Yale University Press is renowned for its range and quality of art books, as well as for its publishing relationship with some of the most respected museums and galleries in the world.
From old master painters to modern architecture, from photography, to fashion, design and decorative art, whatever your specialism, Yale’s 2011 Art Catalogue has treats in store.
Books to look out for
Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) was one of the most influential, imaginative and inspirational designers at the turn of the millennium. Focusing on the iconic and acclaimed designs of his prolific career, this stunning book examines McQueen’s technical virtuosity and its subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices. More
Jean Fouquet was France’s most important fifteenth-century artist, painting for the courts of Charles VII and Louis XI. This survey of Fouquet’s work offers a major advance in scholarship about the artist and his far-reaching impact, providing a lens for looking at the century that saw the greatest changes in French art prior to Impressionism. More
From their early beginnings in the Restoration until the final closure in Queen Victoria’s reign, Vauxhall Gardens developed from a rural tavern and place of assignation into a dream-world. Here, David Coke and Alan Borg reveal how Vauxhall linked high and popular culture in ways that look forward to the manner in which both art and entertainment have evolved. More
This fascinating book untangles fundamental confusions about historical relationships among Islam, representational images, and philosophy. Berlekamp focuses on widely disseminated Islamic images of the wonders of creation, ranging from angels to human-snatching birds, and argues that these illustrated manuscripts aimed to induce wonder at God’s creation. More
The Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610) had a profound impact on a wide range of baroque painters of Italian, French, Dutch, Flemish, and Spanish origin who resided in Rome either during his lifetime or immediately afterward. This fascinating book illustrates the notion of ‘Caravaggism’, showcasing 65 works. More