31 May 2007
Zena ve Svetle -- Woman in Light. Prague: E. Beaufort, 1930. Octavo (240 x 170mm). 46 black and white photographs. Original orange cloth, printed paper label on front cover, original photo-illustrated dust-jacket (cloth lightly soiled, dust-jacket with 3 large chips, two of these on the front panel and affecting some text, some tears repaired from verso).
FIRST EDITION IN THE RARE DUST-JACKET. 101 Books, pp.64-65 ('Drtikol moved, with Zena ve Svetle, into his own modernist style of photography that PREFIGURED AND INFLUENCED THE EMERGING BAUHAUS AESTHETIC'); The Open Book, pp. 94-95; The Photobook, p.79 ('A HANDSOME AND WELL-DESIGNED BOOK').
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