Item #2425 Unizm w malarstwie. (Bibljoteka “Praesens”. N.3.). Wladyslaw Strzeminski.
Strzemiński’s Scarce Text and Book Desing

Unizm w malarstwie. (Bibljoteka “Praesens”. N.3.)

Warszawa [Warsaw]: Bibljoteka "Praesens" 1928. First edition. In publisher’s typographical wrappers. Cover and typographical layout designed by Strzemiński. 16 p. and [5] plates. Pages yellowed due to the acidic paper. Artistically restored. Overall in very good condition.

Extremely scarce Polish avant-garde publication, “one of the most original and detailed conceptions of painting at its time and one of the most important texts in the history of Polish Constructivism” (Piotrowski, 2002.) Appeared in the Bibljoteka “Praesens”, a series analyses and program declarations published by Praesens, the periodical and avant-garde circle founded by Strzemiński himself, with Katarzyna Kobro and others. Extremely scarce, we could trace only two copies in institutional holdings in Poland (Biblioteka Narodowa) and Germany (Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek der Stadt Köln). Bibl.: Piotrowski, P.: Poland. (Chapter 11). In: Between Worlds. A Sourcebook of Central European Avant-Gardes, 1910–1930. Los Angeles: County Museum of Art; Cambridge, Mass. MIT Press, 2002. p. 643.

Price: €15,000.00

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