Item #1593 Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. The Women’s Magazine] #1-12 for 1929
Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. The Women’s Magazine] #1-12 for 1929
Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. The Women’s Magazine] #1-12 for 1929
Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. The Women’s Magazine] #1-12 for 1929
Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. The Women’s Magazine] #1-12 for 1929
Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. The Women’s Magazine] #1-12 for 1929
Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. The Women’s Magazine] #1-12 for 1929
Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. The Women’s Magazine] #1-12 for 1929

Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. The Women’s Magazine] #1-12 for 1929

Moscow: Ogonek, 1929. Item #1593

34x26 cm. In contemporary binding, with all original illustrated covers preserved. Very good, block weakened, few stains in #10, some pencil marks and underlines. Complete, with costume designs and illustrated children’s sheet music.
A year set of the early Soviet women’s magazine. Very rare in this condition.
Photomontage and drawn cover designs are produced by Semen Semenov-Menes (1895-1982) who was one of the leading Soviet masters of cinema poster design. Together with Stenberg brothers, he created the well-known style of advertising posters for Mezhrabpom films. For this magazine, he produced drawn and photomontage designs that are close enough to propaganda posters in their nature.
This early Soviet feminist magazine is devoted to life in the newly formed socialist country. The edition covers women’s routine related to health, family, education and work. Challenging centuries-old traditions, the magazine urged women to advocate their opportunity for independent life. Articles on juridical issues, technical and electrical enlightenment were published along with political news.
Lots of photographs by A. Shaikhet, S. Fridliand, E. Mikulina are published. Printed chiefly in black ink, the issues contained colored pages in a fashion section, full of the drawn models of popular dress. Two-page insert with children’s songs and verses is preserved in each issue. Also, women-oriented advertisements are particularly interesting. Among them are contraceptive methods, cosmetics, and distant courses.

Copies are located in Princeton, Illinois Universities, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, few issues are in UC Berkeley.

Price: $2,500.00

Status: On Hold
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