The Kiosk (Der Kiosk)


The Kiosk (Der Kiosk)
From an exquisite magnificent building to a run-of-the-mill store

Since Egyptian antiquity, the kiosk has undergone numerous cultural and historical transformations. To this day, architectural language refers to a freestanding pavilion open on several sides, originally located in palace gardens, as a kiosk. Starting from the 18th century, the development from exquisite building to mondial sales store began. Especially in the 20th century, this step is finally completed to the ordinary kiosk, which is spread all over the world. But how will the kiosk develop in the future? Does the kiosk have a future at all? Arthur Engelbert, a media scientist with a post-doctoral degree, answers these questions and presents a new perspective on the kiosk in the form of the Tokyo reading kiosk.

Hardcover | 138 pages
Tectum Verlag 2023
ISBN 978-3-8288-4918-1

The book is part of the series Scientific contributions from Tectum Verlag: Art History (Volume 17).