London, South Kensington
19 March 2008
RODCHENKO, Aleksandr -- GAN, Aleksei (editor). Kino-fot. N.1-3, 5. [Film-Photo. Numbers 1-3, 5]. St. Petersburg: Kino-fot, August-December 1922. 4 volumes, 4° (290 x 225mm). Illustrated throughout with typographic designs and reproductions after Rodchenko, Stepanova and others (issue 1 with heavy offsetting on first and last leaves, issue 2 with damp-stain in some margins, occasional marginal soiling and spotting). Original illustrated wrappers, some printed in red (wrappers of issue 1 detached, issue 2 with faint damp-stain to the spine, issue 3 with some light spotting, light wear and spotting).
FIRST EDITIONS of issues 1, 2, 3, and 5 of this rare periodical, including the Charlie Chaplin issue with Varvara Stepanova's striking designs. The other issues include several photomontages and illustrations by Rodchenko. Not in MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book. (4)
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