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Studio Vista was a British publishing company founded in 1961 that specialised in leisure and design topics. In the 1960s, the firm published works by a number of authors that went on to be noted designers.


The firm was founded in 1961 by David Herbert and the Rev. Timothy Beaumont, later Baron Beaumont of Whitley, with funding from Beaumont's fortune. Herbert was the first editorial director and then chief executive. After Beaumont entered politics, he sold his publishing interests and Studio Vista was bought by the American firm Collier Macmillan in 1968. In 1969, the publisher Frances Lincoln joined the firm as an editorial assistant, staying for six years and rising to the position of managing editor. In 1975, Frances Lincoln led a strike at the firm after the new owners threatened to make 40 people redundant.


Among the notable books published by the firm was a series edited by John Lewis that included The Nature of Design by the furniture designer David Pye (1964), Graphics Handbook by the graphic designer Ken Garland (1966),Norman Potter's What is a Designer: Education and Practice (1969), and Gillian Naylor's the Bauhaus (1968).

The firm also published a number of books by the Romanian architect Serban Cantacuzino.

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