PASPA, Karel. ABECEDA. By Vitezslav Nezval. Designed by Karel Teige. Illustrated with 25 black and white photomontages by Teige from Paspa's photographs. 4to., bound in contemporary blue cloth boards with original printed front wrapper bound in. Prague: J. Otto, 1926.
An important landmark of the Czech avant garde and at the same time one of the most celebrated of all photobooks. Paspa photographed the Czech dancer Milca Mayerova posing in the various letters of the alphabet. This copy is distinguished by inscriptions from both Nezval and Mayerova on the title-page dated December 18 1926 and December 29, 1926 respectively. Original wrapper a little smudging, otherwise a near fine copy.
Parr, The History of the Photobook II p. 94. Primus, Tschechische Avantgarde 1922-1940 pp. 154-162. Toman, The Modern Czech Book. Photo/montage in Print p. 294-295. Andel, Avant Garde Page Design 338-340. Fundacion Juan March, The Avant-Garde Applied 183100-1950. L 310
Item nr. 168961