"... seek to evolve from your inner self your own dream. If there is that in nature that awakens a quick, throbbing response and an irresistible desire to give definite expression to the thrill of joy thus stirred, seek to express as nearly as possible as you feel, and see, and understand, and not in the terms and mannerisms of recognized classicism of established masters ... Let each see and feel for himself and express himself as he sees and feels." —Joseph T. Keiley in What is Beauty?, Camera Work No. 31
FIRST EDITION of issue number 31 of Camera Work complete with 14 original photogravures, all by Frank Eugene. Texts by Charles H. Caffin, Max Weber, William Sharp, Benjamin De Casseres, S. H., Leonard Van Noppen, and Joseph T. Keiley.
Photogravures entitled (in the order they appear) H. R. H. Rupprecht, Prince of Bavaria, Fritz v. Uhde, Prof. Adolf Hengeler, Prof. Franz v. Stuck, Willi Geiger, Prof. Adolf v. Seitz, Dr. Emmanuel Lasker and His Brother, Dr. Georg Hirth, Kimono—Frl. v. S., Frau Ludwig von Hohlwein, Nude—A Child, “Hortensia,” Nude—A Study, and Direktor F. Goetz all by Frank Eugene.
Containing articles entitled “The New Thought Which Is Old” by Charles H. Caffin, “The Fourth Dimension from a Plastic Point of View” by Max Weber, “Thoughts—From a Note-Book” by William Sharp, “The Brain and the World” by Benjamin De Casseres, “Visions of the Nude” and “De Zayas” by S. H., “The Land of Delusion” by Leonard Van Noppen, “Chinese Dolls and Modern Colorists” by Max Weber, and “What is Beauty?” by Joseph T. Keiley.
New York: Alfred Stieglitz, July 1910. Quarto (23 cm x 35 cm, approx. 9" x 12"), original gray wrappers. General edgewear to fragile wrappers with loss to spine. Front cover detached. RARE.
Price: $2,600 .