Buchstaben Werk. Karl Lorenz.
Buchstaben Werk.
Buchstaben Werk.
Buchstaben Werk.
(Lorenz, Karl)

Buchstaben Werk.

Lorenz, Karl (illus.)

(Malente-Gremsmühlen): Turmpresse, 1930. Folio. 30ff. One of twenty-five copies. All pages with beautiful, brightly hand-colored woodcuts by Karl Lorenz, and all but the outer leaves are signed and dated by him in graphite. In this work, Lorenz takes on the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, and his thickly textured woodcuts are combined with bold colors. Lorenz (1888 - 1961) was an influential figure in the Expressionist movement in Hamburg, as well as an important pioneer in modern German artists' books. Between 1925 and 1933, he produced a number of small editions under the Turmpresse imprint, characterized by large, dense woodcuts with brilliant colors. This copy is inscribed to the art critic and collector Gustav Schiefler and his wife, both of whom were strong supporters of Expressionism. Occasional offsetting throughout, else a fine copy in the original plain paper wrap-around and housed in a cloth folding case with the title reproduced on the front panel. Item #24110

Price: $6,500.00

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