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book (design) story #525

helene lange:
das erwachen der seele

rotapfel-verlag, erlenbach-z├╝rich/leipzig, around 1933
size: 22 x 16 cm
designer: walter cyliax (jacket, attributed)

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this photo book by german feminist and reformer of education helene lange (1848-1930) on the development of children was based on a 1930 documentary film by fritz puchstein (1893-1968).

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no designer is credited, however i attribute this jacket to walter cyliax (1899-1945) who designed numerous books for the rotapfel-verlag: the script title is very similar to book 481.

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the book is dedicated to erika puchstein who produced the film.

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the typography is traditional with a fraktur typeface, but the photo direction is modern and film-like.

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