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The project

The Beatrix project is the result of an international artistic and scientific collaboration.

It originates from a shared critical awareness, or rather, from a dawning intuition – more or less consciously shared in different European regions – that seems to announce the (cultural, political, economic) end of an era; or at least, the living necessity for a new beginning.

A new look, first of all. The freshness and reality of a new glimmer of nature, of a luminous after-rain.

The principal activity of Beatrix consists in the organisation of space – an organised space being thought of as an expression of the reality of things.

Hence both the idealism and the realism of the project’s outlook:

Beatrix is, or at least wants to be, an expression of a realist view of the world; in this view, however, the artistic idea or, more generally, the ideal side of the world, is nothing but the appearance of the very reality of nature.

Beauty, evidently, is here a sign that expands from mere aesthetic appearance to the very being of things.

Books

Beatrix’s books are conceived as total artworks, in which the thought they are expression of takes graphic, typographic and paper form.

From the conception of the font up to the hand-binding, the books are thought of as organic structures in which each element receives a specific life and beauty, inseparable from the totality in which the book takes shape.

Aware of the multilingual character of every culture, the Beatrix project, as an international cooperation, tries to best utilise the precious diversity of expertise and viewpoints without losing deep unity of vision.

Beatrix Editions books are presented in different languages, in particular English, Italian, German, Russian, French, Greek and Latin.

Partnerships and collaborations

Philology
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Projekt: Schelling – Edition und Archiv), Munich, Germany
Florensky Foundation, Sergiev Posad, Russia
Images and Visual Art
Leo Tolstoy State Museum, Moscow, Russia
Fotodom Agency, Moscow, Russia

Credits

Content creation: Beatrix team. Graphic design and Website development: Atelier La Casse. Platform: open source WordPress CMS. Webhosting: ovh.com. Typography: Aktiv Grotesk, designed by Daalton Maag. All rights reserved: Beatrix Editions. Copyright 2017.

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