New exhibition

Black White Grey

from 23. March 2023

Picture Books without Colours

In picture books, the renunciation of colour is still a rare occurrence today. But they do exist, the colourless picture books. They impressively show how illustrators use the expressive power of lines, shapes, contours and contrasts to create original, captivating pictures that often have an aesthetic of their own and create a special atmosphere.

The exhibition, compiled from the library's international collection, presents outstanding examples from the last 20 years, including books by renowned artists such as Suzy Lee, Dedieu, Albertine and Einar Turkowski. 

You can find more information about the exhibition here.

We offer an accompanying program for school classes and groups to the exhibition (in German language).

Illustration: © Sandro Bassi, Alboroto Ediciones, S.A. de C.V., 2019