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MARGUERITE A Diary to Franz WILDENHAIN

Marguerite) Schwarz, Dean

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ISBN 10: 0976138115 / ISBN 13: 9780976138112
Published by South Bear Press, 2004
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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First Edition, limited to 1000 copies. PAPERBACK!!! This book has light wear around the edges, cracked spine in the middle of the book with crease to the outside of the spine in same location, however pages are secure. Otherwise this copy in in very good condition, pages are nice and clean, a great reading copy. Overseas shipping will be more than quoted due to larger size. Bookseller Inventory # 911098

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Title: MARGUERITE A Diary to Franz WILDENHAIN

Publisher: South Bear Press

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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This is a new, revealing book about the psychological life of a well-known French-born American potter named Marguerite Wildenhain, who was one of the first students at the Weimar Bauhaus. One of the major reasons for the book's significance is that virtually everything in it has not been previously published. As the Nazis came to power, Wildenhain (a French citizen, of Jewish ancestry) was forced to move from Germany to Holland and then, in 1940, to the U.S., but her husband (a German citizen) was denied a visa. As a result, the Wildenhains were physically separated for seven years, and, during the first months of that period, had no contact of any kind. So Marguerite did not know her husband's whereabouts, nor even if he had survived (as it turned out, he had been forced to join the German Army). During part of that time (especially as she traveled slowly across the U.S., en route to California), she made drawings and letter-like entries to Franz in a diary of sorts. This book is the first publication of those pages, with her text translated into English. Throughout, her words are supplemented by wonderfully rich illustrations (vintage drawings and photographs, examples of her pottery, specimens from their rock collection, and a suite of commemorative woodblock prints by Luther's David Kamm). A conspicuous highlight is a stunning sepia photograph of a beautiful and exquisitely dressed Marguerite in 1929. The richness of her diary is largely because of her candor in describing what and who she meets. Artists, designers, art historians, women's studies scholars, and historians in general will find this book of value. In addition, any readers who have been in love, or married to someone from whom they've become separated, for whatever reason, should find themselves drawn into the painful details of the text.

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