Ulianovsk: Got-tipolit. #1, 1926. Item #730
28 pp. 22x15 cm. One of 1200 copies printed. Original illustrated wrappers. Fine.
Very rare. No copies found in the Worldcat. First and only edition.
An interesting example of the provincial printing, that gives us the inside into the art education process. Ulianovsk, the town on Volga was the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin (it was renamed in his honour in 1924). After that the town started to grow and gained the importance.
The book itself is the guidebook for the teacher in the local schools where to go in Ulyanovsk for the studies. It was prepared by the cultural session of Ulyanovsk planning commission. Such commissions were the branches of Gosplan SSSR, founded in 1925. They were supposed to regulate all of the sectors of social and economical life from energetics to culture.
The author is the local artist who supplied the text with the series of linocut illustrations, showing the different parts of town and the ideas for sketches.
A curious evidence of the provincial art life.