24 B/W offset prints after originals from the etchings of Otto Dix
Dix, Otto ~ Der Krieg (The War) : 24 offset prints after originals from the etchings of Otto Dix
Verlag Karl Nierendorf, Berlin : 1924
The sole edition published by Verlag Karl Nierendorf, Berlin in 1924. The BOOK is in Very Good ++ or better condition. Thick card printed covers with a little age related markings to the rear plain cover. There is some very slight wear to the spine tips and along the edges due mainly to the wrappers being yapped. One neat previous owner's penned name to the inside of the upper blank cover. Slight toning to the text-block and extreme page edges with the occasional light spotting to the page edges in a few places. The spine is complete and binding remains tight and the book is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The publication was released in German only and is 24 full page B/W offset prints after originals from the etchings of Otto Dix, bound with only the contents page (which is in German). Dix was an art student in Dresden before the First World War. He was conscripted in 1915, and served in the Imperial German Army as a machine gunner on the Eastern and Western Fronts. The anti-war art that Dix created after the war ended was inspired by his horrific experiences in the trenches. He created a triptych, and a large anti-war painting called ‘The Trench’, which caused great controversy when first exhibited. He then went on to publish a portfolio of prints. This is the ‘trade issue’ of that collection. The 24 offset prints after originals from the etchings of Otto Dix are titled (my translation) : Storm trooper advances under gas attack (Front cover), Dying soldier, Crumbling battle trench, Corpse entangled in wire, Rubble from Langemarck, Flare illuminates the Monacu farm, Wounded (autumn 1916 Bapaume), Horse carcass, At Langemarck February 1918, Scene on a steep slope in front of Clery-on -the -Somme, Meal in the trench, Night encounter with an insane person in the village of Angres, Buried alive, Crater field near Dantrien lit by flares, Gas victims (Templeaux-la-Fosse August 1916), Evening on the Wijtschate plain, Dead sentry in the trench, Sleeping company, Wounded soldier, Death dance, Shell crater with flowers, Soldiers grave between the lines, Storm trooper advance under gas attack, and Death and resurrection. A very collectible copy of a scarce publication.
CONDITION: Very Good++