Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in the creation and distribution of art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company publishes visually stunning illustrated books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior and garden design, craft, architecture, entertainment, fashion, sports, and pop culture, as well as children's books and general interest titles.
Actar is a leading Barcelona based publisher of groundbreaking books in architecture, graphic design, and contemporary art. Our publishing program is focused on the works of established and emerging architects, designers, and photographers at the forefront of contemporary praxis and theory. Actar titles represent a broad cross section of the seminal works and individuals who affect the character of current research and practice and its relationship to the larger societal context. Actar is a publishing house for exploring open relationships between the creative mediums of the visual arts, between producers and users, between publisher and reader.
"Featuring stunning vintage images of American architecture, each book celebrates the grandeur of our nation's ever changing architectural landscape through historical images and descriptive captions.
"From Art Deco to the brilliant styling's of Frank Lloyd Wright, from the Biltmore Estate to Florida's Antebellum Homes, thousands of vintage images capture bygone times and give readers an engaging visual tour of architectural changes, traditions, and stylistic trends."
"Ashgate is a leading international publisher of academic books on Architecture, Construction, Landscape and the Built Environment. Together with our Gower and Lund Humphries imprints, Ashgate offers an exciting and wide range of volumes, including scholarly works on architectural history, theory and design, handbooks on professional practice, and beautifully illustrated monographs."
Academic press based in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Dalhousie University in Canada. The Press publishes books and monographs on Canadian architecture, design research, urban design and development.
"Architecture and quality book design, our publishing programme combines both of our passions. We have been publishing premium books on architecture and design and selling architecture journals since 2005."
Editorial Gustavo Gili is a hundred and ten-years-old independent publishing house that started publishing architecture books in the 1940s, mainly translations of German technical books, such as Architect’s Data by Ernst Neufert. In the 1960s we started to translate books on architectural history and theory, and from the 1980s monographs also in English. So firstly we publish architecture books to continue our own tradition; secondly, because in a way we hold a kind of responsibility to spread the architectural knowledge since we have translated (and continue translating) into Spanish the most important books of contemporary architecture thinking; thirdly, specially with our magazine 2G, because we believe that our experience can contribute to expand the discipline and discover new practices.
A division of Bloomsbury Publishing and established in 1910, Fairchild Books is one of the world's leading publishers of textbooks, reference titles and educational resources in the fields of fashion and interior design. Our titles cover a broad range of subject areas, including architecture, textiles, design foundations, retailing, visual merchandising, color theory, lighting, drawing & presentation, sustainability, etc.
"Firefly Books Ltd., established in 1977, is a North American publisher and distributor of non-fiction books for adults and children. More particularly, our aim is to bring readers beautifully produced books written by experts at reasonable prices.
"For more than 30 years, Firefly has emphasized the four-color book. Most of our books are illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs of the highest reproduction value. We print all of our books on quality FSC-Certified paper and with durable bindings.
Gestalten specializes in developing content for aficionados of cutting-edge visual culture worldwide. For us, visual culture is the output resulting from the interrelationship of design, art, architecture, photography, and other visual disciplines with each other as well as other areas such as popular culture and music. In drawing from a variety of influences and combining them in ways not yet seen before, this work is pushing contemporary creative expression to new frontiers.
Utah-based publishing house founded in 1969. Offerings include social studies textbooks and digital materials for schools, special interest publishing, and cookbooks. Publishing emphasis is placed on books about the western states of the USA.
Images Publishing Group was established in 1983. From publishing just a few books a year, the group now has an annual production of more than 40 case-bound books and is one of the best-known international publishers of architecture and interior design titles. Images specialises in highly illustrated books on architecture and interior design, and has made successful inroads into other areas, including fashion, photography, landscape architecture, architectural illustration, graphic design, and motoring.
"Lars Müller Publishers is an internationally active publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland. It came into being in 1983, as a result of the bibliophile passion of designer Lars Müller. The press has made a worldwide name for itself – and not just in specialist fields – with carefully edited and designed publications on architecture, design, photography, contemporary art and society."
"We publish about 200 new books a year and over 30 journals. We are a major publishing presence in fields as diverse as architecture, social theory, economics, cognitive science, and computational science, and we have a long-term commitment to both design excellence and the efficient and creative use of new technologies. Our goal is to create books and journals that are challenging, creative, attractive, and yet affordable to individual readers."
"Specializes in developing, publishing and distributing books in the fields of architecture, urbanism, art and design. Resulting from the merger of NAi Publishers and 010 Publishers as of July 2012, nai010 publishers is the largest internationally orientated Dutch publisher in the fields of architecture, art, photography and design."
"Celebrating our thirty-second year, Princeton Architectural Press is a world leader in architecture and design publishing, both in market share and in editorial and design excellence. With over 1000 titles published, we have consistently sought the best in our field, and are privileged to be able to attract and publish it. We've made our reputation in part by identifying new trends and publishing first books on emerging talents, as well as definitive works on established names, and by creating books of unsurpassed design quality and production values."
The Lucerne publishing house Quart was founded by Heinz Wirz in 1999 and is regarded as a nationally unique institution in architectural publishing. The publisher also enjoys a strong reputation and appreciation on the international scene. Heinz Wirz is assiduous and committed in pursuing a broad programme that reflects and presents contemporary work in the field of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture, both on a theoretical and a practical level. The publications have high-quality content, are professionally designed and are released in various thematic series.
Rizzoli in America is an integral part of its Italian parent company, RCS Media Group. RCS arose from the merger of the venerable Rizzoli publishing house, founded in 1929, with the eminent Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, founded in 1876. Rizzoli New York began its publishing operation in 1974 and has become a leader in the fashion, interior design, culinary, art, architecture, and photography fields.
Routledge Architecture publishes high-quality architecture books for professionals, students and academic researchers.
Our extensive portfolio, including titles acquired from Architectural Press, enables us to offer the breadth and depth required by our readers. By constantly staying on top of the latest, cutting-edge trends and ideas, our publishing program ensures we are ahead of the game and exceed market expectations.
Our books present technical graphics and illustrations produced to an exceptionally high standard, using color throughout to present new ideas, concepts and methodology.
"For over 30 years, Sybex has published premium learning products and solutions for current and aspiring professionals working with cutting edge technologies. Our customers come from every corner of the globe and work in a variety of industries, but they all have one thing in common—the drive to acquire the serious technical skills needed to excel in a competitive marketplace."
The company's stated mission has been to publish innovative, beautifully designed art books at popular prices. The Icons series, for example, has several new volumes published each year, retailing for about $10. Another popular series is their 'Basic Art' series, which has around 50 volumes, each about a separate artist, ranging from artists such as Michelangelo to more contemporary artists such as Norman Rockwell. They also publish a 'Basic Architecture' series in the same style as 'Basic Art' that covers some of the most prominent architects in history, such as Frank Lloyd Wright.
Founded in 1949, Thames & Hudson publishes approximately 180 new titles each year and has a current backlist of over 2000 titles. The company specializes in the arts (fine, applied, decorative, performing), archaeology and history, architecture, design, photography, travel and popular culture, but also publishes in a variety of other areas, especially those of visual interest.
UTP Publishing, a leading North American scholarly publisher, consists of two publishing divisions: Higher Education, publishing course books for the post-secondary market, and Scholarly Publishing, publishing books for academics, students, and the informed reader.