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Maiolica before Raphael

This beautiful new publication examines the origin of Italian maiolica and its evolution from c. 1300 to 1500, a period which engendered some of the most rapid and exciting innovations in all ceramic art, before maiolica’s better known heyday in the High Renaissance. More

A Reservoir of Ideas: Essays in Honour of Paul Williamson

An invaluable reference for all those interested in the history of sculpture and medieval art. This lavishly illustrated volume is a celebratory tribute to the leading scholar and curator Paul Williamson, formerly Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass at the Victoria and Albert Museum. More

Important European Sculpture: Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

This richly illustrated and scholarly catalogue accompanies an exhibition at Carlton Hobbs in New York, January 2017. Among the 25 beautiful works, dating from the early Renaissance to the Neoclassical period, are important statuettes by masters such as Gianfrancesco Susini, Willem Danielsz van Tetrode, Masimiliano Soldani-Benzi, Pietro Tacca and Joseph Nollekens. More

Kokusai the Genius and Stag-antler Carving in Japan

The first comprehensive publication on the prodigious and extraordinary Japanese netsuke carver Kokusai (1835–1894). A milestone in netsuke scholarship: 258 generously illustrated entries make this the largest single assemblage of Kokusai’s work, which, combined with information on the artist’s colourful life, provide a fascinating insight into 19th-century Japan. More

British Art: Ancient Landscapes

Presenting the best and most imaginative creative responses by artists to the British prehistoric landscape over the last 250 years. This is the first significant publication to range over the entire field – from Stonehenge and the Merry Maidens to the White Horse and the Long Man of Wilmingon – by the likes of Turner, Constable, Blake, Nash, Ravilious, Piper, Hepworth, Moore, Ackroyd, Jarman, Deller and Long. More

Bringing Heaven to Earth: Chinese Silver Jewellery and Ornament in the Late Qing Dynasty

A groundbreaking study of a little-known and virtually undocumented area of the Chinese decorative arts from 1850 to 1930. More

A Library of Manuscripts from India

This beautiful collection of illustrated manuscripts takes the reader on a visual journey through great epics, charged romances and colourful cautionary tales from the Indian subcontinent of the 16th to 20th centuries. More

Creating the Countryside: The Rural Idyll Past and Present

The rural idyll occupies a deeply rooted place in the collective imagination. This highly original and vibrant study examines how key moments in art history have shaped our understanding of the British countryside and how contemporary artists continue to access and often challenge this concept. More

The Art of G.F Watts

Published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of G.F. Watts, this book provides a lively and engaging introduction to one of the most charismatic figures in the history of British art. Covering all aspects of Watts’s career, it places him back at the centre of the visual culture of the 19th century. More

Hans Memling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece

Bringing together the scattered elements of Hans Memling’s extraordinary Triptych of Jan Crabbe from New York, Vicenza and Bruges, this book is published to coincide with the first museum exhibition to explore the reconstructed masterpiece in context. More

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