Acanthus Press, publishes fine books on architecture, design, and gardens. Their award-winning volumes chronicle the lost histories of houses and objects, of clients and designers. From New York to Los Angeles, from St. Paul to Miami, Acanthus Press seeks to publish the undisovered, the underappreciated, the rare, and the exceptional. Acanthus started as an antiquarian bookstore in 1982. Ten years later, Barry Cenower, the owner and founder, launched Acanthus Press as an adjunct to the bookstore. The press started by reproducing previously published and highly sought books in design and architecture. The early Acanthus publications were produced as high quality hardcover volumes that book collectors could appreciate . By 2001, Acanthus was publishing original works, conceived along the lines of fine early 20th century books thatwere sold in the bookstore and that many of its clients coveted.