Kurt Wolff, 1919, Hardcover (Half Vellum), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
CARL GEORGE HEISE, HANS MARDERSTEIG and KURT PINTHUS [editors]. Genius, Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst, Munich: Kurt Wolff, 1919. Folio, first of 3 annual issues, pp. viii, 319, paper-covered boards quarter-bound in vellum with a morocco label on the spine, extensive illustration but 6 plates missing, including the original lithographs. Does include the 3-plate Indien watercolor series by Carl Hofer. Museum of Modern Art website: "Hans Mardersteig and Carl Georg Heise, friends at the University of Kiel, conceived Genius as a journal that would provide critical reactions to contemporary art alongside art historical studies of established works. The two presented their idea to literary publisher Kurt Wolff. Despite his reservations about the Expressionist movement, Wolff began publishing Genius in 1919, under the stipulation that it also include a literary section. By furnishing examples of canonical artwork alongside essays on contemporary artists, Genius presented itself as a prudent cultivator of good taste, forging the critical link between art of the past and art of the future." Condition of this book: Covers scratched and blemished, age-toning inside, overall good. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text is in German. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Germany; 1900-1920; German Language; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54701.