Gerhard Steidl began working as a designer and printer in 1967. He started out printing posters for art exhibitions, and very soon Joseph Beuys and other artists were among his customers. In 1972, the first Steidl book, Befragung der documenta (Questioning documenta) was published. From political non-fiction he expanded into literature and selected art and photography books.

Since 1993, Steidl has held the worldwide rights to the work of Nobel Prize laureate Günter Grass. Celebrating some of the most distinctive voices in contemporary literature, Steidl publishes German literature as well as translations from French, English and Icelandic. In 1996, Steidl started his own photo book program. Today, some of the most renowned photographers and artists across the globe are part of the Steidl program, including Joel Sternfeld, Bruce Davidson, Robert Frank, Robert Adams, Karl Lagerfeld, Lewis Baltz, Ed Ruscha, Roni Horn, and Juergen Teller, to name but a few.

All Steidl books are designed and produced under the same roof. Every title gets its own special format and book design. Gerhard Steidl himself whose passion for paper is legendary chooses the paper and the linen and personally sees to every step of the production, from layout to printing. He virtually has his hand on every book that has written Steidl on the cover.

What began as a backyard enterprise has evolved into one of the world’s most sophisticated and distinguished printing and publishing companies. Whether fashion, art or literature, Steidl sees himself as the artist’s and author’s ally, helping him or her “to do magic”, to create an object of art and to get it out to the readers.

Gerhard Steidl is furthermore active as a curator, conceiving and producing photography exhibitions worldwide. Recent exhibitions include “Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2017”; Karl Lagerfeld, “The Little Black Jacket” (for Chanel); Karl Lagerfeld, “The Glory of Water” (for Fendi); and Alessandra Borghese/Alessandra d’Urso, “For Friends” (for Louis Vuitton).

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Books need to confront a certain number of significant issues. I make up my mind more and more concerning what I really love, what I really want to show and what I consider valuable, interesting and appropriate. All that, I hope, will result in a limited number of beautiful books. They will represent and determine in the end what 7L is all about.

- Karl Lagerfeld

  • Metropolis
    Horst von Harbou
    Metropolis
    Not yet published
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  • Please Return Polaroid
    Miles Aldridge
    Please Return Polaroid
    € 38.00
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  • Second Floor
    Sam Taylor-Johnson
    Second Floor
    € 50.00
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  • Big Time - Männer Vogue, 1984-1989 (engl.)
    Beda Achermann
    Big Time - Männer Vogue, 1984-1989 (engl.)
    € 65.00
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  • Other Pictures
    Miles Aldridge
    Other Pictures
    Out of print
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  • Big Time
    Beda Achermann
    Big Time
    € 65.00
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  • Yul Brynner: A Photographic Journey
    Yul Brynner
    Yul Brynner: A Photographic Journey
    Out of print
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  • Pictures for Photographs
    Miles Aldridge
    Pictures for Photographs
    € 85.00
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  • Visual Pollution
    Sébastien Meunier
    Visual Pollution
    Out of print
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  • Lou Reed's New York
    Lou Reed
    Lou Reed's New York
    Out of print
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  • Poèmes /Gedichte /Poems
    Catherine Pozzi
    Poèmes /Gedichte /Poems
    € 27.00
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  • GRACE - Thirty Years of Fashion Photography at Vogue

    GRACE - Thirty Years of Fashion Photography at Vogue
    Out of print
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  • This is Me, This is You
    Roni Horn
    This is Me, This is You
    € 28.00
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  • Iwao Yamawaki
    Iwao Yamawaki
    Out of print
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L.S.D. – the short form of "Lagerfeld. Steidl. Druckerei. Verlag" – was established in autumn 2010 and publishes books in German, primarily translations from English and French. Avid reader Karl Lagerfeld chooses the titles according to his vast field of interests – literature, biographies, fashion, art, aesthetics, and music. The books are printed by Steidl Publishers.

  • Das eine bin ich, das andre sind meine Schriften
    Rüdiger Schmidt-Grépály
    Das eine bin ich, das andre sind meine Schriften
    Not yet published
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  • Brief an einen jungen Dichter
    Virginia Woolf
    Brief an einen jungen Dichter
    Not yet published
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  • New York, noir
    Charles Dantzig
    New York, noir
    Not yet published
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  • Meine Mission in Russland
    George William Buchanan
    Meine Mission in Russland
    Not yet published
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  • Das Meisterwerk
    Charles Dantzig
    Das Meisterwerk
    € 18.00
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  • Die Rumpelkammer
    Saki
    Die Rumpelkammer
    € 18.00
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  • Gespräche über natürliche Religion
    David Hume
    Gespräche über natürliche Religion
    € 15.80
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  • Beau Brummell
    Virginia Woolf
    Beau Brummell
    € 14.80
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  • Der letzte Playboy
    Andreas Zielcke
    Der letzte Playboy
    € 14.80
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  • Der Rosenkavalier
    Alfred Roller
    Der Rosenkavalier
    € 78.00
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  • Virginia Woolf
    Alexandra Harris
    Virginia Woolf
    € 24.00
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  • Leben und Tod eines Dandys
    Michel Onfray
    Leben und Tod eines Dandys
    € 14.80
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  • Köche ohne Zunge
    Immanuel Kant
    Köche ohne Zunge
    € 14.80
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  • Vom Schwachen Trost der Philosophie
    David Hume
    Vom Schwachen Trost der Philosophie
    € 15.80
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  • Hirtengeschichten von Daphnis und Chloë

    Hirtengeschichten von Daphnis und Chloë
    € 15.80
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  • Zur Rückkehr des Autors

    Zur Rückkehr des Autors
    € 16.00
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  • Reklame

    Reklame
    € 480.00
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  • Weeste noch ...!

    Weeste noch ...!
    € 18.00
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  • Zerrissene Fäden

    Zerrissene Fäden
    € 18.00
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  • Die Kunst der Konversation
    Chantal Thomas
    Die Kunst der Konversation
    € 16.00
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  • Die Bettlerbar von New York
    Valeska Gert
    Die Bettlerbar von New York
    € 16.00
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Rüdiger Schmidt-Grépály
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    € 16.00
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  • Spinoza
    Yirmiyahu Yovel
    Spinoza
    € 34.00
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  • Nietzsche. Leben als Literatur
    Alexander Nehamas
    Nietzsche. Leben als Literatur
    Out of print
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  • Die Göttliche
    Robert Gottlieb
    Die Göttliche
    € 28.00
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  • Das Tagebuch der Madame de Renal
    Annie Leclerc
    Das Tagebuch der Madame de Renal
    Out of print
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  • Ton für Ton, Jahr für Jahr
    Hélène Mercier Arnault
    Ton für Ton, Jahr für Jahr
    € 16.00
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  • Verlieben Sie sich nie in ein wildes Geschöpf
    Sam Wasson
    Verlieben Sie sich nie in ein wildes Geschöpf
    Out of print
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  • Die Kunst des Mittagsschlafs
    Thierry Paquot
    Die Kunst des Mittagsschlafs
    € 16.00
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  • Wozu lesen?
    Charles Dantzig
    Wozu lesen?
    € 16.00
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  • Chanel - Her Life
    Justine Picardie
    Chanel - Her Life
    Out of print
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  • Chanel - Ihr Leben
    Justine Picardie
    Chanel - Ihr Leben
    Out of print
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In my work, I devote myself to translating the narrative of images and the voice of artists to audience. Gerhard Steidl approaches book making with the same care and dedication. The Steidl Dangin collaboration aims to sustain the visual impact of an exhibition while attaining the intimacy and permanence of a book.

– Pascal Dangin

  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres
    Felix Gonzalez-Torres
    € 58.00
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  • Frances Ha, A Noah Baumbach Picture
    Noah Baumbach
    Frances Ha, A Noah Baumbach Picture
    € 78.00
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  • Atelier
    Gautier Deblonde
    Atelier
    € 88.00
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  • Hustlers
    Philip-Lorca diCorcia
    Hustlers
    € 98.00
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  • Draw Blood for Proof
    Mario Sorrenti
    Draw Blood for Proof
    Out of print
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  • A Message for You
    Guy Bourdin
    A Message for You
    € 55.00
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  • Alber Elbaz, Lanvin

    Alber Elbaz, Lanvin
    € 320.00
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  • Darkroom
    Adam Bartos
    Darkroom
    € 65.00
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  • Photographs, Bamako, Mali 1948-1963
    Seydou Keïta
    Photographs, Bamako, Mali 1948-1963
    Out of print
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  • In Between
    Guy Bourdin
    In Between
    Out of print
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  • Catalogue Déraisonné
    Jean Pigozzi
    Catalogue Déraisonné
    Out of print
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  • Glen Luchford
    Glen Luchford
    Out of print
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  • Studio
    Paolo Roversi
    Studio
    Out of print
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  • Lacombe anima | persona
    Brigitte Lacombe
    Lacombe anima | persona
    Out of print
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  • Patrick Demarchelier
    Patrick Demarchelier
    Out of print
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  • Liquid Light 1983-2003
    Fabien Baron
    Liquid Light 1983-2003
    Out of print
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  • Wake
    Adam Jeppesen
    Wake
    Out of print
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  • Thousand

    Thousand
    Out of print
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  • Daddy, where are you?
    Tierney Gearon
    Daddy, where are you?
    Out of print
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  • "Désir d'une femme pour un homme" - poèmes futiles
    Mathias Augustyniak, Stéphanie Cohen
    "Désir d'une femme pour un homme" - poèmes futiles
    Out of print
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  • Boulevard
    Adam Bartos
    Boulevard
    Out of print
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  • Lifescapes
    Craig McDean
    Lifescapes
    Out of print
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  • Half-Frame
    Marcy Robinson
    Half-Frame
    Out of print
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  • Her, Her, Her, & Her
    Roni Horn
    Her, Her, Her, & Her
    € 35.00
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  • Cabinet of
    Roni Horn
    Cabinet of
    € 65.00
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  • Untouched
    Guy Bourdin
    Untouched
    Not yet published
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  • Remembered Words
    Roni Horn
    Remembered Words
    Not yet published
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"Books do furnish a room,” wrote the novelist Anthony Powell. But to be more precise, it´s the spines of books on shelves that furnish a room, that provide a space with sense of place, of anticipation, of intent. I look at spines more than I look at books. I´ll pick up and soon put back a book with a great spine, not because it isn´t a great book, but because I don´t want to know too much about it-because I want always, at first, to have a foot in the unknown.

– Peter Miles

  • Birth of a Clown
    Sam Taylor-Johnson
    Birth of a Clown
    € 34.00
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  • L’album d’Eddy

    L’album d’Eddy
    € 34.00
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  • Land
    Annabel Elston
    Land
    Out of print
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  • Red Breathing
    Daniel Brush
    Red Breathing
    Out of print
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Exhibitions come and go but catalogues create a lasting legacy for the artists and galleries, giving us the opportunity to share their work with a broader public.

– David Zwirner

  • Early Work
    Richard Serra
    Early Work
    € 68.00
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  • Early Work 1963-1973
    Robert Graham
    Early Work 1963-1973
    Out of print
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  • Donald Judd
    Donald Judd
    Out of print
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  • Fred Sandback
    Fred Sandback
    Not yet published
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  • Pass the Peas and Can Study
    Al Taylor
    Pass the Peas and Can Study
    Out of print
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