St. Petersburg: Kino-Fot, 1922. 16 pp.: phot.,. 28x22 cm. Original photomontage wrappers by Alexander Rodchenko who used his wife Varvara Stepanova’s photomontage which juxtaposed a photo of Charlie Chaplin with photos of industrial objects. Very good/near fine condition. A few pale stains on the front cover.
One of 8000 copies. First edition. Extremely rare periodical, especially in without damages, in almost mint condition.
The legendary magazine, the core of Gan-RodchenkoStepanova collaboration. This particular issue illustrated throughout with typographic designs and photos of the abstract compositions by Rodchenko; Kuleshov’s article on the chamber cinema; Dziga Vertov’s articles on Kino-Pravda; numerous letterpress designs.
Photography and cinema were both still very new and exciting for a new emerging audience. To add to that photomontage pictures, avant-garde layouts, unusual types and all other elements Kino-Fot was on the very edge of design and influenced the creative flow of 1920s.
Not in MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book.