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In a world of targeted ads and personalised recommendations, Matthew Israel reflects on building the ‘first large-scale search recommendation technology for art’ in this extract from ‘A Year in the Art World’.

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The unsung women of Egyptology

13 Oct, 2020

Much of our understanding of ancient Egypt comes thanks to the work of scholars and archaeologists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including female Egyptologists whose contributions are, sadly, less widely known than their male counterparts. Here are three women who embarked on passionate, plucky – and sometimes reckless – Egyptian expeditions.

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We’re thrilled to announce the much-anticipated publication of ‘John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band’, the definitive exploration of John Lennon’s first major solo album, widely regarded by critics as his best album.

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Eight years after the publication of 'M to M of M/M (Paris)', we are proud to publish its Volume II to complete the monographic study of the art and design duo, deepening it through a new selection of their projects created over the last three decades and a set of interviews with personalities from the creative world.

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‘Elephant’ folios, ancient fascinations and two-hundred-year-old travel permits. From the British Library to the banks of the Nile, head behind the scenes of ‘Egyptologists’ Notebooks’ with author and renowned Egyptologist Chris Naunton and picture researcher Sally Nicholls.

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The Making of the Book: Murder Maps

28 Sep, 2020

Gruesome tales, ‘murder nerds’ and killer cartography. Head behind the scenes with the creative team for ‘Murder Maps’ and discover what it took to make this captivating and disquieting book (and why it involved lying on the floor).

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Step inside the mind of typography giant Takenobu Igarashi, whose iconic 3D letters lend a whole new dimension to graphic design and visual communication.

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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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