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The Making of the Book: Murder Maps

23 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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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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From the humblest forest paths to the most awe-inspiring vistas, the British landscape has both shaped and been shaped by its inhabitants and visitors for millennia. In this illuminating extract from ‘Spirit of Place’, author Susan Owens reflects on a landscape that is at once intimately familiar and infinitely mysterious.

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