Paris: Cahiers d'Art, 1930. First Edition. Quarto. Numbers eight and nine in one volume, published in 1930, of the legendary art journal Cahiers d'Art, founded in 1926 by Christian Zervos. Profusely illustrated in black and white, this issue includes images of work by André Masson, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Mies van der Roe. Essays by Hans Scharoun, E. Tériade, and Christian Zervos, among other writers. Recognized for its striking typography and layout, Cahiers d'Art was unparalleled in its integration of artists' contributions and collaborations, with essays and reviews by the likes of Samuel Beckett, René Char, Paul Éluard, Ernest Hemingway, and Tristan Tzara, and, on occasion, original works by seminal figures such as Marcel Duchamp and Joan Miró. 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. Spine chipped, else close to near fine in printed wrappers, with sunning to the spine.