About Violette Editions
Violette Editions was established in 1997 by publisher and editor Robert Violette.
Initially publishing just one or two specialist books each year – renowned for their originality and high editorial, print and production standards – Violette Editions now has an enviable backlist focused on contemporary art and culture.
Award-winning examples include Double Game by Sophie Calle, now in its fourth edition, the first major publication in English by this artist and perhaps her best-selling title to date. Another is Sir Paul Smith's You Can Find Inspiration in Everything* (*and if you can't, look again!) – also in its fourth edition and scheduled for re-release with 16 pages of new material in autumn 2013 – an innovative treasure-trove of ideas, design wisdom, collaborative fiction, interviews, 1200 illustrations, a fold-out board game and a comic book.
Recent titles include the first monograph on British choreographer Michael Clark;
The Return of the Repressed, a two-volume publication featuring previously unpublished writings by Louise Bourgeois while in psychoanalysis over a 30-year period; monograph Third Life from photographer Norbert Schoerner; and Violette Editions' first children’s book, The Mushroom Picker, written by David Robinson and illustrated with his unique luminograms.
Forthcoming titles include Dixonary, the first comprehensive book on the work of designer Tom Dixon, and a major monograph on artist Sarah Jones; Eating at Hotel Il Pellicano captures the two-Michelin-starred recipes of Antonio Guida in photography by Juergen Teller and the wit of Will Self; also forthcoming, The Symbol Gives Rise to Thought is the first of two volumes of Marina Warner's collected writings on art.
As well as publishing select titles under the Violette Editions imprint, Robert Violette also devises, edits, produces and packages fine illustrated books for other publishers and for a select range of private and commercial clients.