PRESENÇA

Fôlha de arte e critica.

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Series 1: Ano 1-11 (comprising nos. 1-53/54, all publ.) continued as: Series 2: Ano 12 (comprising nos.1-2, all publ.). Coimbra, Presença, 10 March 1927 - February 1940. First Series: Large folio (38.3 x 29.5 cm.); Second Series: (24 x 19 cm.). Bound in three grey full-cloth bindings with lettering in black on spine and front. The numbers of the first series in self covers; the two numbers of the second series in original printed wrappers. Slight soiling to covers and light browning to some leaves, but overall this set is in excellent condition. Printed on different types of luxury paper of varying colour, in black and white with occasionally colour added.

EUR 22,000.00

Complete run of the most important periodical for Portuguese Modernism, succcessor to Orpheu. Directed by José Régio, João Gaspar Simões and Branquinho da Fonseca (lateron replaced by Casais Monteiro). With innovative avant-garde typography and page-make-up. Published works by the leading figures in Portuguese literature, including Mário Sá-Carneiro, Fernando Pessoa, José Régio, Casais Monteiro, João Gaspar Simões, António de Sousa, Saul Dias, Branquinho da Fonseca, Almada Negreiros, Raul Leal, Alberto de Serpa, Irene Lisboa, José Régio and Miguel Torga. It introduced Gide and Proust to Portuguese readers and started serious critical essays on cinema and contemporary music. It focused on the art of Cubists, Futurists, Primitivists and Expressionists. Graphic contributions by Almada Negreiros, Júlio, Mário Elói, Dórdio Gomes, João Carlos, Sara Afonso, Arlindo Vicente, Paulo, Ventura Porfírio and Bernardo Marques. (Cf.: Pires, Dicionário das revistas literárias do séc. XX, pp. 244-8; Dicionario da Imprensa periodica lit. Portuguesa do seculo XX); Revistas literárias do século XX em Portugal, pp. 382–437) .

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