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The World in Pocket-Size Format: The Adolf Feller Postcard Collection.

Burri, Monika

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ISBN 10: 3858813397 / ISBN 13: 9783858813398
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Zürich :. Scheidegger & Spiess, 2011. Hardcover. 136 pp. Condition : as new. - Book about the the exceptional postcard collection of Adolf Feller. In 1889 Feller, a Swiss entrepreneur, began collecting postcards on various business trips as mementos of his travels. When news of his hobby reached his friends and relatives, others began sending picture postcards as well. After his death, Feller's daughter, Elisabeth, continued to seek out postcards from around the world. The collection now includes 54,000 postcards from 140 countries, with especially impressive examples from 1893-1930, the height of the picture postcard's popularity. A wonderful testament to one man's obsession, The World in Pocket-Size Format provides a new way to experience the history of the postcard as a means of both artistic expression and communication.Scheidegger & Spiess - Pictorial Worlds. Photographs from the ETH-Bibliothek's I (Book 1)Scheidegger & Spiess - Pictorial Worlds. Photographs from the ETH-Bibliothek's I (Book 1) Condition : very good copy. ISBN 9783858813398[KEYWORDS: ART*, postcards, Ansichtskarten. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 33850

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This beautifully illustrated book documents the exceptional postcard collection of Adolf Feller. In 1889 Feller, a Swiss entrepreneur, began collecting postcards on various business trips as mementos of his travels. When news of his hobby reached his friends and relatives, others began sending picture postcards as well. After his death, Feller’s daughter, Elisabeth, continued to seek out postcards from around the world. The collection now includes 54,000 postcards from 140 countries, with especially impressive examples from 1893–1930, the height of the picture postcard’s popularity. A wonderful testament to one man’s obsession, The World in Pocket-Size Format provides a new way to experience the history of the postcard as a means of both artistic expression and communication.  

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Monika Burri is research archivist at the Staatsarchiv Aargau in Aarau, Switzerland.Michael Gasser is head of Special Collections in the main library, and Nicole Graf is the head of Image Archive and Map Collection in the main library, both at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.

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