By Alfred Kubin
Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) used to be one of many significant photo artists of the 20 th century who used to be widely recognized for his illustrations of writers of the glorious reminiscent of Balzac, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Gustav Meyrink and Edgar Allan Poe. In his mix of the darkly decadent, the glorious and the ugly, in his evocations of dream and nightmare, his production of an environment of poser and worry he resembles Mervyn Peake. the opposite part tells of a dream state which turns into a nightmare, of a trip to Pearl, a mysterious urban created deep in Asia, that is additionally a trip to the depths of the unconscious. Or as Kubin himself referred to as it, 'a kind of Baedeker for these lands that are part recognized to us'.
NOTE: superbly recreated from azw1, topaz format.