Filmgegner von Heute - Filmfreunde von Morgen
Berlin: Hermann Reckendorf, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 125 (3)pp. Original bright red cloth with blue lettering on cover and spine, in original photo-illustrated dustjacket, protected by modern mylar. Black endpapers. Publication to coincide with the Werkbund-Exhibition "Film and Foto" in Stuttgart, 1929. A programatic appeal for new esthetics in film based on technical possibilities, this publication was at the same time a protest against conventional film making of the contemporary industry. "The Open Book," pp. 80 & 81.
An encyclopedia of new techniques, profusely illustrated with Richter's b/w reproductions of stills. It includes examples from other experimental filmmakers like Pudowkin, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Eisenstein, Léger and others. Published at the same time as Werner Gräff's "Es kommt der neue Fotograph (The New Photographer is Coming)". Werner Gräff contributed to the publication of our title as well. Text in German. Dustjacket with two closed tears at top of front cover, one is four and a half inches, the other three inches long. Else some small chips along edges and spine with one chip measuring two and a quarter by one inch at bottom foredge of back cover. Some creasing along edges and chips at spine slightly more pronounced. Binding with light wear along bottom edge. Interior in very good condition. Good- to very good condition. Item #48961