Alraune des Jugendstils
— Ilna Ewers Wunderwald

Sven Brömsel

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Status available
Release Date Summer 2019
Limitation 100 copies
Size 23 × 23 cm
Pages 136
Weight 680 g
ISBN 978-3-945795-46-0
Edition numbered edition
Workmanship Thread-stitched hardcover in white linen boards, printed motif with embossed gilt title and spine, red silk ribbon page marker. Printed on finest 130g Lessebo paper, each book individually stamped with Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald’s personal ex libris stamp.

Content

Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald (1878–1957), wife of Hanns-Heinz Ewers, was a true Art Nouveau icon and Zagava proudly presents her works after they were mostly forgotten for more than one hundred years. The myth-loving artist entered transrational realms with her abundant fantasy. She was celebrated by art critics before the First World War, exhibited successfully at the Berlin Secession and her book and fashion designs were well received.

A 32-page biography (in German!) is accompanied by over 30 historic photos and illustrations, followed by 44 full-page color plates, 13 black-and-white drawings and 34 pages with her illustrative and book design work.