Forthcoming Titles

Of Modernism

A fascinating cross-section of current research in modernist art history, at the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship, with essays by pupils of the renowned scholar Professor Christopher Green. More

British Art: Ancient Landscapes

Presenting the best and most imaginative creative responses by artists to the British prehistoric landscape over the last 250 years. This is the first significant publication to range over the entire field – from Stonehenge and the Merry Maidens to the White Horse and the Long Man of Wilmingon – by the likes of Turner, Constable, Blake, Nash, Ravilious, Piper, Hepworth, Moore, Ackroyd, Jarman, Deller and Long. More

Pride and Persecution: Jan Steen’s Old Testament Scenes

Full of humanity and even humour, the Old Testament paintings by master visual storyteller Jan Steen are often treated like incidents in 17th-century Holland. This groundbreaking examination considers the influence of Jewish history and Dutch theatre on this element of his oeuvre. More

Chevening

A much-expanded guide to the handsome architecture, sumptuous decoration and glorious gardens of Chevening, the grand country residence of Britain’s Foreign Secretary. More

Creating the Countryside: The Rural Idyll Past and Present

The rural idyll is a powerful force in the British national imagination. This highly original and vibrant study will examine how key moments in art history have shaped the concept of the idyll and how contemporary artists continue to access and often challenge this concept. More

Hans Khevenhüller at the Court of Philip II of Spain: Diplomacy & Consumerism in a Global Empire

The quest for the exotic became an obsession for Renaissance princes and collectors, as markets in Lisbon and Seville were flooded by the mid 16th century with luxury goods, commodities, Ming porcelain, exotica, textiles, clothes, dress accessories and strange animals imported from Portuguese Asia, the Far East, Africa and the Americas. Shopping on a grand scale became a priority, especially for the Central European courts of the Habsburg, whose collections, known as Kunstkammers, represented their symbolic hegemony over a world empire, its peoples, flora and fauna. One man in particular played a formidable part in the expansion of these Habsburg Kunstkammers – Hans Khevenhüller. More

Benjamin Cheverton (1794–1876) in the Thomson Collection: Artist in Ivory

From this detailed examination of his life, English sculptor Benjamin Cheverton emerges as an exceptionally talented and interesting man, operating effectively in the fields of both science and art in the early Victorian period. His principal 'profession' was as a producer of reduced-size sculpture, mostly in ivory. More