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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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.

  • London, 2015, 29.7 x 21 cm, illustrated, 256pp, paperback.

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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.

  • 80 pages,
    214 x 134 mm, Paperback, 2011

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Edited by Fulcrum

  • Edited by Fulcrum Neoliberalism as a wealth redistribution imperative has made property ownership impossible or unprofitable for much of society. Whether in the form of mortgages or rent, we are consigned to living in conditions of perpetual debt. Real Estates: Life Without Debt explores the moral, political and economic ramifications of property and ownership in neoliberal […]

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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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Learning From Critical Experiments in Education
Edited by Tim Ivison & Tom Vandeputte
With contributions by Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Sean Dockray, Jakob Jakobsen, Nils Norman, Gregory Sholette and Ultra-red

  • 192 pages, b/w with ills 147 x 95 mm, 2013 ISBN 978-1-907414-23-7

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Series edited by Jesko Fezer and Matthias Görlich

  • 56 pages, two colour with ills
    190 x 115 mm, 2013
    ISBN 978-1-907414-28-2

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Ahali: An Anthology for Setting a Setting is a collection of selected articles from current and previous contributions to Ahali, a journal by artist Can Altay.

  • 174 pages, extensive b/w ills
    210 x 148 mm, Paperback, 2013

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Edited by Jan Nauta and Scrap Marshall

  • 122 pages, b/w ills
    220 x 140 mm, Spiralbound, 2012

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This first fm-scenario edition coincides with the group exhibition Between Walls and Windows: Architecture and Ideology (House of World Cultures, Berlin, 2012) which presents ten location-specific productions by international artists and architects.

  • 52 pages,
    260 x 200 mm, Paperback, 2012

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