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The Militant Muse

Love, War and the Women of Surrealism Whitney Chadwick

Deciphering Aztec Hieroglyphs

A Guide to Nahuatl Writing Gordon Whittaker

Is Our Food Killing Us? (The Big Idea)

Joy Manning, Matthew Taylor

Danny Dodo's Detective Diary

Learn all about extinct and endangered animals Rob Hodgson, Dr Nick Crumpton

Mind-altering movies: How cinema changed our perception of reality

Hypnotic, hallucinogenic, with the power to raise the dead. Since the nineteenth century, films have continually proven their powerful effects on our psyche. Here, ‘The Mysteries of Cinema’ author Peter Conrad explores five iconic movies that have changed our view of reality.

The hidden histories of five extraordinary colours

From ‘Gamboge Yellow’ to ‘Orpiment Orange’, how does a colour get its name? Here, ‘Nature’s Palette’ author Patrick Baty shares the stories behind five remarkable colours celebrated in the book – including one to be found on the ‘Neck Ruff of the Golden Pheasant’ and the ‘Belly of the Warty Newt’.

‘Fun palace’ or public monument?: The evolving role of the modern art museum

As Former Director of the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery, Charles Saumarez Smith is well-versed in the making of a museum. Here he explores the changing role of art museums in our lives, tracing the impact of iconic spaces like the Guggenheim Museum, Tate Modern and the Centre Pompidou.

Coming soon: 'Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black'

Announcing an affectionate, upbeat and evocative illustrated book curated by Amy’s stylist and close friend Naomi Parry.

Leif Podhajský on nature, art, infinity and ‘New Psychedelia’

Thames & Hudson author and editor Evie Tarr recently caught up with celebrated artist and album cover designer Leif Podhajský to chat about Leif’s new monograph ‘New Psychedelia’. The pair explored mind-bending artwork, digital rituals, why contemplating death can be comforting, and how 21st century life is its own psychedelic drug.

Dot on: The rise and rise of Yayoi Kusama

At the age of 92, Yayoi Kusama is the world’s best-selling female artist. But on her path to success she’s had to grapple with trauma, poverty, sexism, and frightening hallucinations.

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