29 November 2007
LEF -- RODCHENKO, Aleksander (designer) and MAIAKOVSKII, Vladimir (editor). LEF. Zhurnal levogo fronta iskusstv. [LEF. Journal of the Left Front of the Arts]. Moscow and Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo, 1923-1924.
7 vols, 8° (230 x 152mm). Illustrations, some printed in colours. (Some marginal browning.) Original illustrated wrappers (most issues re-backed, some preserving the original spines, some with the spine supplied).
A COMPLETE SET, IN WRAPPERS, OF THIS PIONEERING PUBLICATION. Osip Brik, Sergei Tretiakov, Boris Pasternak, and Varvara Stepanova all contributed; Sergei Eisenstein published his article 'Montage of attractions' in the pages of this influential avant-garde magazine. The final issue includes the elegy of Lenin which brought Maiakovskii national fame. Fotografia Publica, p.154; Hellyer 278; MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 500. (7)
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