Berlin: Verlag Hermann Reckendorf G.M.B.H., 1929. First Edition. Small quarto. A companion volume to Werner Graff's "Es Kommt der Neue Fotograf," an early and highly influential study of experimental film published to coincide with the 1929 Film und Foto exhibition in Stuttgart. Illustrated with numerous photographs, film stills, and film strips, with photographic duplications by many of the important avant-garde `artists of the era, including Man Ray, Duchamp, Leger, and Richter himself.
A fascinating book from several perspectives. Not only one of the first books to attempt to characterize early avant-garde filmmaking, but a lushly produced volume, with hundreds of stills from various early experimental films, speaking not only to concept but also to technique and method. The stills selected by Richter include not only strips and stills of the films discussed, but also rare images of candid on-set images of the filmmakers at work.
Fine in an Near Fine, exceptionally sharp example of the scarce dust jacket, with only a bit of horizontal creasing on the jacket spine panel to note.
Rossler, Filmfieber, p. 147.