The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic

4.35 avg rating
( 17 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9783836549806: The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Roaring Jackets: The very finest in 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 weresome of the most outstanding and forward-thinking book designs in history.Book Covers in the Weimar Republicassembles1,000 of the most striking examples from this hub of publishing activity and innovation.Based on the remarkable collection of Jurgen Holstein and his rare collectibleBlickfang, it combines anunparalleled catalog of dust jackets and bindingswith Holstein s introduction to the spirit and leading figures of Weimar publishing. Expert essays discuss the aesthetic and cultural context of theseprecious 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 oftypography, illustration, and graphic design at its most energetic and daring. Part reference compendium, part vintage visual feast for the eyes, this very particularcultural historyis at once a testament to an irretrievable period of promise and acelebration of the ambition, inventiveness, and beauty of the book. Text in English and German "

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Last week I brought TASCHEN's gorgeous new collection The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic to the art department of the publishing house where I work. I left the book out on a table and watched as my colleagues drifted over, crowded around and riffled through it. "So many ideas to rip off," muttered one well-known book jacket designer. "Would you mind, just, leaving this here for a while?" pleaded another. An art director put it in simpler terms: "Daa-amn." I knew I was chumming the waters. This book is, in the parlance of my profession, total eye candy. The work is stunning, and there's a whole lot of it: over a thousand distinct (and distinctly interesting) book covers, jackets and bindings for books in a variety of genres. It turns out that Weimar, that creative caldron of philosophy, literature, painting and music, also cooked up a renaissance in the book arts, a golden age of book cover design. Who knew? The release of a monograph such as this one is a big deal for designers like us, important not only because the work that The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic comprises is so inspiring aesthetically, but also because these designs present a new historical context for our own contemporary covers. Reading this encyclopedia of interwar-years German books, we are introduced to the discomfiting fact that many of the tools we thought to be uniquely ours -- the gestures and rhetorical flourishes we deploy on our own covers and jackets -- are in fact old hat."--Peter Mendelsund "- The New York Times Book Review "

"It is almost impossible to do justice to the richness of this selection, which gives us a clear sense of the explosion of energy in publishing during the Weimar period. [...] this book weighs two and half kilos, but every gram is worth it."--The Times Literary Supplement

About the Author:

J rgen Holstein was born in Berlin in 1936. Following an apprenticeship in an antiquarian book store he founded his own bookshop in 1966, specialized in 20th century art history and literature. Holstein's own publications include a book on the cover designs of George Salter and the bestseller Blickfang, which presented outstanding examples of Berlin-based book design under the Weimar Republic. Since German reunification, Holstein has been particularly active in preserving visual culture artifacts of the former GDR. His extensive archive of artworks, objects, books, catalogs, and posters from this period is now housed in the Getty Center, Los Angeles.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Holstein, Jurgen
Published by Taschen GmbH (2015)
ISBN 10: 3836549808 ISBN 13: 9783836549806
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taschen GmbH, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # HU-9783836549806

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 25.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Holstein, Jürgen
Published by TASCHEN
ISBN 10: 3836549808 ISBN 13: 9783836549806
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description TASCHEN. Hardcover. Condition: New. 3836549808 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|DTH. Seller Inventory # DTH-S-9783836549806

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 37.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Holstein, Jürgen
Published by TASCHEN (2015)
ISBN 10: 3836549808 ISBN 13: 9783836549806
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description TASCHEN, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 3836549808

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 42.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Jürgen Holstein
Published by TASCHEN (2015)
ISBN 10: 3836549808 ISBN 13: 9783836549806
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description TASCHEN, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M3836549808

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 43.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Holstein, Jürgen
Published by TASCHEN
ISBN 10: 3836549808 ISBN 13: 9783836549806
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description TASCHEN. Hardcover. Condition: New. 3836549808 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 5-8 Business days worldwide delivery. Seller Inventory # DG#K436124

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 43.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.80
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Jurgen Holstein
ISBN 10: 3836549808 ISBN 13: 9783836549806
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. 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 literatur.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 452 pages. 2.588. Seller Inventory # 9783836549806

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 47.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Holstein, Jürgen
ISBN 10: 3836549808 ISBN 13: 9783836549806
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: Taschen Verlag | Format: Hardback | Language/Sprache: german/deutsch | 2593 gr | 324x259x45 mm | 452 pp. Seller Inventory # K9783836549806

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 44.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.28
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Holstein, Jürgen
Published by TASCHEN
ISBN 10: 3836549808 ISBN 13: 9783836549806
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description TASCHEN. Hardcover. Condition: New. 3836549808. Seller Inventory # Z3836549808ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 48.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Holstein, Jürgen
Published by TASCHEN
ISBN 10: 3836549808 ISBN 13: 9783836549806
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description TASCHEN. Hardcover. Condition: New. 3836549808. Seller Inventory # Z3836549808ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 48.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Holstein, Jürgen
Published by TASCHEN
ISBN 10: 3836549808 ISBN 13: 9783836549806
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description TASCHEN. Hardcover. Condition: New. 3836549808. Seller Inventory # Z3836549808ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 48.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book