Ridinghouse – new books for the autumn


Ridinghouse is an imprint committed to publishing primary documents, art historical research, first monographs, anthologies of interviews and critical writings and editions. Based in London, the company was established in 1995 by Karsten Schubert and Thomas Dane and currently publishes 8-10 books a year.

We distribute Ridinghouse publications in the UK, Europe and Australasia; and of course, we sell them here through our on-line bookstore. This autumn, our friends at Ridinghouse are publishing a number of new titles. Here are three highlights we recommend to you:

Michael Bracewell: The Space Between. Collected Writings

Cultural critic and writer, Michael Bracewell has written widely and increasingly on modern and contemporary art and has been a regular contributor to Frieze magazine since its inception. This collection of Bracewell’s writing on art explores connections between the visual arts, pop music, modern iconography and sub-cultures, while appraising the vision and ideas of individual artists and the relation of their work to its broader cultural context.

Alison Wilding: Art School Drawings from the 1960s and 70s

This catalogue presents 12 drawings from Alison Wilding’s art school years during the 1960s and early 1970s. Accompanying full colour reproductions of these works, Peter Cartwright discusses his recollection of teaching Wilding and the project from which the drawings were borne.

John Stezaker: Film Stills

John Stezaker began his ongoing series of film still collages in 1979; the result of a period which marked a crucial change in the direction of the artist’s work which had previously been centred around a text based ‘conceptualism’. The series moves with Stezaker’s changing interests, using stills from classic American-period Hitchcock films as raw material before shifting towards the undistinguishable mass of 1940s and early 1950s low-budget studio films.

These three titles and a few others by Ridinghouse ‘coming soon’ are featured in our forthcoming Autumn 2011 ‘new and forthcoming titles’ catalogue. Over the next few weeks, keep your eye-out here on our Books homepage for more details and availability.