- Thames & Hudson
Thames & Hudson (also "Thames and Hudson" and sometimes "T&H" for brevity) are a
publisher, especially of artand illustrated books, founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. The name was chosen after the River Thames( London) and the Hudson River( New York), spanning both sides of the Atlantic. It remains an independent family-run publisher.
The publisher is based in
Londonwith sister companies in New York(Thames & Hudson USA) and Paris. Areas covered include archaeology, architecture, art, decorative arts, design, history, photography, religionand spirituality. Some books for childrenare also published. Competitors include other major art publishers such as Taschen, Abbeville Publishing Group (Abbeville Press, Inc.), Harry N. Abrams, Inc., and Rizzoli.
Thames & Hudson's "
World of Art" series is especially well-known. In particular, "A Concise History of Painting: From Giotto to Cézanne" by Michael Levey(of the National Gallery in London), originally published in 1962 (ISBN 0-500-20024-6), is a classic and authoritative introduction to the history of European art from the beginnings of perspective in Italyto the foundations of modern artat the start of the 20th century.
List of publishers
* [http://www.thamesandhudson.com/ Official website]
* [http://www.thamesandhudsonusa.com/ Thames & Hudson USA website]
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