Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Mens en Masker (Man and Mask). Piet Marée, Ducanal, Pierre Toebente, Photography and.
Mens en Masker (Man and Mask)
Mens en Masker (Man and Mask)
Mens en Masker (Man and Mask)

Mens en Masker (Man and Mask)

Gouda: Drukkerij v/h Koch & Knuttel, 1959. First edition. Softcover. Large quarto (11 3/4 x 8"). Unpaginated. [24]pp + 3 transparent colored acetate pages. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. Illustrated title page.

This splendidly produced booklet was intended as a promotional New Year's gift of publisher Koch & Knuttel, in Gouda, Holland, the hometown of photographer and designer Piet Marée who designed the said booklet.

This work contains 9 full-page b/w photographic reproductions of artwork by Belgian Avant-gardist artist Pierre Toebente (1919-1997) whose entire oeuvre addresses only one major theme, namely the human being, of which he chose three aspects: the female body, the child, and the mask.

Eight of the nine artworks featured in this booklet are wooden masks, and the last one depicts a female torso, also executed in wood.

Photographs and book design by the famed Dutch graphic designer Piet Marée (1903-1999).

Minor shelf wear along edges of wrappers. Little discoloration spot at upper margin of half-title. Text in Dutch. Wrappers in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #43760

Price: $1,250.00

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