29 November 2007
MALEVICH, Kazimir. Ot kubizma i futurizma k suprematizmu. Novii zhivipisnii realizm. [From Cubism and Futurism to Suprematism. New Painterly Realism]. The Third Edition. Moscow: Obshestvenaia Pol'za, [January] 1916.
8° (180 x 130mm). 2 plates. Original stapled printed wrappers, with design after Malevich on the upper side (even browning, short tear to the spine-foot). Provenance: bookseller's prices on rear cover
THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION, COMPRISING THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF SUPREMATIST DESIGNS: 'Black Square' and 'Black Circle'. 'Malevich's philosophy and practice of Suprematism inspired many individual approaches towards non-objectivity in art' (MoMA). This so-called third edition is in fact the first revised, enlarged and illustrated edition of the two which appeared, with no illustrations, a month earlier in December 1915 to accompany the first public exhibition of the 'Black Square' painting at the 0.10 exhibition in Petrograd. A VERY GOOD COPY. MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, pp.146-147; Hellyer 370; Karshan 24.
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