Tbilisi: T’eknik’a da shroma, 1932. Item #1482
25-48 pp. 28,5x20,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Fine, uncut copy.
One of 4000 copies. Rare.
The second title of the magazine ‘Technology and Life’, a monthly technical magazine published by the Central Body of Engineer-Technicians from 1925 to 1929. From 1929 to 1938 it was called ‘Teknika da Shroma’ [Technology and Labor], from 1939 to 1941 the magazine was issued under the title ‘Teknika’ [Technology].
Published until 1941, it covered the most important technological achievements of the USSR and other countries, describing industrialization and the building of Socialist Georgia. Apart from that, it published notes on various topics: internal combustion engine, preparation of vinegar, asbestos and its history, etc.
Different artists were involved in the design of this magazine, including Kirill Zdanevich who contributed to six issues of 1925, also Armenian-born artist from Tbilisi, Emma Lalaeva (1904–1991), who was hired for design of several issues in 1927–1929. In the 1930s, a number of different designs were produced, including the photomontage technique. For example, this cover design shows transparent lettering placed above a photomontage of industrial buildings.
New Georgian Book Design, #33.
Not found in Worldcat.