HISTORY

5 Continents Editions, an independent publishing house of art books, was created in February 2002 by Eric Ghysels—Belgian and Armenian by birth but Italian by adoption. Today the company is an undisputed leader in the production of books dealing with the traditional arts of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania. Its publications concentrate on art in the broad sense, taking in archaeology and ancient, modern and contemporary arts, but also the decorative arts, fashion, design and photography, among others.

Guided by the conviction and enthusiasm of its director Eric Ghysels, a small dynamic, professional and keen team—as well as being multilingual to facilitate relations with authors, artists, foundations and museums around the world—instils the company’s books with that “extra spark” so highly valued by the publisher.

The impact of the page design, the excellence of the images, and outstanding texts by eminent authors, combined with highest quality photoengraving, printing and binding, ensure that the books produced by 5 Continents Editions are a tangible reflection of all forms of expression and creation infused with authenticity and inspiration.

Specialist international distribution ensures the books—published principally in French and English, but also in Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian and Chinese—reach all points around the globe.

The philosophy of 5 Continents rests on deep awareness of the human relations on which every project is based, as well as on a code of ethics, a constant search for excellence, team spirit and a publisher, the director of a small company, who understands that “his best resources are his collaborators and suppliers”.

THE TEAM

Eric Ghysels
President | Publisher

Laura Maggioni
Editor in Chief

Annarita De Sanctis
Art Director | Production

Valentina De Pasca
Sales and Marketing | Communication

Elena Luraschi
Administration

Maria Grazia De Giosa
Logistics | Shipping

 

… without forgetting our authors, photographers, graphic designers, photolithographers, printers and bookbinders

… our families and faithful friends

We also thank our clients, artists, collectors, foundations and museums that over the last fifteen years have enabled us to offer our readers the “fruits” of our passions.

DISTRIBUTION

FRANCE AND REST OF THE WORLD

Our books in French are distributed in France and the rest of the world by:

Diffusion L’EntreLivres

+33 (0)1 45 15 19 94
c.guisnel@lesbelleslettres.com

Distribution France | Belgium
Belles Lettres Diffusion Distribution
+33 (0)1 45 15 19 70

Distribution Switzerland
Servidis
commercial@servidis.ch

Distribution Canada
Dimedia
general@dimedia.qc.ca

NORTH AMERICA AND CANADA

Our books in English are distributed in North America and Canada by:

ACC Art Books

6 West 18th Street, Suite 4B
New York, NY 10011
United States of America
ussales@accpublishinggroup.com

UK AND REST OF THE WORLD

Our books in English are distributed in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world by:

ACC Art Books

Sandy Lane, Old Martlesham, Woodbridge
Suffolk, IP 12 4SD
United Kingdom
uksales@accpublishinggroup.com

ITALY AND CANTON TICINO

For Italy and Canton Ticino (CH), please contact:

Messaggerie Libri S.p.A.

+39 (0)2 457741
info@meli.it