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THE ART MUSEUM IN MODERN TIMES by Charles Saumarez Smith

THE ART MUSEUM IN MODERN TIMES by Charles Saumarez Smith is out now

The National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery and the Royal Academy all saw either radical architectural interventions or rethinks of their mission under Charles Saumarez Smith’s leadership, making him uniquely qualified to explore the ways in which art museums have changed over the past century and examine where they might be headed in the future. For this book, Saumarez Smith has undertaken an odyssey to art museums across the globe. From Tate Modern in London to the Benesse House Museum on the Japanese island of Naoshima; from the Getty Center in Los Angeles to the Museum of New and Old Art, a ferry-ride from Hobart in Tasmania; from the Pompidou Centre in Paris to the West Bund Museum in Shanghai – he has visited them all, casting an acute eye on the way the experience of art is shaped by the buildings that house it and the organizing principles by which it is... Read more >>

THE GOOD ANCESTOR by Roman Krznaric

The Good Ancestor by Roman Krznaric is out in paperback on the 11th of February

'This is the book our children's children will thank us for reading' – The Edge, U2 How can we be good ancestors? From the first seeds sown... Read more >>

Love Lives by Carol Dyhouse

Love Lives – From Cinderella to Frozen by Carol Dyhouse is out on the 11th of February

The story of how women's lives, loves, and dreams have been re-shaped since 1950, the year of Walt Disney's Cinderella and a time when teenage girls... Read more >>

London and the Seventeenth Century by Margarette Lincoln

London and the Seventeenth Century by Margarette Lincoln is out on the 9th of February

The Gunpowder Plot, the Civil Wars, Charles I's execution, the Plague, the Great Fire, the Restoration, and then the Glorious Revolution: the... Read more >>

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