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20 Years of Cultural History about 20th Century‘s Media Technology (1994 - 2013)
20th Anniversary: 2013

Since 1994 we have published twelve volumes so far 
on the cultural history of media and film technology.
You may get an inpression from our sales pages for physical books at amazon.de

Update: We just started publishing e-books with our two new platform partners:
KAGI from Berkeley (Ca., USA) and BEAM ebooks from Berlin (Germany).
Ebook files in pdf format (DRM Free) are eady for text search and hence for online translations.

Don't hesitate the German taste and smell, it will NOT bite you and 
you may come back into save English speaking harbours anytime...
You can even use your existing amazon.com or amazon.co.uk account
to buy our book titles at amazon.de.

All previous volumes and all back issues are still available as archive copies. 
Please check with us if you‘re  interested. All contributed articles are published in their original language. Hence, most of our book titles contain English articles, too. 


Our latest book releases :



On the history of Magnetic Tape Technology:

Friedrich Engel • Gerhard Kuper • Frank Bell • Wulf Münzner

ZEITSCHICHTEN / Time Layers:
Magnetic Tape Technology as a cultural carrier:
Biographies of Inventors and their Inventions

THIRD EDITION 2013

CHRONOLOGY OF MAGNETIC TAPE TECHNOLOGY
and its use in broadcast, television, music, film and video production

Volume 9/3.2013 of the book series "Weltwunder der Kinematographie —
Beiträge zu einer Kulturgeschichte der Film-, und Medientechnik", 
edited by Joachim Polzer. (first edition 2007, 2nd edition 2010)
708 pages, more than 800 illustrations/photos/tables in b/w and color, 
published by Polzer, Potsdam

Available only as electronic release („eBook“):

NEW: ebook edition @ Beam-Store (Berlin, Germany) as pdf download 
[external Link]





The Legacy of Peter K. Burkowitz:
80 YEARS OF SOUND RECORDING

Peter K. Burkowitz
in conversation with Engel • Kuper • Bell • Polzer

Volume 1.2012 of the new book series
„ACHTUNG: AUFNAHME ! 
Gespräche zur Medienpraxis des 20. Jahrhunderts“
edited by Joachim Polzer, 218 pages,
ISBN 3-934535-30-5, ISBN-13  978-3-934535-30-5

book info sheet (e-flyer) as .pdf file
book sample: „Tonkunst, Tonkünstler, Tonmeister“ (introduction) as .pdf file


NEW: ebook edition @ KAGI-Store (Berkeley, Ca., USA) with optional CD back-up [external Link]

NEW: ebook edition @ Beam-Store (Berlin, Germany) as pdf download 
[external Link]



Siegfried Zielinski
Zur Geschichte des Videorecorders
HISTORY OF VIDEO RECORDING

A German classic in media studies from 1985.
All new edition 2010.

Volume 10.2010 of the book series "Weltwunder der Kinematographie —
Beiträge zu einer Kulturgeschichte der Film- und Medientechnik", 
edited by Joachim Polzer; 544 pages
ISBN 3-934535-29-1, ISBN-13  978-3-934535-29-9

Our catalogue page at amazon.de
book info sheet (e-flyer) as .pdf file


NEW: ebook edition @ KAGI-Store (Berkeley, Ca., USA) with optional CD back-up [external Link]

NEW: ebook edition @ Beam-Store (Berlin, Germany) as pdf download 
[external Link]




On the history of Magnetic Tape Technology:

Friedrich Engel • Gerhard Kuper • Frank Bell • Wulf Münzner

ZEITSCHICHTEN / Time Layers:
Magnetic Tape Technology as a cultural carrier:
Biographies of Inventors and their Inventions

SECOND EDITION 2010

CHRONOLOGY OF MAGNETIC TAPE TECHNOLOGY
and its use in broadcast, television, music, film and video production

Volume 9/2.2010 of the book series "Weltwunder der Kinematographie —
Beiträge zu einer Kulturgeschichte der Film- und Medientechnik", 
edited by Joachim Polzer. (first edition 2007)
ISBN 3-934535-28-3, ISBN-13  978-3-934535-28-2
706 pages, more than 800 illustrations/photos/tables, hard cover,
3.896 annotations (end notes), large size book format A 4,
about 5 pounds heavy,
published by Polzer, Potsdam

Our catalogue page at amazon.de
Press info text  as .pdf file
book info sheet (e-flyer) as .pdf file
TOC of Second Edition as .pdf file
brief biographies of the four authors as .pdf file
book sample 1 as .pdf file
book sample 2 as .pdf file


NEW: ebook edition @ KAGI-Store (Berkeley, Ca., USA) with optional CD back-up [external Link]

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• Die Entstehung des Tonfilms
THE EMRGENCE OF TALKING MOVIES
Harald Jossé. Die Entstehung des Tonfilms.
The Emergence of Talking Movies.
Beitrag zu einer faktenorientierten Mediengeschichtsschreibung.
A contribution towards a fact-oriented media history.
ISBN 3-934535-23-2, 312 pages, softcover, reprint edition,
A German classic in media studies from 1984.
published by Polzer, Potsdam.

Unsere Katalogseite bei amazon.de. 
Hier erhalten Sie unser Buchtitel-Informationsblatt als pdf-Datei 

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Eberhard Nuffer
• Filmschnitt und Schneidetisch
FILM EDITING AND FILM EDITING MACHINES
(Filmschnitt und Schneidetisch), 248 pages, by Eberhard Nuffer,
If you are interested in classical film editing techniques and their underlaying equipment history, this is a book for you. 248 pages.

NEW: ebook edition @ KAGI-Store (Berkeley, Ca., USA) with optional CD back-up [external Link]

NEW: ebook edition @ Beam-Store (Berlin, Germany) as pdf download 
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Previous Volumes / Back Issues:


• Special Issue 2004 (10th anniversary): 
Eduard Schüller and his magnetophones - Telefunken in Wedel (1955 - 1964)
by Gerhard Kuper, on the inventor of the audio tape recording (magnetophone) machine and AEG-Telefunken's German manufacturing site in the city of Wedel.

• Volume 8.2004: The History of the Film Editing Machines 
 A SHORT HISTORY 
OF CINEMA FILM
POST-PRODUCTION

On the history of the film laboratory:

written by Paul Read, in English, published as 90 pages article (with a lot of illustrations)
as part of Volume 8.2006, on motion picture film laboratory history
Read more on this book title at our amazon.de sales page
• Volume 7.2003: The History of the Film Editing Machines 
(Filmschnitt und Schneidetisch), 248 pages, by Eberhard Nuffer,
If you are interested in classical film editing techniques and their underlaying equipment history, this is a book for you. 248 pages.

• Volume 6.2002: The Rise and Fall of Talking Movies - The Future of Cinema: 24p?DVD-Video supplement optional, contains several English articles, two by Walter Murch on the future of cinema, 512 pages, hardcover.

• Volume 5.1999: The Agfacolor Story & Early Digital Cinema Sound
includes also the history of digitral cinema sound, written in English by Ute Frindik. 
208 pages, hardcover.

• Volume 4.1997: VistaVision - the whole story, 
the VistaVision story wirtten in English by Christen Yasko.

• Volume 3.1996: SOUND - of the Cinema

• Volume 2.1995: This is Cinerama

• Volume 1.1994: The 70-mm-gauge and its history

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