Art Of Creative Thinking - Rod Judkins
You are ninety times more creative than you think! Rodd Judkins from Central Saint Martins has studied successful creative thinkers from every walk of life. From the Dada Manifesto to Nobel prize winning economists, from Andy Warhol’s studio to Einstein’s desk – he distils a lifetime’s expertise into a succinct, surprising book that will inspire you to think more confidently and creatively.
Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast Oscar Wilde
Wilde’s celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English – and his own genius. ‘It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself.’ The perfect stocking filler.
Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940 -1950
Agnes Poirier Bloomsbury £9.99
Agnes Poirier transports us to a time when Paris was at the heart of all that was new and brave and controversial. ‘ A series of intellectual, political and erotic entanglements, whose internecine complexity the author unpicks with great flair and relish.’ Financial Times.
Laura Knight: A Working Life Helen Valentine and Annette Wickham
Royal Academy £12.99
This volume illustrates how Dame Laura Knight (1877 – 1970) was exceptionally skilled in capturing the movement and multiplicity of life in her art. ‘ I am thankful to have known the tasks and struggles of common life, joy and despair like any other mortal.’
How to Argue with a Cat: A Human’s Guide to the Art of Persuasion Jay Heinrichs
If you can persuade a cat you can persuade anyone - this is the essential guide to getting your way written by an advisor to the Pentagon and NASA. Cat wisdom: ‘small persuasive creatures rule the world.’
A Greek Journey Anne Desmet RA
Royal Academy £9.95
Meticulously reproduced from the sketchbooks that Anne Desmet has used since her first travels to Greece in the 1980s, every page is soaked in Mediterranean sunshine. Desmet’s drawings capture the daily life of her destinations with their bobbing fishing boats, shady streets, and bright blue seas.