The four AHPI presses publish in distinctive and complementary areas within art history. Each press acquires books independently and manages those books through development, peer review, and production. We collaborate around rights and permissions issues and ebook formats, and in marketing AHPI books.
University of Washington Press
Founded in 1915, the University of Washington Press is the leading publisher on the arts, cultures, and history of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to these regional strengths, the press is nationally known for its distinguished lists in art history, architecture and sustainable design, Asian studies, Asian American studies, Native American and indigenous studies, Scandinavian studies, American ethnic studies, anthropology, Western and environmental history, natural history, and environmental studies. The press is also well known for the quality and design of its highly illustrated books, with a history of producing collaborative publications through partnerships with museums, tribes, and cultural organizations.
Washington’s award-winning list in art history focuses on Asian art and the work of American artists of color, with a particularly strong list in Native American art.
Duke University Press
Duke University Press, internationally recognized as a prominent publisher of books and journals, publishes approximately 120 books annually and over 40 journals, and offers five electronic collections. The press publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences and is known as a publisher willing to take chances with nontraditional and interdisciplinary publications.
Duke emphasizes scholarship on modern and contemporary art that focuses on the interconnected but distinct histories of those periods around the globe. Duke publishes influential lists in American, Latin American, East Asian, and South Asian art, with additional strengths in the histories of photography and feminist art.
Penn State University Press
As the publishing arm of the Pennsylvania State University and a division of the Penn State University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, Penn State University Press is dedicated to serving the university community, the citizens of Pennsylvania, and scholars worldwide by publishing books and journals of the highest quality. The press promotes the advance of scholarship by disseminating knowledge—new information, interpretations, methods of analysis—with an emphasis on core fields of the humanities and social sciences.
Penn State University Press is among the most highly regarded publishers of scholarly books on Western medieval, early modern, and modernist art and architecture, with notable lists in Latin American and American art and photography.
University of Pennsylvania Press
The University of Pennsylvania Press imprint first appeared on publications in the closing decade of the nineteenth century—among the earliest such imprints in America. Penn is particularly well known for its books in American history, in European history and literary studies from late antiquity through the early modern period, in studio arts, and on international human rights issues. By long tradition the Press has published works of contemporary ethnography, now focusing on ethnopolitical conflicts around the world. Our list also includes books in urban studies and Jewish studies, and will increasingly feature books on international relations and in economics and business, disciplines that embody the ideal Ben Franklin espoused when he founded the University of Pennsylvania to provide an education that marries the theoretical with the practical.
At Penn, art programs have become a significant feature of an increasing number of titles across the humanities, but especially so in the field of American studies and in the award-winning series Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture.