Our Spring 2022 list travels widely: from hot topics to unexplored historical niches; from the landscapes of Northern art to the houses of modern Japan; and from the art of love to the art of activism. There is polemic and argument, biography and story-telling, meticulous art-historical research, and professional wisdom. These are also beautiful books, designed and produced to be enjoyed as objects as much as for their information and research.
Wishing you a stimulating journey through the Lund Humphries Spring 2022 programme, and an enjoyable visual feast. Scroll down the list below for a quick survey of what's coming up, and click through to each book's website page for more detail.
New Books on Art, Artists and the Art World
New Books on Architecture and Design
Revolution? Architecture and the Anthropocene by Susannah Hagan publishing January 2022. In four sharp, interlocking essays, this book asks why the majority of the architectural profession and its clients still only pay lip service to the importance of the environmental.
Healthy Cities: Design for Well-Being by Tim Townshend (Concise Guides to Planning), publishing February 2022. A topical and holistic exploration of how the design of cities and planning policies can affect our physical, mental and social health and well-being.
Creative Leadership: Born from Design by Rama Gheerawo, publishing in March 2022 (Designing Now series). In our post-pandemic world there is a need for new forms of leadership that are above all more creative. This informative and accessible book examines whether designers can actually be leaders and, if so, whether they can be better leaders because of their creative capability.
20th Century Japan in 20 Modern Buildings by John Barr, publishing March 2022. By selecting specific buildings that have something particular to say about the development of modern Japan, this book creates a compelling narrative, which places at least equal emphasis on historical, political, social and economic factors as on architectural influences.
Safe as Houses: The More-than-Human Home by Rachel Armstrong (Designing Now series), publishing April 2022. Examines the notion of the home in the context of the pandemic and lockdown, relating domestic architecture to environmental concerns.
Expanding Field of Architecture: Women in Practice Across the Globe by Marcia Feuerstein, Jodi La Coe and Paola Zellner Bassett, publishing May 2022. With over 400 illustrations, including beautiful colour photography and architectural drawings, this book features outstanding works from forty leading women architects across the globe.
Remote Practices: Architecture at a Distance by Matthew Mindrup and Lilian Chee, publishing June 2022. Brings together leading architectural thinkers, including Joan Ockman, Paul Emmons, Naomi Stead, Philip Ursprung and Jane Rendell, to discuss how architecture is created and discussed at a distance.
Nick Eldridge by Dominic Bradbury publishing June 2022. A comprehensive survey of the wide-ranging urban and rural houses designed by Manser Medal award-winning architect Nick Eldridge, featuring 100 colour images and over 50 plans and sections.
The Wooden Architecture of Northern Europe: From the Viking Era to the 20th Century by John B. Hilling, publishing June 2022. The first book to offer a comprehensive survey of how wood has been used as the main building material of this region, creating the remarkable historic buildings which have influenced leading modern Scandinavian architects.