Laurence King unveils 'richly illustrated' art history series

Laurence King unveils 'richly illustrated' art history series

Laurence King Publishing is launching a new series of richly-illustrated student titles “placing art within a global geography and opening up new possibilities for interpretation”.

Professor Tim Barringer from Yale University is the consultant editor for the series, which has been commissioned by Kara Hattersley-Smith, head of student books at LKP. The series has been devised and written with the advanced undergraduate student and intelligent general reader in mind, according to a spokesperson for the publisher. LKP holds world wide rights for the series.

It will launch later this month with Making the Americas Modern: Hemispheric Art 1910-1960 by New York University art professor Edward J Sullivan, exploring how familiar masterpieces and lesser-known art objects have “crossed boundaries and barriers, challenging the traditional paradigms of art history”. The title will retail at £29.99.

Each book will be hardback, varying from 250 to 350 pages with "extra care placed on the colour reproduction of artworks to ensure they are as true to life as possible". 

Global Art and The Cold War by Jay Curley will follow and be published in January 2019 and Heritage and Debt: Art in Globalisation by David Joselit will be released a year later. Barringer will also write Global Landscape: Art in the Age of Empire, slated for publication in November 2020.

Hattersley-Smith said: “We hope the new series will introduce a range of readers to new contexts from which to appreciate and explore the history of art. We are thrilled to be working with some of the leading scholars in their respective fields.”