From the personal library of Sidney Gordin, constructivist sculptor and painter; oversize softback copyright 1972; clean and tight save for small damp-stain in lower outside corner of last four pages; wraps clean and shiny with light rubbing and two gently bumped corners; text block beginning to separate from front wrap at bottom of spine NWDR. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Hans Bellmer (1902-1975) was a German artist, best known for the life-sized pubescent female dolls he produced in the mid-1930s. Historians of art and photography also consider him a Surrealist photographer. Bellmer was born in the city of Kattowitz, then part of the German Empire, now in Poland. Up until 1926, he'd been working as a draftsman for his own advertising company. He initiated his doll project to oppose the fascism of the Nazi Party by declaring that he would make no work that would support the new German state. Represented by mutated forms and unconventional poses, his dolls were directed specifically at the cult of the perfect body then prominent in Germany. The erotic imagery of Hans Bellmer's art is both witty and violet obsessed with his central them - that of the "Doll" - Bellmer creates capricious, often sado-masochistic, assemblages of parts of the female anatomy. Directed not only against the Nazi regime but toward a freer sexual and human expression, they were admired by the surrealist artists in Paris where Bellmer finally settled in 1938, shortly before his work was to be confiscated by the national Socialists. With remarkable technical virtuosity, the artist introduces a new repertory of physical combinations and transformations in drawings, gouaches, engravings, and assembled objects. This book, the first to present the totality of Bellmer's art, reproduces in stunning color and black-and-white illustrations the many facets of his art. The author, Sarane Alexandrian, has written a compelling text that illuminates Bellmer's of art history in the grand tradition of the erotic art of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, the German artists of the Renaissance, the Romantics of the nineteenth century, and the Surrealists. The author, who belonged to the circle of Andre Breton, is one of the most important interpreters of Surrealism and has published many books on the subject and individual Surrealist painters.
Title: Hans Bellmer (From Personal Library of ...
Publication Date: 1975
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Rizzoli, New York, 1975. First edition. Softcover. 87 pages. Text by Sarane Alexandrian. Includes numerous color and black and white illustrations. A very good plus copy in wrappers with some minor wear but internally a clean copy. Seller Inventory # 154210
Book Description New York: Rizzoli, 1972. Softcover, 88 pages, very good condition, cover has minor wear along edges and corners, no internal marks. Seller Inventory # HaBeNe45
Book Description Rizzoli,, New York, 1975. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Soft Cover in Very Good condition (very slight wear to spine). Seller Inventory # 1278
Book Description Rizzoli, New York. [0-8478-0006-7] . (4to paperback) Very good. 87pp. Black and white and color photographs, black and white and color illustrations, chronology, bibliography. Art of Hans Bellmer. Translated by Jack Altman. Locale:. (Art, Drawing, Erotic Art, Surreal Art). Seller Inventory # 125355
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Book Description Rizzoli, 1972. Paperback. Condition: Used: Very Good. No marks noted in text, small stains on cover, pbAND AS ALWAYS SHIPPED IN 24 HOURS; and emailed to you a USPS tracking number on all orders; all books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing. PLEASE NOTE OVER SEAS BUYERS if the book extra large or heavy there will be additional postage due to the new US Postage rates. Seller Inventory # 180202021
Book Description Rizzoli, 1972. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020847800067
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Book Description Rizzoli, 1972. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0847800067