‘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 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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