Since 1980 the Press director and his colleagues have assisted artists, museums and others in preparing, printing and securing distribution of fine art books. Tim Hill has been a prominent editor and publisher for 40 years. The founder of Contemporary Photographer and Audience magazines, he has also served tenures as publisher of American Heritage Publishing Company and Aperture. As head of New York Graphic Society Books he published many illustrated volumes, and books by prominent artists including Ansel Adams, while overseeing distribution of books for institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art.

Tim Hill has also worked with prominent authors, as well as with leaders in the performing arts. Editorial Advisors for Audience included Alan Arkin, Saul Bellow, John Cassavetes and Robert Penn Warren. Arthur Miller and John Updike were among many writers published in the magazine. Hill has subsequently published novels by Louis Auchincloss, John le Carré and Martin Cruz Smith in a series called Rediscovery Books.

A wide variety of gifted writers, editors, designers, illustrators, photographers, printers, distributors and publishing houses are available for appropriate book projects by Press client artists, auction houses, collectors, museums and galleries. Each client is in full charge of his or her book. For example, the Press can recommend a book format consistent with the client’s budget and prospective market. If requested, we can edit existing text or work from interviews and other material. We can provide access to gifted and responsive designers at reasonable rates. The Press has long represented our clients’ interests with superb printers in Asia, often resulting in cost savings of 30% or more.

Further information is included in the TEXT, DESIGN, PRINTING and DISTRIBUTION sections of our web site. We respond promptly to e-mailed inquiries about prospective book projects and ideas. For virtually all individual and organization clients, except those with established publication departments, retention of Artbook Press will result in substantial cost and schedule savings. The Press works on modest as well as large projects.

Our mission is to provide only those services which will bring each client’s vision to reality for the widest possible readership.