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Wladimir Mayakowsky)

Katanian, Wassili Abgarovich

Published by Gos. izd-vo izobrazitel'nogo iskusstva, Moscow, 1932
Condition: g- to g+ Hardcover

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Quarto. 287, [1]pp. Professionaly hand-colored facsimile dust jacket over plain wraps. Title page in red and black lettering. Frontispiece portrait of Wladimir Mayakowsky in 1909. This work is the first comprehensive monograph on Mayakowsky's Rosta Windows containing b/w reproductions of posters, caricatures, cartoons, book illustrations, and portraits. The Rosta windows are the first Soviet propaganda posters published by the Russian telegraph agency 'Rosta' between September 1919 and February 1922 under the supervision of Vladimir Mayakovsky. The Rosta windows dealt with political, military and economic themes and were displayed in the shop windows of Moscow. Rather than printed posters in the conventional sense, they were hand-painted by some of the most prominent Russian avant-garde artists of the time. Vladimir Mayakovsky was one of the first Russian artists to devote themselves to the revolution and one of the most committed to it. He saw the political and artistic revolution in the years following 1917 as being one inextricable unit. Mayakovsky described the Rosta windows as "a nation of 150 million being served by hand by a small group of painters". He was responsible for creating roughly 9/10 of the texts. He was also instrumental in shaping the bold, stark-colored, laconic yet dynamic forms used in the funny, but often grotesque and folksy drawings in a marriage of political potency and modern imagery. This book also contains the last painted portrait of Mayakowsky by Abraham Schterenberg, and a foreword by Ossip Brik. Text in Russian. Facsimile dust-jacket slightly age-toned and creased along edges. Half-title and title sunned. Sporadic smudges, foxing and creasing to lower margin of pages (not affecting text or illustrations). DJ and wrappers in overall good+, interior in good- to good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 39844

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Title: Wladimir Mayakowsky)

Publisher: Gos. izd-vo izobrazitel'nogo iskusstva, Moscow

Publication Date: 1932

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g- to g+

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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