Our international art books are beautiful gift books with pictures and lyrical poems. These bilingual art books (first in English and also in German) come in full color and are published as hardcover or softcover (or both) books. We usually publish two to three books a year.
The English sections of our books are translated by professional translators (all of whom are native English speakers). In addition to the solo books we offer, there are various book series that are accompanied by international contests:
Series of our art gift books:
- Enter into Art – LOUNGE (large format artworks)
- Kunstretreat (small format pictures)
- Solo art books
Enter into Art – LOUNGE
The LOUNGE series of books with large format artworks is based on three different book concepts:
Smaller number of artists
A relatively small number of artists is presented in a typical gift book format (21 x 21 cm). With our popular aesthetic considerations in the foreword, readers can delve deeply into the works of art. The focus will be on large format works and various art objects, such as sculptures. The number of artists and also the number of art images per page can vary. Due to the relatively small number of pages, the book is cheaper.
- Leaf through the book: 16 TIMES ART
You can find details about the books on our basic website: 16 times Art
Special topics, occasions and events
With their large format images and typical gift book format (21 × 21 cm), the LOUNGE 2 series of books focus on certain topics in order to reflect on them from the sensitive view of artists around the world. An entertaining foreword about the respective book topic will be provided and the pictures will be accompanied with art slogans. There will be short poems on special pages as well as a matching book design. About 100 artists can participate, with one art picture per page.
This first sample book, featuring the topic of travel, is expected to be published in summer 2020. You can find more information about the book project with contest here.
Exquisite works of art: pictures, objects, installations, sculptures
The series in a slightly larger gift book format (21 x 26 cm) is aimed primarily at winners and finalists, as well as while guest artists are also welcome. About 30 to 50 artists can present 4 artworks on a double page. With our popular aesthetic considerations on the respective image pages readers can delve deeply into the works of art.
- Leaf through the book: EXCELLENT ART
You can find details about the books on our basic website: Excellent Art
In accordance with our PR and gift book concept, the interplay of art and classical music also plays a role in this series of books. There will be a little innovation with Volume 2: Every book will recommend a famous piece of classical music, which art lovers can use to meditate when looking at the artworks. The piece of music will be introduced and briefly described in the foreword.
Kunstretreat (Art Retreat)
This series of books with hundreds of small-format art pictures is published annually. It is based on the “Enter into Art” competitions “Fascination of Worldwide Art and Color” (miniprint and mixed media).
Embedded in a context of color and meditation, art lovers travel to an international art landscape to find their magical places in the form of individual works of art. All award winners are shown on the cover. From 2019 the book will be published in 21 x 29 cm format and in two languages (English and German).
However, the format or size of our gift books can change flexibly depending on the number of participants and design considerations.
- Leaf through the books here: KUNSTRETREAT 2016 – KUNSTRETREAT 2017 – KUNSTRETREAT 2018 – KUNSTRETREAT 2019
Solo Art Books
In our solo books, artists and poets can each present 20 to 30 works on a specific topic. We write an entertaining foreword and bring artists and poets together. The topics must be discussed beforehand. In general, the poems can also be provided from our own repertoire.
General information about our books:
Participants can buy the book – they are featured in – for a reduced author’s price directly from the publisher. The book will be published by German publisher (usually ‘Rediroma’), to ensure the widest possible distribution. We work with books-on-demand publishers with a well-known background in the field of intellectual literature.
The publication will be produced solely for the benefit of the participants and is intended as a means of publicizing their work and ensuring the ongoing promotion of their images. It will be available in bookstores and on Amazon, as well as being incorporated into the German library network.
Since our art books are also poetry books, we welcome poets from all over the world. The poems will be published on a double or single page in the native language of the poet. If desired, the poems will be translated into English.
If you are both an artist and a poet, you can present your poems along with your artworks in the special “Art and Poetry” pages. This double page spread can also be used by a poet and an artist in collaboration (with each of them paying 50% of the fee). If interested, please ask for more information. If you know any poets who may be interested, please let us know.
There is a participation fee for our work. As the editors, we own the copyright to the art and gift books. We select the artists and poets as well as their works and arrange them in an overall intellectual and aesthetic manner, which is embedded in our creative concept. We compile the collections, create the title and design and hire professional translators. The books also contain our own texts (art considerations, foreword etc.), poetry and illustrations. Through their participation, the artists acquire the user rights to the books as co-authors.
Participating in our publications gives an artist credibility in the eyes of potential buyers and professionals. The books are also used by professional people as source books for various art projects. You can find more information here:
Free service: Book presentations with on-screen display of the participating artworks or other occasional art events can accompany the books. They will be documented in a comprehensive and descriptive manner on this website (see sidebar).