Focal Press

Focal Press
Parent company Taylor & Francis
Founded 1938
Founder Andor Kraszna-Kraus
Headquarters location Waltham, Massachusetts
Nonfiction topics film and digital video production, photography, digital imaging, graphics, animation and new media, broadcast and media distribution technologies, music recording and production, mass communications, theatre technology
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Focal Press is a publisher of media technology books and it is an imprint of Taylor & Francis. It was founded in 1938 by Andor Kraszna-Krausz,[1] a Hungarian photographer who immigrated to England in 1937 and eventually published over 1,200 books on photography.


Elsevier acquired Focal Press in 1983.[2] Focal Press was acquired by Taylor & Francis from Elsevier in July 2012.[3]


  1. Rossell, Deac (2008). "Kraszna-Krausz, Andor (1904-1989)". In Hannavy, John. Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Photography. CRC Press. p. 806. ISBN 978-0-415-97235-2.
  2. The Academic Publishing Industry: A Story of Merger and Acquisition
  3. Global Publishing Leaders 2013: Informa

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