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.
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?
Things Fall Together: A Guide to the New Materials Revolution
Things in life tend to fall apart. Cars break down. Buildings fall into disrepair. Personal items deteriorate. Yet today’s researchers are exploiting newly understood properties of matter to program materials that physically sense, adapt, and fall together instead of apart.
Visualizing Dunhuang: A look inside the nine‑volume set
We invite you to take a look inside this stunning nine-volume presentation of the incredible Buddhist caves at Dunhuang in northwestern China.
Marci Kwon on Enchantments: Joseph Cornell and American Modernism
Joseph Cornell (1903–1972) is best known for his exquisite and alluring box constructions, which transform found objects into enchanted worlds that blur the boundaries between fantasy and the commonplace.
Abloh-isms: Essential quotations from the renowned fashion designer, DJ, and stylist
Abloh-isms is a collection of essential quotations from American fashion designer, DJ, and stylist Virgil Abloh, who has established himself as a major creative figure in the worlds of pop culture and art.