DIE FREUDE: BLATTER EINER NEUEN GESINNUNG, ed by Wilhelm Uhde - 1920 [Ltd 1st Ed]
Die Freude: Blätter Einer Neuen Gesinnung
edited by Wilhelm Uhde
Translation - The Joy: Pages of a New Mind
1st and Limited Edition of 1500. Burg Lauenstein / Oberfranken, Germany: Die Freude, 1920.
Softback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition.
- Volume is in overall very good- condition with few signs of aging and wear, limited to some toning and edgewear on wraps and minor inside.
- Monochrome illustrated wraps are gently aged with some scarce staining and mild overall toning.
- Wraps show moderate edgewear from rubbing and creasing, notably on lower right corner of front, and a stain on lower edge of front with damp staining and warping.
- Corners are gently rubbed with some creasing and bumping.
- Spine has blue text and shows minimal sunning with light toning to both wraps.
- Spine displays vertical crease.
- Spine ends are lightly bumped and rubbed.
- Binding is intact and slightly delicate with some gapping between signatures.
- Interior of wraps feature monochrome blue publisher ads with line drawing on back, and are gently toned, creased and rubbed along edges.
- Interior is mildly age-toned with occasional creasing and closed tears.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Text block edges are deckled with some darkening along head.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
160 pages. 7.75 x 10.25 inches.
Limited edition: one of 1500 copies printed. This is the 1st & only issue of this journal.
Illustrated with works by Picasso, Chagall, Braque, Klee and more. Texts and poetry by such notable authors as Friedrich Schiller and Herman Bang. Text in German.
A rare and exquisite collection of writing and art, including some of the most significant works of the 20th century, it creates an exceptional philosophical and poetical volume, as well as a treasure of famous painters and artists. Die Freude combines great literary artistry with the most famous pictorial works of the century, and truly "leaves the world with a new mind."
Wilhelm Uhde (1874-1947) was a German art collector, dealer, author and critic, as well as an early collector of modernist painting. Despite the significant disruptions of both world wars, he had a notable career in the arts at a time when the art world was experiencing exponential transformation. He was instrumental in the success of a number of modern and naive artists, including Henri Rousseau. As such, he was uniquely positioned to edit this journal.
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