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Das Kunstbuch. Association for the Promotion and Dissemination of Artist’s Books

The purpose of the association Das Kunstbuch is to build a network of artists, collectives, self-publishers, small publishing houses, antiquarian booksellers, libraries, institutions, printing houses and all those dedicated to the medium of the printed book. Artists’ books constitute, in contrast to catalogues or monographs, autonomous and democratic works of art. The aim of the association is to disseminate and promote artists’ books in order to heighten the appreciation and visibility of this field.  


Your membership fee for the year 2019 will support the association in order to:

  • Plan and realize the first Vienna Art Book Fair 2019 (more information will be available from January 2019)
  • Realize the extensive cataloguing of the association’s art book library. From January 2019, the online catalogue will be available on the website and the library in Graz (Austria) can be visited upon request
  • Support young artists to realize their first publishing projects

Membership Benefits 2018/19* include:

  • Invitations and opportunities to participate in low priced workshops, invitation to events and exhibitions on the subject of the artists’ book/publishing
  • Free consultation and support for all questions regarding the subject artist’s book/publishing
  • Assistance in searches for artists’ books that are out of print
  • Networking opportunities via the social media channels of Das Kunstbuch
  • The opportunity to actively contribute to the planning of our annual programme
  • Free of charge access to the library of the association (upon request, from January 2019)
  • A 20% discount on all orders via the website of the Verlag für moderne Kunst, a 10% discount on purchases at Harpune Verlag, and a 10% discount at Backbonebooks 
*a full summary of benefits is available on the association’s website

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Membership 2018/19

FRIEND  | 50€/35€*

Includes a surprise gift

*discount available for pupils, students, artists, people on maternity/paternity leave, as well as job seekers

FRIEND SILVER | 120€

FRIEND SILVER Members will receive the following publications: Michalis Pichler, Moritz Grünke, Yaiza Camps: Publishing Manifestos, Miss Read, Berlin 2018 and two Moby Dick Filets (a limited edition of 460 numbered copies), Harpune Verlag, Vienna.

As an additional bonus, you will receive the limited-edition exhibition catalogue Douglas Huebler. November 1968/2018 that will be published accompanying the exhibition of the same title in Graz (November 2018).


FRIEND GOLD | 250€

FRIEND GOLD Members will receive a selection of four exquisite artist’s books over the course of the year 2019.

As an additional bonus, you will receive the limited-edition exhibition catalogue Douglas Huebler. November 1968/2018 that will be published accompanying the exhibition of the same title in Graz (November 2018).


FRIEND PATRON | ab 500€

Supporting Member

As a Supporting Member, you play an important role in helping us to support young artists to realize their first publishing projects (or artists’ books).

Associate members (FRIEND) and supporting members (FRIEND PATRON) are not entitled to vote in the General Assembly

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We greatly appreciate your support!

Through your membership, you will officially join the circle of bibliophiles and you will make a significant contribution to the dissemination and promotion of the artists’ book.

On behalf of the association Marlene Obermayer, founder and chairwoman of Das Kunstbuch would like to thank you wholeheartedly.