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Die Entwicklung der modernen Buchkunst in Deutschland

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Thanks are due again to Mr Peacay at BibliOdyssey for drawing attention to this recent addition to the Internet Archive from the Smithsonian collection. Die Entwicklung der modernen Buchkunst in Deutschland (1901) is a compendium of German book illustration edited by Otto Grautoff, and its a particularly good anthology with a lot of content I […]

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Kafka’s porn unveiled

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Pages from Der Amethyst (1906) showing Reh-Inkarnation by Thomas Theodor Heine. Okay, don’t get too excited, I simply wanted to make a couple of points of order while this story is still causing a stir. I noted earlier the recent (London) Times piece about James Hawes’ new book, Excavating Kafka, described as a work which: […]

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Against Nature: The hybrid forms of modern sculpture

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left: Morgan Le Fay by Pierre Roche (1904). right: The Rock Drill by Jacob Epstein (1913–14). An exhibition of ‘fantastic’ sculpture opened at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds last week with some fascinating juxtapositions, ranging from Fernand Khnopff’s Mask to Jacob Epstein’s marvellous Rock Drill which is more commonly one of the landmarks of […]

Posted in {art}, {fantasy}, {sculpture}, {symbolists} | 6 comments »

 


Simplicissimus

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Every issue of the weekly German satire magazine—from 1896 to 1944—is available for download as a free PDF here. Amazing. Combining brash and politically daring content, a bright, immediate, surprisingly modern graphic style, Simplicissimus featured the work of German cartoonist Thomas Theodor Heine on every cover, and published the work of writers such as Thomas […]

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