Thursday, January 31, 2013

GERMAN POP CULTURE 1920s/'30s Das Magazin

Das Magazin a German publication, in its golden age in the 1920s and '30s, was a beautifully produced pop culture magazine filled with feature articles, photographs and illustrations. Leaning towards fashion, style and glamour the issues from this era are a window into what the average citizen in Weimar Germany might be reading prior to the rise of the third reich. 

Photo by the Manasse Studio, Vienna

1928 issue featuring the pin-up illustrations of American artist Enoch Boles famous for his covers of Film Fun magazine in the 1920s and '30s

The use of inventive collaging and montaging of images in photos 
evolved out of the European avant-garde

Louise Brooks, international film star

Nudes were very popular in German periodicals and seen, in retrospect, 
as  positive aspect of the glamorization of women

Summer "bathing" special issue, mermaid cover; July 1926

Body culture, nudism and naturism were recurring themes


Photo by the American, Clarence Sinclair Bull

Seductive legs and stockings

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