Josef Sudek: Fotografie. S Uvodni Studii Lubomira Linharta. Photographs by Josef Sudek. Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury, Hudby A Umeni, Prague, Krasne Literatury, 1956. Unpaged. Quarto. First edition. INSCRIBED on title page and dated '30/III.58' with additional signature below Sudek's portrait on facing page. Linen boards. Printed dust jacket. Black stamping on spine and cover. 232 photogravure reproductions. Silk ribbon bookmark.
A scarce signed copy of Sudek's landmark collection!
Published by State Belles Lettres Music and Art Publishers in 1956, a prestigious socialist publishing house whose editor, Jan Rezac, published three more books by Sudek. David Levi Strauss calls it "one of the finest books of photography ever made." "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."--from Roth, et. al., The Book of 101 Books
Fine- in Near Fine dust jacket; faint area of discoloration upper extremity of front board; jacket with small chips at crown and base of spine; light wear at along joints.