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Kulturbuch quadratur | 4 (2002)

Stadt, Blicke

Kulturbuch quadratur | 3 (2000)


Kulturbuch quadratur | 2 (2000)

Eros und Sinnlichkeit

Kulturbuch quadratur | 1 (1999)


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Kulturbuch quadratur
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Kulturbuch quadratur was a member of the Eurozine network from January 1999 to March 2004.

The cultural book quadratur is published twice a year. In each volume, a main subject is discussed by artists, journalists, writers and scientists in different fields of specialization. The authors are asked for readability and understandable essays. In each edition, an illustrated reading-book is presented, that links science, culture and an interested publicity.

quadratur is published by FKO publishing house. FKO is an abreviation of the editors Torsten Fremer, Marcus S. Kleiner and Holger Ostwald. The new publishing house understands itself as a cultural one. Its aim is to promote an interdisciplinary analysis with actual subjects of the cultural discourse.

quadratur is available in every bookshop in Germany within 24 hours. quadratur is also represented at exhibitions and events that are close to our particular subject themes . Please ask for a list of our events and the press reports or visit us at our homepage ( that offers a detailed impression of our activities.

quadratur ist eine halbjährlich erscheinende Kulturbuchreihe. In jedem Band wird den Lesern ein Schwerpunktthema aus zahlreichen Perspektiven präsentiert. Zu den Autoren gehören Künstler, Journalisten, Literaten sowie Wissenschaftler verschiedener Fachrichtungen. Diese werden gebeten, sich um Lesbarkeit und Verständlichkeit ihrer Texte zu bemühen. Mit jeder Ausgabe von quadratur entsteht ein bebildertes Lesebuch, das eine Brücke schlägt zwischen Wissenschaft, Kultur und einer interessierten Öffentlichkeit.

quadratur erscheint im FKOVerlag. FKO steht als Abkürzung für die Namen der Herausgeber Torsten Fremer, Marcus S. Kleiner und Holger Ostwald. Der junge Verlag versteht sich als Kulturverlag, der mit seinen Publikationen eine interdisziplinäre Auseinandersetzung mit aktuellen Themen unserer Kultur leisten möchte.

quadratur in der Öffentlichkeit
quadratur ist in jeder Buchhandlung Deutschlands innerhalb von 24 Stunden zu beziehen. Auch bei Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen, die sich thematisch in der Nähe unserer jeweiligen Schwerpunkte bewegen, zeigen wir Präsenz.

Daneben hat sich quadratur bei der Organisation und Durchführung eigener Kulturevents einen guten Namen gemacht. Fordern Sie eine Liste unserer Veranstaltungen und einen Pressespiegel an oder besuchen Sie uns einfach im Internet unter Die Internetseiten von quadratur sind Bestandteil unseres Konzeptes und bieten Ihnen einen ausführlichen Einblick in unsere Aktivitäten.

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Networks of the media

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How globalisation changes the medialandscape. [more]


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Der Dreck, die Stadt und der Tod

The motif of the 'city' is a source of constant interpretation and re-interpretation in literature. Kleiner looks at prose by Thomas Bernhard, Sibylle Berg und Rolf Dieter Brinkmann amongst others to look at the way they describe "their" cities. Are they real, or merely imagined? And where are the boundaries? [more]


Christoph Bieber

Adidas, Nike, and the origins of athletic fashion

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Und täglich drückt der Fußballschuh.

Ausgewählte Standardsituationen

.. [more]


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The 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
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