A book about people who have had strong emotional reactions (including crying) looking at paintings, and about the relatively tearless twentieth century.

A book about the hypnotic attraction of oil and tempera: why painters love paint, even before the painting is half-finished.

An unpublished book of commentary on a beautiful and mysterious manuscript.

An answer to the perennially popular book by E.H. Gombrich, Stories of Art.

A book written against Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida. This is a pendant, of sorts, to What Painting Is.

A large-format book with color pictures of common objects often overlooked: sand, a twig, the night sky, the inside of your own eye.