In its beginnings, and well until the renaissance, book production met high design and often artistic demands. Artists of the (not only) European avant-gardes as well as of contemporary contexts have turned again to the book as an obviously challenging and captivating medium.

Questions and topics:

–> Basics and central concepts of the research on book illumination.

–> Exemplary studies of selected examples across the centuries.

–> The reawakened interest in the artist's book (since the 1970s) – which has not diminished to this day.

–> The interaction of text and image, or the medial capabilities of the book.

­–> The subject of generating, representing, and mediating of cognition, or that of the interplay between aesthesis and aesthetics.

Research Fields

word – image – media; image-, text-, sign-theories; Evoking a Sign