Rolland, Romain [Frans Masereel] , Frans Masereel(illus.)
Place Published: Frankfurt am Main
Publisher: Literarische Ansalt Rutten & Loening
Date Published: 1924
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 17772
145pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] 1/4 beige cloth with tan paper covered boards, and a black ink stamped title and woodcut design on the front cover. Very good condition. The cloth on the spine is very subtly foxed. The endsheets and flyleaves are heavily foxed. There is a contemporary notation on the front free endsheet. The remaining pages are clean and bright.
Romain Rolland saw art as a part of the struggle to bring enlightenment to people. In his work he attacked all forms of nazism and fascism, and aimed for social and political justice. 32 woodcuts by Frans Masereel. Masereel's woodcut series, which were mainly of sociocritical content and of expressionistic formal concept, brought Masereel international acknowledgment. Among them were his so-called image novels including 'Passion eines Menschen', 'Mein Stundenbuch', 'Die Sonne', 'Die Idee' and 'Geschichte ohne Worte', which all date from the 1920s. During this same time Masereel also drew illustrations for famous works of world literature by Thomas Mann, Emile Zola and Stefan Zweig.