Andre Bloc and Pierre Lacombe [Directeur]: ART D'AUJOURD'HUI. Paris: Aujourd'hui, 1952. Original edition [Serie 3, Numero 3 et 4; Fevrier - Mars 1952]. Text in French. A very good magazine in a printed cellophane dust jacket including a slightly bumped edge, which translates to the interior pages; small chips missing from the cellophane wrapper and on the back cover, the cellophane's bottom fore edge is somewhat rough. Contents separating from the cover. Interior unmarked and clean. Out-of-print. Le couverture est une reproduction d'une des illustrations de Fernand Leger composer pour "La Fin du Monde" de Blaise Cendrars [Editions de la Sirene, 1929].
9.5 x 12 magazine with 64 pages; special issue devoted to "le graphisme et l'art" with b/w examples [some with spot color] and illustrated articles tracing the relationship between graphic art and typography and the avant-garde art movements of the twentieth century.
Andre Bloc founded Art d'Aujourd'hui in 1949. He began his career as an engineer and turned to architecture (after a fateful meeting with Le Corbusier in 1921) and finally, to sculpture. In 1951, he formed Espace, a group intent on bringing constructivism and neo-plasticism to urbanism and the social arena. This group included such artists and urbanists as Jean Dewasne, Etienne Bothy, Jean Gorin, Felix Del Marle, Edgard Pillet, Victor Vasarely and Nicolas Schoffer.