New York: Equinox Cooperative Press, 1936.
First edition. Quarto. 14p, (ii). 100 reproductions on rectos only. Publisher's tan cloth with title labels in black on an orange ground on spine and upper cover. Covers lightly soiled and spine a bit darker than sides, still VG+. Item #21340
Some of the artists represented are Rockwell Kent, Lynd Ward, Hugo Gellert, Miguel Covarrubias, J. J. Lankes, Wanda Gag, Benton Spruance, Max Weber, Paul Cadmus, Fritz Eichenberg, Raphael Soyer, George Biddle, William Gropper and Louis Lozowick.
The book, designed by Lynd ward, was the American Artists Congress effort to promote itself and its aims. It was their manifestation of "the recent rescue of the print from preciosity,"... and of "the infusion into the tradition of the wonder and danger that are in life today."
"Because the congress of writers that the Communist Party USA had organized and staged in New York City in '35 had been a success (the League of American Writers was created then), the Party decided to do something similar with artists. In February '36 it put on in NYC a 'congress against war and fascism' that brought together approximately four-hundred artists of disparate political opinions, aesthetic bents and technical abilities. The main result of this gathering was the formation of the American Artists Congress." (Hart. A Relevant Memoir, The Story of the Equinox Cooperative Press, p. 79-81).