German publishing company
|German publishing company|
|Seat||Munich , Germany|
|Publishing group||Random House|
|genus||Fiction , poetry , non-fiction|
The Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt ( DVA ) is a German book publisher based in Munich . It goes back to the Hallberger publishing house founded in Stuttgart in 1831 . Later owned by Robert Bosch and the Fazit-Stiftung , Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt has been part of the Random House publishing group since 2005 . The most successful title is Maya the Bee and Her Adventures by Waldemar Bonsels . In addition, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt became known through numerous political biographies. Today the program includes sophisticated fiction , poetry and non-fiction books as well as works from the fields of architecture, garden and living.
In 1831 Ludwig Hallberger founded the Hallberger publishing company in Stuttgart . He was one of the first publishers to rely on well-known regular authors, which was crucial for the further development of his company. In 1848 his son Eduard Hallberger founded his own publishing house, whose program was shaped by the German Revolution of 1848/1849 . Eduard Hallberger also entered the young market for magazines . In 1873 both publishers were united and moved into a joint publishing house. At that time, the publisher was already one of the most important players in the industry. After Ludwig and Eduard Hallberger died, the company was converted into a stock corporation in 1881 under the name "Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt" . The management of the company took over Karl Berger Hall, brother of Edward. At that time, the printing, bookbinding, paper and cellulose factories of the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt also played a major role in the business. Half of the shares in Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt were owned by Ludwig and Eduard Hallberger's heirs, the other half were held by three banks.
In 1910 Gustav Kilpper took over the management of the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt. Under his aegis, economic success continued, especially thanks to new authors such as Thomas Mann . In 1920 Robert Bosch acquired 54.6 percent of the company's shares at the request of southern German liberals. The most important goal of the participation was to prevent nationalistic influences on the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt. In the early 1920s, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt bought the competitors Schuster & Löffler, Egon Fleischel & Co. and Friedrich Andreas Perthes. With these publishers, the program was significantly expanded. After Hitler came to power , the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt came into conflict with the National Socialists. They temporarily arrested Gustav Kilpper on charges of publishing critical magazines. In 1936, Robert Bosch had to sell his shares under pressure from the National Socialists . The Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt was incorporated into the regime-loyal publisher Franz Eher Successor . The publishing house was bombed in 1944.
After the end of the Second World War , the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt received a printing license from the military government in 1945. Due to the extensive backlist , the company developed into one of the largest German publishers again over the next few years. The program also took poetry play an important role. In 1950 the shares in the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt were returned to the heirs of Robert Bosch. In the post-war years, the company's headquarters were provisionally located in Mörikestrasse, before it returned to its headquarters in Neckarstrasse in 1958. They bought the Engelhorn Verlag , which in the field of popular fiction was very successful. In addition, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt participated as a founding partner in the German paperback publishing house . The range of magazines was expanded again, including the first issue of Bild der Wissenschaft appeared in 1964 .
In 1974 the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt got into a crisis: the management decided to close the loss-making printing company. 450 jobs were affected, which is why the decision was discussed in a broad public. In order to prevent the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt from losing its reputation, a new ownership structure was implemented in 1980: a third of the shares were taken over by the DVA Foundation, which was founded with funds from the heirs of Robert Bosch. The remaining two thirds of the publishing house was bought by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . At this point in time, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt had a turnover of around 40 million marks. In 1997 the DVA Foundation gave up all of its shares in order to concentrate on promoting science, research, education and international understanding. The sole shareholder of the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt was now the Fazit-Stiftung , which is also behind the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In the meantime, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt had taken over Manesse Verlag , which is known to this day for its "library of world literature".
In 2000, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt moved its headquarters from Stuttgart to Munich. In 2001 she took over the Munich-based Kösel Verlag . In the same year, the cooperation between the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt and Spiegel-Verlag began with a book about the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 . In 2002 the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung got into economic difficulties, which is why the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt was to be sold. In 2003 the Konradin Media Group initially acquired the magazines of the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, so that the company became a pure book publisher. In 2005 the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung sold the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt including Kösel and Manesse to the Random House publishing group .
The Bertelsmann - subsidiary thus strengthened its position in the German market. This has been criticized by observers and other publishers. Nevertheless, the Federal Cartel Office approved the takeover. Even after the sale, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt remained an independent publisher under the umbrella of the publishing group.
Ludwig Hallberger published novels by Carl Spindler and travel reports by Hermann von Pückler-Muskau . His work Allusions about landscape gardening was the first architecture book of the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt and was available until the 1990s. With Nikolaus Lenau , a prominent author switched from Klett-Cotta to Ludwig Hallberger. The first publication of his son Eduard were Wehrmanns Lieder , the title was intended to benefit the German Revolution of 1848/1849 . An important product of Eduard Hallberger were magazines and magazines such as Gartenlaube , Daheim , Illustrierte Welt and Über Land und Meer . After the merger of the two family businesses, the publishing house published works by Otto Julius Bierbaum , Ricarda Huch and Theodor Fontane as well as translations by the authors August Strindberg , Lev Nikolajewitsch Tolstoy , Iwan Sergejewitsch Turgenew , Mark Twain and Émile Zola .
Under Gustav Kilpper, the authors Max Bense , Karen Blixen , Maurice Maeterlinck and others came to the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt. In the 1920s, the program was expanded through acquisitions by Waldemar Bonsels , Börries von Münchhausen , Ina Seidel and Clara Viebig . German authors, including Heinrich Lersch , Gottfried Benn and Erich Kästner , gained in importance. In 1923 Thomas Mann published the confessions of the impostor Felix Krull in the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt. It was a leader in the field of biographies and memoirs of politicians such as Otto von Bismarck . “Die Literatur” developed into an important journal for literary criticism and literary communication , but it made permanent losses.
After the Second World War, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt initially used its backlist . Paul Celan became known with the volume of poems Poppy and Memory , published in 1952 . In general, poetry played a major role. In 1964 one of the first popular science magazines was launched under the name “ Bild der Wissenschaft ” . In the 1970s, another well-known author, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, joined the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt. This helped to win Sarah Kirsch and Ulla Hahn for the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt. Well-known authors of non-fiction books include Peter Scholl-Latour , Frederic Vester and Ian Kershaw with his biography of Hitler. Angela Merkel wrote a book on the subject of environmental protection with the title "In the Long Term". In recent years, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt has published books by Christopher Clark , Le Corbusier , Michael Kleeberg , Peter Merseburger , Wolfgang Pehnt , Holger Reiners , Thilo Sarrazin , Hans-Peter Schwarz , and Tiziano Terzani, for example .
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