London: The Art Guide

London: The Art Guide


London: The Art Guide is the perfect guidebook for all artlovers who visit or live in London, and an essential reference book for anyone interested in the history of art.

Its unique approach draws on the cream of London’s museums and galleries to create an easily navigable, narrative history of art and allows you to locate your favourite artist or style of art in any museum and follow it throughout the museums of London.

Do you like the pre-Raphaelites?London: The Art Guidewill show you where to find their works in London, from great masterpieces in world-famous institutions to hidden gems housed in galleries off the beaten track. From Burne-Jones’s stained glass in Holy Trinity Church in Sloane Street, move on to Millais’s ‘Ophelia’ in Tate Britain; jump on the tube to visit the fine selection of pre-Raphaelite paintings at the William Morris Gallery.

London: The Art Guide also features concise histories and critical analyses of many important artists as well as key movements, showing you where to see, for example, Francis Bacon’s iconic works and pinpointing his London haunts. See below for our exclusive interactive map preview of Francis Bacon's London.

  • ‘Short tour’ and ‘also see’ sections allow you to trace your favourite period or style throughout the museums and galleries of London
  • ‘Artist in focus’ sections present a full tour of London’s holdings of iconic artists
  • Extensive reference sections and city maps enable you to use the book as an illustrated guide to every one of London’s museums and galleries
  • Individual chapters guide the reader through a thematic, narrative history of art
  • Expert commentary throughout on the movements and artists
Product Code 1032687
ISBN 9780500289204
author Sam Phillips
colour illustrations 140+
format Paperback
GTIN 9780500289204
pages 240
published May 2011
publisher Thames & Hudson
Dimensions 14.5 X 20.1 X 2.3 cm
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