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.
Bénédicte Savoy on Africa’s Struggle for its Art
For decades, African nations have fought for the return of countless works of art stolen during the colonial era and placed in Western museums. In Africa’s Struggle for Its Art, Bénédicte Savoy brings to light this largely unknown but deeply important history.
In Dialogue with Lucas Bessire and Emmet Gowin
In The One Hundred Circle Farm, renowned photographer Emmet Gowin (b. 1941) presents stunning aerial images of center-pivot irrigation systems in the western and midwestern United States. In this short discussion with anthropologist and National Book Award finalist Lucas Bessire, author of Running Out, Gowin offers insight into his powerful photographic survey of the impact of irrigation systems on landscape.
How does one communicate with colors?
Architecture is represented not only with lines, figures, and words, but also with colors. What sounds like a truism today—when colorful, computer-generated renderings of building projects dominate architectural media—is in fact a relatively recent phenomenon.
Humanities to the rescue
Environmentally speaking, it might be said that Western culture backed the wrong horse with both Christianity and capitalism. Each ingrained a self-centeredness—respectively, inter- and intra-species—that has proven disastrous for the planet.
All stories are stories about food
A confession: for many years I lived a double life—as a writer, anyway. I started as a scholar of the Renaissance and antiquity who loved to cook, to eat, and to taste wine; then, by various happy accidents, I began to receive requests that I actually write about cooking, eating, and tasting wine.
Listen in: Twelve Caesars
What does the face of power look like? Who gets commemorated in art and why? And how do we react to statues of politicians we deplore?