by GORKY, M. (editor-in-chief); LISSITZKY, El and Es (design)
Moscow: State Publishing House of Graphic Arts, 1936. First Edition. Paperback. Well-preserved issue of this landmark Soviet art magazine, issued from 1930 to 1941 to celebrate the achievements of the first two Five Year Plans and (through various foreign-language editions) to propagandize the stark contrast between the vibrant Soviet economy during this period and the stagnation of Western economies under capitalism. "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, The Photobook, I:148).The present issue is devoted to the people of the Kabardino-Balkarian Autonomous Region (two small nations inhabiting the part of the Caucasus dominated by Mt. Elbrus), their history, traditions, accomplishments, and contributions to the common work of Soviet construction. Design and layout by Es and El Lissitzky. Folio (41.5cm); illustrated card wrappers, stapled; pp; illus; text is in English. Faint vertical bend at center, light wear to spine fold and extremities, with two small chips and a handful of edge tears; Very Good+. (Inventory #: 31078)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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