[Various] Soviet Cinema
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Soviet Cinema. Edited by A. Arosse. Designed by Varvara Stepanova and Alexander Rodchenko. Texts by various writers. Voks, Moscow, 1935. 312 pp. Small quarto (9¾ x 12 in.). First edition. Clothbound with tipped on cover images. No dust jacket as issued. Includes the transparent celluloid sheet with Stalin silhouette (complete with no tears).

Famed mid-thirties anthology of the achievements of early Soviet era cinema, this landmark work of book making features Rodchenko and Stepanova's avant-gardegraphic design and photomontage. Working under the repressive cultural regime initiated by Stalin, Rodchenko and Stepanova nonetheless continued to employ a radical visual language that could address a mass audience with startling directness.

About Near Fine; wear to all edges and corners, rubbing and chipping to edges of the front cover image; rippping to the gutter of the first 12-15 pp. [associated with less than stable gluing of the celloid silhouette sheet); slight creases to the corners of the fold-out theater audience image; area of abrasion (1 in./2.5 cm) along rear hinge.
[Various] Soviet Cinema
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