SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME. International Exhibition of Modern Art. Arranged for the Société Anonyme for the Brooklyn Museum. Assembled by the Société Anonyme. November December 1926. Text by Katherine S. Dreier. Composed by Katherine S. Dreier and Constantin Aladjalov. , 117,  pp. Illustrated with photographs and typographical elements. 8vo, bound in original illustrated boards in a new black half morocco folding box. New York: Brooklyn Museum, 1926.
A fine copy of the scarcest publication of the Société Anonyme, Inc., an art organization founded in 1920 by Katherine Dreier, Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp. This catalog commemorates this immensely important exhibition, which assembled major works in virtually every phase of modernist endeavor throughout the world: Duchamp, Picabia, Léger, Schwitters, Ernst, Münter, Mondrian, Vantongerloo, Peri, Moholy-Nagy, Severini, de Chirico, Kuniyoshi, Brancusi, Kandinsky, Pevsner, Gabo, Lissitzky, Archipenko, Picasso, Miró, Klee, Stieglitz, O'Keefe, Hartley and Man Ray, among many others. Arranged alphabetically by country, the volume concludes with semi-constructivist montage salutes to Der Sturm, Merz, the Bauhaus and other bases of the avant-garde. The design, by Aladjalov, is dynamic throughout, with bold black and red layout, and alphabetical tabs at right, a feature reminiscent of Duchamp's layout for "Some French Moderns Says McBride," published by the Société Anonyme in 1922. Just a hint of rubbing to the edges and wear to top and bottom of spine, a far better than usual copy.
Item nr. 170154