Fake Books: The Art of Bibliophilic Deceit

Armin Müller Winterthur Collection
Publisher: Benteli
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English
Pages: 352
Measurements: 25.00 x 32.00 cm

Bourgeois scholarship as disguise: “Fake books” are objects that simulate the most important carriers of knowledge and culture by subverting fundamental functions such as visualization, information or entertainment. Most of these “book simulators” are beautiful containers, which serve for storing – or hiding – approximately everything. The viewer is always confronted by the discrepancy between appearance and being, between form and function.

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