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 and a member of the European School. 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 generous 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 photography books: "Buenos Aires and his people" (1960), and "Buenos Aires, My City" in 1963, and participated in numerous exhibitions including the Gallery Galatea, the Museum of Modern Art Buenos Aires, among many others. After his death exhibitions were curated in special galleries dedicated to him (Espacio Makarius) in Lima and Buenos Aires.
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