Carl Otto Czeschka (1878-1960) attended the Akademie der bildenden Künst in Vienna (1894-99). He was a member of the Vienna Secession in 1900 and joined the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905 where he created his most famous illustrated book Die Nibelungen (1909). He taught at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna (1902-07) and at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg (1907).
Die Nibelungen – Carl Otto Czeschka 1920
Carl Otto Czeschka
Gerlach, Wien, Leipzig, 1920
Stiff cardboard with chipping around the edges. Binding tight, interior fine with 8 double-page illustrations by Carl Otto Czeschka. The highlight book of the Art Nouveau movement, one of the most beautiful illustrated books of all-time. This is the earliest reprint after the 1909 edition, retaining the lustrous gold gilt on the illustrations, subsequent reprints lost the gold and replaced by a subdued copper tone color. A Good or better copy of this rare book.