Frank Lloyd Wright 150th anniversary

Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th anniversary celebrated in two publications from Lund Humphries In May 1939, the celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright visited London and gave four lectures at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Each evening the newly completed Jarvis Lecture Hall was full and the meetings were hailed at the time as the […]

The Public and Private Lives of Keith Vaughan

In light of the recently opened Tate exhibition Queer British Art 1861–1967, author Gerard Hastings discusses the experiences of gay artist Keith Vaughan in a period before the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England.   It is very gratifying to see the work of Keith Vaughan so prominently displayed at Tate Britain’s Queer British Art exhibition. And how marvellous it looks! […]

Design for the Corporate World

Architectural, industrial, and graphic design in the United States from the 1950s through to the 1970s – generally known as mid-century modern – is now perceived as a golden era, with artists such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, and Eliot Noyes having become household names. We are delighted to be publishing Design for […]

Johnston & Gill: Very British Types

We’re delighted to present the latest book by transport design historian Mark Ovenden: Johnston and Gill: Very British Types, available now (HB, £40), coincides with the centenary of Johnston and the 90th anniversary of Gill Sans. This book celebrates their significant contribution to Britain’s visual culture. Edward Johnston (1872–1944) and Eric Gill (1882–1940) were originators of two of […]