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Primrose Hill Books Canvas Bag
1 Primrose Hill Books Canvas Bag

These exclusive 'Primrose Hill Books' imprinted canvas bags are now available for purchase online. Lightweight and sturdy, they are 100% cotton, and Fair Trade made. 42cm long, 35cm wide, features a 10cm gusset. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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A Short Book About Painting, Andrew Marr
2 Andrew Marr A Short Book About Painting
Quadrille Publishing Ltd 2017 1849499934 / 9781849499934 Hardback New Signed by author
In A Short Book About Painting, writer and broadcaster Andrew Marr tackles the subjects of inspiration, creativity, politics, beauty and form. How does the artist make good work? What constitutes "good"? How important is technique - and the imagination? Following a serious stroke in 2013 that left him partially paralysed, Marr struggled with the physical rigours of painting using oils. This led to his wrestling with some of the very fundamental questions about painting as an art form in itself - and to interrogate himself daily about brushstrokes, colour balance, line and texture. Using his own work in progress as examples of failures, and examples of techniques from classical artists right up to the present day, Marr examines how the painter can improve and learn from his or her mistakes. Marr's provocative, political and instructive book is not just an essential resource for all amateur painters, it is a must-read for anyone fascinated by the creative process and the limits of human artistic achievement. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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How to Build a Universe: An Infinite Monkey Cage Adventure, Brian Cox
3 Brian Cox How to Build a Universe: An Infinite Monkey Cage Adventure
HarperCollins 2017 0008254958 / 9780008254957 Hardback New Signed by the author
The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms. Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince muse on multifaceted subjects involved in building a universe, with pearls of wisdom from leading scientists and comedians peppered throughout. Covering billions of concepts and conundrums, they tackle everything from the Big Bang to parallel universes, fierce creatures to extraterrestrial life, brain science to artificial intelligence. How to Build a Universe is an illuminating and inspirational celebration of science - sometimes silly, sometimes astounding and very occasionally facetious. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Story of Looking, Mark Cousins
4 Mark Cousins The Story of Looking
Canongate Books Ltd 2017 1782119116 / 9781782119111 Hardback New Signed by author
Looking can be an act of empathy or aggression. It can provoke desire or express it. And from the blurry, edgeless world we inhabit as infants to the landscape of screens we grow into, looking can define us.In The Story of Looking, filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins takes us on a lightning-bright tour - in words and images - through how our looking selves develop over the course of a lifetime, and the ways that looking has changed through the centuries. From great works of art to tourist photographs, from cityscapes to cinema, through science and protest, propaganda and refusals to look, the false mirrors and great visionaries of looking, this book illuminates how we construct as well as receive the things we see.Brilliant and eclectic, The Story of Looking is a photo album and an art gallery, a road movie and a visual grammar: once you've read it, you'll never see things the same way again. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations, Simon Jenkins
5 Simon Jenkins Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations
Penguin Books Ltd 2017 024197898X / 9780241978986 Hardback New Signed by the author on the title page
The perfect new gift from the bestselling author of Britain's 1000 Best ChurchesIt is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meeting, greeting and parting. It is an institution with its own rituals and priests, and a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture. And yet so little do we look at the railway station. Simon Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth of Great Britain, from Waterloo to Wemyss Bay, Betws-y-Coed to Beverley, to select his hundred best. Blending his usual insight and authority with his personal reflections and experiences - including his founding the Railway Heritage Trust - the foremost expert on our national heritage deftly reveals the history, geography, design and significance of each of these glories.Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of our social history shows the station's role in the national imagination; champions the engineers, architects and rival companies that made them possible; and tells the story behind the triumphs and follies of these very British creations. These are the marvellous, often undersung places that link our nation, celebrated like never before. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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