NP: NP, 1958. Only edition. Spiral_bound. Signed and numbered 2/20 Sam Makarius 58. 4pp., 20 photographic plates. Original photo-illustrated, spiral-bound boards with black lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar.
Contains 20 original, spiral-bound silver gelatin prints by Sameer Makarius (1924–2009), the Egyptian born, Argentinean painter, designer and decorator. Having spent his youth in Germany, Egypt and Hungary he was forced to remain in Hungary during W.W.II. There he was the cofounder of the Hungarian Concrete Art Group. His work was exhibited at the "First Non-Figurative Art Exhibition" in Budapest, 1944. Starting in the 1950s Makarius devoted himself to photography, after settling in Argentina in 1953, formed a group of photographers (Forum) promoting photography as an art form. As a cofounder of the ANFA-Group and the avant-garde group "Otra Figuración he was joined by photographers of the statue of Max Jacoby, Humberto Rivas, Julio Maubecin, Jose Costa, Lisl Steiner and others.
The photographs included in this album feature Buenos Aires city panoramas as well as intricate everyday life scenarios, testimony to the keen eye of Makarius as a photographer. Makarius was the first to publish an essay on Argentinean photography from 1840–1981, he published two extraordinary photography books: "Buenos Aires and his people" (1960), and "Buenos Aires, My City" in 1963, and participated in numerous exhibitions including at the Gallery Galatea, the Museum of Modern Art Buenos Aires, among many others. After his death exhibitions were curated in galleries dedicated to him in Lima and Buenos Aires. To this day his son Karim Makarius, a photographer in his own right, operates a gallery in Buenos Aires under the same name, Espacio Makarius.
Binding with light wear along edges, slightly rubbed. Small closed tear at inside front cover and light age toning of text pages. Photographs slightly bent but in very good condition. vg. Item #43777