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Photographies Modernes Présentées par Pierre Bost

Bost, Pierre

Paris. Librairie des Arts Decoratifs. 1927
First edition of Bost's presentation of Modernist photographers.

Among the photographers included are André Kertesz, Germaine Krull, Emmanuel Sougez, Maurice Tabard, Roger Parry and Joris Ivens. Most photographers are represented by two images, the exceptions being M. Gravot, Chevojon and André Vigneau, represented by a single image.

'Si la photographie est un art, c'est parce qu'elle a renoncé bravement à l'exactitude photographique.' (Pierre Bost writing in the preface).
Small 4to. Half-title, title, folded sheet with printed text by Bost (pp. 7) and 24 monochrome reproduction photographs ('phototypies') printed recto only on thick paper, each with photographer's credit. Original publisher's cloth-backed board portfolio, contents loose as issued, original paper title label pasted to upper board.