Moscow: LEF, 1923. Item #115
36 pp. 22,5x15,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Near fine. One of 3000. Very rare.
Constructivist cover designed by Anton Lavinsky (1893-1968), Soviet artist and designer, member of LEF and artist for LEF magazine. He was close with Mayakovsky and the group of artists of Institute of Art Culture (INHUK) like Rodchenko, Stenberg brothers, Stepanova et al. Lavinsky was one of the first designers of photomontage posters (movies, advertising). This cover is an excellent example of constructivist image combined with photomontage. Osip Brik (1888-1945), Russian avant-garde writer and critic, LEF ideologist.