Black Dog Publishing is a British publishing company specialising in illustrated non-fiction books on contemporary culture. Topics covered by Black Dog include architecture, art, craft, design, environment, fashion, film, music and photography.

Black Dog Publishing
Parent companySt James’s House Media Group
FounderDuncan McCorquodale
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon
DistributionMarston Book Services (UK)
Van Ditmar Boekenimport (Netherlands)
Asia Publishers Services (China)
APD Singapore (Southeast Asia)
Peribo (Australia)
Two Rivers Distribution (US and South America)
UTP Distribution (Canada)[1]
Publication typesBooks
Nonfiction topicsCulture

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The company was founded in 1993. Its website claims it aspires to "take a daring, innovative approach to our titles".[2] It has an emphasis on high production values.[3]

Black Dog has published the Labels Unlimited and Edge Futures series, a series of books by Art on the Underground,[4] the official London Eye book,[5] and a book about the Riot Grrrl movement titled Riot Grrrl: Revolution Girl Style Now!, biographies of such figures as Charlemagne Palestine, Alvar Aalto, Colin St John Wilson, Tod Browning and Jean-Luc Godard. In 2007 Black Dog released Making Stuff for Kids, an instructional craft book for children, in collaboration with The Guardian newspaper.[6]

Authors of Black Dog titles include Rob Young, Lydia Lunch, Bob and Roberta Smith, Carolee Schneemann, Phyllida Barlow, Beth Ditto, Peter Wollen, Suzanne Treister and Karen Knorr.

This company went into liquidation in January 2018 owing more than £700,000.[7][8] The assets of Black Dog were acquired by St James’s House Media Group who now runs the company.[9]

References edit

  1. ^ Catalogues
  2. ^ "Black Dog Official Site". Archived from the original on 29 October 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2007.
  3. ^ "London's small book publishers", Time Out. Accessed 20 August 2017.
  4. ^ Review of 'Central Line Series' by Mark Liebenrood
  5. ^ "Love at first sight" The Guardian, 31 August 2007. Accessed 10 November 2016
  6. ^ "Horsing around" The Guardian, 6 January 2007
  7. ^ "Black Dog Publishing goes into liquidation". The Bookseller, 31 January 2018. Accessed 9 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Art book publisher Black Dog Publishing files for bankruptcy". A-N, 25 January 2018. Accessed 9 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Black Dog Publishing assets bought by St James' House | The Bookseller". Retrieved 9 February 2020.

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