Valiz is a young company that was established to respond to developments in contemporary art, photography, architecture and design in a broad-based and imaginative way. The driving force behind this effort is the publication of books, on our own initiative or for others. Valiz produces critical, reflective, attractive books that attempt to explore the subject in a way that is fully in tune with it and to provide any possible links with other disciplines. Roughly speaking, the programme consists of two components:
Books that are conceived and elaborated in close collaboration with artists, architects, photographers, designers and art institutes
Theory and texts on visual culture (art theory, architecture theory, reflection on everyday images, artists’ texts.
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Valiz specializes in organizing the entire process of book production, in the areas of contemporary art, photography, design of architecture. The main focus is on the composition, editing and quality of the text and images. The basic question for Valiz is what the necessity and core of a book is, and how that can best be expressed. Other questions arise too: which discussion or current topic does the content fit in with; what makes it different from the existing information; what is the place of a book like this in the Netherlands and abroad; what is the target group outside its own limited circle or profession? | more
Valiz was founded by Astrid Vorstermans. She is an art historian and worked in various jobs as a publisher, editor, and bookseller, as well as in international book distribution. Under the Valiz umbrella she works with a broad network of numerous other professionals: art and architecture historians and critics, text and image editors, proofreaders, translators, graphic designers, DTP experts, distributors, book retailers, publishers, museums and other cultural institutions. In the near future you will be able to meet the people who regularly work with and for Valiz on our website. | more
Because Valiz is a small firm, it aims to match the right people with the right content in a flexible and inventive way, opening up many possibilities. Therefore it not only produces books, but also conducts research, organizes exhibitions, lectures or other projects among the services it offers. | more
contact & order
Gebouw Het Sieraad
NL-1057 DT Amsterdam
Contact persons: Astrid Vorstermans, Pia Pol, Sarah van Binsbergen
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
IBAN: NL 77 INGB 0009 5900 85
Btw/VAT: NL 0969.31.917 B01
Valiz books can be ordered via this website (see shopping cart per title). Via its distributors or at your bookshop.
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© Valiz, Amsterdam and artists, authors and designers, 2011
All rights reserved.
Design logo: Joseph Plateau grafisch ontwerpers, Amsterdam
Design website: Studio ZenZ Zsa Zsa Linnemann
Translation Dutch-English: Nancy Forest-Flier, Alkmaar; Peter Mason, Roma; Pierre Bouvier, Amsterdam
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