This series exists to publish new and rigorous scholarship of the highest quality on British and Irish art after 1700. Proposals will offer new bodies of research or new interpretations, ideally both, and should demonstrate a clear awareness of the proposed volume's contribution to current and wider art-historical debates. We define British art broadly to mean art made in the British Isles or by British artists, and particularly welcome proposals which address the topic from international or comparative cultural perspectives. We also welcome proposals for intellectually ambitious studies concerning more localised areas, issues and themes within British and Irish art during this period. Above all, we encourage proposals for books on British and Irish art which transcend the descriptive in order to offer a broader methodological and/or historiographical contribution to the discipline of art history.
British Art and the Environment Changes, Challenges, and Responses Since the Industrial Revolution
Art in the North of England, 1979-2008
British Art for Australia, 1860-1953 The Acquisition of Artworks from the United Kingdom by Australian National Galleries
British Art in the Nuclear Age
Frederic Leighton Death, Mortality, Resurrection
The British School of Sculpture, c.1760-1832
By JJ Charlesworth
March 12, 2024
A critical study of the life of art criticism in the 1970s, this volume traces the evolution of art and art criticism in a pivotal period in post-war British history. JJ Charlesworth explores how art critics and the art press attempted to negotiate new developments in art, faced with the challenges...
By Charlotte Gould, Sophie Mesplède
May 31, 2023
This book explores the nature of Britain-based artists’ engagement with the transformations of their environment since the early days of the Industrial Revolution. At a time of pressing ecological concerns, the international group of contributors provide a series of case studies that ...
By Isabelle Baudino
March 31, 2023
Extending the scholarly discussion of visual history, this book examines eighteenth-century engraved book illustrations in order to outline the genealogy of the modern visualisation of the past in Britain. This study is based on a body of more than a hundred engraved historical plates designed in ...
By Kate Holterhoff
March 15, 2022
This book examines illustrations created to accompany fictions written by several of the most popular authors published in Britain and America between 1885 and 1920. By studying the lavish illustrations that complemented not only initial serializations, but also subsequent publications of fictions...
By Julie F. Codell
May 26, 2020
This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the production of Victorian art autograph replicas, a painting’s subsequent versions created by the same artist who painted the first version. Autograph replicas were considered originals, not copies, and were highly valued by collectors in Britain, ...
By Gabriel N. Gee
February 26, 2020
Based on rare archival material and numerous interviews with practitioners, Art in the North of England 1979-2008 analyses the relation between political and economic changes stemming from the 1980s and artistic developments in the principal cities of the North of England in the late 20th century. ...
By Matthew C. Potter
January 14, 2019
Traditional postcolonial scholarship on art and imperialism emphasises tensions between colonising cores and subjugated peripheries. The ties between London and British white settler colonies have been comparatively neglected. Artworks not only reveal the controlling intentions of imperialist ...
By Charlotte Gould
July 12, 2018
The Artangel Trust has been credited with providing artists with all the money and logistics they need to create one-off dream projects. An independent art commissioning agency based in London, it has operated since 1985 and is responsible for producing some of the most striking ephemeral and ...
By Ysanne Holt, David Martin-Jones, Owain Jones
June 04, 2018
This edited collection, including contributors from the disciplines of art history, film studies, cultural geography and cultural anthropology, explores ways in which islands in the north of England and Scotland have provided space for a variety of visual-cultural practices and forms of creative ...
By Catherine Jolivette
April 25, 2018
Rooted in the study of objects, British Art in the Nuclear Age addresses the role of art and visual culture in discourses surrounding nuclear science and technology, atomic power, and nuclear warfare in Cold War Britain. Examining both the fears and hopes for the future that attended the advances ...
By Keren Rosa Hammerschlag
February 12, 2018
Keren Rosa Hammerschlag's Frederic Leighton: Death, Mortality, Resurrection offers a timely reexamination of the art of the late Victorian period's most institutionally powerful artist, Frederic Lord Leighton (1830-1896). As President of the Royal Academy from 1878 to 1896, Leighton was committed ...
By Jason Edwards, Sarah Burnage
December 27, 2016
The British School of Sculpture, c. 1760–1832 represents the first edited collection exploring one of the most significant moments in British art history, returning to centre stage a wide range of sculpture considered for the first time by some of the most important scholars in the field. Following...