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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Sean Edwards and Sam Jacob
Maelfa is the focus of artist Sean Edwards's portrait of the near derelict Maelfa Shopping Centre in Llanedeyrn.The book is composed of images shot as research for his film Maelfa (2010) which touches upon the poignancy of disappearing communities and failed utopian aspirations. Included is a text by Sam Jacob on the architectural history of the centre.

  • Sean Edwards and Sam JacobMaelfa is the focus of artist Sean Edwards's portrait of the near derelict Maelfa Shopping Centre in Llanedeyrn.The book is composed of images shot as research for his film Maelfa (2010) which touches upon the poignancy of disappearing communities and failed utopian aspirations. Included is a text by Sam Jacob on […]

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Binna Choi and Maiko Tanaka, with Peter Bakker, John Curl, Dolores Hayden and Marina Vishmidt
Co-published by Bedford Press and Casco, this publication is a reflection and MIDTERM MANUAL for ongoing artistic and design research and activities for User's Manual: The Grand Domestic Revolution.

  • Binna Choi and Maiko Tanaka, with Peter Bakker, John Curl, Dolores Hayden and Marina VishmidtCo-published by Bedford Press and Casco, this publication is a reflection and MIDTERM MANUAL for ongoing artistic and design research and activities for User's Manual: The Grand Domestic Revolution. Features include surveys of contemporary cooperative and co-housing movements, an essay linking […]

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The second edition on Exhibition Prosthetics is published on the occasion of Joseph Grigley's exhibition at the New York Art Book Fair, 2010.

  • Conversations with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Zak KyesJoseph Grigely The second edition on Exhibition Prosthetics is published on the occasion of Joseph Grigley's exhibition at the New York Art Book Fair, 2010. “…moving closer to the artwork involves moving away from the artwork — to look closer at fringes and margins and representations, and ask […]

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The Civic City Cahier series intends to provide material for a critical discussion about the role of design for a new social city. It publishes short monographic texts by authors who specialise in urban and design theory and practice.

  • Social Movements in the (Post-) Neoliberal City Margit Mayer The Civic City Cahier series intends to provide material for a critical discussion about the role of design for a new social city. It publishes short monographic texts by authors who specialise in urban and design theory and practice. OUT OF PRINT Margit Mayer looks at […]

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The second edition of AA Noted Without Comment, originally published within Book, Eastside Projects, 2010.This edition presents an assemblage of material that draws upon local exhibition and publication practices, gathered from the AA Archives and more recently from the activities of Bedford Press. Contributors include Don Gray, Sara MacKillop, Samantha Hardingham, Joseph Grigely, Jesko Fezer and Radim Pesko.

  • The second edition of AA Noted Without Comment, originally published within Book, Eastside Projects, 2010.This edition presents an assemblage of material that draws upon local exhibition and publication practices, gathered from the AA Archives and more recently from the activities of Bedford Press. Contributors include Don Gray, Sara MacKillop, Samantha Hardingham, Joseph Grigely, Jesko Fezer […]

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Published after the occasion of 'Tom Benson, Registers and Greyscales' at Stiftung für konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, 2006.

  • Tom Benson Published after the occasion of 'Tom Benson, Registers and Greyscales' at Stiftung für konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, 2006. In Black & White is the fourth in a series of publications by Benson which considers the separation of exhibition and book, employing the publication as a site for reinterpretation rather than replication. Co-published by Bedford […]

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The Civic City Cahier series intends to provide material for a critical discussion about the role of design for a new social city. It publishes short monographic texts by authors who specialise in urban and design theory and practice.

  • Design and Democracy Gui Bonsieppe, edited by Jesko Fezer and Matthias Görlich The Civic City Cahier series intends to provide material for a critical discussion about the role of design for a new social city. It publishes short monographic texts by authors who specialise in urban and design theory and practice. OUT OF PRINT Rejecting […]

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AA, Noted Without Comment is a mosaic of fragments collected from the Architectural Assocation Print Studio with contributions by Madelon Vriesendorp, Ryan Gander, Ghost Dance Times, Brett Steele, Street Farmer, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, Rem Koolhaas & Rene Daalder, A.R.C., Jan Turnovsky and David Greene. Originally published within The National Grid #5.

  • (Second Edition) Zak Kyes, Wayne Daly (Eds.) AA, Noted Without Comment is a mosaic of fragments collected from the Architectural Assocation Print Studio with contributions by Madelon Vriesendorp, Ryan Gander, Ghost Dance Times, Brett Steele, Street Farmer, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, Rem Koolhaas & Rene Daalder, A.R.C., Jan Turnovsky and David Greene. Originally published within […]

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A group of children playing in the schoolyard forming a perfect circle, an abandoned tricycle drawing an infinity sign, and a gathering of Spongebob plastic cups on the dining table: these are some of the found compositions drawn from Informal Meetings, a collection of photographs by Amsterdam based graphic designer Radim Peško, made during travels and wanderings to different cities between 2001 and 2009. The photographs show poetic glimpses of seemingly unremarkable encounters between space and architecture that suggest their own stories.

  • A group of children playing in the schoolyard forming a perfect circle, an abandoned tricycle drawing an infinity sign, and a gathering of Spongebob plastic cups on the dining table: these are some of the found compositions drawn from Informal Meetings, a collection of photographs by Amsterdam based graphic designer Radim Peško, made during travels […]

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OUT OF PRINT

  • Various Editors OUT OF PRINT Man•i•fes•t is collectively edited, designed and produced by students in the Publish on Demand studio at the Architectural Association. This publication looks at manifestos with a view to understanding the ways in which these public declarations of purpose and principle used publications as a site for the dissemination and realisation […]

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