A collection containing books on the history and reasoning of both art and crafts throughout history, as well as helpful books to boost your creative skills.

    Patricia Geis: Meet the Artist Pablo Picasso [2014] hardback


    Pablo Picasso: Meet the Artist! takes young readers on an interactive journey through the remarkable life of the legendary Spanish painter. This engaging book uses a multitude of lift-the-flaps, cut-outs...

    Rick Rubin: The Creative Act: A Way of Being [2023] hardback


    Many famed music producers are known for a particular sound that has its day and then ages out. Rick Rubin is known for something else: creating a space where artists...

    Joanna Moorhead: The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington [2017] paperback

    $7.00 – $11.00

    In 2006 journalist Joanna Moorhead discovered that her father's cousin, Prim, who had disappeared many decades earlier, was now a famous artist in Mexico. Although rarely spoken of in her...

    Patricia Geis: Meet the Artist Vincent van Gogh: Meet the Artist! [2015] hardback


    Vincent van Gogh: Meet the Artist! takes young readers of all ages on a colourful, interactive journey through the work of this revered Dutch painter. Three-dimensional pop-ups, removable artwork, flaps...

    Jonathan Littell: Triptych: Three Studies After Francis Bacon: 128 [2013] hardback


    Francis Bacon was one of the iconic figures of modern art, a painter who transformed the way we see and experience the human body. Mirroring Bacon's famous triptychs, Jonathan Littell's...

    Andrew Graham Dixon: Art [2023] hardback


    The ultimate introduction to global art, presenting 30,000 years of creativity in one lavishly illustrated book.Discover all you need to know about art history in this definite guide. Art: The...

    Johannes Nathan: Leonardo. The Complete Drawings [2020] hardback


    One of the most accomplished human beings who ever lived, Leonardo da Vinci remains the quintessential Renaissance genius. Creator of the world's most famous paintings, this scientist, artist, philosopher, inventor,...

    Emma Baxter-Wright: Little Guides to Style: A Historical Review of Four Fashion Icons: 17 (The Little Guides to Style: A Historical Review of Four Fashion Icons


    Four stunning pocket-sized fashion books in one box set. Includes Little Book of Chanel, Little Book of Dior, Little Book of Gucci and Little Book of Prada - telling the...

    Jon Lys Turner: The Visitors' Book [2016] hardback


    'An absolute goldmine for Bacon biographers' Lynn Barber, Sunday Times Denis Wirth-Miller and Dicky Chopping were a couple at the heart of the mid-twentieth century art world, with the visitors'...

    Olivia Laing: Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency [2021] paperback

    $9.00 – $15.00

    'Never has a publication been more timely' - Dazed'A brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art' - TelegraphIn this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed...

    Butler Patricia: Drawn From Nature [2023] hardback


    For centuries, artists of all disciplines have expressed delight in nature through the highly skilled and captivating medium of botanical art.The distinguished contributions of Irish botanical artists include records of...

    Brian Dillon: Affinities [2023] paperback


    What do we mean when we claim affinity with an object or picture, or say affinities exist between such things?Affinities is a critical and personal study of a sensation that...

    James Fox: World According To Colour, The: A C [2023] paperback


    'Extraordinary. An intellectual feast as well as a visual one'Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber EyesThe world comes to us in colour. But colour lives as much...

    MoMA: ROY LICHTENSTEIN [2009] paperback

    $5.00 – $6.00

    Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns each made a tremendous impact on modern art in the 20th century. As pioneers of revolutionary movements such as Abstract Expressionism...

    Girls Guerrilla: Guerrilla Girls The Art Of Behaving Badly [2020] hardback


    Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly is the first book to catalog the entire career of the Guerrilla Girls from 1985 to present.The Guerrilla girls are a collective of...

    Julia Voss: Hilma Af Klint [2022] hardback


    A highly anticipated biography of the enigmatic and popular Swedish painter. The Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) was 44 years old when she broke with the academic tradition in...

    Patricia Geis: Leonardo da Vinci: Meet the Artist! [2018] novelty_book


    Discover the magnificent art of Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance master, through this newest addition to the popular Meet the Artist! series. Leonardo's full range of work, from his exquisite paintings...



    The arresting pictures of Frida Kahlo (1907-54) were in many ways expressions of trauma. Through a near-fatal road accident at the age of 18, failing health, a turbulent marriage, miscarriage...

    Magdalena Droste: Bauhaus. Updated Edition [2021] hardback


    In a fleeting 14-year period between two world wars, Germany's Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideas for the future, the school developed...

    Rolf Renner: Hopper [2020] hardback


    Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is something of an American success story, if only his success had come swifter. At the age of 40, he was a failing artist who struggled to...

    M C Escher: M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work (Basic Art): 1898-1972: The Graphic Work (Basic Art Series) [2016] hardback


    From impossible staircases to tesselated birds, Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972) crafted a unique graphic language of patterns, puzzles, and mathematics. Dense, complex, and structured by intricate principles, his work...

    Ben Mackworth-Praed: The Book of Kells [2008] hardback


    The Book of Kells is the richest and most copiously illustrated book of in the Celto-Saxon style that still survives. However, despite its rarity and fame, there is little that...

    Neil Gaiman: Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World [2018] hardback


    A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Art Matters will inspire its readers to...

    Wendy Bird: This is Goya [2015] hardback


    Modern art begins with Goya. He was the first to create works of art for their own sake, and he lived in a time of incredible cultural and social dynamism...

    Colours of Art: The Story of Art in 80 Palettes [2022] hardback


    Colours of Art takes the reader on a journey through history via 80 carefully curated artworks and their palettes. For these pieces, colour is not only a tool (like a...

    John Berger: Ways of Seeing: John Berger (Penguin Modern Classics) [2008] mass_market

    $7.00 – $15.00

    Based on the BBC television series, John Berger's Ways of Seeing is a unique look at the way we view art, published as part of the Penguin on Design series...

    Little Book of Balenciaga: The Story of the Iconic Fashion House


    'Haute couture is like an orchestra, whose conductor is Balenciaga. We other couturiers are the musicians and we follow the direction he gives' - Christian DiorThe godfather of conceptual design,...

    Kassia St Clair: The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History [2019] paperback


    ** A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK **'Fascinating . . . The history of the world through the eye of a needle . . . I recommend this book...

    Kitty Hauser: This is Bacon [2014] hardback


    Francis Bacon was one of the giants dominating the artistic landscape of the mid-twentieth century, and served as the inspiration and launching point for much of the figural and abstract...

    Dominic Dromgoole: Astonish Me! [2023] paperback


    A SUNDAY TIMES BEST FILM AND THEATRE BOOK OF 2022'Anyone in love with the arts will fall in love with this beautifully written and fascinating book' Kathy BurkeAstonish Me! is...

    Story Of Pop Art The [1989]


    In this age of insta-stardom and selfies, Pop Art still defines the world we live in.Emerging in the 1950s, Pop Art arrived in an explosion of colour, offering bold representations...

    Pop Revolution The [1989]


    "This book is a social history of Pop art, a group portrait of both the artists and the people who made some of them rich and famous in just a...

    Laura Raicovich: Culture Strike [2023] paperback


    In an age of protest, culture and museums have come under fire. Protests of museum funding (for example, the Metropolitan Museum accepting Sackler family money) and boards (for example, the...

    Christina Burrus: Frida Kahlo [2008] paperback


    Born in Mexico in 1907, Frida Kahlo learned about suffering at an early age. She fell victim to polio at the age of six, and was then seriously hurt in...

    Emily Gosling: Great Minds Don't Think Alike [2018] hardback


    Great Minds Don't Think Alike surveys some of the most brilliant minds of the past and present. Discover the methods and rituals they used to forge a constructive, creative pathway,...

    Gillian Kaye: A Nurse in Conflict [2004] hardback

    $9.00 – $30.00

    In dramatic circumstances in World War ll, Laura Terrington, a QA nurse, is caught up in the 1940 evacuation from Dunkirk. On her ambulance train, she meets wounded Christopher Leybourne...

    Jessica Smith: 15-minute Art Drawing Learn How To [2023] paperback


    How do you find time in your busy day to get creative? Why, with 15-minute Art Drawing, of course! Explore the pure joy of colouring pencils and markers with 15-minute...

    Martin Gayford: Spring Cannot Be Cancelled [2022] paperback


    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A burst of springtime joy' Daily Telegraph 'A springboard for ideas about art, space, time and light' The Times 'Lavishly illustrated' Guardian David Hockney reflects upon...

    Whitney Chadwick: Women Artists And The Surrealist Movement [2021] paperback


    This pioneering book stands as the most comprehensive treatment of the lives, ideas and art works of the remarkable group of women who were an essential part of the Surrealist...

    Susan Woodford: Greek And Roman Art [2020] paperback


    For more than 2,000 years the art of Greece and Rome has lain at the heart of western civilization. This book recaptures the excitement of the artists who first created...

    Hirmer: Alfred Haberpointner [2019] hardback


    Alfred Haberpointner (*1966 in Salzburg) is a sculptor of international repute. He became famous with his wooden sculptures, and he has subsequently expanded his work to include the use of...

    Rebecca John John: The Good Bohemian [2017] paperback


    Captivatingly fresh and intimate letters from Augustus John's first wife, Ida, reveal the untold story of married life with one of the great artists of the last century.Twelve days before...

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