Reading

Reading

The RA is the home of art and ideas. Explore our selection of books about art and artists. From RA catalogues to Collectors Editions. Titles on art history and theory to titles for young, budding artists.

What's On

The perfect accompaniment to the our expansive exhibition programme, these titles are essential reading for anyone looking for additional insight into the artists and displays at the Royal Academy of Arts.

New RA Publications

Explore the lastest titles in the Royal Academy's vast library of publications - from fascinating exhibition catalogues, in-depth monographs and charming artist sketchbooks.

David Hockney Sumo limited edition ‘A Bigger Book’ with Bookstand

Book of the Month

Burlington House: Home of the Royal Academy of Arts

Awarded the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2019

Nicholas Savage writes brilliantly, and this book is as entertaining as any novel in its account of what is an archetypal instance of a much-abused London landmark. It is rare indeed to find someone who can distil so much complex material into such limpid prose and with such wit. The book is beautifully produced with a most original sense of design and is a model of lucidity in all respects.“ 

William MB Berger Prize judging panel