Kafka in Artist BooksTally sticks, anatomy textbooks, neon signs, disguised publications, gravestones, novels or love letters: for more than 5, years now people have been recording their knowledge about the world, their messages and impressions using written characters. Before writing was invented, people passed information from generation to generation by word of mouth, whereas writing, book printing and computers then allowed knowledge to be stored in a lasting form. The permanent exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing provides a brief history of human media based on the three media innovations. The permanent exhibition has been designed as a "world of experience" to encourage exploration of earlier forms of communication, memory and writing systems, "old" book forms, recording methods and medieval book art which re-examine the historical achievement of Johannes Gutenberg , to open up "worlds of reading", to report on censorship in its different forms and to present masterpieces of modern book art. The intention is for visitors to the exhibition to actively explore the A to Z of 19th century industrialisation milestones and the rapid development of media from the start of the 20th century right up to the present day when the book has relinquished its role as the primary medium and now has to compete with radio, television and digital media.
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The German Museum of Books and Writing is the oldest book culture museum in the world, and also one of the most important with regard to the scope and quality of its collection. Serving as a showcase for the German National Library, the museum's new permanent exhibition provides an insight into years of media history. Entitled "Characters - Books - Networks: From Cuneiform to Binary Code", it spans everything from the rise of early writing systems via bookprinting with movable type through to the digital online world. The new display vault features a small selection of special collection items, ranging from medieval manuscripts and early Bible prints through to unique artists' books. The museum gallery is aimed at younger users aged between 6 and 16 in particular, here they can learn all about writing, books and paper in a more informal environment. Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:. Door width min.
The museum focuses on objects, documents and literature connected with the history of books, including paper, printing techniques, the art of illustration, and bookbinding. More opening hours. More admission. We don't have information about facilities of German Museum of Books and Writing. Deutscher Platz 1, Leipzig , Germany. Center on my location Directions Re-center map Enlarge map. We don't have any current exhibition data of German Museum of Books and Writing.
The book has shaped our culture and civilisation like no other medium. For centuries our knowledge about the world and its peoples has been stored, handed down and updated in books.
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Enter search term. Photo: Klaus-D. The book has shaped our culture like no other medium. For centuries, we have been storing our knowledge of the world in books. The task of the German Museum of Books and Writing at the German National Library is to collect, exhibit and scientifically process testimonies to the history of books, writing and media. As a vibrant venue for cultural education and an academic documentation centre for book culture and media history, we address both experts and the general public. We offer a varied exhibition program that links book and media history with current social issues; this is offered not only on our premises in Leipzig but also online and in the form of touring exhibitions.