The Third Book of General Ignorance
A Quite Interesting Book
What is marmalade made from? Silly me, thinking it was oranges. The QI team dip once more into the bottomless pit of ignorance and confound us with the right answers to questions we thought were settled once and for all. Whether it's history, science, sport, geography, literature, languages, medicine, classics or common wisdom, you'll be astonished to discover how hopelessly wrong you are about the things you thought you knew.
The Figurative Pollock
Discussing and reproducing 103 works, from Stone Head (1933) to Easter and the Totem (1953), this catalogue, with essays and commentary, focuses on Jackson Pollock’s artistic development as a figurative artist, leaving aside the familiar ‘drip’ paintings. Originally accompanied an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel. Bound in grey linen.
Monty Python's Flying Circus
All the Bits: Complete and Annotated
When Monty Python’s Flying Circus first appeared on British television screens in 1969, any public outrage was drowned out by laughter as the show’s unpredictable, satirical comedy laid into the outdated foibles of the British establishment. Illustrated by numerous stills, the scripts of all 45 episodes are compiled here, including the episode containing the ‘Dead Parrot’ sketch, and are generously annotated by explanations of obscure references.
The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden
Steeped in history and art, the Tuileries Garden was commissioned by Catherine de’ Medici in 1564, and expanded for Louis XIV by André Le Nôtre, whose design included a wealth of sculpture. This celebration of the garden, its place in the history of landscape architecture, and the art it has inspired, presents four richly illustrated essays on its sculptures, history, 19th-century paintings, and the history of photography in the Tuileries, including works by Kertész, Atget and Cartier-Bresson.