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Love Lucian The Letters of Lucian Freud 1939–1954 David Dawson and Martin Gayford
Published in Lucian Freud’s centenary year, this collection of the young artist’s letters reveals the foundations of Freud’s personality and creative practice
Since his death in 2011, Lucian Freud’s reputation as one of the greatest painters of the 20th century has continued to grow. Much has been written about his talent, his brilliance and his complicated personal life, but until now, his own voice has not often been heard above the noise. Love Lucian brings together Freud’s early letters for the first time. Gathered from both private collections and public archives, including the Freud Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and the Tate, many of them have never been published before – and they are a revelation. Whether addressed to family, friends, lovers, confidants or benefactors, they are full of verbal and visual wit, affection and irreverence. Ranging from schoolboy letters to his parents through to his early recognition as a professional artist, the letters reveal not only his earliest artistic inclinations – many feature drawings and characterful visual quirks – but the multiple facets of his complex personality. Reproduced in facsimile alongside Freud’s paintings of this period, and linked by a narrative that weaves them into the story of his often complicated life and relationships, including his first marriage and separation, they provide an intimate and fresh perspective on the first three decades of the artist’s life.
David Dawson is a painter and photographer who was Freud’s assistant and regular model for over twenty years. He appears in paintings such as Sunny Morning–Eight Legs, 1997. Dawson is Director of the Lucian Freud Archive. Martin Gayford is art critic for The Spectator. His books include Man with a Blue Scarf (in which he recounts the experience of being painted by Freud), Modernists and Mavericks, Spring Cannot be Cancelled (with David Hockney), A History of Pictures (with David Hockney) and Shaping the World (with Antony Gormley), all published by Thames & Hudson. Over 300 illustrations 31.5 x 21.0cm 392pp ISBN 978 0 500 024850 September £65.00
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Doryun Chong is Deputy Director, Curatorial, and Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong. Mika Yoshitake is an independent curator specializing in post-war Japanese art. 347 illustrations 28.0 x 22.1cm 400pp ISBN 978 0 500 025857 January 2023 £45.00
Yayoi Kusama 1945 to Now Edited by Doryun Chong and Mika Yoshitake
A major career survey of Yayoi Kusama, one of the most widely admired and popular artists of our time
Yayoi Kusama is that rare thing: an artist who has achieved truly global acclaim. In a wide-ranging career spanning seven decades and multiple media, she has established profound connections with audiences around the world. Emerging at the forefront of artistic experimentation in Asia in the mid20th century, Kusama soon became a central figure in the New York art scene of the 1960s. Now in her nineties, Kusama continues to communicate her highly personal and spiritual world view through her art. Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now is the most comprehensive survey of her work to date. Structured around six thematic sections, ‘Infinity’, ‘Accumulation’, ‘The Biocosmic’, ‘Radical Connectivity’, ‘Death’ and ‘Joy of Life’, the volume elucidates the aesthetic and philosophical concerns at the heart of the artist’s oeuvre. This book features selections from Kusama’s hitherto unpublished writings, as well as correspondence with Georgia O’Keeffe, an interview with critic and curator Yoshie Yoshida, and a roundtable discussion from leading curators and Kusama experts. Also included are essays exploring different aspects of her practice, and a detailed illustrated chronology that places her life’s work in context. Appealing not only to those already familiar with Kusama and her work, but also to anyone discovering it for the first time, this monograph reveals an artist who, while shaped by international artistic currents, remains deeply connected to the traditions and culture of her native Japan.
Pascal Bonafoux is a French writer, novelist, art critic and art historian, specializing in self-portraiture. He is the author of many books, including Rodin & Eros, also published by Thames & Hudson. 170 illustrations 25.5 x 19.0cm 224pp ISBN 978 0 500 025833 October £30.00
Picasso The Self-Portraits Pascal Bonafoux
The first book dedicated to Picasso’s self-portraits, many held in private collections and published here for the first time
Much has been said and written about Picasso’s life and art, but until now his self-portraits have never been studied and presented in a single book, perhaps because the artist always left many doubts about his work. However, there is no doubt that Picasso represented himself ceaselessly, whether in a dashed-off pencil sketch, as a flourish at the bottom of a letter, or on a giant canvas. At the suggestion of Picasso’s widow Jacqueline, the distinguished art historian Pascal Bonafoux began researching Picasso’s self-portraits more than forty years ago. This meticulously researched book presents the fruits of his decades-long project. From the first attributed painting in 1894 as a thirteen-year-old boy, until Picasso's final self-portrait in 1972, a year before his death, Bonafoux charts the evolution of the artist's life and art. Here is Picasso as a student; as a young bohemian; an impetuous artist in Paris; as harlequin; as lover, husband and father; and finally, as an old man confronting his mortality. The book comprises about 170 drawings, paintings and photographs, some from private collections and previously unpublished, bringing together for the first time the attributed self-portraits of this genius of 20th-century art.
Nienke Bakker, Leo Jansen and Hans Luijten are the original team of editors who produced the acclaimed six-volume edition in 2009 at the Van Gogh Museum in partnership with the Huygens ING, Amsterdam. 85 illustrations 19.8 x 12.9cm 448pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296820 July £11.99
Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters Nienke Bakker, Leo Jansen and Hans Luijten New in B-format paperback
‘A literary masterpiece that would be worth reading even if his paintings were rubbish ... an engrossing encounter with the creativity of Vincent’s life of solitude’ Jonathan Jones, Guardian
Vincent van Gogh’s letters have long been prized as some of the most valuable documents in the world of art. Not only do they throw light on Van Gogh’s own complex and intriguing character, they enlighten the whole creative process as seen through his eyes. Here we can observe Van Gogh’s thoughts and opinions at first hand, as well as his close ties with his brother Theo, his sometimes troubled relationships with friends and fellow artists, his personal doubts and fears, and above all his overriding passion for his art. This is not only an immense treasure trove of biographical and arthistorical information, it provides a lasting pleasure as a personal written testimony to a life consecrated to art. Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters belongs on the shelves of every reader in search of self-revelatory documents of one of the greatest creative minds.
‘Open any letter here and it compels – such is the force, honesty and lucidity of Van Gogh’s literary expressiveness ... the perfect condensed version of the complete correspondence’ Jackie Wullschläger, Financial Times ‘Impassioned, often heartbreaking, furious, funny and tender, these letters form a unique testament from a pivotal figure in 19th-century art’ John Banville, Irish Independent
Alan Turnbull is a practising artist who lectured in painting and printmaking at Newcastle University and numerous art schools. He grew up in a mining village in north-east England where books in the home were few and far between. Aged fifteen, he came across a book on Van Gogh by accident in the school art room and borrowed it (without permission). He’s been reading about Van Gogh and looking at his pictures ever since. 57 illustrations 21.6 x 13.8cm 272pp ISBN 978 0 500 024843 September £16.99
Who Shot Van Gogh? Facts and counterfacts about the world’s most famous artist Alan Turnbull
Fact or fiction? An imaginative collection of statements about Vincent van Gogh that challenges what we think we know about the artist’s much mythologized existence
Van Gogh is the most famous artist in the world, yet our understanding of his life is full of contradictions. Art historians, filmmakers, journalists, psychologists and conspiracy theorists have offered theories on his life and work, yet their views are often poles apart. Van Gogh has been described as a suffering genius, a madman, the embodiment of peace and compassion, a man of violence who was a danger to himself and others, a religious fanatic and a Marxist. Where does the truth lie and the myth begin? This book examines the continual rewriting of Van Gogh’s story since the first publications on the artist appeared at the beginning of the 20th century. Presenting a collage of succinct facts and ‘counterfacts’, the text is drawn from a wide field of sources: fellow artists, friends and family, doctors and psychoanalysts, actors and writers, theorists, crackpots and scholars. Conflicting statements go hand in hand with an unconventional curation of images, which include postcards of locations associated with the artist, photographs of a fraudster’s legal trial, a children’s toy, a bottle label and a rusty revolver. Turnbull presents a kaleidoscope of fact and fiction – sometimes funny, sometimes heartrending, always revealing – giving readers new insights into the artist, his work and his legacy. Van Gogh himself would be amazed not only to see what people have said about him, but also to grasp the global phenomenon that he has become. A musthave for art lovers and museum-goers, this book invites all readers familiar with Van Gogh to challenge long-accepted ideas about the man and his work.
T. J. Clark is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many books, including the seminal The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers (1984) and Heaven on Earth: Painting and the Life to Come (2018), both published by Thames & Hudson. He writes art criticism regularly for the London Review of Books. 104 illustrations 24.6 x 18.6cm 240pp ISBN 978 0 500 025284 August £30.00
If These Apples Should Fall Cézanne and the Present T. J. Clark
A penetrating analysis of the work of one of the most influential painters in the history of modern art by one of the world’s most respected art historians
For more than a century the art of Paul Cézanne was held to hold the key to modernity. His painting was a touchstone for Samuel Beckett as much as Henri Matisse. Rainer Maria Rilke revered him deeply, as did Pablo Picasso. If we lost touch with his sense of life, they thought, we lost an essential element in our self-understanding. If These Apples Should Fall looks back on Cézanne from a moment – our own – when such judgments may seem to need justifying. What was it, the book asks, that held Cézanne’s viewers spellbound? At the heart of Cézanne lies a sense of disquiet: a homelessness haunting the vividness, an anxiety underlying the appeal of colour. T. J. Clark addresses the sense of the uncanny in Cézanne’s art head-on, and in the process also examines the work of Pissarro and Matisse in relation to his art, as he guides the reader over five concise and perfectly written chapters to come to terms with the strangeness, as well as the beauty, of Cézanne’s achievement. Publication coincides with a major Cézanne exhibition at Tate Modern, London, from 5 October 2022 – 12 March 2023.
Praise for T. J. Clark’s Heaven on Earth
‘Novel and compelling’ Observer, Books of the Year 2018 ‘Remarkable’
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New York Times, Best Art Books of 2018
Uwe M. Schneede was a professor of art history at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich until 1991 and Director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle from 1991 to 2006. He is the author of many books, including Edvard Munch: Early Masterpieces and 1914: The Avant-Garde Goes to War. 120 illustrations 22.9 x 15.2cm 240pp ISBN 978 0 500 025628 September £25.00
Paula ModersohnBecker Uwe M. Schneede
An accessible introduction to the life and work of this trailblazing pioneer of early modernism, published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Royal Academy, London
Paula Modersohn-Becker is today hailed as one of the great pioneers of modernism. When she died in 1907 at the age of just 31, she had completed more than 700 paintings and 1,000 drawings and prints. Despite selling only a few paintings during her lifetime, her distinct style, daring subject matter and perseverance in overcoming barriers to women left a significant artistic mark on the brief epoch between the old and the new, and paved the way for the German avant-garde. Uwe M. Schneede, one of the foremost experts on Modersohn-Becker’s work, shows how the artist translated her life’s experiences into her own, very distinctive, pictorial language. He focuses in particular on her time in Paris, where she absorbed the luminous palette and expressive brushwork of the French avantgarde, and which so strongly impacted her ambitions and artistic trajectory. Schneede’s lively narrative is supported by some 120 illustrations, and peppered throughout with quotations from Modersohn’s letters and diaries. ISBN 978-0-500-02562-8
Martin Harrison is one of the foremost scholars of Francis Bacon, and the editor of Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné. Chris Stephens has been Director of the Holburne Museum since 2017. David Alan Mellor is Emeritus Professor of Art History at the University of Sussex. Alex Massouras is an artist and writer. 250 illustrations 29.0 x 27.0cm 320pp ISBN 978 0 500 978580 October £60.00
Richard Smith Artworks 1956–2016 Edited by Martin Harrison Texts by Chris Stephens, David Alan Mellor and Alex Massouras The Estate of Francis Bacon Publishing, in association with Thames & Hudson Produced in collaboration with the Richard Smith Foundation
The first monograph on Richard Smith, a key figure in the development of British art
Richard Smith (1931–2016) was one of the most original painters of his generation, and one of the most underrated. As Barbara Rose said of Smith’s major Tate Gallery retrospective in 1975, he was ‘at once in and out of touch with the currents of the mainstream … au courant and aloof at the same time.’ That he latterly slipped under the radar to some extent is partly explained by his detachment from the mainstream as well as by his frequent switching of studios between England and the USA, although this helped charge his creative batteries. He is the only artist of his stature who has not been represented by a monograph, which the dazzling presentation of images in Richard Smith: Artworks now fulfils. It has been produced with the generous collaboration of the Richard Smith Foundation. Richard Smith: Artworks traces Smith’s entire career, from the breakthrough lyrical abstraction of the early Pop-inflected paintings, through the radical shaped canvases and three-dimensional works that he produced in the 1960s, to the ‘Kite’ works beginning in 1972 and, eventually, his return to the flat canvas. As a Senior Curator at Tate, Dr Chris Stephens knew Smith well, and he contributes a wide-ranging introduction to Smith’s art and life. Prof David Alan Mellor investigates and explains the Anglo-American cultural contexts that drove Smith’s art, while Alex Massouras’s two themed essays, ‘Young and British’ and ‘From Motion Pictures to Flight’, explore Smith’s originality from fresh perspectives. The book is completed with an Afterword by its editor, Martin Harrison.
Michael Bird is a writer, broadcaster and curator. His books include Artists’ Letters: Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney, Studio Voices: Art and Life in 20th-Century Britain and 100 Ideas That Changed Art. In addition, he has been the Goodison Fellow at the British Library, researching the Artists’ Lives archive. 81 illustrations 23.4 x 15.3cm 368pp ISBN 978 0 500 024430 September £30.00
This Is Tomorrow Twentieth-Century Britain and its Artists Michael Bird
The story of 20th-century Britain, viewed through the lens of artists’ lives
In This is Tomorrow Michael Bird takes a fresh look at the ‘long 20th century’, from the closing years of Queen Victoria’s reign to the turn of the millennium, through the lens of the artists who lived and worked in this ever-changing Britain. Bird explores how the rhythms of change and adaptation, in both art and life, became embedded in the collective consciousness of the nation. He vividly evokes the personalities who populate and drive this story, looking beyond individual careers and historical moments to weave together interconnecting currents that flowed through London, Glasgow, Leeds, Cornwall, the Caribbean, New York, Moscow and Berlin. From the American James McNeill Whistler’s defence of his new kind of modern art against the British art establishment in the late 19th century to groundbreaking young artists on the cusp of the 21st century, like Rachel Whiteread and Mona Hatoum, he traverses the lives of the artists who have reflected, questioned and defined our times. At the heart of this original book are the successive waves of displacement caused by global wars and persecution that brought fresh ideas and new points of view to the British Isles, educational reforms that opened new routes for young people from working-class backgrounds, and movements of social change that enabled the emergence of female artists and artists of colour, as well as the development of the mass media that shaped modern modes of communication and culture. These are the ebbs and flows that Michael Bird illuminates in this panoramic yet highly readable account of Britain and its artists in a century of seismic change.
Andy Friend first became interested in the art of Eric Ravilious and his circle while living in Australia and missing the English landscape. Two decades later, back in Sussex, he conceived and co-curated Towner’s major touring exhibition ‘Ravilious & Co.’, which attracted 100,000 visitors. Alan Powers, author of Eric Ravilious: Artist and Designer, teaches, writes and curates on themes relating to 20th-century art, architecture and design. He published Edward Ardizzone: Artist and Illustrator in 2016, and Enid Marx: The Pleasures of Pattern in 2018. 240 illustrations 24.0 x 16.5cm 336pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296769 September £20.00
Ravilious & Co The Pattern of Friendship Andy Friend Introduction by Alan Powers New in paperback
‘Magnificent. I can’t recommend it enough’ Robert Macfarlane
In recent years Eric Ravilious has become recognized as one of the most important British artists of the 20th century, whose work captures an essential sense of place and the spirit of mid-century England. What is less appreciated is that he did not work in isolation, but within a much wider network of artists, friends and lovers – Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Enid Marx, Tirzah Garwood, Percy Horton, Peggy Angus and Helen Binyon among them. Andy Friend tells the story of this group of artists from their student days through to the Second World War and Ravilious’s untimely death, revealing how they influenced each other and how a shared experience animated their work. Generously illustrated and drawing on extensive research, Ravilious & Co is an enthralling narrative of creative achievement, joy and tragedy.
‘Shrewdly and sympathetically charts the wide-ranging influence of this group and their personal and professional relationships’ Sunday Times ‘A fascinating slice of English artistic and social history’ New York Review of Books
‘Adds much new detail and factual fine-tuning to our picture of modern art in interwar Britain’ Daily Telegraph
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Lachlan Goudie is a Scottish painter and arts broadcaster. He has presented many BBC TV programmes including ‘Mackintosh: Glasgow’s Neglected Genius’, ‘Painting the Holy Land’ and ‘The Story of Scottish Art’. 181 illustrations 24.6 x 18.6cm 384pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296950 August £25.00
The Story of Scottish Art Lachlan Goudie New in paperback
‘An exhilarating, big-picture, and often surprising account of Scottish art’ Andrew Marr
This is the story of how Scotland has defined itself through its art over the past 5000 years, from the earliest enigmatic Neolithic symbols etched onto the landscape of Kilmartin Glen to Glasgow’s fame as a centre of artistic innovation today. Lachlan Goudie brings his perspective and passion as a practising artist and broadcaster to narrate the joys and struggles of artists across the millennia striving to fulfil their vision and the dramatic transformations of Scottish society reflected in their art. The Story of Scottish Art is beautifully illustrated with the diverse artworks that form Scotland’s long tradition of bold creativity: Pictish carved stones and Celtic metalwork; Renaissance palaces and chapels; paintings of Scottish life and landscapes by Horatio McCulloch, David Wilkie and Joan Eardley; designs by master architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh; and collage and sculpture by Pop Art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi. Lachlan tells the compelling story of how and why these and many other Scottish masterpieces were created, and the impact they have had on the world.
‘Even more of a joy than the glorious Scottish art it celebrates … A feast for the mind’s eye’ Simon Schama ‘Moving and personal … the definitive guide to Scottish art’ Bendor Grosvenor
Konstantin Akinsha is an art historian, curator and journalist. He is the founding director of the Avant-Garde Art Research Project (UK) and the author of several books, including Beautiful Loot: The Soviet Plunder of Europe’s Art Treasures. Katia Denysova is a PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She has contributed to the H-SHERA, ArtHist and Dash Arts podcast series, and the journals Arts, Art & the Public Sphere and immediations. Olena KashubaVolvach heads the Department of 19th and early 20th-Century Art at the National Art Museum of Ukraine. She is the author of several books, including The Ukrainian Academy of Art: A Brief History. 221 illustrations 28.0 x 24.0cm 248pp ISBN 978 0 500 297155 November £40.00
In the Eye of the Storm Modernism in Ukraine, 1900–1930s Edited by Konstantin Akinsha, Katya Denysova and Olena Kashuba-Volvach
A major study of Ukrainian art from 1900 to the mid-1930s
In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900–1930s presents the ground-breaking art produced in Ukraine in the early 20th century, focusing on the three key cultural centres of Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa. Against a complicated socio-political backdrop of collapsing empires, World War I, the revolutions of 1917 with the ensuing Ukrainian War of Independence, and the eventual creation of Soviet Ukraine, several strands of distinctly Ukrainian art emerged. While émigrés such as Sonia Delaunay and Alexander Archipenko found fame outside their homeland, the followers of Mykhailo Boichuk focused on Byzantine revivalism, and the artists of the Kultur Lige sought to promote the development of contemporary Yiddish culture. The first avant-garde exhibitions in Ukraine featured the radical art of Davyd Burliuk and Alexandra Exter, and the dynamic canvases of the Kyiv-based Cubo-Futurist Oleksandr Bohomazov. In Kharkiv, Vasyl Yermilov championed the industrial art of Constructivism, while Vadym Meller, Anatol Petrytskyi, Oleksandr Khvostenko-Khvostov and Borys Kosarev revolutionized theatre design. The attempt to build a national identity in Ukraine resulted in a polyphony of styles and artistic developments across a full range of media – from oil paintings, sketches and sculpture to collages, cinema posters and theatre designs. Twelve internationally renowned scholars, including curators from the National Art Museum of Ukraine, bring to life this astonishing period of creativity in Ukraine and all the movements it encompassed.
Andrey Kurkov is Ukraine’s most acclaimed living novelist and public commentator. 220 illustrations 21.6 x 17.2cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 026038 October £25.00
All proceeds will be donated to PEN Ukraine, to help Ukrainian authors in need. A proportion of funds will be diverted to support museums in Ukraine.
Treasures of Ukraine A Nation’s Cultural Heritage Foreword by Andrey Kurkov
A celebration of Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage, drawing on over 100 of the country’s most important works of art and architectural monuments
Showcasing more than one hundred objects and buildings – from Byzantine icons and wooden churches to golddomed cathedrals, folk art, and avant-garde masterpieces – Treasures of Ukraine chronicles the rich arts and heritage of a country currently facing destruction and devastation. The significance of the pieces is explained by renowned artists, curators and critics, revealing the nation’s complex history and its impact on the present. From the development of ancient cultures like Trypillia and Scythia to early states such as Kyivan Rus and the Cossack Hetmanate, to the dawn of Modernism and the striking contemporary paintings and political artworks being produced today, Treasures of Ukraine reminds us that art and monuments represent powerful sources of collective memory and identity.
The Contributors Andriy Puchkov is a specialist in Ukrainian architecture and author of more than two dozen monographs. Christian Raffensperger is professor of history and department chair at Wittenberg University. Diana Klochko is a prominent art historian and author of 65 Masterpieces of Ukrainian Art. Maksym Yaremenko is Professor at the Department of History at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy. Alisa Lozhkina is an art historian, critic and author of Permanent Revolution: Art in Ukraine, XX–early XXI century. Myroslava M. Mudrak is Professor Emeritus of Art History at the Ohio State University and a member of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. Oleksandr Soloviev is a leading art critic and a local expert in contemporary art; Victoria Burlaka also specializes in contemporary art.
Janetta Rebold Benton is the Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, New York, and the author of several books and articles on art including How to Understand Art in the Art Essentials series. She is the recipient of two Fulbright Scholar Awards as Visiting Professor (China 2018; Russia 2012), and lectures at the Smithsonian Institution, 92nd Street Y, and previously at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 117 illustrations 21.6 x 13.8cm 176pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296653 October £10.99
The History of Western Art Janetta Rebold Benton Art Essentials
A one-stop overview of the entire history of the visual arts in Europe and the West from the Stone Age to the present day, redefined for a 21st-century audience
See all the books in the Art Essentials series at thamesandhudson.com/ art-essentials
Acknowledging how architecture, painting, sculpture and the decorative arts reflect the culture and society of their time, this latest addition to the Art Essentials series invites the reader to experience and appreciate the entirety of Western art from prehistory to today. Focusing on the ‘history’ in art history, each of the twelve chapters opens with a question to ponder, followed by a summary of the major historical developments of the period, touching on social structure, political organization, migration, race, religious beliefs, scientific advances and customs. An exploration of these themes in the visual arts reveals how architecture, sculpture and painting simultaneously shape, reflect, and document the culture of the time and place they were created. A secondary focus explores the constantly evolving aesthetic preferences that swing between naturalism and abstraction, with each era and style either rebelling against the previous or seeking to improve it. Antecedents and outside influences are also discussed. Richly illustrated, this introductory reader by expert art historian and museum lecturer Janetta Rebold Benton offers a succinct and engaging introduction to some of the most important works of art in the Western tradition.
‘As well as providing perceptive comments on key individual works of art and architecture, Janetta Rebold Benton gives us a very precise understanding of their historical contexts’ Richard Cork
James Hall is an art critic, historian and lecturer. He is currently Research Professor at the University of Southampton, and contributes to the Guardian, The Times and Times Literary Supplement, as well as to many magazines and catalogues. He is the author of several books, including The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History, also published by Thames & Hudson. 125 illustrations 24.0 x 16.5cm 288pp ISBN 978 0 500 021712 October £30.00
The Artist’s Studio A Cultural History James Hall
An exciting narrative and visual history of the artist’s studio, examining the myth and reality of the creative space from antiquity to today
The artist’s workplace has always been an imaginary as well as an actual location, an idealized utopia as well as the domain of dirty, back-breaking work. Written descriptions, paintings, prints and even photographs of the artist’s atelier distort as much as they document. This pioneering cultural history charts the myth and reality of the creative space from Ancient Greece to the present day. Tracing a history that extends far beyond the bohemian, romantic and renaissance cults of the artist, each chapter focuses on key developments of the studio space as seen in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar images. Mythical and divine makers, and some amateurs, are included, and so too are craftspeople – workers in metal and wood, potters, illuminators, weavers, embroiderers and architects to name a few. Each carefully chosen example is placed within a cultural and political context, with the aim of correcting the historical imbalance that has long overlooked the many artisans who collaborated with artists. Leading authority James Hall also extends the discussion to the artist’s museum and the artist’s house, as well plein air painting and the development of portable studios.
The eleven-person author team, headed by leads Jean Robertson (IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design, US) and Deborah Hutton (The College of New Jersey, US), shared a goal of bringing multiple perspectives to a worldwide narrative. Co-authors include Cynthia Colburn (Pepperdine University), Ömür Harmanşah (University of Illinois Chicago), Eric Kjellgren (independent scholar), Rex Koontz (University of Houston), De-nin Lee (Emerson College), Henry Luttikhuizen (Calvin University), Allison Lee Palmer (University of Oklahoma), Stacey Sloboda (University of Massachusetts Boston) and Monica Visonà (University of Kentucky). Over 1,600 illustrations 29.1 x 23.0cm 1,264pp ISBN 978 0 500 022368 November £150.00
The History of Art A Global View Lead authors: Jean Robertson and Deborah Hutton Contributing authors: Cynthia Colburn, Ömür Harmanşah, Eric Kjellgren, Rex Koontz, De-nin Lee, Henry Luttikhuizen, Allison Lee Palmer, Stacey Sloboda and Monica Visonà
Written by a team of expert authors, this landmark textbook shows that art is more than European and extends far beyond the traditional canon
The History of Art: A Global View answers the urgent need for a more global, inclusive way to teach the history of the world’s art. Led by Jean Robertson and Deborah Hutton, eleven specialists have cohered around the shared goal of bringing multiple perspectives to a worldwide narrative. The resulting survey represents every global region as an important part of an integrated, chronological history that emphasizes crosscultural connections, contrasts and comparisons. The first major art history textbook of the 21st century, The History of Art: A Global View equips students to understand the history of art in new and revealing ways. • Seventy-four brief, accessible chapters help readers quickly gain insight into key artworks, movements, trends, religious traditions and historical events around the world. • Chapters from various global regions are interspersed to give a sense of contemporaneous developments. • Two-page ‘Seeing Connections’ features highlight global phenomena. • Definitions of important terms appear on the page for immediate reference. • The six organizing parts open with global maps and timelines to provide chronological and geographical background. • More than 1,600 illustrations help readers learn to recognize and analyse art from around the world. • The book’s Introduction features art of various regions, timeframes and media, and teaches the basics of formal and contextual analysis, demonstrating, with a simple comparative example, how art history is practised.
Recurring features ‘Art Historical Thinking’ supports critical thinking about art ‘Looking More Closely’ develops visual analysis skills ‘Going to the Source’ shows how to analyse primary sources ‘Making it Real’ describes materials, styles, and techniques
Nicholas Thomas, Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge since 2006, is author of many books on art, history and empire in the Pacific. Over 2018–19, he cocurated ‘Oceania’ for the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris. He was awarded the 2010 Wolfson History Prize for his book Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire. 181 illustrations 23.4 x 15.3cm 368pp ISBN 978 0 500 296592 July £35.00
Possessions Indigenous Art / Colonial Culture / Decolonization Nicholas Thomas Second edition
‘One of the most interesting and articulate books written about art made in a non-Western, colonial site … This is not the view of an outsider, but of an insider … marvellous’ Svetlana Alpers
The arts of Africa, Oceania and Native America famously inspired 20th-century modernist artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Ernst. The politics of such stimulus, however, have long been highly contentious: was this a crosscultural discovery to be celebrated, or just one more example of Western colonial appropriation? Highly acclaimed on first publication, and now revised and updated with a new introduction, full-colour illustrations and a freshly written concluding chapter, this revelatory book explores cross-cultural art through the lens of settler societies such as Australia and New Zealand, where Europeans made new nations, displacing but never eclipsing Native peoples. In this dynamic of dispossession and resistance, settler artists and designers have drawn upon Indigenous motifs and styles in their search for distinctive identities, while powerful Indigenous art traditions have asserted the presence of First Nations peoples and their claims to place, history and sovereignty. Cultural exchange is a two-way process, and an unpredictable one: contemporary Indigenous art draws on global contemporary practice, but moves beyond a bland affirmation of hybrid identities to uphold the enduring values and attachment to place of Indigenous peoples. For anyone with an interest in the current debates about decolonization, Indigenous culture and the history of art, this is essential reading.
‘A pioneering text in postcolonial art history’ Rosalind Polly Blakesley, University of Cambridge
Women in Design Anne Massey
224 illustrations 21.0 x 15.0cm 280pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 204740 September £14.99
The work of women designers has not traditionally been the focus of mainstream histories of design. By revealing the untold story of female design pioneers, this comprehensive introduction celebrates their crucial role in the history of modern processes of making. Arranged chronologically, this guide considers the structural barriers to professional success and how women overcame these hurdles, charting the success of designers including Anni Albers at the Bauhaus, the architect Eileen Gray, interior decorator Elsie de Wolfe and fashion icon Mary Quant, focusing on the key subjects of architecture, craft, fashion, furniture, graphics, interior, product and textile design. The book also discusses design activism, consumerism, design collectives and the current success of women working transnationally in architecture and design. Anne Massey is Professor of Design and Culture at Huddersfield University and Professorial Fellow at the University of the Creative Arts, England. She is the author of several books, including Interior Design Since 1900 in the World of Art series. ISBN 978-0-500-20482-5
A history of women designers and consumers from 1900 to today
Richard Verdi is former Professor of Fine Art and Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of many books, including Cézanne in the World of Art series.
A thorough introduction to Velázquez’s life and art that includes a discussion of all his major works
World of Art
Diego Velázquez (1599–1660) was one of the towering figures of western painting and Baroque art, a technical master renowned for his focus on realism and startling veracity. Everything he painted was ‘treated’ as a portrait, from Spanish royalty and Pope Innocent X, to a mortar and pestle. This comprehensive introduction to Velázquez’s life and art includes a discussion of all his major works, and illustrates most of Velázquez’s surviving output of approximately 110 paintings. The artist’s greatest innovation – his unorthodox and revolutionary technique is explored in relation to the styles of certain of his most celebrated contemporaries both in Spain and beyond, including Titian and Rubens. The book concludes with a final chapter on the influence and importance of Velázquez’s art on later painters from the time of his own death to the art of recent times including Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon and the Impressionists.
151 illustrations 21.0 x 15.0cm 208pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 204825 September £14.99
Autumn 2022 also sees revised and updated editions of Georgia O’Keeffe (978 0 500 204917), Outsider Art (978 0 500 204863), Sienese Painting (978 0 500 204870) and World Textiles (978 0 500 204856). See all the other titles in the World of Art series so far at: thamesandhudson.com/woa
Frances Borzello is an art historian and the author of several books, including A World of Our Own: Women as Artists, Seeing Ourselves: Women’s Self-Portraits and At Home: The Domestic Interior in Art, all published by Thames & Hudson. 130 illustrations 22.9 x 15.2cm 224pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296677 August £20.00
The Naked Nude Frances Borzello New in paperback Updated edition
The story of the nude in art in our times, described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘a fascinating, often humorous overview of our obsession with the naked body’
The representation of the nude in art remained for many centuries a victory of fiction over fact. Beautiful, handsome, flawless – its great success was to distance the unclothed body from any uncomfortably explicit taint of sexuality, eroticism or imperfection. In this newly updated study, Frances Borzello contrasts the civilized, sanitized, perfected nude of Kenneth Clark’s classic, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form (1956), with today’s depictions: raw, uncomfortable, both disturbing and intriguing. Borzello explores the role of the nude in 20th- and 21st-century art, looking at the work of a wide range of international artists, and complementing her text with a profusion of well-chosen, unusual and beautifully reproduced illustrations. This edition has been updated to reflect radical developments in art and culture over the last decade, focusing in particular on artworks by women, trans artists and artists of colour. Grittier and more subtle, depicting variously gendered bodies, the new nude asks awkward questions and behaves provocatively. It is a very naked nude, created to deal with the issues and contradictions that surround the body in our time.
‘Borzello brilliantly updates the evasively genteel distinction between naked and nude made by Kenneth Clark in 1956 ... here we find art holding a mirror up to our troublesome human nature’ Observer
Matthew Wilson is an art historian, educator and writer. He has written for numerous publications and media on art and culture, including The Economist and the BBC. His latest book, Symbols in Art in the Art Essentials series was described as ‘masterly’ by Christopher Lloyd. 249 illustrations 24.6 x 18.6cm 272pp ISBN 978 0 500 025291 September £30.00
The Hidden Language of Symbols Matthew Wilson
A stimulating narrative and reference resource that guides the reader through the most significant symbols from worldwide art history
Why do we reach for the red rose on Valentine’s day? Where did the owl gain its reputation for wisdom? Why should you never trust a fox? In this visual tour through art history, Matthew Wilson pieces together a global visual language enshrined in art: the language of symbols. From national emblems to corporate logos and emojis, our day-to-day lives abound with icons with roots in the distant past. Wilson traces the often surprising trajectories that symbols have taken through history, identifying the common themes and ideas that link seemingly disparate cultures. Thus we meet the falcon as a symbol of authority from the ancient Egyptian pharaohs to the medieval aristocracy; the dog as stalwart companion from the classical era to the Renaissance; and the mythical phoenix as a symbol of female power connecting a queen in England with a goddess in China. We also see moments of radical reinterpretation and change: the transformation of the swastika from an auspicious symbol of hope to one of hate. Wilson is a deft guide through this world of symbols, showcasing their enduring ability to express power, hope, fear and faith, and to create and communicate identities, uniting – or dividing – the people that made them.
‘With an immensely stimulating amount of insight and verve, Matthew Wilson makes us appreciate just how rich in symbolic meanings the history of art turns out to be’ Richard Cork
Martin Salisbury is Professor of Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, where he leads the renowned MA Children’s Book Illustration programme. He has previously chaired the international jury at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and been a member of the jury at the Global Illustration Awards in China. His books include The Illustrated Dust Jacket: 1920–1970 and Miroslav Šašek in the Illustrators series, both published by Thames & Hudson. 245 illustrations 27.5 x 21.6cm 240pp ISBN 978 0 500 023310 August £30.00
Drawing for Illustration Martin Salisbury
An instructive book that examines the practice of drawing for illustration through case studies and sketchbooks, written by one of the world’s foremost experts and teachers on the subject
This essential handbook explores the subject of drawing for illustration in-depth, with an emphasis on drawing as a skill and fundamental language that every illustrator should master. It aims to encourage students through examples and case studies, by showcasing the oftenunseen world of draughtsmanship that underpins the finished graphic. From book illustration to graphic novels, caricatures to commercial design, it draws on contemporary sketchbooks, projects and historical examples to make the connection between the practice of drawing from observation and drawing from imagination. Martin Salisbury sets out by explaining the fundamentals of this exciting discipline, before outlining the basic principles of line, tone, composition and colour through inspiring examples. Different approaches to drawing including anecdotal, sequential and reportage are examined, to enable students to acquire their own personal visual language. Interviews with illustrators also provide invaluable insight into the creative process, as they outline their challenges and motivations, and what drawing personally means for them. Packed with visual inspiration, this book features detailed analysis of works by key illustrators from past and present including George Cruikshank, Egon Schiele, Ronald Searle and Sheila Robinson through to Laura Carlin, Alexis Deacon and Isabelle Arsenault, looking at their particular illustrative languages and how styles have changed over time.
The Quentin Blake Book Jenny Uglow
A fully illustrated overview of the life and work of the universally loved Quentin Blake, released ahead of the artist’s 90th birthday in December 2022
Quentin Blake is an artist who has charmed and inspired generations of readers. Tracing Blake’s art and career from his very first drawings – published in Punch when he was sixteen – through his collaborations with writers from Roald Dahl and John Yeoman to Russell Hoban and David Walliams, to his large-scale works for hospitals and public spaces and right up to his most recent passions and projects, author Jenny Uglow presents a fully illustrated overview with accompanying commentary by the artist himself. With unprecedented access to the artist’s entire archive, The Quentin Blake Book reveals the stories behind some of Blake’s most famous creations, while also providing readers with an intimate insight into the unceasing creativity of this remarkable artist.
‘Quentin Blake is without doubt Britain’s best-known and best-loved living illustrator’ Sir Christopher Frayling Also available
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Jenny Uglow is a prize-winning author and biographer. Previous publications include biographies of Thomas Bewick and Edward Lear, which won the National Arts Writers Award and the Hawthornden Prize respectively. Her study of Walter Crane was published by Thames & Hudson in The Illustrators series in 2019. 340 illustrations 26.0 x 20.0cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 094358 September £30.00
Paul Gravett is a writer, critic, curator, publisher and broadcaster who has worked in the comics industry since 1981. He is author of many books, including Mangasia, and Posy Simmonds in the Illustrators series, both published by Thames & Hudson. He is co-director of Comica, the London International Comics Festival. 106 illustrations 24.5 x 18.7cm 112pp ISBN 978 0 500 094334 October £19.99
‘Long live the illustrators! Hurrah for their work!’ Philip Pullman
‘It is wonderful to see these celebrations of our greatest illustrators … an inspiration to future generations’ Chris Riddell Also available
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Comet in Moominland Kometjakten (The Comet Hunt) dealt with another natural disaster, this time a scorching comet heading for Moominvalley. Published in 1946, it has been seen as Jansson’s response to the air raids she lived through in Helsinki, and to the global news of America’s atomic bombings of Japan. Once again, she painted the front cover, a vast surreal landscape, predominantly in green and pink, and made several interior illustrations in ink and muted washes. This book, however, was not another short novella but a substantial twelve-chapter novel, the template for a further seven to come. Jansson rarely began with images unless one needed special planning – for example a character’s first appearance. She usually wrote first in longhand, carefully refining the story until it was ready to be typeset. Then, when she got the text proofs back, she cut and pasted them into a dummy to lay out each spread, adding a note, title or sometimes a sketch to herself for every illustration, its measurements and where it would go.
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Tove Jansson Paul Gravett The Illustrators
An appreciation of the life and art of Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomin books, which are adored by children and adults across the globe
Tove Jansson (1914–2001) was one of the most original, influential and perennially enjoyed illustrators of the 20th century. Her popularity remains undimmed in the 21st century: she was the subject of a recent biopic, Tove, and a 3D animated version of her much-loved Moomin stories, Moominvalley, has been broadcast on Sky since 2019. This book provides fresh insights and a deeper appreciation of her extraordinary life and art, offering an in-depth analysis of her process, influences, styles and subjects as they changed over time. It charts her beginnings as a cartoonist for the satirical magazine Garm, responding to the Second World War and its aftermath as she developed from art student to painter and muralist, bohemian and lesbian. It also explores the emergence of her Moomin world, which appeared in her first children’s book in 1945 and then in the London Evening News, the world’s biggest-selling evening paper. This body of work is one of her great achievements, expanding her stories, settings and cast and invigorating her drawing and writing. Her interpretations of such classics as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Hunting of the Snark, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit are also examined in detail, and her many novels are documented here along with personal commentaries from her own writings.
‘One of the most original, versatile, philosophically dextrous, warm and generous artists ever to have graced this world’ Ali Smith
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The Art of the Illustrated Book Julius Bryant
The remarkable story of the illustrated book, tracing its development across centuries and presenting some of the most important and beautiful examples ever created
This is the story of the illustrated book, from the earliest printed examples to the present day, told through the outstanding collections of the National Art Library (NAL) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Throughout history, images have been used to reflect the meaning of words and to enhance our understanding of texts. This volume demonstrates the development of illustrated books through a unique selection made by specialists at the NAL. Gathered here are some of the most influential, compelling and striking examples of the illustrated book arranged thematically in chapters discussing, among other subjects, art, history, architecture and fashion. Each chapter starts with an introductory overview of the subject, followed by key examples accompanied by insightful narrative captions. Beyond the illustrations themselves, the narratives also consider the whole book, from its design, typeface and binding to its inks and papers. Beautiful Psalters and Books of Hours sit alongside striking natural history books such as Audubon’s Birds of America, La Fontaine’s Fables illustrated by Marc Chagall, Serlio’s treatise on architecture, and Owen Jones’s Grammar of Ornament. Brimming with innovative and beautiful examples, this collection offers a fascinating overview of some of the finest illustrated books ever created – demonstrating its enduring appeal.
Julius Bryant is Keeper Emeritus of Word and Image at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 450 illustrations 30.0 x 23.5cm 288pp ISBN 978 0 500 480694 October £45.00
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Catlin Langford is a curator and researcher of photographs. She was the inaugural Curatorial Fellow in Photography, supported by The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 315 illustrations 29.5 x 24.5cm 240pp ISBN 978 0 500 480762 October £45.00
Colour Mania Photographing the World in Autochrome Catlin Langford
Exquisite yet too fragile to exhibit, one of the world's greatest collections of autochromes – plates made from a pioneering colour photography process – has been hidden from view until now
Victoria and Albert Museum
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Offering unprecedented access to the V&A’s collection of autochromes – one of the greatest collections of early colour photography in the world – Colour Mania presents this pioneering photographic process in its full, vibrant and painterly beauty and provides a breathtaking view of the early 20th century in colour. Fragile and light sensitive, autochromes cannot be displayed in public, and so this volume offers a rare and breathtaking opportunity to view them true to size. Invented by the Lumière brothers – also pioneers of cinema – in 1903, the autochrome was the first widely available colour photography process and remained popular for the next twenty years. On its commercial release in 1907, it was eagerly embraced by Pictorialist photographers and advocated by its leading member Alfred Stieglitz, who predicted the world would become ‘colour-mad’. Organized thematically and with in-depth sections on the photographers who engaged with the process, Colour Mania is built upon the latest scholarship and research by Catlin Langford and includes insights into how these extraordinary photographs are being preserved for future generations. An opportunity to travel in time and understand a tour de force in photographic technology, Colour Mania will delight anyone who desires to experience the past in colour.
Margit Erb is the founder and director of the Saul Leiter Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving Leiter’s art and legacy. Michael Parillo is the associate director of the Saul Leiter Foundation. 100 illustrations 27.5 x 21.5cm 160pp ISBN 978 0 500 545560 September £35.00
The Unseen Saul Leiter Margit Erb and Michael Parillo
The first sightings of newly discovered work from Saul Leiter’s abundant archive of colour slides
Now widely acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest photographers, Saul Leiter (1923–2013) remained relatively unsung until he was rediscovered by curators and critics in his early 80s. Leiter pioneered a painterly approach to colour photography starting in the late 1940s, his images evoking the flow and rhythm of life on the mid-century streets of New York in luminous colour at a time when his contemporaries were shooting in black and white. He produced covers for fashion magazines such as Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar before largely withdrawing from public attention in the 1980s. The publication in 2006 of his first monograph, Early Color, inspired an avid rediscovery of Leiter’s work by contemporary audiences. His studio in New York’s East Village, where he lived from 1952 until his death in 2013, is now the home of the Saul Leiter Foundation. The Foundation has begun a full-scale survey and organization of his more than 80,000 works, with the aim of compiling the ‘complete’ archive. This volume presents works discovered through this process, specifically colour slides, which have neither been published nor seen by the public. Meticulously curated by Margit Erb and Michael Parillo of the Saul Leiter Foundation and supported by texts that explain how Leiter built the slide archive and how it is now being explored, catalogued and restored, this monograph will be a musthave for photography fans worldwide.
Anne Morin is the director of diChroma Photography in Madrid. Christa Blümlinger teaches cinematography at the University of Paris VIII, specializing in documentary cinema and the avant-garde. Ann Marks is a writer and Vivian Maier’s biographer. She lives in New York. 250 illustrations 28.8 x 21.6cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 025703 July £45.00
Vivian Maier Anne Morin, Ann Marks and Christa Blümlinger
A full-career retrospective on the work of Vivian Maier, bringing together a selection of key works from throughout her life and career
When Vivian Maier’s archive was discovered in Chicago in 2007, the photography community gained an immense and singular talent. Maier lived in relative obscurity until her death in 2009, but is now the subject of films and books, and recognized as one of the great American photographers of the 20th century. Born in New York in 1926, she worked as a nanny in New York and Chicago for much of her adult life. It was during her years as a nanny that she took many of the photographs that have made her posthumously famous. Maier’s incredible body of work consists of more than 150,000 photographic images, Super 8 and 16 mm films, various recordings and a multitude of undeveloped films. Working primarily as a street photographer, Maier’s work has been compared with such luminaries as Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus and Joel Meyerowitz. Drawing on previously unpublished archives and recent scientific analyses, this retrospective sheds new light on Maier’s work. With texts by Anne Morin and Christa Blümlinger, this thorough look at Maier’s entire archive is organized thematically in sections that cover self-portraits, the street, portraits, gestures, cinematography, children, colour work and forms. A valuable addition to the continuing assessment of Maier’s work, this book is a one-volume compendium of her most enduring images.
William Klein (b. 1928) is an American photographer, painter, designer and filmmaker. New York-born, Klein settled in Paris in 1948, where he studied at the Sorbonne and worked briefly under Fernand Léger. Best known as a photographer, he achieved fame with a series of acclaimed photobooks, including Life is Good & Good for You in New York (1956), and through his fashion photography for Vogue magazine. Klein is also a filmmaker, having directed both feature films and documentaries, a graphic designer and an art director. He still lives in Paris. c. 250 illustrations 33.5 x 25.5cm 384pp ISBN 978 0 500 545584 October £65.00
William Klein: Yes William Klein
A landmark retrospective encompassing William Klein’s lifetime of creativity across photography, filmmaking, painting, book design, graphic design and beyond
Photographer. Filmmaker. Artist. Designer. To master just one of those disciplines would be the work of a lifetime for most individuals, yet William Klein has achieved greatness in each field over the last eight decades. Klein is one of the foremost image makers of the past century, and one whose work is an enduring creative influence on contemporary artists, photographers and filmmakers. Published to accompany a major retrospective at the International Center of Photography, William Klein: Yes is the definitive book on Klein’s career. With over 250 images, it follows William Klein’s entire creative and artistic arc from the 1940s to today, from his abstract paintings through his startling, authentic street photography and photobooks, to his dynamic, satirical take on filmmaking. William Klein himself has overseen the production of this large-format publication, from the selection of the content to the book’s design. Organized chronologically, and with an astute, accessible text by the renowned writer David Campany, it will both introduce William Klein to a new generation, and be a source of fresh insights for those who already know who William Klein is: a true original. Published to coincide with a full career retrospective exhibition opening at the International Center of Photography, New York, in June 2022.
Chris Killip Edited by Ken Grant and Tracy Marshall
The definitive, full-career retrospective of the life and work of Chris Killip (1946-2020), one of the UK’s most important and influential post-war documentary photographers
‘I didn’t set out to be the photographer of the English de-Industrial Revolution. It happened all around me during the time I was photographing’ Chris Killip, 2019 Grounded in sustained immersion and participation in the communities he photographed, Chris Killip’s keenly observed work chronicled ordinary people’s lives in stark, yet sympathetic, detail. His photographs are recognized as some of the most important visual records of 1980s Britain; as editor of this book Ken Grant reflects, they tell the story of those who ‘had history “done to them”, who felt its malicious disregard and yet, like the photographer with whom they shared so much of their lives, refused to yield or look away.’ Published to coincide with the first full retrospective of Killip’s life and work at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, this book, designed by Niall Sweeney & Nigel Truswell at Pony Ltd, presents photographs from each of his major series alongside lesser-known works. It includes a foreword by Brett Rogers, in-depth texts by Ken Grant tracing Killip’s life and career, and essays by Gregory Halpern, Amanda Maddox and Lynsey Hanley. Published in connection with a major exhibition at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, opening in October 2022, before travelling to The Baltic in Gateshead (May 2023).
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Ken Grant is a photographer, curator and educator. He is a lecturer on the MFA Photography course at the University of Ulster. Tracy Marshall is Director of Development at the Royal Photographic Society and Producer at Northern Narratives. Over 200 illustrations 24.5 x 30.5cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 025581 October £50.00
Beyond the black fingers of Langness, heavy grey knuckles of stone still push through the grasses at the southern tip of the Isle of Man. Some of that land has now eroded to nearly nothing. Where it meets the spit and spray of the Irish Sea, in the place the Manx once called Oaie Ny Baatyn Marroo, the Graveyard of the Lost Ships, there are gaps in time and geology that might cast doubt that an era existed at all. Yet its name, Langness, kept now as it was in Norse, quietly affirms that things did happen here, as clearly as languages speak to the contests a land has endured. Trouble came here, blowing in on difficult seas. When Chris Killip photographed Langness Rocks in 1970, he did so with a careful, deliberate approach that resisted the fluid tendencies of the time. He already knew that changes were reshaping the island. It had long been popular among working-class holidaymakers, who filled ferryboats from Liverpool and Dublin to sing in the bars of Douglas and Port Erin in the week-long revelries chronicled by the Irish singer Barney Rushe in ‘The Craic was Ninety in the Isle of Man’. But the lure of European holidays in the 1960s tempered the island’s buoyancy, causing the Tynwald to contemplate new economies. By 1968, the island had begun to advertise itself as a tax haven, attracting banks like Barclays, NatWest and Coutts. As the century aged, the population grew and a peasant culture that had long worked the land and sea was joined by many working in financial enterprise, establishing two distinct Isles of Man, one of which was threatened. Chris Killip’s consideration of the land of his birth was shaped by an early sense of belonging that would bring strength and surety to decisions in later life. Christopher David Killip was born in the Highlander, a pub on the main Douglas to Peel Road, on 11 July 1946. It was the first of three pubs his father Alan and mother Molly ran during his childhood. As a five-year-old at St John’s school, he would follow his teacher, Miss Mary Wattleworth, on weekly nature walks that nurtured a curiosity for the land and wildlife, with each trip more animated as she reached the school perimeter, turned a corner and lit her first Woodbine cigarette. Weekend family car trips across the island instilled an appreciation for the perfect situation of homes. The glens, curraghs and forests had matured and made their own laws, before giving way to ploughed fields and farms long kept by the same families. They could be named, as readily as millers, crops and the workers who gathered for harvests. Some journeys came with the narration of folklore, Manx stories of fairies and black dogs that could inflect how the island felt. From the Raad ny Foillan (Way of the Gull) coastal path, looking out over the sea, it was easy to speculate on why Melville had put an unnamed Manxman among the crew of the Pequod. By the time Killip was seven, his family had moved from the Highlander to the coastal town of Peel, where they took on the Whitehouse pub. He would quickly settle in at Peel Clothworkers’ School. Miss Walker, his new teacher, established the Friday afternoon book session that would consolidate a lifetime’s engagement with the written word. He would soon be drawn to make the short walk to the sailors’ shelter, to listen to stories C
A LETTER HOME In the Isle of Man, hey? Well the other way it’s good. Here is a man from ‘Man’, a man born in once independent Man, and now the umanned of ‘Man’, which is sucked in by what? Captain Ahab, in Herman Melville, Moby Dick (1851)
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‘A magnificent venture … grand in scale and content’ John Banville, The Financial Times
Top-left: George Rodger, Members of the Rescue Squads after a night shift, London, England, 1940. Top-right: Martin Parr, Rimini, Italy, 1999. Bottom: Stuart Franklin, The Jockey Club, Nairobi, Kenya, 1988.
Brigitte Lardinois has been Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at the University of the Arts in London since 2018. She was for more than ten years Special Projects and Cultural Director at Magnum Photos London, where she was closely involved in many Magnum group exhibitions, notably ‘Magnum Ireland’, as well as solo shows for Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr, Josef Koudelka, Eve Arnold, Elliott Erwitt and many others.
Limited Edition of 1,000 copies
Over 500 illustrations 39.0 x 32.0cm 736pp ISBN 978 0 500 545614 October £300.00
Magnum Magnum Edited by Brigitte Lardinois
A celebration of 75 years of the vision, imagination and brilliance of Magnum Photos, the legendary photographic agency
Building on 2007’s blockbuster Magnum Magnum, this limited edition is a book of unparalleled scale and ambition. It is at once a permanent record of many of the iconic images by the legendary creative collective, and an insight, as seen through the critical eyes and minds of Magnum photographers, into what makes a great photograph. Organized by photographer, Magnum Magnum harks back to Magnum’s early days, evoking the spirit of what made it such a unique creative environment, where each of the four founding members picture-edited the others’ photographs. Here, a current Magnum photographer selects and critiques six key works by another of the agency’s 87 photographers, with a commentary explaining the rationale behind their choice. This edition features over 130 new photographs by the 23 photographers who have joined Magnum since 2007, including Matt Black, Moises Saman, Newsha Tavakolian and Sohrab Hura. Celebrating the work both of the 20th-century masters of photography as well as the rising stars of our time, this is an essential book for anyone interested in photography or the world depicted by it.
‘Brimming with photographic masterpieces … some of the greatest pictures ever taken’ Sunday Times
Photography Photographer Harry Gruyaert is renowned for his images of India, Morocco and Egypt as well as of the west of Ireland, and for his use of colour. He is a member of Magnum Photos, and his work has been exhibited widely. David Campany is a curator, writer and educator, based in London. He is the author of numerous books, including On Photographs and Harry Gruyaert: East/West, both published by Thames & Hudson.
Harry Gruyaert Between Worlds Harry Gruyaert Text by David Campany
A new collection from the award-winning Magnum photographer
‘A good photo is a photo that says a lot of things about the place and the moment it was taken’ Harry Gruyaert A master of colour-saturated images, Harry Gruyaert has roamed the world searching for the perfect light for more than forty years. His very intuitive and physical sense of place immerses the spectator in a world that borrows simultaneously from the cinematic universe and from that of the painter. Dissolving the boundaries between the exterior and interior, Between Worlds offers just such a sensory immersion. No matter the setting, the country or the era, Gruyaert deploys a luminous alchemy suspended in time. Where are we? It doesn’t matter: in Gruyaert’s world, the pleasure of getting lost reigns.
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75 illustrations 23.5 x 29.0cm 144pp ISBN 978 0 500 025758 October £40.00
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Introduction by Clément Chéroux
The perfect primer on acclaimed artist Sophie Calle
Clément Chéroux is Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Sophie Calle’s interest in human vulnerability and intimacy is at the heart of her practice. Her deep fascination with publicizing private moments is a cornerstone of her work, particularly in such pieces as The Sleepers (1979), Suite Vénitienne (1980) and The Hotel (1981). Calle’s work is also renowned for its use of personal narrative, for example in her projects Exquisite Pain and Take Care of Yourself, which combine images and text to evoke an emotional response in the viewer. Calle has exhibited across the world, with major solo exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou and a retrospective at Whitechapel Gallery, London. In 2019 she was the recipient of the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship. This book in the Photofile series reproduces photographs from throughtout Calle's career, together with a critical introduction by Clément Chéroux and a full bibliography.
Over 60 illustrations 19.0 x 12.5cm 200pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 411216 July £14.99
‘And so I became when there was really nothing left for me to do, a photographer. Everyone told me not to do it. Failed painters became window-dressers, failed windowdressers became photographers’ Erwin Blumenfeld
Erwin Blumenfeld Photofile
An introduction to the work of the celebrated fashion photographer
Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais is curator of photography at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Introduction by Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais
An experimenter and innovator, Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969) produced an extensive body of work including portraits and nudes, celebrity portraiture and advertising campaigns – but it is his fashion photography for which he is best known. Having fled Paris during World War II, Blumenfeld forged a stellar path in New York, where he worked for Harper’s Bazaar, American Vogue, Helena Rubinstein, L'Oréal and Elizabeth Arden. Discover Blumenfeld’s masterful work through sixty full-page reproductions in this new title in the Photofile series. The curator Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais contributes an introduction.
68 illustrations 19.0 x 12.5cm 144pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 411230 October £12.99 See all the titles in the Photofile series at thamesandhudson.com/photofile
Ekow Eshun is a writer, curator and broadcaster. He is Chairman of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group and writes for titles including the New York Times, Financial Times and the Guardian. His publications include In the Black Fantastic (2022), Africa Modern (2017) and Black Gold of the Sun (2005). 276 illustrations 28.0 x 22.3cm 272pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296783 July £30.00
Africa State of Mind Contemporary Photography Reimagines a Continent Ekow Eshun New in paperback
A mesmerizing, continentspanning survey of the most dynamic scenes in contemporary African photography, and an introduction to the creative figures who are making it happen
With over 270 photographs, Africa State of Mind is a vibrant survey of contemporary image-makers, each of whom is forging unique visions of Africa that present the continent not simply as a physical place, but as a psychological state. Across four thematic sections – Hybrid Cities, Inner Landscapes, Zones of Freedom, and Myth and Memory – Ekow Eshun looks at the modern image-making practice and explores how African photographers individually perceive and engage with ideas of ‘Africanness’. This is a timely survey of life in the continent’s sprawling cities and ever-changing landscapes, which also addresses the legacies of colonialism and postcolonialism, and questions of gender, sexuality and identity. What does it mean to ‘be African’? For all with a connection with contemporary photography and a desire to see the cultural focus shifted in the post-colonial age, Africa State of Mind is an essential introduction to the visual output of a continent on the rise.
‘Africa captured by a new generation of home-grown photographers’ Wallpaper* ‘A kaleidoscopic view of Africa’ Aesthetica
Alex Prager (b. 1979) is a photographer and filmmaker. Her work is represented in the collections of major museums including MoMA; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Her editorial work has featured in publications including Garage, Vogue and W, and her film series ‘Touch of Evil’, commissioned by The New York Times Magazine, won an Emmy Award in 2012. 120 illustrations 25.8 x 20.9cm 224pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 025352 July £25.00
Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive Alex Prager New in paperback Compact edition
The definitive monograph on Alex Prager, one of the truly original image makers of our time
Alex Prager is a photographer and filmmaker whose elaborate sets and complex staging draw on a rich cultural heritage of cinematic style, informed by street photography, to produce work that is unerringly memorable. At once temporal and timeless, bright but shadowed, Prager’s images exist within a hyperreal world, deeply rooted in the eerie undertones of Los Angeles, where the line between reality and fiction is blurred. Prager’s critically acclaimed work is introduced here, spanning a decade of photographic work and five films. This collection of carefully curated photographs is complemented by an in-depth interview by Nathalie Herschdorfer, director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle, Switzerland, and discursive essays by Michael Govan, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Michael Mansfield, executive director of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Maine, and Clare Grafik, senior curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. ISBN 978-0-500-02535-2
‘Lavish’ Observer ‘High-glamour, luminous and extremely covetable’ The i Newspaper
After Dark Liam Wong
An intimate, one-of-a-kind photographic journey that documents Liam Wong’s nocturnal wanderings through the world’s most captivating cities
Liam Wong’s world starts after dark and ends at first light. When the night draws in and the lights go down, Wong’s urban explorations and cinematic narratives truly begin. In this evocative study of cities after midnight, Wong documents how people and places – a single window illuminated in a block of flats, the false warmth in the window display of a closed shop – are altered when darkness falls. Through sleepless and solitary nights, he captures urban interstices between dusk and dawn: the eerie emptiness of London’s Piccadilly Circus at 4.00am; Seoul’s late-night taxi drivers moving along hushed roads; birds sharing the warmth of a neon sign in Hong Kong’s TSM District – mysterious silhouettes representing lives lived in shadow, portrayed as intricate cinematic visions, all before the sun rises. After Dark weaves slivers of life, delicate and covert threads, into an insomniac’s journey through the solitude and uncertainty of the night.
‘[Liam Wong is] a gifted image-maker and art director whose masterful reinvention of reality elevates midnight street scenes to cyberpunk dreamscapes’ Deco Punk Magazine
‘Hazy reflections make each image feel like a shot from Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner’ Daily Telegraph
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Illustrated throughout 22.0 x 31.5cm 192pp ISBN 978 0 500 025550 October £35.00
Liam Wong is an award-winning freelance art director. Graphic designer, former game developer and now photographer, he is best known for defining, designing and directing visual identities. His first book, the bestselling TO:KY:OO, was published by Volume and Thames & Hudson in 2019.
Fashion SPRING/SUMMER 2002 READY-TO-WEAR
KARL LAGERFELD UNSEEN
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Robert Fairer started photographing the major international womenswear collections in the mid-1990s. First commissioned by Elle and Harper’s Bazaar USA, he then became US Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer for over a decade. His first book, Alexander McQueen: Unseen, was published by Thames & Hudson, followed by John Galliano: Unseen, Marc Jacobs: Unseen and John Galliano for Dior. Natasha A Fraser is an author, journalist and expert on Paris, luxury and lifestyle. Her books include Chanel Fashion, Monsieur Dior and After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land. She has also taught at the American University in Paris and is the co-producer of Inside Dior, the two-part television series. 250 illustrations 33.5 x 24.5cm 352pp ISBN 978 0 500 024249 October £60.00
Karl Lagerfeld Unseen The Chanel Years Robert Fairer With contributions by Natasha A Fraser, Sally Singer, Philip Treacy, Sam McKnight and Elizabeth von Thurn und Taxis
A glamorous tribute to Karl Lagerfeld’s highly influential creations for Chanel captured behind the scenes by US Vogue photographer Robert Fairer in beautiful, never-before-seen images
Casting a new light on one of the best-loved chapters in fashion history, Karl Lagerfeld Unseen: The Chanel Years illuminates key Chanel collections and creations from behind the scenes. From discreet client fittings in rue Cambon’s immaculate black-and-beige salons to previously unseen backstage moments that show models, hairdressers, stylists, make-up artists and Karl Lagerfeld himself at work, Robert Fairer’s stunning and high-energy photographs convey the elegance, glamour and spirit that defined Karl Lagerfeld’s shows for Chanel. Exploring almost two decades of Karl Lagerfeld’s work, the photographs capture both ready-to-wear and haute couture creations, zooming in on rich and idiosyncratic details. Texts by Karl Lagerfeld’s collaborators and friends provide a fresh perspective on his creative process and reveal the stories behind the now iconic designs. Karl Lagerfeld Unseen will be a must-have reference for fashion and photography lovers alike, and for dedicated Chanel fans the world over.
Suzy Menkes is one of fashion's most respected journalists. She was the international editor of Vogue until 2020. Lou Stoppard is a writer, curator and broadcaster. She regularly writes for the Financial Times, The New Yorker and various international editions of Vogue. She is the author of Fashion Together and Pools. 1,100 illustrations 27.7 x 19.0cm 632pp ISBN 978 0 500 023839 October £60.00
S/S 1973 READY-TO-WEAR
GABY AGHION & STUDIO
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FRESH LOOKS AND BANANA PRINTS ‘I went through my mum’s old fashion magazines – she had a garageful, from when my parents were living in Paris in the late seventies… I just thought the girls looked so gorgeous, fresh, and happy,’ Phoebe Philo told Style.com of her spring/summer 2004 show. And yet, the show invitation suggested a more international, and slightly mad-cap, mood: a giant blow-up Chloé-branded banana photographed in tourist locations – in London, Tokyo, New York (riding in a yellow cab), Milan (eating pizza), and Paris (gazing at the Eiffel Tower) – and turned into a spoof of cheesy sightseer postcards. The humour extended to the collection. ‘Phoebe Philo admits that she’s gone ape, so to speak, for bananas,’ said US Vogue (it was, by now, easy to guess who in the studio was responsible for the banana motifs that Chloé had shown before, for S/S 2001, when McCartney was at the helm; see p. XXX). Philo ‘traces the genesis of this obsession to her teenage years’, said Vogue. ‘I remembered a white cotton Fruit of the Loom T-shirt I had with the famous fruit basket,’ Philo said. Now, her vision was somewhat less personal: ‘the banana print is really relevant to the global spirit I wanted to show on the catwalk’. Philo told Vogue she’d settled on two main moods for her collection: ‘A seventies urban feeling and early-eighties freshness, inspired by Oliviero Toscani’s pictures for French Elle from that time – outdoor life, a sporty, happy attitude.’ ‘During the late seventies,’ she recalled, ‘cotton T-shirts in bright colors with large stripes or fun characters on them were a part of every girl’s wardrobe! We selected bright colors, especially green and yellow, so the banana print became obvious.’ Another 1970s-inspired look that met with great success was the wide high-waisted denim with a braided belt. WWD praised the collection, noting that Philo was gaining a dedicated market among ‘slim, tan starlets’ in Los Angeles and ‘members of the swan set’ in New York. The reporter admired slinky smocked dresses, lace shirts, and the ‘popular pompons and webby macramé’ that Philo had carried over from the season before. ‘Sometimes,’ WWD concluded, ‘you just can’t get enough of a good thing.’
The Complete Collections Foreword by Suzy Menkes Texts by Lou Stoppard
The first comprehensive overview of Chloé’s collections presented through catwalk photography, published in collaboration with Chloé to celebrate the house’s 70th anniversary in 2022
The Catwalk Series
Founded by Egyptian-born Gaby Aghion in 1952, Chloé pioneered luxury ready-to-wear that was all about ease and femininity, offering an elegant haute bohemian style for the modern, liberated Parisienne. Resolutely contemporary, the house spotted and hired a young Karl Lagerfeld as early as the 1960s: he stayed for over two decades, achieving fame and recognition worldwide through his Chloé work, before Stella McCartney (and her then assistant Phoebe Philo) succeeded him straight out of fashion school. Gabriela Hearst became Creative Director in 2020. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house of Chloé before exploring the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically. Each new era in Chloé’s history opens with a brief overview and biography of the new designer, while individual collections are introduced by a short text unveiling their influences and highlights, and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book. After Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Prada, Vivienne Westwood and Versace, Chloé is the eighth in a series of high-end, cloth-bound books that offer an unrivalled overview of the collections of the world’s top fashion houses through original catwalk photography.
Over 1.6 million copies in print Each high-end, cloth-bound volume in this bestselling series features over 1,100 looks as they originally appeared on the catwalk, styled as the designer intended, and sported by the world's top models. These treasure troves of inspiration are must-have references for all fashion fans and professionals.
Chanel 978 0 500 023440 Dior 978 0 500 519349 Louis Vuitton 978 0 500 519943 Yves Saint Laurent 978 0 500 022399
Prada 978 0 500 022047 Vivenne Westwood 978 0 500 023792 Versace 978 0 500 023808
on Lee McQueen
lee mcqueen on women
I WANT PEOPLE TO BE AFRAID OF THE WOMEN I DRESS.
I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naive, because I know what can happen to them. I want women to look stronger.
It’s almost like putting armour on a woman. It’s a very psychological way of dressing.
† There’s always an underlying, sinister side to women’s sexuality in my work because of the way I have seen women treated in my life. Where I come from, a woman met a man, had babies, moved to Dagenham, two-up twodown, made the dinner, went to bed. That was my image of women and I didn’t want that. I wanted to get that out of my head.
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Louise Rytter is a freelance fashion curator, writer and online editor. Formerly an assistant curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where she worked on the blockbuster ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ exhibition, she was also Content Editor for the Google Arts & Culture ‘We Wear Culture’ project. Rytter is the author of Louis Vuitton Catwalk: The Complete Fashion Collections, also published by Thames & Hudson. 28 illustrations 17.0 x 12.0cm 176pp ISBN 978 0 500 024157 September £12.99
The World According to Lee McQueen Louise Rytter
A stylish collection of the legendary designer’s maxims on fashion, craft, beauty and nature
‘When times are hard, fantasy and escapism are crucial’ Lee Alexander McQueen
Having grown up in London’s East End, Lee Alexander McQueen left school at 15 to become a tailor’s apprentice on Mayfair’s Savile Row. At 22, he joined the prestigious MA course at Central Saint Martins and, after presenting his 1992 graduate collection (bought on the spot by influential fashion stylist Isabella Blow), went on to change the course of fashion. McQueen was defiant in his opinions on creativity (‘What you see in the work is the person himself. And my heart is my work’), women (‘I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naïve … I want people to be afraid of the women I dress’) and craft (‘I try to push the silhouette. To change the silhouette is to change the thinking of how we look’). He drew much of his inspiration from the natural world (‘Everything I do is connected to nature in one way or another’) and consistently challenged perceptions of beauty (‘People find my things sometimes aggressive. But I don’t see it as aggressive. I see it as romantic, dealing with a dark side of personality’). This attractive book in an accessible format is the perfect gift for fans of fashion and Lee Alexander McQueen, capturing the wit and spirit of a true visionary.
Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière is a senior curator at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and head of the fashion collections from 1800 to 1945. 200 illustrations 30.5 x 24.0cm 288pp ISBN 978 0 500 025949 July £50.00
Shocking The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière Texts by Dilys Blum, Emanuelle de l’Écotais, Jean-Louis Gaillemin, Patrick Mauriès, Marie-Pierre Ribère and Hanya Yanagihara Photographs by Valérie Belin Preface by Johannes Huth Introduction by Olivier Gabet
Published to accompany the major exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, this book is destined to become a must-have work of reference for all fashion lovers
The couturière Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) was a key figure in Paris fashion between the two World Wars. Following in the footsteps of her mentor Paul Poiret, she designed her first knitwear collection in January 1927. Decorated with trompe-l’œil motifs in black and white, her sweaters were an immediate success in both France and the USA. In 1935, the Maison Schiaparelli opened in the Place Vendôme in Paris, selling collections designed for sports, city and evening wear. Like her arch-rival Gabrielle Chanel, Schiaparelli also worked closely with artists, including Man Ray, Jean Cocteau and Salvador Dalí, with whom she created a lobster dress. Taking a cue from Surrealism, her creations were hugely imaginative and made use of innovative new materials. The ‘Schiap’ style continued to develop through the 1930s. Her most famous collections had themes including the circus (summer 1938) and astrology (winter 1938–39). In 1937, Schiaparelli launched the fragrance Shocking, named after shocking pink, which had become her signature colour. Alongside vintage photographs, sketches and contemporary features from Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, this volume presents specially photographed masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. All 120 garments and accessories from the Schiaparelli archive are illustrated, along with a selection of her drawings dating from 1933 to 1953. Accompanies the exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs from 6 July 2022 to 22 January 2023.
Fabienne Reybaud is a French journalist and author specializing in luxury goods. She has written many books on the subject and was senior editor of watches and jewelry at Le Figaro. c. 350 illustrations 32.0 x 24.0cm 272pp ISBN 978 0 500 025864 October £95.00
Louis Vuitton Tambour Fabienne Reybaud
A meticulously crafted and stylish celebration of Tambour, Louis Vuitton’s line of modern luxury watches, to mark the 20th anniversary of its creation
The first Tambour model launched in Japan in 2002 and became an instant classic, with its signature drumshaped case (tambour is French for ‘drum’), superb Swiss engineering and innovative, uncompromising aesthetic. The line now includes specialist designs for sport, sailing and diving, the urban-chic Street Diver, the high-tech Tambour Horizon smartwatch, creative reinventions of the LV Monogram and collaborations with contemporary artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami. Essays by journalist and luxury watch expert Fabienne Reybaud explore the creative origins of the Tambour design and the history of Louis Vuitton watches, along with the precision work of the Geneva watchmakers behind the brand’s reputation for excellence. A Catalogue Raisonné of all Tambour models and exclusive interviews with leading watch connoisseurs make this a useful resource for collectors. With more than 350 illustrations and a lavish design, this book is a beautiful collector’s object in its own right, for all lovers of luxury accessories and the Louis Vuitton lifestyle.
Steven Faerm is the BFA Director of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. He has worked for such designers as Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs. Illustrated throughout 22.2 x 22.2cm 144pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296882 August £16.99
Fashion Design Course Principles, Practice and Techniques Steven Faerm Third edition
A fully revised and updated edition of this essential practical foundation course in fashion design
Fashions change as people change. And as fashion changes, so too do the methods with which it is taught. The latest edition of Fashion Design Course expands on how the digital age impacts education and the design process – from research right through to the final outcome – and explores new talent, new areas of inspiration, and new outcomes possible with a degree in fashion design. Packed with scores of new images, this fully updated edition provides students with more diverse methods of creating fashion, including digital design iteration and final projects, fabric design development, 3D ‘sketching’ on the dress form, paper collage design techniques and much more. This book concludes with practical advice for anyone considering a career in fashion, offering ideas on building a portfolio, preparing for interviews and continuing on a path to a professional career. Becoming a successful fashion designer involves a wide variety of core principles. This foundation course is an ideal introduction for students, dressmakers, and anyone interested in the creative side of the fashion industry.
‘An insightful guide’ Sew
Catherine Legrand worked as a graphic designer at the foundation of the Théâtre du Soleil in 1963 and in New York and Paris from 1968 to 1974, before becoming a freelance textile designer. In the course of her many ‘textile voyages’, she has become a passionate collector of fabrics, outfits, jewelry and accessories. She is the author of several books, including Textiles: A World Tour and Indigo, both published by Thames & Hudson. Over 300 illustrations 28.5 x 22.0cm 216pp ISBN 978 0 500 025819 October £30.00
Patchwork Catherine Legrand
A vibrant, in-depth survey of the techniques and traditions of patchwork around the world
What do Korean bojagi wrapping cloths, Cameroonian Bamileke boubous, Peruvian montera hats and Hungarian cifraszür shepherd cloaks have in common? Each is made using the ancient technique of patchwork – the art of juxtaposing fabrics and motifs to create blankets, clothes, accessories and more. Catherine Legrand, who has spent many years travelling and researching textiles, has a deep knowledge of the techniques and traditions that characterize patchwork. Pieced together much like the gorgeous textiles it portrays, her beautifully illustrated book features over 300 dazzling photographs of patchwork around the world. She takes the reader from Europe and the Americas to Africa and Asia, where these ancient traditions still survive and patchwork is part of the fabric of everyday life. Textile artists, patchwork enthusiasts and travellers alike will find an endless source of inspiration on the pages of this celebration of the beauty and diversity of patchwork.
In association with
Anna Mason is a former curator and manager of the William Morris Gallery, London. Jan Marsh is the author of Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, Jane and May Morris and biographies of Christina and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Jenny Lister is a curator of textiles and fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Rowan Bain is principal curator at the William Morris Gallery and was formerly assistant curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Hanne Faurby is a curator of 19th-century design at the Victoria and Albert Museum. 210 illustrations 27.0 x 20.5cm 224pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 480816 July £22.50
May Morris Arts & Crafts Designer Edited by Anna Mason, Jan Marsh and Jenny Lister With contributions from Rowan Bain and Hanne Faurby New in paperback
A fully illustrated, comprehensive introduction to May Morris’s work as an artist, designer and embroiderer
May Morris (1862–1938), younger daughter of William Morris, was a significant figure in the British Arts and Crafts movement and a pioneer of ‘art embroidery’. She ran the embroidery department of Morris & Co., as well as designing textiles, wallpapers and jewellery. May was also an influential teacher and lectured in the UK and America. May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer is the first publication to present the full range of May Morris’s work and reveals her exceptional skill and originality. It draws together her designs, exquisite embroideries, watercolours, costume and jewellery from museums around the world, and in particular the rich collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the William Morris Gallery, London. The book contains more than 180 objects in colour and detailed information on their materials and provenance compiled by leading experts. There are also new insights into May’s personal life and relationships, her social activism and her support of other craftswomen. This authoritative and illuminating study places May Morris – whose reputation has been overshadowed by that of her father – firmly among the leading British designermakers of the Arts and Crafts movement.
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Ros Byam Shaw is a freelance journalist who writes on design and interiors for The World of Interiors and House and Garden. She is the author of numerous books about historic houses and interiors. 117 illustrations 24.0 x 18.5cm 256pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 480823 August £20.00
Spectrum Heritage Patterns and Colours Ros Byam Shaw New in paperback
A visual analysis of the colours used in furnishing fabrics and wallpapers from the 15th century to now, providing inspiration for designers
This simply structured and highly original book analyses the palettes that have been used by designers in the creation of furnishing fabrics and wallpapers from the 15th century to the present. The colours used in each pattern are presented in a simple proportional grid, giving a clear understanding of hues that have been expertly combined at different periods to create the designs we continue to admire and emulate. Spectrum opens with a brief introduction by interior design expert Ros Byam Shaw, exploring the history of colour as used in interiors. Arranged chronologically, fabrics and wallpapers are reproduced on double-page spreads, accompanied by brief narrative-style captions that provide details on their significance in the context of interior design. Unique in such a book are the colour grids shown beside each pattern, including CMYK references that allow designers to replicate these colours in their own work. ISBN 978-0-500-48082-3
‘A great decorating source for understanding the history of colour’ Elle Decoration ‘A fascinating insight into what makes a compelling design, and how our palette returns time and again to certain combinations’ Town & Country
Dominic Bradbury is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. He is the author of many books on the subject, including New Nordic Houses, The Iconic House, The Iconic American House, Vertical Living, Mid-Century Modern Design, Modernist Design Complete, The Iconic Interior, Mediterranean Modern and New Natural Home, all published by Thames & Hudson. 450 illustrations 28.0 x 23.0cm 448pp ISBN 978 0 500 022221 October £50.00
Mid-Century Modern Furniture Dominic Bradbury
The ultimate collector’s resource, including 400 pieces by both well- and lesser-known designers from around the world
978 0 500 023471
The period between the late 1930s and early 1970s was one of the most productive, inventive and exciting eras for objects and furniture in the home. Post-war optimism, new modes of living, innovation in manufacturing and inventive material use all gave rise to an explosion of domestic design. While numerous books surveying mid-century modern style have appeared over the years, this richly illustrated publication is the first specifically conceived for the increasing collector’s market in mid-century modern furniture, and the first to focus on each piece as an object of formal invention, manufacturing intelligence and material innovation. From armchairs and chaises longues to cabinets and nightstands, it offers a complete overview of mid-century modern furniture design, with hundreds of pieces by both well- and lesser-known designers from around the world. Each item is presented in detail, illustrated in colour and profiled via in-depth descriptive texts by Dominic Bradbury. Work by a host of influential talents is profiled throughout, alongside lesser-known pieces by Piet Hein, Bruno Mathsson, Lina Bo Bardi and Alexander Girard. The book’s substantial reference section includes essays on materials, designer profiles and a bibliography, making it the ultimate resource for collectors, aficionados and lovers of timeless design.
Elizabeth Wilhide is the author of many books on design and interiors, including William Morris: Décor and Design, Sir Edwin Lutyens: Design in the English Tradition, The Mackintosh Style, Surface and Finish and Scandinavian Home. Jonathan Glancey is a journalist, author and broadcaster. Over 1,000 illustrations 24.3 x 17.2cm 576pp flexibound ISBN 978 0 500 296875 September £25.00
Design: The Whole Story Edited by Elizabeth Wilhide Foreword by Jonathan Glancey Revised and updated edition
A revised edition of this popular history of design, updated to reflect innovations since the book’s first publication in 2016
Also available Architecture: The Whole Story 978 0 500 291481 Art: The Whole Story 978 0 500 294468 Fashion: The Whole Story 978 0 500 296011 Photography: The Whole Story 978 0 500 296103
Design: The Whole Story takes a close look at the key developments, movements and practitioners of design around the world, from the beginnings of industrial manufacturing to the present day. Organized chronologically, it locates design within its technological, cultural, economic, aesthetic and theoretical contexts. From the high-minded moralists of the 19th century to the radical thinkers of modernism – and from the emergence of showmen such as Raymond Loewy in the 1930s to today’s superstars such as Philippe Starck – the book provides in-depth coverage of a subject that touches all our lives. Iconic works that mark significant steps forward or that characterize a particular era or approach – such as Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair of 1925, Eliot Noyes’ corporate identity work for IBM in the 1950s and Matthew Carter’s Verdana typeface, designed to be read on screen – are analysed in detail, while the text sets out the framework of ideas, intent and technology within which differing approaches to design have evolved. From the cars we drive and the products we buy to the graphics that surround us, we are all consumers of design. Design: The Whole Story provides all the information needed to decode the material world.
Michael Horsham began working with the acclaimed design collective Tomato in 1994 after training as a design and cultural historian. He has written extensively on architecture and design for several publications including the Guardian, the Independent and the Financial Times, as well as working with the BBC. Michael is a multidisciplinary creative and design educator, and image- and music-making are key to his practice. 119 illustrations 24.0 x 16.5cm 232pp ISBN 978 0 500 023884 September £25.00
Hello Human A History of Visual Communication Michael Horsham
A kaleidoscopic journey tracing the methods and means of visual communication from the cave paintings of the earliest humans to the ‘photograph’ of a black hole in deep space
Since the beginning of our time as humans, we have never stopped making images and inventing channels for visual communication. From the cave dweller creating paintings on a wall at the dawn of civilized time to Instagram influencers today, technology may keep changing, but our need to reach one another, to move one another, to persuade, inform and entertain, has never been so vital. Hello Human traverses the entire landscape of our diverse, expansive and yet familiar means of visual communication. From the use of the human hand as a symbol, the power and use of gestures and the genesis of the printed book, to the movement between dimensions of reality and the digital realm, pixilation, optics and the understanding of light, Horsham takes his readers on a journey full of unexpected twists and turns, laying out a temporal narrative in the form of an intricate map of objects, events and people tied together by a common purpose – to communicate. ISBN 978-0-500-02388-4 978-0-500-02263-4
Richard Poulin is a design consultant, educator and author of seven books on design. Since 1986, he has divided his time between professional practice and academia in New York City, as co-founder and design director of Poulin + Morris Inc., and as an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts and Cooper Union. 534 illustrations 30.0 x 21.0cm 408pp ISBN 978 0 500 025383 October £75.00
Rudolph de Harak Graphic Designer Rational Simplicity Richard Poulin
The first major publication on the life and work of America’s celebrated mid-century modern graphic designer
Rudolph de Harak (1924–2002) is one of the most influential modern graphic designers of the mid-20th century. This beautifully produced, comprehensive monograph is the first and only major publication devoted to this fascinating and significant figure and provides an in-depth account of de Harak’s life and work. De Harak brought huge inventiveness to everything he designed, from record covers to book jackets, from furniture to exhibitions. His work was influenced by such early modernist masters as Will Burtin, György Kepes, Alvin Lustig and Max Bill, as well as by the rigour, simplicity and rationalism of the International Style, Abstract Expressionism, Op Art and Pop Art. Graphic design guru Steven Heller says, ‘Rudy de Harak is a solid link between American and Swiss modernism. He was an exemplar of minimalist form with a conceptual content. A book on his life and work is sorely needed and long overdue.’ Organized chronologically into six chapters that cover de Harak’s life and career from 1924 through to 2002, each supported by sidebars on the designers, architects and art movements that have influenced his work, Rudolph de Harak Graphic Designer: Rational Simplicity documents de Harak’s pioneering and prolific fifty-year career in graphic design, environment and experiential design, industrial design, furniture design, posters, books and magazines for a wide range of clients, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cummins Engine Company, McGraw-Hill Publishers, and many others.
Paul McNeil is a graphic designer, writer and educator with extensive experience in brand communications and visual identity. He was Course Director of the MA Contemporary Typographic Media at the London College of Communication from 2010 to 2015 and is currently teaching typography at the University for the Creative Arts. 600 illustrations 25.8 x 21.0cm 480pp ISBN 978 0 500 025277 November £50.00
Letters from M/M (Paris) The definitive study of the typefaces created by the influential art and design practice Paul McNeil
A fabulous typographic exploration of the letter forms and typography of one of Europe’s leading design studios
M/M (Paris) was founded in 1992 by Michaël Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak, and has since become one of the most experimental and influential design practices and art partnerships in the world. Letters from M/M (Paris) is a complete collection of M/M’s bespoke typefaces, including those commissioned by the likes of Louis Vuitton, Björk, Vanessa Paradis, Dior and Galeries Lafayette. The book is organized in three separate sections, each following the same chronological order. Section I, ‘Histories’, tells the background stories of ninety typefaces and lettering projects created by M/M between 1992 and 2019. Section II, ‘Specimens’, shows the corresponding type and lettering divorced from the context of the original works for which they were designed, at point sizes appropriate to their usage. Section III, ‘Projects’, shows the real-world application of each typeface, from renowned fashion magazines to cutting-edge album sleeves, posters and fliers. Letters from M/M (Paris) is an open window through which to view a panoramic vista of Amzalag and Augustyniak’s typographic world and to enjoy its diverse, fertile and exuberant landscape.
Dominik Diamond is a Scottish television and radio presenter and newspaper columnist. He is best known as the original presenter of Channel 4’s video gaming programme GamesMaster, as host of The Dominik Diamond Breakfast Show on XFM Scotland and as a columnist for the Daily Star. 200 illustrations 23.0 x 16.0cm 320pp ISBN 978 0 500 025918 October £35.00
Gamesmaster The Oral History Dominik Diamond Edited by Jack Templeton
The definitive history of the iconic ‘90s videogame TV show, written by host Dominik Diamond
GamesMaster: An Oral History charts the highs and lows of Channel 4’s anarchic UK videogames entertainment show. Guided by show host Dominik Diamond and with a foreword by one-time games playing champion Robbie Williams, GamesMaster: An Oral History features over forty contributors including production crew, celebrity guests and the games-playing members of the public who became either playground heroes or defeated outcasts vying for the iconic Golden Joystick prize. Spanning seven chapters covering each of the show’s distinctly themed series, the book documents the instant and phenomenal success of the show, the creativity behind its inception, and the ups and downs experienced behind the scenes. The lineup includes: Dominik Diamond (show host), Jane Hewland (executive producer), Jonny Ffinch (producer), Dave ‘Games Animal’ Perry (commentator), Richard Wilcox (researcher), Robbie Williams, Pat Sharp, Vic Reeves, Uri Geller, John Regis MBE, Paul McKenna, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Zig and Zag, and many more. First broadcast in 1992 amid a brash youth television takeover, the ambitious and sometimes chaotic production of GamesMaster is also a story of the 1990s, set against a backdrop of videogame console wars, Britpop, and a curious new thing called the World Wide Web.
Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson are architectural designers who run their own studio, You + Pea. Their work explores the integration of videogame technologies into architectural design, leading conversations on how games can engage new participants in the design of cities. 250 illustrations 34.0 x 24.0cm 288pp ISBN 978 0 500 024232 September £40.00
Videogame Atlas Mapping Interactive Worlds Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson
A dazzling look at modern videogame worlds seen through an architectural lens, utilizing maps, diagrams and graphic illustrations to offer new perspectives on the art of virtual world building
Videogame Atlas presents a journey through ten wellknown videogame worlds via panoramic maps, intricate exploded diagrams and detailed illustrations. Taking influence from the speculative architecture of the 1960s, the book offers a playful new way of seeing these beloved virtual worlds using the practices and academic rigour that underpins real-world architectural theory. Titles such as Minecraft, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Final Fantasy VII are explored in exhaustive detail through over 200 detailed illustrations of the micro and macro, each with supporting commentary and architectural theory. Taking influence from high-end architectural monographs, the book is carefully designed to the smallest of details and its production is intricately executed. Videogame Atlas is a culmination of work begun by the Videogame Urbanism studio at the Bartlett School of Architecture, founded by authors Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson, in which they promote the use of game technologies in architectural education. ISBN 978-0-500-02423-2
Assassin’s Creed Unity • Cities: Skylines • Dark Souls • Death Stranding • Dwarf Fortress • Final Fantasy VII + Remake • Fortnite • Persona 5 • Stardew Valley • Katamari Damacy • Minecraft • No Man’s Sky
Science Fiction Voyage to the Edge of Imagination Edited by Glyn Morgan Published in association with the Science Museum, London
A compelling, fully illustrated account of the worldwide phenomenon of science fiction as depicted in film, literature and art
Drawing on a wide range of examples from the literary and visual canons – short stories, novels, films, television programmes, video games, graphic novels, artworks and more – in both cult and popular culture, this extensively illustrated book examines how science fiction has provided a human response to science, exploring every reaction from complacency to exhilaration, from hope to terror. Across five chapters the book reviews the role played by science fiction in exploring our world and a multitude of ideas about our relationship with the human condition. This encompasses a fascinating range of themes – machines, travel, aliens (the Other), communication, threats and anxiety. Featuring a range of essays by experts on the subject as well as interviews with well-known science-fiction authors and reproductions of classic ephemera, graphics and objects throughout, it also focuses on the darker elements of this fascinating genre – the anxieties, fears, dystopias, monsters and apocalypses that have populated science fiction from the beginning. Ultimately, science fiction asks what makes us human, and what lies in the future to test, threaten and even destroy humanity. This book has these questions at its core, making it especially relevant for a contemporary readership in an age preoccupied with war, the climate emergency, the coronavirus pandemic, and other global challenges. Accompanies a major exhibition at the Science Museum, London, from 6 October 2022 to 4 May 2023.
Glyn Morgan is the project curator for the ‘Science Fiction’ exhibition at the Science Museum, London. He is a former editor of Vector: The Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association, and frequently contributes to journals including the Los Angeles Review of Books, Science Fiction Studies Review and European History Quarterly. His books include Imagining the Unimaginable: The Holocaust in Speculative Fiction and as editor, Sideways in Time: Critical Essays on Alternate History Fiction. ISBN 978-0-500-25239-0
200 illustrations 24.5 x 21.0cm 288pp ISBN 978 0 500 252390 September £30.00
Christopher Frayling is an eminent wide-ranging cultural historian. His many public appointments have included Chairman of Arts Council England; Chairman of the Design Council; and the longest-serving Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum. He is the author of many books, including The Yellow Peril, Cinema: The Whole Story and Sergio Leone, all published by Thames & Hudson. 62 illustrations 19.8 x 12.9cm 512pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296776 October £14.99
Vampyres A Literary Anthology Christopher Frayling New in B-format paperback With a new preface
‘A very Baedeker of vampirism’ Observer
Vampyres is a comprehensive illustrated history of vampires in literature, from the folklore of Eastern Europe to the Romantics and beyond. Christopher Frayling recounts the most significant moments in Gothic history, while extracts from a huge range of sources – including Bram Stoker’s detailed research notes for Dracula, pennydreadfuls and Angela Carter’s The Lady of the House of Love – are contextualized and analysed. Featuring a new preface, this edition brings Vampyres up to date with 21st-century vampire literature. Christopher Frayling also explores the development of the vampire in the visual arts, with illustrations ranging from 17thcentury prints to 21st-century film stills, demonstrating the enduring appeal of the vampire from popular press to fine art and, finally, to film.
‘A genuine contribution to vampire studies’ John Carey, The Sunday Times
‘The myth is endlessly adaptable, it will fit in with any culture and its preoccupations. It haunts the European imagination ... If you care to know in great detail how Bram Stoker put Dracula together – what sources he consulted, what libraries he visited – this is the book for you’ Hilary Mantel, Daily Telegraph
Over 300 illustrations 22.0 x 15.0cm 304pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 024546 September £20.00
Make Break Remix The Rise of K-Style Fiona Bae Foreword by Na Kim
A bold, stylish look at the global rise of Korean culture and style in the words and images of those shaping and living it
Seoul-born and London-based, Fiona Bae runs an international communications firm, working across design, architecture and lifestyle.
K-pop, K-fashion, K-drama, K-beauty: over the last decade, K-style has exploded onto the global scene. What is behind this phenomenon? Where does K-style go from here? Make, Break, Remix: The Rise of K-Style makes no attempt to define or categorize, instead celebrating the eclectic, multi-faceted nature of K-style and its home city of Seoul. Through interviews with fifteen tastemakers who are shaping K-style across creative sectors, from 1MILLION Studio’s Lia Kim to leading K-pop stylist Youngjin Kim and drag pioneer Nana Youngrong Kim, Fiona Bae tells untold stories from true insiders, exploring a sense of identity in their work, how living in Seoul affects them and their creative output, and the decade of changes that has brought about the current K-style. Interwoven with these texts, six distinct photoessays from celebrated photographer Less (recent credits including Vogue Korea, i-D Korea and Dazed) capture the vibrant energy of Seoul’s streets and the incredible style of its youth. Songwriter and A&R Danny Chung, Hypebeast’s Elaine YJ Lee and creative strategist Jason Schlabach, their work embedded in K-style, add their own vital perspectives on the scene, while fashion journalist Sukwoo Hong (a.k.a. Your Boyhood) sits down with brands to watch for his K-fashion directory. Designed by Hezin O, with a distinct typography that blends Korean and English, this is a bold, stylish look at K-style in the words of those shaping it.
Stuart Murdoch is a Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker. He is a founding member, lead singer and songwriter for Belle and Sebastian. Pamela Tait is a Scottish artist who lives on the Black Isle. She expresses her own folklore through illustration, seeing patterns and faces in her surroundings. 40 illustrations 22.0 x 15.0cm 128pp ISBN 978 0 500 296851 August £20.00
Belle and Sebastian Illustrated Lyrics Stuart Murdoch Illustrated by Pamela Tait
A beautiful collaboration between Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch and illustrator Pamela Tait: a unique visual reinterpretation of Murdoch’s favourite songs
From the imagined lives of the passengers riding Glasgow buses in the early 1990s to questions raised about the status quo and musings on the meaning of religion, Stuart Murdoch, frontman of Scottish indie pop band Belle and Sebastian, has written some of the most captivating lyrics of the past two decades. Belle and Sebastian recorded their first critically acclaimed album Tigermilk in three days and played a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Philharmonic. Their songs have animated many film soundtracks, developing a cult following that has helped to define the sound of indie music as we know it today. The first book in the Illustrated Lyrics series combines the words selected from over twenty-four years of Belle and Sebastian songs with specially commissioned illustrations from Scottish artist Pamela Tait, whose intricate and whimsical character illustrations Stuart Murdoch, by chance, discovered online years before the process of making a book began. Set with expressive typography, this is an exceptional publication that will encourage even the most devoted fans to ‘see’ these wonderful songs afresh. The Illustrated Lyrics series pairs musicians with their choice of visual artist to bring great lyrics to the realm of illustrated books.
Paul Gorman is the author of many books on music, fashion, design and pop culture, including The Story of the Face: The Magazine that Changed Culture, The Look: Adventures in Pop & Rock Fashion, The Life and Times of Malcolm McLaren and The Wild World of Barney Bubbles. 100 illustrations 23.4 x 15.3cm 336pp ISBN 978 0 500 022634 September £25.00
Totally Wired The Rise and Fall of the Music Press Paul Gorman
A raucous yet reflective look back at the evolution of the music press and the passionate rock and pop journalists who documented the sounds of the 20th century
Totally Wired is the definitive story of the music press on both sides of the Atlantic, tracing its rise and fall from humble beginnings nearly 100 years ago. A potent creative breeding ground for scores of writers, publishers, photographers, designers and music-makers, it tested the limits of journalistic endeavour and affected the wider worlds of film, media and pop. Focusing on developments from 1950s to the 2000s, a period that witnessed Rock & Roll, Mod, the Summer of Love, Glam, Punk, Pop, Reggae, R&B and Hip Hop, Paul Gorman chronicles the stories of individual magazines from their Tin Pan Alley beginnings and the countercultural foundation of Rolling Stone and the underground press. He explores the 70s heyday of NME, Melody Maker and Sounds as well as the emergence of punk rock publications, dedicated monthlies, dance culture independents, feminist and riot grrrl zines and the rise of media by and for black people. Evoking the music press’s kaleidoscopic visual identities, Totally Wired is illustrated with rare and legendary artwork throughout. Painting a complete picture of the scene, Gorman discusses the role played by such writers as Lester Bangs, Charles Shaar Murray and Nick Kent in the development of the careers of the likes of David Bowie, The Clash and Led Zeppelin. He also tackles the entrenched sexism and racism faced by women and those from marginalized communities by highlighting publications and individuals whose contributions have been unfairly overlooked. This narrative often contains conflicting stories of unbound talent, blind ambition and sometimes bitter rivalry, making Totally Wired a rollercoaster and riveting read.
Shannon Jackson is the Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Professor of Rhetoric, New Media, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. 182 illustrations 30.5 x 23.5cm 192pp ISBN 978 0 500 025635 September £60.00
The Human Condition Media Art from the Kramlich Collection, 1 Edited by Shannon Jackson
The first in a series of four thematic volumes devoted to the world-class Kramlich Collection, the largest and most significant private collection of modern and contemporary media art, including video, film, photography and performance art
How does art respond to contemporary social questions? How, especially, does moving-image art address the themes that move us most? Drawn on works from the Kramlich Collection of time-based media art, The Human Condition comments on a range of complex political issues such as civil war, psychological isolation, human rights, gender relations, nuclear catastrophe and planetary degradation. Along the way, the featured artists innovate in their hybrid use of sound, image, performance, sculpture and screen technology. Since their first acquisition in 1987, pioneering collectors Pamela and Richard Kramlich have established one of the foremost international collections of media, video, film, slide, photography and performance art. In the first of four volumes devoted to the collection, The Human Condition presents signature works by internationally recognized artists such as Marina Abramović, Doug Aitken, Dara Birnbaum, James Coleman, Pierre Huyghe, William Kentridge, Christian Marclay, Steve McQueen, Richard Mosse, Bruce Nauman, Shirin Neshat and Nam June Paik. The Human Condition also features newly commissioned essays from leading curators and scholars specializing in time-based media art, including Erika Balsom, Bill Brown, Adrienne Edwards, Chrissie Iles, Isaac Julien, Barbara London, Mark Nash, Catherine Wood and others. This book engages both newcomers and experts in the field with captivating imagery and rigorous reflection on some of the most influential contemporary art practices of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Tom Shone was the film critic of the Sunday Times from 1994 until 1999, when he moved to New York. He is the author of several books, including Tarantino: A Retrospective and Woody Allen: A Retrospective, also published by Thames & Hudson. He currently teaches film history and criticism at New York University. 266 illustrations 29.0 x 25.0cm 304pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296424 October £30.00
Martin Scorsese A Retrospective Tom Shone New in paperback
Impeccably designed, and copiously illustrated with more than two hundred stills and behind-the-scenes images, this is the definitive celebration of one of cinema’s most enduring talents
Since his emergence in the early seventies, Martin Scorsese has become one of the most respected names in cinema. Classics such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas are regularly cited as being among the finest films ever made. This lavish retrospective is a fitting tribute to a remarkable director, now into his sixth decade in cinema and showing no signs of slowing up. Leading film writer Tom Shone draws on his in-depth knowledge and distinctive viewpoint to present refreshing commentaries on all twenty-three main features, from the rarely shown Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967) to the latest release, The Irishman (2019), as well as covering Scorsese’s parallel career as a documentary maker.
‘A glory to leaf through … excellent text … Tom Shone, a film critic worth reading whatever aspect of the industry he talks about’ Clive James, Prospect ISBN 978-0-500-29642-4
‘A beautiful book’ The Times ‘The definitive celebration of Scorsese’s illustrious career at the helm of film making’ Hungry Eye Magazine
Giles Sparrow is a writer and editor specializing in astronomy and physics. He studied astronomy at University College London and science communication at Imperial College, and has written for books, magazines and multi-volume encyclopedias on a wide range of topics. He is the author of What Shape Is Space? in Thames & Hudson’s Big Idea series, and is also a partner at Pikaia Imaging, where he combines visual flair with expert knowledge to create intricate star maps and arresting interstellar graphics. Martin Rees is Astronomer Royal, and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 2004 to 2012 and President of the Royal Society between 2005 and 2010. 600 illustrations 36.5 x 26.5cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 024294 October £50.00
Doppelmayr’s Celestial Atlas Giles Sparrow Foreword by Martin Rees
A beautiful showcase of Johann Doppelmayr’s magnificent Atlas Coelestis that deconstructs its intricately drawn plates and explores its influential ideas
Showcasing Johann Doppelmayr’s magnificent 1742 map of the cosmos, Atlas Coelestis, this spectacular guide to the heavens is also a superb introduction to the fundamentals and history of astronomy. Charting constellations, planets, comets and moons, Doppelmayr’s Atlas presents the ideas and discoveries of many famous and influential astronomers, including Copernicus, Riccioli, Kepler, Newton and Halley, in intricate colour plates that interweave annotated diagrams and tables with figurative drawings and ornamental features. Here, you can appreciate the beauty of those exquisite astronomical and cosmographical plates and comprehend the details, which are also presented in step-by-step deconstructed form. Astronomer Giles Sparrow elucidates the scientific ideas inherent in each plate, expertly decoding and analysing the complex information contained in them and placing Doppelmayr’s sumptuous Atlas in the context of the ground-breaking discoveries made during the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods. A spectacular, revelatory celestial compendium to the cosmos, Phaenomena expands on and explains Doppelmayr’s original, awe-inspiring Atlas and reflects upon its influence on the development of the science of astronomy to the present day.
Stephen Ellcock is a Londonbased online collector and curator of images, as well as a writer and researcher who spends most of his time creating an ever-expanding virtual museum on Facebook and Instagram. His ongoing project to create the ultimate social media Cabinet of Curiosities has so far attracted more than 390,000 followers from around the world and increasing media attention. He is the author of All Good Things and The Book of Change, and co-author of England on Fire. 300 illustrations 23.0 x 16.5cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 252536 September £25.00
The Cosmic Dance Finding patterns and pathways in a chaotic universe Stephen Ellcock
A visual journey from the minute to the infinite, exploring the relationships and harmonies between all parts of the universe and inspiring personal contemplation regarding our own place within it
In The Cosmic Dance, renowned image alchemist Stephen Ellcock presents a pan-global collection of remarkable, arresting and surprising images drawn from the entire history of art to explore the ancient belief that the cosmos is reflected in all living things. Organized thematically, the visual journey begins with the microscopic, the particulate and the elemental, then explores the human body as a cosmos in miniature, the beauty of divine proportions and our search for spiritual enlightenment, before finally revelling in the colossal, the celestial and the infinite. An eloquent introduction provides an overview of the central themes and expert commentaries introduce each section. Detailed panels provide bitesize information on key concepts – from the four elements to Rosicrucianism and from the Möbius strip to the Mandelbrot set – while thought-provoking quotations interspersed throughout the artworks prompt a closer, more personal engagement with the images. This stunning treasury of artworks provides the perfect guide to a deeper contemplation of the world around us, allowing readers, in the words of William Blake, to ‘see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour’.
Tao Tao Liu is a retired Senior Lecturer in Chinese Literature in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. 75 illustrations 19.6 x 12.9cm 224pp ISBN 978 0 500 252383 August £14.99
The Chinese Myths A Guide to the Gods and Legends Tao Tao Liu
A concise and entertaining introduction to the complex tradition of Chinese mythology
While many around the world are familiar with some aspects of Chinese myth – through Chinese New Year festivities or the classic adventures of the Monkey King in Journey to the West – few outside of China understand the richness of Chinese mythology, influenced by Daoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. The Chinese Myths not only retells the ancient stories but also considers their place within the patterns of Chinese religions, culture and history. Tao Tao Liu introduces us to an intriguing cast of gods, goddesses, dragons and monks, including: the ancient hero, Yi the Archer, who shot suns out of the sky to save humanity from a drought; Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, to whom there are temples dedicated all over East Asia; and Madame White Snake, a water-snake spirit in the guise of a mysterious widow, her story adapted into countless films and operas. This book is for anyone interested in China, as knowing its myths allows readers to understand and appreciate its culture in a new light.
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Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John’s College, Oxford. He is the author of many books on classical civilization, including Chronicle of the Roman Republic, The Enemies of Rome, The Sons of Caesar, Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day, Lives of the Romans (with Joanne Berry), Legionary and Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World (see page 84). 176 illustrations 25.0 x 19.5cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 024188 September £30.00
The Gods and Goddesses of Greece and Rome A Guide to the Classical Pantheon Philip Matyszak
The essential illustrated guide to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome, vividly retelling their stories and exploring their origins
Who were the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome? What did they mean to the people who worshipped them? Although their time of widespread worship has long passed, the Greek and Roman gods have fascinated and inspired writers and artists for millennia. From Aphrodite to Apollo, Poseidon to Zeus, here are some of the most recognizable characters in Western culture, yet there is a much richer past behind famous paintings of the birth of Aphrodite or the bold iconography of Zeus and his thunderbolts. The Greek and Roman gods are enthralling characters in the enduringly powerful Iliad, Odyssey and Metamorphoses. They are immortal and powerful yet also vain, vindictive and vulnerable. Moreover, as manifestations of death, fertility, love and war, the gods are also our key to understanding how the Greeks and Romans saw their world. Philip Matyszak presents this pantheon in all its glory, guiding us from Mount Olympus to the depths of Hades. Each chapter focuses on an individual deity, beginning with their ‘biography’ and exploring the origins of the legends. Matyszak mixes history with vivid retellings of the myths in which the gods have a starring role, from stories of cosmic creation and universal war to disastrous weddings and freak discus accidents. This elegant, illustrated guide to the gods of Greece and Rome is a must-have for anyone interested in mythology and classical civilization.
Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John’s College, Oxford. He is the author of many books on classical civilization, including Chronicle of the Roman Republic, The Enemies of Rome, The Sons of Caesar, Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day, Lives of the Romans (with Joanne Berry), Legionary and The Gods and Goddesses of Greece and Rome (see page 83). 186 illustrations, inc. 40 maps 24.0 x 17.0cm 288pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296943 September £20.00
Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World Philip Matyszak New in paperback
An overview of the lost peoples and cultures who flourished and fought for survival alongside the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans
Beyond the Greeks, Romans and Hebrews of the Classical and Biblical eras, a rich diversity of peoples helped lay the foundations of the modern world. Philip Matyszak brings to life the cultures and individuals that made up the busy, brawling, multicultural mass of humanity that emerged from the ancient Middle East and spread across the Mediterranean and Europe. He explores the origins of forty forgotten peoples, their great triumphs and defeats, and considers the legacy they have left to us today, whether it be in fine art or everyday language. This carefully researched and illuminating history is the perfect introduction for the modern reader, packed with surprising facts and fascinating stories, detailed maps and beautiful illustrations of artefacts and sites of interest. Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World offers a new understanding of these important civilizations that have been obscured by the passage of time.
‘A compelling narrative of displacement and power at the edges of human knowledge’ The Spectator ‘Immersive, thought-provoking, and entertaining’ Timeless Travels
Michael D. Coe (1929– 2019) was Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University and Curator Emeritus for the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University. His books include The Maya, Mexico and Breaking the Maya Code. Stephen D. Houston is Dupee Family Professor of Social Sciences at Brown University. His most recent book is The Gifted Passage: Young Men in Classic Maya Art and Text. 212 illustrations 24.1 x 15.9cm 320pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 295137 October £25.00
The Maya Michael D. Coe and Stephen D. Houston Tenth Edition
The definitive history of the Maya, fully updated with the latest archaeological studies
The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the ancient Maya on the market today. This classic book has been updated by distilling the latest scholarship for the general reader and student. This tenth edition incorporates the most recent archaeological and epigraphic findings, which continue to proceed at a fast pace, along with full-colour illustrations. The new material includes evidence of the earliest human occupants of the Maya region and the beginnings of agriculture and settled life; analysis from lidar on swampy areas, such as Usumacinta, that show enormous rectangle earthworks, including Aguada Fénix, dating from 1050 to 750 bc; and recent advances in decoding Maya writing and imagery. It also expands on information on the roles of women, courtiers and outsiders; covers novel research about Maya cities, including research into water quality, marketplaces, fortifications and integrated road systems; and features coverage of more recent Maya history, including the displacement and mistreatment of the Maya people, along with growing affirmations of their cultural identity and rights. Highlighting the vitality of current scholarship about this brilliant culture, The Maya remains the gold standard introductory book on the subject.
‘Coe and Houston’s book constitutes one of the major introductions to Maya civilization … highly recommended’ Latin American Antiquity
Brian Fagan is Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author or editor of forty-six books. 26 illustrations 19.8 x 12.9cm 320pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296752 September £12.99
The Great Archaeologists Edited by Brian Fagan New in B-format paperback
A history of archaeology, told through biographies of the excavators and decipherers who revealed buried cities, lost civilizations and forgotten scripts to the modern world
Full of fascinating anecdotes, personal accounts and unexpected insights, The Great Archaeologists tells the life stories of seventy of the world’s most intrepid excavators and decipherers, all of whom opened up vast vistas of time and revealed buried cities, lost civilizations and forgotten scripts to the modern world. The characters of the individual archaeologists – brilliant, occasionally misguided, often charming, frequently obsessive and sometimes downright eccentric – spring to life on these pages. Here are such controversial figures as Heinrich Schliemann of Troy fame and Aurel Stein, plunderer of ancient manuscripts from Central Asia. Little-known pioneers are set beside the giants in the field: Lepsius, Mariette and Carter in Egypt; Koldewey, Dörpfeld and Woolley in the Near East; Stephens and Catherwood, discoverers of the Maya of Mexico; and Louis and Mary Leakey, who transformed knowledge of our African ancestry. Other indomitable women here include Gertrude Bell, explorer of Arabia and Iraq, Kathleen Kenyon, the excavator of Jericho, and the script-decipherer Tatiana Proskouriakoff.
‘A compelling range of brilliance, imagination and eccentricity’ British Archaeology ‘Whether you are interested in the desert romance of Ur of the Chaldees or the recreation of Viking ships in Roskilde, this book is one to savour’ Minerva
Andrew Robinson is the author of twenty-five books in the arts and sciences, including India: A Short History, The Man Who Deciphered Linear B and The Story of Writing, all published by Thames & Hudson. 66 illustrations 19.8 x 12.9cm 304pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296929 July £12.99
Cracking the Egyptian Code The Revolutionary Life of Jean-François Champollion Andrew Robinson Revised and updated edition With a new preface
Published to tie in with the bicentenary of Champollion’s breakthrough in 1822, and the centenary of the discovery of Tut’s tomb
Cracking the Egyptian Code is the first biography in English of Jean-François Champollion, the impoverished, arrogant and brilliant child of the French Revolution who made the vital breakthrough in deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphs in 1822, after studying the Rosetta Stone. This account charts Champollion’s dramatic life and achievements: by turns a teenage professor, a supporter of Napoleon, an exile, a fanatical decipherer and a curator at the Louvre, he lived life to the full but drove himself into an early grave. Andrew Robinson’s full-blooded account brings the man, his setbacks and his ultimate triumphs vividly to life.
‘An entertaining, highly readable and authoritative biography of the greatest decipherer of all time’ Michael D. Coe
‘A lively and compelling portrait of the controversial genius who solved one of archaeology’s greatest puzzles’ John Taylor, Curator: Ancient Egypt, British Museum
‘[Champollion’s story] is brought out by Robinson with verve, elegance and perception’ The Financial Times
Nicholas Reeves is an Egyptologist specializing in Amarna and immediate postAmarna history and material culture. As an archaeologist he has worked extensively in the Valley of the Kings, and has held Curatorial positions at the British Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He is the author of several books, including Akhenaten: Egypt’s False Prophet and The Complete Valley of the Kings, both published by Thames & Hudson. Over 500 illustrations 26.4 x 18.7cm 464pp ISBN 978 0 500 052167 October £40.00
The Complete Tutankhamun 100 Years of Discovery Nicholas Reeves Anniversary edition
A classic bestseller, now fully updated and revised: the definitive guide to Tutankhamun and his tomb – what it contained, why, and what it means today
On 4 November 1922, Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter’s long search in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings drew to a triumphant close: Tutankhamun’s tomb had been found. As news of the discovery spread, and as images of the breathtaking treasures began to circulate, this onceobscure pharaoh would capture the imagination of the entire world. A hundred years on, and both the fascination and the drama continue. Scientific research has pushed forward, and the results have been impressive: the tomb’s ground-plan and setting are now fully remapped; CT-scanning and aDNA have begun to shed their unique light on Tutankhamun in life and in death; super-accurate recordings have been secured of the Burial Chamber’s decorated walls; and we possess at last high-quality photography of Pharaoh’s possessions. Our access to Carnarvon and Carter’s extraordinary find is greater today than it has ever been, and from this fuller evidence comes one new realization among many – that both the tomb and its treasures had been intended for someone else. In this new edition of his landmark book, Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves revisits Tutankhamun in the context of his time, the excavators in the context of theirs, and every aspect, old and new, of the tomb’s discovery, archaeology, architecture and art. If what was discovered in 1922 had the ability to amaze, then what has been discovered since will simply astonish.
Jeremy Black is a Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange, Emeritus Professor of History at Exeter University and a renowned expert on the history of war. His recent books include A Brief History of Italy and A Brief History of Spain. 40 illustrations 19.8 x 12.9cm 256pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296813 July £10.99
France A Short History Jeremy Black New in B-format paperback
‘A tour de force ... a superb account of 2,000 years of France and the French in the making by a master of his craft’ Robert Gildea
Artists, martyrs, kings, revolutionaries: France’s sense of national identity is inextricably linked to its dramatic history, which fascinates the world and attracts millions each year to visit its chateaux and cathedrals, boulevards and vineyards. Ancient roots allied to a social, political and military history that has witnessed revolution, conflict and occupation mean that France holds a unique position in the modern world. In this short, easy-to-digest history of a vast subject, Jeremy Black succinctly narrates how France’s past has created its distinct character. Country and destination, nation and idea, France has an incomparable cultural legacy, and exerts a powerful artistic, intellectual and political influence across the globe. Black’s vivid take on history emphasizes the unexpected nature of events and unpredictable outcomes on a fragmented country, from the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to the origins of Gothic architecture, from Monet and Degas to the Lumière brothers, and from the cataclysm of the 1789 Revolution through the countercultural student protests of 1968 to today’s political uncertainty. Black’s concise, insightful tour of the key historical moments and vibrant personalities that shaped France provides an indispensable guide to understanding the country today.
‘An excellent and thought-provoking introduction to the history of France’ Munro Price
Diana Darke is the author of Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe, which was one of BBC History Magazine’s best books of 2020 and chosen by William Dalrymple as his history book of the year. Her other books include The Merchant of Syria, My House in Damascus and The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo, as well as travel guides on Turkey and Syria. 149 illustrations 24.0 x 17.0cm 288pp ISBN 978 0 500 252666 October £30.00
The Ottomans A Cultural Legacy Diana Darke
A richly illustrated history of the Ottoman Empire, unravelling its complex cultural legacy and celebrating its positive impact on the world
One hundred years after the abolition of the Ottoman Sultanate on 1 November 1922, the time has come to look again at the Ottomans and reassess their legacy. This timely book explores their unique cultural achievements, as well as the political challenges they met. While many still see in the Ottomans the decadence of Istanbul, harems and hookahs, they are unaware that the secrets of Ottoman success lay in a disciplined bureaucracy and a standing army that both awed and seduced its opponents. They harnessed the talents of their diverse populations and quickly buttressed the crumbling edifice of Byzantine Christianity. Their dynamism and resilience helped fuse the cultures of Asia, Europe and Africa, absorbing whatever impressed them, from Mongol armour to Persian tile work. Alongside their rigour and steel, they enjoyed the finer aspects of life, in music, cuisine and art, unafraid, even as rugged fighters, to display their love of flowers, especially the tulip and the rose, in ornamental gardens. Behind the fine robes, carpets and ceramics on display today in their great architectural monuments, Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia, lie centuries of migration, trade and struggle. Diana Darke reveals a radically new picture of the Ottoman Empire in this original and beautifully illustrated book.
‘Exquisitely written and lavishly illustrated, this delightful book brings five centuries of Ottoman culture to life’ Eugene Rogan, author of The Fall of the Ottomans
William Bynum is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Professor Emeritus of the History of Medicine at University College London. He is the author of several books, including The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction and A Little History of Science. Helen Bynum studied human sciences and the history of medicine at University College London and the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, before lecturing in medical history at the University of Liverpool. She has written several books, and was co-editor, with William Bynum, of the award-winning Dictionary of Medical Biography. 31 illustrations 19.8 x 12.9cm 352pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 291221 August £12.99
Great Discoveries in Medicine From Ayurveda to X-rays, Cancer to Covid Edited by William and Helen Bynum New in B-format paperback Revised and updated
An unrivalled account of the turning points and breakthroughs in medical knowledge and practice, from ancient Egypt, India and China to the latest technology
Sickness and health, birth and death, disease and cure: medicine and our understanding of the workings of our bodies and minds are an inextricable part of how we know who we are. As we face new challenges from the globalization of disease, environmental change and increased longevity, the science of healing is now more vital than ever. This timely volume – revised and updated to include an entry on Covid-19 – surveys medicine’s achievements and its prospects for the future. An international team of distinguished experts provides an unrivalled account of the evolution of medical knowledge and practice, from ancient Egypt, India and China to today’s latest technology, from letting blood to keyhole surgery, from the theory of humours to the genetic revolution, from the stethoscope to the MRI scanner. They explain medicine’s turning points and conceptual changes with refreshing clarity and answer some key questions: how has the plague influenced the course of human history? What effect did the pill have on the lives of women, and on society as a whole? And what are the challenges facing our changing world?
‘[A] crisply written chronicle of “eureka” moments in medicine’ New Scientist ‘Both a pleasure and an enlightenment to read’ The Lancet
Paul Pettitt is Professor of Palaeolithic Archaeology at Durham University, specializing in the European Middle and Upper Palaeolithic. He has excavated at sites across Europe – in Spain, France, Italy and Romania – as well as in Borneo. 80 illustrations 23.4 x 15.3cm 320pp ISBN 978 0 500 252635 September £25.00
Homo Sapiens Rediscovered The Scientific Revolution Rewriting Our Origins Paul Pettitt
A leading palaeoarchaeologist reveals how our understanding of the evolution of our species has been transformed by momentous discoveries and technological advances
Who are we? How do scientists define Homo sapiens, and how does our species differ from the extinct hominins that came before us? This illuminating book explores how the latest scientific advances, especially in genetics, are revolutionizing our understanding of human evolution. Paul Pettitt reveals the extraordinary story of how our ancestors adapted to unforgiving and relentlessly changing climates, leading to remarkable innovations in art, technology and society that we are only now beginning to comprehend. Drawing on over twenty-five years of experience in the field, Paul Pettitt immerses readers in the caves and rockshelters that provide evidence of our African origins and dispersals to the far reaches of Eurasia, Australasia and ultimately the Americas. Popular accounts of the evolution of Homo sapiens emphasize biomolecular research, notably genetics, but this book also draws from the wealth of information from excavations and artefacts, including the author’s own investigations into the origins of art and how it evolved over its first 25,000 years. He focuses in particular on behaviour, using archaeological evidence to bring an intimate perspective on human lives as they were lived in the almost unimaginably distant past.
‘An astonishing tale of art and science that goes right to the root of what it means to be human’ Alice Roberts
978 0 500 295533 978 0 500 296400
Dawn M. Hadley and Julian D. Richards are both professors of archaeology at the University of York. They are co-directors of the Tents to Towns project, exploring the transition from Viking raiding to trading. Julian is author of Viking Age England, now in its third edition, and The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction. Dawn is author of The Vikings in England: Settlement, Society and Culture. 107 illustrations 19.8 x 12.9cm 320pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296622 August £12.99
The Viking Great Army and the Making of England Dawn M. Hadley and Julian Richards New in B-format paperback
The definitive account of the notorious Viking Great Army that swept through Britain between ad 865 and 878
The Viking Great Army that swept through England between ad 865 and 878 altered the course of British history. Instead of making quick smash-and-grab summer raids for silver and slaves, they now remained in England for the winter and became immersed in its communities. The Viking army was here to stay. Unfolding like a great detective story, this account traces the movements of the Great Army across the country, piecing together a new picture of Viking Age England in unprecedented detail, from swords, coins, jewelry and the burials of great warriors to the everyday objects that ordinary farmers and artisans discarded. Drawing on the most up-to-date discoveries from the author’s recent research, this is the definitive story of a vital period in British history.
‘Exciting ... describes stunning new archaeological discoveries that totally rewrite our view of what happened ... Unmissable’ Michael Wood ‘A detailed yet enjoyable read, and a timely stock-take of this pivotal point in the history of England. It is a story that could never before have been told as fully as it can now’ Cat Jarman
David Abram is a writer and photographer specializing in prehistoric landscapes and monuments. Born and raised in Wales, he now lives on the border of Somerset and Wiltshire in England, close to some of the world’s most important archaeological sites, which he has been researching for over forty years. Alice Roberts is an academic, author and broadcaster. She is Professor of Public Engagement with Science at the University of Birmingham, and has presented many television programmes including the BBC’s series Digging for Britain. 200 illustrations 26.0 x 24.0cm 272pp ISBN 978 0 500 024164 August £30.00
Aerial Atlas of Great Britain David R. Abram Foreword by Alice Roberts
A spectacular collection of aerial photographs of Britain’s most extraordinary prehistoric sites
ISBN 978-0-500-29513-7 978-0-500-02416-4 ISBN
This breathtaking collection of images reveals prehistoric sites from around the British Isles as they have never been seen before: Neolithic enclosures, tombs and stone circles; Bronze Age cairns, field systems and burial mounds; and Iron Age farmsteads and hillforts, all captured from the air. Photographs taken above the monuments, often at dawn or sunset, allow uniquely evocative views, showing not only how the sites fit into their surrounding landscapes, but also how they define or respond to the area’s natural character. Stone circles recall lost rituals and religious ceremonies; clusters of burial mounds resolve into beautiful rows aligned with others on the horizon; and Iron Age ramparts take on swirling forms that hint at long-forgotten battles. The oldest site in the collection was created nearly 6,000 years ago; the most recent in the first century ad. Arranged in roughly chronological order, the photographs are accompanied by explanatory text, with longer introductions illuminating the wider archaeological contexts of each era, from the Paleolithic to the arrival of the Romans in ad 43. This is an inspiring way to discover the Britain’s extraordinarily rich prehistory, from famous monuments such as Stonehenge and Avebury to lesser-known gems, all captured here in rare, fleeting light and at different times of the year.
Paul Smith has worked in conservation for over twenty-five years and joined Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) as its Secretary General in March 2015. He recently co-authored the ‘State of the World’s Trees’ report, published on 1 September 2021 as part of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, an event driving action on nature-based recovery, biodiversity and climate change. He was previously Head of Kew Gardens’ Millennium Seed Bank, London, where he oversaw the conservation of seeds from more than 25,000 species. Robert Macfarlane is a British writer and Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He is best known for his books on landscape, nature, place, people and language. 450 illustrations 28.0 x 23.0cm 320pp ISBN 978 0 500 024058 October £40.00
Trees From Root to Leaf Paul Smith Foreword by Robert Macfarlane
A landmark publication that captures the beautiful richness of every aspect of trees and their importance for science, culture and the future of humankind
Trees feed us, shelter us, inspire us and heal us. In a world facing the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and a pressing climate emergency, the importance of these primeval beings in shaping our future is hard to understate. Generously illustrated and organized according to tree lifecycle – from seeds, leaves and form to wood, flowers and fruit – this book celebrates the great diversity and beauty of the 60,000 tree species that inhabit our planet. Exquisite details are rendered by surprising photography and infographics: intricate bark and leaf patterns, intertwined ecosystems, colourful flower displays, archaic wooden wheels and timber houses. Integral to science, art and culture, fundamental and fragile, dependent and depended on, the vitality of trees is revealed like never before.
Courtenay Smith is a freelance curator of contemporary art and design whose international exhibitions include ‘Shanghai Surprise’ and the exhibitions and accompanying books for Lucy Orta: Body Architecture and Xtreme Houses. Sean Topham has contributed to various publications, exhibitions and seminars and has written on design for magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, Dwell, the Independent, the Guardian and Icon. 400 illustrations 24.0 x 21.0cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 343715 September £25.00
Houses that Can Save the World Courtenay Smith and Sean Topham
An inspirational sourcebook of innovative and unexpected green design solutions for our homes that address the environmental and social issues facing our world today
Featuring twenty home-building and design strategies that are direct, original and often surprisingly simple, this inspirational sourcebook presents a mix of new technology and time-tested vernacular methods that will change the way we think about ‘home’. With strategies and houses that span the globe, including developing regions in Asia, Africa and South America, the book shines a spotlight on everything from wholly new techniques to creative reuse of existing buildings and materials. Nothing short of a design revolution is underway as we confront climate change, polluting plastics, global migration, rapidly expanding cities and an ageing population. Part handbook, part manifesto, Houses that Can Save the World shows how architects, designers, engineers, self-builders, artists and others are embracing the new challenges the human race is facing. Whether you are planning a self-build or are simply looking for ways to make your home more environmentally friendly and efficient, this book is packed with innovative ideas that can help us to make our homes and the world a better place to be.
Assimilate • Breathe • Burrow • Collaborate • Democratize • Dig • Empathize • Feel • Fill • Float • Harvest • Preserve • Print • Reuse • Revisit • Rise • Transform • Weave
In this model of multigenerational cohabitation, two households share a mini-apartment building, with grandparents at the top, and parents and children below. The upper unit has a lift and wide doors for a wheelchair, while the lower one has an office and garden. The two units are separate but accessed by the same entrance, with the possibility of being joined in the future.
Beta Three-Generation House, 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands
‘The position of the old doublehelix staircase makes it possible to stretch the multigenerational living concept further,’ says architect Auguste van Oppen. ‘Two studio apartments could be added on the north façade to allow children to live at home when they get older.’18 By responding to needs across the generations, the design has made it possible for everyone to enjoy the benefits of living in an urban area, with access to work and cultural activities for all.
DUST Tucson Mountain Retreat, 2012 Tucson, Arizona, USA Located in the Saguaro National Park, this mountain residence for a couple exists harmoniously within its unspoiled landscape. It was designed by the multidisciplinary design studio DUST, an alliance of architects, craftspeople, artists, designers and builders with practices rooted in the master/builder tradition, and serves as a particularly beautiful demonstration of the aesthetic applications of rammed earth on a large scale. The walls have a natural striated beauty and warmth that
echoes the cacti and changing light conditions of the surrounding desert. The inclusion of a music studio also allows the couple to integrate live music into their daily lives. ‘We tend to look to the past for references, rather than to new product innovation,’ says architect Cade Hayes. ‘What can we learn from indigenous local builders, and those that came afterwards? We try to design all of our projects from this vantage point, common-sense design strategies that are rooted in place. This comes about with material selection, siting, orientation and harnessing all the free energy, heating and cooling we can.’14
Charmaine Chan is Design Editor at the South China Morning Post. She began her journalism career in Sydney, pursued it in Tokyo and moved to Hong Kong in 1997 to join the Post. Her writing focuses on design and architecture in Asia. Over 270 illustrations 29.0 x 23.0cm 272pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 296790 July £25.00
Courtyard Living Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific Charmaine Chan New in paperback
A stunning showcase of the unique lifestyle opportunities afforded by contemporary courtyard design in the Asia-Pacific region
Courtyards have long played an important function in residential design, regulating light, shade and the use of space. With thousands of years of tradition as inspiration, contemporary architects are realizing courtyard living afresh. This lavish survey of 25 residences across the Asia-Pacific region features homes from Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. Structured by courtyard function, the book consists of five chapters – on privacy; multigenerational living; sightlines; light and ventilation; and living with nature – that are richly illustrated with photography as well as architectural illustrations showing courtyard positions within floor plans. Showcasing the unique lifestyle opportunities afforded by contemporary courtyard design, this is an inspirational resource for anyone interested in indooroutdoor living.
490 illustrations 25.8 x 25.8cm 300pp ISBN 978 0 500 343807 September £60.00
Adjaye Works 2007–2015: Houses, Pavilions Installations, Buildings Edited by Peter Allison Contributions from Ila Berman
The second volume in Thames & Hudson’s monographic series on global architect Sir David Adjaye, winner of the 2021 RIBA royal gold medal
Peter Allison is a London-based exhibition curator and teacher. He is the author of many books, including the companion book to this title, David Adjaye – Works: Houses, Pavilions, Installations, Buildings, 1995-2007.
Following on from David Adjaye – Works: Houses, Pavilions, Installations, Buildings, 1995–2007, published by Thames & Hudson in 2020, this book covers the impressive portfolio of work created by the architect between 2007 and 2015. During the years covered in this book, Adjaye became interested in developing an architecture that was more expansive, taking him outside Europe to work on major projects such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver and the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo. Designing buildings around the globe, including two projects connected with the post-Katrina reconstruction programme in New Orleans, Adjaye carefully tailored his approach to each place, sensitive to the important role architecture plays in affirming a sense of community and identity.
978 0 500 343517
Christina Koh is a design journalist based in Hong Kong. Suzy Annetta is the founding editor in chief of Design Anthology magazine, an independent publication that celebrates the burgeoning creative and cultural scene in Asia. She is also an interior designer who worked for a number of award-winning firms before founding her own studio. 500 illustrations 30.0 x 26.0cm 304pp ISBN 978 0 500 094426 November £50.00
Steve Leung Asia Luxe Christina Koh Edited by Suzy Annetta
Chronicles thirty-five years of luxury architecture and design by Steve Leung, founder of one of Asia’s most successful design studios
Steve Leung, founder of Hong Kong-based Steve Leung Designs (SLD), is lauded as one of the world’s leading architects and designers. His work is based on a strong and unique character of minimalism, with a skilful infusion of Asian culture and arts, resulting in rich and textured environments. Spanning luxury residential developments and hotels, high-end restaurants and resorts, SLD’s work extends from Hong Kong to China and across Asia. This major design monograph is the first comprehensive overview of Steve Leung’s career. Organized by themes that reflect periods in Leung’s life and work, the book captures the essence of one of Asia’s most successful and entrepreneurial practices. Introductory texts frame the projects presented in each chapter, based on interviews with Steve and other influential creative and cultural figures. These are followed by illustrated projects that place each theme in context and show SLD’s aesthetic development and insight into working in Asia over thirty-five years of practice.
Patrick Bingham-Hall is a writer and photographer who has written and produced over twenty books on Asian architecture, including several on WOHA. Timothy Beatley is Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Nirmal Kishnani is Assistant Dean at the National University of Singapore Architecture Faculty, and the editor of FuturArc magazine. 375 illustrations 28.0 x 21.0cm 320pp ISBN 978 0 500 025307 August £45.00
WOHA New Forms of Sustainable Architecture Patrick Bingham-Hall Essays by Timothy Beatley and Nirmal Kishnani
A major overview of Singapore’s most exciting architecture practice, documenting the complete corpus of WOHA’s pioneering sustainable and built work
WOHA is at the vanguard of urban and ecological revitalization in Singapore and a pioneer of Southeast Asia’s green-building revolution. Founded by Wong Mu Summ and Richard Hassell in 1994, Singapore’s most dynamic architecture studio is known for delivering innovative and sustainable design solutions to combat the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, and urbanization. Even within Singapore’s leading-edge architecture scene, WOHA have broken new ground, and they are continuing to do so in our rapidly expanding cities where far-sighted thinking is imperative to sustainable and sociable development. Its projects stretch from Singapore to Bangladesh, China and Australia, where the practice’s ambitions are being realized in works like the selfsufficient Punggol Digital District in Singapore. This complete overview documents WOHA’s pioneering sustainable and built work, with important ongoing projects followed by a listed chronology. It is a timely assessment of the practical realization of WOHA’s theories and principles, and the environmental responsibilities now shouldered by architects and urban planners worldwide.
Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
Two new books celebrate the magnificent collections of the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Julia Gonnella is the Director of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. Mounia Chekhab Abudaya, Tara Desjardins, Nicoletta Fazio and Simone Struth are curators at the Museum of Islamic Art. 350 illustrations 26.0 x 19.5cm 592pp ISBN 978 0 500 480847 October £70.00
Museum of Islamic Art: The Collection Edited by Julia Gonnella, Mounia Chekhab Abudaya, Tara Desjardins, Nicoletta Fazio and Simone Struth
The first comprehensive publication on the worldclass collection at the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, featuring major examples of dazzling artistic achievements from across the Islamic world
With flagship architecture by I. M. Pei, an interior designed by J.-M. Wilmotte, and one of the world’s finest collections of its type, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, is a dazzling showcase of the artistic achievements of the Islamic world. The collection represents the highest expression of artistic culture, covering lands from Spain to Central Asia and India, and ranging in date from the early Islamic period to the nineteenth century, including metalwork, miniatures, carpets, calligraphy and ceramics. Published to coincide with the re-opening of the museum galleries, these books brilliantly convey the quality and significance of the Museum of Islamic Art collection, presenting impressive images of objects alongside new research and discoveries by the museum curatorial team. Also including thirty-seven specially commissioned essays by scholars of Islamic Art, Museum of Islamic Art: The Collection is an outstanding and detailed contribution to the field.
Museum of Islamic Art: The Guide Edited by Julia Gonnella, Mounia Chekhab Abudaya, Tara Desjardins, Nicoletta Fazio and Simone Struth
300 illustrations 18.0 x 13.0cm 304pp ISBN 978 0 500 480830 October £25.00 An Arabic edition is also available ISBN 978 0 500 480854
Tyler Brûlé is Editorial director and chairman of Monocle. Andrew Tuck is the magazine’s Editor in Chief. Joe Pickard is Head of book publishing. Illustrated throughout 20.0 x 14.0cm 232pp ISBN 978 0 500 978573 October £25.00
The Monocle 100 Series
Swim The world’s best beach clubs, pools and wild spots for a dip Edited by Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck and Joe Pickard
The Monocle team dips its toe into the world of swimming, revealing 100 beautiful and inspiring places to take the plunge
Swimming is excellent exercise of course, but it’s so much more than that: it can be a transcendental experience, offering us space to reflect and to escape. It’s an antidote to screens and all-encompassing technology. Perhaps it’s the shedding of inhibitions that come with a dip, or could it be that getting somewhere under our own steam is an act that’s health-giving, refreshing and life-affirming? Whatever it means to you, swimming – alone or with others, badly or brilliantly – is about being in the moment. This new book celebrates bathing in glorious fullcolour photography, revealing the editors’ chosen spots from inner-city architectural wonders to lakes, beach clubs and bagni. So whether you’re looking to do laps in Italy, tread water in Australia, sink into the icy depths in Iceland – or perhaps just sit on the side and let others do the hard work – this guide includes a setting for everyone. Dive right in.
Portugal: The Monocle Handbook Edited by Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck and Joe Pickard
From the team at Monocle, the first in a new series of practical travel guides
Illustrated throughout 24.0 x 19.0cm 208pp ISBN 978 0 500 978542 August £35.00
Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Monocle Book of Italy and The Monocle Book of the Nordics, Monocle’s latest title turns its focus to Portugal in an exciting new series of country-specific books. A handbook in feel and tone, this practical guide will transport you to the sun-dappled hills of Lisbon and the winding streets of Porto as well as lesser-known locales from the Alentejo region, with its plentiful vineyards, to the dramatic landscapes of the Azores. Plus, discover Monocle’s favourite places to stay, eat and shop – stop off at an elegant palácio, indulge in a family-run tasca and scour the streets for the creamiest pastéis de nata – and the cross-country trips we’d make (whether by car, boat or horse). You’ll also be introduced to the country’s rich culture, including the history of Portugal’s vibrant visual identity and the folks at the heart of it all. So join in, hit the tiles and explore this fascinating country in Portugal: The Monocle Handbook. ISBN 978-0-500-97854-2
Forthcoming titles in the series
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China Adorned Ritual and Custom of Ancient Cultures Qiyao Deng and Cat Vinton Thames & Hudson Australia
Combining decades of ethnographic research with newly commissioned photography, this is a celebration of the lives of ethnic-minority groups in China
Aesthetic influences drawn from China have long resonated throughout Western art, design and thought. China Adorned challenges the monolithic idea of ‘Chinese’ culture and fashion, turning the lens on the rich clothing traditions of the country’s ethnic-minority peoples. Drawing on more than three decades of research by cultural anthropologist Professor Qiyao Deng, the book documents and demystifies the customs and rituals of more than thirty minority peoples through their clothing and accessories. Deng’s never-before-published archival photos sit alongside contemporary imagery by photographer Cat Vinton that showcases fabrics, jewelry and the surrounding landscapes, helping readers to better understand the deep connections between people, place, ritual and adornment. Contributor essays delve further into textiles and techniques, the role of the artisan and the extraordinary resilience of material cultures that face disappearance, offering a timely reminder of the importance of preserving these traditions for generations to come.
698 illustrations 27.0 x 23.0cm 400pp ISBN 978 1 760 760588 September £50.00
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Qiyao Deng is the Director and Guest Professor of the Visual Culture Research Centre of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and the honorary Vice Chairman of the China Adventure Association. Cat Vinton is an ethnographic photographer, specializing in photographing nomadic individuals and remote communities.
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Diego Bonetto runs foraging workshops that teach participants how to engage with delicious wild food while starting conversations around belonging, sustainability and agency. He has collaborated with chefs, herbalists, environmentalists and cultural workers; he is also an artist passionate about using his practice to return botanical literacy to communities. 167 illustrations 25.0 x 19.0cm 224pp ISBN 978 1 760 761493 August £25.00
Eat Weeds Diego Bonetto Thames & Hudson Australia
A field guide to foraging: how to identify, harvest, eat and use wild plants
There is food within three metres of your front door. Three generations ago, it was common practice all over the world to collect this wild food; knowledge of what, where and when to forage was a necessary part of daily life. We still had lived experience of harvesting wild food with our hands. But with the advent of supermarket culture, modern systems of food production and escalating urbanization, the knowledge associated with foraging has mostly been lost. Today, we want this knowledge back. From forest to seaside, riverbank to city street – even your own yard – there is wild food and medicine available to those who know what to look for. In the face of global challenges such as climate change, food security and pandemics, we seek to empower ourselves with the information and skills that bring self-reliance and equip us to care for our families and communities. Eat Weeds shows how you can engage with wild food sources, reconnect with the stories of our ancestors, and care for local ecologies while transforming your neighbourhood into an edible adventure.
55 illustrations 25.0 x 19.0cm 212pp ISBN 978 1 760 761608 July £25.00
The Future is Fungi How Fungi Feed Us, Heal Us, Free Us and Save Our World Michael Lim and Yun Shu Thames & Hudson Australia
A complete introduction to the hidden world of fungi
Thames & Hudson Australia
Michael Lim is a highly successful Sydney-based entrepreneur. Transformational experiences with psychedelics inspired his fascination with the fungi kingdom and prompted a career change, and he now dedicates his time to researching fungi, psychedelics, ecology and anthropology. Following a successful career in corporate strategy in the banking sector in both Sydney and London, Yun Shu is now dedicated to the study of consciousness. Her early psychedelic experiences shaped her holistic inquiry into the human experience.
The kingdom of fungi has survived all five major extinction events. They are the architects of the natural world, integral to all life. They sustain critical ecosystems, recycling nutrients and connecting plants across vast areas, and help to produce many staples of modern life, such as wine, chocolate, bread, detergent and penicillin. Today, in the face of urgent ecological, societal and spiritual crises, fungi are being engineered to grow meat alternatives, create new sources of medicine, produce sustainable biomaterials, remediate the environment and even expand our collective consciousness. The Future is Fungi is a complete introduction to this hidden kingdom. Exploring their past, present and potential future impact in four key areas – food, medicine, psychedelics and mental health, and environmental remediation – this book not only reveals how fungi have formed the foundations of modern life but how they might help shape our future. Rich with informative texts, awe-inspiring 3D digital art and tips on how to immerse yourself in the world of fungi, this is a manifesto for the future, an invitation into a deeper awareness of our relationship with the natural world, each other and ourselves.
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The kitchen dresser is having a renaissance. These beautiful pieces are overtaking clean-lined kitchens to create more original spaces, alive with personality and rich in history. Made from Welsh oak or elm, Tasmanian Huon pine or reclaimed timber, the humble dresser – originally built for food preparation and storage – has become the treasured centrepiece of many a home. The art of the dresser is often in the collection it holds: vintage china, Staffordshire figures, majolica, pewter, blue-and-white transfer ware, breadboards, family treasures, the old and the everyday.
The Kitchen Dresser In Praise of a Furniture Icon
Simon Griffiths is a lifestyle photographer who has provided photography for more than seventy illustrated books, including Garden Love, also published by Thames & Hudson. 222 illustrations 24.0 x 18.0cm 256pp ISBN 978 1 760 761035 July £25.00
Simon Griffiths Thames & Hudson Australia
A celebration of the beauty and charm of the kitchen dresser
The Kitchen Garden Sowing, growing and cooking for the garden enthusiast Lucy Mora Thames & Hudson Australia
An illustrated guide to growing edible plants
Focusing on plants destined for the dinner plate, The Kitchen Garden will teach you when to sow, what to grow and how to turn your delicious harvest into a meal. It features fifty-five plant profiles ranging from the everyday to unique. Each profile is illustrated and has an easy-to-comprehend table detailing the most important information: when to sow and harvest; growing time; space needed between plants; optimal soil pH; whether the plant will tolerate pots and frost; and their companions and dislikes. A planting chart summarizing the most useful information from the plant profiles is also included, along with guidance on the different climate zones and how best to start your kitchen garden. With an emphasis on seasons rather than months, the book is a beautiful and practical gift for a garden enthusiast. Lucy Mora is an illustrator and garden lover. She has transformed her own ‘mow and blow’ garden into a glorious garden full of vegetables and perennials. 141 illustrations 24.8 x 19.0cm 208pp ISBN 978 1 760 762322 August £19.99
60 illustrations 20.0 x 15.0cm 312pp ISBN 978 1 760 762476 July £18.99
Cosmic Numerology Jenn King Thames & Hudson Australia
How to harness your full potential using the power of numbers and planets
Thames & Hudson Australia
Jenn King has studied the bewitching qualities of numbers from childhood. After more than a decade in the film industry in the UK and Australia, she changed careers and created her own version of numerology, in which each number and its ruling planet come together as one. Since then she has been writing daily number and planet forecasts and creating personal numerology charts.
Numbers are a universal language that can help make sense of the seemingly chaotic world we inhabit. Cosmic Numerology is numerology with an extra dimension. Numerologist and astrophile Jenn King pairs mystical mathematics with planetary power so readers can tap into deeper levels of self-knowledge, access their talents and enhance their relationships by charting their cosmic course with the numbers and planets by their side. Each chapter includes a section on making the most of a particular day’s unique energy, as well as plants and oils, meditations, power colours and body zones that enhance a planet’s power. Use this magic manual to tune into the number and planet energies at play in your life, and use this knowledge to maximize the gifts bestowed on you by your birth chart.
Highlights ISBN 978-0-500-29660-8
Spring Cannot be Cancelled David Hockney and Martin Gayford 142 illustrations 19.8 x 12.9cm 280pp ISBN 978 0 500 296608 £14.99 pb
The Real and the Romantic English Art Between Two World Wars Frances Spalding 147 illustrations 24.6 x 18.6cm 384pp ISBN 978 0 500 518649 £35.00 hb
How Art Can Change Your Life Susie Hodge 88 illustrations 21.0 x 14.8cm 192pp ISBN 978 0 500 024935 £14.99 pb
Peter Blake Marco Livingstone 300 illustrations 29.0 x 24.5cm 288pp ISBN 978 0 500 025314 £45.00 hb
High Street J. M. Richards and Eric Ravilious 24 illustrations 22.9 x 14.8cm 112pp ISBN 978 0 500 480793 £20.00 hb
Affinities A Journey Through Images from The Public Domain Review Adam Green 500 illustrations 28.0 x 21.5cm 368pp ISBN 978 0 500 025208 £45.00 hb
The British Surrealists Desmond Morris 107 illustrations 24.0 x 16.5cm 248pp ISBN 978 0 500 024881 £25.00 hb
A New Way of Seeing The History of Art in 57 Works Kelly Grovier 200 illustrations 24.0 x 16.5cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 295564 £20.00 pb
In the Black Fantastic Ekow Eshun 300 illustrations 25.0 x 19.5cm 304pp ISBN 978 0 500 024621 £35.00 hb
One Thousand Years of Manga Brigitte Koyama-Richard 420 illustrations 26.5 x 22.2cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 296837 £25.00 pb
The Wild World of Barney Bubbles Graphic Design and the Art of Music Paul Gorman 580 illustrations 28.0 x 23.0cm 224pp ISBN 978 0 500 296455 £30.00 pb
Dior ISBN 978-0-500-02504-8 New Looks Jérôme Gautier 170 illustrations 28.8 x 21.6cm 312pp ISBN 978 0 500 025048 £40.00 hb
Yves Saint Laurent and Art Mouna Mekour and Stephan Janson 180 illustrations 28.5 x 22.0cm 304pp ISBN 978 0 500 025444 £35.00 hb
Another Country: British Documentary Photography Since 1945 Gerry Badger 250+ illustrations 29.5 x 24.5cm 320pp ISBN 978 0 500 022177 £50.00 hb
A World History of Women Photographers Luce Lebart and Marie Robert 450 illustrations 28.8 x 25.0cm 504pp ISBN 978 0 500 025413 £60.00 hb
Karl Lagerfeld A Life in Fashion Alfons Kaiser 53 illustrations 23.4 x 15.3cm 384pp ISBN 978 0 500 025123 £25.00 hb
Flora Photographica: Masterworks of Contemporary Flower Photography William A. Ewing and Danaé Panchaud 200 illustrations 29.5 x 24.5cm 272pp ISBN 978 0 500 024584 £45.00 hb
Body: The Photobook Nathalie Herschdorfer 394 illustrations 21.0 x 14.7cm 432pp ISBN 978 0 500 296561 £25.00 pb
Highlights ISBN 978-0-500-54553-9
The Mindful Photographer Sophie Howarth 50 illustrations 22.9 x 15.2cm 144pp ISBN 978 0 500 545539 £14.99 pb
Running Wild: Inspirational Trails from Around the World Julie and Simon Freeman Foreword by Dean Karnazes 200 illustrations 24.0 x 18.0cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 295618 £20.00 flexi
Should All Drugs Be Legalized? A primer for the 21st century Mattha Busby 200 illustrations 22.9 x 15.2cm 144pp ISBN 978 0 500 295687 £12.99 pb
The New Naturalists: Inside the Homes of Creative Collectors Claire Bingham 320 illustrations 25.0 x 19.5cm 224pp ISBN 978 0 500 024003 £25.00 hb
Making Videogames: The Art of Creating Digital Worlds Duncan Harris and Alex Wiltshire 240 illustrations 28.0 x 21.5cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 023143 £25.00 hb
Plague, Pestilence and Pandemic: Vocies from History Peter Furtado 19.8 x 12.9cm 336pp ISBN 978 0 500 296134 £12.99 pb
A House Party in Tuscany Amber Guinness 120 illustrations 27.5 x 21.5cm 288pp ISBN 978 1 760 762711 £29.99 hb
Apocalypse Ready: The manual of manuals; a century of panic prevention Taras Young 873 illustrations 24.0 x 17.0cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 024317 £25.00 hb
The Universe: A Biography Paul Murdin 37 illustrations 23.4 x 15.3cm 304pp ISBN 978 0 500 024645 £25.00 hb
Mudlark'd: Hidden Histories from the River Thames Malcolm Russell and Matthew Williams-Ellis 417 illustrations 26.0 x 18.0cm 224pp ISBN 978 0 500 024225 £25.00 hb
Catholica: The Visual Culture of Catholicism Suzanna Ivanic 450 illustrations 24.0 x 17.0cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 252543 £25.00 hb
The Emperors of Byzantium Kevin Lygo • Introduction by Bettany Hughes • Foreword by Robert Peston 186 illustrations 24.0 x 16.5cm 336pp ISBN 978 0 500 023297 £25.00 hb
India: A History in Objects T. Richard Blurton 479 illustrations 24.0 x 17.0cm 320pp ISBN 978 0 500 480649 £30.00 hb
How to Build Stonehenge Mike Pitts 109 illustrations 23.4 x 15.3cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 024195 £20.00 hb
Stalin's Architect: Power and Survival in Moscow Deyan Sudjic 100 illustrations 23.4 x 15.3cm 320pp ISBN 978 0 500 343555 £30.00 pb
Pilgrimage: Journeys of Meaning Peter Stanford 26 illustrations 19.8 x 12.9cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 296639 £10.99 pb
The Greek Myths That Shape the Way We Think Richard Buxton 102 illustrations 23.4 x 15.3cm 304pp ISBN 978 0 500 518809 £20.00 hb
KHA / Kerry Hill Architects: Works and Projects Kerry Hill Architects 950 illustrations 30.0 x 26.0cm 440pp ISBN 978 0 500 343661 £65.00 hb
Abram, David R. 93 Adjaye 99 Aerial Atlas of Great Britain 93 Africa State of Mind 44 After Dark 46 Allison, Peter 99 Annetta, Suzy 100 The Art of the Illustrated Book 30 Arthur, Olivia 41 The Artist’s Studio 17 Bae, Fiona 71 Bain, Rowan 58 Bakker, Nienke 8 Beatley, Timothy 101 Belin, Valérie 54 Belle and Sebastian 72 Berman, Ila 99 Bingham-Hall, Patrick 101 Bird, Michael 13 Black, Jeremy 88 Blum, Dilys 54 Erwin Blumenfeld 43 Blümlinger, Christa 36 Bonafaux, Pascal 7 Bonetto, Diego 108 Borzello, Frances 22 Bradbury, Dominic 60 Brûlé, Tyler 104, 105 Bryant, Julius 30 Byam Shaw, Ros 59 Byum, Helen 90 Byum, William 90 Sophie Calle 43 Carron de la Carriere, Marie-Sophie 54 Chan, Charmaine 98 Chekhab Abudaya, Mounia 102 Chéroux, Clément 43 China Adorned 106 The Chinese Myths 80 Chloé Catwalk 51 Chong, Doryun 4 Clark, T. J. 10 Coe, Michael D. 83 Colburn, Cynthia 18 Colour Mania 32 Company, David 42 The Complete Tutankhamun 86 The Cosmic Dance 79 Cosmic Numerology 111 Courtyard Living 98 Cracking the Egyptian Code 85 Darke, Diana 89 Dawson, David 2 Rudolph De Harak Graphic Designer 64 De l’Ecotais, Emmanuelle 43, 50 Deng, Qiyao 106 Design: The Whole Story 62 Desjardins, Tara 102 Diamond, Dominik 66 Drawing for Illustration 24 Eat Weeds 108 Ellcock, Stephen 79 Erb, Margit 35 Eshun, Ekow 44 Faerm, Steven 56 Fagan, Brian 84 Fairer, Robert 48 Fashion Design Course 56 Faurby, Hanne 58 Fazio, Nicoletta 102 Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World 82
France 88 Fraser, Natasha 48 Frayling, Christopher 70 Friend, Andy 14 The Future is Fungi 109 Gabet, Olivier 54 Gaillemin, Jean-Louis 54 Gamesmaster 66 Gayford, Martin 2 Glancey, Jonathan 62 The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece and Rome 81 Gonnella, Julia 102 Gorman, Paul 73 Goudie, Lachlan 15 Grant, Ken 38 Gravett, Paul 29 The Great Archaeologists 84 Great Discoveries in Medicine 90 Griffiths, Simon 110 Harry Gruyaert Between Worlds 42 Gruyaert, Harry 42 Hadley, Dawn M. 92 Hall, James 17 Harlech, Amanda 48 Harmanşah, Ömür 18 Hello Human 63 The Hidden Language of Symbols 23 The History of Art 18 The History of Western Art 16 Homo Sapiens Rediscovered 91 Horsham, Michael 63 Houses that Can Save the World 96 Houston, Stephen D. 83 The Human Condition 75 Huth, Johannes 54 Hutton, Deborah 18 If These Apples Should Fall 10 Jackson, Shannon 75 Jansen, Leo 8 Tove Jansson 29 Chris Killip 38 Kim, Na 71 King, Jenn 111 Kishnani, Nirmal 101 The Kitchen Dresser 110 The Kitchen Garden 110 Kjellgren, Eric 18 William Klein: Yes 37 Klein, William 37 Koh, Christina 102 Koontz, Rex 18 Yayoi Kusama 4 Karl Lagerfeld Unseen 48 Langford, Catlin 32 Lardinois, Brigitte 41 Lee Palmer, Alison 18 Lee, De-nin 18 Legrand, Catherine 57 Letters from M/M (Paris) 65 Steve Leung 100 Lim, Michael 109 Lister, Jenny 58 Liu, Tao Tao 80 Louis Vuitton Tambour 55 Love Lucian 2 Luijten, Hans 8 Luttikhuizen, Henry 18
The Naked Nude 22
Who Shot Van Gogh? 9 Wilhide, Elizabeth 62 Wilson, Matthew 23 WOHA 101 Women in Design 21 Wong, Liam 46 The World According to Lee McQueen 53
The Ottomans 89 Parillo, Michael 35 Patchwork 57 Pearson, Luke Casper 67 Pettitt, Paul 91 Phaenomena 77 Picasso: The Self-Portraits 7 Pickard, Joe 104, 105 Portugal: The Monocle Handbook 105 Possessions 20 Poulin, Richard 64 Powers, Alan 14 Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive 45 Prager, Alex 45
Tait, Pamela 72 Templeton, Jack 66 This Is Tomorrow 13 Thomas, Nicholas 20 Topham, Sean 96 Totally Wired 73 Treacy, Philip 48 Trees 95 Tuck, Andrew 104, 105 Turnbull, Alan 9
Macfarlane, Robert 95 Magnum Magnum 41 Vivian Maier 36 Make Break Remix 71 Marks, Ann 36 Marsh, Jan 58 Marshall, Tracy 38 Mason, Anne 58 Massey, Anna 21 Massouras, Alex 12 Matyszak, Philip 81, 82 Mauriès, Patrick 54 The Maya 83 McKnight, Sam 48 McNeil, Paul 65 Mellor, David Alan 12 Mid-Century Modern Furniture 60 Paula Modersohn-Becker 11 Mora, Lucy 110 Morgan, Glyn 68 Morin, Anne 36 May Morris 58 Murdoch, Stuart 72 Museum of Islamic Art: Collection Book 102 Museum of Islamic Art: The Guide 102
Uglow, Jenny 26 The Unseen Saul Leiter 35 Vampyres 70 Vincent Van Gogh: A Life in Letters 8 Velázquez 21 Verdi, Richard 21 Videogame Atlas 67 The Viking Great Army and the Making of England 92 Vinton, Cat 106 Visonà, Monica 18 Von Thurn and Taxis, Elizabeth 48
Yanagihara, Hanya 54 Yoshitake, Mika 4 Youkhana, Sandra 67
The Quentin Blake Book 26 Ravilious & Co 14 Rebold Benton, Janetta 16 Rees, Martin 77 Reeves, Nicholas 86 Reybaud, Fabienne 55 Ribère, Marie-Pierre 54 Richards, Julian 92 Roberts, Alice 93 Robertson, Jean 18 Robinson, Andrew 85 Rytter, Louise 53 Salisbury, Martin 24 Schneede, Uwe M. 11 Science Fiction 68 Martin Scorsese 74 Shocking 54 Shone, Tom 74 Shu, Yun 109 Sloboda, Stacey 18 Richard Smith 12 Smith, Courtenay 96 Smith, Paul 95 Sparrow, Giles 77 Spectrum 59 Stephens, Chris 12 Stoppard, Lou 51 The Story of Scottish Art 15 Struth, Simone 102
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