Brno: Telehor, 1936. Moholy-Nagy. First edition. 4to., 138 pp., color and b&w plates from paintings, photographs, photograms, graphics and filmstrips. Metal spiral bound printed wrappers, with original glassine over-wrapper and the plain paper outer wrapper which is chipped. There is a tiny bit of rubbing to the lower edge, less than one sixteenth of an inch wide on the front wrapper; else fine, near new, including the plain black card that was issued to protect the rear wrapper. This is the rare variant issue with black wrappers and the artist's name on the front wrapper. Housed in a new clamshell box of cloth with a morocco foredge. Item #51380
This multilingual (French, English, German and Czech) international review published only this single combined volume. The entire issue is devoted to the work of Lazslo Moholy-Nagy, his paintings, photographs and graphics. Edited by Frantisek Kalivoda, with texts by Moholy-Nagy, including, "From Pigment to light", "A new instrument of vision", "Problems of the modern film", and "Once a chicken, always a chicken." The introduction is by Sigfried Giedion, and a short a text by Frantisek Kalivoda. The first illustration shows the glassine over-wrapper.