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John Craxton: A Life of Gifts

Ian Collins

English

£20

Uplifting and engaging, this story recounts the life and career of a rebellious 20th-century British artist

Born into a large, musical, and bohemian family in London, the British artist John Craxton (1922–2009) has been described as a Neo-Romantic, but he called himself a ‘kind of Arcadian’. His early art was influenced by Blake, Palmer, Miró, and Picasso. After achieving a dream of moving to Greece, his work evolved as a personal response to Byzantine mosaics, El Greco, and the art of Greek life.
This book tells his adventurous story for the first time. At turns exciting, funny, and poignant, the saga is enlivened by Craxton’s ebullient pictures. Ian Collins expands our understanding of the artist greatly―including an in-depth exploration of the storied, complicated friendship between Craxton and Lucian Freud, drawing on letters and memories that Craxton wanted to remain private until after his death.

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A Likely Impossibility

Dimitra Philaktou

English

£15.00

Ancient Cyprus

Veronica Tatton-Brown

English

£8.00

Archaeology in Cyprus 1960-1985

V.Karageorghis

English

£25.00

Archaic Pottery of Chios: The Decorated Styles

Anna A Lemos

English

£20.00

Byzantium - the Survival of Byzantine Sacred Art

Maria Kazanaki-Lappa; trans. David Hardy

English

£15.00

Contemporary Greek Theatre: Volume 1

Anagnostaki, Skourtis, Kehaidis and Haviara

English

£9.99

Corfu Blues

Jim Potts

English

£10.00

Cypriot Ceramics: Reading the Prehistoric Record

Jane A. Barlow, Diane. L. Bolger & Barbara Kling (Editor)

English

£25.00

Cyprus Remembered

Renos Evryviades Wideson

English

£45.00

Cyprus, The Island of Aphrodite

Libuse Mikova-Mika

English

£20

Daughters of The Labyrinth

Ruth Padel

English

£7

Dictionary of Business Terms and Words

Kleanthis G. Kotsiofides

English – Greek

£10

Dictionary of Cypriot Dialect - Λεξικό της Κυπριακής Διαλέκτου

Kleanthis G. Kotsiofides

English – Greek

£25 (hard copy edition available at £40)

Excavating at Salamis in Cyprus 1952-1974

Vassos Karageorghis (Anna Marangou, Margaret You)

English

£15.00

Flora Graeca, Oxford’s Finest Botanical Treasure

Sibthorp, Bauer, Hawkins in the Levant

English

£3.00

From Constantinople to Peloponnese

Libuse Mikova-Mika

English

£20

Fury of the Gods

L. Christodoulou

English

£10

Greece at War, 1940-1945

Mark Dragoumis

English

£5.00

John Craxton: A Life of Gifts

Ian Collins

English

£20

Markos Vamvakaris, autobiography

compiled by Angeliki Vellou Keil

English

£20.00

Mathematical Adventures!

Ioanna Georgiou

English

£9.95

O Bάσος Καραγιώργης όπως τον γνώρισα

ΣΕΡΕΖΗΣ ΚΩΣΤΑΣ

Greek

£10.00

Pafos in Art/Η Πάφος στην τέχνη

Kostas Serezis

English – Greek

£7

Patterns of Magnificence

Ioanna Papantoniou (Ed)

English – Greek

£15

Photographs by James Robertson. Athens and Grecian Antiquities 1853-1854. From the Photographic Archive of the Benaki Museum

Editors: Fani Constantinou, Fani-Maria Tsigakou; Photographs: James Robertson

English

£20.00

Prouder than Ever

A. T. Casdagli

English

£20.00

Romiosini

Yiannis Ritsos

English

£7

The Amorgos Conspiracy

Elias Kulukundis

English

£6

The Art of Ancient Cyprus in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Vassos Karageorghis, Eleni Vassilika & Penelope Wilson; photography by Andrew Morris & Andrew Norman

English

£15.00

The Cat of Portovecchio

Maria Strani-Potts

English

£17.00

The Cleaner Of Kastoria

Jacqueline Paizis

English

£9

The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus

Vassos Karageorghis

English

£15.00

The Dodecanese: the Long Road to Union with Greece

Lena Divani, Fotini Constantopoulou

English

£8.00

The Fellowship of Women. Two Hundred Surgical Lives.

Margaret Ghilchik

English

£25.00

The Free Besieged and Other Poems

Dionysios Solomos

English

£6.00

The Green Line: the Division of Cyprus

Doros Partasides

English

£5.00

The Shortest History of Greece

James Heneage

English

£12

The war we fought 1940-41: Paintings and drawings

Alexandros D Alexandrakis

English

£5.00

Traditional Recipes of Cyprus

Athos Christodoulou

English – Greek

£20.00

Vorres Museum Folk Art Collection Pyrgi

Vernardos, Manolis

English

£10

Αλληλογραφία Θεόφιλου Καϊρη

Θεόφιλου Καϊρη / Δ. Ι. Πολέμης

Greek

£5.00

Αρχαία Ελληνική Τραγωδία

Μεταφραστής: Στέλλα Μπαζάκου - Μαραγκουδάκη

Greek

£8.00

Η Γυναίκα της Κύπρου

Ανδρούλα Βασιλείου

Greek

£30

Η Ελλάδα της Ματθίλδης Σεράο

Γεωργία Π. Δημητρακοπούλου

Greek

£15

Ιστορία της Νήσου Κύπρου

'Αντρος Παυλίδης

Greek

£50

Μαγειρεύουμε μαζί

Χρίστος Χριστοδούλου

Greek

£25

Μετά το Βυζάντιο

Βασίλης Φωτόπουλος

Greek

£20

Παραδοσιακές Κυπριακές Συνταγές

'Αθως Χριστοδούλου

Greek

£20

Φιλελλην, Studies in Honour of Robert Browning

C. N. Constantinides, N. M. Panagiotakes, E. Jeffreys and A. D. Angelou (eds)

English – French – German – Greek

£20.00