Philip Wilson Publishers
For 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 Phillips Collection, The Frick Collection, Dulwich Picture Gallery, The Meadows Museum, The National Gallery of Ireland, the New-York Historical Society, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and The Walters Art Museum. 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.
Editor's Choice: Philip Wilson Publishers
An American in London
Margaret F. MacDonald, Patricia de Montfort
Vincent Van Gogh
Ben Nicholson and Winifred Nicholson
Jovan Nicholson, Julian Stair, Sebastiano Barassi
Little known in the UK, we have published the first English language introduction of this extraordinary painter. More...
Getting beneath the skin of one of Britain’s most innovative artists of the twentieth century. More...
Creator of the co-axial escapement, George Daniels was one of the world's greatest ever horologists. More...
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Munch's birth with these books devoted to his graphic works. More...
A central artist of the Blue Rider group and perhaps the greatest animal painter of the twentieth century. More...
Extracts from a selection of PWP books are available for you to view online and to download. More...
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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.
| Publisher Anne Jackson
| Senior Commissioning Editor