Most popular Exhibition catalogues & specific collections books
The most popular Exhibition catalogues & specific collections books currently available. Updated weekly.
Accompanying a major retrospective at Tate Britain of iconic British photographer Don McCullin, this publication highlights all areas of McCullin's practice including his long career as a conflcit photographer; social documentary practice; travel assignments; and more recent engagement with landscape.
An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts - packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library. This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more., Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomers and alchemists. The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan., Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.
Accompanying the first major survey of William Blake's work to be held since 2000, this book presents a comprehensive overview of his work, foregrounding his relationship with the art world of his time and telling the stories behind some of the most iconic images in the history of British art.
For lovers of vintage clothing, British supermodel and vintage fashion muse Kate Moss unveils a personally curated selection of her favorite couture and costume pieces from the Museo de la Moda, the world-class fashion museum in Santiago, Chile.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.,<br> <br> Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There's also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition - absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme. Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, vials of dragon's blood, mandrake roots, painted centaurs and a genuine witch's broomstick, in a book that shows J.K., Rowling's magical inventions alongside their cultural and historical forebears. This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.
Reveals the history of the house of Chanel, from the days of Coco Chanel to today. With an overview of Karl Lagerfeld, this title showcases hundreds of clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs - and more. It is suitable for all fashion professionals and Chanel obsessives.
This book tells the storyof the formative years of London's world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museumand the gathering of its early collections in the decade between the GreatExhibition of 1851 and the death of Prince Albert in 1861.
This publication accompanies a major exhibition at Tate Britain, exploring Van Gogh's relationship with British art and culture. Including Van Gogh's works next to those by British artists who influenced, or where influenced by, his art, this book traces the story from the artist's obscure years in England through to his iconic status.
The first English-language publication on this internationally acclaimed artist covering his extraordinary and trailblazing career, this highly accessible introduction to the artist features three thematic essays on Takis's practice and will provide new focus on Takis's engagement of global environmental and social causes.
Focusing on Jean-Michel Basquiat's extraordinary breadth of influences, from graffiti to bebop jazz to Hollywood cinema, this exciting new survey charts his ground-breaking career.
A detailed overview of the innovation and ambition that drove one of the best-known Impressionist painters at the end of his career
Daniel Meadows is a pioneer of contemporary British documentary practice. Drawing on the archives now held at the Bodleian Library, this book includes important work from Meadows' ground-breaking projects and offers a moving and insightful commentary on forty-five years' of life in Britain.
This fascinating view of lunar imagery explores visual representations of the moon from the dawn of photography to the present
In the period of radical change that was 1963-83, young Black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions and pressures. How could they make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as African Americans?
This lavishly illustrated book showcases the highlights of the Tolkien archives held at the Bodleian Library. This stunning book is a perfect introduction to Tolkien's creative imagination, giving a unique insight into the life of this extraordinary writer, artist and scholar.
A panoramic document of China by Magnum's legendary photographers, spanning the pre-revolutionary years to the country's rise as a global superpower.
Accompanying a major exhibition of Burne-Jones's work at Tate Britain, this beautifully-designed book looks at what was distinctive about Burne-Jones's art, and charts the course through which he emerged from being an outsider, to being revered as one of the great artists of the European fin de siecle.
This book offers a comprehensive survey of works by Louise Lawler, a leading figure of the "Pictures Generation," a group of artists known for their appropriation of images from an age saturated by media and consumerism.
This inspiring volume assembles a remarkable global collection of 180 objects that showcase the human instinct to challenge authority.
An important study of the work of Felix Vallotton, a prominent member of Les Nabis and a contemporary of Bonnard and Vuillard.
Delve into the lives of 50 of the most important figures of the Bauhaus movement through the recollections of former Bauhaus students, teachers, and friends.
Internationally acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly is also a passionate collector of everyday objects, from bottle openers and fishing lures to tin toys and beyond
Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and ransom of grandson Paul Getty - is now a major motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay written by David Scarpa and starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg.
This fantastic book showcases the prestigious Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages. Featuring photographs taken especially for the book, items are shown in full along with detail images that show off the stunning birds at their best.
Lavishly illustrated, with essays by leading experts, this publication accompanies the first exhibition to cover all aspects of Natalia Goncharova's wide-ranging artistic practice across her entire career.
This richly illustrated book explores the huge creative endeavour behind Tolkien's enduring popularity. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 images of his manuscripts, drawings, maps and letters, the book traces the creative process behind his most famous literary works and reproduces personal photographs and private papers.
With a foreword by Reece Shearsmith, this beautifully designed book highlights some of the most striking and amusing examples of the woodcut from the British Library's collections, evoking monsters, witches, criminals, drinking, war and politics.
This handy, updated edition explores the Bauhaus School of Art and Design through some 575 illustrations and biographies of its key personalities. Realized in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, the reference work is now available in Bibliotheca Universalis format, the perfect companion for your next trip to Berlin, Weimar, or Dessau.
This is the fascinating autobiography of a society heiress who became the bohemian doyenne of the art world. She amassed one of the most important collections of early twentieth century European and American art embracing cubism, surrealism and expressionism.
This stunning reappraisal offers long- overdue recognition to the enormous contribution to the field of contemporary art of women artists in Latin America and those of Latino and Chicano heritage working during a pivotal time in history.
A new study examining the life and work of Helene Schjerfbeck, the Finnish painter who influenced Bacon, Freud and Auerbach
The first in-depth investigation of Gauguin's portraits, revealing how the artist expanded the possibilities of the genre in new and exciting ways
Celebrating the career of one of the most distinguished artists to emerge from postwar British art schools, this publication is the first of its kind to cover Frank Bowling's entire oeuvre, spanning 60 years, and highlights Bowling's major contribution to abstract expressionism and the debates around colour-field painting.
Drawing on the Bodleian Library's outstanding map collection and covering almost a thousand years, 'Talking Maps' takes a new approach to map-making by showing how maps and stories have always been intimately entwined.
Richly illustrated catalogue accompanying a new exhibition focused on Van Gogh's relationships with family, friends and models. The exhibition runs from 21 September 2019 to 12 January 2020, Her Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, The Netherlands