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With their monumental murals and breathtaking designs, the artists in ‘Street Art Africa’ are bringing everyday landmarks to life across the continent, creating the kind of street art designed to make you stop and stare.

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From 20th-century landscape painting to the latest installations, take a trip through British art history with these books on iconic British artists including John Nash, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Grayson Perry, Aubrey Beardsley, William Morris and more.

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In this essay from his book ‘On Photographs’, David Campany examines the seemingly ordinary act of looking at a photograph. Unpredictable and inscrutable, images, he argues, are anything but mundane.

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This moving extract from ‘John Nash: The Landscape of Love and Solace’ details the enduring and unconventional love shared by painter John Nash and Christine Kühlenthal. The fifty-eight-year relationship, which permitted ‘outside loves’, withstood time, distance and the horrors of war.

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This essay by Professor Robert Kudielka, extracted from ‘Bridget Riley: The Complete Prints’, explores the artist’s dynamic ventures in printmaking throughout her career.

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Renowned architect Professor Kenneth Frampton talks about the culture and relevance of architecture during these strange times.

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A Swedish forest retreat, a light-filled former London school and a dreamy yellow kitchen hidden in Paris’ Left Bank. From minimalist masterpieces to Art Deco accents, these signature spaces from ‘Wild Kitchen’ are an endless source of kitchen design inspiration.

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From the Neolithic age to contemporary Glasgow, ‘The Story of Scottish Art’ charts an epic 5,000 years of bold creative tradition. In this evocative extract, author Lachlan Goudie visits the tidal island of Oronsay, exploring a powerful and surprising link to his artistic heritage.

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Whether we like it or not, says Bob and Roberta Smith, we’ve been enrolled in the world, and the world is an art school. In this interview, we chat to the artist and activist about his book 'You Are an Artist', exploring curiosity, creativity, arts education and the antidote to Donald Trump.

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Author Interviews

Colin Renfrew on the power of archaeology

06 Aug, 2020

Professor Colin Renfrew talks about careers, the latest discoveries, and the future of archaeology, to celebrate the new eighth edition of Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice.

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