Hastings House Book Publishers
With a background of more than 60 years of publishing books of distinguished authorship and high production standards, we are pleased to call attention here to the major fields of interest in which we currently had active programs. Architecture and Interior Design Published for the most part under the imprint of our associated company, the Architectural Book Publishing Co., (founded in 1895), we are also the U.S.A. distributors of books in this field originating in Germany, Switzerland, England, and Mexico. Children's Books Publishing a selective list of about 16 titles per year, there are now numerous titles ranging from kindergarten age to books for young adults. Communication Arts Books Authoritative books on the mass media (television, radio, motion pictures, journalism) comprise a steadily expanding program in these areas including two new series, Studies in Public Communication and Studies in Media Management under the editorship of Dr. A. William Bluem of Syracuse University, and the distinguished Library of Communication Techniques and the FOCAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FILM AND TELEVISION TECHNIQUES published in cooperation with Focal Press Ltd., London. Cookery and Wines Headlined by books such as Frank Schoonmaker's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WINE and THE WINES OF GERMANY, Edouard Kressmann's THE WONDER OF WINE, our program in this field includes the Chamberlains' "In Recipes and Pictures" series (THE FLAVOR OF FRANCE, 2 VOLUMES, THE FLAVOR OF ITALY, THE SAMPLER OF AMERICAN COOKING) with Samuel Chamberlain photographs and many others. History and Americana Featuring authentic books of Western Americana such as the epics of the Great Plains by Mari Sandoz (8 volumes, of which THE BEAVER MEN: Spearheads of Empire was the last published) and books illustrated by the great Western artist, Nick Eggenhofer, this program has included titles such as GREAT AMERICAN MANSIONS (in two volumes) by Merrill Folsom, A PICTURE REPORT OF THE CUSTER FIGHT by William Reusswig, The American Procession Series edited by Henry G. Alsberg, and a new series on the English Heritage in America by Parke Rouse, Jr. now including VIRGINIA and PLANTERS AND PIONEERS. Photography Hastings House is the book trade distributor in the U.S.A. of many titles originated by American Photographic Book Publishing Co. (Amphoto) and Focal Press Ltd. Religious History Publication of The Bible in History, a 12-volume series under the general editorship of Father R. Tamiser of Saint-Sulpice, Paris in association with the K. S. Giniger Co. and Darton, Longman & Todd, London. Travel A wide range of titles under the general subject of "travel" was included in this program, for example: The American Guide Series of 25 state and regional Guides (CALIFORNIA, WASHINGTON, D.C., and TEXAS, published in completely revised editions with other revisions in active preparation); THE NEW ENGLAND IMAGE and other photographic "guides" by Samuel Chamberlain on the American scene. An exciting new series of color books, Profiles of America, has been introduced with SAN FRANCISCO IN COLOR by T. H. Watkins and TIDEWATER VIRGINIA IN COLOR by Parke Rouse, Jr., NEW ENGLAND IN COLOR by Stuart Beach and Samuel Chamberlain, CHICAGO IN COLOR by Robert Cromie. Started in 1982 by editor/writer Earl Steinbicker and Hastings House, the Daytrips series was created with the intent of organizing for the busy tourist one-day, self-guided adventures that are easily taken from convenient bases. Each book in the series is designed to meet every possible need of the tourist and contains concise descriptions of all sights, as well as photographs, road and town maps, walking tours, do-it-yourself tours, and much, much more. Daytrips titles span the globe; including most of the U.S., Europe, and soon, Australia. The series will soon contain 20 titles. In 1997 alone, the Daytrips series accounted for 39% of Hastings House gross sales. Projected gross sales for 2002 exceed this figure by at least 40%. Currently one of the fastest growing line of travel books in the world, the series has sold over 500,000 copies to date. Visual Communications Books The graphic arts and related applied arts, including ILLUSTRATORS ANNUAL published for the Society of Illustrators. Hastings House is proud, to have been for many years, the exclusive American distributors of GRAPHIS ANNUAL of International Advertising Art )Walter Herdeg, editor) and now the new PHOTOGRAPHIS ANNUAL; THE PENROSE ANNUAL (Herbert Spencer, editor); INTERNATIONAL POSTER ANNUAL (Arthur Niggli, editor) as well as many other books in this field originating in Switzerland and England.
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