The German Museum of Books and Writing is presenting the "Illustrierte Idylle? Die Gartenlaube: Gesichter eines Massenblattes" exhibition in the vault of the German National Library in Leipzig. The next guided tour will be on Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 17:00.
When the Leipzig publisher Ernst Keil announced the publication of his "new publication for the home and family, .. for the young and old, for everybody..." 160 years ago, scarcely anyone was able to foresee the success and significance which Die Gartenlaube would later enjoy. Who would have thought that it would lay the foundations for the development of the modern glossy magazine? Through the Gartenlaube pictures, which occupy a special place in German press history, the gallery exhibition explores the production techniques and different facets of the mass-circulation publication.