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Book Review: Emma Hamilton Seduction and Celebrity

Former history teacher and one of the most learned people I know*, Alec Stephen finds this account of the ambitious and beguiling Emma Hamilton a fascinating read. *and I am not just saying that because he is my father-in-law Emma Hamilton: Seduction & Celebrity by Quintin Colville with Kate Williams is the companion book to an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. ★★★★  It is claimed that the quintessential Edwardian, Mrs. Patrick Campbell remarked 'It doesn’t matter what you do in the bedroom so long as you don’t do it in the street and frighten the horses'. This interesting and beautifully produced book for the National...

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Museum Bookstore featured in leading art blog, Making a Mark

We're delighted to be featured in the leading art blog Making a Mark. Published by curator, writer and artist, Katherine Tyrrell, Making A Mark is one of the top art blogs in the world. 'I don't know about you but as a dedicated art bookophile, I find myself buying old exhibition catalogues more and more. Especially for those exhibitions I missed or could not get to because they were in another country. This looks to me like the sort of online bookstore a lot of artists are going to be bookmarking.' Read the article.

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Win a copy of Animal Vegetable Mineral

Museum Bookstore is offering you the chance to win a free copy of Animal Vegetable Mineral, the beautiful book from The Wellcome Collection about the naming and organisation of the natural world (£12.99).  About the prize   This book is chock full of infographics, taxonomy charts, and animal distribution maps from the 18th and 19th century all about nature.   Find out more here. How to enterAll you need do to enter is subscribe to our newsletter. The competition closes at 6pm on 20 February 2017 (London o'clock) and the winner will be chosen randomly.

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Museum Bookstore guest blogs for Creative Boom

We were recently asked to be guest bloggers for Creative Boom, one of our favourite design blogs. In the article, we recommend 10 great coffee table books for creatives. Read more here 

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Book Review - August Macke and Franz Marc: An Artist Friendship

Art historian and friend of Museum Bookstore, Jean Marie Carey explains why she is filled with admiration for the authors of the exhibition catalogue, August Macke and Franz Marc: An Artist Friendship.  Edited by Volker Adolphs of the Städtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn and Annegret Hoberg of the Städtisches Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich and published by Hatje Cantz, this catalogue accompanies an exhibition held at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, 25 September 2014 – 4 January 2015; and at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich, 28 January – 3 May 2015. Published on 26 September 2014 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the...

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