Founder & Publisher, 5 Continents Editions
Eric Ghysels – Belgian and Armenian by birth, but Italian by adoption – created 5 Continents Editions in 2002 as independent publishing house of art books
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 enthusiasm of its director, 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.
Special international distributions 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.
Over the last few years, publications produced by 5 Continents Editions have been awarded not only with MGIP Book Awards, but with several other international prizes as well.