Gerhard Altenbourg (1926–1989) lived and worked in Altenburg, Thuringia, almost his entire life. His drawings and prints form an oeuvre of great artistic significance. In the wake of recent acquisitions, Dresden's Kupferstich-Kabinett (Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs) has now compiled a complete catalog of the plethora of Altenbourg works it holds. In a first, his twelve artist books are reproduced in their entirety and in color. This includes such central works as "Dulce et Decorum," in which Altenbourg tried to come to terms with his traumatic wartime experiences, or "Jauchzer Juchzer Jachzer," whose playful, filigree texture points us to the artist's affinity to Dada. Essays by renowned authors shed new light on the broad spectrum of Altenbourg's book art. Their changing appearance, cover design, and calculated use of different types of paper speak to his great feel for materiality. Complementing Altenbourg's bold color compositions, these features lend a sensuous touch to these highly personal artefacts.