Arp, Hans and El Lissitzky.
Die Kunstismen. Les ismes de l'art. The ismes of art.
Erlenbach-Zürich, München & Leipzig, Eugen Rentsch Verlag 1925. IX pp., 48 halftone plates, with 76 photographs of artists and works. 25,5 x 20 cm. Original boards decorated in red, black and white by El Lissitzky.
First edition of this book that has become a landmark in the history of twentieth century art and in the history of book design, illustrating brief descriptions of art movements of 1914-1924: Constructivism, Verism, Prouns, Neoplasticism, Dada, Simultaneity, Suprematism, Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Purism, Metaphsysical art, Abstraction, Merz. . Parallel texts in German, French and English.
Modest wear to boards, chips to head and tail of spine.