Item nr. 169131 Bezette Stad. Oscar JESPERS, Van Ostayen Paul.
Bezette Stad
Bezette Stad

Bezette Stad

, Oscar. Bezette Stad. By Paul van Ostayen. [76] ff. Illustrated with woodcuts by Oscar Jespers. 4to., 285 x 220 mm, bound in original illustrated wrappers, in a new cloth box. Antwerp: Uitgave van het Sienjaal, 1921.

Dutch/Flemish avant-garde bookmaking at its best. The innovative use of typography, combined with dramatic woodcuts, make this one of the more "forward-looking" books produced in the twenties.

Oscar Jespers (1887-1970), Belgian sculptor in the Constructivist and Expressionist movements, was part of a group of artists and writers in Antwerp who gathered around the poet Paul van Ostayen, a Flemish dandy whose poetry and writings were greatly influenced by the Expressionist and Dadaist schools. Some minor wear to the wrappers, overall in unusually fine condition.

One of 500 copies on Registre paper, of a total edition of 540, this copy unsigned and unnumbered.

Johnson, Artists' Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000, No. 35. Andel 128. Fundacion Juan March, The Avant-Garde Applied 1890-1950, No. L70.

Item nr. 169131
Price: $7,500.00

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