Paris: Cahiers d'Art, 1929. First Edition. Quarto. Number five, published in 1929, of the legendary art journal Cahiers d'Art, founded in 1926 by Christian Zervos. Profusely illustrated in black and white, this issue includes numerous images of work by Luis Buñuel, Marc Chagall, André Deraín, Jean Lurçat, and Henri Matisse. Essays by Georges Duthuit, D.R. Volbach, Christian Zervos, Charles Vignier, and Pierre Courthion, among other writers. Recognized for its striking typography and layout, Cahiers d'Art was unparalleled in its integration of artists' contributions and collaborations. Emblematic of the Modernists' interest in non-Western and prehistoric artistic practices, the journal was also notable for its juxtaposition of early twentieth-century European art, architecture, theater, and film with African, Asian, American, and Pacific Island art forms, as well as ancient sculpture and cave paintings. Text in French. A significant document of Modern art history, providing key insight into the early careers of the era's great artists. Spinehead tapped, light bump at the bottom edge of the text block, else near fine in printed wrappers, with moderate sunning to the spine and a closed tear at the top edge of the rear panel. Lovely copy.