Florence Henri. Photographs by Florence Henri. Text in Italian and English by A. Ciacelli.Additional text by D. Seylan. First edition. Quarto. Gilt boards. Gold foil and red felt patterned (flocked) endpapers. Includes list of exhibitions and publications. NY/Genoa: Martini and Ronchetti, 1974. Unpaged.
"Florence Henri (1893-1982) was born in the United States but spent most of her life in France, where she was closely associated with the major figures of European modernism. Initially a student of painting...at the Académie Moderne in Paris, she quickly became a gifted and knowing participant in the most advanced art movements of the time...In 1928, having spent a semester at the Bauhaus in Dessau, she turned to the camera and moved swiftly from the avant-garde of one art form to the avant-garde of another. For a heady ten years before the interruption of World War II, Henri created an extraordinary body of work--still lifes, abstract compositions, advertising photographs, portraits, self-portraits, nudes, street photographs, and photomontages--that contributed to the development of geometric abstract art and of modern photography in France"--from Florence Henri: Artist--Photographer of the Avant-Garde.
Splayed boards; light water stains to cover; binding split with one loose page; sun-faded spine; beautiful endpapers exhibit air bubbles.