Volker Pfüller. Bilderlust
Theater der Zeit, Berlin / Akademie der Künste, Berlin 2019
German, 192 pp., 600 ill.
For over 50 years now, Volker Pfüller has been creating unmistakable stage designs for theatre. His collaboration with Alexander Lang at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin during the eighties was legendary. The book documents his wide range of visual creativity as shown in his designs for stage and costume, his legendary book illustrations and his independent artistic work. Contributions by Friedrich Dieckmann, René Grohnert, Thomas Glöß et al.
The Century of Dance
Johannes Odenthal on behalf of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Akademie der Künste , Berlin / Alexander-Verlag, Berlin 2019
German/English, 336 pp., 150 ill.
ISBN ISBN 978-3-89581-510-2
The 20th century is the century of dance. Under this pointed thesis, awakenings, emancipation movements and aesthetic transformations of modern and contemporary dance are brought together in 100 photographs and statements by dancers, from Isadora Duncan to Mary Wigman, Merce Cunningham and Pina Bausch to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Xavier Le Roy, among others. With accompanying essays by Gabriele Brandstetter, Franz-Anton Cramer, Johannes Odenthal and Madeline Ritter.
Werner Heegewaldt and Peter W. Marx on behalf of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, and the Theaterwissenschaftliche Sammlung of the Universität zu Köln (eds.)
Theater der Zeit, Berlin 2018
240 pp., over 400 ill.
An extensively illustrated book is published about the set and costume designer Martin Rupprecht's life's work for the stage, which also includes his freelance artwork for the first time. Essays by scholars and Rupprecht's companions reflect his oeuvre and its developments.
Texts by Martin Rupprecht, Julia Burde, Stephan Dörschel, Michael Hampe, Volker Hassemer, Werner Heegewaldt, Nele Hertling, Gerald Köhler, Peter W. Marx, Sabine Sterken, Christoph Tannert, Matthias Zwarg.
In die Luft schreiben
Luc Bondy und sein Theater
Geoffrey Layton on behalf of the Akademie der Künste (ed.)
Akademie der Künste / Alexander Verlag Berlin, Berlin, 2017
German, 320 pp., 300 ill.
In November 2015, the director, artistic director and writer Luc Bondy died in Paris at the age of 67. This book explores the wealth and variety of his work – his international theatre career, reflected by his companions, as well as the introspective thoughts of a writer and the creative chaos that resulted from his stage productions.
13 x Heiner Müller
Carsten and Gerhard Ahrens in collaboration with Akademie der Künste (eds.)
Akademie der Künste, Archiv / Theater der Zeit, Berlin 2016
German, 184 pp., numerous ill.
In a collage of photographs and texts, original accounts and documents, which are predominantly from the archives of the Akademie der Künste, this publication chronicles the joint theatre work of B.K. Tragelehn and Heiner Müller. At the same time it is a testament to two men of the theatre whose friendship went beyond their artistic collaboration. It is published on the 80th birthday of the director, poet and translator B.K. Tragelehn, who gave his archive to the Academy in 2013. It includes a catalogue of works.