Latest news and events

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Adila Laïdi-Hanieh to speak on Fahrelnissa Zeid

26 April 2020

On Wednesday 29 April, author Adila Laïdi-Hanieh and director of the Palestinian Museum will be speaking via Zoom on her recent book on Fahrelnissa Zeid at the Barjeel Art Foundation in the United Arab Emirates. For the link, email

Aubrey Beardsley opens at Tate Britain

4 March 2020

A major exhibition of the drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, whose provocative erotic and elegant illustrations shocked late-Victorian London before his death of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-five, opens today at Tate Britain. We are proud to have published a beautiful centenary facsimile of the first monograph on the artist. Click here for more details.

Paula Rego opens in Edinburgh

22 November 2019

Following its highly acclaimed debut at MK Gallery in June, the exhibition Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance opens this evening at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. Spanning Rego’s career from the 1960s through to 2012, this ambitious retrospective of the Portuguese artist’s work has been curated by independent curator Catherine Lampert and organised by MK Gallery. We are very proud to have produced and published the accompanying publication. Click here for more details of the book.

Michael Rakowitz and Jason Hammel cook up a treat

22 November 2019

Tomorrow afternoon at 2:15pm, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, artist and author of A House with a Date Palm Will Never Starve Michael Rakowitz and chef-patron of Marisol Chicago restaurant Jason Hammel will be cooking up a delicious date-syrup recipe. The demonstration will be followed followed by a signing of the book. Click here for more details.

Victor Willing show opens

18 October 2019

This evening, the exhibition Victor Willing: Visions opens at Hastings Contemporary, the first retrospective on this brilliant, ground-breaking, but overlooked painter in more than three decades. Willing, the late husband of fellow artist Paula Rego, was described by Sir Nicholas Serota as someone who burned the brightest in a bright generation. Following our recent monograph on Rego, we are delighted to have produced the publication that accompanies the Hastings exhibition, with a foreword by Serota. 

Gauguin Portraits opens

7 October 2019

Gauguin Portraits opens today at the National Gallery in London. The long-awaited exhibition is the first devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. To coincide with the show, we have published Paul Gauguin's Intimate Journals, a beautiful facsimile of the first English translation of the artist's memoir, written just before he died, in which he reveals his innermost thoughts on art, life and love.

Michael Rakowitz show moves to Italy

7 October 2019

Michael Rakowitz's acclaimed exhibition that opened at London's Whitechapel Gallery in June has moved to the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin. In Spring 2020, it will travel to the Jameel Foundation, Dubai. We published A House With A Date Palm Will Never Starve to coincide with the London show.

Craig-Martin at Frieze Masters

5 October 2019

Sir Michael Craig-Martin today gave the keynote talk at Frieze Masters art fair in London. He was in conversation with Emilie Gordenker, director of The Mauritshuis in The Hague. The talk was followed by a signing of the new paperback of the artist's acclaimed book On Being An Artist.

Donum talk at Frieze London

4 October 2019

Today, as part of the Frieze London VIP programme, Allan Warburg, owner of the Donum Estate in California, was in conversation with Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and curator of Frieze Sculpture Park, arts journalist Louisa Buck and artist Ingar Dragset, about the art works at Donum and the book that we have produced for the vineyard, with contributions from Lilley, travel writer Pico Iyer, and wine expert James Laube.

A new book for Donum Estate

4 October 2019

Last night, we were at the ICA for the launch of our new book for the Donum Estate in California. The award-winning vineyard is home to sculptures by artists such as Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, Anselm Kiefer, and Doug Aitken. We are proud to have produced the book, which was designed by Micha Weidmann Studio.

Michael Rakowitz wins Nasher Prize

4 September 2019

The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas announced today that Michael Rakowitz is the recipient of the 2020 Nasher Prize. The award recognizes artists who have ‘elevated the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities’. The prize consists of an award designed by Renzo Piano and $100,000. We are delighted to have published the artist's new cookbook A House With a Date Palm Will Never Starve.

Michael Rakowitz survey opens at Whitechapel Gallery

3 June 2019

Tonight, the Whitechapel Gallery in London opens a major retrospective exhibition of the work of renowned Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, his first European survey show. The exhibition runs until 25 August before moving to the Castello di Rivoli in Turin. We are thrilled to be publishing A House With A Date Palm Will Never Starve, an extraordinary cookbook made by the artist and dozens of chefs and food writers to coincide with the show.

Paula Rego's defiant artworks to go on show at MK Gallery

1 June 2019

Celebrated Portuguese-born artist Paula Rego's politically charged works will go on display in Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance at MK Gallery later this month. The show opens in Milton Keynes on 14 June before moving on to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in November and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in May 2020. We are honoured to have produced and co-published the accompanying publication.

Michael Craig-Martin shows new work at Gagosian

31 May 2019

Sir Michael Craig-Martin today opens an exhibition of his new powder-coated steel sculptures at Gagosian in London, the first time his sculptural works have been shown indoors, and the first time they have been exhibited as a group in London. We will be publishing a new paperback edition of Craig-Martin's acclaimed book On Being An Artist in the autumn.

Tate Britain announces major Aubrey Beardsley show

13 May 2019

Tate Britain has announced that it will organize a major exhibition of the work of Aubrey Beardsley next year. Opening on 4 March 2020, it will be the largest show of Beardsley's infamous black-and-white drawings, which scandalized late-Victorian society, in fifty years. Last year, we published an exquisite centenary facsimile edition of a 1918 volume on Beardsley's life and work.

Michael Rakowitz named in Arts Power 50 list

2 April 2019

Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz was yesterday named by the New York-based online newspaper Observer in its annual Arts Power 50, a list of the changemakers shaping the art world in 2019. In July, we will be publishing a very special book created with the artist, A House With  A Date Palm Will Never Starve, a cookbook featuring almost one hundred recipes using date syrup by celebrated chefs and food writers. 

LSE unveils new sculpture by Mark Wallinger

26 March 2019

London School of Economics has today unveiled a new sculpture on campus by Mark Wallinger. Located outside LSE’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, The World Turned Upside Down is a large political globe, four metres in diameter, with nation states and borders outlined but inverted. The project has been curated by Contemporary Art Society Consultancy.

Gauguin's Intimate Journals released

25 March 2019

We are pleased to announce the publication of Paul Gauguin's Intimate Journals, the latest in our series of facsimile editions. Gauguin wrote this witty and revealing memoir in the final months of his life. It appeared in French in 1918 and was translated into English three years later. Our facsimile reproduces this first translation, a rare edition privately published in New York for a select group of subscribers.   

British Council partnership announced

14 March 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have been asked by the British Council to produce the forthcoming history of its collection of contemporary art. The Council has been collecting works of art, craft, and design since 1938 to promote abroad the achievements of the very best British artists and designers. We shall be publishing the book, which is written by academic Annebella Pollen and entitled Art Without Frontiers, in early 2020.

Mark Wallinger's Labyrinth featured in new exhibition

8 February 2019

Mark Wallinger's book Labyrinth, which we published in 2014 to celebrate the completion of his permanent installation across all 270 London Underground stations, and two of the works produced as part of the project feature in a new exhibition that opened at Large Glass in London last night. The show, which explores how the idea of the labyrinth has inspired artists through time, brings together works by seven contemporary artists. Click here for details of the book. 

Art / Books produces new publication for US museums

2 February 2019

Today the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, in partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts, opened Humble and Human, an exhibition of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works from the two museums' collections. The show runs until 26 May before opening in Detroit on 23 June. We are proud to have been invited to edit, design, and produce the exhibition catalogue.

Sir Michael Craig-Martin opens major US show

29 January 2019

Today, Sir Michael Craig-Martin opens his most comprehensive solo show in the United States to date. The Gallery at Windsor in Vero Beach, Florida, hosts thirty-five paintings and six sculptures by the artist. The exhibition, curated by Hannah Freedberg, director at Gagosian, is the result of a three-year curatorial partnership begun in 2018 with the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Edward Woodman: The Artist's Eye published

23 November 2018

We are proud to announce the publication of Edward Woodman: The Artist's Eye, the first monograph on the photographer of choice for two generations of artists, including Richard Deacon, Cornelia Parker, Phyllida Barlow, Antony Gormley and Damien Hirst. The book coincides with the show 'Space, Light and Time: Edward Woodman, A Retrospective' at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton, which opens this evening.

Elfin Rhymes released

29 October 2018

The latest of our facsmile editions of classic children's books is now available. A Book of Elfin Rhymes, written by an author known only as 'Norman', was first published in 1900 and captures the mysterious and ridiculous world of goblins, witches and fairies. Each verse is accompanied by drawings by Carton Moore Park in one, two or three colours in a style that not only conveys the magic of the fairy-realm, but also is strikingly modern in character.

National Gallery announces major new Paul Gauguin show

25 October 2018

The first show of Gauguin's portraits opens at the National Gallery in London next October. Fifty paintings, sculptures and sketches will be gathered for the exhibition, the Evening Standard writes. In March we will publish a beautiful facsimile of the artist's intimate journals, written in the final months of his life.

Des Hughes book out now

22 October 2018

We are excited to announce that our latest monograph, Des Hughes: I Want To Be Adored, is published today. A witty, dark and sensitive humour runs through Hughes's work in which he rethinks the traditional methods and materials of sculpture. In this beautiful and compelling book, the artist leads the reader through the passages of his creative mind, offering a commentary on his most significant works.

Little Women published

30 September 2018

To coincide with the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, we are thrilled to publish an exquisite facsimile of a 1910 edition of this classic American novel. Abridged by the English writer and translator W. Dingwall Fordyce and with charming illustrations by the Australian artist Norman Little, this beautifully produced volume, part of our new Children's Classics series, is a perfect gift for readers of all ages. Click here to read more.

Tim Braden book published

26 September 2018

We are delighted to announce our latest title, Tim Braden: Looking and Painting. This beautiful book, the first on the British painter in ten years, draws together the various themes and styles of his work, and includes texts by Frieze editor Jennifer Higgie, curator Dominic Molon, and director of the Baltimore Museum of Art Christopher Bedford. The book will be launched at the Frestonian Gallery in London tonight and coincides with an exhibition of the artist's work

Sir Michael Craig-Martin on BBC Radio 3

23 September 2018

Today, at midday, Sir Michael Craig-Martin will appear on BBC Radio 3's Private Passions programme. He talks to presenter Michael Berkeley about the parallels between his art and the music he loves, including Satie, Bach, and the Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt, and he reveals his passion for opera. Listeners in the UK can listen until 23 October via the BBC Radio iPlayer. For more information on Craig-Martin's book On Being An Artist, click here

A Turkish edition of Zeid biography is published

18 September 2018

We are delighted to announce that a Turkish edition of our recent title Fahrelnissa Zeid: Painter of Inner Worlds by Adila Laïdi-Hanieh has been released. Published by Res, an imprint of Istanbul gallery Dirimart, the book will be launched to coincide with an exhibition of Zeid's work. On 20 September, the author will be in conversation with Sotheby’s consultant Elif Bayoğlu Erdem at the Robinson Crusoe 389 bookshop in Istanbul.

London Art Book Fair opens at Whitechapel Gallery

6 September 2018

The London Art Book Fair returns to the Whitechapel Gallery after a gap of three years, with more than eighty creative and cutting-edge publishers from all over the world. Come and check out all the lovely books at our stand in Gallery 1. The fair opens this evening at 6pm and runs until 4pm on Sunday 9 September. 

Adila Laïdi-Hanieh to head Palestinian Museum

4 September 2018

We are delighted to report that Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, author of our recent book Fahrelnissa Zeid: Painter of Inner Worlds, has been appointed director of the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit. According to the Art Newspaper, Dr Laïdi-Hanieh will take up her new role later this month.

Paul Winstanley talk at the National Gallery

27 July 2018

On Monday 30 July, at 1pm, artist Paul Winstanley will be speaking at the National Gallery in London about how several masters of the past, among them Pieter Saenredam and Francesco da Rimini, inform his practice as a painter today. The free lunchtime talk will be followed by a signing of his new book 59 Paintings: In which the artist considers the process of thinking about and making work, which we have recently published. Click here for more information about the talk and here for more details of the book.

Liverpool Biennial 2018 opens

14 July 2018

The tenth edition of the Liverpool Biennial opens to the public today. Taking place over fifteen weeks across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, 'Beautiful world, where are you?' invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil. In its review, the Telegraph says that the exhibition has 'such energy and dynamism, and demands it be seen'. We are pleased to be publishing the accompanying publication, the second time we have partnered with Liverpool Biennial.

Cult Norwegian artist Pushwagner dies

25 April 2018

We were sad to learn that Norwegian pop artist Hariton Pushwagner died yesterday at the age of seventy-seven. Hailed as one of Norway’s most important contemporary artists, he was celebrated for his epic and prescient satires on modern life, including the visionary graphic novel Soft City. We were proud to publish the definitive monograph on his work as our very first title in 2012.

Paul Winstanley at Royal Drawing School

25 April 2018

Paul Winstanley was this evening in conversation with writer, artist and curator William Feaver at the Royal Drawing School in London. To mark the publication of his book 59 Paintings, Winstanley presented a selection of his paintings and discussed the thinking behind them. Click here to listen to an audio of the event and here for more information about the book.

New series of facsimiles

17 April 2018

We are thrilled to announce the first titles in two new series of collectable facsimile editions, Art / Books Vintage Classics and Art / Books Children's Classics. The first Vintage Classic is a centenary edition of The Art of Aubrey Beardsley, published in 1918, while ABC: An Alphabet by Georgina Gaskin is a charming Victorian children's primer from 1895. Both are faithful reproductions of the original editions, beautifully bound in silkscreened cloth. Future titles include The Art of Rodin (1918), Little Women (1910), Elfin Rhymes (1900) and Paul Gauguin's Intimate Journals (1921).

Gillian Ayres dies

12 April 2018

It is with great sadness that we heard that Gillian Ayres CBE RA died yesterday at the age of eighty-eight. We had the great pleasure and privilege to work with her last year to produce the definitive monograph on her work. Alan Cristea, who represented Ayres for the last twenty years of her life and with whom we published the book, described her as 'immensely courageous, independent and determined in both her art and her lifestyle'.

New Paul Winstanley book

2 April 2018

We are delighted to announce the release of our latest title, 59 Paintings: In which the artist considers the process of thinking about and making work by the British artist Paul Winstanley. This unique and beautifully designed book offers the artist’s personal view about how paintings are conceived, made and interpreted. It coincides with an exhibition at Alan Cristea Gallery launched on 27 March.

The Christian Year in Painting published

26 March 2018

We are delighted to announce our latest title The Christian Year in Painting by John S. Dixon. Described by the Spectator as 'gorgeous', this beautiful book follows a course through the Christian year – from Advent and the Christmas season, through Holy Week and Easter, to All Saints’ Day – to present numerous works celebrating the key events and festivals of the liturgical calendar by some of the best-known names from art history. Click here for more details.

Gideon Rubin at Freud Museum

7 February 2018

Gideon Rubin presents a specially created project for London's Freud Museum. 'BLACK BOOK', which runs until 15 April, features paintings inspired by imagery from pre-war German magazines. Its centrepiece is a 1939 first edition in English of Mein Kampf, which the artist has entirely blacked out. Click here for details of our monograph. 

Fahrelnissa Zeid show opens in Berlin

20 October 2017

The Fahrelnissa Zeid retrospective opened at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin last night. The exhibition, organized with Tate Modern, will run until the spring. Click here for more information and here for details of the biography by Adila Laïdi-Hanieh that we have published to coincide with the show. On 16 November, Dr Laïdi-Hanieh will take part in a panel discussion about the artist at the KunstHalle.

New Michael Craig-Martin show opens in London

3 October 2017

Tonight an exhibition of new work by Sir Michael Craig-Martin opens at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London. The catalogue for the show, which is entitled 'Quotidian' and includes screen, digital, and relief prints, laser etched panels, and tape drawings, contains selected extracts from our acclaimed book On Being An Artist.

Gillian Ayres debuts in Beijing

29 July 2017

Gillian Ayres makes her debut in China with 'Sailing off the Edge' at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), which opens tomorrow. The exhibition consists of large-scale paintings from 1979 onwards, many of which have never been on public display. It has been curated by Phillip Dodd and Wang Chunchen, Head of the Department of Curatorial Research at CAFA. Click here for details of our monograph, published in April.

Daniel Buren book published

30 June 2017

We are pleased to announce our latest title, Daniel Buren Underground, which documents the pioneering French artist's stunning art work in Tottenham Court Road, his first permanent public commission in the UK. Published in association with Art on the Underground to mark the work's completion, the book features a text by Hans Ulrich Obrist and an interview between the artist and Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy. Click here for more details.

Fahrelnissa Zeid exhibition opens at Tate Modern

13 June 2017

The retrospective 'Fahrelnissa Zeid' opens today at Tate Modern. The exhibition covers the Turkish-Jordanian artist's entire career, from her early work in 1940s Istanbul, through the monumental abstracts produced in Paris and London in the 1950s, to the later expressionistic portraits. We are proud to publishing the definitive biography by the academic and her former student Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, to coincide with the show.

Ayres retrospective opens

6 April 2017

A major exhibition celebrating the bold and colourful work of one of Britain’s most important abstract artists opens this evening at the National Museum Cardiff. We are proud to be publishing the definitive book on the artist to coincide with the show. 

Fourth Plinth winners chosen

21 March 2017

Artworks by British artist Heather Phillipson and US artist Michael Rakowitz have been chosen to go on display on the Fourth Plinth. Rakowitz's recreation of the giant winged bull from the ancient city of Nineveh, destroyed in 2015 by ISIS, which he remade from date syrup cans, will go on show in 2018, followed two years later by Phillipson's splodge of cream topped with a cherry, fly and drone. Our book on the Fourth Plinth commissions has recently been published.

New work by Gillian Ayres goes on show

15 March 2017

This evening, the Alan Cristea Gallery in London presents an exhibition of new paintings and prints by Gillian Ayres, one of Britain’s most respected and best-loved postwar artists and a pioneer of abstract painting. The show, which runs until 22 April, opens in advance of a major retrospective of Ayres' work at the National Museum Cardiff. To coincide with both exhibitions, next month we are publishing the definitive monograph on the artist. Click here for more details. 

Two of our books shortlisted for prestigious prize

27 February 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Michael Craig-Martin's On Being An Artist and Public Art (Now), edited by Claire Doherty, have been shortlisted for the Art Book Prize 2016. Administered by the Authors' Club, this prestigious prize was first awarded in 1954 and is given annually to 'the book on architecture or the arts most deserving’. Our two books have been nominated alongside six other titles by Penguin, Tate, Prestel, Princeton University Press and Yale University Press.

Tiqui Atencio on Spanish TV

24 February 2017

Tiqui Atencio was today interviewed on Spanish television channel Canal 24 Horas's flagship cultural programme La Hora Cultural about her new book on collecting art Could Have, Would Have, Should Have. Click here to watch the interview. Yesterday, she took part in a talk on the subject at the ARCO art fair in Madrid.

More international press for our book on collecting art

11 February 2017

Ahead of her participation in a talk on collecting at ARCO in Madrid on 23 February, Tiqui Atencio has been interviewed by Capital Arte magazine on what it takes to become a collector. The interview follows recent international coverage of her book Could Have, Would Have, Should Have in Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad and Larry's List.

New Fourth Plinth shortlist announced

19 January 2017

The shortlist for the next Fourth Plinth commissions has been announced. A dollop of cream topped with a large fly and a drone by Heather Phillipson and an empty robe by Raqs Media Collective are among the proposed works to appear between 2018 and 2020. All five proposals can be seen at the National Gallery for the next two months and the winners will be announced in March. Click here for details of our new book on the Fourth Plinth. 

Fourth Plinth book published

9 January 2017

We are proud to announce the publication of our latest title, a beautiful book charting the history of the Fourth Plinth artworks in London's Trafalgar Square. Produced in partnership with the Mayor of London's culture team, the book tells the story of every commission that has stood upon the plinth going back to Mark Wallinger's Ecce Homo in 1999. Click here for more details.

Il Sole 24 Ore reviews Tiqui Atencio's book

22 December 2016

Il Sole 24 Ore, the respected Italian newspaper, today publishes a review of our recent book Could Have, Would Have, Should Have by Tiqui Atencio. The reviewer applauds the way the author mixes collectors' personal stories with advice for the novice, and how she presents the various 'rules of comportment' of being an art collector with 'a little healthy self-irony'. Click here to read the full review.

Could Have, Would Have, Should Have in Miami

1 December 2016

Tiqui Atencio's promotional tour continues to Miami this week, with two book signings during Art Basel Miami Beach. The first will be held this morning from 9.30am at the Rubell Family Collection, and second will take place tomorrow at midday at the art fair. Meanwhile, Tiqui is one of the art-world insiders asked by Artsy for their must-see works of the fair, while both Il Sole 24 Ore and PBS Newshour also get her take on this year's edition.

International acclaim for our new book

14 November 2016

The New York Times calls our book on collecting 'an entertaining insider’s guide to the thought processes of the world’s top collectors'. Vanity Fair's James Reginato, writing in Sotheby's Magazine, says it is 'a fascinating read filled with reflections from some of the legendary names in collecting'. He admires its 'breezy, seemingly effortless style', saying Tiqui Atencio is 'the real deal'. Artsy calls her a 'distinguished figure in the art world' who 'has reached new heights', while ArtInfo applauds her 'thrilling collection of stories'.

Sotheby’s New York hosts Tiqui Atencio

12 November 2016

Sotheby's New York this evening hosted a reception to celebrate Could Have, Would Have, Should Have. As well as being able to buy signed copies of the book, guests also had a private view of the auction house's Impressionist & Modern and contemporary sales, including works from the collection of Steven and Ann Ames, a close friend of the author. Click here for photographs of the occasion.

Tiqui Atencio signing at Gagosian New York

2 November 2016

This evening, Tiqui Atencio was signing copies of her new book Could Have, Would Have, Should Have at the Madison Avenue galleries of Gagosian. The occasion was the first of several events to be held in New York and Miami over the coming weeks to coincide with the book's release in the United States.

Praise for 'an insider's guide to collecting'

21 October 2016

The Art Newspaper has published extracts from our new book on collecting, describing it as 'an insider's guide', while the Evening Standard calls it 'a must-read for anyone starting an art collection'. finartmultiple magazine says that it 'lifts the lid on the motivations and secrets' of a 'staggering' list of top collectors, and the BMW Art Guide notes that it asks 'all of the questions you wish you could'. Click here for a Frieze interview with author Tiqui Atencio.

Could Have, Would Have, Should Have signing in Paris

19 October 2016

Tonight, Christie's Paris hosted a packed signing by Tiqui Atencio of her new book Could Have, Would Have, Should Have. Click here to see more details of the book and some of its fantastic press reaction.

Tiqui Atencio at Frieze Art Fair

8 October 2016

In one of a number of events to mark the publication of her new book, Tiqui Atencio was today in conversation with writer Louisa Buck as part of the 'Conversations on Collecting' series of talks at Frieze Art Fair in London. Click here to see a film of the talk. 

The art world welcomes our latest book

7 October 2016

Last night, we celebrated the launch of Could Have, Would Have, Should Have with a party at Blakes Hotel. Guests included Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota, Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong, dealers Jeffrey Deitch, Thaddaeus Ropac, and collectors Fatima Maleki, Catherine Petitgas and Laurence Graff. Click here to see photos of the occasion.

Could Have, Would Have, Should Have published

1 October 2016

We are delighted to announce our latest title, Could Have, Would Have, Should Have: Inside the World of the Art Collector by Tiqui Atencio. The book features chapters on many aspects of collecting art drawn from interviews with around 100 prominent international collectors. The text is accompanied by a series of witty cartoons on the world of art by the Mexican artist Pablo Helguera.

FT reviews Could Have, Would Have, Should Have

30 September 2016

Ahead of the book's publication this week, the Financial Times today reviews Could Have, Would Have, Should Have, calling it 'fascinating', 'thoroughly enjoyable' and 'very agreeable reading'. Click here to read the review. Tomorrow, author Tiqui Atencio will be in conversation with collectors Ivor Braka and Eugenio Re Rebaudengo at Christie's in London. 

David Shrigley's giant thumb unveiled on Fourth Plinth

29 September 2016

David Shrigley's colossal bronze sculpture of a thumbs-up was today unveiled as the latest commission on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square. The 11th Fourth Plinth artwork was revealed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who said that it represents 'optimism, positivity, the best of us'. We are proud to be publishing a beautiful book about all the commissions to date going back to 1999. Click here for more details. 

Lament wins award

6 September 2016

We are delighted to announce that Livonia Print, printer of Lament by Bettina von Zwehl and Josh Cohen, designed in house by Art / Books, has won the 2016 Antalis Grand Print Master Award for the production of the book. The special prize is awarded by the Latvian Art Directors Club at its annual Adwards ceremony in Riga, which celebrate creative excellence in Latvia and is judged by international experts in print and design. For more details of the book, click here.

Art Newspaper previews our new book on collecting art

30 August 2016

The Art Newspaper today previews our forthcoming book on collecting contemporary art by Venezuelan collector Tiqui Atencio, Could Have, Would Have, Should Have: Inside the World of the Art Collector, which will be published in October. The publication will coincide with a number of talks and events in London, Paris and New York. Click here to read the article and here for details of the book. 

Another Green World shortlisted for design prize

4 August 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Another Green World is a finalist in this year's British Book Design and Production Awards. The winner of the prestigious prize will be announced at a gala ceremony and dinner at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London on Thursday 10 November. Click here to see the full shortlist and here to see the book.

Another Green World picked by the Guardian

9 July 2016

In today's Guardian, Marion Coutts selects our book Another Green World by artist Alison Turnbull and writer Philip Hoare as a best book for the summer. The authors will be in conversation with Magnus Linklater, chairman of the Little Sparta Trust, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival at 10.30am on Tuesday 16 August. Click here to find out more and to buy tickets.

Tatler selects Strand as book of the month

27 June 2016

Tatler magazine has chosen Stuart Haygarth's Strand as the book of the month in its July issue and top of the pile in its '10 books to read this summer'. Condé Nast Traveller showcased the book in its June issue with an eight-page feature, while GQ Korea has the same. Meanwhile, Slate in France has featured the book with a portfolio of images.

Michael Craig-Martin knighted by the Queen

11 June 2016

We are thrilled to hear that Michael Craig-Martin has been knighted in the Queen's birthday honours. All our many congratulations to Sir Michael! Click here to see the full list of honours, announced today.

Guardian selects Lament show as a pick of the week

27 May 2016

The Guardian has selected Bettina von Zwehl's show at the Freud Museum, which opens on Friday 3 June, as a pick of the week. Click here to see more about the extraordinary book that we are publishing to coincide with the exhibit. On Tuesday 7 June, at 7pm, the artist and author Josh Cohen will discuss the book and the show at the museum. Click here for tickets.

Bettina von Zwehl show to open at Freud Museum

22 May 2016

Bettina von Zwehl's exhibition 'Invitation to Frequent the Shadows' opens at the Freud Museum on 3 June. The show includes two series of photographs and a light installation in response to the archive of Anna Freud. It is also a homage to the artist’s closest friend, Natalie Ciletti, a child psychoanalyst who died tragically in 2009. Lament is published to coincide with the show.

Bloomberg TV airs Michael Craig-Martin film

20 May 2016

Bloomberg TV has produced a profile of the artist Michael Craig-Martin as part of its 'Brilliant Ideas' series. The half-hour programme, which is based on our recent title On Being An Artist, features images and quotes from the book. Click here to see the film.

International press covers our latest title Strand

15 May 2016

Newspapers in several countries have been writing about Stuart Haygarth's book Strand. Denmark's biggest daily Politiken ran an article yesterday, while today La Repubblica in Italy featured a gallery of images. In France, news site Courrier International has covered the book, and US photography site Feature Shoot has also written about it.

Clare Woods shortlisted for Venice Biennale

13 April 2016

We are delighted that Clare Woods, whose monograph Strange Meetings we publish this month, has been shortlisted with two other artists to represent Wales at next year's Venice Biennale. Click here to read the announcement made by the Arts Council of Wales today. The final decision will be announced in May.

Guardian and De Standaard feature Strand

12 April 2016

Today's Guardian features images and extracts from our new book, Strand by Stuart Haygarth. Click here to read the online version. Meanwhile, the respected Belgian daily De Standaard also covered the book in yesterday's edition. Click here to see that article (subscription required).

Clare Woods signing at National Museum Wales

12 April 2016

On Friday 22 April, at 1.05pm, artist Clare Woods will be in conversation with Nick Thornton, Head of Fine and Contemporary Art at National Museum Wales in Cardiff, about her recent work. She will also be signing copies of our new book Clare Woods: Strange Meetings. Click here for more details.

Stuart Haygarth talks about Strand at Design Museum

8 April 2016

On Tuesday 10 May, at 7pm, artist Stuart Haygarth will be in conversation with Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum in London, about his new book Strand, followed by a signing and reception. Click here for information on buying tickets for the event, and click here for details of the book. 

Clare Woods monograph published

4 April 2016

We are delighted to announce the publication of our latest title, Clare Woods: Strange Meetings. This stunning book is the first major monograph on a painter whose works hover between abstraction and representation, expressing a poetic romanticism and an unnerving psychic charge. Texts have been contributed by Michael Bracewell, Rebecca Daniels, Jennifer Higgie and Simon Martin, and Andrew Marr has written the foreword. 

Telegraph and BBC on Strand

4 April 2016

On Saturday the Daily Telegraph ran a spread of images from our new title, Strand by Stuart Haygarth, along with a text by award-winning author Robert Macfarlane. Today, the BBC website also features images and the artist's day-by-day diary of his epic walk along the south coast of England, during which he collected thousands of man-made objects. Click here for more details.

Major Jonathan Yeo show opens in Denmark

20 March 2016

Today a major exhibition of Jonathan Yeo's portraits opens the National Museum of History at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark. The show includes several new paintings, including the first commissioned portrait of the former Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and a series of portraits of model and actress Cara Delevingne. Details of our monograph can be found here.

Clare Woods show opens ahead of new book

6 March 2016

An exhibition of new works by Clare Woods opens today at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. The show, called 'The Sleepers', features paintings by her and sculptures by Des Hughes made in response to modern British artworks in the gallery collection. Next month, we publish a stunning new book on Woods' work. For more details, click here.

Yeo portrait of Spacey unveiled in Washington DC

22 February 2016

Tomorrow, at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, Jonathan Yeo will unveil his new portrait of Kevin Spacey. It will be his second painting of the actor, after his picture of Spacey as Richard III, featured in The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo. The work will be on long-term to the museum.

The Observer features Strand

21 February 2016

Today's Observer previews our forthcoming title Strand by artist and designer Stuart Haygarth with one of the photographs from the book. Click here to read the piece in Lucy Siegle's 'Ethical Living' column and click here to find out more about the book, which features texts by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and Deyan Sudjic, director of London's Design Museum.

Gideon Rubin exhibition opens in California

20 February 2016

Gideon Rubin's exhibition 'Memory goes as far as this morning' at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art opens to the public today. The artist will be giving a talk on the work in the show at San Jose State University on Tuesday 23 February at 5pm, ahead of the artist's reception at the ICA on Sunday 28 February, where he will be signing copies of our new monograph.

ArtReview Live hosts Gideon Rubin talk

2 February 2016

Next Wednesday 10 February at 7pm, art magazine ArtReview will present Gideon Rubin in conversation with critic Gabriel Coxhead, contributor to our recent monograph on the artist. Part of the ArtReview Live programme of events, the talk will take place in the bar of the magazine's London HQ at 1 Honduras Street EC1, followed by a signing of the book. All are welcome. Click here to book your place.

Michael Craig-Martin book signing at Serpentine

1 February 2016

This Saturday, 6 February, at 2pm, Michael Craig-Martin will be signing copies of our acclaimed new book On Being An Artist, as well as three other recent titles, at his current exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. Come and meet the artist and buy a copy. Click here for more details of the event.


TLS reviews Another Green World

15 January 2016

Today's Times Literary Supplement features a review of our recent title Another Green World by Alison Turnbull and Philip Hoare, about Linn Botanic Gardens in Scotland. The reviewer calls it a 'beautifully produced book … a poignant description of a love of place and plants'. Click here to read more about the book.

Gideon Rubin exhibition opens in Paris

8 January 2016

Tomorrow evening Gideon Rubin will open an exhibition of his new paintings at Galerie Karsten Greve in Paris. Ahead of the opening at 6pm, the artist will be signing copies of our new monograph, published last July. Click here for more details of the book.

The Burlington Magazine praises On Being An Artist

7 January 2016

Writing in the esteemed fine arts journal The Burlington Magazine, critic Marina Vaizey describes Michael Craig-Martin's On Being An Artist as a 'fascinating hybrid – part-memoir, part-meditation on being an artist and how to be one'. She says that Craig-Martin 'writes with an elegant simplicity' and that it is 'a highly entertaining book … full of stimulating and often unexpected insights into the contemporary art world, teaching and the practice of art'. 

Dough Portraits catches the eye of the Danish press

5 January 2016

Today's issue of Danish newspaper Politiken features a full-page review of Dough Portraits by Søren Dahlgaard. Meanwhile, photography historian Mette Sandbye, writing for Weekendavisen, says that the book is 'rich in ideas and insights' about how we construct and conceal identity; respected critic Lisbeth Bonde in describes it as 'a pleasure walk through this highly alternative portraiture'; and Katalog journal features it on its cover.

Body found in search for Jamie Taggart

17 December 2015

We are very sad to learn that the body of missing Scottish botanist Jamie Taggart has been found in the mountains of Vietnam. Taggart, co-creator with his father of Linn Botanic Gardens in western Scotland and subject of our new book Another Green World, went missing on a plant-finding trip in October 2013, as we were working on the book. Our thoughts are with his father Dr Jim Taggart and his family. More on the story can found here.

Telegraph selects On Being An Artist as a book of the year

17 December 2015

The Telegraph has selected Michael Craig-Martin's On Being An Artist as one of the best books of 2015. Louisa Buck writes that it is an 'absorbing and important book … [that] provides a composite view of an exceptional, multifaceted figure with a wealth of experience to impart.… A must-have for anyone with the slightest interest in today’s art scene.' Click here to read.

Australian media cooks up a story about Dough Portraits

11 December 2015

The Australian newspapers The Age and Sydney Morning Herald today featured a profile of our new book Dough Portraits and an interview with the artist, Søren Dahlgaard. Click here for the article and here to read about the book.

Irish Times covers Want More

8 December 2015

Writing in the Irish Times, John Fleming calls Alex Schneideman's Want More 'a timely publication … a study of mass consumer excess in which somehow, with all the choice, there is still not quite enough'. Click here to read the full article and here for more information about the book.

Michael Craig-Martin at Art Basel Miami Beach

5 December 2015

This evening in Miami, Michael Craig-Martin will be in conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal as part of Art Basel Miami Beach. The event, held at 5pm at Miami Beach Convention Center, will be followed a signing of On Being An Artist.

Want More launched

27 November 2015

Our latest title, Want More by Alex Schneideman, was launched last night with a signing at the Schneideman Gallery on Portobello Road. The book was recently featured in the Independent, and you can read an interview with the photographer in this month's Black+White Photography magazine.

Michael Craig-Martin signing at Hatchards

27 November 2015

Last night Michael Craig-Martin took part in the annual pre-Christmas authors' signing event at Hatchards, the country's oldest bookshop. He was signing copies of On Being An Artist alongside other esteemed authors including Andrew Marr, Richard Dawkins, Robert Harris, Sebastian Faulks and winner of this year's Booker Prize Marlon James.

Another Green World talk at Camden Arts Centre

19 November 2015

At Camden Arts Centre last night, artist Alison Turnbull and writer Philip Hoare talked about the story behind their new book Another Green World and the extraordinary garden that inspired it, Linn Botanic Gardens. Meanwhile, Times Higher Education described the book as an 'emotionally charged [and] beautifully crafted artwork'. Read the full review by clicking here.

Michael Craig-Martin featured on Irish radio

17 November 2015

Last night, RTÉ Radio 1's Arts Tonight broadcast an extensive feature and interview about his life, work and new book On Being An Artist. The programme, presented by Vincent Woods, can be heard by clicking here.

The Herald puts Another Green World on its cover

24 October 2015

The Herald newspaper today features Another Green World: Linn Botanic Gardens – Encounters With A Scottish Arcadia as the cover story in its colour magazine. Click here to read the moving tale behind the garden and its creators Jim and Jamie Taggart by writer Marianne Taylor, who describes our book as 'beautiful … a work of art'. Full details of the book can be found here.

The Independent features our new title Want More

24 October 2015

The Independent today has a selection of photographs and text by Harry Eyres from our new title Want More by photographer Alex Schneideman, which is published on Monday. In this stark portrayal of late capitalism in action, Schneideman captures the alienating effects of mass consumerism in a series of strikingly beautiful black-and-white images. Click here for more details.

Michael Craig-Martin talk at Goldsmiths College

22 October 2015

Michael Craig-Martin will be in conversation with Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar at Goldsmiths College on Thursday 29 October, 6.30pm. Talking about the people, ideas and events that shaped his professional life, Craig-Martin will provide insights into the plagues and pleasures of being an artist today. Click here for information about the event and here for details of our related book.

Dough Portraits is published

19 October 2015

We are delighted to announce our latest title, Dough Portraits. This visually stunning and hilarious book is the brainchild of Danish artist Søren Dahlgaard, who creates absurdist portraits of people with their heads encased in dough. Click here for details.

Serpentine to host Craig-Martin exhibition

7 October 2015

The Serpentine Gallery today announced that it will present an exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin this winter, the artist's first solo show in a London public institution since 1989. Running from 25 November until 14 February, the exhibition brings together works from 1981 to 2015, including his era-defining representations of once familiar yet obsolete technology. Click here for more details.

Another Green World launched in Edinburgh

2 October 2015

Last night, we launched our new title Another Green World with an event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The book, which we publish in association with Cove Park, is an exquisite portrait in word and image by artist Alison Turnbull and writer Philip Hoare of an extraordinary garden in western Scotland. An accompanying exhibition of Turnbull's works can be seen at RGBE until 31 January 2016.

Join us for the London Art Book Fair

6 September 2015

For the third year running, we shall be at the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery, which opens at 6pm this Thursday and runs until the end of Sunday 13 September. Come and see our beautiful books or hear talks related to our recent titles. At 2.30pm on Saturday, A K Dolven will take part in a talk about new Scandinavian photography, and at 3pm on Sunday artists Michael Craig-Martin and Fiona Rae and Richard Noble, head of art at Goldsmiths, discuss 'What's so special about art school?'

A K Dolven in Berlin show

28 August 2015

A K Dolven features in the exhibition 'Kunst / Natur', which opens today at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Curated by Gaby Hartel, the project sees four artists act as explorers in the museum and its collections as part of a dialogue between art, literature and the natural sciences. Dolven's contribution, echo echo, is a sound piece in two rooms of the museum, the Hall of Birds and the Wet Collection. Click here for more details of our recent book A K Dolven: Please Return.

Wallpaper* magazine picks On Being An Artist as one of the best books of the summer

1 July 2015

Wallpaper* magazine has described On Being An Artist as 'an essential read' and has selected it as one of the 'unmissable summer books' of 2015. Click here to see the feature and here for details of the book.

Michael Craig-Martin in conversation at the V & A

27 June 2015

Michael Craig-Martin will be in conversation with the acclaimed novelist and critic Michael Bracewell at the V & A Museum on Tuesday 14 July. He will talk about his own art and career as an influential teacher, and what it is to be an artist today. He will also be signing copies of On Being An ArtistClick here for more information and to get tickets.

The Art Newspaper full of praise for On Being An Artist

19 June 2015

Writing in The Art Newspaper, critic Ben Luke calls On Being An Artist 'a coherent, absorbing book … such a compelling read'. He says, 'Craig-Martin writes brilliantly and clearly.… To his list of critical assessments of him and his work, he can add: perceptive, thoughtful writer.' Click here to read the full review and here for more reviews and information about the book.

Michael Craig-Martin on BBC2

13 June 2015

This evening, Kirsty Wark presented an hour-long programme on Michael Craig-Martin's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015. Viewers in the UK can watch it on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here (available for the next 28 days).

Michael Craig-Martin talks about On Being An Artist

12 June 2015

Michael Craig-Martin spoke this evening to a packed house at the Royal Academy with Tim Marlow, the RA's Director of Artistic Programmes, about his new publication On Being An Artist and this year's RA Summer Exhibition, followed by a signing of the book.  

Swinging 60s in Amsterdam

11 June 2015

Tonight Foam, Amsterdam's photography museum, opens 'Swinging Sixties London: Photography in the Capital of Cool'. The exhibition, which runs until 2 September, features several iconic images by legendary photographer Terence Donovan. Our critically acclaimed Terence Donovan Fashion includes many of the key works in the show. Click here for more details.

RA Summer Exhibition 2015 opens

3 June 2015

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015, curated by Michael Craig-Martin, is unveiled this evening with a special preview party at the RA's Burlington House on London's Piccadilly. The show, the oldest and largest open exhibition in the world, with 1,200 works, opens to the public on Monday 8 June and runs until 16 August. Our latest title, Craig-Martin's critically acclaimed On Being An Artist, is published to coincide with the event and is available here

Michael Craig-Martin on Radio 4's Front Row

7 May 2015

Michael Craig-Martin appeared tonight on BBC Radio 4's flagship culture show Front Row to talk about his new memoir On Being An Artist. Click here to hear the interview with presenter John Wilson and to see a gallery of images from the book.

On Being An Artist at the RA

30 April 2015

Last night we celebrated Michael Craig-Martin's new book On Being An Artist with a packed reception at the Royal Academy of Arts. We were delighted to launch the book alongside a volume of Michael's drawings, Drawing, published by our friends at Enitharmon Press. Click here to see Louisa Buck's report of the event for the Art Newspaper and here to buy a signed copy of On Being An Artist.

On Being An Artist published

27 April 2015

Michael Craig-Martin's new book On Being An Artist is published today. To coincide with its release, the Observer ran an interview with the artist in yesterday's edition and the Art Newspaper has previewed the book, while the Royal Academy website features an extract from the book. Michael will be interviewed by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz for Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday and will appear on R4's Front Row next week to talk about the publication.

Public Art (Now) launched

15 April 2015

Tomorrow evening at 7pm we launch our new publication Public Art (Now) with a special event at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. Nato Thompson, chief curator of New York agency Creative Time, will join artist Heather Morison, Magdalena Malm, director of Public Art Agency Sweden, and Claire Doherty, director of Situations and editor of the book, to discuss the risks and delights of producing public art today. The event is sold out, but click here to see how to watch via a number of live streaming partners around the world.

Michael does Dallas

10 April 2015

To coincide with this year's Dallas Art Fair and the MTV Re:Define auction in his honour, paintings and sculptures by Michael Craig-Martin have gone on display in a city-wide exhibition at eleven venues across Dallas, including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Public Library, the Meyerson Symphony Center, and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Read about the show and his new book in BA's HighlifeCulture Map DallasARTNews, BlouinArtinfo and Forbes magazines.

On Being An Artist launched

10 April 2015

Today, in Dallas, we are proud to launch Michael Craig-Martin's new book On Being An Artist. Following a reception and signing at the Goss-Michael Foundation, this year's MTV Re:Define gala auction will be held in his honour this evening.

Michael Craig-Martin honoured by Harvard University

31 March 2015

Michael Craig-Martin has been named the 2015 Senior Loeb Scholar at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Tonight he delivered the prestigious annual Senior Loeb Scholar Lecture at the school. The talk can be seen on YouTube or here on our site. His new book On Being An Artist, which we will publish on 27 April, is now available to pre-order here.

Public Art (Now) published

9 March 2015

We are delighted to announce the publication of our latest title Public Art (Now), published in association with Situations, Public Art Agency Sweden and the European Network of Public Art Producers. Click here for more details.

Michael Craig-Martin to coordinate RA Summer Exhibition

19 February 2015

The Royal Academy of Arts has announced that Royal Academician Michael Craig-Martin will coordinate this year's Summer Exhibition. The show – the world's largest open submission exhibition – will run from 8 June to 16 August with more than 1,200 works on display. Craig-Martin's book On Being An Artist will be published in late April.

Pushwagner back in stock

17 February 2015

Our stunning monograph on visionary Norwegian artist Pushwagner is back in stock for a limited time. We have very few copies of this highly sought-after book, so buy now to avoid disappointment. 

'A K Dolven: Please Return' opens in Birmingham

4 February 2015

Acclaimed Norwegian artist A K Dolven's solo show 'please return' opens tonight at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. The exhibition includes several new works in a variety of media that explore the nature of perception, the subconscious functioning of memory, and sublime natural forces. We are pleased to publish a major new monograph on the artist to coincide with the show.

Michael Craig-Martin show opens in Shanghai

2 February 2015

An exhibition of fifty new paintings by celebrated artist Michael Craig-Martin opens this evening at the Himalayas Museum in Shanghai, his first major museum show in Asia. Called 'Now', the exhibition marks the beginning of the UK–China Year of Cultural Exchange in 2015. We are delighted to be publishing Craig-Martin's first book, On Being An Artist, in April.

Public Art (Now) artists honoured

30 January 2015

Last night, Alex Hartley received the Arts Foundation Award 2015 for works such as Nowhereisland, a feature project in our forthcoming book Public Art (Now). His success followed the announcement last week that Theaster Gates, another of the featured artists in the book, was the winner of the coveted Artes Mundi 6 prize for his socially engaged practice. Public Art (Now), edited by Claire Doherty, will be published in March.

Labyrinth's designers win more awards

19 November 2014

We are delighted to announce that at this year's Fresh Awards for design Rose won two golds and the coveted Big F award for the best in show for their work on Labyrinth. The project was also nominated for the Art Directors Club of Europe Awards for the best of European design. Click here to see the book designed by Rose.

Jonathan Yeo in conversation with Tim Marlow

14 November 2014

To coincide with the Royal Academy's Giovanni Battista Moroni show, tonight Jonathan Yeo talks with the RA's Tim Marlow about Moroni, his own work and contemporary portraiture. Click here for details.

Jonathan Yeo Portraits opens in Newcastle

8 November 2014

'Jonathan Yeo Portraits' opens today at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, after its highly successful run at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and The Lowry in Salford. Click here for more information about the show. Details of our book on the artist, now in its second printing, can be found here

'Warts and all': Under the Influence reviewed

2 November 2014

The Dublin Review of Books describes our book on photographer John Deakin, Under the Influence, as 'a stylish and well-produced volume'. According to reviewer Paddy Gillan, 'anyone with the slightest interest in photography should get their hands on a copy'. Click here to read the review.

Labyrinth at Frieze Art Fair

13 October 2014

To celebrate Mark Wallinger joining Hauser & Wirth, the gallery has invited him to curate its booth at this year's Frieze Art Fair in Regent's Park, which opens for previews tomorrow. ‘A Study in Red and Green’ takes inspiration from Sigmund Freud’s study in nearby Hampstead, and has at its heart one of Wallinger's own labyrinths designed for London Underground. He will be signing copies of our new book Labyrinth at the Hauser & Wirth booth (D6) from 2pm on Thursday 16 October.

Jonathan Yeo profiled on CNN

10 October 2014

As the first episode in its new 'Ones to Watch' series, CNN has produced a half-hour film on Jonathan Yeo. The US broadcaster has commissioned the artist to paint a new portrait of Tamara Rojo, artistic director of the English National Ballet. CNN had exclusive access to Yeo’s studio as he painted the iconic Spanish ballet dancer. The show is broadcast at 1030 BST and 1630 BST today and repeated Saturday 11, Monday 13, Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 October. Click here to see the film and details of our book on the artist.

Labyrinth is published

6 October 2014

Our latest publication, Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground by Mark Wallinger, is published today. Celebrating Wallinger's extraordinary artwork installed in each of the Tube's 270 stations, this beautiful book features striking photographs of all the labyrinths in situ, with hundreds of fascinating 'I-never-knew-that' facts about the capital and its underground network. Click here to see selected pages from the book and for details of the special limited edition.

Art / Books exhibiting at the London Art Book Fair

19 September 2014

We shall be participating in this year's London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery. The fair, which is free to the public, opens at 6pm on Thursday 25 September and runs until 6pm on Sunday 28 September. Come and browse our beautiful books and limited editions and buy at special discounted prices. Visit the fair's website for opening hours and details of the programme of talks and events.

Mark Wallinger and Will Self in Labyrinth events

19 September 2014

To coincide with the publication of our latest title Labyrinth, artist Mark Wallinger will be joined in conversation with writer Will Self at the London Review Bookshop on Tuesday 30 September. Click here for information and to buy tickets. And on Friday 3 October, the London Transport Museum will premiere a film on the Labyrinth project by Jared Schiller, followed by a signing of the book. More information on the event and tickets can be found here.

Jonathan Yeo at Cheltenham Literature Festival

16 September 2014

On Saturday 4 October, Jonathan Yeo and Nancy Durrant of The Times will be at this year's Cheltenham Literature Festival to talk about how the artist paints some of the most famous faces of our time and our book The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Labyrinth now available to pre-order

7 September 2014

We are delighted to announce that our next title, Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground by Mark Wallinger, will be released on 6 October and is now available to pre-order. With texts by Will Self, Marina Warner and Christian Wolmar and photographs by Thierry Bal, this stunning book is a visual feast celebrating Wallinger's vast, permanent artwork across the London Underground. Click here for more details of the book and limited edition.

Last chance to see John Deakin at The Photographers' Gallery

19 July 2014

The highly popular exhibition 'Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho' at The Photographers' Gallery closes tomorrow, Sunday 20 July. Those who missed the show or who want a memento of their visit can purchase our critically acclaimed book published to coincide with the exhibit. Click here to see more details and to read some of the great reaction to the book. 

Liverpool Biennial 2014 opens

5 July 2014

Liverpool Biennial 2014 opens today. The 8th Biennial exhibition, 'A Needle Walks into a Haystack', includes a group show, four monographic presentations, and a show curated from the Tate Collection with works by over fifty artists. Click here to see more information about the show and here for details of the book we published to coincide with Liverpool Biennial 2012, The Unexpected Guest

Jonathan Yeo judges BP Portrait Award

27 June 2014

Jonathan Yeo is one of the judges of this year's BP Portrait Award, which opened yesterday at the National Portrait Gallery. Click here to see films about the judging process and the shortlisted works. And to coincide with the opening, Yeo has produced a short item for BBC's Newsnight about painted portraiture and photography. UK visitors can view the programme on the BBC iPlayer for the next week.

Praise for ReNew Marxist Art History

24 June 2014

Reviewing our recent title ReNew Marxist Art History, the respected left-wing magazine Socialist Review has described the book as 'a lucid and important statement about where and how the discipline stands today'. Meanwhile, online literary journal Review 31 says it is 'valuable [and] worth reading'. Click here for information about the book and links to both reviews.

'Jonathan Yeo Portraits' heads to Newcastle

20 June 2014

After completing its successful spell at The Lowry in Salford next Sunday 29 June, 'Jonathan Yeo Portraits', organized by the National Portrait Gallery, will move to the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle. The show there will run from 8 November 2014 until 1 February 2015. Click here for details of our book on the artist, published to coincide with the original NPG exhibit last year.

Guardian praises our new John Deakin book

24 May 2014

Writing in today's Guardian, Anthony Quinn gives a glowing review of our latest title Under the Influence. He describes it as a 'timely … beautifully produced book [that] testifies to a talent that still astonishes. Clapping it shut you will be struck by a powerful sense that when the glory days of Soho are remembered it will be largely through the dark-adapted eye of John Deakin.' Click here to see more about the book.

Labyrinth wins more awards

23 May 2014

We are delighted to announce that Rose Design has won a coveted D&AD Yellow Pencil for their work on Mark Wallinger's acclaimed Labyrinth project, commissioned by Art on the Underground. The award follows the 'Best of Show' prize at this year's Brand Impact Awards and the Chairman's Award at the 2014 Drum Design Awards. We are delighted to be publishing a book on Labyrinth, also designed by Rose. Click here for details.

Jonathan Yeo in conversation

22 May 2014

In celebration of his current exhibition at The Lowry in Salford, Jonathan Yeo is this evening in conversation with the actor Charlie Condou and Tim Marlow, the new director of artistic programmes at the Royal Academy and one of the contributors to our book on the artist. And next Wednesday 28 May at 7pm, Yeo will be talking to BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz at the Hay Festival.

Jonathan Yeo painting raises over $100k for the Malala Fund

15 May 2014

Jonathan Yeo's portrait of teenage Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousafzai was yesterday sold at auction in New York for $102,500. The proceeds of the sale at Christie's will benefit the Malala Fund and will support women's and girls' education in Nigeria. Click here to see a video of Yeo and Malala talking about the painting, which is also reproduced in our book on the artist. Read more about the sale in the Wall Street Journal or USA Today.

'Home Truths' exhibition opens in Chicago

24 April 2014

'Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood' opens with a reception tonight at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, following its acclaimed display at The Photographers' Gallery in London. The exhibition, curated by Susan Bright, features the work of nine artists who challenge stereotypes and sentimental views of motherhood by addressing issues such as gender roles, domesticity and the maternal body. Click here to see details of the accompanying book.

Evening Standard gives John Deakin exhibition four stars

22 April 2014

Writing in today's Evening Standard, Sue Steward gives 'Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho' at The Photographers' Gallery four stars. She describes the show as 'alluring' and talks of the 'indelible talent' of Deakin, who 'squeezes his heart through his lens'. Click here to read the review, and here to see details of our book coinciding with the exhibition.

Observer selects Frances Kearney's Running Wild as book of the month

20 April 2014

Sean O'Hagan, the Guardian and Observer's award-winning photography critic, has selected Frances Kearney's Running Wild as the photobook of the month for April. The book, designed and produced for the artist by Art / Books, is published by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery to accompany an exhibition of the same name. Click here to read O'Hagan's review in today's Observer.

Jonathan Yeo's portrait of Malala to be auctioned

17 April 2014

Christie's announced today that it will auction Jonathan Yeo's celebrated portrait of teenage Pakistani campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban, in New York on 14 May. All the proceeds from the sale of the painting, donated by Yeo and reproduced in our book on the artist, will benefit the Malala Fund. Read more in the Art Daily and Huffington Post or click here to see a video of Yeo and Malala talking about the picture.

Time Out gives 'Under the Influence' five stars

17 April 2014

Time Out today gave 'Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho' at The Photographers' Gallery, curated by Robin Muir, five stars in its review of the exhibition. Click here to read the article and to see a gallery of images, and here for details of the acclaimed book that we have published to coincide with the show.

NOWNESS features our new John Deakin book

13 April 2014

Award-winning culture and lifestyle website NOWNESS, which showcases the best of fashion, art, gastronomy, entertainment and travel, today has an article about Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho. Artist Neal Fox takes a trip into the heart of Soho past and present and explores the enduring appeal of 'London's salacious square mile'.

Under the Influence launched at the French House

11 April 2014

The exhibition 'Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho' opened last night at The Photographers' Gallery in London. We were delighted to celebrate our latest title, published to coincide with the show, with a launch at the legendary French House pub. Click here for information about the book or here for pictures of the occasion.

Under the Influence published

7 April 2014

Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho is published today ahead of an exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery opening this week. Yesterday the Sunday Times magazine featured both book and show, while the Guardian G2 covered it today with an online gallery of images. This month's Vogue also includes an article by Robin Muir. Click here for more details of the book and to download selected press clippings.

Under the Influence in the French House

1 April 2014

Ahead of the publication of Under the Influence, Suggs was channelling the spirit of John Deakin in the French House today as he pulled the first pint of the pub’s annual Pints Day. The lead singer of Madness, seen here photographed by Peter Clark – Deakin de nos jours – then auctioned the drink to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. A signed copy of Under the Influence will be sold in a charity auction at the pub next week.

Shortlist previews Under the Influence

26 March 2014

Shortlist magazine today previews Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho with portraits of legendary Soho figure Jeffrey Bernard and American novelist J. P. Donleavy. Click here for details of the book and to download the article.

'Jonathan Yeo Portraits' opens at The Lowry

13 March 2014

Following its acclaimed run at the NPG, 'Jonathan Yeo Portraits' opens tonight at The Lowry in Salford with a striking portrait of Damien Hirst as one of its centrepieces. Click here for details of the book we have published to coincide with the show, now on its second printing.

Spring sale now on

12 March 2014

Our Spring sale is now on with great discounts on a selection of our acclaimed books for a limited period. Click here to find the best online prices on selected titles.

Under the Influence now available to pre-order

13 February 2014

Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho, our stunning new book about the maverick photographer and 1950s and 1960s bohemian London, is now available to pre-order for just £24.99, with free shipping in the UK. This special pre-publication price will run to 4 April. Books will be dispatched from early March. Click here for more details and to buy.

John Deakin celebrated by Alexander McQueen

8 January 2014

Ahead of our new John Deakin book in April, Alexander McQueen's latest collection features the photographer's iconic portraits. See more in the Guardian, Independent, Evening Standard and Financial Times. Click here to read about the book.

ReNew Marxist Art History e-book out now

7 January 2014

The e-book version of our latest title, ReNew Marxist Art History, is now available for the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Kindle Fire and other e-readers. Click here to buy both formats direct from our website or visit Amazon to get a free sample and purchase from the Kindle store. It shall soon be available from the Apple iBookstore and all other e-book vendors.

More plaudits for Incredible Tretchikoff

31 December 2013

Our biography of Vladimir Tretchikoff by Boris Gorelik has been described as 'engaging … gripping' by a leading newspaper group in South Africa, the artist's adopted homeland. IOL's review of the book calls it 'more than a biography' and a 'strongly suggested read for those interested in art'. Click here for a link to the article and here for details of the book.

The Observer selects Home Truths in its top five of 2013

22 December 2013

Sean O'Hagan, photography critic of the Observer, today selected 'Home Truths' at The Photographers' Gallery as one of the best photography exhibitions of the year. You can read the Observer critics' review of 2013 in full by clicking hereClick here for more information about the show, which runs until 5 January, and here for details of the book we published to accompany the exhibit. 

Signed copy of Home Truths to be won

19 December 2013

We have teamed up with photography website Flak Photo to give away a signed copy of Home Truths. Click here before Monday 23 December for details of how to enter.

ReNew Marxist Art History is published

18 December 2013

Our latest title, ReNew Marxist Art History, is now available. Published with University College London, the book marks the recent resurgence of interest in the ideas of Marx among art historians. As such, it is an essential introduction to one of the most vibrant and relevant forms of art history today. Click here for more details.

Time Out picks Home Truths in its Top Ten

13 December 2013

Having previously awarded 'Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood' at The Photographers' Gallery and The Foundling Museum four stars in its review, Time Out London has selected the exhibit as one of the top ten photography shows currently in the capital. Click here to see the full list and here for details of the book. The exhibition runs until 5 January.

'The King of Kitsch' 100 years old today

13 December 2013

Vladimir Tretchikoff, creator of the iconic 'Green Lady', was born in remote Siberia one hundred years ago today. To celebrate his centenary, we have a special offer on our new title Incredible Tretchikoff, the story of his extraordinary life. Click here for details of a 50% discount on the paperback and e-book.

Agence France Presse covers Incredible Tretchikoff

30 November 2013

Renowned press agency Agence France Presse has featured our new book Incredible Tretchikoff in its coverage of yesterday's unveiling of Chinese Girl in South Africa. Click here to see the piece on YouTube and here for more information about the book.

Tretchikoff's 'Green Lady' returns to SA after 60 years

29 November 2013

Vladimir Tretchikoff's celebrated Chinese Girl, the 'Green Lady', will today be presented at the Delaire Graff Estate near Cape Town by the painting's new owner, jeweller and art collector Laurence Graff. Signed copies of our book Incredible Tretchikoff are available at the gala occasion to raise money for the charity FACET (For Africa's Children Every Time). Click here for more information about the book and the event.

Sky Arts to broadcast film on Jonathan Yeo

21 November 2013

On Sunday 24 November at 7pm, Sky Arts 1 broadcasts the latest episode of Tim Marlow's series The Art of the Portrait. Marlow, one of the contributors to our book The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo, meets the painter to talk about his celebrated yet controversial political portraiture. The programme is repeated on Monday 25 November at 8:30am and 6:30pm and on Tuesday 26 November at 1:30pm. 

American Photo selects Home Truths as a book of the year

19 November 2013

American Photo magazine has selected our latest title Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood as a photo book of the year. Click here to see the entire selection and here for more information about the book.

J.Crew chooses Terence Donovan for flagship store

18 November 2013

American fashion label J.Crew has opened its flagship store on London's Regent Street, the first outside the US. We're delighted it has chosen Terence Donovan Fashion as part of its interior design. According to creative director Jenna Lyons, the new store reflects the brand’s personal touch, while creating a look that was ‘classically British'. 

ICP hosts Home Truths signing

15 November 2013

At 6pm tonight, the International Center of Photography in New York hosts a book signing with Susan Bright, editor of our latest title Home Truths.

Time Out gives Home Truths a four-star review

13 November 2013

Time Out today gives the 'Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood' exhibitions at The Photographers' Gallery and The Foundling Museum a four-star review, calling the two shows 'playful and eloquent, unsentimental yet deeply moving … a welcome reassessment of maternal iconography'. Click here to read the review and here to find out more about the book.

Jakarta Post features Incredible Tretchikoff

27 October 2013

In today's Jakarta Post, Boris Gorelik writes about Tretchikoff's wartime affair with muse Leonora Moltema in occupied Java. Leonora, who died this month, was the model for his celebrated painting Red Jacket. Click here to see the article or here to read Leonora's obituary in The Times. The full story can be found in our new book Incredible Tretchikoff.

'Home Truths' artists on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour

21 October 2013

Ana Casas Broda and Elinor Carucci today appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour to discuss the 'Home Truths' exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery and The Foundling Museum. Visitors in the UK can listen to the interview by clicking here. Meanwhile, yesterday's Sunday Times Style magazine also featured the show and our book. Click here to find out more and to download the article.

Time magazine previews 'Home Truths'

17 October 2013

Lightbox, the photography section of Time magazine's website, today features the 'Home Truths' exhibitions and our book Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood with an article by curator Susan Bright and a gallery of images. Click here to read the article and here to find out more about the book.

Evening Standard describes 'Home Truths' as 'surprising, stirring and provocative'

14 October 2013

Photography critic Sue Steward, writing in today's Evening Standard, gives a four-star review to the 'Home Truths' exhibitions at The Photographers' Gallery and The Foundling Museum. Meanwhile, Susan Bright has written a comment piece on images of mothers and breastfeeding for today's Guardian. Click here for information about the book and to see interviews with the curator and artists.

'Home Truths' opens

10 October 2013

'Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood' opens tonight with shows at The Photographers' Gallery and The Foundling Museum. To coincide with the opening and the publication of our latest book, critic Sean O'Hagan writes on one of the artists, Leigh Ledare, for today's Guardian. Meanwhile, the Photomonitor website has an interview with Susan Bright about curating the exhibitions. Click here for more information about the book.

Sunday Telegraph features our new book Home Truths

6 October 2013

The Sunday Telegraph today has a feature on photographer Elinor Carucci, from our new title Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood. The book, edited by curator Susan Bright, is published this week to coincide with an exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery and The Foundling Museum in London. Click here to see the article and a gallery of images, and here for information about the publication.

Tretchikoff's iconic Miss Wong sold at auction

1 October 2013

Vladimir Tretchikoff's celebrated painting Miss Wong has tonight been sold for R3.5 million (£215,000) in Cape Town, six months after the London sale of the 'Green Lady' for £1 million. While researching his new book on the artist, Boris Gorelik uncovered the previously unknown identity of the model for a portrait that adorned millions of homes from the 1950s. Read the full fascinating story in Incredible Tretchikoff.

BBC The Culture Show on Jonathan Yeo tonight

18 September 2013

At 10pm tonight on BBC2, The Culture Show meets Jonathan Yeo as he prepares for his National Portrait Gallery show and the publication of our book The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo. In the lead-up to the exhibition, Yeo allows cameras into his studio, revealing the challenges and pleasures of painting people for a living, and the dynamic that develops between artist and sitter. Watch the show on our website here.

The Roundel special edition almost sold out

16 September 2013

After brisk sales at this weekend's London Art Book Fair, the limited edition of The Roundel has almost sold out. Produced in an edition of 150 copies to celebrate the 150th anniversary of London Underground, it features one hundred artists' reinterpretations of the company's iconic logo. We have only five copies left, so click here to order now and avoid disappointment.

London Art Book Fair opens

12 September 2013

Hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery in association with Marcus Campbell Art Books, the London Art Book Fair opens this evening. The event celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing from individual artist publishers to galleries, magazines, colleges, arts publishing houses, rare book dealers and distributors. Come and find us for a special fair discount of 30% off all our titles, including our limited editions.

Jonathan Yeo portrait of Malala unveiled

10 September 2013

'Jonathan Yeo Portraits' opens this evening at the National Portrait Gallery, with one of the centrepieces a striking new portrait of the Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai. Click here to read more on the BBC News website and here for details of the book.

GQ magazine interviews Jonathan Yeo

10 September 2013

Ahead of his National Portrait Gallery exhibition and the publication of our latest title, The Many Faces of Jonathan YeoGQ magazine talks to the artist who has become one of the world's most in-demand portraitists about what it is like to paint some of the most celebrated faces of our age. Click here to read the article and here to find out more about the new book.

The Times features our new book The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo

7 September 2013

Today's The Times previews Jonathan Yeo's National Portrait Gallery show, which opens this Wednesday 11 September, with a piece by Giles Coren about the experience of being painted by Yeo, an extract from our new book accompanying the exhibition The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo. Click here for a link to the article and here for more information about the book.

Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times interview the son of Tretchikoff's Miss Wong as our book is released in Australia

6 September 2013

Today's Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, WA Today and the Brisbane Times all have an interview with Wayne Young, son of Valerie Howe, model for Tretchikoff's kitsch classic painting Miss Wong. Click here for the article, and read more in our new book Incredible Tretchikoff by Boris Gorelik.

At the London Art Book Fair

1 September 2013

We are delighted to be in this year's London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery. The fair runs from 13 to 15 September. Come find us, look at our lovely books, and buy at a special discount.

Home Truths previewed

22 August 2013

The Spanish national newspaper 20 Minutos today previewed our forthcoming title Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood on its website. The book accompanies a touring exhibition organized by The Photographers' Gallery with The Foundling Museum, London, and Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. The exhibition opens in London on 10 October. Click here for more information and images.

Vladimir Tretchikoff, Chinese Girl

Incredible Tretchikoff out now

4 August 2013

Boris Gorelik's account of the extraordinary life of Vladimir Tretchikoff, controversial creator of the 'Green Lady', is now available. Click here for more information about the book.

Ideas magazine features Tretchikoff-inspired designs

20 July 2013

South African interiors magazine Ideas reports how Vladimir Tretchikoff's iconic paintings have inspired a new generation of designers. Click here for the article and pictures. Click here for information about our new book on Tretchikoff.

New Jonathan Yeo painting of Kevin Spacey unveiled

12 July 2013

Announcing a four-month exhibition by Jonathan Yeo, the National Portrait Gallery has released one of its centrepieces, a portrait of Kevin Spacey as Richard III. Read more in the Guardian, Independent and Telegraph. We are publishing a major monograph to coincide with the show.

Incredible Tretchikoff e-book on the Apple iBookstore and Amazon

17 July 2013

Ahead of its publication at the end of this month, you can now pre-order a copy or download a sample of Incredible Tretchikoff by Boris Gorelik for the Kindle from Amazon or for the iPad and iPhone from the Apple iBookstoreClick here for more information about the book.

Art / Books produces a new book for the Mayor of London

1 July 2013

We have produced a book by the artist Nicholas Garland on behalf of the Mayor of London. Garland was the Mayor's artist at the London 2012 Games. The publication accompanies an exhibition at City Hall to mark the anniversary of the Games. The book is published by the Greater London Authority and available through Central Books.

Art / Books joins forces with Faber Factory to publish new series of e-books

1 July 2013

We are delighted to announce that we have entered a partnership with Faber & Faber to produce and publish e-book editions of some of our publications. All the e-books will be distributed through Faber Factory Powered by Constellation. The first title to be released will be Incredible Tretchikoff at the end of July. It will be available for the iPad, iPhone, Kindle and other popular e-readers via download from this website, the Apple iBookstore, Amazon and all other e-book retailers.

New York Times interviews Diana Donovan and David Hillman about Terence Donovan and our new book

14 May 2013

'Lens', the acclaimed photography section of the New York Times website, today features a great interview with the authors of our book Terence Donovan FashionClick here to read the article and see an online gallery of images.

BBC News website and 20 Minutos feature Tretchikoff and his celebrated Green Lady

7 May 2013

In the run-up to the publication of our next book, Incredible Tretchikoff, the BBC News website has an interview with Monika Pon-su-san, the original model for the artist's most famous work, Chinese Girl. Meanwhile in Spain, national newspaper 20 Minutos previews our forthcoming biography with an online gallery of pictures from the book. Click here to find out more about Incredible Tretchikoff, or follow all things Tretchikoff on Twitter by clicking here.

Time magazine features Terence Donovan Fashion in new online gallery

21 March 2013

To coincide with the release of Terence Donovan Fashion in the United States, Time magazine today launched an online gallery of images as the lead post on their Style pages. Click here to see the gallery.

Tretchikoff's 'Green Lady' sells for £1 million

20 March 2013

One of the most recognizable paintings in the world was sold for nearly £1 million at Bonhams in London today, double its estimate. Vladimir Tretchikoff's Chinese Girl, known as the 'Green Lady', was bought by British jeweller Laurence Graff. The picture features on the cover of our forthcoming book Incredible Tretchikoff, the amazing account of this controversial artist's extraordinary life. Click here for more information about the book.

Terence Donovan Fashion centre stage in Paris

4 March 2013

During Paris Fashion Week, we are thrilled to see Terence Donovan Fashion in the middle of a window display of the best fashion books in Librarie Galignani on rue de Rivoli, the oldest and most prestigious English-language bookshop in continental Europe.

Bowie's new video features Tretchikoff's iconic painting

28 February 2013

The video for David Bowie's long-awaited single 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)', starring Bowie and Tilda Swinton, features Tretchikoff's 'Green Lady'. He grew up with a print of the painting in his home. Click here for images from the video. The picture also appears on the cover of our forthcoming title Incredible Tretchikoff, published in July. Click here for information.

Distributed Art Publishers Inc. now distributes our books in North America

28 February 2013

We are delighted to announce that Distributed Art Publishers Inc. is now our distributor in Canada and the United States. DAP Inc. is the world's largest distributor of art books and museum exhibition catalogues and is the exclusive North American trade representative of leading museums and international art and photography book publishers. If you are in the US or Canada, you can purchase our books direct from the DAP's site from today.

'Pushwagner: Soft City' opens at the Museum Boijmans

23 February 2013

Following its initial showing at MK Gallery and subsequent tour to Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum in Norway, the acclaimed exhibition 'Pushwagner: Soft City' opened today at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Art / Books is proud to publish the accompanying publication. Click here for information on the book.

More praise for Terence Donovan Fashion

6 February 2013

The plaudits for Terence Donovan Fashion keep on coming. Wallpaper* magazine selects it as a book of the month, while the New York Journal of Books describes it as a 'flawless volume'. For more information about the book, click here.

The limited edition of Terence Donovan Fashion now available

30 January 2013

Terence Donovan Fashion, selected as one of the books of the year by The Times, Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph, is now available in a very special limited edition of thirty, presented in a clothbound clamshell box with signed and mounted Terence Donovan print. You can find more information and see photographs of the edition here.

Titian Metamorphosis out now

24 January 2013

Described by Ballet News as 'so compelling that you find yourself totally absorbed within its pages for hours at a time', this stunning new book celebrates the collaboration between The Royal Ballet and the National Gallery that saw Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger create new ballets and art works inspired by Titian. Click here for more information on the book, including details and images of the special limited edition with original works by the artists.

London Underground 150 Baker Street

London Underground celebrates its 150th birthday

9 January 2013

London Underground opened its doors to the public 150 years ago today. To mark the anniversary, we and Art on the Underground have published The Roundel, in which one hundred artists reinterpret the company's iconic logo with unexpected results. Click here for information on the book, including details of a very special edition limited to 150 copies.

Diana Donovan awarded OBE

4 January 2013

We are delighted to announce that Diana Donovan, wife of Terence Donovan and joint editor of Terence Donovan Fashion, was awarded an OBE for her charity work by Her Majesty The Queen in the annual New Year honours list.

Joseph selects Terence Donovan Fashion as one of the 'Things we love'

3 January 2013

We start 2013 as we finished 2012, with Joseph becoming the latest fashion brand after Paul Smith and Net-à-Porter to recommend our new book Terence Donovan Fashion. Click here for a link to the Joseph blog post. To find out more about the book and to see some of the reaction to it, click here.

The Observer describes Terence Donovan Fashion as 'superb', while Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos calls it 'the best fashion photography book of the year'

16 December 2012

Former fashion features director at Vogue, Harriet Quick, writing in today's Observer, identifies Terence Donovan as a 'great' of fashion photography and calls our new book 'superb … compelling ... a handsome monograph'. Click here for the review. In Spain, the paper 20 Minutos, which has the largest circulation in the country, writes that it is the 'best fashion photography book of the year'. Find out more about the book here.

Waterstones flagship selects The Roundel for window

15 December 2012

In our first season of publishing, we are proud to see The Roundel in the window of Waterstones HQ on Piccadilly – alongside Jamie, Nigella, Nigel, Hugh, Salman … and the Queen Mother. Inside, the book appears on the 'Best of London' and 'Best of Design' shelves. Terence Donovan Fashion can be found in the 'Best of Photography' and 'Photographic Icons' sections.

Announcing a special edition of The Roundel

3 December 2012

Ahead of Christmas, we release a collector's edition of our new title The Roundel: 100 Artists Remake a London Icon. For limited time only, this unique and beautiful volume, produced in an edition of 150 copies, is available to buy via this website and through selected venues, including the London Transport Museum. Click here for more information and pictures.

Terence Donovan Twiggy

The Times, Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph all select Terence Donovan Fashion as one of the best fashion photography books of the year

19 November 2012

Our latest title, Terence Donovan Fashion, continues to receive plaudits from across the media. Click here to find out why.

Vogue, Guardian and the Daily Telegraph feature our new title Terence Donovan Fashion

2 November 2012

Today Vogue previews our latest book Terence Donovan Fashion, which is published on 12 November. Click here to read the piece and see an online gallery of images. Tomorrow the Daily Telegraph will have an exclusive extract, written by Grace Coddington and Robin Muir, and the Guardian has an online gallery from Monday. For more information on the book, click here.

V&A Museum to host event marking the publication of The Roundel

23 October 2012

On 30 October, the Victoria & Albert Museum will host a panel discussion chaired by Jonathan Glancey and with artists Georgina Starr and Yinka Shonibare MBE to mark the publication of The Roundel. Visit the V&A website for further information and tickets.

Art / Books goes underground

19 October 2012

Posters advertising our new title The Roundel appear across the Tube. Click here for information on the book.

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The Unexpected Guest is out

1 October 2012

The companion publication to Liverpool Biennial 2012 is published today. Click here for information about the book.

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Pushwagner photoshoot

'Pushwagner' in Norway

22 September 2012

Following its showing at MK Gallery, 'Pushwagner: Soft City' has moved to the artist's home country and the Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum in Tønsberg, Norway. The show ends at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam in February. Click here for information on the monograph published by Art / Books.

First Art / Books publications at the London Art Book Fair

21 September 2012

Art / Books makes its first appearance at the London Art Book Fair, which opened at the Whitechapel Art Gallery today and runs until the end of 23 September. Our new titles Pushwagner and The Unexpected Guest can be found on the stand of our distributors, Thames & Hudson, where they can be bought at a special fair discount.


The Roundel described as an 'excellent new book'

20 September 2012

It's Nice That, a website championing creativity and imagination in design and art, previews our forthcoming title with Art on the Underground, The Roundel. Click here to read the full article. Meanwhile, Design Week selects the book for its 'We Like' section.

Liverpool Biennial 2012 opens

15 September 2012

Liverpool Biennial opens today. It presents work by 242 artists in 27 locations across the city and runs until 25 November. We are proud to publish the companion publication, The Unexpected GuestClick here for more information about the book.

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Pushwagner is 'Artist of the Week' in the Guardian

9 August 2012

Skye Sherwin profiles the Norwegian artist in today's Guardian. She writes that 'with the recent rapid rise of power with a friendly face … his vision feels more and more prophetic.' Click here to read the article about the artist and here for a link to a film of Soft City.

News of Art / Books reaches Italy

1 August 2012

The launch of Art / Books with our first publication is featured on the website of the respected Italian daily business newspaper Il Sole 24 OreClick here to read the article.

BBC broadcasts film on Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

24 July 2012

This evening BBC One broadcast an Imagine documentary on the Metamorphosis collaboration. Follow the link below to watch presenter Alan Yentob go behind the scenes and meet the all-star creative team as they transform Titian's paintings into dance. Available to UK viewers only, until Tuesday 31 July, 11:49pm.

Metamorphosis on the BBC iPlayer


Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 launches at National Gallery and Royal Opera House

13 July 2012

This unique partnership between The Royal Ballet and the National Gallery brings together leading names in art, choreography and music to create three new ballets inspired by the masterpieces of Titian. In January 2013, Art / Books shall be publishing a book to record this special collaboration.

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Art / Books is featured in today's The Bookseller

13 July 2012

In the week that our first title hits the bookshelves, a news feature about the launch of Art / Books appears in the print and online editions of today's The Bookseller, the leading trade magazine for the publishing industry. Click here to read the article.

Our first title is published

9 July 2012

We are delighted to announce the publication of our first title. Accompanying a touring show organized by MK Gallery, Pushwagner is the first major book on the cult Norwegian artist Pushwagner.

'Pushwagner' exhibition opens in Milton Keynes

27 June 2012

'Pushwagner: Soft City' opened today at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes. Presenting the work of visionary Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner, the show travels to the Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum in Tønsberg, Norway, and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Art / Books is proud to be publishing a monograph on the artist to accompany the exhibition.

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