What was Gauguin hinting at when he painted Milton’s Paradise Lost into a portrait of a friend? And why were the Cumberland girls reading The Fashionable Lover in George Romney’s portrait of them? Thousands of fine paintings include books in their subject matter. Beginning with the question, ‘What is a book?’, this companionable survey explores the symbiotic relationship between the development of books and the emergence of our modern sense of the importance of the individual artist.
A set of pencils for the passionate book-lover. 6 HB pencils in a themed box. Pack measures 19 x 6 x 1.5 cm.
Have strangers commented on the quality of your sonneteering? Now you can poeticise with confidence. Remember, if you compose poems without a licence you are taking a huge risk; our...
A beautiful vase designed by Jane Mount, author of Bibliophile and co-creator of My Ideal Bookshelf, suitable for holding desk accessories as well as flowers. With 'The Writer's Companion' on...
Colourful A4 size wall calendar, with 12 pages for each month of 2019 plus cover. Includes striking designs of radical poets, dramatists and novelists, inspired by old paintings, drawings and...