Hans Werner Holzwarth started as a photographer and corporate designer, first working at MetaDesign in Berlin, then setting up his own company, Design pur, with fellow designer Anja Nienstedt in 1988. In 1993, Holzwarth became the freelance art director for Scalo, the international publisher for photography, art and popular culture, where he was responsible for the conception and design of all books and presentations. For these, he received many awards including the Federal Design Achievement Award of the National Endowment for the Arts for Robert Frank: Moving Out (1995) and the Kodak Fotobuch Preis for Robert Frank: Moving Out (1995), Jock Sturges and Richard Billingham: Ray’s a Laugh (both 1996), and Tina Barney: Theater of Manners (1997). In 2000 he founded his own imprint, Holzwarth Publications, to work with contemporary artists on artist books and exhibition catalogues for galleries, especially Galerie Max Hetzler, and museums such as the Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Kunsthaus Bregenz and most recently a Georg Baselitz monograph for Fondation Beyeler, Riehen. Since 2008, Holzwarth has also been editing oversize monographs for the publisher Taschen, again collaborating closely with artists to produce special limited art editions that come with original artworks. Titles so far include Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, Albert Oehlen, Neo Rauch, Ai Weiwei, Darren Almond: Fullmoon, Beatriz Milhazes and David Hockney: A Bigger Book.