Meie Kevad (Our Spring) [Poetry collection]
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Fine condition; back cover shows some yellowing to the edges. Present seldom seen book of children's poetry written by famous Estonian poet and favorite children's writer Julius Oengo (1901–1941) and his sister Ada Oengo-Joha..
Fine condition; back cover shows some yellowing to the edges.
Present seldom seen book of children's poetry written by famous Estonian poet and favorite children's writer Julius Oengo (1901–1941) and his sister Ada Oengo-Johanson could be considered as a significant cultural phenomenon. Even nowadays most of these verses knows almost every Estonian child. Written in simple and comprehensible language, using unforgettable expressions, his poems talk about mother, Christmas, changing seasons, sport and games, and all with verve and humour.
During the 1920s literature for children underwent considerable development in both quantity and quality, more attention was paid to how the books looked. Remarkable linocut book cover design and four full-page linocut illustrations inside created by famous Estonian graphic artist, painter and sculptor Roman Haavamägi (Espensberg) (1891-1964). In 1920-1926 young artist was actively engaged in book graphics. His artworks of that period (as the whole Estonian art) followed modernist international trends - impressionism, expressionism and futurism. Modernist trends evidently seen also in present work. Haavamägi name is among the most important representatives of the Tallinn school in the graphic art.
|Title||Meie Kevad (Our Spring) [Poetry collection]|
|Author||Julius Oengo; Ada Oengo-Johanson|
|Artist||Roman Haavamägi (Espensberg)|
|Publisher||KÜ Kool, Tallinn|
|Octavo||14 x 21 cm|
|No. of pages||Wrappers, 68,  pp|