From sumptuous art and photography monographs to luxurious titles on fashion, textiles and lifestyle, from award-winning children’s books to sparkling stocking fillers, discover the perfect present for everyone on your list. Browse our books on visual culture, history, music, travel and so much more, and give the gift of inspiration this Christmas.

Music

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Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black

Naomi Parry

£30.00

Ten years after her untimely death, this affectionate and evocative visual celebration tells the definitive story of the life and career of Amy Winehouse through photographs and memorabilia and the recollections of those whose lives she touched.

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The Rolling Stones: Unzipped

The Rolling Stones and Anthony DeCurtis

£35.00

Featuring fresh insights from Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie, Unzipped digs deeper than ever before into the Stones’ archives to present a comprehensive collection of Stones artworks, instruments, stage outfits and notebooks alongside key work by some of the legends of rock photography.

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Through the Prism: Untold rock stories from the Hipgnosis archive

Aubrey Powell

£30.00

The most intriguing stories of creative endeavour, volatile relationships, excessive lifestyles and bizarre events from the world of rock, as told by Hipgnosis co-founder, creative designer, photographer and filmmaker Aubrey Powell in twenty thematic chapters.

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New Psychedelia

Leif Podhajsky and Evie Tarr

£30.00

The first monograph of the celebrated mind-altering artist and album cover designer Leif Podhajsky.

Photography

Bruce Gilden: Cherry Blossom

Bruce Gilden

£40.00

A collection of the acclaimed street photographer Bruce Gilden’s Japanese photographs.

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American Geography: A Reckoning with a Dream

Matt Black

£40.00

A powerful, compelling monograph that reveals the reality of the unseen and forgotten contemporary America.

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Face Time: A History of the Photographic Portrait

Phillip Prodger

£30.00

An accessible introduction to the history and themes of photographic portraiture.

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Mona Kuhn: Works

Mona Kuhn and Rebecca Morse

£40.00

The first career retrospective of leading contemporary photographer Mona Kuhn.

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Magnum Dogs

Magnum Photos and Jonny Clowes

£16.99

Unleashed by the world’s finest photographers, mischievous mutts, performing pooches and streetwise strays all leap to life in this deliciously waggish compilation from the Magnum archive.

Todd Webb in Africa: Outside The Frame

Aimée Bessire and Erin Hyde Nolan

£40.00

A photographic journey by one of the 20th century’s great photographers through eight African countries on the cusp of independence post World War II.

Art

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Spring Cannot be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy – A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Martin Gayford and David Hockney

£25.00

David Hockney reflects upon life and art as he journeys through lockdown in rural Normandy.

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The Van Gogh Sisters

Willem-Jan Verlinden

£25.00

A new biography of Vincent van Gogh’s sisters, published in English for the first time, containing previously unpublished letters and photographs from the archives of Van Gogh descendants.

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Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life

Eleanor Clayton and Ali Smith

£25.00

The first biography to look at the entirety of Barbara Hepworth’s multi-faceted artistic practice.

Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

Linda Nochlin and Catherine Grant

£9.99

The 50th anniversary edition of the first major work of feminist art history, published together with the author’s reflections three decades on.

The Art Museum in Modern Times

Charles Saumarez Smith

£30.00

Drawing on his unique experience at the helm of three major British art institutions, Charles Saumarez Smith traces how art museums across the world have changed over the past eighty years.

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Quentin Blake – A Year of Drawings

Claudia Zeff

£25.00

A portfolio of new, unpublished work by Quentin Blake, completed by the artist during the lockdowns of 2020-21.

Georg Baselitz

Richard Calvocoressi

£85.00

Written with the full co-operation of Baselitz himself, this is the authorized monograph on one of the most influential and respected artists of our time.

Georg Baselitz (Special Edition)

Richard Calvocoressi

£1,000.00

A special edition of Georg Baselitz’s authorized monograph, featuring a presentation portfolio containing a limited edition folded print, signed and numbered by the artist.

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Women in Abstraction

Christine Macel and Karolina Lewandowska

£50.00

An exploration of the fundamental role played by women in the development of abstract art.

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John Nash: The Landscape of Love and Solace

Andy Friend and David Dimbleby

£30.00

A long-overdue biography and rediscovery of John Nash, Paul’s brother and a major 20th-century British artist in his own right.

Fashion & Textiles

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William Morris (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Anna Mason

£50.00

Marking the 125th anniversary of William Morris’s death, this is the most wide-ranging, comprehensive – and beautiful – illustrated study of William Morris ever published.

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Marimekko: The Art of Printmaking

Marimekko and Laird Borrelli-Persson

£50.00

The official 70th anniversary publication by Marimekko, celebrating the classic design collaborations, pattern designs and vibrant textiles from the much-loved Finnish lifestyle design house.

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Vivienne Westwood Catwalk : The Complete Collections

Alexander Fury and Vivienne Westwood

£55.00

The first comprehensive overview of Vivienne Westwood’s womenswear collections, from her 1981 catwalk debut to today.

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Versace Catwalk: The Complete Collections

Tim Blanks

£55.00

New in the bestselling Catwalk series: the first comprehensive overview of Versace’s womenswear collections, from Gianni Versace’s debut in 1978 to today.

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NUNO: Visionary Japanese Textiles

Reiko Sudo and Naomi Pollock

£50.00

The first comprehensive, career-spanning monograph of NUNO, one of Japan’s most innovative and respected textile design studios.

Silk: Fibre, Fabric and Fashion (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Lesley Ellis Miller and Ana Cabrera Lafuente

£65.00

A rich and authoritative sourcebook on silk, with more than 600 colour illustrations.

Vogue Paris: 100 Years

Sylvie Lécallier and Alice Morin

£45.00

The first illustrated history of Vogue Paris from its debut edition in 1920 to its centenary last year.

Luxury

Chanel N°5

Pauline Dreyfus

£150.00

The first book dedicated to exploring the story of Chanel No 5, published to celebrate the centenary of the iconic perfume.

Sapphire: A Celebration of Colour

Joanna Hardy and Robert Violette

£85.00

The definitive book on this beautiful gemstone, brimming with illuminating insights and glorious photographs of the finest sapphire jewels in history.

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Vivienne Westwood Catwalk : The Complete Collections

Alexander Fury and Vivienne Westwood

£55.00

The first comprehensive overview of Vivienne Westwood’s womenswear collections, from her 1981 catwalk debut to today.

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Versace Catwalk: The Complete Collections

Tim Blanks

£55.00

New in the bestselling Catwalk series: the first comprehensive overview of Versace’s womenswear collections, from Gianni Versace’s debut in 1978 to today.

Chanel Catwalk: The Complete Collections

Patrick Mauriès and Adélia Sabatini

£55.00

The definitive overview of Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard’s creations for Chanel, now fully updated, featuring over 180 collections presented through original catwalk photography in a beautiful cloth-bound volume.

Prada Catwalk: The Complete Collections

Susannah Frankel

£55.00

‘The perfect printed tool for Prada fans everywhere, vying to decode the designer’s famed aesthetic, her obsessions and eccentricities and the brand’s boundary-breaking sensibility’ Wallpaper*

Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk: The Complete Haute Couture Collections 1962-2002

Suzy Menkes and Olivier Flaviano

£55.00

The first comprehensive overview of Yves Saint Laurent’s haute couture collections, presented through original catwalk photography.

Louis Vuitton Catwalk: The Complete Fashion Collections

Jo Ellison and Louise Rytter

£55.00

A complete and unrivalled overview of the collections of one of the world’s top fashion houses through original catwalk photography.

Dior Catwalk: The Complete Collections

Alexander Fury and Adélia Sabatini

£55.00

The first comprehensive overview of the legendary house of Dior, from its founding in 1947 to today, published in collaboration with Dior to mark its 70th anniversary.

Georg Baselitz (Special Edition)

Richard Calvocoressi

£1,000.00

A special edition of Georg Baselitz’s authorized monograph, featuring a presentation portfolio containing a limited edition folded print, signed and numbered by the artist.

Cultural History & Visual Culture

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Iconotypes: A compendium of butterflies and moths. Jones’s Icones Complete

Richard I. Vane-Wright

£65.00

An enhanced facsimile of Jones’s Icones, one of the most scientifically important and visually stunning works on butterflies and moths ever created.

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Gothic: An Illustrated History

Roger Luckhurst

£25.00

The story of the Gothic, from early architecture and literature to the modern horror genre, illustrated by the beautiful, the macabre and the strange.

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Harlots, Whores & Hackabouts: A History of Sex for Sale

Kate Lister

£25.00

A provocative and compelling illustrated cultural history of the world’s oldest profession that recovers the stories of those who sold sex for a living.

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Nature’s Palette: A colour reference system from the natural world

Patrick Baty and Peter Davidson

£35.00

The first-ever visual expansion of Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, featuring over 800 illustration references from the natural world.

The Mysteries of Cinema: Movies and Imagination

Peter Conrad

£25.00

Ranging from the late 19th century to the present, this exhilarating survey explores the ways the medium of cinema has changed the way we see the world.

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The Year That Changed Our World: A Photographic History of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Marielle Eudes and Agence France Presse

£40.00

The definitive visual history of the world under Covid-19, documented by the photographers of Agence France Presse.

Travel & Lifestyle

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Tom Stuart-Smith: Drawn from the Land

Tim Richardson and Piet Oudolf

£50.00

The first major overview of the UK’s leading garden designer, Tom Stuart-Smith.

New Map Italy: Unforgettable Experiences for the Discerning Traveller

Herbert Ypma

£29.95

From the unusual to the spectacular, the ultimate visual guide to the finest hotels and travel experiences Italy has to offer

New Map France: Unforgettable Experiences for the Discerning Traveller

Herbert Ypma

£29.95

Following New Map Italy, the second book in Herbert Ypma’s series is the ultimate visual guide to to the finest hotels and experiences France has to offer.

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Making Living Lovely: Free Your Home with Creative Design

Russell Whitehead & Jordan Cluroe, founders of 2LG Studio

£19.95

A new interiors bible of tips and techniques for restoring design confidence in an image-saturated world, from Changing Rooms design duo Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe.

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The Beauty Brief: An Insider’s Guide to Skincare

Katie Service and Constanza Goeppinger

£19.99

A global, up-to-the-minute guide to navigating the fast-changing world of skincare, written by an expert at the heart of the business.

Stocking Fillers

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Cold War Steve – Journal of The Plague Year

Cold War Steve

£16.99

Back with a vengeance, collage superstar Cold War Steve goes viral, casting a scathing view on the past year on Plague Island.

Shop Cats of China

Marcel Heijnen and Catharine Nicol

£18.00

China’s shop cats are the stars of this delightful little book, which rolls back the shutters on a little bit of Chinese culture and a whole lot of moggy charm.

Shop Cats of Hong Kong

Marcel Heijnen and Catharine Nicol

£12.99

A charming look at felines in a range of quirky and atmospheric shops in Hong Kong.

Kengo Kuma: My Life as an Architect in Tokyo

Kengo Kuma

£18.00

World renowned architect Kengo Kuma gives a personal tour of Tokyo’s key buildings.

Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

Linda Nochlin and Catherine Grant

£9.99

The 50th anniversary edition of the first major work of feminist art history, published together with the author’s reflections three decades on.

I can draw

Peng

£14.99

A brand-new approach to drawing that makes it fun and accessible for everyone, based on first-hand teaching methods developed over twenty years.

321 Seriously Smart Things You Need To Know

Mathilda Masters and Louize Perdieus

£14.99

321 surprising facts about flora and fauna, language, famous people, our planet earth and much more.

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123 Seriously Smart Things You Need To Know About The Climate

Mathilda Masters and Louize Perdieus

£12.95

A fun, well-structured collection of facts and trivia about the climate.

Miroslav Šašek

Martin Salisbury and Quentin Blake

£18.99

An introduction to Miroslav Šašek, the world-famous creator of the This Is… series of children’s books.

Raymond Briggs

Nicolette Jones and Quentin Blake

£18.99

‘Briggs’s pencil has drawn everything about being human – the comic, the tragic; passion, tenderness, fear, anger, joy, bogeys … slime’ Posy Simmonds

Dick Bruna

Bruce Ingman and Ramona Reihill

£18.95

A fascinating introduction to the art and techniques of the illustrator who, in Miffy, ‘created one of the most recognizable characters in the world’ (The New York Times).

Walter Crane

Jenny Uglow and Quentin Blake

£18.95

An exploration of the life and work of pioneering socialist illustrator Walter Crane.

Judith Kerr

Joanna Carey and Quentin Blake

£18.95

An overview of the life and work of much-loved children’s illustrator and author Judith Kerr, creator of classics such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea, and Mog.

Ludwig Bemelmans

Quentin Blake and Laurie Britton Newell

£18.95

A visually rich insight into the life and work of this important artist and writer.

Posy Simmonds

Paul Gravett and Quentin Blake

£18.95

The first book to cover the entire career and range of work by Posy Simmonds, one of Britain’s leading satirical cartoonists.

Symbols of the Occult

Eric Chaline and Mark Stavish

£16.99

Covering astronomy, demonology, witchcraft, ancient magic and much more, this directory decodes over 500 signs, symbols and icons of the occult.

History & Archaeology

Dinosaurs: New Visions of a Lost World

Michael J. Benton and Bob Nicholls

£25.00

An illustrated guide to our astonishing new understanding of dinosaurs, with the latest science and the most accurate and visually stunning palaeoart.

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Total War: A People’s History of the Second World War

Kate Clements and Paul Cornish

£35.00

An innovative illustrated history of the Second World War, told with the help of personal stories from across the globe.

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Railways: A History in Drawings

Christopher Valkoinen and Judith McNicol

£50.00

A compendium of magnificent engineering drawings that gives a unique overview of the history of railways.

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The Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

£14.95

The perfect introduction for the modern reader to the world of Celtic myth and legend

Pilgrimage: Journeys of Meaning

Peter Stanford

£25.00

A thought-provoking reflection on pilgrimage past and present, and a compelling exploration of its relevance today.

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Napoleon’s Plunder and the Theft of Veronese’s Feast

Cynthia Saltzman

£25.00

A captivating in-depth study of Napoleon’s plundering of Europe’s art and how it legitimized the Louvre.

Egyptian Mythology: A Traveller’s Guide from Aswan to Alexandria

Garry J. Shaw

£14.99

A unique approach to Egyptian mythology that takes the reader on a tour up the Nile, stopping at the most famous monuments and vividly retelling the myths connected to each site.

Ancient Rome: Infographics

Nicolas Guillerat and John Scheid

£20.00

Packed with cleverly designed graphics, charts and diagrams, Ancient Rome: Infographics uses data visualization to tell the epic tale of the city of Rome and its empire.

World War II: Infographics

Jean Lopez and Vincent Bernard

£19.99

A unique re-interpretation of the most devastating conflict the world has ever seen, using the tools offered by the latest information technology and graphic design.

Children’s list

Bad Apple

Huw Lewis Jones and Ben Sanders

£11.99

The first title in a laugh-out-loud new series of picture books starring a truly terrible piece of fruit.

If I had a dinosaur

Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow

£7.99

A witty and charmingly illustrated bedtime story about a little girl who imagines what it would be like to have a dinosaur of her very own.

If I had a unicorn

Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow

£7.99

A magical follow-up to the bestselling If I had a dinosaur and If I had a sleepy sloth.

If I had a sleepy sloth

Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow

£7.99

As read by David Schwimmer on CBeebies Bedtime Story, a laugh-out-loud companion to If I had a dinosaur and If I had a unicorn.

If I had an octopus

Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow

£10.99

A delightful bedtime story that follows a little girl’s flight of fancy as she imagines the advantages and disadvantages of having an octopus for a pet.

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Out to Sea

Helen Kellock

£12.95

From the award-winning author of The Star in the Forest, a heartfelt story about learning to cope with anxiety and grief.

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Mole in a Black and White Hole

Tereza Sediva

£11.99

An imaginative, charming tale about searching for beauty and light in the world around us.

How to be an Art Rebel

Ben Street and Jay Daniel Wright

£12.99

An anarchic introduction to art for young rebels everywhere.

We Are Explorers: Extraordinary women who discovered the world

Kari Herbert

£14.99

Take an inspiring journey around the world and discover the stories of some remarkable women explorers.

We are Artists: Women who made their mark on the world

Kari Herbert

£14.99

A celebration of the life and work of 15 female artists from around the world.

King Tutankhamun Tells All!

Chris Naunton and Guilherme Karsten

£11.99

The famous boy Pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, finally gets to tell his own version of history.

The Book of Bees

Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski

£19.99

A big, beautifully illustrated book on one of the most amazing animals on earth: the humble bee.

How Life on Earth Began: Fossils · Dinosaurs · The First Humans

Aina Bestard

£19.99

A large format, beautifully designed book that opens a wonderful window onto the prehistoric world.

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Pop-up Earth

Annabelle Buxton and Anne Jankeliowitch

£19.99

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Earth, in a pop-up format!

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The Big Book of Belonging

Yuval Zommer

£14.99

Yuval Zommer’s latest book in the award-winning Big Book series unites young readers from around the globe under one banner – of belonging to planet Earth.

The Trans-Siberian Railway

Anya Desnitskaya and Aleksandra Litvina

£19.99

A gloriously illustrated journey through Russia along the length of the Trans-Siberian railway.

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Black Artists Shaping the World

Sharna Jackson and Zoé Whitely

£14.99

A timely book that introduces young readers to the work of twenty-six contemporary Black artists from Africa and of the African diaspora.

A History of Music for Children

Mary Richards and David Schweitzer

£14.99

A global history of music for children that celebrates how and why we make music.

The Library Book

Gabby Dawnay and Ian Morris

£12.99

Our protagonist Zach develops a love of reading thanks to the stubborn efforts of his friend Ro, who reveals the imaginative power of books.

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The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers: And Other Gruesome Tales

Jen Campbell and Adam de Souza

£14.99

‘Guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. A wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any young reader who seeks to walk on the spookier side of the street’ Neil Gaiman

Home Alone

Barbara Nascimbeni

£10.99

‘A wonderfully fresh and funny story about a dog who knows how to have a fabulous time at home’ Axel Scheffler

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The Sea

Piret Raud

£9.99

A surreal story by Estonia’s leading children’s book creator about the importance of bedtime stories.

Never, Not Ever!

Beatrice Alemagna

£12.99

An instant classic from Beatrice Alemagna: a laugh-out-loud tribute to little kids everywhere who would prefer not to leave home on the first day of school.

Boo!

Janik Coat and Bernard Duisit

£8.99

What surprises await behind the flaps?… Find out in this charming addition to the Flip Flap Pop-Up series.

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The Sky

Hélène Druvert and Juliette Einhorn

£19.99

A stunning lift-the-flap and laser-cut book that reveals the secrets of the sky, from the creator of the acclaimed Anatomy and Ocean.

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