Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1960. Item #804
148 pp.: ill. 34x26 cm. In original cloth with gilt, colored and blind lettering. Rubbed, some stains, otherwise very good.
First edition. One of 15 000 copies. Design by G. Dmitriev
This attractive album became a kind of illustrated dictionary on Moscow book designers who worked in the Soviet Union. The book lists 37 artists who are introduced through examples of their works in the book design: typefaces, initials, headpieces, title page and cover designs. Besides, the short biographical information is provided on each of them. The edition is compiled by I. Krichevskii and the editorial board consisted of S. Telingater, E. Kogan, P. Kuzanian and V. Lazurskii - all contributors were included in this dictionary.
Worldcat shows the copies in University of Kansas, Newberry Library, Northwestern University, Binghamton University, Columbia, Yale, Brown University, University of California, Stanford, San Francisco Public Library.