Hostovský’s »Hideout« with a stringent cover design by Karel Teige

Egon HOSTOVSKÝ; Karel TEIGE: Úkryt [The Hideout]. Cover design and typography by Karel Teige. Prague: [1946].

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HOSTOVSKÝ, Egon; TEIGE, Karel: Úkryt [The Hideout]. Cover design and typography by Karel Teige. Prague: Melantrich s.a. [1946]. 8vo. 129, [3] p. Original publisher's pictorial wrapper with flaps.

2nd edition of this novel, originally published in English language under the title „The Hideout“ in 1942 in the U.S. (back cover shows the cover illustration of this edition), where Hostovský had to flee from the Nazis in 1940 due to his Jewish origins. Teige's stringent cover design combines geometric and typografic elements alike. Creating a reduced and in the same time dynamic composition his aim obivously was to revice the constructivist atmosphere of his covers during the interwar periode.

Cover very slightly worn, paper time-stained, otherwise fine copy of this hard to find edition.

Wilpert-LdW, 687.

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Weight 1 kg