Images for Trade Publishing

The Bridgeman archive offers a comprehensive collection of high resolution old masters, contemporary art, photography, textiles and illustrations for book projects. We deliver high quality imagery in a range of formats to suit your needs. If your project demands a scan that is larger than our standard specifications, our scanning department will produce a scan based on your requirements, including isolating details within a larger image to ensure the highest quality output. Bulk rates and volume discounts are available. Bridgeman's art history trained researchers will work with you to source those hard to find images and provide a full range of copyright advice and clearance.

"Glo partnered with Bridgeman to create its robust library of religious artwork because of the selection available, the price of the package offered and the exceptional customer service."
- Marcio Teixeira, Immersion Digital Glo Bible

Fiction

We work with publishers big and small, to find the perfect image for their book covers or interior artwork. The Bridgeman archive has a comprehensive collection of fine art, textiles and patterns, contemporary artists, historical and fine art photography, illustrations, maps and ephemera. In addition to images for the adult fiction market, we also specialize in illustrations from beloved children's stories and fairy tales, and religious imagery. Whether you are looking for a graphic element for a composite, a textural background or a specific painting, Bridgeman will work hard to find the perfect image for you.

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein</br>published by Random House
The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
published by Random House

Ed Hardy: Beyond Skin published by teNeus 2010
Ed Hardy: Beyond Skin published by teNeus 2010

Fine Illustrated Books

The Bridgeman archive's unparalleled depth and our high quality scans and image details are perfect for the specialty book category. From the evolution of the dragon tattoo (left) in teNeues' Beyond Skin,  to artist retrospectives, to Prestel's Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles, Bridgeman has licensed images for a wide variety of subject matters.  Start (and end) your search for images on www.bridgemanart.com.

Non-Fiction

Simply put, Bridgeman is the source for historical material. With the upcoming anniversaries of the American Civil War and World War I, we have been actively acquiring and cataloguing paintings, photography, letters, objects, weaponry and uniforms from a stellar list of museum and collection partners. These include 15 regional American historical societies such as Virginia, New-York, New Orleans and California, libraries such as New York Public Library and Newbery Library of Chicago, Peter Newark American Pictures, the Civil War Archive and fantastic European collections such as Archives Charmet, the British Library in London and the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin.

 

Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Forgotten Patriots by Edwin G. Burrows published by Basic Books/Perseus
Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Forgotten Patriots by Edwin G. Burrows published by Basic Books/Perseus

The 'Monsterpiece': a trend that is alive and well

With the mania over The Twilight Saga series all things supernatural, and the continued success of well known works by Jane Austen and Leo Tolstoy remade into tales of zombie mayhem and future science fiction, this trend shows no sign of slowing down.

Click here for a lightbox of supernatural and classic images inspired by this genre.

From left to right: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Dawn of the Dreadfuls and Android Karenina published by Quirk Books 2008-10; Vampire Darcy's Desire published by Ulysses Press 2009; Jane Bites Back published by
From left to right: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Dawn of the Dreadfuls and Android Karenina published by Quirk Books 2008-10; Vampire Darcy's Desire published by Ulysses Press 2009; Jane Bites Back published by

HIP372117 Fredericksburg family in a war torn house (oil on board) by American School, 19th century/ Gettysburg National Military Park Museum, Pennsylvania, USA/ Civil War Archive
HIP372117 Fredericksburg family in a war torn house (oil on board) by American School, 19th century/ Gettysburg National Military Park Museum, Pennsylvania, USA/ Civil War Archive

Notable Anniversaries

2011
American Civil War
- 150th Anniversary 

2012
Race to the Antarctic - 100th Anniversary of Robert Falcon Scott's death

Titanic Sinks on Maiden Voyage - 100th Anniversary

2014
Start of World War I - 100th Anniversary

 

 

If you have an upcoming book project, let Bridgeman put together some pricing and send you an edited selection of images for your concept. Email us at sales@bridgemanart.co.uk


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