CAMERON & HOLLIS specialises in producing books on art, film, the decorative arts, architecture, natural history and, latterly, titles for young people, starting with Sex & Lovers, a radical new sex education book for teenagers published to wide media coverage in September 2014.
Our books marry intelligent (and accessible) texts with carefully selected integrated illustration. We produce books about subjects or endeavours where there is either no existing published text or clear room for another contribution.
Our art books include nine titles made with the artist Andy Goldsworthy, and others produced in collaboration with herman de vries, Chris Drury and David Nash – all artists who work closely with the natural environment. We have also produced monographs on the painters Ceri Richards, John Hoyland, Patrick Hayman and Merlyn Evans.
Sex & Lovers: A Practical Guide by Ann-Marlene Henning and Tina Bremer-Olszewski is a radical new sex education book for teenagers, published in September 2014. A new series of novels for young adults will appear from Spring 2016.
Encyclopedias of ornament, book illustration and ceramics are some of the reference works we have produced. A history of industrial design, Objects of Desire by Adrian Forty, has been continuously in print since 1979 and Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Designs and Drawings by Roger Billcliffe, is now in its fourth completely revised edition.
Our books of film criticism grew out of the now-legendary film journal, MOVIE
, founded, edited, designed and published by Ian Cameron. Titles include two highly acclaimed anthologies on film noir
and the western, as well as critical books on Katharine Hepburn, Clint Eastwood, Astaire & Rogers, and the English films of Alfred Hitchcock, and a study of melodramatic and comedic modes in Hollywood cinema.
Two lavishly illustrated books chronicling the history of the illustration of flora and fauna, encyclopedias of rocks and minerals and of shells, and two books put together in association with Greenpeace – on coral reefs and fresh water – are among our natural history titles. Books by the watercolour artist Gordon Beningfield celebrated the English countryside and drew early attention to the threats faced by wildlife from environmental pollution and industrial farming techniques.
A history of rural life in Victorian and Edwardian England, an account of the exploits of the first and arguably the greatest war correspondent – William Howard Russell, a book chronicling the effect of World War II on the countryside, and a photographic album revealing the traditions and labour-intensive work still within living memory that characterised life in the English countryside of the 1930s to 1960s.