Tag Archives: Germany

1922: Seek the Kingdom of Heaven through Contempt of the World

Melchior Lechter’s frontispiece, title page, and first chapter title page for a 1922 edition of Thomas à Kempis’s Imitation of Christ. Written in the early 15th century, the work promotes piety, simplicity, and devotion as the key to a personal … Continue reading

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1863: Rat

Adolph von Menzel: Rat in the Gutter (c. 1863-1883)

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1920: Copper Mill

Hans Müller: Duisburg Copper Mill (ca. 1920)

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1907: Kampen, Sylt

Wenzel Hablik: Kampen, Sylt: Dark Clouds, Mudflats (1907)

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1844: The Real Brain of All Things

That which is for me through the medium of money—that for which I can pay (i.e., which money can buy)—that am I myself, the possessor of the money. The extent of the power of money is the extent of my … Continue reading

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1936: Expectation

Richard Oelze: Expectation (1935-36)

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1976: City

Thomas Bayrle: The City (1976) [detail]; here is the whole thing:

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