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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 33 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 Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress by David Olusoga
    Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress - by David Olusoga

    £15.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781259979 | ISBN 10: 1781259976

    A companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama   Oscar Wilde said 'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.' Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga tr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera
    Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo - by Hayden Herrera

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781526605313 | ISBN 10: 1526605317

    Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary women, the painter Frida Kahlo. Born near Mexico City, she grew up during the turbulent days of the Mexican Revolution and, at eighteen, was the victim of an accident that left h ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Inking Woman: 250 Years of British Women Cartoon and Comic Artists by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate (Editors)
    The Inking Woman: 250 Years of British Women Cartoon and Comic Artists - by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate (Editors)

    £19.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780995590083 | ISBN 10: 0995590087

    This groundbreaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists, and a few more anonymous ones, reveals a wealth of women’s wit and insight spanning 250 years.   Based on an exhibition of the same name, held at the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Star Over Russia: Revolution in Visual Culture, 1905-55 by Natalia Sidlina and Matthew Gale
    Red Star Over Russia: Revolution in Visual Culture, 1905-55 - by Natalia Sidlina and Matthew Gale

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781849765237 | ISBN 10: 1849765235

    In exploring the intersection of art, politics and society, few collections in the world can compare with the David King collection. Published to accompany the Red Star Over Russia exhibition at Tate Modern, this accessible and highly illustrated cat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Portraits: John Berger on Artists by John Berger, edited by Tom Overton
    Portraits: John Berger on Artists - by John Berger, edited by Tom Overton

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784781798 | ISBN 10: 1784781797

    A major new book from one of the world's leading writers and art critics.  John Berger, one of the world's most celebrated art writers, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting, revealing his lifelong fascination with a diverse cast of ar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) by Bridget Quinn, illustrated by Lisa Congdon
    Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) - by Bridget Quinn, illustrated by Lisa Congdon

    £19.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781452152363 | ISBN 10: 1452152365

    Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Black Figure in the European Imaginary by Adrienne L. Childs and Susan H. Libby
    The Black Figure in the European Imaginary - by Adrienne L. Childs and Susan H. Libby

    £20.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781907804496 | ISBN 10: 1907804498

    This original and engrossing book explores ways in which black people were perceived and imagined in the visual arts of Europe from the late 18th century to the 19th century, against a backdrop of slavery, colonialism, and imperialism. Europe’s exp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Graven Images: The Art of the Woodcut by John Crabb
    Graven Images: The Art of the Woodcut - by John Crabb

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780712356725 | ISBN 10: 071235672x

    This beautifully designed book highlights some of the most striking and amusing examples from the British Library’s collections and provides brief commentary on the political and social background of thetimes. Frequent topics of illustration includ ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Queer Little History of Art by Alex Pilcher
    A Queer Little History of Art - by Alex Pilcher

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781849765039 | ISBN 10: 1849765030

    A Queer Little History of Art is a celebration of over 100 years of queer creativity.  Over the last century, many artists have made works that challenge dominant models of gender and sexuality. The results can be sexy or serious, satirical o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History by Hope Nicholson
    The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History - by Hope Nicholson

    £19.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781594749483 | ISBN 10: 1594749485

    Think comic books can’t feature strong female protagonists? Think again!  In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen you’ll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who ... 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 Lady Screever - Alice Colman: The World
    Lady Screever - Alice Colman: The World's First Female Pavement Artist - by Philip Battle

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780993379604 | ISBN 10: 0993379605

    Lady Screever is the story of Alice Coleman, the world's first female pavement artist. At the end of the 19th century, Alice endured inclement weather, overzealous policing, sexism, physical threats and marriage proposals to support her family by ill ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
    The Secret History of Wonder Woman - by Jill Lepore

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781925228113 | ISBN 10: 1925228118

    A riveting work of historical detection, revealing that the origins of one of the worlds most iconic Superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism. Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Russian Revolutionary Posters by David King
    Russian Revolutionary Posters - by David King

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849763479 | ISBN 10: 184976347x

    This book features over 165 beautifully reproduced posters by both famous and unknown designers and is written by a leading expert and best-selling author on Soviet art. It reveals the process behind the commissioning and art direction of Soviet post ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History by Ian Lowey and Suzy Prince
    The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History - by Ian Lowey and Suzy Prince

    £29.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780857858184 | ISBN 10: 0857858181

    The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History takes the reader on a dazzling journey through the visual art and design of alternative and youth cultures from the 1950s to the present day.  Ian Lowey and Suzy Prince's compelling ... more

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  • Cover image of book Body Art by Nicholas Thomas
    Body Art - by Nicholas Thomas

    £9.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780500204207 | ISBN 10: 0500204209

    Body art is the most intimate art form, linking the self, the senses, and the social and political. Today, in almost any major city worldwide, you will encounter tattoos, piercings, henna painting and elaborate hairstyles.   In recent years, b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology by Rozsika Parker and Griselda Pollock
    Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology - by Rozsika Parker and Griselda Pollock

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780764047 | ISBN 10: 1780764049

    Why is everything that compromises greatness in art coded as 'feminine'? Has the feminist critique of Art History history yet effected real change?   With a new Preface by Griselda Pollock, this new edition of a truly groundbreaking book offe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Art and Politics: A Small History of Art for Social Change Since 1945 by Claudia Mesch
    Art and Politics: A Small History of Art for Social Change Since 1945 - by Claudia Mesch

    £17.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848851108 | ISBN 10: 1848851103

    Contemporary art is increasingly concerned with swaying the opinions of its viewier. To do so, the art employs various strategies to convey a political message. This book provides readers with the tools to decode and appreciate political art, a cruci ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Images In The Comics by Fredrik Strmberg
    Black Images In The Comics - by Fredrik Strmberg

    £17.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781606995624 | ISBN 10: 1606995626

    This book spotlights over 100 comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels to feature black characters from all over the world over the last century, and the result is a fascinating journey to, if not enlightenment, then at least away from the horre ... more

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  • Cover image of book William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Home by Pamela Todd
    William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Home - by Pamela Todd

    £19.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780500290231 | ISBN 10: 0500290237

    Now available in paperback, Pamela Todds book celebrates William Morriss genius, presenting a thorough overview of his life and career, while setting out his guiding principles so that a modern audience can recreate the Arts & Crafts style in their ... more

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  • Cover image of book Art and Homosexuality: A History of Ideas by Christopher Reed
    Art and Homosexuality: A History of Ideas - by Christopher Reed

    £37.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780195399073 | ISBN 10: 0195399072

    This bold, globe-spanning survey is the first book to thoroughly explore the radical, long-standing interdependence between art and homosexuality. It draws examples from the full range of the Western tradition, including classical, Renaissance, and c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach
    The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps - by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach

    £23.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844677054 | ISBN 10: 1844677052

    A radical guide to Paris through art, literature and revolution. The Invention of Paris is a tour through the streets and history of the French capital under the guidance of radical Parisian author and publisher Eric Hazan. Hazan rev ... more

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  • Cover image of book Picasso: Challenging the Past by Cowling, Cox, Fraquelli, Galassi, Ripopelle and Robbins
    Picasso: Challenging the Past - by Cowling, Cox, Fraquelli, Galassi, Ripopelle and Robbins

    £16.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781857094510 | ISBN 10: 1857094514

    This book showcases the technical dexterity, independence and vitality of Picasso's creative processes, for here we witness the daring transformation of the art of the past into, in Picasso's own words, something else entirely'.  Fro ... 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 The North American Indians Portfolios from the Library of Congress by Bodmer, Catlin, McKenny & Hall
    The North American Indians Portfolios from the Library of Congress - by Bodmer, Catlin, McKenny & Hall

    £8.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780789209061 | ISBN 10: 0789209063

    This miniature folio is based on the well-known frontier artwork by Bodmer, Catlin, and McKenney & Hall. Based on the renowned frontier artwork of George Catlins North American Indian Portfolio, McKenney and Halls History of the Indian Tr ... 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 The Artemisia Files; Artemisia Gentileschi for Feminists and Other Thinking People. by Edited by Mieke Bal
    The Artemisia Files; Artemisia Gentileschi for Feminists and Other Thinking People. - by Edited by Mieke Bal

    £21.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780226035826 | ISBN 10: 0226035824

    One of the first female artists to achieve recognition in her own time, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) became instantly popular in the 1970s when feminist art historians "discovered" her and argued vehemently for a place for her in the canon of It ... more

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  • Cover image of book Guernica: Biography of a Twentieth Century Icon by Gijs van Hensbergen
    Guernica: Biography of a Twentieth Century Icon - by Gijs van Hensbergen

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780747568735 | ISBN 10: 0747568731

    Of all the great paintings in the world, Picasso's Guernica has had a more direct impact on our consciousness than perhaps any other. This absorbing and revealing book tells the story of this masterpiece, from its origin in the destruction of the Ba ... more

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  • Cover image of book Images of Defiance: South African Resistance Posters of the 1980s by The Posterbook Collective
    Images of Defiance: South African Resistance Posters of the 1980s - by The Posterbook Collective

    £26.50   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781919855387 | ISBN 10: 1919855386

    Images of Defiance is a visual record of grassroots mobilisation and resistance, of the struggle to shatter the silence imposed by massive state repression.This book of posters celebrates the Congress movement and the principles it has fought so lon ... more

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  • Cover image of book Images of England: Central Liverpool by David Paul
    Images of England: Central Liverpool - by David Paul

    £12.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780752406404 | ISBN 10: 075240640x

    This book of photographs not only depicts the cosmopolitan face of Liverpool but also traces the many changes that Liverpudlians have experienced over the last century. This isn't just a story based around grand buildings, it's about the ordinary peo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reporting the World: John Pilger
    Reporting the World: John Pilger's Great Eyewitness Photographs - by John Pilger

    £12.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781901785098 | ISBN 10: 1901785092

    Reporting the World brings together some of the best photo-journalism from the 1960s to the present day. In this personal selection, Pilger has chosen works from troublespots and political events from around the world and supported them with an in-de ... more

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  • Cover image of book Images of England: Bootle by Peter W. Woolley
    Images of England: Bootle - by Peter W. Woolley

    £12.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780752406244 | ISBN 10: 0752406248

    This collection of over 200 old photographs of Bootle is a fascianting archive of a lost age. The photgraphs cover a period from the 1890s right up to the 1970s and show in detail how dramatic have been the changes in both the appearance of the area ... more

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