USSR IN CONSTRUCTION A MONTHLY ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE [Whole Number 11]
by Alexandrov, A.
[Moscow: State Publishing House of Graphic Arts, 1932. Folio (41.5 x 30cm). Typographic wrappers. Heavily illustrated with photographs. Corners a bit bumped, upper wrapper chipped at top corners. otherwise very good. Founded by Maxim Gorky and published in the Soviet Union from 1930 to 1941 (and 1949), under the general editorship of G. Piatakov. An issue of this innovative periodical devoted to "the industrialization of the north," specifically "Yakutia and the Port of Igarka." This is the English language edition, with Alexandrov's text translated by D.S. Mirsky. "All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitsky, Rodchenko and others were developed in USSR in Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century" - Parr-Badger. Versions were also published in Russian, German and French. PARR-BADGER I:148.
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