eight photolithographs and three line block reproductions; binding: pouch binding; beige linen over cardboard, b&w illustration applied to front cove; endpapers: off-white wove paper; 10 pp.

Die träumenden Knaben (The Dreaming Youths), 1907-08 (published 1917)

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The Dreaming Youths was Kokoschka's first graphic work, published when the artist was only twenty-one years old. Commissioned by the Weiner Werkstätte, the important progenitor of Jugendstil (Viennese Art Nouveau), Kokoschka's illustrated book was designed as a "picture-poem" featuring ten lithographs and a text written by the artist. Kokoschka's colorful, exotic landscape imagery supports the book's loose narrative, a stream-of-consciousness account of the fantastic dreams of adolescent boys. When first published in 1908, only a few copies of the book were sold. The remaining edition was later purchased by a German publisher and re-issued in the present binding in 1917.

Details
Title
Die träumenden Knaben (The Dreaming Youths)
Artist Life
1886–1980
Role
Artist
Accession Number
B.89.4
Provenance
Ruth and Bruce Dayton, Wayzata, Minn.; given to MIA, 1989.
Catalogue Raisonne
W.W. 22-29; V&A 22-29; A. 1-8
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eight photolithographs and three line block reproductions; binding: pouch binding; beige linen over cardboard, b&w illustration applied to front cove; endpapers: off-white wove paper; 10 pp.