Francis Bacon once said, " I just love living in chaos."
Margarita Cappock's new book, Francis Bacon's Studio
($60, Merrell), will show you just how much. Bacon - the Ireland-born master of surrealist, aggressive figurative paintings - amassed 2,000 artist's materials, 1,500 photographs, 1,300 torn-out pages, 570 books and catalogs, and 100 slashed canvases (“I tend to destroy the better paintings") inside his London studio, where he lived and worked for more than 30 years. This book opens the door to more than just his personal space: It's a look inside a highly personal creative process, too. www.merrellpublishers.com