A Little History & Royal Academy A-Z

These two books provide both a light-hearted gaze into the weird and wonderful moments in the history of a unique and vibrant institution, and a concise introduction to the history of the Royal Academy of Arts, a pioneering institution celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2018.

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A Royal Academy A-Z - Crammed full with quarrels and quibbles, triumphs and tragedies, rivalries, romances and resignations, this book is Illustrated with captivating images which reveal the scale and character of the RA’s collection.

A Little History of the Royal Academy - From the eighteenth century to the twenty-first, the Royal Academy of Arts in London has occupied an outstanding, sometimes controversial and always unique position in the art world. Packed with illustrations, this little book condenses the history and events that have influenced one of Britain's most significant cultural institutions.