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Reading

Reading

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

David Hockney - A Bigger Book
Limited Edition SUMO with Bookstand

Highlights

Whether it’s a past favourite or an unseen show, these titles are essential reading for anyone looking for insight into the artists and displays at the Royal Academy of Arts. Choose from fascinating exhibition catalogues, in-depth monographs and charming artist sketchbooks.


Read of the Month

       "I find art history is too often focused on art in the Western tradition. What this book illustrates is that by shifting the lens, structures of art-historical thought can be reevaluated, reconfigured and augmented. With over 30 important texts, Eddie Chambers provides a compelling case for reinterpreting the canon by understanding and appreciating the global, multifaceted dimension of Afro-Diasporic art."

- Pouya, Copy & Content Production


 

 

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Arrival of Spring Reads

Get ready for David Hockney RA's latest exhibition with our selection of books featuring the great artist. Shop our fantastic new exhibition catalogue, and explore other RA monographs, fiction, kids books and more.

What's On

The perfect accompaniment to our exhibition programme. Whether it’s a past favourite or an unseen show, these titles are essential reading for anyone looking for insight into the artists and displays at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Read of the Month

"This beautifully designed and produced book is one of my treasures – it contains over a hundred photographs by John Riddy, which are contemplative, complex, calming and thought-provoking, all at the same time. I could look at them forever."  
                                                                                   - Mali Morris RA

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Read of the Month

"This beautifully designed and produced book is one of my treasures – it contains over a hundred photographs by John Riddy, which are contemplative, complex, calming and thought-provoking, all at the same time. I could look at them forever."  
                                                                                   - Mali Morris RA

Shop now >

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.