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Lot 183: (DESIGN.) Teige, Karel. Group of 15 volumes with designs by Teige.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (DESIGN / CZECH MODERNIST AVANT-GARDE.) Teige, Karel. Group of 15 volumes with designs by Teige. Mostly novels and poetry by Vitezslav Nezval, Karel Schulz, Vladislav Vancura, two volumes of MSA (Moderni Architektura), and others. Illustrated with modernist photographs and other graphic design. 8vo, illustrated wrappers. Condition varies. Mostly Prague: Borovy, 1930s
Notes: Teige was a leading figure of the European avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. He edited the most influential journals on Czech and international cultural developments and wrote profoundly original essays and books on the theory and criticism of art and architecture. The author Nezval was the founding figure of "poetism," a movement of poets and artists centered in Prague in the 1920s.