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Book Cover in the Weimar Republic, The

Book Cover in the Weimar Republic, The

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Roaring Jackets:?The finest German publishing 1919?1933 ? 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. The Book Cover 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 J?rgen Holstein and his rare collectible Blickfang,?it combines an?unparalleled catalog of dust jackets and bindings?with Holsteins 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 childrens 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. ? Text in English and German


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