[Private Press] [Books About Books] [ed. FRENZEL, H.K.]

Hugo Steiner-Prag

Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck Und Verlag, 1928

Large 8vo, pp. 93. Leather bound, concentric gilt borders to front and rear panels, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine. Slipcase. Front panel splitting at spine, light crease to one ffrp., otherwise a fine copy in a very good slipcase with just a little wear to edges.

First edition. Monograph on the work of Steiner-Prag, with text in both German and English.
Hugo Steiner-Prag [1880-1945] was born Hugo Steiner, in Prague. He moved to Munich in 1900 to study at the Academy of Fine Arts, and by his mid-twenties he had established himself as one of the pre-eminent book illustrators and stage designers of the period. This volume is an illustrated history of Steiner-Prag's career up to the date of its publication, and includes images from the suite of lithographs he created to illustrate Gustave Meyrink's novel Der Golem [1926], deeply eerie evocations of the living dead which many consider to be his masterpiece.



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