10 April 2008
SSSR Stroit Sotsializm -- USSR Builds Socialism. Edited by I.V. Fedorov. Moscow: IZOGIZ, 1933.
Quarto (337 x 255 mm). Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and photomontages, one of these a 4-page gatefold. Publisher's printed slip laid-in. Original grey cloth-backed boards, spine lettered in silver, front cover printed in various colors (extremities rubbed, some browning and some scuffing); cloth folding box.
FIRST EDITION. "ONE OF THE MAJOR BOOKS DESIGNED BY EL LISSITZKY... the pace and rhythm of his layouts show both a cinematic influence and a master graphic designer at work". The Photobook, vo. I, p.155; The Russian Avant-Garde Book 996.
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