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Rodchenko and the Arts of Revolutionary Russia

By [RODCHENKO, Alexander] ELLIOTT, David

New York: Pantheon, 1979. First American Edition. First American printing. Quarto (30cm.); blue pictorial paper boards quarterbound in maroon publisher's cloth w/ silver lettering, in maroon/grey pictorial dust jacket; 136pp. Text block is clean and sound; Fine. Dust jacket has some surface scuffing and minor closed tears along edges; small chips adjacent to crown of spine; large crease on front inner panel. Tear on upper rear corner has been taped. Otherwise Very Good. Details Rodchenko's art, photography and domestic design work in the context of a transformative period in Russian society.

$35.00

[Drop title] The Russian Soviet Republic of Workers and Peasants: Who and What Are the Bolsheviki
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[Drop title] The Russian Soviet Republic of Workers and Peasants: Who and What Are the Bolsheviki

By SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY - NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

[New York]: Socialist Labor Party, n.d., ca. 1919. First Edition. Paperback. Positive account of the Russian Revolution during which "the blood-soaked regime of the Czar of All the Russias was swept into the dustbin of history," holding up the Bolsheviks as an example to be followed by members of the American workingclass. Concluding paragraph promoting the SLP, described as "The only organized working class movement that has steadily and for many years upheld the principles that would make possible American working class organization along lines that would put power into the hands of the American working class." Rear panel advertising three other SLP pamphlets and the newspaper the "Weekly People." U. Toronto only in OCLC as of October, 2019. Quarto (27cm.); bifolium; text printed in double columns. Stock uniformly toned due to poor paper quality, brief splitting at previous folds, contemporary San Francisco distributor's rubberstamp to rear panel, else Very Good and sound.

$125.00

[Text in Russian] Agitatsionno-Massovoe Iskusstvo: Oformlenie Prazdnestv

By BIBIKOVA, I.M, N.I. Levchenko, and V.P. Tolstogo

[Moskva: "Iskusstvo", 1984]. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes; octavo and oblong octavo (24.5x17cm and the reverse); publisher's cloth lettered in silver foil and orange, housed in pictorial paper-covered slipcase; 289pp. & unpaginated volume of color plates. In Fine condition, housed in a rather worn slipcase. Text almost entirely in Russian, save the English-language summary on pp. 254-5 of the first volume, titled "Artistic Movement of Revolutionary Festivals. Materials and Documents (1917-1932)."

$150.00

[Text in Russian] Tsars'kii Manifest: 17-go Oktiabria 1905 Roku [October Manifesto]

By [RUSSIAN REVOLUTION] [TSAR NICHOLAS II]

S.-Petersburg': Tip. Uchilishcha Glukhonimikh' (M. Alenevoi), 1906. Paperback. Quite a scarce and early popular edition of the October Manifesto, and the only such to have been published under this title. The Manifesto was issued by Tsar Nicholas II in response to a wave of violence and worker strikes. The success of the Manifesto, which offered the population the promise of basic civilian rights, was shortlived. This edition published by a Ukrainian (and presumably imperialist) publisher in St. Petersburg. 12mo (17cm.); publisher's yellow wrappers; 16pp. Wrappers both separated but present, stock exceedingly brittle with shallow losses and light toning along extremities, ownership signature and rubberstamps to upper cover; textblock disbound. Good only, though internal leaves remain fresh. This edition unlocated in OCLC as of January, 2019.

$1500.00

Defining Russian Graphic Arts:  From Diaghilev to Stalin 1898-1934
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Defining Russian Graphic Arts: From Diaghilev to Stalin 1898-1934

By ROSENFELD, Alla, ed.; Barkatova, Grishina, Gurianova, Kasinec, Kennedy, Litovchenko, Pliusnina, Rosenfeld, essays

New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press / The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (29cm x 22.5cm). Gray cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in red on spine; pictorial dustjacket; 222pp; illus. Near Fine copy; very slight shelf wear to bottom extremities, else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; very slight shelf wear to extremities, else clean and crisp. Published as the catalogue for an exhibition organized by the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Musuem, this volume explores the innovations of Russian graphic arts during the period beginning with the explosion of artistic creativity initiated by Serge Diaghilev and ending with Stalin's control over the arts. 227 illustrations in color and b&w.

$30.00

Malevich:  Artist and Theoretician
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Malevich: Artist and Theoretician

By [MALEVICH, KAZIMIR] PETROVA, Evgeniya, intro.; Charlotte Douglas, Irina Vakar, et al., essays; Sharon McKee, trans

Paris: Flammarion, 1990. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (34cm x 25cm). Red cloth boards (hardcover) with title embossed in black on spine; pictorial dustjacket; 248pp; illus. Near Fine copy; slight shelf wear to bottom extremities, else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; very slight shelf wear to extremities and rubbing to panels, else clean and crisp. A history of Suprematist artist Kazimir Malevich's works, creative activities, and his theoretical commitments by the leading international specialists on the Soviet avant-garde. These essays are accompanied by a theoretical text written by the artist in 1924 and published here for the first time, as well as 211 color reproductions of Malevich's paintings.

$30.00

Education in Soviet Russia
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Education in Soviet Russia

By NEARING, Scott

New York: International Publishers, 1926. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18cm.); original red printed wrappers (softcover, as issued); 184pp. Shallow dampstaining at bottom textblock edge slightly bleeding into text, else Very Good and sound.

$25.00

Se si fa la Rivoluzione in Italia si morrà di fame
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Se si fa la Rivoluzione in Italia si morrà di fame

By [COMMUNISM - ITALIAN-AMERICANS] "EMME" (pseud)

New York: Libreria Rossa, N.d. [ca 1919?]. First Edition. Pamphlet. Communist tract, issued shortly after the Russian revolution, calling for an immediate proletarian revolution in Italy, with socialization of industry and agriculture; closure of borders (to prevent the flight of the bourgeoisie); and the "management of the new society through a free arrangement of persons and competent groups" ("...persone e di gruppi competenti interessati all soluzione di ogni singolo problema tecnico e sociale"). The pseudonym "Emme" is unknown to us; nor is it certain from which "Libreria Rossa" this pamphlet originated - "libreria rossa" ("red bookshop") being a common enough appelation among Italian-American radical booksellers of all political stripes during this period. One copy only in OCLC; not seen in commerce; not in Periconi. 12mo (18cm). Staple-bound pamphlet; printed thick paper wrappers; 24pp. Slight aging; mild creasing to spine; Very Good. Text entirely in Italian.

$150.00

La Politica Estera dei Soviets. Lettera di N. Lenine ai Proletari Americani // Nota di G.W. Tchicherin al President Wilson // Come la Russia Bolshevika conquistó la Germania Imperiale
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La Politica Estera dei Soviets. Lettera di N. Lenine ai Proletari Americani // Nota di G.W. Tchicherin al President Wilson // Come la Russia Bolshevika conquistó la Germania Imperiale

By [I.W.W.] LENIN, Nicolai; G.W. Tchicherin, John Reed

Brooklyn: Lavoratori Industriali del Mondo [Industrial Workers of the World / I.W.W.], N.d. [1919-1920]. First Edition. Pamphlet. Articles by Lenin, Tchicherin and Reed on post-revolutionary Soviet foreign policy. Unusual in that there does not appear to have been an English-language equivalent; this would appear to have been an entirely local production of the Brooklyn-based Italian-language delegation of the I.W.W. Not in Miles; OCLC notes two locations only (Labadie, Hoover Inst). 12mo (17cm). Staple-bound pamphlet; printed paper wrappers; 51pp. A bright, unworn copy; Near Fine. Text entirely in Italian.

$150.00

Stenberg Brothers:  Constructing a Revolution in Soviet Design
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Stenberg Brothers: Constructing a Revolution in Soviet Design

By [STENBERG BROTHERS] MOUNT, Christopher; Peter Kenez, essay

New York: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1999. Third Printing. Paperback. Quarto (30.5cm x 23cm). Pictorial wrappers (softcover); 96pp; illus. Fine copy, appears new. Catalogue for the exhibition "Stenberg Brothers: Constructing a Revolution in Soviet Design" organized and held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1997, focusing on the Stenberg's film posters. Richly illustrated with essays by the exhibition's curator Christopher Mount and by Peter Kenez.

$50.00

Alexandr Vesnin and Russian Constructivism
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Alexandr Vesnin and Russian Constructivism

By [VESNIN, ALEXANDR] KHAN-MAGOMEDOV, Selim Omarovich

New York: Rizzoli, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (28.5cm x 22.5cm). Blue cloth boards (hardcover) with titing blind-stamped on cover and embossed in light blue on spine; 220pp; illus. Near Fine copy; slight dust soiling to fron cover, else clean and tight. Good dustwrapper; tear to upper back panel. First major study of architect, theater designer, painter, graphic artist, and major figure in the Russian Constructivist movement Alexandr Vesnin to appear in English. Hundreds of illustrations in color and b&w.

$50.00

Report of the Fifteenth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Official Report with Decisions and Discussions [Cover title: Report of the XV Congress]
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Report of the Fifteenth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Official Report with Decisions and Discussions [Cover title: Report of the XV Congress]

By Communist Party of Great Britain

London: Communist Party of Great Britain, [1928]. First Edition. Paperback. Small octavo. Original printed wrappers (softcover, as issued); 415pp. Covers dusted; text somewhat tanned (not brittle); shallow loss at bottom edge of upper cover; Good or better. Complete record of the XV Congress, with transcripts of speeches by Kyrov, Bukharin, Stalin and others.

$30.00

Report to the 7th Congress Communist International 1935: for the Unity of the Working Class Against Fascism
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Report to the 7th Congress Communist International 1935: for the Unity of the Working Class Against Fascism

By DIMITROV, Georgi

London: Red Star Press, 1973. Reprint. Paperback. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 158pp. Very Good.

$20.00

[Text in Russian, Ukrainian & English] Mykola Samokish / Nikolai Samokish / Mykola Samokish: Al'bom
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[Text in Russian, Ukrainian & English] Mykola Samokish / Nikolai Samokish / Mykola Samokish: Al'bom

By [SAMOKYSH, Nikolai] IATSENKO, V.F.

Kyïv: Mistetstvo, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Slim quarto (28.5cm.); publisher's limp leatherette boards in pictorial dust jacket; 98pp.; chiefly illus. Boards very slightly bowed, light shelf wear, else Very Good and sound. Trilingual text in Russian, Ukrainian, and English. Catalog of works by the Soviet painter, best known for his military art.

$50.00

Muvészet És Forradalom:  Orosz-Szovjet Muvészet 1910-1932 / Art and Revolution:  Russian-Soviet Art 1910-1932
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Muvészet És Forradalom: Orosz-Szovjet Muvészet 1910-1932 / Art and Revolution: Russian-Soviet Art 1910-1932

By Ministry of Culture of the USSR; Anatoly Strigaliov, text

Budapest: Hungexpo Budapest, 1987. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (29cm x 21cm). White paper wrappers (softcover); pictorial dustjacket; 312 pp; illus. Near Fine copy; slight soiling to bottom textblock, else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; small tear to top spine panel, else clean. Catalogue of the first exhibition in Hungary exploring the full impact of the Russian-Soviet avant-garde during its most decisive decades. The exhibition "Art and Revolution: Russian-Soviet Art 1910-1932" was arranged on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the October Revolution and was held at the Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest November 5, 1987-January 17, 1988 and at the Austrian Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna March-April 1988. Hundreds of photographic reproductions in color and b&w. In Hungarian and Enlish languages.

$85.00

Abstraction in Russia:  XX Century, Volumes One & Two
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Abstraction in Russia: XX Century, Volumes One & Two

By STATE RUSSIAN MUSEUM; Yevgenia Petrova, ed.; Kenneth MacInnes; trans

St. Petersburg: Palace Editions, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (32.5cm x 26cm). Pictorial paper boards (hardcover); pictorial dustjacket; pictorial slipcase; 382pp [vol. 1], 432pp [vol. 2]; compact disk recording; illus. Fine copy; appears new. Fine dustwrapper; appears new. Near Fine slipcase; bumped bottom panel; chipping to top edge back cover, else clean and tight. Survey of abstraction and its influence found in 20th century Russian visual art. Hundreds of artists profiled with color reproductions of their works and scholarly essays. Includes the compact disk recording "Pieces of Music for White Dots: A Compilation of St. Petersburg Avant-garde Music of the Late Twentieth Century". Edited by Yevgenia Petrova and translated from the Russian by Kenneth MacInnes.

$150.00

El Lissitzky:  Life, Letters, Texts
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El Lissitzky: Life, Letters, Texts

By [EL LISSITZKY] LISSITZKY-KÜPPERS, Sophie; Herbert Read, intro.; Helene Aldwinckle and Mary Wittall, trans

London: Thames & Hudson, 1980. Reprint. Hardcover. Quarto (27.5cm x 21cm). Black cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in red on spine; 410pp; illus. Very Good copy; ownership inscription to front-end paper; soiling to textblock; else clean. Comprehensive retrospective of artist and architect El Lissitzky's life and work explored through the lens of his letters, essays, as well as texts written about him. Introduction by Herbert Read. Reprint with revisions of the 1968 Thames and Hudson edition. Translated from the German by Helene Aldwinckle and Mary Whittall. 284 plates, 103 in color.

$85.00

Training for the Godless Ministry [Life in Soviet Russia, no. 6]
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Training for the Godless Ministry [Life in Soviet Russia, no. 6]

By ANDERSON, Paul B. et al., eds

[Paris: Russian Orthodox Theological Institute, 1934]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's staplebound self-wrappers; 47pp. Minor wear and dust-soil, else Very Good or better. One in a series of portraits of contemporary Soviet life published by the Russian Orthodox Theological Institute in the 1930s. The point of view, as one might imagine, is highly critical; the editorial board was comprised mostly of exiled Russian priests, and content focuses primarily upon the suppression of religion under the Bolshevik regime.

$20.00

Rodchenko & Popova:  Defining Constructivism
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Rodchenko & Popova: Defining Constructivism

By [Aleksandr Rodchenko] TUPITSYN, Margarita, ed

London: Tate Publishing, 2009. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (27.5cm x 23cm). Pictorial glossy card wrappers (paperback); 190pp; illus. Near Fine copy; soiling to textblock; general shelf wear, else fine. Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Rodchenko & Popova: Defining Constructivism" held 12 February-17 May 2009 at the Tate Modern, London; 18 June-20 September 2009 at The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki; 20 October 2009-31 January 2010 at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. Leading figures in the Constructivist movement during the Russian revolutionary period, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Liubov Popova created an impressive array of iconic works that were conceived to play a central role in transforming society and in re-organizing everyday life. Texts by: Aleksandr Rodchenko, Liubov Popova, Christina Kiaer, and Margarita Tupitsyn. 210 color illustrations.

$40.00

[Text in Russian] Serdtsem Slushaia Revoliutsiiu..
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[Text in Russian] Serdtsem Slushaia Revoliutsiiu..

By GERMAN, Mikhail

[Leningrad]: Izdatel'stvo "Avrora", [1980]. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (31cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 34pp. & approx. 200 leaves of color plates printed on rectos and versos depicting 384 works of art. Light shelf wear, short closed tear at top of spine edge of rear jacket panel, corners gently bumped, else Very Good and sound. Text entirely in Russian. Album of art in all media produced during the first ten years of the Soviet Union. Forms part of the series "Iskusstvo Pervykh let Oktiabria."

$30.00

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