Christmas 2016: Art

John Berger, ninety this year, follows last year's Portraits with an equally magisterial and essential survey of the history of landscape painting. Ross King is fascinating on anything, and Monet's lily paintings are his ideal subject. Illustrator Shaun Tan responds brilliantly, and scarily, to the tales of the Grimm brothers in The Singing Bones.

The Singing Bones

Shaun Tan, contributions by Neil Gaiman

From the publisher:

Shaun Tan fans get to see his extraordinary talent applied to sculpture in this award-winning, lavishly presented collection of art based on fairy tales told by the Brothers ...