Photographie 1930 - Arts et Métiers
Arts et Métiers Graphiques no. 16, March 1930
[Numéro Spécial Consacré a la Photographie]
Charles Peignot [Directeur], Waldemar George [Essayist]
First Edition. Quarto. Text in French. Thick printed wrappers. Wire spiral binding. 166 pp. 130 heliogravure plates. Essays. Index.
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Condition Report: As is the case with most copies of this 1930 fragile deluxe publication there are some obvious 'Condition Issues'. Front Cover Wrappers show some surface wear, edge wear, corner tip chipping, paper loss & scuffing. About 1/2" x 3/4" inch rectangular shaped chipping & paper loss occurs on lower corner tips near wire spiral binding on front cover near binding (see close-up on scan). Back Cover Wrapper shows some paper loss chipping along lower wire spiral binding lower about 1/2" inch triangle shape at topmost area chipping near binding. Most of the paper chipping and loss is concentrated on corner tips & edge spiral wire binding. A fair to good conservative grade or better than usual reading copy sold in 'As Is' condition. Interior pages beginning with page 9 thru 19 have random closed tears with some paper chipping & loss (see scans). A few additional 1" inch closed paper tears on pages 31-34 Otherwise remainder of publication is intact with light toning / tanning along overall edges as per usual. Most of the edge wear, chipping and tears are concentrated on front and back pages. Additional photos are available by request. Serious offers only. Sold "As Is". Rare thus.
"In the photographic camera we have the most reliable aid to the beginning of objective vision . . . " -- L. Moholy-Nagy
9.75 x 12.25 spiral-bound book with 166 pages and 130 Heliogravure reproductions. Photographie was an annual, special issue of the magazine Arts et Métiers Graphiques entirely dedicated to photography. Published under the direction of Charles Peignot, Arts et Metiers Graphiques was famous for its new photographic vision and has become the "Who's Who"of modern photography. Peignot and his friends Jean Cocteau, Maximilain Vox, A. M. Cassandre, Jean Carlu and Paul Colin formed the Paris-based group Union des Artiste Moderne, a group "strongly against anything backward looking."
Photographie published the work of the leading photographers of the period, as well as the work of successful commercial agencies. Many of the articles are illustrated with documentary photographs and film stills.
Features “Photographie Vision du Monde” by Waldemar George and “Cent trente photographies reunies avec la collaboration de Sougez [one hundred and thirty photographs gathered with the collaboration of Sougez].”
Arts et Métiers Graphiques (AMG) was a prominent French graphic arts journal that published sixty-eight issues in total, on a bi-monthly basis from September 1927 to May 1939. The magazine reported on diverse themes that impacted the graphic arts, including: the history of printing, typography, advertising design, photography, and technical advances of the time. AMG was conceived by Charles Peignot, head of the French typefoundry, Deberny et Peignot ( the leading company of its kind in France). In AMG, Peignot wanted to cover "all the subjects near or far from printing, of its history, and its diverse contemporary manifestations."
Contains Heliogravure plates by Alban, Laure Albin-Guillot [x 5], R. Barré [x 2], Herbert Bayer [x 3], Aenne Biermann [x 2], Max Buchhartz [x 2], Contremoulin [x 4], Errell, Hans Finsler, Florence Henri, Hoyningen-Huene [x 6], André Kertesz [x 5], Pierre Kéfer, Rudolf Kramer, Germaine Krull [x 2], Le Charles [x 2], Eli Lotar [x 3], Man Ray [x 3], Daniel Masclet, Michaud, László Moholy-Nagy [x 3], Lucia Moholy, Martin Munkasci, Roger Parry [x 6], Henri Ragot [x 2], Albert Renger Patzsch, Marc Réal [x 3], G. W. Ritchey [x 3], Albert Rosenstiehl, Charles Sheeler [x 3], Sougez [x 4], Anton Stankowski, Edward Steichen [x 7], Maurice Tabard [x 8], Paul Unger, A. Vigneau [x 2], Lucien Vogel [x 2], Julius Widmayer [x 2], Willy Zielke [x 2], and René Zuber [x 2].