Title: Vesc' Objet Gegenstand : Berlin 1922
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers, Baden, Switzerland
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
3 volumes loose in portfolio slipcase : 160 pp. / 32 pp. / 24 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Facsimilie reproductions of the 1922 magazine "Vesc' - Objet - Gegenstand", Volumes 1/2 and 3 edited by El Lissitzky and Ilya Ehrenburg with graphic design by Lissitzky plus a volume of commentary and selected text translations in German and English. Preface by Lars Müller, essays by Roland Nachtgäller & Hubertus Gassner and Rita Frommenwiler. Only two issues were published, March/April (1/2) and May (3) 1922 with texts primarily in Russian but with some French and German language articles. Contibutors included Vladimir Mayakovsky, Boris Pasternak, Albert Gleizes, Theo Van Doesburg, Fernand Leger, Gino Severini, Jacques Lipchitz, Le Corbusier and many others. Facsimilies are in fine condition, clean with unmarked interiors, printed card wraps and sound stapled binding. The accompanying commentary volume is clean and unmarked with tight, sound perfect binding and uncreased spine. A bump to the head of the spine has caused a split to the paper surface across the spine. Slight curl at the head corner and some surface soiling from contact with the black card portfolio case at the head and tail corners and to a lesser extent on both panels. Sturdy black card box with heavy staples at the corners. Some minor paper wear to the interior edges. Pasted down title labels on the portfolio box and slipcase. Minor 1 cm split at the tail edge of the box label. Slipcase is slightly faded, shelf and edge worn with some surface rubbing and abrading from the removal of price stickers on both panels. Publisher's ISBN label on back panel. A large heavy collection (1.33 kg. / 2.93 lbs + packaging) requiring additional shipping charges and insurance. Please contact us for details. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010531
Synopsis: This 1922 design journal influenced magazine publishing.
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