Sverdlovsk [Yekaterinburg]: Uralpartizdat, 1932. 52 pp. 23x15 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Minor tears of the spine, otherwise near fine.
Photomontage cover design shows curious example of Ural constructivism. It’s located on the both covers and features picture of factory. The work was produced by Gennadii Liakhin who contributed to Ural book design since 1928. His works always depicted working men - miners, steelworkers, engineers - and places where they were caught. For the inner design was responsible ‘the book constructor’ N. Peltinovich arranging photographs and chapters: the edition illustrated with photographs of shock-workers.
A story of the second blast furnace of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works is interesting because that was built by komsomol youth shock-workers and all was done 25 percent faster and half cheaper than the first blast furnace. The experience that the young people got in the extremely short period of time was regarded as the best education. And this book is dedicated to problems they faced and successfully solved.
Worldcat doesn’t track this edition.