WELCOME TO NEW MGIP MEMBERS in 2017:

DIVYA AROSA , NATRAJ BOOKS, India

ANDREA CHU, SHUYI Publishing, China

THIERRY JUILLAND, T’INK STUDIO, Belgium

GHEORGHE PRINI, SIINTA Publishing, Moldova

ALEXANDER FIJIS-WALKER, PALLAS ATHENE Publishing, UK

HOLGER VOLLAND, FBF THE ARTS+, Germany

SEID SERDAREVIC, FRAKTURA, Croatia

STEPHANE LEDUC, EDISSON BOOKS, UK

SHARON GALLAGHER, ARTBOOK, USA

At the MGIP summer meeting in Portoroz we were happy to welcome again 2 former members:

RONNY GOBYN, tijdsbeeld & pièce montée, Belgium

NIELS-JAKUB THOMSEN, Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags, Faröer Islands

JEAN ARCACHE Interview for THE ARTS+

1. Mr Arcache, the Motovun Group of International Publishers is a worldwide association of publishers and book people. How did the idea for Motovun emerge?
MGIP was founded as MGA – Motovun Group Association – in 1977 by a small group of publishers from Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Belgium and elsewhere on a boat at the Adriatic Coast under the captainship of the founder, Bato Tomašević. The original idea was to publish books and make co-editions of mostly illustrated books, across the Iron Curtain. MGA grew so fast that after three years a boat was too small, therefore the group took a permanent base in the most picturesque medieval town of the region, Motovun, in former Yugoslavia. Motovun has since then been part of the group’s name.
In 2015 MGA was renamed as Motovun Group of International Publishers – MGIP – to symbolize what the group is and stands for today.
MGIP is going to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2017 of course in Motovun.

2. What makes THE ARTS+ so interesting for the Motovun Group?
Thanks to Holger Volland MGIP as the group has the unique chance to be part of THE ARTS+ at Frankfurt Book Fair. The possibility to have a hub within THE ARTS+ area and being presented in the official catalogue is a fantastic chance to be recognized by publishers and editors, who have never heard about our organisation before. We very much hope to introduce MGIP especially to publishers from African, Asian and South-American countries.

3. How can publishers contribute to a festival like THE ARTS+?
MGIP has the opportunity to host the panel ‘THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST? ART AND DESIGN BOOKS IN THE DIGITAL AGE. (Oct. 11th 4 to 4.45 pm at THE ARTS+ Runway).
Moderated by our chairman Christopher Hudson, the publisher of the MoMA, New York six MGIP members, mostly publishers of art books, will discuss pro & contra and about their experiences and expectations in digitalized art book printing.

4. Could you please give us a sneak peek at the activities of the Motovun Group at THE ARTS+?
As the invitation to be part of THE ARTS+ has reached us only after the celebration of the 40th anniversary of MGIP in summer we will be present with the hub and the panel. But our member Suzanne Bogman, the Van-Gogh-Museum, Amsterdam gave us a very positive feedback from her participation in THE ARTS+ at last year. We will see, how successful this year will be and definitely consider the possibility to be part in the future. This decision will be taken by all MGIP members, because it has to be affordable budget wise.

Pramod Kapoor's Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography

 

ELECTIONS AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2017

The members at the General Assembly voted unanimously for

President – Jean Arcache
Chairman – Christopher Hudson
Treasurer – Juraj Heger

and the bord of directors:
Kiran Kapoor, Elisabeth Sandmann, Alexandra Papadakis, Jean-Baptiste Bourrat, Alberto Gremese, Jan Martens, Robin Wood

RESULTS OF MGIP BOOK AWARD 2017

 

ART, DESIGN

GOLD MEDAL

TYPOGRAPHY AND TYPE DESIGN IN SLOVAKIA

Publisher:  SLOVART Publishing, Slovakia   

 

SILVER MEDAL

MEMOIRE NOIRE

Publisher: Édition les Arènes, France   

 

BRONZE MEDAL 

INDUSTRIAL SCARS

Publisher: Papadakis Publisher, UK

 

LIFESTYLE & COOKERY

GOLD MEDAL

THE ALEPPO COOKBOOK: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria

Publisher: Interlink Publishing, USA   6.2 B115

 

GOLD MEDAL

ERIC FRECHON

Publisher: Solar (Place des Éditeurs), France

 

HISTORY

GOLD MEDAL

A LA TABLE DES DIPLOMATES

Publisher: Éditions de L’Iconoclaste, France  5.1 E17

 

SILVER MEDAL

A JOURNAL OF THREE MONTHS’ WALK IN PERSIA IN 1884

 BY CAPTAIN JOHN COMPTON PYNE

Publisher: Leiden University Press, The Netherlands

 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

GOLD MEDAL

MAGRITTE’S APPLE

Publisher: MoMA, USA              

 

SILVER MEDAL

TRÆIР- THE TREE

Publisher: BÓKADEILD FØROYA  LÆRARAFELAGS, Färöer Islands   

 

GENERAL INTEREST

GOLD MEDAL

ARTICO

Publisher: 5 Continents Editions, Italy

 

SILVER MEDAL

CLASSICAL GREEK MASTERPIECES OF SCULPTURE

Publisher: MELISSA Publishing House, Greece                

Piers Russell-Cobb was on a business trip to Japan and found time, to visit Masanori and Azumi Nishimura in their publishing house.

This is our bus Matilda

Welcome to Malawi



Our Motovun Book Bus Matilda was the highlight of the London Book Fair! The bus has arrived in Africa - and is based in Malawi.

As the bus was a former police car with separated space in the back, originally for accused, it was now ideally transformed with shelves into the library.



Lake Como Diary – by Pramod Kapoor

Heaven’s lake Exalted company and beautiful surroundings; what could be better? Lake Como is one of the most beautiful places in Italy, and to be there as part of the prestigious Motovun Group is a rare privilege. Twenty-five years ago, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the tiny booth set up by my publishing company was visited by two very famous names of publishing….

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The GRAND CAFÉ AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

THE MGIP LONDON DINNER 2016 took place on April 11th again at the GRAND CAFE of the ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

100 Guests and friends have spent a wonderful evening in this charming atmosphere!





MGA INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2015

At this year’s MGA London Dinner the winners of the book award were announced, as there are

BEST BOOKTHE INVITATION

Author & photographer:Jean-Marie Ghislain
Publisher: MAROT S.A. /SEA CANDIES

BEST PHOTOGRAPHYDANA (for Yves Dana)

Author:Tahar Ben Jelloun / Matthias Frehner
Publisher: 5 Continents Edition Srl.

BEST ART & DESIGNTHE THREAD WRAPPING MACHINE

AUTHOR: Anton Alvarez
Publisher:Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing, Stockholm

BEST LIFESTYLELE MANI INVISIBILIITALIAN TRADE FOR ETERNITY

Author: Elena Berton
Publisher: SANDMANN Edition

BEST HISTORYINDIA AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR – ‘If I die here, who will remember me?’

Author: Vedica Kant
Publisher:Roli Books / Lustre Books

BEST CHILDRENBOOKLINDBERGH – Die abenteuerliche Geschichte einer fliegenden Maus (The Adventurous Story of a Flying Mouse)

Author & illustrator: Torben Kuhlmann
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Oettinger, Hamburg & Nord Süd Verlag AG, Zürich

SPECIAL AWARD – Society & History – BALKANALIJE – Odraščanje v Času Tranzicije

Author: Samira Kentrić
Publisher: Belletrina Academic Press, Ljubljana

The diplomas will be handed out at this year’s MGA summer meeting



New address of Sophy Thompson-Fabre

You may know that Sophy works now at Thames & Hudson in London.
Her new email address is

s.thompson@thameshudson.co.uk