The Culture of the Nude in China With 32 Original Photographs
by von Perckhammer, Heinz, photographer.
Berlin: Eigenbrödler Verlag, 1928. First edition. Wraps. . Very Good/Good. 4to. 27.5 by 21 cm. 7 pp., followed by 31 photographic plates. The 32nd photograph is on the dust jacket, making this copy complete. A gravure process was used for the photos, creating a slightly gauzy, dreamy feel. The composition of each is striking, with a single prop generally and a plain background. The photos are arresting in their Sino minimalism. The nudity, it seems to us, is about this paring down of distraction and not meant to be erotic. We wonder what the nude woman might be thinking or what she is about, but she remains an fascinating enigma. Foxing on dust jacket edges, and some miniscule tears (one mm at most) along edges of DJ. Very slight light foxing on edge of a few leaves. Mostly clean.
(Inventory #: 005042)
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