19 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 1,800 - GBP 2,500
Wundergarten der Natur -- The Magic Garden of Nature. Berlin: Verlag Für Kunstwissenschaft, 1932.
Folio, and quarto booklet of captions (315 x 249mm). 120 black and white photographs. Original grey linen portfolio, front cover blocked in red.
FIRST EDITION. A FINE COPY OF THE PORTFOLIO ISSUE. The second of Blossfeldt's three 'immensely popular, regularly reprinted "pictorial documents"... In 1929, a selection of the work was exhibited at the Bauhaus... but even before that Blossfeldt had become an unwitting avatar of the New Objectivity'. (101 Books). Variants of the binding are know, this one is in grey linen with the illustration blocked in red. 101 Books, pp.48-9; The Open Book, pp.106-107.
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