As the first major documentation of John Beard's work, this definitive monograph provides a visual chronology of Beard's work from 1978-2011. Featuring a highly original design presentation and exacting production standards, this beautifully created book contains essays by Stephen Bann and Anthony Bond, two of the art world's leading cognoscenti. Their sympathetic and comprehensive appraisal of Beard's art will be of great interest to art students and academics, curators and all thosewho are interested in the visual arts. Designed by multi-award winning designer John Warwicker, a founding member of the influential design-group 'tomato', the book also contains a 180-page plate section of Beard's work. A thing of beauty in its own right, this book will be highly sought after by admirers of Beard's distinctive work and by design-conscious book buyers and art collectors the world over.