Philip Wilson Publishers

Philip Wilson PublishersFor over forty years Philip Wilson Publishers 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 2011, the company still concentrates on its original specialisation: monographs on the fine and applied arts, catalogues raisonnés, private art collection and exhibition catalogues.

During its history PWP has collaborated with numerous museums and institutions, including Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Frick Collection, Glasgow Museums, Museum of London, Manchester Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the New-York Historical Society, the Victoria and Albert Museum and The Walters Art Museum, among many others, on the publication of exhibition catalogues and other museum related titles. We have also worked with many individual collectors to enable them to publish artworks in their collections to the highest standard.

In 2015 PWP signed a major new publishing agreement with the National Trust, the organisation which looks after one of the world's most significant holdings of fine and decorative arts, to publish a series based on the Trust’s vast collections many of which have never been seen before. The first volumes in the series draw on the Trust's ceramics, silver, wallpapers and William Morris's interior designs. Our tradition of comprehensive works continues with the first fully documented account of the life and work of Thomas Chippendale junior and a catalogue of the two hundred mostly unpublished medieval tapestries in the Burrell Collection.

In each case, however large or small the publication, we work closely with our partners to offer a dedicated service for the editing, design and high quality production of copies tailored to their requirements, and we welcome opportunities to do so from institutions and private individuals alike.

Philip Wilson | Publisher
Anne Jackson | Senior Commissioning Editor


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