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ROBIN MUIR is a Contributing Editor to British Vogue and a leading writer on photography. He has curated major

exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of London and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. His other books include Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho (2014), Vogue Model (2013), Vogue Covers (2009), In Camera: Snowdon and the World of British Art (2007), The World’s Most Photographed (2005), Norman Parkinson: Portraits in

Fashion (2004), People in Vogue (2003), Unseen Vogue (2002) and David Bailey: Chasing Rainbows (2001).

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One of literature’s most witty personalities, Oscar Wilde captivated London society. In this perceptive appraisal of Wilde and those around him – including Aubrey beardsley, Sir Max beerbohm and Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred ‘bosie’ Douglas – Simon Callow captures the spirit of one of britain’s most feted, but ultimately tragic literary figures.

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publication continued to mirror its times – the austerity and optimism that followed two world wars, the ‘Swinging London’ scene of the sixties, the radical seventies, the image-conscious eighties – and in its second century remains at the cutting edge of photography and design. Decade by decade, Vogue 100: A Century of Style celebrates the greatest moments in fashion, beauty and

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Saint Laurent, McQueen, Westwood – and explores more broadly the changing form of the twentieth-century woman.

Richard Holmes is known for his many books on the Romantic period, including Shelley: The Pursuit, Footsteps and Sidetracks, and his two-volume biography of Coleridge. His book The Age of Wonder won the Royal Society Science Book Prize and has been translated into eleven languages, including Russian and Chinese. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.

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Alan Judd is the prize-winning author of nine novels and two biographies, Ford Madox Ford and The Quest for C, the latter the authorised biography of the founder of MI6. His latest novel, Uncommon Enemy, is published by Simon and Schuster, and another novel, Legacy, is now a BBC film.

Jan Marsh is a writer whose books include The ideal of the ‘inspired’ artist owes its Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood and Black Victorians. origin to the figures of the Romantic period, She has published biographies of Elizabeth who revolutionised English art and literature. Siddal, Christina and Dante Gabriel Rossetti in this book, Richard Holmes explores the and May Morris, and has co-edited The Collected portraits and lives of such key poets as Lord ‘I am not concerned with Poetry. ‘The Pre-Raphaelite movement Letters of Jane Morris. Current projects include Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats, a study of Marie Spartali Stillman and and assesses the impact of their work on My subject is Warjanmarsh.blogspot.co.uk and the pity of War. has done good, and will do more . . . contemporary culture and society.

David Crane is the acclaimed biographer of Scott of the Antarctic and of Edward Trelawny, companion of Byron and Shelley. He also wrote ‘Sympathy constitutes friendship; The Kindness of Sisters, an account of the relationship but in love there between is a sort of antipathy, Bryon’s widow and his sister-in-law, who bore his child. His latest book, Empires of the Dead, or opposing passion. Each strives to about Fabian Ware and the building of the First be the other, and together Worldboth War cemeteries, was shortlisted for the Johnson Prize for non-fiction. make up2013 oneSamuel whole.’

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The Poetry is in the pity. Yet these elegies are to this generation in no sense consolatory. They may be to the next. All a poet can do today is warn. That is why the true Poets must be truthful.’

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This collection of short biographies of those remarkable men who sought to record and convey the horrors of the Great War in poetry draws on letters, memoirs and portraits in a variety of media. Key poems by each of the poets are reproduced in full, and familiar images of Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon are presented along with the haunting faces of lesser-known poets such as Isaac Rosenberg and Ivor Gurney to provide a new approach to one of the most devastating events of the last century.

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The Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood lent its name to one of the most significant and innovative artistic movements of the Victorian age. Jan Marsh’s lively and revealing account of these remarkable men and women explores the individual personalities, the close friendships and the artistic force that bound this diverse group together.

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Frances Spalding is an art historian, critic and biographer. She specialises in twentieth-century British art and, with her biographies of Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, is also regarded as an authority on Bloomsbury. Her most recent publications include John Piper, Myfanwy Piper: Lives in Art and Prunella Clough: Regions Unmapped. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art and is currently Professor of Art History at Newcastle University.

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Lynne Truss is a novelist, dramatist and non-fiction writer, best known for her 2003 bestselling book on punctuation, Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Her second novel, Tennyson’s Gift, set on the Isle of Wight in July 1864, led to the writing of Tennyson and his Circle.

‘I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.’ E.M. ForstEr

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Tennyson and his Circle LynneTruss

Tennyson’s ascendency as England’s foremost poet coincided with one of the most significant inventions of the nineteenth century: photography. As Poet Laureate, Tennyson and those who moved in his circle became targets for the photographer’s lens. The resulting portraits, by such pioneering spirits as Julia Margaret Cameron, offer a fascinating insight into an age when England felt itself to be the envy of the world. Lynne Truss’s insightful and often amusing text captures the spirit of the age through images of the famous, and provides a glimpse into the lives of a group of people crossing the threshold into the modern world.

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‘Though much is taken, much abides; and tho’ We are not now that strength that in old days Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.’

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The American photographer William Eggleston is best known for capturing everyday suburban life in his home town of Memphis, Tennessee. This book includes both well-known and unseen portraits from Eggleston’s long career.

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Simon Callow is an actor, director and writer. He has appeared in many popular films, including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Amadeus and A Room with a View. His stage work includes the one-man plays The Importance of Being Oscar, The Mystery of Charles Dickens and Being Shakespeare; on radio he played Oscar Wilde in Death in Genoa. His books include Being an Actor, a biographical trilogy on Orson Welles (the first two parts of which have been published) and My Life in Pieces, which won the Sheridan Morley Prize in 2011. In 2012 his book Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World was published to great acclaim.

While principally a fashion magazine, Vogue has never been just that. It has assumed a central and vital role on

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The fascinating story of the kings and queens of England, from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II, is presented in a highly readable style in this updated and expanded guide. In his lively biographies, David Williamson paints a vivid and sensitive portrait of each monarch, revealing the dramatic events and controversies that surrounded their lives. The text is complemented by over 100 full-colour portraits drawn from the National Portrait Gallery’s unique Collection, illustrating every king and queen since the eleventh century.

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National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain SANDY NAIRNE, TARNYA COOPER & THE GALLERY’S CURATORS

The National Portrait Gallery in London houses a unique collection of famous faces from the late Middle Ages to the present day. This handsomely produced volume presents the highlights of that collection. £24.95, paperback with flaps 270 x 230mm, 288pp 260 illustrations Art/Art History/History ISBN 978 1 85514 485 9 Image opposite: Andrew Allfree by Howard Hodgkin, 1994–8 (detail) © Howard Hodgkin

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Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends PAUL MOORHOUSE

‘I am a representational painter, but not a painter of appearances. I paint representational pictures of emotional situations.’ Howard Hodgkin is internationally recognised as one of Britain’s leading artists. Hodgkin was awarded the Turner Prize in 1985, a year after representing Britain at the Venice Biennale. This book surveys the development of Hodgkin’s portraiture from its beginnings in 1949 to the present day. Featuring key works from a range of public and private collections, it traces the evolution of the artist’s visual language and his engagement with people within his circle. Published 23 March 2017 Exhibition 23 March - 18 June 2017 £29.95, hardback 248 x 280mm, 216pp Approx. 100 illustrations Fine Art ISBN 978 1 85514 755 3

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This book draws together for the first time the self-portraits of French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun (1894–1954) and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing (b.1963). Although they lived almost one hundred years apart, their work shares similar themes: gender, identity, masquerade and performance. Beginning with a visit to Jersey, where Cahun lived and worked until her death, and where the Cahun archive is housed, Wearing’s journey of discovery is examined in this beautiful book. Published 9 March 2017 Exhibition 9 March - 29 May 2017 £24.95, hardback 250 x 210mm, 208pp Approx. 150 illustrations Contemporary Art ISBN 978 1 85514 750 8

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This book brings together fifty exquisite observational portrait drawings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer, Bernini, Carracci, Clouet, Rubens, and Holbein. More than a record of appearance, these works capture a moment of connection between artist and sitter: an encounter. This book includes illuminating essays on drawing practice by the Gallery’s Curatorial Director Tarnya Cooper, and on the collecting of portrait drawings in Britain by Jeremy Wood. Published 27 July 2017 Exhibition 13 July - 22 October 2017 £24.95, paperback 290 x 230mm, 184pp Approx. 90 illustrations Renaissance Art ISBN 978 1 85514 775 1

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The collections of the National Portrait Gallery, which consist of more than 11,000 paintings, sculptures and works on paper and over a quarter of a million photographs, provide a fascinating commentary on British history and culture, addressing questions of identity and achievement and promoting engagement with portraiture in all media. With an introduction from the Gallery’s Director, this book provides an insight into the most extensive collection of portraits in the world and the influential sitters and artists within it.

Featuring works from an international list of artists, the BP Portrait Award highlights the vitality of portrait painting today. This book presents the diverse range of styles in contemporary portraiture and the variety of techniques used by artists working in the field today.

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Published 22 June 2017 Exhibition 22 June - 24 September 2017 £9.99, paperback with flaps 190 x 125mm, 88pp Approx. 70 illustrations Contemporary Art ISBN 978 1 85514 780 5

National Portrait Gallery: Postcard Packs The National Portrait Gallery’s series of themed postcard packs cover both historic subjects and popular culture. Each pack features ten carefully selected and beautifully reproduced images from the Collection. £5 120 x 165mm 10 illustrations per pack Art/Culture/History Dogs in Portraits ISBN 978 1 85514 740 9

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Image opposite: Self-Portrait at Seventeen Years Old by Gillian Wearing, 2003 (detail) © Gillian Wearing, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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