Philip Wilson Publishers

Philip Wilson PublishersFor forty years Philip Wilson Publishers (PWP) has specialised in producing authoritative, finely designed art and illustrated books. Starting life as Sotheby’s Publications, the publishing arm of the famous auction house, it became independent in 1977 as PWP. Acquired by I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd in May 2011, the company still concentrates on its original specialisation: catalogues raisonnés, monographs, private collection and exhibition catalogues, and museum guides.

PWP’s concentration on the publication of exhibition catalogues has seen it collaborate with many well known private collectors and public museums, including Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, whose collection is chronicled in eighteen volumes, Robert Smith and Sir Arthur Gilbert, The Frick Collection, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the New-York Historical Society, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Walters Art Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, Glasgow Museums, Manchester Art Gallery, Museum of London, National Gallery of Canada, Watts Gallery. PWP’s success resides in the unfailing ability to achieve two quite different things with each exhibition catalogue: a record of an exhibition at a particular point in time, and a reference work whose scope and utility have a lasting value.

Recent partnerships with the German publishers Verlag C.H. Beck and Orfeus Publishing in Norway has seen the publication of Franz Marc: The Complete Works and Edvard Munch: The Complete Graphic Works – titles that will remain standard reference works on the artists for many years to come.

PWP is always seeking to publish books on subjects previously overlooked or that have not been properly documented, and welcomes proposals from institutions and private collectors alike.

Philip Wilson | Publisher
Anne Jackson | Senior Commissioning Editor

Editor's Choice: Philip Wilson Publishers

Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy

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Treasured Possessions: From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

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Roman Splendour, English Arcadia: The Pope's Cabinet at Stourhead

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Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch

Celebrating the lesser known graphic works and prints of Edvard Munch.

Franz Marc

Franz Marc

Our three volume catalogue raisonné on the work of Franz Marc is a landmark publication.



This spring we publish the definitive guide to Eric Ravilious' watercolours.

Catalogue: Philip Wilson Publishers

Philip Wilson Publishers – 2015 (download)

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