The multimedia exhibition von text » zu linie » zu klang: 30 Jahre Künstlerbücher von Alpha Presse (from text » to line » to sound: Thirty years of artist’s books from Alpha Presse) in the Herzog August Bibliothek featured selected artist’s books, book objects, and mixed media works from the publisher’s 30-year history.

Step by step, in continual motion, questions are asked and answers found. A book is a compilation of text and images; a book is a three-dimensional object to be held in the hands and leafed through; a book is a sculpture; a book is mere material, a body of colour, a body of text, a body of sound, a body of text and sound; a book is a film on the screen or the monitor; a book is life and transience, a continual process of work.

Alpha Presse was founded in 1985 by Wol Müller and Ralph Günther Mohnnau.