A Book Catalogue

REICKE, Emil : Magister und Scholaren. Illustrierte Geschichte des Unterrichtswesens. 3. Nachdruckauflage 1979 (zuerst : Leipzig 1901)
A learned history of education through the centuries in Europe. REICkE (1865-1950) (Dt.Bio.) came from an intellectual home in Königsberg, his father was a historian and acknowledged Kant researcher. One brother was chief librarian in Göttingen, while Emil worked and lived in Nürnberg as historian & archivist. Nicely done book, well illustrated.

KOLLNIG, Karl : Kurpfalz. Ereignisse und Gestalten. Heidelberg 1986
This not an extensive history of the Kurpfalz (Ger., Eng.), but a collection of small articles by the historian etc. KOLLNIG (1910-2003) (about). Interesting too for the history of my field, Volkskunde, strange to see what survives.

GERNHARDT, Robert : Die Magadaskar-Reise. Ein Bericht. 1. Auflage Oktober 1980
Even GERNHARDTs (1937-2006) (Ger., Eng.) bored scribble is worth to be collected, printed, and published. People like me buy it then.

KUHLMANN-HODICK, Petra ; VALTER, Claudia (Hgg.) : “… ein Land der Verheißung”. Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld zeichnet Italien. Dresden 2001
Excellent catalogue of the drawings Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872) (Ger., Eng.) made in Italy. They were shown Mai to August 2000 in Munich, and January to April 2001 in Dresden.
Aside : It is terrible when authors or editors start the title of a book with three points, Auslassungszeichen or ellipsis (Ger., Eng.), or with Anführungszeichen or quotation marks (Ger., Eng.). It should qualify for capital punishment when both are combined.

BILL BRANDT : Behind The Camera. Photographs 1928-1983. Introduction by Mark HAWORTH-BOOTH, essay by David MELLOR. NewYork 1985
Another catalogue, Philadelphia 1985. BRANDT (1904-1983) (moma, Ger., Eng.) is a master, I do like the rich, even very hard contrast in his pictures.

LINDNER, Manfred (Hg.) : PETRA und das Königreich der Nabatäer. Lebensraum, Geschichte und Kultur eines arabischen Volkes der Antike. 3. erweiterte und verbesserte Auflage, München 1980
I think this is the first modern history of the Nabatæans (Ger., Eng.), at least in German. The Petra in the title is not our Danish friend, but a place in Jordan (Ger., Eng.). LINDNER (1918-2007) (Ger. only) is a neurologist by profession, not an archeologist. Nevertheless he started to research Petra in the early 1960s, and brought together the very first exhibition about this place and the Nabatæan kingdom in 1970. Interesting tome with various esays about different aspects, among others the goods that were merchandised there like incense, myrrh, balsam.

MRUSEK, Hans-Joachim : Romanik. 4. erweiterte Auflage, Leipzig 1991
Informative essay with circa 200 high quality pictures of buildings, good print. MRUSEK (1920-1994) (Ger. only) was since 1963 professor and director of the institute for art history at the university Halle. He was especially interested in medieval secular buildings.

I feel too tired, and a bit bored, to go on. How does the reader feel ? I am sorry to put your loyalty under such stress, last remaining visitor, but there are seven titles left & I will write that list tomorrow. Now I need a round of bubble-shooter or something similar exciting !

4 thoughts on “A Book Catalogue

  1. I think I could handle a book of photographs, but I might glaze over if faced with a page of text right now.
    Honestly, I wish I could get back into reading, but I seem to have reader’s and writer’s block!

  2. I read every day, but I read mostly fantasy and science fiction. I want what I read to take me far away from the real world! I hope your bubble-shooter helped. Do take care! xx

  3. I knew it! “he started to research Petra in the early 1960s” – ‘Petra is older than he claims (we all know this book is about our favourite Danish puff).

    Towards the end of last year, I made a concerted effort to read more as I’d been very remiss over the last year or two. I’m glad you’re letting us know what you’ve been reading as it will encourage me to read more and inflict my reading choices upon you all! Mwah hah hah hah haaaa!
    (Although, I suspect Ponita may enjoy some of the books I’ve read…)

  4. So we need to find an artsy & tasteful picturebook for you, dearest MsScarlet.

    Bubble shooter is a doublesided sword. It helped, but feel a new dependency creeping on.
    The escape-mechanism may be the same Ponita, I just do not escape to the stars or in a fictional world, but try to understand a historical world – that at close looking is as fictional as the Forbidden Planet f.e.

    You mean Petra is already in her sixties ? Still swinging I hope. I remember that you posted lists with very starnge titles you had read IDV, stuff I had never heared aboud before !

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