For the Voice

By: Mayakovsky, Vladimir; El Lissitzky

Price: $500.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Stock Description

"For the Voice," first published in 1923, has long been recognized as one of the finest achievements of Russian avant-garde bookmaking, a tradition in which poets and artists collaborated to create books that attained the status of art objects. By any reckoning, "For the Voice" is a landmark event in the history of modern graphic design. The book was inspired by the "new optics," where ideas are given form through printed letters, turning them into pictorial signs, and by "words that are seen and not heard," as Lissitzky wrote.This three-volume slipcased set consists of a facsimile volume that is faithful to the original in size, color, weight, and paper quality; a translation by Peter France of the original text; and "Voices of Revolution," a collection of critical essays that analyze the character and significance of the original publication and describe the inner workings of the poet's "construction in sound" complemented by the designer's "constructions for the eye."

Title: For the Voice

Author: Mayakovsky, Vladimir; El Lissitzky

Categories: Poetry, Graphic Design,

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, MIT Press: 2000

ISBN Number: 0262133776

ISBN Number 13: 9780262133777

Binding: Boxed Set

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Poetry

Seller ID: 145298

Description: Three softcovers in Near Fine slipcase with some fading. 5 1/4"w x 7 1/2"h. "First published in Berlin in Spring 1923, FOR THE VOICE is a collectionof 13 poems for reading out loud. In his dynamic graphics for each of the poems, El Lissitzky captured the ideas visually to inspire the reader. Together, the poet and book cosntructor made, in Lissitzky's words, 'the book as a work of art.'" This set does have the scent of nag champa incense.

Keywords: Reading out Loud, Dynamic Graphics, Russian, Book Design, Facsimile,