Kapon Editions’ first venture into publishing came in 1980. The first volume Magnesia: The Story of a Civilization, thanks to its bold aesthetic and original approach to the presentation of the subject, was awarded a prize by the Academy of Athens and was warmly received by the general public. It was the starting point from which Kapon Editions moved into book-publication in the general area of culture.
Collaboration soon began with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and various cultural institutions, and international recognition followed: joint ventures with the publishing house Mondadori Electa resulted in Cyprus: Crossroads of the Eastern Mediterranean (1600-500 BC), and with the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, in Games and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece, Great Moments in Greek Archaeology and the volume Sculpture in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, which, too, received a prize from the Academy of Athens as did the book Necropolis of Gonur by Victor Sarigiannidis.
These publications have been acclaimed worldwide.
Kapon Editions has also published in Greek important books on art and the environment produced by foreign publishing houses, such as The Sistine Chapel, White Paradise and Nano Nature, Nature’s spectacular hidden world.
2010 marks 30 years of productive and creative work by Kapon Editions. Despite these hard times, Kapon Editions remain true to a traditional publishing philosophy focused on producing books of impeccable standards, which bear witness to an indefatigable concern for aesthetic excellence in presentation, for accuracy, clarity and eloquence in the texts, for original, high-quality illustrations.
In Kapon Editions we believe that books are an enchanting journey into the world of knowledge, both for those who write and publish them and for those who read them.
Moses & Rachel Kapon
ACADEMY OF ATHENS AWARD 2010
In 2010 Rachel Kapon received an award from the Academy of Athens for her artistic achievement overall in the sector of scholarly publications relating to the monuments of the Greek past, extolling her success in giving books on art and archaeology new form.