Publications

The Akademie der Künste publishes its own publications in connection with exhibitions and special events, as well as new acquisitions in the archives. These include exhibition catalogues, symposia documentation, monographs on individual artists, as well as publications on thematic main focuses and on selected archival collections.

Our publications can be ordered by phone or email, and you can visit our bookstore on Hanseatenweg in Berlin, which has access to all of the Akademie der Künste’s available books and antiquarian rarities.

 

Sinn und Form

Every two months, the Akademie der Künste also issues the “Sinn und Form” (Purpose and Form) journal.

Founded in 1949 by Johannes R. Becher and Paul Wiegler, the cultural magazine Sinn und Form (Purpose and Form), published by the Akademie der Künste, is one of the most influential of its kind in Germany. Originally addressed to a literary audience in particular, the journal today is also a venue for philosophical, aesthetic, and social issues, for the meeting of art and science, poetry and anthropology, and is thus a key publication for many Academy members. The ambitious programme has an international focus and comprises selected letters and conversations, essays, poems, and narratives. Findings from the extensive Academy Archive continue to be presented.

Current Publications

Sonate pour piano (1950–1952) by Jean Barraqué (1928–1973) enjoys a legendary reputation as probably the earliest attempt to reconcile the idiom of integral serialism with a monumental form. The work is now presented in a new critical edition, for which all handwritten and printed sources were subjected to an in-depth analysis and evaluation for the very first time.

Zwischen 1917 und 1940 wechselte Thomas Mann ausführliche Briefe mit Bernhard Diebold, einem der entscheidenden Literatur- und Theaterkritiker der Weimarer Republik. Dirk Heißerer hat die bislang unbekannte Korrespondenz aus dem Archiv ediert und kommentiert. Der Band bietet eine faszinierende Rekonstruktion, angereichert durch Bernhard Diebolds Besprechungen – vom Zauberberg bis zu den Josephs-Romanen.

To the online edition: https://issuu.com/journalderkuenste

Journal der Künste 10 with the following contributions: The Journal der Künste 10 with the following key topics: Between Art and Politics – The Building at Pariser Platz, on the Actuality of Dance Heritage – From Mary Wigman to Johann Kresnik, the presentation of this year's fellows of the JUNGE AKADEMIE, and much more.

To order the print edition: info@adk.de

Karl Fruchtmann's television movies pursue fundamental issues of human oppression, ostracism and violence committed against fellow human beings. They are profoundly influenced by Fruchtmann's experience in National Socialist concentration camps, and are testaments to his lifelong fight not to let the Shoah be forgotten.

This collection of stories is the result of an unusual project: Teenagers and young adults who have fled to Germany joined forces with authors Shida Bazyar, Larissa Boehning, Henning Fritsch, Ralph Hammerthaler, Kerstin Hensel, Sabine Peters, Katerina Poladjan and Senthuran Varatharajah to form "storytelling tandems". Seventeen literary narratives emerged from these intensive encounters over a period of one year.