Rabochaia Moskva, 1924. 40 pp.: ill. 26x17,5 cm. In original constructivist
wrappers. Foxing occasionally, otherwise very good.
First and only edition. Rare.
Notable constructivist cover design reproduces Lenin’s
portrait. It was created by Leonid Mezhericher (1898-1938), an artist
and photographer who was known as an initiator of the Soviet Press
Photographers Association. In the 1920s, Mezhericher was one of the
designers who contributed to the magazine “Samolet” (Airplane; 1923-
1926). In 1931, he published a book ‘Soviet Photo Information in a New
Phase’. He was arrested and died in the Magadan camp in 1938.
The book was issued the same year the party leader died. It
is entirely filled out with texts in posthumous frames and includes no
color spots at all. In the front cover, silhouettes of funeral lowered flags
are depicted behind the portrait.
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