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Vladimir Vladimirovic Majakovskij (1878 - 1930)

Lot 1089: MAYAKOVSKY, VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH. 1891-1930.- Detyam [For the Children]. Moscow and Leningrad: Izdatelstvo Detskoi Literatury, 1937.

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December 11, 2013
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Detyam [For the Children]. Moscow and Leningrad: Izdatelstvo Detskoi Literatury, 1937. 4to. 60pp. With 3 color lithographs by Natan Altman. Original decorated cloth-backed boards. Boards rubbed and soiled. Posthumous collection of 11 poems for children by the great revolutionary poet. Altman had just returned to Russia after eight years abroad and devoted his time primarily to theater design and book illustration. Perhaps due to his time in Paris, Altman's illustrations for Mayakovsky's didactic verse are surprising free of Soviet propaganda. He had designed the first Constructivist set for Mayakovsky's Futurist play Mysteriya-buffe [Mysterium Bouffe], in the second production directed by Vsevolod Meyerhold back in 1921.

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