Bedford Press is a private press and publisher located in London. Established as an imprint of AA Publications Ltd, the press aims to establish a more responsive model of small-scale publishing, nimble enough to encompass the entire chain of production in one fluid activity, from initial commission to the final printing.

The press includes a print workshop located in Bedford Square equipped with a Ricoh Priport DX 4640PD on which some of the editions are printed. The products of the press include publications as well as ephemera such as pamphlets, posters and limited edition prints.

Bedford Press was initiated by the Architectural Association in 2008. Bedford Press editions are available through AA Publications' website.

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Photography has become content, instantly uploaded and peer-reviewed in ‘likes’. The Construction of an Image assumes the opposite stance wherein Dutch photographer Bas Princen takes a single image – Ringroad, Houston – to deconstruct and discuss in detail. By studying one photograph, time is given over to process to enable insight into the mind of the photographer and to make manifest the chronology of a project’s conception to its realisation.

  • Photography has become content, instantly uploaded and peer-reviewed in ‘likes’. The Construction of an Image assumes the opposite stance wherein Dutch photographer Bas Princen takes a single image – Ringroad, Houston – to deconstruct and discuss in detail. By studying one photograph, time is given over to process to enable insight into the mind of […]

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Sixty-six objects from Ryan Gander’s collection make up his major new works Fieldwork 2015 (2015) and Fieldwork 2016 (2016). Each object passes by a window, one after another, on a constantly looping conveyor belt. A National Trust sign protecting ‘Culturefield’, a chess set, a pair of dead pigeons, a kitchen sink. Found, fabricated, everyday and exceptional, these objects may represent the richness of our existence, mapping its totality one object at a time. Through this work and a series of writings, Fieldwork serves as a reader to Gander’s on-going and ever-evolving practice.

  • Sixty-six objects from Ryan Gander’s collection make up his major new works Fieldwork 2015 (2015) and Fieldwork 2016 (2016). Each object passes by a window, one after another, on a constantly looping conveyor belt. A National Trust sign protecting ‘Culturefield’, a chess set, a pair of dead pigeons, a kitchen sink. Found, fabricated, everyday and […]

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150916 Practice of Place

Contributions by Can Altay, Dennis Atkinson, Ricardo Basbaum, Janna Graham, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Annette Krauss, Maria Lind, Ute Meta Bauer, Christian Nyampeta, Emily Pethick, Filipa Ramos, Louise Shelley, Eva Wisniewska and others

  • Contributions by Can Altay, Dennis Atkinson, Ricardo Basbaum, Janna Graham, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Annette Krauss, Maria Lind, Ute Meta Bauer, Christian Nyampeta, Emily Pethick, Filipa Ramos, Louise Shelley, Eva Wisniewska and others Practice of Place explores the role of social and participatory art practices to consider the contribution of artist and gallery. Proposing present-tense practices […]

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‘Auto-destructive art is a comprehensive theory for action in the field of the plastic arts in the post-second world war period. The action is not limited to theory of art and the production of art works. It includes social action. Auto-destructive art is committed to a left-wing revolutionary position in politics, and to struggles against future wars.’

  • ‘Auto-destructive art is a comprehensive theory for action in the field of the plastic arts in the post-second world war period. The action is not limited to theory of art and the production of art works. It includes social action. Auto-destructive art is committed to a left-wing revolutionary position in politics, and to struggles against […]

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Contributions by Åbäke, Fran Betters, Susan Bielstein, Sam Davis & Benjamin Chaffee, Nico Dockx, Yona Friedman & Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, Ryan Gander, Benjamin Robert Haydon, Ben Kinmont, Zak Kyes, Tara Lane, João Penalva

  • Contributions by Åbäke, Fran Betters, Susan Bielstein, Sam Davis & Benjamin Chaffee, Nico Dockx, Yona Friedman & Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, Ryan Gander, Benjamin Robert Haydon, Ben Kinmont, Zak Kyes, Tara Lane, João Penalva MacLean 705 documents an exhibition in twelve parts, organised by artist Joseph Grigely between November 2011 and December 2012, within MacLean 705, a […]

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Architecture Without Content is architecture reduced to its very perimeter. Only the economy of the envelope determines the success of the building. Its radical frugality does not make it less critical. Economy of means is the weapon of choice to express its ideology. Architecture Without Content finds its roots in the Big Box. Architecture Without Content is too big to ignore.

  • Architecture Without Content is architecture reduced to its very perimeter. Only the economy of the envelope determines the success of the building. Its radical frugality does not make it less critical. Economy of means is the weapon of choice to express its ideology. Architecture Without Content finds its roots in the Big Box. Architecture Without […]

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Photographs by Giovanna Silva

  • Photographs by Giovanna Silva A project by Chiara Carpenter & Giovanna Silva This is a history of discotheques, told in a subjective, partial way, but always with a clear purpose in mind: the analysis of space. The history of dance clubs is undoubtedly an anthropological as well as architectural phenomenon. The cultural and economic evolution […]

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James Hoff & Danny Snelson
Inventory Arousal is an artists' book by American artist and publisher James Hoff with writer, editor, and archivist Danny Snelson.The book reassembles a set of reference texts originally gathered during a live, transnational editorial performance. An associative lecture given by Hoff in Oslo, featuring hundreds of images and hours of artists' video, was mirrored by Danny Snelson in Tokyo, via Skype, who simultaneously extracted and manipulated a massive body of previously compiled texts concerning key avant-garde figures, publications, works, and movements that Hoff discussed. These sources included artist interviews, book reviews, magazine articles, memooirs, stock lists and blog posts. Acting as a quasi-transcript of this joint performance, Inventory Arousal revals an unpredictable narrative formed along the predictable contours of collective history.

  • James Hoff & Danny SnelsonInventory Arousal is an artists' book by American artist and publisher James Hoff with writer, editor, and archivist Danny Snelson.The book reassembles a set of reference texts originally gathered during a live, transnational editorial performance. An associative lecture given by Hoff in Oslo, featuring hundreds of images and hours of artists' […]

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Essays by Rachel Berger, Max Bruinsma, Emmet Byrne  & Metahvaen, Catherine de Smet, Emily McVarish.

  • Essays by Rachel Berger, Max Bruinsma, Emmet Byrne  & Metahvaen, Catherine de Smet, Emily McVarish. All Possible Futures accompanies an exhibition that explores speculative work created by contemporary graphic designers. The scope of work encompasses everything from self-generated provocations, to experimental work created in parallel with client-based projects, to unique practices where commissions have been […]

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By Radim Pesko

  • By Radim Pesko Any Part, Any Form is a follow-up to London-based graphic designer Radim Peško’s Informal Meetings (2010), a collection of photographs made during travels and wanderings to different places. This volume brings back found compositions and situations where seemingly unremarkable encounters between space, architecture and water suggest their own stories. London, 2013, 22 […]

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