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Die-Insel by Emil Rudolph Weiss

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Embark on a captivating journey through the annals of time with the distinguished 1965 publication "Das Deutsche Plakat: Von Den Anfangen Bis Zur Gegenwart"(The German Poster: From the Beginnings to the Present"), written by acclaimed scholar Hellmut Rademacher. This illustrious tome explores the mesmerizing history of German posters and their celebrated artists, illuminating the essence of Germanic creativity and innovation.

A sublime addition to this publication was a portfolio of four authorized reprints of celebrated pieces, each a testament to the artistic ingenuity and imaginative vision that defines German poster art.

Featured here is the famous 1899 'Die-Insel' poster desgined by Emil Rudolph Weiss. Rudolph Weiss created the poster to promote 'Die-Insel', a literary magazine based in Munich that debuted in 1899 and shortly folded in 1901. Despite its short lifespan, it's regarded as one of the most important magazines of its time. It was renowned for featuring writing by the most esteemed authors of the new age, such as Rainer Maria Rilke, August Strindberg, and Frank Wedekind.

The Die-Insel poster itself is a fairy tale fantasy, showcasing an island floating amidst decorative motifs that evoke a sense of otherworldliness. Under the art direction of Peter Behrens, the magazine's graphics were noted for being revolutionary and vastly ahead of their time. This rare and valued piece of art that represents a pivotal moment in the history of graphic design and the arts. This poster serves as a stunning example of the German Art Nouveau movement, of which Weiss played a key role in the birth of in Germany. 

This timeless piece of literary history will frame expertly. 

Condition: Very Good. Age appropriate toning. Original fold lines present. Minor border wear and creasing. Please use zoom feature to get a better understanding of overall condition. Will be sent folded as issued. 

Year: c.1965 - 59 years old

Size: 23.5" x 33.0" (60cm x 84cm)


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