The Library of Unread Books
For over 10 years, Julius Deutschbauer has collected hundreds of books, all of which have a single characteristic in common: their owners would have liked to have read them, but never fulfilled their good intentions. Shown as part of Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, The Library of Unread Books explores the idea that today the number of books that are not read far exceeds the number that are.
The Print Center invites you to add your unread book to our growing collection. Just add it to our bookcase on the second floor and fill out the survey provided. At the end of the exhibition, the Library will travel to the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City.
In addition, Deutschbauer will be in residence at The Print Center from April 6 - 11 interviewing participants about their unread book. Please contact John Caperton, Curator at 215-735-6090 x3 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to schedule an interview with the artist.