Fakir Musafar is known worldwide for his fifty years of research and personal exploration into primitive body decoration and rituals. Since he began his work in the 1940's, Fakir has been steadfastly documenting himself and others with the camera, recording the interaction of spirit and flesh during body rituals, modifications, and decorations...
Scat Publications, New York 1979. First Edition. 4to, photo pictorial wrappers. Introduction by William S. Burroughs. 29 plates from photographs by De Sana. A series of explicit, and often disturbing, photographs of bondage, sado-masochism, etc. Signed by De Sana. Near fine.
A sister to Feral House’s innovative Voluptuous Panic, by Mel Gordon, The Hot Girls of Weimar Berlin investigates four aspects of European sexuality before Nazism took hold and devastated a remarkably open-minded culture that occurred four decades prior to America’s sexual revolution.
Author Barbara Ulrich opens her exploration of the period with "Awake In a Dream," in which pagan holidays are celebrated with fashionable masquera...
Berlin : Edition Hentrich 1992. 240 p., 200 ill.
Dore HOYER (1911 - 1967)
During the 1950s and 1960s, Dore Hoyer was seen as one of the most important German protagonists of free/modern dance. She was often called "the last great representative of Ausdruckstanz" or Mary Wigman's "master student" (although she never actually was her student)...
5 Vols. 12mo. Bound in Half green morocco, spines extra gilt, two red morocco labels each spine, with marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Published: London; George Bell, 1878.
Provenance: From the Library of Howard K. Smith.
Galerie Bobele, Stuttgart, 1992. Exhibition catalog (3 September - 24 October 1992). Intro by Hedwig Dobele. Softcover wraps, 88 pages. Color & b/w illustrations of Kestings photographs, and artwork. Well done catalog. Fine.
Edmund KESTING (1892-1970)
During the 1920s, Kesting was at the center of the avant-garde movement in Germany, where he befriended Kurt Schwitters and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy...
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, 1988. Introduction Werner Schmidt. Softcover, 96 pages. Catalog for the exhibition Nov. 1988 - Jan. 1989. German text.
Edmund KESTING (1892-1970)
During the 1920s, Kesting was at the center of the avant-garde movement in Germany, where he befriended Kurt Schwitters and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. He first trained as a painter at the Akademie der Kunst in Dresden from 1911 to 1916...
Gordonsville, VA, U.S.A.: Aperture Foundation, Incorporated, 1988 Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. First Edition. 183 pp, 9 ¾" x 12 ½" oblong format, profusely illustrated in full-color. This is a comprehensive look at the body of photographic work produced by the very creative artist Lucas Samaras, starting with his earliest "AutoPolaroids" up through his portrait and large-scale work...
Ottowa Nat'l Gallery of Canada 1993. oversized quality trade paperback. 295 pgs indexed. Stunning reproductions incl Alice Wells, Eikoh Hosoe, Morris Engel, Edmund Kesting, Anton Bruehl, many others. Illustrated by b/w & sepia photos. 1st paper edition. As new.
Nishen Berlin 1990 First edition 4to., 109 pp., numerous b&w photos. Illustrated stiff wrappers. Sasha Stone (1895-1940), was born Aleksander Serge Steinsapir in St. Petersburg; he immigrated to Warsaw in 1908 and to the U.S. in 1913. Later he returned to Europe (France, Germany, Belgium). He worked as a photojournalist as well as in portraiture; with others he created the first photographers agency, PIX. As New.
New York, Clarkson N. Potter, 1979. An official publication of The Museum of Natural History, New York. folio, xiii, 305 pp. 178 color plates, 66 b/w plates, bibliography. cloth, fine in protected dj.
Galerie Bodo Niemann, Berlin 2000. 72 pages with pictorial boards. Finely printed with 57 full-page plates of nudes, most set outdoors.
Gerhard RIEBICKE (1878 - 1957)
Riebicke was the most important sport, dance and nudism photographer in Germany between 1925 and 1935. His images were widely printed in Germany as well internationally in Magazines, newspapers and books...
Verlag: Druck-und Verlagshaus Wienand GmbH Köln, 1989. 122 pages, 66 b/w portraits. Text in German. Unpaginated. Oversized hardcover.
Hugo Erfurth (1874-1948)
German photographer noted mainly for his portraits of artists, intellectuals, and celebrities of the 1920s.
Erfurth studied art at the Academy of Arts in Dresden, Germany, from 1892 to 1896...
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, 1991. Text by Rolf Italiaander and Elisabeth Moortgat...
Dortmund, Harenberg / Die bibliophilen Taschenbucher, 1986. 8vo, original illustrated cover, pp.190 completely illustrated with B/W nude photographs by Trude Fleischmann, Von Gloeden, Kurt Reichert, Vincenzo Galdi, Manassé, Perckhammer and Drtikol. Really superb book in fine condition. Scarce.
Indianapolis & New York: Bobbs Merrill, 1978. First edition. 4to, cloth. Fine copy in d/j. With about 100 photographs, including portraits of Man Ray, Bourke-White, Stieglitz and others.
London & Edinburg: The Camera Studies Club Pictorial Cover. First Thus. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. 24 pages. Art poses of nudes, no date circa 1960. An interesting document for posing and studying styles of 40 years ago. Bright copy with better quality photography than usual for this type of publication. Fine/As new.