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    Sale 5948

    Photobooks

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 71

    CAS OORTHUIS, KOEN LENARTS and others

    Price Realised  

    CAS OORTHUIS, KOEN LENARTS and others
    PLEM 1909-1959. Design by Dick Elffers. Maastricht: PLEM, 1959.

    Quarto (250 x 230mm). Printed presentation card laid-in. 4 colour photographs, black and white photographs throughout many of these with colour tints. Original yellow cloth, front cover with pictorial design in blind, spine lettered in black, original dust-jacket printed in various colours (extremities lightly rubbed, minor soiling).

    FIRST EDITION, complete with the printed card from PLEM's director laid-in. 'One of the best designed examples of the period... the book might even be considered a prototype of the postmodern photobook' (The Photobook). The Photobook, vol. I, p.191.


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