Most popular The arts books
The most popular The arts books currently available. Updated weekly.
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.
Originally handcrafted in 1971 as a gift for friends, this edition of Joni Mitchell's best-loved poems, illustrations, watercolours and hand-lettered song lyrics is now publicly available for the first time. The perfect Christmas present for any Joni Mitchell fan
Sebastiao Salgado's haunting black-and-white photographs from the GENESIS project record landscapes and people unchanged in the devastating onslaught of modern society and development. Taken over the course of an epic eight-year expedition, the images are divided into five broad geographic chapters: Planet South, Sanctuaries, Africa, Northern...
The official behind-the-scenes book of the record-breaking award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2019 calendar features stunning portraits of thirteen incredible women who have helped change the world. Illustrated by female artists from around the globe, the calendar captures the individual spirits of authors, scientists, activists, artists, athletes, and other heroic women-both past and present-who have pushed boundaries to expand options and encourage bigger dreams for girls and women everywhere.
Bastien Piano Basics: Level One
The art of Anne Stokes features striking designs and lifelike portrayals of fantasy subjects. This eye-catching calendar gathers 12 of her celebrated unicorns in vivid artwork that really brings these ethereal creatures to life. Informative text accompanies each work in this art calendar and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
The story of the 2019 cricketing summer - as seen from the greatest vantage point of them all: the Test Match Special commentary box.
A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, who takes us on a weird and wonderful journey through his life and two decades of groundbreaking television.
With a continual stream of exciting experiences from the Wizarding World, including the successful launch of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise, Harry Potter fans are as engaged as ever. This mini kit continues a magically successful program for Running Press.
The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake is a lavish tale of friendship and scandal, rivalry and betrayal.
A visual reference book that offers instructions for drawing over 2000 items.
Notre Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals is Ken Follett's tribute to the the Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world, which so tragically caught fire and was threatened with destruction but thankfully saved.
50 years ago, people used film cameras just as we use smartphones in the age of Instagram. They photographed their meals, holidays, loved ones, celebrations, and family reunions. Imagining the past lives of these strangers is the beauty and mystery of The Anonymous Project, which curates just under 300 images from this vast collection of 700,...
From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.
'Full of gems ... Angela Kelly is a jewel in the crown'Daily Telegraph 'Entertaining and beautifully illustrated'The Sunday Times 'For real intel, [The Crown] can't come close to The Other Side of the Coin by Angela Kelly'The New York Times
This book helps companies to develop their corporate communication by focusing on the visual aspect.
Chanel's combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. This title reveal its private archives, a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from 1920 onwards.
Personally compiled by Glastonbury Festival's own creators - Michael and Emily Eavis - Glastonbury 50 celebrates five momentous decades in the life of the world's most famous outdoor music and arts festival.
The intimate and definitive biography of Ian McKellen, theatrical knight and a national treasure.
Trinity Theory Of Music Workbook - Grade 1
The intimate and inspiring memoir from Academy Award-winning actor Sally Field.
Kevin McNally stars in five brand new recordings of original Hancock's Half Hour scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Now, five of them have been recreated by BBC Radio 4, with Kevin McNally taking the role made famous by Tony Hancock.
Expert tuition from a high-profile author with an accessible style, plenty of tips and tricks from beginners and his own range of brushes and colours to simplify things.
Rihanna invites you into her world with this stunning visual autobiography.
A comprehensive guide to the K-pop girl group who are taking the music world by storm. The sassiest, most stylish girls around - BLACKPINK!
A concise and illustrated biography on one of the world's most influential couturiers and founder of a global fashion brand.
Louis Vuitton Catwalk<br>Founded as a luxury leather goods house in 1854, Louis Vuitton was for many decades one of the world<br>
In this illustrated fashion story, 400 fashion advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection trace not only the changing trends and silhouettes of the 20th century but also the evolution in their marketing, as fashion developed from an exclusive Parisian salon business into today's global mega-industry.
This extraordinary appreciation of the most interesting gardens in and around the 30 Cambridge colleges explores their horticulture, history and significance to the academics, visitors and locals who experience them.
Enter the world of HBO's global television phenomenon Game of Thrones with The Photography of Game of Thrones - the definitive photographic collection from the set of the hit series.
A fascinating insight into the golden-age of 1970s and 80s rock and roll told through the eyes of music legend Bernie Marsden and, most notably, his role in establishing one of the world's most famous rock bands of all time - Whitesnake.
John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course: Part 1 - Revised Edition
An insider's story of creativity and innovation at Apple under Steve Jobs. Creative Selection shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.
The brand new memoir from James Acaster: cult comedian, bestselling author of Classic Scrapes, undercover cop, receiver of cabbages.
"Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege and cohost of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxiety to reach that elusive next level of success"--