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Lund Humphries, in association with Apollo, launches Emerging Art Writers Competition

Ashgate’s sister imprint, Art-book publisher Lund Humphries, is launching a competition in association with Apollo, the International Art Magazine, to find previously unpublished writers who are able to write seriously yet accessibly about art.

Part of Lund Humphries’ year-long 75th birthday celebrations, the Emerging Art Writers competition provides an opportunity for aspiring art writers to showcase their work to movers and shakers from the British art world. The judging panel comprises Lucy Myers, Managing Director of Lund Humphries; Simon Martin, Artistic Director of Pallant House Gallery in Chichester; Ian McKeever RA, acclaimed British painter and printmaker; and Thomas Marks, Editor of Apollo.

Lucy Myers explains: ‘Lund Humphries has a long reputation for producing beautiful art books with serious, well-researched and original texts which are relevant to both specialists and enthusiasts. We support writing which is analytical and thought-provoking, but free of critical theory. I very much hope that some fresh, interesting new voices will emerge through our competition.’

A similar sentiment is expressed by Thomas Marks, Editor of Apollo, who says, ‘Scholarly but accessible; intellectual but stylish; this is exactly the type of writing I’m trying to encourage in Apollo – so I’m very sympathetic to the ethos of the competition.’

Entrants are asked to produce an essay of between 1,500 and 2,500 words which answers the question: What, if anything, is the legacy of British Modernism in British art today? For more information, including full terms and conditions, potential entrants are invited to visit www.lundhumphries.com/emergingartwriters

The deadline for entries is 5 pm on 1 September 2014 and the winner will be announced on 26 November 2014, at Lund Humphries’ flagship 75th birthday event at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. The winner will receive two VIP tickets to the ICA event, and Apollo plan to publish the winning essay in the January 2015 issue of the magazine. The winner will also win £75 worth of Lund Humphries art books and have the opportunity to meet with a member of the Lund Humphries commissioning team to discuss future book projects.

Modern British Artists – a new blog from Ashgate’s sister imprint Lund Humphries

Posted by Anna von Hahn, Lund Humphries Sales and Marketing Manager

The New Year brings a new venture from Lund Humphries, the leading publisher of books on Modern British Art.

Lund Humphries’ new blog Modern British Artists will feature stories from the Modern British Art world: On great artists and their galleries; on new books; on upcoming exhibitions, fairs and auctions, on famous collections; and on much more.

There will be several regular features, including Spotlight on Collections, a monthly Exhibitions Round-Up and the Book of the Week as chosen by Lund Humphries Managing Director Lucy Myers.

Mary Fedden Enigmas and VariationsOn this week: London Art Fair and “The Book of the Week” is on the great British artist Mary Fedden, who died on 22 June 2012 aged 96.

Check out the site now and join in, too, commenting on posts and recommending events.

Ten British Art paperbacks from Lund Humphries

If you’re interested in British Art, it’s well worth looking at the books published by our sister imprint Lund Humphries. Here’s a list of ten books available in paperback – and there’s a special 20% discount available on our website until the end of July!

Peter Blake

1. Peter Blake by Marco Livingstone

‘The fruit of more than a quarter-of-a-century’s thought about Blake’s art and intentions, it reads with a graceful authority … .’ (The Art Newspaper).

2. London Transport Posters: A Century of Art and Design edited by David Bownes and Oliver Green

‘The book is wonderfully informative and easy to read. As is proper, it is handsomely designed. In short it is “fit for purpose and pleasant to use”. Frank Pick would have approved’ (Print Quarterly)

3. Leonora Carrington by Susan L. Aberth

‘… full of stunning colour reproductions of Carrington’s visionary art … A beautiful book’ (The Sunday Telegraph)

4. Terry Frost by David Lewis et al

‘a beautifully illustrated biography’ (The Times)

The England of Eric Ravilious

5. The England of Eric Ravilious by Freda Constable

‘This beautiful book captures the legacy of Eric Ravilious’ (Albion Magazine)

6. The St Ives Artists: A Biography of Place and Time by Michael Bird

‘A fascinating and highly readable account of St Ives and its artists’ (Cornwall Life)

7. Celebrating Moore: Works from the Collection of The Henry Moore Foundation edited by David Mitchinson

‘Outstanding title! A delightful and important book, eminently accessible to all levels of readers’ (Choice)

8. Patrick Caulfield: Paintings by Marco Livingstone

‘… this fine book, with its excellent illustrations, will help us to apply our minds as well as our eyes, and join in celebrating an outstanding artist’ (Modern Painters)

9. Henry Moore Textiles by Anita Feldman

‘This book is a revelation’ (American Craft Magazine)

10. Ben Nicholson: Drawings and Painted Reliefs by Peter Khoroche

‘I can think of nowhere else that a reader can gain a more thorough appreciation of the reliefs than in this book….’ (Burlington Magazine)

More information about the special 20% discount on British Art paperbacks