THIS LOT CONSISTS OF 2 BOOKS: Josef Sudek, Fotografie, 1956 [shown] and M. Hrbas and Karel Dvorak, Photo Review, 1964 (Czech annual).
Josef Sudek Fotografie. S Uvodni Studii Lubomira Linharta. Photographs by Josef Sudek. Linen boards. Black stamping on spine and cover. 232 photogravure illustrations. Prague, Krasne Literatury, 1956. Unpaged. Published by Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury Hudby A Umeni 1956, this is Sudek's landmark collection. "In its classic, clean design (by Frantisek Tichy), exquisite photogravure printing, and attention to detail (down to a white silk ribbon as bookmark!), it is the perfect vehicle for the full range of Sudek's romantic, atmospheric work." David Levi-Strauss, from The Book of 101 Books. Light corner bumps including one to rear board effecting text block slightly; light scuff mark to lower fore-edges; an otherwise Fine copy of a highly collectable book.
Photo Review, 1964. Text by Karel Dvorak. Contributions by numerous photographers. Artia, Prague, 1964. 127 pp. Squarish quarto. Clothbound with gilt-embossed boards. Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white and color reproductions by Czech photographers. Text in English, German, and French. If, in 1964, Sudek was already considered the great old man of Czech photography, this book sought to represent the new generation. Included are works by Jan Lukas, Milos Heyduk, Vaclav Jiru, and many others. Beautifully printed. Fine in Fine dust jacket with some edge wear and one small tear.