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The Atlantic Monthly: Ben Schwarz called YUP “the most important and exciting university-press publisher of humanities titles today.” (April 2003 issue)

The Atlantic Monthly: Ben Schwarz cited “Yale’s superb collection of titles on medieval and early-modern social and economic history. These significant scholarly works manage to be unusually engaging reading.” (March 2003 issue)

The Atlantic Monthly: In an article on books on fashion, Ben Schwarz also cited YUP as one of “the leading publishers in the field. Yale’s are by far the most sumptuous books.” (March 2005 issue)

The Atlantic Monthly: Ben Schwarz more recently identified YUP as “the preeminent house for English medieval history.” He also remarked upon “Yale’s remarkably intelligent and well-designed use of carefully reproduced, incisively annotated illustrations.” (October 2007 issue)

National Review: John J. Miller profiled Jonathan Brent and the Annals of Communism series and writes, “It is perhaps not too much to say that Brent’s Annals of Communism series, which was launched more than a decade ago, is one of the most important publishing projects in the world."

The Literary Review: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto offered the following praise: “Publication by Yale University Press has become a guarantee of literary merit as well as scholarly excellence.” (February 2004 issue)

The Jewish Exponent: Robert Leiter writes, “I think Yale has consistently had the finest line-up of books — season after season — during the last two decades or more. Their titles have been consistent in quality and interest, ranging all over the intellectual map as far as subject matter is concerned. Yale publishes books for the general reader and the specialist, and also manages to create some of the most beautiful art and architecture volumes in the country.” (April 6, 2006)

Publishers Weekly: In an advance look at the Fall 2006 season and our publication, Caesar: Life of a Colossus, by Adrian Goldsworthy, editor Sarah F. Gold writes, “Yale brings a wealth of experience in publishing trade biography — they’ve had commercial and critical success with Edmund Morgan's Benjamin Franklin and George Marsden’s Jonathan Edwards — and booksellers agree the Press has another promising bio here.” (July 24, 2006)

The Spectator: Robert Stewart reviewed YUP’s The Murder of Mr. Grebell and writes, “Yale University Press, the most sterling of publishers, has produced a beautifully produced book printed on alabaster-like paper in a stylish Caslon font. It delights the eye and ravishes the touch...Other publishers please copy.” (February 14, 2004)

Praise for the YUP Art Publishing Program

San Francisco Chronicle Book Review: Ken Baker, Chronicle Art Critic offers the following praise: “In 2004, a publisher rather than a single art book merits singling out as the year’s best: Yale University Press. Yale consistently maintains one of the most impressive lists among academic presses, but in recent years, it has taken an almost unchallenged lead in art books.” Also note that the headline for Kenneth’s piece reads: “Snagging the Spotlight: Many of the Year’s Best Art Books Stream from the Same Publisher.” (December 19, 2004)

Los Angeles Times Book Review: Paul Kennedy’s review of The Buildings of England in the Pevsner Architectural Series includes the following praise: “Yale University Press . . . has emerged as the premier publishing house for quality works in British art, architecture, and history.” (January 4, 2004)

Boston Globe: In her holiday giftbook roundup column, art critic Christine Temin identified YUP as “the clear leader in the field” of art book publishing. (December 8, 2002)

The Spectator: Paul Johnson cited YUP as “the world’s best art publishers.” (September 2, 2006)

Sunday Times (London): Art critic Frank Whitford declared YUP to be “today’s master of catalogue production.” (November 26, 2006)

The Independent: In Michael Glover’s roundup of the best art books for Christmas, he includes YUP’s, The Horse in Art, by John Baskett and writes, “Like almost all the art books on Yale’s list, this is a handsome piece of book-making.” (December 1, 2006)

PW Comics Week: In an article on YUP’s publishing program in comics and graphic arts, Peter Sanderson writes, “Yale University Press is justly celebrated for its extraordinary array of titles about the visual arts, including numerous volumes done in association with the Metropolitan Museum and the National Gallery, London. Nearly 100 years old, Yale University Press is now turning its attention to the comics medium as well.” (March 21, 2006)

Telegraph.co.uk: Noel Malcolm described the Press as “one of the foremost art-historical publishers in the world.” (May 25, 2008)


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