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Welcome To Mark Batty Publisher
Mark Batty Publisher is an independent publisher dedicated to making distinctive books on the visual art of communicating, showcasing the visual power and innovation of contemporary culture in all of its varied poses. Today, the visual comes at us from more places than ever, and its dissemination is faster and more advanced every year. Books from Mark Batty Publisher capture this acceleration on the pages of every book. Affordable, well designed, thoughtfully created, and produced to last, MBP books are artful products that readers want to hold onto forever.
The Curious Cookbook
Viper Soup, Badger Ham, Stewed Sparrows & 100 Other Historic Recipes
In this day and age of celebrity chefs and “food porn,” the recipes and illustrations from historical cookbooks can appear quaint, bizarre, revolting, or downright absurd. From the frugal to the fantastical, The Curious Cookbook features the most unusual and fascinating recipes from historical cookbooks dating from the Middle Ages to the Second World War. [...]
Animal Shelter Portraits
Every week thousands of dogs and cats are picked up from city streets and put into shelters, where they wait for people to adopt them. Those lucky enough to find a home leave the kennels within a couple of days; those who do not are euthanized. In Animal Shelter Portraits, photographer Mark Ross turns an unflinching [...]
A Love Story
In Schematics: A Love Story, Julian Hibbard meditates on schematics, demonstrating how love and loss intersect with time. Every spread pairs a quietly unfolding, enigmatic narrative with a visually arresting schematic diagram. Whether they plot simplistic dance steps or chart chemical decomposition, the illustrations complicate and supplement the deceptively simple narrative. As readers try to [...]
Dogs in Books
As the saying goes, dogs are man’s best friend. It’s no wonder, then, that the written evidence of the relationship between dogs and humans is almost as old as literature itself. Since the Stone Age, our canine companions have been illustrated, described, dramatized, and eulogized in one form or another. Dogs in Books celebrates the [...]