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The City Art Books

The Liverpool Art Book was officially launched in its home city in the wonderful Waterstones bookshop in October 2019. This hard-covered book shows the city through the eyes of 54 artists in a range of media and styles, over 130 pages of beautiful images.

Created and edited by Emma Bennett, this vibrant and quirky hardcovered book is introduced by Sir Paul McCartney and is the fourth in The City Art Book series. (after Cambridge, Oxford and Edinburgh).

Published by Cambridge based publisher UIT


The Liverpool Art Book

liverpool launch

liverpool launch

The Liverpool Art Book

The Oxford Art Book


The Liverpool Art Book:

‘Any book about my home town Liverpool is bound to tickle my fancy but this idea of different artists’ interpretations puts a special angle to this great city that I love’

Sir Paul McCartney

'If you love Liverpool then you’ll love this wonderful book'

Paul O’Grady

'Vibrant, edgy, full of life ...this book’s a fitting tribute to a British city like no other'

Jane Garvey

'A visual love letter to a beautiful city'

Stephen McGann

‘A unique view of the city's diverse landscape through the eyes of its artists’ 

John Barnes

‘The talent of the artists lifts the city of Liverpool off the page, through colour, light and imagination.  A brilliant book’

Lynda La Plante CBE

'Inspiration is everywhere, nowhere more so, than on the streets of Liverpool, now captured within the pages of this
brilliant book'

Shaun Evans, ‘Endeavour’

'This book has so many wonderfully creative images of my home-town - love it!'
Gerry Marsden MBE

'Think the arts, music, sport and laughter. Two Cathedrals and then add European City of Culture – it must be Liverpool and God bless it'

Jimmy Tarbuck, OBE

Overview of The Liverpool Art Book


liverpool map

Maps for The City Art Books are ceated by Jenny Seddon


Comments about the City Art Books:

'A book to treasure' 

Stephen Fry

'Just gorgeous' 

Joanna Lumley

'How completley magnificent'

Claudia Winkleman

'There’s a feast within these pages, celebrating the great city of Oxford and the artists it inspires; open your eyes and rejoice'

Miriam Margolyes

What a nice idea, Oxford's so lovely, it makes me feel very nostalgic'.

Rick Stein

‘A dreamy, inspiring ode to the dreamy spires.’

Helen Fielding

'Oxford is a victim of its beauty: the pavements crammed with bemused tourists, filthy buses jamming the streets. But the artists behind these images have not been deterred: this is a treasury of new ways of seeing'

Jeremy Paxman

‘A great book with some beautiful pictures of our home city’

Craig and Charlie Reid ‘The Proclaimers’


" It’s a brilliant idea to let today’s artists show us the grand sights - and the intimate ones as well" 

John Simpson