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.
The surprising partnership of art and data
In the mid-1960s, the renowned art historian Jules Prown was jeered. He was presenting new research at the annual meeting of the College Art Association, the principal professional art historical association.
The year of conferencing virtually
For editors and publishers, conferences offer the opportunity to present our lists as a whole to the members of the disciplines in which we are embedded, each title a star in its larger constellation.
Nicola Suthor on Bravura
The painterly style known as bravura emerged in sixteenth-century Venice and spread throughout Europe during the seventeenth century. While earlier artistic movements presented a polished image of the artist by downplaying the creative process, bravura celebrated a painter’s distinct materials, virtuosic execution, and theatrical showmanship.
Goya: A Portrait of the Artist
The life of Francisco Goya (1746–1828) coincided with an age of transformation in Spanish history that brought upheavals in the country’s politics and at the court which Goya served, changes in society, the devastation of the Iberian Peninsula in the war against Napoleon, and an ensuing period of political instability.
Material unfurling, digital scrolling, urban strolling, c. 1830–now
The companion website, developed with support from Princeton University Press’s Global Equity Grant, supplements The Place of Many Moods: Udaipur’s Painted Lands and India’s Eighteenth Century. While taking the book to broader audiences, the website features objects published and studied for the first time in-depth.
Sexuality, gender, and race in the Middle Ages
While the term “intersectionality” was coined in 1989, the existence of marginalized identities extends back over millennia. Byzantine Intersectionality reveals the fascinating, little-examined conversations in medieval thought and visual culture around matters of sexual and reproductive consent, bullying and slut-shaming, homosocial and homoerotic relationships, trans and nonbinary gender identities, and the depiction of racialized minorities.