Display | Publishing at the Paul Mellon Centre

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on May 9, 2018

On view at the Mellon Centre:

Publishing at the Paul Mellon Centre: A Brief History
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, 19 January — 18 May 2018

Organized by Emily Lees

The new Drawing Room Display and accompanying brochure are designed to give a brief introduction to the beginnings of our publishing history and to highlight the different strands of our list. We begin with the story of our very earliest publications; and then, to showcase the variety of our output, we have asked a selection of colleagues associated with the Centre to tell the stories behind some of our most important books. Inevitably, we only had space for a small selection of our publications in the display itself. However, to see our complete list, the variety of subjects we have covered and the pantheon of authors we have been privileged to work with, you will find a copy of every book we have published in the bookcases in the Drawing Room. All the material in this display is taken from the PMC’s institutional archive and library.

The 36-page brochure accompanying the display includes brief entries by ten contributors and is available online. As Emily Lees writes:

The Paul Mellon Centre’s first fully fledged publications, and the first of its books to be published in association with its long-standing partner, Yale University Press, was Ronald Paulson’s Hogarth: His Life, Art, and Times, which was published in the spring of 1971 (13).

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