Kulturbolschewismus? Paul Renner.


Erlenbach-Zürich, München, Leipzig: Eugen Rentsch Verlag, 1932. First Edition, First Printing. A furious denunciation of Nazi cultural policy, published in 1932, a year before the Nazis came to power. The title refers to a term thrown around by the Nazis and their sympathizers in the early 1930s, suggesting Modern art and architecture were non-Germanic and therefore Bolshevik. When the Nazis took over, the author, Paul Renner, lost his teaching job in Munich, and the books were removed from the market. Few survived; this one did. 8vo, 61, [3] pages in wrappers, entirely in German. Upper corners slightly creased, covers a bit rubbed, foxing to top edge. Otherwise, Fine. With a letter from the publisher laid in, and the original wraparound band attached to the covers. Ex-libris Ernst von Bergen, with his small label attached to inside front cover. OCLC WorldCat lists only a handful of institutions holding the original edition; other libraries carry a 2003 reprint. RARE. Item #1141

Paul Renner (1878-1956) was a German typeface designer who was perhaps best known as the designer of Futura, a type font still popular today. His book, which was issued by a Swiss publisher because German publishers wouldn't touch it, is set in Futura.

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