Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel’stvo, 1922. Item #1478
Pp. 56-77. 27,5x18 cm. In original constructivist wrappers. Small fragments of spine lost, some soiling, water stains and marks on covers, otherwise very good and clean internally.
First publication of the classical work later completed by the author. One of 8 000 copies.
The earliest bibliography of posters that were issued during the Russian Civil War. They were gathered and observed by Viacheslav Polonskii(pseud. of Gusin; 1886-1932), Russian and Soviet historian, journalist and critic. For a long time, he contributed as an editor to magazines ‘Krasnaya Niva’, ‘Krasny Arkhiv’ and ‘Prozhektor’, served as editor-in-chief of periodicals ‘Novy Mir’ (1926-1931) and ‘Pechat’ i Revoliutsiia’ (1921-1929) itself. During the Civil War, Polonskii headed the printing business of the Red Army. Among Red propaganda editions were posters and leaflets. This experience became the start of the study of revolutionary posters and this work in particular.
In 1925, Polonskii released a separate edition of ‘Russian Revolutionary Poster’. A richly illustrated monograph included almost 200 reproductions of works created by masters of political posters: M. Cheremnykh, D. Moor, S. Ivanov, N. Kochergin, V. Lebedev, I. Maliutin, V. Mayakovsky, D. Melnikov and many others. Among illustrations were 54 chromolithographic reproductions printed on separate leaves.
This issue of the magazine ‘Printing and Revolution’ debuted his work and first published 8 colorful lithographic reproductions of posters.
Worldcat shows copies of this issue located in LoC, Stanford, Harvard, Indiana, UC San Diego, Chicago, Missouri, Southern Illinois, Illinois at Chicago, Washington, Brown Universities.