Art: The Sorcery of the Stone

There has always been about lithography a touch of sorcery, and perhaps no man has ever described this more succinctly than Goethe in 1823. Shown some lithographs of a poem he had jotted down only an hour before, he wrote in astonishment. "This is my handwriting—and yet, it isn't." Though a form of reproduction, the lithograph retains all the life and spontaneity of the artist's original design.

Last week, in a glass-covered court and adjoining gallery of the Bavarian State Graphic Collection, originally designed by Adolf Hitler himself as an annex to the Nazi...

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