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Neuss, Erich (text)
So ist Halle (That's Halle) [WITH] Die Schulstadt Halle (The School City Halle)
Verkehrsamt der Stadt Halle, Halle, Germany, 1930. Quarto. 32pp. Original illustrated wraps with red, yellow and gray lettering, protected by modern mylar. Pamphlet produced by the Halle Tourist office to attract tourism for the city. Designed by the School for applied Art illustrated with halftone photographs by Hans Finsler, typography by Hass. Number 2 of a series of promotional publications featuring the history and sights of interest in the city. An introductory paragraph, printed in bold red lettering on the inside front cover, describes traveling as an art and emphasizes the attractions of this culturally versatile city. Illustrated almost exclusively with distinctive full-page halftones of city attractions covering the span of 1,000 years reaching as far back as the ruins of the castle of Giebichstein around the year 925, a prehistoric cult site dedicated to Wodan (Odin). Next to the four page historical overview by Erich Neuss each of photographs is accompanied by a a brief description on opposite pages indicating architects and artist with data regarding the time frame, scope and history of the respective sights, e.g. the church Unsere Lieben Frauen (Our Lovely Women), the Georg Friedrich Händel monument, the only monument of the Baroque composer in Germany, the St. Moritz church, the Halle Dom, the university lecture hall by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the fountain square in the Spa Wittekind, and other points of interest. Text in German. Wraps with very light rubbing and wear along edges. Wraps in overall very good, interior in near fine condition. [WITH] (1932) Qu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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