Book Art

Painting/Graphics ‘Diplom’ degree course, Prof. Sabine Golde
Phone +49 (0)345 7751-646, golde(at)  burg-halle.  de


Books as works of art

Working with paper, text, typography, images and covers each represents an important element in an artistic approach to the field of book art. One of the tasks here is to render the interaction between word and image visible, to shape it and present it in book form in a manner appropriate to the contents, taking into account fine arts, literature and language concerns. Burg Giebichenstein is the only art school in Germany to offer a specialist course where book design are taught as artistic disciplines.

Book art is particularly important to storytellers as an optical and haptic form. Artists’ books are intimate spaces of words and images, form and colour, sound and silence.

Prof. Sabine Golde


Unterburg Giebichenstein (Lower Castle),
‘Kornhaus’ building
Seebener Straße 1, 06114 Halle

Course brochure

Book Art (PDF)