This exhibition aims to shed light on the development of childrens books in Vienna starting from the nineteenth century until 1938, and to place book art developments in their political, social, and economic contexts. The varied options for designing childrens books are documented for a period in which a childs view of the world was still opened up with the aid of picture books. The exhibition shows exhibits from the MAK Collection and objects from the Friedrich C. Heller Private Collection.
Guest Curator Friedrich C. Heller
Curator Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head of MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection
MAK Works on Paper Room / Focus Graphic Art In the MAK Works on Paper Room, the extensive inventory of the library and Works on Paper Collection will be showcased highlighting different aspects in a series of exhibitions. The themes from recent years are evidence of the diversity of the program, which arises from the complexity of the collection: from contemporary graphic design, posters, artists' books, and architecture projects, through to ornamental prints and color wood cuts. In the "Year of Graphic Art" 2009, the various aspects of graphic design - from poster, drawing, through to printed books - will shift to the center of attention.
Catalogue "Jugendschatz und Wunderscherlein. Book Art for children in Vienna 1890-1938", edtited by Peter Noever, with contributions by Friedrich C. Heller, Peter Noever, Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, MAK Studies 17, 104 pages, 24 MAK Design Shop