31 May 2007
MILOS BLOCH AND VILEM AMBROSI
Fotografie v Reklame a Neubertuv Hlubotisk -- Photography in Advertising and Neubert Photogravure. Prague: Neubert, 1933. Quarto (283 x 200mm). 37 full-page black and white photo-montages, printed in various colours. Original photo-illustrated card covers.
FIRST EDITION. RARE. 'A KEY WORK' (Birgus). A fine copy of one of the best photo-advertising books of the interwar period. Ambrosi's striking photo-montages include commissions for Phillips, Gold Leaf, Gillette, Remington and others, using photographs by Josef Sudek, Jaromir Funke, Karel Hajek and Bohumil Stastny -- one of the first and most versatile avertising photographers. (See also lot 154.) Birgus, Czech Photographic Avant-Garde 1918-1948, p.161.
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