Moderne Kunst in Meister-Holzshnitten Band XV (page 1/2)

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Pictures from Moderne Kunst in Meister-Holzshnitten (Modern Art in Master Woodcuts), Vol 15, Berlin, 1895.

I bought this enourmous book from Jan Placák- Gallery Ztichlá klika in Prague in 2019. It’s an “elephant folio” with pages measuring 410×290mm (roughly 11½×16 inches), including many engravings that fill the page or even double-page spreads and fold-outs.

Despite the title, the images are probably engraved on metal, because wood this size was hard to work with.

The date 1901 for this book is provisional; it could be a few years on either side. I took it from an auction catalogue.

I also have Volume I.

Title: Moderne Kunst in Meister-Holzshnitten Band XV

Editor: Bong, Richard

Published by: Richard Bong

City: Berlin

Date: 1901

Total items: 2

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Serpentin-Tanzerin [the serpentine dancer]]

Serpentin-Tanzerin [the serpentine dancer]

The German word tänzerin means dancer, but primarily a female one. In this case the title is probably a reference to the film Die Serpentintänzerin which was produced in 1895; the film lasted for only six seconds and showed a barefoot dancer whirling about with a shawl or scarf lifting up over her head as she turned. [more...] [$]

[picture: G. Tornai: At the harem]

G. Tornai: At the harem

A woman, baring her breasts, is dancing in a harem, one arm over her heard, her feet bare. In the background a musician plays a lyre; another woman serves Moroccan-style tea on an octagonal side-table. Three other woman, standing bowed, are [...] [more...] [$]


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Pictures from Moderne Kunst in Meister-Holzshnitten (Modern Art in Master Woodcuts), Vol 15, Berlin, 1895.

I bought this enourmous book from Jan Placák- Gallery Ztichlá klika in Prague in 2019. It’s an “elephant folio” with pages measuring 410×290mm (roughly 11½×16 inches), including many engravings that fill the page or even double-page spreads and fold-outs.

Despite the title, the images are probably engraved on metal, because wood this size was hard to work with.

The date 1901 for this book is provisional; it could be a few years on either side. I took it from an auction catalogue.

I also have Volume I.


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