Abbeville Press, publisher of fine art and illustrated books
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Abbeville Press, headquartered in New York, is an independent publisher of fine art and illustrated books. Founded in 1977, Abbeville has long been a mainstay in the art book publishing world, and is currently making strides into the digital realm with e-books, iBooks, and many other e-friendly formats. Under the imprint Abbeville Family, we publish parenting manuals (the best-selling New Father series by Armin Brott) and a variety of fun, educational books for kids. View our children's books at and our digital line-up at

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Our Mission
The company believes that publishing illustrated books is a distinct specialty, requiring exacting standards of editorial, design, and production savoir-faire. Abbeville is dedicated to extending this standard of excellence throughout its diverse list, its relationships with booksellers, and its partnerships in distributing.

Awards and Honors
Abbeville publications have received numerous awards for intellectual and artistic achievement, such as The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo (Carey-Thomas Award, 1982), Nothing But the Blues (ASCAP, 1994), Empire (Prix Fondation Napoleon, 1996), The Power of Photography (selected by Choice magazine as one of its outstanding books of 1993), Rum by Dave Broom (Glenfiddich Food & Drink Awards 2004 Drink Book), and Curried Favors (Winner of the Julia Child First Book Award, 1997).

Other award winning Abbeville titles are:

Prix Vasari:
Botticelli (1990)
Piero della Francesca (1990)
The Art of Florence (1988)

George Wittenborn Award:
Art Across America: Two Centuries of Regional Painting (1991)
The Mad Potter of Biloxi: the Art & Life of George E. Ohr (1990)
Alexander Liberman (1982)

Independent Publisher Book Award:
IN! College Admissions and Beyond (2011)
Fathering Your School-Age Child (2008)
Bulgari (2008)
Travels with Van Gogh and the Impressionists (2008)
The History of Gardens in Painting (2009)
80 Years of the Oscar (2009)
Classic Yachts (2009)
Daughters of India (2009)

ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award:
The Ramble in Central Park: A Wilderness West of Fifth (2011)
The Horse: From Cave Paintings to Modern Art (2010)
The History of Venice in Painting (2007)
Travels with Van Gogh and the Impressionists (2007)
Giuseppe Panza (2007)

Eric Hoffer Book Award:
Pieter Bruegel (2011)

Priz de Mai des Libraries Best Book Library Journal:
Piero della Francesca

New York Book Show Award:
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Henry Clay Frick
Orientalism in Art
The Pocket Louvre
Joel Perlman
Remedios Varo
American Bar
Botanica Magnifica (2010)
The History of Paris in Painting (2010)

Book-of-the-Month selection:
Great American Houses and their Architectural Styles
Sargent Abroad

Selection of the Architects and Designers Book Service:
Restaurant Design

Selection of the Antiques and Collectibles Book Club:
Howard Finster: Stranger from Another World

Selection of the Jewish Book Club:
Small Worlds

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