Yale University Press is gearing up to publish A Little History of Art by Charlotte Mullins, an "exciting" addition to the press' Little Histories series.
Acquisition editor for art and architecture Sophie Neve acquired world rights for the title from Georgina Capel at Georgina Capel Associates. The book will be published in hardback on 26th April 2022.
Celebrating both renowned and overlooked artists from around the world, A Little History of Art presents a 100,000-year journey featuring Michelangelo, Käthe Kollwitz, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and contemporary artists who create art as resistance, such as Ai Weiwei and Shirin Neshat.
Mullins also restores forgotten artists such as Sofonisba Anguissola, Guan Daosheng and Jacob Lawrence, travelling to the Niger valley, Peru, Java, Rapa Nui and Australia, alongside Western artists, to broaden understanding of what art is and should be.
The author is an art critic, writer, broadcaster and former editor of ArtReview, V&A Magazine and Art Quarterly. She is the newly appointed art critic for Country Life.
Neve said: "Charlotte Mullins brings art to life through the stories of those who created it and, importantly, reframes who is included in the narrative to create a more diverse and exciting landscape of art. She shows how art can help us see the world differently and understand our place in it, how it helps us express ourselves, fuels our creativity and contributes to our overall wellbeing and positive mental health."