The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]. Ludwig Wronkow, George.
The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]
The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]
The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]
The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]
The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]
The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]
The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]
The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]
The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]
The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]
The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]
The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]

The Land of the Greeks and their Hats [handmade artist book from 1963]

(New York): Ludwig & George Wronkow, 1963. Approximately 12 x 9, 22 pp. with mounted typed texts in German and painted color illustrations. One of dozens of homemade books, all on the theme of HATS, that the two German-Jewish brothers exchanged with each other as gifts (and perhaps gave to others). Very good, with the texts in German, describing the archaeological finds of "Professor J. D. S. Hutbauer" an expert in "scalpography and headgear research in Hutingen an Chapeau." The texts retell certain Greek myths and historical events from the perspective of a researcher in hats. Midas, Helen, Paris, the Trojan Horse, the labyrinth, Dionysos, and many others are depicted with their headwear. This particular book is by George Wronklow (1905-1989), the younger of the two brothers. Both were raised in Berlin and became journalists. George worked as a journalist and art editor at the leftist Mosse-Verlag, Weltspiegel and the Berliner Tageblatt. He fled Germany for France in 1933 and after the German occupation, managed to escape via Spain and came to New York in 1941, where he worked for CBS and a number of German-language journals and papers, becoming a citizen in 1949. His older brother Ludwig (1900-1982) was more of an artist, caricaturist and cartoonist, and published thousands of his drawings in German journals and newspapers before 1933. He managed to flee Germany and arrived in America in 1938 where he took a job with the German emigrant paper Aufbau, eventually becoming one of its top directors. In Germany he was friendly with the Dadaists and even contributed cover drawings to a few of their books. Very Good. Item #H16268

Price: $650.00

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