Revolucni sbornik Devetsil. / Revoluční sborník Devětsil. [Revolutionary Proceedings of Devětsil.]. Jaroslav Seifert, Teige Karel.
Illustrated Czech Avant-Garde Almanac

Revolucni sbornik Devetsil. / Revoluční sborník Devětsil. [Revolutionary Proceedings of Devětsil.]

Prague: Večernice V. Vortel, 1922. Illustrated throughout. First edition. In publisher’s printed wrappers. 202, (6) p. Cover artistically restored. In fine condition.

First edition of the first anthology of the Devětsil, with several illustrations.

Devětsil, the association of the Czech avant-garde artists, was founded and led by Karel Teige and it was active between 1920 and 1930.

This, their first anthology contains the manifesto of Devětsil and its abbreviated version in French, Russian, and German translations. Besides its important textual content, created mostly by the associated Czech poets and writers like Vítězslav Nezval, Jaroslav Seifert, Karel Teige, Karel Schulz, and other authors from the international scene like Jean Cocteau, Yvan Goll, and Ilya Ehrenburg, the almanac is illustrated with reproductions by work of the avant-garde artists all over Europe, among them Alexander Archipenko, Jacques Lipchitz, Ossip Zadkine, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger, Amedeo Modigliani, Georg Grosz, Tsuguharu Foujita, Per Krohg, Henri Rousseau, Maurice Utrillo or Karel Teige.

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Price: €1,500.00

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