Navigation and service

Bildfabriken. Infografik 1920–1945. Fritz Kahn, Otto Neurath et al.

A temporary exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library in Leipzig
8 September 2017 – 7 January 2018

As early as 100 years ago an image-based "language" that used pictures for universal understanding was developed in typography, science and graphics. "Words separate, pictures unite," was the motto of the new visual imagery of Otto Neurath, one of the masterminds of popular infographics.

The exhibition highlights the rediscovery and profiling of the picture as a source of information and communication in the early 20th century. The main focus has been placed on the two visual concepts of Halle-based physician Fritz Kahn and Viennese science theorist Otto Neurath.. Besides publications from the rich collection of the German National Library, the exhibition features unique inventories from US and British archives. (Graphic: Kay Bachmann)

Free admission
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00, Thursday 10:00 – 20:00, public holidays 10:00 – 18:00

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

Logo Kulturstiftung des Bundes


In cooperation with the University of Erfurt






Last update: 19.09.2017

This Page

Schriftbanner mit Deutscher Nationalbibliothek Leipzig, Frankfurt am Main