Pulsnitz, Germany: Ernst-Rietschel-Kulturring e.V., 2000. Limited edition. Softcover. Fine. Signed Nessler in pencill and caiptal letters on front free endpaper and numbered by hand on colophon. 211/300. Quarto in two parts as issued. 14 plates (Unpaginated), 55pp. (Unpaginated). Stiff brown illustrated wraps in sturdy cardboard slipcase. Illustrated with twenty-six cynical anti-Hitler caricatures in color by Walter Nessler. Printed on circular paper and mounted on Fabriano Murillo handmade paper. Facsimile reprint of Nessler's portfolio of caricatures. Nessler had taken this portfolio to London when he immigrated in 1937 but was unable to find a publisher for his work. The accompanying text volume by Diether Schmidt gives a bief biographical account of Nessler's life and work and juxtaposes Nessler's work with those of other critics of the regime, e.g. Paul Klee, Käthe Kollwitz, Heinrich Mann, among others. Includes alphabet with taunting texts by Nessler and nine b/w reproductions of critical works of the time by Nessler, Paul Klee, John Heartfield, and orthers. Stump bio and index at rear. Binding in fine condition.
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