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  • May 13, 2020

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Globalizing Impressionism
Yale University Press

Yale University Press commissioned a new ebook for the A&AePortal (www.aaeportal.com), its innovative art and architecture platform, going live in July 2020.

The Press’s first original art ebook, Globalizing Impressionism: Reception, Translation, and Transnationalism is a digital-only volume exclusively available on the A&AePortal. Editors Alexis Clark, PhD, Visiting Scholar at Duke University, and Frances Fowle, PhD, Personal Chair of Nineteenth-Century Art, University of Edinburgh and Senior Curator, French Art, the National Galleries of Scotland, compiled this groundbreaking collection of essays from the Courtauld Institute of Art‘s 2017 international conference "Writing Impressionism Into and Out of Art History, 1874 to Today.” The e-publication explores the specific ways Impressionism, both as a term and as a style, was globalized.

Patricia Fidler, Publisher, Yale University Press Art and Architecture, said, “We are delighted to debut our first, original ebook on the A&AePortal. It meaningfully enriches the platform’s ever-expanding library of key works of scholarship in the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. Given our current moment, e-resources are even more vital for online coursework and remote learning. The Press is currently making trial subscriptions available through the end of the current academic year. We are deeply grateful to Dr. Clark and Professor Fowle for the platform’s first ‘born-digital’ effort.”

"Yale University Press’s A&AePortal provides an apt forum for our anthology on the globalization of Impressionism. It will enable the swift transfer of new research by an international set of scholars and curators to academics, students, and other readers. At a time when there seem to be many barriers to academic publishing—including the environmental impact made by the publication of physical books—we anticipate that virtual platforms such as the A&AePortal will expand access to art and art history, while broadening and deepening discussions in the discipline,” said Dr. Clark and Professor Fowle.

This fall, the A&AePortal, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, will release the first digital edition of David Anfam’s critically acclaimed catalogue raisonné of Mark Rothko’s works on canvas, originally published in 1998 and featuring 950 color illustrations. This publication joins the digital multi-volume catalogue raisonné of paintings and collages by Robert Motherwell originally published by Yale University Press in association with the Dedalus Foundation in 2012, and now out of print.

About the A&AePortal
While digital publications and portals have become more mainstream for many academic disciplines, the quality of digital books and research options for art and architecture publications was lacking. After five years of research and development with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Yale University Press launched the A&AePortal in fall 2019 to provide students, scholars, and researchers of the histories of art and architecture a centralized platform through which they can access texts from leading publishers alongside high-quality imagery.

The A&AePortal broadens access to key art and architectural history titles and creates unique opportunities for inquiry, research, and discovery. Out-of-print titles, key backlist, recent releases, and catalogues from some of the world’s finest academic and museum publishers are available on the site by institutional subscription.

Publishing partners currently include the Art Institute of Chicago; Bard Graduate Center; Dallas Museum of Art; Harvard Art Museums; Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University; MIT Press; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Paul Mellon Centre for British Art; Princeton University Press; Terra Foundation for American Art; Yale Center for British Art; and Yale University Art Gallery.

The site’s collection of ebooks has grown to 190 and includes approximately 34,000 related images and accompanying metadata. More books are added every month. In addition, the Press is publishing exclusive born-digital content on the site.

About Yale University Press
By publishing serious works that contribute to a global understanding of human affairs, Yale University Press aids in the discovery and dissemination of light and truth, lux et veritas, which is a central purpose of Yale University. The publications of the Press are books and other materials that further scholarly investigation, advance interdisciplinary inquiry, stimulate public debate, educate both within and outside the classroom, and enhance cultural life. In its commitment to increasing the range and vigor of intellectual pursuits within the university and elsewhere, Yale University Press continually extends its horizons to embody university publishing at its best.

Subscription Information and Contacts
Institutions can contact Sara Sapire (sara.sapire@yale.edu) for more information about subscriptions, including free trials that are being made available until the end of the current academic year.

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