Artist’s Book & Treasures in The Royal Library 2017

The Royal Library in Copenhagen

During our art journey to Denmark we have visited The Royal Library in Copenhagen. There we have seen wonderful exhibition: “Treasures in The Royal Library”. It’s shows books written in 800-900 years, manuscripts and first printed book in Europe, also manuscript of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, handwritten texts of Hans Christian Andersen and Karen Blixen.

The Heart Book, 1550. Oldest Danish Manuscript

Gerda Ritzmann-Luger, 2011. Artist’s Book from the Triennial

When I was looking on such wonderful books, created many year ago, I was thinking about an artist’s books, about our time, about what new we invented in an artist’s book or in book layout… or we invented something new? Here, in this small exhibition of Treasures, I have found late artist’s book roots. Here I have found artists who created Book with Love, I found Book as an Art.

Dunhuang Roll, Buddhist Scroll, 800-900 AD

Elena Panayotova, 2002. Artist’s Book from the Triennial


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