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Lissitzky, El.
UNION DER SOZIALISTISCHEN SOWJET-REPUBLIKEN. KATALOG DES SOWJET-PAVILLONS. COLOGNE: DER INTERNATIONALEN PRESSE, 1928
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,600 GBP
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81
Lissitzky, El.
UNION DER SOZIALISTISCHEN SOWJET-REPUBLIKEN. KATALOG DES SOWJET-PAVILLONS. COLOGNE: DER INTERNATIONALEN PRESSE, 1928
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,600 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Lissitzky, El.
UNION DER SOZIALISTISCHEN SOWJET-REPUBLIKEN. KATALOG DES SOWJET-PAVILLONS. COLOGNE: DER INTERNATIONALEN PRESSE, 1928
8vo (203 x 135mm.), typographic design, images and cover design by Lissitzky, long folding panoramic plate comprising 18 sections reproducing photographs and collaged images from the exhibition, original decorative orange wrappers printed in black, small stain on title-page, rust marks from staples at hinges, backstrip lightly faded
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Catalogue Note

This rare catalogue for the Soviet Pavilion at the International Press Exhibition in Cologne in 1928 contains a superb photographic folding panorama designed by Lissitzky and was printed to coincide with the opening of the exhibition. There are photomontages of the layout of the interior and exterior of the Soviet Pavilion as well as the most important installations and exhibition pieces celebrating Soviet publishing achievements.

Lissitzky had been commissioned as the main artist for the Pavilion and under his eye the creation of a revolutionary design was achieved. Architecture, graphic design, typography, photography, and cinematography were all brought together to show the world at large the importance and achievements of the press in post-Revolution Soviet society. Lissitzky's typographic eye created something quite extraordinary and exceptional which is preserved in this remarkable catalogue.

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