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Béla Révész (Lajos Kozma illus)
Talalkozás Hamupipökével
Budapest: Singer és Wolfner, 1909. (Meeting Cinderella. New novelettes by Béla Révész with drawings by Lajos Kozma). Folio 31 x 22.5 cm, two vols.,decorated boards, 158, 72pp. Book cover, interior decorations and page design by Lajos Kozma. Hungary, as the theoretical half of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, began to participate vigorously in the Viennese secessionist movement by 1900 with distinctive achievements in the decorative arts, architecture and design. Produced in the peak of the era, this is a fine production with the particular flavor of the movement that sets Hungarian secessionism apart. Volume I provides the text with uncials by Kozma and the second volume consists of thirty full-page zincographs by him, plus an additional two as frontispieces for each volume. Kozma (1884-1948) first acquired fame for his visual gifts as a book artist before his renowned achievements as an advanced architect and designer of the 20s and 30s. These images, while clearly indebted to Klimt, are the work of an original talent. Béla Révész (1876-1944) was a journalist and author, close friend of and highly influenced by poet Endre Ady. Sharing Ady’s point of view, he broke with the traditional structure of the novel with Expressionist naturalism. The present work, „Meeting Cinderella,” an erotic fantasy in a series of novelettes, precedes his later focus of working-class proletarian struggle and a socialist vision. A sumptuous production, this copy is one of the 500 on decorated boards. This copy very good plus. Signed by Révész with a dedication. Worldcat finds four copies in North Am … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books [Newton, MA, U.S.A.]
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