Monograph on Georg Salter, master designer of dust jackets and bindings
Jürgen Holstein. Georg Salter. Bucheinbände und Schutzumschläge aus Berliner Zeit 1922-1934. Book Bindings and Dust Jackets from the Berlin Period 1922-1934. Mit einer Auswahl-Bibliographie zur Buchumschlag-Literatur. With a Checklist on Jacket Design. Mit einem Beitrag zur Typographie bei Georg Salter von Peter Nils Dorén. With a text on Georg Salter's Typography by Peter Nils Dorén. Berlin, Jürgen Holstein, . 156 pp. With over 180 illustrations. Sewn paperback with French flaps. 28 x 22 cm. Fine condition.
The first extensive monograph on Georg(e) Salter (1897-1967), a German-born designer who revolutionized the design of dust jackets and bindings. In the 1920's Salter designed most of the books published by Die Schmiede, but also worked for other Berlin firms such as Fischer, for which he produced his most famous design: the striking dust jacket for Döblin's 'Grossstadtroman' Berlin Alexanderplatz, which brilliantly evokes the novel's vibrant content. After his emigration to the USA in 1934 he produced some 185 book covers for American publisher's. The present publication includes a well-illustrated list of 295 bindings and dust jackets designed by Salter in his Berlin period.