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Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #25

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A design by Emanuel Margold.

This post concludes the delve into back numbers of Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, the German periodical of art and decoration. Volume 25 covers the period from October 1909 to March 1909, and while the Internet Archive has further editions available they make a big jump after this number to 1923. The later editions are still interesting, of course, but in presentation and content they’re very different to what went before. Despite the text of these magazines being entirely German it’s been an education going through them not only for the detailed attention given to artists often passed over in books, but also for the articles reporting notable events in European art history as they happened. We have the Robarts Library of the University of Toronto to thank for having made these publications available.

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An illustration from a series by Carl Otto Czeschka for Die Nibelungen by Franz Keim.

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Belgian sculptor George Minne, one of the few sculptors classed among the Symbolists, is given an overview. The Fountain of Kneeling Youths (below) is the one piece always reproduced in books. Strained and slightly distorted figures were a recurrent feature in his work.

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Photos of the villa of Franz von Stuck in Munich, a Grecian palace of art which doesn’t look like a very comfortable home.

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And a design for Von Stuck’s bookplate from a series by Willi Geiger.

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Bookplates by Heinrich Vogeler.

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Fashion designs by F. Diveky.

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Previously on { feuilleton }
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #24
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #23
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #22
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #21
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #20
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #19
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #18
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #16
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #15
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #12
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #11
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #10: Turin and Vienna
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #10: Heinrich Vogeler
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #9
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #8
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #7
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #6
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #5
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #4
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #2
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration #1
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration
Keim & Czeschka’s Nibelungen
Jugend Magazine revisited

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by michelangelo

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    Nice works by Minne. You should do a post on Adolfo Wildt.

  2. #2 posted by Nick Hydra

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    Went ot the Wellcome Foundations ‘Dirt’ exhibition yesterday http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/exhibitions/dirt.aspx and came across this bit of design work by Von Stuck which I’d not seen before: http://www.wellcomecollection.org/idoccache/773db1c4-c8ba-4faf-8fd4-c8c47dbd4df6_2_0.jpg

    Also, this later version which is by WILLY PETZOLD who I’ve never heard of. Very nice though.http://www.postersplease.com/index.php?FAFs=6a4c2f923f82d743af84a79f9ec531f0&FAFgo=%2FAuctions%2FLotDetail&LotID=20537&sr=132&t=C&ts&AID=115

 


 

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