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Title The book cover in the Weimar Republic = Buchumschläge in der Weimarer Republik / Jürgen Holstein (ed.) ; English translation: Alta L. Price
Published Köln Taschen, 2015


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Description 451 pages : numerous color illustrations ; 33 cm
Summary "The years between the First and Second World Wars in Germany are famed for their cultural boom. With Berlin as its epicenter, the Weimar Republic was replete with ground-breaking literature, philosophy, and art. At the heart of this intellectual and creative hub were some of the most outstanding and forward-thinking book designs in history. Book Covers in the Weimar Republic assembles 1,000 of the most striking examples from this golden age of publishing activity and innovation. Based on the remarkable collection of Jürgen Holstein and his rare collectible Blickfang, it combines an unparalleled catalog of dust jackets and bindings with Holstein's introduction to the leading figures and particular energy of the Weimar publishing age. 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 particular cultural history is at once a testament to an irretrievable period of promise and a celebration of the ambition, inventiveness, and beauty of the book"--Publisher's website
Notes Based on: Blickfang : Bucheinbände und Schutzumschläge Berliner Verlage 1919-1933 / Jürgen Holstein, self-published, 2005
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In German and English
Subject Holstein, Jürgen, 1936- -- Art collections.
Book cover art -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Book covers -- Private collections.
Book covers -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Publishers and publishing -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1918-1933.
Author Holstein, Jürgen, 1936-
LC no. 2016417299
ISBN 3836549808 (
9783836549806 (
Other Titles Buchumschläge in der Weimarer Republik
OTHER TI Book cover in the Weimar Republic
Book cover in the Weimar Republic. German