Jun 17, 2024

Awarded by the Stiftung Buchkunst:

The book Sabina, Rekonstruktion einer Recherche (Reconstructing a Research) is one of the Most Beautiful German Books of 2024

Link to the book Sabina, Rekonstruktion einer Recherche (Reconstructing a Research)

Link to the jury statement (german only)

Sabina, Rekonstruktion einer Recherche
(Reconstructing a Research)
Text, photography, concept: Wiebke Elzel

Design: arc, Timo Grimberg

Lithography: Carsten Humme

Production: DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg 


16,4 × 23,5 cm, 416 pages,

194 Color- and s/w-photographs,

Textem Verlag, Hamburg, 2023
hardcover, 44,00 €

ISBN: 978–3–86485–290–9

Bookshop Bücherbogen in Berlin:
Release Night June 17, 2024

At the competition organized by the Stiftung Buchkunst, two expert juries select the 25 most beautiful books of the year in a multi-stage process. The books are exemplary in design, conception, and craftsmanship, showcasing a wide range of creative and production possibilities. Five books are awarded in each of the following five categories: “General Literature,” “Scientific Books, Professional Books, School and Textbooks,” “Guides, Non-Fiction,” “Art Books, Photo Books, Exhibition Catalogs,” and “Children’s Books, Young Adult Books.”

On June 17, 2024, the 25 award winners were announced at the Bücherbogen bookstore in Berlin.

The award ceremony will take place on September 6, 2024 at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main.