Paris: "Arts et Métiers Graphiques" 1939. First edition. Softcover. Folio (12 1/4 x 10"). pp (Text), 90pp (Plates), pp (Photos, text and advertisement). Original spiral bound decorative wrappers by Pierre Boucher.
"Photographie" was an annual special issue of the magazine "Arts et Métiers Graphiques" entirely dedicated to modern photography, and which published the work of the leading photographers and photographic agencies of the period.
This 1940 edition contains 90 striking photographs reproduced in heliogravure, and taken by the following photographers: Herbert List; Ilse Steinhoff; Marcel Gautherot; Denise Bellon; Erwin Blumenfeld; Louise Dahl-Wolfe; Bill Brandt; Brassai; Jan Lukas; Rolf Tietgens; Ylla; George Platt Lynes; Marcel Bovis; Ergy Landau; Heinrich Heidersberger; Willy Maywald; Philippe Pottier; Pierre Ichac; Philippe Halsman; Laure Albin-Guillot; Florence Henri, and many others.
Includes a striking color photographic portrait of Colette in trichromy, by Gisèle Freund.
Some darkening / offsetting along joints. Text and captions in French. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #42759