Moscow: Gos. izdatelstvo legkoi promyshlennosti, 1932. 146,  pp.: ill. 20x13 cm. In original wrappers. Small fragments of spine lost, pale foxing occasionally and previous owner’s stamp on t.p., otherwise very good.
First and only edition. Rare. One of 5200 copies. Constructivist anonymous design.
This book is a kind of manual explaining how to influence the masses via the book or any printed text. The principles of the Soviet book design were first developed and analyzed typefaces and their composition, illustrations and rubrics, layout in general and standards of the Soviet publishing process. According to tasks of the Soviet epoch, the book was a tool of propaganda. This edition itself is an example of acting design. The book was initiated by Leningrad Research Institute of Bibliology and was composed by young specialists in the publishing industry.
Not in the Worldcat.