This gorgeous work - Gerlach’s 1920 edition of the German folk tale ‘Die Nibelungen’ abridged by Franz Keim - is one of the true landmarkpublications of Art Nouveau.
The entire book - all of the illustrations, vignettes and even the typography - were designed by Carl Otto Czeschka, a leading member of the Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte.
The eight double-page illustrations are executed in red, blue, black and a gold ink that shimmers from the page.
There’s more information on my store page, here.
- Room 606