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Lot 134
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Mayakovsky, Vladimir

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Description

  • Mayakovsky, Vladimir
  • Dlya Golosa [For the voice]. Berlin: Gosizdat, 1923
  • Paper
8vo (189 x 133mm.), [limited to 2000-3000 copies], designed and illustrated with tyopgraphic arrangements by El Lissitzky, photomontage on the title-page, indexing tabs at fore-margins, original decorative orange wrapper with designs by Lissitzky, in modern slipcase, covers slightly soiled, preliminary leaves detached

Literature

Hellyer 305; Ex-Libris 194; The Russian Avant-Garde Book 478-479; Compton (1992), pp. 92-96 

Catalogue Note

El Lissitzky's striking graphics for this "typographically functional book" (The Russian Avant-Garde Book p. 54), which makes inventive use of the characters available to typesetters, present thirteen of Mayakovsky's most-quoted poems which were intended to be read aloud.
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