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

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

The Journal der Künste 7 with contributions of: Moshe Zimmermann, Micha Ullman and Matthias Flügge, Francis Kéré, Mathias Greffrath, Kathrin Röggla, Michael Ruetz, Christian Bommarius, László F. Földényi, Karin Sander, Eran Schaerf, Helmut Draxler, Christina Weiss, and much more.


To order the print edition: info@adk.de

Winter Service, "Haferkakao" (oat cocoa), Baltic Sea Week and Tanning Cream! In the 1950s, design and advertising content were as varied as the product range of the planned economy was manageable. Twelve more motifs from the poster collection of the Akademie der Künste with short texts by Matthias Biskupek offer insights into the world of GDR advertising graphics.

The book is the first to document in text and image all the well-known buildings designed by Hans Scharoun, including his early work in East Prussia. Photographs specially taken by Carsten Krohn, historical photographs and plans from the Hans-Scharoun-Archiv at the Akademie provide a new perspective on this expressive, organic architecture.

This richly illustrated publication presents the special events of the JUNGE AKADEMIE in 2017, including many encounters with Akademie members and new partners. Under the rubric "RetroProSpekt MODERNE", Akademie fellows examined Modernism less as a style fixed in time than as an artistic position. They raised questions about what remains unfulfilled in Modernism, about sustainability and necessary reforms.

As part of the Berlin Fellowship awarded by the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Dénes Krusovszky (Literature Fellow) and Benjamin Stölzel (Visual Arts Fellow) got to know each other in spring 2017. The poems in this book by Dénes Krusovszky were written as a reaction to selected sculptures by Benjamin Stölzel.