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Pallant House Gallery Bookshop is an award-winning independent art bookshop offering the best of new, remaindered and out of print books on Modern British art in the country.

We commission prints, artist’s multiples and stock limited editions from the best modern and contemporary artists working in Britain today, and also stock a range of design products, cards and gifts.

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Pallant House Gallery Publications

Discover our latest publications below or visit the Pallant Bookshop to find our full back catalogue.

 

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The Shape of Things: Still Life in Britain

Discover the rich variety of artists and artworks in the exhibition with contributions from Simon Martin, Michael Bird, Melanie Vandenbrouck and more.

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John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey

Discover the rich variety of Craxton’s works with short essays from contributors including Sir David Attenborough, Ian Collins and Simon Martin.

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Gwen John: Art and Life in London and Paris

Get your copy of curator Dr. Alicia Foster’s new book, the first critical illustrated biography of Gwen John.

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Kaye Donachie: Song for the Last Act

Get your copy of Kaye’s monograph exploring the complexities of the muse and female agency in art and literature.

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Sussex Landscape: Chalk, Wood and Water

Explore this beautifully illustrated book and discover how the Sussex landscape has inspired creativity across the centuries, reassessing the rich artistic lives and work of British artists and writers connected with the area.

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Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope

Enjoy 34 colour pages of the beautiful collages found in the exhibition plus insights from Anne Desmet. Or, if you would like to own a Desmet print, why not purchase the special edition of the catalogue including 2 signed limited edition prints?

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Glyn Philpot: Flesh and Spirit exhibition book with image of man in profile looking right with red and gold patterned background

Glyn Philpot: Flesh and Spirit

Written by director and curator Simon Martin with an introduction by Booker prize winning author, Alan Hollinghurst, this is the first colour monograph on the artist Glyn Philpot explores the artist’s work spanning the Arts and Crafts illustration, Edwardian “Swagger” portraiture, Symbolism, and Art Deco Modernism.

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Hockney to Himid: 60 Years of British Printmaking Catalogue

Accompanying the exhibition Hockney to Himid: 60 Years of British Printmaking, this book celebrates the extraordinary upsurge of printmaking in Britain from the 1960s to now.

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Drawn to Nature: Gilbert White and the Artists

In Drawn to Nature, Simon Martin has gathered joyful and beautiful images of the extraordinary array of wildlife described by White, providing an insight into the continuing appeal and relevance of the Natural History. Discover the natural world as seen through the work of British artists and writers including Eric Ravilious, Virginia Woolf and John Piper.

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Ben Nicholson: From the Studio

Accompanying the exhibition Ben Nicholson: From the Studio this book contains essays written by the exhibition’s curator Louise Weller and Nicholson expert Dr Lee Beard as well as a new study on the architecture of Nicholson’s studios from Professor Louise Campbell and a poetic response to the themes of the exhibition by writer and potter Edmund de Waal.

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Barnett Freedman: Designs for Modern Britain

Published to accompany the exhibition Barnett Freedman: Designs for Modern Britain, this book chronicles Freedman’s early years as a war artist, his numerous commercial projects and examines his distinctive use of lettering.

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Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour

An essential guide to the life and work of Ivon Hitchens, published to accompany the exhibition Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour. It includes more than 70 examples of Hitchens’ work, including his best-known landscapes of the Sussex countryside.

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Julian Trevelyan: The Artist and His World

An essential guide to the life and work of Julian Trevelyan, published to accompany the exhibition Julian Trevelyan: The Artist and His World.

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A Guide to Pallant House Gallery

This illustrated guide provides an introduction to the Gallery and its history, architecture and collections, and the stories of the people behind it.

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POP! Art in a Changing Britain

Published to accompany POP! Art in a Changing Britain, this richly illustrated publication celebrates the extensive collection of painting, sculpture and print acquired by Professor Sir Colin St John Wilson in the decades that followed the Second World War.

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Cathie Pilkington: Working from Home

An exclusive concertina-style publication to accompany the artist’s 2018-19 installation, Working from Home. Includes an essay by Neil Walton about the artist and her work and new photography of her Pallant House Gallery installation.

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