New Architecture and Design Programme
Lund Humphries is excited to announce the re-launch of its Architecture and Design list in 2017 with a range of illustrated books aimed at specialists, professionals and enthusiasts.
Lund Humphries has a rich heritage in publishing innovative, authoritative and engaging books on Architecture and Design. Known in particular for its association with avant-garde typography and graphic design through its publication of the visual-arts magazines The Penrose Annual and Typographica, Lund Humphries has also been a significant publisher in the field of architecture, launching its art-book list in 1939 with Frank Lloyd Wright’s An Organic Architecture.
We are delighted to announce our return to the fields of Architecture and Design, led by Commissioning Editor Val Rose. Inspired by Lund Humphries’ classic design titles, and building on the imprint’s longstanding reputation for publishing beautifully produced monographs and surveys in the field of Fine Art, our new programme will incorporate exciting, attractive and authoritative reference books for specialists and professionals across the fields of Architecture, Architectural History, Interiors, Urban Design, Planning, Graphic Design and Product Design. The new list aims to be global in scope and wide-ranging in approach.
Our launch list reflects the variety and range of this new programme, incorporating a social history of Viennese architecture in the long 20th century, Rebel Modernists: Viennese Architecture since Otto Wagner by Professor Liane Lefaivre; a survey of mid-century modernist corporate design in America, Design for the Corporate World 1950-1975 edited by Wim de Wit; a highly illustrated history of the interior decoration of the V&A Museum in London, Designing the V&A by Julius Bryant; an illustrated guide to Pre-Fab Housing in the 21st century, Pre-Fab Houses and the Future of Building by Dr Matthew Aitchison; Designing for Heritage: Contemporary Visitor Centres by Professor Ruth Dalton; and an illustrated history of the innovative social-housing programme in Camden, north London in the 1960s, Cook’s Camden: The Making of Modern Housing by Professor Mark Swenarton.
Coming full circle, we are also excited to announce that, in honour of his 150th anniversary in 2017, we will be publishing an attractive new edition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s An Organic Architecture, complete with a specially commissioned introduction by Professor Andrew Saint, together with the new book Travels with Frank Lloyd Wright, in which author Gwyn Lloyd Jones retraces the quintessential American architect’s footsteps on his journeys abroad.
Designing Interiors, a curated series which sets out new and emergent thinking in the fields of Interior Design and Architecture, edited by Graeme Brooker and supported by an international advisory board, will be launched in 2018.