The gift book in German is also the exhibition catalog 2018. The foreword and the table of contents are in English. In addition to 219 images and the winning pictures in the larger format, the art book contains chapters on the topics “Living with pictures”, “Collecting art”, “Art, wine, poetry” (wine meditation), “Exhibition concept” and a detailed guide for mindful and enjoyable viewing of art and colors. In addition, there are 35 haiku poems, images with art objects, photos of the exhibitions and illustrations included. The book also contains a chapter on the topic of the two Prelude exhibitions “Homage to William Turner and the Rhine Romance” and “Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Wolfgang Goethe”. There is also a section on the haiku event in Cologne.

Explore the art book for 2018 in full:


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There are two issues of the art book as follows:

  • a free copy, which we send to all artists participants
  • the publisher’s issue with the ISBN 978-3-96103-437-6

Art lovers can purchase the book worldwide in bookstores or from online retailers.

The book can be found in various online stores. And it will be distributed via the German library network! It is cataloged in the German National Library.

The art book 2018 in our German online journal:

In addition in our German online journal “Bernsteinrose”, the art book will be shared in the context of a greeting or congratulation, or given away as a gift – free online book. A promotional button on the sidebar draws the attention of all readers to the art book.

Special new chapter about the following topics:

(Prelude and online events in 2017-18)

The best choice for translating into English (for example by Google Translate), because it is similar to German. You can visit our website to download and print the texts. 

Book participants can purchase any number of the book from the publisher at the reduced author’s price.

The book is based on the following traveling exhibitions: