Künstlerbücher und Editionen

Artists’ books and editions

The Prints and Drawings Department collects artists’ books, editions and books containing original graphic works as well as special editions as a specific area of contemporary Swiss art from the end of the 19th century to the present day.
Karl Gerstner an seinem 80sten Geburtstag

Karl Gerstner

The Karl Gerstner archive is held by the National Library’s Prints and Drawings Department. It is an exceptional resource for research into the internationally renowned Swiss designer of commercial art and typography.
Daniel Spoerri an seinem 80sten Geburtstag

Daniel Spoerri

The Daniel Spoerri archive is housed at the National Library and is an exceptional source for research into the internationally renowned artist as well as art in the second half of the 20th century.
Doris et Serge Stauffer, 1982, photo : Isabelle Wettstein. Bibliothèque nationale suisse, Cabinet des estampes, Archives Serge et Doris Stauffer

Doris and Serge Stauffer

The archives of Doris and Serge Stauffer, which are held by the Prints and Drawings Department of the NL, are a valuable resource for research into the socio-cultural and artistic movements and the women’s movement in Switzerland in the 1960s and 1970s.