Art Book Publishers ListList of Art Book Publishers
There are 10 art book publishers you should know
The fifth yearly NY Art Book Festival will open on November 5th at the P.S.1 in New York. Printed Matter's end-of-week exhibition will bring together 200 of the world's printing machines, bookstores, antiquarian bookshops, painters and publishers, offering specialised projects, exhibits, demonstrations, book signatures and performance. From the many machines that will be exhibiting at the show, we have put together a list of ten interesting publishers you probably haven't even heard of, but should know about.
Their work includes art-book, edition art, zine, comic, poster, chapbook, genuine webbook, free access on-line archive and show. While some concentrate on aspiring performers and road art, others re-print the long-lost work of long-standing art. If you have the chance to come to the trade show, you can visit some of the unique events such as the Zine-Trade-Meet-Up or Gothenburg's more than six hundred Riot Grrrl zones with a working photocopying booth.
In the Iconoclast Edition, a project-based recording room, Iconoclast offers the possibility for performers to create a wide range of multimedia works. Iconoclast has been producing exhibits, works of art and art prints since 2002. One of his most noteworthy traveling exhibits is Schöntiful Losers. The most recent issues have included works by Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe, Misaki Kawai, Dan Attoe and Gary Lee Boas.
We' re working with the world's most powerful performers, cooks, authors and minds to create cutting-edge art, photographic, design, architectural, clothing, food, travelling and illustrative literature for schoolchildren.
We' re working with the world's most powerful performers, cooks, authors and minds to create cutting-edge art, photographic, design, architectural, clothing, food, travelling and illustrative literature for schoolchildren. As one of the premier postwar publishers of art in the global art market, the firm experienced a phase of decay in the 80s, but since the change of owner in 1990, it has regained its status.
Dr. Bela Horovitz and Ludwig Goldscheider established the enterprise in Vienna in 1923. Her early works were not art textbooks, but rather literary, philosophical and historical. One of her first works was a book in English. Horovitz' goal was to supply high-quality textbooks at an accessible cost; Goldscheider's input came in an elegance of design and appealing workmanship.
It was at this time that the first artist's book with the great biographical works of Raphael and Michelangelo, both by Grimm, and Velázquez, by Justi, appeared. Horovitz newly ordered these publications for the UK and US markets. He was a forerunner of the global co-edition, and it was the large quantities that allowed him to mix low prices and high qualities.
Horovitz was compelled by the Nazis' coming to Vienna to relocate the business to England. It was only made possible with the help of Sir Stanley Unwin, a UK publishing house whose auto-biography The Truth about a Publisher clearly shows how he outsmarts the Germans.
He and Goldscheider extended the large-format range to cover Donatello, Bellini and Michaelangelo, many of them published by Goldscheider himself. In the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, the firm started an innovating program of scientific and pop art publishers. Among them were the voluminous, critically illustrated catalog of the King's drawing collections at Windsor Palace, which began in 1942 and was to continue for the next thirty years, and the sleek edition of "pocket" with art historical text (now reissued as "Arts and Letters").
Horovitz was inspired to convince him to create a one-volume overview of art historiography and to urge a hesitant writer to hold out (Horovitz declined to withdraw the push when Gombrich got cool feet). In 1955 Bela Horovitz passed away in New York.
Under the leadership of his son-in-law Harvey Miller, the company carried on the tradition of learning and high production standards of refined books and catalogs, and expanded the Colour Plate range (now Colour Library) and many of Gombrich's more scientific publications. In the 70s the number of employees and publications was greatly increased.
In 1981, four managers under the Musterlin holdings agreed to a mutual buy-out. In May 1991 the firm moved back to London and a vigorous program of new titles, the revitalization of older standards and the development of a worldwide network of distributors led to fast expansion.
They have been recognized worldwide as high class in contents, designs and productions. Every book is painstakingly crafted and the contents are thoroughly planned and adapted to show us creativeness and fantasy that can inspirational.