Paul Holberton Publishing

Paul Holberton Publishing aims to produce art books to a consistently high standard, both of production and of editorial. The company works with museums, galleries, institutions, and collectors up and down the UK, in Europe, Canada and the USA, to publish, produce, or distribute catalogues, usually, but not only, exhibition catalogues.

Italian Renaissance Drawings from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781913645779
Pub Date: 12 Oct 2024
Illustrations: 200
Description:
This stunning catalogue of 15th and 16thcentury Italian drawings from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will showcase highlights from this outstanding but still relatively little known part of the collection. It includes internationally significant sheets by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Pontormo, Pisanello, Giorgione and Tintoretto, as well as an important group of early Venetian drawings and a large number of workshop studies by Fra Bartolommeo. Published to accompany exhibitions at the Fondation Custodia, Paris, and The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, this volume will mark the conclusion of a five year cataloguing project at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, funded by the Getty Foundation.
Glenn Ligon: All Over The Place Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781913645700
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 100 illustrations
Description:
American artist Glenn Ligon (b. 1960) is best known for his landmark text-based paintings, which draw on the influential writings and speeches of twentieth-century historical and cultural figures including James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston and Gertrude Stein. This catalogue accompanies a major exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in which Ligon’s art will be displayed in dialogue with objects from the Fitzwilliam and Trinity College collections selected by the artist himself.
Andrea Morales Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781913645724
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 65
Description:
This vibrant catalogue showcases a decade’s work by Memphis-based Peruvian-American photographer Andrea Morales (b. 1984), whose camera sympatheticallydelves into community life and activism in the American South. It accompanies herfirst major exhibition at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, represents the firstscholarly publication on her work, and the first major museum exhibition dedicatedto movement journalism.
IRTH Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781913645632
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 200
Description:
This catalogue invites readers to dive deeper into the captivating dialogue between materiality and imagination, as envisioned by IRTH إرث at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Prepared for the Biennale Architettura 2023, for which the theme was ‘The Laboratory of the Future’, the catalogue of IRTH إرث immerses visitors into the profound interplay between material and immaterial. It chronicles the National Pavilion of Saudi Arabia’s multi-faceted contribution to the discussion, in which the essence of earth as a material becomes a canvas for envisioning tomorrow’s architectural legacies.
The Art of Conservation Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781916237841
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 170
Description:
This fascinating volume presents a wide-ranging overview of one of the lesser known yet fundamental disciplines of Art History: conservation. What happens when art ages? By bringing together some of the leading experts in the field, the essays chart a journey through the theoretical, aesthetic and technical debates surrounding the conservation of Old Masters.
Fruit of Friendship Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781913645748
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 45
Description:
Accompanying a major exhibition at Philip Mould & Company, Fruit of Friendship: Portraits by Mary Beale presents the work of the remarkable sevenenteenth-century woman artist. Mary Beale (1633–1699) was Britain’s first woman artist to run a successful studio practice. In an era when the arts in Britain were flourishing and portraitists were in high demand, Beale established a unique practice that set her apart from her competitors and brought her great acclaim.
The Commonality of Humans through Art Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781913645656
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 400
Description:
THE COMMONALITY OF HUMANS THROUGH ART: HOW ART CONNECTS MANKIND THROUGH THE AGES explores how art has linked different cultures over the past 30,000 years. Organized thematically rather than chronologically or geographically, it traces how all humans are connected from birth to death. Ten leading scholars offer essays on how the language of art has been used by cultures to explain human behavior.
Rex Whistler Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781913645618
Pub Date: 25 May 2024
Illustrations: 150
Description:
Focusing on the British virtuoso Rex Whistler (1905–1944), who was linked to many of the most illustrious figures of the inter-war period, this book explores an exceptional case of artistic patronage in the twentieth century. In weaving together social and art history, this beautifully illustrated volume will be as much about the artist as it is about his patrons. It accompanies a major exhibition at the Salisbury Museum, which holds the Rex Whistler Archive.
Paris 1924 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781913645601
Pub Date: 24 May 2024
Illustrations: 100
Description:
This catalogue sheds new light on the Paris Olympics of 1924, often considered the first international games. From their origins in ancient Greece to their modern transformation into a visually powerful event on the world stage, the Olympics have retained their unique place in sport and culture. Published to coincide with the Paris Olympics of 2024, the book accompanies a major exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
The Flowering Desert: Textiles From Sindh Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781913645571
Pub Date: 10 Jan 2024
Illustrations: 150
Description:
This is a revised second edition of the best-selling book which incorporates new and additional material on the majority of the objects as well as an expanded glossary which will be of interest to both collector and scholar. The first edition was long-listed for the R.L.
John Carr of York Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9781399959155
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2023
Illustrations: 150
Description:
John Carr of York (1723 – 1807) was one of the most prolific and significant architects of the eighteenth century, with an output of over 400 designs, most of which were executed. His designs vary from simple gateways through to the grandest schemes, such as that for the palatial hospital at Oporto in Portugal, Harewood House and village in Yorkshire, and Basildon Park in Berkshire.
The Artist Helen Coombe (1864–1937) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781913645533
Pub Date: 08 Nov 2023
Illustrations: 72
Description:
This fascinating book presents the first biography of Helen Coombe, a woman admired not only for her artistic skill, but also for her intellect, personality and wit. It reveals her family background and education, her place in the Arts and Crafts Movement and her outstanding artistic output.
Real Families Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781913645519
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2023
Illustrations: 100
Description:
What is a family? And how is family experienced? These questions, explored through artists’ eyes, are at the heart of the exhibition, Real Families: Stories of Change, a collaboration between the Fitzwilliam Museum and the University of Cambridge Centre for Family Research.
Chinese and Japanese Porcelain in the Frits Lugt Collection Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9782958323431
Pub Date: 05 Aug 2023
Illustrations: approx. 430 colour illus.
Description:
When the famous Dutch art historian and connoisseur Frits Lugt (1884-1970) and his wife Jacoba Klever (1888-1969) decided to present their collections in the Hôtel Turgot in Paris, Chinese porcelain ranked among their priorities. They intended to give the French public an impression of Dutch Golden Age interiors and a porcelain cabinet had traditionally been part of Dutch material culture. Lugt started assembling his Chinese porcelain collection when he lived in the Netherlands.
Connecting Worlds Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781913645489
Pub Date: 08 Jul 2023
Illustrations: 200
Description:
Artists and travel have for centuries been intertwined where the desire to explore beyond the confines of one’s home has provoked a truly astonishing outpouring of creativity, much of which was captured through drawings and prints. Comprising over 100 such works, Connecting Worlds: Artists& Travel will be the first exhibition to approach the subject through the lens of artists’ experiences of travel from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, before the establishment of the railroad and use of photography as a means of recording changed these experiences deeply. A collaboration between the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, and the Katrin Bellinger Collection, London, the exhibition will include works by major artists, lesser known professionals as well as amateurs, mostly from Northern Europe, amongst them Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein the Younger, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Wenceslaus Hollar, Zacharias Wagner, Valentin Klotz, Maria Sibylla Merian, Angelika Kauffmann, Franz Pforr, Augusta von Buttlar, Julie von Egloffstein,Ludwig Richter, and Friedrich Preller the Elder.
Shakespeare, Hogarth and Garrick Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781913645441
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2023
Illustrations: 210
Description:
In London in 1770 Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–1799) remarked, ‘What a work could be written on Shakespeare, Hogarth and Garrick! There is something similar in the genius of all three.’ Two-and-a-half centuries on, Robin Simon’s highly original and illuminating book takes up the challenge.