Bilance psychoanalysy k 31. prosinci 1936. [The balance of psychoanalysis as at December 31, 1936.]. Bohuslav Brouk, Jindřich Štyrský, Jindrich Styrsky.
Bilance psychoanalysy k 31. prosinci 1936. [The balance of psychoanalysis as at December 31, 1936.]
Bilance psychoanalysy k 31. prosinci 1936. [The balance of psychoanalysis as at December 31, 1936.]
With Štyrský Collages on Cover

Bilance psychoanalysy k 31. prosinci 1936. [The balance of psychoanalysis as at December 31, 1936.]

Praha-Žižkov [Prague]: [Privately published, printed by Graf a Sticker], [1937]. First edition. Printed on handmade paper. In original blind wrappers, and illustrated hard paper, with Štyrský’s designs on front and rear panels. Unstapled as customary for Czech books of the era. 15, [1] pp. Pages untrimmed. Cover slightly dented at extremities. Overall in fine condition.

Jindřich Štyrský’s two surrealist collages on the cover of this scarce privately printed Czech essay on psychoanalysis.

The reproductions on the wrappers, two artworks by Jindřich Štyrský (1899–1942), the Devětsil-member, Czech surrealist artist, are from his erotic cycle “Stěhovací kabinet“ (“The portable cabinet,” 1934). Štyrský is also responsible for the overall typographical design of the booklet.

Bilance psychoanalysy is Bohuslav Brouk’s (1912–1978, ), an impassioned defense of the psychoanalytic principle in the arts, which denigrates a shallow and cheapened “Freudianism” practiced by greedy psychologists. Published as a private gift to friends and not for sale.

Exceedingly scarce in the trade, especially in such good condition. KVK, OCLC show the copies at the Czech and the French national libraries, Getty, NYPL, and Yale, as well as a rebound copy at Chicago.

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Price: €2,500.00