Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Kurt Kranz: Early Form Sequences 1927-1932. Kurt Kranz: Frühe Form-Reihen 1927-1932. Hans Richter, Werner Haftmann, Werner Hofmann.
Kurt Kranz: Early Form Sequences 1927-1932. Kurt Kranz: Frühe Form-Reihen 1927-1932
Kurt Kranz: Early Form Sequences 1927-1932. Kurt Kranz: Frühe Form-Reihen 1927-1932

Kurt Kranz: Early Form Sequences 1927-1932. Kurt Kranz: Frühe Form-Reihen 1927-1932

Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press, (1975). Hardcover. 4to. Cream cloth with black lettering on cover and spine in original illustrated dust jacket. Decorative endpapers. "This book deals with abstract form sequences and film designs from 1927 to 1932, some of which Kurt Kranz sketched and executed while at the Bauhaus, Dessau. The early work of this artist in many way anticipates the trends of modern art. This richly illustrated art book contains 50 color panels, 55 full-page, black-and-white reproductions in the original size and 4 double-page master panels. Hans Richter, the cofounder of the abstract film, has dedicated a dada poem to the book. Werner Haftmann, Director of the National Gallery, Berlin, has re-created vividly the background of the period in which these pictures were made. Werner Hofmann, Director of the Kunsthalle, Hamburg, explains Kranz's work in its wider art historical context and shows how it has influenced contemporary trends. In Kranz's essay on serial technique in the fine arts, the artist is revealed as still an active protagonist of the avant-garde." Text in English and German. Minor staining on head and tail of spine on binding. Small area on inside of bottom edge dj repaired with tape. Some creasing and sunning on dj. Age yellowing on outer edges of interior pages. Tight copy with dust jacket in good+, book in very good condition. vg. Item #25958
ISBN: 0262110601

Price: $175.00

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