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An ambitious monograph on Olafur Eliasson’s large-scale projects over the past 20 years, including hitherto unpublished creations as well as spatial experiments that no longer exist. Olafur Eliasson’s work ranges from installations and sculpture to photography, film, pavilions and other built environments, and has been exhibited worldwide in institutions such as MoMA, Tate Modern and the Venice Biennale.

Contributing writers Alex Coles, Lorraine Daston, Carol Diehl, Eric Ellingsen, Timothy Morton, Molly Nesbit & Minik Rosing.

Unspoken Spaces Olafur Eliasson


The first major new monograph on Olafur Eliasson in almost a decade, Unspoken Spaces explores the artist’s driving interest in finding visionary shapes to represent abstract ideas. It is a richly illustrated journey through spheres, tunnels, towers, walkways and archways, as well as pavilions and larger buildings realized by Eliasson and his studio since the late 1990s. Binding the spiralling dynamic of these works are essays by renowned writers across a variety of fields – from geologists and historians of art and science to architects, artists and philosophers. The works range from small-scale experiments to large-scale projects in the public realm, among them striking buildings such as The Serpentine Galleries Pavilion 2007 in London (with Kjetil Thorsen), Your rainbow panorama (2006–2011) in Aarhus, Denmark, or the crystalline façade for Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre (2005–11) in Reykjavik. Each work is presented through in-depth project descriptions accompanied by Eliasson’s own words. Produced in close collaboration with the artist and his studio, this elaborate volume will appeal to art lovers, designers, students and collectors alike.

600 illustrations 28.0 x 22.0cm 416pp ISBN 978 0 500 343135 April £60.00




The definitive introduction to one of the most important and influential artists in postwar visual arts, reissued to mark the 30th anniversary of Beuys’s death. Alain Borer is a French poet and writer. He has been a Professor at l’École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Tours since 1979, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, since 2005.

160 illustrations 31.0 x 24.0cm 240pp ISBN 978 0 500 092675 January £40.00

The Essential Joseph Beuys Alain Borer


Subject to passionate controversy during his lifetime, the work of Joseph Beuys is now considered one of the most significant and influential contributions to 20th-century art. This book provides a survey of Beuys’s oeuvre, which he viewed as part of a larger, philosophically based practice emphasizing direct democracy, free access to education and the restructuring of society to meet ecological requirements. Arranged in chronological order are 152 works from Beuys’s many fields of activity – drawings and watercolours, prints and multiples, sculpture and objects, spaces and actions – that demonstrate the artist’s formal versatility, creative richness and conceptual depth. The peculiar poetry of the materials Beuys used – felt, grease, honey, wax, copper and sulphur – also emerges along with the gentle melancholy suffusing the work of this agent provocateur. Alain Borer analyses Beuys’s motivation with special reference to the artist’s written and spoken statements.

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An authoritative chronology of the iconic work of one of the great figures of 20th-century modernism, Wassily Kandinsky. Philippe Sers is a philosopher, art historian and publisher with a special interest in the work of Wassily Kandinsky. He has written many books and articles, and currently lectures in history and philosophy of art at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.

335 illustrations 31.0 x 28.0cm 340pp ISBN 978 0 500 093979 January £60.00

Kandinsky The Elements of Art Philippe Sers The richness of Wassily Kandinsky’s life, work and thought make him one of the leading figures of 20th-century art. A founder member of Der Blaue Reiter, his theories influenced many of the major artistic movements of his time, including Dada, the Bauhaus, De Stijl and Russian Constructivism. He also had fruitful relationships with artists and musicians including Marcel Duchamp, Paul Klee, Arnold Schoenberg and Thomas de Hartmann. This book traces the evolution of Kandinsky’s art, drawing on a wealth of documents from the artist’s own workshop, including autobiographical writings, correspondence and theoretical essays, to shed new light on his prolific creative imagination. Kandinsky divided his work into three categories: impressions (observations of the exterior world), improvisations (expressions of inner feeling) and compositions (images on a grander scale that brought inner and outer visions together). His art is also marked by two intersecting axes: the first moving from the figurative to the abstract, the second from the profane to the sacred. This volume coincides with the 150th anniversary of Kandinsky’s birth, uncovering the well of imagery behind his paintings, prints and poetry, and exploring his passionate belief in the spiritual and harmonizing power of art.



The life and loves of one of the world’s best known artists, now published in paperback to coincide with a major exhibition at the Royal Academy, London. Marco Livingstone is the author of numerous books on Pop Art, David Hockney, Patrick Caulfield, R.B. Kitaj, Allen Jones, Paula Rego, Jim Dine, Peter Blake, Peter Phillips, Duane Michals, Peter Kinley and many others. Kay Heymer is Head of Modern Art, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf.

246 illustrations 26.1 x 20.6cm 240pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292341 April £19.95

Hockney’s Portraits and People

New in paperback

Marco Livingstone and Kay Heymer


David Hockney’s continuing belief in the importance of the portrait and his virtuoso skill in creating a sense of close communication between artist, sitter and viewer has resulted in some of the best-loved works of the postwar era. From the 1950s on, Hockney’s most persistent subject matter, in paintings, drawings, collages and photoworks, has been people usually very close to him, as well as of himself. These works are narratives of autobiographical relationships: they reflect the intimate and often intense stories of the artist’s life. They also explore different formal ways of representing the passage of time and at the same time the unavoidable but marvellous stillness of portraits. The works include fascinating sequences as he paints his mother, Henry Geldzahler, Celia Birtwell (on and off for decades), his lovers, great friends and the famous – celebrities, writers and artists who have been part of his life, such as Billy Wilder, Armistead Maupin, W.H. Auden, Henry Moore and Christopher Isherwood. Spanning several decades and showing how Hockney’s style has developed, this is a must-have book for all Hockney fans and lovers of modern art.

‘An utterly compelling rogues’ gallery of the famous, the infamous and the anonymous’ The Spectator

‘An account of a life which is also a study and a celebration of that life’s work … accessible and authoritative’ The Times Literary Supplement


The bestselling book of conversations between David Hockney and art critic Martin Gayford as they explore the nature of creativity in a newly expanded paperback edition. Martin Gayford is art critic for the Spectator and the author of acclaimed books on Van Gogh, Constable and Michelangelo. His volume of travels and conversations co-written with Philippe de Montebello, Rendez-vous with Art, and his Man with a Blue Scarf are also published by Thames & Hudson.

Over 180 illustrations 22.9 x 15.2cm 304pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292259 May £16.95

A Bigger Message

Updated and expanded | New in paperback

Conversations with David Hockney Martin Gayford An exhibition of Hockney’s portraits will be shown at the Royal Academy, London from 2 July to 2 October 2016.

‘A remarkable picture of Britain’s greatest living artist’ The Daily Telegraph ‘Elegantly and simply written … full not only of good-quality reproductions of Hockney’s paintings, but characterful photos of the artist at work’ The Observer ‘A rewarding book that turns out to be far more than simply the story of how and why Hockney made his most recent pictures. It offers a series of snappy essays on the complicated act of looking’ The Times Literary Supplement

David Hockney’s exuberant work is highly praised and widely loved, but he is also something else: an incisive and original thinker on art. In this remarkable book, a record of a decade and a half of conversations with art critic Martin Gayford, Hockney reveals via reflection, anecdote, passion and humour the fruits of his lifelong meditations on the problems and paradoxes of representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface. Their conversations are punctuated by wise and witty observations from both parties on other artists, and enlivened by shrewd insights into some of the diverse people Hockney has encountered along the way. This updated and expanded edition follows the preparations for the successful ‘A Bigger Picture’ exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2012, the works done subsequently in Hockney’s native Yorkshire and his return to Los Angeles in 2013. Visiting him there, Gayford depicts both the sitter’s and the artist’s world as he has his own portrait painted by the artist. Indulging the reader throughout by sharing Hockney’s sense of humour, Gayford finishes the book commenting and chatting with Hockney as he paints works depicting people in movement: dancers and jugglers. In his quest for a bigger and better picture of the world, Hockney remains very busy: ‘I don’t have a diary because it’s always full already,’ he tells us.



The first definitive history of the Young British Artists movement, featuring extensive interviews with its key players. Elizabeth Fullerton is an art historian with over 20 years’ experience as a journalist writing on art, culture, news and politics in Europe, the Middle East and Central America. Her articles have appeared in many international publications, including the Financial Times, the Independent, the Washington Post and ARTnews.

200 illustrations 26.0 x 19.0cm 272pp ISBN 978 0 500 239445 April £24.95

Artrage! The Story of the BritArt Revolution Elizabeth Fullerton 10

The Young British Artists (YBAs) stormed onto the British contemporary art scene in 1988 with their attention-grabbing, ironic art, brazenly exploding artworld conventions. Alternately praised for its witty energy and dismissed as trivial gimmickry, their work had a profound impact both on the art scene and on public consciousness that continues to be felt today. Now, almost three decades on, Artrage! tells the story of the YBAs with the benefit of perspective, chronicling the group’s rise to prominence from the landmark show ‘Freeze’, curated by Damien Hirst, through the heyday of the 1990s and the ‘Sensation’ exhibition, to the Momart fire of 2004 that seemed to symbolize the group’s fading from centre stage. Drawing on more than 50 interviews with the key BritArt players and extensive research, Elizabeth Fullerton examines the individual characters, their relationships to one another, crucial events and seminal artworks within the political, economic and artistic context of those years. Nearly 200 images – including all of the well-known works as well as many lesser-known but equally interesting pieces – are reproduced, as are many photos of the group provided by the artists and published here for the first time. Quotations bring out the distinctive personalities and provide fresh insights into the period and the people, among whom are Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread, Tracey Emin, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Sarah Lucas and Gary Hume. A street map shows where they lived and worked and other places of interest, and the book’s postscript offers an update on the artists’ careers and fortunes in the last decade.

Illustrations This page: © Gavin Turk. Image courtesy of the artist. Opposite: © Gillian Wearing, courtesy Maureen Paley, London.




An acclaimed history of women’s self-portraiture from the 12th century to the present day, in a completely new reading format. Frances Borzello has specialized in the social history of art since obtaining her doctorate at the University of London. Her publications include The Naked Nude, A World of Our Own and Reclining Nude, all published by Thames & Hudson.

186 illustrations 22.9 x 15.2cm 272pp ISBN 978 0 500 239469 April £24.95

Seeing Ourselves

Revised Edition | New format

Women’s Self-Portraits Frances Borzello 12

This richly diverse exploration of female artists and self-portraits is a brilliant and poignant demonstration of originality in works of haunting variety. Among the earliest self-portraits are those in medieval manuscripts, from whose pages nuns gaze at us across the centuries. In 16th-century Italy, Sofonisba Anguissola paints one of the longest series of self-portraits, spanning adolescence to old age. In 17th-century Holland, Judith Leyster shows herself at the easel as a relaxed, self-assured professional. In the 18th century, artists from Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun to Angelica Kauffman express both passion for their craft and the idea of femininity; and in the 19th the salons and art schools at last open their doors to a host of talented women artists, including Berthe Morisot, ushering in a new and resonant self-confidence. The modern period demolishes taboos: Alice Neel painting herself nude at 80, Frida Kahlo rendering physical pain, Cindy Sherman exploring identity, Marlene Dumas dispensing with all boundaries. The full verve of Frances Borzello’s enthralling text, and the hypnotic intensity of the accompanying self-portraits, is revealed to the full in a completely revised edition of this inspiring book.

‘This splendid book is a tour de force on selfportraiture in the Western world … Its lucid prose, evocative illustrations and handsome production make it a joy to read and savour’ Times Higher Education

‘Beautifully presented … invites us to consider women’s self-portraiture as a genre in its own right’ The Times Literary Supplement

‘Books of this high calibre are few and far between in feminist art history’ Library Journal


A sumptuous showcase of the Prado’s permanent collection, featuring works from antiquity to the 19th century. The Museo Nacional del Prado is Spain’s national art museum. It features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, and is unquestionably the best single collection of Spanish art.

Illustrated throughout 32.2 x 27.9cm 494pp ISBN 978 0 500 970744 April £75.00

The Prado Masterpieces Museo Nacional del Prado This luxurious volume is the definitive reference to the Museo del Prado and the first work of its kind to be published by the museum itself. It presents the globally renowned collection in chronological order, from Roman statues through to the 19th century, using the tastes of the Spanish royal family to tell the story of the evolution of Western art. The Prado’s most seminal works are showcased here, including Velázquez’s Las Meninas, El Greco’s The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest and Goya’s The Third of May 1808, along with some of the museum’s most recent acquisitions. There are also beautiful fold-out reproductions of three triptychs by Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Haywain and The Adoration of the Magi, allowing a close-up view of their interior and exterior panels. The book creates a fascinating dialogue between the greatest artists and their works, showing how painters have always reflected the influences of their predecessors and peers. An indispensable resource for anyone who loves art history, this is a richly illustrated record of one of the world’s greatest collections of European art.



A dazzling visual exploration of the Impressionists’ love affair with garden design in 19th-century France. Clare Willsdon is Senior Lecturer in History of Art, University of Glasgow. Among her previous books is Impressionist Gardens, also published by Thames & Hudson.

261 illustrations 31.0 x 24.0cm 288pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292228 January £19.95

In the Gardens of Impressionism

New in paperback

Clare A. P. Willsdon


‘Anyone interested in the Impressionists must obviously have this book, but it is a significant addition to the garden shelf as well’ The Art Newspaper ‘A luscious landscape of a book’ The Financial Times

In the Gardens of Impressionism explores to the full the fascinating story of the Impressionist love affair with the new thinking about gardens, their flowers and design, in 19th-century France. Clare Willsdon discusses the artists’ complementary roles as painters and as gardeners, and offers exciting new interpretations of their art, informed by source material such as popular gardening manuals of the day. She also looks at the garden, public or private, as a new kind of space with political undertones, and relates it to the Impressionists’ adoption of plein-air techniques. Her analysis of specific works presents their historical and horticultural context, including musings from such literary figures as Baudelaire, Duranty, Daudet and Zola, while she also delves into the artists’ private lives. With superbly reproduced period photographs, engravings, paintings and drawings, this vital contribution to Impressionist scholarship will appeal equally to the scholar, student, art lover or gardening enthusiast.

‘An exhilarating stroll past light-dappled lily ponds and through Parisian parks’ The Times


‘An out-and-out masterpiece... will undoubtedly come to be looked on as one of the greatest books ever written on Indian art’ William Dalrymple, The Guardian

B. N. Goswamy is Professor Emeritus of art history at the Panjab University. He has been a guest curator of major exhibitions of Indian art all over the world, most recently of the pathbreaking ‘Masters of Indian Painting’ at the Museum Rietberg, Zürich, and at the Metropolitan Museum, New York. Prof. Goswamy’s many publications include Essence of Indian Art, Wonders of a Golden Age, Pahari Masters, Domains of Wonder and Nainsukh of Guler.

210 illustrations 23.0 x 17.0cm 584pp ISBN 978 0 500 239506 February £29.95

The Spirit of Indian Painting Close Encounters with 101 Great Works 1100–1900 B. N. Goswamy ‘No one knows more about Indian painting than B.N. Goswamy and in The Spirit of Indian Painting he shares a lifetime of knowledge and insights.’ Glenn Lowry ‘The best possible introduction to the richly varied traditions of painting in India.’ Milo Beach

‘Wonderful … a book to make both layman and connoisseur alike realize why premodern Indian painting is one of the great arts of the world’ Neil MacGregor ‘Professor Goswamy’s book meets a long-felt need. In all the years I have been involved with Indian art I have repeatedly been asked to recommend a book which covers the whole subject. This is it. This is it. This is it.’ Sir Howard Hodgkin

Through close encounters with 101 carefully handpicked works, spanning nearly a thousand years, and ranging from Jain manuscripts and Pahari and Mughal miniatures to Company School paintings, B. N. Goswamy unlocks the many treasures that lie within them. As he narrates the stories behind each work, and deciphers the visual vocabulary and language of the painters, he also brings to life the cultural, social and political milieu in which they were created. An illuminating introductory essay elucidates the themes and contexts of this fascinating topic. Lavishly illustrated, and combining deep erudition with great storytelling, this is a book of enduring value that will delight all readers and teach them new ways of seeing and appreciating art.



A highly acclaimed book that dares to predict the 100 most significant works of art made since the 1990s, providing a clear path through the maze of global contemporary art. Kelly Grovier is an art critic, historian and poet. He is the author of six books, including Art Since 1989, which appears in Thames & Hudson’s World of Art series. He is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and is co-founder of the journal European Romantic Review.

Illustrated throughout 27.0 x 22.6cm 320pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292204 January £24.95

100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age New in paperback Kelly Grovier 16

Just as Picasso’s Guernica or Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, there are works from our own era that will endure for generations to come. But which ones? Which contemporary artworks best capture the zeitgeist of the late 20th and early 21st centuries? Cultural critic Kelly Grovier casts his net wide in this intelligent, highly readable book, touching not only on the history of art but also literature, film, music and pop culture. He discusses a global cast of artists, including Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio Cattelan, Marlene Dumas, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Gursky, Cristina Iglesias, On Kawara, Jeff Koons, Ernesto Neto, Gerhard Richter, Pipilotti Rist, Santiago Sierra, DoHo Suh, Ai Weiwei and Artur Zmijewski. A biography of each piece traces its inception and impact, showing how it provides a key not only to the imagination of its creator, but also to the age in which we live. This is essential and enjoyable reading for all those working with and studying contemporary culture, as well as for the general art-lover keen to map a course through the landscape of global contemporary art.

‘Full of stunning works – and Grovier argues their significance with conviction’ The Daily Telegraph

‘Audacious … a great introduction for anyone keen to get to grips with the headlinegrabbers of the past two decades’ Time Out Named one of the best books of the year by The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Metro, Time Out and The Huffington Post. By the same author:

ISBN 978 0 500 204269 £12.95


The first book to examine how the means of production defines contemporary art practices. Glenn Adamson is Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. He was formerly head of research at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and tutor at the Royal College of Art, London. He is co-editor of the Journal of Modern Craft and author of The Craft Reader and The Invention of Craft. Julia Bryan-Wilson is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era.

100 illustrations 23.1 x 17.2cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 239339 May ÂŁ24.95

Art in the Making Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing Glenn Adamson and Julia Bryan-Wilson From painting to digital technologies to crowdsourcing, over the last few decades the means of making artworks have become more extraordinary and diverse. Yet we rarely consider the implications of how art is made. In this wide-ranging exploration of methods and media in art since the 1950s Glenn Adamson and Julia Bryan-Wilson take the reader behind the scenes of the studio, the factory, and other sites where art is created. They show how the materials and processes used by artists are vital to considerations of authorship, and to understanding the economic and social contexts from which art emerges. Art in the Making focuses on the intersection of thinking and making through nine chapters, each focusing on a particular process: painting, woodworking, building, performing, tooling up, cashing in, fabricating, digitizing and crowdsourcing. Discussions of broader themes are woven together with detailed examples and visuals, revealing the logic involved in the choice of techniques and materials. Artists featured include Alice Aycock, Judy Chicago, Isa Genzken, Los Carpinteros, Paul Pfeiffer, Doris Salcedo, Santiago Sierra and Rachel Whiteread.



The author who has spotted the greatest talents in urban art in a string of bestselling publications brings us another mould-breaking worldwide selection. Tristan Manco is an author, art consultant and graphic designer based in Bath in the UK. He currently teaches BA (Hons) Illustration at the Plymouth College of Art. He is the author or editor of many books on graffiti and street art, including Stencil Graffiti and Street Sketchbook, both published by Thames & Hudson.

Make Your Mark

540 illustrations 31.0 x 26.0cm 256pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292181 April £24.95

The New Urban Artists Tristan Manco 18

Make Your Mark introduces the work of 45 artists who are extraordinarily diverse but united by one basic principle: their art is completely fresh, original and the epitome of creativity. They adopt a wide range of practices, including not only street art and new interpretations of the form but also studio-based work that has an ‘urban’ edge. The names – 44flavours from Germany, Bault from France, Morcky from Italy, Ricardo Cavolo from Spain, Zio Ziegler from the USA, Fuco Ueda from Japan, Raymond Lemstra from the Netherlands, João Ruas from Brazil and many others – all show exceptional talent, distinctiveness and courage in their approach to their work. Divided into three thematic chapters – ‘Draw’, ‘Paint’ and ‘Make’ – this book focuses not only on the handmade and the hand-drawn but also the unusual techniques and unconventional approaches to the media used. The work is experimental and multifaceted – involving painting, illustration, sculpture, installation, mural art, tattoo art, cartoons, animation, textile art, and sometimes all of these things in one go – and many of the artists could be equally at home in any one of these categories. Make Your Mark is an inspirational guide for practitioners, students and fans as well as anyone in commercial branding and communications not frightened by integrity.

By the same author:

ISBN 978 0 500 239223 £29.95

ISBN 978 0 500 289914 £24.95




The official, definitive visual history of Motown, the most successful independent record company in the world, beautifully produced with an acetate jacket. Adam White has written about music and the music industry for more than 40 years, and was vice-president of communications at Universal Music Group International from 2002 to 2012. Barney Ales was Berry Gordy’s indispensable right-hand man and Motown’s ultimate insider. He was Motown’s president from 1975 to 1978. Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones’ former manager, worked as a producer for Motown’s Rare Earth label during the early 70s.

Motown The Sound of Young America Adam White with Barney Ales | Foreword by Andrew Loog Oldham 20

Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company that became a prolific and hugely successful production line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music through the 60s, 70s and 80s. Featuring extensive specially commissioned photography of treasures gathered from the archives, this landmark publication also captures the graphic and design iconography that underpinned Motown’s extraordinary creativity. Packed with fresh insights gleaned from scores of interviews with key players, this exceptional and revealing book delves into the workings of the Motown machine and details how a dedicated team of backroom believers, white and black, turned a small family business into a popular music powerhouse. This was the home of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, The Temptations and many more. Motown: The Sound of Young America is a spectacular labour of love befitting an incredible story.

Over 1,000 illustrations 27.7 x 21.6cm 400pp ISBN 978 0 500 518298 March £39.95

Publication coincides with the opening of Motown: The Musical in London’s West End in spring 2016 and a sell-out US tour that returns to Broadway in summer 2016.




A bold anthology that explores how photographers worldwide are tackling the maelstrom of family life. Sophie Howarth is a writer, teacher, curator and entrepreneur based in London. Co-founder of The School of Life, she has also been Curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern and an Associate Curator for Artangel. Stephen McLaren is a widely exhibited photographer, writer and curator based in San Francisco. Howarth and McLaren are co-authors of Street Photography Now, also published by Thames & Hudson.

Family Photography Now

329 illustrations 24.0 x 27.0cm 240pp ISBN 978 0 500 544532 May £29.95

Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren


Family Photography Now presents 40 international image-makers who have turned their lens on the complex dynamics of the family, whether their own or other people’s. In these pages you will find Swedish stay-athome dads and Congolese first-time mothers, families with same-sex parents and families with identical twins, blended families and extended families, portraits made via Skype and portraits of imaginary families. Sophisticated art projects appear alongside highly personal images, many never before published in book form. From Magnum member Trent Parke’s darkly amusing shots of life in suburban Australia and Denis Dailleux’s portraits of Egyptian bodybuilders and their mothers to Elina Brotherus’s devastating records of failed IVF and Nadia Sablin’s elegy to her elderly aunts in rural Russia, this book takes readers on powerful journeys that are by turns moving, funny, thoughtprovoking and inspiring, encouraging us to reflect on how we photograph our own families. Complete with profiles revealing each photographer’s story and working methodology, and two essays analyzing the complications of family attachments and the ways in which these have been captured in photography of many genres and moods, this book will appeal to photographers both professional and amateur, and to anyone who has ever been intrigued by the dramas that are ordinarily played out behind closed doors.

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ISBN 978 0 500 289075 £19.95




New in Thames & Hudson’s acclaimed ‘Photofile’ series, a book on Marc Riboud, best known for his trenchant photoreportage in the Far East. Marc Riboud is a French photographer, best known for The Three Banners of China, Face of North Vietnam, Visions of China and In China.

62 photographs 19.0 x 12.5cm 144pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 411117 January £9.95

Marc Riboud Introduction by Marc Riboud


Photofile brings together the best work of the world’s greatest photographers, in an attractive format and at an affordable price. Handsome and collectable, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full page reproductions, a critical introduction and a full bibliography. The series was awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography, New York. This new book in the series focuses on Magnum member Marc Riboud, who has travelled the world over the course of a highly distinguished career, from Europe to the Middle East and from Vietnam to the United States. Repelled by violence, indifferent to the pursuit of ‘events’, yet irresistibly drawn by the desire to see, he is a reporter under the spell of life itself. Whether covering the Cultural Revolution or the Soviet Union before perestroika, he waits for the inner truth to ‘rise to the surface of things’. These photographs reveal his intense awareness of the innate power of each image.

Also available in the Photofile series: Berenice Abbott | Araki Peter Beard | Guy Bourdin Bill Brandt | Brassaï Robert Capa | Lewis Carroll Henri Cartier-Bresson | Elliott Erwitt Walker Evans | Found Photography Bruce Gilden | Ernst Haas André Kertész | Josef Koudelka Jacques Henri Lartigue | Saul Leiter Magnum Photos | Don McCullin Duane Michals | Sarah Moon Daido Moriyama | Helmut Newton Gordon Parks | Anders Petersen Man Ray | Sebastião Salgado Edward Steichen | Surrealist Photography Joel-Peter Witkin


Charles Fréger, the photographer behind Portraits in Lace and Wilder Mann, brings his inimitable eye to unfamiliar Japanese folk rituals. Charles Fréger is a photographer based in Rouen, France. Internationally acclaimed for his subtle and poetic portraiture, he is the author of Portraits in Lace, nominated for the Deutsche Börse Foundation photography prize, and the bestselling Wilder Mann.

c. 200 illustrations 23.0 x 18.0cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 544594 June £24.95

Yokainoshima: Island of Monsters Japanese Folk Rituals Charles Fréger In rural Japan the passage of the year is marked by festivals and rituals that have changed little for centuries. Elaborate outfits, crafted from textiles as well as branches, straw and elements sourced from the natural environment, are donned in agricultural and fishing communities throughout Japan to celebrate seasonal rites of fertility and abundance. Yokainoshima (literally ‘island of monsters’) explores the extraordinary range of masks, costumes and characters that reappear with each returning season. Charles Fréger’s photographs combine acute documentary attentiveness with individual portraiture in an entirely fresh and distinctive style. Toshiharu Ito and Akihiro Hatanaka, both specialists in Japanese folk culture and anthropology, analyse Fréger’s photographs, setting the huge variety of eclectic clothing in ethnographic context and describing the local festivals, dances and rituals. A final illustrated reference section describes individual costumes and masks. This compelling sequence of new portraits will enthral followers of folk traditions, but more especially marks an exciting new departure by this internationally acclaimed photographer.



Presents the results of the World Press Photo contest, described by the British Journal of Photography as ‘the premier competition for photojournalism and reportage’. Kari Lundelin works for World Press Photo.

Illustrated throughout 29.7 x 23.0cm 160pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 970737 May £18.95

World Press Photo 16 Edited by Kari Lundelin


Since 1955, the annual World Press Photo contest has set the standard in visual journalism. The competition is universally recognized as the definitive competition for photographic reportage. Publishing the results of the latest annual World Press Photo Contest, this exceptional book contains the very best press photographs from 2015 – pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers and magazines throughout the world. Selected from thousands of images, these prizewinning photos capture the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year.

‘Some of the very best work being done around the world today’ News Photographer

‘Will amuse, sadden, console and ultimately teach you much about this world of ours’ Popular Photography


A chronicle of the history of photography from its invention to the present as told through the rich holdings of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Sarah Greenough is senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

326 illustrations 28.5 x 29.8cm 336pp ISBN 978 0 500 544525 April £40.00

The Altering Eye Photographs from the National Gallery of Art Sarah Greenough et al In 1949 Georgia O’Keeffe chose the National Gallery of Art as the custodian of more than 1,600 photographs by Alfred Stieglitz – the Key Set, as it has become known. With the formation in 1990 of the Gallery’s department of photographs under Sarah Greenough, the collection has grown to nearly 15,000 works of art, an assemblage that both charts the development of the medium and reveals the beauty and dynamic versatility of photography over more than 175 years. The Altering Eye presents some of the most significant and compelling photographs acquired over the years, ranging from experimental photographs made in the earliest years of the medium’s history to contemporary pieces that reset the ways in which photography shapes our experience of the modern world. To guide the reader on this walk through the history of the medium are members of the curatorial team that established the National Gallery’s international reputation for photography exhibitions and publications over the past 25 years, ever advancing the recognition of photography as a fine art.



A visual survey of the intimate relationship between the world’s best photographers and the exciting and multifaceted sport of cycling. Guy Andrews is the founder and former editor of highly respected Rouleur magazine. He is the author of several books, including The Custom Road Bike and Bike Mechanic.

c. 200 photographs 26.0 x 25.8cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 544570 April £32.00

Magnum Cycling Guy Andrews


It’s no surprise that some of the world’s finest photographers have worked in and around a bicycle race at some point in their careers. Cycling provides the perfect subject for reportage, social documentary and street photography because it happens in real time and real life. It isn’t a traditional stadium or circuit sport: the action happens on the street outside your house, in city centres where people live or in the mountains where people go to escape. The accessibility of cycling and photography means they share interesting parallels, culturally and historically. The Magnum archive contains work that is exceptional on both counts. This book is grouped into thematic chapters, each featuring one ‘story’ of an iconic moment, event or scene: the Tour de France, track racing in the velodrome, winter training and the revelry of the fans and crowds. Images are by a variety of iconic photographers, including Henri CartierBresson, Robert Capa, Guy Le Querrec and Harry Gruyaert. This publication is a celebration of the great artists who have captured those most fugitive of moments in cycling: the personalities, emotions and human endurance.

Turn to p.78 to find more from Magnum.




An authoritative directory of over 300 type terms, from Bembo to X-height. Tony Seddon is a freelance designer, project manager and writer. He has written or co-written nearly ten books, among them Type Team, Greetings from Retro Design and The Evolution of Type, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Illustrated throughout 22.9 x 13.3cm 192pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292297 June £14.95

Let’s Talk Type An Essential Lexicon of Type Terms Tony Seddon 30

Why is Helvetica used for airport signs – and who designed Arial? What exactly is hand lettering? Which fonts tend to work best for emails, and what font is used on New York street signs? Let’s Talk Type answers all of these questions and more in one easy-touse typography primer. With a clear ‘What Is?’ and ‘Why Use It?’ approach to the subject, it will help the reader to identify fonts and to choose the perfect type treatment for their message. It also tells the stories behind famous fonts. An essential companion for anyone who writes or designs – whether for the web or print – this authoritative resource will save readers the hassle of navigating badly informed web content, and provides a designconscious approach to the subject.


An international visual survey of minimalism in contemporary graphic design. Stuart Tolley is an art director, graphic designer and author of Collector’s Edition, also published by Thames & Hudson. He is the founder of Transmission, a creative agency that specializes in the art direction and implementation of visualculture books, magazines and digital media.

400 illustrations 25.0 x 19.5cm 288pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292198 March £24.95

MIN The New Simplicity in Graphic Design Stuart Tolley

By the same author:

ISBN 978 0 500 517574 £29.95

As creatives take contemporary design in fresh and exciting directions, they are also waving goodbye to the ornate patterns that have saturated our visual culture for the past decade. MIN is the first thorough look at this rebirth of simplicity in graphic design. It showcases around 150 outstanding minimalist designers working across a wide range of formats and media – from independent magazines and album covers to corporate identity and branding. Only the finest international examples from the last three years are included, ensuring that MIN is at the vanguard of this exciting new movement. With more than 400 original photographs exclusive to the book, each accompanied by a commentary on the design and production processes involved, MIN shows the creative possibilities that design for print continues to offer in the digital age. It is both an invaluable source of inspiration and a visual reference for all professional and student graphic designers.



An exploration of the past, present and future importance of the modular in architecture and design. Burkhard Meltzer is a curator and writer for such magazines as Kunstbulletin, frieze and Spike. He is the author of Ana and, with Tido von Oppeln, edited It’s Not a Garden Table: Art and Design in the Expanded Field. Tido von Oppeln also edited the book Totem and Taboo: Complexity and Relationships between Art and Design. He has been a lecturer in design theory and history in Lucerne and Zurich since 2009.

c. 400 illustrations 24.0 x 16.0cm 288pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292358 April ÂŁ24.95

Rethinking the Modular Edited by Burkhard Meltzer and Tido von Oppeln


The modular did not have to be invented: it can be found everywhere. We divide surfaces into grids, spaces into parts, time into rhythmic units. Modular structures are also increasingly being recognized as a way of communicating, where the aim is not to construct a universal principle but to facilitate interplay between different systems. Building on the visionary design system that architect Fritz Haller and engineer Paul Schärer developed in 1965 for Swiss furniture company USM, Rethinking the Modular brings together specially commissioned essays and interviews with leading designers, architects and thinkers to present the wide-ranging importance and influence of modular design produced over the past fifty years. In revealing the broad possibilities created by balancing structure with flexibility, the timely publication redefines the place of modularity in modern design history, and offers a rich resource for designers today.


Two acclaimed surveys of the use of wood and brick in buildings around the world, now available in a compact new format.

Architecture in Wood


A World History

A World History

Will Pryce

James W. P. Campbell and Will Pryce

‘A tour de force’ The Architects’ Journal

‘Wonderful ... highly seductive for any architect, with page after page of beautiful large photographs of every conceivable way of using brick ... the pictures, juxtapositions and themes are compelling’ RIBA Journal

‘Beautiful and intelligent … Pryce’s inspirational photographs make you want to leap on a plane and go in search of the fabulous structures he describes’ Time Out

Will Pryce explores the extraordinary variety of buildings that have been made from mankind’s oldest and most sustainable building material. Organized geographically, this remarkable study covers a rich variety of cultures and building types, from temples and churches to houses and airports, offering fascinating insights into the aesthetic and technical diversity of wooden architecture worldwide.

Will Pryce, a trained architect and awardwinning photographer, is co-author of Brick, Masterworks of World Architecture, Big Shed and The Library, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Over 400 illustrations 29.3 x 22.8cm 320pp ISBN 978 0 500 343180 April £24.95

This original and absorbing survey follows the story of brick from 10,000 BC to its use in modern and contemporary buildings by such masters as Alvar Aalto, Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano. On our journey we explore over 100 subjects and themes, including the vast baths and basilicas of ancient Rome, the wonders of medieval cathedrals in Europe, the majestic Mughal mosques of Iran and the Art Deco skyscrapers of North America. The versatility and beauty of brick is clearly demonstrated in this landmark publication. James W. P. Campbell is a Fellow in Architecture and the History of Art, Queens’ College, Cambridge. His books include Building St Paul’s and (with Will Pryce) The Library, both published by Thames & Hudson.

Over 600 illustrations 29.3 x 22.8cm 320pp ISBN 978 0 500 343197 April £24.95



The most up-to-date illustrated account of the work of one of the world’s most influential architects, by the man himself. Renzo Piano is a world-renowned architect, recipient of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, the AIA Gold Medal and many other prestigious awards. Kenneth Frampton is a distinguished critic, historian and the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, New York.

Over 1,000 illustrations 24.5 x 24.5cm c. 576pp ISBN 978 0 500 343104 June £45.00

Renzo Piano The Complete Logbook Renzo Piano | Foreword by Kenneth Frampton 34

Renzo Piano has created some of the most emblematic buildings of our age, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Shard in London, the Parco della Musica in Rome, and the New York Times Building in New York City. In the words of the Pritzker Prize jury, ‘The Pritzker Architecture Prize applauds Renzo Piano’s work in redefining modern and post-modern architecture. His interventions, contributions, and continued explorations to solve contemporary problems in a technological age, add to the definition of the art of architecture.’ Here, Renzo Piano presents in his own words the works on which he has built his reputation over a span of 50 years. Over 100 works are presented in more than 1,000 images, including photographs, drawings and sketches, both intimate and authoritative, all with commentaries by the architect that combine personal anecdote and technical description with original insights. This is an unmatched introduction to the work of one of the world’s most influential and inspiring architects.




The first monograph on Australian architect Peter Stutchbury, winner of the 2015 Gold Medal of the Australian Institute of Architects. Ewan McEoin is Senior Curator in the Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture, National Gallery of Victoria.

Illustrated throughout 28.0 x 22.0cm 300pp ISBN 978 0 500 500699 March £34.95

Under the Edge The Architecture of Peter Stutchbury Edited by Ewan McEoin 36

Peter Stutchbury’s award-winning architecture has stimulated an increasing awareness of the potential for designing with the Australian landscape and its environment. He has also enjoyed international acclaim through his success in the 2008 International Living Steel Competition for extreme climate housing in Cherepovets, Russia, and for his ‘Wall House’ in Japan for fashion designer Issey Miyake. Stutchbury carries forward the mantle of great Australian masters with whom he has worked, including Glenn Murcutt and Richard Leplastrier. Under the Edge brings his work to a wider global audience. It includes critical essays by Leplastrier and Brit Andresen, and by Ingerid Helsing Almaas, editor of Arkitektur N, the Norwegian Architectural Review. Stutchbury explains the underpinnings of his philosophy and practice in his own words. An overview of the seminal works of his early practice leads to the detailed presentation of 14 recent projects shown through texts, sketches, plans and new photography. They include his Invisible House in the Blue Mountains, which won 2014 House of the Year. The book concludes with an illustrated chronology of his entire corpus, with a section on his studio.

Includes texts by Lindsay Johnston, Brit Andresen, Richard Leplastrier, Ingerid Helsing Almaas and Peter Stutchbury.


The first complete overview of one of France’s most celebrated contemporary architects and his individualistic architecture and urban designs. Alexander Tzonis is Professor of Architectural Theory at Tsinghua University, China, and Emeritus Professor of Architectural Theory and Design Methods at the University of Technology in Delft. Kenneth Powell has published books on Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Will Alsop and John McAslan. He was co-author of The City of London and author of The Shard, both published by Thames & Hudson.

228 illustrations 32.0 x 22.5cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 343128 February £40.00

The Architecture of Jacques Ferrier Alexander Tzonis and Kenneth Powell Jacques Ferrier’s French pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010 was, along with Thomas Heatherwick’s ‘Seed Cathedral’, the most lauded and visited structure at the fair. It also encapsulated the key characteristics of Ferrier’s work: a deep interest in technology; the encouragement of social interaction through the use of courtyards, walkways and loggias; and the use of an external perforated ‘second skin’ that provides a filter for direct sunlight and an informal zone for social gathering while softening the transition from the building’s internal space and the outside world. This complete study of Ferrier’s work to date in Europe and Asia includes cultural buildings, ‘showcase’ headquarters (including those for Hachette Livres and Piper-Heidsieck Champagne), public buildings, offices, colleges, research centres and flagship stores. It also explores the idea of the ‘Sensual City’ that is central to Ferrier’s philosophy: that all buildings should thoroughly engage with the cities they inhabit. The Architecture of Jacques Ferrier is a major contribution to the debate about the nature and responsibility of architecture in an age of globalization.



Global star architect David Adjaye’s overview of buildings in 53 African cities, in a student-friendly format. David Adjaye’s array of private and public buildings – which include a médiathèque in London, a contemporary art museum in Denver and the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo – have brought him international critical acclaim. His previous books published by Thames & Hudson are David Adjaye: Houses and David Adjaye: Making Public Buildings. Peter Allison is an exhibition curator and teacher.

Adjaye • Africa • Architecture

Compact Edition

David Adjaye | Edited by Peter Allison

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The African continent contains some of the world’s most vibrant culture and creativity, and yet its buildings – vernacular, colonial or contemporary – have rarely engaged the interest of Western architects. David Adjaye, the first black architect to establish a truly global reputation in his field, has found endless sources of inspiration for his designs in the rich – and chequered – heritage of Africa’s teeming metropolises. His life’s dream was to return to the continent as an architect to document Africa’s built environment. Over a long decade, he tirelessly documented these dynamic, colourful cities, photographing thousands of buildings, sites and places, and letting each building speak for itself in telling contrast to a design world obsessed with photorealistic slickness. The resulting seven-volume work is one of the most original, ambitious and important architectural publications of our time, and has become an essential resource for all those interested in the burgeoning continent. This compact edition will make the fruits of this once-in-a-generation record available to a much wider audience, and will be a must-read for anyone wishing to gain an understanding of a unique architectural heritage overlooked for too long.

700 illustrations 24.0 x 20.0cm 400pp ISBN 978 0 500 343166 June £34.95

‘An interesting and rare insight into vernacular and colonial influences on Africa’s mushrooming metropolises’ RIBA Journal


A gripping account of living and working in a ravaged Syria, and the role architecture plays in whether a community crumbles or comes together. Marwa al-Sabouni has a PhD in Islamic Architecture and runs a private architectural studio in Homs, Syria. She started the first and only website dedicated to architectural news in Arabic, Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher specializing in aesthetics, with a particular interest in the Levant and architecture. His books include The Dictionary of Political Thought, A Land Held Hostage: Lebanon and the West and The Aesthetics of Architecture.

32 illustrations 23.4 x 15.6cm 184pp ISBN 978 0 500 343173 April £18.95

‘The moving record of one person’s effort to stay loyal to her homeland, at a time of great suffering and personal distress. It tells a painful and tragic story. But it is also the expression of a beautiful soul, who comes to us out of a confused and dreadful battle with a message of hope’ Roger Scruton

The Battle for Home Memoir of a Syrian Architect Marwa al-Sabouni | Foreword by Roger Scruton ’Everyone in Syria has lived this war. Every day people have fought for their lives, every day has brought a bid for survival, but it is not only bodies that suffer; souls, too, go through these battles, dying a thousand times in anticipation, only to rise up wearily to face another day.’ So begins the eyewitness account of Marwa al-Sabouni, a young architect based in war-torn Homs, on the country’s bitter conflict. Seen through the revealing lens of architecture and depicted with clarity, conviction and deep intelligence, she shares her personal experience of how the built environment directly affects the community that inhabits it, how the stage for civil war has long been set in her country, and how architecture might play a role in reversing the damage. The Battle for Home reveals uncomfortable truths and asks important questions, but ultimately offers hope, for rebuilding both a proud country and a much-needed sense of identity.



An all-in-one introduction to combining traditional drawing techniques with computer-aided design. Edward Hutchison is principal of his own successful landscape design practice in London. He was previously an associate of Foster & Partners.

513 illustrations 27.0 x 25.0cm 240pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 289549 January £22.50

Drawing for Landscape Architecture

New in paperback

Sketch to Screen to Site Edward Hutchison 40

Now available in paperback, Drawing for Landscape Architecture reintroduces the importance of learning to ‘see by hand’, to visualize large-scale design schemes and explain them through drawing, before using the digital tools that are so crucial to efficient building solutions. It combines traditional drawing techniques with those from CAD rendering, guiding readers from their very first impression of a site, through concept and schematic design and client presentation to construction and site drawings, concluding with two case studies that show the entire process and final result. Just as hand-drawing has once again become central to design courses around the world, this publication celebrates the best aspects of traditional techniques while incorporating them into today’s digital design methods.

‘Only the most digitally addicted need refuse Hutchison’s inviting manual of how to design grandly, thinking initially with colour pencil in hand’ Best Architecture Books of 2011,


A hugely ambitious overview of human intervention on the landscape, from ancient times to the most contemporary manifestations – the first new significant narrative to be published in over a generation. Christophe Girot is Chair of Landscape Architecture in the Department of Architecture of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), and former Chair of the Department of Landscape Design at the École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage in Versailles.

c. 670 illustrations 30.0 x 25.0cm 352pp ISBN 978 0 500 342978 May £45.00

The Course of Landscape Architecture A History of our Designs on the Natural World, from Prehistory to the Present Christophe Girot In many ways the history of civilization is a history of our relationship with nature and our environment. The Course of Landscape Architecture sets out to chronicle this intimate connection, drawing on all aspects of mankind’s creativity and ingenuity to bring together the key stories that have shaped our manmade landscapes. In twelve chapters arranged chronologically, taking in agriculture and archaeology, art and architecture, religion, cultural and design history, and technology, Christophe Girot, an acclaimed expert in the field, skilfully weaves together the subject’s many strands. With hundreds of photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, plans, diagrams and specially produced 3D reconstructions, the book presents a huge range of landscapes and projects. Case studies drawn from across the planet – from the Avebury stone circle in England to the Renaissance Villa Lante in Italy, from the walled garden of Bagh-i Fin in Iran to landscaping an artificial mound at Sigirino, Ticino in Switzerland – provide iconic examples of key moments in this story. Chronologically and thematically comprehensive, The Course of Landscape Architecture will be essential reading for students and professionals working in the built world.



The first overview of the increasingly popular practice of uniting digital design and fabrication technologies with hands-on building techniques. Mark Burry is professor and director of SIAL and founding director of RMIT’s Design Institute. He is currently using digital technology to help complete the Sagrada Família in Barcelona. Jane Burry is a research fellow at RMIT’s Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) in Melbourne. Their previous books include The New Mathematics of Architecture, also published by Thames & Hudson.

Prototyping for Architects Mark Burry and Jane Burry


Prototyping has always been an essential part of both the architect’s and the designer’s repertoire, and contemporary prototyping techniques are transforming the way they work in myriad exciting ways. This book is a comprehensive, fully illustrated survey of the ways in which the latest prototyping technologies have become central to architectural design. It is divided into three main sections: an introduction that charts the rise of prototyping in design history, more specifically in architecture; an overview of techniques; and a survey section featuring 50 projects. A reference section includes a glossary of technical terms. With a focus on the real-world use of prototypes by a wide range of established and cutting-edge practices, this is an information-rich and inspirational resource for architecture students, practising architects and anyone interested in the future of design.

550 illustrations 23.5 x 21.7cm 272pp ISBN 978 0 500 343050 May £36.00


A global overview of the most exciting lighting designs for interior spaces, featuring the latest interactive technologies, energy-efficient systems and otherworldly experiences. Anna Yudina is co-founder and editor-in-chief of MONITOR magazine, which focuses on innovations in contemporary architecture and design. She is the curator of a number of international architecture and design exhibitions, including shows on Zaha Hadid and Jakob + MacFarlane, and is the author of Furnitecture, also published by Thames & Hudson.

400 illustrations 23.5 x 21.7cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 518342 February £32.00

Lumitecture Illuminating Interiors for Designers and Architects Anna Yudina Light makes an architectural space livable, shapes it and guides us within it. The role of light reaches well beyond practical needs to create environments, emotions and spatial illusions. Today, as our homes and buildings have become increasingly interactive and connected to the ‘Internet of things’, the creative possibilities are growing exponentially. This timely publication captures the most imaginative ideas at the dawn of an exciting new era. Some 200 projects are organized into three sections, which consider the central effect produced in each case: lighting that transforms space; lighting that alters the experience of time; and lighting that evokes emotion or psychological change. Projects range from design solutions – practical applications and techniques for improving the ambience and function of our spaces for living and working – to highly experimental or immersive experiences that induce physiological responses or use entirely new sources of light, such as bioluminescence or rarefied gasses. The glow from every page of this dense visual and design resource will provide endless inspiration for the next generation of designers and space-makers.



An all-you-need guide for anyone interested in the history and aesthetic of Scandinavian design. Sonia Lucano writes widely on crafts and interior design. She is the author of numerous books on the subject, including Tote Bags in Thames & Hudson’s new ‘Craft Studio’ series (see p.74).

Over 150 illustrations 28.5 x 22.0cm 192pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292396 February £16.95

Interior Inspiration: Scandinavia Sonia Lucano


Natural materials, neutral colours, elegant lines: the Scandinavian look is one of the most popular in contemporary interior design. Rooted in the desire to create beautiful everyday objects that are practical, affordable and accessible to all, which emerged in Scandinavia during the 1930s, it is the embodiment of a cultural mindset that values the collective over the individual, shared by all five Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland. This book is both an introduction to the history of Scandinavian design and a style sourcebook. Featuring concise profiles of such great designers as Arne Jacobsen and Stig Lindberg, and such key furniture and textiles manufacturers as littala and Marimekko, it also includes 30 step-by-step DIY projects that show readers how to customize furniture and objects in the Scandinavian way. Designed in the style of a magazine to reflect its functionality, this book is a rare combination of information and practical advice, which is sure to seduce anyone enamoured of Scandi style.




The essence of elegant 21st-century living in Sri Lanka, captured in glorious photographs. James Fennell’s photographs have appeared in many books, including Living in Sri Lanka, The Irish Pub and The Irish/Scottish/English Country House (2011, 2012, 2013), all published by Thames & Hudson. Tom Sykes is the author of several books, including Sini Sana: Malaysian Travel Stories.

350 illustrations 28.0 x 26.0cm 208pp ISBN 978 0 500 518403 March £28.00

At Home in Sri Lanka James Fennell and Tom Sykes


A decade after the publication of Living in Sri Lanka, James Fennell revisits the ‘Paradise Isle’ to discover exactly what it is that makes a great Sri Lankan home. Travelling with Tom Sykes, he has visited numerous houses and taken hundreds of photographs, as well as interviewing owners, interior decorators, architects, stylists and designers. From the colonial grandeur of actress Gillian Anderson’s secluded retreat and the sumptuous Wallawwa hotel to works by the celebrated architects Geoffrey Bawa and Anjalendran, the buildings in this book have one thing in common: they embrace the unpredictable natural environment, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living. Collectively, the 26 properties showcased in this book – the very best examples – capture the spirit of stylish Sri Lankan living.


An introductory history of haute couture in the 20th century, decade by decade. Emmanuelle Dirix is a lecturer at Chelsea College of Art & Design, Central Saint Martins, the Royal College of Art, and the Antwerp Fashion Academy. She has contributed to many fashion books, including Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers in Fashion and Unravel: Knitwear in Fashion.

166 illustrations 24.6 x 19.0cm 224pp ISBN 978 0 500 518076 February £18.95

High Fashion The 20th Century Decade by Decade Featured designers include: Jeanne Paquin | Jeanne Margaine-Lacroix Maison Lucile | Paul Poiret Jacques Doucet | Coco Chanel Jean Patou | Callot Soeurs Jeanne Lanvin | Madeleine Vionnet Elsa Schiaparelli | Adrian Madame Grès | Charles James Christian Dior | Hubert de Givenchy Cristóbal Balenciaga | Pierre Balmain Pierre Cardin | Emilio Pucci Yves Saint Laurent | Halston Ralph Lauren | Kenzo Christian Lacroix | Thierry Mugler Yohji Yamamoto | Gianni Versace Calvin Klein | Martin Margiela

Emmanuelle Dirix What defined the way women dressed in the 1930s? When did haute couture become off-the-peg? How did economic highs and lows influence style in the 1980s? High Fashion answers these questions and more by exploring fashion design in the 20th century, one decade at a time. Each chapter looks at the significant stylistic changes that occurred in one decade and places them in a wider cultural and socioeconomic context. The designers whose work best represents their era are profiled and their key looks deconstructed, from the vertical silhouette of the 1900s to minimalism in the 1990s. High Fashion combines thoughtful analysis with a carefully curated selection of archive images to create an invaluable resource for fashion students and a fascinating journey through 20th-century style for fashionistas. It reveals how styles have changed, what those changes tell us about individuals and society at that time, and how our current relationship with fashion was formed.



The definitive overview of Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel creations since his first show in 1983 – the first book in a new ‘Catwalk’ series. Patrick Mauriès is a writer and publisher of many notable titles on fashion and design, including Jewelry by Chanel and Choupette, also published by Thames & Hudson.

1,100 illustrations 27.7 x 19.0cm 632pp ISBN 978 0 500 518366 May £48.00

Chanel The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections Introduction by Patrick Mauriès 48

Ever since his first show for the house in 1983, Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel collections have consistently made headlines and dictated trends the world over. For the first time, the key looks of every Chanel collection ever created by Lagerfeld are gathered in a single volume, offering a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world’s most influential fashion brands and rediscover rarely seen collections. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house of Chanel, followed by a brief biographical profile of Karl Lagerfeld. It goes on to explore the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically and introduced by a short text unveiling each collection’s influences and highlights. Each collection is illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images, showcasing hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs – and of course the top fashion models who wore them on the runway, from Claudia Schiffer and Linda Evangelista to Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book. A treasure trove of inspiration, this richly illustrated publication will be the must-have reference for all fashion professionals and Chanel obsessives.




The only book to focus on the flamboyant wardrobe of Sir Cecil Beaton, whose life and photography are being celebrated afresh. Benjamin Wild is Guest Lecturer at Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design. A one-time lecturer in Medieval History at King’s College, London, he has become a leading authority on the history of fashion.

85 illustrations 30.6 x 22.9cm 144pp ISBN 978 0 500 518335 February £29.95

A Life in Fashion The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton Benjamin Wild | Foreword by Tim Walker 50

When Cecil Beaton died in 1980, it was not surprising that one of his tailors was telephoned with the news before Buckingham Palace, despite his close association with the Royal Family. From the moment he arrived at Cambridge University in 1922 wearing an evening jacket, red shoes, black-and-white trousers and a large cravat, to his first meeting with Greta Garbo ten years later in a ‘pristine white kid coat, sharkskin, and new white shoes and socks’, and his appearance nearly 40 years later at Truman Capote’s 1970 Black and White Ball, Beaton expressed a flamboyant sartorial nonchalance. He had accounts with many Savile Row tailors; he bought his hats from Herbert Johnson and Lock & Co, his shirts from Excello in New York; and the clothes he bought from Lanz of Salzburg are now, along with other elements of his wardrobe, in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and the V&A, London. His wardrobe went through many changes, beautifully documented and illustrated in this virtuoso study, which will delight and inform the big new audience for men’s clothes that are distinctive, supremely well made, and carry authority with style.


A revised edition of this dazzling showcase of contemporary custommade rings, featuring 100 entirely new designs. Nicolas Estrada is a Barcelona-based jewelry designer.

c. 600 illustrations 24.0 x 18.8cm 272pp flexibound ISBN 978 0 500 292402 May £19.95

New Rings

Revised edition

500+ Designs Nicolas Estrada

‘Fabulous … glorious and stunning photography that will wholly absorb you … A book to browse and learn from’ Making Jewellery

Rings symbolize many things. They can serve as personal statements, adornments, representations of a commitment, or a sentimental reminder. In the hands of the world’s most creative jewellers they transcend into works of art in endlessly intriguing ways. Now updated to include 100 entirely new designs, this marvellously illustrated survey showcases over 500 contemporary rings created by nearly 300 international designers. It is divided into five sections – one for each finger! The designers employ a breathtaking variety of techniques to create pieces ranging from traditional decorative rings to conceptual and abstract artworks, and use a wide range of materials including gold, platinum, precious stones, plastic, bones, fibre, wood, shells, plants and more. New Rings is both a wonderful snapshot of the work of the best art jewellers at work in the world today and a superb resource for jewelry lovers everywhere.



An encyclopaedic, continentwide survey of the textile traditions of Africa. John Gillow has spent decades studying, collecting and lecturing on textiles. His books published by Thames & Hudson include Arts & Crafts of India (with Ilay Cooper and Barry Dawson), Indian Textiles (with Nicholas Barnard), Traditional Indonesian Textiles and World Textiles (with Bryan Sentance).

585 illustrations 27.7 x 21.6cm 240pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292211 January £19.95

African Textiles

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Colour and Creativity Across a Continent John Gillow 52

Now available in a compact paperback edition, this book remains the most comprehensive survey of African textiles on the market today. It illustrates in over 570 colour photographs the traditional, handcrafted, indigenous textiles of the whole continent. Covering the handmade textiles of West, North, East, Central and Southern Africa, it showcases the vast array of techniques used as well as the different types of loom, materials and dyes that help to create these sumptuous textiles. Among the techniques covered are stripweaving and cut-pile embroidery, tie-and-dye, stitched resist, appliqué, bead, shell and feather work. With a glossary and map, a guide to collections open to the public, and suggestions for further reading, this book provides a wealth of information on the rich art of African textiles.

‘Really does span a whole continent … useful and fascinating’ Craftsman Magazine


The first book on the traditions and embroidery of the Banjara, an ethnic group composed of nomadic tribes found throughout the Indian subcontinent. Charllotte Kwon is director of the Maiwa Textile Symposium, owner of Maiwa Handprints Ltd, and director of the Maiwa Foundation. Tim McLaughlin is a professional photographer and writer who has collaborated with Charllotte Kwon on four documentary films.

Over 300 illustrations 30.5 x 22.9cm 192pp ISBN 978 0 500 518373 February £29.95

Textiles of the Banjara Cloth and Culture of a Wandering Tribe Charllotte Kwon and Tim McLaughlin | Foreword by Rosemary Crill The Banjara – an ethnic group composed of nomadic tribes, found throughout the Indian subcontinent – are renowned for their highly colourful textiles, often embellished with mirrors and intricate embroidery and produced using natural resources. Created to satisfy the needs of the tribe, and occasionally incorporating shells, beads, mirrors and tassels for decoration, the Banjara technique is unique in India and a celebration of the strength of the women who practise it. This is the first book to be devoted to the traditions and embroidery of the Banjara, illuminating their history and investigating their genetic and linguistic links with the European Roma. Photographs by documentary photographer Tim McLaughlin illustrate the highest-quality pieces of Banjara embroidery and costume, both historic and contemporary. The foreword is by Rosemary Crill, a senior curator in the Asian department at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.



Luxury, artistry and Indian tradition: a fanfare for dazzling high fashion, in a sumptuous new revised edition.

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla’s fashion creations are widely known throughout India. Their clothing designs have also appeared in prestigious stores worldwide, including Harrods and Harvey Nichols in London, and Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in New York.

414 illustrations 28.2 x 22.0cm 384pp ISBN 978 0 500 518410 May £29.95

India Fantastique Fashion

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Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla


Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla have built a decades-long partnership that has included designing for India’s leading actors and actresses, working with directors on costumes for epic Bollywood films, and building a brand that exudes luxury, artistry and Indian tradition. Known both for their fashion creations for men and women and for interior design, their reputation extends far beyond India: many international celebrities wear Jani-Khosla creations, among them Amitabh Bachchan, Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, and Sophie Marceau. Paramount in their work is their rediscovery and revival of traditional crafts, and the glorious ways in which they reinvent their heritage by redeploying Indian antiques, artefacts and vintage textiles. This volume, now available in a new affordable smaller format, and revised and updated with over 50 new photographs, is a reissue of the fashion volume from the existing two-volume publication India Fantastique. Gayatri Sinha’s text explains the backgrounds to Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’s success, complemented by numerous photographs from the duo’s private albums, including specially taken close-ups of exquisitely crafted details. It is a dazzling showcase for a whole new world of high fashion.


A pictorial survey of the rich use of floral motifs in the details of India’s architectural wonders, depicted through Henry Wilson’s photographs and drawings. Henry Wilson is well known as a photographer of architecture and interiors, with a special interest in India. He is the author of many books, including Benares, India Contemporary and Pattern and Ornament in the Arts of India, all published by Thames & Hudson. His drawings of Indian motifs inspired Osborne & Little to commission from him the Sariskar Collection of wallpaper designs.

350 illustrations 29.7 x 20.0cm 272pp ISBN 978 0 500 518397 March £32.00

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The Floral Patterns of India Henry Wilson Following the critical and commercial success of Pattern and Ornament in the Arts of India, Henry Wilson has turned, for this companion volume, to a single theme. But what a theme: the variety of floral motifs in the exquisitely wrought details of India’s architectural wonders is boundless, and one can only marvel at the way in which the basic elements of wood, stone and plaster have been transformed into masterworks of decorative art. From the illustrious Mughal Empire during its greatest period of monument-building and artistic creativity to the time of British rule, which brought with it an unprecedented period of peace that allowed great wealth to be concentrated on the arts, the richness of India’s architecture is overwhelming. Henry Wilson’s fine photographs reveals the skill, patience and imagination of the many thousands of craftsmen who have turned to floral motifs and rendered them with precision and life-enriching creativity. Juxtaposed with the photographs are Wilson’s own detailed drawings, all created by hand but with a stencil-like clarity that helps us understand the original historical patterns. The result is an invaluable sourcebook that will appeal not only to those interested in one of the world’s oldest civilizations and greatest cultures, but also to anyone seeking inspiration for their own graphic creations.



The very first guide to some of the most appealing and sought-after examples of portable Art Deco design. Rodney Capstick-Dale co-founded the original Albemarle Gallery, London, in 1987, where his interest in modern British art focused on early abstract painting of the 1920s and 1930s. Diana Capstick-Dale trained as a graphic designer in Lausanne before completing an MA degree in stage design and working as a set and costume designer.

350 illustrations 26.0 x 24.0cm 272pp ISBN 978 0 500 518311 April £34.95

Art Deco Collectibles Fashionable Objets from the Jazz Age Rodney and Diana Capstick-Dale 56

In the 1920s and 1930s Art Deco influenced everything from art and architecture, interiors and furnishings, automobiles and boats, to the small, personal objects that are part of everyday life. The items in this thematically structured book demonstrate Deco style at its most alluring. They were then the height of fashion, and to many they remain sought after as collectibles. They reveal an era of close cooperation between designers and manufacturers, who aimed to produce goods that were not only fit for purpose, but also well made and beautiful. Art Deco Collectibles showcases portable classics of avant-garde modern design from Britain, Europe and the United States. It is the first book to bring together the small collectibles – from cigarette cases and lighters to powder compacts and cosmetics accessories, watches, jewelry, even cameras. A testament to the style, glamour and sophistication of the Jazz Age, it will appeal both to collectors and to anyone with an interest in Deco style and the history of fashion, taste and design.

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One of the world’s finest collections of Persian manuscripts and miniature paintings. Adel Adamova is a curator at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Manijeh Bayani is a specialist in Persian epigraphy, based in London.

450 colour illustrations 27.6 x 21.9cm 552pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 970683 June £29.95

Persian Painting

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The Arts of the Book and Portraiture Adel T. Adamova and Manijeh Bayani 58

This is a luxuriously illustrated study of more than 40 extraordinary Persian miniature paintings, illuminated manuscripts and elaborately decorated bookbindings in The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, dating from the 11th century CE to the early 20th century. It includes rare examples from the pre-Mongol invasion period; fine illuminations of Qur’an manuscripts; Mu’nis al-Ahrar, an important early 14th-century anthology by Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din al-Jajarmi; material from dispersed manuscripts of Firdawsi’s Shah-nameh; two previously unpublished copies of Qazwini’s ‘Aja’ib al-Makhluqat; three copies of Nizami’s Khamsah; Sa‘di’s Golestan; and Jami’s Yusuf and Zulaykha and Subhat al-Abrar – as well as paintings from dispersed Safavid and post-Safavid albums, and 17th-century bookbindings and oil paintings from the Zand and Qajar periods.


The first-ever facsimile edition of one of the greatest and most beautiful medieval Hebrew treasures, central to the celebration of Passover. Professor Marc Michael Epstein is the Mattie M. Paschall (1899) and Norman Davis Chair of Religion and Visual Culture at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York. Raphael Loewe was Goldsmid Professor of Hebrew at University College London and Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge. Jeremy Schonfield is Mason Lecturer and Supernumerary Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Eliezer Laine is an independent scholar based in New York. Ilana Tahan is Lead Curator, Hebrew and Christian Orient Studies, at the British Library, London.

120 illustrations 32.6 x 24.4cm 184pp slipcased hardback ISBN 978 0 500 110294 February £75.00

The Brother Haggadah A Medieval Sephardi Masterpiece in Facsimile Marc Michael Epstein, Raphael Loewe and Jeremy Schonfield With Eliezer Laine and Ilana Tahan The Haggadot commissioned by wealthy patrons in the Middle Ages are among the most beautifully decorated Hebrew manuscripts, and the Brother Haggadah – so-called because of its close relationship to the Rylands Haggadah in the collection of the John Rylands Library, Manchester – is one of the finest to have survived. Created by Sephardi – or Iberian – artists and scribes in Catalonia in the second quarter of the 14th century, it sets out the liturgy and sequence of the Passover Seder, a ritual feast by which Jewish families give thanks for the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt as described in the Book of Exodus. The manuscript prescribes all eight days of the associated feast, and includes liturgical poems, most of the morning liturgy, biblical readings and a previously untranslated commentary on the Haggadah. This finely produced facsimile edition includes an introduction by Marc Michael Epstein, who sets out the background to the Passover and provides an analysis of the manuscript’s iconographic scheme. Jeremy Schonfield focuses both on the texts and on how the manuscript was used as a physical object. Following are essays on the provenance of the Brother Haggadah by Ilana Tahan, and on the Shaltiel family, former owners of the manuscript, by Eliezer Laine. The book also contains a translation of the poems and commentary in the manuscript by the late Raphael Loewe.



The leading educational resource on what archaeologists do and how they do it, fully revised and updated. Colin Renfrew is Disney Professor Emeritus of Archaeology and former Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of many books, including Before Civilization and Prehistory. Paul Bahn is the author of numerous books, including the standard introduction to cave art, Images of the Ice Age.

c. 800 illustrations 22.9 x 18.7cm 672pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292105 January £32.00


Seventh Edition | Revised and updated

Theories, Methods and Practices Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn 60

Since its first edition, Renfrew and Bahn’s Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practices has been the leading textbook on modern archaeology. Structured around the key questions that archaeologists ask about the past, it provides coverage of all the major developments in methods, science, technology and theory. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with 16 new pages on the latest developments in archaeology, including: • Coverage of cutting-edge survey, excavation and recording techniques, including the use of drones and 3D modelling. • The latest scientific developments in archaeology, including genetic analysis and dating. • New discoveries such as a desert camp used by Lawrence of Arabia during his First World War campaigns, a 45,000-year-old anatomically modern human femur that has shed new light on our relationship to the Neanderthals, and evidence for the earliest use of fire, one million years ago in Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa. • Eleven new box features: Snow Patch Archaeology; Interpretation and Mapping from Aerial Images; Excavating an Urban Site; Conspicuous Ranking at Mississippian Spiro; Seasonality at Star Carr; Farming Origins: Jerf el Ahmar; Glassware from the Roman Mediterranean in Japan; The Ness of Brodgar: At the Heart of Ceremonial Orkney; Grauballe Man: The Body in the Bog; Richard III; CRM in Practice: The METRO Rail Project.

‘A student essential’

Current Archaeology

‘The most complete, wide-ranging and usable archaeological textbook in the world to date’ The Times Higher Education Supplement

‘Such a comprehensive and up-to-date resource on the subject that every student, or indeed any interested amateur, should really find a space on their shelf for this useful book’ Minerva




A fascinating exploration of Ireland’s rich mythological tradition, from the author of the highly acclaimed The Origins of the Irish. J. P. Mallory is a world expert on the interconnection of archaeology and linguistics and is the author of the standard work In Search of the Indo-Europeans and The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European. He has co-authored The Archaeology of Ulster and The Tarim Mummies and published numerous other works, including the hugely acclaimed The Origins of the Irish. He is Emeritus Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at Queen’s University Belfast and a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

In Search of the Irish Dreamtime Archaeology and Early Irish Literature J. P. Mallory 62

J. P. Mallory returns to the subject of the origins of the Irish to interrogate what he calls the ‘Irish Dreamtime’: the native Irish retelling of their own provenance, as related by medieval manuscripts. He attempts to explore the reality of this version of the earliest history of Ireland, which places apparently mythological events on a concrete timeline of invasions, colonizations and royal reigns that extends even further back in time than the history of Classical Greece. By comparing the world depicted in the earliest Irish literary tradition with the archaeological evidence available on the ground, Mallory explores Ireland’s rich mythological tradition and tests its claims to represent reality.

c. 65 illustrations 23.4 x 15.3cm 320pp ISBN 978 0 500 051849 May £18.95

‘Mallory’s wry, convivial style makes this complex account an effortless and enjoyable read’ Current Archaeology, on The Origins of the Irish

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A compact, portable guide for students, tourists and armchair travellers to read and understand commonly encountered Classic Maya texts. Michael D. Coe is an international authority in Maya studies. Among his previous books are Breaking the Maya Code, The Maya and The Art of the Maya Scribe. Mark Van Stone is the world’s leading interpreter of Maya calligraphic art.

Glyph illustrations throughout 23.3 x 15.4cm 176pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 285534 January £12.95

Reading the Maya Glyphs Michael D. Coe and Mark Van Stone

‘The best single introduction to Maya writing, one of the most beautiful but difficult scripts in the world. … If the reader wants to understand Maya writing – and begin a fascinating conversation with the past – then this is the book to buy’ Professor Stephen Houston, Brown University

In the recent past, a working knowledge of the Maya script has been confined to epigraphers, art historians and other specialists. Its very unfamiliarity to the general public, and the daunting aspect of its approximately 800 signs, have made the system appear more complex and arcane than it really is. Reading the Maya Glyphs is a handy guide to reading and understanding commonly encountered Classic Maya texts. Topics covered include the nature of the script, the intricate Maya calendar, dynastic and political texts, and every aspect of the natural and supernatural world in which the Maya lived. Written by the world’s leading authority in Maya studies, Michael D. Coe, and illustrated by the drawings of Mark Van Stone, one of America’s outstanding calligraphers, the book presupposes no previous training in Maya epigraphy or archaeology. Whether in the hands of visitors to the great Maya sites of Mexico and Central America or consulted by museum-goers, this guide should enhance their appreciation of some of the world’s greatest works of art and architecture.



Introducing a new publishing partnership with

2016 opens a remarkable new chapter for Thames & Hudson. Our founding mission was to provide a ‘museum without walls’. Today we are delighted to further this aim in helping the British Museum in their exceptional efforts to enthuse and educate the widest possible public worldwide. The co-branded list, which features British Museum adult titles related to the Museum’s exhibitions and collections, launches in May with the catalogue of the Museum’s major summer show.



Accompanies the BP exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds at the British Museum, set to be the most sensational underwater archaeology exhibition ever staged in the UK. Franck Goddio is President of the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology, and discoverer of the city of Thonis-Heracleion 7 km off the Egyptian shore in Abukir Bay. Aurelia Masson-Berghoff is the curator of the accompanying exhibition at the British Museum.

250 illustrations 28.8 x 25.3cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 051856 May £40.00

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The BP exhibition

Sunken Cities Egypt’s Lost Worlds

Edited by Franck Goddio and Aurelia Masson-Berghoff Beneath the waters of Abukir Bay, at the edge of the Nile Delta, lie the submerged remains of ancient Egyptian cities that sank over 1,000 years ago but were dramatically rediscovered in the late 20th century. Pioneering underwater excavations since the 1990s have yielded a wealth of ancient buildings and artifacts, including temples and monumental statuary, harbour installations, and no fewer than 69 shipwrecks. Some of the greatest of these treasures are to be exhibited in Britain for the first time in 2016. Through these outstanding finds, this book tells the story of how two iconic ancient civilizations, Egypt and Greece, interacted in the late first millennium BC, from the founding of Thonis-Heracleion, Naukratis and Canopus as trading and religious centres to the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great, through the ensuing centuries of Ptolemaic (Hellenistic) rule, to the suicide of Cleopatra, the last active pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt, and the ultimate dominance of Rome. Throughout, Greeks and Egyptians lived alongside one another in these lively cities, sharing their politics, religious ideas, languages, scripts and customs. Greek kings adopted the regalia of the pharaoh; ordinary Greek citizens worshipped in Hellenic sanctuaries next to Egyptian temples; and their ancient gods and mythologies became ever more closely intertwined. This book showcases a spectacular collection of artifacts, coupled with a retelling of the history and rediscovery of these lost cities by worldrenowned experts (including the sites’ long-term excavator), bringing the reader face-to-face with this vibrant and multi-cultural ancient society.



The only complete history of the Mediterranean from the man described by Andrew Roberts as ‘the greatest living historian of the Mediterranean’, now in paperback. David Abulafia has been Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge since 2000 and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge since 1974. He is the author of many books, including the award-winning The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean.

308 illustrations 28.0 x 21.9cm 320pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292174 February £16.95

The Mediterranean in History

New in paperback

David Abulafia


For over 4,000 years the Mediterranean was the centre of Western civilization. Geographically, it is a whole world in miniature, an inland sea whose shores encompass every type of terrain and climate. Historically, it has been the meeting-place of the cultures of Europe, Asia and Africa, the battleground of races and nations and the focus of three great religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. David Abulafia, doyen of Mediterranean scholars, has brought together a team of leading specialists from many countries to tell this enthralling and complex story as a connected narrative: from the physical setting, the prehistoric traders and the struggle between Phoenicians, Greeks and Etruscans ending in Roman victory, to the post-Roman nations, the Christian and Islamic powers, domination by England and France, and finally the 20th century, divided between war and mass tourism. This study covers all of recorded history, incorporating recent research and tools ranging from linguistics to underwater archaeology, accompanied by spectacular illustrations. Here is the only complete and up-to-date overview of one of the great themes of world history.

‘The illustrations are magnificent, and not just decorative, but mesh intelligently with the text’ The Sunday Times


The perfect pocket-size companion to the Greek myths and the landscapes and ideas that shaped them. David Stuttard is the author of several books on classical antiquity, including A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives and, with Sam Moorhead, The Romans Who Shaped Britain, both published by Thames & Hudson. He also works as a director, staging productions of Classical Greek plays.

70 illustrations + map 21.6 x 13.5cm 272pp ISBN 978 0 500 518328 March £14.95

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A Traveller’s Guide from Mount Olympus to Troy David Stuttard | Illustrations by Lis Watkins The Greek myths have a universal appeal, reaching far beyond the time and physical place in which they were created. But many are firmly rooted in specific settings: Thebes dominates the tragedy of Oedipus; Mycenae broods over the fates of Agamemnon and Electra; Knossos boasts the scene of Theseus’ slaying of the Minotaur; Tiryns evokes Heracles, who set out from its citadel on each of his twelve labours. This unique approach to Greek mythology takes the reader on a tour of 22 destinations in Greece and Turkey, recounting the classic tales and the history associated with each and highlighting features that visitors can still see today. It provides an account of all the major gods and stories from ancient Greek mythology, with the myths presented in the sequence in which most Greek writers imagined them, beginning with creation and the coming of the gods and ending with the return of Odysseus from Troy – and his visit to Hades. Drawing on a wide range of Classical sources and illustrated with specially commissioned drawings of landscapes, statues and vase paintings, this book is both a useful companion for modern visitors to the famous sites connected with Greek mythology and an enthralling imaginative journey for the armchair traveller.



A fascinating portrait of gay men and women whose lives have influenced society at large, as well contemporary gay culture. Robert Aldrich is Professor of European History at the University of Sydney. He is the author of The Age of Empires and editor of Gay Life and Culture: A World History, both also published by Thames & Hudson.

128 illustrations 19.8 x 12.9cm 304pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292310 January £12.99

Gay Life Stories

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Robert Aldrich


A collection of biographical essays on prominent gay figures, Gay Life Stories gives a voice to more than 80 people from every major continent and from all walks of life. It includes poets and philosophers, rulers and spies, activists and artists. Alongside such celebrated figures as Michelangelo, Frederick the Great and Harvey Milk are lesser-known but no less surprising individuals: Dong Xian and the Chinese emperor Ai, whose passion flourished in the 1st century BC; the unfortunate Robert de Péronne, first to be burned at the stake for sodomy; Katherine Philips, writing proto-lesbian poetry in 17th-century England; and ‘Aimée’ and ‘Jaguar’, whose love defied the death camps of wartime Germany. With many striking illustrations – including paintings, drawings, photographs and archival documents – Gay Life Stories will entertain, give pause for thought, and ultimately celebrate the diversity of human history.

‘A colourful compendium of same-sex love through the ages’ The Independent ‘An upbeat and inspirational take on the heroes and heroines from history who have pushed a same sex love agenda’ Gay Times


A groundbreaking survey of the cultural, political and social impacts of major earthquakes of the modern era. Andrew Robinson has written more than 25 books, including The Scientists, India: A Short History and Cracking the Egyptian Code. A former literary editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement, he is a regular book reviewer for newspapers, magazines and journals.

14 illustrations & 1 map 23.4 x 15.3cm 256pp ISBN 978 0 500 518595 April £18.95

Earth-Shattering Events Earthquakes, Nations and Civilization Andrew Robinson

‘A truly welcome, and refreshing, study that puts earthquake impact on history into a proper perspective’ Amos Nur, author of Apocalypse: Earthquakes, Archaeology, and the Wrath of God

From antiquity until the present day, on every continent, human beings have made a Faustian bargain with the risk of periodic devastation by earthquake. Today around half of the world’s largest cities – as many as 60 – lie in areas of major seismic activity. This book seeks to understand exactly how human agency and great earthquakes have interacted, not only in the short term but also in the long perspective of history. For over the long term, the impact of a great earthquake depends not only on the chance factors of its epicentre, magnitude and timing, but also on human factors: the political, economic, social, intellectual, religious and cultural resources specific to a region’s history. While physical devastation has in some times and places led to permanent decline and collapse, elsewhere earthquakes have presented opportunities for renewal, the cities they destroy proving to be extraordinarily resilient. After its wholesale destruction by an earthquake and fire in 1906, San Francisco went on to flourish, giving birth in the 1950s to the high-tech industrial area on the San Andreas fault now known as Silicon Valley. Each earthquake-struck society offers its own particular lesson; and yet, taken together, such earth-shattering events have important shared consequences for the world.



Deftly crafted dissectible female wax models take centre stage in this disquieting volume for The Sick Rose market. Joanna Ebenstein runs the Morbid Anatomy blog and website, and founded the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York. Ebenstein photographs, curates and collects artefacts, images and texts relating to curious collections, cabinets of curiosity, collectors and collecting, medical museums and museums of natural history.

300 illustrations 24.0 x 17.0cm 224pp ISBN 978 0 500 252185 May £19.95

The Anatomical Venus Joanna Ebenstein


Beneath the original Venetian glass and rosewood case at La Specola in Florence lies Clemente Susini’s Anatomical Venus (c. 1790), a perfect object whose luxuriously bizarre existence challenges belief. It – or, better, she – was conceived as a means to teach human anatomy without the need for constant dissection, which was messy, ethically fraught and subject to quick decay. This life-sized wax woman is adorned with glass eyes and human hair and can be dismembered into dozens of parts revealing, at the final remove, a tranquil foetus curled in her womb. Sister models soon appeared throughout Europe, where they not only instructed the specialist students, but also delighted the general public. The Anatomical Venus is a celebration of these female wax models and reveals their evolution from wax effigy to fetish figure and the embodiment of the uncanny. Since their creation in late-18th-century Florence, these enigmatic sculptures have seduced, intrigued and amazed. Today, they also confound, troubling the edges of our neat categorical divides between life and death, science and religion, body and soul, effigy and ecstasy, spectacle and education, kitsch and fine art. Skilfully written by a curator of the macabre, the beautiful and the spiritual, this is a meticulously illustrated survey of these anatomical odalisques and the cultural and artistic intersection they inhabit.

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A visual celebration of the world of cycling presented through the eyes and personal collection of Britain’s most successful and beloved fashion designer. Sir Paul Smith is one of the UK’s pre-eminent fashion designers, successfully exporting British style throughout the world. Richard Williams, the book’s editor, is a former chief sports writer of the Guardian.

400 illustrations 34.0 x 24.0cm 256pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292365 May £29.95

Paul Smith’s Cycling Scrapbook Paul Smith with Richard Williams


Had it not been for a serious crash in his teens, the fashion designer and style icon Paul Smith might have pursued a career as a racing cyclist. His sporting ambitions cut short, after a six-month spell in hospital he opened a small boutique in Nottingham in 1970. Today Sir Paul Smith is one of the UK’s leading designers, but he has never forgotten his love of cycling and has maintained a passion for the sport. In 2013 he was invited to design the legendary maglia rosa – the pink jersey worn by the leader of the Giro d’Italia – which was blessed by Pope Francis I and presented to the winner. This scrapbook showcases Paul’s favourite people, races and places in the cycling world through the images and personalities that inspired him. From his collection of cycling jerseys and his extensive library of cycling publications of the 1950s and 1960s to the inspiration he found in early heroes such as Fausto Coppi and Jacques Anquetil, his collaborations with bike-makers (Mercian, Condor, Gary Fisher and Pinarello) and his friendships with contemporary stars of the road and track, including David Millar, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, this is a personal and highly visual journey that connects Smith’s love of cycling with his love of design. Ultimately, this is not merely a book about one man’s enthusiasm for a sport, but an insight into how the people, stories and imagery that have profoundly influenced one of the most successful personalities in the design world.

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The definitive illustrated guide to the pocket square: the essential folds, etiquette and style. Alexander Phillips is a connoisseur of gentlemen’s tailoring and patterndesign, with years of patient experience of folding his own pocket squares.

100 illustrations 21.0 x 14.8cm 160pp ISBN 978 0 500 518861 April £9.95

The Pocket Square 22 Essential Folds Alexander Phillips When, where and how should a gentleman wear the perfect pocket square? This guide features the essential 22 pocket square folds, for linen, cotton and silk, from the simple and elegant ‘Presidential’ to the complex and flamboyant ‘Bouquet’ fold. As well as brief descriptions and advice on when to wear each style, the book provides easy-to-follow diagrams of how to wear each fold with panache. Style icons from every decade – Cary Grant, Oscar Wilde, the Duke of Windsor, Fred Astaire, JFK and Yves Saint Laurent – offer style inspiration. The Pocket Square is the essential gift for the fashion-conscious manabout-town wishing to experiment with the endless possibilities of this precious piece of fabric and turn it into the ultimate signature of their style.

‘Pocket handkerchiefs are optional, but I always wear one’ Frank Sinatra





A charmingly idiosyncratic A–Z of London in coronation year, first published in 1953 and now reissued with its original cover and illustrations by Edward Bawden. Edward Bawden (1903–1989) is one of the world’s best-loved illustrators and printmakers. He illustrated scores of books and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, the Leicester Galleries and, from 1968, at The Fine Art Society. Peyton Skipwith is the co-author of a dozen books, including Edward Bawden’s London, and is co-editor of the Design series ACC Books. His 20-year correspondence with Edward Bawden will be published next year by the Hand & Eye Press.

Illustrated throughout 17.8 x 11.0cm 144pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292471 April £6.95

London A to Z John Metcalf | Decorated by Edward Bawden With a new introduction by Peyton Skipwith First published in 1953, the year that saw thousands descend on London to watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, London A to Z is a lexicon of the city’s curiosities, from the Achilles statue in Hyde Park ‘erected by the women of England to honour (if not to resemble) the Duke of Wellington’, via greyhound racing, lost property offices and umbrellas, to zebra crossings (relative newcomers to London in 1953). Adorned throughout with Edward Bawden’s beautiful and distinctive illustrations, this charmingly idiosyncratic guide brings to life with a dry humour the London and Londoners of the day. More than 60 years have passed since it was first published and while many sights are now lost to time, this vintage guide continues to capture London in all its uniqueness. Now with a new introduction by Peyton Skipwith, a longstanding friend of Edward Bawden, here is essential reading for every metropolitan explorer!



Introducing Craft Studio, an up-to-the-minute craft series in tune with current trends. Each book features: • 20 DIY projects, from the introductory to the more advanced. • Practical tips and hints for making original designs without breaking the bank – or one’s spirit. • Easy-to-follow instructions and sleek colour photography.

Each book: c. 100 illustrations 22.5 x 17.0cm 72pp March £9.95


Decorating with Pompoms & Tassels

Corinne Alagille

Émilie Greenberg & Karine Thiboult-Demessence

ISBN 978 0 500 518441

ISBN 978 0 500 518908

Stamping & Printing

Tote Bags

Émilie Greenberg & Karine Thiboult-Demessence

Sonia Lucano

ISBN 978 0 500 518458

ISBN 978 0 500 518434





An ingenious take on the Rorschach Inkblot Test – a book packed full of blots that readers can transform into whatever they like. What is Hirameki? In Japanese, it means a flash of inspiration, which is just what artists Peng & Hu had when they saw a cow with a splotch that looked just like a famous filmstar – and realized that even the splodgiest blot could be easily turned into something amazing. Since then, their passion for collecting blots and dots has taken over their lives. Hirameki is set to be the creative phenomenon of 2016. Illustrated throughout 21.0 x 16.0cm 192pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292488 March £9.95

Hirameki Draw what you see Peng & Hu 78

• A fabulous art form for everybody: even the most inexperienced doodlers can produce hundreds of sensational scribbles. • Readers hone their Hirameki skills in seven sections, allowing them to progress from single drawings to complete blot-to-blot scenes. • Artists Peng & Hu guide the reader with prompts and hints. • Highly creative and a little bit anarchic, this is the perfect outlet for all those who are bored by drawing inside the lines.

C R E AT I V E A RTS From little lines... big results:



Magnum Gifts Magnum Photos Thames & Hudson has enjoyed exceptional success and critical acclaim in its collaborative ventures with Magnum Photos, the world’s most prestigious photo agency. Now, with its 70th anniversary approaching in 2017, Magnum Photos has combined forces with Thames & Hudson once more on a range of gifts. Each product is aimed at either active photographers or those who simply love great photography, and will connect the Magnum brand with a greater audience than ever before.

Magnum Photos: 3 Sketchbooks 80

Three sketchbooks – one plain, one gridded, one dotted – to enable all Magnum-inspired photographers to plan their next great work with ease. 21.0 x 14.8cm 48pp x 3 paperback ISBN 978 0 500 420348 March £9.95 inc VAT £8.29 exc VAT

Also available:

ISBN 978 0 500 288306 £24.95

ISBN 978 0 500 544310 £45.00


Magnum Photos: 100 Postcards A boxed collection of 100 postcards featuring the work of more than 65 Magnum greats, curated from the bestselling book Magnum Magnum. Each card: 15.5 x 10.0cm 100 postcards boxed ISBN 978 0 500 420362 March £16.95 inc VAT £14.13 exc VAT

Magnum Photos: Field Notebook A notebook for all active photographers to plan projects, make packing lists of all-important kit, and log notes and captions for every frame shot. 17.6 x 10.5cm 200pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 420355 March £12.95 inc VAT £10.79 exc VAT



Mid-Century Modern Gift Range The mid-20th century was one of the most popular, collectible and dynamic periods of international design. Drawing on the inventive style of the era, this range of gift products features exclusive illustrations of iconic mid-century designs rendered in a distinctive graphic style by Here Design, an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design studio. With text by Frances Ambler, contributing editor at Simple Things Magazine and guest editor at MidCentury Magazine, the products are as informative as they are beautiful.

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From Eames chairs to Poul Henningsen lamps, George Nelson clocks to Jens Risom tables, these postcards illustrate the full range of mid-century style. 100 postcards 15.5 x 10.0cm Boxed ISBN 978 0 500 420409 April ÂŁ14.95 inc VAT ÂŁ12.46 exc VAT


Mid-Century Modern Icons of Design Four concertina books with illustrations and descriptions of the stars of mid-century furniture and product design. Tables & Storage: 46pp Chairs: 62pp Lighting: 34pp Product & Industrial Design: 46pp 16.0 x 11.5cm Slipcased paperbacks ISBN 978 0 500 420393 April £14.95

Mid-Century Modern: 3 Notebooks Three stylish notebooks – one plain, one ruled, one squared: perfect for jotting down ideas and sketches. 83 20.0 x 14.0cm 3 x 48pp Bellybound paperbacks ISBN 978 0 500 420386 April £8.95 inc VAT £7.46 exc VAT


A boxed set of colour postcards displaying handpicked bicycles from one of the world’s greatest private collections.

100 postcards 10.0 x 15.5cm Boxed ISBN 978 0 500 420331 Out now £14.95 inc VAT £12.46 exc VAT

Cyclepedia 100 Postcards of Iconic Bicycles

84 82

• Presents 100 of the most significant, interesting and curious bicycles that the history of cycling has witnessed. • Each postcard features essential information about the model, with key facts and technical specifications. • Specimens range from those for use in the mountains, for racing and in the city, to tandems, kids’, folding, touring, cargo and curiosity bikes. • Perfect both for those already in the know and those yet to be converted.

‘The most beautiful, informative and deliciously lovely guide to bicycle design you can imagine … stunning’ Stephen Fry, of the Cyclepedia app

Also available:

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Six pop-up notecards, each featuring an icon of modern architecture. Corina Fletcher is a designer who specializes in pop-up books and paper engineering. Her recent work includes the pop-up edition of Guess How Much I Love You.

Each card: 15.0 x 21.0cm 6 notecards + 6 envelopes Boxed ISBN 978 0 500 420164 Out now £16.95 inc VAT £14.13 exc VAT

ArchiPops New Perspectives: Modern Corina Fletcher • An inventive collection of notecards that combines the magic of pop-ups with the beauty of contemporary architecture. • Perfect to send to friends or to keep as a lasting reminder of some of the world’s best-loved examples of modern design. • A fluorescent background adds depth and luminosity to each pop-up. • Each card features interesting facts about the building on its reverse, making these cards not just beautiful, but informative as well. • Featured buildings: • The Guggenheim Museum, New York • The Pompidou Centre, Paris • Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany • Sydney Opera House • Villa Savoye, Poissy, France • Royal Festival Hall, London



Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World A beautifully presented range of stationery for anyone interested in the natural world. Published in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, all products in the range are illustrated with exquisite and exotic images taken from the book Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World.

Five-Year Journal • Provides an elegant way to record experiences and thoughts. • No year is specified, so the user can start journalling any time. • Filled with beautiful seasonal illustrations and quotes. Illustrated in colour throughout | 18.0 x 14.0cm | 384pp Hardback, quarter-bound in imitation cloth with ribbon marker ISBN 978 0 500 420287 £14.95 inc VAT | £12.46 exc VAT

A6 Notebooks 86

• 3 notebooks: one lined, one gridded and one blank. • Each notebook has a different cover. 14.8 x 10.5cm | 64pp x 3 | paperback ISBN 978 0 500 420300 £6.95 inc VAT | £5.79 exc VAT

A5 Notebooks • 3 notebooks: one lined, one gridded and one blank. • Each notebook has a different cover. 21.0 x 14.8cm | 64pp x 3 | paperback ISBN 978 0 500 420294 £8.95 inc VAT | £7.46 exc VAT


20 Notecards • A beautiful set of notecards and envelopes. • Each notecard has a different illustration of a remarkable plant. • Presented in an attractive souvenir box. 15.8 x 11.3cm (each card) | 20 notecards & envelopes boxed | ISBN 978 0 500 420317 £12.95 inc VAT | £10.79 exc VAT

30 Postcards • High-quality postcards, each with its own unique illustration. • Presented in an elegant box. 14.8 x 10.5cm (each postcard) | 30 postcards | boxed ISBN 978 0 500 420324 £7.95 inc VAT | £6.63 exc VAT


Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World Helen and William Bynum

‘Beautiful … From rice to rhubarb and aloe to indigo, these plants make life work. And this book is one you should buy’ The Field ISBN 978 0 500 517420 £24.95


Quirky gifts featuring Susan Herbert’s much-loved paintings: perfect for cat-loving culture buffs and cultured cat-lovers everywhere.

Cats in Art: A6 Notebooks • 3 lined notebooks. • Each has a different painting by Susan Herbert on its cover. 14.8 x 10.5cm | 64pp x 3 | paperback ISBN 978 0 500 420263 £6.95 inc VAT | £5.79 exc VAT

Cats in Art: 20 Notecards • Individual notecards and envelopes. • Each features one of Susan Herbert’s paintings. • Pesented in an attractive box. 15.8 x 11.3cm | 20 Notecards | boxed ISBN 978 0 500 420270 £9.95 inc VAT | £8.29 exc VAT


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The Thames & Hudson Introduction to Art Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann and M. Kathryn Shields ISBN 978 0 500 239438 £39.95 hb

‘[Tells] you everything you ever wanted to know about art…’ The Times



Antony Gormley on Sculpture

Paul Cézanne

Alexandra Harris ISBN 978 0 500 518113 £24.95 hb

Antony Gormley | Edited by Mark Holborn ISBN 978 0 500 093955 £19.95 hb

Christopher Lloyd ISBN 978 0 500 093870 £24.95 hb



Bill Viola John Hanhardt | Edited by Kira Perov ISBN 978 0 500 093924 £40.00 hb

‘A useful study of an important artistic career’ The Sunday Times (Books of the Year) ‘His most comprehensive monograph’

‘Not only highlights the importance of the artist in the history of video, but also unravels the artist’s mind by sharing his inner dialogues with the reader’ Art Dependence


Piet Mondrian: The Studios

Art & Religion in the 21st Century

Joana Vasconcelos

Cees W. de Jong ISBN 978 0 500 239353 £29.95 hb

Aaron Rosen ISBN 978 0 500 239315 £32.00 hb

Enrique Juncosa and Crispin Sartwell ISBN 978 0 500 970720 £70.00 hb



Picturing People Charlotte Mullins ISBN 978 0 500 239384 £24.95 hb

‘Exciting … will leave you enthralled’ The Artist


Bio Art

Matisse in the Barnes Foundation

Art Since 1989

William Myers ISBN 978 0 500 239322 £29.95 hb

Edited by Yve-Alain Bois ISBN 978 0 500 239414 £175.00 hb

Kelly Grovier ISBN 978 0 500 204269 £12.95 pb



The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography Nathalie Herschdorfer ISBN 978 0 500 544471 £65.00 hb

‘A landmark publication for photography and one that will be read for years to come’ Black & White Photography

‘An indispensable resource for new readers and professionals alike … artfully presents just the right amount of information, with entries on artists and subjects not found in any other volume’ Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery


Lives of the Great Photographers

Lee Miller: A Woman’s War

Lois Greenfield

Juliet Hacking ISBN 978 0 500 544440 £28.00 hb

Hilary Roberts Introduction by Antony Penrose ISBN 978 0 500 518182 £29.95 hb

Lois Greenfield | William Ewing ISBN 978 0 500 518038 £39.95 hb



The World of Charles and Ray Eames Edited by Catherine Ince with Lotte Johnson ISBN 978 0 500 518304 £45.00 hb

‘Substantial and resplendent’ The Observer ‘A great resource’ Creative Review

94 Graphic Design

Thomas Heatherwick: Making

How To…

The Art of Typewriting

Thomas Heatherwick with Maisie Rowe ISBN 978 0 500 291962 £29.95 pb

Michael Bierut ISBN 978 0 500 518267 £30.00 hb

Marvin and Ruth Sackner ISBN 978 0 500 241493 £39.95 hb


Landscape Design

Landscape and Garden Design Sketchbooks Tim Richardson ISBN 978 0 500 518045 £29.95 hb

‘Stimulating in its exposition of how professionals use pencils, pens, chalk, crayons and paints as part of their armoury of design tools’ Garden Design Journal ‘Intriguing … the range of projects is vast’ English Garden

95 Architecture


Why You Can Build It Like That


Interior Design Close Up

John Zukowsky ISBN 978 0 500 291788 £9.99 flexi

Davina Jackson and Mary-Anne Kyriakou ISBN 978 0 500 343043 £32.00 hb

Dominic Bradbury and Richard Powers ISBN 978 0 500 517871 £24.95 hb



New Nordic Design Dorothea Gundtoft ISBN 978 0 500 518137 £19.95 flexi

‘Will open your eyes to the lesser-spotted Scandi brands’ The Irish Times


Decorative Arts


An Anthology of Decorated Papers


East End Fashionistas

P.J.M. Marks ISBN 978 0 500 518120 £38.00 hb

Edited by Anna Jackson ISBN 978 0 500 518021 £50.00 hb

Anthony Webb ISBN 978 0 500 292136 £14.95 flexi



Dior Jérôme Gautier ISBN 978 0 500 518069 £65.00 hb

‘Stylish … Jérôme Gautier weaves an engaging narrative using stories of the house’s designs, its patrons and its photographers’ Financial Times


Popular Culture


Sinatra 100

Olivier Dupon ISBN 978 0 500 517918 £48.00 hb

Charles Pignone | Forewords by Tony Bennett and Steve Wynn | Afterwords by Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr and Tina Sinatra ISBN 978 0 500 517826 £40.00 hb

James Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide to London James Sherwood ISBN 978 0 500 518281 £16.95 hb



Popular Culture

Mural XXL Claudia Walde ISBN 978 0 500 239308 £24.95 hb

‘Showcases the best large-scale graffiti around the globe, from a building-high portrait of architect Oscar Niemeyer in São Paulo to a huge upside-down alligator in Atlanta’ The Guardian


The World Atlas of Tattoo

Cats Galore

Dogs and Chairs

Anna Felicity Friedman ISBN 978 0 500 517864 £24.95 hb

Susan Herbert ISBN 978 0 500 239360 £14.95 hb

Cristina Amodeo ISBN 978 0 500 518168 £9.95 flexi



The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945 Laurence Ward ISBN 978 0 500 518250 £48.00 hb

‘Fascinating … This A-Z of destruction tells a powerful story’ The Times ‘An amazing visual record of what happened to London in the war, like a bullet-pocked wall on a huge scale’ Time Out

99 Archaeology



The Making of the Middle Sea

Across the Arctic Ocean


Cyprian Broodbank ISBN 978 0 500 292082 £24.95 pb

Sir Wally Herbert and Huw Lewis-Jones ISBN 978 0 500 252147 £24.95 hb

Steve Parker | Foreword by Alice Roberts ISBN 978 0 500 291733 £19.95 flexi



A Bigger Message 9 Abulafia, David 66 Adamova, Adel T. 58 Adamson, Glenn 17 Adjaye • Africa • Architecture 38 Adjaye, David 38 African Textiles 52 Al-Sabouni, Marwa 39 Alagille, Corinne 76 Aldrich, Robert 68

Decorating with Pompoms & Tassels 76 Dirix, Emmanuelle 47 Drawing for Landscape Architecture 40 Earth-Shattering Events 69 Ebenstein, Joanna 70–71 Eliasson, Olafur 4–5 Epstein, Marc Michael 59 The Essential Joseph Beuys 6 Estrada, Nicolas 51

Ales, Barney 20–21 Allison, Peter 38 The Altering Eye 27 The Anatomical Venus 70–71 Andrews, Guy 28–29 Archaeology 60–61 Archipops 85 Architecture in Wood 33 The Architecture of Jacques Ferrier 37 Art Deco Collectibles 56–57 Art in the Making 17 Artrage! 10–11 At Home in Sri Lanka 46

Family Photography Now 22–23 Fennell, James 46 Fletcher, Corina 85

Bahn, Paul 60–61 The Battle for Home 39 Bawden, Edward 75 Bayani, Manijeh 58 Borer, Alain 6 Borzello, Frances 12 Brick 33 Brooches 76 The Brother Haggadah 59 Bryan-Wilson, Julia 17 Burry, Jane 42 Burry, Mark 42 Campbell, James W. P. 33 Capstick-Dale, Diana 56–57 Capstick-Dale, Rodney 56–57 Cats in Art Gift Range 88 Chanel 48–49 Chineasy Everyday 2–3 Coe, Michael D. 63 The Course of Landscape Architecture 41 Craft Studio 76–77 Crill, Rosemary 53 Cyclepedia Postcards 84

The Floral Patterns of India 55 Frampton, Kenneth 34–35 Fréger, Charles 25 Fullerton, Elizabeth 10–11 Gay Life Stories 68 Gayford, Martin 9 Gillow, John 52 Girot, Christophe 41 Goddio, Franck 64–65 Goswamy, B. N. 15 Greek Mythology 67 Greenberg, Émilie 76 Greenough, Sarah 27 Grovier, Kelly 16 Herbert, Susan 88 Heymer, Kay 8 High Fashion 47 Hirameki 78–79 Hockney’s Portraits and People 8 Howarth, Sophie 22–23 Hutchison, Edward 40 In Search of the Irish Dreamtime 62 In the Gardens of Impressionism 14 India Fantastique Fashion 54 Interior Inspiration: Scandinavia 44–45 Jani, Abu 54 Kandinsky 7 Khosla, Sandeep 54 Kwon, Charllotte 53 Laine, Eliezer 59

Let’s Talk Type 30 A Life in Fashion 50 Livingstone, Marco 8 Loewe, Raphael 59 London A to Z 75 Loog Oldham, Andrew 20–21 Lucano, Sonia 44–45, 76 Lumitecture 43 Lundelin, Kari 26 Magnum Cycling 28–29 Magnum Gifts 80–81 Magnum Photos 80–81 Magnum Photos: 100 Postcards 81 Magnum Photos: 3 Sketchbooks 80 Magnum Photos: Field Notebook 81 Make Your Mark 18–19 Mallory, J. P. 62 Manco, Tristan 18–19 Masson-Berghoff 64–65 Mauriès, Patrick 48–49 McEoin, Ewan 36 McLaren, Stephen 22–23 McLaughlin, Tim 53 The Mediterranean in History 66 Meltzer, Burkhard 32 Metcalf, John 75 Mid-Century Modern Gifts 82–83 Mid-Century Modern Icons of Design 83 Mid-Century Modern: 100 Postcards of Iconic Designs 82 Mid-Century Modern: 3 Notebooks 83 MIN 31 Motown 20–21 Museo Nacional del Prado 13

Reading the Maya Glyphs 63 Remarkable Plants that Shape Our World Gift Range 86–87 Renfrew, Colin 60–61 Rethinking the Modular 32 Marc Riboud 24 Riboud, Marc 24 Robinson, Andrew 69 Schonfield, Jeremy 59 Scruton, Roger 39 Seddon, Tony 30 Seeing Ourselves 12 Sers, Philippe 7 ShaoLan 2–3 Skipwith, Peyton 75 Paul Smith’s Cycling Scrapbook 72–73 Smith, Paul 72–73 The Spirit of Indian Painting 15 Stamping & Printing 76 Stuttard, David 67 The BP exhibition Sunken Cities 64–65 Sykes, Tom 46 Tahan, Ilana 59 Textiles of the Banjara 53 Thiboult-Demessence, Karine 76 Tolley, Stuart 31 Tote Bags 76 Tzonis, Alexander 37 Under the Edge 36 Unspoken Spaces 4–5 Van Stone, Michael 63 Von Oppeln, Tido 32

New Rings 51 100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age 16 Peng & Hu 78–79 Persian Painting 58 Phillips, Alexander 74 Renzo Piano 34–35 Piano, Renzo 34–35 The Pocket Square 74 Powell, Kenneth 37 The Prado 13 Prototyping for Architects 40 Pryce, Will 33

Walker, Tim 50 Watkins, Lis 67 White, Adam 20–21 Wild, Benjamin 50 Williams, Richard 72–73 Willsdon, Clare A. P. 14 Wilson, Henry 55 World Press Photo 16 26 Yokainoshima: Island of Monsters 25 Yudina, Anna 43


Picture Credits On the cover: Front: from Family Photography Now, pp20–21. ‘On Street, Paris, 2013’ from series ‘Mady & Monette’. Photo © Maja Daniels. Back: from Make Your Mark, pp16–17. Gustavo Ortiz, ‘Self-portrait with Mask III, 2015’. pp2–3, Unspoken Spaces. p3, top: ‘Panoramic Awareness Pavilion’, © Rich Sanders. p3, bottom: ‘Your Rainbow Panorama’ © Lars Aarø. pp8–9, Artrage! p8: © Gavin Turk. Image courtesy of the artist. p9: Gillian Wearing, ‘Confess All On Video. Don’t Worry, You Will Be In Disguise. Intrigued? Call Gillian...’. 30 minutes colour video for monitor with sound, 1994. (MP-WEARG-00138). © the artist, courtesy Maureen Paley, London p11, The Prado. Diego Velázquez, Las Meninas, 1656. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado pp16–17, Make Your Mark. p17, Ricardo Cavolo, ‘Yorokobu’, 2012 pp18–19, Motown. p19, top left: CA/Redferns/Getty Images; top right: David Redfern/ Redferns/Getty Images; centre-left: © Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy; centre-right: John Olson/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images; bottom left: private collection pp20–21, Family Photography Now. p21, top: photo © Ariko Inaoka; bottom: photo © Patrick Willocq p23, Yokainoshima. Photo © Charles Fréger pp26–27, Magnum Cycling. p27, top: © Robert Capa/Magnum Photos; bottom: © Harry Gruyaert/Magnum Photos


pp32–33, Renzo Piano. Photo © Chris Martin pp46–47, Chanel. Photo © firstVIEW pp62–63, The BP exhibition Sunken Cities. All images: Photo: Christoph Gerigk © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation. No resale, no archives, no publication without written authorization. Contact: p67, Earth-Shattering Events. ‘San Francisco’s City Hall after the earthquake in 1906’, © US Geological Survey pp68–69, The Anatomical Venus. p69, Museo della Specola, Florence/Bridgeman Images. Université de Montpellier, collections anatomiques. Photo © Marc Danton p79, Magnum Photos: 100 Postcards. 1. © Bruce Gilden/Magnum Photos; 2. © Ian Berry/Magnum Photos; 3. © Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos

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