1902-1936 German Nudist Magazine

Reader Jarem Morrow has sent over a link to an interesting little community on LJ called design_history. A must for any design junkie! In particular, there’s an interesting post about an all-but-forgotten art magazine from Germany called Die Schönheit (Beauty). Poster Nekokaiju on the community has unearthed some covers, and has this to say:

“Die Schönheit was a German magazine that ran through the years 1902-1936. It dealt mainly with the emerging Nacktkultur, Nudist movement. But also featured articles on modern artists, science fiction and sexual aids. It became well known for it’s racy classifieds section. Needless to say, it didn’t last too long after the rise of Nazi Germany.” I couldn’t find much more information on it online, but a book search reveals that Die Schönheit was also one of the first to publish the work of Erich Maria Remarque.

More Covers Here

5 Responses to “1902-1936 German Nudist Magazine”

  1. Alison Says:

    If you’re interested in the art from this period, I absolutely recommend checking out a book called ‘Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin’.

  2. Jerem Morrow Says:

    Definitely a treat, this.

  3. E. Black Says:

    I second Jerem Morrow. Those are lovely covers.

  4. theremina Says:

    Voluptuous Panic is SOOO good. Loaned it to my guitarist. Never returned it, bastard.

  5. Nekokaiju Says:

    Voluptuous Panic is an amazing book and my first exposure to Die Schonheit. There is at least one other Schonheit cover there also, plus tons of astonishing information about Weimar Berlin.