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The Arts Dividend: Why Investment in Culture Pays

by Darren Henley

The Arts Dividend looks in depth at seven key benefits that art and culture bring to our lives: encouraging the UK's creativity; advancing education; impacting positively on health and wellbeing; supporting...


Balanced Between Shadow and Light: A Painter's Journey

by Deirdre J West

An award winning painter, published author, and world traveler, Deirdre West has combined her passions into a series of illustrated travel memoirs. Her first book, Balanced Between Shadow and Light: A Painter’s...


Poetry By Jessica Myers: Featuring Angela Haley

by Jessica Lauren Myers & Angela Haley

This book was written for my senior project at Seneca Valley Senior High School. The poetry in this book shows my perspective on society today, how I have grown as a person, and how I connected with nature on...


Modern Art on Display: The Legacies of Six Collectors

by K. Porter Aichele

This book explores the theory that collectors of modern art in the first half of the twentieth century had more than financial means, keen instincts, and unflappable gumption: they had the ambition to learn...


How to Pass Higher Art & Design

by Elaine Boylan & Stephanie Lightbown

Get your best grade with this guide to Higher Art & Design for CfE.

This book contains all the advice and support you need to revise successfully for your CfE Higher exam. It combines an overview of the course...


Leonardo's Holy Child: The Discovery of a Leonardo Da Vinci Masterpiece: A Connoiseur's Search for Lost Art in America

by Fred R. Kline

A single sketch becomes an all-consuming quest to understand and identify a work by Leonardo da Vinci himself—the first new drawing by the great master to have surfaced in over a century.

Fred Kline is a well-known...


The Conspiracy of Good Taste: William Morris, Cecil Sharp and Clough Williams-Ellis and the repression of working class culture in the C20th

by Stefan Szczelkun

The Conspiracy of Good Taste is a passionate analysis of the way working class culture has been appropriated and sanitised by middle class mediators of taste. Using the case studies of William Morris, Cecil...


The Lost Art of Alaska Fishing

by Anna Young

True stories of the history of Alaska commercial fishing, illustrated with over 100 watercolors and drawings. These are true stories. Captain Anna Young's artwork and writing has been accepted as the true history...


Playing for Time

by Lucy Neal

This groundbreaking handbook is a resource for artists, community activists and anyone wishing to reach beyond the facts and figures of science and technology to harness their creativity to make change in the...


The Curse of Beauty: The Scandalous & Tragic Life of Audrey Munson, America's First Supermodel

by James Bone

The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation.

As America was stepping into the modern...


Derek Jarman - Moving Pictures of a Painter: Home Movies, Super 8 Films and Other Small Gestures

by Martin Frey & Michael Wetzel

The English painter, film-maker and writer Derek Jarman (1942–1994) is mainly known

for his work in the medium of film, but he always saw himself primarily as a painter.

In this study of his lesser known home...


Singularities: Dance in the Age of Performance

by Andre Lepecki

How does the production of performance engage with the fundamental issues of our advanced neo-capitalist age?

André Lepecki surveys a decade of experimental choreography to uncover the dual meaning of 'performance'...


Birds of Lore: Volume: 01

by Ryan W Durney & Audrey D Durney

Follow the exploits of “The Mythologist” as he uses stolen technology to travel time and breach other dimensions in search of creatures that should never have existed. Each entry touches on the origins of...


ATRIA

by lasantabarbara

ATRIA. Architecture, expresses not only the atmosphere, but the relationship. A rarefied static reality where walls are covered with water containers (ice-maker bags). This architecture extends time, the demolition...


Performance, Style and Gesture in Western Theatre

by Nicholas Dromgoole

Nicholas Dromgoole tells the story of performance from a fresh and unusual point of view, describing the development - from ancient Greece to contemporary stages and film - of western Europe's surprising and...


Art in Minutes

by Susie Hodge

This concise yet comprehensive guide to the history of art is the perfect handbook for all would-be art buffs. Art historian Susie Hodge takes you on a whistle-stop international tour of all the major philosophies,...


On the Fascination of Objects: Greek and Etruscan Art in the Shefton Collection

by John Boardman, Andrew Parkin & Sally Waite

The Shefton Collection in Newcastle upon Tyne contains a fine array of Greek and Etruscan objects and takes its name from its founder Professor Brian Shefton (1919 – 2012). In spite of the importance of this...


Feminist Visual Culture

by Fiona Carson & Claire Pajaczkowska

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Dictionary of Visual Discourse: A Dialectical Lexicon of Terms

by Barry Sandywell

This substantial and ambitious dictionary explores the languages and cultures of visual studies. It provides the basis for understanding the foundations and motivations of current theoretical and academic discourse,...


Thin Slices of Anxiety: Observations and Advice to Ease a Worried Mind

by Catherine Lepage

Not to worry, a book on anxiety is finally here! A clever antidote to everyday angst, this illustrated book captures universal truths and comforting revelations about being human. Artist Catherine Lepage uses...