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[Avant-garde in prison] Solovetskie Ostrova. [The Solovetsky Islands]. # 2, September.

[Avant-garde in prison] Solovetskie Ostrova. [The Solovetsky Islands]. # 2, September.

Limited to 600 copies.The Solovetsky Islands (firstly SLON) magazine was the official edition of the management of the Solovetsky Special Purpose Camps. It was published in 1924-1926 and 1929-1930. The first issue was released in 17 copies only and was full of political articles (later poems, essays, and tales appeared). Prisoners were most of the authors. The magazine was managed by the OGPU leaders and demonstrated re-educational work under the enemies of the nation. It was declared that the magazine... Read more
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$450.00
Naum Gabo: Sixty Years of Constructivism.

Naum Gabo: Sixty Years of Constructivism.

by Nash, Steven A; Jorn Merkert

Dallas: Prestel., 1985. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Original card covers. 272 pp., 280 illustrations, 18 in colour. Includes the catalogue raisonne of the constructions and sculptures, documentation. Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Naum Gabo: sixty years of Constructivism, " held at the Dallas Museum of Art, 29 September-17 November1985; and at other venues 1985-1987.
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£38.00
Suprématisme de Nadia Khodossievitch-Léger.

Suprématisme de Nadia Khodossievitch-Léger.

by CZWIKLITZER, CHRISTOPHE

Bâle: Editions Art-C. C., 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 4to. (350 x 265 mm), Original cloth, d/w., 232 pp 93 mounted colour plates, b/w illusts, documentation. D/w rubbed and frayed with the laminate peeling.
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£220.00
Radio Slushatel (Radio Listener). 1929.

Radio Slushatel (Radio Listener). 1929.

by RODCHENKO, ALEXANDER

Moscow: Govorit Moskva. , 1929. First edition. Folding sheet.. Very Good. 4to. Card sheet. Colour cover design by Rodchenko, signed with his monogram. covers only, a little thumbed.
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£650.00
Krai? vdokhnovenii?a? : k 100-letii?u? Doma tvorchestva khudozhnikov Akademicheskai?a? dacha imeni I.E. Repina. (100th anniversary celebration of the Academicheskaya Dacha)

Krai? vdokhnovenii?a? : k 100-letii?u? Doma tvorchestva khudozhnikov Akademicheskai?a? dacha imeni I.E. Repina. (100th anniversary celebration of the Academicheskaya Dacha)

by Sidorov, B.M; Irina V. Razdobreeva; et al

Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1986. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Quite rare. An all-Russian book, published in 1986 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the "Academicheskaya Dacha," which opened in 1884 as a place of summer practice for poor students of the Imperial Academy of Arts. Features artwork from a collection of work produced by dacha artists. Profusely illustrated in lovely color plates, the works of many artists are arranged largely in chronological order. The subjects are stunning... Read more
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$200.00
Priemy Leninskoi Rechi. (Methods of Lenin's Speeches)

Priemy Leninskoi Rechi. (Methods of Lenin's Speeches)

by KRUCHENYKH, ALEKSEI

Moscow, 1928. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo. Original paper covers, spine repaired with ms.title. Third issue, edition of 1000. 4 illustrations by Klutsis, red and black typographical cover design by G.Klutsis. Preserved in later cloth-backed boards.
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£800.00
Soviet Textiles of the 1920s and 1930s

Soviet Textiles of the 1920s and 1930s

by Yasinskaya, I. M

Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1977. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Small 4to. 278, [2] pp. Bound in full red cloth, stamped in gilt and black on front cover and spine. Full-color plates of textiles from the collection of the Russian Museum in Leningrad. Text in Russian, English, German and French. Samples from textile mills in Ivanovo, Moscow, Leningrad, Schlüsselburg and more, with designs by Preobrazhenskaya, Burylin, Nazarevskaya, Griun, Lotonina and others. Very Good, minor age-toning to pages,... Read more
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$125.00
Palekh

Palekh

by Kotov, Vitaly and Larisa Taktashova, Larisa eds

Moscow: Izobrazitelnoye Iskusstvo, 1990. Third edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 4to. 320 pp. Bound in full red cloth, title stamped in gilt on cover and gilt and black on spine, in illustrated dust jacket. Palekh is a 20th-century Russian lacquer art from the village of Palekh in the Ivanovo Region of Russia. This catalog offers some of the more interesting examples of the art from the Palekh Museum. Full-color plates. Fine, bright copy in Fine dust jacket.
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$40.00
The World of Art Movement in Early 20th-Century Russia

The World of Art Movement in Early 20th-Century Russia

by Petrov, V. N

Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers, [1991]. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. 4to. 332 pp. Bound in full blue cloth, decoration stamped in silver on front cover, title in silver on spine, yellow ribbon bookmark attached to headband. Illustrations throughout, chiefly full color- including one full-color gatefold. Fine copy, bright, clean and solid, in Very Good+ dust jacket with age-toning and minor wear.
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$45.00
Rodchenko

Rodchenko

by KARGINOV, GERMAN

London: Thames and Hudson., 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 4to. Original cloth, d/w. Translation by Elisabeth Hoch. 211 illustrations, 67 in colour. Documentation.
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£55.00
Novyi LEF. Zhurnal levogo fronta iskusstv, 6.

Novyi LEF. Zhurnal levogo fronta iskusstv, 6.

by RODCHENKO, ALEXANDER

Moscow: Gosizdat., 1927. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo. Original paper wrappers. Cover design and photographs by Rodchenko. A little thumbed.
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£950.00
Kniga i Revoliutziia (Books and revolution). No.24, 1929.

Kniga i Revoliutziia (Books and revolution). No.24, 1929.

by RODCHENKO, ALEXANDER. STEPANOVA, VARVARA

Moscow, 1929. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo. Original paper wrappers. Cover and overall design by Stepanova with Rodchenko photos (cover and inside). Paper uniformly yellowed, slight wear to lower right corner, this extending 2/3 of the way through the magazine.
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£650.00
Les Ballets Russes.  Programme Officiel edite par "Comoedia Illustré ".

Les Ballets Russes. Programme Officiel edite par "Comoedia Illustré ".

by BALLETS RUSSES

Paris: Comoedia Illustré. , 1914. First edition. Paperback. Fair. 4to. Original stapled wrappers with gilt rope. 64pp. 17 costumes in colour by Léon Bakst, including two fullpage,a double page spread of costumes for Rossignol by Alexandre Benois. Cover illustration of Michel Fokine and Vera Fokina in Schéhérazade, (costumes by Léon Bakst). Shéhérazade, Petrouchka, Papillons, la Légende de Joseph, le Coq d'Or, Cléopatre, Midas, le Rossignol, le Prince Igor, etc. Covesr rubbed and frayed with... Read more
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£180.00
Novyi LEF. Zhurnal levogo fronta iskusstv, 6.

Novyi LEF. Zhurnal levogo fronta iskusstv, 6.

by RODCHENKO, ALEXANDER

Moscow: Gosizdat., 1927. First edition. Paperback. Good. 8vo. Original paper wrappers. Cover design and photographs by Rodchenko. A little thumbed. the title lettering from upper cover has been cut-out.
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£550.00
Revolutionary Textile Design

Revolutionary Textile Design

by Yasinskaya, I

New York: Viking Press, [1983]. Paperback. Very Good +. 4to. 106 pp. Bound in illustrated wrappers. Black and white and full-color illustrations. Very Good+, bright, clean copy, minor bumping and rubbing to corners.
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$35.00
The Greeting Card in Russia

The Greeting Card in Russia

by Kombolin, Yuri

St. Petersburg: Trade House Konstantin, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo. 190, [2] pp. Bound in glossy black illustrated boards. 300 full-color reproductions of post cards from Kombolin's private collection. Text in Russian and English. English Translation by Kiesa Malen and Chelsea Ray. Very Good+, minor shelf wear to binding, note in pen to rear free endpaper, otherwise clean and tight. Attractive copy.
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$40.00
Unofficial Art in the Soviet Union

Unofficial Art in the Soviet Union

by Sjeklocha, Paul and Igor Mead

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967. Hardcover. Fine/very good. 8vo. xvi, 214 pp. Bound in gray boards, title stamped in red on spine, in illustrated dust jacket. Full-color frontispiece and illustrations throughout, some in full color. Includes bibliography. Fine, tight, clean copy, with minor shelf wear, in Very Good price-clipped dust jacket with overall age-toning, wear to extremities, and dark scuff marks across top.
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$50.00
Malchik-s-palchik. (Tom Thumb).

Malchik-s-palchik. (Tom Thumb).

by KONASHEVICH, VLADIMIR

St. Petersburg: Grzhebin., 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 4to. 12pp. Original colour decorated boards, full-page and vignette colour and monochrome illustrations. Covers worn and marked, crude paper repairs to spine. Paper yellowed and acidic, thumbed and fraying, with marginal loss to edges, tear to one plate image.
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£520.00