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In Paris, his quintessential avant-garde book, Moi Ver succeeded in blending dynamic photographic montage with elaborate graphic layouts. Utilizing the double-spread as a unified space, each turn of the page not only surprised but accentuated the charged rhythm built into the book itself. The bulk of information in these pictures documents mundane street activities in the cobblestone-covered Paris of the late 20s. But the method in which Moi Ver chose to present his material, in its kaliedoscopic layering and frenzied repetitiveness, emphasized an experiential approach to picture construction--as if we, the viewers, were walking about, bombarded by noise and reflected light. Within each picture, visual data is spliced with pattern, alluding to a lapse of time, as if they were short film vignettes. Originally published in 1931 by Editions Jeanne Walter with an introduction by artist and Futurist Fernand Léger, and now long out of print and exceptionally rare, this facsimile reproduction of Paris brings back into circulation one of the seminal photographic books of the last century.
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Born in 1904 in Vilnius, Lithuania as Moses Vorobeichic, Moï Ver initially studied painting. In his early 20s he matriculated at the Bauhaus, taking courses with Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, and Joseph Albers, and left from there to attend the Ecole Photo Ciné in Paris. After producing several unrealized projects for photographic books, necessity led him to begin a career as a reporter. He adopted Zionism in 1934 and immigrated to what was then known as Palestine, returning to painting in 1950. Moshé Raviv-Vorobeichic (as he called himself in Palestine) died in 1995.
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Book Description Edition 7L, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M3882438207
Book Description Steidl / Göttingen, 2004. Softcover. Condition: Neu. Dust Jacket Condition: Neu. 1. Auflage. Limitiert, nummeriert (297/1000), Facsimile der Originalausgabe von 1931. Im leinenbezogenem Schuber. Seller Inventory # ABE-1536850657167