For Artron Art center, especially Artron Wall, however, physical books can be art – decorative, functional and contemporary. Inside Artron Art Center, a 30-meter-tall, 50-meter-long “Artron Wall,” a huge shelf of art books extending up a few floors. The wall, in the planning for eight years, took 18 months to design and build. It provides art lovers with some 50,000 art-themed books in 10 languages published by 2,000 publishers from around the world.
One highlight of the Artron Wall is the museum section, displaying more than 4,000 copies of art books published by some 100 museums, universities, art centers, galleries and foundations. Books published in China and Japan, mostly about Asian art, are on the left side of the wall while those published in Western countries – the United States, Europe and Australia – are presented in the right side. Professional docents help visitors get a better understanding of the masterpieces featured in the books. Readers can also use the art center’s intelligence guide system to check the books. Also featured are a collection of books on photography and a collection on Chinese ink paintings.