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Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

1901 was a momentous and turbulent year for the nineteen-year-old Picasso. He spent the first part of it in Madrid but his sights were firmly set upon becoming a great painter in Paris, the capital of the arts. This fully illustrated catalogue, with essays by leading and emerging scholars in the field of Picasso, tells the remarkable story of Pablo Picasso's breakthrough year – 1901 – as an artist. It brings together an extraordinary group of paintings to explore his rapid artistic development during this single year which launched his career and reputation in Paris. More

Before and Beyond the Image: Aniconic Symbolism in Buddhist Art

First published a quarter-century ago in German, Dietrich Seckel’s essay remains a vital contribution to a much-debated feature of Buddhist art, its aniconism, its aversion to depicting spiritual entities of the very highest order. More

Benjamin Cheverton (1794–1876) in the Thomson Collection: Artist in Ivory

From this detailed examination of his life, English sculptor Benjamin Cheverton emerges as an exceptionally talented and interesting man, operating effectively in the fields of both science and art in the early Victorian period. His principal 'profession' was as a producer of reduced-size sculpture, mostly in ivory. More

Bernadette of Lourdes – Paintings by Greg Tricker

Greg Tricker is a stone carver and painter. His profound and simple style of painting is deeply rooted in a mystical tradition of art. Qualities of myth, an innocence of spirit akin to the folk art tradition and a powerfully theatrical element feature in his work. This inspiring collection of over 50 of his paintings and stone carvings portrays the suffering, joy and innocence of St Bernadette, a poor shepherdess who had miraculous visitations from the Virgin Mary at Lourdes in 1858. More

Between Heaven and Earth: Secular and Divine Figural Images in Chinese Paintings and Objects

The extensively researched, in-depth, full-colour catalogue features a painstaking selection of 19 paintings and 47 'literati-taste' objects. The emphasis of all of them is on the extraordinary range of Chinese figural representation, with its tendency to humanize divine images and idealize secular figures, so that they meet somewhere in the middle as 'informal icons'. More

Botticelli and Treasures from the Hamilton Collection

Accompanying an exhibition that brings back to the UK some of the greatest of the former Hamilton treasures, this book includes no less than thirty of Botticelli’s exquisite ‘Dante drawings’. The series is of the highest order of importance and rarity, and this book will be an exceptional opportunity to explore the great Renaissance master’s interpretation of one of the canonical texts of world literature. More

Boucher and Chardin: Masters of Modern Manners

Almost 200 years ago, William Hunter (1718–1783), founder of the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, was one of a small number of British art collectors to acquire works by his contemporary Jean-Siméon Chardin. Among these, Woman taking Tea (1735) has become something of an iconic image of French art from this period. It has a pair in a near contemporary painting Madame Boucher (1743) by François Boucher in the Frick Collection, New York. Accompanying an exhibition at the Wallace Collection, this catalogue will seek to examine relationships between these two works and their creation... 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

British and Irish Art 1945-1951: From War to Festival

This radical re-examination of one of the crucial periods of modern British and Irish art demolishes the idea that control of the art world passed after the War from rich individuals to faceless state institutions. 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

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