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title page, essay, colophon
  • Wilhelm Geissler
    born: Hamm, Germany ; died: Wuppertal, Federal Republic of Germany (present-day Germany) ; active: Germany
  • title page, essay, colophon, circa 1925
  • Der künstliche Mensch / Zehn Blätter der Anklage (The Artificial Man / Ten pages for the prosecution), from Kunst der Jugend (Art of Youth) no. 7
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 290 x 228 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 3/8 x 9 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0075.01.a-d

Four page front matter to series. 2011.0075.01.a: First page of colophon. Text is located on both top and bottom of page. Top of page reads, Der Kunstliche Mesch. Located on the bottom center of page is a small image of stylized griffin; 2011.0075.01.b: Small diamond shape box of text in center of page. Information consists of naming size of edition (50) and signature. The rest of the page is blank; 2011.0075.01.c: The page is filled with only text. The short essay is titled, Zum Geleit, written by Dr. Oswald Schmitt; 2011.0075.01.d: this page acts as the colophon, listing each piece of work and linking it to a Roman numeral. The title on top of the page reads, Verzeichnis Der Bilder.