Guardian critic pens 'radical' new book on British art for LKP

Guardian critic pens 'radical' new book on British art for LKP

Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones has authored a "radically new story of British Art" for Laurence King Publishing (LKP).

In Sensations: The Empirical Genius of British Art, Jones explores Empiricism as the artistic impulse that has united British art from the Enlightenment to the present.

Jones, as an influential voices in contemporary art, was on the jury for the 2009 Turner Prize and is the author of a number of books including Loves of the Artists: Art and Passion in the Renaissance and The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artistic Duel that Defined the Renaissance (both Simon & Schuster).

He commented: "Sensations presents a radically new story of British art. It connects the artists of today with British culture more than three hundred years ago as it finds an unexpected thread that links William Hogarth and Tracey Emin, Thomas Gainsborough and Lucian Freud. What they share is an eye for the real world. I hope this book will change how you see Britain, and its art."

Sensations: The Empirical Genius of British Art was co-commissioned by LKP deputy publisher, Marc Valli, and head of Student Books, Kara Hattersley-Smith, who acquired world rights direct from the author. It will be released in April 2019.