Ergo Pers / artists books

books, prints and drawings by masters of drawing
great works all over the site

Hanns Schimansky, etching for The Recital, 2009

Ergo Pers is primarily a publisher of artists books, first editions of Dutch poetry and editions of French or English poetry in translation. Since its founding in 1995 Ergo Pers has brought together writers and artists to explore verbal and visual relations, such as Pierre Alechinsky, Armando, Jürgen Partenheimer, Hanns Schimansky, Ronald Noorman, Jacques Dupin, Hugo Claus, Reinier Lucassen, Dan Van Severen, André du Bouchet, Yves Bonnefoy, Pierre Reverdy and Jerome Rothenberg.
Recently Ergo Pers published a livre de peintre with John Ashbery, one of America’s most innovative and influential poets—an exceptional artist whose work stands alongside the finest of Whitman, Dickinson, Stevens, and Hart Crane.