London, South Kensington
19 May 2009
GERMAINE KRULL, ANDRE KERTEZ, MAURICE TABARD and others
Photographies modernes. Edited by Pierre Bost. Paris: Calavas, no date but 1927.
Folio (225 x 165mm). 24 black and white photographs. Original portfolio of black boards and white cloth spine, printed paper label on front cover, cloth ties (minor soiling).
FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT NEW VISION MANIFESTO. Its editor, Pierre Bost, was a great champion of modernism in photography, and later collaborated with Man Ray on Électricité, a landmark modernist book. With photographs, printed in rich gravure, by Kertesz (one of these an early appearance of 'Fork'), François Rainier, Parry, Lotar, Joris Ivens, Chevojon, Kitrosser, Johnny Fernhout, Sougez, Jean Dreville, Tabard, and André Vigneau. Regards à travers le livre 38.
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