Aesthetics & communication

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Aesthetics & communication

description German cultural magazine
publishing company Self-published (DE)
Headquarters Berlin
First edition 1970
editor Aesthetics & Communication e. V.
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Ästhetik & Kommunikation ( Ä & K ) is a German cultural magazine . The first edition appeared in 1970. By 1985 it appeared with the subtitle Contributions to Political Education . Today it sees itself as an “intellectual early warning system”.

The magazine was created around the Institute for Experimental Art and Aesthetics (IKAe) in Frankfurt am Main . It was published by Rowohlt until 1974 , from 1974 to 1976 by Scriptor Verlag and until 1988 by Ästhetik und Kommunikation Verlags-GmbH (also publisher Ästhetik und Kommunikation ). During this time, the periodical had its highest edition. In addition to the magazine, other publications were also published by the magazine's publisher during this time, for example eight volumes in the Berlin Topographies series between 1984 and 1987 in collaboration with the “Museum Pedagogical Service Berlin” and its director Jochen Boberg . The occasion for this series was the 750th anniversary of the city of Berlin in 1987. From 1990 to 1993 the magazine was published by Klartext Verlag , then until 1996 by Elefanten Press . Since issue no. 96 (1997) it has been self-published by the Ästhetik & Kommunikation e. V. , who also publishes it.

The headquarters of the editorial office and the association are in Berlin.

Booklet "Germans, Leftists, Jews" (Booklet 51)

The magazine “Deutsche, Linke, Juden”, which appeared in 1983, aroused heated controversy. Henryk M. Broder wrote about the magazine in der Zeit , Eike Geisel in the taz . Broder certified the booklet as “self-indulgence, self-righteousness”, “bad German” and ultimately “left anti-Semitism”.

The following were listed as employees and editors in the booklet:

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Aesthetics & Communication , 100, April 1998, p. 7.
  2. ^ Aesthetics & Communication , 1, 1970, pp. 4–6.
  3. See dataset of the series Berliner Topografien in the DNB .
  4. ^ Foreword by Jochen Boberg "Learn history" in the volume Jüdisches Leben in the series.
  5. ^ Henryk M. Broder: Tödliches Gerede , in: Die Zeit , 23 September 1983, p. 45. Broder describes his contribution as a "polemic". Eberhard Knödler-Bunte responded in the same issue of Die Zeit with the article “ Deadly Silence ”.
  6. ^ Eike Geisel: Family reunification, in: taz , July 7, 1983, p. 9.