London, South Kensington
19 May 2009
Es Kommt Der Neue Fotograf! -- Here Comes the New Photographer! Berlin: Hermann Reckendorf, 1929.
Octavo (255 x 190 mm). c.148 black and white photographs. (Light scattered spotting on first and last leaves.) Original orange cloth, spine and front cover blocked in blue, original photo-illustrated dust- jacket (dust-jacket with small chips and tears, some of these closed with tape on the verso, light soiling). Provenance: Piet Hoÿer (neat signature, dated 1939, on the front blank) -- 'Y.P.W.' (bookplate, obscured by jacket, with the motto 'iniqui temporis oblivio').
FIRST EDITION IN THE RARE DUST-JACKET. A KEY WORK IN NEW VISION PHOTOGRAPHY. Published around 'Film und Foto' -- perhaps the greatest photography exhibition ever organized: 'not since the great international exhibitions of the 1850s and 1860s had there been such a broad display of the photographic arts, intended not just to show photography but to examine its place in society' (The Photobook). With photographs by John Heartfield, El Lissitzky, Man Ray, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Hans Richter and others. The Open Book, pp.74-75; The Photobook, vol. I, pp.98-9.
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