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Edition Axel Menges founded 1994 by Axel Menges and Dorothea Duwe is an internationally active publishing company specialising in architecture, art and design. Most of its publications deal with works of the 20th and 21st century, but the company has also contributed significant publications on the achievements of previous centuries.

Edition Axel Menges
FounderAxel Menges
Country of originGermany
Headquarters locationFellbach
DistributionBrocom (Germany)
Gazelle Book Services (UK)
National Book Network (US)
Publication typesBooks
Nonfiction topicsarchitecture, art and design

Axel Menges is a graduated architect who studied at the Technical University of Berlin. After his degree he worked two years in the architecture office of Egon Eiermann and about 15 years for the publisher Gerd Hatje. Over the course of his professional life, he has been responsible for almost 500 publications dealing with architecture and design.

Dorothea Duwe, who studied German literature, philosophy and history at the Free University of Berlin was an editor for the Berlin publishing company Ernst & Sohn before she decided to join Axel Menges in founding Edition Axel Menges.

Edition Axel Menges publishes between 15 and 25 titles annually with a back catalogue of just over 200 titles. In the Opus series, Edition Axel Menges presents individual buildings of international significance together with texts by well-known authors, usually with specially commissioned photographs.


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