Exteriors | Banned Books

Marta Minujín installed a towering new architectural installation in Germany called The Parthenon of Books. Constructed as a scaffold replica of the famous Greek temple, the art piece is covered in 100,000 copies of banned books. Currently on view in Kassel, Germany, the work is part of a 100-day art exhibition called Documenta 14.

The artist worked with students from Kassel University to find over 150 historically banned titles worldwide, and then enlisted help from the public to gather donated copies. The books are wrapped in a protective plastic coating – shielding them from the elements and allowing visitors to identify each book. The art piece will be on view through mid-Septemeber.

Julie Rose