Art books offer insight and expertise on great paintings and artists, helping readers to develop a deeper understanding of their importance.  

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If you have an interest in art, and in particular the context, history and stories of iconic paintings and artists, then the National Gallery Shop’s range of art books is sure to appeal.

We have one of the finest selections of new art books in the UK, with books covering a broad array of artists and periods. If you are in need of art books in London, then the National Gallery Shop is a great place to start your search.  Our range of art books covers the Renaissance, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and the Modern periods, as well as many other movements and periods.

Our Renaissance books include the works of Raphael and Dürer, as well as a book covering the life and work of Titian, who depicted scenes from Ovid's Metamorphoses and celebrating the loves of gods, goddesses and mortals in a collection of painting for Phillip II.  Other books in our range include our Discover Manet & Eva Gonzalès Catalogue, Gauguin Portraits Catalogue and Lucian Freud: New Perspectives Catalogue. There are also books focused on the history of the National Gallery available. These include an Illustrated History of the National Gallery, as well as the National Gallery in Wartime.  

The range also includes art books for kids, with art activities books available to help entertain and inspire young artists. Whether you are looking for art books to expand your knowledge, want a memento from a visit to the National Gallery, or are buying a gift for an art enthusiast, the National Gallery Shop’s range of art books has something for everyone.
With dozens of choices available, be sure to browse through all our art books and find something to your liking.  

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