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Seven Keys to Modern Art

Simon Morley

A New Way of Seeing

Kelly Grovier

Agnes Martin

Nancy Princenthal

The Word is Art

Michael Petry

Art: The Whole Story

Stephen Farthing, Richard Cork

Heaven on Earth

T. J. Clark

Forms of Enchantment

Marina Warner

Books Do Furnish a Painting

Jamie Camplin, Maria Ranauro


What is it about the particularities of painting that has allowed artists to explore, with a surprising degree of freedom, the vexed relations between the mundane and the celestial?

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When it comes to looking at pictures, where do you start? This is the question that Susan Woodford answers with deft candour in her ‘Art Essentials’ title, 'Looking at Pictures'. We sat down with Susan to discuss what people ‘need to know’ to enjoy art.

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Ossian Ward, art critic and author, will be offering new ways to looking at and breaking down the art of the Old Masters so that it can be understood from the viewpoint of a contemporary observer, not necessarily steeped in academic theory.

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Jamie Camplin, author of 'Books Do Furnish a Painting', looks at the way artists have used books in their paintings and what it tells us about them and ourselves.

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Join Flavia Frigeri, historian and author of 'Pop Art', for a talk introducing Pop Art at Tate Modern.

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Celebrated writer and author of 'Forms of Enchantment' Marina Warner will be at Dulwich Picture Gallery to discuss the power that symbols and stories have within today's culture.

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Join Lee Cheshire, author of 'Key Moments in Art', for a talk at Tate Modern about 50 pivotal moments in art history, from the Renaissance to the present day.

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Author, artist and art historian Simon Morley talks about his new book, 'Seven Keys to Modern Art', in which he examines 20 well- known but little-understood works of art.

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Happy New Year! We hope 2019 brings you much joy, fulfillment, and inspiration. To help you on your way, we’ve compiled ten of our best new books to see you into the new year – and beyond.

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The artist, author and Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) London will be signing copies of his new book 'The Word is Art' at Hatchards Piccadilly.

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