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The Da Vinci Women: The Untold Feminist Power of Leonardo's Art

Leonardo pushed the boundaries of female depiction having several of his female subjects, including his Mona Lisa, gaze at the viewer, giving them an authority which was withheld from women at the time.

Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

With the benefit of unrestricted access to family members, close friends and fellow musicians, Philip Norman has created the definitive portrait of this brilliant insecure, often pain-racked man.

This Dark Country: Women Artists, Still Life and Intimacy in the Early Twentieth Century

Shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. A boldly original work that tells the powerful stories of a group of extraordinary women as glimpsed through their still life paintings.

Well Adorned Home: Making Luxury Livable

Known for her carefully nuanced colour palettes and attention to detail, Cathy Kincaid creates warm and gracious interiors.

In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali

Noted art historian and biographer Sue Roe now tells the story of the Surrealists in Montparnasse.

The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop Computer


Imagine. Shoot. Create.: Creative Photography

Annegien shares her signature editing style in great detail. This book will inspire you to explore your imagination and create photos you never thought possible!

Living with Leonardo: Fifty Years of Sanity and Insanity in the Art World and Beyond

A set of highly focused memoirs, a personal journey interwoven with historical research that encapsulates the author's relationship with Leonardo da Vinci over more than half a century.

1973: Rock at the Crossroads

While the oil crisis imploded the American dream of endless prosperity, and Watergate's walls closed in on Nixon, the music of 1973 both reflected a shattered world and brought us together.

Renoir: An Intimate Biography

Barbara Ehrlich White brings a lifetime of research to bear in her biography to provide an unparalleled and intimate portrait of this complex artist.

A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave and Cohorts 1981 - 2013

Butcher's Nikonic eye defines moment after arresting moment in Cave's glorious, sprawling story: it's a splendid testament to two brilliant careers.

The Quest for Immortality: Hidden Treasures of Egypt

The essays in this book explore Egyptian art history, customs and worship, with specific focus on the Amduat, a book devoted to the pharaoh's 12-hour journey to the afterlife.

Rave On: Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music

Matthew Collin crosses the globe to tell the story of where electronic music has come from and where it is going - and whether it will survive its own success.

Industrial Design in the Modern Age

Destined to become a new classic in the design genre, Industrial Design in the Modern Age features approximately 250 objects, many never before seen.

Sharp Suits: A celebration of men's tailoring

This book contains everything you need to know about suits, from the traditional designs of the early 1900s, to innovative contemporary variations. It was awarded Financial Times' Fashion Book of the Year.

The Global Art Compass: New Directions in 21st-Century Art

A highly original, wide-ranging, and judiciously illustrated exploration of an increasingly global art scene.

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons

Springfield Confidential exposes why Matt Groening decided to make all of the characters yellow, explains how the episodes are created, and reminisces about the making of perennially favourite episodes.

Casa Mundi: Inspirational Living Around the World

This spectacular book offers a scintillating, visually outstanding tour of more than 65 of the world's most fascinating houses.

VU: The Story of a Magazine that Made an Era

Established in Paris in 1928, VU combined stunning photography with dynamic layouts and first-rate reporting, creating a revolution in journalism.

Sympathy for the Devil

The story of the Rolling Stones is one of the epic rock 'n' roll yarns of our time. Yet one crucial part of that story has never been comprehensively analysed: the role of Brian Jones.