For the past five years, flowing and fluid materials and fine particles have been the artistic themes that Nora Schattauer addresses. She made a name for herself above all with her experimental work with wax, rubber or mineral salt solutions. Parallel to her works on canvas and paper, she has made artists' books that, as one-offs, deal with the same themes. These are not sketch-books, but autonomous pictorial worlds, with media that reflect their own production and are also a body of work in their own right. This catalogue accompanies the exhibition Nora Schattauer: Prima Vista Artist's Books at Museum Burg Wissem, Troisdorf, September-October 2007.