When Walter and Eva Neurath founded Thames & Hudson - often abbreviated to T&H - in 1949 their ambition was to create a ‘museum without walls’.
Their ambition led to famous series such as the World of Art Series and Ancient People and Places Series; one of the earliest T&H titles, English Cathedrals, with photographs by Martin Hurlimann, was in print from 1950 to 1971.
Among natural history, science and environment titles is Evolution: The Whole Story, Animals on the Edge: Reporting from the Front line of Extinction, and The Great Naturalists - which describes 40 of the pioneers, from Aristotle to the Nineteenth Century giants such as Humboldt and Darwin.
The publisher was incorporated in London and in New York, hence the name Thames & Hudson. The two rivers are each represented by a dolphin in T&H’s famous logo, meant to symbolise friendship and intelligence, with one dolphin facing east to the Old World, the other west to the New.