Deutschland, Deutschland Ueber Alles. Ein Bilderbuch von Kurt Tucholsky und vielen Fotografen. Montiert von John Heartfield
Neuer Deutscher Verlag
8vo. 231,5pp. Original boards with mounted photomontage by John Heartfield on front and back cover. Binding protected by modern mylar. "Deutschland, Deutschland Ueber Alles" by German-Jewish writer Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935), is a work of heavy social criticism on Germany of the late 1920's. Tucholsky was also a journalist and satirist, who warned against anti-democratic tendencies and the threat of National Socialism. This is apparent in his choice of Heartfield's anti-Hitler photomontage on the cover of this work. His books were listed on the Nazi's censorship as "Entartete Kunst" and burned. He also wrote under the pseudonym Kaspar Hauser. Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs by Tucholsky, W. Nettelbeck, Robert Sennecke, Hans Schroeder, Otto Storch, Otto Haeckel, R. Horlemann, and many others. Layout of book was also designed by John Heartfield. Text in German. Waterstaining and some age wear on binding. Boards slightly bowed. Rippling to leafs due to damp exposure. Top right corner of first few leafs water stained, sporadic soiling throughout. Paper-split and discoloration along gutter on half-title page. Small chip on top-edge of rear flyleaf. Bottom hinges starting, firmly holding. Overall fair to good- condition. As is.
Edition: 21.-30. Tausend
Book ID: 24367