DuMont Buchverlag was founded in 1956 in Cologne. Stressing the link between literature and art, the firm focuses on these subjects and also, more recently, on general non-fiction. On its fiction list you will find outstanding  national and international contemporary voices including Michel Houellebecq, Helmut Krausser, Judith Kuckart, Haruki Murakami, Charlotte Roche, Oliver Bottini, Annette Mingels and Dorothee Elmiger. The art list covers high quality illustrated books dealing with periods from the Renaissance up until today, monographs on single artists, such as Botticelli, Velazquez, Kokoschka, Max Ernst, Gerhard Richter and Neo Rauch, and overviews on (for instance) contemporary Chinese art, as well as design, photography and art theory.