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    Sale 5948

    Photobooks

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 51

    CAREL BLAZER

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    CAREL BLAZER
    50 Jaar Bruynzeel 1897-1947 -- 50 Years of Bruynzeel 1897-1947. Text by Martin Redeke. Zaandam: Bruynzeel, 1947.

    Quarto (314 x 240mm). 156 black and white photographs, and 25 colour illustrations. Original grey boards and grey cloth spine, front cover and spine lettered in gold, illustrated endpapers (endpapers lightly browned, front cover lightly faded).

    FIRST EDITION. 'A fine early example of the way Dutch graphic designers eagerly grasped the opportunities that had been cut short by World War II'; Carel Blazer was 'a leading light in the Underground Camera and the radical GKf Group of documentary photographers' (The Photobook). The Photobook, vol. II, p.187.


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