31 May 2007
Malerei Fotografie Film --Painting Photography Film. Bauhausbücher 8. Munich: Albert Langen, 1927. Quarto (230 x 180mm). c.100 black and white photographs. Original white card covers, original photo-illustrated dust-jacket printed in red and black (dust-jacket spine and extremities expertly restored).
Second (first revised and expanded) edition. MOHOLY-NAGY'S HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL NEW VISION MANIFESTO IN THE RARE ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET. 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). 101 Books, pp.44-5 (for the first and second edition; 'STILL INFECTIOUS'); The Photobook, vol. I, pp.92-3 (this edition; 'IMMEDIATELY SUCCESSFUL AND HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL). Cf. Fotografía 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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