A complete run of 20 issues in 11 fascicules comprising the first and second series of the short-lived Dutch humanitarian-expressionist literary magazine, continously paginated, the first series 140 pp. total, the second series 111 pp., founded by Eugeen De Bock and under the editorial direction of Paul van Ostaijen, showcasing the work of various young and emerging Flemish authors including Marnix Gijsen, Gaston Burssens, Victor Brunclair, Wies Moens, and Karel van den Oever, and young Flemish graphic artists such as Jozef Peeters, Proper de Toyer, Jos. Leonard, and Karel Maes. Scattered illustrations. Some scattered toning, soiling, edgewear, scattered creasing, overall very good. 8vo. Original stapled wrpps., some issued with illustrated covers. Minor soiling. Antwerp (De Sikkel) 1920-1921.
Eugeen De Bock had recently founded the De Sikkel publishing house when he created Ruimte. Ruimte quickly became the leading magazine of humanitarian expressionism, giving priority to the ethical over the aesthetic and to communal art over individual works. One of the goals of Ruimte was to help contribute to a new world organization after World War I through art based on ethical, religious, social, and political foundations. Very scarce; as of July 2019, WorldCat locates only three holdings in North American institutions. Book ID: 50057