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book (design) story #523

friedrich "sindbad" schwickert, adolf weiss:
die astrologischen elemente

otto wilhelm barth-verlag g.m.b.h., m√ľnchen-planegg, 1926
size: ?? x ?? cm
designer: otto erich wagner (jacket+cover)

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a rather amazing cover and jacket by an uncredited designer in a style similar to early bauhaus and dutch "stijl", with geometric elements and vertically constructed title on the cover! i read somewhere that it is apparently by otto erich wagner (1895-1979), an artist who took part in the "kinetist" avant-garde art movement of 1920s' vienna and designer of several books for the munich barth-verlag.

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this copy has got the original book bind designed in the early "elemental" new typography style, ...

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... a good match for a book with the title "the elements of astrology" ...

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.... written by the well-known german astrologists friedrich "sindbad" schwickert (1857-1930) and adolf weiss.

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