Publishing Domain

The Publishing Domain is defined through the different activities and the resulting profiles involved in the act of publishing today.

Profiles and activities

Publisher: Production – Direction – Business

Designer: Design – Creating books – Formatting

Artist-Author: Writing – Art practice – Creating content – Storytelling

Developer: Programing – Creating software and tools

Dealer: Distribution – Collecting – Delivering – Selling

Reader-User: Using – Reading – Using – Buying – Sharing – Creating communities

Researcher: Research activity – Studying – Criticism – Teaching about

Self publisher: DIY practices – Controlling the whole process – Creating communities

Aggregator: Connecting – Social networks – Fairs and events – Enabling communities

010 publishers

010 Publishers (Uitgeverij 010) has been active for more than twenty-five years. During that time, 010 has published over six hundred books on architecture and design. Besides numerous monographs by and about Dutch architects, 010 has published books on the most wide-ranging aspects of architecture, interior design, photography, industrial design, graphic design and the visual arts. These aspects include a keen interest in the theory and history of architecture and design.

Alauda Publications

Alauda Publications is a new publishing house in the field of contemporary art, culture and theory. Alauda’s aim is to publish works of which form and content meaningfully interrelate. Close collaboration with artists, authors and art institutions is essential to us, both in case of commissioned works as well as initiatives proposed by others.

Amsterdam University Press

Amsterdam University Press (AUP) was established in 1992 by the University of Amsterdam and was based on Anglo-Saxon publishing model. Within a few years AUP has built up a publishing list of more than 1400 titles. The scholarly and trade publications of AUP are available in Dutch or English and relate to subjects in the area of humanities (language and literature, history, film studies, art) and social sciences.

BIS Publishers

Familiar subjects of BIS Publishers include graphic design, fashion, architecture, product design and advertising. BIS has earned a national and international reputation for prizewinning books for creative professionals and their clients. Well known is the prestigious series of Dutch Design books, which BIS has published every two years since 1990 in collaboration with the Association of Dutch Designers BNO.


Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences. Brill also boasts an extensive catalog of online resources and primary source collections.


Casco was founded in 1990 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, as a platform for experimental art. Since 1996, Casco has developed a critical programme that explores art in the public realm, questioning the relation between art and its physical, social and political environment.

de Buitenkant

Uitgeverij de Buitenkant verpakt de bestelde boeken zorgvuldig voor verzending en kan niet verantwoordelijk worden gehouden voor schade ontstaan tijdens transport. Boeken met gebreken in druk- en bindwerk worden geruild als ze binnen een week na ontvangst geretourneerd worden.


As the world’s leading provider of science and health information, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide.

FLOSS Manuals

FLOSS Manuals is a collection of manuals about free and open source software together with the tools used to create them and the community that uses those tools. They include authors, editors, artists, software developers, activists, and many others. There are manuals that explain how to install and use a range of free and open source softwares, about how to do things (like design) with open source software, and manuals about free culture services that use or support free software and formats.


KesselsKramer is a company, which aspires to do things differently in the field of communications. KesselsKramer Publishing is an extension of this restless attitude. In images and words, it finds new ways of expressing creativity through printed matter. All KesselsKramer Publishing projects are initiated by the creative thinkers of KesselsKramer. Each book or magazine expresses their personal passions, whether that passion is a collection of found photographs, short stories or a celebration of unusual artworks.


Kunstverein is a domestic franchise (Amsterdam, New York, Milan) and functioning curatorial office that offers presentations, lectures, screenings and independent publishing. By creating a critical pool and exploring public-private relationships, Kunstverein reflects upon the manner in which cultural practices are traditionally administered. Due to its unconventional make-up it allows alternative methods to be considered in terms of presentation, hosting and exhibition making. Significantly and ultimately, Kunstverein aims to contribute in a novel fashion to the cultural scene in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and abroad.

NAi Publishers

NAi Publishers is the specialist in the publication of books about architecture, urban design, spatial planning, visual art, photography and design.


Onomatopee is an institution for reflection and communication. The foundation aims to question the parameters of our (designed) culture through research and presentations.

Post Editions

Post Editions is an independent publisher dedicated to the task of initiating, producing and distributing special books on contemporary art, architecture and photography. Post Editions offers all facilities needed to develop book proposals and concepts, has over 22 years of experience, works in collaboration with renowned artists, photographers, museums, art institutes, editors, translators, graphic designers and distributors.

Roma Publications

Roma Publications is an independent art publisher, founded in 1998 by artist Mark Manders and graphic designer Roger Willems. It is used as a platform to produce autonomous publications in close collaboration with a growing number of artists, institutions, writers and designers. Related to the content, every issue has its own rule of appearance and distribution, varying from house to house papers to exclusive books. Until now the publications have editions between 2 and 150,000.


Thela Thesis has been a reliable and recognizable corporate name for many years. Due to changing business requirements and increased opportunities, we have decided to phase out the name Thela Thesis, and replace it with the name of another one of our corporate entities, Rozenberg Publishing Services.


SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain is an internationally operating Dutch institution which advises, develops and creates art projects in relation to public spaces.


Science, technology and medicine play an important role in our daily lives. With Springer at the top, these subjects are quite at home in our publishing houses. Some of the most renowned scientists in the world are our authors. Alongside Springer, with offices in many of the world’s centers of knowledge, the Science / Technology / Medicine (STM) publishers Apress, BioMed Central, Humana, Key Curriculum Press, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag and others enjoy excellent professional reputations. All in all, some 2,000 academic journals and around 6,500 new books are published each year – in Berlin, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, Vienna, Paris, London, Milan, Moscow, New York, Beijing, Tokyo and New Delhi. 90 percent of our publications appear on the market in English.


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.

Witte de With

Witte de With was established in 1990 as a center for contemporary art with the mission of introducing contemporary art and theory in the context of the City of Rotterdam as well as the Netherlands as a whole. The institution initially sought to present an alternative to both the classic museum for modern art and existing artists’ initiatives. Over the years, Witte de With has evolved, growing to also commission and produce new works of art. This has resulted in the development of a local, national and international network of people and organizations who follow and actively support the institution’s activities. From the very start, many of these were accompanied by or documented in publications, which are now widely distributed and read.