The Art of Ferdinand von Reznicek: Volume 1

Release Date: October 26, 2021
Author: Mark Bussler
Length: 208 Pages
Full Color with Glossy Color Cover
Softcover ISBN: 978-1592182619 MSRP: $39.95
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1592182626 MSRP: $49.95
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A superb, full-color collection of more than 110 Ferdinand von Reznicek works of art with the original, outrageous Simplicissimus captions.

The CGR Restoration Workshop and writer-artist Mark Bussler present a beautiful collection of illustrations and paintings from the famed Austrian artist Ferdinand von Reznicek. This deluxe printing includes many of his most famous works from the German magazine, Simplicissimus, in addition to postcards and Reznicek’s drawings for Don Juans Frau. Features:

  • More than 110 restored F. Reznicek drawings, illustrations, and paintings
  • High quality full-size 8 1/2″ x 11″ color pages
  • Ultra-high-resolution restorations from original source material in the CGR Restoration Workshop archives
  • The Simplicissimus captions from contemporary collections such as Der Tanz
  • Hardcover and softcover printing options
  • Reznicek postcards
  • Introduction by writer, Mark Bussler (1904 St. Louis World’s Fair: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Photographs, Best of Gustave Doré, Magnum Skywolf)

“Born into a noble family in Vienna, Austria, in 1868, Ferdinand von Reznicek served in the royal-imperial cavalry. He was an officer like his father, Field Marshal Lieutenant Josef Reznicek, and appeared to have a military career ahead of him. Following his father’s death in 1886, Ferdinand chose an artistic path forward and found himself studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1888.

He worked for years as a commercial artist before joining the famed satirical magazine Simplicissimus (the Simplest) in 1896, where he rose to fame as a talented illustrator and painter. Unlike his peers, Reznicek’s work in pen, watercolor, and gouache depicted scenes of lavish parties, decadence, dance, and scandalous late-night rendezvous rather than politics. His keen pen strokes, timeless subject matter, and subtle, elegant use of color make his work as relevant in the 21st century as it was in the 19th century.”

About the Writer:
Writer, artist, and publisher Mark Bussler has written more than 100 books and designed over 300 covers for CGR Publishing. Bussler is a professional artist and commercial designer who works in digital and physical media. He created and continues to develop the Robot Kitten Factory series, Magnum Skywolf, Ethel the Cyborg Ninja, Retromegatrex, Omega Ronin, How to Draw Inspired by Classic Illustrations, and other graphic novels and webcomics. Additionally, he writes history books, art instructional guides, and photographic history collections such as 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Photographs. Bussler previously produced and directed films such as Westinghouse, Expo: Magic of the White City, and the Classic Game Room series. He is the founder and president of CGR Publishing.

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, History of the Crusades; Gustave Doré Restored Special Edition, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and art instructional guides such as How to Draw Womens’ Eyes: Inspired by Classic Illustrations Volume 1.