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