06-01-2013 06-01-2013
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June 1, 2013 11:00AMCalender

Genius: Zeitschrift für Werdende und Alte Kunst

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2658B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 01, 2013 11:00AM


Genius: Zeitschrift für Werdende und Alte Kunst. Munich/Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1919 [-1921].
Three folio volumes, one for each year, each bound in half parchment, with the emblem of the publication, a deer jumping over a lotus flower and the letter G, stamped in gilt onto the front board of each volume, the sides covered in blue, green, and dark orange-colored paper, each volume more than 300 pages long, illustrated throughout with artists' prints, including some original lithographs and woodcuts tipped onto heavy paper, and others; binding problems in the 1919 volume, the vellum spine coming loose from the boards, each book is: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.
Genius championed the works of 20th century German Expressionists. Editors Hans Mardersteig and Carl Georg Heise sought to compare the latest trends in emerging German art to its significant historical predecessors. The literary section of the magazine published the work of Franz Kafka, Hermann Hesse, Maxim Gorky, and others. (3)
Estimate $400-600

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Leipzig, Munich, Kurt Wolff, Hans Mardersteig, Carl Georg Heise, Franz Kafka, Hermann Hesse