Category: Studio Arts

Download the Spring 2015 catalog now

Penn Press is pleased to announce the release of our Spring 2015 catalog. This season, read about the rise and fall of the American department store in Vicki Howard's From… READ MORE

Announcing our Fall 2014 catalog

Penn Press is pleased to announce the release of our Fall 2014 catalog. This season’s offerings include a beautifully illustrated volume exploring the rich history of the Brandywine Valley, home… READ MORE

This Week’s New Books

Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics Elizabeth Tandy Shermer 416 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 illus. Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4470-0 | $49.95 | £32.50… READ MORE

Natural Light on Natural History: Rosamond Purcell’s Notes on Photographing Artifacts for A Glorious Enterprise

The process of recording what something ‘looks like’ may be cursory or obsessive. To see, after all, is not only to glance at or even to gaze, at something, but to study and entertain ideas that occur in the presence of those things. The thoughts inform the outcome. The camera shifts an inch and the image takes on new meaning, but seeing properly is progressive and takes time.

A Glorious Enterprise–Now Available

A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science Robert McCracken Peck and Patricia Tyson Stroud. Photographs by Rosamond Purcell 464 pages |… READ MORE

Two New Exhibits, Two New Books

This weekend, two new exhibits feature artwork connected to new and forthcoming Penn Press books. A Singular View—The Art and Words of John Paton Davies, Jr. opens Saturday, March 3… READ MORE

Lustre – Now Available

Lustre Greg Daly 144 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 100 color illus. Paper 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2193-0 | $28.95 | £19.00 A volume in the Ceramics Handbooks… READ MORE

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