illustrations: Robert Nippoldt
Berlin in the time of the Weimar Republic is one of the city’s most thrilling periods and no wonder many have tried to revive this time – for instance with this Second Life animation. There’s a new illustration book coming out now that will take you on a joyride through that enchanted section of the city’s past – we tell you what you can expect inside.
The German illustrator Robert Nippoldt has been following a brilliant concept while creating his subsequent books. ”Night falls on the Berlin of the Roaring 20s” is already his third work, after ”Hollywood in the 30s” and ”Jazz. New York in the Roaring 20s” that takes the readers on a time travel. Nippoldt’s illustrations are accompanied by stories and anecdotes gradually unraveling the secrets of a particular era.
And thus, ”Night falls on the Berlin of the Roaring 20s” is a unique work that manages to encapsulate the spirit of that legendary era while retaining historical accuracy. The skillful illustrations are completed with words of Boris Pofalla. Both authors provide insights into the crazy universe of the Weimar Republic with its troubled politics, ubiquitous industrialization and innovative art scene that we wrote about here.
This cheeky encyclopedia is available this month, and you can get your copy signed on Thursday, the 14th December at 19h – just head to the bookstore TASCHEN located in Schlüterstr 39. And that’s not everything: the signing event will be held together with the Vernissage of Robert Nippoldt’s exhibition! See you there.