Innovative culture review: Art, literature, music, architecture, and film of the late 1930s, contained in a cover designed by => Marcel Duchamp. In addition to a globally conceived category of textual and visual works entitled "Inter-Racial," the contents include James Agee's "In Memory of My Father," a "work in progress" from James Joyce (a piece that evolved into chapter 2.3 of Finnegans Wake), a portion of Kafka's Metamorphosis translated by Jolas (in collaboration with his wife Maria, uncredited here), and an essay on "The Unconscious in Art" by Andr? Lhote (illustrated with multiple examples of modern art), as well as black-and-white photographs by Brassai, Man Ray, and Edward Weston, and a reproduction of Aaron Copeland's manuscript music for "Gyp's Song" from The Second Hurricane (which premiered in the year of this publication). The verse and prose pieces, in English, German, and French, are illustrated with a total of => 32 halftone photographic plates representing work by Mir?, Kandinsky, Mondrian, and many others. 4to (21.1 cm, 8.25"). 208, [12 (adv.)] pp.; illus. Publisher's printed paper wrappers; edges and spine chipped and rubbed with portions of spine paper lost, front wrapper with small scuff near comb image, back wrapper with two tears from upper edge and lower portion creased. => The subscription slip is still present, tipped in at the back of the volume. Pages clean; last few advertising leaves with small nick to outer edge, final leaf with lower portion creased. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Transition: A quarterly review. Number 26.
Publication Date: 1937
Book Description Jolas, Eugene ed., New York City, 1937. Wrappers. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Soft cover journal, 208 pages; in English;; With Marcel Duchamp's front cover of a comb. No internal markings. Includes contributions by: Man Ray, James Joyce, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy James Agee, Hans Arp, Paul Eluard, Franz Kafka, Brassai, Edward Weston, Fernand Leger, Blossfeldt, Piet Mondrian. Cover has a bit of edge wear Small piece missing top of spine. Other wise a firm copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001243