Bratislava: Slovenská akadémia vied, 1968. Large octavo (23.8 × 16.5 cm). Original white cloth in dust jacket; 422,  pp. Numerous black and white plates. Very good; dust jacket with wear to extremities and tears to hinges.
First and only edition of the lengthy proceedings of a conference on the avant-garde held in 1965 in Slovakia, with representatives attending from Yugoslavia, Poland, and Hungary. Contributions by Jan Mukařovský, Václav Zykmund, Vratislav Effenberger, Mojmír Grygar, Zdeněk Mathauser, and many others. With black-and-white plates reproducing work by Štyrský, Tikal, Kostka, Rudolf Fabry, and two collages by Teige. An important documentation of a famous conference, one of the first time the legacy of the avant-garde was openly discussed in communist Czechoslovakia. With an index and a bibliography of press reviews of the conference. One of 1000 copies printed. Scarce in the trade.
Book ID: P5328