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Wallace Putnam 1899-1989
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Wallace Putnam 1899-1989

By [PUTNAM, WALLACE] NAUMANN, Francis M.; Kristina U. Amadeus, foreword & research assistance

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (31cm x 25cm). Mustard-yellow cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in red on cover and spine; pictorial dustjacket; 336pp; illus. Very Good+ copy; one slightly bumped and frayed corner tip; slight shelf wear to bottom edge, else clean and tight. Very Good+ dustwrapper; a 3-inch tear to bottom front cover flap edge, else clean and crisp. This volume represents the first major survey of the work of American painter Wallace Putnam and the mid-century New York cultural scene in which he lived and worked. 276 illustrations, including 186 color plates.

$30.00

Malevich:  Artist and Theoretician
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Malevich: Artist and Theoretician

By [MALEVICH, KAZIMIR] PETROVA, Evgeniya, intro.; Charlotte Douglas, Irina Vakar, et al., essays; Sharon McKee, trans

Paris: Flammarion, 1990. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (34cm x 25cm). Red cloth boards (hardcover) with title embossed in black on spine; pictorial dustjacket; 248pp; illus. Near Fine copy; slight shelf wear to bottom extremities, else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; very slight shelf wear to extremities and rubbing to panels, else clean and crisp. A history of Suprematist artist Kazimir Malevich's works, creative activities, and his theoretical commitments by the leading international specialists on the Soviet avant-garde. These essays are accompanied by a theoretical text written by the artist in 1924 and published here for the first time, as well as 211 color reproductions of Malevich's paintings.

$30.00

The World of Salvador Dali
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The World of Salvador Dali

By [DALI, SALVADOR] DESCHARNES, Robert; Theodore Rousseau, intro

Lausanne: Atide Books / Edita S.A., 1962. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (31cm x 26.5cm). Yellow cloth boards (hardcover) with artist signature embossed in gold on cover and titling embossed in gold on spine; pictorial dustjacket; 240pp; illus. Very Good copy; slight shelf wear to extremities; soiling to front end pages and side textblock; very slight soiling cover board edges, else clean and tight. Very Good dustwrapper; shelf wear to extremities; tear to bottom back panel corner; soiling to French flap panel, else sound. The forces that shaped Surrealist Salvador Dali's life and work are traced through archival photographs, reproductions, and a text by the artist's close friend Robert Descharnes. Over 150 illustrations, 131 in color. Includes a portfolio of 52 color reproductions of Dali's paintings.

$35.00

Tchelitchev
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Tchelitchev

By [TCHELITCHEV, PAVEL] KIRSTEIN, Lincoln

Santa Fe: Twelvetrees Press, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (31cm x 24cm). Green cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in black on cover and spine; dustjacket; 180pp; illus. Near Fine copy; very slight shelf wear to extremities, else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; slight rubbing to front and back panels, else clean and sound. A comprehensive re-examintation of the work and life of Soviet émigré Surrealist painter and set designer Pavel Tchelitchev. 24 sepia reproductions of Tchelitchev's drawings and works on paper and 72 plates of full color reproductions of the artist's paintings. First edition is limited to 3000 copies.

$35.00

Krkavci: Komedie o Trech Dejstvích [The Ravens]

By BARTOŠ, Jan; [Jindrich Štyrsky, cover design]

[Praha: Vydal Devetsil, 1924]. Second Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (22cm.); publisher's white pictorial wrappers, yapp edges; 61pp. Wrappers rather chipped and worn, especially along spine, repaired shallow loss at bottom edge of upper cover, general dust-soil, some foxing to rear cover, textblock slightly toned, else Good to Very Good. Earliest edition of the author's first play to be issued by the leading Czech avant-garde publishing house Devetsil, upper cover designed by the prolific Surrealist artist Jindrich Štyrsky. OCLC locates one copy in the United States as of November, 2018, at the NYPL.

$125.00

Arizona: Román

By PAULIK, Jaroslav Jan; Frantisek Muzika, cover design

Praha: Aventinum, 1928. First Edition. Paperback. Small octavo (20cm.); publisher's white photo-montaged card wrappers printed in black and green; 159pp. Light shelf wear to wrapper extremities, tiny chip at bottom spine edge of upper cover, minor dust-soil, else Very Good or better. Designed by the prolific Surrealist Czech designer Frantisek Muzika (1900-1974), the art director of Aventinum from 1927 until the publisher's folding in 1934, during which period he would provide the designs for nearly one hundred titles (see Jindrich Toman, Foto-Montáž Tiskem / Photo-Montage in Print (2009), p. 196).

$175.00

Milenci: Hra o Trech Dejstvích [The Lovers]

By BARTOŠ, Jan; [Jindrich Štyrsky, cover design]

[Praha: Vydal Devetsil, 1924]. Second Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (22cm.); publisher's white pictorial wrappers printed in orange, yapp edges; 48pp. Wrappers rather chipped and worn, rear cover separated but present, the whole rather dust-soiled; Good overall, though internally about fine. This edition issued by the leading Czech avant-garde publishing house Devetsil, upper cover designed by the prolific Surrealist artist Jindrich Štyrsky. OCLC locates one copy in the United States as of November, 2018, at the Getty.

$125.00

Vzbourení na Jevi ti: Filosofie Drama Skute nost [Rebellion on Stage]

By BARTOŠ, Jan

Praze: Vydalo Ústredni Studentské Knihkupectví a Nakladatelství, [1925]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's tan pictorial card wrappers printed in blue, illustration signed in image "Remo," French flaps; 59pp. Wear to wrapper extremities with shallow creasing to upper cover fore-edge corners, short splitting to spine foot edges, old pencil scribble to rear cover, else Near Very Good, internally sound. Issued as the third volume of the series "Edice Prazské Saturnalie." The expressionist author's second play, first produced in 1926. OCLC locates two copies in North America as of November, 2018, at the NYPL and the Getty.

$150.00

Julio Galan
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Julio Galan

By [GALAN, Julio] SCHNEIDER, Luis Mario, Julio Galan, Ida Rodriguez Prampolini, Guillermo Sepulveda, text; Graciela Iturbide, photography

[Mexico]: Grupo Financiero Serfin, [1993]. First Edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (31cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 353pp.; illus. throughout, chiefly in color. Light wear to jacket extremities, else Very Good to Near Fine. Catalog of the works of the surrealist Mexican painter. Bilingual text in English and Spanish.

$100.00

Soviet Cinema
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Soviet Cinema

By [GRAPHICS, ART & PHOTOGRAPHY] ARROSEV, A. [Aleksandr], text; V. Stepanova & Aleksandr Rodchenko, design

Moscow: VOKS, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Unusually well-preserved copy of this landmark of Soviet book design, featuring copious examples of the revolutionary photomontage work of Rodchenko and Stepanova. The two extremely fragile inserted design elements - a die-cut, folded plate bearing Lenin's portrait on a movie screen, and a clear celluloid sheet with the printed silhouette of Stalin are rarely found intact (if at all); in this copy both are present and complete, in excellent condition. Small quarto (27cm). Leatherette-backed pictorial paper-covered boards; [1-24], 25-306, [20]pp. Mild external wear; slight lean to text block; still a tight, Very Good or better copy, with both pictorial inserts present and in good condition (bit of wrinkling to the fragile celluloid insert bearing Stalin's silhouette portrait).

$1500.00

Poems For Painters: Duchamp, Leonor Fini, Francés, Yves Tanguy, Tchelitchew
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Poems For Painters: Duchamp, Leonor Fini, Francés, Yves Tanguy, Tchelitchew

By [LITERATURE] FORD, Charles Henri

New York: View Editions, 1945. First Edition. Paperback. Slim collection of Ford's surrealist poems accomapnied by artwork by Duchamp, Fini, Tanguy, and Tchelitchew. Limited Issue, one of 500 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.302. Quarto (31cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; [16]pp; illus. Light wear to extremities, with shallow, faint dampstain affecting lower margin of text and lower edge of rear wrapper; Very Good+.

$150.00

John Heartfield
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John Heartfield

By PACHNICKE, Peter and Klaus Honnef, eds

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1992. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (32cm x 26cm). Red cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in silver on cover and spine; pictorial dustjacket; 342pp; illus. Near Fine copy; soiling to bottom textblock corner; else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; very slight shelf wear. Illustrated volume devoted to the satirical works (Dada pieces, posters, book designs, theater sets) of German artist John Heartfield who is widely seen as the father of photomontage. Published in conjunction with the exhibition "John Heartfield" that originated in Germany before traveling to London, Dublin, Edinburgh, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles from 1992 to 1994. Contributions by: Petra Albrecht, Hubertus Gassner, Klaus Honnef, Michael Krejsa, Heiner Müller, Peter Pachnicke, and Nancy Roth. 289 illustrations, including 83 plates in full color.

$125.00

Malevich and Film
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Malevich and Film

By [MALEVICH, Kazimir] TUPITSYN, Margarita; Kazimir Malevich and Victor Tupitsyn, essays

New Haven: Yale University Press, [2002]. First American Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's boards in glossy photo-illustrated dust jacket; xii,173pp.; illus. throughout, some in color. Pinpoint wear to jacket extremities, else Near Fine. Substantial catalog of an exhibition mounted in Lisbon and Madrid.

$20.00

[Text in Russian] Kazimir Malevich: Zhivopis' / Teoriia
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[Text in Russian] Kazimir Malevich: Zhivopis' / Teoriia

By [MALEVICH, Kazimir] SARAB'IANOV, D. and A. Shatskikh

Moskva: "Iskusstvo", 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (29.5cm.); publisher's leatherette in pictorial dust jacket; 413pp.; illus. throughout, many in color. Some shelf wear, corners rather bumped with minor exposure, else Near Very Good and sound. Detailed reference on the work of the Russian avant-garde artist. Short English-language summary and list of illustrations in rear, else text entirely in Russian.

$125.00

Ivan Puni and Photographs of the Russian Revolution. Works from the Herman Berninger Collection, Zurich
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Ivan Puni and Photographs of the Russian Revolution. Works from the Herman Berninger Collection, Zurich

By [PUNI, Ivan] POUGNY, Jean (et al)

Basel: Museum Jean Tinguely, 2003. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto. Heavy card wrappers; 263pp; illus. Fine copy. Published to accompany the 2003 exhibition of Puni's work at Museum Jean Tinguely, Basel.

$75.00

Surrealism: Two Private Eyes. The Nesuhi Ertegun and Daniel Filipacchi Collections
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Surrealism: Two Private Eyes. The Nesuhi Ertegun and Daniel Filipacchi Collections

By WEISBERGER, Edward, ed

[New York]: Guggenheim Museum, [1999]. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes; folios (31cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket, housed in original pictorial paper-covered slipcase; 399; [400]-894pp.; color illus. throughout. Light dust-soil to slipcase, else a Fine set.

$150.00

Black Swan Press and the Chicago Surrealist Group: A Checklist
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Black Swan Press and the Chicago Surrealist Group: A Checklist

By GARON, Paul

Chicago: [Charles H. Kerr Publishing Co, 2018]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's cream pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 39pp. Fine condition. Forms part of the Surrealist Research & Development Monograph Series.

$15.00

Avant-Garde Page Design 1900-1950
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Avant-Garde Page Design 1900-1950

By ANDEL, Jaroslav

New York: Delano Greenidge Editions, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume chronicling "the defining contributions to the history of twentieth-century page design by artists, architects, filmmakers, and designers who participated in the major art movements of the age: Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism" (from front flap). Quarto; yellow paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in red on spine and blind-stamped design on front cover; dustjacket; 388pp; illus. Trivial wear to extremities, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, with some mild wear to panels and a short tear to upper edge of rear panel.

$50.00

The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, 1917-1946
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The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, 1917-1946

By MARGOLIN, Victor

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, [1997]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (24cm.); publisher's simulated cloth in decorative dust jacket; xiii,[1],261pp.; text illus. Minor wrinkling to top edge of rear panel, else Near Fine.

$50.00

Russian Avant-Garde Art: The George Costakis Collection [Collecting Art of the Avant-Garde]
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Russian Avant-Garde Art: The George Costakis Collection [Collecting Art of the Avant-Garde]

By COSTAKIS, George; S. Frederick Starr, intro

New York: Harry R. Abrams, [1981]. First Edition. Hardcover. Large thick quarto (30cm.); publisher's cloth in light tan pictorial dust jacket; 527pp.; illus. throughout, many in color. Jacket spine a shade sunned, a hint of dust-soil to textblock edges, boards slightly bowed, else Near Fine. Invaluable and attractively produced reference.

$100.00

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