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This exquisite and expansive overview of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art is illustrated with more than 220 beautifully reproduced masterpieces.
Best-selling author Philip Matyszak explores how the Greeks and Romans used magic, who performed it, and why.
The incredible stories of humanity’s most constant and varied companions, from offering sanctuary to making maple syrup.
A major monograph of Bruegel, published to mark the anniversary of his death 450 years ago.
The fascinating story of Bauhaus, published to mark the centenary of the school’s founding. Features over 120 illustrations.
New technologies reveal some of the incredible secrets that have long been locked in the prehistoric bones of dinosaurs.
The first publication to provide a continuous translation of the ancient Egyptian ‘Book of the Dead’ texts, the Papyrus of Sobekmose.
Embark on an epic journey across the globe and hundreds of thousands of years into the past to discover the origins of art.
A captivating portrait of the greatest British gardens and the lords, ladies and gardeners who own and manage them.
The definitive Japanese home-cooking recipe collection from one of the most respected and beloved culinary cultures.
A new translation of Georgio Vasari’s The Life of Leonardo da Vinci, illustrated for the first time, and edited by one of the world’s leading Leonardo scholars.
This incredibly well-researched book paints a vivid picture of life in the Roman legions.
Martin Gayford presents a masterfully narrated account of painting in London from the Second World War to the 1970s. Named The Sunday Times Art Book of the Year 2018.
Women in Science, from the best-selling series ‘Little People, Big Dreams’, presents three inspirational women from history who changed the world.
This new fully illustrated and wide-ranging book applies 21st-century knowledge to help answer centuries-old questions about Leonardo da Vinci.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this is a unique pictorial history of astronomical exploration, from the earliest prehistoric observatories to the latest satellite images.
Sacred Britannia is a fresh and innovative new account of the complexity of religion and belief in Roman Britain.
First-hand records of travellers’ encounters with strange creatures and new lands; full of dangers and delights, pleasures and perils.
John Gaskin presents the perfect primer for anyone interested in the foundation of Western thought, and a unique companion for visitors to classical sites.
Zahi Hawass provides a unique perspective on the tomb of Tutankhamun, room-by-room, in this new fully illustrated edition.
Combining a broad historical sweep with a jargon-free architectural study, this volume is a unique introduction to the subject.
An expressive and accessible survey of the portraits and self-portraits of Vincent van Gogh.
Women in Art, from the best-selling ‘Little People, Big Dreams’ series, aims to inspire the next generation to change the world.
This classic taxonomic guide to the colours of the natural world was first published in 1814.
The Merchant of Venice contains some of Shakespeare’s most finely crafted, multi-faceted characters and is among the most intriguing of his comedies. Published by Oxford University Press.
This hilarious story of romance and rivalry is thought to be Shakespeare’s first play, written before he moved to London. Published by Oxford University Press.
The first official history of the British monarchy’s Royal Collection. Published by Penguin Books.
The Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom is a celebration of 300 of Byzantium’s finest works of art and expressions of Christian faith.
A Little History of Archaeology is packed full of danger, debate, audacious explorers and astonishing discoveries around the globe.
An intriguing collection of true tales about works of art that have vanished. Published by Phaidon.