Promoting Natural & Cultural History

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For more than a quarter of a century, The IK Foundation has independently published Books and Prints of the highest quality in order to stimulate thinking about Natural and Cultural History. It is with the greatest respect both for the subjects concerned and for craftsmanship that Studio IK and an international network of outstanding graphic artists, paper mills, printers and bookbinders create beautiful and durable publications. Our books and prints are available all over the world, having by now been distributed to more than 115 countries, where they are to be found on the bookshelves in public libraries, governments, schools, museums, academies, universities, the reference collections of national libraries as well as in private homes. Our publications embody centuries of tradition while simultaneously conveying the inspiring thought that simple good quality will always have a role to play in the service of knowledge and ideas and will stand the test of time with regard to both content and design.

Books and printed matter published by IK are the result of an IK project or of collaboration between IK and other learned bodies. Each book or print is unique, and the final product is devoted to the subject matter in hand. All IK publications have one thing in common – they are attractive and skilfully edited and produced. It is what we refer to as published to the standard of excellence of The IK Foundation. Nevertheless, proceeds from the sales of our books and prints does not cover the cost to prepare, produce and store them. Like other not-for-profit endeavours, The IK Foundation welcomes co-operation with philanthropists and subscribers to support the long-term work with publishing and spreading knowledge about Natural and Cultural History. Contributions will be recognised.

As The IK Foundation is engaged in long-term projects, its publications include continuing series of scholarly books and prints. More information on those series will be found in our BOOKSHOP. IK also offer several books as digital books, we call them iBOOKS. These are available free to read in the THE IK WORKSHOP SOCIETY. IBOOKS are particularly suitable as a resource for researchers, universities and schools.
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