Heinz von Perckhammer, Peking, 1928

Hard cover edition, dust jacket back and front

 


Published in the same year as Edle Nacktheit in China (The culture of the nude in China) Heinz von Perckhammer presents us with images of Peking which have various stages of image treatment, from clear and sharp, to the dreamlike soft-focus of the pictorialists. It almost seems as if he could not quite decide which visual language to choose. The pictures are printed in rich sepia (perhaps a little too rich for my taste) with a border and image captions in four languages. Compared to other books in the “Das Gesicht der Städte” (Albertus Verlag) or “Orbis Terrarum” series (originally Wasmuth, later by Atlantis Verlag), Perckhammer includes a large amount of portraits, many people obviously posing for his camera. Normally these publications show straightforward photographs of landscapes, and architectural and city views.

Heinz von Perckhammer’s Peking was published by Albertus Verlag in 1928 as part of the “Das Gesicht der Städte” series. The book was first published as hard cover in blue cloth with dust jacket and slipcase and as a soft cover version with dust jacket.
It was republished some years later with a different cover design, hard card cover and linen spine.

Captions in German, English, French and Spanish

Published by Albertus Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 1928 (Publisher C. O. Justh)

8 pages introduction by Arthur Holitscher

5 pages table of contets

1 page map

200 pages photographs by Heinz von Perckhammer

Hard cover with dust jacket and slipcase. Also published as soft cover with dust jacket.

22 x 30cm

222 pages

 

Cover and slipcase spine and front

 

 

Heinz von Perckhammer, Peking, 1928 (Softcover edition)

 

Soft cover edition, dust jacket back and front

 

Captions in German, English, French and Spanish

Published by Albertus Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 1928 (Publisher C. O. Justh)

8 pages introduction by Arthur Holitscher

5 pages table of contets

1 page map

200 pages photographs by Heinz von Perckhammer

Soft cover with dust jacket.

22 x 30cm

222 pages

 

 

Heinz von Perckhammer, Peking, 1928? (Half-cloth edition)

 

Half-cloth edition, dust jacket back and front

 

This edition was published without the 8 pages introduction by Arthur Holitscher.
The title on the dust jacket and cover was changed to Peking – Das Gesicht einer Stadt.

Captions in German, English, French and Spanish

Published by Albertus Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 1928 (Most likely later) (Publisher C. O. Justh)

5 pages table of contets

1 page map

212 pages photographs by Heinz von Perckhammer

Hard cover with dust jacket.

23 x 30.4cm

222 pages

 

Half-cloth edition, cover back and front

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slipcase, Cloth edition, Half-cloth edition, soft cover edition