Signed – Josef Sudek: Janacek-Hukvaldy, Seda, 1971, 1st, C-VG in dj


SIGNED – Josef Sudek: Janacek-Hukvaldy by Jaroslav Seda. Text in Czech, German, and English. Foreword by Jaroslav Seda. Supraphon, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1971. First Edition. Unpaginated, with 124 silver gelatin b&w plates. 9.25×0.75×10.75. Bone-colored publisher’s cloth with gilt titles and design on front cover. VERY GOOD Collectible hardcover with sewn binding in pictorial dust jacket, protected in an archival cover. Signed by the artist on the half-title page, “Josef Sudek” in blue ballpoint pen. Notation in pencil at bottom of the half-title page. No writing on interior pages, which are also free of any dimples or creases. Page corners are neat, and all gate-folds are intact. Bright cloth shows a small stain on the front (verso dust jacket shows verso) and a couple odd faint smudges on the rear (see photos for all details). Dust jacket is protected by an archival cover, which shows moderate wear, especially to the edges and corners. 

Josef Sudek (1896-1976) was one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. In recognition of his artistry and ability to transcend perceptions, he was known as “the poet of Czechoslovakia”. This monograph represents 20 years of photography taken by Sudek of the Sukvaldy region of Czechoslovakia. This was the home of his friend and fellow artist, the composer Leos Janacek. Scarce, Signed, Collectible.

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