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Completing Shackleton’s Dream

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Our new title The Crossing of Antarctica explores the epic expedition that fulfilled Shackleton’s dream. We complete our journey across this forbidding continent through the original photographs of the late George Lowe, the veteran mountaineer and film-maker. Here is a taster of shots from the making of the book, by award-winning historian and polar guide […]

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Rowing Blazers Film: the ‘Making of’

Ellie Piggott and Olivia Carnegie-Brown

What was it like producing a short film about rowing blazers, with the athletes who still wear them today? We spoke to Douglas Ray and Kate Slotover to find out. What was the intention of the film and how did you go about achieving it?   Doug: We wanted to make a mini-documentary, something that said a […]

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Recommended Reading: Malevich at Tate Modern

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Our recommended reading series offers readers a curated list of Thames & Hudson titles relevant to selected cultural events. In this post we focus on abstract art to mark the opening of the Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art at Tate Modern. World of Art: Abstract Art Anna Moszynska shows here how abstract art originated and […]

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‘Lively and accessible’ history book wins prestigious prize

Julia Smith and Cyprian Broodbank

We’re delighted to announce that Cyprian Broodbank has been awarded the 2014 Wolfson History Prize for his hugely acclaimed book The Making of the Middle Sea. The Wolfson History Prize, awarded every year to British authors since 1972, promotes and encourages standards of excellence in the writing of readable and scholarly history suitable for a […]

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Hester Vaizey – Keep Britain Tidy

In her new book, Dr Hester Vaizey reveals how, using slogans combined with eye-catching graphics, the British government in the postwar era sought to influence everything from the jobs people did to what they ate and drank, how they saved their money and behaved on the road. In this Q&A, the author explains why the […]

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Van Dyck and Self-Portraiture

The National Portrait Gallery’s acquisition of Van Dyck’s last self-portrait (1640-1) after a big campaign is a perfect moment to consider the Flemish artist’s huge contribution to the genre and to the cult of the artist. Read on for a discussion by James Hall, author of the bestselling Spring book The Self-Portrait. Anthony Van Dyck […]

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Recommended Reading – David Hockney

A Bigger Message

Our recommended reading series offers readers a curated list of Thames & Hudson titles relevant to selected cultural events. This week, we focus on a new David Hockney exhibition that has just opened in London. A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney This book, by art critic Martin Gayford, presents a decade’s worth of conversations […]

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Sergio Larrain Book Wins Kraszna-Krausz Award

Sergio Larrain: Vagabond Photographer

Last night the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation announced Sergio Larrain: Vagabond Photographer as the winner of the 2014 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Awards. The winners were announced at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony in London. The KKF Book Awards have been a proud partner of the Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s largest […]

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Recommended Reading – Vikings at the British Museum

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Our recommended reading series offers readers a curated list of Thames & Hudson titles relevant to selected cultural events. This week, we focus on the new Vikings exhibition at the British Museum. Viking Art The distillation of a lifetime’s study of Viking art by a leading authority, this new account covers all the intricate and […]

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Recommended Reading – Matisse at Tate Modern

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Here is the first in a new series of posts called recommended reading, which offers a curated list of Thames & Hudson titles relevant to selected cultural events. In the first instalment, we focus on Tate Modern’s new exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, which opens today. Henri Matisse Jazz Jazz is regarded as one of […]

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