The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic | Buchumschläge der Weimarer Republik

ISBN: 9783836549806
Author(s): Jurgen Holstein
Format: hardback
Year published: 2015
Publisher: Taschen
Publisher Location: Cologne
Total Pages: 456
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour


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The very finest in German publishing 1919-1933 The period between the First and Second World Wars is well known 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. Amid the fervor of intellectual and creative activity, German publishers produced some of the most outstanding book designs in modern history. Book Covers of the Weimar Republic assembles 1,000 of the most striking examples from publishing of this period. Based on the remarkable collection of Jurgen Holstein and his rare collectible Blickfang, it combines an unparalleled catalog of dust jackets and bindings with Holstein’s introduction to Weimar publishing and profiles of key publishing figures of the time. Expert essays discuss the aesthetic and cultural context of the period. 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 particular cultural history is above all acelebration of the ambition, inventiveness and beauty of the book. Text in English and German


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