Thursday, April 07, 2011

Steidl Books

If you're a browser or a collector of photography books, then chances are you've seen or you own a book by the publisher, Steidl. For me, the name Steidl is a mark of guaranteed quality. I have never worried about book print or construction quality when I'm "blindly" buying or ordering a Steidl book online or from a bookseller, and repeatedly without fail, I have yet to be disappointed. Of course, that kind of consistency can only come from a publisher with a passion for high quality fine art printing. As a recent NY Times article attests, Gerhardt Steidl has that kind of passion.
Here's a look at the inner workings of the Steidl publishing house in Gottingen, Germany.