Paris: Cahiers d'Art, 1949. First Edition. Quarto. Volume number two, published in 1949, of the legendary art journal Cahiers d'Art, founded in 1926 by Christian Zervos. This issue includes an original pochoir plate by Max Ernst, alongside black-and-white reproductions of work by Victor Brauner, Alexander Calder, Mary Callery, Hans Hartung, Fernand Léger, and Pablo Picasso, among other artists. With texts by André Masson, Francis Ponge, Madeleine Rousseau, Fernanda Wittgens, and Christian Zervos. 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. Slight pull to the binding, else very good in printed wrappers, with sunning to the spine and a chip to the spine head, in a very good card jacket, with a shallow chip at the bottom edge of the front panel and a closed tear at the spine head. With the original, fragile acetate overlay, creased and torn in a few places.