Der Weibliche Akt: Bronisch, Wilhelm (Introductory text by); Jószef Pécsi (Photographs by) Der Weibliche Akt: Bronisch, Wilhelm (Introductory text by); Jószef Pécsi (Photographs by)

Der Weibliche Akt

Bronisch, Wilhelm (Introductory text by); Jószef Pécsi (Photographs by)

Published by Verlag H. v. Seggern & Sohn, Hamburg, 1923
Condition: f to vg Soft cover
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Quarto. [2]pp (Title), [6]pp (Introductory text), 12 loose leaves (Plates), as issued. Original photo-illustrated paper portfolio.Rare portfolio of twelve photogravure plates of the nude by Jozsef Pecsi (1889-1956), an influential Hungarian photographer whose Budapest studio was one of the city's busiest in the 1910s and 1920s. His pictorialist portraits, landscapes, advertisements (that amalgamated the elements of new objectivity, still lifes, avant-garde nudes), and his new approach to portraits of people have all proved to be enduring and in many cases have inspired numerous followers. In 1923 Pécsi published this portfolio of twelve photogravures of the nude, in which hisuse of furniture and other props gives his photographs a theatrical mood. Each photogravure measures 5 7/8 x 4 1/4" and is tipped in onto a tan cardstock measuring 9 1/4 x 7 3/8"Some creasing, staining and closed tears to portfolio. Inside of portfolio taped along edges. Minor foxing to title page. Text in German. Portfolio in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40852

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Title: Der Weibliche Akt

Publisher: Verlag H. v. Seggern & Sohn, Hamburg

Publication Date: 1923

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:f to vg

Edition: First edition.

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