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Following the acquisitions of Fairchild Books, AVA Publishing and Berg Publishers, Bloomsbury is now the largest publisher of academic materials for visual arts in the world. We are committed to providing visual arts students, instructors, researchers, librarians and practitioners with:

  • Resources tailored to meet the needs of students, academics and libraries
  • Integrated books, journals and digital content
  • A one-stop shop for all levels: from practical introductory textbooks to scholarly monographs
  • An understanding of the unique demands of visual arts students
  • Brands you can trust: Fairchild Books offering practical, visually stimulating textbooks, and Bloomsbury, offering quality scholarly publishing.

Bloomsbury’s focus in the visual arts is concentrated in the following areas:

This blog represents the hub of Bloomsbury Visual Art’s growing web presence, with which we can discuss forthcoming titles and encourage feedback, post additional content from our authors, editors and designers, and draw your attention to the things we like.

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To see a full listing of our content, along with sample pages and reviews from academics all over the world, please visit www.bloomsbury.com/academic.

One comment

  1. The Painter’s Studio Handbook by Simon Fletcher. Bloomsbury Academic Publications.

    First conceived as a series of lectures which became articles in a well known magazine, this book was written expressly to fill a need that I had encountered time and again while teaching and painting with groups of eager students i.e. the possibility for a beginner to start painting quickly using sound techniques, to experiment with simple basics and to advance with good,

    accessible means towards the development of their own style.

    The book targets first year painting students who are often given no technical instruction and often have only their time in the ‘A’ level art room to guide them but it would also be invaluable for part time or leisure painters with little or no previous knowledge or experience and with their time limited by part time work, an adolescent family etc..

    The Handbook should be on college book lists for first year painters, and reviews for books for leisure painters which is now a huge industry
    Student magazines, leisure painting publications etc in the UK, the US, Australia and Canada would be the obvious place to advertise the book

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