Item #1909 [TELINGATER]
[TELINGATER]
[TELINGATER]
[TELINGATER]
[TELINGATER]
[TELINGATER]

[TELINGATER]

Item #1909

1. Solomon Benediktovich Telingater. Khudozhnik knigi. Katalog vystavki [i.e. Solomon Telingater. Book Artist. Exhibition Catalog]. Moscow, 1963. 32 pp.: ill. 22x15 cm. In original wrappers with letterpress design. Small tears of oversized covers, slightly rubbed wrappers, otherwise very good. One of 1000 copies.

2. [Front Cover Proof] Grekov, N. Mezhdunarodnyi shakhmatnyi turnir v Baden-Badene [i.e. International Chess Competition in Baden-Baden]. Moscow, 1927. 22,5x16,5 cm. Near fine.
The set consists of the exhibition catalog signed by Telingater on the half-title and a cover proof of a book presented in the catalog (p.8).

Solomon Telingater (1903-1969) was one of the leading Soviet book and type designers who gained popularity for his experimental works. He set standards for creating the book as an organism,
designed photobooks on crucial state projects and released socialist propaganda editions for several decades. He combined a talented artist and an experienced printer.
In 1963, Solomon Telingater was awarded the Gutenberg Prize of the City of Leipzig. He became the first Soviet artist to receive the prize. The same year, his personal exhibition was held at
the House of Literary Workers. It summed up a forty-five-year career of Telingater as the book art master. He had also turned 60 years old.
The catalog contains a graphic portrait of Telingater by Nikolai Sokolov as the frontispiece. This artist, as all in the Kukryniksy trio, had a longtime and prolific partnership with Telingater. Some of their collaborations are listed in the catalog. According to this publication, the exhibition displayed only a part of his works. They were divided in sections: “Typesetting Art”, “Book Design”, “Type Design”, “Catalogs, Pamphlets and Advertising”, “Periodicals” and “Drawings for Frontline Newspapers”. The list is illustrated with 21 reproductions of cover, binding and type designs, drafts and drawings. Among them is an advertising triangle leaflet for the 1932 exhibition of Kukryniksy (No.7 in our catalog). The rear side of the catalog demonstrates all the enterprises to which Telingater contributed by 1963.

Copies of the catalog (without the proof) are located in Princeton and Harvard Universities.

Price: $750.00

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