Novyi lef: zhurnal Levogo fronta iskusstv. Ed. by V. V. Mayakofsky. No. 1. [Novy lef]
by Mayakofsky, Vladimir Vladimirovich, ed.; Rodchenko, Aleksandr, cover
Moskva: Gosizdat, 1927. First issue of this extremely important Constructivist periodical. The cover by Aleksandr Rodchenko, in red and black, features a nearly vertical photograph of balconies protruding from an apartment house. 4 hors-texte plates contain illustrations of work by Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova, M. Kaufman, Sergei Tret'iakov, and Lavinsky, plus stills from films by Sergei Eisenstein, Eduard Tisse, and Dziga Vertov. 48 pp. Poetry and prose by Boris Kushner, Mayakovsky, Nikolai Aseev Victor Pertsov, O.M. Brik, Boris Pasternak, Viktor Shkovskii, Petr Peznamov, Tret'iakov, V. Arvatov, and S. Kirsanov. Decorated paper cover. 21.5 x 14.5 cm (trimmed). Some pencil underlining. Disbound and trimmed, with rear cover lacking. Browned, especially at edges. Exceedingly rare in any condition. (Inventory #: 76261)
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