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[Zarnowerówna, Teresa]
Obrona Warszawy. Lud Polski w Obronie Stolicy. (Wrzesień, 1938 Roku.) [Defence of Warsaw. Polish People in Defence of the Capital. (September, 1938.)]
New York: Polish Labor Group, 1942. First edition. Text in Polish. In original photographically illustrated wrappers. In fine condition.. First edition. Text in Polish. In original photographically illustrated wrappers. 61, [3] p.; 8 plates of photographic illustrations. A contemporary account on Warsaw's fight against the Nazis. Published by the predominantly Jewish "Polish Labor Group" of New York. With eight photographic illustrations among them three montages by Teresa Żarnowerówna (1895-1950), the Polish avant-garde artist, painter, sculptor, scenographer and architect. Żarnowerówna studied at the Warsaw School of Fine Arts, exhibited in 1923 in Wilno (Vilnius) at the "New Art Exhibition", the first constructivist manifestation in Poland, and in Berlin in the gallery "Der Sturm". Żarnowerówna together with Mieczysław Szczuka was the founder of the the Warsaw avant-garde artist's group "Blok" and co-editor of the associated art magazine "Blok", and also "Dźwignia". She left Poland in 1937 and settled down in New York. This book contains three photo-montages within the book and two on the front and back cover by her. These are part of the cycle of montages she created in the same year with the title "The Defense of Warsaw". [Ref.: Rypson, P.: Nie gęsi. Polskie projectowanie graficzne. Karakter. Kraków, 2011. (p. 111.)].
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