Ein Leben fur Bild und Film [A Life for Picture and Film]

Berlin: Akademie der Kunste, 1958. First Edition. Limited Edition, one of an unnumbered 1000 copies. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author: "To / Billy Kluever / with my wishes / Hans Richter 59."

German-born artist Hans Richter enjoyed a long career as a painter, avant-gardist, political radical, and filmmaker, co-founding the Association of Revolutionary Artists in Zurich, and regularly contributing to the Dutch periodical De Stijl. After moving to the United States in 1940, Richter directed two feature films, "Dreams That Money Can Buy" (1947) and "8 x 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements" (1957), made in collaboration with Max Ernst, Jean Cocteau, Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, and others. Richter has been dubbed the "father of abstract film," and is considered one of the foremost historians of the Dada movement and early experimental film.

Near Fine in pictorial wrappers.

[Book #154421]