The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic Jürgen Holstein


Book Covers in the Weimar Republic assembles 1,000 of the most striking examples from this hub of publishing activity and innovation....

Artikelnummer: 9783836549806

The very finest in German publishing 1919-1933

The years between the First and Second World Wars are famed for the flowering of German culture. With Berlin as its epicenter, the period was replete with advanced science, passionate politics, and groundbreaking literature, philosophy, and art. At the heart of this intellectual and creative promise were some of the most outstanding book designs in modern history.

Book Covers in the Weimar Republic assembles 1,000 of the most striking examples from this hub of publishing activity and innovation. Based on the remarkable collection of Jürgen Holstein and his rare collectible Blickfangit combines an unparalleled catalog of dust jackets and bindings with Holstein’s introduction to the spirit and leading figures of Weimar publishing. Expert essays discuss the aesthetic and cultural context of these precious fourteen years, in which a freewheeling spirit would flourish, only to be trampled, burned, or driven out of the country with the rise of National Socialism.

From children’s books to novels in translation, bold designs for political literature to minimalist artist monographs, this is a dazzling line-up of typography, illustration, and graphic design at its most energetic and daring. Part reference compendium, part vintage visual feast for the eyes, this very particularcultural history is at once a testament to an irretrievable period of promise and acelebration of the ambition, inventiveness, and beauty of the book.

Hardcover, 25 x 31,7 cm, 452pages
Multilingual Edition: English, German
Leverbaar: 3 werkdagen


 
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