Hirmer Verlag

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Hirmer Verlag

legal form GmbH
founding 1948
Seat Munich
management Thomas Zuhr
Branch Art book publisher
Website www.hirmerverlag.de

The Hirmer Verlag is a German art book publisher based in Munich .

Publishing history

Pressehaus Bayerstraße 57–59, headquarters of the Hirmer Verlag

The publishing house was founded in 1948 by Max Hirmer and his wife Aenne under the name Society for Scientific Photography . It has been known as Hirmer Verlag since 1952 and began publishing books in the 1950s. After Max Hirmer, his son Albert Hirmer took over the management of the publishing house.

The publishing house has belonged to the newspaper publisher Dirk Ippen since 2011 . The management has been with Thomas Zuhr since 2009. Hirmer Verlag has its headquarters in the Pressehaus Bayerstraße 57-59 in Munich and is one of the leading national and international specialist publishers for art.

Publishing program

The publishing program ranges from books to painting, photography and architecture to sculpture, drawings, fashion and cultural history to scientific publication series and extensive catalogs of works. Since the 2000s, the publishing house has expanded its contemporary art area.

Exhibition catalogs are just as much a part of the publisher's program as author's books, which are often developed and implemented in-house over many years. The Hirmer collector's editions are also published regularly: original works that are numbered, signed and in limited editions.

International art

Most of the publications are in German, but there are now over 200 English-language titles in the program (status: 02/2016). The publisher is in cooperation with Thames & Hudson and the University of Chicago Press .

Golden Letter

In 2018 Hirmer Verlag received the Golden Letter , the highest award in the international competition Most Beautiful Books from All Over the World, for the volume Heimat, Handwerk and the Utopia of Everyday Life .

Individual evidence

  1. Aenne Hirmer is dead: Edited at the age of 95 , boersenblatt.net, July 11, 2017, accessed on July 11, 2017
  2. Barbara Scharioth: Publisher portrait : Hirmer in Munich. Unbroken joy. Rather by chance to the publisher. In: Börsenblatt des Deutschen Buchhandels , 34/1978, special issue art, pp. 14–15.
  3. Book Market , No. 6, June 2011, p. 17.
  4. Börsenblatt des Deutschen Buchhandels , 45/2009, p. 39.
  5. Hirmer, art book specialist launches imprint for English-speaking markets. In: buchreport.express , No. 41, October 14, 2010, p. 14.
  6. ^ Börsenblatt: Hirmer book wins Golden Letter

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