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book (design) story #704

ernst otto hauser:
gefährlicher osten

max niehans verlag, zürich / leipzig, 1935
size: ?? x ?? cm
designer: alfred willimann

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in his 1936 book "dangerous east" ernst otto hauser (dates?) expresses his concerns about the political situation in east asia due to japan's rise to power.

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the photomontage jacket by alfred willimann (1900-1957, see also our previous) story) features menacingly huge, red japanese letters (nippon/nihon = japan) over a dark map with a spotlight on the eastern asian region.

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note the same japanese letters just in a white circle on the spine,

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the autor apparently knows the region from personal stays: he dates the foreword "shanghai, february 1935".

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