[ART AND PEOPLE] Iskusstvo i narod / Sbornik pod red. Konstanina Erberga [i.e. Art and People / Compilation Edited by Konstantin Erberg]
St. Petersburg: Kolos, 1922. Item #728
229,  pp.: ill. 25x19 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Tears of the wrappers, cracks of the spine. Otherwise a very good clean copy.
First edition. One of 1200 copies. Very rare. Wrappers, logo, headpieces and endpieces by K.S. Petrov-Vodkin.
Collection of articles and essays by symbolists about ‘new’ art compiled by Konstantin Siunnerberg (pseud. Erberg; 1871-1942), Russian symbolist poet, philosopher and art theorist. He was a student of Lev Shestov, member of Mir Iskusstva and overall a noticeable figure of Silver Age.
In 1922 he published this collection which included such authors as F. Sologub, A. Avraamov, A. Gizetti, V. Kurbatov, B. Kushner, E. Lundberg, F. Zelinsky, Gaideburov. Subjects varied but the main focus was on art and its relation to people.
Worldcat locates copies in Columbia University, Library of Congress, Stanford, Getty Research Institute, Harvard Library, University of Wisconsin.