Moscow: Proletkul’t, 1927. Item #731
63,  pp. 17x13 cm. In original illustrated constructivist styled wrappers. Very good, some pages uncut. Small tears of the spine, some slight erosion of the staples, stamp on non-existent library on t.p., stamp “For review” on t.p.
First and only edition. One of 1500 copies. Very rare.
This little brochure is not only a beautiful example of Constructivism style applied to book design but also an interesting read giving an opportunity to understand the mindset of art workers and club organizers of the 1920s. In his first article, the author discusses what art is and how a new way of life of a Soviet man (namely, active creative process) influences his level of stress and what actions need to be taken to avoid burning out. In his second article, he talk more about creating an environment and taking actions to avoid said burning out. Even though the language and tone of these works are close to scientific, there are some suggestions that hopefully were useful for men of the past.
Not found in Worldcat.