- Michelle Komie
Publisher, Art & Architecture
Our list in art and architectural history is encyclopedic in its approach to subject matter, period, and geography, with titles ranging from authoritative, award-winning scholarly studies and primary materials to volumes of work by living artists and exhibition catalogues.
Designed to educate, inspire, and engage a wide readership, our titles seek to establish connections with a broad range of neighboring disciplines in the humanities, and enable readers to understand the place of visual cultures and the built environment within the wider world.
Michelangelo gave me a new perspective on aging
I needed to pass age sixty before I could write a book about the artist Michelangelo Buonarroti in his seventies and eighties.
A look inside Protest!: A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics
Throughout history, artists and citizens have turned to protest art as a means of demonstrating social and political discontent.
A look inside The Nevada Test Site
More nuclear bombs have been detonated in America than in any other country in the world. Between 1951 and 1992, the Nevada National Security Test Site was the primary location for these activities, withstanding more than a thousand nuclear tests that left swaths of the American Southwest resembling the moon.
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
The Nineteenth Amendment, which allowed women to vote in the United States, was ratified 99 years ago.
Rebecca Bedell on Moved to Tears
In her new book Moved to Tears, Rebecca Bedell overturns received ideas about sentimental art, arguing that major American artists—from John Trumbull and Charles Willson Peale in the eighteenth century and Asher Durand and Winslow Homer in the nineteenth to Henry Ossawa Tanner and Frank Lloyd Wright in the early twentieth—produced what was understood in their time as sentimental art.