Fritz Kahn – Man Machine / Maschine Mensch
by Uta von Debschitz und Thilo von Debschitz

Fritz Kahn – Man Machine / Maschine Mensch

This first-ever monograph on Fritz Kahn was conceived as a premium coffee-table book, since Kahn himself thought, spoke, and wrote in images. Professional illustrators executed his exceptional image ideas in various styles of modernism.

A selection of these illustrations, mainly analogies and his most interesting work regarding design and content, are the focus of “Fritz Kahn – Man Machine / Maschine Mensch” (see sample pages here).

In 260 images on 208 pages, including original illustrations as well as numerous unpublished photographs and documents, readers get a summary of Fritz Kahn. Introductions and original captions – both English and German – illuminate the often astonishing backgrounds of his multilayered life and work.

As an extra, the monograph includes a large-format poster, a reproduction of the famous 1926 plate “Der Mensch als Industriepalast” (Man as ­Industrial Palace).

“Beautiful Kahn monograph” – The New York Times (Style Magazine, The Moment)
“A fascinating volume” – SPIEGEL Online
“Fritz Kahn – Man Machine is blowing my mind!” – Candy Chang, Designer, TED Fellow
“A unique rediscovery” – Frankfurter Rundschau

Industrial Palace
Included: Poster “Der Mensch als Industriepalast” (Man as Industrial Palace)