Bloomsbury Visual Arts - News and Updates

News and Updates

May 2024: The latest annual update for Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts is now live, comprising four new editions of existing titles: Illustration by Alan Male, The Principles and Processes of Interactive Design by Jamie Steane, The Publishing Business by Kelvin Smith and Melanie Ramdarshan Bold, and Zero Waste Fashion Design by Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan.

March 2024: New to Bloomsbury Art Markets, the latest update includes over 980 articles comprising new entries on galleries, art dealers, art fairs and auction houses.

February 2024: Introducing Packt Game Development and Animation! Explore titles from Packt Publishing in this new collection which provides vital practical knowledge for students of video game design and digital animation.

January 2024: Bloomsbury Architecture Library's annual update is now live, with 24 new titles comprised in this release, including: Queering Architecture, German Colonialism in Africa and its Legacies, and The Semiotics of Architecture in Video Games.

November 2023: We’re delighted to welcome our award-winning Bloomsbury Architecture Library core collection and Architecture Design and Practice Online to the Bloomsbury Visual Arts Hub!

Explore 5,500 years of world architecture, including the landmark digital reference work Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture 21st edition, exclusively, as part of Bloomsbury Architecture Library, as well as 200 key titles focusing on studio design and professional practice with Architecture Design and Practice Online.

In addition, now available to watch online: ‘Dealing with art: Bloomsbury Art Markets live webinar and expert panel’. Re-watch our inaugural live recording for the resource consisting of 10-minute talks exploring: art history (1900s to the present), women art dealers, and the art market as ecosystem.

October 2023: Now available on Bloomsbury Design Library: 16 titles that form the 2023 update, covering design theory, queer print cultures, exhibitions, basketry and more. Plus 22 new articles added to volumes 1-3 of The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and 10 Designer Biographies. New Featured Content on Design and Outdoor Wonders is also now available with free chapters, designer biographies and articles exploring designs in, and inspired by, the great outdoors.

October 2023: Introducing the new Printmaking collection which is available now! Explore 18 beautifully illustrated titles offering practical guidance and visual inspiration from A&C Black and Herbert Press.

September 2023: Take a look at the new Applied Gaming, Ceramics and Photography collections, which are all available now!

Level up teaching and learning with the practice-led Applied Gaming collection, encompassing 109 technical titles from specialist imprints CRC Press and Focal Press, curated to support students across a variety of Game Design courses.

Discover 33 highly illustrated titles in the Ceramics collection from specialist imprints A&C Black and Herbert Press and including two prestigious series, Ceramics Handbooks and New Ceramics – ideal for inspiring and instructing visual leaners on ceramics courses.

Explore the Photography collection with 41 practical photography titles from the renowned Focal Press imprint, designed to provide step-by-step guidance on techniques and practical information for the student-practitioner across photography courses and related fields.

August 2023: Take a look at the new Design Studies collection, which is available now! Explore 62 leading scholarly titles from Routledge and Gower Ashgate, with high-quality coverage of a wide range of important subjects across design research, product design, interior design, furniture, sustainability, and marketing and advertising. Discover works from leading authors such as Global Design History by Glenn Adamson, Giorgio Riello, Sarah Teasley and The Routledge Companion to Design Studies / An Introduction to Design and Culture by Penny Sparke.

July 2023: Now available on Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts: 26 additional titles spanning video game design, fashion, and illustration among other practices. Plus five new editions of pre-existing titles: Textiles and Fashion by Jenny Udale, Fashion Thinking by Fiona Dieffenbacher, Visible Signs by David Crow, Visual Research by Russell Bestley and Paul McNeil, and Aaris Sherin’s Introduction to Graphic Design.

July 2023: Discover the new Animation Practice collection, which is now live! Explore 53 practice-led eBooks from CRC Press and Routledge, with high-quality coverage of both traditional and practical techniques. Includes classic texts such as Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes by Walt Stanchfield, and Directing the Story by Frances Glebas.

In addition the Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism was updated with two new Bibliographic Guides on Love and Poetry

June 2023: Watch the London launch for Bloomsbury Art Markets, with video playback of our expert-led panel discussion and subsequent audience Q&A now available online.

March 2023: The Bloomsbury Visual Arts digital hub is now live! Find out more about the hub, explore its current and forthcoming collections, and read the launch Featured Content on Art and Disruption.

October 2022: The Bloomsbury Design Library autumn 2022 update went live with 7 eBooks; a Designer Biography; a Lesson Plan; 3 new chapters in the World History of Design Volume III; 18 new articles across volumes 1-3 of The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design.

Download the complete Bloomsbury Design Library title list.

September 2022: The Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism was updated with two new Bibliographic Guides on Imagination and Knowledge.

May 2022: The Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts update went live with new editions for 5 titles being added to the resource.

Download the complete Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts title list.