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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 56

    LENI RIEFENSTAHL

    Price Realised  

    LENI RIEFENSTAHL
    Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf -- Beauty in the Olympic Games. Berlin: Deutschen Verlag, 1937.

    Quarto (310 x 235 mm). 273 black and white photographs. Original cloth, spine and front cover blocked in gilt, original pictorial dust-jacket; publisher's slipcase; black cloth folding case.

    FIRST EDITION. AN EXCELLENT COPY IN THE ORIGINAL SLIPCASE of Riefenstahl's monument to the 1936 Olympics. "THESE ARE SUCH EXQUISITE, SUCH TRANSCENDENTALLY BEAUTIFUL IMAGES OF ATHLETES, THAT ONE ALMOST FORGETS THEIR CONTEXT" (101 Books, pp.96-7). The Photobook, p.151 ("A LAVISH PHOTOBOOK").


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