About


about the foundation

For more than 60 years, Stiftung Buchkunst has been promoting the exemplary design of commercial books and providing them with a highly regarded forum through three important competitions - »The Best German Book Design«, »Sponsorship Prize for Young Book Design« and »Best Book Design from all over the World«. The results of these design competitions set points of reference and track new developments. They serve as impulses for outstanding design and exemplary workmanship.

Stiftung Buchkunst critically monitors German book production. At the center of that is the book as an object of everyday use. »The Best German Book Designs« - exemplary in design, conception and workmanship - are awarded every year by an independent jury.

The »Sponsorship Prize for Young Book Design« is awarded to encourage innovative book design and new ideas about the printed book. The large number of young prize winners underlines the competition's openness to innovation, without losing touch with the long book tradition.

The competition »Best Book Design from all over the World« offers the opportunity to observe and record international developments and national differences in book design. Of the entries from over 30 countries, a total of 14 works will be honored by the international jury. The focus here is on international exchange and mutual stimulation.

The collection of the »The Best German Book Design«, of the »Best Book Design from all over the World« and the three winning titles of the sponsorship award as well as the short and long lists will be exhibited at the book fairs in Frankfurt and Leipzig. The award-winning books can also be seen in bookstores, libraries and universities, as well as at trade fairs and design events in Germany and abroad. The collection of one year can be borrowed for exhibition purposes. If you are interested in borrowing one of the collections, feel free to contact us


funding

Stiftung Buchkunst is a recognized foundation under civil law, funded by Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, German National Libary, the City of Frankfurt am Main and the City of Leizpig

support

The foundation is supported by  BKM Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, the state of Hessen, friends of the foudation (chairman: Ronald Schild),  Frankfurter Buchmesse, MVB GmbH und Leipziger Buchmesse..

Stiftung Buchkunst is a member of Arbeitskreis selbständiger Kulturinstitute e.V. (AsKi).


managing director

Katharina Hesse
Frankfurt am Main

board of directors

Dr. Joachim Unseld
Frankfurt am Main (Chair)
Frank Scholze
Frankfurt am Main
Prof. Dr. Wulf D. v. Lucius
Stuttgart
Michael Fernau
Leipzig
Dr. Bernd Heidenreich
Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Skadi Jennicke
Leipzig
Eberhard Patzig
Leipzig
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support us

If you want to support these goals, you can become a friend of the foundation and effectively contribute to the work both ideally and financially. Der Freundeskreis der Stiftung Buchkunst e.V. is a recognized non-profit organization.

All information about registration and contributions

further support

Regardless of (or in addition to) membership, you can support the activities of the foundation by making a donation.

donate via paypal:
info@stiftung-buchkunst.de

contact us

Stiftung Buchkunst
Im Haus des Buches
Braubachstraße 16
D-60311 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 (0)69 1306-840
Fax: +49 (0)69 1306-17840
info@stiftung-buchkunst.de


friends of the foundation

Without the Friends of Stiftung Buchkunst, who have been supporting the work of the foundation since 1994, many of our activities would not be possible. Behind the scenes, all of these friends make a vital contribution to enabling Stiftung Buchkunst to move the beautiful book into focus again and again. 

The friends of the foundation include not only important German publishers, but also companies from other sectors of the economy, as well as private individuals committed to the cause of the beautiful book.

The friends of the foundation would like to increase their contributions to Stiftung Buchkunst, especially in light of scarce public funds, and would therefore like to recruit additional members.

board of directors

Ronald Schild
Frankfurt am Main (chair)
Prof. Dr. Wulf D. von Lucius
Stuttgart (vice chair)
Helge Slupianek
Bad Homburg (treasurer)

support for cultural work

As a member of Freundeskreises der Stiftung Buchkunst e.V., you support the work of the foundation through your idealistic attachment, your annual contribution or through tax- deductible donations.

You promote dialogue on book design topics in a regional, national and international context and provide important support for the long-standing cultivation of the cultural asset "book design".

your benefits as a member

  • You will receive tickets to the international book fairs in Frankfurt and Leipzig.
  • You will receive the annual catalogs "The Best German Book" and "Best Book Design from all over the World" published by Stiftung Buchkunst free of charge. 
  • You will receive invitations to our award ceremony, our exhibition openings, and to events of the foundation at the book fairs in Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig. 
  • In recognition of your special commitment as a supporting company or as a supporting member for the cultural work of Stiftung Buchkunst, you/your company will be honored by being named in the catalog "The Best German Book".

your declaration of membership

You can choose among three memberships:

  1. Supporting corporate membership (1.100€ p.a.)
  2. Supporting individual member (260€ p.a.)
  3. Member (75€ p.a.)

The association is entitled by the non-profit recognition to issue donation receipts for the paid membership fees.

Your contribution will be collected by direct debit.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Freundeskreises der Stiftung Buchkunst e.V, please feel free to contact us by e-mail. We will be happy to send you further information. 

further support

Regardless of (or in addition to) membership, you can support the activities of the foundation by making a donation.

donate via paypal:
info@stiftung-buchkunst.de

articles of association

We will gladly send you the articles of association of the Freundeskreises der Stiftung Buchkunst e.V. The association is registered at the district court Frankfurt am Main with the registration number VR-Nr. 10639. 

contact us

Freundeskreis der Stiftung Buchkunst
c/o Stiftung Buchkunst
Im Haus des Buches
Braubachstraße 16
D-60311 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 (0)69 1306-840
Fax: +49 (0)69 1306-845
freundeskreis@stiftung-buchkunst.de