Contemporary Art in the Middle East: Artworld

Contemporary Art in the Middle East: Artworld

This collection of art confronts the Western misinterpretations of the Middle East, offering a catalogue of the cultural diversity that is occurring in the region.

A World History of Art

A World History of Art

A mammoth text, now in its seventh revised edition, this is a seminal work looking at the history of art from “before history” through to the third millennium.

Woodstock: Three Days that Rocked the World

Woodstock: Three Days that Rocked the World

This book is a brilliant artefact of the event. It opens with a foreword by the venerable Martin Scorsese, and is organised in three parts “Origins” “The Event” and “The Aftermath”.

George Orwell Narrative Essays

George Orwell Narrative Essays

Narrative Essays, part of a set with Critical Essays, was collected by George Packer to do justice to Orwell’s extra-ordinary talents as a non-fiction writer.

Angels of Destruction

Angels of Destruction

Donohue has a mastery of the time-space continuum, with a narrative arc that spans three decades in a heart-wrenching exploration of the human condition.

Small Wars

Small Wars

Sadie Jones has done it again. Not only has she sold 400,000 copies of her debut, The Outcast, but also created a new story, rich in complex human relationships.

Q&A with Neil Forsyth

Q&A with Neil Forsyth

In conversation with Neil Forsyth

The Luxury of Shame

The Luxury of Shame

The latest African writer to come to prominence in Europe, Unigwe engages with prejudice and polarised conceptions of right and wrong.

Immersive Theatre Now

Immersive Theatre Now

A radical restructuring of Federico García Lorca from Metta Theatre, tackles our preoccupation with knife-crime and highlights the writer’s relevance today.

Andy Balman

Andy Balman

Andy Balman started his career in events and moved into the arts when he jointly set up and ran the Biscuit Factory, Europe’s largest commercial art gallery.

Bastila

Bastila

There’s no beating about the bush here as Bastila attack like ADD drummer-boys on Christmas day in opening tracks You Can’t Catch Me and The Slacker.

Larry Tee

Larry Tee

Having worked the New York club circuit for over a decade, Larry Tee is frequently credited as responsible for the initiation of electro-clash.

Royal City

Royal City

The band brings together a combination of psychedelic rock and New American Weird to team idiosyncratic lyrics with nostalgic melodies and raw guitar riffs.

Little Dragon

Little Dragon

Little Dragon’s influences oscillate between pop, jazz, soul and R&B, creating atmospheric tracks like Never Never, and the more experimental Come Home.

Lecube

Lecube

Often compared to the likes of Bob Dylan, Elliot Smith and Syd Barrett, Julien Barbagallo aka AKA Lecube holds a special place in the music world.

Telekinesis

Telekinesis

From the very first sun-drenched guitar chord, Telekinesis! is imbued with an overarching immediacy – wrenched, quickly, from somewhere raw and honest.

Acoustic Ladyland

Acoustic Ladyland

In 2006, Acoustic Ladyland released Skinny Grin to great critical acclaim. Living with a Tiger is the long-awaited follow-up, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Woodstock 40th Anniversary

Woodstock 40th Anniversary

As Woodstock celebrates its 40th anniversary, the nostalgia for those three very important days back in August 1969 is almost omnipresent.

DIY Filmmaking

DIY Filmmaking

In this edition, we’ve teamed up with Shooting People and Branchange Jersey International Film Festival 2009 to give you hints and tips for finding successful routes to market for your short films.

Cinematography stripped bare

Cinematography stripped bare

Rage strips away cinematic paraphernalia to the bare minimum of the character and their emotion, the basic elements which are all too often left behind in cinema.

Who Really is the Artist?

Who Really is the Artist?

The London and Berlin based collective Artists Anonymous resist definitions and skilfully create interplay between anonymity and the artist.

Breaking the Rules of Graphics

Breaking the Rules of Graphics

This Artist is Deeply Dangerous, Bob & Roberta Smith’s 11-metre painting, opened at The Grey Gallery as part of 2009’s Edinburgh Art Festival

Unpopular Culture: Nostalgia for the Bad Times

Unpopular Culture: Nostalgia for the Bad Times

Provocative as ever, the 2003 Turner Prize winner, Grayson Perry, takes on a new role as curator with Unpopular Culture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Beyond fashion photography

Beyond fashion photography

Rankin is refreshingly free of pretensions, “for me it’s always been really important not to call myself an artist, but to call myself a photographer.”