[SOCIALIST WOMEN MAGAZINE] Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. Women Magazine]
[SOCIALIST WOMEN MAGAZINE] Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. Women Magazine]
[SOCIALIST WOMEN MAGAZINE] Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. Women Magazine]

[SOCIALIST WOMEN MAGAZINE] Zhenskii zhurnal [i.e. Women Magazine]

Item #777

#5 for 1926, # 8, 11, 12 for 1927, #2 for 1929, #3, 5, 10, 11 for 1930. Overall 9 issues. Moscow: Ogonek, 1926-1930. 35x26,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Good. Spines restored, foxing and soiling occasionally, some tears of the pages without losses of text.

Covers of ‘Women Magazine’ issues were mainly designed by artist Semen Semenov-Menes (1895-1982) who the same time was one of the leading Soviet masters of cinema poster design. Together with Stenberg brothers, he created the well-known style of advertising posters for Mezhrabpom films. For this magazine, he also produced the drawn and photomontage designs that are close enough to propaganda posters in their nature. 
This is issues of the early Soviet feminist magazine that was devoted to life in the newly formed socialist country. The edition features the everyday women problems related to health, family, education and work. Challenging centuries-old traditions, the magazine urged women to advocate their opportunity for independent life. The articles on juridical issues, the technical and electrical enlightenment were published along with the political news. The whole magazine spreads were occupied by the Soviet women movement under direction of Kollontai, in particular, the materials on emancipation of the Oriental women.
The edition was richly illustrated by photographs. Printed chiefly in black ink, the issues contained the colored pages in the fashion section, full of the drawn models of the popular dress. An interesting part of every issue is the women-oriented advertisements printed on the inner side of covers.

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