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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

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

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

The Sovereign Artist: Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV

The first monograph to examine the wide artistic production of Louis XIV’s most prolific and powerful artist, Charles Le Brun (1619–1690), illustrating not only his paintings but the magnificence of the interiors and decorative works of art produced according to his designs. Revealing Le Brun’s extraordinary versatility, it is also the first book to explore in depth his artistic relationship to the Sun King. More

Collecting for the Public: Works that made a difference

In this celebration of collecting, in 34 essays, renowned curators and art historians discuss the acquisition of works of art, medieval to modern, by museums in Europe and the United States – acquisitions that have made a difference, crucial acquisitions from a more distant but also the recent past. More

Silk, Porcelain and Lacquer: China and Japan and their trade with Western Europe and the New World, 1500–1644

A vibrant and in-depth exploration of early globalization – how European intercontinental maritime trade linked up Asia, western Europe and the New World in the early modern period, and what Asian manufactured goods they traded. More

Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement

Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement is the first serious study of Rodin’s late sculptural series known as the Dance Movements. Exploring the artist’s fascination with dance and bodies in extreme acrobatic poses, the exhibition and accompanying catalogue give an account of Rodin’s passion for new forms of dance – from south-asian dances to the music hall and the avant garde – which began appearing on the French stage around 1900. More

Adriaen van de Velde: Dutch Master of Landscape

Accompanying the first ever exhibition devoted to the Dutch painter and draughtsman Adriaen van de Velde (1636–1672), this is also the first monograph on the artist – one of the finest of the Dutch Golden Age. The Art Newspaper billed the exhibition as one of their top picks of 2016 and it has been nominated for a 2016 Global Fine Art Award. More

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