29 January 2019
Jovis Verlag, founded in 1995 in Berlin, cooperates closely with international academic partners, cultural and business institutions as well as individual experts to publish approximately 60 new titles annually in the areas of urban studies and design, architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, contemporary art and photography. Among the 500 titles currently in print are several works that influence current discussions in architecture such as those about new models of living, interacting with post-War Modernism or bottom-up strategies in urban development.
Birkhäuser, founded in 1879 and part of De Gruyter since 2012, publishers in architecture, design and landscape architecture. Birkhäuser publishes over 100 new titles every year, including those by key authors and architects such as Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Andrea Deplazes, Herzog & de Meuron and Peter Zumthor.
Within the context of the cooperation, De Gruyter has acquired Jovis Verlag from its publisher and founder Jochen Visscher, who will remain closely involved as an advisor both to Jovis and to De Gruyter.
Doris Kleilein, an experienced architect and journalist, has been Editorial Director at Jovis Verlag since May 2018, and will maintain this position going forward. She will work closely with her new colleagues Ulrich Schmidt (Editorial Director Birkhäuser) and Pipa Neumann (Editorial Director Arts / Deutscher Kunstverlag). Jovis Verlag will remain at its current offices at Kurfürstenstrasse 15/16 in Berlin and the brand will be maintained and strengthened.