About Us

MACK is an independent publisher of award-winning books on visual art and architecture. We work with pioneering creative minds and institutions across the globe and pride ourselves on the rigour and care that goes into every stage of the book-making process. 

In 2010, our founder Michael Mack set out to build a publishing house that engages in critical dialogues around visual culture in beautifully designed editions. In the early years, we focused predominately on photography books, publishing seminal works including Alec Soth’s Sleeping by the Mississippi, Broomberg & Chanarin’s notorious Holy Bible, and Luigi Ghirri’s Kodachrome, as well as debuts which launched the careers of artists such as Sofia Borges, Gregory Halpern, Sam Contis, and Joanna Piotrowska. 

We have grown to become the experimental home for authors across disciplines: a place where a handbook on post-carbon architecture can sit happily alongside a collection of essays on modernist painting, a facsimile collection of Francesca Woodman’s remarkable artist’s books, a conversation between a psychoanalyst and a violinmaker, and a career-defining monograph by Deana Lawson, Tacita Dean, or Sofia Coppola. In November 2023, we were thrilled to welcome SPBH Editions to MACK, working as an imprint focusing on experimental art books, critical essays and literature. 

Our rich cultural programme reflects the variety of our publishing. We run talks, lectures, and workshops in venues and institutions across the world, including our own bookshops in Berlin and Los Angeles. Our online platform MACK LIVE presents exclusive studio tours, talks, panel discussions, and videos exploring the design and materiality of our books in detail.

Our audience means a lot to us, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any feedback, ideas, and comments.