Pictures from the war: a colouring book for young people

Book/Illustration/Children's book

Description

English

With every pencil stroke, children using this colouring book experienced the brutal everyday lives of their relatives at the Front. The pictures are not childish. Death and violence are everywhere. The book was another form of propaganda, showing how hard the soldiers fight for their country and how important this war was for the nation.

It was created by Willy Planck (1870-1956), a book illustrator and relative of Max Planck, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1918 for his quantum theory. Willy illustrated many books for children and young people, including Heidi by Johanna Spyri, The Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper and titles by the adventure novelist Karl May.

German

Was ist die Bedeutung dieses Malbuchs?

Das Malbuch ist ein gutes Beispiel dafür, wie brutal die Kinder den Alltag ihrer Angehörigen an der Front erfuhren. Mit jedem Pinselstrich erlebten sie die Kriegssituationen nach. Die Bildsprache ist nicht kindlich. Tod und Gewalt ist in den Illustrationen allgegenwärtig. Gleichzeitig war das Malbuch eine Form der Propaganda, da es zeigen wollte, wie hart die Soldaten für ihr Land kämpfen und wie wichtig der Erste Weltkrieg als patriotische Aufgabe ist. 

Wer illustrierte dieses Malbuch?

Willy Planck (1870-1956) war Buchillustrator und ein entfernter Verwandter des Nobelpreisträgers Max Planck. Er illustrierte viele Kinder- und Jugendbücher, beispielsweise Heidi von Johanna Spyri, Lederstrumpf von James Fenimore Cooper und Werke von Karl May.

Full title
Pictures from the war: a colouring book for young people
Published
1915
Format
Book / Illustration / Children's book
Creator
Held by
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Copyright: © 
Digitised with permission of the family
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions

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