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Collected Essays "Deutsche Illustrierte Presse"

We would like to draw your attention to the following new publication  (October 2016):

Deutsche illustrierte Presse

Journalismus und visuelle Kultur in der Weimarer Republik

The collected essays delve into recent discourses, both interdisciplinary and disciplinary, relating to the history of the magazine genre and assemble current research findings from different fields about the function, use, and significance of the hitherto little-researched media types “illustrated magazine” and “illustrated newspaper”. This publication summarizes the results of the interdisciplinary conference "German illustrated magazines - journalism and visual culture in the Weimar Republic". Offering evidence for a cultural history of said magazines, the volume analyses the strategies of visual communication in addition to aspects of contemporary journalism and the history of photography and publishing. Complementing approaches from history of art and literature analyze the aesthetics of the illustrated magazines as well as their visual reception. Altogether, the volume puts the magazines and their topics in context of the cultural upheavals of their time.

The essays cover, among others, magazines such as „Der Querschnitt“, „Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung“, „Schünemanns Monatshefte“ or „Die Koralle“.

Edited by  Katja Leiskau, Patrick Rössler, Susann Trabert

2016, 469 pp., paper back,
ISBN 978-3-8487-2930-2

This book is the first volume in series Mediengeschichte.