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book (design) story #449

ciro alegria:
taita rumi

büchergilde gutenberg, zürich, 1945
printer: unionsdruckerei bern
size: 20 x 14 cm
designer: richard paul lohse

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ciro alegría bazán (1909-1967) was a peruvian journalist, politician, and novelist. "el mundo es ancho y ajeno" (broad and alien is the world) is his most famous novel, first printed in 1941. this german edition was published four years later by the swiss büchergilde.

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again one of the many designs by richard paul lohse (1902-1988) for this publisher. here lohse used an archaic (uncial?) script style title "logo" for the jacket, cover and title page.

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native peruvian ornaments in gold on the orange cloth cover, ...

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... but the title page features a modernist asymmetric arrangement.

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