Christian Symbols || Rudolf Koch with Fritz Kredel

Christian Symbols || Rudolf Koch with Fritz Kredel

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Designs by Rudolf Koch and Fritz Kredel
Translated from the German by Kevin Ahern
With a foreword by Andrew Hoyem

Available in Standard and Deluxe editions.

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Similar to Koch's and Kredel's Book of Signs, this collection of Christian emblems was first published in Germany between 1932 and 1935 as a set of plates presented in folders. We have reproduced all 158 sheets as a bound book, reducing the scale to ninety percent, with an English translation of the German text.

Rudolf Koch (1878-1934) was an artist of broad accomplishment, best-known for his type design and calligraphy. Koch's intention was that Christian Symbols be used freely as a source book for artists, designers, scholars, and churches. The Arion edition is copyright-free.

The deluxe edition is bound in quarter gray goatskin with maroon cloth over the boards. A parchment label is stamped in 22K gold and recessed into the front cover, and the headbands are hand-sewn in two colors of silk thread: red and gold. 

Production Details

  • Edition of 1,500 copies

  • Octavo, 11 by 7 ¾ inches, 176 pages

  • Bound in teal cloth, in slipcase

  • Arion Press publication #49, 1996 

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