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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 42 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book XXXXX by Jamie Reid
    XXXXX - by Jamie Reid

    £35.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781908067210 | ISBN 10: 1908067217

    XXXXX is a fifty year-long survey of collages, paintings, & sketches by British artist, iconoclast, anarchist, punk, hippie, shit-stirring rebel & romantic Jamie Reid. This visual diary assembles Reid’s earliest graphic ventures out of art school, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor in the Studio by Sophie Bowness
    Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor in the Studio - by Sophie Bowness

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781849765268 | ISBN 10: 184976526x

    Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor in the Studio explores the enormous impact that Trewyn Studio and garden had on Hepworth’s art and life.   A history and a portrait of a unique place, the book illuminates the ways in which the place and the wo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eight Fold Year by Jamie Reid
    Eight Fold Year - by Jamie Reid

    £12.50   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781908067197 | ISBN 10: 1908067195

    Eight Fold Year is a celebration of the Druidic calendar and the eight festivals that mark the changing seasons.   Alongside being a radical designer/provocateur, (first with the Suburban Press and then more famously for the Sex Pistols), Jami ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ways to See Great Britain: Curious Places and Surprising Perspectives by Alice Stevenson
    Ways to See Great Britain: Curious Places and Surprising Perspectives - by Alice Stevenson

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910463482 | ISBN 10: 1910463485

    An inspiring visual adventure.  Driven by curiosity, restlessness and a desire to better understand her own country, artist Alice Stevenson spent two years exploring and drawing Great Britain.  With an eye for the odd and an antenna f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! by Grayson Perry
    The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! - by Grayson Perry

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781846149634 | ISBN 10: 1846149630

    There are some artists for whom 'popular' is a bit of a dirty word. Grayson Perry is not one of them. He thinks art shouldn't be an exclusive club for people who 'get' it, but for everyone - that's why his new show is called The Most Popular Art Exhi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer British Art 1861-1967 by Clare Barlow
    Queer British Art 1861-1967 - by Clare Barlow

    £19.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781849764520 | ISBN 10: 1849764522

    The first publication on queer art to focus on a dramatic century of social and artistic change in Britain.   In 1861, the death penalty was abolished for sodomy in Britain, in 1967, homosexuality was finally decriminalised. Between these lega ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eternity
    Eternity's Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake - by Leo Damrosch

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780300223644 | ISBN 10: 0300223641

    In this richly illustrated portrait, a prize-winning biographer surveys the entire sweep of William Blake's creative work while telling the story of his life William Blake, overlooked in his time, remains an enigmatic figure to contemporary readers d ... more

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  • Cover image of book HFT The Gardener by Suzanne Treister
    HFT The Gardener - by Suzanne Treister

    £34.95   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910433713 | ISBN 10: 1910433713

    HFT The Gardener presents the culmination of a project comprising multiple bodies of work by the fictional character Hillel Fischer Traumberg. Traumberg is an algorithmic high-frequency trader (HFT), who experiments with psychoactive drugs, and explo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Counterculture UK - A Celebration by Ed Rebecca Gillieron and Cheryl Robson (Editors)
    Counterculture UK - A Celebration - by Ed Rebecca Gillieron and Cheryl Robson (Editors)

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780956632968 | ISBN 10: 0956632963

    The first comprehensive exploration of counterculture in the UK from Asian arts to alternative comedy, from Gay Lib to eco-warriors, from punk to Feminism and much much more... What is Counterculture?   Its an alternative lifestyle... T ... more

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  • Cover image of book L.S. Lowry: Masterpieces of Art by L.S. Lowry and Susan Grange
    L.S. Lowry: Masterpieces of Art - by L.S. Lowry and Susan Grange

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783613571 | ISBN 10: 1783613572

    Renowned for his paintings of the industrial towns of North West England, Lancashire born Lowry had a distinctive and enchanting style, depicting the everyday life of the world around him.  In association with The Lowry, which houses over 400 of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker by Julian Francis and Martin Andrews
    Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker - by Julian Francis and Martin Andrews

    £20.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908213303 | ISBN 10: 1908213302

    This first book on the artist and printmaker Rena Gardiner (19291999) is long overdue. Her guidebooks to historic places, buildings and the countryside have an idiosyncratic style that is unique in post-war British art. Her principal achievement was ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bento
    Bento's Sketchbook - by John Berger

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688199 | ISBN 10: 1781688192

    A meditation, in words and images, on the practice of drawing, by the author of Ways of Seeing. The seventeenth-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza also known as Benedict or Bento de Spinoza spent the most intense years of his short life w ... more

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  • Cover image of book William Morris: Words & Wisdom by William Morris
    William Morris: Words & Wisdom - by William Morris

    £10.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781855144941 | ISBN 10: 1855144948

    A collection of observations by, and about, the great British polymath, visionary, designer and writer. Accompanied by images of Morris, his work and his collaborators.   'I do not want art for a few, any more than I want education for a few, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beyond the Page by Quentin Blake
    Beyond the Page - by Quentin Blake

    £17.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781849761505 | ISBN 10: 1849761507

    Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved illustrators in the world, creating brilliant and iconic characters for, amongst others, Russell Hoban, Joan Aiken, Michael Rosen, and most famously Roald Dahl. He has won numerous awards over the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Words and Pictures by Quentin Blake
    Words and Pictures - by Quentin Blake

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781849761512 | ISBN 10: 1849761515

    Following on from the hugely successful publication of Beyond the Page, Tate Publishing are thrilled to be publishing Words and Pictures in paperback for the first time. This is the fascinating insight into Quentins work before Beyond the Page, from ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gifted: The Tale of 10 Mysterious Book Sculptures Gifted to the City of Words and Ideas by Anonymous
    Gifted: The Tale of 10 Mysterious Book Sculptures Gifted to the City of Words and Ideas - by Anonymous

    £9.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846972768 | ISBN 10: 1846972760

    This new hardback edition includes the latest paper sculptures that were revealed during Book Week in November 2012. One day in March 2011 staff at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh noticed a wonderful paper sculpture left on a table. Carv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall by Will Ellsworth-Jones
    Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall - by Will Ellsworth-Jones

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781310403 | ISBN 10: 1781310408

    For someone who shuns the limelight so completely that he conceals his name, never shows his face and gives interviews only by email, Banksy is remarkably famous.   From his beginnings as a Bristol graffiti artist, his artwork is now sold at ... more

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  • Cover image of book Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom by John Slyce
    Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom - by John Slyce

    £19.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781907317682 | ISBN 10: 1907317686

    The fifth title in Black Dog Publishings ARTWORLD series, Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom showcases the wealth of contemporary art being produced in the United Kingdom today. Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom is a diverse, in-depth ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Sky Full of Kindness by Rob Ryan
    A Sky Full of Kindness - by Rob Ryan

    £19.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781444723410 | ISBN 10: 1444723413

    With magical, intricate papercuts Rob Ryan tells the story of two birds about to become parents for the first time.   From the hopes for their unborn child to the fears about their own state of readiness, A Sky Full of Kindness captures ... more

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  • Cover image of book 50 British Artists You Should Know by Lucinda Hawksley
    50 British Artists You Should Know - by Lucinda Hawksley

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9783791345383 | ISBN 10: 3791345389

    This roll-call of British artists confirms the dominance and excellence of British art across five centuries, from Blake to Banksy, Turner to Tracey Emin.  This highly readable and informative collection of the best of British art showcas ... more

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  • Cover image of book One and Other by Antony Gormley
    One and Other - by Antony Gormley

    £35.00   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780224090780 | ISBN 10: 022409078x

    Over a period of 100 days from July to October 2009, 2,400 people stood on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square for one hour. They were free to do as they chose during this period in the spotlight. Nobody could predict what would happen or the scale ... more

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  • Cover image of book Amelia
    Amelia's Anthology of Illustration - by Amelia Gregory

    £25.00   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780956409508 | ISBN 10: 0956409504

    Amelia's Anthology of Illustration doesn't fit neatly into a pigeonhole....oh no. Like Amelia's Magazine, it's an idiosyncratic endeavour that shies away from the norms of mainstream publishing. Who else would dare to publish a book that mar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Antony Gormley by Martin Caiger-Smith
    Antony Gormley - by Martin Caiger-Smith

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781854377975 | ISBN 10: 1854377973

    Few contemporary artists have enjoyed the popular acclaim and critical profile that Antony Gormley has gained in recent years. His work generates lively debate, connecting readily with subjects of pressing and widespread concern.  Perhaps more t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Looking Back: Facing Forward: Mistakes and Metaphors - Paintings, Prints and Drawings by Pete Clarke by Pete Clarke, Matthew Clough, Moira Lindsey, Brian Biggs and Gabriel Gee
    Looking Back: Facing Forward: Mistakes and Metaphors - Paintings, Prints and Drawings by Pete Clarke - by Pete Clarke, Matthew Clough, Moira Lindsey, Brian Biggs and Gabriel Gee

    £11.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780956359506 | ISBN 10: 0956359507

    "The move then back north to Liverpool has been the most significant to developing a practice, the beginnings of activism, artists initiatives and the broader social, cultural and theoretical context to the work. I have tried to picture the idea of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Totally Jacqueline Wilson by Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt
    Totally Jacqueline Wilson - by Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780552559683 | ISBN 10: 0552559687

    A lavish, full-colour extravaganza! Filled with pieces about Jacky's books, quizzes, ideas for parties, hobbies and games - and fantastic new stories from Jacqueline too. Also features a What Happened Next page, an article on how to get Jacqueline's ... more

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  • Cover image of book V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
    V for Vendetta - by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

    £15.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781401208417 | ISBN 10: 140120841x

    Originally published in 1990, V for Vendetta is a frightening and powerful story about the loss of freedom in a totalitarian England. Written against a background of third term Thatcherism and tabloid rants against minorites, this is a work of start ... more

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  • Cover image of book Time: Andy Goldsworthy by Andy Goldsworthy
    Time: Andy Goldsworthy - by Andy Goldsworthy

    £28.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780500287507 | ISBN 10: 0500287503

    Time is always a crucial element in the work of Andy Goldsworthy both as a medium and as a metaphor. An introduction by the artist conveys the importance to him of time, change and place. A sequence of works made around his home in Scotland often ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little People in the City: The Street Art of Slinkachu by Slinkachu with Will Self
    Little People in the City: The Street Art of Slinkachu - by Slinkachu with Will Self

    £10.99   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780752226644 | ISBN 10: 0752226649

    Theyre Not Pets, Susan, says a stern father who has just shot a bumblebee, its wings sparkling in the evening sunlight; a lone office worker, less than an inch high, looks out over the river in his lunch break, Dreaming of Packing it all In; and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lamp of Memory by John Ruskin
    The Lamp of Memory - by John Ruskin

    £4.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141036670 | ISBN 10: 0141036672

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriche ... more

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  • Cover image of book Art in a City by John Willett
    Art in a City - by John Willett

    £15.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781846310829 | ISBN 10: 1846310822

    This classic text, reissued to coincide with the 800th anniversary of the City of Liverpool, was originally published in 1967. It is a milestone in the examination of urban arts movements and also provides the starting point for looking at art in Liv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Britain: A Photographic History by Paul Gilroy
    Black Britain: A Photographic History - by Paul Gilroy

    £19.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780863565403 | ISBN 10: 0863565409

    People of African and Caribbean descent have inhabited Great Britain for centuries. Eminent professor Paul Gilroy, renowned for his work exploring the social and cultural dimensions of British blackness and black Britishness, has assembled a living v ... more

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  • Cover image of book Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
    Signal to Noise - by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780747588436 | ISBN 10: 0747588430

    "'Signal to Noise' does not entertain. It scratches, it provokes, it frightens. It tells you things you don't want to know but then twists you inside out by saying, look harder and see the poignance, the beauty of light dancing on life's edge, truth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alice in Sunderland: An Entertainment by Bryan Talbot
    Alice in Sunderland: An Entertainment - by Bryan Talbot

    £22.50   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780224080767 | ISBN 10: 0224080768

    Alice in Sunderland is a graphic novel like no other. Bryan Talbot takes the city of Sunderland and the story of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell (the real Alice) as the spine of his story and around them spins a spectacularly diverse range of diffe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nature
    Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick - by Jenny Uglow

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780571223756 | ISBN 10: 0571223753

    At the end of the eighteenth-century Britain fell in love with nature. Two books marked this moment - Gilbert White's "Natural History of Selborne" and Thomas Bewick's "History of British Birds", the first 'field-guide' for ordinary people, illustrat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strength: Broadsides from Disability on the Arts by Paddy Masefield
    Strength: Broadsides from Disability on the Arts - by Paddy Masefield

    £19.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781858563800 | ISBN 10: 1858563801

    This remarkable book is the first to focus on disability arts. Drawn from over 50 of the authors speeches, it eschews the historical charity based, patrician assumptions about disabled people and the barriers and prejudices that have kept them invis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Banksy: Wall and Piece by Banksy
    Banksy: Wall and Piece - by Banksy

    £14.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781844137879 | ISBN 10: 1844137872

    An artistic genius, political activist, painter and decorator, mythic legend or notorious graffiti artist? The work of Bansky is unmistakable, except maybe when it's squatting in the Tate or New York's Metropolitan Museum. Bansky is responsible for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strangeland by Tracey Emin
    Strangeland - by Tracey Emin

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780340769461 | ISBN 10: 0340769467

    The memoirs and confessions of Tracey Emin provide a remarkable account of an extraordinary life.  From the bed and breakfast land of Margate, through the vicissitudes of her relationship with a strong mother and elusive Turkish father, to inter ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Art and Life by John Ruskin
    On Art and Life - by John Ruskin

    £4.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780141018959 | ISBN 10: 014101895x

    Ruskin's treatise on the need for individual artistic freedom remains powerfully relevant to our ideas of beauty today. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wales for Beginners by Jeff Fallow
    Wales for Beginners - by Jeff Fallow

    £7.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780863162848 | ISBN 10: 0863162843

    The Romans fought them. The Normans did, too. English kings dotted the country with massive castles to awe the people - and made their eldest sons Princes of the land. Henry VIII (and he was part Welsh) did his bloated royal best to destroy Wales as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vanley Burke: A Retrospective by Edited by Mark Sealy
    Vanley Burke: A Retrospective - by Edited by Mark Sealy

    £20.00   paperback   (1993) - ISBN 13: 9780853157830 | ISBN 10: 0853157839

    Vanley Burke's photographs represent a sensitive portrayal of black people and their presence in the Midlands. From the inception of early black political pressure groups, to direct state confrontation, Vanley Burke has made a photographic record of ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Left Foot by Christy Brown
    My Left Foot - by Christy Brown

    £8.99   paperback   (1990) - ISBN 13: 9780749391775 | ISBN 10: 0749391774

    The autobiography of Christy Brown, a victim of cerebral palsy who was born and raised in Dublin, and died in 1981.  He recounts his childhood struggle to learn to read, write, paint and finally type, with the toe of his left foot. ... more

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  • Cover image of book When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs
    When the Wind Blows - by Raymond Briggs

    £8.99   paperback   (1986) - ISBN 13: 9780140094190 | ISBN 10: 0140094199

    Raymond Briggs's comic cartoon book depicts the effects of a nuclear attack on an elderly couple, in his usual touching, yet macabre way. ... more

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