Jan 17, 2013


Karl Blossfeldt (1865 –1932 )

1928 ( 1st ed. ) Verlag Ernst Wasmuth A.G., Berlin

12.5" x 10" x 1.25"
hard-bound / green cloth w / stamped gold title -motif 
120 B&W single side plates
German text by Karl Nierendorf 

Originally published for student use in this early edition, the book is complete, intact and in great shape for it's age, early purpose and rarity. Back spine start handsomely repaired in gold thread (2/3 back start stop) matching the stamp on cover by alLuPiNiT editor / book artist Rafael Sánchez. Book can benefit from further restoration to cover and inner spine wear. Indicated price is in consideration of book as is. 
This is a very rare. intact, first printing from 1928, to be distinguished from the soon to follow 1929 printing in which the plates have a significantly greener tone. Most early copies of URFORMEN DER KUNST have been dismantled for individual plate framing. These original silvery, neutral toned plates, are masterful and stunning. Blossfeldt's macro photography of botanical subjects is the first of its kind in scope and accomplishment, never to be repeated -though of profound influence and greatly imitated. The book became an instant classic in the art world hence its republication throughout the twentieth century and beyond. A true icon of photographic history.

the magazine that DARES to print the truth

THE Complete  Reissues 1- 5

First reprint edition:  _______  of 500

September, 2009 -NYC  on the occassion of the exhibition:Familiar Feelings. On the Boston Group curated by Manuel Segade, September 24 - December 13, 2009
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanéa
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Mark Morrisroe & Lynelle White
Boston, 1975, 1976, 1977

© Lynelle White published by alLuPiNiT with the kind permission of  The Estate of Mark Morrisroe (Collection Ringier)at  Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
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photos by Roy DeCarava / text by Langston Hughes

Simon & Schuster
1955 (1st ed.)

paperback 7" x 5" / 

obvious wear & age on covers / flat, no warps or cracks
spine is strong / intact / interior bright & impressive