Moscow: Soyuzfoto; Fotokhudozhnik, 1938. Item #86
, 41 pp.: ill. 28x20 cm. 1 of 3000 copies. In original cardboard folder. Folder is restored. One flap of the folder is replaced by new, two other flaps have been reattached. The spine is backed and the case has been cleaned up. Pages have few minor tears, otherwise near fine.
First edition. Design by Alexander Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova.
Photographs by I. Papanin, E. Krenkel, P. Shirshov, E. Fyodorova & others.
One of the rarest Rodchenko/Stepanova albums due to the small run of copies. First ever constructivist album on Arctic.
This edition is dedicated to the famous expedition North Pole-1 on the first Soviet manned drifting station in the Arctic ocean. For 234 days, Papanin's team carried out a wide range of scientific observations in the near-polar zone, until taken back by the two icebreakers. It was the first expedition of its kind in the world.
WorldCat locates no copies.