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                       1992

The architect Norbert W. Daldrop founds the publishing house on 20 August as the subsidiary of the agency avstudios GmbH.

Photo: Günther Ahner

Norbert W. Daldrop

                       1992

Körnerhaus in Stuttgart

And it takes off…

The Körner Haus in Stuttgart is the head office of the publishing house, by the traditional former site of the Schwäbische Tageszeitung (Swabian daily newspaper) and the printer Theodor Körner.

Photo: Frank Erber

                       1993

The first ISBN of the publishing house is assigned to the book of the landscape architect “Hans Luz: Vom Vorgartenmäuerle zum Grünen U” (From the Little Front Garden Wall to a Green U), which is published on the occasion of the International Garden Show (IGS).

Plan: Hans Luz

 Körnerhaus in Stuttgart

                       1994 

Körnerhaus in Stuttgart

In touch with the latest trends

On behalf of avedition, the renowned architecture critic Amber Sayah publishes the competition documentation for the New Museum on the Museum Island in Berlin.

Photo: Günther Ahner

                       1997

The first CD-ROMs about the star architects Le Corbusier, Richard Meyer and Aldo Rossi are released by avedition.

 CD-Figur

                       1997

 Erstklassik

The first classic

The first yearbook about trade fair design in the world. The series now totals 20 editions and is considered a “classic” (Novum 10/2006).

Book: "Temporary Buildings" by Karin Schulte

                       1999

The book about wine. Good.

The first luxury volume about new vineyard architecture in Bordeaux and the Napa Valley. It is awarded the international prize “Best Wine Book Photography”, true “eye candy” (Handelsblatt, 30.6.2000).

Book: "The Architecture of Wine" by Dirk Meyhöfer and Olaf Gollnek

 Buch zum Wein

                       2000

 Millenium

The flourishing baroque calls…

The publishing house relocates to the former seat of royal power Ludwigsburg.

                       2001

A lifestyle pioneer

The first book about “best designed hotels” is published, an absolute pioneer in the worldwide hype about designer hotels. 27 volumes and editions follow. ELLE praises them as “hotel guides for aesthetes” (3/2002).

 Hotels in Europa

                       2004

Plagiarius

Plagiarus award

to a copy pirated in China of the “red dot award: International Yearbook Communication Design”. The name of the forger remains unknown.

Bock: "red dot award: International Yearbook Communication Design 2002/2003" by Peter Zec

                       2004

Show me the Future

The engineer and architect Werner Sobek shows the way into the future of building with an exhibition and a book.

Book: "Show me the Future" by Werner Sobek
Rendering Mercedes-Benz Museum: UNStudio, Amsterdam.

 Mercedes-Benz Museum

                       2010

 PLOT

Specialist medium of the year

PLOT Magazine, distributed by avedition, edited by Janina Poesch, Sabine Marinescu and Rainer Häupl. So far 11 volumes have been published. Later it is joined by the magazine MUSEN.

                       2011

One of the most beautiful in the world

“Stuttgart City Library” by the Korean architect Eun Young Yi is published. The German Library Association names it as the “Library of the Year 2013”.

Book: "Stuttgart City Library", Photo: Stefan Müller

 Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart

                       2014

Gesellschafter

In best company

Dr. Petra Kiedaisch and Bettina Klett become shareholders. The publishing house moves back to Stuttgart, to the heart of the west and into an old publishing house built in 1901.

Photo: Günther Ahner

                       2015

Images of summer

Our beach photos from “El Arenal” go around the world and are named “images of the summer” and “works of art” (Sunday Times Magazine 08/2015).

Book: "El Arenal" by Dennis Orel and Oliver Kröning

 El Arenal

                       2017

 World

The world is not enough

Our international presence is widening again. With the sales partner ACC (London), the publishing house is extending its distribution network to no less than 140 countries.