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.
A Cabin Boy's Course in Pirate Hunting
A crash course in pirate-hunting is contained in this lavishly produced, ringbound facsimile handbook for cabin boys aspiring to take to the high seas in the 18th century. The 28 lessons include life on board ship, identifying pirates, understanding weapons, seizing ships and reading treasure maps, all featuring numerous illustrations. Puzzles and stickers complete the treasure trove. Age 9+
One Man Against Slavery
Subtitled One Man Against Slavery, this volume tells through the narrative work of African-American gouache artist Jacob Lawrence the story of white man John Brown’s 1859 raid on a US government arsenal to arm Virginia’s slaves and help them take back their freedom through violence. 10”x8”, colour throughout
Challenging the Past
Possibly the greatest painter of the 20th century, Picasso is for many the quintessential modern artist. Yet his work is always engaged in a dynamic relationship with the past, frequently reinterpreting images both by Old Masters such as Titian and Velazquez and his immediate predecessors Manet and Cezanne. The 80 colour plates in this National Gallery exhibition catalogue juxtapose Picasso's work with the paintings that inspired him, while the accompanying essays explore the influence of tradition on his artistic development.
China's Silent Army: The Pioneers, Fixers and Workers
Who are Remaking the World in Beijing's Image
Written by two journalists based in China, this study focuses on the extraordinary individuals who are working to spread Chinese influence around the world by means of hard work, ingenuity and ruthless business practices. Showing how China's 'silent army' is redirecting resources, and how many countries frozen out by Western sanctions have become more attractive to China, the authors reflect on the profoundly disturbing political, ecological and economic implications of Chinese enterprise.