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Monographs or surveys on the history of photography and notable photographers from the mid-19th Century to the present.

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Zachary, Frank (ed.) & Alexey Brodovitch (art dir.), Portfolio: A Magazine for the Graphic Arts (Vol. 1, No. 3), New York, Zebra Press/Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1951, first edition, folio (13" x 10.125"), SB in dj, thick pasteboards in tri-color printed wraps, NF / VG. DJ darkened from former brown paper cover, light edgewear, 1" loss to spine head, cracking at spine edges as usual but intact, .5" brown spot to front center.

Unpaginated. Profuse illustration.

The design and production of this volume is itself a work of art by design director Brodovitch. For 25 years Brodovitch was Art Director at Harper's Bazaar and legendary for his place as a catalyst in the design world at large. He was an inspiring teacher who exhorted both staff and Design Laboratory pupils with "Astonish me!". Numerous lilies of the design field are showcased in this, the third and final volume of the short-lived but seminal Portfolio magazine run:

Ben Shahn; Cartier-Bresson in the Orient (13 full-bleed b/w photographs; French Marble Papers (original exemplar bound in); Calligraphy (four sample pages bound in); Stereoscopy (eight 3D photos, original 3D glasses laid in); Jackson Pollock, by Hans Namuth; Hobo Signs; Alexander Calder, by Herbert Matter; Skira books (tipped-in plate); Astronomical City, by Isamu Noguchi; and Robert Osborn.    [Book ID # 2096]


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