AMERICAN SOURCES OF MODERN ART.

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New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1933. 50 pages of text + a profusion of photographic plates showing various pre-Columbian sculpture, and textiles. Quarto, 10 x 7 1/2 inches. Pictorial wrappers. (Item ID: 2286)


First edition, one of 2,500 copies. This copy inscribed "A. H. Girard. N.Y.C. June 30, '33." As this show closed on June 30th of 1933, Alexander Girard, a young architect at that time, saw the show on it's closing date. He late went on to become a major American designer, with great interest in Mexico and world folk art.
Laid in is a four page mimeographed talk given at the Architectural League by Herbert J. Spinden, in February, 1946. The title of the talk was "Mayan Builders."



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