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Universal. Reclams Jahrhundertidee – Leipzig 1867 bis 1990 // Temporary exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing // German National Library in Leipzig // 27 October 2017 to 3 June 2018 // Official opening: Thursday, 26 October 2017, 19:30

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Launched in 1867 in Leipzig, the Reclam Universal-Bibliothek (RUB) is at the heart of what the Reclam publishing house stands for and its modern idea of offering "literature for all". Low prices in combination with large print runs resulted in very wide distribution for the works. The German Museum of Books and Writing is devoting an exhibition to the 150th anniversary of the founding of the company by Anton Philipp Reclam.

Starting with the "Classic year" of 1867, selected exhibits from the Leipzig production premises – mostly items from the collection of Dr. habil. Hans-Jochen Marquardt, Halle (Saale) – highlight aspects of book design, technical production and marketing techniques, but also the topics of serviceman libraries or RUB in the German Democratic Republic.

Free admission
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00, Thursday 10:00 – 20:00, national holidays 10:00 - 18:00
Official opening: Thursday, 26 October 2017, 19:30
The exhibition will run from 27 October 2017 until 3 June 2018.

Bildfabriken. Infografik 1920–1945. Fritz Kahn, Otto Neurath et al. // A temporary exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library in Leipzig // 8 September – 7 January 2018

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As early as 100 years ago an image-based "language" that used pictures for universal understanding was developed in typography, science and graphics. "Words separate, pictures unite," was the motto of the new visual imagery of Otto Neurath, one of the masterminds of popular infographics.

The exhibition highlights the rediscovery and profiling of the picture as a source of information and communication in the early 20th century. The main focus has been placed on the two visual concepts of Halle-based physician Fritz Kahn and Viennese science theorist Otto Neurath.. Besides publications from the rich collection of the German National Library, the exhibition features unique inventories from US and British archives. (Graphic: Kay Bachmann)

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, in cooperation with the University of Erfurt

Free admission
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00, Thursday 10:00 – 20:00, public holidays 10:00 – 18:00
The exhibition will run until 7 January 2018.

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