Books

Format: 09/2018
Format: 09/2018
Attlee, James
James Attlee
[field_chapter]

The fascinating story of the genesis, creation and afterlife of Picasso's Guernica, the painting that is often cited as the most important work of art produced in the 20th century.

Guernica by James Attlee
Christiansen, Rupert
Rupert Christiansen
[field_chapter]

A sparkling, authoritative account of the reinvention of Paris in the mid-nineteenth century as the most beautiful, exciting city in the world - a position it has never relinquished.

City of Light by Rupert Christiansen
Conrad, Peter
Peter Conrad
[field_chapter]

Peter Conrad explores the phenomenon of Shakespeare, and assesses Shakespeare's global legacy across every continent and across every genre of the creative arts.

Shakespeare by Peter Conrad
Goldsworthy, Adrian
Adrian Goldsworthy
[field_chapter]

A beautifully produced account of the history and importance of Hadrian's Wall.

Hadrian's Wall by Adrian Goldsworthy
Hamilton, James
James Hamilton
[field_chapter]

A concise history of one of the world's greatest and most comprehensive museum collections, from its founding in 1753 to the present day.

The British Museum by James Hamilton
Hamilton-Paterson, James
James Hamilton-Paterson
[field_chapter]

The story of the composition and revolutionary impact of Beethoven's Third Symphony, the 'Eroica'.

Eroica by James Hamilton-Paterson
Jones, Colin
Colin Jones
[field_chapter]

A magisterial overview of the creation, extension and adaptation of the palace of Versailles and its environs, and an exploration of the myth of Versailles from Louis XIV to the present day.

Versailles by Colin Jones
Keates, Jonathan
Jonathan Keates
[field_chapter]

The story of the composition, first performances and cultural afterlife of one of the best-loved and most widely performed works in the entire history of music.

Messiah by Jonathan Keates
Moore, Gillian
Gillian Moore
[field_chapter]

The story behind the scandalous first performance of one of the most influential works in the history of music.

The Rite of Spring by Gillian Moore
Spivey, Nigel
Nigel Spivey
[field_chapter]

The story of an object once described as 'the finest Greek vase there is', of the culture that produced it, and of the remarkably enduring influence of the scenes depicted on it.

The Sarpedon Krater by Nigel Spivey
Thomson, Ian
Ian Thomson
[field_chapter]

A biography of the great epic poem.

Dante's Divine Comedy by Ian Thomson
Tinniswood, Adrian
Adrian Tinniswood
[field_chapter]

The story of a British institution whose fellows, including Newton, Darwin and Hawking, have changed the way we look at the world.

The Royal Society by Adrian Tinniswood
Waterfield, Robin
Robin Waterfield
[field_chapter]

The remarkable story of the Ancient Olympic Games, narrated in invigorating style by a leading classical scholar and translator.

Olympia by Robin Waterfield