Lot 68: A RUSSIAN PHOTO-BOOK WITH COVER BY RODCHENKO, 1939
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MOSCOW (Photo-album). First Edition. Moscow and Leningrad: State Art Publishers, 1939. Artist: Aleksandr Rodchenko. Text in English, 4to (260 x 200 mm), cloth decorated to front and spine; decorated epps; 165+; 2 foldouts in rear. From the group of Soviet photographic books published for the 1939 World Fair (New York).
Reproduced in THE PARADNAYA KNIGA OF THE COUNTRY OF SOVIETS: GREAT STALINIST PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOKS, Moscow: Kontakt-Kultura, 2007. Compiled by M. Karasik, A. Morosov, A. Snopkov (see p. 227).
Aleksander Rodchenko was a Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer. He was one of the founders of constructivism and Russian design