The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic


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The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic features some of the most outstanding and forward-thinking book designs that were created during the years between the First and Second World Wars in Germany. With Berlin as its epicenter, the Weimar Republic was replete with ground-breaking literature, philosophy, and art. 

This book assembles 1,000 of the most striking examples - from children’s books to novels in translation, bold designs for political literature to minimalist artist monographs. Based on the collection of Jürgen Holstein and his rare collectible Blickfang, it combines images of dust jackets and bindings with Holstein’s introduction to the leading figures and particular energy of the Weimar publishing age. Essays discuss the aesthetic and cultural context of the fourteen years in which a innovation would flourish, only to be trampled, burned, or driven out of the country with the rise of National Socialism.

- Text in English and German
- Hardbound
- 452 pages, 10 x 12.6 x 2 in.
- Illustrated throughout in color
- 2015

SKU: 31160

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