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Actar Publishers is committed to investigating the culture of the architectural, urbanism and landscape disciplines through innovative design, theory, criticism and pedagogy.

Since 2015, Actar’s new digital platform has shaped and expanded architecture and design practices to rethink cities. Through urbanNext, Actar is producing new tools for its global dissemination with new impulses, new proposals, and new goals to expand architecture publishing. 

Actar D
In addition to its own publications, Actar Distribution, “Actar D” represents premier architecture publishers to the book trade in the Americas including Applied Research + Design, DOM Publishers, and ORO Editions. Actar D also co-publishes and distributes books internationally from renowned schools of architecture including Architectural Association School of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Yale School of Architecture; Columbia Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation; University of Virginia School of Architecture; and Cornell University.

Actar books are available for sale through,, and independent booksellers.

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Actar 2021 Catalog
Featured Titles
Cedric Price Works: 1952–2003

Publisher Contacts

Brian Brash, Actar D
Tel: 212-966-2207
440 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor 
New York, NY  10016

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610