Jahrbuch zur Geschichte der deutschen Goldschmiedekunst [Band I - 1938]
München: F. Bruckmann, 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Unpaginated pp (text), pp (photographs). Original tan cloth with gold lettering on front cover and spine. Published by the "Deutschen Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst*" (the German Society for Goldsmiths' Art), this rare 1938 yearbook is splendidly illustrated with striking b/w photographs showcasing the work of some of the most famous German goldsmiths of the 1930s, such as: Franz Rickert, H. J. Wilm, Gerhard Nieter, Robert Fischer, Erna Zarges-Dürr, Ludwig Riffelmacher, Johann Michael Wilm, Arnold Meyer, Bruno Eyermann, Karl Borromäus Berthold, Erwin Winkler, Elisabeth Treskow, Hugo Hahn, Richard Anke, Rudolf Schwarz, Hermann Wandinger, Willi Stoll, Hermann Schmidhuber, J. C. Klinkosch, Leonhard J. Reichensperger, Bodo Kampmann, Wolfgang Tümpel, Max Esser, Erika Petersen, Käthe Ruckenbrod, Frank R. Greeven, Sophia Koenig, J. F. Goldemann, Hans Markl, Fritz Riesack, Walter Schönwandt, Ernst Schmidt, P. F. Bernhard Reimann, Margarete Lohmann-Gruber, Josef Amberg, Martin Seitz, Max Adolf Pfeiffer, Erich Stumpf, Professor Julius Schneider, and others. Some of the artwork featured in this volume is clearly Nazi-inspired. Minor shelf wear. Endpapers, title page and last page slightly foxed. Text in German. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #21890
* The "Deutschen Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst" (DGfG) was founded in 1932, by the German goldsmith and jeweler Ferdinand Richard Wilm in cooperation with recognized artists such as Emil Lettré, Albert Reimann, and Peter Behrens in the Altes Museum in Berlin. Today, the "Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst" (GfG) is a German non-profit organization for the promotion of international contemporary design trends of jewelry and equipment. After World War II, the Association was moved to Hamburg. The association, which had been focused mainly on Germany, became an international institution on a public-service basis, and has been located in the German Goldsmiths' House, Hanau, since 1985.