19 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 1,800 - GBP 2,500
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 stamped 'Riefenstahl' (some wear to the slipcase).
FIRST EDITION. A REMARKABLY FRESH COPY IN THE ORIGINAL SLIPCASE. 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, vol. I, p.151 ('a lavish photobook').
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