Books on Art and Music

‘An art book is a museum without walls’. The Folio Society present a collection of beautifully illustrated art and music books; classic works of art history and engrossing editions on all aspects of fine art, painting and the lives of great artists and musicians. They include vibrant illustrations and pictures, and come in hardback bindings. They are books to treasure or give as the perfect gift. See below for the full list of Folio Art and Music books.

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Knowledge is Beautiful book

Knowledge is Beautiful

David McCandless

Engrossing and visually dazzling, this ingenious books makes 'data' both meaningful and entertaining.

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Vintage Fashion Complete book

Vintage Fashion Complete

Nicky Albrechtsen

Full of exquisite details and knowledgeable commentary, this is an exhaustive and visually exciting guide to vintage fashion.

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Arts & Crafts book

Arts & Crafts

Judith Miller

This is an essential resource for anyone interested in the movement, with designer profiles and a mine of information for collectors.

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Collector’s Edition book

Collector’s Edition

Stuart Tolley

A fascinating survey of outstanding design, from the Vatican Secret Archives to Radiohead's In Rainbows.

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Decorative Arts from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance book

Decorative Arts from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Carsten-Peter Warncke

This new edition, complete with commentary, of one of the landmark books on the decorative arts, gives a glimpse of the treasure chambers of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life book

From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life

Jacques Barzun

The first illustrated edition of Barzun's synoptic journey through the history of Western thought, from the Reformation to the dawning ‘decadence’ of the 21Ž—st century.

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The History of Rome in Painting book

The History of Rome in Painting

Caracciolo & De Ayala

This luxuriously oversized book uses Rome’s artistic treasures to chronicle the eventful history of the city itself. We see the customs and beliefs of the ancient Romans through their own frescoes and mosaics, and their greatest – and most terrible – deeds depicted by later masters such as Ingres and David.

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Hokusai book

Hokusai

Matthi Forrer

A gorgeous large-format book combining the glorious imagery of the Japanese printmaking master Hokusai with insightful commentary from an expert on the artist.

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Landscape into Art book

Landscape into Art

Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark's classic text takes us through the development of landscape painting, from antiquity to the 19th century, with over 150 colour illustrations.

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Lord Byron: Selected Poems book

Lord Byron: Selected Poems

Lord Byron

A selection of sublime poems, with engravings by Simon Brett. Introduced by Jonathan Bate.

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Medieval Art and Architecture book

Medieval Art and Architecture

Containing hundreds of colour photographs and numerous insightful essays, this is the definitive overview of the art of the Middle Ages. This edition is available for the first time in English, exclusively from The Folio Society.

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Mid-Century Modern Complete book

Mid-Century Modern Complete

Dominic Bradury

A stunning examination of design from all angles. A must for anyone wishing to immerse themselves in the subject.

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The Nude book

The Nude

Kenneth Clark

Art historian, author and presenter of the hugely influential series Civilisation, Kenneth Clark possessed a profound knowledge and appreciation of art, and the ability to communicate it. The Nude is considered his best book. in this classic work he shows how, through the centuries, the depiction of the human body has remained the pinnacle of Western art.

Out of print Price: US$ 79.95

The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry book

The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry

Walter Pater

This seminal book was an influence on Oscar Wilde and other aesthetes. Introduced by Michael Prodger, with paintings by Botticelli and Michelangelo.

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Saint Peter in the Vatican book

Saint Peter in the Vatican

Published by Jaca Book, the first edition to provide a full exposition of the glorious mosaics in St Peter’s Basilica.

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