Paris: Les Nouvelles Littéraires, 1929. First edition. Softcover. Folio (12 1/2 x 9 3/4"). , 269-307, pp, . Original printed orange wrappers with a b/w photographic reproduction paste down to front cover.
Striking issue of "L'Art Vivant," an artistic French magazine published bi-monthly from 1925. The publication became monthly from 1931 to 1934 and irregular from 1935 to 1939. It was published by Les Nouvelles littéraires and associated with Larousse editions.
This fifth issue of 1929 includes articles on the Navajos' painting on sand; the origins of Irish miniatures; Man Ray on "Is photography an art?" (with two striking photos by the photographer: Chess set and Torso); the art of the old portulan charts; Vision of Hollywood; Chronicle of Decorative Arts; Today's artists: Bombois (Camille); The art of the phonograph; The end of French paintings; Collectors and collections : Emile Dunan; Max Slevogt; Art books; 15th-century French landscapes; The current exhibitions : Pascin, at Gallery Bernheim-Jeune; Helmut Kolle, at Gallery Georges Bernheim; Rouault, at Galerie des Quatre Chemins, and Gustave de Smet at Gallerie Alice Manteau.
Spine age-toned and slightly creased. Upper corner slightly bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #45834