Prague – Prešov: Ceskoslovenská grafická Unie, 1935. Octavo (24.5 × 17.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 13 pp. of text, color frontis, 29 black-and-white and three more color plates. Very good.
The first monograph on Ľudovít Fulla (1902–1980), the Slovak painter and graphic artist. Fulla's work was crucial to the development of Slovak modernism. His style is marked by a special “poetry of the image” and relies on surface and decoration, a synthesis of rational and emotional elements, the idiosyncratic use of color, a knowledge of the folk tradition, Slavic iconography and international modernist tendencies. He was notably inspired by the Prague modernist milieu, but Kandinsky, Chagall, Picasso and Klee have all left traces in his works, as well. With an introduction in Slovak by Vladimír Wagner and a resume in French. Design and typo by the artist. One of 500 copies, this copy unnumbered. KVK, OCLC only show the copies at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the NYPL.
Book ID: P5613