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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Series edited by Jesko Fezer and Matthias Görlich

  • Design in and Against the Neoliberal City Jesko Fezer Series edited by Jesko Fezer and Matthias Görlich Global cities (and their designs in particular) have rested on the paradigm of market-driven development, and have been interpreted as strategic spaces of neoliberal restructuring. Whilst they are now hit by the crisis of this ideology, the situation […]

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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.

  • Contributors include Agency, Bik Van der Pol, Celine Condorelli, Claire Doherty, Chris Evans, Luca Frei, Nils Norman, Paul O’Neill and others. 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. 'Ahali' in Turkish refers to a community defined […]

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Edited by Jan Nauta and Scrap Marshall

  • Edited by Jan Nauta and Scrap Marshall POA 1–22 is part of the ongoing archive of activities conducted by the independent event bureau Public Occasion Agency (POA), founded by Jan Nauta and Scrap Marshall at the Architectural Association in 2009. The book is a collection of fragmented documents: previews, photographs, ephemera, reviews, reflections and opinions […]

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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.

  • Where Palms Stand – Mask – DelayEran Schaerf. Edited by Joerg Franzbecker and Herbert Kapfer 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.

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The global financial collapse of 2008 was widely interpreted as discrediting the neoliberal project and its false utopia of market rule, though it remains to be seen whether the death of neoliberalism has been greatly exaggerated.

  • Afterlives of Neoliberalism Neil Brenner, Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore The global financial collapse of 2008 was widely interpreted as discrediting the neoliberal project and its false utopia of market rule, though it remains to be seen whether the death of neoliberalism has been greatly exaggerated. Will late-neo-liberal reforms and modes of crisis management usher […]

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James Langdon
This publication makes a corrective gesture. A.W.N. Pugin's 1836 book Contrasts presented a comparative analysis of what Pugin considered the glorious buildings of the Middle Ages and the detestable architecture of his own time. The etchings that illustrated this work originally appeared awkwardly paired on single pages. Here photocopies of 15 pairings from Contrasts are rotated 90 degrees and reproduced on facing pages, as part of an ongoing enquiry by the author into the book as an active site of display.

  • James LangdonThis publication makes a corrective gesture. A.W.N. Pugin's 1836 book Contrasts presented a comparative analysis of what Pugin considered the glorious buildings of the Middle Ages and the detestable architecture of his own time. The etchings that illustrated this work originally appeared awkwardly paired on single pages. Here photocopies of 15 pairings from Contrasts […]

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Edited by Elias Redstone, with essays by Pedro Gadanho, Iker Gil, Adam Murray, Rob Wilson and Mimi Zeiger
From photo-copied and print-on-demand newsletters such as Another Pamphlet, Scapegoat and Preston is My Paris, to beautiful magazines such as Mark, Spam and PIN-UP, ARCHIZINES celebrates and promotes the recent resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing from around the world.This catalogue, accompanying an exhibition at the Architectural Association, explores the relationship between architecture and publishing with contributions from Pedro Gadanho (Beyond), Iker Gil (MAS Context), Adam Murray (Preston is my Paris), Rob Wilson (Block), Mimi Zeiger (Maximum Maxim MMX/loudpaper) and more. Themes addressed in a series of new essays include the role of publishing in academia and architectural practice, and the representation of architecture in fictional writing, photography, magazines and fanzine culture.

  • Edited by Elias Redstone, with essays by Pedro Gadanho, Iker Gil, Adam Murray, Rob Wilson and Mimi ZeigerFrom photo-copied and print-on-demand newsletters such as Another Pamphlet, Scapegoat and Preston is My Paris, to beautiful magazines such as Mark, Spam and PIN-UP, ARCHIZINES celebrates and promotes the recent resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing from […]

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Reading the urban revolts and outbursts of irrational violence preceding and following the crisis of neoliberalism as sings of discontent and of a desire for alternative designs of the urban, Erik Swyngedouw reintroduces the idea of the (dead) polis as a space of political encounter. Techno-managerial policies of governing colonised the polis. Politics as dispute is replaced by the neoliberal, postdemocratic consensus. This condition, which designers of all kinds helped to shape, excludes disagreement and disavows conflict as the constitutive element of democratic politics.

  • Designing the Post-Political City and the Insurgent Polis Erik Swyngedouw Reading the urban revolts and outbursts of irrational violence preceding and following the crisis of neoliberalism as sings of discontent and of a desire for alternative designs of the urban, Erik Swyngedouw reintroduces the idea of the (dead) polis as a space of political encounter. […]

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Tim Holert intends to reframe and re-imagine design in post-capitalist terms. By tracing the appearance of the term ‘design’ in contemporary critical theory he develops an optimistic micro-political approach, which tries to go beyond well-rehearsed figures of critique, namely, those accusing design of being complicit with capitalist commodification and, ultimately, exploitation.

  • Distributed Agency, Design’s Potential Tom Holert Tim Holert intends to reframe and re-imagine design in post-capitalist terms. By tracing the appearance of the term ‘design’ in contemporary critical theory he develops an optimistic micro-political approach, which tries to go beyond well-rehearsed figures of critique, namely, those accusing design of being complicit with capitalist commodification and, […]

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Edited by Charles Arsène-Henry and Shumon Basar
Translated By is published to coincide with an exhibition at the AA, which gathers eleven literary writers and eleven literary places and subjects them to an act of immaterial translation – via the voice.

  • Edited by Charles Arsène-Henry and Shumon BasarTranslated By is published to coincide with an exhibition at the AA, which gathers eleven literary writers and eleven literary places and subjects them to an act of immaterial translation – via the voice. The stories run through Ramallah, recollect turn-of-the-century Sofia, remember the spaceship-looking-Sheraton Hotel in Doha, wander […]

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