100 years of Tate Books

Picasso book from 1960. Book design by Gordon House, cover design

Picasso book from 1960. Book design by Gordon House, cover design by Pablo Picasso

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This year Tate Publishing is proud to celebrate its hundredth year of publishing at Tate. From the very first publication right through to some of our most recent, award-winning titles, this display showcases the quality and breadth of Tate Publishing’s list as well as the creativity of artists, designers and illustrators past and present who have been involved in its creation.

Sharing Tate’s ambition to increase public knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of art, Tate Publishing has become synonymous with bold new scholarship on the visual arts, high quality reproductions of art works, critically acclaimed writing on artists, movements and theories, and, more recently, innovative and creative illustrated books for children.

These books allow Tate not only to make art accessible to increasingly diverse audiences, but also to provide significant financial support for the ongoing work of Tate.

All books on display are available for viewing in the Tate Library and Archives Reading Rooms at Tate Britain. The library collection holds catalogues for exhibitions held at Tate since 1911.

Visit Tate gallery shops or Tate Online Shop for Tate Publishing’s most recent book releases