[Kallai, Ernst]

Neue Malerei in Ungarn [New Painting in Hungary], Ernst Kállai (1890–1954)

80 pp., 6.25 x 8.75″. With 124 pp. of German text and 83 black and white illustrations (mostly one per page) featuring pioneers associated with the modern Hungarian art including: Valerie Denes, Alexander Galimberti, Aurél Bernáth, Béla Kádár, Bertalan Pór, Wilhelm Huszár, László Moholy-Nagy, Alfréd Forbát, Ludwig Kassák, Ladislaus Peri, Alexander Bortnyik and many others. Title pages and book design by László Moholy-Nagy, Bauhaus, Dessau. Kállai, a Hungarian art historian was a colleague of Kandinsky, editor of the Bauhaus journal and contributed to a variety of German and Hungarian avant-garde periodicals while publishing extensively throughout the 1920s. A good linen hardcover with mild soiling, a sunned spine and a vertical split along the entire spine cloth; however not affecting the binding or interior pages. Moderate foxing on the fore-edge and pages throughout with the previous owner’s name written in ink on the front flyleaf. Lacking the original László Moholy-Nagy designed dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # KC15862


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