Bourgeois scholarship as disguise: ¬ìFake books¬î are objects that simulate the most important carriers of knowledge and culture by subverting fundamental functions such as visualization, information or entertainment. Most of these ¬ìbook simulators¬î are beautiful containers, which serve for storing ¬ñ or hiding ¬ñ approximately everything. The viewer is always confronted by the discrepancy between appearance and being, between form and function.
Armin M√ºller has collected book dummies of very different sizes, styles and provenances from different eras: art-historically valuable, technically sophisticated and historically exciting pieces, but also kitsch of all kinds. The imaginative and creative richness of camou-flage and illusion seems to be inexhaustible.