

    Pompeii

    By Paul Wilkinson

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    The resonant ruins of Pompeii are perhaps the most direct route back to the living, breathing world of the ancient Romans.

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