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Gender rebel, anti-artist and master of subversion. This extract from 'Marcel Duchamp (World of Art)' offers an extraordinary glimpse inside the defiant mind of Duchamp – and his female alter-ego Rrose Sélavy.

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In this extract from ‘Plague, Pestilence and Pandemic’, Peter Furtado reflects on the lasting lessons of Covid-19, and what Albert Camus can teach us about the future.

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At the age of 93, 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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A life-changing accident, an axe-wielding assassin, a tempestuous relationship and more. Discover the remarkable story of Frida Kahlo, whose life and work were shaped by physical and emotional suffering.

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From Frida Kahlo to Grace Jones and famous names to lesser-knowns, these books explore the lives and work of extraordinary creative women across centuries of visual culture.

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It’s been 50 years since the passing of Gabrielle Chanel, but her eponymous fashion house goes from strength to strength. From modest beginnings on Rue Cambon to monumental global success, discover the story of this timeless brand – and its iconic founder.

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We spoke to legendary graphic artist, photographer and advertising film director Jean-Paul Goude, whose iconic Chanel campaigns are daring visual feasts. His extraordinary unseen drawings are collected in ‘Goude: The Chanel Sketchbooks’, giving unprecedented insight into a great creative mind.

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Legendary Motown singer and Thames & Hudson author Mary Wilson will be remembered as a hit-maker and fashion icon, achieving meteoric success alongside groupmates Florence Ballard and Diana Ross.

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Refresh your living space, rejuvenate your body, and try something new this new year. No matter your resolution, these books will help you start the year inspired, ready to make the most of 2022.

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Eager to update your space, but not sure where to start? In this extract from ‘High Grade Living’, The Broad Place founders Jacqui Lewis and Arran Russell share a simple process – audit, edit and refine – to help create a home that truly works for you.

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