Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Der Formwille der Zeit in der Angewandten Kunst (The Will to Shape in Contemporary Applied Art)

Vienna: Burgverlag, 1922. First edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. 103 (1)pp. Tan quarter cloth over black paper board with a multicolored modernist graphic paper label mounted on the front cover. Gilt lettering on the front cover, black on spine. Decorative endpapers in black and yellow. Cover design by Hansi Reismayer. A visual survey of modern abstract and expressionist artwork produced by the Vienna School of Art (Kunstgewerbeschule), published under the auspices of Professor Franz Cizek (1865-1946). Illustrated throughout with 93 b/w photographic reproductions of works in painting, sculpture and decorative art. Contains the work of 34 artists, incl. Georg Kolb and Franz Molnár. Short essays at the front and back from Rochowanski. The final pages contain indexes, and publishers advertisements.

Text in German. Binding with some light wear to corners and head and tail of spine. Some light rubbing and very light splitting at joints. Lightly starting at inside front cover, and age toning to the edges of the half-title page. A few sporadic minor smudges and/or stains to pages throughout, with images and text unaffected. Book block tight. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #46359

* Originally founded as the Kunstgewerbeschule des Österreichischen Museums für Kunst und Industrie (1868-1937), has changes its name numerous times over the years. The institution is now known as the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Price: $95.00

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