The Artists Pad



The real world is hectic and busy and if you’re anything like we are then it’s rare that you have the luxury of time to sit and relax with a book, we hope you can use your time with us to be able to enjoy our library. The selection of books that we have collected and curated are on all sorts of subjects and artists from photographers and painters like Picasso and Juergen Teller to graphic designers and fashion designers such as James Unsworth and A Bathing Ape, we want the library to help inspire and excite our guests on the people and subjects we love ourselves.


Underdogs - Neil Bedford

Highly limited and hand-signed by the man himself - Neil's first book, Underdogs, documents life on the road with English rock band Kasabian. Offering a rare insight into the world of the foursome, the long term photographer showcases un-seen black and white images recorded during their tour of May 2016. Celebrating a series of gigs that culminated in the Premier League winning party of Leicester City, the book captures what they refer to as “the greatest week” of their lives.


Lady GaGa - Terry Richardson

The first official book by international superstar Lady Gaga
In this book of original, behind-the-scenes photographs, acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson follows superstar Lady Gaga during one year of her life, from Lollapalooza through the final show of her Monster Ball tour.
During the time period he followed Gaga, Richardson took over 100,000 images and attended more than 30 Monster Ball dates around the world. From the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards to the Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal rally in Portland, Maine, to the Thierry Mugler show at Maxime, Paris, Richardson captures Lady Gaga as you've never seen her before.
A year-long global odyssey - all access, nothing off limits - this is the book Lady Gaga fans have been waiting for.


A Bathing Ape - Rizzoli

""A Bathing Ape" by Rizzoli, an introspective - and colorfully stylish- romp through the history of the company's hit stores and sites." "Vibe""A Bathing Ape label gets the coffee-table treatment with a massive new monograph charting the company's global evolution." "Hint Magazine""This book lays out the history, the look and the vibe." "The Miami Herald"."..the first large-format look at the Tokyo-based urban fashion label anointed by Time magazine as Japan's King of Cool. ""Some people get braces when they turn 15. Others throw a party. But A Bathing Ape got its very own book."


Pictures and Text - Juergen Teller

For over a year Juergen Teller contributed a column to the magazine of Die Zeit, Germany’s most respected news paper. Given free creative rein, Teller presented a new image each week with an accompanying text he had written. Combining pictures and words in this way was new for Teller, and has since intensified the autobiographical element of his work. Like his images the texts are blunt, often controversial and irresistibly Telleresque. From the very beginning the column was greeted with enthusiasm but also elicited outcry – the magazine received piles of letters each, most of them complaining that such poor photo graphs were being published in such a respected magazine. Book two Literature contains the best of these letters.