Kassak. 115 pp. text (in Hungarian) by Kassak (1887-1967), a poet, novelist, painter, essayist, editor, and theoretician of the avant-garde, summing up his previous seven years of exploration of various movements (Dada, Futurism, Surrealism, Constructivism, etc.), and his work in book design, page layout, poetry, fiction, and manifestoes, presented in a distinctive Constructivist style, 9 plates showing Constructivist designs, abstractions, and advertisements. Sm. 4to. Rebound, marbled boards, some bumping and wear to extremities. Vienna (Horizont) 1926. Kassak, considered one of the most important figures in the Hungarian avant-garde, published this work at the end of his exile in Vienna; he would return to Hungary the same year. His journal "Ma" had been closed for financial reasons and upon his return to Hungary he published "Munka" and "Dokumentum" , both of which were independent leftist avant-garde journals. As of February 2016, the original edition of this work, translated as "Book of Purity", is located by WorldCat in only two libraries in North America. (Inventory #: 46084)
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