/C20th Art
  • Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature

    Hans Den Hartog Jager

    An illustrated study of Hockney’s landscapes and their debt to Van Gogh. To accompany the show at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

    Paperback £24.95
  • So Much Longing in So Little Space: The Art of Edvard Munch

    Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Shared introspective torment – what a scream…

    Paperback £16.99
  • Ben Nicholson: Writings and Ideas

    Edited by Lee Beard

    Extracts and illustrations from previously unpublished work, drawing from archives and personal correspondences.

    Hardback £35.00
  • Early Picasso: The Blue and the Rose Period

    Edited by Raphael Bouvier

    A parade of gorgeous harlequins, et el, from the Fondation Beyeler.

    Hardback £55.00
  • Picasso: The Sculpture

    Anna Coliva

    Accompanies an exhibition at the Palazzo Borghese in Rome.

    Hardback £42.00
  • Liquor and Literature: Letters to John Lewis

    Edward Ardizzone, Introduced by Alan Powers

    One of two remarkable books from The Reading Room Press to have recently arrived in the shop. This collection of letters from Edward Ardizzone to John Lewis concerns his commission to illustrate the 1963 edition of Harveys Wine List. They are accompanied by eleven of the images from the list. Couple these to a preface by that ardent Ardizzonist Alan Powers, a full-sized reproduction of an ink and water-colour drawing hitherto in private hands since purchased in 1955, a contemporary interview with the artist and you have a train of literary and visual delight.

    150 copies set in Bembo, and bound in a Claret quarter-cloth and a patterned paper incorporating one of Ardizzone’s vignettes.

    Hardback £60.00
  • Thijs Mauve: Rotterdam Wood Engravings

    Thijs Mauve

    One of two remarkable books from The Reading Room Press to have recently arrived in the shop. Thijs Mauve [1915–1996] was a Dutch artist whose skills included wood engraving. Amongst the surviving blocks (some of which his widow has left to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) are a suite of ten images that he engraved for use in a book , published in 1949, commemorating the completion of the reconstruction of Rotterdam Harbour after its destruction during World War II. These are striking images and seemed to Reading Room Press well worth reproducing.

    Set in Lutetia and printed on Zerkall Ingres, the sheets French-folded, there will be 100 copies.

    Hardback £45.00
  • The Narrow Land

    Christine Dwyer Hickey

    Cape Cod, 1950: a family holiday is disrupted by the presence of Edward Hopper and Jo, his wife. By a very accomplished Irish writer.

    Hardback £14.99
  • Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor

    Edited by Evita Arapoglou

    The beautifully-produced catalogue of a wonderful exhibition that has moved from Cyprus to Athens and now to the British Museum. The friendship of these three men lasted five decades, and is illustrated by a profusion of paintings, letters, photographs, etc. The labyrinthine network of their circle (Stephen Spender, Ann Fleming, Lucian Freud, Nikos Kazantsakis…) is a roll-call of lasting fascination.

    We have imported this from Cyprus, and believe stock may prove limited.

    Paperback £30.00