10 April 2008,
Price realised USD 20,000
USD 7,000 - USD 10,000
Malerei Photografie Film --Painting Photography Film. Bauhausbücher 8. Munich: Albert Langen, 1925.
Quarto (230 x 180 mm). Approximately 100 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated wrappers (spine and extremities expertly restored); black cloth folding case. Provenance: Arthur A. Cohen, publisher and author, and Elaine Lustig Cohen, artist and art dealer (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. THE COHEN COPY OF MOHOLY-NAGY'S HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL NEW VISION MANIFESTO. Malerei is Moholy-Nagy's "first attempt to lay out his entire theory and program for photography, and ultimately, for the transformation of human vision" (101 Books). This copy was exhibited in 'The Open Book' at the International Center of Photography (17 June - 4 September, 2004). 101 Books, pp.44-5 ("STILL INFECTIOUS"); The Photobook, vol. I, pp.92-3 ("IMMEDIATELY SUCCESSFUL AND HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL"). Cf. Fotografia Pública, pp.177-8 ("his importance as an educator was decisive"); The Open Book, pp.60-1; Regards à travers le livre 18 ("VERY IMPORTANT").
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