Salten, Felix. Gustav Klimt. Gelegentliche Anmerkungen. Buchschmuck von Berthold Löffler.

Vienna & Leipzig, Wiener Verlag, 1903.

Small 4to. 45, (1) pp. With (6) pp. of publisher's advertisements. Original printed and illustrated boards.


Only edition, rare. Decorative booklet on the life and work of Gustav Klimt, prepared by the Viennese writer Felix Salten (1869-1945), author of "Bambi". Adorned with delicate ornaments in green, black and gold, carried out by Berthold Löffler (1874-1960), a Viennese artist of the Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte. The work describes Klimt's wide-ranging talents, addresses the fierce criticism levelled against the artist for his non-conventional style, then deemed pornographic, and includes a description of the author's personal favourite painting, "Judith" (1901).

Extremities very slightly bumped.