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Bog Bodies Uncovered and The Tale of the Axe have both been nominated in the 'Book of the Year’ category in the 2017 Current Archaeology Awards. Voting for the awards will go live on 1st December!
In November the final edition of Tom Phillips’s ‘defining masterpiece of postmodernism’ 'A Humument' was published by Thames & Hudson to mark 50 years since the artist’s first encounter with the novel 'A Human Document', which he transformed into 'A Humument'.
The launch of this final edition was on Tuesday 15 November at Flowers Gallery 21 Cork Street, London.
Among the Royal Photographic Society awards announced on 15th September 2016, curator and writer on photography William A. Ewing received the Outstanding Service to Photography Award which recognises his influential and sustained contributions to the advancement of Photography. He has written many books for Thames & Hudson including The Body: Photoworks of the Human Form, Love and Desire: Photoworks, Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography and 'Edward Steichen: In High Fashion.
An exhibition celebrating Björk's vast and experimental visual repertoire is to be held at Somerset House in London from 1st September-23rd October 2016. Björk Digital will showcase the works created by the avant garde musician that have accompanied her music over the past two decades, celebrating how she has pushed the boundaries of art and technology.
The show will include never-before-seen work by Björk, as well as inviting audiences to interact with some of her performances.
Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture, curated by Martin Harrison, author of Francis Bacon: Incunabula, is at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco from 2 July – 4 September 2016.
The exhibition features 66 paintings by Francis Bacon and 13 comparative works by Picasso, Giacometti, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin and more. See the Grimaldi Forum website
What's Hidden in The Woods? has won GOLD in the pre-school book category of Prima Baby Awards.
This award recognises the book as the most innovative and appealing pre-school book available. It is a seal of approval from one of the most important brands in the industry.
We are proud to announce that picture researchers Maria Ranauro (Weatherland) and Pauline Hubner (Madness in Civilisation) have both been shortlisted for the 2016 Longman–History Today Picture Researcher prize.
The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 12th January at the Law Society in London.
Thames & Hudson is delighted to be partnering with the V&A to develop and expand the V&A's publishing activity for adults through exploring its art and design collections, producing high-quality co-branded monographs and books. The first co-published titles are due to launch in Autumn 2016, with full ranges to be made available in 2017.
Rolf Grisebach, CEO of Thames & Hudson Ltd, says: 'We are looking forward to working together with the V&A on an expanded publishing programme. The V&A and Thames & Hudson are active in many complementary areas including fashion and textile, design, photography, the decorative arts and fine arts, and have the same values for high quality in all aspects of their respective areas as well as a global perspective and reach. Together we can inspire not just those people who visit the museum but importantly those around the world who want to learn more about the V&A collections and exhibitions.'
The British Museum and Thames & Hudson are to enter into a co-publishing partnership, publishing adult titles related to the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. The co-branded list will be launched in May 2016. Sophy Thompson, Publishing Director at Thames & Hudson, says: 'To be able to work so closely with the British Museum opens a remarkable new chapter for Thames & Hudson. Access to over 10,000 years of history and more than 7 million objects is every visual publisher’s dream'. Thames & Hudson will continue to distribute the British Museum Press backlist.
Hopscotch Features, the company behind Saving Mr. Banks and The Water Diviner, has optioned the rights to The Lives of Lee Miller, a biography written by Miller’s son, Antony Penrose, published by Thames & Hudson.
Kate Winslet is now attached to the project and will portray the iconic war photographer, artist, model and muse Lee Miller. Lee Miller: A Woman’s War currently at the Imperial War Museum features many photographs, objects, art and personal items that have never been seen on display.
Architect David Adjaye OBE is the recipient of the 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The $100,000 cash prize awarded at a gala in his honour also includes an artist residency at MIT in spring 2016. An extensive retrospective of Adjaye's work opens at the Art Institute of Chicago on September 19, 2015.
The official launch event of the new BBC TV series Messy Goes to OKIDO
was on 27th September at TestBed1, Battersea
Other Messy books by the innovative design studio OKIDO to be published by Thames and Hudson in October include 'Doodle and Do', 'Exploding Ice Cream', 'The Magic Raindrops' 'Sandwiches in Space' and 'My Messy Scrapbook'!
As one of the Guardian Live events series, Antony Gormley was in conversation with novelist Will Self at London's Central Saint Martin's college on Wednesday 7 October 2015 to discuss his new book
Antony Gormley on Sculpture
in which he explores not only his own work but also the western sculptural and Buddhist traditions that have inspired him, and key influential works by artists including Epstein, Giacometti and Brancusi.
Click the cover to download the extended fascinating podcast, released by the Royal Academy, of Frank Auerbach in conversation with Tim Marlow, marking the publication of Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting.
Jiang Jiehong, author of An Era Without Memories: Chinese Contemporary Photography on Urban Transformation, will be signing copies and, with the author of the introduction Stephan Feuchtwang, will be presenting work featured in the book at a talk in the café at The Photographer’s Gallery, Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW on Thursday 18 June at 18.30
The Launch of Frank Auerbach's book 'Speaking and Painting' at the Royal Academy on 14th May was a tremendous success with Leon Kossoff, Michael Craig-Martin and David Remfrey amongst the RAs present. The talk with Frank Auerbach and Tim Marlow on 23rd May at the RA has long sold out!
See the interview with Nicholas Wroe in The Guardian
At the British Book Design and Production awards for 2014 held on Thursday 20 November, the overall winners of the night were publishers, Thames & Hudson, who took home three awards including Book of the Year for The Sick Rose.
The evening celebrated everything that is great in British book design, and with a record number of books entered (450 in total), the judging process was harder than ever. The Sick Rose by Richard Barnett and What’s Inside by OKIDO won in their respective categories: ‘Exhibition Catalogues’ and ‘Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education’. Judges commended Book of the Year winner, The Sick Rose, saying: ‘This beautifully crafted book held the judges attention and provoked our imagination like no other this year’.
This stunning lenticular print 'Red Roses' by Michael Petry, author of Nature Morte, was on sale at the Art Book Fair at Waterstones Piccadilly in November 2014.
The exhibition 'Anselm Kiefer' is at the Royal Academy of Arts, London from 27 September to 14 December 2014. The major new monograph published by Thames & Hudson delves into the themes which lie at the heart of Kiefer's rigorous and deeply interesting art and thought.
Peter Conrad, author of , dissects the popular culture of our time on BBC Radio 4 in a significant new series 21st-Century Mythologies. The 15 episodes began on 3rd October 2014 and podcasts of all episodes are available from the Radio4 web page.
Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art features work by Irish writers inspired by paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland. It will be officially launched by Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland, at the Gallery on Tuesday 7th October - with many of the writers present. Seamus Heaney's last poem, Banks of a Canal, paired with an 1872 painting by Gustave Caillebotte, is one of the pieces to appear and the story behind the poem and the book was reported in The Guardian.
Some 700 people turned up to the US launch of Rowing Blazers and it ended up in the Wall Street Journal. Here is author Jack Carlson with the entrepreneurial Winklevoss twins who were members of the Harvard men's varsity crew and when at Oxford earned rowing blues. They tweeted their appearance at the launch along with Ralph Lauren (who hosted the event) to almost 2 million twitter followers!
Chineasy won the Design Museum's 'Designs of the Year' Visitor Vote!
'Designs of the Year' gathers together a year of cutting-edge innovation and original talent; showcasing the very best in global Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphic, Product and Transport design.
See The Design Museum exhibitions page
On 22 July at the ICA, London, Thomas Girst discussed his new book 'The Duchamp Dictionary', hailed by Francis Naumann as 'exactly the sort of book Duchamp himself would have enjoyed reading' and by Jeff Koons who says: 'It’s about time that a publication reveals the vastness of Duchamp’s influence and thinking in the 20th and 21st centuries. I have absolute praise for Girst’s achievement with this historic publication.'
The Making of the Middle Sea was one of the two winners of the prestigious Wolfson History Prize. The announcement was made at a reception at Claridge's in London on Monday 2nd June.
The Wolfson History Prize promotes and encourages standards of excellence in the writing of history suitable for the general public. Previous winners have included Mary Beard, David Reynolds, Richard Overy, Antony Beevor, Diarmaid MacCulloch, Ian Kershaw and Andrew Roberts. The winners each received a prize of £25,000.
Sergio Larrain: Vagabond Photographer is the winner of the 2014 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Awards.
The winners were announced at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony in London. A display of books from the 2014 awards was shown at Somerset House in London as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.
Amateur Photographer described Sergio Larrain: Vagabond Photographer as ‘A masterclass in close, intimate shooting that speaks of real connections being formed between photographer and subjects … A deep and absorbing book.’
See the Krazna-Krausz awards site for more details of the awards.
The 2014 Art Book Prize was awarded to 'Art in Oceania: A New History'. Administered by the Authors’ Club and supported by The Art Newspaper, the Art Book Prize is awarded annually to the best book on art or architecture published in English, anywhere in the world in the past year. The award aims to do for the visual arts what the MAN Booker has done for the novel.
'Amongst extremely tough competition, we awarded this year’s prize to 'Art in Oceania' – a magisterial, nearly encyclopaedic volume on a so far relatively neglected field that is beginning to attract increasing scholarly and popular interest. This one should be on every art lover’s bookshelf.'