does drawing make one 'see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still', as Hockney suggests? What significance do different media - from a Lascaux cave wall to an iPad - have for the way we see? What is the relationship between the images we make and the reality around us? This title deals with these questions.
Colours of Art takes the reader on a journey through history by pairing 80 carefully curated artworks with infographic palettes. For these pieces, colour is not only a tool (like a paintbrush or a canvas) but the fundamental secret to their success.
In Penned & Painted, Lucy Freeman Sandler, one of one of the world's most respected authorities on medieval art, takes us on a personal but highly insightful exploration of some of the British Library's most precious manuscript holdings and describes the many uses and meanings of these 'books in books'.
Contrasting intimate visits to artist's studios, intended to evoke the particular elements of their own interior landscapes, with explorations of the USA's sweeping landscapes of light and form, this title looks at the dreams, ideas and thoughts of 115 artists who are active today.