Lund Humphries Landmarks – William Scott: Paintings, edited and introduced by Alan Bowness, with contributions from Michel Ragon and Werner Schmalenbach (1964)

Frances Spalding discusses the modern ‘cool’ of Lund Humphries’ 1960s monograph on William Scott and reflects on the cementing of the artist’s style in the preceding decade. This monograph followed the format laid down by the first Lund Humphries monograph in 1944, but its style belongs very definitely to the 1960s. The typeface chosen is […]

Countdown to 1st September! Polish your entries for our Emerging Art Writers Competition

Sharpen your pencils. Fire up your laptops. Get in copious quantities of strong coffee. The deadline for our Emerging Art Writers competition is under three weeks away, and the British art world is waiting for your brilliant, considered and exquisitely written contributions to the question ‘What, if anything, is the legacy of British Modernism in […]

Lund Humphries Landmarks – Ben Nicholson Volumes 1 & 2, with introductions by Herbert Read (1948 & 1956)

Benedict Read discusses the two books written by his father Herbert Read on the artist Ben Nicholson in 1948 and 1956 and the wider impact of Lund Humphries’ monographs in this period. The Lund Humphries monographs started with Henry Moore in 1944. This set a format of listing works, plentiful illustrations, an artist’s own writings […]

In Memory of Andrew Causey (1940-2014)

We are sad to report the death last week-end of Andrew Causey, author of three Lund Humphries books and a highly regarded historian of modern British art. Andrew was one of our most meticulous, professional, courteous and unassuming authors.  His writing on art was poised, precise, often challenging and always hugely enlightening. His book on […]

Lund Humphries Landmarks – Barbara Hepworth: Carvings and Drawings, with an Introduction by Herbert Read (1952)

Frances Guy considers the contributions of Barbara Hepworth and Herbert Read to a book which helped to establish Hepworth’s reputation as a key British artist. This was the first major monograph to be published on Barbara Hepworth, at the start of a decade which saw her career develop on the international stage and her sculpture […]

Emerging Art Writers Competition Launched

We are very excited to announce the launch of our Emerging Art Writers Competition, in association with Apollo, the International Art Magazine. It is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring art writers to showcase their work to movers and shakers from the British art world. To enter, write an essay of between 1,500 and 2,500 words which answers the question: What, if anything, […]

Lund Humphries Landmarks – Typographica, edited by Herbert Spencer (1949-67)

Rick Poynor explains the importance of the influential typographic-design journal Typographica, published by Lund Humphries over an 18-year period.  Typographica, published by Lund Humphries in two series from 1949 to 1967, is one of the most outstanding visual arts magazines of the post-war years. The brainchild of a 25-year-old typographer, Herbert Spencer (1924-2002), it was […]