San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1990. 1st Edition. Large quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps, french flaps, spine and upper wrap lettered in white.
Monograph on American-born photographer Henri, with 64 black-and-white plates of her experimental work in collage and photomontage, portraiture and self-portraiture, nudes, still lifes, and commercial advertising. Raised in Europe after the death of her mother, Henri was originally trained in music and painting before discovering photography in the 1920s. She studied at the Bauhaus and was closely associated with her mentors László Moholy-Nagy and Lucia Moholy, whom she photographed along with other artist-friends Arp, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Kandinsky, and Léger. In the late-20s she established her own photography studio in Paris and taught the likes of Gisèle Freund and Lisette Model, before largely giving up photography, which became increasingly challenging with the rise of the Nazis. Additionally illustrated with numerous small-format black-and-white photos and reproductions. Published on the occasion of a traveling exhibition organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Text by art historian and curator Du Pont, with a foreword by SFMoMA director John R. Lane, a chronology, bibliography, and catalogue of the exhibition. Fine. Item #253