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Even in our rapidly changing world, books remain uniquely suited to conveying ideas in a substantial and beautiful way. As a leading independent publisher of illustrated books for more than twenty years, The Monacelli Press has challenged the conventions of publishing to produce provocative, inspiring, and essential titles on architecture, visual art, design, landscape architecture, photography, and applied arts.

Since the publication of its inaugural title—S,M,L,XL by Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau, a groundbreaking monograph that remains unsurpassed in its influence on design publishing—under the guidance of publisher Gianfranco Monacelli the press has produced more than 500 books in collaboration with prominent figures in diverse practices, including Robert A.M. Stern, Rafael Moneo, OverUnder, Piet Oudolf, Kate Orff, Richard Pare, and Marian Bantjes, among many others.

The applied arts imprint Monacelli Studio was launched in 2015, adding art instruction, photography technique, and crafts to the publisher’s roster. Its authors represent the leading artists and instructors in their fields, including Juliette Aristides, Steven B. Reddy, J. C. Amberlyn, Roberto Osti, Robert Zeller, Mario Andres Robinson, and Brenda Tharp.

The Monacelli Press is committed to its role in presenting the newest ideas from essential practitioners and thinkers of our time.