What makes a work of art a masterpiece?
The first major biography of Arthur Rackham, this comprehensive 1960 profile was considered the best source of information on the Golden Age master for decades. It contains hard-to-find concept sketches and developmental work, some of his earliest line illustrations, and over 30 color plates that span his entire career.
In 1973, Michael Lesy was a young scholar whose first book had just been published.
A groundbreaking publication offering insight into the critical conversations and misconceptions around this unrivaled artist’s works.
Best known for her penetrating images exploring what it means to be human, Diane Arbus is a pivotal and singular figure in American postwar photography.
A revealing and beautifully open memoir from pioneering industrial music artist, visual artist, and transgender icon Genesis P-Orridge—now in paperback
In this groundbreaking book spanning decades of artistic risk-taking, the inventor of “industrial music,” founder of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, and world-renowned fine artist with COUM Transmissions, G
'During downtime on the pottery throwdown Keith made my hair curl with some of his tales - he's a great raconteur and recounts his story in this book as he does in real life - with joy, charm & mischief.' - Sara Cox
'Fans of Throw Down will enjoy this warm autobiography.' - Daily Mail
From one of Britain’s leading historians and the director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, a scintillating biography of Josiah Wedgwood, the celebrated eighteenth-century potter, entrepreneur, and abolitionist
A definitive biography of an iconic Canadian architect--and a social portrait of the midcentury design world he lived in.
This lavishly illustrated biography documents the life and art of one of the most significant comics and animation artists of all time.
The “intimate and expansive” (Time) memoir of “one of the most important artists working in the world today” (Financial Times), telling a remarkable history of China over the last hundred years while also illuminating his artistic process
A sumptuous single-volume edition of Phaidon's acclaimed overview of one of the greatest painters of our time
Larger-than-life British artist Lucian Freud enjoyed a career lasting over seven decades. He worked almost until the day he died, when he left a portrait of friend and studio assistant David Dawson unfinished.