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Whitechapel Gallery is transformed by over 70 creative and cutting-edge publishers for four days of the London Art Book Fair from Thursday 5th September to 8th September 2019. Held in Galleries 1 & 2, the London Art Book Fair is free to enter. The London Art Book Fair returns with a vibrant mix of art books, independent titles and magazines from around the world. Exhibitors range from publishing behemoths to independent presses and represent a...

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Legendary comics publisher Marvel and The Folio Society are teaming up for a Collector’s Edition of Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949, available for pre-order now, to be published on 25th September 2019. In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1, the volume presents five specially curated comic books, selected, edited and introduced by Marvel stalwart Roy Thomas, including a painstakingly produced facsimile of the comic that started it all back in 1939. This...

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The Folio Society has produced a limited edition four-volume set of Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun. The Folio Society had been working closely with Gene Wolfe and illustrator Sam Weber before Wolfe’s death earlier this year. Featuring an introduction by Neil Gaiman, the Folio Society publication will be available in a signed  limited edition of 750 copies worldwide. See this video for more details of the edition. Gene Wolfe’s epic series The...

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The Folio Society has issued an edition of Kahlil Gibran’s best-seller The Prophet with the artist’s colour illustrations alongside his original text for the first time. The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese-American poet and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf, has been translated into over 100 languages, making it one of the most translated books in history, and...

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Named after Maximilian I’s literary alter ego, Freydal is the largest extant tournament book of the Late Middle Ages, inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World program. Taschen’s publication with Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum commemorates the 500th anniversary of Maximilian’s death, combining for the first time all 255 gold- and silver-heightened miniatures with an introductory essay and explanatory texts. Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) of the Holy Roman Empire treated the spectacle of his tournaments, hastiludes,...

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Published at the end of April, Conran/Quant: Swinging London – A Lifestyle Revolution by Geoffrey Rayner and Richard Chamberlain pays homage to ‘the Chelsea Set’, a bohemian, progressive clique that would change the course of sixties contemporary design, with a focus on Mary Quant and Terence Conran. “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there have been...

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Unmatched in his ingenuity, technical prowess, and curiosity, Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) epitomizes the humanistic ideal of the Renaissance man: a peerless master of painting, sculpture, cartography, anatomy, architecture—and more. Simultaneously captivating art historians, collectors, and the millions who flock yearly to admire his works, Leonardo’s appeal is as diffuse as were his preoccupations. His images permeate nearly every facet of Western culture—The Vitruvian Man is engraved into millions of Euro coins, The Last Supper...

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Publisher Skira is releasing Idols – The Power of Images, a lavishly illustrated book on how humankind begun to create three-dimensional images of the human body around 4000–2000 BC. The book reveals a surprising number of common traits present in many groups and regions across the world. Editor Annie Caubet, archaeologist and emerita of the Louvre, invites the reader to discover a diverse collection of illustrations and texts from multiple experts in the field. She...

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Due to be published in April, The New Londoners is a celebration of London’s unique cultural richness, and of the diversity that is a hallmark of the city. Over the last four years, British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins has photographed and interviewed 165 families from almost 200 different countries, all of whom have made their homes in London. The portraits show each family photographed in their home and are accompanied by interviews about the varied experiences...

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A forthcoming book tells the remarkable story of the Sikh Empire’s meteoric expansion in the late 18th century and its collapse half a century later, through a spectacular selection of over 100 rare and beautiful objects from the world’s finest private collection of Sikh art. Davinder Toor, widely acknowledged as the world’s leading collector of Sikh art, shares the history of some of the most fascinating items in his own privatecollection in the lavishly illustrated...

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