The British Art Journal

 The British Art Journal has now ceased printed publication (at Volume XXIV, No. 3), owing to the retirement of the editor. We are not accepting any new subscriptionsWe will, however, be publishing occasional articles online – under the series: The British Art Journal: Postscript, please check here . 

William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2020

Short List


Gainsborough

Hugh Belsey

Thomas Gainsborough. The Portraits, Fancy Pictures and Copies after Old Masters

Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN 978-0-300232097 20 vols pp1112 hb £150 bw & col 1300

StudioLives

Louise Campbell

Studio Lives. Architect, Art and Artist in 20th-Century Britain

Lund Humphries

ISBN 978-1848223134 pp288 hb £35 bw 70 col 40

RogerFry

Caroline Elam

Roger Fry and Italian Art

Ad Ilissum/The Burlington Magazine (distributed by Paul Holberton)

ISBN 978-1912168088 pp452 hb £100 250 ill

Hilliard

Elizabeth Goldring

Nicholas Hilliard. Life of an Artist

Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN 978-0300241426 pp352 hb £40 col 250

VanGogh

Carol Jacobi, ed

The EY exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain

Tate Publishing

ISBN 978-1849766029 pp240 pb £25 col 227

Sarah Lodge

Inventing Edward Lear

Harvard University Press

ISBN 978-0674971158 pp448 hb £23.95 bw 81 col 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long List

 

Andrew Lambirth

Life of Bryan – A Celebration of Bryan Robertson

Unicorn Press

ISBN 978-1916495739 pp320 hb £30 col 100

 

Andrew Lambirth

John Nash: Artist & Countryman

Unicorn Press

ISBN 978-1916495702 pp256 hb £40 bw 100 col200

 

Ian Collins

Two Lives in Colour: Fred Dubery
and Joanne Brogden

Unicorn Press

ISBN 978-1911604730 pp160 hb £25 col 300

 

James Bartos

The Geometry of Beauty:
The Not Very British Art of Six British Artists

Unicorn Press

ISBN 978-1912690343 pp320 hb £30 col 96

 

Penny Hunting

My Dearest Heart:
The Artist Mary Beale 1633–1699

Unicorn Press

ISBN 978-1912690084 pp208 hb £25 col 120

 

Jim Davies

Illustrating Armageddon:
Fortunino Matania and the First World War

Uniform Press (an imprint of Unicorn)

ISBN 978-1912690015 pp416 hb £30 bw200 col 20

 

Rob Donovan

The Remarkable Life of Jago Stone:
Once a Burglar, Always an Artist

Unicorn Press

ISBN 978-1912690428 pp240 pb £20 col 64

 

Peter Humfrey

The Stafford Gallery: The Greatest Art Collection
of Regency London

Unicorn Press

ISBN 978-1916495753 pp342 hb £60 col 150

 

 

David Bindman, ed

Hogarth, Place and Progress

Soane Museum

ISBN 978-1999693213 pp144 pb £24.95
bw 68 col 121

 

Peter Wakelin

Refuge and Renewal:
Migration and British Art

Sansom & Co

ISBN 978-1911408543 pp112 pb £20 ill

 

Anne Anderson

Beyond the Brotherhood:
The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy

Sansom & Co

ISBN 978-1911408 550 pp 128 pb £17.50 ill

 

Paul Moorhouse

Bridget Riley A Very Very Person.
The Early Years

Ridinghouse

ISBN 978-1909932500 pp272 pb £20 bw19 col 11

 

Paul Moorhouse

John Virtue 

Ridinghouse

ISBN 978-1909932524 pp286 hb £38 bw 230

 

Suzanne Fagence Cooper and Richard Johns

Ruskin, Turner & The Storm Cloud

Paul Holberton

ISBN 978-1911300601 pp120 pb £20.00 col 50

 

Diane Bilbey

Britain Can Make It:
The 1946 Exhibition of Design

Paul Holberton

ISBN 978-1911300540 pp256 pb £20 col 230

 

Eric Akers-Douglas, ed Lawrence Hendra

Divine People: The Art and Life of Ambrose McEvoy 1877–1927

Paul Holberton

ISBN 978-1911300793 pp288 hb £35 col 100

 

 

 

Anthony Spira, Martin Postle and Paul Bonaventura

George Stubbs: ‘All done from Nature’

Paul Holberton

ISBN 978-1911300687 pp224 pb £35 col 150

 

Caroline Elam

Roger Fry and Italian Art

Ad Ilissum/The Burlington Magazine (distributed by Paul Holberton)

ISBN 978-1912168088 pp452 hb £100 250 ill

 

Arthur MacGregor

Company Curiosities Nature,
Culture and the East India Company, 1600–1874

Reaktion Books

ISBN 978-1789140033 pp400 hb £40 bw 61 col 116

 

Kate Retford and Susanna Avery-Quash, eds

The Georgian London Town House.
Building, Collecting and Display

Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN 978-1501337291 pp364 hb £90 bw 60 col 32

ISBN 978-1501337307 EPUB/MORI £97.20

ISBN 978-1501337314 pdf eBook £97.20

 

Maria Quirk

Women, Art and Money in Late Victorian and Edwardian England, 1880–191: The Hustle and the Scramble

Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN 978-1501343056 pp248 hb £85 tables 5

ISBN 978-1501343063 EPUB/MORI £91.80

ISBN 978-1501343070 pdf eBook £91.80

 

Rosika Desnoyers

Pictorial Embroidery in England

Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN 978-1350071759 pp184 hb £85 bw 41 col 19

ISBN 978-1350071773 EPUB/MOBI eBook £91.80

ISBN 978-1350071766 pdf £91.80

 

William Dalrymple

Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company

Philip Wilson Publishers (imprint of Bloomsbury)

ISBN 978-1781301012 pp192 hb £35

 

Tobias Capwell and Hannah Higham

Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads

Philip Wilson Publishers (imprint of Bloomsbury)

ISBN 978-1781300770 pp160 pb £25 col 110 (ebook available)

 

William Feaver

The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth, 1922–1968

Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN 978-1408850930 pp704 hb £35 bw 48 col 28

ISBN 978-1408850947 EPUB/MOBI eBook £29.40

 

Louise Campbell

Studio Lives. Architect, Art and Artist in 20th-Century Britain

Lund Humphries 

ISBN 978-1848223134 pp288 hb £35 bw 70 col 40

 

Monica Bohm-Duchen

Insiders Outsiders: Refugees from Nazi Europe
and their Contribution to British Visual Culture

Lund Humphries

ISBN 978-1848223462 pp256 hb £40 col 144

 

 

Alicia Foster

Radical Women: Jessica Dismorr and her Contemporaries

Lund Humphries

ISBN 978-1848223707 pp128 hb £35 bw 7 col 64

 

Valeria Carullo

Moholy-Nagy in Britain: 1935–1937

Lund Humphries

ISBN 978-1848223769 pp96 pb £29.95 col 80

 

Eleanor Clayton and Helen Little

Alan Davie and David Hockney: Early Works

Lund Humphries

ISBN 978-1848223752 pp112 pb £24.99 bw 15 col 60

 

Philip Modiano

Petit’s Tours of Old Staffordshire

RPS Publications

ISBN 978-1916493100 pp180 pb £14 bw14 col 173 col maps 57

 

Francis Hutton-Williams

Thomas MacGreevy and the Rise of the Irish Avant-Garde

Cork University Press

ISBN 978-1782053569 pp160 hb €39 ill

 

Catharine MacLeod

Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

National Portrait Gallery, London

ISBN 978-1855147324 pp25 hb £14.95 col 140

 

Jan Marsh et al.

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

National Portrait Gallery, London

ISBN 978-1855147270 pp224 hb £35 col 160

 

Museum of Art Lucerne, ed

Contributions by D Blayney Brown, L Breitschmid,
F Fetzer, C Nooteboom, E Suter, B Wisner

Turner: The Sea and the Alps

Hirmer Verlag

ISBN 978-3777432663 pp180 hb £32 col 100

 

Giovanni Aloi

Lucian Freud Herbarium

Prestel Publishing

ISBN 978-3791385334 pp176 hb £39.99 col 119

 

Elain Harwood

Art Deco Britain: Buildings of the Interwar Years

Batsford (imprint of Pavilion Books)

ISBN 978-1849945271 pp272 hb £25 col 119

 

Twentieth Century Society

100 Churches 100 Years

Batsford (imprint of Pavilion Books)

ISBN 978-1849945141 pp208 hb £25 col 230

 

Colin Thom

Robert Adam and his Brothers.
New light on Britain’s leading architectural family

Liverpool University Press

ISBN 978-1848023598 pp280 hb £65 bw 79 col 153

 

 

 

 

 

Adrian Eeles, ed

Brought to Life: Eliot Hodgkin Rediscovered 

The Rothschild Foundation, Waddesdon,
in association with Paul Holberton

ISBN 978-1911300571 pp159 hb £35 bw 24 col 172

ISBN 978-1911300748 pb £25

 

Andrew Dempsey, Lulu Norman and Jackie Wullschlager

Leon Kossoff. A London Life

Piano Nobile Publications

ISBN 978-1901192537 pp144 hb £45 bw 4 col 71

 

Carol Jacobi

The EY exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain

Tate Publishing

ISBN 978-1849766029 pp240 pb £25 col 227

 

Dennis T Lanigan and Ronald Lessens

Henry Wallis (1830–1916).
rom Pre-Raphaelite Painter to Collector/Connoisseur 

ACC Art Books

ISBN 978-1788840279 pp320 hb £45 bw 119 col 164

 

Martin Harrison, ed

Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology
(Francis Bacon Studies)

The estate of Francis Bacon Publishing in association with Thames & Hudson

ISBN 978-0500970973 pp156 pb £28 ill

 

David Dawson, Joseph Leo Koerner, Jasper Sharp
and Sebastian Smee

Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits

Royal Academy of Arts

ISBN 978-1912520060 pp152 hb £35 ill

 

Roy Strong

The Elizabethan Image

Yale University Press

ISBN 978-0300244298 pp224 hb £35 col 230

 

Annette Carruthers, Mary Greensted and Barley Roscoe

Ernest Gimson Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect

Yale University Press

ISBN 978-0300246261 pp372 hb £50 ill 320

 

Clarissa Campbell Orr

Mrs Delany: A Life

Yale University Press

ISBN 978-0300161137 pp448 hb £30 illl 50

 

 

Richard Cork

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

National Gallery London / Yale University Press

ISBN 978-1857096477 pp64 pb £16.95 col 65

 

Elizabeth Goldring

Nicholas Hilliard. Life of an Artist

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN 978-0300241426 pp352 hb £40 col 250

 

Sarah Thomas

Witnessing Slavery – Art and Travel in the Age of Abolition

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN 978-1913107055 pp304 hb £45 col 168

 

David Cannadine

Westminster Abbey. A Church in History

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
in association with Westminster Abbey

ISBN 978-1913107024 pp456 hb £35 bw 100 col 100

 

Hugh Belsey

Thomas Gainsborough.
The Portraits, Fancy Pictures and Copies after Old Masters

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN 978-0-300232097 20 vols pp1112 hb £150 bw & col 1300

 

Sarah Lodge

Inventing Edward Lear

Harvard University Press

ISBN 978-0674971158 pp448 hb £23.95 bw 81 col 17

 

Matthew C Potter

British Art for Australia, 1860–1953:
The Acquisition of Artworks from the United Kingdom
by Australian National Galleries

Routledge / Taylor & Francis

ISBN 978-1472426369 pp262 hb £96 bw 38 col 12

ISBN 978-0429423666 eBook £44.99

 

Katherine Field (cat and essay),
essays by Gábor Bellák and Beáta Somfalvi

Philip de László: ‘I am an Artist of the World’

De László Archive Trust

The de Laszlo Archive Trust

ISBN 978-1-5272-4619-5 pb £15 (office@delaszlo.com)
pp90 bw 74 col 60

 

Douglas Fordham

Travel, Print, and Empire, 1770–1820

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN 9781913107048 pp328 hb £45 bw col251

2019 WINNER

The prize of £5000 for the best book in the field published in 2018 was presented by Rachel Campbell Johnston to Nicholas Savage for:

Burlington House: Home of the Royal Academy of Arts

Published by the Royal Academy of Arts

ISBN 9781910350805 pp368 hb £60 bw col 

 

The assessors commented:

Nicholas Savage writes brilliantly, and this book is a entertaining as any novel in its account of what is an archetypal instance of a much-abused London landmark. It is rare indeed to find someone who can distil so much complex material into such limpid prose and with such wit. The book is beautifully produced, with a most original sense of design, and is a model of exemplary and complex research presented with lucidity in all respects.