Axiomatic Editions

Axiomatic Editions is a publishing platform that locates its interests at the intersection of art, architecture, and design. We recognize media as a conduit for culture and elevate the content of books and other forms of publication to ensure their impact on contemporary discourse.

Understanding that books are constructs of material, technique, and information that record, interpret, and re-present culture, Axiomatic Editions integrates a diverse range of collaborators and content creators—artists, authors, editors, designers, photographers, lithographers, printers, and bookbinders—to invent culturally stimulating content. This content takes form through the careful calibration of ideas, material, and design to create publications of the highest standards. A hands-on approach leads to objets d’art that embrace innovation at each stage, from ideation to the crafts of printing and binding.

Axiomatic Editions builds on the imprint Applied Research and Design Publishing or AR+D. Established in 2014, AR+D publishes and distributes work that negotiates theory and practice within the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture, and design. Axiomatic Editions expands this scope beyond applied design to art and other creative disciplines.

Current & Upcoming Publications


Ashley Simone

Editorial Director

Ashley Simone is a writer, editor, and adjunct associate professor at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture. She brings to Axiomatic Editions over fifteen years of experience in publication practice focusing on art, architecture, and design.

Gordon Goff


Gordon Goff began his career in publishing in the mid 1980s working in Singapore where he built a production house over twenty years, developing and printing high-quality illustrated books for the likes of Penguin Studio, Harper Collins, Random House, Chronicle Books, Rizzoli, Thames and Hudson, Callaway Arts and Entertainment, Taschen and many more. Working from this international platform, Goff launched Insight Editions and Mandala Publishing, which are top-tier publishing houses in their respective fields. Later he established ORO Editions, a highly acclaimed, award-winning publisher of illustrated books specializing in architecture, urbanism, landscape, art photography, and Applied Research + Design Publishing.


Axiomatic Editions

  • Kenneth Frampton
  • Jess Myers
  • Neil Spiller
  • Michael Szivos
  • Natasha Jen
  • Stephen Zacks
  • Matthew Worsnick
  • Carrie Eastman


  • David Grahame Shane
  • Kenneth Schwartz
  • Monica Ponce de Leon
  • John Parman
  • Michelangelo Sabatino
  • Lake Douglas

Publications of the
Editorial Director


  • A Genealogy of Modern Architecture Lars Müller, 2015
  • Absurd Thinking Between Art and Design Lars Müller, 2017
  • Michael Webb Two Journeys Lars Müller, 2018
  • In Search of African American Space Lars Müller, 2020
  • Frank Gehry Catalogue Raisonné, Volume One, 1954-1978 Cahiers d’Art, 2020
  • Occupation: Boundary, art, architecture, and culture at the water ORO, 2021
  • The Other Modern Movement Yale, 2021


  • Value and the Metaphor of Phenomenology,” in Modern Architecture and the Lifeworld Thames & Hudson, 2020
  • Different Ways to Be: A History of the Future of OODA,” in X!? Actar, 2021
  • The Expanded Field of Transformation” in The Depth of the Landscape Jovis, 2023
  • Polymorphic Matters: Architecture, Change and Imagination,” in AD Lebbeus Woods: Exquisite Experiments, Early Years Wiley, 2024

Collaborators of the
Editorial Director


  • Lars Müller Publishers
  • Cahiers d’Art
  • Thames & Hudson
  • Yale University Press
  • ORO Editions
  • Actar
  • Jovis
  • Wiley, AD


  • Kenneth Frampton
  • Bernard Tschumi
  • Allan Wexler
  • Michael Webb
  • Michael Sorkin
  • Jean-Louis Cohen
  • Cathy Simon
  • Jean-Pierre Pranlas Descours
  • Yolande Daniels
  • Ziad Jamaleddine


  • Columbia University GSAPP
  • Museum of Modern Art New York
  • Parsons School of Design
  • University of Arizona CAPLA
  • ArchiteXX
  • Pratt Institute School of Architecture
  • Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization
  • UN-Habitat
  • NEW INC, The New Museum of Contemporary Art
  • BOMB Magazine
  • Steven Meyer Holl Foundation
  • A Lot of Moving Parts
  • American Institute of Architects
  • MIT Architecture
  • Cooper Union
  • American Academy in Rome
  • Drawing Architecture
  • Casa da Arquitectura

Collaborators of the


  • Diana Agrest
  • Archi-Tectonics, Winka Dubbeldam
  • ESTUDIO, Tatiana Bilbao
  • LTL Architects, Paul Lewis
  • Office of Metropolitan Architects, Rem Koolhaas
  • SANAA, Ryue Nishizawa
  • Stan Allen Architect
  • Turenscape, Konjin Yu


  • Architectural League of New York
  • California College of the Arts
  • Harvard University GSD
  • Hong Kong University
  • Pratt Institute School of Architecture
  • University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design
  • University of Virginia School of Architecture
  • National University of Singapore
  • RMIT School of Architecture and Urban Design
  • Tongji University
  • Tsinghua University
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

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Axiomatic Editions

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