Hardly another collection is as dedicated to the interconnection between literature and the visual arts as that of Brigitte and Gerhard Hartmann from Lindau on Lake Constance. In addition to the subtly balanced dialogues between text and image, the cassettes designed by the best bookbinders in the country are a further focus of the collection. The cassettes provide protection for the broad range of materials and documents that accumulate during the production of literature and art. Upon opening the cassettes, the viewer can expect many unique discoveries: manuscripts, printing blocks, ceramics, letters, blocks of granite, dancing shoes, books, sketches, etchings, and much more. Each cassette is simultaneously a jewel and a treasure chest, as well as a secure archive for documents and works by such a wide variety of authors and visual artists as, among others, Andreas Altmann, Hans Georg Bulla, Michael Donhauser, Ulrike Draesner, Eckhard Froeschlin, Eugen Gomringer, Heinrich Gillis Görtz, Bettina Haller, Kerstin Hensel, Madeleine Heublein, Karl-Georg Hirsch, Katja Lange-Müller, Peter Marggraf, Angelika Overath, Steffen Popp, Monika Rinck, et al.