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Huguenots and River Thames mudlarking: two books on global displacement remind us of the value in welcoming refugees

A lavish study on the art and culture of French Protestant refugees from the late 17th century, and an in-depth look at the hidden histories of the remarkable objects to be found in London’s River Thames

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Spring awakening: new art books out soon, from African Art and Bernini to self-taught artists and Franz Kafka

Our books editor selects some of the tempting titles arriving on bookstore shelves in the coming months

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a gory dive into Peruvian culture to a reappraisal of Hogarth's xenophobia

Miss Clara, the Indian rhinoceros, and other fantastic beasts—a rich exhibition catalogue considers the cruel fashion for touring celebrity animals

This analysis, while celebrating the skill of artists and artisans, does not ignore the exploitative practices of previous centuries

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Highs and lows of humanity reflected in new book that began on Facebook

The Book of Change includes almost 300 works, highlighting environmental challenges but giving glimpses of a better world

New William Hogarth survey at Tate Britain cuts the John Bull

Exhibition challenges the artist's image as a Little Englander, instead highlighting his connections to Europe

An expert's guide to Land Art: five must-read books on art and the environment

Books that make connections between art and the current climate crisis, chosen by the curator and author Ben Tufnell

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Visions of life and death: new books reveal the powerful illustrations of two women artists

Meditations on the afterlife are delivered in glorious pictorial representation by Rachel Owen and Agnes Miller Parker