{ feuilleton }

Avatar

• • • Being a journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.


 

Buchschmuck und Flächenmuster by Max Benirschke

benirschke01.jpg

A recent arrival at the Internet Archive was this collection of Art Nouveau book decorations by Max Benirschke (1880–1961). Very welcome it is too, although I wish it had been accompanied by its companion volumes from Koloman Moser and Carl Otto Czeschka. The three books formed a series, Die Quelle (The Source), a Viennese equivalent of the design books produced by Alphonse Mucha and others in France. Both the Benirschke and Moser books have been available from Dover Publications at one time or another but the Benirschke one seems now to be out of print. There’s more about Die Quelle and its artists (plus related subjects) at the excellent Vienna Secession. Benirschke’s book may be browsed and downloaded here.

benirschke02.jpg

benirschke03.jpg

benirschke04.jpg

benirschke05.jpg

benirschke06.jpg

benirschke07.jpg

benirschke08.jpg

benirschke09.jpg

benirschke10.jpg

benirschke11.jpg

benirschke12.jpg

benirschke13.jpg

benirschke14.jpg

benirschke15.jpg

benirschke16.jpg

Previously on { feuilleton }
Moser’s Allegories
Koloman Moser bookplates
Keim & Czeschka’s Nibelungen

 


 

Posted in {art nouveau}, {art}, {books}, {design}.

Tags: , , , , .

 


 


 

No comments or trackbacks

 


 

Leave a comment for ‘Buchschmuck und Flächenmuster by Max Benirschke’

Note: This is not an art or bookselling site. Please don't ask for valuations.

Some HTML is allowed: ‹b›, ‹i›, ‹a›, ‹blockquote› | Gravatars are encouraged.

 

 




 

tracker

 


 

“feed your head”